DC's new gay character?

Word hit the internet today that DC will be reintroducing another character as gay to the new 52. In an interview,

DiDio has stated that it will be an already established, currently heterosexual character. After ripping a few interweb bigots apart with inate weapons; such as logic, rational thought, and good 'ol 21st century sense, I found a few articles like this one:

http://www.bleedingcool.com/2012/05/20/dc-comics-to-switch-established-characters-sexual-orientation-soon/

Any ideas on who this soon-to-be-outed character my be? And will he/she be a male or female? Or human?

My guess: Vibe

Vibe is already returning, implied by the Free Comic Book day fold-out. And look at that totally 80's costume and super sick dance moves, they're practically parade worthy. DC would be doubling up (or halving, according to internet oligarchist) with another gay, non-white superhero.

Do not think that this ascot and deep-cut V-neck reflect my sexuality, papi chulo

Plus, considering the fact that he was featured in this week's DC Nation Shorts, that may have been his first reintroduction to watchers. However, if DC is going for diversity, it might be a little off-puting to have two or more homosexuals of latin decent, including Bunker and Renee Montoya if she still exists...other races can be gay too ya know!

Any other guesses anyone wants to share?

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Posted by sesquipedalophobe

I hope it isn't Vibe. Not even Midnighter could predetermine his mad swerve and nerve followed swiftly by the lean.

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Posted by Jorgevy

I'm pretty sure it would have to be human. It's too complicated to deal with sexual orientation using alien species (just look at the Asari in Mass Effect)

Other than that I like the fact that DC is introducing characters with various sexual orientations, but do they have to change the old ones? Cant they just make new ones?

Last thought; don't stop at gays, go for transsexuals, bisexuals, asexuals, you name it. Give the writers liberty to create the characters as they please

Posted by KnightRise

@Dernman: nope, they werent even comic fans, mostly religious 30somethings on this one magazine"s website who claimed that gay people are hell-bound, and comic readers would be as well. I mean, they werent even articulant or logical, so my assault was pretty easy

Posted by Dernman
@KnightRise: Oh I usually try and stay away from people like that. 
Posted by rogue_mar1e

Tim Draaaaaaaaaake

Posted by BlackArmor

@rogue_mar1e said:

Tim Draaaaaaaaaake

Batman is not amused
Posted by rogue_mar1e

@BlackArmor said:

@rogue_mar1e said:

Tim Draaaaaaaaaake

Batman is not amused

However, I'm amused.

Either Tim or Jason or both I don't care~

Posted by BlackArmor

@rogue_mar1e said:

However, I'm amused.

Either Tim or Jason or both I don't care~

Through the power of fan fiction I have seen where this leads, trust me it is not a pretty place

Posted by rogue_mar1e

@BlackArmor said:

@rogue_mar1e said:

However, I'm amused.

Either Tim or Jason or both I don't care~

Through the power of fan fiction I have seen where this leads, trust me it is not a pretty place

Oh, I don't ship them together though.

Posted by BlackArmor

@rogue_mar1e: I hope you never have to encounter something written by someone who does, I wouldn't wish that fate on anyone. If there has to be a gay Robin I say Damian (in a few years), hes the only one without 20 female love interest so in my mind hes the only one that makes any sense

Posted by Jorgevy

@BlackArmor said:

@rogue_mar1e said:

Tim Draaaaaaaaaake

Batman is not amused

NOOOOOO

Tim and Cassie 4EVAH!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by Gambit1024

My guess is Hawkgirl.

Posted by htb106

@rogue_mar1e said:

Tim Draaaaaaaaaake

you're making me angry, you won't like me when I'm angry.

But didio said someone still to be re-introduced so it couldn't be Tim.

Posted by rogue_mar1e

@BlackArmor said:

@rogue_mar1e: I hope you never have to encounter something written by someone who does, I wouldn't wish that fate on anyone. If there has to be a gay Robin I say Damian (in a few years), hes the only one without 20 female love interest so in my mind hes the only one that makes any sense

Aha

Ha

HAH

haaa.

Posted by rogue_mar1e

@htb106 said:

@rogue_mar1e said:

Tim Draaaaaaaaaake

you're making me angry, you won't like me when I'm angry.

