In the aftermath of the Joker's death, Gotham's villains gather to discuss the new power structure - when they're introduced to the mysterious Red Hood, who claims responsibility for "retiring the Batman." Meanwhile, Dick brings the Titans to Gotham City, against Barbara Gordon's wishes, warning them that the city breeds a special class of criminal. When a terrified woman, wearing a red hood, shows up asking to see Nightwing, Dick pays her a visit at the GCPD. Recognizing the signs of a fear toxin, Barbara sends Dick to Arkham Asylum to meet with Jonathan Crane, a former supervillain who's agreed to cooperate with the GCPD. When the Red Hood gang stages a bank heist, it's all hands on deck for the Titans - including the estranged Hank and Dawn - but Dick is floored when he comes face to face with Red Hood and learns the truth behind his identity.