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Top 53 New Characters That Are Coming In Young Justice Season 3

[April Fools comedy post, none of this is real except for the fact that these are all characters fans have asked for in season 3 since it was announced. Even if it’s just a joke you can read my slow decent into madness as the list goes on. 😉
I’ve also added some commentary at the end if anyone’s curious about the hows and whys this post was made.
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Since the revival of Young Justice for a third season many fans have speculated what’s going to be happening in this new season, and just what new characters will be appearing. Well wait no longer as I have been given insider info about who is going to be showing up in season 3! It’s going to be a jam packed season with so many fan favourite characters, you just won’t believe who’s going to show up!

Season 3 is being made because of the giant outpouring of fan support for so many years, it wouldn’t be happening without that devotion from the fanbase. So to truly show their appreciation to the fans the creators are putting in all of your fan requested characters, every single one of them. These are all 100% real fan suggestions for characters to appear in season 3, all taken from when Warner Bros. announced the renewal. I’ve even been given some new artwork in advance to show off some of these new characters that are coming in season 3.

Warning: this is an image heavy post! Seriously there’s 53 images here and one gif. You’ve been warned!

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Justice League Action First 7 Episodes Review

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There’s a new Justice League cartoon out and this time it’s all about the action. Eleven minutes of action per episode and each episode is supposed to start right in the middle of the action, and so far these first seven episodes have certainly done that. Eleven minute episodes are the current “in thing” for cartoons nowadays, with popular shows like Adventure Time, Regular Show, Steven Universe, and even another DC show Teen Titans Go (divisive as it is among DC fans it’s still a popular show), and so it makes sense to get another DC show in that mould, one that also fills in the gap of action cartoons that’s been lacking the past few years. The one issue with these eleven minute shows to me is that they do take a while finding their feet and hitting their stride, probably at least twice as long as a twenty minute cartoon, I’m expecting the same will be true here. Though if these episodes are anything to go by when the show does hit its full potential it will be amazing.

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Batman the Killing Joke Animated Movie Review

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I’ve made my thoughts on the Killing Joke known already, at great length in fact, but with this new animated movie there’s some new things to talk about. It’s another Bruce Timm project, something he’s apparently been trying to make for at least 10 years now, with Brian Azzarello writing and Sam Liu directing. The movie had a 30 minute Batgirl sequence at the beginning before the Killing Joke starts, because the comic was too short to make into a 70 minute movie. That sequence has become the centre of much attention as it includes Batgirl and Batman have rooftop sex, but that certainly not the end of rather questionable decisions made for this movie. The rest of the Batgirl additions aren’t particularly good, the Killing Joke parts are lacklustre at best, and all in all it’s a rather lame duck to the usually good quality of the DC Animated Movie scene. But much like the Killing Joke comic I can’t help but talk for far too long about how this movie fails and why this missed the mark so thoroughly.

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Young Justice Re(af)Watch Episode 26 Auld Acquaintance

Now that Netflix has uploaded season 2 of Young Justice it’s the best time to rewatch the series, especially as doing so might mean Netflix picking the show up for a third season. (Though if you live in the UK like me you have to watch it through Amazon Prime and just share around posts about it). This Re(af)Watch series is not quite a review, more of an opinion piece about each episode as I rewatch them. Covering all 46 episodes of the show, and hopefully any beyond that. Continuing on with episode 26, Auld Acquaintance.

Episode synopsis: Red Arrow is being hunted by the Justice League, the Team get told by Batman of him being the mole and that his efforts to control the League with Starro-Tech failed. But they find Red Tornado trying to infect them when Batman leaves. Searching for answers they go after Red Arrow and put Tornado in his civilian android body of John Smith. They find out that Savage controls the League and that Red Arrow has been a clone this whole time, programmed in infiltrate the League. The Team devise a way to beat the Starro-Tech and strike back against Savage. They cure all of the League and drive Savage and Klarion off the Watchtower. The day is saved, but questions remain over where the real Roy Harper is, where Savage sent the League for 16 hours, and what he had them do.

