Angry that jason is always skipped in most animated series

#1 Posted by krish1991 (5 posts) - - Show Bio

watching young justice series two and they replaced dick with tim drake kind of annoyed me, they could have had Jason for a series at least, what do you think, plus with all the jazz about dc saying that tim was never a robin makes no sence

#2 Posted by daredevil21134 (9201 posts) - - Show Bio

They probably don't wanna go into the whole death of a family story since its a kids show.Its easier and less controversial to just skip him

#3 Edited by Teerack (4554 posts) - - Show Bio

Jason is probably dead, but they could have him show up as red hood in young justice. It's not like the show is over.

#4 Posted by britsera (204 posts) - - Show Bio

@Teerack said:

Jason is probably dead, but they could have him show up as red hood in young justice. It's not like the show is over.

I think the older fanbase is pulling for that.

(I mean, how amazing would an episode dealing with it be? The post-psynightmare one was very good.)

#5 Posted by Gambit1024 (9890 posts) - - Show Bio

Has Jason ever been in an animated series? I can't think of any...

#6 Posted by The_Tree (6436 posts) - - Show Bio

@Gambit1024 said:

Has Jason ever been in an animated series? I can't think of any...

Nope.

I still think there's room for Jason to show up in Young Justice though. Who knows the entirety of what happened during the timeskip? And I've always thought that Dick's "Just don't die" line to Tim felt like a nod to Jason.

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#7 Posted by r3d_rob1n (541 posts) - - Show Bio

I'm not very surprised. Jason is a pretty dark character for a saturday morning kids show. In Batman TAS Tim's character was more of a Jason/Tim amalgam

#8 Posted by serpent222 (319 posts) - - Show Bio

He has absolutely no reason to be in Young Justice. With the exception of a few character development episodes, all of what the Team does are big picture issues. It's not like Jason is going to join the light, and he's never had a big master conspiracy thing going on. The only time we MIGHT see him is if they did a character development episode for Drake where he was featured (which is doubtful in itself as the two don't much conflict).

Not to mention, the "Drake was never Robin" thing has zero to do with Young Justice. Young Justice takes place on Earth-16, completely outside of the DCNu continuity. And, even if it did, they've made it clear that Drake was still Batman's partner, and just not Robin in name only.

Finally, while it would have been interesting to see Jason show up in TAS, in my mind it was rectified. After all, Batman: Under the Red Hood is one of the best animated movies that DC ever put out.

#9 Posted by BlackArmor (6121 posts) - - Show Bio

He's better as Red Hood than Robin so I imagine that if he ever does show up anywhere they'll just skip the Robin faze by having his time in the role be off screen

#10 Posted by SupBatz (1492 posts) - - Show Bio

It's understandable. Perhaps a slight mention of Jason being Robin before Tim would be a good shout-out but aside from that including Jason would most likely take up a lot of time.

#11 Posted by PlasticBag (1222 posts) - - Show Bio

It'd be nice to see Jason in Young Justice. I can imagine him showing up and causing havoc for the Bat-Family leading to an epic fight between Dick and Jason.

#12 Posted by Nathaniel_Christopher (1487 posts) - - Show Bio

Jason's character works for movies, but not a kids show.

#13 Posted by RedHush1 (91 posts) - - Show Bio

They could make a episode based off I think its Teen Titans #29 which was a good issue. Where Jason comes and attacks Tim while everyone is away. That would be interesting and maybe after its all done and over with show Batman talking to Tim one on one telling him he knows who the Red Hood is and the only time I think Jason was actually even mentioned in a animated series was Batman Brave and the Bold when Batmite says something like or the storyline the Death in the Family where Jason Todd dies

#14 Posted by EnSabahNurX (2310 posts) - - Show Bio

@The_Tree said:

@Gambit1024 said:

Has Jason ever been in an animated series? I can't think of any...

Nope.

