"May I Have This Dance With the Devil?": Aboard the U.S.S. Excelsior Jason and Roy fight off an armada of H.I.V.E. soldiers to get to a bomb which is being carried on-board.

Quote1 Don't let the designer uniforms fool you. That's still me and Roy under there. Quote2
Red Hood

Red Hood/Arsenal #10 is an issue of the series Red Hood/Arsenal (Volume 1) with a cover date of May, 2016. It was published on March 9, 2016.

Appearing in "May I Have This Dance With the Devil?"

Featured Characters:

Supporting Characters:


  • H.I.V.E.
    • H.I.V.E. Soldiers
    • H.I.V.E. Regal (First appearance)

Other Characters:

  • The U.S. Navy
    • Admiral
  • Harley Quinn (Illustration only)
  • The Joker (Illustration only)
  • Duela's Therapist (Single appearance)
  • Ducra (Mentioned only)


  • U.S.S. Excelsior
    • Engineering Deck
    • Hangar Deck
  • Office of Tara Battleworth (Flashback only)
  • DelBlen's Diner (Flashback only)
  • Pentagon


  • Transubstantiation Device


  • U.S.S. Excelsior

Synopsis for "May I Have This Dance With the Devil?"

Aboard the U.S.S. Excelsior Jason and Roy fight off an armada of H.I.V.E. soldiers to get to a bomb which is being carried on-board.

Several hours earlier they were sat in Tara Battleworth's office discussing the nature of Duela who was undergoing therapy at Tara's request. Whilst Duela antagonised her clinician Roy and Jason learned of the job about the Navy vessel from Noelle, a system analyst aboard the ship, only, they don't trust her so Jason and Roy sneak into the Pentagon to validate her info.

Back aboard the ship, as Roy plays with the bomb's main panel, its creator the H.I.V.E. Regal announces himself but just before he and Jason fight Roy disables the bomb by stabbing it repeatedly with arrows. Meanwhile, Duela's therapist clears her for duty claiming that - while having the potential to be worse than The Joker - she needs the Outlaws and Tara agrees.

At a medal awarding ceremony for Roy and Jason they tell Duela she is back on the team, elated she dives underwater to a cave system and retrieves her mask having discarded it to dupe the others and now she vows to be a bigger, darker and sicker person.


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  • The names given by Roy and Jason as they sneak into the Pentagon (Admiral Warf and Colonel Klink) are likely references to Star Trek's Worf and Hogan's Heroes' Colonel Klink respectively.

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