Earth 2's Harlequin

bkno wrote me: "I have another idea for Alan Scott new love interest. Damon Mayne aka Harlequin.

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There was a proposed gay male Harlequin who was going to be a potential love interest for Obsidian. But it was rejected since Alan Scott has already two derived heroes with Jade and Obsidian.

His name is a composite of Damon Matthews (Obsidian BF) and Harlequin (Molly Mayne) who was married to Alan Scott."

So here is the back story I was thinking about for him, Marius Mayne (or what if he was Earth 2's Harvey Dent) was a soldier in the world army during both Apocalypse Invasions. What he saw made him see the world differently. In such a dangerous world he refuses to take things seriously. He quit the army and became a career criminal, he would never hurt anyone innocent and occasionally would help people. He is a world class athlete and excelled in his World Army training in hand to hand combat taught by Ted Grant, weapons training, and strategy. At first it was just for fun being the Harlequin, but after meeting Green Lantern/Alan Scott it became to get his attention. He is very flirty with Alan, but also an old fashioned gentleman. They are like a Batman and Catwoman relationship. He isn't crazy, just silly and goofy, he doesn't care what others think of him anymore. He doesn't care about the laws. He has just decided to live life how he wants. Eventually he tries to be a better person, becomes an anti-hero like Catwoman is now. He sometimes helps and sometimes doesn't. He is sort of like Deadpool, only he isn't insane and less annoying usually.

He is constantly joking around and making odd, maybe inappropriate, and funny comments. Just some thoughts.

Gave him a suit and frilly stuff like Dula Dent had, gave him a Harley styled hood, gave him a checkered pattern like the original Harlequin, and made him purple because no matter what when I invert green it came out purple and not red like the color wheel says. He needs to be likable and redeemable for a hero like Alan Scott, the Superman of Earth 2, to like him and become his boyfriend.

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Earth 3 Court Of Owls

In Earth 3 Thomas Wayne Jr. knew one day he would either have the Crime Syndicate turn on him or he would turn on them. They were criminals and criminals had no elegances. So he began scouting for talent.

In Earth 3 Bruce Wayne wasn't there when Dick Grayson's parents were murdered, however Thomas Wayne Jr. might have had some involvement. So instead of Grayson going to live with Wayne and becoming Robin then Nightwing, Grayson went into foster care. But never stayed long. He ended up living on the streets after running one last time. He used his acrobatic skills to become a thief and caught the attention of Selina Kyle, who without the Batman is grim and more aggressive, she took him in and trained him. They became like mother and son. Grayson became very protective of her and learned combat skills from her and others in order to protect her. That is when the Owlman spotted them.

He brought them in to what he called his Court of Owls. A group he started, similar to the League of Assassins, where he would take in and train criminals and others with skills and potential to be his agents. but while Dick is loyal to Selina he also looks to Owlman as a father figure. And Selina doesn't like that, she doesn't trust him even a little.

Another of his "Talons" is Oliver Queen, he was stranded on an island for years where it was either kill or be killed and he had to do horrible things to stay alive. When he was found years later he was a changed man, as he claims "oliver Queen died on that island." One of the first things Oliver did was destroy everything in his home, and then shave his head and face, eliminating all his hair. He wanted no trace of the island on him. He couldn't even look in the mirror. He went back to his company but found he couldn't get readjusted to normal life. He was always on that island. He had nightmares at night and flashbacks in the day. He began taking pills to help him sleep, then pills to help him wake up, then drugs to dull the pain or distract his mind. But then he needed money to pay for his drugs so he began using his skills learned on the island, his archery, combat, and killing skills. He became a hitman for hire. That is when he was found by Owlman. He had hired him in the past and now saw need of his skills for more than assassinations. He made Oliver a Talon, Oliver became like the grim specter of death. He rarely speaks but when he has mentioned to others that they are all evil and deserve whatever happens to them, and that they will all die by the sword. Oliver trains other recruits in archery, weapons, and combat.