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Young Justice Re(af)Watch Episode 25 Usual Suspects

Now that Netflix has uploaded season 2 of Young Justice it’s the best time to rewatch the series, especially as doing so might mean Netflix picking the show up for a third season. (Though if you live in the UK like me you have to watch it through Amazon Prime and just share around posts about it). This Re(af)Watch series is not quite a review, more of an opinion piece about each episode as I rewatch them. Covering all 46 episodes of the show, and hopefully any beyond that. Continuing on with episode 25, Usual Suspects.

Episode synopsis: As the new Justice League members are getting announced the Team head off on their own secret mission, to find Cheshire and recover that mysterious suitcase from Insecurity. They get there and it’s a trap, set by the Riddler, and the Team must fight their way out. They capture all the goons, except Cheshire, and retrieve the case, which they hand over to the League. Superboy’s used the last of his Shields and Luthor contacts him to meet up in Santa Prisca if he wants more. So he goes there, and meets Lex, Queen Bee, Sportsmaster, and also Artemis and Miss Martian. Turns out the Team had set their own trap, with them revealing their secrets to each other they took advantage of The Light’s plan to turn them. With the element of surprise they manage to capture almost all of them, except Luthor, Queen Bee, and Mercy, and find out the Injustice League was just a cover for The Light. A good days work, but on the Watchtower Red Arrow has implanted the mind-control tech that was in the case, turns out he was the mole all long, and now Vandal Savage controls the Justice League.

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Young Justice Re(af)Watch Episode 24 Performance

Now that Netflix has uploaded season 2 of Young Justice it’s the best time to rewatch the series, especially as doing so might mean Netflix picking the show up for a third season. (Though if you live in the UK like me you have to watch it through Amazon Prime and just share around posts about it). This Re(af)Watch series is not quite a review, more of an opinion piece about each episode as I rewatch them. Covering all 46 episodes of the show, and hopefully any beyond that. Continuing on with episode 24, Performance.

Episode synopsis: The Team are sent on an undercover mission as a family of acrobats known as ‘The Daring Dangers’ at Haly’s Circus, former home of The Flying Graysons. Haly is suspected of robbing high tech labs along their train route across Europe, Robin’s there to prove his innocence. Everyone in the circus is getting a mysterious flu-bug, and when M’gann gets it they find the real culprit, the Parasite. He’s been stealing abilities from the circus troupe and using it to steal equipment to turn the Large Boson Collider into a black hole generator. He managed to steal M’gann’s and Conner’s powers, which are enhanced by his Shields, to get away. They manage to track him down and stop him, saving Geneva and Haly’s Circus. Also after he sees them in action Red Arrow admits that there can’t be a mole on the Team.

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Young Justice Re(af)Watch Episode 23 Insecurity

Now that Netflix has uploaded season 2 of Young Justice it’s the best time to rewatch the series, especially as doing so might mean Netflix picking the show up for a third season. (Though if you live in the UK like me you have to watch it through Amazon Prime and just share around posts about it). This Re(af)Watch series is not quite a review, more of an opinion piece about each episode as I rewatch them. Covering all 46 episodes of the show, and hopefully any beyond that. Continuing on with episode 23, Insecurity.

Episode synopsis: Artemis’ day has gone from great, to bad, to terrible, to evil supervillain dad coming to pay her a visit. Red Arrow has joined the Team to continue his mole hunt, and his first mission has them tracking Sportsmaster to find out what he’s up to. He’s managed to sneak Professor Ivo out of prison, without anyone noticing, and they meet up with The Brain and Klarion to perform some mystic-techo-whodo on the alien sea creature sample they stole. While the Team’s tracking Sportsmaster Artemis gets in a fight with Cheshire, and she plants a tracker on her but gives the Team a decoy. But Red Arrow put a tracker on her also, suspecting she’s the mole. The bad guys all escape, Wally and Red Arrow chew out Artemis over her actions, and then Sportsmaster visits her at night to tempt her to join his side. And there was a B-plot involving the Team members left behind at the Cave going into Red Tornado’s room and finding out he’s making an android body so he can have a human life.