I still think there's room for Jason to show up in Young Justice though. Who knows the entirety of what happened during the timeskip? And I've always thought that Dick's "Just don't die" line to Tim felt like a nod to Jason.

that's what i thought, i think they are planning to introduce but will probably have him as red hood but no reveal till next season

#15 Edited by cattlebattle (12306 posts) - - Show Bio

@BlackArmor said:

He's better as Red Hood than Robin so I imagine that if he ever does show up anywhere they'll just skip the Robin faze by having his time in the role be off screen

Exactly, his whole thing as Robin is pointless....he died because the fans hated him in the first place, and the reason for his resurrection was a guy breaking reality........so yeah, I could see why they would skip him....he sucks basically. Although Red Hood is cool, so they should just skip to him

#16 Posted by ReVamp (22860 posts) - - Show Bio

@Gambit1024 said:

Has Jason ever been in an animated series? I can't think of any...

Well, Tim Drake's character in Batman TAS was a mixture of the two characters. (Origin Wise at least.) So while technically no, there's that.

#17 Posted by Batmarcus (103 posts) - - Show Bio

Honestly it bugs me too, but most of these comments are right. Jason makes and AMAZING movie character and I would not mind seeing him in an Arkham City type game, but for a cartoon it just does not fit....as Robin would not mind seeing Red Hood though.

#18 Posted by Nathaniel_Christopher (1487 posts) - - Show Bio

@RedHush1 said:

They could make a episode based off I think its Teen Titans #29 which was a good issue. Where Jason comes and attacks Tim while everyone is away. That would be interesting and maybe after its all done and over with show Batman talking to Tim one on one telling him he knows who the Red Hood is and the only time I think Jason was actually even mentioned in a animated series was Batman Brave and the Bold when Batmite says something like or the storyline the Death in the Family where Jason Todd dies

Yeah, Bat-Mite was doing his thing and showed Batman a statue of him holding Jason's dead body (Cover image for Death in the Family).

See I would love to see Jason in a dark game like Arkham City.

#19 Posted by Batmarcus (103 posts) - - Show Bio

@Nathaniel_Christopher: I know right! It suits Jason.

#20 Posted by serpent222 (319 posts) - - Show Bio

Think this is at least a reference to him. Screen of the upcoming Young Justice, seems to be a hall of the dead kind of thing, and features a robin image:

#21 Posted by whoohoo789 (212 posts) - - Show Bio

@serpent222: @krish1991:

the robin hollogram had to be jason right

#22 Posted by EnSabahNurX (2310 posts) - - Show Bio

@whoohoo789 said:

@serpent222: @krish1991:

the robin hollogram had to be jason right

yea, since tim is the current robin on the show and a robin's death was referenced by Dick when he tells Tim don't die.

#23 Posted by Nathaniel_Christopher (1487 posts) - - Show Bio

Yeah that's either Jason or some other male Robin. I just watched the episode and Tim's standing in front of the statue so there wasn't any time skip where he passed away. The hair the kid had is also exactly like Jason's style, at least the style he used as Robin pre-Flashpoint.

#24 Posted by Funrush (1369 posts) - - Show Bio

@serpent222 said:

Think this is at least a reference to him. Screen of the upcoming Young Justice, seems to be a hall of the dead kind of thing, and features a robin image:

Who's that to the right of Jason?

Well, at least unlike the other series, this one acknowledges his existence.

#25 Posted by geoff2005 (206 posts) - - Show Bio

@daredevil21134 said:

They probably don't wanna go into the whole death of a family story since its a kids show.Its easier and less controversial to just skip him

i agree with that. they also wouldnt be able to develop robin as a favorite character for many kids if he keeps changing every season

#26 Posted by YoungJustice (6396 posts) - - Show Bio

Jason wouldn't work well, he is a lone wolf.

#27 Posted by Nathaniel_Christopher (1487 posts) - - Show Bio

@YoungJustice said:

Jason wouldn't work well, he is a lone wolf.

Which is probably what got him killed.

#28 Posted by ReVamp (22860 posts) - - Show Bio

I wouldn't mind a Red Arrow-esque character ala Season 1 in Season 3/4

#29 Posted by redwingx (229 posts) - - Show Bio

Red arrow or arsenal is sort of like Red Hood in the show so i really dont see the point of him being in the show.

#30 Posted by daredevil21134 (9201 posts) - - Show Bio

@Nathaniel_Christopher said:

@YoungJustice said:

Jason wouldn't work well, he is a lone wolf.

Which is probably what got him killed.

Nah,being reckless and not listening got him killed

#31 Posted by HereBeMonsters (23 posts) - - Show Bio

Red Hood and Red Arrow should team up and go pull Donna Troy out of limbo to make the Anti-Young Justice team.

