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- His name is Jason Todd. A lot of people say he's crazy. Like, say the entire staff of Arkham Asylum. Maybe they're right. I'm hardly in a position to judge. Anyone. But as he pops out of his disguise--blows my chain off my ball--and gives me my bow and quiver? Let's just say Red Hood is my kind of crazy!
Jason Todd is Red Hood, a vigilante anti-hero who is a member of the Batman Family and the Outlaws. Jason became the second Robin after Dick Grayson became Nightwing and Batman was in need of a new sidekick. Jason was trained by Bruce, and was his partner until his death at the hands of the Joker. He was resurrected by Talia al Ghul using the Lazarus Pit, and then trained by both the League of Assassins and the All-Caste. He eventually returned to Gotham City under the new alias Red Hood, using more lethal methods to fight crime.
- 1 History
- 1.1 Early Life
- 1.2 Zero Year
- 1.3 Meeting Batman
- 1.4 Life (and Death) as Robin
- 1.5 Resurrection
- 1.6 Red Hood and the Outlaws
- 1.7 Death of the Family
- 1.8 Batman Incorporated
- 1.9 League of Assassins vs. The Untitled
- 1.10 Batman Eternal
- 1.11 Red Hood and Arsenal: Heroes for Hire
- 1.12 Batman and Robin Eternal
- 1.13 Robin War
- 1.14 Rebirth
- 1.15 Adventures of the New Outlaws
- 1.16 Penguin and the Fall of the Outlaws
- 1.17 Outlaw
- 1.18 Prince of Gotham
- 1.19 Leviathan Takeover
- 1.20 Generation Outlaws
- 2 Powers and Abilities
- 3 Paraphernalia
- 4 Notes
- 5 Trivia
- 6 Related
Jason Todd is the son of Catherine Elizabeth and Willis Todd and was conceived unexpectedly in an alleyway.
Jason had a troubled childhood due to his parents constantly arguing; his mother suffered from depression and drug addiction, and his father had been "showing him the ropes of thievery and conning" at a young age, which led him into trouble.
Once when he was a child, Jason's father stole tickets to Haly's Circus from an old couple in a parking lot and took Jason to see the show. That was the first time Jason ever saw Dick Grayson, and was positively awed by him.
When Bruce Wayne returned to Gotham and began his career as Batman, one of his first missions was stopping a group of masked criminals called the Red Hood Gang, lead by Red Hood One. Following this, Batman would battle the Riddler, in a confrontation that lead to all of Gotham City's power being shut off right before a massive hurricane, crippling the city in what would be known as the "Zero Year".
Jason Todd, a teenager at the time struggling to support his drug-addicted mother in Gotham's Park Row, fought for survival as Gotham went feral. When Jason's best friend Chris gave him the mask of a deceased Red Hood Gang member to join in the gang's revival and become who he wanted to be, Jason agreed, giving himself the name "Red Hood Four".
On the night of the gang's revival, Jason, wanting to be a hero, tried to stop a fight between some gang members and a mysterious woman named Talia al Ghul, who was investigating the Red Hood Gang. Jason earned Talia's respect and managed to impress her further by perfectly performing a fighting move invented by the All-Caste that even she couldn't master. Despite Jason's desire for peace, Talia murdered the leader of the Red Hood Gang revival and, when she returned to her father Ra's al Ghul, expressed interested in keeping an eye on Jason Todd in the future.
Someone else keeping an eye on Jason, unbeknownst to him, was the original Red Hood One - the man who had recently fallen into a vat of acid at Ace Chemical Processing Plant and would take the name Joker. Seeing Jason's prowess, Joker began orchestrating events in Jason's life to lead him to becoming Batman's sidekick - so that he could then kill him to hurt Batman. The Joker caused Jason's father to wind up in prison, where he would apparently die, and faked Jason's mother death with a non-lethal poison to make it look like she died of an overdose. Jason, thinking he was an orphan, was forced into stealing to survive.
