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  • Base-Breaking Character: One of the biggest in Batman media, thanks to his Replacement Scrappy status to Dick Grayson, and the fact that he was deliberately written as insufferable by writers have him gain this status to the readers. Even after his resurrection, his inconsistent portrayals make fans wish that he was never brought back or at least stick to Winnick's interpretation. This has gotten worse ever since the New 52 began and the comics started portraying him in a more consistently sympathetic light with a closer (though still a bit strained) relationship with the Batfamily: Some like the idea of Jason getting some positive character development and healing from his trauma, others think that the new direction does nothing but make him a Karma Houdini and a canon example of Draco in Leather Pants and a third group likes the concept but finds the execution rushed and forced more than anything.
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  • Can't Un-Hear It: Jensen Ackles is the definitive voice of Red Hood, thanks to his portrayal of him at Batman: Under the Red Hood to the point that fans are begging for him to be cast in future works. An alternate choice is Troy Baker thanks to Arkham Knight.
  • Cargo Ship: Jason and crowbar for the morbidly curious. It’s even become a trope Inverse that Jason would always get beaten with a crowbar or use the crowbar against someone else. Not to mention he uses one as his main weapon in Outlaw
  • Draco in Leather Pants: Jason has brutally killed criminals and yet he had garnered a lot of fans willing to overlook his past transgressions and even justifying his actions as if he is only killing criminals who deserve it. Never mind that he has threatened to bomb innocents, attempted to kill Bruce, Dick, Tim, and Damian many times, and even tried to replace Bruce as Gun-toting Batman in Battle for the cowl. Red Hood and the Outlaws confirms he still tried to kill Bruce, Dick, and Tim at different points in the past; he's shown to be Easily Forgiven by them.
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  • Fashion-Victim Villain: In his Anti-Villain days in Grant Morrison's Batman, his "superhero" costume gets derided by fans. Kinda understandable why, since he looks like a walking pill medicine.
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  • Jerkass Woobie: Out of all the Robins, he has it the worst considering that he grew up on the streets, had his foster mother (drugs), his father (killed by Two-Face/Penguin), his real mother (Joker), and his adopted father (Batman, really lost in time but he didn't know that) all die on him, had his real mother betray him to the Joker when he tried to help her, was brutally beaten and then blown up by the Joker, was resurrected without his memories and forced to dig his way out of his grave and live on the streets, was dunked in a Lazarus Pit to regain his memories, found out that his adopted father had failed to avenge his death, was "betrayed" again when Batman attacked him to stop him from killing the Joker.
  • Misaimed Fandom: Much like with The Punisher, there is a sizeable section of the fandom who fail to realize that Jason's inclination towards killing is a tragic outcome of terrible things he's suffered in his life and that his lethal methods often fail to stop crime, sometimes even escalating them. Rather, they just see him as the reason why Batman would be "cooler" if he killed people.
    • Interestingly, Jason has been written with a certain degree of awareness about the flaws of this ideology during both volumes of RHATO and Red Hood/Arsenal.
  • Never Live It Down: His death at the hands of The Joker, which is both Inverse and to all comic fans. He's also got his general impulsive Jerkass demeanor that made him a solid Scrappy and is the very reason why he was killed
  • My Real Daddy: Although Jason Todd was created by Gerry Conway, Judd Winick set his status quo as the Red Hood and defined his character for the new millennium, including adaptations.
    • For those who don't give him the Draco in Leather Pants treatment, Grant Morrison was the last writer to do justice with Jason.
  • Periphery Demographic: He has quite a large female fanbase thanks to being a Darker and Edgier Pretty Boy with daddy issues (and many others) and was voiced by Jensen Ackles in his animated movie. Tumblr apparently loves him.
  • Rescued from the Scrappy Heap: After years of being dead, His return as the Red Hood returned him to relevancy and gained him new fans. Although he seems to be rotating in and out of this and The Scrappy after his resurrection since writers tend to write him differently and see what sticks.
  • The Scrappy: Ever since the New 52, the comic version is often considered to be this, even in his own book, often due to the Creator's Pet treatment he gets from Scott Lobdell. Outside the comics he is more of a Base-Breaking Character.
    • Before his resurrection in Under The Red Hood, Post-Crisis Jason Todd was hated by quite a few readers to the point that fans eventually voted for him to be killed by the Joker. While an almost equal number of people voted to spare him (it is rumored that at least three hundred of the votes were from the same caller), a lot of people thought that the vote was for the first Robin, Dick Grayson, who was excessively popular amongst a lot of fans, and that's not a rumor.
  • Self-Fanservice: Fan artists love to draw him with a Skunk Stripe in his hair despite it only appearing in a few arcs and forgotten in the New 52 era.
  • Signature Series Arc: He has two: A Death in the Family, which tells the story of his tragic death, and Under The Red Hood for re-inventing him as a villain/anti-hero. Both stories are used as the main templates for adaptations and spinoffs.
  • Squick: Talia kissing Jason and having sex with him in Lost Days is this to a lot of readers, considering the age gap, the parent-child dynamic that both share, the fact that Bruce is Jason's adopted father and who fans consider being Talia's love interest.

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