ss-penguin asked: Tim Drake
Why I like them: I like Tim Drake for a lot of reasons: mostly because he’s not as well defined by his creators. This means he’s fluid. He can relate to anyone if you look hard enough at him. He’s nerdy, loud, quiet, stubborn, shy, jaded, goofy, broken, angry, scared, well-meaning, dedicated, and so much more. He’s a myriad of things that make up a person and society as a whole. He’s relatable to. He’s not some hero. He’s not some god that is put up on a pedestal to be worshipped - at least not to me. He’s human and breakable but he keeps surviving, keeps moving on and living. Even when he’s at his lowest. Even when he has to do things he would have never done, things he doesn’t believe in or doesn’t like. To me, Tim Drake is a person: one I can learn from and relate to. One I can hurt beside while my life is falling through the cracks in my existence. (He is also someone I cry over on a daily basis but that’s because I’m an emotional wreck.)
Why I don’t: It’s not really that I don’t like Tim, it’s that I don’t like how he’s handled. When you create a character you can’t just go change things that make their base. Everyone has base fundamentals that make up their personality and their character. Because Tim is so fluid - normal some would say - taking those regular traits away from him and making him just one trait is destroying him in my opinion. It’s not Tim Drake anymore.
Favourite episode (scene if movie): urg. I’m going to go with the arc in Teen Titans where Kon finds out that his other dad is Lex. Because Tim is such a good friend in that arc.
Favourite season/movie: I can’t decide. Seriously. All of Tim’s runs are excellent to me - well except the Nu52 but that’s not Tim Drake to me. Not the one I love anyways. Anyways, I do love Tim in Young Justice a lot.
Favourite line: ahahahahaha too many to cooount. Here’s one that breaks my heart though:” I’m tired of being set up and led around without knowing who’s holding the other end of the leash! “ This one breaks me in an entirely different way: “I only serve one man. And he’s not here right now.” Oh and this one: “I’m not Batman. I have friends.” This one is slightly less painful but still painful: “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?” here’s one that’s amusing because all the other ones are heartbreaking and I’m gonna make myself cry: “When those women talk about Bruce, it’s like looking at Killer Croc.”
OTP: EveryoneTim. I’m not even kidding. I ship Tim with a lot of people and that again goes back to the whole fluid thing. Because Tim goes through a lot of situations, he changes a lot; therefore, his relationships with people will change too. So yes I’m going to ship BruTim and DamiTim and hell even TimTim. Ra’sTim and SladeTim and TimSteph and CassTim and TimKon and okay maybe not JokerTim but you get what I’m saying. (Though my first Tim ship was with Dick and that ship will always, always have a special place in my heart. So I guess you can say DickTim is my first OTP for Tim Drake.)
Brotp: KonTimBartCassie. CassTim. BarbaraTim. Hell even Ra’sTim - this one’s a twisted brotp but it’s still a brotp to me in some cases. Like the otp it depends on the situation and all of the influences, etc.
Headcanon: I have a lot of headcanons about Tim Drake. But I think one I haven’t shared is that sometimes Tim has a hard time distinguishing the lines between who the masks are that he puts on for the Mission and who Tim Drake is. Some days - the bad ones where he researches all day - he thinks it might be a form of DID but he’s fine, really. He eventually gets frustrated at himself and ends up losing himself in work until he can ignore it again. (He also thinks he’s probably just stressed and overreacting. Maybe a touch of OCD and hypochondria mixing in a bad way.)
Unpopular opinion: I think that Tim should probably be shelved in the Nu52. From the complaints I’m hearing and what I have read the authors can’t write him. It would be better to shelve him than to have them continue to warp a character we love so dearly.
5 words to best describe them: Tim Drake makes me emotional