Barbara Gordon was the daughter of the corrupt Commissioner "Boss" Gordon. Her father was in the pocket of Owlman, but when Owlman saw his use for Gordon drying up he thought about assassinating him. He then saw the potential in Gordon's daughter Barbara, who had killed her homicidal brother in the past. And seemed to excel at combat and acrobatics. So he set Jim Gordon up as a traitor who was going to attempt to kill Ultraman. Ultraman found out and killed Jim Gordon very publicly to show his power. Now Owlman had the means to bring Barbara on his Court of Owls. She had the hatred for Ultraman and the other Crime Syndicates that he required plus the loss of a loved one that he saw as important to his Talons. Plus he was an old friend of "daddy's." So he made her a Talon. There are others, such as Thomas Wayne's cousin who would become Owlwoman, and Slade Wilson and his children Rose and Grant. Etc. He uses them for his agents in the night but also gets them ready for the inevitable day that he will have to take down the Crime Syndicate and all their allies and friends.

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Earth 2 Ted Grant and/or Yolanda Bronson: Wildcat!

So Ted Grant has already been in Earth 2 comics, one panel showing his face. It said Grant and showed his face, so I had to work that in. The back story is a little squiffy but here is the basic concept.

Ted Grant was a boxer who was framed for murder and sentenced to life without parole. But the World Army had better plans, they got him a pardon and made him a soldier. He became one of their best instructors for hand to hand combat. He even taught Batman, Catwoman, and Robin, at one time or another. Ted had a special armored suit made and put his boxing nickname "Wildcat" on the chest. The suit made him look like one of the Wonders. But after the first invasion was over and the Wonders were dead Ted left the world army and Wildcat behind. He want back to boxing. Recently after the second invasion started Ted was visited by his daughter he never knew he had, and she looked like a cat woman hybrid. Her name is Yolanda Bronson, she explained that she was visited by a GIANT wild cat calling itself Tepeyollotl. It told her the same thing Mercury told Jay before giving him the speed powers. That the Earth was in danger from a great threat still and needed heroes. Mercury chose Jason Garrick, the Egyptian gods gave powers to Khalid Ben-Hassin and Kendra Munoz-Saunders, and the Earth itself chose Allan Scott as its champion. The Aztec god Tepeyollotl chose Yolanda Bronson, making her stronger, faster, and more agile along with other abilities and senses and making her look like a cat. While together, bonding as they fought, Ted found out his daughter went into Mixed Martial Arts fighting and was making a name for herself.

Here is sort of where the back story falls apart. Does he die trying to keep her safe or rescuing her from the World Army or doe they both stay alive and there are two Wildcats?

Also I wasn't sure if I should include Ted at all, or Yolanda, because Ted was already shown, but I could merge them all into Yolanda.

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DC's Batman + Marvel's Spider-Man = Amalgam's Spiderman

DC + Marvel = Amalgam

Batman + Spider-Man = Spiderman

Richard and Mary Wayne had a son they named Peter. Richard had several patents which made them very rich. Peter Wayne was only a child when he saw his parents murdered by the gunman Joe Chill. He was sent to live with his Uncle Ben Wayne, Richard's brother. He had lost his wife May a few months earlier to another gunman. Uncle Ben was a former SHIELD agent, Navy Seal, Soldier, and Cop. It was at this early age that Peter decided that those with the power to do something should always do something, they have a responsibility. And he decided to train his mind and body so that he would always be able to do something. Peter and Ben traveled the world while Peter trained and learned and practiced. When Peter and Ben returned home Peter was in his early 20s. Peter got a job at the local paper, the Bugle Planet, and Uncle Ben got a job as a butler. To everyone else it looked as though Peter used up his inheritance and had to return home and get a job. But Peter and Ben still had inheritance left and the money from the patents. Peter became a vigilante, but soon realized he had to be more than a man. He had to be a myth. He became Spiderman, since people were afraid of spiders to begin with and the thought of a giant man spider praying on criminals in the dark might help stop crime.

As Spiderman Peter, not having any actual powers, used his combat skills, his detective skills, and his brilliant inventor mind, to create ways to combat crime. The myths started, that Spiderman had the proportional strength of a man sized spider. That he shot webs from his hands. That he could climb walls. That he ate his victims. Etc.

Commissioner Captain Stacy became an allie. Later his daughter Gwen became the Spidergirl. And after he tangled with the Jackal, AKA Hugo Strange, Peter was cloned and then Ben Grayson came into his life. Peter took him on as a sidekick and he first became the Scarlet Spider. Later he went off on his own and became the Night Spider.