When Jason was sixteen, he made an attempt to steal the tires off the Batmobile, managing to get one off before being discovered by Batman. Expecting to be beaten for his crime, Jason was surprised to be offered food instead. He and Batman talked while eating, and Batman told him that sometimes if you gave people a chance, they might surprise you. Jason would take these words to heart, even years later.
Batman attempted to help Jason by getting him settled in Ma Gunn's School for Wayward Boys, not knowing that the establishment was a front for training the children to be criminals. Despite this, Jason did see the place as a home for a while. Realizing his mistake though, Batman went to rescue him and Jason aided the hero by shoving Ma Gunn out a nearby window. Some time after this, Batman decided to take Jason in personally and train him to be the new Robin after his first one had graduated to a new title, which Jason took to enthusiastically.
Life (and Death) as Robin
After six months of intensive training, Jason was out in the field as the second Boy Wonder. Jason was determined to live up to the legacy of Robin that Dick Grayson had put in place, but it soon became apparent that Jason was troubled. In his first meeting with Barbara Gordon, active as the vigilante Batgirl, she broken-heartedly assured Jason he would never be able to replace Dick.
He fought recklessly, seemingly haunted by the memory of his father. Jason received mentoring from Nightwing on various martial arts and fighting techniques and met Roy Harper, offering to be his friend in the future should he be in need of one.
Being put on monitor duty due to his unruly behavior, Jason one day found a picture of his mother Catherine, who was surprisingly alive. He used all his skills to make his way to the Middle East without telling Batman, in an attempt to reunite with his mother. It soon became apparent that Catherine was being blackmailed by the Joker and had lured her son there for him.
Jason learned that most of his major life events were orchestrated by the Joker, who then brutally beat the boy with a crowbar, and left him and Catherine to die at the hands of a time bomb. Batman arrived too late to save them due to Jason's skills in covering his tracks and was only able to hold Jason's lifeless body in his arms.
Six months after his death and funeral, Jason was resurrected. Talia Al Ghul, who had been keeping an eye on him since the Zero Year, retrieved Jason and used the Lazarus Pit to restore his body and mind to full health. Jason would later remember seeing Talia looking down at him in fear as he was reborn. Afterwards, Talia took Jason to Ducra, the ancient instructor of the All-Caste, a group of warrior monks and begged her to train the boy. Jason developed a romantic attraction to Ducra's daughter Essence during this time.
After completing his training in the All-Caste which included management for his anger, Ducra wanted Jason to let go of his rage and move on, stating that 'One day your heart will shine brighter than the dark fury inside of you. And that day will be glorious'. However, Jason thought the only way to get revenge for what the Joker did to him was by rejecting his newly learned philosophies and teachings.
He eventually joined the League of Assassins, where he was trained by Bronze Tiger and Lady Shiva. However, he disliked the fact that the group was not interested in justice like he was but merely in self-gain and left them.
Jason resurfaced in Gotham as the gun-toting vigilante Red Hood, having appropriated the alias that the Joker had used prior to becoming the Clown Prince of Crime. Back with a vengeance, Jason protected Gotham with his new brand of lethal justice.
Red Hood and the Outlaws
While on a mission, Jason was injured in a submarine explosion and met Starfire for the first time, who nursed him back to health. Jason bonded with Kori and one day found out that his old friend Arsenal was to be executed in Qurac. Jason enlisted Kori's help and both rescued him, thus forming a new morally-grey group known as the "Outlaws".
An old acquaintance, Essence, contacted Red Hood to warn about the coming danger of The Untitled. They soon found that the Untitled had already annihilated former teachers of Jason's, the All-Caste, in one of their bases in the Himalayas. Vowing revenge, Jason led the trio to the All-Caste's headquarters, seeking out the Chamber of All. In this pool of history, they learned more about their opponent. Here, they were told to supply S'aru, a four millennia old Proctor, with a cherished memory before entering. Jason's memory was an evening he and Bruce took off during his time as Robin due to Jason being too ill to fight.
