“Jason Todd was once a Robin -sidekick of Batman-, until he was captured, tortured, and presumed killed by the crazed Joker. Seemingly back from the dead, Jason Todd assumes the identity of ‘The Red Hood’. Red Hood: Dogs to the Fight follows Jason as he re-emerges in the Gotham underworld, starting his own lethal war on crime, starting with the elusive Black Mask and his gang.”
Plot: How about one where while Jerome is being revived,his cult is also busting the reader out of prison,since they worship them both cause they’re both crazy & then maybe she sees Dwight with J’s face,then kidnaps & kills him on TV,J then goes to her??😂
A guard darts toward the cell blocks, but a lanky boy dressed in skimpy clothes with bright makeup gets in the way, their dagger plunging into the guard’s back.
“Ho-ly crap!” Y/N exclaims.
The boy and Y/N both started to speak.
“Who are- “
“Are you- “
Neither of them finished.
The boy regained his composure. “You know, it was hard trying to break into this damn place and trying to find the right cell. I almost grabbed hold of some girl but I found out that she was slouching. You don’t slouch, do you?”
“Some days.” Then came her notorious maniacal laughter. She barks out the laugh until getting serious. “You here to break me out or?”
looking at edward nygma during that final scene in 3x14: how it affected him, and how it might in the future.
so I had a lot of feelings while making this gifset and this gifset, and ya’ll might know that I love to take any opportunity to talk about my son edward nygma (and nygmobblepot) so here we go.
all gifs in this post are from the gifsets I linked above just fyi
starting off with this gif:
maybe I’m just seeing things, but it seems, if you look at ed’s throat and mouth, like he gulps when oswald says that, which just shows that what oswald said affected him in some way, possibly in a way that he never expected.
if you want to get a little cynical ed’s reaction could just be because at this point he’s still not sure if oswald really does need him, because he’s not sure if oswald is still the selfish person he always believed oswald to be.
either way ed is clearly conflicted and is (not for the first time in the episode) having a visible reaction that displays that.
then there’s this gif:
sounds very much like that love riddle ed spouted back in 3x04, no? “I can’t be bought, but I can be stolen with one glance. I’m worthless to one, but priceless to two. Love.” not the same, but I would argue a similar concept. and either way, we have ed’s reaction to oswald saying this:
first he has to readjust his grip on the gun, and then he says “you killed isabella” while refusing to look at oswald. in fact he adjusts his grip, pauses for a moment, then looks down as he speaks.
sure, the looking away as he says it could be down to the fact that he’s still clearly broken up over losing isabella, but earlier in the episode we have the scene where oswald is willing to give up his life to protect ed from barbara, tabitha and butch. that’s something ed didn’t expect, when oswald says (while laughing), “does that mean I passed? ed?” to which ed responds with “I don’t know what it means.”
so of course that’s going to play on his mind. before that point (in the gif above) ed’s main motivation and reasoning for being able to go through with the idea of killing oswald, is the fact that oswald killed isabella and also that oswald could never change.
this is ed’s face after oswald tells him he can’t do it (kill oswald):
now oswald has proven he’s capable of change, so ed doesn’t have that reasoning anymore. of course he wants revenge for isabella, what made that easier with butch and tabitha was that he doesn’t like butch, and I’d like to point out that he never intended to kill tabitha. don’t get me wrong, what he did to her was still horrible but he was absolutely willing to kill butch because he thought butch had wronged him, whereas tabitha has never wronged him, they barely know each other. (yes, she wronged oswald, but ed still wouldn’t have killed her for that, because that would take away oswald’s right).
but of course with oswald it’s different. they’re best friends, they’re supposed to care about each other. ed still has motivation: the fact that oswald killed isabella, but he clearly needed more than that. the fact that he believed oswald was seflish and could never really love another person completely destroyed oswald’s excuse/reasoning of “I did it for love” but then oswald proves that he really does love ed, that’s real. and although that’s still not a good enough excuse to kill isabella, ed can no longer rely on the fact that it’s just some throwaway excuse that oswald is using to try and get out of the situation.
