Alter Ego: Tim Drake of Earth Two
Occupation: Superhero, former Nurseís Asst.
Base of Operations: JSA HQ, Gotham City
Marital Status: Single
Known Relatives: Jack Drake (Father, Deceased), Janet Drake (Mother, Deceased), Doctor Robert Crane/Charles Grayson( Mentor/ Creator)
Group Affiliation: JSA
Eyes: non applicable
Wt: 800 lbs.
Tim Drake was born into a prominent family. His father is the owner of
"Drake Industries," one of Gotham's most important industries. That and
a childhood respect for heroes. The Earth-2 Tim, however began to lose
said respect as his parents argue about their next door neighborís,
Commissioner Wanye, attack on superheroes. While Tim was a tad unsure
them, he still asked for the latest JSA action figures, til the Heroes
After the JSA left, things around Gotham started getting a little more
dangerous. The super villains started getting bolder and bolder, then
called normal criminals started getting more dangerous. This lead to
anarchy in Gotham with whoever was stronger ruling.
The Drakes money made them a natural target. Tim watched both his folks
get gunned down in their own house for mere trinkets. Tim was barely
able to escape with his own life and had to walk several miles to
proper. He became one of the millions of homeless in the new, darker
Timís new home for several months was the Gotham Public Library. While
he shared his new Ďhouseí with many others of the 2, 4 and 8 legged
variety- he was the only one who read the books. Each day he brought
books up to his fort, to save them from being burnt for heat. He read
them to learn of heroes though out the ages. He read about Green
Lantern, the Bat Family, the JSA, the Knights of the Round Table, and
Robin Hood. Each night he asked ĎďWhere are you? Gotham needs you NOW.Ē
And each morning, he knew that THEY hadnít come.
Until one morning, when he was told that the heroes had come back and
FAILED. Tim asked his informer to take him to where the heroes had come
back. He was brought to a horrid smelling pile-up of robots who had
destroyed by Hunterís army. For the first time since the JSAís trial,
Tim had hope. He ran to the library, where he re-read all the All Star
Squadronís stories with Robotman. He found out Robotmanís identity and
that he had had his brain transplanted back into a human.
He used the detective skills he shares with his Earth-1 counterpart to
figure where Doctor Grayson would have set up to make and run these
robots. After finding Graysonís secret lab, Tim begged, pleaded, and
argued that Dr. Grayson needed help and that Tim should be the helper.
Tim then got Dr. Grayson to realize that what was needed was some form
of human intelligence. It was obvious that the Ďbots Grayson had
created, couldnít out think the Penguin- let alone the smarter villains
such as Huntsman and the Joker. With Timís help, Dr.Grayson created a
controller to help co-ordinate the robots. Dr. Grayson also found
to work on his pet project- a response-o-meter while Tim was helping
with other projects.
The controller is a great success. With it Tim is able to fight and
some gang attacks. Then Tim decided to show some creativity, and argues
with the Dr. that what they need is to stop reacting and start acting.
Tim wants to start attacking the gangs. Dr. Grayson is a tad hesitant,
but again gives into Timís words.
Without telling Grayson, Tim directs the robots to publicly kill the
Joker. Tim decides without heroes, Gotham canít afford his kind of
craziness. The Jokerís lieutenant Rag Doll, saw the set up and make
that no one else of Jokerís followers stop Tim.
However after Jokerís death, Rag Doll was the first to call for Jokerís
murderer to Ďdeep sixedí real quick. Rag Doll is able to create a
for Tim, and when the boy with the controller is found, Rag Doll moved
in for the kill. Rag Doll beat and bleed Tim to near death and then
left him for dead. Rag Doll was Very Happy that night.
Doctor Grayson was aghast when he heard Rag Dollís ranting on the two
way radio connected to the controller. What scared him more was the
that Tim never once screamed for help or in pain or say anything as he
was beat. Doc sent the last robot he had with orders to bring Timís
back to the lab.
The response-o-meter was a project Dr. Grayson started right after he
had his brain transplanted back into a human body.
All of his years in Robotman, his biggest fear was that something would
happen to his brain. So he started on the 'meter in
case he ever needed Robotman again. Doctor Grayson then does what he
feared he would have to do on the day he met Tim. He attaches his
machines to Timís dying body and records Timís brainwaves- which he
puts in the response-o-meter.
Doctor Grayson then quickly decides to put the Ďmeter into a vat of
Platinum and thus was Ďborní Metal Man.
Timís first act as Metal Man was to realize that he had handled the
whole Joker thing wrong. While he is in no way sorry that he killed
Joker, his pain( as he remembers each blow Rag Doll and his crew gave
him) has made him understand that he should not be FIGHTING the bad
guys, but PROTECTING the weak and hurt.
Metal Man then orders Doctor Grayson to pack up his equipment and move
to the parking garage next to St. Alfredís. He then breaks into the
K-Kill Radio Station( formally GBC ) and announces that St. Alfredís is
hereby a haven for the hurt and off limits to the scum of the earth-
thus swears Metal Man. He then goes onto say that he care not a whit
what the villains steal or if they kill each other, just so long as
let the harmless unharmed. If they do this they will have no problems
with Metal Man- thus swears Metal Man.
Metal Man has given up hoping for King Arthur to appear, his main
concern now is to keep the hospital going for one more day!
Like the Metal Men of Earth-1, Metal Man has the ability to change his
size and shape as he sees fit. As he is made from Platinum, one of the
toughest metals, he is harder than many of his E-1 counterparts. He
seems to have the power( or desire) to change his appearance more than
the other Metals( see APPEARANCE). His only drawback in shape is that
his thinnest form must be thick enough to encompass his
Tim Drake has some of the same detective skills as his Earth-1
counterpart. However he has spent more of his time honing his
skills helping Dr. Grayson as opposed to being taught by Bruce Wayne et
al. Tim has very good knowledge of robotic systems, such as his own.
also has been taught by the nurses of St. Alfred basic tri-og and first
aid techniques to help around the hospital. He also is learning city
planning and what is needed to keep a hospital running in a constant
Tim has been known to change his looks based on his inward feelings or
outside circumstances. Normally his face looks somewhat human with
regular eye shape, lips,nose and lines for hair. In the childrenís
he has been known to add a bit of muscle definition and a few lines to
create the appearance of shorts. In combat, or facing off with
he has been known to erase his face so that all he has is two dots for
eyes and a line for his mouth. His voice will also change on his moods-
either being quite Tim-like or robotic.