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wtfchrlz chapter 5 . 2/21
If he has access to the speed force he should be a flash-tier speedster, pretty OP. Although if it effects Ben he should have super speed in his human form but w/e.
wtfchrlz chapter 3 . 2/21
Someone with Superman-tier strength got knocked over by a rolling desk? Lol, that's why I hard a hard time getting into DC. Zero power level consistency.
wtfchrlz chapter 2 . 2/20
Cool now steal some tears and get a Kryptonian form. Priorities.
wtfchrlz chapter 1 . 2/20
How's she a hero when the whole thing was her fault to being with? Lol.
Joy chapter 38 . 2/10
It was amazing
DiabloONE chapter 1 . 12/25/2023
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Amit Barabi chapter 38 . 12/3/2023
This story will never get old. It's Hero Time!
Amit Barabi chapter 36 . 11/30/2023
This chapter justified the existence of the stupid third season of Alien Force. Great job.
WebKiller chapter 29 . 6/14/2023
Hypnotick is the name of Big Chill's Predator. Just to let you know.
Wanglin9722 chapter 7 . 4/10/2023
Kara is sort af how short is ben holy fuck Kara is 5’4”
kashriramji chapter 14 . 4/5/2023
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All-time favorite obscurity...

YHIL Forever!
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Helen Alexandros, the pre-Crisis Bronze Age Silver Swan, and Debbie Domaine, the pre-Crisis Bronze Age Cheetah.
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What about some of the freaky looking Lanterns in the Sinestro Corps?

Some of them should get at least a mini or one-shot.
Agree and I will support this for every Corps. Considering they are all based around emotions taken to the extreme, it makes for so much interesting short stories if done.

The One-Shots they got for Sinestro Corps War were amazing and I gotta add Despotellis to the list of great obscure characters

A Virus that kills by making you sick is amazing and such a chilling concept, especially when he renders powerless such a energic character like Guy Gardner or having a Green Lantern die simply by letting him work himself to death
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Scratch, the teenage werewolf, who has only appeared in a Sam Keith written and drawn mini series from back in 2004. Keith's nice ,little gothic fairy tale was a good read. Was hoping with Batman's prominent place in the mini, Scratch would have a place in the Gotham City Monsters mini series. The team has its Frankenstein, and a vampire, even a sea dwelling creature. But there's a conspicuous werewolf vacancy in the group.
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I really like obscure villains, like the Black Widow/Princess Helena and Golden Age Star Sapphire from Flash comics, and Bea Carroll and Lesla-Lar from Superman/Supergirl.
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Quote Originally Posted by lalalei2001 View Post
I really like obscure villains, like the Black Widow/Princess Helena and Golden Age Star Sapphire from Flash comics, and Bea Carroll and Lesla-Lar from Superman/Supergirl.
Star Sapphire is a silver age character.
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Quote Originally Posted by Shadowcat View Post
Star Sapphire is a silver age character.
There was a Golden Age version too.

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I have a fondness for:

Fury
Phantom Lady
Pantha
Extraño
Miss Universe
Ya'Wara
Black Condor
Tomorrow Woman
Alpha Centurion

On the villainous side of things:

Calendar Girl
Superwoman
Queen Bee
Phobia
Nocturna
Rampage
Eviless
Lyssa Drak
Duke Dazam
Doctor Destiny
Starling
Phantasm
Carnivora
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There was a Golden Age version too.
Sole inhabitant of a planet? That's sad. And so she calls herself its "ruler?" Well, that's just really sad...
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No problem. Plus, Red Hood in general, since Rebirth, has been really good. The worst? Solid (nothing great, but not awful).

RHATO was my fave rebirth book until Biz and Art were taken off the book.
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Quote Originally Posted by J. D. Guy View Post
His name was Christopher, aka Burden. And yes, he was absolutely endearing! So was Mouse from the same series.

Speaking of obscure characters I'm fond of, the iteration of the Green Team Teen Trillionaires that was out during the same time was super fun. Despite it's short run of 5 issues before being cancelled, I became quite invested in them.

