Born with the drive to make the world a better place, Robin's keen mind and martial prowess make him far more than a mere sidekick.
When Batman's previous apprentice was slain, Tim Drake resolved to become the next Robin. Studying Batman and his associates, Tim eventually linked a move used by Nightwing to one performed by a circus performer named Dick Grayson. Once that piece fell into place, Batman's identity became evident and Tim approached Bruce Wayne with his request. Initially resistant, Bruce agreed after an impassioned argument from Nightwing.