|Name:||Jason Peter Todd|
|Occupation:||Vigilante/antihero; villain/antivillain; crime lord; sidekick (formerly)|
|Relationships:||Bruce "Batman" Wayne (former legal guardian, former mentor and senior partner, parental figure); Batfamily (sometimes associates and family); Roy "Arsenal" Harper (friend, former partner); Koriand'r/"Starfire" (friend, former partner); Artemis of Bana-Mighdall (friend, partner, former love interest); Bizarro (friend and partner); Willis Todd (birth father); Catherine Todd (step-mother, mother); Sheila Haywood (alleged birth mother, Post-Crisis); Dog (pet dog)|
|Fandom:||DC Comics, Batman, Nightwing, Justice League, DC Universe Animated Original Movies, Batman: Arkham Knight, Titans (TV 2018), Injustice, Young Justice (TV series)|
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Jason Peter Todd is a Batman character known as the second Robin and later as the modern Red Hood.
Originally created to succeed Dick Grayson as Robin, Batman's sidekick, Jason was ultimately killed off in the well-known 1988 "A Death in the Family" storyline. Years later, he returned as the murderous crime lord Red Hood in the 2005 storyline "Under the Hood", and has remained active as a villain or antihero ever since.
- For a full overview of Jason Todd's appearances throughout various media, see Wikipedia and Daily Jason Todd.
Pre-Crisis on Infinite Earths
Jason Todd first appeared in Batman #357 (March 1983) created by Gerry Conway (writer) and Don Newton (artist). In his debut as his Pre-Crisis incarnation, Jason's origin story as an orphaned child acrobat was very similar to Dick Grayson's. Dick passed the mantle of Robin to Jason, who went on to have adventures as Batman's sidekick.
A new version of Jason Todd debuted in Batman #408 (June 1987). On the anniversary of his parents' murder, Batman caught a young thief attempting to steal a fourth tire off the Batmobile, having already taken three. This thief turned out to be one Jason Todd, a 12-year-old orphan living on his own in Crime Alley after his mother died of a drug overdose and his father went to prison. Batman had the juvenile delinquent placed in a children's home. After discovering the children's home to be a front for criminal activity, Jason helped Batman to bring the operation down, and Bruce Wayne decided to adopt him as his son and new sidekick. As the new Robin, Jason played a major role in stories such as Batman: The Cult (August 1988) and "The Diplomat's Son" (October 1988).
Jason was killed in A Death in the Family, a November 1988 storyline, due to the results of an audience phone poll. Defying Batman's express orders, Jason set out alone to save his long-lost birth mother, Sheila Haywood, from apparently imminent danger. Unbeknownst to him, Sheila was in league with the Joker, and she lured Robin into a trap. The Joker captured Jason and beat him with a crowbar, subsequently leaving both Jason and Sheila in a locked warehouse with a timed bomb. Batman discovered Robin's corpse in the ruins, and his sidekick's violent death would occasionally, intermittently haunt him for years after.
Jason is famous for being a rare long-time exception to the Comic Book Death rule, remaining dead for about 17 real-life years after being killed by the Joker in 1988; a once-popular phrase was "The only ones who stay dead in comics are Jason Todd, Bucky Barnes, and Uncle Ben."
Jason was resurrected and finally returned to comics in February 2005 as the Red Hood, the main antagonist of the "Under the Hood" storyline written by Judd Winick. This storyline was adapted into the 2010 animated movie Batman: Under the Red Hood.
Beyond this storyline, the 2010 Lost Days prequel also penned by Winick, and the 2007 Countdown series, Jason largely veered from being a crafty lesser-evil to a diabolical sociopath, violently terrorizing his former adoptive family in storylines such as Teen Titans (vol. 3) #29 by Geoff Johns (2005), Nightwing: "Brothers in Blood" (2006) by Bruce Jones, "Battle for the Cowl" by Tony Daniel (2009), and Batman and Robin by Grant Morrison (2009).