Honestly, most of what I like or have grown to like tends to come from books that are super short lived in the last 8 years or so. New 52 was my jam for books like that.
Burden! Yeah, I remember my first reaction when I first read that was... wow. Awful parents. Because he first refers to himself as Burden, not his real name.
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Richard Dragon, in particular, his "retired badass" portrayal in various Question/Huntress-related stories.
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RHATO was my fave rebirth book until Biz and Art were taken off the book.
The last issue they came back to the main Earth after being trapped on another for months (and a place in between realities).
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Thanks for the update! I did pick up the annual where their story is updated. Are they back for good now?
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I liked Starling, Evelyn Crawford.

Whatsa matter with y'all for not being super into her. She's a treat.
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David Zavimbe, I really dug his New 52 run but it never materialized anything spectacular and then they shelved him to give his mantle to Luke Fox; with a nice little insult by retconning David was Bruce's second choice. They left him wanting to "go his own way" so I would love if they reintroduced him as a new hero. Maybe have him working with Lord Battle (who I am absolutely in love with as a concept from David's run) as a way to give him some kind of ability to make him stand out.

SIGNAL (Duke Thomas) is DC's secret shonen protagonist so I made him a fandom wiki

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Thanks for the update! I did pick up the annual where their story is updated. Are they back for good now?
At least until #50 (when Lobdell's current plans for the series ends). After that, depends on what happens with the series going forwards.
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As per the title. Tell me why you love this character!
I like Empress from PAD's Young Justice. I like her because of her backstory, her parents, her friendships with Cassie and Cissie, and her amazing powers and gear. She has tactile teleportation, fighting skills, and magick.
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my obscure characters that I appreciate are Captain Atom and Doctor Mid-Nite (Pieter Cross). Cap's last mini series was just some crazy stuff that didn't fit, was hoping for more after he started making apperances again. As for Cross...I don't know with the Justice Society/JSA return if it'll be him as the good Doctor returning. Wish he could've survived New 52 just like Mister Terrific did.
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My favorite is probably Alpha Centurion.

I love the idea of a brilliant human-out-of-time, who through will, technology, and alternative tactics can equal Superman.

I also love Baron Winters

I adore the mysterious, supernatural, Machiavellian string-puller type characters.
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A few favorites that are relatively obscure, but not totally.

1. OMAC, both Buddy Blank and Kevin Kho.

Buddy's Omac was Captain America, in the future. It was a really fun book to read, but Jack Kirby didn't get to finish it. I re-read it from time to time, I mean, the first story has him blow up a factory full of robot sex dolls.

Kevin's OMAC was a cyborg version of the hulk, people who didn't like Mark Waid's run at the time called OMAC the best hulk book on the stands. I miss reading about them. They were a lot of fun.

2. Caitlin Fairchild. Caitlin, like Power Girl before her, has been written off as a male-gaze-y fanservice character, and admittedly she kind of was, but she's more than that. She's a computer scientist, a capable leader and strategist.
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repost from the other obscure character thread:

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Saint Walker, I absolutely LOVE Saint Walker! personally, of all of DC's characters [maybe comics in general], he's the one I aspire to be like the most.

[Saint Walker]
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What about some of the freaky looking Lanterns in the Sinestro Corps?

Some of them should get at least a mini or one-shot.
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I was actually going to list the original Claw...!
And the Warlord.
Agreed on both of these. I wish Claw the Unconquered was treated as DC’s premiere “fantasy” hero, ala Conan the Barbarian. And the Warlord is basically a whole D&D world right at the center of DC’s Earth - incredible concept.

I also love the Haunted Tank. The ghost of a Confederate general haunting a tank that fought Nazis is just amazing to me.
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Nemesis Kid from LOSH. Apparently his super-power is that he can defeat anyone. Whatever that means. But somehow couldn't beat Princess Projektra from killing him...
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Helena Kosmatos, the "Golden Age Fury" that Roy Thomas created to replace Wonder Woman in the All-Star Squadron post-Crisis on Infinite Earths. She was the only one of the "replacement" heroes that really worked for me. She was a fascinating character, young and naive with powers and connections to the Furies of Greek Myth that she could barely understand, but she was growing into it all. Thomas made excellent use of his encylopediac knowledge of Greek mythology to craft a woman warrior who had a great backstory and, despite the Greek myth connections, was definitively not Wonder Woman. And visually she was great.