Upon leaving, Jason was offered his cherished memory back. However, he chose to leave it behind. Later, they found and destroyed a member of the Untitled in Middleton, Colorado. Essence returned that evening, revealing to Jason that she betrayed the All-Caste in favor of the Untitled due to her mother, Ducra, being possessed by them. However, she was swiftly defeated by the Outlaws as they returned to their quest.
Death of the Family
After being invited to a Bat-family debriefing in the Batcave despite his strained relationship with them, Red Hood was informed by Bruce that the Joker had apparently discovered all of their secret identities and was planning on attacking them privately.
Jason left but was soon ambushed by the Joker and held captive alongside Red Robin. Here, Jason discovered that the Joker had effectively been torturing him all his life. The Joker claimed he had wanted to create a Robin who would cross the line Batman was unwilling to cross. Refusing to give further information, Joker then knocked the duo out before they could escape.
Later, Red Hood and the others awoke in a cave underneath Gotham, apparently having had their faces cut off and displayed in front of them on ice. However, this was all a trick and, in a last ditch effort, Joker gassed them all with the intent of having them kill each other. However, Red Hood and the others all managed to overcome the Joker's mind control through the love and trust they shared with one another.
Scarred by what he had learned from the Joker and the events that had unfolded, Jason refused to meet up with the rest of the family afterwards. Despite this, Jason and Bruce finally reconciled after he discovered Bruce had waited by his bedside after Jason had a particularly dangerous reaction to the Joker's gas. 
Feeling his former protégé deserved a second chance, Batman offered Jason a place in Batman Incorporated as the second Wingman, only asking that he not reveal his identity to the others. He teamed up with Damian Wayne, who operated under the name Redbird, though Damian was unaware of Jason's identity. Upon finding out who his partner all this time had been, Damian was hurt and confused. This was doubled by the fact that Bruce then informed him that he was to be benched as Robin until further notice.
Despite the fact he was now apart of Batman Incorporated, Jason barely got involved with the team and was not present when Damian was killed by Heretic. Jason did approach Bruce upon learning of another Robin's demise and attempted to ease whatever pain he was feeling. However, upon finding his old mentor had surrendered to the cruel emotionless drive in his grief to bring Damian back, Jason once again cut himself off from the Bat-family.
League of Assassins vs. The Untitled
Troubled by the past few months, Jason went back to the temple of the All-Caste and had all his painful memories erased from his mind by S'aru. This ultimately resulted in Jason having no recollection of his friends, enemies, allies, and experiences. Arsenal took him back to their base of operations, where he discovered what he had done and believed himself to be nothing more than a killer. Jason ran off in an attempt to find out who he really was.
While searching for himself, Jason was attacked by several members of the League of Assassins. After his initial defeat, they asked him to go with them, and he agreed, thinking that he may receive the answers he is looking for. They took him to 'Eth Alth'eban, the city of the League of Assassins, and Bronze Tiger told him this is where his new life would begin as the new leader of the League of Assassins.
The League of Assassins gathered and told him that only he knew how to save the League from a threat called the Untitled, but he told them that his memory was gone, therefore he didn't remember what he was supposed to know. Lady Shiva threatened to take control from Jason, but as she did so, Roy Harper arrived in the name of the Untitled to destroy the gates to the city.
Roy initially seemed to have the upper hand, but Jason and the League engaged and defeated him. Roy destroyed a wall of rock, revealing the "Well of Sins". Jason agreed to lead them, provided the League did not kill his friends. After a long battle, the last member of the Untitled revealed himself to be Ra's al Ghul, and he resumed control of the League once more.
Red Hood, Arsenal, and Starfire apologized to one another for their infighting, as Roy and Kori were slated to be executed by the League of Assassins under new-old management. At this time, conveniently, Jason's memories returned. Jason and Cheshire betrayed the League and freed the Outlaws. Red Hood confronted Ra's al Ghul head on and defeated him, with Essence arriving to help them escape the city's destruction.
When they were safe, Essence asked if Jason would join in the rebuilding of the All-Caste, but he declined.
