Young Justice: Outsiders Debuts Two Major Batman Family Members

WARNING: The following article contains spoilers for "Rescue Op," Episode 6 of Young Justice: Outsiders, streaming now on DC Universe.

When Young Justice implemented a five-year time jump between Season 1 and Season 2, it brought with it changes to many of the superheroes of the fan-favorite DC animated series. For example, Dick Grayson was now Nightwing after moving on from the Robin mantle, with Tim Drake becoming the current Boy Wonder.

Of course, fans of the DC comics will remember there was another Robin in-between stints by Dick and Tim. Batman brought Jason Todd into the Batman Family when he caught Jason attempting to steal the wheels off the Batmobile. Jason would work alongside Batman as Robin until his death at the hands of The Joker in the controversial "Death in the Family" story arc. Sometime later, Bruce Wayne would have a young son named Damian with Talia al Ghul, who would also go on to adopt the Robin moniker, which Damian still holds to this day.

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While Jason never appeared on Young Justice, he had a small cameo appearance as a hologram in Mount Justice's grotto of fallen heroes in the Season 2 episode "Satisfaction." This led many fans to speculate that just like in the comics, Jason had died at the hands of The Joker during the time jump. Jason would eventually make his return from the dead in the comics and become the Red Hood, but would Young Justice follow a similar trajectory? We may have gotten an answer in "Rescue Op," but Jason isn't the only Robin to make a surprise appearance.

It's A Batman Family Reunion

New characters Brion, Halo and Forager head to Infinity Island, home of the League of Shadows, in search of Brion's sister Tara, who is believed to have been kidnapped by the evil group. Instead of finding an island filled with killer assassins, the trio is met by Sensei, Ubu and an unnamed hooded ninja. The heroes are quickly defeated and thrown in a prison cell. However, they're freed once Nightwing, Miss Martain, Superboy, Tigress, Black Lightning and Sphere show up for the rescue.

One more battle takes place before they can leave the island, with Ra's al Ghul's presence bringing it to an end. Ra's reveals he is no longer with The Light (the evil organization running through Young Justice's previous seasons) or the leader of the League of Assassins. Since Ra's is no longer affiliated with the League, he can't provide answers on Tara's whereabouts, forcing the team to leave.

Though Tara is a lingering mystery for another day, Young Justice does introduce two more huge complications for the Batman Family.

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