4 Characters I want to see in the New 52

These are just some of the characters I would really want to see in the New 52 in the near future and where they should be.

Backlash

I can't hear you over how awesome I am

One of my all time favorite characters. For those of you who don't know who he is shame on you!!! To sum him up briefly, like Zealot Marc Slayton(Backlash) is a kherubim who has the ability to project pisonic constructs in the shape of whips from his wrists, superhuman stats and has the ability to dematerialize himself (basically turning himself into living mist). Slayton was also considered the best hand to hand fighter in Wildstorm out classing Zealot by quite a bit (maybe someone will finally contend the position Batman has been trying to hang onto!). Due to his huge amount of combat experience (he is 3.000 years old and has trained as a ninja, knight, military intelligence operative, USAF Sergeant Rescue Commando, USAF Colonel and special forces operative) he was chosen by Stormwatch to be their drill master and trainer.

The reasons I want to see him (besides him being one of my all time favorite characters) are I liked the dynamic he had with Grifter (who has already appeared in the new 52) and i'd also like to see him and Midnighter finally duke it out as Midnighter was one of the few characters Slayton never got a chance to test himself against. Although we did get to see him beat Zealot.

Where should he appear?

If it ain't broke don't fix it. Put him back in charge of training Stormwatch. This adds another awesome member to an already awesome team. Due to the fact Marc has a very hands on approach to training we would undoubtedly get some good action scenes.

How is he not already there!?

Azrael

C'mon you can't say you don't want to see this guy again.

I'm talking about Micheal Lane here not Jean Paul Valley. I always preferred Lane's Azrael to JVP's there was something dark and unhinged about him but at the same time a desire to do good. For those of you who don't know who he is Lane was a police officer who came in contact with the Suit of Sorrows an ancient artifact that gives the wearer the combined strength, speed, experience and knowledge of everyone who has ever worn it (and consider its been around a while thats quite a damn lot) however there is the slight side effect of it attempting to drive you insane by turning you into a religious nutbag in the process. He also wielded a pair of swords that each had a different effect. One magnified the sins you had committed to the point that if you were really evil it would outright kill you. The other made you want to repent your sins and reduced you to a drooling mess depending on the amount.

There are many reasons I want to see him back. He is a very unique character one who is in a constant battle to retain his own sanity so the story potential is very high. Lane was also a sorely under-used character in the DC-verse before so i'm hoping that if he does return we'll see more of him this time.

Where should he appear?

Theres only one logical place for a supernatural based killing machine who hunts and destroys sinners and daemons and thats Justice League Dark. Lane's character makes him a perfect candidate for John and Zee's team.

Seems like a good fit to me!

Nemesis

Thats a lot of blood

Back to WS characters. Nemesis like Zealot and Backlash is also a kherubim however her gear is vastly superior to both. Forcefields, grenades that attack your DNA and a sword that can cut up Mr. Majestic like a turkey. She is also an empath which allows her to read peoples emotions and predict attacks much like Cassandra Cain. Nemesis was the former lover of Mr. Majestic who was forced to end his relationship with her due to the councils decision of and arranged relationship with Zealot which of course Nemesis didn't take to kindly to. It was due to this that when she was accused of something she hadn't done Mr. Majestic was all to quick to believe she had committed the crime (yes he is a bit of an a$$). Nemesis was eventually cleared and everyone was happy again until something happened (that I honestly can't remember lol need to reread my WS stuff) that led to her having a fight with Midnighter and Hawksmoor. Which ended with Hawksmoor on the ropes and Nemesis's sword inches from turning Midnighter into less of a man (yep shes that good).

The main reason I want to see her return is that she is a strong female character who is capable of having her own ongoing. Not to mention due to her personality she could be either a hero or villain.

Where should she appear?

As Mr. Majestic has yet to appear (and there are awful rumors that he may not due to Superman) her mythos will obviously have to be changed and this does beg the question as to where she should appear first and the only title I can think of is Stormwatch (won't bother with another picture) as in WS she had feud with a fair few of their members. So bringing her in as a villain (initially) could be the way to go.

Cheshire

The daughter of a Vietnamese woman who was raped and was then as a child sold into slavery. Jade didn't have the best of beginnings. She then proceeded to kill her master and was then adopted by a man named Weng Chan which began her transformation into the psychotic mercenary she became. Jade in the beginning was mainly an enemy of the Teen Titans but she gradually evolved beyond that (partly due to her relationship with Roy Harper) and became the second deadliest assassin in the DC-verse (the first being Lady Shiva).

As you may have noticed from the past two people i've brought up I have a thing for characters with a dark gritty past so this is one of the reasons i'd like to see Cheshire back. Another reason is that she is a solid character with a solid grounding in the previous DC-verse which is something i'd like to see in the new 52-verse aswell.