#32 Posted by Jayso4201 (552 posts) - - Show Bio

I just find it humorous that nobody ever cared about Jason until he poped back up as Red Hood, until then everybody wanted him dead and were happy that way. Now its a travesty he doesn't appear on a cartoon show.

#33 Posted by Freddy_F_Freeman (47 posts) - - Show Bio

id like to see jason but in a kids show it probably couldnt work seeing as he uses guns. it would be a great storyline to bring him in as a villain or anti hero in YJ though

#34 Edited by daredevil21134 (9201 posts) - - Show Bio

@Jayso4201 said:

I just find it humorous that nobody ever cared about Jason until he poped back up as Red Hood, until then everybody wanted him dead and were happy that way. Now its a travesty he doesn't appear on a cartoon show.

He's came a long way

#35 Posted by Avenging-X-Bolt (11757 posts) - - Show Bio

Yeah, think we should either skip him showing up or at least wait till later when the Arsenal drama dies down. He might show up in Beware The Batman as Red Hood.

#36 Posted by confirukia (219 posts) - - Show Bio

Well,not everyone gets what they want.From the start of the show i always wanted super girl to join YJ, instead they added wonder girl.........so now i just live with it and enjoy the show.

#37 Posted by SpideyIvyDaredevilFan26 (4833 posts) - - Show Bio

I really wish he was in the 90's New Adventures of Batman series. True ,they would have to have a lot of episodes, (Including at LEAST one 2 part episode) but I really think it would be worth it. Batman needed a vigilante adversary not afraid to kill.

#38 Posted by JasonTodd13 (423 posts) - - Show Bio

I beg to differ that Young Justice is a kids show, I dont think it is, because all young kids want to watch is the action parts not the storyline talking between characters, I think the series is meant for teens and up. And yeah I am annoyed as well that Jason was skipped as Robin again, apparently they will never show Jason as Robin unless its some BS flashback, parallel universe, or dream.

#39 Posted by YourNeighborhoodComicGeek (19489 posts) - - Show Bio

He had a cameo in Young Justice and Teen Titans, and a small actual role in New Teen a Titans shorts. His main feature was his animated movie, which was excellent. However, I would like for him to have more appearances.

#40 Posted by thespideyguy (2582 posts) - - Show Bio

He was Red X in teen titans go!

#41 Posted by JasonTodd13 (423 posts) - - Show Bio

@thespideyguy: No Jason was not Red X in the Teen Titans, they only teased the audience that it might be Jason Todd, but Jason is far to brutal to be Red X, Red X is a thief, wheras Jason as the Red Hood kills criminals. Until its offically confirmed to be Jason, no one can say it is, unless they are deluded.

#42 Posted by redhoodnet (153 posts) - - Show Bio

It is sad that that Jason gets skipped over more than not. But we do have the great "Under the Red Hood" that is better than anything else that ever featured a Robin. In fact UTRH may be the best Robin centered animated story every made.

#43 Posted by JasonTodd13 (423 posts) - - Show Bio

@redhoodnet: Jason is also referenced in The Dark Knight Returns Part 1, where they had the proper Robin costume for Jason, unlike Jason's appearence in UTRH where he had the wrong costume (except when he was a kid).

#44 Posted by Vance Astro (90727 posts) - - Show Bio
Angry that most series skipped the dead Robin that most of us weren't alive or weren't old enough to be able to read to know about....
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#45 Posted by Nerd Of A Hero (715 posts) - - Show Bio

@r3d_rob1n said:

I'm not very surprised. Jason is a pretty dark character for a saturday morning kids show. In Batman TAS Tim's character was more of a Jason/Tim amalgam

they used Jason's origin story for Tim so he was kinda like a mix of that.

#46 Posted by Nerd Of A Hero (715 posts) - - Show Bio

At least he was in Under the Red Hood animated film but yeah I can see where your talking about.

#47 Posted by SoA (4592 posts) - - Show Bio

red x from the teen titans show (?)

#48 Posted by TDK_1997 (13739 posts) - - Show Bio

He would be a really good add in for Young Justice.If he appears as Red Hood it would be interesting.

#49 Posted by JasonTodd13 (423 posts) - - Show Bio

Some would think Jason is too much of a dark character to put in animation, because of the "precious' kiddies.

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