But didio said someone still to be re-introduced so it couldn't be Tim.

Y u mad

Posted by Jorgevy

Id actuallly be ok if Damian was gay

BUT NOT TIM!!!

Posted by KnightRise

@Gambit1024 said:

My guess is Hawkgirl.

Interesting, she is coming back to comics and has classic golden/silver age ties. id approve.

Any other guesses anyone?

Posted by Hunter114

@KnightRise said:

@Gambit1024 said:

My guess is Hawkgirl.

Interesting, she is coming back to comics and has classic golden/silver age ties. id approve.

Any other guesses anyone?

No... wtf?... no...

The whole point of Hawkgirl is that she is bound to Hawkman for all eternity... they are supposed to be soulmates and stuff... unless that was changed for some reason and they were released from the spell, in which case it would be interesting to see how it plays out... but otherwise, I heavily disagree with that.

Posted by Gambit1024

@Hunter114 said:

@KnightRise said:

@Gambit1024 said:

My guess is Hawkgirl.

Interesting, she is coming back to comics and has classic golden/silver age ties. id approve.

Any other guesses anyone?

No... wtf?... no...

The whole point of Hawkgirl is that she is bound to Hawkman for all eternity... they are supposed to be soulmates and stuff... unless that was changed for some reason and they were released from the spell, in which case it would be interesting to see how it plays out... but otherwise, I heavily disagree with that.

Exactly why she's my guess.

If it's not her, my wildcard guess would be Wonder Woman.

Posted by KnightRise

@Hunter114 said:

@KnightRise said:

@Gambit1024 said:

My guess is Hawkgirl.

Interesting, she is coming back to comics and has classic golden/silver age ties. id approve.

Any other guesses anyone?

No... wtf?... no...

The whole point of Hawkgirl is that she is bound to Hawkman for all eternity... they are supposed to be soulmates and stuff... unless that was changed for some reason and they were released from the spell, in which case it would be interesting to see how it plays out... but otherwise, I heavily disagree with that.

AH! i didnt think about that for a second...hopefully the decision isnt spur of the moment

Posted by Charlemagne

Plastic Man and Animal Man

Posted by YoggSaron

@Hunter114 said:

@KnightRise said:

@Gambit1024 said:

My guess is Hawkgirl.

Interesting, she is coming back to comics and has classic golden/silver age ties. id approve.

Any other guesses anyone?

No... wtf?... no...

The whole point of Hawkgirl is that she is bound to Hawkman for all eternity... they are supposed to be soulmates and stuff... unless that was changed for some reason and they were released from the spell, in which case it would be interesting to see how it plays out... but otherwise, I heavily disagree with that.

Isn't Hawkgirl being reintroduced on Earth-2, while Hawkman remains on Prime Earth? That kind of puts a rift in the whole soulmate schtick. There could be more than one Hawkgirl though, so I don't know.

Posted by KnightRise

Maybe this is how they bring this lady back

her sexual orientation was never really that specified, other than attraction, so it wouldnt be too big of a creative leap, right?

Posted by StuckOnEuropa

Why not create and introduce a new character who is openly gay? Why change an existing character? For PC purposes? I'm guessing this choice was made completely for the controversy it will stir up. They could try to bring back Extrano, Obsidian, Batwoman, or The Question (Montoya). Maybe Guy Gardner will "come out of the closet". xD

Posted by CrimsonCake

Ice Maiden?

who knows..

Posted by Rumble Man

Joker can be made into psychopathic gay stalker type to batman, that works

Posted by evilvegeta74

He is a little obsessed with Batman,even more so than the Lex Luthor/Superman thing! Maybe it's Lex and the Joker !lol!