In a yearlong conspiracy to destroy Batman orchestrated by a mysterious malefactor, Commissioner Gordon was tricked into killing an unarmed man and sent to prison. Barbara Gordon, wanting to exonerate her father with evidence, followed clues to South America, and Batman assigned Red Hood to go with her as backup.
Once in Brazil, Batgirl and Red Hood teamed up against the criminal Scorpiana and were directed closer to the real culprit in Rio de Janeiro. In Rio, the duo discovered Dr. Jose Falsario, an expert in hallucinogenic technology that was behind Gordon's incrimination. Falsario used the technology to trick Batgirl into attacking Red Hood, but Jason managed to snap her out of it by reminding her of their first encounter when he was Robin - when she told him he would never be as good as Dick.
Batgirl and Red Hood failed to apprehend Falsario before he was killed by an assassin as a cover up. They returned to Gotham empty handed but proved to Batman that Gordon was being framed as a part of some giant scheme.
Red Hood and Arsenal: Heroes for Hire
After Red Hood helped fend off Joker's final endgame against Batman, Bruce and the Joker perished in the caves under Gotham - initiating a new era without the two of them.
The Outlaws dissolved, with all three members going their separate ways.
After helping Arsenal during a solo operation though, Jason convinced Roy to work with him again. The duo set up shop in Roy's warehouse despite being broke. To raise funds, they turned to fixer Tara Battleworth for a job. Though she disliked their reputations, she gave them a job as mercenaries. Though they were successful with their mission, they were fired because Roy set up his own Hero-for-Hire side business for the two to make money that competed with Battleworth's.
Taking another contract, the two discovered the existence of Underbelly, the physical embodiment of all the world's corruption. When Underbelly tried to recruit Jason to his cause, the duo responded by vowing to destroy him. Anticipating where Underbelly would go to hide, the two headed to the most crime-ridden city on the planet: Gotham. While there, the Heroes-for-Hire were caught in the sights of the new Batman and convinced him to help them take down Underbelly.
Once Underbelly was caught, Jason visited the youth center he went to as a kid and found that Bruce was alive. Though he didn't understand why Bruce didn't recognize him, he was satisfied to learn that he was alive.
Batman and Robin Eternal
Red Hood became closer with the other former Robins after Bruce's death and resurrection. Together on a mission, they were attacked by agents of a woman named Mother who was allegedly connected to a secret Bruce had been hiding from them for years. The heroes set out to investigate the organization that had its eye on Bruce - Dick Grayson stayed in Gotham while Red Hood teamed up with Red Robin to follow the clues to South America.
Jason and Tim ended up in Santa Prisca, having found evidence that Mother's operation of child trafficking was involved with the Order of St. Dumas that operated there. They ran into conflict with Bane, who was trying to regain control of his country from the cult, until the heroes and villain decided to team up against their common enemy. Tim was dramatically hurt in the fight against the Order, and Jason had to get him to safety.
The pair came out with a plan to get more information: Tim faked penance to the Order and requested to join their operation, pretending to hand over Jason as a sacrifice. While Tim was vetted to replace the Order's current "angel of death" Azrael, Jason broke out and stole information from the compound regarding its connection to Mother. Red Hood and Red Robin escaped, returning to the States on a private plane.
Red Hood and Red Robin reported back their finds to Dick Grayson at the Spyral agency headquarters. However, unbeknownst to them, Mother's child-mind control had infiltrated so deep as to have affected all the students at the Spyral's associated school, and Red Hood was forced to fend off waves of assassin-trained children. The team of heroes were unsuccessful though from stopping Mother's plan to access a sattelite to mind-control all the children across the world into her evil empire.
The heroes sprung into action to stop Mother's plan and reduce the damage worldwide, with Jason designated to destroy the signal transmitter in Toronto, Canada. The Bat Family converged on Mother's headquarters and, together, defeated the woman and ended her master plan.
Concurrently with the attacks orchestrated by Mother, the civilian movement We Are Robin was being violently targeted by criminals and the Gotham City police. Red Hood was initially apathetic to the movement, believing that claiming one was Robin came with inherent danger, but Red Robin convinced him that a movement of kids wanting to do the right thing deserved their protection rather than their scorn. All the former Robins - Dick, Jason, Tim, and Damian - teamed up to teach the We Are Robin children the discipline Batman had once taught them as well as proper fighting techniques.
