Superboy is in every episode
Superboy is in every episode
Robin has used bolas to keep Shimmer from being able to use her arms in the battles, twice now. She's been shown to know martial arts on Robin's level, at least according to Lord Kobra. But I have to wonder if him blindsiding Shimmer and using bolas to restrain her has to do with her powers from the comics.
She needed her arms/hands free to be able to transmute matter (turn the oxygen in your lungs to water for instance, or air into poison gas, flesh to glass, ect.). Her powers were very dangerous and lethal, but only worked in an area about 3 feet from her body, and only lasted for a few minutes at a time (still long enough to drown someone, poison them to death, or shatter them though).
If she does possess this power on Earth-16 it would explain why Robin always targets her and disables her before she even gets a chance to act. Robin obviously encountered Lord Kobra before "Drop-Zone" due to his familiarity with him, so he likely already knew of Shimmer's powers before that mission. It's possible that issue #17 of the tie-in comic that comes out in June may shed some light on this.
So far I view Shimmer's failed battles as a result of her serving bodyguard duty both times she's been bola-ed. Since she has to stay near the person she's guarding, she has to wait for her enemies to come to her and get in range. If she wasn't forced to be immobile, next to the person she's supposed to be guarding, she could evade attacks easier and actively pursue her opponents. And it still isn't clear if she lost on purpose both times to achieve some goal of the Light. Was she captured and sent to Belle Reve on purpose to help with the escape attempt like the ice villains were? Was she supposed to lose on purpose in "Usual Suspects" so the Team would hand the case over to the League, so that the League would be infected by Starro?
Also he lives in Happy Harbour and isn't a sidekick and doesn't really maintain a secret identity. How many eps was M'gann in? Could it be all but the first?
So the same logic applies to her as well. Superboy and M'gann don't have other obligations so they can be around and have to be accounted for. Also a telepathic telekinetic shape shifter and a strong man are good for most missions.
What I'd really like in the future are more undercover jobs, they've been some of my favourite episodes. The Daring Dangers, the Terror twins, I just really want to see what other kind of undercover jobs the Team would do and how the characters fit their roles. Also more school scenes would be really cool, most especially Happy Harbor. Sadly with how Season 2 seems to be set up (action and nonstop movement from what I've heard) it looks like those two things won't really be featured much or even needed. However, Invasion still looks like it's going to be epic and I can't wait till it starts in only two weeks .
I really hope we get a Season 3 (heck I'd love if we got up to a season 10 but yeah...)
If at all possible I'd love to see more of the children's school/civilian lives during season 2. Maybe introduce Linda Park at Wally's school or spend more time showing Artemis' and Dick's hijinks at the Gotham Academy. As much as Greg has said Wally is supposed to be the one normal, anchor character for the audience, I don't think he's been exploited enough in that capacity.
So it's been a while since I checked into this thread and I have a few questions...
Are we currently in season 2 with "The Usual Suspects" having just aired? If so, what episode number in season 2 is this?
I seem to remember that season 2 originally had an initial order of 10 episodes. Has that been expanded upon? I know Young Justice was named in CN's press release of shows that were renewed.
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