New 52 (2011)
With DC Comics' New 52 reboot in 2011, Jason was rebooted into in a less antagonistic role within the Batfamily, serving as the Batfamily's bad boy antihero—a black sheep rather than a total outsider. In addition to guest-starring as an ally in various Batfamily-associated titles, Red Hood managed to get his own solo ongoing title, Red Hood and the Outlaws, written by the infamous Scott Lobdell, in which he partnered with the New 52 versions of Arsenal (Roy Harper) and Starfire (Koriand'r) to form the Outlaws. The main characters' new personalities and altered origin stories have been the subject of controversy.
Red Hood and the Outlaws (Volume 1), often referred to as New 52 RHatO, ran for 40 issues over 3.5 years, collected into seven volumes. After the original Outlaws dissolved, with Kori departing for her own solo comic, Jason works as a mercenary alongside Arsenal in the 13-issue series Red Hood/Arsenal.
DC Rebirth (2016)
Red Hood and the Outlaws (2016), also known as Red Hood and the Outlaws (Volume 2), rebooted from issue #1, and ran for 24 issues from October 2016 through November 2018, plus one Annual and a one-shot, collected in four volumes.
The Rebirth incarnation of the Outlaws consists of Jason Todd as Red Hood, the disgraced Amazon warrior Artemis of Bana-Mighdall, and the Superman clone Bizarro. This team is referred to as DC's "Dark Trinity" in comparison to the new Trinity series included in DC Rebirth which follows Batman, Superman, and Wonder Woman. The team would stay together until Red Hood and the Outlaws #25. With the changing of the creative team working on the book, the series then changes direction in Red Hood: Outlaw (December 2018 - February 2021), with the issues continuing the numbering of RHatO. The series' final two issues, #51 and #52 written by Shawn Martinbrough, are simply titled Red Hood.
DC Rebirth restored many Post-Crisis elements, such as Jason's origin story stealing tires off the Batmobile, to the approval of many fans.
Infinite Frontier (2021)
- DC "Future State"
- Batman: Urban Legends
- Task Force Z
DC Animated Universe (DCAU)
The DCAU incarnation of "Tim Drake", Batman's second Robin introduced in The New Batman Adventures (1997), borrows heavily from Jason Todd comics. Plans to adapt "A Death in the Family" were abandoned, but some story elements were incorporated into the animated film Batman Beyond: Return of the Joker (2000).
In 2020, the Batman: The Adventures Continue tie-in comic introduced a new version of Jason Todd, retconned as Bruce's former ward and the Robin preceding Tim. Jason was revealed to be a bad seed who grew up to become the hateful villain Red Hood, despite Batman's attempts to redeem him.
Other major appearances
- Batman: Under the Red Hood (2010) voiced by Jensen Ackles, and follow-up Batman: Death in the Family (2020)
- Batman: Arkham Knight (2015)
- Injustice 2 (2017) as DLC, and Injustice comics
- Titans (2018) and the 2019 Arrowverse "Crisis on Infinite Earths" crossover
- Batman Ninja (2018)
- Lego DC Batman: Family Matters (2019)
- Batman: Wayne Family Adventures (2021)
- Red Hood: Outlaws (2022 Webtoon)
- Gotham Knights (2022)
Minor appearances, cameos, and references
- DCEU (Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and Suicide Squad)
- Teen Titans Go!
- New Teen Titans: "Red X Unmasked"
- Lego DC Super-Villains
- Lego Batman 3: Beyond Gotham (2014)
- Batman: The Killing Joke (2016)
- Batman: Gotham by Gaslight (2018)
- Young Justice: Outsiders (2019)
Reception and popularity
The fan poll: To kill a Robin
Jason Todd was a problematic character among fans for various reasons. For the 1988 story "A Death in the Family", DC comics ran a telephone poll to decide whether Jason should survive his encounter with the Joker or not. They helpfully provided a 1-900 number, and fans voted by a narrow margin to kill the second Robin.
- Some fans legitimately disliked Jason Todd as a specific character.
- Some fans wanted Batman to return to acting alone without the company of a child sidekick, as he did throughout the O'Neil run in the Bronze Age while Dick Grayson was written out of Batman stories.