I also thought, that, narratively speaking, she made a better mother for Lyta Trevor, the Fury of Infinity, Inc. (post-CoIE), then Diana did. Neil Gaiman made great use of this connection in "The Kindly Ones" arc of Sandman, and he also included a great farewell scene for the elderly Helena Kosmatos. (Strongly implied; easy to miss.)

I was enormously looking forward to seeing more (primarily flashback) stories about these two characters, and finding out who Lyta's father was, how Lyta wound up being raised by Joan Dale Trevor (the Golden Age Miss America), the connection between Joan's husband and Steve Trevor, and so on.

Then two things happened.

(1) Christopher Priest wrote the Wonder Woman story "The 18th Letter." He needed a secondary villain for the story, and someone suggested the GA Fury, who - he said - he never heard of. I have enormous respect for Priest, but the Fury character wasn't important to him, and the result was character assassination. After that she spent some time in the Wonder Woman comic, and the downward spiral was even worse. She was crazy and murderous, and never even thought about her own daughter.

(2) The New 52 hit, and every aspect of history that involved the GA Fury and the II Fury vanished. As a reader of serial fiction, I appreciate the fact that there are mysteries and unknown details in the backstories of the characters, and I look forward to these mysteries being resolved over time, and to learning more about the histories. It's one of the reasons I come back every month (or, used to.) One of the (many) things I didn't like about The New 52 was that all those unresolved stories simply vanished. My patience with them was not exactly rewarded.

But the GA Fury - oh, I liked her!
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Quote Originally Posted by LifeIsILL View Post
Nemesis Kid from LOSH. Apparently his super-power is that he can defeat anyone. Whatever that means. But somehow couldn't beat Princess Projektra from killing him...
From what I recall, he could counter anyone's powers, so Projectra didn't use her powers, just neck-breaking anger over him killing her man.
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I'm pretty fond of Bunker, but I don't even know if he's being used in anything.

Otherwise, hrm. Captain Marvel Jr is one. He was never really obscure historically, but now that the Marvel Family has been phased out in favor of the Shazam Fam and their grown-up counterparts, I especially miss Captain Marvel Jr. and his old school tendency to just really freaking hate Nazis and spend all his time trying to kill them.

Yeah, I mean like, Golden Age Captain Marvel Jr.
Bunker's in Red Hood Outlaw. Jason found him when he left Gotham, then he became Jason's assistant when he took over Penguin's Iceberg Lounge. That arc's done though. Since now Jason's teaching Lex Luthor's gifted children, I don't know what happens to him.

I like one character of Gail Simone's The Movement. Forgot his name since it's been a while. A blonde teenage boy who has a demon inside him which he lets out when he's berserk. Most of the time he was a cute kid who's definitely been abused in the past.

His costume and looks remind people of a younger Azrael at that time.

He's from an Amish village, has a strict big brother with an angel inside him (or was it a demon with angelic features). So he has a persecution complex as he saw it as a sign from God and that he's responsible to tame his brother's demonic nature.
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Loving lots of the characters mentioned in this thread, like the Power Company (particularly Manhunter, Witchfire, Striker Z, Skyrocket and Josiah Power), Damage (the original, not the 52 Hulk-homage), Bunker, Night Girl and Lilith Clay!

