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"Hey, it's going to be hard to learn a great many things about me, but one I'll give you for free...I am no one's son."
Red Hood
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Red Hood is the codename of Jason Peter Todd, the second Robin, succeeding Dick "Nightwing" Grayson as Batman's sidekick. While he had his fans, Jason ultimately proved unpopular with readers due to the fact that he simply wasn't Dick Grayson. In Jason Todd's most famous (and controversial) story, readers were given the opportunity to vote by phone to decide whether or not he would survive an event called A Death in the Family. You can probably guess how that turned out. Readers phoned in and, unfortunately, Jason Todd would meet his demise at the hands of none other than The Joker in what is still one of DC Comics' most controversial storylines.

For years Jason's death served as Batman's greatest failure. His uniform was hung in the Batcave in memoriam, and served as a black spot on the Caped Crusader's crime-fighting crusade for years to come. Readers were introduced to Jason's successor in Batman #436, Tim Drake, who mostly felt the consequence of Jason's death through Batman's more careful and reluctance in taking him on as a partner. But for a long time, Jason Todd was one of the sole exceptions to the Death Is Cheap trope that notoriously plagues comic books.

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Then Infinite Crisis happened.

Superboy-Prime punching the walls of reality causes "ripples" to affect the time-stream, righting wrongs and undoing various retcons and events across the larger DCU. Jason Todd awakens in his grave and claws himself out a changed man. Recovered by Talia al Ghul and given extensive training in assassination and gunplay, Jason adopts the name Red Hood, an alias that once belonged to the man who killed him, and goes on a one-man crusade against crime in Gotham City as well as the Dark Knight himself.

With the company-wide New 52 relaunch in 2011, Jason returns as a less antagonistic role within the Batfamily, and partners with Arsenal and Starfire to form Red Hood and the Outlaws. Following the dissolution of that group, he co-starred with Arsenal in the aptly titled Red Hood/Arsenal. Following the DC Rebirth event, he has formed a new group of Outlaws starring Bizarro and Artemis.

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Not to be confused with that story about the girl who visits her grandmother in the woods. Or with the original alias of The Joker before he fell into a vat of chemicals.

Jason Todd has appeared in the following media:

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The character exhibits the following tropes:

See Robin for tropes regarding his Robin period.
    Pre-Flashpoint 
  • Antagonistic Offspring: His relationship with Bruce has strong shades of this, in addition to the obvious A Pupil of Mine Until He Turned to Evil. In Convergence, both forgive each other.
  • Anti-Hero Substitute: Tried to become one for Bruce during Battle for the Cowl. Dick was not amused.
  • Anti-Villain: In his first appearance after his resurrection. Later appearances make him a rather crazed, and unsympathetic, Type V antihero before he slipped into straight villainy during Battle for the Cowl. However, in Convergence he's closer than a Good Is Not Nice hero.
  • Axe-Crazy: Comes off this way in Battle for the Cowl and Batman & Robin. He himself claims that while he is homicidal he's not crazy.
  • Badass Biker: He rides a Harley. He is the Red Hood, er, "Red Helmet".
  • Big Brother Bully: He seems to really enjoy beating up Tim and Damian.
  • Big, Screwed-Up Family: His Black Sheep status on the Bat-Family aside, his parents are this. Post-Crisis, his stepmother Catherine overdosed herself with drugs, his father Willis was a petty crook who ended up serving a prison sentence, and even after the sentence was served, his father did not return to the family. His birth mother is not better, as she is working for the Joker and sold him out when he tried to rescue her.
  • Cain and Abel: With Dick, Tim, and Damian. He regards them as his both his brothers and his enemies. He is the Cain of the equation, trying to murder Tim and Damian on a number of occasions and attacking Dick.
  • Came Back Wrong: A definite possibility. While he was resurrected due to Superboy-Prime actions during Infinite Crisis, he was vegetative, only recovering when Talia dropped him in a Lazarus Pit. While Ra's Al Ghul was inside.
    Jason Todd: Does it make it easier for you to think that my dip in the Lazarus Pit turned me rabid? Or is this just the real me?
  • Chronic Backstabbing Disorder: He doesn't really care what side he is on, as long as he can push his plans forward while killing criminals at the same time. Like the time Batman and Robin let him out of prison, Jason repaid him by trying to kill them before escaping.
