Jack Drake was the father of Tim Drake.
Globetrotting businessman and proud father of Timothy, Jack Drake was one of Gotham City's most successful men. However, tragedy struck his life when on a visit to the Caribbean. He and his wife were taken hostage and poisoned. His wife died and he was left in a wheelchair. He returned to Gotham City, unaware that his son was now the crimefighter Robin and began a long period of physical therapy with Dana Winters, with whom he eventually fell in love, marrying her one summer. Following Gotham City's period as a 'No Man's Land', Jack Drake's business concerns collapsed and he was left with a vastly-reduced income. Moving from his suburban house to an inner-city apartment with Dana and Tim, it would not be long before Jack discovered his son's secret and after a confrontation with Bruce Wayne, got his son to agree to retire. However, Gotham soon found itself rocked by a gang war, during which Tim felt obliged to operate as Robin again, coming to an understanding with his father, who slowly but surely realized how proud he was of his son. Tragically, he was killed by Captain Boomerang within weeks of Tim returning to his costumed life.
Holy anachronisms, Batman!
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