Where should she appear?

She was originally an enemy of the Teen Titans however she doesn't really have any connection to the current roaster so it would seem random and a little pointless to introduce her there. My choice would to introduce her in Red Hood and the Outlaws she already has a previous connection with Roy Harper from pre-52 and her character does seem to me like it would fit better in Jason Todd's world than the others.

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Posted by Stormbox

Yes! Id love to see azrael back especially now that he appeared in arkham city!!

Posted by Avenging-X-Bolt

Chesire is already in the New 52. She was in Grifter.

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Edited by SmashBrawler

All these ideas are genius, especially Azrael in Justice League Dark. Great work here, man!

Posted by Strider92

@Avenging-X-Bolt said:

Chesire is already in the New 52. She was in Grifter.

She was!? How the hell did I miss that? Can you give me the issue number?

Posted by Jonny_Anonymous

@Strider92: If you'v been reading Team 7 you'll know that Majestic and Spartan will be turning up soon.

If I wasn't massively pissed of at DC right now I'd agree with all your selections but I'd put Backlash on Team 7 also I know I'll get hate for this but I'd like to see Planetary

Edited by Strider92

@Jonny_Anonymous: Thanks for the info. Team 7 unfortunately was out of my pull list due to budget......I may have to rethink that now. I guess Backlash could work on Team 7 its just his core character was the trainer of Stormwatch and it seems like a good nod to Wildstorm to allow him to start off there.

Posted by Immortal777

I agree with Azrael either Lane or Jean prefer Lane but I'll take what I can get.

Posted by Jonny_Anonymous

@Strider92: You should, Justin Jordan is a great writer and a huge Wildstorm fan

Team 7 #5

Posted by Avenging-X-Bolt

@Strider92 said:

@Avenging-X-Bolt said:

Chesire is already in the New 52. She was in Grifter.

She was!? How the hell did I miss that? Can you give me the issue number?

my bad, apparently its a new character called Niko. im sorry.

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Posted by Strider92

@Avenging-X-Bolt said:

my bad, apparently its a new character called Niko. im sorry.

How dare you raise my hopes then crush them! I'm going to find a corner to cry in now!

@Jonny_Anonymous: Damn it I can just hear my wallet screaming at me in anger!

Posted by Avenging-X-Bolt

@Strider92 said:

@Avenging-X-Bolt said:

my bad, apparently its a new character called Niko. im sorry.

How dare you raise my hopes then crush them! I'm going to find a corner to cry in now!

@Jonny_Anonymous: Damn it I can just hear my wallet screaming at me in anger!

its not my fault!!!! the solicit lied to me!!! http://www.comicvine.com/grifter-this-means-war/37-335023/

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Posted by Jonny_Anonymous

@Avenging-X-Bolt said:

@Strider92 said:

@Avenging-X-Bolt said:

Chesire is already in the New 52. She was in Grifter.

She was!? How the hell did I miss that? Can you give me the issue number?

my bad, apparently its a new character called Niko. im sorry.

That kinda looks like Liefeld decided to use Cheshire without asking then DC said no and he had to back peddle

Posted by Strider92

@Jonny_Anonymous said:

That kinda looks like Liefeld decided to use Cheshire without asking then DC said no and he had to back peddle

It truly would not surprise me if that is the case......

@Avenging-X-Bolt said:

its not my fault!!!! the solicit lied to me!!! http://www.comicvine.com/grifter-this-means-war/37-335023/

Fine but i've got my eye on you!

Posted by Jonny_Anonymous

@Strider92: If you where writing Stormwatch right now what direction would you take it? Also do you think there is enough room in the DCnU for WildCATS?

Posted by Lvenger

I'd love to see Azrael back in the New 52 as well. And good choices for you as well!

Posted by TheCannon

I like the choices. Way better than obvious characters like Wally West (which I don't see why everyone is making a big deal of).

Posted by TDK_1997

I also want Cheshire and Backlash back.THey can adjust into the New 52 pretty well also.

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@Jonny_Anonymous said:

@Strider92: If you where writing Stormwatch right now what direction would you take it? Also do you think there is enough room in the DCnU for WildCATS?

I'm not sure to be honest there so much room for stuff I wouldn't know where to begin. The thing I do love about Stormwatch is their dynamic with the JLA. The JLA are like the big Superhero's everyone knows about where as Stormwatch is an equally dangerous team who go about saving the world in a more discreet and efficient manor. I see the JLA as a sledge hammer and Stormwatch as a surgical scalpel. Both are deadly but one is decidedly cleaner, discreet and more efficient than the other!

There is definitely room for WildCATS and it should happen in the future!

