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  • Author's Saving Throw: Several fans while impressed by YJ were irritated on how a group of villains with such different goals could come together. Well, Angelus decides to give Ra's a talk with his daughter on his reasons, showing that he never had strayed from his goal: he was just planning on eliminating the competition through the Light before cleansing the earth.
    • Young Justice Thanksgiving also gives a nice saving throw for The Brain's absence and for how criminals keep showing up after Hugo Strange was sacked. It turns out The Brain plugged into Belle Reve's security system, allowing the light to get villains out at their will, and keeping the brain active even when they think he's locked away.
  • Bizarro Episode: Jump the shark is a pretty odd episode compared with the rest of the series, with TV jumping and baby hijinks as the main plot seems a million miles away from the darker tone set.
  • Broken Base:
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    • Angelus-V1 actually anticipated this, saying that he knew that Rogue Mission was going to be controversial with the major events including The death of aqualad and the kidnapping of carter kent and lilith clay.
    • Then there was Conner and M'gann's punishment of Lex Luthor for the aforementioned events. Even though kidnapping a baby is definitely over the line, a few reviewers were a bit more divided, in part because they felt that once again those two could get away with being horrible, regardless of who they did it to.
      • Then again, they do get Suspended and then killed next episode, so you could say that's consequence enough.
  • The Chris Carter Effect: Even though Angelus does do a pretty good job at trying to explain issues in the earlier Young Justice, often his style of writing makes it so that some plots will either be glossed over or never properly answered. And this definitely becomes a problem when he chooses to go for emotional rather than intellectually resonating chapters down the line.
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  • Dropped a Bridge on Him: While most of the people who die are too minor or well built up for their deaths, the sudden deaths of Blue Beetle, Cyborg, Nightwing, Guardian, Bumblebee, Wonder Girl, Mrs. Martian and Superboy in so short a time can be either horrifying, or unsatisfying. Especially since some of those deaths happen off screen.
  • Idiosyncratic Ship Naming: One name the fandom came up for the growing pairing of Kaldur and Lilith was Water Omen, combing the aqua and Lilith's hero name in comics.
  • Moral Event Horizon: As an organization, the church of blood goes diving over in their introduction with them killing a teen superhero. And most of their members follow that up with attempted (and often successful) murder right away, whether it's Scarecrow or Brother Blood.
    • Lex Luthor finally pushes it too far when he arranges for his grandson to be kidnapped for him to raise. Child Kidnapping never gives you room for redemption.
    • Queen Bee also does it again by revealing she took control of Terra, using her as a patsy to give the light information, all without her ever being fully conscious of this.
  • The Scrappy
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    • Much like his introduction, Damian Wayne wasn't exactly the most popular when introduced, starting as the Bratty Half-Pint, with serious arrogance issues. Thankfully, by his 2nd appearance, his comedic potential helps soften views some.
    • Due to the titans being so likable, both in and out of universe Tim Drake takes on this role, as his standoffish and strict personality on the job is heavily contrasted with the True Companions vibe the Titans were use to.
  • Ship Sinking: You don't get much more sunk than having 1 person die in front of the other. So sinks Water Omen when Kaldur is killed by the bloods.
  • Shipping Wars: Much like with..that other show, there's already review wars over whether Garfield belongs with Terra or Raven.
  • Tough Act to Follow: The author's season 3 fic was his most reviewed fic on fanfiction.net, with over 600 reviews. Regardless of what comes next, you know the author has an uphill slog to capture the same kind of magic they created for Darkness Falls.
  • The Woobie: Oh Lilith. You really got it rough here. Turned over to the bloods, meant to be killed, and tortured by visions of destruction.
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