During the training, all the Robins except for Dick Grayson were captured by the militarized police force, with the entire conflict orchestrated by the Court of Owls to recruit Grayson into their organization. While imprisoned by the Court, Red Hood was pitted against Red Robin in a death match for who would be indoctrinated into their ranks, but the heroes used the opportunity to free all the children from their cages and escape into Gotham.
However, in a move of assumed self-sacrifice, Damian had agreed to join the Court of Owls to protect Gotham, believing it was what Batman would've done. Damian and his army of Talons defeated Red Hood and Red Robin. Dick Grayson caved and, as the real recruit they wanted, agreed to join the Court of Owls to stop the violence. The Court of Owls backed off, and the Robin War ended.
After splitting off from Arsenal, Jason went back to his solo career and set up in an abandoned bomb shelter under a police station in Gotham. During this time, Batman asked him to investigate a new connection between city hall and a new international crime cartel. Over the course of his investigation, Jason learned that the mayor had been infected with a techno-organic virus. Jason cured the mayor under the guise of an assassination attempt in order to provide himself an in with the Gotham underground. This worked as he caught the attention of Black Mask, who he suspected of being behind the virus. Batman confronted Jason about the plan, and while initially against it, he eventually agreed on the condition that Jason not kill anyone. Jason agreed.
To get closer to the conspiracy, Red Hood accepted an offer from Black Mask to become the heir to his criminal empire and began doing jobs for the crime boss to learn more. On one of his missions, Red Hood was sent to steal the Amazonian weapon the Bow of Ra while in transit, which put him in opposition with the Amazon warrior Artemis. Though they temporarily fought, Red Hood confided in Artemis that he was undercover, and the two worked together to try to protect their respective interests without blowing his cover. In the same illegal shipment, the heroes discovered a failed clone of Superman created by Lex Luthor known as Bizarro.
Black Mask had Artemis captured and imprisoned and, though Red Hood failed to secure the Bow of Ra, Sionis enjoyed his other prize of Bizarro, releasing the clone from his containment and brainwashing him to obey his commands. Red Hood developed sympathy for the creature and secretly showed him kindness, being reminded of his own resurrection by the monster's new, fragile life. Black Mask revealed to Red Hood that he knew that he was a spy but offered him the opportunity to join his operation for real. Jason refused and, freeing Bizarro from his mind control and Artemis from her prison, defeated Black Mask and put him in a coma, frustrated by his no-kill promise to Batman.
This "dark trinity" became the newest version of the Outlaws, and their first mission together was to relocate the Bow of Ra.
Adventures of the New Outlaws
Soon after becoming a new team, Jason discovered information that his new team member Bizarro had the potential to lose control like other previous failed Superman clones and possibly destroy the world, so, in the effort of heroism, prepared to execute Bizarro with a Kryptonite bullet. However, when Bizarro showed how much he cared about Red Hood, Jason backed down.
Off to Qurac, the Outlaw's plane was shot down by the Quracian military. Jason theorized that the hunt for the Bow of Ra was all an elaborate plan by the Joker to force him relive the trauma of his own death, but this turned out to be false. The bow was actually in the possession of Akila, Artemis' former best friend and lover, who was using it to protect her Amazon sisters. A fight broke out and both Akila and the Bow of Ra were lost. Though devastated, Artemis agreed to continue operating with the Outlaws.
Red Hood and the Outlaws returned to Gotham and cared for Bizarro, who had been critically injured in the fight, until Bizarro's creator Lex Luthor found him and healed him (and increased the monster's intelligence capacity) using green Kryptonite. With his newfound intelligence, Bizarro constructed the Outlaws a new invisible base for them to share in Gotham.
