Jason Todd's Memorial is a display-case in the Batcave which tributes the fallen Robin, Jason Todd. It contains the late-hero's costume with no visible body, sometimes shown to be held up by wires. It features a plaque reading, "Jason Todd, a Good Soldier".
It was erected in the Batcave following Jason's death at the hands of the Joker and has since become a staple of the Batcave; even staying up following Jason's resurrection and transformation into the criminal Red Hood.
It first appeared in the Elseworld story Batman: The Dark Knight Returns. The suit has since been established into mainstream comics.
Jason Todd was the second Robin, taken in after Batman fired the original Robin for, "Incompetence". Jason would go on to become Batman's prodigy only to one day hear Bruce say that he didn't believe he was fit to become Batman.
In an effort to prove himself, Jason hunted down the lair of the Joker only to be beaten to death by Joker's henchmen. In memoriam, Bruce put Jason's uniform on display in the batcave.
Years later in 1986, an elderly Bruce Wayne would take a young girl named Carrie Kelley to the batcave after she assisted him. Carrie would come face-to-face with the memorial as Bruce and Alfred argued over letting her be Robin.
Jason Todd was Batman's second Robin, albeit a much more violent and reckless one than his predecessor. This lead to Jason having been lured out of Gotham by the Joker and subsequently beaten to a pulp with a crowbar. Following this, Jason was killed in an explosion rigged by the Joker.
As a tribute to his fallen apprentice, Batman put Jason's uniform on display in the batcave as a memorial.
Appearances in Other Media
- DCAU: An adaptation of the memorial is featured in The New Batman Adventures. As Jason Todd never appeared in Batman: The Animated Series, it is inferred to have been a suit belonging to Dick Grayson before he left the Bat-Family. The suit itself doesn't resemble any suit to have been worn by Dick and rather resembles Tims which left some to speculate it may be a tribute to an off-screen Jason Todd although this is considerably unlikely. By Batman Beyond, all the other members of the bat-family would receive similar costume displays as tribute.
- Batman: The Dark Knight Returns: The suit appears in the film adaptation of the comic from which the memorial originated.
- Batman: Under the Red Hood: The memorial is featured in this film. At the end of the film, Alfred suggests taking down the display at the revelation that Jason was resurrected changing things. Batman responds that it changes nothing and leaves up the suit, holding onto the memories of the young Jason.
- Batman v Superman, Dawn of Justice: This film features the display-case featuring the costume of a presumable-deceased, unnamed Robin. Unlike most takes, this suit has yellow spray-paint on it reading, "Hahaha joke's on you, Batman". In the film Suicide Squad, text shows that the Robin was killed by both Joker and Harley Quinn. According to director Zack Snyder, it apparently belonged to the DCEU's Dick Grayson although there has yet to be any indication in continuity that this is the case.