Characters / Batman: Under the Red Hood

Batman/Bruce Wayne

Voiced by: Bruce Greenwood

  • Heartbroken Badass: A non-romantic version. Jason's death and subsequent downfall into villainy left him broken and angry at himself for not being able to save Jason and leaving him with the wish that he could have done more for him if he had the chance.
  • My Greatest Failure: Jason's death and his downfall into becoming Red Hood.

Nightwing/Dick Grayson

Voiced by: Neil Patrick Harris

Robin II/Jason Todd

Voiced by: Vincent Martella

  • Anti-Hero: Flashbacks show him more willing to injure people than Batman would like.

Alfred Pennyworth

Voiced by: Jim Piddock

Red Hood/Jason Todd

Voiced by: Jensen Ackles

  • Cold Sniper: He kills three people from a significant distance without touching Batman or Nightwing standing to either side of them.
  • Combat Pragmatist: Though he has plenty of gadgets up his sleeves, he's not afraid to use anything in the environment to his advantage in a fight, and, as noted under The Unfettered, is willing to use any methods necessary to gain an advantage.
  • Complexity Addiction: His ultimate plan to get Batman to realize that sometimes Murder Is the Best Solution, specifically regarding irredeemable people like The Joker. Instead of just finishing The Joker off himself and using that as the ultimate symbol of his new pragmatic approach being more effective than Batman's idealistic approach, he goes to extra trouble to get Batman to abandon his Thou Shalt Not Kill rule and finish The Joker off.
  • Cool Helmet: It explodes too.
  • Crazy-Prepared: To be expected, as a member of the Bat Family.
  • Faux Affably Evil: He has a rather snarky, personable, and somewhat laid back personality, is cool under fire and logical with always a few tricks up his sleeves and sharp tongue to match. However, this belies his true nature of an angry, violent, young man with serious emotional and (possible) mental issues.
  • Guns Akimbo: Likes to to use a pair of handguns.
  • The Heavy: While he is the main antagonist and the one who drives the plot along for the majority of the film. It is The Joker who caused all that happened in the film to come about.
  • Irony: There's the fact that his actions are based around heroism, but are so brutal that he is a firm villain. But there is also a bit of symbolic irony in a bat family member becoming a new Red Hood, with the original being the original villain alias of who else but The Joker.
  • Knife Nut: After the guns, before the fists, he has a knife that can cut Batman's cables.
  • Knight Templar: Believes that everything he has done, every life he has taken, has been in the name of bringing order and stability to Gotham.
    [To Batman] "Yes. You can't stop crime. That's what you never understood. I'm controlling it. You wanna rule them by fear. But what do you do with the ones who aren't afraid? I'm doing what you won't, I'm taking them out!"
  • The Reveal: Blood analysis shows that he's Jason Todd.
  • The Unfettered: Will use whatever methods necessary, no matter how brutal or violent, to achieve his end goal of "cleaning up Gotham."
  • Woobie, Destroyer of Worlds:He was once the partner of Batman and a former juvenile delinquent whose hard background, brutal death at the hands of the Joker, and subsequent resurrection drove him over the edge to become the murderous Knight Templar Red Hood.
  • Would Not Hurt A Child: Threaten to kill any of the drug lords if they sold drugs to children.


Voiced by: John DiMaggio

  • Ax-Crazy: As usual. The movie opens with him beating Jason Todd with a crowbar. Almost to death. Then the bombs finish it.
  • Big Bad Ensemble: With Red Hood
  • Evil Sounds Deep: Highly unusual for the Joker, but this plays into his Darker and Edgier characterization.
  • Evil Is Hammy: This aspect of him hasn't changed.
  • The Heavy: This entire movie is entirely his fault, and he doesn't feel a drop of remorse for it.
  • Monster Clown: Moreso than other incarnations.
  • Sadist: He takes immense joy out of the suffering he inflicts on others.
  • The Sociopath: He has absolutely no regard for human life, including his own.
  • Would Hurt a Child: His first scene shows the Joker beating a teenage boy nearly to death.
    "Now, that was rude. The first boy blunder had some manners. I suppose I'm going to have to teach you a lesson so you can better follow in his footsteps. (beat) Nah, I'm just gonna keep beating you with this crowbar."

Black Mask

Voiced by: Wade Williams

  • Bad Boss: When ranting about Red Hood, he's willing to randomly punch his subordinates.
  • Captain Obvious: During a rant about taking down the Red Hood.
    Mask: Maybe my last request was too mired in subtlety. I want this man dead. When I say "dead", I mean "seriously dead". Beaten. Broken! HIS-HEAD-MOUNTED-ON-MY-WALL KINDA DEAD!
    Ms. Li: Understood. We'll be taking further precautions at every transaction.
    Mask: Screw that! Time he learned that this is a contact sport. We're going on offense. Rough up his business; something big! Something loud! When he shows up to shut us down, have a party waiting for him! And when I say "party" I actually mean a 'whole lot of people who are gonna KILL HIM!
    Li: I figured.
    Mask: Just being clear.
  • Even Evil Has Standards: He's clearly uncomfortable with hiring the Joker.
  • Hair-Trigger Temper: Prone to beating up his subordinates for little to no reason. Though, to his credit, he is less homicidal than the comic version.
  • Large Ham: His mannerisms are based on Al Pacino in full overblown gangster mode.
  • Unwitting Pawn: Of the Red Hood.

Ms. Li

Voiced by: Kelly Hu

  • Deadpan Snarker: Emphasis on deadpan.
  • The Dragon: To Black Mask. She doesn't do a lot onscreen, but she's apparently the one who organizes Black Mask's heists and plans out said heist's finer details.
  • Gender Flip: Mr. Li in the comic.
  • Not So Stoic: She loses her composure while the Joker is holding her, Black Mask, and several drug dealers hostage, and is preparing to set them on fire.
  • Number Two: To Black Mask.

Ra's al Ghul

Voiced by: Jason Isaacs

  • Affably Evil: He states that he never resorts to violence or killing unless it's for a "greater cause" and is deeply remorseful that his hiring of the Joker was ultimately what lead to Jason's murder; his attempt to fix things via Lazarus Pit resurrection is what sets off the main plot.
  • The Atoner: After Jason's death, Ra's chooses not to oppose Batman again, and tries to resurrect Jason to try and repair the damage he inadvertantly caused.