- Some fans voted just to see if DC would really go through with the stunt of killing Robin, without any personal feelings about the specific character.
- Some casual fans were unaware of Robin being a legacy character, and were interested in seeing Dick Grayson die.
- According to hearsay from editor Denny O'Neil, one fan may have used an automated phone system to spam the poll for Jason to die. These votes apparently exceeded the narrow margin needed to sway the poll.
- Avila, Mike (October 31, 2018). "Watch: Jim Starlin on creating Thanos, killing Robin, and seeing his characters on the big screen". SyFy Wire. Archived from the original on June 11, 2021.
- DC executive editor and vice president Dick Giordano expected readers to vote in favor of Todd's survival; editor Denny O'Neil believed they would vote for his death to see if DC would follow through.
- The poll received 10,614 votes and 5,343 voted for Todd's death over 5,271 for his survival—a margin of just 72 votes.
- Though DC president Jenette Kahn dispelled rumors that the process was rigged in favor of killing Jason, O'Neil said it was possible many votes favoring Todd's death came from a single person. He recalled hearing that "a lawyer programmed his Macintosh to dial the killing number every few minutes", but had no evidence.
- Starlin was fired off the Batman title soon afterward.
The death of Robin was a controversial event, covered by major media outlets.
It would be about 17 real-life years before Jason returned from death, an unusually lengthy absence for a Big Two comics character as significant as Robin.
Back from the dead
Jason's revamped image as Red Hood has sparked new and renewed interest in the character. While far from being as iconic as DC's A-listers (such as Batman, Supergirl, and Robin), Red Hood has broken out of obscurity even beyond the comics audience. His popularity rapidly grew in the 2010s, with high-profile appearances in adaptations such as the 2010 Batman: Under the Red Hood animated movie (attracting the dedicated fan following of Jensen Ackles, the voice actor for Red Hood), the 2015 video game Batman: Arkham Knight, and a much-requested DLC appearance in the 2017 video game Injustice 2.
In 2018, a promotional campaign for the DC series Titans, which starred the first live-action Jason Todd, set up a mock live-or-die fan poll as a reference to the original 1988 poll. Voters on both sides counted Jason fans among their ranks—Team Live wanted to spare Jason the pain of a cruel death, while Team Die wanted to enjoy Jason's Red Hood storyline. Ultimately, fans voted overwhelmingly for Jason's survival.
Community and discussion
Due to the importance of his death in the Batman mythos and the notable amount of real-life time in which the character remained dead, Jason's death has been the focal point of his character as the Red Hood in both canon and fan works, while other comics characters' deaths have been downplayed or retconned by reboots. "No Beta We Die Like Jason Todd", a variant of No Beta We Die Like Men, is a common Archive of Our Own (AO3) tag that fan authors use to indicate that their Bat family fic has not been beta read.
Since at least 2017, fans have annually commemorated August 16th, Jason's birthday, with fan works, and the entire week containing August 16th often sees fan work challenges such as the "Jason Todd Birthday Week". Some organized activities also mark April 27th, Jason's in-story date of death.
Will the real Jason Todd please stand up?
There is passionate discussion and debate in the fan community concerning what the true core of Jason Todd’s character is, and what it should be.
Was he a good Robin or a bad egg? Is he a killer with a code or a murderous maniac? Is he a gun-toting badass, a poor little meow meow, or wangsty garbage? Is he the ungrateful problem child who has betrayed his benefactor, or a mistreated son with legitimate grievances?
The thing about Jason is that he pushes “comic characters are inconsistent” to the absolute extreme.
Forbidding drug dealers to approach children in Under the Hood but shooting Damian in Battle for the Cowl are both Jason Todd. Beating the shit out of Tim in Teen Titans but actively seeking to partner up with him in Robin are both Jason Todd. Crushing on, admiring, loving Donna in The New Teen Titans but destroying her memorial in TT are both Jason Todd. Being a grand tactician under Winick and a “brute with guns” under Nicieza. Being a bright, thoughtful, compassionate kid pre-Starlin and a relentless, harsh, unforgiving one who jumps to conclusions and makes unthought accusations later on.