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Young Justice Re(af)Watch Episode 22 Agendas

Now that Netflix has uploaded season 2 of Young Justice it’s the best time to rewatch the series, especially as doing so might mean Netflix picking the show up for a third season. (Though if you live in the UK like me you have to watch it through Amazon Prime and just share around posts about it). This Re(af)Watch series is not quite a review, more of an opinion piece about each episode as I rewatch them. Covering all 46 episodes of the show, and hopefully any beyond that. Continuing on with episode 22, Agendas.

Episode synopsis: The Justice League are holding a meeting to decide who will become the future members of the League, and if Captain Marvel and Dr Fate should remain members. Meanwhile Conner is contacted by Lex Luthor, who tells him that there’s another Superclone at Cadmus. Even though he doesn’t trust Luthor he still goes to investigate. Guardian says there’s no more cloning projects happening at Cadmus, but after looking around Conner finds a hidden cold storage facility. In it he finds the Superclone, labelled Project Match, and awakens him. Match is unstable and attacks Conner, displaying superpowers Conner doesn’t have. He beats Conner into unconsciousness and then vanishes. When he wakes up Luthor tells him Match is fully Kryptonian, while he is only half with the other half being human. Luthor then gives him patches called ‘shields’ that switch off the human half so he can fully use his suppressed Kryptonian powers. He finds Match in a secret Genomorph city they were building so they could live without human oppression. He and Match fight again, forcing Conner to use one of the “Shields” to win. Match is put back on ice, Genomorph City is shut down, and Luthor reveals he’s the DNA donor for Conner’s human half.

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Young Justice Re(af)Watch Episode 21 Image

Now that Netflix has uploaded season 2 of Young Justice it’s the best time to rewatch the series, especially as doing so might mean Netflix picking the show up for a third season. (Though if you live in the UK like me you have to watch it through Amazon Prime and just share around posts about it). This Re(af)Watch series is not quite a review, more of an opinion piece about each episode as I rewatch them. Covering all 46 episodes of the show, and hopefully any beyond that. Continuing on with episode 21, Image.

Episode synopsis: Robin gets the chance to lead the Team as they to go to Qurac, neighbouring country to Bialya, to find out why the democratically elected president of Qurac is handing over his country to the Bialyan dictator, Queen Bee. Once there they break cover to protect a wildlife sanctuary on the boarder between the two countries that’s being invaded by Bialyan troops. That sanctuary is owned by Marie Logan and her son, Garfield, and Marie happens to look a lot like M’gann. While there the sanctuary is attacked and Garfield is injured, requiring a blood transfusion. M’gann tries changing her blood to match his, while the Team watch ‘Hello Megan’ a 70s sitcom that M’gann based her human identity on. That night they go to rescue the president from Psimon’s control, and in the process M’gann and Psimon confront each other again. Psimon threatens to reveal that M’gann is really a White Martian, and pushes the wrong buttons as M’gann brain blasts him into a coma. That night Queen Bee comes to M’gann and says she knows her secret too, and if she wants to keep it a secret she better do what she says.

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Young Justice Re(af)Watch Episode 20 Coldhearted

Now that Netflix has uploaded season 2 of Young Justice it’s the best time to rewatch the series, especially as doing so might mean Netflix picking the show up for a third season. (Though if you live in the UK like me you have to watch it through Amazon Prime and just share around posts about it). This Re(af)Watch series is not quite a review, more of an opinion piece about each episode as I rewatch them. Covering all 46 episodes of the show, and hopefully any beyond that. Continuing on with episode 20, Coldhearted.

Episode synopsis: It’s Wally’s birthday, and it’s snowing because ice fortresses are blanketing the country in snow and ice. The League and the Team team-up to take on these ice fortresses and destroy them, except for Kid Flash who has to deliver a transplant heart across the country. After evading some obstacles he runs into Vandal Savage, who is hoping to kill Flash but will settle for the sidekick. Wally soon remembers he’s on a time limit and quits the fight, but as he gets there someone tricks him into thinking he was too late and steals the heart. All of this as a set up by Count Vertigo to kill his queen and then be crowned king of his country. Wally manages to get the heart back and trick Vertigo into revealing his plans so he loses his diplomatic immunity.

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