By ReVamp 86 Comments
With the first episode out I thought that I'd go over the things that I think about Season 2. I know that there are a couple of threads on this, but really, they should have no effect on this blog and vice-versa. Firstly, I can understand why a lot of people are angry at this change, there was still a lot of character development to be had with the characters that were there. Not just with the characters themselves, but more specifically with the relationships that were had within the team, because just at the end of the season we got to see a couple of key romances happen that we were all waiting for and therefore I can understand how random and abrupt it seems.
Dick Grayson as Nightwing
Now, anyone who has a facsimile of knowledge on me knows that I absolutely love Dick Grayson and more specifcally my love comes from his as Nightwing. So it should come as no suprise ot anyone that Dick Grayson being present as Nightwing, not to mention as still a main character regardless of the involvement of Tim Drake as Robin is a huge upside. I mean, huge. I love the two of them together and a chance for the two of them to interact is something that doesn't come that often, specially not in animated series. Easily the biggest positive of Season 2 would have to be this.
Missing Team Members
I'm curious as to see where they're going with this, but I really hope that Artemis gets a chance to appear in this season again as a main character. I think its entirely possible that either Wally has become the Flash (but I think he'd have appeared already) or that he has retired much like he did in Comics but this time instead of being with Magenta, Francis Kane, its very possible that he's decided to retire with Artemis Crook instead. I think it'd be interesting if they took this direction and we'd have the ability to see Barry die and Wally reluctantly take up his place instead.
Lastly, lets not forget that Aqualad is nowhere to be seen and I'm indeed quite curious to see what he's been up to. Easily one of the better characters of the show, he lead to his own character being created in the comics and I think that he's going to have some big role to play in what comes up. Unlike many, I highly doubt that he will have turned into a villain and to be honest I find the plot convoluted. Perhaps its possible that Kal'dur is the king of Atlantis, replacing Arthur since the latter is known to not "want" the Throne from time to Time?
Interesting additions, I did feel that there were too many characters added. Lagoon Boy and Blue Beetle were good additions, but they didn't get the character development that they needed, while Tim definitely made a good appearance in the show. Batgirl felt extra, to be honest I wonder if Dick has a relationship with her or not, or whether he still has a relationship with Zee. Regardless, I wasn't happy with the appearance of Wonder Girl and while I definitely feel that she should have been a part of the team, I'm not sure her appearance was handled all that well. Both of the last two characters' voice actors felt out of place as well.
Its also possible that Jason Todd existed, as hinted by the "Just Don't Die".
I like the tension that they're building with Superboy and Miss Martian, but I don't like the fact that there's a possiblity that they're rearing this up to be a Wonder Girl/Superboy pairing. I'd much rather that Superboy and Miss Martian stick with each other by the end of the show and that Wonder Girl ends up going with Tim Drake, if there's an absolute necessity for the everyone in the team to be paired up together. (I'm also officially shipping them in Comics, as of the New 52, by the way).
I'd also like a Nightwing/Zee love thing instead, I don't care if they make it a love triangle with Babs because of the comics, I'd just rather they didn't go with the latter as the full blown romance option. Regardless, if there's one thing that will force me to skin everyone in DC alive, it'd have to be if the pull the Batman TAS card and have Zatanna hook up with Bruce. Which seems to be more likely, if it happens.
The Roy Harper incident
It seems to be quite apparent that the real Roy Harper is going to become Arsenal, as he was quite obviously missing an arm and thus the codename will fit. Not to mention that he's probably been in some cryogenic stasis so he's still the same age as he was. That said I thought that the plotline with him was ridiculous. So ridiculous, that when it was mentioned I ignored it for a lie that the Justice League was telling the Young Justice team. I'll be damned, that they were telling half truths instead, but it still doesn't make sense that they naturally believed what the League had told them. Regardless of the plothole, I won't mind if Red Arrow goes rogue just to see his relationship with Chesire, but I definitely hope that Arsenal doesn't, not to mention the age gap if he's been perserved in the stasis.
In conclusion, I just hope that looking back, they don't make this all about the new members of the team and completely forget the old memebers, having them as recurring characters, because to me, that just wouldn't do.
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