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Robin: “You need my help here.
Batman: “I can handle it! You're needed in Gotham.
―Robin and Batman[src]

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General Information
Real name: Tim Drake
First Appearance: Batman: Arkham City (Batman #436 1989)
Created by: Marv Wolfman
Pat Broderick
Affiliations: Batman
Alfred Pennyworth
Abilities: Trained to physical and mental peak
Expert detective
Portrayed by: Troy Baker (voice)
Matthew Mercer (voice)

Robin is a playable character in Batman: Arkham City. Prior to the game's release, pre-ordering the game from certain distributors would grant you access to Robin as a playable character come its release. He is available for world-wide download since November 22, 2011 on the Xbox Live Marketplace, the PlayStation Store and Steam.


Tim Drake saw the performance in which Dick Grayson's family was murdered, which was the first time he met the first Robin. Eventually, he put the pieces together, Dick being Bruce Wayne's ward and Robin and Batman having similar qualities. Eventually, Tim uncovered their secret identities. After Jason Todd's (the second Robin) supposed death, Tim contacted Dick and informed him of Batman's requirement to have a Robin to keep his sanity. After Nightwing and Batman were captured by Two-Face, Tim donned the Robin suit to save them. After that, Bruce required Tim go through training prior to becoming Robin. After months, Tim Drake became the third Boy Wonder.

A Matter of Family

Robin assisted Batgirl when she went to the Seagate Park in order to rescue her father and other policemen from the clutches of Joker and Harley Quinn, who threatened to murder the hostages immediately should they suspect Batman is involved; Joker intended to present Batman with the heads of both Robin and Batgirl as a twisted Valentine's Day gift. Tim and Barbara work together to investigate the park, uncover its history and defeat both villains and their gang. They capture Harley Quinn, but Joker manages to escape.

Batman: Arkham Asylum


Robin was briefly mentioned in the dossier on Clayface. It stated that he and Batman defeated Clayface after a string of crimes that the latter committed.

After Arkham

Robin alongside Alfred, helped Batman uncover dirt on Hugo Strange, but Batman said it was too late knowing that Strange probably had a back up plan.

Tim managed to find a secret entrance to Arkham City, allowing him to sneak in unnoticed. The first time he ended up jumping into a fight with Harley Quinn after seeing them jump some inmates for their meds. After easily defeating her henchmen, he faced off against Harley and easily defeated her, then quickly rushed back to the Batcave thinking that no one noticed. After surfacing to the manor, Bruce asked him about his patrol to which Tim nodded and said everything was good, only for Bruce to throw his shuriken on the table and while he told him to be more careful where he left them. Not wanting Strange's men to bust down their door, he implied that he should keep going.

Robin was later present with Nightwing when Oracle tried to track Strange.

While Batman was on a stake-out mission in Arkham City, Robin posed as a street crook to investigate a new fight club in the prison. After seeing how all the other criminals set up their base of operations, he was quickly approached and attacked by some crooks who he defeated and interrogated pointing to the Pinkney National Museum. After entering and exploring the museum's attractions, he was knocked out by Sickle.

Later, after awakening, Penguin revealed himself and claims that they are in a fight to the death and whoever wins will join his gang. The battle starts and Robin notices that most of the inmates are brawlers with no previous experience. As the fight continues, Penguin decides to speed things up by adding a Titan henchman. After slaughtering the remaining contestants, the TITAN henchman turns his eye on Robin, who he brutally beats and nearly chokes to death, only to be saved by Bane who had come to gather the Penguin's TITAN formula. Tim then quickly escaped. Back at the manor, Alfred tended to Tim's wounds. Alfred warned him to keep his exploits to a minimum.

Robin and Nightwing also went after Black Mask and his gang when he escaped Arkham City.

Batman: Arkham City

Robin appears briefly in Batman: Arkham City, saving Batman from the League of Assassins. He demands to remain in Arkham City to assist Batman in the investigation. Despite his effort, Bruce convinces him to return to Gotham to get his blood sample to a hospital. He is also heard through Batman's earpiece later in the game, where he explains that there are at least 30 people suffering from the effects of Batman and Joker's contaminated blood, putting all of Gotham in danger of exposure to the toxin.

During Protocol 10, Hugo Strange also activated Protocol 9 and sent TYGER troops to attack Wayne Manor, but Robin and Nightwing fought them off.

Harley Quinn's Revenge

"He's been gone two days. I'm worried. You know what he's been like since..."
"I'll find him.
Oracle and Robin [src]

Robin returns to Arkham City, two weeks since the death of The Joker, when Oracle summons him after Batman is reported missing for two days since re-entering the site to apprehend Harley Quinn who has taken over the Sionis Industries Steel Mill. Inside Robin finds Batman's Utility belt and a recording that shows Batman being captured by Quinn and taken to a section of the Shipyard where she built a shrine to The Joker. Robin finds Batman imprisoned in a booby-trapped cage that requires a TYGER keycard to access it.

