Wow, a LOT of new information. I think all the blanks have been filled in over the past five years.
Red Arrow is a burnout, robbing from the people he saves to continue looking for the original Roy Harper. The Justice League's intervention did nothing in terms of reversing his downward spiral. (Interesting how the idea of Red Arrow being a drug addict was floated in his demeanor, squalor, and behavior but wasn't explicitly stated.) Red Arrow was "whelmed" by the League caring.
Nightwing: "We all did the math." None of them ever met the original Roy Harper (except Green Arrow and probably Black Canary). The Roy Harper Young Justice knew from the start is the clone.
Cheshire returned to Red Arrow's life with the shocking reveal that they are married and they have a daughter, Lianne. Wait, does that mean their daughter is half-clone?
The Justice League built a Zeta Shield via satellites surrounding the Earth. Any of those satellites capable of becoming Brother Eye or creating OMACs, I wonder?
We learned via Superboy that the Justice League was formed 12 years ago when the original seven Leaguers joined forces to take on the Apellaxians.
Blue Beetle revealed to Superboy that the thing he's always talking to is the Scarab, which was an invention of Ted Kord, the previous Blue Beetle ("a good man"), who was killed by The Light!
Kid Flash gave up the hero business to go back to college and he and Artemis are happily a couple in superhero retirement.
Jim Harper quit being the Guardian.
Best line: "So you're a clone with anger management issues. I mean, have you met Superboy?"
I had no idea Superboy had infra-red vision. I thought he lacked Superman's sensory powers. Unless he began manifesting new abilities over the last five years.
The main story of Superboy and Blue Beetle teaming up to fight the Apellaxian Gollum animated by Bruno Ugly Manheim and Whisper Adair of Intergang was pretty good. Unlikely odd couple team ups are something Young Justice does particularly well.
Who is Sportsmaster's mysterious partner? I'm taking a wild guess and calling Cyborg.
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It should have been called Young Justice: Exposition. A lot of talky, talky and surprise realizations. I wonder who the League took out after Ted died. In the comics, Wonder Woman killed Max Lord. I did think when Roy said he needed the money for Speedy, I was hoping it was for drugs. The mysterious guy is Darkseid.
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Yeah, that should pretty much account for everyone. Roy's story is interesting in several ways, primary among them seems to be that it's an adaptation of the god-awful Rise of Arsenal comic...except in this instance, Lianne's still alive. It's almost like Rise of Arsenal, but in reverse.
This is probably the closest Wally will get to a happy ending in any medium. It's going to be kind of sad to see him don the tights again, considering how happy his current life is.
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My guess for mystery partner? Cyborg is a good one, but I bring forward Deathstroke the Terminator as a possibility.
Originally posted by It's FalseThis is probably the closest Wally will get to a happy ending in any medium. It's going to be kind of sad to see him don the tights again, considering how happy his current life is.
Considering his girlfriend will probably suit up after not training for five years, I think his current happiness is going to be short lived.
EDIT: Partner could also be Aqualad. Modulated voice with the helmet, and all of that.
Dude with fancy robot-like sound waves? I bet a cybernetic arm would fit the bill to do that, Original Roy? Maybe!
CHOICES SO FAR FOR MYSTERY DUDE
Cyborg (John) Darkseid (Joe) Deathstroke (Rickard) Aqualad in Black Manta Costume Original Roy
I still think the mystery man is one of the Reach. The arm cannon looked just like Blue Beetle's. I know they said Ted Kord invented the Scarab, but I think they just don't know the truth yet. I would say definitely not Darkseid. We're getting to him, eventually, but this is not the best place to insert him yet. Deathstroke was my first guess, but I feel he's pretty redundant given how they've used Sportsmaster. Cyborg Roy Harper is actually a pretty inspired guess, and I think that would actually be pretty exciting if they went in that direction.
Is it possible to judge how good an adaptation is without having read the source material? I am not asking about judging the adaptation on its own merits, rather I am asking whether you can judge how faithful the adaptation was to the source material?