Jason and the Outlaws, in a secret plot by Bizarro to get more green Kryptonite to sustain his intelligence, were arrested by Batwoman and the Gotham Knights and sent to Belle Reve. There, they were immediately drafted onto Amanda Waller's Suicide Squad. The Outlaws struck a unique deal to go on a mission for Waller which involved stomping out a Colony stronghold in the Earth's crust for their freedom, which fed right into Bizarro's plan to give him access to the Kryptonite ore he was searching for. After the mission's success, the Outlaws returned to Gotham.
Following this, Artemis asked Jason out on a date and, though they bonded closely, Artemis only intended the date to be a cover for them to discuss Bizarro's suspicious activity with his new intelligence. After devising a strategy, the pair eventually convince Bizarro to give up his addiction to Kryptonite and return to his old self.
Penguin and the Fall of the Outlaws
One day, Jason was delivered a letter by his cousin Faye Gunn, addressed to Jason by his father, who he believed had been dead for years. In the letter, Willis admitted to his son that he had committed a lot of crimes while Jason was a boy in order to support their family but was innocent of the final crime he was convicted of before his apparent death in prison. Willis had been hired to take the fall for the Penguin for a crime he didn't actually commit. While in prison, Jason's father would then be contacted by the government for an experiment that would possibly commute his sentence, and, once agreeing, his death was faked. After learning how much of his childhood had been built on a lie, Jason was devastated and furious.
In an act of revenge, Jason went after the Penguin. Cobblepot, while live on tv debuting a new theme park he had funded, was ambushed by Red Hood, who took off his mask and revealed his identity and his father's name to the villain. The Penguin only laughed at Red Hood, believing he had sold out Batman's identity for a nobody like Willis Todd. Jason, sick of the catch and release nature of super villains that put his father in jail in the first place, snapped and shot Penguin right through his monocled eye - but did so with a blank, ironically allowing the Penguin to continue to cling to life.
Jason fled the scene of the crime but was viciously caught and beaten by Batman, who was unaware that the Penguin was still alive and was furious thinking that Jason had broken his no killing rule.
Though Red Hood managed to escape Batman long enough to return to the Outlaws' base, without Bizarro's intelligence to continue to maintain it, the entire thing began to fall apart, as well as a dimensional portal housed inside. To stop the catastrophe of the entire base's breakdown, Bizarro and Artemis sacrificed themselves and were sucked into the trans-dimensional portal, with Artemis giving Jason one final kiss before saying goodbye.
Jason was once again captured by Batman and prepared to be processed by the GCPD but was rescued by his best friend and former Outlaw Arsenal.
Roy and Jason, on the run, went to the island the original three Outlaws used to operate from. While healing, Jason researched where Artemis and Bizarro might've been transported to but came up short. Red Hood and Arsenal did one final mission together to fight their former enemy Suzie Su before Roy admitted he was going back into rehab and left Jason to go to Sanctuary.
After his falling out with Batman, Jason went in a new, darker direction with his vigilantism - donning a new costume and using a crowbar as his weapon of choice - the item that killed him.
After his first few solo missions, Jason reconnected with Batman to talk about their fight. In their conversation, Batman revealed that the Penguin was still recovering from being shot and that Roy Harper was killed at Sanctuary. Jason was hurt by the death of his best friend and left him a final voicemail after the meeting with Batman. Batman and Red Hood also came to the agreement that Jason could continue to operate as a vigilante - but he wasn't allowed to work in Gotham.
Jason temporarily relocated to Appleton City and fought a zombie outbreak. He also ran into competition with the new Wingman - an alias Jason had previously used himself to remain anonymous in Batman Incorporated. Though they fought, Jason discovered that Wingman was actually his father Willis Todd, who had not died as he had grown up to believe.
Soon after, Red Hood returned to Gotham against Batman's wishes.
Prince of Gotham
Back in Gotham, Red Hood continued his vengeance against the Penguin by abducting the man and trapping him in the Iceberg Casino. Jason tortured him by forcing Cobblepot to watch him as he took control of his criminal empire - employing Suzie Su and former Teen Titan Bunker as his bodyguards. Batman once again tried to run Red Hood out of Gotham but was stopped when Jason threatened to reveal his secret identity.