Posted by Billy Batson

@Jonny_Anonymous said:

@Strider92: If you'v been reading Team 7 you'll know that Majestic and Spartan will be turning up soon.

If I wasn't massively pissed of at DC right now I'd agree with all your selections but I'd put Backlash on Team 7 also I know I'll get hate for this but I'd like to see Planetary

Why would you get hate from wanting Planetary? o.o Great comic and team.
BB

Posted by Jonny_Anonymous

@Billy Batson said:

@Jonny_Anonymous said:

@Strider92: If you'v been reading Team 7 you'll know that Majestic and Spartan will be turning up soon.

If I wasn't massively pissed of at DC right now I'd agree with all your selections but I'd put Backlash on Team 7 also I know I'll get hate for this but I'd like to see Planetary

Why would you get hate from wanting Planetary? o.o Great comic and team.
BB

Because it would be a DCnU version not written by Ellis and they'd prob muck it up but it would be cool to have a DC version of the FF

Posted by Strider92

@Jonny_Anonymous said:

Because it would be a DCnU version not written by Ellis and they'd prob muck it up but it would be cool to have a DC version of the FF

This is why it should happen.

Posted by KZR

The missing members of the Flash family.

Posted by baron2011

they need to bring back sodam yat and superboy prime

Posted by Strider92

@baron2011: Sodam Yat would be cool. Superboy Prime not so much.

Posted by YourNeighborhoodComicGeek

I'd love to see Azrael again.

Posted by JamesKM716

I really want Azrael back. I love that guy.

Posted by Spawn92

I would love to see Backlash show up in the new 52. I think they could bring in Dane, Dozer, and Mother 1 with him and create the new WetWorks!

Posted by logy5000

@baron2011 said:

they need to bring back sodam yat and superboy prime

Posted by Baberaham_Lincoln

I just want to see Mr Majestic and Sodam Yat back..... on a side note, is Jackson Bane from wet-works back in team 7?? if not, i want him to return to his apocalyptic looking form, where he had that hood and was bold in the Armageddon story line in the Wildstorm universe.... *tears up*

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I think Azrael was interesting and can use a reboot right now and be independent of the Batman. Would also like to see Azrael beat up Batman. Cheshire is in the Young Justice cartoons and I think Cheshire is strong enough for a solo book same as Katana. From Wildstorm, I would like to see Wildcats, Gen 13 (combined with gen 14 and dv8), planetary, wetworks.

Posted by Kal'smahboi

I reeeally expected you to say the same four effing characters that everyone keeps b**ching about.

Posted by kid Apollo

duuude Nemesis and Zealot were two characters that i was really looking forward to. Zealot was a bust (i hate the uniform). but i guess you cant really go too far into Nemesis without having Zealot and Mr. Majestic established

Posted by Strider92

@kid Apollo: Agreed Zealot was such a let down after the awesomeness that was Wildstorm Zealot. Hopefully Nemesis will be better!!!

That character I really want to see though it Backlash. He was my favorite character in Wildstorm. He better be as bada$$ as he was back then!

Posted by kid Apollo

theres very few characters that look as bad@ss as Backlash does so if they could give him a sick look, classic yet modern, id be down to give whatever hes in a chance. However i feel, for the most part, DC hasnt given the Wildstorm characters the best looks. Such as Zealot, Apollo, etc

Edited by Strider92

@kid Apollo: I don't actually mind Apollo's new look that much. Zealot and Midnighter's new looks on the other hand.......THE HORROR!

Posted by Lamenoire

Wow... Backlash is badass (I checked out your Respect thread since I am not really familliar with Wildstorm universe (since these comics are rarely published in France).

I'd love to see Batman and Deathstroke fight him

With the New52 I kinda hoped DC whould actually gave a chance to the Wildstorm Universe... it is a shame Liefeld ended to run most of the Edge title...

They really should give Stormwatch a bigger role, even if it means making the team public ... after all with what is happening to the shadow lord (they have been killed by Harry right ?) a change could be coming

or a WILDCATS comics...

Posted by Sharkbite

Robotman, Rita Farr, Mento, and Negative Man.

To appear in The Ravagers. That team is already full of messed up people who look at themselves as freaks; it's practically begging to become the new Doom Patrol.

With the Chief appearing as the new trainer for the Ravagers, I want the Doom Patrol back together. The guy owns a huge battle simulator; it's apparent this is not the first team he has trained. Please oh please, bring back my Doom Patrol.

Posted by Lamenoire

@Jonny_Anonymous said:

@Strider92: If you'v been reading Team 7 you'll know that Majestic and Spartan will be turning up soon.

If I wasn't massively pissed of at DC right now I'd agree with all your selections but I'd put Backlash on Team 7 also I know I'll get hate for this but I'd like to see Planetary

wait... what ?

isn't the majestic program the team itself in the DCnU?