I personally would say that ed adjusts his grip on the gun after oswald says “you can’t have one without the other” because it’s just another reminder that his reasoning, his justification for killing oswald has just slipped away. we also see it in these gifs:
in both ed readjusts his grip (in the first one it’s after oswald says “ed, I love you. I know you believe that now), in both (especially the second one) he looks away, and he clenches his jaw in the first one.
really ed didn’t have to kill oswald for killing isabella, and to actually take that final step he needed to justify it (to himself), because oswald is absolutely right. they’re both better together, (well they were before all the drama went down anyway and even then they were fine for a bit, but ed was clueless about what oswald had done). ed knows they’re better together. sure they’ve both grown separately, and no doubt will do in future episodes, but they’ve made a lot of progress because of each other.
also this is going to be the first time since arkham that ed has been on his own. he had oswald, and then arguably he had barbara, tabitha, and butch. and even if he works with those 3 again it won’t be the same, and we don’t know how all of this, and what’s to come, is going to impact ed so really he’s going to be, or at least feel, very much alone.
anyway, moving swiftly on, we have these gifs:
which show something I’ve always said about ed, he does believe in justice, just perhaps not in the conventional way. back right after he killed kristen (during 2x07) a part of him at least considered handing himself in, hallucination/dark ed says “you probably have half a mind to turn yourself in. luckily, I have the other half.” and with jim it’s a fact that ed’s paranoia was the only reason jim (and the gcpd) found out he killed kristen, and I agree it was that, but also that that small part of ed that wanted to hand himself in was still in there somewhere.
flash forward to more current events he punishes butch for killing isabella, now yes this is most likely for pretty selfish reasons, to make ed feel better, but to ed he’s doing it to seek justice for isabella. you could perhaps even use the example of setting butch up for working with the red hood gang. yes it benefited ed anyway because it meant butch was out of the picture, but it was also justice for oswald, someone ed cares about.
I’d say the first gif above is that moment where ed realises that it doesn’t matter if oswald’s changed, he’s still the reason isabella is dead and he needs to be punished, she deserves justice, but that doesn’t make it any easier.
and I’ll get onto the second gif in just a second, I promise, because it adds to another point.
anyway from this point to the end of the scene/episode ed is more determined that oswald needs to die (or has regained any determination he lost), however, as this gifset shows there are various times in which, although ed has that determination back, he’s still incredibly conflicted, maybe more so.
going back to the second gif above like I said I would, we can see that ed not only went after oswald as justice for isabella, but for himself too. you can clearly see that he genuinely thinks killing oswald will make him feel better. everything else I’ve talked about shows that that’s clearly not the case. on some level ed was aware that killing oswald was not going to change anything or make him feel better at all, hence the times where he looks unsure or stunned, or when he looks away, or when he readjusts his gun, or clenches his jaw, any of the times in the two gifsets (and at other points earlier in the episode).
so when he pulls the trigger, during the bit where he gently grabs oswald’s shirt and pushes him in, ed seems kind of emotionless. he most likely feels some kind of relief at having finally got his revenge and pulling the trigger, but that’s only momentarily, because as oswald sinks into the water he looks like this:
ed is not okay with what he’s done. I really think that him throwing himself into the riddler stuff in episode 15 is going to be partly down to him wanting to distract himself from what he’s done and/or to possibly try and justify what he’s done (to himself). of course I expect the riddler stuff to be about him finally going over the edge in every capacity, but I feel like how he feels about this final act of episode 14 will contribute to that in a really big way.
I could never believe that these facial expressions and actions (and whatever else) are mistakes, cory is too good of an actor for that, I don’t doubt that every single bit of body language was deliberate.
every thing about ed in this scene, no, this entire episode, is so much more complicated and detailed than it first appears. I see a lot of ed hate around, and this post isn’t about whether those people are right or not (I personally don’t hate him), it’s more about the fact that in this episode it’s more complicated. there’s more than just what we see on the surface, and this episode, this final scene, is going to affect ed for a long time to come in some way, shape, or form.
and I think it’s also a clear example of how complex his character is too.
what if ed was ahead of barbara and the gang all along? what if he did team up with fish, before she came to get oswald? i mean, just think about it. ed didn’t tell oswald about his plan to reveal the red hood gang and how he knew it was butch running it because, and i quote, “your shock when seeing butch had to be genuine, the people had to believe it.“ i’m probably just looking for answers to keep up my spirits, but i think this would be a lovely twist is ed was working with fish and not telling oswald because his reaction had to be genuine.
