- My name is Sasha. My face is no longer my own. I have made something of myself. Something new. Something strong and unafraid. My name is Sasha. But not tonight. Tonight I am SCARLET.
- — Scarlet src
Sasha came to Gotham City with her father in order to begin a new life with the help of her uncle Lev. Lev was a small time crook, working for Mister Toad and Professor Pyg. After escaping Batman and Robin Sasha's father came home and began packing their things telling her they had to leave Gotham. However, both Niko and Sasha were intercepted by Professor Pyg. Pyg manages to place Niko under his control with a Dollotron. He also attempted this on Sasha, but the Dollotron failed.
Playing possum, she is brought to an abandoned circus, where she manages to escape with the help of Robin. However, the entire ordeal had traumatized her. She looked like one of Pyg's Dollotrons now, as did her father. She found where he had been taken in a hospital and slipped into his room during the night, where she smothered him to death with a pillow. This was when the Red Hood found her and promised her a way she could channel all her rage.
Red Hood and Scarlet
This was how Sasha became Scarlet, the Red Hood's sidekick. She joined him on his campaign of killing criminals and trying to supplant Batman and Robin's place in Gotham City. She was afraid to try to remove the mask Pyg had put on her. It could tear her face off or make it so no doctor could help her later. Jason Todd, the Red Hood, reassured her that whatever she decided to do about it would not make her any less special.
Working with the Red Hood led her into a confrontation with Robin, who had previous failed to keep his promise to save her. He was a much better fighter than her, but he was still only a kid. She surprised him with a taser shot and stabbed him in the side. She then rendered him unconscious with a blow to the head, helping Red Hood capture the dynamic duo.
It was then that Red Hood and Scarlet were ambushed by an assassin called Flamingo, prompting Sasha to recall how her father and uncle once talked in whispers about a man they feared named Eduardo Flamingo, a good man who fought the Mob until they cut his brain apart and took away everything human. They made Flamingo kill his wife, his children and eventually everyone and everything he'd ever loved. On that day, Eduardo Flamingo became the King of Killers, the Ace of Assassins and Death. While Batman and Robin escaped from their trap, Red Hood and Scarlet attempted to combat against Flamingo. However both of them proved inferior to Flamingo's skills and Red Hood told her to run, and it was only with the timely arrival of Batman and Robin that they were not killed. During the fight with Batman and Robin, Scarlet was able to get behind Flamingo and proceeded to "let the punishment fit the crime" by slashing the right side of Flamingo's face. Flamingo throws her away and she runs away. She is last seen escaping Gotham in a stolen vehicle, and while she is driving her mask comes loose and falls off, with her fate unknown.
Powers and Abilities
- Night-Vision Goggles
- Retractable Blade
- 11 Appearances of Sasha (New Earth)
- 12 Images featuring Sasha (New Earth)
- 1 Quotations by or about Sasha (New Earth)
- Character Gallery: Sasha (New Earth)