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Appearances (Movies): Batman: The Killing Joke
Powers/Skills: Organized Crime
The Red Hood Mob are a duo of thugs who routinely choose a new partner to wear the Red Hood costume and act as their figurehead leader during a heist. The red helmet has no eye slits and instead contains a two-way mirror. The month after they staged a raid at an ice company, an aspiring comedian desperate to move his pregnant wife into a nice neighborhood fell in with the Red Hood Mob. They wanted access to the Ace Chemical Plant, where he used to work, to stage a theft on the Monarch Playing Cards next door. They met with him at a bar around lunchtime and assured him his involvement would be kept secret then showed him part of the Red Hood costume. They stated the theft would be on Friday night at 11 pm. They met one more time on Friday and reminded the man to wear a suit and bow tie. They became suspicious when police came into the bar and spoke with the man. He informed the mobster that his wife Jeannie died that morning from electric shock when she tested a baby bottle heater. They offered their condolensces but strong armed him into continuing with the heist.
That night, the mob cut a hole in a section of fence and entered Ace Chemical. The Red Hood led them past the filter tanks to the partition where Monarch was but extra security was posted. The guard traded shots with them and called for back up in the rear bay. The Red Hood could no longer see where he was going. Just as one of the mobsters was about to shoot him, he was shot in the head and the other in the leg. The remaining mobster tried to distract the guards by pointing out the Red Hood was their leader. They saw him pulling a gun and shot him dead. Batman arrived and ordered the guards to stand down and went after Red Hood himself. He slipped on his own cape and fell into a vat of chemicals. He survived and climbed to the surface outside. Skin burning all over, he took off his helmet, and saw his reflection then broke out into a manical laugh. The Joker was born that night supposedly.