** BATMAN4560 ... let me know if you think this is fucked. Tim Drake as a character is a pretty tough one to create a background for considering the changes to the "Origin" storyline. I got creative. I don't plan on making him an uber badass like The Bat. Competent, capable with a good deal of potential but still very inexperienced. **Name:
Timothy Jackson Drake - "Tim"Alias
: Red RobinAge:
Network Security Consultant...and costumed vigilanteHeight:
166 lbsPersonal Effects
Bo: a custom-made, retractable bo staff that serves as Tim's primary weapon. The bo has small holes drilled in either end to create a whistling effect when wielded, which disorients opponents and keeps them off guard. It can deploy a basic shield at the touch of a button, and contains a retractable blade at the top, effectively making it a spear when needed.
Throwing discs and 'R'-shurikens: offensive weapons that can be thrown as projectiles or boomerangs.
Grappling gun: a sidearm that fires a projectile with a metal-laced paracord attached to it. The projectile is meant to latch on to a surface so that the user can either swing, climb the rope or retract the rope very rapidly, pulling the user toward the hooked surface.
Cuffs: handcuffs and zip-cuffs used to contain criminals.
Tracking devices: miniature devices that connect to hacked satellites and then planted on people or objects to track their location.
Communications device: a small device designed to sit in the outer ear canal that maintains an open line of communication between Tim and other heroes in the field, local authorities and media publications
Suit: Tim's suit consists of red and black kevlar, armoured, reinforced gloves and boots and the token black "domino" mask. A pack on his back can extend or retract specialized "wings" that will give him limited flight and gliding ability when "stiffened" or to simply double as a loose hanging cape. The pack is able to; on a limited basis produce a short burst of propulsion to assist flights of longer distances.
Bolas: cords with weighted ends designed to ensnare opponents when throwing in a gyrating motion. These bolas can emit an electric shock if needed.
First aid kits: used to administer to the wounded or to temporary heal injuries to his own body.
Gas mask and re-breather: devices used to aid breathing in hostile environments or underwater.
Plasma torch: a cutting torch used to 'slice' through metal.
Lock picking tools: a set of tools used to gain entry into otherwise inaccessible areas.
Micro-camera: a small camera primarily used to collect photographic evidence.
Micro-computer: a small fully-functional computer.
Cryptographic sequencer: a peripheral device used to aid in hacking and decoding cyphers.
Explosive pellets: miniature explosives that can be used offensively, but are primarily used to aid in escapes.
Smoke pellets: miniature explosives that create a smoke screen for the user and disorientate targets.
Flashbangs: small explosive devices that create a blinding flash and an ear-piercing bang; used to seriously disorientate and/or incapacitate opponents.
Plastic explosive: sticky explosives that are used to destroy structures.
Taser: a device used to deliver an intense electric shock to an opponent in emergency situations.
Martial Arts Master: Tim has been trained by Lady Shiva and an assortment of others in a wide assortment of martial arts disciplines which include but are not limited to Kung Fu, Aikido, Jeet Kune Do, Escrima, Krav Maga, Tae Kwon Do, Judo, Wing Chun, Hapkido, Karate, Savate, Kendo, Ninjitsu, Tai Chi, Leopard Kung fu and Biangan. His abilities with the bo-staff gives him an extra edge with his fighting. He has also been considered the most skilled hero in all the DC Universe with his preferred weapon of choice. Although he has not mastered near as many fighting styles as his mentors, he has managed to use the training given to be considered a highly skilled combatant.
Acrobatics: While Tim is not a "natural" at acrobatics like Dick Grayson (Nightwing) or other heroes and villains, Tim takes part in a ferocious exercise regimen to increase strength, agility, caridovascular endurance and flexibility.
Escapologist: Tim has been trained in and proven to be skilled in escaping from a large number of traps, locks or captivity, ranging from the most simplistic of handcuffs to the most elaborate of cages.
Skilled Detective: A natural at deduction, forensic analysis, criminology, psychology and sociology.