What I find “cool about Jason” are selected canon elements here and there that I’ve picked to build my own patchwork of the character.
In fan discussion and debate regarding Batman’s no-kill rule, Red Hood is often at the forefront.
Debate over Batman's no-kill policy may devolve into heated discussions of real-world ethics (e.g. state-sanctioned capital punishment; revolution and radicalism versus upholding the status quo; natural law vs civil law vs personal obligations vs religious morality; consequentialist vs deontological ethics), or may center upon what is most thematically appropriate and satisfying for the fictional Batman mythos.
Some feel that turning Red Hood into an amoral villain is a cop-out for the potential of a vigilante character that tangles with the line of "necessary evil", with legitimate criticisms and personal grievances about the limits imposed by Batman.
Some fans feel that Jason's villainous actions in Post-Crisis should be addressed, necessitating that he either redeems himself to fit in among the other heroes or leans into a more unsympathetic bad guy role. Others feel that certain storylines were OOC in the first place, and fans have the right to selectively ignore storylines as they do with other comics characters.
Some fans feel that Jason should be redeemed and see that Batman's murder-shunning ideals are correct. Others prefer Red Hood's utilitarianism to be irreconcilable with Batman's deontological ethics.
Even many fans who want an eventual Batfamily reconciliation agree that the rift between Jason and the Batfamily could use some thorough addressing.
I like Jason being Batfam but I don’t like how DC has done it
if DC actually gave Jason a proper redemption & reconciliation arc I wouldn’t mind him being Batfam instead of you know them not putting in the work & trying to reap the rewards.
The whole appeal of Jason/Red Hood is that he rejects Batman's way of doing things. He's the black sheep of the family and crosses lines that the rest of them can't. Why can't some writers just get that through their skulls? Even Lobdell, bad as he was, still knew enough about the character to portray how at odds he is with Bruce and the Bat family. I hate it when they bring him along for these rides where he doesn't do anything important but temporarily forgets what makes him Jason in the first place.
Fanon and meta
Man of Culture
Jason is academically high-achieving and a literature aficionado. This facet of Jason has a canonical precedent, but may be more emphasized, exaggerated, and consistently portrayed in fan works.
Man of the People
Fic writers have used Jason's unique background to touch upon class issues and poverty in Gotham.[note 1] Jason identifies with Gotham's poor and disenfranchised, having spent most of his formative years living impoverished in Crime Alley, contrasting with most of the Batfamily. Because of this, he tends to claim his home neighborhood, Crime Alley—and very often much of the encompassing East End area, sometimes additionally the Bowery and the Narrows—as his designated vigilante patrol "territory". His firsthand experiences give him insider knowledge of the local community and allow him to connect with the residents.
Back in the fold
Jason rejoining the Bat family, often in the form of a "reconciliation fic", is a standard fan fiction plot. They hash things out, redress old grievances, and draw up new boundaries for their behavior going forward. Compromises regarding their incompatible policies on violence must be made—on one extreme Jason forswears killing entirely and submits to the family's moral line, and at the other less frequent extreme, Team Batman accepts Red Hood using lethal methods.
Alternatively, many Bat family fan works take place in a standard nebulous continuity in which the entire Wayne household is already comfortably established as one big happy family, without delving into how they came to be that way in the first place. (Comparisons may be drawn to the established Domestic Avengers teamfics popular in the Marvel Cinematic Universe fandom.) These fan works often give the impression that Jason incrementally transitioned back into Team Batman through sustained amicable behavior and unspoken mutual agreement, rather than through a direct armistice (as would usually be found in a focused reconciliation fic). Jason is simply the wacky, rebellious second-oldest big brother, and his family members treat him as though he always has been.