  • Cold-Blooded Torture: Injects a drug dealer with bleach, stuffing Black Mask's assistant in the mouth with a phone before throwing his body at him, among other similar actions.
  • Complexity Addiction: His MO. In his debut as the Red Hood, Jason enacted an elaborate scheme by becoming a crime lord, driving Black Mask's drug operation broke and forcing him to release Joker from Arkham Asylum. All this to force Bruce to kill the Joker for him.
    • It's revealed in Lost Days that he had many chances of killing Bruce and The Joker, but explained to Talia that he didn't go through it since it would mean them dying without knowing who did it. Ironically, this makes him similar to The Joker.
  • Cool Helmet: His Red Hood helmets.
  • Deconstructed Trope: Of Pay Evil unto Evil. It's because of his homicidal tendencies, that he ultimately fails in his goals, while Batman succeeds and is accepted by Gotham.
  • Despair Event Horizon: After getting beaten, killed and resurrected, he snaps after learning that Bruce didn't avenge his death and that he got himself a new sidekick. This led him on taking the Joker's identity of the Red Hood.
  • Disproportionate Retribution: Jason's killing spree resulted in the deaths of hundreds of criminals, many of whom were guilty of comparatively lesser crimes.
  • Domino Mask: It seems to be a requirement for Robins. Most depictions even show his wearing the mask under the Red Hood mask.
  • Dual Wielding: Since coming back to life, he's wielding twin pistols as his main weapons.
  • Even Evil Has Loved Ones: His sidekick Scarlet is the one person he cares about post-resurrection. He also never attempted to hurt Alfred, even gifting him a book that he knows he likes.
  • Even Evil Has Standards: Jason makes it very clear that he only kills people who he absolutely thinks to deserve it. The animated movie also shows him threatening to murder any drug dealers who try to sell to children.
  • Eviler Than Thou: With Black Mask, The Joker, and Eduardo Flamingo, all of whom he has clashed with.
  • Evil Former Friend: To Dick
  • Evil Orphan: Bruce brought Jason into his home and his world. Jason paid him back, following his resurrection, by becoming one of the worst vigilantes Bruce has ever had to deal with.
  • Evil Redhead: He was retconned into being a redhead. Batman apparently made him dye his hair black to hide the fact that the role of Robin had gone to someone else.
  • Fallen Hero: His portrayal in Under the Red Hood, Battle for the Cowl, and Batman & Robin, where he is mourned as a hero gone bad.
  • Genius Bruiser: Much like Batman himself, though the "genius" part is often downplayed. But it's especially prominent during Under the Hood, where Bruce even worries that Jason has surpassed him.
  • Groin Attack: Gave these to both Dick and Tim in a Teen Titans storyline. Tim returns the favor at the end of the issue.
  • Guns Akimbo: He's especially fond of dual-wielding handguns. Under Morrison he even owned a pair of custom-made red ones.
  • Heel–Face Turn: Completed during by the time of Convergence.
  • Identity Impersonator: As the Red Hood, Nightwing and Hush.
  • I Got Bigger: Died as a teenager, came back years later as a young adult, big enough and strong enough to go toe to toe with Bruce.
  • Ineffectual Sympathetic Villain: Treated as such in-universe. In Grant Morrison's Batman and Robin, Dick and Damian note that they've already defeated Red Hood numerous times before.
  • Irony: Loves this. When he comes back for his revenge on Bruce, he uses Batman's hated weapon, guns, kills often, something Batman has always refused to do, and even names himself after the Joker's previous alias.
  • It's All About Me: Refuses to see that there are factors beyond "betraying him" at work when Bruce refuses to kill The Joker. When the Society uses Chemo to obliterate Bludhaven and Bruce wants to make sure Dick is okay, Jason stops him because they haven't completed their fight yet, and he won't let Grayson ruin this moment for him.
  • Jerk With A Heart Of Jerk: During his appearances in Battle for the Cowl and Batman & Robin, when any attempts at reaching out to him end in betrayal and attempted murder.
  • Jumping Off the Slippery Slope: Just after he had an uneasy brotherly bond with Tim, Bruce left an accidental Breaking Speech telling him that he's broken and needs help. This pushes him over the edge and made him more willing to kill his adopted brothers to become the next Batman.
  • Killed Off for Real: At first, anyway. He was killed off in 1988 and not resurrected until 2005. In between, a common mantra was "Nobody stays dead in comics except Bucky, Uncle Ben, and Jason Todd."
