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Red Hood is a fictional character and title in the DC Universe. Most Red Hoods have been male and acted as an enemy of Batman. Alice, a fictional character based on a real character from the work of Lewis Carroll. ... Cover to the History of the DC Universe trade paperback. ... Batman (originally referred to as the Bat-Man and still referred to at times as the Batman) is a DC Comics fictional superhero who first appeared in Detective Comics #27 in May 1939. ...

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Primary versions

The first Red Hood

Cover to Batman: Under The Hood (2005), art by Matt Wagner.
Cover to Batman: Under The Hood (2005), art by Matt Wagner.

In the original continuity, the man later known as the Joker was a master criminal going by the alias of the Red Hood. His costume consisted of a large domed red helmet and a red cape. While attempting to rob a chemical plant, his men were dispatched and then he was suddenly surrounded on a catwalk by Batman and Robin. Left with no alternatives, he dove into a catch basin for the chemicals and swam to freedom, surviving because of a special breathing apparatus built into the helmet. The toxins in the vat permanently and grotesquely disfigured him, turning his hair green, his skin white and his lips red. Upon discovering this, he went insane and became the Joker. Image File history File links Batman_UnderTheHood. ... Image File history File links Batman_UnderTheHood. ... Mage: The Hero Defined cover by Matt Wagner Grendel: Devil Tales cover by Matt Wagner Matt Wagner (born 1961) is an American comic book writer and artist best known as the creator of two irregular series, Mage and Grendel. ... In fiction, continuity is consistency of the characteristics of persons, objects, places and events seen by the reader or viewer. ... The Joker is a fictional character, a DC Comics supervillain widely considered to be Batmans archenemy. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Disfigurement is the state of having ones appearance, especially that of ones face, deeply and persistently harmed by a medical condition, such as wounds (accidental or intentional), disease, or a birth defect. ... ‹ The template below (Expand) is being considered for deletion. ...


In Batman: The Killing Joke, Alan Moore wrote an alternate origin of the Joker, and thus the Red Hood; the Joker is portrayed as a former chemical technician, now a struggling stand-up comedian with a pregnant wife. Approached by the Red Hood gang to lead a raid of his former workplace, the Ace Chemical plant, he accepts, in order to make enough money to start a better life for his family. The gang gives him the costume of the Red Hood, which has been worn by many men before - this way, the gang is able to falsely identify the Red Hood as their leader on all the crimes they perform, with the police unaware that a different dupe is behind the hood every time. The day of the proposed robbery, however, police inform him that his wife died in a freak accident. He attempts to back out of the robbery, but the gang strong-arms him into keeping his commitment to them. During the robbery, the plant's security men spot the intruders and shoot the other criminals dead. The engineer tries to flee, but Batman appears and corners him on the plant's catwalk. Terrified, he jumps off the catwalk into the chemical basin to escape. As in the previous origin story, he goes insane after discovering what the chemicals have done to his face, and becomes the Joker. Strangely enough, the Joker himself was reluctant to admit that this iteration of his story was definitive, stating: "Sometimes I remember it one way, sometimes another... if I'm going to have a past, I prefer it to be multiple choice!" Cover to Batman: The Killing Joke. ... Alan Moore (born November 18, 1953, in Northampton) is an English writer most famous for his influential work in comics, including the acclaimed graphic novels Watchmen, V for Vendetta and From Hell. ...


An interesting retroactive continuity change appears between the Batman #450-451 story line The Return of the Joker and the recent graphic novel one-shot The Man Who Laughs. In The Return of the Joker, the Clown Prince of Crime resurfaces after apparently being killed at the end of the Batman: A Death in the Family storyline. In this story, the Joker rummages through his belongings, finds the Red Hood costume and wears it for a robbery in order to regain his confidence and become the Joker again. The Man Who Laughs is a retelling of the first appearance of the Joker, a few months after the Red Hood's plunge into the chemicals, tying the story into both Batman: Year One and The Killing Joke. In this story, Batman is in possession of the Red Hood costume, presumably having discovered it on the banks where the Joker washed up after his swim in the chemical basin. Presumably, this difference is due to The Killing Joke origin having appeared after The Return of the Joker. The Man Who Laughs, however, remains ambiguous, able to be applied to either Joker origin. This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Batman: A Death in the Family is a Batman comic book story arc first published in the late 1980s which gave fans the ability to influence the story through voting with a 900 number. ... Batman: Year One was the title of a comic book written by Frank Miller, illustrated by David Mazzuchelli and colored/painted by Richmond Lewis, released in 1988 by DC Comics. ...


A recent storyline that has yet to be concluded in Batman: Confidential portrays the pre-accident Joker as a man named "Jack", who is highly skilled at bypassing security systems, and hires out this skill to any criminals who wish his services. There has been no mention of The Red Hood yet, and it is unclear where this story stands in continuity, since the depiction of a freelance career criminal essentially retcons much of The Killing Joke origin. However, as noted above, the Joker himself implies that the origin story in the Killing Joke may not be the true version of events.


The second Red Hood

Main article: Jason Todd
The second Red Hood, from Batman Annual #25; art by Shane Davis.
The second Red Hood, from Batman Annual #25; art by Shane Davis.