Refusing to watch his empire get stolen from him, the Penguin hired a group of assassins called the Five Aces to take out Red Hood and rescue him, but Red Hood stopped the attack and killed them all.
When Bunker realized who he was working with and found the Penguin held in captivity, he rebelled against Jason and freed Cobblepot, ending Red Hood's criminal reign.
Not long after Jason left the Iceberg Lounge behind, almost every staple of the world intelligence community was completely destroyed by the Leviathan Organization in a single night. Among the decimated organisations were A.R.G.U.S., the D.E.O., Spyral, Cadmus and even the Kobra Cult. Jason, like most vigilantes, chose to open his own investigation into the astonishing incident.
While investigating the wreckage of A.R.G.U.S.'s headquarters, Jason was approached by Batman, and the two shared investigative notes. Both Jason and Batman believed that Talia al Ghul was not behind the attacks, instead theorizing that Leviathan had a new leader. Batman told Jason that he and a team of detectives had developed a sizable suspect list in an attempt to uncover the identity of Leviathan's new leader, including Amanda Waller, Sam Lane, Steve Trevor, and, ... Jason himself.
Before Jason could question Bruce's logic, the team of detectives consisting of Damian, Green Arrow, Lois Lane, Manhunter, Plastic Man and the Question appeared. The team told Jason they suspected him because of his track record and because he was one of the few people in the world capable of pulling off such an act; furthermore the technology used was suspiciously similar to Batman's tech, something only a few people would have access to, including Jason.
Upon hearing the detectives' statements, Jason ran. Although Batman's team had the numerical advantage, Jason was able to take out each member of the team one-on-one. Before he left, Jason made a statement to Lois Lane, explaining to her that Leviathan was probably using Batman's tech as a way of framing him. After Jason escaped, the team saw validity in his statement and began pursuing other leads.
Jason accepted a meeting with the supervillain Lex Luthor, who suggested that Red Hood mentor a group of would-be teenage supervillains to act more organized like he did. Red Hood agreed and became the leader of the new team Generation Outlaws. Jason and his new Outlaws worked closely with Shay Veritas, the smartest woman in the world, and protected her on dangerous missions.
Though Red Hood was excited to see his old team again, he realized that they were being mind-controlled by a mysterious force and had to flee. Red Hood and Generation Outlaws regrouped and returned to fight Artemis and Bizarro. During the fight, in an attempt to break her out of her mind control, Jason kissed Artemis. Though "the power of love" didn't stop her, the kiss did succeed in grossing out the mind controller - a new villain called Vessel, an associate of Lex Luthor who sought world domination with his possession powers. Red Hood, the Outlaws, Generation Outlaws, and Ma Gunn all teamed up to stop Vessel and put an end to his plan.
After the battle, Jason and Artemis admitted their true romantic feelings for one another but decided not to form a relationship. Red Hood decided to leave the Outlaws behind and finally return to Gotham City yet again.
- Lazarus Enhancement: Due to being immersed in the Lazarus Pits, Jason possesses some magical abilities.
- Magic Negation: Jason was taught a powerful, arcane martial arts strike by Talia al Ghul, that only a force of true good is capable of delivering. This move allows Jason to strip the power of mystical opponents.
- Summoning: Jason possesses the unique ability to summon the All-Blades - A pair of mystical blades manifested from Jason's own soul, designed to kill magic-based threats. The blades can only be summoned in the presence of true evil. Jason has even shown the ability to summon dozens of All-Blades at once.
- Business Management: Jason ran the Iceberg Lounge for a short time.
- Computer Hacking: Having been taught by Tim Drake, Jason was able to hack into LexCorp computers in less than five minutes.
