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Why does Brainiac's and the Reach's insignias look the same.
Do they? I hadn't noticed.
How far into the time-skip did Dick become Nightwing. 1 year,two years etc.
SPOILER REQUEST. NO COMMENT.
Great episode Submit!!
I've got one question.
I checked the Calender that JUNE 19 2016 is the Father's Day!
As someone already guessed before this episode that Manta would be betrayed on Father's day and it comes true.
Are you arrange this day for the submit intentionally or is it a coincident?
That's really heart breaking.
I rarely care about bad guys in Hero shows but Manta is different. I feel so sorry about him.
One more question. Did Manta or Kaldur realized that it's the Father's day?
Did manta got his father's day present from Kaldur before the submit? Or did he expecting one after the submit and now all wishes crashed?
Heart breaking again.
1. All things are true.
2. I'll leave that to your imagination.
The scenes between Artemis and Ra's Al Ghul left me a bit confused.
1)Do they know each other?
They way she looked at him getting stabbed is as if she felt bad about it (of course it might be because a man was killed in front of her but i'm still a bit unsure). She also spend a lot of time starring at him.
She also said 'And I always heard the great one was such a gentleman'. Here it seemed that she was implying on hearing things about the "great one".
2) Has she ever met him before joining the team. (Since her father worked with him)
Sorry if these questions seem foolish but I just wanted to ask since it looked like they knew each other and it felt like there was something not being told.
3) How did Ra's Al Ghul realize that the necklace was a glamour charm?
1. Not personally.
2. SPOILER REQUEST, but I will say, if they have met, it would have been a LONG time ago.
3. He's been alive a LONG time. He knows stuff.
Young Justice: Invasion has been fantastic so far. The only issue I have with the show is Wally West himself, who I feel is the weakest character of the original six. I'll try to be as civil as possible so it doesn't sound like needless bashing, because I really have tried to like Wally, it's just that...
I understand that he's in college and he's retired, but when the fate of the world is at stake I really think he ought to get his prorities straight. Not to mention that his girlfriend, who is also a college student and retired, stepped right up because she was needed. And he wasted no time telling both Artemis and Dick just how unhappy he was about this. True, he only knew about the plan because Artemis wanted him to know, but it was very easy for him to step up in other ways.
Then comes "Summit". Wally has finally stopped sitting around and has actually DONE something, but it feels like it's "too little, too late". Wally has essentially just shown up for the finale to participate in the final battle and act as if he's been there the entire time. He's like the kid in a group project who does almost nothing but ends up getting as much credit as the other members who actually cared- but more on that later.
And what he said this episode made me wonder if he only returned to the hero gig to rescue Artemis and then run right back into retirement (The impression I had from "Darkest"-in which he seemed FAR more concerned and panicked about Artemis than the captured Team members- probably wasn't helping my opinion of him). He hasn't learned anything from the events of this season (how could he when he wasn't there for most of them?), so he still feels like he was in the right by not doing anything and for yelling at Dick like he expected Dick to come up with something on his behalf(if he was so worried about Artemis, why not do something himself?).
But in the end, nothing that Wally has or hasn't done will matter. He'll get the girl, he'll get to retire, and he won't get called out on how his inaction put the lives of people in danger.
Additionally, he's been rewarded for essentially doing nothing. Everyone else has worked hard and fought for his/her life, but he may as well been up in the mountains sleeping during all of it and Artemis is basically already promising him sex (it was blatantly hinted at), he's planning on going back to retirement and his selfish behaviour hasn't even been brought up.
I could go on, but you've probably heard enough of my nonsense as it is (if you even end up reading this).
You're assuming that Wally refused to help or participate. And you have NOTHING from the series to back up that assumption. (Not that you have anything from the series to back up the opposite assumption either - unless you count EVERYTHING you know about Wally from what's come before.)
Anyway, you're assumption is incorrect. He was following Dick's orders from top to bottom. Not always happy about them. Not always sure of them. But he followed them. And those orders INCLUDED going about his business as a boyfriend in mourning, so that nobody suspected that Artemis might still be alive.