So I’ve decided to read the New 52′s Zero Year: Secret City. At some point, Bruce Wayne disguises himself as the Penguin and tries to confront the Red Hood Gang, which eventually results in the Red Hood leader recognizing him. He then tells him that he finds him interesting and offers to join his gang.
Interestingly enough, this timeline promotes the idea that the man who later becomes the Joker was kinda sorta not really right in the head to begin with, and him meeting Batman didn’t change much in that department. It did give him a sense of purpose, though, and obsession he would turn into the sole reason for his existence. Because, frankly, as the Red Hood, the guy does not seem to know what he’s doing. No pattern, no goal, no philosophy behind his crimes other than to strike fear. I think, as far as the New 52 goes, this moment right here is the real birth of the Joker because it gives us the first glimpse into his future fixation on the Dark Knight, which essentially defines the Joker as the Joker.
Oh, yeah, and, when Bruce is unmasked, the Red Hood quite nonchalantly says that he can show him his face as well. The face that none of his own damned gang members saw. Just… casually show it to a dangerously hostile vigilante who will not hesitate to take your grinning ass downtown. Talk about love at first sight.
HOW TF CAN YOU HATE BRIDGET?! SHE LOVES FRANKY SO MUCH
That nightmare scene Liz !
As soon as Bridget probed into Joan’s state of mind Joan started to provoke. Ps. remember the scene with them when Joan brought up Bridget’s past…
FRIDGET! Franky is trying to push her away
Red tape thingy… is that from Kaz’s Red Hood group or?
That kitchen scene even had me sh*tting my pants xD
AWWW BOOMS AND FRANKY :3
What’s with this guy and drugs ffs
FRIDGET! Franky pushing her away she doesn’t want Bridget to give up everything for her! FRANKY DOESN’T BELIEVE SOMEONE WOULD DO THAT FOR HER
FRIDGET CELL SCENE FRANKY FOR FUCKS SAKE IT’S NOT ABOUT SEX , BRIDGET REFUSED EVEN THE SLIGHTEST CONTACT SHE TRIED THIS WITH ERICA RIGHT?!
“ YOU WANNA PUSH ME AWAY, YOU F FAILED, YOU WANNA HURT ME? CONGRATULATIONS BABY“ OMG :((((((((
No Bridget don’t quit :( She’s so hurt. YEY Vera for sticking up for her
LOL JOAN WALKING LIKE A BOSS XD
Ooooh Liz NO FUCK FUCK THAT BLOODY COP WTF :(((( IS THAT COP EVEN REAL?! IS HE EVEN A COP WTF
LMAO BOOMER AND THE INVISIBILITY
LMAO GO KAZ XD
Joan is like PLAYING EVERYONE
Ok so is it just me or is that the Red Hood gang ?! Unless Bea is alive and like Batwoman?
So… Joan is playing the guard then trying to gain favors with Kaz and now Tina…erm? She tried to get to Vera and Bridget.
Ok I don’t get how there are some people who don’t like Bridget still. This ep frikken proved Bridget LOVES Franky, it was never about sex. Frany retaliated ofc trying to push her away, I hope Frallie doesn’t happen. It would be a diss to Ballie right? I mean… I don’t see Allie hooking up with someone so soon? Franky might stop in the last min ( remember when she almost hooked-up with a girl/she was getting close to Bridget). Bridget was absolutely brilliant this episode. Wonder what’s gonna happen to Sonia?
What did you think of last night's episode? Did you think it was good or bad for Nygmobblepot?
I loved it! I’ll get to your question about Nygmobblepot in a bit but first let me talk about a few other things.
