History ComicBook / ADeathInTheFamily

16th Jan '18 1:49:13 AM jormis29
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* SeeminglyWholesomeFiftiesGirl: Dr. Haywood looks just like Doris Day. Otherwise, she is ''nothing'' like Doris Day.

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* SeeminglyWholesomeFiftiesGirl: Dr. Haywood looks just like Doris Day.Creator/DorisDay. Otherwise, she is ''nothing'' like Doris Day.
22nd Dec '17 5:09:42 PM Mullon
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* HeroAntagonist: The UN calls Franchise/{{Superman}} in because they correctly assume Batman is not going to like [[spoiler: Joker being made Iran's ambassador to the UN]] and don't want him to cause an international incident. To Superman's credit he doesn't like the job but recognizes it's importance, which is why he holds Batman back.

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* HeroAntagonist: The UN calls in Franchise/{{Superman}} in because they correctly assume Batman is not going to like [[spoiler: Joker being made Iran's ambassador to the UN]] and don't want him to cause an international incident. To Superman's credit he doesn't like the job but recognizes it's importance, which is why he holds Batman back.
18th Nov '17 9:53:37 AM BatmanKalEl
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* TakeThat: A rather unsubtle one to the Iranian government and the Ayatollah Khomeini specifically, who literally appoint a mass-murdering psychopath as their United Nations ambassador for the purpose of murdering the General Assembly. Given the state of U.S.-Iranian relations in The80s, it's not too far from what films and television shows were doing.

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* TakeThat: A rather unsubtle one to the Iranian government and the Ayatollah Khomeini specifically, who literally appoint a mass-murdering psychopath as their United Nations ambassador for the purpose of murdering the General Assembly. Given the state of U.S.-Iranian relations in The80s, TheEighties, it's not too far from what films and television shows were doing.
15th Nov '17 4:17:31 AM OmarKarindu
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** And one to the United Nations and the U.S. diplomatic corps, since they allow the Joker -- the Joker! -- to speak to the General Assembly.

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** And one to the United Nations and States government, especially those involved int he Iran-Contra Scandal of the U.S. diplomatic corps, period, since they allow the Joker -- the Joker! -- to speak to the General Assembly.Assembly because of what are strongly implied to be secret dealings with Iran.
15th Nov '17 4:13:27 AM OmarKarindu
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** And one to the United Nations and the U.S. diplomatic corps, since they allow the Joker -- the Joker! -- to speak to the General Assembly.
15th Nov '17 4:11:47 AM OmarKarindu
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* TakeThat: A rather unsubtle one to the Iranian government and the Ayatollah Khomeini specifically, who literally appoint a mass-murdering psychopath as their United Nations ambassador for the purpose of murdering the General Assembly. Given the state of U.S.-Iranian relations in The80s, it's not too far from what films and television shows were doing.
15th Nov '17 4:07:59 AM OmarKarindu
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* ContrivedCoincidence: Even though Batman's hunt for the Joker and Jason's quest to find his true mother are separate and cross borders, the Joker manages to turn up exactly where Jason is going twice during the story, allowing Batman to team up with Jason again and ensuring that bruce will be there when [[spoiler: Jason is killed by the Joker]].
25th Oct '17 1:25:03 PM MinisterOfSinister
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* ContinuityNod: Reference is made to the events of ''ComicBook/TheKillingJoke'', when it is noted the superhero community and especially Jason are furious with the Joker for what he did to Batgirl.
20th Oct '17 3:46:02 PM MinisterOfSinister
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The story follows Jason Todd, the second Robin. Prior to this, Jason's backstory had been changed in the aftermath of ''ComicBook/CrisisOnInfiniteEarths''. No longer the redheaded child of circus acrobats slain by Killer Croc, Jason was re-imagined as a vagrant who first ran into Batman after stealing the tires off of the Batmobile. After rescuing him from a school dedicated to creating young criminals, Batman recruited the young boy to be the new Robin, as the original, Dick Grayson, had left and became his own man following being shot by the Joker. However, Jason was still full of rage and he would channel it during his beatdowns, culminating in an ambiguous ending where Jason chases down the son of a foreign diplomat in revenge for the girl he killed, only for the man to fall to his death, unknowing to both Batman and the readers if the man slipped and fell or if Jason [[MoralEventHorizon crossed the line and pushed him]]. Fans did not like the DarkerAndEdgier Robin and something had to be done.