A new Red Hood appears in the Batman: Under the Hood storyline, written by Judd Winick. Jason Todd, the former Robin killed by the Joker in A Death in the Family, is secretly this new Red Hood. His debuts culminates in a fateful confrontation with those he feels have wronged him. He beats the Joker with a crowbar (mirroring the way the Joker had tortured him before killing him with a bomb) and later kidnaps him. The new Red Hood assumes control over various gangs in Gotham City and starts one man war against Black Mask's criminal sectors. He actively tries to cleanse the city of corruption, such as the illegal drug trade and gang violence, but in a violent anti-heroic way. This behavior results in him coming to blows against Batman and other heroes allies, including the new Robin, Onyx and Green Arrow. This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (905x1195, 179 KB) Summary From Batman Annual #25 (2006). ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (905x1195, 179 KB) Summary From Batman Annual #25 (2006). ... Judd Winick at Midtown Comics East in New York City, June 24, 2004. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... The Joker can mean any of the following: The Joker is a comic strip character, also included in movies and television programs based on the comic strip. ... This article is about the fictional place. ... Black Mask is a fictional character in the DC Comics universe. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with gang. ... In literature and film, an anti-hero is a central or supporting character that has some of the personality flaws and ultimate fortune traditionally assigned to villains but nonetheless also have enough heroic qualities or intentions to gain the sympathy of readers or viewers. ... Batman (originally referred to as the Bat-Man and still referred to at times as the Batman) is a DC Comics fictional superhero who first appeared in Detective Comics #27 in May 1939. ... Timothy Tim Drake is a fictional character in the DC Comics universe. ... Onyx is a DC Comics fictional character. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this comics-related article or section may require cleanup. ...


Alternate versions

Kingdom Come Red Hood

Unrelated to the Joker and Jason Todd incarnations of the Red Hood, is Red Hood from the limited series Kingdom Come. The Kingdom Come Red Hood is Lian Harper, daughter of super-hero Roy Harper and villainess Cheshire. A skilled archer much like her father, her costume and name are modelled after both the fictional Little Red Riding Hood character and possibly Robin Hood. The limited series is a term referring to a comic book series with a set finite number of issues. ... The cover to Absolute Kingdom Come by Alex Ross (2006) Kingdom Come was a four-issue comic book limited series published in 1996 by DC Comics. ... Roy Harper is a fictional superhero in the DC Comics Universe. ... Cheshire, real name Jade Nguyen, is a DC Comics villain, one of the worlds top assassins and mercenaries. ... A depiction by Gustave Doré. Little Red Riding Hood is a famous folktale about a young girls encounter with a wolf. ... Robin Hood memorial statue in Nottingham. ...


Earth-Two Red Hood

In an interview for the Infinite Crisis Hardcover, Jeanine Schaefer states that Geoff Johns had another plan for The Red Hood: to reintroduce him as the Jason Todd of the Earth-Two universe. Said Schaefer: Geoff Johns (born 25 January 1973 in Detroit, Michigan) is an American comic book writer, best known for his work for DC Comics. ... First appearance of Earth-Two For other uses, see Earth 2. ...


"Well, Geoff's idea was to have Red Hood be the Jason Todd of Earth-Two. So he'd be this kid, who wanted to be Batman's sidekick. He sneaks into the Batcave, and the first thing he sees as he boots up the bat-computers is... Batman murdered. And so he uses Bruce's stuff, training himself to take over for him. I think there was even talk of his possibly being Deathstroke's Robin."[1] The Batcave. ... Deathstroke the Terminator (Slade Wilson), also called simply Deathstroke (and originally simply the Terminator) is a fictional character, a supervillain in the DC Comics Universe. ...


DCAU comics

An animated version of the character appears at the end of Batman Adventures #8. It was meant to be a subplot to be resolved later, but the cancellation of the ongoing series prevented that. Though the creative team (Dan Slott and Ty Templeton) behind the story are hoping for a chance to resolve it, they have yet to do so. It has been stated that this Red Hood is someone crucial to the DC animated universe.[2] Batman Adventures is a DC comic book series featuring Batman. ... Ongoing series, sometimes shortened as the noun ongoing, is a term referring to a comic book series that is intended to continue indefinitely. ... Dan Slott Dan Slott is an American comic book writer known for injecting humor into typically serious superhero books. ... Ty Templeton is a popular Canadian comic book artist and writer who has drawn a number of popular mainstream titles, TV-associated titles and his own series. ... An image of many of the DCAU heroes. ...


Dan Slott mentioned that the background of the character would tie into a subplot concerning Lucius Fox, The Vellestra Gang (from Mask of the Phantasm and The Powers Family (Including an infant Derek Powers from Batman Beyond).[3] Batman: Mask of the Phantasm is an animated film first released in 1993. ... Derek Powers aka Blight is a supervillain in the animated series Batman Beyond, voiced by Sherman Howard. ... Batman Beyond (known as Batman of the Future in Europe, Latin America, Australia, and New Zealand) is an American animated television series created by The WB Television Network in collaboration with DC Comics as a continuation of the Batman legacy. ...


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Politically Correct Little Red Riding Hood (1070 words)
Red Riding Hood lived with a nurture giver whom she sometimes referred to as "mother", although she didn't mean to imply by this term that she would have thought less of the person if a close biological link did not in fact exist.
But Red Riding Hood's mother explained that her grandmother wasn't actually sick or incapacitated or mentally handicapped in any way, although that was not to imply that any of these conditions were inferior to what some people called "health".
Red Riding Hood's teacher had warned her never to talk to strangers, but she was confident in taking control of her own budding sexuality, and chose to dialogue with the Wolf.
Little Red Riding Hood - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (1496 words)
The origins of the Little Red Riding Hood story can be traced to oral versions from various European countries and more than likely preceding the 17th century, of which several exist, some significantly different from the currently-known version.
Notable among these are Angela Carter's ‘Company of Wolves’ in which Red seduces the wolf, Roald Dahl’s ‘Little Red Riding Hood and the Wolf’, in which Red turns the wolf into a wolf-skin cloak, and ‘Little Red Riding Wolf’, in which a game warden arrives at the last moment to save the wolf from poachers.
Little Red is depicted as a lolita-type character (spoilers ahead) who cuts off the wolf's legs (a metaphor for castration) and rapes him in the final act.
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