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zvelf

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TJ Burns

Subj: Re: I was half-joking, half-serious...
Posted: Mon Apr 09, 2007 at 07:13:02 pm CDT
Reply Subj: Re: Hmmm. Is there anything in Kara's history that definitively says it would be a guy? *NT*
Posted: Mon Apr 09, 2007 at 04:14:39 pm CDT

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> > > Geoff Johns indicated in a recent interview that she would be getting involved with a JSA member. Obviously Jay, Alan, Ted are too old, Hourman is spoken for. So that leaves Sand (too old?), Hawkman, Damage, new Commander Steel, Wildcat Jr. (too young?), Dr. Midnight, Mr. Terrific, and Starman. Which of these gentlemen? I'm guessing maybe Commander Steel.

When possessed by Lust itself, she only went after men, didn't she? (JLA/JSA: Virtue and Vice) That just about makes it a guarantee.


TJB

> > > > Geoff Johns indicated in a recent interview that she would be getting involved with a JSA member. Obviously Jay, Alan, Ted are too old, Hourman is spoken for. So that leaves Sand (too old?), Hawkman, Damage, new Commander Steel, Wildcat Jr. (too young?), Dr. Midnight, Mr. Terrific, and Starman. Which of these gentlemen? I'm guessing maybe Commander Steel.
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> When possessed by Lust itself, she only went after men, didn't she? (JLA/JSA: Virtue and Vice) That just about makes it a guarantee.

I'm not sure that means anything. Being possessed by Lust, Karen would try to inspire lust in heterosexual men through her wiles, not heterosexual women.

The reason I think it would be interesting if Karen turned out to be bi or a lesbian is that she was introduced in an era when feminism was still relatively new as a political force. It was clear writers writing her were influenced in this regard. As a character, she was made distinct by her no-nonsense attitude and a fierce competitiveness toward men. She also had a very close relationship to Earth-2 Huntress. She's also always sported a relatively butch hairdo compared to other female superheroes. Maybe making her gay would be too stereotypical, but if any character has developed along those lines throughout their history, it's Power Girl. Homosexuality would have been completely taboo in comics in the 70s, but is much more acceptable now.