I haven't collected many of Jason Todd's comics so I know him best from the "Batman: Under the Redhood" animated movie and from what I've read online. What I want to know however, is how would you best describe Jason Todd's personality and "moral guidelines." He's supposed to be an anti-hero protagonist in his new comic book series...And I've heard some questionable things about that series, but thats besides the point, what I want to know is what traits does he possess that could make him into a REAL anti-hero as opposed to being a psychotic bastard with a grudge against the Batman family and Joker?
From what I saw of him in the movie, Jason seemed sincere about cleaning up the streets of Gotham, only he was very violent about it and his ultimate goal was really forcing Bruce into a situation in which he had to choose between killing him or the Joker. In short, he came off as an angry mad man who's hatred toward Batman rendered him unable to become a true anti-hero, but rather a supervillain who deluded himself into thinking he could be a better Batman than Bruce. From what I've read online he seems to also be responsible for the deaths of police officers and anyone else who impeded his idea of justice, even targeting other members of the Batman family, particularly ex or current Robins. So basically what I want to know is....Does he have ANY redeeming qualities at all that could make him believable as an anti-hero that people could sympathize and root for in his own comic series? From what I've read and seen he makes a great bad guy but before I look into his new comic book series I'd like to know if he can make a decent, albeit violent, good guy?
For me, a good anti-hero is a good guy who walks the fine line between good and evil, going so far as to take out the bad guys rather than lock them up but at the same time looking out for the well being of innocent civilians (and not killing cops unless they're crooked or something XD). So tell me folks, has Jason displayed any tendencies or qualities in any of his past appearances that would make it possible for him to follow such guidelines or is he really just a rapid dog who's self-destructive nature will ultimately tear his new "Outlaws" team apart once his new friends realize how batshit crazy he is? Does he have any rules or codes of honor or morals that prevent him from going completely over the deep end into bad guy territory?