Master Tactician and Strategist: Tim, is considered to be a brilliant and experienced strategist with leadership skills, having served as leader to the Teen Titans, Young Justice, and even being placed in charge of the rescue efforts of Blüdhaven by Superman, following the attack made by Deathstroke and his fellow villains.
Talented and Experienced Computer Programmer and Hacker: Out of all the things Tim has learned over the years and has proven successful at, computers are his wheelhouse. Computers and his skill with them set him on the path to become the man he is today and through the use of hacking, network profiteering and the internet, Tim has been able to create a sizable fortune for himself which allows him to buy and develop the equipment and gear he requires.Personality:
Throughout his life, Tim Drake has gone through a number of events that have altered his personality. Though Tim has always been a serious child, a number of events he had experienced has only intensified his already serious nature. A once balanced child was turned into a dark man. Before becoming Red Robin, he had built up a good life for himself and good friends with people he could trust, even his father has accepted what he was doing with his life. he was friendly and likeable that he had been able to enjoy life. He cares about innocent people, and would never stand by and watch someone be hurt or killed. He has a strong moral compass. Neither overconfident or wise-cracking, Tim is approaches everything with the same calculation and precision that he would while computer programming or hacking. Brief:
Tim has arrived at Gotham under the premise that he supporting S.T.A.R. Labs in the aftermath of the EMP blast that devastated the city. The real reason however is to support man that he has come to idolize as well as almost literally turn Tim into the person he currently is.Role Play
: Batman Verse (Free Form)Extra: Backround:
Tim loved computers. A shy, serious boy, while his young friends were out playing games on the streets of Gotham he was indoors where things made sense. His room...his computer. Computers had rules just like everything but he understood these rules and he understood how they could be bent...and broken. Growing up in Bludhaven when not at school he spent his time learning. Always learning, always pushing. Always seeking information as he quickly learned that information held a certain kind of power.
Which was precisely what he did...accruing knowledge and expertise in computer programming, development and engineering as well as hacking. While tempted to step outside of the constraints of the law like a number of hackers, Tim went another route. While needing to exercise some dishonesty due to his age when he was fifteen years old, he started his own network security consultation company. He was forced to conduct his transactions with his clients over the phone and modified video camera feeds claiming that he, Tim Drake was just as security expert that worked for Lars Haskovec; the CEO of Nova Network Security Professionals. Once client became two...which led to four and then ten. Word was out that Nova NSP was more than capable of securing a company's network and stopping all unwanted, unsolicited and illegal traffic both from within and without. By the time Tim was sixteen, he had secretively accrued well over forty million dollars making Lars Haskovec the most interesting, elusive and seemingly eccentric tech-based millionaire in America. Always denying interviews and sending his favourite protege, Tim Drake to meet with clients both current and prospective. While originally put off by Tim's age, his serious demeanor and intelligence would win them over eventually.
When Tim was seventeen. Nova NSP had caught the eye of S.T.A.R. Labs and offered a wildly lucrative contract. Tim's "company" would be providing network checks and security for S.T.A.R. Labs in America, starting with their advance research weapon facility in Gotham City.
It was also at this time that Tim became aware of the existence of Batman. Not known to the general populace but Tim's eyes and ears stretched out to every computer in Gotham city and in time he began piecing together the existence of the Batman. Batman's struggles and seeming goal to do battle with the advanced, aggressive and wildly unusual criminals that were starting to show up in reports in Gotham. It was also at this time that reports of similarly dangerous and unusual criminals were showing up in Bludhaven. Their existence only served to further encourage Tim to follow Batman more avidly. Observing his methods and learning what might be done for Bludhaven using Batman's actions in Gotham as inspiration.