Other obscure favorites of mine include;
Danette Reilley/Firebrand
'Kole' Weathers
Amazing Man
Iron Munroe
Air Wave
Dr. Mist/Nommo
Bushmaster
Tuatara
Icemaiden
the Helena Wayne Huntress
Duela Dent/Joker's Daughter
all sorts of ancillary Legion characters like Academy students Nightwind, Crystal Kid and Lamprey, or Heroes of Lallor, Gas Girl, Evolvo Lad and Life Lass, Karate Kid 2 (Myg), Kid Quantum 2 (Jasmin), Dragonmage, Theena, Gazelle, etc.
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From what I recall, he could counter anyone's powers, so Projectra didn't use her powers, just neck-breaking anger over him killing her man.
Yup he develops powers that allow him to defeat target opponent's? powers, but that doesn't necessarily make him immune to said person's powers, nor guarantee that he'll use them correctly.
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From what I recall, he could counter anyone's powers, so Projectra didn't use her powers, just neck-breaking anger over him killing her man.
I read an interview with artist Steve Lightle where he said - and I'm paraphrasing - that Projectra's bloodline was very mystical. When Nemesis Kid looks into her eyes, she paralyzes him with fear and she breaks his neck.

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I miss Bunker, he has a cool versatile powerset. He's from the TT run that no one wants to revisit (rightfully so) so he's never coming back.

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Quote Originally Posted by 9th. View Post
I miss Bunker, he has a cool versatile powerset. He's from the TT run that no one wants to revisit (rightfully so) so he's never coming back.

Well...

Lobdell actually brought him back for an arc in Red Hood. And that was just the previous arc. And in the latest arc, he brought back Doomed.
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I wonder if Bunkers powers are in any way related the the Lanterns construct powers...
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Quote Originally Posted by Jackalope89 View Post
Well...

Lobdell actually brought him back for an arc in Red Hood. And that was just the previous arc. And in the latest arc, he brought back Doomed.
Guess I gotta catch up on Red Hood, thanks for telling me.
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Quote Originally Posted by Restingvoice View Post
Bunker's in Red Hood Outlaw. Jason found him when he left Gotham, then he became Jason's assistant when he took over Penguin's Iceberg Lounge. That arc's done though. Since now Jason's teaching Lex Luthor's gifted children, I don't know what happens to him.

I like one character of Gail Simone's The Movement. Forgot his name since it's been a while. A blonde teenage boy who has a demon inside him which he lets out when he's berserk. Most of the time he was a cute kid who's definitely been abused in the past.

His costume and looks remind people of a younger Azrael at that time.

He's from an Amish village, has a strict big brother with an angel inside him (or was it a demon with angelic features). So he has a persecution complex as he saw it as a sign from God and that he's responsible to tame his brother's demonic nature.
His name was Christopher, aka Burden. And yes, he was absolutely endearing! So was Mouse from the same series.

Speaking of obscure characters I'm fond of, the iteration of the Green Team Teen Trillionaires that was out during the same time was super fun. Despite it's short run of 5 issues before being cancelled, I became quite invested in them.

Honestly, most of what I like or have grown to like tends to come from books that are super short lived in the last 8 years or so. New 52 was my jam for books like that.
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Ben Rubel. The romantic interest of Supergirl during her first phase in her newest Rebirth run. He was obviously filling the Lois Lane trope for her. But I think he was cute and a nice way to keep Supergirl anchored to a more 'human' part of herself, so to speak. I also liked their dynamic.

Following that trend. Z'ndr. The Star Lord knock-off that followed her during her second phase when she was investigating Krypton's destruction. He was honestly funny, kind of like a more lighthearted Han Solo and again, I just liked him. Sadly Supergirl doesn't have any luck when it comes to side-characters
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Guess I gotta catch up on Red Hood, thanks for telling me.
No problem. Plus, Red Hood in general, since Rebirth, has been really good. The worst? Solid (nothing great, but not awful).
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THREAD: TELL ME ABOUT OBSCURE CHARACTERS YOU'RE SUPER INTO BUT VIRTUALLY NO ONE ELSE IS!
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Default Tell me about obscure characters you're super into but virtually no one else is!
As per the title. Tell me why you love this character!
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All the members of L.E.G.I.O.N - Vril Dox II, Lyrissa Mallor, Stealth, Strata, Garryn & Marij'n Bek, Captain Comet, Lady Quark, etc...
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I'm pretty fond of Bunker, but I don't even know if he's being used in anything.

Otherwise, hrm. Captain Marvel Jr is one. He was never really obscure historically, but now that the Marvel Family has been phased out in favor of the Shazam Fam and their grown-up counterparts, I especially miss Captain Marvel Jr. and his old school tendency to just really freaking hate Nazis and spend all his time trying to kill them.

