YMMV: A Death in the Family

  • Alas, Poor Scrappy: Jason wasn't exactly the most favored character, but lots of fans thought his Family-Unfriendly Death was... a bit too much.
  • Complete Monster: The Joker
  • It Was His Sled: Jason's death.
  • Moral Event Horizon: Again, The Joker, as he as he brutally tortures Jason Todd (the second Robin) right in front of his estranged mother Sheila, before killing both in an explosion.
  • Never Live It Down: Jason has never really lived down the fact that he's the Robin who got killed off, pun not intended.
  • Tear Jerker:
    • Batman carrying Jason's lifeless body in his arms.
    • The ending as a whole.
    • Jason still trying to save his estranged mother even with a utterly messed up body after the Joker was done giving him a crowbar beatdown and failing due to both of them being blown up... and they're even smiling before being killed by the explosion.
    • "Robin is dead, murdered by the Joker."
  • What Do You Mean, It's Not Political?: The story touches on a number of contemporary political and social issues, such as the Lebanese Civil War, the Arab–Israeli conflict, the Ethiopia famine, corruption and the handling of rogue states, the Iran-Contra case, etc.