The recent second season episode of the DC Universe series “Titans” ended on a cliffhanger as Dick Grayson (Brenton Thwaites) and Starfire (Anna Diop) were unable to stop the assassin Deathstroke (Esai Morales) from dropping Jason Todd (Curran Walters) off of a building.
The young Robin fell and the show suddenly cut to black. Now the streaming service’s forum is offering a poll asking fans to vote on whether Jason should survive: “Will he live or will Jason Todd die? Take the poll below to let your voice be heard!” says the site.
This is hardly the first time the character’s fate has been put to a popularity vote. The 1988 Batman comic story “A Death in the Family” ended with the potential death of Jason Todd and readers were offered the opportunity to call a 1-900 number and vote on whether he should survive. In the comics, he ultimately met his demise at the Joker’s hands.
As a TV series is a whole different thing and the subsequent episodes for the rest of the season have already been shot and most finished, the poll will hold no weight and is just a bit of fun. Nevertheless there’s a lot of people who want him dead with the ‘kill him’ option tracking slightly higher at 51% of the vote after 12,000 votes have been counted.
“Titans” continues to air on DC Universe.