  • Knife Nut: He uses a kris knife aside from his guns.
  • Knight Templar: As the Red Hood, he considers the murders he commits justified because he's only killing criminals.
  • Legacy Character: Jason dabbles in this a lot. He's the second Robin, he took the mantle of Red Hood (originally used by the Joker), but the Red Robin title (first appearing in Kingdom Come) was given to him by an alternate Batman (which a villain took using the now discarded costume; now Tim is Red Robin). He also stole Nightwing's identity for a while, and he's been playing Batman in Battle for the Cowl.
  • Master Poisoner: Poison is listed as one of his specialties, and he was able to showcase this in Grant Morrison's Batman where he secretly poisoned a prison cafeteria, killing 82 and others severely ill.
  • Middle Child Syndrome: So what motivated Jason's Roaring Rampage of Revenge is that he thinks Batman didn't love him enough to do what he felt was necessary after his death and forgot about him. As of the new Batman and Robin series, it's revealed that Bruce asked Jason to dye his naturally red hair black to look like Dick's, and Jason admitted that Bruce expected him to be just like Dick. This is the kind of thing that will have adverse effects on the mental health of a normal child, never mind a troubled one. This is now considered having dubious continuity, with some comics outright ignoring it.
  • Never My Fault: Refuses to accept any responsibility for the innocent people caught in his killing sprees or the fact that those sprees are what prompted the cartels to send cannibal enforcer Eduardo Flamingo to town.
  • Older Hero vs. Younger Villain: With Bruce and Dick both.
  • The Oldest Profession: It is implied given his dialogue with Mia Dearden, a former child prostitute, that he engaged in this when he was younger in order to survive alone on the streets of Gotham.
  • Parental Betrayal: Views Bruce not avenging him as this. Also, his biological mother, in A Death in the Family
  • Progressively Prettier: Inverted. Grant Morrison's Batman portrays him from a Tall, Dark, and Handsome young adult to a balding redhead thanks to using hair dye and sporting pimples from his helmet, making him look way older much to every fan's chagrin. The balding head and pimple part are quickly forgotten, but the red hair stayed until the reboot.
  • A Pupil of Mine Until He Turned to Evil: How Bruce sees him after his resurrection.
  • Redemption Rejection: Bruce, Tim, and Dick gave him many chances to come back to the family but he rejected each attempt, saying that it's already too late for him. Although he accepted Bruce's chance to turn his life around and became the second Wingman in Batman Inc..
  • Red-Headed Stepchild: Thanks to recent retcons. Before Crisis on Infinite Earths, he was naturally blond and dyed his hair black, and afterward, his hair was just naturally black. After Final Crisis, Grant Morrison retconned his hair into a deep red, which he dyed black again (to fit better with the red/black color motifs of the author's stories).
  • Red Is Violent: Became a more murderous vigilante than Bruce as the Red Hood. Especially his "Superhero" outfit, where red is more prominent as he became more unhinged.
  • The Resenter: Was especially hostile towards Tim Drake as well due to Jason having insecurities that Tim did a better job at the role.
  • Resurrection Revenge: He spent many years planning to force Batman into killing Joker as revenge for his death. Unfortunately for him, Batman really doesn't want to break his one rule and opted to subdue Jason instead.
  • The Rival: Tries to set himself and Scarlet up as rivals to Batman (now Dick Grayson) and Robin, with the aim of making them obsolete.
    • After his resurrection, he often says he will be a better Batman than Bruce Wayne ever was.
    • While he does like using guns, he normally will ditch them when fighting Bruce, Dick, or Tim, just to prove he can be better than them. So far that has failed many times, with the exception of his fights with Tim, which he normally wins.
  • Screw This, I'm Outta Here!: He's pretty unamused at being dragged to different universes by the Anti-Monitor, and angrily quits the Challengers From the Unknown group once he's back to prime earth. Considering its Countdown, you can't blame him.
  • Shadow Archetype: To all the members of the Batman family, demonstrating what they would be like if they truly gave in to the darkness around them. Bruce's obsessiveness, Dick's need to be his own man, Tim's desire for approval, and Damian's anger issues all find a dark reflection in him.
  • Shameless Self-Promoter: After he and Scarlet try to dethrone Batman and Robin as the protectors of Gotham, even broadcasting his intentions over TV. Dick and Damian are not amused.
