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Subj: Anyone else notice a trend with Jessica Cruz?
Posted: Thu Dec 07, 2017 at 07:54:50 pm EST (Viewed 574 times)

Since I've given Green Lanterns a second chance, I've been noticing a trend that has been going on for a while now. I won't name all the examples, but I'll name just enough so hopefully you notice it as well.

1. Whenever Jessica and Simon are on a mission, it always falls on Jessica to do the most difficult part of the job while Simon is off doing the easy stuff.

2. Who trained the first Green Lanterns to bear a power ring? Jessica. Simon didn't do much but give speeches, but Jessica did the hands on work and training.

3. Who saved an entire planet while it's sun was going supernova? Jessica. Who was off saving the life of an alien girl? Simon. Once more, Jessica gets the more difficult part of the mission.

4. Just recently, guess who fought Singularity Jain, mostly, by herself? Jessica. Yes, Simon was there too, but didn't really help much and he still went off to do something else, leaving Jessica to face a dangerous opponent by herself.

5. Who got the more difficult training? Jessica. Guy drilled Cruz into the ground while Simon had it easy by comparison.

Even in the Justice League book, Jessica has done at least one hard mission by herself without Simon involved.

It seems to me the writers are trying to prove to us readers that Jessica is awesome and can handle herself. But as a result, it makes Simon look weak since he's yet to take on a hard mission like Jessica and pass with flying colors. Not that I care what is done with Simon, just saying.

What do you think?

It's interesting that a hero/villain performs one amazing feat, or use a power they haven't used for 20+ years, and that automatically propels them to a high status despite scans and evidence to the contrary. I don't know what is worse, selective feat picking that has only been done once or twice 20, or more, years ago or ignoring evidence from scans or the lack thereof. We need to stop putting our favorite heroes/villains on pedestals and start putting them where they really belong. But it's evident that people never will because they would rather accuse others of cherry picking feats, when they don't, and being 'morally superior' when they aren't. I guess being honest and as fair as possible only opens one up to being the target of childish accusations and fault finding by those who insist on acting petty and childish. What happened to a good debate between two civil, mature, adults?
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