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  • - Is DC killing off Robin,

  • again?

  • You know, it's never good to be Batman's sidekick Robin.

  • Not only are you very visible in low light,

  • thanks to a green Speedo and yellow cape.

  • But you're prone to getting exploded,

  • your head bashed in,

  • or just basically having a bad day.

  • No wonder Dick Grayson made sure to lose the booties

  • and become Nightwing.

  • - I need a name.

  • Batboy, Nightwing?

  • I don't know, what do ya think?

  • - And while there have been

  • about a half dozen Robins in comic history,

  • leading to quite a storied past for the character,

  • one of Robin's most famous

  • or infamous IRL moments of all time,

  • is being recreated on the small screen right now

  • for DC Universe's Titans TV show.

  • So what the hell is going on here?

  • Well first a little back story.

  • Back in 1988, Batman was on his second Robin

  • named Jason Todd.

  • In the storyline, "A Death in the Family",

  • there was a cliffhanger set up,

  • where the Joker may or may not have murdered Jason Todd.

  • With the twist being that the decision was left up to fans.

  • Two 1900 numbers were set up.

  • One for Jason to live and one for him to die.

  • With fans paying to call in to the phone number

  • to cast their vote.

  • Over 10,000 votes were cast at the time,

  • but like the Roman emperors of old,

  • they chose death for poor Robin number two.

  • As a side note, it is worth mentioning

  • that there was only a 72 vote lead

  • on the side of death at the time.

  • And there have been some allegations

  • and evidence that numbers may have been rigged,

  • by a disgruntled fan.

  • But luckily fans today aren't like that at all

  • and would never let their anger skew

  • or troll a legitimate poll.

  • Right?

  • Anyway, over 30 years later,

  • DC is giving fans this decision to make once again.

  • However before we get into that,

  • from here on out there will be spoilers

  • for the current arc on the Titans TV series.

  • So if you're not up to date,

  • now is your chance to pull the bat parachute.

  • (parachute whooshing)

  • (wheels squealing)

  • All right, so here's what happened.

  • The second season of Titans

  • has not been too kind to Jason Todd so far.

  • The villain Deathstroke AKA Slade Wilson

  • managed to capture Todd,

  • hoping to exchange him for Wilson's daughter Rose.

  • However, the titular Titans had other plans instead

  • and concocted a scheme to bust Jason Todd out.

  • The thing is though, it didn't go so well

  • and by the episodes end,

  • Jason Todd took a tumble out a window,

  • seemingly to his demise.

  • So what happens now?

  • Well as a nod to 1988's "A Death in the Family",

  • DC Universe set up a poll on their website

  • where fans can vote on Jason Todd's fate.

  • And at the moment of shooting this, the poll is close

  • and pretty much split right down the middle

  • as to whether Jason will live or die this time.

  • Even the vote in this office was pretty much split.

  • With some members of the production team

  • being much more cutthroat than others.

  • While this is a fun way to get fans excited

  • and more invested/interested in the Titans TV show,

  • it does present a quandary.

  • What will the show do in response to the poll?

  • If anything.

  • Is DC Universe bound to follow

  • the whims and wiles of the fans?

  • Is this just for fun

  • or are they really planning on following through?

  • It's worth noting that this season of the series

  • has already been filmed,

  • meaning there must be some sort of plan come what may.

  • While all the original comic had to do

  • was swap out the end page,

  • depending on what fans chose,

  • changing the trajectory of a television show

  • is a lot, lot, lot, lot, lot harder.

  • So we'll just have to wait and see

  • if fans hate this Jason Todd,

  • as much as they hated the original comic book equivalent

  • back in 1988.

  • And if the production team counted on this

  • for the next episode.

  • But, what do you folks think?

  • Do you want this Jason Todd to live

  • or should he die?

  • And what other ways do you wanna see TV shows

  • engage with their audiences?

  • Let's discuss.

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