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


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

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* RealityEnsues: Batman '''punches''' Superman. This naturally proves to be a dumb idea.


Administrivia/NeedsWikiMagicLove. Not to be confused with James Agee's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel ''Literature/ADeathInTheFamily''. Or with ''ComicBook/DeathOfTheFamily'', another Batman storyline published in 2012.

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Administrivia/NeedsWikiMagicLove. Not to be confused with James Agee's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel ''Literature/ADeathInTheFamily''. Or with ''ComicBook/DeathOfTheFamily'', another Batman storyline published in 2012.


NeedsWikiMagicLove. Not to be confused with James Agee's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel ''Literature/ADeathInTheFamily''. Or with ''ComicBook/DeathOfTheFamily'', another Batman storyline published in 2012.

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NeedsWikiMagicLove.Administrivia/NeedsWikiMagicLove. Not to be confused with James Agee's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel ''Literature/ADeathInTheFamily''. Or with ''ComicBook/DeathOfTheFamily'', another Batman storyline published in 2012.


The story was loosely adapted into the prologue of the WesternAnimation/DCUniverseAnimatedOriginalMovies film ''WesternAnimation/BatmanUnderTheRedHood'', 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''. A planned DC Showcase of the story set to release in 2020 is an interactive short that gives the viewer the choice to have Batman save Robin, have him die, or have him cheat death, each choice leading to new scenarios with their own consequences. The actors from ''Under the Red Hood'' reprise their roles.

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The story was loosely adapted into the prologue of the WesternAnimation/DCUniverseAnimatedOriginalMovies film ''WesternAnimation/BatmanUnderTheRedHood'', 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''. A planned DC Showcase of the story set to release ''WesternAnimation/DCShowcaseBatmanDeathInTheFamily'', released in 2020 2020, is an interactive short that gives the viewer the choice to have Batman save Robin, have him die, or have him cheat death, each choice leading to new scenarios with their own consequences. The actors from ''Under the Red Hood'' reprise reprised their roles.



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[[caption-width-right:350:A rare instance of a story [[{{Pun}} literally]] [[AudienceParticipation phoning in]] the conclusion.]]


NeedsWikiMagicLove. Not to be confused with James Agee's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel of the same title. Or with ''ComicBook/DeathOfTheFamily'', another Batman storyline published in 2012.

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NeedsWikiMagicLove. Not to be confused with James Agee's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel of the same title.''Literature/ADeathInTheFamily''. Or with ''ComicBook/DeathOfTheFamily'', another Batman storyline published in 2012.


The story was loosely adapted into the prologue of the WesternAnimation/DCUniverseAnimatedOriginalMovies film ''WesternAnimation/BatmanUnderTheRedHood'', 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''. There is also a planned DC Showcase of the story set to release in 2020, with details kept under tight wraps.

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The story was loosely adapted into the prologue of the WesternAnimation/DCUniverseAnimatedOriginalMovies film ''WesternAnimation/BatmanUnderTheRedHood'', 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''. There is also a A planned DC Showcase of the story set to release in 2020, 2020 is an interactive short that gives the viewer the choice to have Batman save Robin, have him die, or have him cheat death, each choice leading to new scenarios with details kept under tight wraps.
their own consequences. The actors from ''Under the Red Hood'' reprise their roles.


In the beginning of the story, Jason and Bruce are in uniform hiding behind some crates while a mob plans. Then, out of the blue, an [[ LeeroyJenkins impatient Jason leaps out from behind the crates]] and attacks the criminals. When the struggle is over, Bruce asks him what the devil he was doing and said one of these times he is going to get killed. Bruce then asks him if he thinks this is a game, and Jason replies "Yes, life is a game." Bruce therefore relieves him from duty and asks him about his parents. Jason resents this and storms out, refusing to discuss the issue.

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In the beginning of the story, Jason and Bruce are in uniform hiding behind some crates while a mob plans. Then, out of the blue, an [[ LeeroyJenkins [[LeeroyJenkins impatient Jason leaps out from behind the crates]] and attacks the criminals. When the struggle is over, Bruce asks him what the devil he was doing and said one of these times he is going to get killed. Bruce then asks him if he thinks this is a game, and Jason replies "Yes, life is a game." Bruce therefore relieves him from duty and asks him about his parents. Jason resents this and storms out, refusing to discuss the issue.


In the beginning of the story, Jason and Bruce are in uniform hiding behind some crates while a mob plans. Then, out of the blue, an impatient Jason leaps out from behind the crates and attacks the criminals. When the struggle is over, Bruce asks him what the devil he was doing and said one of these times he is going to get killed. Bruce then asks him if he thinks this is a game, and Jason replies "Yes, life is a game." Bruce therefore relieves him from duty and asks him about his parents. Jason resents this and storms out, refusing to discuss the issue.

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In the beginning of the story, Jason and Bruce are in uniform hiding behind some crates while a mob plans. Then, out of the blue, an [[ LeeroyJenkins impatient Jason leaps out from behind the crates crates]] and attacks the criminals. When the struggle is over, Bruce asks him what the devil he was doing and said one of these times he is going to get killed. Bruce then asks him if he thinks this is a game, and Jason replies "Yes, life is a game." Bruce therefore relieves him from duty and asks him about his parents. Jason resents this and storms out, refusing to discuss the issue.


The story is divided up into four chapters, but all centre on the life and death of Jason Todd, the second ComicBook/{{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]] the DarkerAndEdgier Robin and something had to be done.

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The story is divided up into four chapters, but all centre on the life and death of Jason Todd, the second ComicBook/{{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 leaving it unkown 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]] the DarkerAndEdgier Robin and something had to be done.



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


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 into the prologue of the WesternAnimation/DCUniverseAnimatedOriginalMovies film ''WesternAnimation/BatmanUnderTheRedHood'', 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''.

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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 idolized 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 into the prologue of the WesternAnimation/DCUniverseAnimatedOriginalMovies film ''WesternAnimation/BatmanUnderTheRedHood'', 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''.
''WesternAnimation/YoungJustice''. There is also a planned DC Showcase of the story set to release in 2020, with details kept under tight wraps.

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* SupermanStaysOutOfGotham: Averted, with a lampshade on the aversion -- when Superman thwarts the Joker's attempt to gas the UN, the Joker complains that it's "unfair" for Superman to get involved in his affairs.

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* {{Misblamed}}: InUniverse, whenever the story is referenced later, Jason's mother, and the role she played, are completely forgotten, leading to writers blaming Jason for his own death.


* HeroAntagonist: The UN calls in Franchise/{{Superman}} 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}} because they correctly assume Batman is not going to like [[spoiler: Joker [[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.



** Horrifyingly averted for Robin, showing the writes aware of this trope. Jason's body is clearly seen, clearly dead, and clearly identified.

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** Horrifyingly averted for Robin, showing the writes writers were aware of this trope. Jason's body is clearly seen, clearly dead, and clearly identified.



* ParentalBetrayal: [[spoiler:Sheila Haywood pulls a gun on Jason to prevent him from foiling the Joker's plot since it would expose her own crimes as well.]]

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[[spoiler:Sheila Haywood pulls a gun on Jason to prevent him from foiling the Joker's plot since it would expose her own crimes as well.]]



* 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 TheEighties, it's not too far from what films and television shows were doing.

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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 TheEighties, it's not too far from what films and television shows were doing.


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* TruthSerums: Although he regrets the necessity of its use, Batman uses sodium pentothal on [[spoiler:Lady Shiva]] to get her to say whether or not she is Jason's mother.


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