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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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iamnotamember1 Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2015
Spoilers:

The true origin of the Arkham Knight...
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TheSwagifiedMatt Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2015  New Deviant Hobbyist Artist
Joker: Dammit Batman I was going to beat half to death with a crowbar 
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TheSwagifiedMatt Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2015  New Deviant Hobbyist Artist
Joker: Damn it Batman I was going to beat half to death with a crowbar 
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TheSwagifiedMatt Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2015  New Deviant Hobbyist Artist
Joker: Damn it Batman I was going to beat half to death with a crowbar 
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TheSwagifiedMatt Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2015  New Deviant Hobbyist Artist
Joker: Damn it Batman I was going to beat half to death with a crowbar CURSE YOU! 
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TheSwagifiedMatt Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2015  New Deviant Hobbyist Artist
Joker: Damn it Batman I was going to beat half to death with a crowbar CURSE YOU! 
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TaimuSutoppu Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2015  New Deviant
Favourited.
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KitBlack98 Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2015
I laughed so hard. I have hiccups, so thank u for that
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Carla5037 Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2015
lol
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nightgirl250 Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2015
fuck you  batman
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ReptileGirl06 Featured By Owner May 20, 2015
I will admit, I do strongly disagree with the anti-LGBT language you used. But I do think it is kinda funny how Batman blamed the Joker for hitting Jason with a crowbar.
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GuyThatIsJustHere Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2015
Agreed.
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Clau-Sam Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2015
How dare you? ;A; xDD but it's so funny.
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BubbleGuppy070203 Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Cool
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Shadowspider9 Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2014
Jason always seemed the weirdest to me. He wasn't raised to be a super athlete who wanted vengeance for his family the way Dick or Damian where, and he wasn't a genius who figured out Batman's identify and wanted to be a Robin the way Tim did.
He was just a kid off the street who ran into Batman, and Bruce just said, hey kid want to be Robin.
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fang980 Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2014
It all make snese now
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AliceandTails Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2014
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
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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ArkhamPrincessSanity Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2014
I laughed so hard this was perfect! XD
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JadeWinchester Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2014  Student Writer
I know right I guess that's really how JayBird died. Lol blame it on Mistah J Bats.
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Annihilator1 Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
The perfect alibi. The only guy nutty enough to do anything.
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dogs297 Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2013  Student General Artist
always blame it on Joker, that is always the best alibi!
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0565451 Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
AWSUM SACEGoogle Is Your Friend Sign Pirate Flag Bounce Fangirl Emote :shout: Clap Mustache :happybounce: Hug CURSE YOU! Rage Giggle Love I think I've fainted. :happybounce: 
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Disney0bsessoid5150 Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Cuz we all know jason fights dirtier than (insert expletive)
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TheBlueDreamMaker Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Joker did it!!!!!!!:happybounce:
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Disney0bsessoid5150 Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i just watched "under the red hood" and now i really want to read the comic...lots of effort lol
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ponie08 Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
omg this is hilarious
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DeepDarkYetDangerous Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2013  Hobbyist
... O.o ...

I read the description first (I love how you worded that... And how you put that last sentence in... =^.^= ), then read the comic....

And laughed my butt off...

I love how you did the comic! I NEVER would have thought about that idea with the iPod thing!!! lol
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SMLtheGRartist Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
owww so that's what happened.....lol there;s an explenesion, very nice!
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Wisest-Potato Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2013
The reason they brought back Jason was because they realized that the majority of the callers who wanted Jason Todd dead was actually the same person calling over and over again.
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proud-otaku-yay Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2013
and it was batman, sorry batman but you are a fiction character DEAL WITH IT!
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Ameute Featured By Owner May 19, 2013
I know it was all a lie! Stealing the wheels off the batmobile? I don't buy that for a second.
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SilverGull Featured By Owner May 11, 2013
Awesome! They even made a "Under the red hood" movie to cover this up :D
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Cloudedsenses410 Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2013
damien must be his trouble with control. or maybe his inability to show affection.
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comingo Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2013
joker did it!! lol cant stop laughing
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FlossSwallower Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2013
Jason's look when he gets hit made me laugh so hard. Also, in the last panel, when Batman says the Joker did it.
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AnimeNoelle Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Fun fact: During that vote if Jason lived or died they actually voted for him to live. Unfortunately the system they were using to collect and count the votes messed up saying fans wanted him to die. when he did there was such an uproar they brought him back as bad boy Red hood.... ((got that from the DC Universe Official Encyclopedia))
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misunderstoodshark Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013
First I laughed, then I felt bad about the fact I laughed at Jason's death. Oh well! hahahahahahah!
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CalliiBloodlust Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Reminds me of my sister Rose.
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LillyDeathbed Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013   Artist
hahaha!!! xD lolol
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LetsSee23 Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012
hey dickhead jason todd is one of the best characters in the DCU universe
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Tragic-Ballerina Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
dude, i totally agree :) i gave all the boys the same treatment, don't worry. You enjoying Outlaws?
And i am i dickhead :) I love my Nightwing ;)
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