Ras al Ghul + Dr. Doom

Catwoman + Black Cat = Cat Woman

Joker + Green Goblin = Joker Goblin

Harley Quinn + Hob Goblin = Harley Goblin

Harvey Dent + Harry Osborne = Harvey Osborne/Two-Faced Goblin

Penguin + Vulture

Joe Chill + Wilson Fisk = Wilson Fisk: In his younger days he was named Joe Chill. He is the man who murdered Peter's parents. Now Chill is the most powerful CEO and the most dangerous Crime Lord known as the Kingpin.

Azreal + Venom

Madhatter + Ring Master = Top Hat

Hugo Strange + Jackal

Owlman + Scorpion = Scorpion Man

Court of Owls + Spider Slayers = Court of Spider Slayers

Solomon Grundy + Tombstone

Deadshot + Chameleon = Mystery Gunman

Talia + Mr. Negative = Negative Talia

Man Bat + the Lizard = Chimera

Killer Croc + Rhino = Killer Rhino

Clayface + Sandman = Clay Man

Poison Ivy + Queen = Poison Queen

Riddler + the Answer = the Solution

Black Mask + Big Man

Scarecrow + Mysterio = Nightmare

Bane + Kraven = Bane the Hunter

Mr. Freeze + Doc Ock

Catman + Tarantula = Tarantula Man

Firefly + Electro = Lightning Bug

Killer Moth + Beetle = Killer Beetle

Dr. Phosphorus + Motlon Man = Phosphorus Man

Carmine Falcone + Hammerhead = Carmine "Hammerhead" Falcone

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New 52 Rainbow Raider Redsign

One of my favorite books is Starman by James Robinson, which has the Shade. Mr. Robinson took the Shade, a B Level villain and turned him into a anti neither good nor bad force of nature. He was also immortal, and a well rounded character with a taste for finer things. So This is my attempt at redesigning another classic but B Level Villain, Rainbow Raider.

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Rainbow Raider was a guy who used goggles to effect peoples emotions by blasting them like Cyclops with a color from the emotional spectrum. In the New 52 I think it would be so easy to take him, patch his origin into the Green Lanterns and the Shade and work from there. Also I am going to try and write his back story as if the Shade is writing it, so don't judge me too harshly if it isn't as good.

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From the Journal of the Shade, 1998

"Every action has an equal and opposite reaction. This is the story of my equal and opposite, Roy G. Bivolo better known by the tacky moniker Rainbow Raider. I prefer to call him Chroma. He came to my attention during the height of the Pop Art movement, though I assume he had existed longer than that. Looking into him I found out that he was a failed artist who came into possession of what was thought to be the fabled "Technicolor Dream Coat" belonging to Joseph. Where my birth came from a very violent action Roy's came as simple as putting on the coat. He gained a great deal of powers, most importantly the power to control the emotions of others by using every color in the spectrum the Lanterns have been fighting over. He doesn't even need a ring to do this. So if he flash a red light on a person they would become uncontrollable dogs of anger. If he used yellow energy however they would be almost crippled with fear. At first he used this power for petty crimes such as robbing art museums. While I enjoy art and cannot fault him for stealing it his power was more than this. He, like I, is immortal. Converted to pure energy no doubt. Also like I he can travel by teleporting through his power source. He doesn't know the full extent of his new self, but I hesitate to teach him. The day may come when one of us must destroy the other, light versus dark and all that. I have spent time with him however, we toured art museums and talked about Pop Culture. He seems to revel in the tacky while I can't say I do. But I do enjoy his company and against my better judgment I may show him how powerful he has actually become."

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New 52 Blue Beetle's SPARKY!

theunbrilliant.deviantart.com/ came up with the idea for Ted Kord's sidekick.

"My idea is his a-hole brother whom he mentions in Countdown goes to prison and Ted's the only available family member for his niece whom he has to take in despite not being a big fan of kids. His niece is named Abby (for now) and is 10. She's a lot like Ted but more confident and is a chess whiz. She has dark red hair like Ted did in the 80s and and after discovering Ted is BB takes on her own bug identity like Dragonfly (she wanted Superfly but Ted talked her out of that.) That's all I got for now."

