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#1 Posted by Sinestro2828 (1652 posts) - - Show Bio

Since Starfire will be getting her own solo series soon, I figured it might be interesting to discuss which supervillains we'd like to see return to face Kory over the course of her new solo series. Gotta build that rogues gallery! Personally, I'd like to see...

1) Blackfire: She's Kory's oldest nemesis and a must have, maybe not right away obviously, but sooner or later she SHOULD show up as her Big Bad, and if anything from those Outlaw comics should be retconned, its the notion that Blackfire was a benevolent big sister who reluctantly sacrificed Kory to the Citadel to save their world as opposed to being the greedy, jealous tyrant we all know and love...Seriously Lobdell, what was up with that? Star has ONE arch-rival, how does one screw that up? Yes, she has other enemies of course but none of them are as personal for her as Blackfire.

2) Bolphunga the Unrelenting: Traditionally a Green Lantern foe, Bolphunga can be both a humorous AND dangerous adversary, not Big Bad material perhaps, but he'd make a good physical nemesis to face off with, kinda like Rhino or Scorpion are for Spiderman if ya catch my drift. Though to be fair, if he was more like his animated self from "Emerald Knights" he could be a little smarter than that lol. I just like the idea of Kory trying to relax at the beach one day and this big, loud space barbarian descends from the sky to pick a fight for no good reason and disrupt what had been an otherwise good day XD. He could be either a hired henchman for another villain, a bounty hunter looking to collect a price on Kory's head left by Blackfire or another baddie, OR, just his usual M.O. of looking to prove he's the best by defeating a powerful opponent, in this case Kory.

3) The Chrysalis Eater: Yeah, I know, she's from the TV show not the comics, but I like the concept of this beautiful mysterious alien gal who transforms into a horrific clawed monster once she lures her victims into a false sense of security, lots of spooky possibilities. Just change the monster's M.O. to wrapping her prey up in cocoons before eating them so the Chrysalis Eater name will still fit, as opposed to being a creature that hunts down Tamaraneans who undergo a specific form of puberty XD

4) Vega aliens: Psions, Citadelians, Branx Warriors, the works, bring em all back >8D

5) Kanjar Ro: A foe of the Justice League and Adam Strange, Kanjar Ro is an evil alien tyrant with access to advanced tech and who rules over his own planet, I'm sure the writers could think up an excuse for Starfire and Ro to cross paths, so Kory can kick his ass XD

6) Despero: Maybe not his fully powered self obviously, the team breaker, but his power level has fluctuated from incarnation to incarnation, like in the Justice League cartoon where GL John Stewart could go one on one with him if I recall correctly. I admit this one's more of a long shot & might work better if she was working with the Titans again however (since it normally requires LOTS of heroes working together to defeat this bruiser when he's at the peak of his game), just trying to think outside the box for baddies who'd be interesting to see interacting with Starfire. Plus, given Despero's penchant for tyranny and enslaving people, Kory would just HATE this bastard lol.

What you guys think of my list? Who'd you like to see recruited into or return as part of Starfire's rogues gallery for her new comic?

#2 Posted by Sinestro2828 (1652 posts) - - Show Bio

Since Starfire will be getting her own solo series soon, I figured it might be interesting to discuss which supervillains we'd like to see return to face Kory over the course of her new solo series. Gotta build that rogues gallery! Personally, I'd like to see...

1) Blackfire: She's Kory's oldest nemesis and a must have, maybe not right away obviously, but sooner or later she SHOULD show up as her Big Bad, and if anything from those Outlaw comics should be retconned, its the notion that Blackfire was a benevolent big sister who reluctantly sacrificed Kory to the Citadel to save their world as opposed to being the greedy, jealous tyrant we all know and love...Seriously Lobdell, what was up with that? Star has ONE arch-rival, how does one screw that up? Yes, she has other enemies of course but none of them are as personal for her as Blackfire.

2) Bolphunga the Unrelenting: Traditionally a Green Lantern foe, Bolphunga can be both a humorous AND dangerous adversary, not Big Bad material perhaps, but he'd make a good physical nemesis to face off with, kinda like Rhino or Scorpion are for Spiderman if ya catch my drift. Though to be fair, if he was more like his animated self from "Emerald Knights" he could be a little smarter than that lol. I just like the idea of Kory trying to relax at the beach one day and this big, loud space barbarian descends from the sky to pick a fight for no good reason and disrupt what had been an otherwise good day XD. He could be either a hired henchman for another villain, a bounty hunter looking to collect a price on Kory's head left by Blackfire or another baddie, OR, just his usual M.O. of looking to prove he's the best by defeating a powerful opponent, in this case Kory.

3) The Chrysalis Eater: Yeah, I know, she's from the TV show not the comics, but I like the concept of this beautiful mysterious alien gal who transforms into a horrific clawed monster once she lures her victims into a false sense of security, lots of spooky possibilities. Just change the monster's M.O. to wrapping her prey up in cocoons before eating them so the Chrysalis Eater name will still fit, as opposed to being a creature that hunts down Tamaraneans who undergo a specific form of puberty XD

4) Vega aliens: Psions, Citadelians, Branx Warriors, the works, bring em all back >8D

5) Kanjar Ro: A foe of the Justice League and Adam Strange, Kanjar Ro is an evil alien tyrant with access to advanced tech and who rules over his own planet, I'm sure the writers could think up an excuse for Starfire and Ro to cross paths, so Kory can kick his ass XD

6) Despero: Maybe not his fully powered self obviously, the team breaker, but his power level has fluctuated from incarnation to incarnation, like in the Justice League cartoon where GL John Stewart could go one on one with him if I recall correctly. I admit this one's more of a long shot & might work better if she was working with the Titans again however (since it normally requires LOTS of heroes working together to defeat this bruiser when he's at the peak of his game), just trying to think outside the box for baddies who'd be interesting to see interacting with Starfire. Plus, given Despero's penchant for tyranny and enslaving people, Kory would just HATE this bastard lol.

