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Ronka87 Maid of Win from the mouth of madness.
Maid of Win
Jun 26th 2010 at 3:39:33 PM

Still, why is Aqualad afraid of water?

It's a way of generating interest in the character, and ta dah! You've proven it works!

In the comics, the explanation (which goes straight into Unnecessarily Dramatic Origin Story territory, be warned) is his adoptive parents knew he was related to Aquaman somehow and instilled in him a fear of water so he wouldn't go close to the ocean and get caught up in the wild world of superheroes or something close.

edited 26th Jun '10 3:39:46 PM by Ronka87

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lucyricardo10 lucyricardo10 from United States
lucyricardo10
Jun 26th 2010 at 4:53:41 PM

If he has all of Aquaman's powers plus the Teen Titan's Aqualad's hydrokinesis then their's no reason he should still be afraid... Is Harley Quinn going to show up? She should be a cheer leader... Harley- The Dumb Cheerleader Poison Ivy- The Bitchy Cheerleadr (Rhymes with itchy) Catwoman- The Slutty Cheerleader

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diyedas Relationship Status: Drift compatible
Jun 27th 2010 at 9:44:23 PM

Wow, just wow.

Okay first of all dude, that icon you were commenting on, it's not Two-Face, it's a character from the anime Bleach and his name is Kenpachi. (I think it's spelled like that)

Second of all, anime characters aren't supposed to look like asian people. I don't know why they do it, but it's been like that forever. They usually base there characters off a lot of other countries.

And third of all, Young Justice is it's own DC comic book series, and that's what this show is being based off of, for the most part. And who cares what color Aqualad is, it just means they have a new Aqualad character, just like with Green Lantern. Teen Titans and Young Justice were 2 different teams. The Teen Titans show wasn't meant to be consistent with the original comics.

edited 27th Jun '10 9:45:18 PM by diyedas

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Jun 27th 2010 at 10:49:39 PM

^ I've never read a single issue of Aquaman, but John Stewart did exist at least a decade (I think) before Justice League.

^^ Sigh... no comment.

edited 27th Jun '10 10:55:59 PM by KnownUnknown

"The difference between reality and fiction is that fiction has to make sense." - Tom Clancy, paraphrasing Mark Twain.
lucyricardo10 lucyricardo10 from United States
lucyricardo10
Jun 28th 2010 at 7:10:54 AM

First of all, I thought it was supposed to be the same Aqualad and not a new one. I didn't get why some asian/white guy turned black. I know he's a new character now and it doesn't matter to me anymore. Secondly, someone told me anime characters where asian by default if they weren't black or hispanic or something.

"Just because you like show-tunes it doesn't mean you're gay, it just means you really suck." - Sue Sylvester
Jumpingzombie Queen of Hyperbole from a hill in Washington
Queen of Hyperbole
Jun 28th 2010 at 8:42:07 AM

^^I would like to point out the series Young Justice is NOT an anime, it's just the styling, if that's what's confusing you. It's a Western Cartoon being produced by  *

Greg Weisman. I suggest reading up on the article Animesque. White people are white here.

Also, could someone point lucyricardo to the one anime only trope where all characters are given ambiguous racial features. For the life of me I can't remember it's name.

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Jun 28th 2010 at 9:09:53 AM "The difference between reality and fiction is that fiction has to make sense." - Tom Clancy, paraphrasing Mark Twain.
Jumpingzombie Queen of Hyperbole from a hill in Washington
Queen of Hyperbole
Jun 28th 2010 at 9:25:32 AM

^ Not that, but I found a link to it on that page. Mukokuseki was what I was looking for.

edited 28th Jun '10 9:25:40 AM by Jumpingzombie

"JZ doesn't like romance flicks. She likes bloodthirsty carnage." - Imipolex G
lucyricardo10 lucyricardo10 from United States
lucyricardo10
Jun 28th 2010 at 9:32:26 AM

I thought the Aqualad was from Teen Titans. I get it now.

"Just because you like show-tunes it doesn't mean you're gay, it just means you really suck." - Sue Sylvester
Jun 28th 2010 at 10:51:11 AM

I kind of figured they were making him dark skinned in a sort of Babylonian/Mesopotamian way, to give Atlanteans that "Ancient Lost Civilization" vibe.

^ None of the heroes of Teen Titans were invented for the show, though many of the villains were.

Something I always find a bit funny is that despite filling the goofy kid role and seeming more like a "newer offbeat hero" than the rest, Beast Boy's actually the second oldest character in the show, having been around for almost fifty years while most of the other characters are about thirty. The only character older than him is Robin, who should be hitting seventy in a few months.

edited 28th Jun '10 11:01:15 AM by KnownUnknown

"The difference between reality and fiction is that fiction has to make sense." - Tom Clancy, paraphrasing Mark Twain.
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Ronka87 Maid of Win from the mouth of madness.
Maid of Win
Aug 23rd 2010 at 6:49:58 PM

This preview has not been posted yet, so I thought I'd post it.

OMFG this looks awesome! It seems to be entirely its own universe— not the original YJ verse or Timmverse, but it still looks pretty damn awesome. The character designs look neat and the brief shots of the actual action make this series look INTENSE! Comic-wise, it looks atmospherically closer to third-series Teen Titans than Peter David/ Todd Nauk Young Justice.