So I drew up her idea because I liked it and I added some things. I think her super name could be Sparky (after Dan Garret's original sidekick). And I see Ted making her a special belt that she clicks the scarab and activates a protective energy shield. He used the design from his buddy Booster Gold's energy shield and modified it. I see him keeping her in the big or at home away from the action for the most part. But also training her to protect herself. She is like his Oracle or Tech Support helping him from afar while they is training for later to help in the field she hopes.

I designed her costume mostly similar to this costume: demyrie.deviantart.com/#/art/B… And the whole page I designed similar to the intro page for Mary Marvel where Captain Marvel is introducing her.

Plus the armor because I thought Ted would want her to be as protected as possible.

I see Ted being more of a father to her than his brother and maybe one day even adopting her. He cares a great deal for his niece.

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Catman Redesign

Thomas Blake was a millionaire living off his father's fortune. His father was a mean and abusive man, who wanted Thomas to be more of a man than a Momma's boy. He and his mother were abused emotionally and physically by him until her death. His mother had died years earlier of suicide. On a hunting expedition with his father, who taught him hunting and how to be a man, Thomas remembered everything. His father killed his mother and nearly killed Thomas. In a battle Thomas killed his father. Realizing what he had done he ran off into the jungles of Africa. At first he did whatever he could to stay alive, and then he started attacking. Years later Thomas was found alive when he attacked and killed some hunter hunting illegally like he and his father had been years ago. Living among the wild cats in the jungle and the other wild animals, alone, for so long, Thomas seemed more animal than man. He eventually started talking and walking like a man again, acting more like a human should. Time passed and Thomas seemed like anyone else, but he still felt he didn't belong. Then he started hearing about and looking into Batman and the other vigilantes in Gotham. Finally, he thought, his calling. So he made a costume out of light and tiger skins, fashioning it similar to the Batman. But when he started dishing out his brand of violence and justice he was seen as a monster and a villain because he was still stuck in his kill or be killed jungle ways. This didn't sway Thomas however, he saw nothing wrong with his brand of justice. He decided he wouldn't live by society's laws or unwritten codes and ethics anymore.Thomas is one of the world's top hunters and trackers, his combat skills put him in the top 20, and he is at the top of his weight class in strength and speed.

For his costume I went with more found items type stuff. He makes his costume using animal skins and pelts. His pants and boots and gloves are leather, etc. He uses guns but his weapon of choice, what he got most accustomed to in the jungle were blades and sharp weapons. While he may not be an expert in several forms of fighting like Batman, he did train in fighting from childhood, his father hoped that would make him a man. And he learned how to be vicious in the jungles. So his fighting style is more like whatever attacks it takes to survive.

I imagine that over time he would modify his costume and maybe eventually have a more "costume" looking costume with body armor. This is more year One.

He is almost a parallel of Oliver Queen, he was trapped on an island for years and had to fight or die. Only this time the horrific situation broke him. I guess.

the lion head might be a tad too much, but I thought if he was a hunter who lived with the cats and wanted to make a threatening looking helmet he would use a lion. When I was researching I saw pictures of Hercules wearing a Lion head, and went from there. But i think if I redid this i would make it a lioness or cougar head. Something simpler. Thanks. This is sort of a Year One design anyway, and I can imagine a cool visual of Catman climbing, hanging, and standing on rooftops with his lion headdress.

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Robin Beyond

I did this back when the show was on, in one episode a old man turned himself into an AI and took over the suit forcing Terry to fight old school without any tech. He grabbed an old Batman belt and Nightwing's mask. I thought it would be such a cool idea if Terry was Batman with the tech on missions, but Robin Beyond in training. To help hone his fighting and detective skills without the technology of today. So I designed this costume similar to what he had in the show, only I gave him the Robin costume as well. When training at the cave or on slow nights Terry wears the Robin costume. Sometimes though he has to go out in the field and become Batman so he would also have a small backpack built into the shirt in the back as well.

I usually see people say that his younger brother becomes Robin or that Max becomes Robin, both good suggestions. I could see Terry as the adult version we see later in JLU agree to finally train his brother only in the Robin suit, and to also train Max but only in a low tech Nightwing styled suit.

But that is Beyond Batman Beyond. For now Terry is Batman and Robin in this Beyond Future.

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