Yeah, I mean like, Golden Age Captain Marvel Jr.
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Night Girl of the Legion.
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Kate Spencer's my favorite character at DC, and she's pretty obscure, I think.

Beyond Kate, though, I also really like Starling (Evelyn Crawford), whom I've all but given up on ever seeing again after she unceremoniously turned heel and disappeared.

On the villain side, I wish Roulette got more love.
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Lorena Marquez the second Aquagirl. I liked her in the Dan Abnett Aquaman run from the 2000s.

Akila the Bana-Mighdall Amazon that first appeared in Wonder Woman annual volume 2. She was an engineer and pacifist.

Shadowpact and Power Company. Particularly Nightshade for the former and Skyrocket and Witchfire for the latter.
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Yeah, i’m a Power Company fan.

Ted Kord Blue Beetle, he’s my guy.
Damage, who’s book ended much too soon.
Vartox. Come on the guy’s based on Sean Connery!
Challengers of the Unknown. The real ones (The Professor, Ace, Rocky, Red, June).
The Creeper, he’s awesome!
Flame bird. Nightwing’s number one fan girl.

There are way more but this is off the toppa my head.
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I wouldn't say I'm "super into" those characters, but I've always liked Hawkman and Ray Palmer. Obviously they shouldn't be considered obscure, but they seem rather underrated to me. And their friendship is really underrated.
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I like Claire Clover (Gotham Girl), but I think im one of very few.

I think she is doomed to irrelevance sadly.
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I've always loved Plastic Man. I know not super obscure but very under utilized...

THen there is Prime from the Ultraverse.
A sort of Spiderman/Shazam hybrid.
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So many, just a few off the top of my head: Animal Man, Manhunter (all versions), and Metamorpho.
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Lillith Clay/Omen, of the Titans.
I feel like every time she is near getting some solid storytelling, there is a creative change and she gets swept under the rug for another 5 years.
I like her spooky origins as first told in the backup stories in the OG Teen Titans first run. And I also like the hippie counter-culture vibe she's always had.
Lastly, the DCU doesn't have nearly as many prominent telepaths as Marvel...her powers are "reasonably" unique in the overpopulated DC hero world.
(yes, yes there are other telepaths but not many prominent ones who get significant page time other than Martian Manhunter, Miss Martian and Saturn Girl).
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The John Chan version of Claw - formerly of "Primal Force" (I did a little update to his look)
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I was actually going to list the original Claw...!
And the Warlord.
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THREAD: CHANGING CHARACTERS AND DC GROUPS ORIGINS
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And how would Darkstar stories be differentiated from GL stories in any meaningful way that isn't also similar to the Nova Corps?
That would depend, in part, on the Green Lantern stories being told. I've read GL stories with a Peter Parker-ish guy more or less living his life in New York while doing super hero stuff. I've read Green Lantern stories about a guy on a planet trying to get a whole bunch of disparate cultures to live in harmony with each other. I've read Green Lantern stories with some dudes trecking across America dealing with social issues. All were completely different from each other. They also highlight the many different types of stories you can do with characters like these.
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Another thing, too...

You can differentiate your project from Green Lantern, which is always a good idea, and/or you can do what Green Lantern does and make it better than Green Lantern. Some people will act like that is impossible, but it certainly is not. Green Lantern is not THAT good. One good place to start is to take a look at Green Lantern, identify its weaknesses, and exploit them. Just to name a few...

Hardly any good bad guys. So you create incredible villains.
Overblown character roster that often spreads focus too thin and has fans in constant disappointment, fear, and civil war. So you centralize your focus and convince your readers they can depend on your lead character not to be undermined.
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I thought about Kyle as a blue lantern or a someone who can make what he draws real.

I'm more into keeping the legacy characters but making them less dependent on being a legacy.
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Less about Batman's origin, than what came after. I would never allow him to find, or even identify, his parents' murderer. Taking a page from L.A. Confidential, Joe Chill should be a name Bruce Wayne created to imbue this mysterious figure with some kind of identity.
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