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    Didio: "We'll make one of our established characters gay."

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    First off, I am a pessimist. So I'll put the obligatory "This will end well" in here and be done with it.

    Then, I have always been on the side that argues that there is only bad blood in turning characters gay, or replacing them with a minority, if you will. The fans who have liked the old (presentation) of the character feel like they're being told they should be ashamed and that they're close-minded by being bothered by the change. And the supposedly new fans this should draw in would more often than not feel like this is a cheap hook for them to attach to.

    I find that both Batwoman and Bunker, introduced as homosexual from the start, worked out very well. It can work out fine, you just have to give the character some care.

    That said, I gather that there seemingly is a number of characters that have heavily homosexual undertones that I am ignorant about (the characters and the undertones). Chief amongst which I'm hearing of Tim Drake. I honestly said doubt that he is going to be the one, mind you. Anybody else? I mean, we know it is a reboot, but I doubt that would come totally out of the left field.

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    Re: Didio: "We'll make one of our established characters gay."

    Well, DiDio said "reintroduce" right? So that would rule out Tim, et al.

    I saw, on another board, a lot of theorizing that it would be Wally.

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    Re: Didio: "We'll make one of our established characters gay."

    Quote Originally Posted by Morrison_Lad View Post
    Well, DiDio said "reintroduce" right? So that would rule out Tim, et al.

    I saw, on another board, a lot of theorizing that it would be Wally.
    That'll be interesting. He's quite obviously heterosexual in Young Justice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Morrison_Lad
    Well, DiDio said "reintroduce" right? So that would rule out Tim, et al.

    I saw, on another board, a lot of theorizing that it would be Wally.
    That's because we're all joking. The real prime mover is probably Vibe.
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    Re: Didio: "We'll make one of our established characters gay."

    Quote Originally Posted by Slewo.O View Post
    That's because we're all joking. The real prime mover is probably Vibe.
    Dude, with THAT name?

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    Re: Didio: "We'll make one of our established characters gay."

    Quote Originally Posted by zemo View Post
    That'll be interesting. He's quite obviously heterosexual in Young Justice.
    Quote Originally Posted by Slewo.O View Post
    That's because we're all joking. The real prime mover is probably Vibe.
    Vibe, while I love the character (shut up!), would be a lame choice.

    And Alan Scott has already been introduced.

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    Re: Didio: "We'll make one of our established characters gay."

    Quote Originally Posted by Morrison_Lad View Post
    Vibe, while I love the character (shut up!), would be a lame choice.

    And Alan Scott has already been introduced.
    But just barely. And not as Green Lantern.

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    Re: Didio: "We'll make one of our established characters gay."

    Quote Originally Posted by RobStaeger View Post
    But just barely. And not as Green Lantern.
    Yeah, but "re-introduce" means that the character hasn't been around yet. At least, that's the way I read it. Trust me, I know what you're saying.

    But I still think it's character we haven't seen, at all, yet.

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    Batwoman is a revamp of a silver age character, so I'd call that 50/50. And it didn't go wrong when Obsidian was revealed as gay, so considering it's a new iteration of an existing character it could work.
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    Re: Didio: "We'll make one of our established characters gay."

    The story says they'll be introducing the character, while Tim Drake, Bart Allen and other candidates have already been introduced. DCWomenKickingAss is advancing the theory that it's Alan Scott; I suspect she's right.

    Then again, maybe they've finally figured out a way to reintroduce Wally while still making his fans unhappy.

    (ETA: In all honesty, I think there's no way it's Wally. The problem with Wally is that his history and growth are essential to his character, and they don't want to obliterate that when they reintroduce him, but haven't figured out how to keep it intact. )

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