Also popular are the plentiful and varied canon divergence AUs in which Jason, as Red Hood or otherwise, reveals himself as alive to his family under different circumstances than in canon, often making use of secret identity tension.[note 2] In other divergence AUs, the events of Under the Hood occur, but Jason's relationship with the Batfamily diverges from canon shortly thereafter.[note 3]
Not all fans have their hearts set on Batfamily reconciliation plots.
listen, i love red hood reconciliation fics as much as the next guy but jason “the weird murder brother who has an actual criminal empire, deletes people regularly and visits the manor once a month only to call bruce old and steal shit he could get by asking” todd holds a special place in my heart
It's the Pits
Due to his use of the Lazarus Pit, during periods of stress Jason suffers from fanon-created "Lazarus Pit side effects", including episodes of green-tinted vision, violent rage, terrifying nightmares, and/or intense headaches. On the other hand, he may have gained certain physical advantages, such as enhanced strength, erasure of scars and malnutrition, and/or accelerated healing (occasionally to the extreme of immortality and eternal youth). He also often gets a streak of white hair and glowing green eyes. Sometimes his encounter with death and resurrection leaves him with a certain affinity for various supernatural phenomena.
- AO3 tags: Lazarus Pit Mad Jason Todd, Lazarus Pit (DCU)
- Re: "I may have a too specific question but is it true that when Jason got healed from the Lazarus Pit he gained some superhuman abilities like healing faster, be stronger, etc?" by stxleslyds (27 Sep 2021)
- Jason Todd’s Lazarus Pit-induced “sociopathy”archived from the original
In fanon, Jason has certain stress triggers, such as:
- intense claustrophobia and taphophobia caused by his Post-Crisis experience of being buried alive and clawing out of his own grave
- fear of hypodermic needles, opiates, and other addictive substances due to his mother's death by overdose (speculated by many fans to have been heroin, later confirmed as canon in 2021)
As of this writing, Jason Todd is the single most-tagged character in the "Buried Alive" tag on AO3.
Friendships with female characters
Some fans speculate Jason tends to be more trusting of women based on his canon attachments to certain female characters, including Catherine Todd, Gloria Stanson, Donna Troy, Sheila Haywood, Barbara Gordon, Talia al Ghul, Artemis of Bana-Mighdall, Kate Kane and Renee Montoya (in DC Comics Bombshells), and even sympathizing with Harley Quinn (Batman: Arkham Knight and Suicide Squad: Get Joker!). In fanon, this extends to Jason being more open and cooperative toward Selina Kyle, Stephanie Brown, Marinette Dupain-Cheng (Maribat), and other female characters—as well as Jason being a massive Wonder Woman fanboy. Jason often owns Wonder Woman-themed possessions such as casual apparel and coffee mugs bearing her insignia.
- "Friday Femmes" meta about Jason's relationships with Talia al Ghul, Sasha, and Natalia KnightArchived from the original by fuckyeahjasontodd
- Jason Todd and the Ladies: Pre-Resurrection and Jason Todd and the Ladies: Post-Resurrection by comic-commentary
- Re: “Based on your interpretation of Jason, what do you think Red Hood thinks of Wonder Woman?” by stxleslyds (12 October 2021)
- Batkids metaArchived by awyeahlongbox (24 May 2011)
Chain Smoking Macho Bad Boy
Fanon Jason smokes cigarettes habitually, drinks heavily, and makes liberal use of obscenities. He is a rebellious, foul-mouthed, leather-wearing hunk with a hidden heart of gold. Sometimes this characterization veers into full-blown Dark Fuck Prince territory, being a philandering possessive hyperaggressive macho boyfriend who dominates his willowy love interest (often an original female character or self-insert, a reader-insert, or a feminized male character).
To an even greater extent compared to the fanon versions of other Bat family members, Jason is often written as frequently using fanon-created nicknames.
- Jason Todd's canon ages, with sources (18 Feb 2022)
Fan speculation and theorizing about childhood sexual abuse
As of this writing, Jason Todd is the single most-tagged character in the "Underage Prostitution" and "Implied/Referenced Underage Prostitution" tags on AO3.
