VIDEO: How Jason Todd’s Tragic History Took Him From Robin To Red Hood

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The second individual to don the Robin mask, Jason Todd has quite the long, complicated history. After Bruce Wayne and his former ward — Dick Grayson — started to grow apart, Jason Todd filled the hole in Batman’s heart and joined his crime-fighting crusade. Rather than a chipper young boy, Jason Todd was an attitude-filled teen with a massive chip on his shoulder, something that Batman had never dealt with before.

Jason Todd was never the most positive child, but he had a good heart and believed in the work he and Batman were doing. As the angsty teen grew older, his disdain for the restraint he and Batman had to show towards criminals only grew more concrete, ultimately pulling the two heroes apart. His first solo journey landed him right on the Joker’s doorstep in Death in the Family, a mistake that led to his death and one of the most tragic events in Batman’s life.

Since his death, Jason Todd has become one of DC’s most essential characters. Years after fans first voted for Jason Todd to end up in the grave, DC brought the character back and transformed him into something completely different. Part vigilante and part hitman, Jason Todd now patrols the DC Universe as the Red Hood, dishing out his own personal style of superheroics.

Now that the character is becoming such a major player on Titans, it feels lilike the perfect time to dig into his history a bit more and see what makes him tick. Check out my newest video below to learn more about the tragic life and death of the second Robin, Jason Todd.

For now, Red Hood fans can see Curran Walters as Jason Todd in the second season of Titans, which is streaming on DC Universe.

‘Titans’: ‘Jericho’ Episode Photos Show Off New Look At Deathstroke

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Titans Jericho 01 DeathstrokeDC Universe has released some brand new images from episode #208 of Titans titled "Jericho" featuring a new look at Esai Morales' Deathstroke.

In this selection of eight images, we get our first glimpse at the eighth episode of the second seasonAlong with a new look at Deathstroke, we get a glimpse at what's next for our group of characters following the events of last week's episode.

"Jericho" is set to premiere on DC Universe on Friday October 25. You can start the gallery of new images by clicking "Next."

Here is the official synopsis for season 2:

In Season 2, following the aftermath of their encounter with Trigon, Dick reforms the Titans. Under his supervision in their new home at Titans Tower, Rachel, Gar and Jason Todd train together to hone their hero abilities and work together as a team. They are joined by Hank Hall and Dawn Granger aka Hawk and Dove and Donna Troy aka Wonder Girl. Although these original Titans attempt to transition into a regular life, when old enemies resurface everyone must come together to take care of unfinished business. And as this family of old and new Titans – including Conner Kent and Rose Wilson – learn to co-exist, the arrival of Deathstroke brings to light the sins of the old Titans which threaten to tear this new Titans family apart once more.

The series stars Brenton Thwaites as Richard "Dick" Grayson / Robin, Anna Diop as Koriand'r / Starfire, Teagan Croft as Rachel Roth / Raven, and Ryan Potter as Garfield "Gar" Logan / Beast Boy. Newcomers for its sophomore outing include Joshua Orpin and Esai Morales playing Superboy and Deathstroke, respectively, while Chella Man and Chelsea Zhang have also joined the cast as Deathstroke's children. Natalie Gumede has signed on to play Mercy Graves and Game of Thrones star Iain Glen is on board as Bruce Wayne, a.k.a. Batman.

Titans season two is now streaming on DC Universe.

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