It was later that year, while using proprietary, self-funded and an advanced virtual reality helmet to run diagnostic and security analysis on the S.T.A.R. Labs Gotham City mainframe; Tim happened to come across data that suggested he wasn't the only part interested in keeping tabs on The Batman. S.T.A.R. Labs had taken interest and they had an overwhelming amount of data on the caped vigilante. Analysis on methodologies, patrol patterns, combat expertise, tactics and gear all with supporting footage; Tim was amazed by the data he had discovered. He was also concerned. He was not sure why S.T.A.R. Labs would be keeping surveillance in such detail on Batman but he could not deny that this was stepping outside of their normal methods of experimental design and research. Further sifting through encrypted data revealed their plan. It wasn't "their" plan but more, the idea of a single scientist at S.T.A.R. Labs. It was his hope to to obtain enough data on the Batman in order to train an elite fighting force that S.T.A.R. Labs could license out like a burgeoning private military contractor.
That was when Tim accidentally tripped his own Nova NSP security protocols as well as S.T.A.R. Labs security counter measures that he had not been aware existed. A massive amount of data; the data on Batman included; and was immediately routed back towards Tim through the network in an attempt to cripple his computer and ruin it. There was no "computer" to receive the avalanche of data that rocketed back to him at unfathomable speed. There was only the advanced virtual reality helmet that he was wearing and operating through. There was a massive, splintering whine that slashed through Tim's head as well as blinding light that at that moment Tim thought was melting his skull and teeth and then there was darkness.
Tim came to sixteen hours later, laying on the floor of his secure computer lab; his virtual reality helmet no longer functioning. His eyes hurt...spots still swam in front of his vision and he had a splitting head ache. He had enough good sense to check that S.T.A.R. Labs had been unable to track the massive breach back to him and he had missed a number of calls from S.T.A.R. Labs concerning the breach. Emails were sent, calls were made and reassurances were given that Nova NSP would be taking care of the matter and reporting on the breach once they were able to do their analysis.
Then...Tim Drake went to bed.
He dreamt about flying.
It was over the next two weeks that he realized that something was wrong. He was losing his focus easily...he would be in mid-sentence explaining something and then it was almost as if something took over and he was speaking...differently. As if he was using someone else's words...or as though he were possessed. It took a terrifying month of research, trial and error and constant analysis until he realized that he wasn't "possessed". He simply had a massive amount of data forced into his head; first and foremost...all of the data that S.T.A.R. Labs had on Batman. It took another month for Tim to realize it was more than just data...more than just knowledge that he had been "given".
He knew...kung fu. To be more precise...which was what Tim always preferred; he knew well over a dozen different forms of the martial arts. He was constantly sizing up every situation and every person...always aware and ever ready for a fight to break out and what steps he could take if necessary to protect himself and survive that fight. He moved differently. He moved with a greater sense of speed and grace and while not unfit, he rapidly grasped that his skills and knowledge wildly exceeded his physical capabilities.
And he still dreamt about flying.
Tim attacked his exercise regimen much as he attacked every other problem he had encountered before the accident. He planned. He was precise. He was consistent and relentless. By his eighteenth birthday, Tim Drake was a different person physically. Paying for a team of nutritionists and experts on physical fitness, Tim transformed over nine months. Still serious. Still focused, but now strong, fast and agile, all with a library of tactics, strategies and methodologies of Batman carefully filed away inside his head and driving him.
He needed to do more.
He needed to do more than just dream about flying.
Much like Gotham needed Batman...Bludhaven needed...someone.
Over the next six months; using the fortune that Nova NSP had obtained, Tim either developed or acquired gear that was similar to Batman but not quite the same. He had a number of suits created and he trained...and trained...and trained. Three months before his nineteenth birthday he hit the streets of Bludhaven and patrolled. In six weeks Bludhaven had their own vigilante and the lowest crime rates they had ever experienced in seventy years. Where Gotham had their dark, brooding Batman. Bludhaven had a crimson crusader, dauntless and vigilant.
Shortly after his nineteenth birthday; it was clear that things had gone wrong, horribly wrong in Gotham. He needed to help. He understood that Gotham was not Bludhaven. That he might very well be in over his head in Gotham but he needed to try. It was what Batman would do and while he was no Batman...
...he didn't dream about flying anymore.
The Red Robin had been born.