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… because the more I see past references in later comics to what actually happened, the more confused I get.
Okay, so we’ll start with this most recent scene, which is from Justice League of America #7 (2007):
So, according to this, Dinah was the only person there for him during that time. Simple enough, right?
… Except that back in Arsenal #1 (1998), he said this:
That he doesn’t know what he would have done without Dinah and Hal there. Which is particularly confusing because in the JLA scene, he specifically says that Hal wasn’t there for him, and therefore it “isn’t Hal’s victory”.
So… was Hal one of the people who “ran off” or “threw him out”, or was Hal there for him during that time? Because it kinda can’t be both, Roy.
To make things even more confusing, when you go even further back to New Titans #101 (1993), you find this exchange between Dick and Roy:
By the way, Dick is a complete jerk in this issue and I wanted to smack him in the face numerous times (“I’ll take ‘Sentiments You Will Practically Never See Expressed on Lu’s Blog’ for 500, Alex!”), but that’s not the point here. The point is, this exchange makes it sound an awful lot like Dick was also there for Roy when he was getting over his addiction.
Now, this issue is from the time period when New Titans had basically become a hot mess, so I’m perfectly willing to consider that maybe Marv Wolfman had no idea what the heck he was even writing here and none of this actually happened the way Dick and Roy seem to think it did in this scene.
… But bad characterization and writing doesn’t necessarily equal bad canon continuity, so maybe Dick and Roy are talking about something that actually did happen.
In short: What the heck actually happened here?! Who was there to support Roy when he was getting over his addiction? Only Dinah? Dinah and Hal? Dinah, Hal, and Dick?
Because I’m kind of thoroughly confused by this, right now.
Into what lantern corps would you sort the Titans? The Fab Five are a must, then you can do anyone else you feel like sorting.
Okay, sorry this took a while! I’m really not so great at these questions, but I tried my best here.
Roy = Green Lantern
Why? Because there are few things in this world that take as much willpower as beating addiction. There’s a reason Dinah says that when she saw Roy suffering through withdrawal, she knew that he was “the bravest person I’d ever meet”:
Beating something like that takes incredible courage, but even more than that it takes willpower. Because drugs aren’t just physically addictive, they mess with your mind as well. They make the addiction seem more important than anything else. So it takes a huge amount of inner strength to grit your teeth, remember what’s really important, and say “NO, that isn’t who I want to be.”
In general, I think when you’ve made a lot of mistakes - and God knows Roy has - it’s really easy to just give up and let your life fall to pieces. The harder thing to do - the thing that also takes incredible willpower - is to actually pull yourself out of that place and make a better life for yourself. And Roy did that, which makes him an amazing hero in my eyes.
Therefore, I made him a GL.
Dick = Star Sapphire
Yeah, yeah, fandom loves to joke about this. But all joking aside, I think it really does fit. I’ve said it before - Dick is a hero who is very much shaped by the power of love. He is who he is because of the people who have loved him, and the people he loves. I mean, he has literally described himself as being the sum of all the people who have loved him and been important to him:
And described being Nightwing as his way of commemorating them. But love is also essential to who Dick is as a hero in that he just has this incredible love for humanity, in general. He’s out saving the day, above all, because he loves people and he wants to help them:
I mean, look at that: He doesn’t just save these guys, he also sticks around and hugs them for half an hour, until they’re okay emotionally as well as physically. Power of love, right there.
Donna = Indigo Tribe
Okay, I’ll be honest - I think Donna would work as a Star Sapphire too. She has an amazing capacity for love as well. But I didn’t want to make this too repetitive, so I’m putting her as an Indigo. (For the record, I know most of the Indigo Tribe members are former villains who only feel empathy because of their rings - however, when I sort someone as an Indigo, it’s simply means that I think they have a great capacity for compassion. This is the reason Ray Palmer became an Indigo, after all.)
Donna, by her own description, is the one who’s “always looking after everybody else”. And it’s not just because she’s mature and responsible, although that’s true. Donna takes care of people because she likes taking care of people. She’s a deeply compassionate, nurturing person:
And what’s more impressive than that is, she doesn’t just feel compassion for her friends, she also feels compassion for people who don’t always make themselves easy to like:
Donna sees through those walls. Which is what makes her power of compassion really extraordinary.
I’m kind of stuck on Wally and Garth, which is why I took so long answering this. I can kind of see them fitting into one Corp or another, but nothing I feel really confident about. *shrugs* I’m sorry about that.
I am, however, 100% confident that Kory is clearly a Star Sapphire:
I mean, seriously.
She practically is one already.
I think one of the reasons I love The Titans and Birds of Prey so much is because of the phenomenal friendships between the characters. They mean so much to each of them and even myself.
God I love them
^THIS. I completely agree. The reason the Classic Titans and the BoP are my favorite teams are because there were such incredibly strong, natural friendships between the characters. And the writers took the time to realistically develop those friendships over the years, too. I love that.
I think the original Young Justice team was great for that reason, too. Incredible friendships between the characters:
Friendship!team books are my favorite. <3
(Also, I love you for using a Titans scene with Garth. Those are far too rare!)
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