Gabe’s utter betrayal was painful. Even after everything that he experienced, Oswald thought there was still ONE person he could trust. But nope, Gabe wanted to sell him to the highest bidder. It was a way to hammer in this lesson that no one in Oswald’s life had truly cared for him. When he says “I can’t take on Nygma and Barbara and the rest of them by myself”, it’s soooo heartbreaking because he’s realizing that he doesn’t have anyone.
BUT THANK GOD FOR HIS NEW-FOUND FRIEND. OMG seriously BLESS Ivy. Let’s imagine for a dark moment what things would have been like if she wasn’t with Oswald. Imagine Oswald trying to heal alone … imagine him being betrayed by Gabe while alone … imagine him just GIVING UP because he’s truly alone.
Ivy wants nothing from him but to be his friend. And Oswald needs a friend now more than ever. She heals him, saves him from Gabe and offers to help him build an army. I loved that she didn’t trust Gabe and decided to stick around to make sure Oswald was going to be okay. It was really touching. Imagine after Oswald tells her the detailed story of what happened to him. Ivy is going to be so pissed at Ed. I think even after Oswald and Ed reconcile, Ivy will probably never like him or trust him. Also, Ivy was at Sirens when Ed exposed Butch as the leader of the red hood gang. She saw that moment of Oswald holding Ed after Butch knocks him out. She knows who he is.
Now, to answer your question. Do I think this episode was good for Nygmobblepot? Yes. Let me explain. Watching Gabe betray Oswald was painful but watching Oswald get his revenge was AMAZING. At this point in the story, Oswald has been the victim of Ed’s many forms of revenge but he’s never gotten the chance to fight back. When Oswald loses it and kills Gabe with a gardening tool, I think he’s taking out some of the rage and frustration he’s been holding in. He might even have been imagining that was Ed. And of course, I don’t want him to kill Ed. In fact, there is no doubt in my mind that he WON’T kill Ed. But at least he got to make one person pay for betraying him. It’s a poor substitute but it’s something. From the preview for next week’s ep, it looks to me like Ed might be taking on the court of owls. And let’s face it, he’s probably going to have his ass handed to him. It also looks like Oswald has assembled some of his army and returns to the mansion (so happy about that!). But here is what I think will happen: Oswald’s resolve to kill Ed will waver when he actually comes face to face with him and realizes that Ed no longer hates him, but actually MISSED him. I think they’re somehow going to be forced to put their differences aside to team up against the court. And I am going to DIE when that happens. Can you imagine Ed trying to CONVINCE Oswald to work with him … just the thought OMG.
Either way, I am super excited for next week’s ep and for OSWALD’S NEW LOOK. WTF HE IS 110% HOTTER. RIDDLEBOY IS GOING TO CRY REAL TEARS WHEN HE SEES HIM.
Jerome Valeska x Reader- Behind Closed Doors (Rated M fluffy smut)
Jerome has joined
the Red Hood gang, where he uses it as an outlet for his wild
personality. He comes home everyday where you can enjoy the other
side of him, the side he saves for you, and you only. This was an
interesting fluffy smut request I got sent (Thanks Anon!) and I know
its not very in character for Jerome, but its nice to explore
personalities he could have :)
Warning- sexual content, sudden rough(ish) sex, fluffy smut
Hi, I have a question... it's a really dump one but why does Jason call himself the Red Hood when it's a helmet?? Like it has always confused me. Ps Jason is my favorite.
I cannot honestly say I know the origin of the Red Hood but I do know that Jason didn’t come up with the name. The Red Hood was an alias that the Joker used once (before he became the Joker) while he was the face of the Red Hood gang.
Here’s what the first Red Hood costume looked like (with Pre-Joker Joker wearing it):
Jason kind of took that design and made it less ridiculous but I’ve never seen the Red Hood with an actual hood. Since it’s a legacy thing and there have been many Red Hoods throughout Gotham’s history I’m going to assume that the first person who held the Red Hood name actually used a red hood like you’re imagining and it evolved from there. That’s just speculation on my part though.
“I don’t trust them, Alfred.
The force was full of corruption before the Red Hood Gang infiltrated it.
Even with the Red Hood gone now, who knows.
To my mind, there isn’t anyone on the force worth a damn.”