The Red Hood (Val Pollister) was a Gotham gangster turned Super Criminal. His rise to power caused him to take control of Gotham's crime. He eventually killed the Dark Knight.
Val Pollister was born into a wealthy family. His father was a famed mob boss, who was killed by Batman. Val's father's best friend then married Val's mother and took over the Mob. He grew up as a petty their on the streets. He killed his first time while he was robbing a store. He began wearing a red mask to conceal his face. At age twenty he killed his father's friend and took over the mob. He killed all those who opposed his rule of the Mob.