  • Skunk Stripe: A curious example since it only shows in two stories during his tenure as Red Hood, Hush and Morrison's Revenge of the Red Hood. Despite this, the look has proven itself to be really popular with the fandom.
  • Smug Snake: In his Anti-Villain days where he declares he can be better than Batman and Nightwing. His track record against them says otherwise.
  • The Sociopath: Portrayed as such in Battle for the Cowl and Batman & Robin. He even describes himself as a homicidal maniac. After Convergence, he's not even a Sociopathic Hero.
  • Token Evil Teammate: Whenever he joins heroic teams, he never stops murdering people he deems evil.
  • Ungrateful Bastard: He's tried to kill almost anyone that tried to help him out. For example, he backstabs Tim after he helped him escape from Arkham, almost killed the group that helped him escape imprisonment, and threatened to blow up Gotham after Dick and Damian helped him saved Sasha.
  • Wicked Cultured: He retains his love of reading after turning to a Sociopathic Hero, sending Alfred a book and later seen reading Pride and Prejudice in prison.

    Post-Flashpoint 
  • Affectionate Nickname:
    • Roy Harper calls him by his Fandom Nickname 'Jaybird', much to his irritation. But gradually accepts it to the point of calling himself that after Roy's death.
    • Bizzaro likes to calls him 'Red Him' to compliment Artemis' 'Red Her'.
  • Aloof Big Brother: Shows shades of this towards Damian, and admits he was one to Tim (which is a massive understatement).
  • Amazon Chaser: Most of his love interests are badass women, notable ones being Rose Wilson, Barbara Gordon and Supergirl.
  • An Arm and a Leg: He apparently loses an eye and one leg in the Bad Future as shown in Batwoman (Rebirth) and Detective Comics (Rebirth).
  • Bad-Guy Bar: Regularly hangs out in these places to gather information. Tries to get Tim to one in Batman and Robin Eternal, which he manages to do.
  • Bad Liar: To avoid scaring his date with his baggage he told her he owned a Dry Clean business. His date thought that it was the most boring date ever.
    • Subverted during his period as the owner of the Iceberg Lounge where he manages to keep hidden his activities as Red Hood from everyone, including the aforementioned date.
  • Band of Brothers: With the other Robins and Roy.
  • Befriending the Enemy: Over the course of his adventures Jason has tried to offer a chance at redemption at his foes (especially when the Joker is involved in their backstory). This comes to a head-on Red Hood/Arsenal where he takes Joker's Daughter under his wing to redeem her.
    • After taking over the Iceberg Lounge, Jason managed to bury the hatchet with Suzie Su and the Familia de Flores, going so far to hiring them as his security detail.
  • Belligerent Sexual Tension: Has a pretty palpable one with Artemis.
  • Berserk Button: Jason is a lot less trigger happy after training with the All-Caste but threatening the life of his Outlaws is the fastest way to end with a bullet in the head.
  • Big Brother Instinct: Has developed this towards Bizarro as of Rebirth.
    • Shows it towards Damian during their brief collaboration in Teen Titans.
  • Break His Heart to Save Him: What he does to Roy at the end of Red Hood/Arsenal
  • Calling the Old Man Out: While he is willing to take orders from Bruce, he always does it with a healthy dose of snark on the side.
    • He lays a beautiful one on Bruce when he takes over the Iceberg Lounge.
  • Canon Discontinuity: Scott Lobdell has made sure to completely remove from the canon the short-lived tenure of James Tynion IV as the book's writer.
  • Can't Hold His Liquor: In an interesting deviation of fandom impressions of him, the second volume of Red Hood and the Outlaws reveals him as suffering from this while having a drink with Artemis. And with just one drink to boot.
  • The Chew Toy: Tends to get beaten up by most other members of the Batfamily, and by villains, too, particularly in line-wide crossovers.
  • Chick Magnet: He has managed to attract heroes, villains and everything between: Artemis, Duela Dent, Essence, Isabella, Supergirl, Barbara Gordon, Rose Wilson; were shown having the hots for him or even dating Jason.
  • Cooldown Hug: Ask Bruce for one after he learns of Roy's demise.
  • Darker and Edgier: Zigzagged during The Outlaw era. Roy's death in Heroes in Crisis was used as the catalyst for more brutal Jason but this only lasted through the eponymous The Outlaw arc. The following arc, Prince Of Gotham, returned Jason's characterization to the way it has been since the start of the Rebirth.