Robin finds Harley at the shipyard loading bay with a bunch of policemen held hostage. After freeing the hostages and subduing Quinn, Robin frees Batman who tells him to free the remaining officers while he goes and stops Harley's Bombs from detonation. Unfortunately, Batman is unable to stop one bomb from detonating and barely escapes with Harley Quinn who then attempts to stab Batman from behind with her knife. Robin uses his shuriken to knock Harley out. Batman inquiries about the condition of the hostage officers. Robin reveals he got them out before the explosion. As Batman leaves, Commissioner Gordon asks Robin if Batman is okay, to which he says that he will be fine, while a questionable expression appears on his face.

Batman: Arkham Knight

At some point, Robin entered a brief workplace romance with Oracle, although they quickly ended it. In addition, he also was tasked by Batman to find several Jokerized victims from Joker's earlier donating of his tainted Titan-laced blood to Gotham General, abducting Christina Bell, Albert King, and Johnny Charisma, as well as a possibly immune victim named Henry Adams, due to their having the disease. By the time of Halloween, he was pursuing the fifth person known to have been infected (unaware that the fifth person had in fact been Batman himself). However, upon learning of Scarecrow's attack, he attempted to rejoin Batman, only to be refused. He eventually had to deal with a breakin at the Batcave in the Panessa Studios by Harley Quinn, and aided Batman in taking down her gang and retrieving the patients. However, it turned out that Henry Adams had been responsible for the breakin. Robin then realized that Batman had been the fifth patient all along, with Robin having him put in the containment field, unwilling to risk letting him become another Joker. However, Batman ultimately sealed him in the containment field, also admitting that Oracle had been abducted and likely killed by Scarecrow. Some time later, after Oracle was saved, Batman returned to let him know she was safe and sound, to his relief. However, he was later abducted by Scarecrow after James Gordon (who had been forced to aid him due to threats against Oracle) gave him access. Scarecrow then proceeded to hold Drake hostage at the abandoned Arkham Asylum, also shooting him in the chest as a warning shot to Gordon should he disobey his command of unmasking Batman. However, he ultimately managed to get out alive. After the Knightfall Protocol, he managed to marry Barbara Gordon, with their planning to spend a honeymoon in the tropics.

A Flip of a Coin

However, the escape of Two-Face forced them to put those plans on hold. As he was still conflicted due to Batman being gone about whether he can defend the city, he also had some hesitance about accomplishing the mission, although he nonetheless was encouraged by Oracle. Tracking Two-Face's goons to the Hell's Gate Disposal Services where they were laundering lots of money (as Two-Face, having anticipated his failure to rob the banks at Gotham, had a backup plan in play where they would rob Bludhaven's banks while Nightwing and Batman were busy trying to shut down Penguin's gunrunning market), he dispatched the various forces, and after learning from Oracle that the foreman knew where Two-Face was holed up, he went to the Foreman's office and proceeded to interrogate him, eventually hanging him dangerously over a molten pit before learning he was at the management office, an action that even Oracle acknowledged was scary. He then took out various guards and hacked the door leading to Two-Face's room as Two-Face taunted Robin about his not having Batman around to help him. Bypassing the lock, he then discovered a sniper, realizing Oracle let him win. He then used the shield to deflect the rounds before knocking the sniper over. He then fought Two-Face's thugs and beat them into submission, but then he got shot in the chest by the deranged disfigured man, who acknowledged he became a man, but it was too short. However, he managed to subdue Two-Face while he was distracted with deciding Robin's fate via a coin toss. However, he then told her they won't be going to that beach after all (implying he sustained enough injuries that he can't vacation at all).

Challenge Maps

Robin's DLC bundle includes not only the playable character, but two alternate suits, the Batman: The Animated Series suit, and the Red Robin (Tim Drake's third appearance) suit. It also contains two additional bonus maps, Black Mask (Predator) and Freight Train (Combat), usable for all characters.

Abilities and Weapons

Robin is incapable of doing many things that Batman can achieve. For instance, Robin cannot dive bomb, use the grapnel boost, nor perform inverted takedowns. He is trained to physical and mental peak of a male at his age, and is capable of lifting much more than the average human being.

Robin is an expert detective. Trained by Bruce Wayne himself, Robin is nearly as clever as Batman in all criminal departments.

His main weapon is a bo staff, which he uses as his primary offense and defense style. His gadgets include Explosive gel, Snap Flash (a stealthy bomb, can be planted on enemies without their knowledge), a bullet shield (deflects attacks, and bullets from front, although sides and back are still vulnerable), smoke pellets, shurikens (stylized batarangs), remote control shurikens, and a zip-kick (capable of launching Robin forward to be able to kick an enemy from a distance).


  • Tim wears a hooded cape as part of his standard costume. In the comics, the hooded Robin costume is more closely linked to the version worn by Damian Wayne, Tim's eventual successor as Robin.
  • In Batman: Arkham City Lockdown, Robin is unwillingly under the control of Poison Ivy.
  • Various incarnations of Tim Drake's Robin outfits are available as skins for Robin in the Batman: Arkham Origins multiplayer levels.
  • Robin's in-game bio for Batman: Arkham Knight states his eyes are blue; this is, however, a minor mistake, as they are actually green. His green eyes be easily observed in his Showcase models.


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