What you guys think of my list? Who'd you like to see recruited into or return as part of Starfire's rogues gallery for her new comic?

#3 Posted by Sinestro2828 (1652 posts) - - Show Bio

Despero would win, he singlehandedly defeated Captain Marvel, who's strength is on par with Superman's, like he was nothing, even his magic lightning couldn't hurt Despero. Superboy & the rest of the team were helpless against Despero until Zatanna was freed from his trance and turned his own hypnotic eye against him. Mongul is physically on par with Black Beetle, but has no super powers beyond brute strength, & since Mongul is traditionally on par with Superman in terms of strength and durability, and we know Despero is stronger than that, I believe Despero would dominate the fight, possibly without having to resort to his mental powers, and if he did have to take it that far, it would stop Mongul in his tracks.

#4 Posted by Sinestro2828 (1652 posts) - - Show Bio

Personally, I liked Larfleeze better when he was first introduced and was taken more seriously, kinda like a cross between Smaug & Gollum in the body of a humanoid space boar, an entity you could almost pity but who's unquenchable greed, raw power, & lack of empathy for others made him a serious threat rather than a comedic one. You just have to watch how he effortlessly slaughters the Controllers, brutally murders others & enslaves them as constructs for him to call upon, and see how even Guardians of the Universe were so afraid of him that they made the Vega System off limits to all green lanterns for centuries just to avoid a conflict with him...So I don't really dig how he apparently went from terrifying ancient evil to comedy relief baddy.

#5 Posted by Sinestro2828 (1652 posts) - - Show Bio

While I'd like to see Starfire & the other Titans reunited (not a New 52 fan lol), the idea of Kory getting her own solo series, and getting away from Jason Todd & Roy Harper XD, does appeal to me. Will the Outlaw comics still be in continuity or will they be retconned after the Convergence event? I feel that Kory's solo series would have more potential if the Outlaws comics were no longer canon (since in the Outlaws books Blackfire was robbed of her villainous nature & the Citadel was taken out by her before she arrived on earth apparently...She'd have much more of a rogue's gallery to work with if her archfoe Blackfire was still her big bad instead of a "loving sister," plus various other Vega System aliens & the Citadel empire to deal with).

#6 Posted by Sinestro2828 (1652 posts) - - Show Bio

It would be weird for Gohan to have a Demon father

True, though Piccolo isn't Gohan's dad, Goku is (though one can argue which of them was a better parental figure to Gohan lol).

#7 Posted by Sinestro2828 (1652 posts) - - Show Bio

I think its been largely overlooked & forgotten because Tamaranians being descended from cats is one of the sillier aspects of her original origin, they downplayed it greatly even before the reboot came along. Starfire looks nothing like something that evolved from cats & there is already a sentient feline species in the Vega System, the Karnans like Felicia & Tigorr. Basically, I think its something they came up with to make her seem more alien but decided to disregard it once they realized how silly or nonsensical it was, Starfire & her people, despite being clearly alien, are too humanoid looking to be descended from cats.

#8 Posted by Sinestro2828 (1652 posts) - - Show Bio

I'd prefer he just wear a hood.

I'd be cool with that, though then he'd be more worthy of the name "Redhood" than Todd XD

#9 Posted by Sinestro2828 (1652 posts) - - Show Bio

Red Volcano left a pretty big impression on me in the sadly short lived Young Justice TV series, a truly intimidating & formidable foe for the heroes of the show. Personally, I think Red Volcano would make a fun arch nemesis for Cyborg of the Teen Titans/Justice League, being a powerful robot mastermind with a disdain for humans, he'd find Victor Stone to be an abomination in his eyes, a "meat bag" augmented with cybernetics. I also realize he's traditionally an enemy of Red Tornado however, so I'd like to ask you guys....Would Red Volcano make a better arch foe for Cyborg or should he remain Red Tornado's nemesis instead?

#10 Posted by Sinestro2828 (1652 posts) - - Show Bio

While I consider the Justice League War film from a while back to be one of the worst DC animated movies yet, if not THE worst >_<, it did introduce the idea of Cyborg's creation being tied to nanotechnology....Which is both interesting yet at the same time troublesome, to me at least.

Now yes, to be fair, the idea of Cy's mech body being born from experimental nanotech would explain why Stone style cyborgs are not more common in the DC universe, i.e. he's one of a kind and the procedure done to save his life was VERY risky, & it also explains how he could survive the extensive surgery required to save his life if it involved a more exotic treatment than merely attaching mechanical parts to his ravaged body. However, nanotech is often used as an excuse for crazy stuff like self-repair/regeneration, assimilating other technology borg style, & so on and so forth...basically, stuff that would make Cyborg a bit too OP, especially against other tech users. Plus, part of Vic's struggle & part of what makes him interesting is how he has to repair & maintain his own tech to keep on living & better his odds against the baddies, as he once said in the TV series, "its a natural part of being unnatural."

So I'm of the opinion that nanotech works fine as the means by which Cy survived his accident and became Cyborg, but that the nanites used to create his biomechnical body should go inert afterwards to prevent him from being too OP, or at least they have limits to what they can do, like internal repairwork for minor damage like a Beast Wars transformer character, as opposed to the more radical stuff like absorbing lab equipment or other people's weapons etc. Granted, his old origin with no nanotech involvement still works too >;3

What do you guys think?