- Re: "Was there some indication Jason was a victim of sexual assault?"archived by cornflakepizza
- Re: "I'm curious what do you think to the theory that Jason was sexually abused during his time on the streets before Batman found him?"archived by comic-commentary
- Re: “What do you think about the theories that Jason was sexually abused as a child?” by stxleslyds (24 September 2021)
In canon, Jason is depicted and likely considered as white. Some popular fanon racebends Jason into being Latino; the reasons underlying why Latino specifically has been the subject of scrutiny, with some fans suspecting that Jason's background of poverty and lethal violence negatively associates him with racist stereotypes of "Latino gangsters". Others also criticize token depictions of monolithic Spanish-speaking "Latino" culture, without specifically depicting the nuances of different heritages under the "Latino" umbrella (Mexican, Puerto Rican, Brazilian, Chilean, etc).
Such criticism tends to also focus on depictions of Tim Drake as generically "Asian".
As with other Bat family members, there is a large corpus of gen fan fiction focusing on Jason's relationships with his family and friends, both canon and fanon.
While Jason has briefly been romantically connected to several different love interests in various canons, unlike other high-profile DC characters, he hasn't had any lasting, multimedia-spanning juggernaut romances (e.g. BatCat for Bruce, DickBabs and DickKori for Dick), and his love life has not been as active compared to Bruce, Dick, and Tim. As of this writing his most recurring love interest has been Rose Wilson, known as Ravager.
Shipping Jason romantically with Bruce Wayne or any of Bruce Wayne's other children is considered Batcest. Some Batcest pairings, such as DickJay, have popular followings, but many Bat family fans oppose and avoid any and all Batcest pairings.
- Jason Todd & Bruce Wayne
- Jason Todd & Dick Grayson
- Jason Todd & Alfred Pennyworth
- Jason Todd & Eddie Bloomberg
- Jason Todd & Barbara Gordon
- Jason Todd & Talia al Ghul
- Jason Todd & Damian Wayne
- Jason Todd & Donna Troy & Kyle Rayner (Challengers from Beyond)
- Jason Todd & Kori'andr & Roy Harper
- Jason Todd & Artemis of Bana-Mighdall & Bizarro (Dark Trinity)
- Jason Todd & Tim Drake
- Jason Todd & Stephanie Brown
- Jason Todd & Cassandra Cain
- Jason Todd & Duke Thomas
- Jason Todd & Marinette Dupain-Cheng
- Jason Todd/Bruce Wayne (BruJay) appears but the gen pairing of these two is more popular.
- Jason Todd/Dick Grayson (DickJay) is the most popular slash pairing for Jason on AO3.
- Jason Todd/Roy Harper (JayRoy) is a pairing that arose from Red Hood and the Outlaws (2011)
- Jason Todd/Tim Drake (JayTim)
- Jason Todd/Roy Harper/Koriand'r (Joyfire) is a rare pairing, originates from RHatO
- Jason Todd/Kara Zor-El (JayKara)
- Jason Todd/Kyle Rayner (JayKyle)
- Jason Todd/Stephanie Brown (JaySteph or Stay)
- Jason Todd/Rose Wilson (JayRose)
- Jason Todd/Artemis of Bana-Mighdall (Jaytemis)
Example fan works
- "A lot like Robin if you close your eyes": Displacement of meaning in the Post-Modern Age by Mary Borsellino (2006) [full text]
- The thing about Jason is that he pushes “comic characters are inconsistent” to the absolute extreme...archive.ph by bat-lings (29 Mar 2019)
- Who’s to blame? How Jason Todd is blamed for his own demise Part 1archived from the original and Part 2archived from the original by fuckyeahjasontodd and underthesycamoretrees (Nov 2010)
