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Quote1 You're a rude punk, and, like most of your kind, you're very, very dumb. Quote2
--Timothy Drake (New Earth)

Quote1 But if Bruce taught me anything, it's that you have to have a game plan. For everything. Even for death. Quote2

--Timothy Drake (New Earth)

Quote1 We're all blessed with a conscious mind, capable of anything. We can solve all the problems of the world with that mind -- yet you want to get it smashed and ripped and wasted. Well, not me. I want my mind in the best possible condition -- the way it's mean to be -- with me in control. And that's why I'll never take drugs. Quote2

--Timothy Drake (New Earth)

Quote1 Dick, I remember you swinging down to the ground as your parents climbed the ladder. Your mother went first. Your father followed. And then it happened. Their trapeze rope snapped, and they fell. I turned away. I couldn't watch. Then I heard you crying and I turned back and saw your holding onto them, and I began crying, too. Quote2

--Timothy Drake (New Earth)

Quote1 Batman, if they think they can kill someone like Robin-- who are they going to hunt down next? I don't know why you decided to wear that costume-- but it makes you a symbol. Just as Robin was a symbol. Or Superman, or Nightwing, or the policeman who wears his uniform. And this isn't just a symbol of the law, it's a symbol of justice. When one policeman is killed, others take his place because justice can't be stopped. And Batman needs a Robin. No matter what he thinks he wants. Quote2

--Timothy Drake (New Earth)

Quote1 You'd rather give your life than risk mine. When are you going to realize... I'm not Jason Todd. Quote2

--Timothy Drake (New Earth)

Quote1 Batman never kills. Life is sacred to him. In his book, life even beats out justice. Quote2

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Quote1 I mean, can you imagine - Gotham without the Batman? Quote2

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Quote1 He...he did it...he...let...him...die. Quote2

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Quote1 I've been avoiding you. It's... your background. The assassin training and all that. It's just... my childhood's so normal. I mean, Batman and Nightwing had some rough stuff to deal with growing , but... but you -- you were raised to be that guy there, and you turned yourself into one of us. That's... pretty intimidating. Quote2

--Timothy Drake (New Earth)

Quote1 It's not every day I get to stop a murder that was planned sixty years ago. Quote2

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Quote1 You can't be everywhere. You can't do it all. Quote2

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Quote1 This one's too big for us, Batman. Quote2

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Quote1 Sorry, Dad... but Gotham needs me. Quote2

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Quote1 Who uses grenades in close-quarters combat? That guy, apparently. Quote2

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Quote1 This is the house that evil built. Quote2

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Quote1 Get clear and try not to get shot. Quote2

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Quote1 Batman couldn't make it. Sunshine depresses him. Quote2

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Quote1 Sure, he seems like a joke. Until he blinds someone... or sends them into anaphylactic shock. Quote2

--Timothy Drake (New Earth)

Quote1 The natural order? Exactly how do you define that? In a world where people cheat death every other day? Where magic and science can be turned upside down -- anytime some super-powered alien throws a hissy fit? Quote2

--Timothy Drake (New Earth)

Quote1 I only serve one man. And he's not here right now. You need to leave this place right now. Or I can't be responsible for what's going to happen. Quote2

--Timothy Drake (New Earth)

Quote1 He's alive. Bruce is alive... He's out there somewhere. I know he is. I know I'm right. Bruce Wayne... Batman... is alive. They think I'm grieving. That I'm in denial. That I've lost it. But he's all I have and he has to be alive. Stay focused. Keep looking. Find the answer. Bruce is out there somewhere. And he wouldn't give up on me. I won't let him down. I won't let him fade away. Please, God, don't let me be crazy. Quote2

--Timothy Drake (New Earth)

Quote1 I felt myself crossing the line. But is there even a line to cross anymore? Does it even matter? Batman is dead, right? And I'm sure as hell not Robin. Quote2

--Timothy Drake (New Earth)

Quote1 You're right. You're right about everything. I lost my way. I was in a bad place, and I made bad decisions. People got hurt... people got killed. And it's on me. But I'm better now. I know who I am, and I'm going to set things right. Quote2

--Timothy Drake (New Earth)

Quote1 I'm not Batman. I have friends. Quote2

--Timothy Drake (New Earth)

