Unlike Batman or previous Robins, Tim Drake's path to becoming a hero didn't start with personal tragedy. Instead, he was born with the drive to make the world a better place. Following the death of the previous Robin, Tim resolved to convince Batman to take him on. A natural detective, Tim studied Batman and his associates, and discovered that Nightwing performed a unique move that he had seen performed once before by Dick Grayson of the Flying Graysons. With Nightwing's identity revealed, Tim put the pieces together and uncovered Batman's true identity. While initially resistant to taking on a new Robin, Batman finally agreed, largely thanks to the persuasion of Nightwing.
Tim is an expert computer hacker. As a detective, he is nearly Batman's equal. Also, years of gymnastic training have made him a dangerous, acrobatic fighter. While driven, Tim still possesses a sense of humor and will crack wise in a fight.