- "This is a tl;dr mess of feelings and introspection, and I don’t expect everyone to agree with it. It’s my interpretation, and I tried to include the panels and pages that influence how I see him. This really only focuses on post-Crisis Jason and his relationship with Bruce, and it’s still over 8k."Archived by quipquipquip (10 June 2012)
- What does it mean to be Jason Todd?archived by scarletcatharsis (31 October 2014)
- Jason Todd and Comic Book Moralityarchived from the original (16 October 2021) + Under the Red Hood: Movie vs Comicarchived from the original (9 October 2021) by clinicalmiddlechildsyndrome
- “Be Of Knightly Countenance”: Masculine Violence And Managing Affect In Late Medieval Alliterative Poetry And Batman: Under The Red HoodArchived from the original by Lisa D. Camp (2018)
- Batman: Urban Legends, Cheerarchived from the original by scandalsavagefanfic (25 May 2021)
- 3 Common Misconceptions About Jason Todd + 3 More Common Misconceptions about Jason Todd (Robin, Red Robin & Red Hood) + 3 Common Misconceptions About Jason Todd & Cassandra Cain (& The act of Killing) short videos by Xel Writer (2021-2022)
Batober Day 3: Watching by gn1450 (3 October 2021)
Trolley dilemma in Gotham by mw-house (22 Sep 2020)
The Boy Wonder: Rebirth by whffu (28 Aug 2013)
art by moaniecat (29 May 2016)
meme by batmanvillainswithcircularheads (20 Apr 2016)
A little trashy with a lot of love by runmonsterun (10 Feb 2014)
art by m-alejandrita (1 March 2017)
- 2019-01-18 soosdraws Jason Todd.jpg
jason and different hairstyles !! by soosdraws (18 Jan 2019)
He didn't even know that it existed until it showed up in Gotham one night, this-- this thing that's wearing Jason's body like a costume. But not his body as it was when he died-- older, no scars, no marks at all. How is that even possible?
(Or, the one where Red Hood meets the ghost of his fifteen-year-old self.)
Damian and Dick go undercover to bust a child-kidnapping ring whose members dress up as Santa Claus.
Batman does not approve of the Suicide Squad's latest recruit. Amanda Waller doesn't really care.
- Jason Todd: The Not-So-Outlaw by GoAwayOlivia, Jason Todd isn't what Batman made him, he isn't what the Joker made him, he isn't what the League of Assassins made him, and he isn't what the Lazarus Pit made him. He's his own person and he's taking himself back, one home renovation at a time. Also he might just make friends with the people who are supposed to be his brothers while he's at it. (2016-2017)
- Batman: Arkham Compendium by LananiA3O, A somewhat loose collection of stories set in the Arkham canon, detailing events before, between and beyond Batman: Arkham Origins/Asylum/City/Knight and their DLC. (2016-2018)
Jason:I'll dO WHAT I WANT
Or, how Jason realizes his family wants him to live, and how he realizes he does, too.
A true Knight is made, not born.
Or: the story of Jason Todd.
Peggy Sue fic changing the events of Under the Hood and Teen Titans vol. 3 #29. Alternate reunion, redemption.There's some lunatic in a red helmet running through Jason's territory. He wants to think it's a copy cat.
- "Big Brother Hood" by orphan_account, Jason did what should have been done a long time ago, make sure that the kids on the street were taken care of and given a chance for a better future. And since no one else was going to to do it might as will be a former Street kid. He just wished the Bats didn't have to find out. (2018, incomplete and orphaned)
Same old story: unjust death, murderer alive, a shade called back from Hades. Jason used to read a lot. He knows what he's doing here.
(---At the end of a tragedy you're allowed to just be dead. That's the deal.)
Six vignettes detailing the birth of the Red Hood and the deaths of sons, from UTH to Lost Days.