Quote1 I wait for Lynx to come, knowing she can't refuse the challenge. Thinking... this isn't how Bruce would do it -- even Dick... luring out a bad guy to fight them in front of a crowd... just to make a statement -- and to set the "master plan" in motion... Quote2

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Quote1 At the end of the day, I have to accept that I can control everything...except the things I can't control Quote2

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Quote1 Lynx. Scarab. Steph. Cass and now this. I'm either the luckiest guy in the world or the most pathetic. Quote2

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Quote1 This is my mission. And I'm going to do whatever it takes to find Bruce. God help me. Quote2

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Quote1 I mean short of Doomsday or Anti-Monitor, there aren't many bad guys I'd want to throw down with less than... Catman! Quote2

--Timothy Drake (New Earth)

Quote1 This place excacerbates all your worst instincts. It's a cancer of the soul. Quote2

--Timothy Drake (New Earth)

Quote1 My Mom was a little religious, my Dad not at all. So when she was killed -- and my Dad was left in a coma -- I didn't have a strong foundation of faith to turn to. By the time my father was killed -- then so many of my friends -- all I had left to turn to was anger. It was easier than believing in a God who had let that happen. But anger solved little and when the world was in crisis -- I prayed. I heard only silence. So I confessed my sins... and realized I had none. How could someone who tried so hard to be good -- did so much for so many people -- be asked to endure so much? Quote2

--Timothy Drake (New Earth)

Quote1 A secret Egyptian society of armored Scarab assassins with a sense of humor. Quote2

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Quote1 The worst part: I keep thinking, "Isn't this pretty much how we ended up with Damian?" Quote2

--Timothy Drake (New Earth)

Quote1 I can feel it now, like Batman used to. Electricity and guilt, shadows and sadness, kinetic energy and hope. It's my city now if I want it to be. Not Dick's. Not Bruce's. Mine. But to make it that way...to make it right...what will I have to become? So many choices...but what will be my decision...? Quote2

--Timothy Drake (New Earth)

Quote1 They brought two kids, their children, with them. And those kids died. They died because of me. Quote2

--Timothy Drake (New Earth)

Quote1 You think I don't know?! You think I don't know how it sounds? I lose my parents, I lose my friends. And then I lose Bruce. You made Damian Robin. I can't trust Stephanie. And you're only here because Cassie called you! I know how it sounds. I lose everything, I snapped... I know how it sounds. But I know I'm right, Dick. And I'm going to prove it. Quote2

--Timothy Drake (New Earth)

Quote1 Hesitation... second guessing... self-pity... Leave them behind. They're death now. Use what you know. Remember what you learned. Be smart. Stay alive. Save the girl. Remember what Shiva taught you... what Ducard taught you. Remember how Dick moves so effortlessly. Remember Conner's own special "techniques." Remember what Bruce did. Use it all now. Win the next fight and the one after that before you get there. Remember everything your teachers gave you. Don't be any of them. Be all of them. Quote2

--Timothy Drake (New Earth)

Quote1 Dr. Mid-Nite's probably going to come find me and beat me up. ... I think I could take him. Quote2

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Quote1 Kids these days, I swear. Quote2

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Quote1 Bruce, I want to be very sure you understand what I'm about to say, because I'm not saying it to be a jerk... You've given me a ton of opportunities and you're an amazing role model. There are a lot of things about you that I aspire to. But I don't know that I want to be you. Do you know what I'm saying? Quote2

--Timothy Drake (New Earth)

Quote1 Of course I know better, but there's something about this guy that brings out the ... well, the impulsive in me. Quote2

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Quote1 I'd rather walk away from this now than let you see you made the wrong choice. Quote2

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Quote1 Shiva. Maybe she is on their side like Clyde says. I'm learning some hard lessons about the fairer sex tonight. Quote2

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Quote1 Clyde has pushed everything but vengeance aside. Shiva is a homocidal maniac. At least she has an excuse. Quote2

--Timothy Drake (New Earth)

Quote1 Do you ever get tired? Do you ever wonder if what we do makes a difference? Quote2

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Quote1 He isn't here. You know, he didn't pick my name out of a hat for this job. Quote2

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Quote1 I've gotten myself in deeper with every lie I've told. I know having a secret identity is kind of a lie in itself, but I didn't expect it to get this complicated. Quote2

