Tim Drake (Talon)

Timothy Drake is a sixteen year old boy who lives in Gotham City. Stumbling across the Nexus one day allowed him to realize that not only could he actually make a difference in his city, but that he already had — time and time again, versions of Tim Drake play Robin to the hero he himself had already been following and investigating: Batman. He discovered there were so many possibilities to follow, so many people and events in the near to distant future who could mean something to him and change his life. He discovered that maybe he wanted to be a hero, too.

But the path hasn't been easy.


Starting from the premise that modern incarnations of Robin are to some degree composite characters, the Nexus' multiversal setting results in a canon-parallel AU version of Tim Drake. It should be noted that current DC canon is debatably on far more crack than anything described herein, and that the various canon AUs and Elseworlds are most certainly rolling in the snow. List of canon material drawn on or used for inspiration:

Nexus Canon

Tim's life thus far can be separated out into distinct periods, some of which are named deliberately to resemble the collected editions for Robin or major Batman storylines.

  • Gotham Remix - the … special Nolanverse Tim comes from; his discovery of the Nexus; his decision to start training in emulation of his alternates.
  • Lines of Madness - his accident with the personality-altering communicator; meeting Changeling, Lusca, Shard, the young Bruce, and most of his acquaintances; trying to reconcile working for a particularly ruthless Batman with his own moral failures.
  • Shades of Red - giving up on Batman and conceding Gotham to the Crimson Eye; meeting and managing to escape Owlman; assuming Talon's uniform and identity.
  • War Games - the multiverse is for having fun and vicariously conquering other worlds. Owlman can teach Tim what he needs to learn. But how much will Tim have to change? Ongoing.
  • Six Years Later - while Tim is away, the older, emancipated version of himself shows up to watch over his self-appointed friends and family. Ongoing.

Points of Interest

Characteristics, background details, or other information unique to this Tim:

OOC Notes

  • Robins in a Room - particularly this one
  • The 48 Laws of Power - How to Operate in Gotham 101
  • Planetary: Night on Earth - one of the best Batman comics isn't a Batman comic at all.
  • The Drowners - this story contains slash; examining the differences between Jason and Tim, and the way their personalities and strengths might work in combination. (Please note that this Tim has not dated 17 different people :P)
  • Another Place to Be - this story contains slash; the differences between comics!Tim and DCAU!Tim, who is really Jason, and how they interact with their families. Also a good comparison of how much grimmer different universes can be. (Please note that this Tim has not slept with any Batpeople :P)
  • Hypothetical Dating Chart - somewhat outdated, still amusing.
  • Personal DC Universe notes - info about places, organizations, and people (especially in Gotham)


  1. Ted Leo & the Pharmacists - Little Dawn
  2. The Caesers - We Got to Leave
  3. The Distillers - City of Angels
  4. Von Bondies - C'mon C'mon
  5. OK Go - Do What You Want
  6. Hell is for Heroes - You Drove Me to It
  7. Ted Leo & the Pharmacists - The Crane Takes Flight
  8. Dismemberment Plan - Superpowers
  9. Modest Mouse - Blame it on the Teutons
  10. Death From Above 1979 - Blood on Our Hands
  11. Phantom Planet - The Stalker
  12. The Aquabats - Super Rad
  13. Straylight Run - Existentialism on Prom Night
  14. Reel Big Fish - Brand New Hero
  15. Say Hi to Your Mom - the Death of Girl Number Two
  16. Yeti - Working for the Industry
  17. Lola Ray - Plague (We Need No Victims)
  18. Cake - Palm of Your Hand
  19. Cave In - Anchor
  20. Mobile - Montreal Calling
  21. Razorlight - Somewhere Else
  22. Babyshambles - Killamangiro
  23. Blur - Strange News From Another Star
  24. Echo & the Bunnymen - Nothing Lasts Forever
  25. Placebo - One of a Kind
  26. Franz Ferdinand - Take Me Out
  27. Boy - French Diplomacy
  28. Michael Penn - Walter Reed
  29. Harvey Danger - Cream and Bastards Rise
  30. Elliot Smith - King's Crossing
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