Events and challenges
Fan archives and communities
- One-Nine-Hundred, fic archive for Jason, Stephanie, & DCAU/Timmverse Tim
- agoodsoldier,Archived from the original a Jason Todd community on LiveJournal
- Jason Todd at Archive of Our Own
- At FanFiction.Net:
- Jason T./Red Hood character filter in the Batman category
- All Things Jason Todd Related community
- Red Hood/Jason T. character filter in the Batman: Arkham Asylum category
- Jason Todd character filter in the Batman: Under the Red Hood category
- Jason T./Robin II character filter in the Teen Titans category
- Jason T./Red Hood character filter in the Nightwing category
- Jason T./Red Hood character filter in the Justice League category
- Jason T./Robin II character filter in the Young Justice category
- Jason T./Red Hood character filter in the Batman category
- DeviantArt: JasonTodd-FC, UnderTheRedHood
- Jason Todd: Robin, Red Hood, Arkham Knight Appreciation 2022 thread at Comic Book Resources
- r/RedHood on Reddit
- EvenRobins.net and EvenRobins on Tumblr,archived dedicated to Jason Todd, Stephanie Brown, and DCAU/Timmverse Tim Drake
- Daily Jason Toddarchived
- Who the Fuck Is Jason Todd
- Who the Fuck Is Jason Peter Todd
- The UnavengedArchived from the original
- ToddArcher, a incorrect quotes blog assigning Archer (2009 TV series) quotes to Jason and company
- Jason Todd at DC Database
- Jason Todd at Wikipedia
- Jason Todd essential media crash course at r/RedHood
- Jason Todd media listarchived by Daily Jason Todd
- Jason Todd Reading Orderarchived by Carole at Comic Book Treasury
- "The Lives and Deaths of Sidekicks - Judd Winick"Archived from the original May 2010 interview conducted by Mary Borsellino
- Jason Todd at Titans Wiki (TV)
- Jason Todd at Batman Wiki
- Jason Todd at Young Justice Wiki
- Jason Todd at Batman: Arkham Wiki
- Jason Todd at Villains Wiki
- ^ Examples: Common People by AmariT and "Gotham Is A Mother" by Kieron_ODuibhir
- ^ Examples: "the road home" by drakefeathers, "the long lost art of killing it dead"archived by dustorange
- ^ Example: the patron saint of the lost causes by evanescent
- ^ a b Altieri, Kevin; Dini, Paul; Kirkland, Boyd; Radomski, Eric; Riba, Dan; Timm, Bruce (2004). Batman: The Animated Series – Volume 2, Robin Rising: How the Boy Wonder's Character Evolved (Interview with Batman: The Animated Series staff). Commentary by Paul Dini and Bruce Timm. Warner Bros. DVD. Event occurs from 6:04–6:35.
YouTube video upload mirror
- ^ Meenan, Devin. "10 Ways The DCAU Tim Drake Was Really Just Jason Todd." Comic Book Resources (CBR), 27 Nov 2021, https://www.cbr.com/dcau-tim-drake-same-identical-jason-todd/. Archived 14 Dec 2021.
- ^ "Comparison: Post-Crisis Jason Todd and Animated Tim Drake." EvenRobins.net, https://web.archive.org/web/20070319203029/http://evenrobins.net/info/tim/compare.html. Archived 19 Mar 2007.
- ^ That's What's Up: How Jason Todd became one of DC's most hated characters
- ^ Image of poll announcement from Batman #427
- ^ See Batman #428 letters page one and two for fan reactions, and a summary of events from the creators. Originally posted here.
- ^ Fan letter column, John B: "“Even though I feel sorry for Robin and the pain he has gone through, I feel I must dial the KILL number many times, exhausting my resources, until Robin is dead. I’m not satanic (it’s funny that the last three digits of the KILL number were 666) but in spite of DC, I want to see if you’ll really do it. Without bringing another Robin into the comic. Without a dream sequence, even though I don’t think you guys are that cheesy.”"
- ^ a b Grunenwald, Joe (November 29, 2018). "The Lives and Death of Jason Todd: An Oral History of The Second Robin and A Death in the Family". The Beat. Archived from the original on May 21, 2021.
- ^ Greenfield, Dan (December 20, 2014). "Denny O'Neil: Getting Rid of Robin - Twice". 13th Dimension. Archived from the original on June 24, 2021. Retrieved June 24, 2021.
- ^ Cronin, Brian (August 27, 2017). "Comic Legends: Was Jason Todd Set To Be Replaced BEFORE He Died?". Comic Book Resources.
- ^ https://old.reddit.com/r/TitansTV/comments/9xtd74/new_poll_on_dc_universe_about_if_jason_todd_lives/
- ^ DC Universe Asks Again if Jason Todd Should Die, Nov 2018.
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