  • Deadpan Snarker: He has a very sardonic sense of humor, often sarcastic and teasing.
  • Depending on the Artist: Is his "hood" smooth and rounded, or is it flatter and shaped more like a human face, with cheekbones and lips?
  • The Don: Jason assumes this role during the Prince of Gotham story-arc.
  • Dual Wielding: His favorite way to use weapons, from mere handguns up to the mystical All Blades.
  • First-Person Smartass: Jason always narrates his story with quite entertaining quips, sometimes even Breaking the Fourth Wall.
    Jason Inner Monologue: I missed what happened next... because I was dead.
  • Flanderization:
    • His grudge against Batman has devolved from opposition to his nonlethal philosophy on fighting crime, to desperately seeking out his approval. As of Rebirth, this attitude has extended towards Nightwing as well.
    • His Gun Nut tendencies have been taken Up to Eleven as well, as he constantly reminds the reader that he loves using guns. Interestingly, this gets subverted during the Outlaw era since he has stopped using guns altogether, opting to use a katana as his main weapon.
  • The Generic Guy: In Batfamily stories, he (like Tim) often just shows up in a group, and doesn't have any distinctive role.
    • During the period where Dick was cut off from the Batfamily due to faking his death and working for Spyral, Jason seemed to take on Dick's role. Including having a crush on Barbara in Batman Eternal, which came out of nowhere.
  • Genre Savvy: Red Hood and the Outlaws volume 2 reveals that he's picked a considerable amount of awareness through his adventures, becoming able to accurately describe and analyze certain elements on Artemis' past by comparing them with his own experiences.
  • Heel–Face Turn: Compared to the pre-Flashpoint version. He can still be a Jerkass at times, though. His tenure as Red Hood began with a one-man war against Batman and all crime in Gotham by any means necessary. Compared to the homicidal maniac that he was following his resurrection, Jason has really mellowed out.
  • Heroes Want Redheads: He had a brief Ship Tease with Barbara Gordon on the New 52, and in present has an Unresolved Sexual Tension with Artemis.
  • Heterosexual Life-Partners: With Roy, at such grade that editorial has officially stated that they're each others' best friends. Fittingly, he's devastated by Roy's death in Heroes in Crisis.
  • Iconic Logo: The Red Bat he sported during the N52 and through the Dark Trinity has become intrinsically associated with him. Getting to a point where even when he doesn't wear an emblem at all, is still used as a visual to identify him.
  • Informed Attribute: Rebirth has Jason playing off the role of a criminal overlord despite never showing him doing anything even remotely criminal.
  • In the Hood: For a short while Jason used a sleeveless red hoodie on Red Hood/Arsenal. Likely inspired by his Arkham Knight appearance.
    • His Outlaw costume replaces the iconic red helmet with a red hoodie.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Saved a Chinese village, would put his life in the line for Roy and Kori and is shown supporting Alfred and Bruce after Damian's murder.
  • Karma Houdini: While the reboot erased most of his criminal record, he still tried to kill Batman, Nightwing, and Red Robin at some point shortly after his return to Gotham. Far as we can tell, he never received a comeuppance for this nor his would-be victims hold any grudge against him.
  • Katanas Are Just Better: His All-Blades in Red Hood and the Outlaws which are only effective in dealing with magic. It's useless for dealing with normal mooks and Jason only uses them when the All-Caste or magic users attack him.
    • He starts using a regular katana as his main weapon after Roy's death.
  • Knight in Sour Armor: While Jason was firmly a Pragmatic Hero through all of Red Hood and the Outlaws run, he has grown into this on Red Hood/Arsenal, mainly because he wants to become a role model for Duela Dent.
  • The Leader: Of the Outlaws, and even his superpowered teammates like Starfire, Artemis and Bizarro usually defer to his judgment.
  • Lighter and Softer: Despite the Rebirth issue implying the contrary, Jason has become much more restrained and rational by the second volume of Red Hood and the Outlaws thanks to the many adventures he has gone through over the last few years.
  • Lonely Rich Kid: Implied during his time as Robin in Rebirth as he remarks that his best friend is a Gargoyle statue.
  • Mr. Fanservice: Jason has a dark and troubled past and a tendency to wear leather jackets. Sometimes, he is drawn spending an entire issue naked.