As a Flash fanatic, the parts I've been looking closest at are the Kid Flash stuff. Though I desperately want it to be Bart Allen, the red hair makes me think it'll be Wally. Then again, the adult Flash costume is Wally's, so it could swing either way. If we go by the comics, the Superboy costume sets them in the 2007 Teen Titans era, when Bart was Kid Flash, and the funky goggles are totally Impulse. So... hopefully Bart? I loves me some Bart. :3 Upon further research, it's apparently Wally as Kid Flash. Dammit, why must they tempt me so?!

In other news, they're going to be in touch with the Justice League a lot, which opens up all sorts of opportunities that weren't explored in the TT cartoon or DCAU. The setting actually reminds me a lot of the early run of the current Teen Titans books— though hopefully an improvement on it. I never much liked what Geoff Johns did to the old YJ crowd in them.

Some absent faces that will hopefully make an appearance: Wonder Girl, Secret, Empress, Red Tornado, Captain Marvel Jr., Mary Marvel, Stargirl. And maybe Lagoon Boy. I can survive without Li'l Lobo.

Finaly thought: Invoking Tonight, Someone Dies before the first episode has even aired? Thats' gotta be a record, guys.

edited 23rd Aug '10 6:52:31 PM by Ronka87

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Aleclom The Fastest Man Alive from Chicago
The Fastest Man Alive
Aug 23rd 2010 at 6:57:24 PM

Hmm, looks interesting. As a fellow Flash fanatic, though, the Kid Flash and Flash looks scream Bart/Wally, respectively. Goggles for Kid Flash, angled belt and white eyes for Flash. That's something I know that is gonna bother me for awhile.

Still, I'm pretty excited for this! Animation looks amazing, and I like how it's a completely separate universe from anything we've seen before. Pretty anachronistic with their characters, too. Connor and the Speedy->Red Arrow growth alongside Dick and Wally? Interesting.

edited 23rd Aug '10 6:59:50 PM by Aleclom

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Ronka87 Maid of Win from the mouth of madness.
Maid of Win
Aug 23rd 2010 at 7:00:25 PM

You... you noticed the angled belt, too?

FINALLY! A kindred spirit!

Yeah, everything looks really neat. Also, apparently Artemis is the Wonder Woman character, slightly modified. So no Arrowette at all, at least not yet. If someone has to die, my money's on her. That or turning evil. >:D

edited 23rd Aug '10 7:03:03 PM by Ronka87

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Respect the Red Right Hand
Aug 23rd 2010 at 7:03:16 PM

I personally am really hoping for Angel!Supergirl of the period to guest star, like their titles did. If only because I absolutely love that era Supergirl, and she's never been properly animated (DCAU Supergirl is NOT Linda Danvers, and thusly DOES NOT COUNT.)

Aleclom The Fastest Man Alive from Chicago
The Fastest Man Alive
Aug 23rd 2010 at 7:09:59 PM

And the absence of the wings on his boots. tongue Yup, huge Flash fan too!

Rawr!
Aug 23rd 2010 at 10:02:59 PM

Anyone Can Die eh?

This can only mean that either Miss Martian and/or Artemis will bite the dust or will they randomly introduce new characters in order to kill them off so they can keep the main cast around.

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Aleclom The Fastest Man Alive from Chicago
The Fastest Man Alive
Aug 23rd 2010 at 10:23:59 PM

Miss Martian's an actual comics character though.

Rawr!
Aug 23rd 2010 at 10:28:31 PM

She's also not particularly important. Robin, Superboy and Kid Flash aren't going anywhere. Aqualad's evidently the leader, so he's sticking around.

Artemis will basically be RobinWITHARROWS so she's expendable. Martian Manhunter eventually got written out of Justice League Unlimited, and he was much more prominent than whatsherface.

So Miss Martian, Artemis or Red Shirt of the Week.

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Aleclom The Fastest Man Alive from Chicago
The Fastest Man Alive
Aug 23rd 2010 at 10:31:02 PM

Or maybe some of our heroes break the Thou Shalt Not Kill rule...?

Rawr!
Aug 23rd 2010 at 10:32:37 PM

Maybe. Hopefully not Robin though. No REAL apprentice of Batman should be willing to kill.

edited 23rd Aug '10 10:33:03 PM by Anaheyla

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Respect the Red Right Hand
Aug 24th 2010 at 5:27:09 AM

^ Hey, we don't know which Robin this is, yet. Could be Damien or Jason for all we know.

Ronka87 Maid of Win from the mouth of madness.
Maid of Win
Aug 24th 2010 at 5:32:09 AM

They said it's Dick. And the Kid Flash is Wally. At least, according to some internet interview.

Thanks for the all fish!
Aug 24th 2010 at 6:49:57 AM

^^^^^ I wouldn't judge whether or not the characters are going to die based on how well you know of them.

What's with the whole "Artemis is Robin with arrows" thing anyway? The character from the comics is nothing like Robin at all.

"The difference between reality and fiction is that fiction has to make sense." - Tom Clancy, paraphrasing Mark Twain.

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