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The story follows is divided up into four chapters, but all centre on the life and death of Jason Todd, the second Robin. Prior to this, Jason's backstory had been changed in the aftermath of ''ComicBook/CrisisOnInfiniteEarths''. No longer the redheaded child of circus acrobats slain by Killer Croc, Jason was re-imagined as a vagrant who first ran into Batman after stealing the tires off of the Batmobile. After rescuing him from a school dedicated to creating young criminals, Batman recruited the young boy to be the new Robin, as the original, Dick Grayson, had left and became his own man following being shot by the Joker. However, Jason was still full of rage and he would channel it during his beatdowns, culminating in an ambiguous ending where Jason chases down the son of a foreign diplomat in revenge for the girl he killed, only for the man to fall to his death, unknowing to both Batman and the readers if the man slipped and fell or if Jason [[MoralEventHorizon crossed the line and pushed him]]. Fans [[TheScrappy did not like like]] the DarkerAndEdgier Robin and something had to be done.



A short while later, Jason bumps into a person from his past, who gives him a box containing some evidence that the persons he knew as his parents aren't actually his biological mom and dad. Believing that his mother is alive somewhere, Jason takes off to find her, not knowing that ComicBook/TheJoker is on the loose and that their paths will cross again...

The story was loosely adapted in the WesternAnimation/DCUniverseAnimatedOriginalMovies film ''WesternAnimation/BatmanUnderTheRedHood'', though changing it to be a Ra's al Ghul distraction plot GoneHorriblyWrong and WordOfGod revealed that this event happened in the TimeSkip between seasons one and two of ''WesternAnimation/YoungJustice''.

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A short while later, Jason bumps into a person from his past, who gives him a box containing some evidence that the persons he knew as his parents aren't actually his biological mom and dad. Believing that his mother is alive somewhere, Jason takes off to find her, not knowing that her and Batman is reluctantly forced to join him. Their initial efforts prove fruitless, but eventually they track his mother to a refugee aid camp in Ethiopia. Unfortunately for Jason, ComicBook/TheJoker is on has plans for him and his mother, and Chapter 1 ends with Jason dead, Batman mournfully holding his body in his arms [[PietaPlagiarism à la La Pietà]]. The fans [[BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor got what they wanted]], [[AlasPoorScrappy only to regret it as soon as they got it]].

Chapter 2 involves Batman's attempts to get even with
the loose Joker for what he did, which are complicated by the Joker becoming Iran's representative at the United Nations, which grants him DiplomaticImpunity and leads the US Government to recruit Superman to prevent Bruce from doing anything that their paths will cross again...

could cause a diplomatic incident. When the Joker tries to gas-bomb the UN Chambers, Superman and Batman team up to stop him. Unfortunately for Batman, though, Joker ends up going down in a helicopter that crashes into the ocean, and of course he comes back later. Batman laments that things between him and the Joker always end that way: unresolved.

The later chapters dealt with Batman falling into a HeroicBSOD that saw him becoming increasingly brutal and fatalistic because of his unresolved guilt over Jason's death, as well as the efforts of Tim Drake, a young boy who idolised Dick Grayson, to convince Dick to be Batman's Robin again, believing that only a sidekick could snap Bruce out of his funk. Ironically, these events paved the way for Tim himself to take the mantle of Robin.

The story was loosely adapted in into the prologue of the WesternAnimation/DCUniverseAnimatedOriginalMovies film ''WesternAnimation/BatmanUnderTheRedHood'', though changing which also featured the follow-up comic storyline "Under the Hood", but changed it to be a Ra's al Ghul distraction plot GoneHorriblyWrong and WordOfGod revealed that this event happened in the TimeSkip between seasons one and two of ''WesternAnimation/YoungJustice''.



* ActionDad - PapaWolf: Batman, obviously. [[spoiler:He is so '''impossibly''' pissed off at ComicBook/TheJoker for what he did to poor Jason that he comes this close to kill him, and only Superman's intervention stops him.]]

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* ActionDad - PapaWolf: Batman, obviously. [[spoiler:He He is so '''impossibly''' pissed off at ComicBook/TheJoker for what he did to poor Jason that he comes this close to kill him, and only Superman's intervention stops him.]]
14th Feb '17 7:33:01 PM Mullon
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* NeverFoundTheBody: The Joker is shot and left in a helicopter that crashes into the ocean. However, [[JokerImmunity his body can't be found afterwards]]. Batman seems aware of this trope, since when Batman washes up he repeatedly tells Superman to find the body, and looks

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* NeverFoundTheBody: The Joker is shot and left in a helicopter that crashes into the ocean. However, [[JokerImmunity his body can't be found afterwards]]. Batman seems aware of this trope, since when Batman washes up he repeatedly tells Superman to find the body, and looksbody.
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