If the players choose to let Jason die, it is shown that Bruce is narrating to Superman how he came into conflict with the "Red Hood" and how it ended. As Bruce states he has to protect others from himself, Superman reassures him by telling that he's the strongest person he knows, since he battl

Batman: Death in the Family is a 2020 interactive short film released under the line DC Showcase. It is based on Jim Starlin's Batman: A Death in the Family storyline. The audience is allowed to select their own endings, differing greatly from Batman: Under the Red Hood, which serves as a baseline for the plot of the film.

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If the players choose to let Jason die, it is shown that Bruce is narrating to Superman how he came into conflict with the "Red Hood" and how it ended. As Bruce states he has to protect others from himself, Superman reassures him by telling that he's the strongest person he knows, since he battles his inner demons and revealing such a thing takes strength.

If players decide to save Jason, they can also choose his future:

  • If Bruce dies, Jason can decide to promise, or not, to refrain from killing the Joker.
    • If Jason promised not to kill, he will become the violent vigilante "Red Hood" and will repress memories of murdering criminals since it dishonors Batman. After finding the Joker, he overpowers him in a fight. Joker however reveals the truth to him, triggering his memories, and continuously mocks him. At this point, players can choose to kill or spare him.
      • Jason will become a wanted man anyway and be kicked out by the Bat-Family. Dick Grayson, the new Batman, will try to hunt him down. Bruce will also be revived by Talia al Ghul regardless of the choice, only speaking "Zur-En-Arrh". The two will confront Jason at the Wayne Tower and he can kill or subdue Bruce.
        • Killing Bruce will result in him detonating a bomb before dying, killing both Talia and Jason along with him.
        • Subduing Bruce will result in Talia attacking Jason, before being knocked out by a blast from his helmet. Dick will soon arrive and the Bat-Family will accept Jason back. Barbara will start assisting Dick by providing him with information during his patrols (a reference to her "Oracle" role). The mentally-ill Bruce meanwhile will be locked in a cage.
    • If Jason didn't promise to avoid killing Joker, he becomes obsessed with finding him. Nightwing becomes the new Batman and Jason one day comes across a man claiming to be Bruce's past ally. As the two talk, he realizes he's the Joker while hearing the same joke he told Bruce after shooting Barbara. Joker soon realizes who he is too, before being killed with a knife to the eye. The police confront Jason who has two choices.
      • If Jason surrenders, he is handed a life sentence for Joker's murder and believes what he did was the right thing, even if Bruce would have disapproved. He takes to calling himself "Jail Bird" and starts delivering violent justice to criminals imprisoned along with him.
      • If Jason escaped, he goes on a violent rampage against Gotham's criminals and starts being called "Red Robin". He eventually confronts Two-Face and is caught off-guard by his grenade. Two-Face then flips his coin to decide Jason's fate:
        • If the players choose the tails side, Two-Face decides to spare Jason instead, stating that what he's done is a disgrace to the name of Batman and Gotham now fears him. Jason realizes he's right and is told he'll have to live rest of his life in eternal shame.
        • If the players chose the heads side, Two-Face decides to kill him anyway, but is tasered by Tim Drake. As Jason attempts to kill him, Tim holds him at gunpoint, telling him he's become a bad person himself and criminals can be rehabilitated. He further adds that killing won't solve anything and he has to be stronger than Two-Face. Jason realizes he's right and in return, lets him join the Bat-Family. As Tim receives his own Batsuit, the Bat-Family starts calling him "Bat-Kid".
  • If both Jason and Bruce live, Jason will become permanently scarred and disillusioned with Bruce, transforming into a violent vigilante with his face wrapped in bandages (similar to Hush, though he is never called by that term and retains the Robin symbol). After he takes the bandages off, Talia approaches him to reveal her and Bruce's son Damian. Jason agrees to become his guardian, in order to take down both the Bat-Family and al Ghuls.




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