History ComicBook / ADeathInTheFamily

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.
14th Feb '17 7:32:09 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 recognize's it's importance, which is why he holds Batman back.

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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 recognize's recognizes it's importance, which is why he holds Batman back.
4th Feb '17 6:50:27 PM Mullon
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* AmbiguousSituation: When Joker spots Bruce Wayne at the UN, they stare at each other for several panels (with Bruce looking ''really'' angry), then Joker walks away laughing. It's ambiguous whether Joker is just laughing because he thought he recognized Batman, or because he actually recognized Batman.



* DownerEnding: Oh sure, Joker has been stopped, but [[spoiler:Jason and his mother are dead, and due to the Joker's diplomatic immunity, [[KarmaHoudini he does not have to answer to the law for his crimes]]]]. Batman also ends the story on the dismal note that the conflict between himself and Joker will never be resolved.

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* DownerEnding: Oh sure, Joker has been stopped, but [[spoiler:Jason and his mother are dead, and due to the Joker's diplomatic immunity, [[KarmaHoudini and the Joker escapes so he does not have to answer to the law for his crimes]]]]. Batman also ends the story on the dismal note that the conflict between himself and Joker will never be resolved.



* HeelRealization: [[spoiler:Sheila's dying moments have her realize that Jason, whom she'd already betrayed, was desperately trying to save her life.]]

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* ForgotAboutHisPowers: Somehow Superman is not able to find the Joker's body when he goes down in the flaming helicopter. There wasn't anything special about the helicopter or the ocean, his SuperSenses should have spotted Joker easily.
* HeelRealization: [[spoiler:Sheila's dying moments have her realize that Jason, whom she'd already betrayed, was desperately trying to save her life.]]life, and tries to help Jason escape with her.]]
* 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 recognize's it's importance, which is why he holds Batman back.



* MyGreatestFailure: [[spoiler:The death of Jason]] is arguably this for Batman.
* NeverFoundTheBody: The Joker is shot and left in a helicopter that crashes into the ocean. However, [[JokerImmunity his body can't be found afterwards]].

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* MyGreatestFailure: [[spoiler:The death of Jason]] is arguably and will always be this for Batman.
* 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
25th Jul '16 11:33:38 AM Kooshmeister
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* BadBoss: The Joker, who "pays" his {{Mooks}} in Ethiopia with a dose of his laughing gas when he doesn't need them anymore.
21st May '16 11:15:20 PM Anddrix
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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 SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker is on the loose and that their paths will cross again...

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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 SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker ComicBook/TheJoker is on the loose and that their paths will cross again...



* ActionDad - PapaWolf: Batman, obviously. [[spoiler:He is so '''impossibly''' pissed off at SelfDemonstrating/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 is so '''impossibly''' pissed off at SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker ComicBook/TheJoker for what he did to poor Jason that he comes this close to kill him, and only Superman's intervention stops him.]]
15th Feb '16 11:15:15 AM BatmanKalEl
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* NothingsTheSameAnymore: It took decades for the Batman to recover from this storyline.

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* NothingsTheSameAnymore: NothingIsTheSameAnymore: It took decades for the Batman to recover from this storyline.
18th Jan '16 3:39:25 PM MrDeath
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* BallotStuffing: There were rumors stating that there was one voter who was able to change the fate of Jason Todd by voting over 100 times. According to the letter section of ''Batman'' #429, Denny O'Neil said that, up until the last 15 minutes of the vote, the "Jason Lives" option was ahead by 38 votes, only for the "Jason Dies" option to surpass it and win by 72 votes.
18th Jan '16 3:31:42 PM ThallianGold
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* LateArrivalSpoiler: At the time, many people dismissed the voting as a publicity gimmick, and that Robin would naturally live. The ads for issue 4 stated otherwise: "Robin is dead, murdered by the Joker."


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** Horrifyingly averted for Robin, showing the writes aware of this trope. Jason's body is clearly seen, clearly dead, and clearly identified.
18th Jan '16 3:28:33 PM ThallianGold
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** Additionally, Robin's broken body is visible, as well as Batman's reactions to checking Robin's pulse and the realization of his sidekick's death. [[RealityEnsues He also has to strip Robin of his clothes to disguise his secret identity.]]
18th Jan '16 3:26:34 PM ThallianGold
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* BeigeProse: From the ads and cover of the fourth book, also serving as a LateArrivalSpoiler for those who thought StatusQuoIsGod: "Robin is dead, murdered by the Joker."


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* NothingsTheSameAnymore: It took decades for the Batman to recover from this storyline.


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** Bruce later admits he sees this in himself, as Robin was a child when he died.
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