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Gernot

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little kon-el

Subj: Re: A Specialist-Based Justice League, more in keeping with Knights of the Round Table
Posted: Sat Jun 14, 2008 at 01:42:22 pm EDT (Viewed 1 times)
Reply Subj: A Specialist-Based Justice League, more in keeping with Knights of the Round Table
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> Do you like the idea of the JLA being an all-encompassing army, or would you rather it be the elite of superheroes, with those who've proven themselves?
>

I always liked the "Knight" aspect of the Justice League. The JL should be the Top Gun of Superheroes...the people you would contact when the world is going to be destroyed and you need the best people with powers and intelligence to deal with that threat (sort of like the Seven Soldiers, who were the best at each weapon they used). My ideal would be a 12-member roster with a 13th member who will be put in on a rotating basis from either past members or members who would like to be there in the future.

My team would be more "specialist" based and "Knighthood-like" in appearance:

Nightwing - Best Team Leader
Flash - The Best Speedster
Green Lantern (Hal Jordan) - Best Space Cop
Steel - Best Weaponsmith/Technical Person
Red Arrow - Best Marksman
Mr. Terrific - Best Tactician
Supergirl- Best Strongwoman (she is stronger and more powerful than Superman)
Troia - Best Warrior Woman (she is wonder woman's equal AND blessed by the Titans with power)
Zatanna - Best Sorceress/Connection to Nature
Captain Atom - Best Connection to the Quantum Field and Super Soldier
Blue Starman - Best Alien Warrior with contacts throughout space
0Vixen - Best connection to the Animal Kingdom

Plus a rotating 13th member (like Rip Hunter or Adam Strange or The Atom) who are specialists in their field. If you wanted to supplement or take out a character, you have to replace them with someone of greater or equal value, power-wise in the pantheon of heroes.

I kind of like this setup, because it has a "new trinity", but it also sets up different dynamics for each member. It keeps the idea of the Justice League as a specialist group, sort of like a "Bones" or "House" group of specialists working in the field, but it also gives us a group of powerhouses that are distinct enough from one another, power-wise, so that we don't have repetition.

- l.k.

> > Do you like the idea of the JLA being an all-encompassing army, or would you rather it be the elite of superheroes, with those who've proven themselves?
> >
>
> I always liked the "Knight" aspect of the Justice League. The JL should be the Top Gun of Superheroes...the people you would contact when the world is going to be destroyed and you need the best people with powers and intelligence to deal with that threat (sort of like the Seven Soldiers, who were the best at each weapon they used). My ideal would be a 12-member roster with a 13th member who will be put in on a rotating basis from either past members or members who would like to be there in the future.
>
> My team would be more "specialist" based and "Knighthood-like" in appearance:
>
> Nightwing - Best Team Leader
> Flash - The Best Speedster
> Green Lantern (Hal Jordan) - Best Space Cop
> Steel - Best Weaponsmith/Technical Person
> Red Arrow - Best Marksman
> Mr. Terrific - Best Tactician
> Supergirl- Best Strongwoman (she is stronger and more powerful than Superman)
> Troia - Best Warrior Woman (she is wonder woman's equal AND blessed by the Titans with power)
> Zatanna - Best Sorceress/Connection to Nature
> Captain Atom - Best Connection to the Quantum Field and Super Soldier
> Blue Starman - Best Alien Warrior with contacts throughout space
> 0Vixen - Best connection to the Animal Kingdom
>
> Plus a rotating 13th member (like Rip Hunter or Adam Strange or The Atom) who are specialists in their field. If you wanted to supplement or take out a character, you have to replace them with someone of greater or equal value, power-wise in the pantheon of heroes.
>
> I kind of like this setup, because it has a "new trinity", but it also sets up different dynamics for each member. It keeps the idea of the Justice League as a specialist group, sort of like a "Bones" or "House" group of specialists working in the field, but it also gives us a group of powerhouses that are distinct enough from one another, power-wise, so that we don't have repetition.
>
> - l.k.

The ONLY problem I have with some of your choices, Kon-El, is their youth. I'm just an old fart, I guess, but I wouldn't want to put the fate of the world in the hands of "kids" like Nightwing or Troia.

By the same token, I'd feel PERFECTLY safe with the Legion of Super-Heroes runnin' things. Maybe it's 'cause we've seen Dick get kidnapped so often in World's Finest or Batman, and Donna Troy spent long periods being an inactive hero.

Gernot...

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