- Computer Operation
- Genius Level Intellect
- Indomitable Will
- Martial Arts: Jason is a master martial artist, having received training from many of the world's most skilled fighters, including Batman, Nightwing, Bronze Tiger, Lady Shiva and the All-Caste. He was considered the All-Caste's most successful pupil, earning him respect and secrets only he has been able to unlock. Even Damian Wayne, who doesn't have a very high opinion of Jason, considers his older brother to be one of the greatest fighters to have ever lived. As part of his Robin training, Bruce taught Jason a technique called "language of combat," wherein he can communicate with others while fighting. Jason is skilled enough to match Deathstroke, and even Ra's al Ghul in combat.
- Dim Mak: Jason is skilled in this ancient form of martial arts where you strike vital points of the opponent's body causing paralysis, intense and prolonged pain or death. He was taught a specific nerve strike technique by Lady Shiva, that allows him to instantly paralyze an opponent.
- Kung Fu
- Multilingualism: Jason is capable of speaking both English and Portuguese. However, his Portuguese has gotten rusty over the years.
- Occultism: Jason is knowledgeable on various mystical concepts, due to his training with the All-Caste.
- Peak Human Condition: Through intense training, Jason has trained his body to the natural pinnacle of human physical prowess. His physical attributes roughly exceeded that of an Olympic level athlete. His strength, speed, stamina, agility, reflexes and coordination are at peak human perfection. He has displayed on multiple occasions that he is quick enough to dodge point-blank gunfire.
- Firearms: Jason is a highly skilled marksman. Unlike most of the Batman Family, Red Hood is one of few who has no problems with the use of firearms.
- Swordsmanship: Due to his training over the years, Jason is a master swordsman. He has even been able to keep up with the likes of Ra's al Ghul in a sword dual.
- Bone Spur: According to future Tim, after Jason was killed by the Joker, one of his bones was never set right, which caused a growing debilitating bone spur in his hip joint.
- Red Hood Costume: After meeting up with Starfire, Jason donned an armored suit, originally belonging to Nightwing, found in her possession. The suit shows a figure closely resembling a bat-symbol colored red and placed in the center of the chest. It also has a built-in taser which Jason uses to get people off of him when necessary.
- Venom (Formerly)
- All-Blades: The All-Blades are a pair of magical blades which can inflict great pain on magical creatures, but are otherwise harmless. Jason can summon the All-Blades at will, but only in the presence of true evil.
- Jason Todd was created by Gerry Conway and Don Newton first appearing in Batman #357. Red Hood was created by Bill Finger and Lew Sayre Schwartz first appearing in Detective Comics #168. Jason Todd's version of Red Hood was an adaptation from the original Red Hood and first appeared in Batman #635. The latter version of the character was adapted and introduced into the Prime Earth continuity, first appearing as part of the New 52 DC Universe in Red Hood and the Outlaws #1 by Scott Lobdell and Kenneth Rocafort.
- Three issues that deal in the origins of how Jason Todd first met Batman in the New 52 greatly conflict. In Red Hood and the Outlaws #0 and Secret Origins (Volume 3) #5, Jason first met Batman after he was caught trying to steal prescription drugs from Leslie Thompkins. However in Red Hood and the Outlaws: Rebirth #1, Jason first met Batman after he attempted to steal the tires from the Batmobile.
- These three sources also list conflicting accounts of his resurrection. Red Hood and the Outlaws #0 and Red Hood and the Outlaws: Rebirth #1 both link it to the Lazarus Pit, while Secret Origins (Volume 3) #5 shows him coming to life in the coffin through unknown means (as was the case in Under the Hood, Superboy Prime punching reality) and only being healed in the Lazarus Pit.
- Jason Todd has a confirmed kill count of 83.
- Jason spent time in Arkham Asylum, where he had therapy sessions with Dr. Quinzel. Though when this happened exactly is unknown.
- Jason kept the tire he originally stole from the Batmobile.
- Jason considers Roy Harper to be his best friend.
- Jason has had brief relationships with Ravager, Essence and Isabel Ardila.
- Jason's blood type is O-.
- 310 Appearances of Jason Todd (Prime Earth)
- 216 Images featuring Jason Todd (Prime Earth)
- 53 Quotations by or about Jason Todd (Prime Earth)
- Character Gallery: Jason Todd (Prime Earth)
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