Jason Todd was the second Robin to Batman. He was brutally murdered by Batman's arch nemesis, The Joker, after that Jason came back to life and became the second Red Hood.
Jason Todd was Batman's second sidekick. He was created by Dc Comics writers Don Newton and Gerry Conway and first appeared in Batman #357 as Jason Todd, as Robin he appeared in Batman #368, and as Red Hood he appeared in Batman #635.
Jason Todd was the second Robin to Batman, he became Robin when Dick Grayson (the first Robin) out grew the role as Robin. Batman recruited young Jason Todd when he saw him steal the Bat-mobile's wheels, Batman stated it as "unreal." And begun his training. Before Jason was Robin or a thief trying to steal the wheels off of the batmobile , he was a troubled young boy. His father was a petty crook and went to jail, he served his time in jail and eventually left the family to his drug addicted wife. Jason's mother taught him how to steal valuables without getting caught, eventually Jason's mom died of an overdosing on sleeping pills, utterly committing suicide.
This left Jason alone without any other family members. Jason started to live on the streets stealing whatever he could find to stay alive. Watches, rims off of car wheels, etc etc. Jason would usually get into fights with other people he would either do two things, win the fight or get beat badly.
However, Jason's will to survive always proved to be unbreakable. In some point in time, Jason was in Crime Alley and spotted the Batmobile. He decided that he could make a whole bunch of money, and uncoupled all four Batmobile wheels. When Batman came back, he found out that all of his wheels were gone. It wasn't long until he saw a young boy with his tires. Seeing potential, Batman recruited Jason as his ward and soldier in his 'War On Crime'.
Unlike Dick in so many ways, Jason has proved himself to be as good as Dick when he was Robin. The happiness and joy of being the sidekick of Batman was enough to straighten Jason on the path of justice, instead of the path of a criminal. As Jason grew older, so did his personality against criminals. As a kid, Jason held back, however as a teenager, he sent drug addicts to the hospital. As a teen, Jason didn't hold back much, he shattered bones, and has put most people he encounters in comas.
Eventually, comic readers got tired of Jason Todd, and his annoying attitude. The Dc writers put the death of Jason Todd to a vote. 5,343 people voted to kill Jason Todd and 5,271 people decided to let him live. Due to the incredible amount of people that voted to kill Jason, he was eventually killed.
Death Of Jason Todd
When Batman and Jason were on a mission fighting the Joker, Jason underestimated Joker's talents and found himself awaken in a mysterious warehouse. Joker brutally beat Jason with a crowbar and left him lying on the ground almost dead. However, Jason's will to survive kicked in. As Jason was making his way towards the door, Jason eventually found out that the door was chained locked. He knew that Batman would come for him, however what he didn't realize was that, Joker set the place to blow in 10 seconds.
Batman holding Jason In his arms.
As Batman made his way to the secret warehouse, he arrived to late, and held the dead Jason Todd in his arms. The death of Jason Todd was created in 1988 in Batman #427, and the character didn't get come back to comics until 16 years later (2004).
Jason Todd comes back years later as Red Hood. A criminal alias that Joker used in his beginning days as a criminal. Red Hood had goals to control Gotham's criminal underground, and take huge cuts from the drugs that crime lords would make. Taking territory from the ex-criminal kingpin Black Mask, and giving him a loss in weapons, hired help, and security. Jason was brought back to life by the criminal Eco-terrorist named Ra's Al Ghul.
As a dark miracle as it was, Jason came back damaged. Ra's Al Ghul wanted to bring back Jason so that he could make up past deeds with Batman (Bruce Wayne). Fighting through many of Ra's loyal henchman and killing them, Jason eventually escaped from Ra's Lazarus base. Ra's Al Ghul thought that Jason died again, however he eventually turned up in Gotham City.
When Batman found out that Ra's Al Ghul brought Jason back to life, Batman had to protect his worst enemy, the Joker, from getting killed by his ex-sidekick. Jason tells Batman that he can find the Joker at crime alley.
As Jason takes Joker to his hideaway, Jason starts beating Joker with a crowbar. It is irony, because Joker beat Jason nearly to death with a crowbar also. As they continue their talk, Joker asks questions to see if he remembers that Red Hood (or new hoodie as he is called) was the Robin he killed.
As Batman arrives at crime alley he remembers two certain things. This alley is right across the movie theater that Bruce's parents were killed at, and the birth of Batman. This is also where Batman saw Jason stealing his Bat-tires. Once Jason arrives, Batman and Jason talk about everything ending now. Eventually, Jason and Batman drew into combat with one another.
Mentor Vs. Student
As Batman and Jason fight on Gotham City's rooftops in a cold and rainy night, Jason is no match for Bruce's skills. However, he continues to fight, trying to lead him to the hideaway that Joker is at. Jason removes Batman's mask, and then shows his face to Batman to keep it even. As they talk, Jason begins to describe himself as a crime lord instead of a hero.
As Jason continues to talk, he says to Batman, that he is a better Batman than Bruce. Batman says he isn't, and chases Jason across more buildings. As Jason arrives at his point-in-destination he and Batman begin to fight in the small confined area. Batman knocks Jason through the bathroom wall; then Jason pulls a gun on Batman.
Batman says that he is still trying to bring Jason to the side of light, and that he is sorry that he didn't save him in time. Jason forgives Batman, however he is angry that Batman didn't kill Joker (stated as a psychotic death worshiper) yet. Jason gives Batman the list of things that Joker has done, also signaling that he crippled Barbara Gordon (daughter of Jim Gordon) better known as Batgirl and she is currently Oracle.
As Jason continues to talk, Joker interrupts with his crazy talk. Jason silents Joker for awhile, then he tells Batman to kill Joker this instant. As Batman explains to Jason that, it would be to easy to kill him, and that if he steps over the line Batman won't come back. Jason tells him, that if Joker took Batman off this planet, Jason would search every inch of the earth and kill him. Because of the training and friendship that Batman gave him.
As Jason breaks Joker's chair, he hands Bruce (Batman) a gun so that he can shoot Jason right in his face to stop Jason from killing Joker. As Batman holds the gun, Jason interrupts and tells him, him or me. As Batman looks at the gun in his hands, he tells him, that he isn't going to kill his ex-sidekick/ward. Jason insists that Batman shoots him, however Batman walks away and heads towards the window.
Jason looses his temper and shoots a bullet at his mentor, Batman dodges it and throws a small batarang at his gun. Making the gun explode the next time he shoots the gun. As Jason activates the 20 second timer bomb in his hideaway. Batman runs to defuse it, however Joker stops him and tries to strangle him on the ground. Batman punches Joker in the face, and runs over to grab Jason. As the timer goes out, everyone is under ruble, everyone except Jason.
Batman looks for Jason's body, however he can't find it. This could only mean one thing, he's alive! Batman eventually locks up Joker, and travels back to his Batcave. As he talks with Alfred about all of the recent events, Alfred asks if Bruce wants him to take down the Jason Todd's Teenaged Robin Suit. Bruce tells him to leave it up there, to remind him of his ward/sidekick.
In the end, Alfred remembers when Jason first became Robin. As Jason enjoys his beginning days as Robin the Boy Wonder, he tells Bruce to hurry up, because there is bad guys that need chasing. Jason states that, "it is the best day of my life." The Bat Family is always open for Jason to come back into the family, whenever he is ready.