    • Hilariously acknowledged by DC themselves by including him into The Sexiest Man of the DCU of 2020 poll ran by their streaming service DC Universe. Jason won the poll by the way.
  • Not Me This Time: He is one of the suspects thought to be Leviathan thanks to his connections to the League of Shadows and his motivations similar to Leviathan. He even lampshades this by saying he is the perfect scapegoat for it.
  • Power Tattoo: Gets painted with some tribal looking ones on his chest as part of his "graduation ceremony" with the All-Caste, disappearing afterward. Tynion made them permanent and they even glowed whenever Jason meditated or used the All-Blades, but once Lobdell returned to the book, he dropped them and now only appears inside Jason's dreams.
  • Pretty Boy: Mostly under Kenneth Rocafort's pencil, who ranked up Jason's attractiveness a lot, drawing Jason as a tall, somewhat leaner Raven Hair, Ivory Skin guy. His rebirth iteration is drawn bulkier by Dexter Soy, but still keeping his boyish looks intact.
  • Redeeming Replacement: The original Red Hood was the previous identity of the Joker and the original Wingman is a class-A Jerkass. While he did little to redeem the name Pre-flashpoint, this iteration of Jason manages to redeem the name and the Wingman identity with his heroic deeds.
  • Red Is Heroic: Unlike his previous iterations, who used to be Red and Black and Evil All Over; those days, Jason is on the heroic representation of the color red.
  • Reunion Vow: Jason promises to come back for both Isabel and Dog before leaving Gotham again at the end of the Prince of Gotham story-arc.
  • Sharp-Dressed Man: Takes to wear a classy three-piece ensemble during his tenure as owner of the Iceberg Lounge.
  • Ship Tease: Compared to his pre-flashpoint self, he seems to be following Dick's footsteps with Kara Zor-El, Barbara Gordon, Rose Wilson and Artemis.
  • The Snark Knight: Jason can be very cynical and uses a lot of sarcastic Heroic Self-Deprecation.
    Jason Inner Monologue:It might not be a popular thought, but not everyone wants to be alive.
  • Stern Teacher / Apathetic Teacher: Jason bounces between the two in the Generation Outlaw story-arc.
  • Tall, Dark, and Handsome: He is the tallest of the Batkids and a very attractive young man.
  • Tall, Dark, and Snarky: He is also very witty and has a charming "bad boy" persona.
  • Those Two Guys: He and Tim are usually paired up together in Batfamily stories. This was dropped as of DC Rebirth, with Tim going back to Bruce's side and later, to Young Justice.
  • Thou Shalt Not Kill: Played with. Jason promises it to Bruce at the start of Red Hood and the Outlaws second volume, just to seemingly break it by shooting the Penguin in issue 25. Then in issue 36 is revealed that he shot Cobblepot with a blank since he never intended to kill him.
  • Too Dumb to Live: Compared to his Pre-Flashpoint iteration, Jason Todd makes numerous mistakes that nearly get him killed, such as blowing his cover against Black Mask within minutes of meeting him, and continuing to act as his cover was intact, even after he was captured, stripped down, and unmasked shortly after attempting to turn against him.
  • Trauma Button: Seeing his place of death or even something similar to it is enough to give him PTSD flashbacks (in Rebirth) or make him lash out (in volume 1, as Bruce found out the hard way).
  • True Companions: How he came to see Roy and Kori through the course of Red Hood and the Outlaws. While Kori has considerably played down their friendship with Jason after leaving the Outlaws, they're still considered by Jason like one of the few real friends he has. Roy, on the other hand, rekindled his friendship with Jason on the lead up to Heroes in Crisis.
    • In Rebirth, Jason, Artemis, and Bizzaro become this as they turn into the Dark Trinity with Jason developing feelings for Artemis and later gains a Big Brother Instinct for Bizarro. Unfortunately, they were split up with the latter two transported to an Alternate Dimension.
  • Tsundere: Started as Type A towards Roy and Kori but he mellowed out to Type B as Red Hood and the Outlaws progressed.
  • Warrior Monk: What his time with the All-Caste turned him into, though he still has anger issues from time to time.
  • Wild Card: Sometimes helps out the Batfamily in times of crisis, sometimes working with the villains for his own reasons. It's one of the reasons why Bruce sometimes defers to him, as Jason is willing to do things he can't do himself.

 
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