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Quote1 I'm barely halfway through my teen years and already my life is a complete washout. I get the opportunity of a lifetime and I blow it. Quote2

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Quote1 Part of me is sad to be leaving the Batcave for what might be the last time. But without Bruce it's not the Batcave. It's just a hole in the ground. A grave full of memories. Maybe a grave for Gotham too. Quote2

--Timothy Drake (New Earth)

Quote1 It's not his lectures I mind, or the punishment details he and Alfred work out for me. I can take those. But when Bruce sometimes gives me that quiet look of disappointment he saves for those times when I really screw up -- that's the part that hurts. I can't stand letting him down. Quote2

--Timothy Drake (New Earth)

Quote1 So, effective immediately, I quit. I'm no longer Robin. Quote2

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Quote1 I can't interfere! I promised! Oh, who am I kidding? Quote2

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Quote1 I'm getting sick of this, Beast. You want to be ground zero in your own personal apocalypse, they you go ahead...but shut up about it! Quote2

--Timothy Drake (New Earth)

Quote1 Someone made this personal. It should be up to me to clear this up. Besides, I don't want this situation to somehow lead to you and Dick being compromised. Listen, this whole last year was supposedly about us building trust, you, me and Dick. You taught me how to handle stuff like this. Now you need to let me handle it. Please. You've been accused of murder before. Can you imagine someone else cleaning up your mess for you? Quote2

--Timothy Drake (New Earth)

Quote1 I'm tired of being set up and led around without knowing who's holding the other end of the leash! Quote2

--Timothy Drake (New Earth)

Quote1 Captain Boomerang, the son of the man who killed my dad. Supposedly, he's a good guy, one of the Outsiders now. But I'll bet he wants to finish what his dad started. After all, the apple never falls far from the tree... Cassandra's shown me that. Quote2

--Timothy Drake (New Earth)

Quote1 Memo to self: never get a sidekick of my own. Quote2

--Timothy Drake (New Earth)

Quote1 One of the things I've learned is that it gets bad for everyone sometimes. Superman, Batman -- everyone. I remember I'm not alone. I remember things do get better. Sometimes on their own, most times when you work at them. And when I have trouble remembering those things, I find people to talk to. Quote2

--Timothy Drake (New Earth)

Quote1 That was low, Bruce. I won't go with you to fight the bad guy so you bring him to me? You totally could have taken that freak on your own. Quote2

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Quote1 Here I'd been worried someday my double life would cost me another really cool girl... and it turned out it had already happened... and I hadn't even known it. Quote2

--Timothy Drake (New Earth)

Quote1 Credit goes to a new hero who couldn't stick around for this. His name's Dodge. Spell it right. And someday, I promise, I'm going to find him, apologize to him, and thank him. I owe him at least that much. Quote2

--Timothy Drake (New Earth)

Quote1 I think maybe... Batman has gone crazy. Quote2

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Quote1 A Gotham City without Batman... will always have me. Quote2

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Quote1 Jason's problem is his insecurity -- he's the Jan Brady of the Bat-family. (and yes,I know that makes me Cindy) Quote2

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Quote1 I don't scare that easily. I've seen Batman eat corn on the cob. Quote2

--Timothy Drake (New Earth)

Quote1 Talk or cry. Your choice. Quote2

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Quote1 All this time, putting out brushfires, trying to figure out who and why -- I kept my eye on the end game. All this time... pushing buttons, pulling strings... wrestling an urban tornado so it'll touch down where and when I want it to... manipulating it so that everyone will know once and for all... You are done hurting my city! Quote2

--Timothy Drake (New Earth)

Quote1 Gotham City needs someone wearing the cowl. The obvious candidate will step up soon enough. Until then, the city has me. Quote2

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Quote1 How'd I miss this guy? I've got to find someone my own size to fight sometime. I guess that's what comes with being an underdog. Get serious, Tim. This guy's gonna kill you! Quote2

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Quote1 All-seeing Oracle, we plead with you for your guidance. Quote2

--Timothy Drake (New Earth)

Quote1 I got the job for my sense of caution...not just the way I look in a cape. Quote2

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Quote1 Maybe you always thought dying young was kind of cool. But now you're close to it and you don't like it much. Death's easier for you when it's the other guy. Death's never been easy for me. Quote2

--Timothy Drake (New Earth)