Posted by Jonny_Anonymous

@Lamenoire said:

@Jonny_Anonymous said:

@Strider92: If you'v been reading Team 7 you'll know that Majestic and Spartan will be turning up soon.

If I wasn't massively pissed of at DC right now I'd agree with all your selections but I'd put Backlash on Team 7 also I know I'll get hate for this but I'd like to see Planetary

wait... what ?

isn't the majestic program the team itself in the DCnU?

Huh?

Posted by Lvenger

@Jonny_Anonymous: Wait when is Majestic turning up? I've only heard of a Majestic project and rumours that he won't be turning up as he's too much like Superman. But with Helspont and Zealot in the New 52 already, it seems amiss not to include Majestic and the Kherubiams in there as well.

Posted by Jonny_Anonymous

@Lvenger said:

@Jonny_Anonymous: Wait when is Majestic turning up? I've only heard of a Majestic project and rumours that he won't be turning up as he's too much like Superman. But with Helspont and Zealot in the New 52 already, it seems amiss not to include Majestic and the Kherubiams in there as well.

Well the Kherbiams have already been introduced in the DCnU in Deathstroke and Spartan is going to be introduced soon also I just presumed the Majestic Project was going to be the characters introduction but he'll be revamped

Posted by Strider92

@Jonny_Anonymous said:

@Lvenger said:

@Jonny_Anonymous: Wait when is Majestic turning up? I've only heard of a Majestic project and rumours that he won't be turning up as he's too much like Superman. But with Helspont and Zealot in the New 52 already, it seems amiss not to include Majestic and the Kherubiams in there as well.

Well the Kherbiams have already been introduced in the DCnU in Deathstroke and Spartan is going to be introduced soon also I just presumed the Majestic Project was going to be the characters introduction but he'll be revamped

I DC turn Mr. Majestic into a clone of Superman like Superboy they will receive a VERY VERY angry letter from me!

Posted by Jonny_Anonymous

@Strider92 said:

@Jonny_Anonymous said:

@Lvenger said:

@Jonny_Anonymous: Wait when is Majestic turning up? I've only heard of a Majestic project and rumours that he won't be turning up as he's too much like Superman. But with Helspont and Zealot in the New 52 already, it seems amiss not to include Majestic and the Kherubiams in there as well.

Well the Kherbiams have already been introduced in the DCnU in Deathstroke and Spartan is going to be introduced soon also I just presumed the Majestic Project was going to be the characters introduction but he'll be revamped

I DC turn Mr. Majestic into a clone of Superman like Superboy they will receive a VERY VERY angry letter from me!

I doubt they would do that, Justin Jordan is a huge fan of Wildstorm and they already have a bunch of characters similar to Superman eg Superboy, Supergirl, Powergirl, Apollo, Shazam, Captain Atom

Posted by PlasticBag

@Strider92: No Wally West?

Posted by Strider92

@PlasticBag said:

@Strider92: No Wally West?

Nah Flash isn't a character that is particularly interesting to me. As long as there's one running about (pun not intended) then I don't really care.

Posted by PlasticBag

@Strider92 said:

@PlasticBag said:

@Strider92: No Wally West?

Nah Flash isn't a character that is particularly interesting to me. As long as there's one running about (pun not intended) then I don't really care.

Ahh ok.

Posted by Lvenger

@Jonny_Anonymous said:

@Lvenger said:

@Jonny_Anonymous: Wait when is Majestic turning up? I've only heard of a Majestic project and rumours that he won't be turning up as he's too much like Superman. But with Helspont and Zealot in the New 52 already, it seems amiss not to include Majestic and the Kherubiams in there as well.

Well the Kherbiams have already been introduced in the DCnU in Deathstroke and Spartan is going to be introduced soon also I just presumed the Majestic Project was going to be the characters introduction but he'll be revamped

Ah I see. Hopefully he won't be a clone. That'd be just disrespectful to the character.

Posted by Spawn92

Theres a lot of Wildstorm characters that should be brought into the New52. A new WildCats series could help define their place in the new universe (and erase the horrible memories of Leifeld ruining them).

Posted by Lamenoire

Majestros is supposed to be an  alien warrior who has lived on Earth for centuries.  He is basically a warlord (  with a massive ego)  with superman power, and isn't afraid to use them at their full extent.   
making him a simple clone of Superman would be such a bad move...( but then again DC put Liefeld on so much serie that they can'trecognise a bad move when Wildstorm characters are involved...)
 
I hope the "Majestic project" is actually the WSU  Majestros who was emprisonned by the governement at some point, and that theey are trying to brainwash him... maybe  Spartan will even come rescue him

Posted by daredevil21134

PLEASE BRING BACK MICHAEL LANE DC!!!!!

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