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Robin 101: Jason Todd by Tragic-Ballerina Robin 101: Jason Todd by Tragic-Ballerina
So, it's been said that the three main Robins, (Dick, Tim and Jason) are all reflective of the three main parts of Batman's personality, his compassion, his intelligence and his anger.
Personally, i kinda think that was a coincidence that sounded really cool, so DC just runs with it now, but anyway.
Jason basically started out as a carbon copy of Dick (literally, circus and everything) after Dick left, got his Nightwing on and started Teen Titaning. This wasn't an all that popular move with Jason's character, so new writers were introduced that re-make Jason to have a bad-boy attitude. If the Robins were a boy band, he'd be the one with the rebel hair cut and the goatee. His new back story re-wrote him as a street kid with a good heart that Batman found stealing his tires one night...off the bat mobile...kid had balls. Of course, as Batman is, when ever he sees an orphan boy he's just GOT to have it, so he took in Jason and trained him to be the new Robin.
Jason had a lot of anger though. He was kind of the anti-dick (why does that sound dirty?) where Dick would follow Batman's orders without hesitation, Jason had a tendency to play by his own rules, letting his anger get the best of him. This anger reflected Bruce's, which he didn't exactly like as it brought out a weakness in Batman. The two had conflicts but still cared for each other and yadda yadda yadda.
Of course, Jason's most famous moment was his death in the 80's. Fans were able to call in and have their say as to whether Jason survived a crowbar/bomb attack from the Joker or not. The fans chose the latter. It was a sad choice at the time, but in the long run, kinda cool. It added a new dynamic to Batman, helping mold the darker and broodier Batman we know and love today, paving plot road for Tim Drake later, but that's another story. On top of that, as comic book characters do, Jason rose from the dead later when Superboy Prime...punched...*sigh* reality. Even though Jason wasn't that much of a fan fav when he was alive the first time, when he came back as Red Hood, that was another story. He's probably one of the most popular new non-classic Batman villains to pop up since Harley Quinn and Black Mask. He's not even that much of a villain, more an anti-hero. He's pretty much doing what his character was doing before he died, using his anger to fight crime, playing by his own rules and exposing Batman's weaknesses. That and he got wicked sexy ;)
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AliceandTails Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wow....Batman your evil....
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TheModeCrasher7 Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Wicked sexy indeed...;)
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Jack-frost-fangirl55 Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
And this,human civilization,is the real culprit
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PurpleCow48 Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2014  Student Writer
This is really freaking hilarious. Especially Bats' face in the last panel.
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iamash18 Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
That would be me if someone stole my iPod
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TheModeCrasher7 Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I agree with the wicked sexy part. No arguing with that kind of logic! ;)
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TimmyDrake123 Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2014  Student Digital Artist
That's why I'm glad I left...
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TheAwesomer123 Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
XD DAMMIT, JASON!
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BatmanXD100percent Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
lol the true story! :3
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JadeWinchester Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2014  Student Writer
I agree to your description
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