Quote1 Aw, man. Go ahead and shoot. I'm too tired to care. Quote2

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Quote1 Batman says he needs us back in Gotham--in No Man's Land. Quote2

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Quote1 Even next to disease and earthquake and the everyday madness of this city...this is too much. How does Gotham come back from this? Quote2

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Quote1 Gotham was never a playground. It's hell on earth now. Quote2

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Quote1 I am sick. What's my dad gonna do when I get home? I'm probably grounded into retirement. Quote2

--Timothy Drake (New Earth)

Quote1 Batman always says to turn environment to your advantage. Lots to work with here. Quote2

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Quote1 It's my Dad. He's broke. Quote2

--Timothy Drake (New Earth)

Quote1 And now... what if he... if he doesn't wake up? One of our last memories could be... him blaming me... blaming me for all the wrong reasons... Quote2

--Timothy Drake (New Earth)

Quote1 Look, our job's simple. Find out who the new Star-Spangled Kid is. See what he's like. See if we can count on him when we need a helping hand. But we want to do this subtly. No big fist fights between super-heroes. How many times does that happen? Quote2

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Quote1 They say that people live on... That you don't forget them if you talk about them. Tell stories about them. Okay. I get it now... Quote2

--Timothy Drake (New Earth)

Quote1 Wuss. Quote2

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Quote1 You don't need me. This is a job for... Alfred! Quote2

--Timothy Drake (New Earth)

Quote1 This is the deal. You want us to be part of the Teen Titans, this tower has no more rules. We get enough of them at home. We won't sit on the sidelines. We won't be treated like inferiors. Quote2

--Timothy Drake (New Earth)

Quote1 And that's what we are-- not just a team, but a family. One day we might be the Justice League-- But for today, we're Teen Titans. Quote2

--Timothy Drake (New Earth)

Quote1 Sometimes, the more things change, the more they stay the same. We've been to hell and back together, but our bond remains intact. Our love. Our friendship. Our camaraderie. Old. New. It doesn't matter. As long as there are Titans, we will have a tower. Titans Together. Titans Forever. Quote2

--Timothy Drake (New Earth)

Quote1 A gun? Here I was thinking I turned out to be just like Bruce. But I couldn't have been more wrong. Quote2

--Timothy Drake (New Earth)

Quote1 Give Raven back her soul, and we walk. Last warning. Quote2

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Quote1 And that's what we are-- not just a team, but a family. One day we might be the Justice League-- But for today, we're Teen Titans Quote2

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Quote1 Since that night at the circus when I first saw him swooping down from the darkness... from the point Dick joined him-- Batman and Robin have meant everything to me. I've followed them both... I know them so well. I knew when Dick left to become Nightwing. I knew when Jason came and became Robin... and I knew when Jason died. And I saw how Batman changed without there being a Robin to care about. Look, I never wanted this for myself... but I wanted Batman and Robin back together the way they should be. And if Dick won't become Robin again... someone else has to! Quote2

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Quote1 When those women talk about Bruce, it's like looking at Killer Croc. Quote2

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Quote1 Now I know why Batman stays single... Quote2

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Quote1 Batman trusts that you can handle this on your own. That's his highest compliment, Wonder Woman. I'm still working to earn it... Quote2

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Quote1 Smoke capsules — don't leave the Batcave without 'em … ! Quote2

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Quote1 Of course we're going to do this. I said it looked tough, not unbeatable. Quote2

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Quote1 Shut up! I mean it! Super or not, I'll deck you if you don't shut up! Quote2

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Quote1 It's the cape. Chicks dig the cape. Quote2

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Quote1 We know we're right, but what's the point in being right if we're not willing to fight for it? Quote2

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Quote1 Batman and I are different, believe it or not. I have friends. He has ... associates. That's becoming more and more clear to me... Quote2

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Quote1 I apologize for how over-the-top this sounds — but the fate of the world might well hinge on how well I explain this to you ... and what you choose to do with the information once I have. Quote2

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Quote1 Did you think I was going to run all around the city, desperately trying to save everyone all by myself? I'm not Batman. I have friends. Quote2
--Timothy Drake (New Earth)[src]


Quote1 But listen, call yourself Bat-Chick, Knightbat, or Black Robin- the point is, don't forget- you have a family. Quote2
--Timothy Drake (New Earth)[src]