Red Robin is a major supporting character in the Batman series and a founding member of Young Justice. He first appeared in Batman #436 and has made multiple appearances in various Batman related media.
Tim Drake is the son of Jack and Janet Drake, coming from the same social class as Bruce Wayne. When he was a young child, he visited the circus for the first time with his parents. The Drakes asked the Flying Graysons for a photo together, resulting in a momentary bond between Dick Grayson and Tim Drake as they met for the first time. After reaching the age of nine, Drake deduces the identities of Batman and Robin as Bruce Wayne and Dick Grayson after witnessing a gymnastic move by Robin that Grayson displayed while performing with the Flying Graysons. Noting that Batman has grown reckless and violent following the death of second Robin, Jason Todd, who was murdered by the Joker, Drake decided to intervene and Batman eventually enlisted him as the third Robin after the death of his mother and crippling of his father. Tim went on to found the team Young Justice with Superboy and Impulse. During the events of Identity Crisis, Jack Drake was killed by the villain Captain Boomerang, orphaning Tim like the Robins before him. Tim was then adopted by Bruce. After the apparent death of Bruce Wayne, Dick Grayson took up the mantle of Batman and had Bruce's biological son, Damian Wayne, replace Tim as Robin because Dick saw Tim as a equal and felt that Batman and Robin are partners, but not viewed equally. Angered by losing his mantle and convinced that Bruce wasn't really dead, Tim took up the mantle of Red Robin and ventured out to prove Bruce was alive.
Connection with All-StarsEdit
- Red Robin appears as a downloadable minion that can be purchased for $0.49.