And retiring from being a super-hero is no more selfish than retiring from being a cop or a firefighter or a member of the armed forces (if you live in a world of super-heroes, that is). People put in their time, protect and serve. There's nothing in the "contract" that dictates it's a lifetime commitment. If you retire from the U.S. Navy, for example, that does NOT suddenly mean that you hate your country or that you're a jerk. And it would be outrageous to assume otherwise.
As for Wally, obviously, when called, he served. PERIOD. And he paid the ultimate price, made the ultimate sacrifice. The fact, that in an idea world, Wally WANTED to retire, doesn't change any of that. (Though of course, you couldn't know that when you typed this up - which PERHAPS suggests that you just MIGHT have waited to see how ONE MORE EPISODE turned out BEFORE typing this up.)
An attempt at alliteration.
Alice asked "And aliens are attacking? "
"Aye." Articulated Andrew "Asia, America and Australia are annihilated."
Astounded, Alice approached an alcove as Andrew advanced.
"Assaulted as an apparition approached." Andrew answered.
"Appearing as?" asked Alice annoyed.
"Ant's, antlers, and arms amalgamated."
"Aye, Alice. An abomination, absurd, appalling and approaching."
Angrily Alice answered, "As always Andrew, Anonymous' annoying artifice as absurd as…"
"Ain't artifice, Alice." Andrew answered, "Article's accredited and authority approved."
"Aha! All authorized article are a__" Alice added acidly "And another airhead against acknowledging actuality approves absurdity again!"
Annoyed, Andrew absconded.
As an affiliate, Andrew acquiesced an alternate angle and amusedly appraised another acclaimed article about an author annoying an audience at an auditorium, apparently articulating asinine abstractions abundantly as animatronics animated and artificially attempted an aria affronted an attendant.
"Alice's always abrogating and annulling aberrations." Andrew accounted ambulating amongst an alley, again approaching Alice's abode.
Awakened and activated at Alice's anguished articulation; Andrew approached an alarming appearance and aspired. An aliens arm arrested Alice against an archway.
Attempting an assault at an abdomen as Andrew appraised, an appendage altered and abated Andrews advancing attack. Astounded at an accelerated adaptation, Andrew arsled away, aimed an armament and applied an alternate approach.
Appearing accomplished, Andrew articulated again. "Ain't artifice Alice."
Astonished Alice answered, "Well, do you freaking blame me?"
(backs away slowly...)
Wow, the newest episode of YJ was amazing! All I could think of was a scene from the Maverick film where the colonel says "You're security isn't worth a thing. Everyone has a gun!" I mean, the betrayals just piled up on top of each other. I did almost buy the whole Kaldur & Artemis getting shot, but their gambit worked out great. As for small bits I liked, Ubu had a nice moment, I liked Gar yelling at Dick, Klarion showing up out of nowhere was great, & I think the heroes won't have too much of a problem with Black Beetle in charge.
Can't wait for next week's finale!
Depends what you mean by "problem," I guess.
In the "Players" comic arc, Blue Beetle wasn't aware of any connection between Nightwing and the first Robin, which got me wondering about the other two.
1. Were Jason Todd and Tim Drake public heroes as Robin the same way Dick was?
2. If they were, was the general public able to figure out that it was a different person behind the cowl?
1. Robin is a public hero. Most of the world is not aware that there have been more than one.
2. Mostly, no.
Congratulations about getting your novel published!
In "Summit", I notice that most of the episode takes place in a single setting (up until the end.) Was this a conscious choice or just how the episode worked out?
I know some shows do this to experiment. I also know that some live action shows do this to save money, but I don't think that would make much of a difference with animated shows.
All of the above.
And it absolutely saves money in animation. That many fewer backgrounds to paint. (They don't grow on trees, you know.)
But I also liked setting that creative challenge for myself.
Since you are a big Shakespeare fan, I thought to ask if you've read A Midsummer Tempest by Poul Anderson? It's set in a world where all of Shakespeare's plays really happened?
No. And I won't, so as not to crowd my head with other folks' ideas. Sounds really cool, though. We were trying to accomplish the same thing (among other things) on Gargoyles.