Jason Todd was a street orphan who was taken in by Batman, becoming the second Robin. After being kidnapped and tortured by The Joker, Jason believed Batman had abandoned him and he became the Arkham Knight, a dark reflection of his mentor. After realizing his mistake, Jason rejoined the Batman Family under the alias Red Hood.
Jason was kidnapped and taken to an abandoned wing of Arkham Asylum, where he was tortured by the Joker, who manipulated him into hating Batman over the course of a year. Joker faked Jason's death by sending a tape to Batman in which Robin was apparently shot and killed. He eventually escaped and began plotting his revenge on Batman for not saving and replacing him, taking on the name of the Arkham Knight.
Years later, Jason returned seeking revenge against the Batman, utilizing advanced technology and resources he acquired by unknown means, he was able to develop high-tech equipment & train a battalion of soldiers.
However, Batman finally managed to get through to Jason, which resulted in Jason becoming the Red Hood and assisting Batman in taking down Scarecrow. During the mission, Jason shot a gun away from the latter's hand as he prepared to kill Batman. He then sniped the two pieces of metal that held Batman's hands down, giving him the ability to use Scarecrow's fear toxin against him.
Later, the Red Hood decided to bring down the Black Mask's criminal empire, interrogating Black Mask's henchmen on Sionis' location, before executing them. After defeating Black Mask in a fight, Jason kicked Sionis out of a window as he was begging for his life, killing and telling him to say hi to Joker in hell.
Powers and Abilities
- Acrobatics: Jason was trained by Batman to be good at maneuverability and dodging. These traits were further enhanced by Jason's years of training and sheer focus.
- Firearms: Jason is proficient in the uses of firearms, specifically his custom pistols that combine into a sniper rifle. He is capable of firing a warning shot next to someone's head without ever missing.
- Gadgetry: Jason has a variety of gadgets at his disposal. He retains the grapple gun from his time as Robin, along with a controller for a sentry drone. 
- Leadership: As the Arkham Knight, Jason showed great leadership; he was able to command the complete loyalty and respect of his troops.
- Interrogation: Jason was trained by Batman to get his enemies talking about their plans by playing on their egos. He can also use fear and pain when he feels its more direct and quick.
- Intimidation: As the Arkham Knight, he is merciless, which inspires fear.
- Martial Arts:Jason was rigorously trained to fight with multiple no-lethal techniques and fighting styles by Batman.
- Hand-to-Hand Combat (Advanced): After hiring Deathstroke, Jason mastered everything he could about lethal combat forms from him. By the end of his training, Jason was able to inflict immense pain to his opponents without actually hitting any vital points.
- Military Protocol: Jason was taught by Deathstroke in military strategies, tactics, protocols and about how to go about commanding troops. Though Jason does add his own flair to his orders, he always makes sure to speak in military terms.
- Peak Human Condition: Jason has trained his body's physical functions to the absolute peak of human potential. Due to his rigorous training, Jason is capable of seemingly superhuman feats of strength, speed, stamina, agility, reflexes, and endurance. After further his training, he is effectively equal with Batman's physical abilities, his reflexes are so great he is capable of dodging bullets.
- Peak Human Speed: By the time he was fifteen, Jason was the best runner in town.
- Stealth: Jason was trained by Batman in the art of stealth. By the time he returned as the Arkham Knight, Jason's stealth abilities were even greater than Batman's as he could constantly surprise him.
- Tactical Analysis: Jason has a good eye and is a quick learner. When his opponent is using the same tactics over and over, he will adapt to the situation to make their tactics moot. Knowing of Batman's Detective Mode, Jason devised suits that made the wearer invisible to it.
- Mental Disorder: Jason went through a year-long torture courtesy of Joker. The end result was a case of transference, where the feelings of hatred Jason should had on the Joker were misplaced on Batman. Jason couldn't even follow his own plan to use Scarecrow to torment Batman, ignoring him and their plan over and over, which caused them to fail.
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- This version of the character is exclusive to the continuity of the video game Batman: Arkham Knight and is an adaptation of Jason Todd. The original character was created by Gerry Conway and Don Newton and first appeared in Batman #357.
- Jason (as the Red Hood) is playable in Batman: Arkham Knight via downloadable content.
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