Posted by IronAngelX

This is ridiculous news! It may sell comics for a couple months but it gets annoying. How many characters do we have to make gay before it becomes an old trick. Turning super-heroes gay is as common as it was in the past to kill them off. I swear, if they make one of the members of the Justice League gay, i'm boycotting DC comics, it's disgusting how everything has to be so socialized now, we have Bunker, Midnighter, Apollo, Batwoman, etc. in the realm of DC comics that are gay. I love comics and DC had made me a fan of the New 52 as of last year but this is pushing me away, and sure they may get a few new members in their fanbase but they will lose more than they gain. This is no different then what happened to poor Colossus in Ultimate X-Men but at least that wasn't the mainstream X-Men title and how the author of Harry Potter outed Dumbledore as gay AFTER the books were finished. It's just a ruse to sell comics. But whatever, everyone on here is probably going to bash me over the head for being homophobic, I'm not fyi but I am a conservative Christian and have strong beliefs on social issues. Wonder why we can't have more religious characters besides Azrael and Nightcrawler. Sick of social views wedging its way into the very things I run to to get away from it all.

Posted by CODYSF

Wait what when the heck was Vibe playing for the other team this is stupid wow

Posted by Primmaster64

So..now if you're latino you're gay?

Posted by ssejllenrad

Jonah Hex ala Rawhide Kid! Nyahahahahaha! Joke.

Posted by cattlebattle
@Primmaster64 said:
So..now if you're latino you're gay?
You didn't know??
Edited by Primmaster64
@cattlebattle said:

@Primmaster64 said:

So..now if you're latino you're gay?
You didn't know??
Nope, missed the memo. 
 
(By the way, I am latino.)
Posted by iLLituracy

@Rumble Man said:

Joker can be made into psychopathic gay stalker type to batman, that works

Joker's been written as sexually ambiguous even before the reboot a number of times.

I don't think Tim would be convincing.

Then again there aren't many characters who I think could be done convincingly.

Edited by CODYSF

@Primmaster64:

I'm latino too and this crap is getting me angry I don't mind gay people but it seems like there only hitting on us Latino that we are the gay Super heroes if they make Kyle Rayner and Jaime Reyes gay I;m going to kick DC in the nuts.

Posted by Primmaster64
@CODYSF said:

@Primmaster64:

I'm latino too and this crap is getting me angry I don't mind gay people but it seems like there only hitting on us Latino that we are the gay Super heroes if they make Kyle Rayner and Jaime Reyes gay I;m going to kick DC in the nuts.

Exactly, you know how long I wanted to see either a indian or latino Superman? A LONG time. There's barely any latino heroes as it is and indians?I don't think those even exist.
Posted by Deranged Midget

@rogue_mar1e said:

Tim Draaaaaaaaaake

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Edited by CODYSF

@Primmaster64:

Let's just hope in the future we will have more latino and some Indian heroes but that are not gay this time

Posted by cattlebattle
@Primmaster64: I didn't think you were a European living in Puerto Rico
 
I am just joking to the fact they see to always have homosexual Latin characters not saying thy're the majority of gay characters...they're not, but arguably the more well known ones are
Posted by Primmaster64
@cattlebattle: LOL you thought I was European? Why do other ethicist always get screwed?
 
@CODYSF
Like I said...Still waiting for that latino Superman.
Posted by CODYSF

@Primmaster64:

The day I will see a latino Superman I will sh*t bricks and be happy LOL

Posted by Primmaster64
@CODYSF: We already have a black Superman, Spider-Man, not sure if Batman...So what's up?
Posted by cattlebattle
@Primmaster64: I said I didn't think that you were European.....I was joking
Posted by Primmaster64
@cattlebattle: LOL
Posted by CODYSF

@Primmaster64:

We need to talk to DC and tell them that we latino want some dam attention and asians and idians in the hero world.

Posted by Primmaster64
@CODYSF: Of course! Its not fair!
Posted by cattlebattle
@Primmaster64 said:
Like I said...Still waiting for that latino Superman.
There is like 50...unfortunately they aren't Marvel or DC and they are just characters made by international comic companies...whats stranger is that all of them ten to have more caucasian traits...like blonde hair
Posted by BlackArmor

@Primmaster64: @CODYSF: You guys do know that Vibe hasn't been confirmed to be gay or anything, it's just the OP's fan speculation. Also having a Superman of your race is over rated, I don't know when the last time Icon popped up.........anyway good luck with the Latino Superman, I hope that when he does eventually appear (he's bound to with the Supermen of the Multiverse around) he'll show up more than Superman's black analogs

Posted by Primmaster64
@cattlebattle: What?
 
@BlackArmor
Icon showed up in YJ.
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