Follow TV Tropes
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
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
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
^ 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
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.
If you're looking for American characters in Japanese Cartoons, try Heroman.
^^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 * the lovely 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.
^ 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
I thought the Aqualad was from Teen Titans. I get it now.
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
It's here. Caucasian Asian is the redirect.
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
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
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
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.)
And the absence of the wings on his boots. Yup, huge Flash fan too!
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.
Miss Martian's an actual comics character though.
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.
Or maybe some of our heroes break the Thou Shalt Not Kill rule...?
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
^ Hey, we don't know which Robin this is, yet. Could be Damien or Jason for all we know.
They said it's Dick. And the Kid Flash is Wally. At least, according to some internet interview.
^^^^^ 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.
Community Showcase More
How well does it match the trope?