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generator_rex ([personal profile] generator_rex) wrote in [community profile] scans_daily2010-09-12 03:29 pm

30 Days of Scans Day 28 - Favorite Canonical Romance

So I have two favorite cannon romances and they both are from The Legion of Super-Heroes.




First up is Bouncing Boy and Triplicate Girl (Duo Damsel/Duplicate Damsel. The reason is because I though it was awesome. Bouncing Boy was the chubby kid who scored the hottie. And they worked. I hated the version that dated the three guys at once.





Next is Lightning Lad and Saturn Girl. I don't know why I like it. I just do.


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[personal profile] kamino_neko 2010-09-12 09:22 pm (UTC)(link)
Looks it. They're certainly not together in current continuity, and Ayla has been shown to be with, or have recently broken up with, Timber Wolf (who she was with before the 5 year jump)...and quite a bit of other stuff from even earlier than that has been retconned, so...

Chuck/Lu and Dawnie/Wildfire have also been broken up, apparently, but the latter is explicitly broken up, and gods only know what's going on with Chuck at all. Current Legion continuity is CRUEL to my favourite 'ships.
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[personal profile] q99 2010-09-12 10:27 pm (UTC)(link)
Ah, so it just kinda got caught in the retcon storm.
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[personal profile] cleome45 2010-09-13 06:01 am (UTC)(link)
Am I the only one who's, er, somewhat aggravated that the Archie-verse is now officially more evolved regarding Teh Gay than the Legion-verse is?
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[personal profile] q99 2010-09-13 03:30 pm (UTC)(link)
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That's just wrong.
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[personal profile] icon_uk 2010-09-13 09:19 pm (UTC)(link)
As someone said about the Archie situation, the first gay character is easy, it's when you introduce their boyfriend/girlfriend that things get tricky. It's alright to TALK about being gay, it's being SHOWN being gay which gets the prudes in a tizzy.
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[personal profile] cleome45 2010-09-16 05:27 am (UTC)(link)
True. But I really wish they'd get on with it. If I can handle other "grownup" things in comics that I don't even care for-- throat-slitting frenzies and entire galaxies blowing up and the like, I'm pretty sure I'll be okay with it if Sun Boy decides to start going out dancing with other dudes, or whatever. :/
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[personal profile] doomisay 2010-09-12 10:36 pm (UTC)(link)
Chuck and Lu are not only still married, but returned recently from a renewed honeymoon, showing that Lu had gotten her powers ramped up (I guess based on Una's death in Countdown).
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[personal profile] kamino_neko 2010-09-12 10:42 pm (UTC)(link)
Where did this return happen?

Adventure is set before either joined, and there's no sign of either of them, let alone both, in Legion.
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[personal profile] icon_uk 2010-09-12 11:09 pm (UTC)(link)
Adventure is set before either joined

Not sure how that could be? Triplicate Girl was the first member to join after the three founders.
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[personal profile] kamino_neko 2010-09-12 11:17 pm (UTC)(link)
I had originally included some weasel words about the early Legion timeline being awful confusing...should have kept them.
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[personal profile] icon_uk 2010-09-12 11:24 pm (UTC)(link)
Early Legion history was well established in "Secrets of the Legion of Super-Heroes", Triplicate Girl was the first to join, followed shortly thereafter by Phantom Girl.
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[personal profile] kamino_neko 2010-09-12 11:35 pm (UTC)(link)
Never read that...actively avoided it, in fact, since I never heard of it until I was in the middle of a beginning-to-end binge of every Legion appearance, and there's only so many times one can read the same story retold in a couple of months.
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[personal profile] cleome45 2010-09-16 05:45 am (UTC)(link)
This might come in handy, too. :)
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[personal profile] doomisay 2010-09-12 11:11 pm (UTC)(link)
End of Lo3W, if I remember correctly.
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[personal profile] kamino_neko 2010-09-12 11:22 pm (UTC)(link)
Hmmm. I guess you're right. Since that was when all the Legions were showing up to help, I took that as a retcon of their earlier selves, not current - even getting rid of his bearded look, wouldn't have expected Chuck to look EXACTLY like he did, originally, when everyone else is getting updates.
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[personal profile] perletwo 2010-09-13 04:05 am (UTC)(link)
I dispute the Dawny/Wildfire breakup - they're pretty much just status quo star-crossed, I think. This is from Adventure Comics #4, after they've taken Blok to find the White Black Witch and Blok agrees to stay and help her contain the evil magics she's absorbed from Mordru:

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[personal profile] kamino_neko 2010-09-13 04:17 am (UTC)(link)
Looks pretty broken up to me. Neither of them is happy about it not working out, but the fact remains that it didn't work.
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[personal profile] perletwo 2010-09-13 05:24 am (UTC)(link)
Huh. I read it totally the opposite way, that they were still committed, however doomed. Guess it's a glass half full/glass half empty kind of thing.
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[personal profile] kamino_neko 2010-09-13 05:35 am (UTC)(link)
Guess it's a glass half full/glass half empty kind of thing.

Kinda, yeah. It just reminds me of a couple break-ups I've had - 'I still love you, but this isn't working, and that's killing me'.

I'm not discounting that they could get back together in the future...
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[personal profile] perletwo 2010-09-13 05:50 am (UTC)(link)
Part of what led me there is that they're drawing a deliberate parallel between themselves and Blok and Mysa, earlier in the story.

Mysa's made an unimaginably difficult and painful choice, to make herself the crucible that changes all Mordru's dark magic to light; but the bright side is she and Blok can be together if she does. In fact, she needs Blok's love and support to make it possible. Blok doesn't give it a second thought, or even a first thought - he loves her, and he's with her.

In my reading, Drake is saying, if he were in Mysa's position and he had an option, however horrible, that would let him be Dawny's lover, he'd do it; and she's saying she'd take Blok's part and be his partner in that choice. Trouble is, the universe (and Paul Levitz) seems determined not to present them with one.
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[personal profile] kamino_neko 2010-09-13 06:04 am (UTC)(link)
In my reading, Drake is saying, if he were in Mysa's position and he had an option, however horrible, that would let him be Dawny's lover, he'd do it; and she's saying she'd take Blok's part and be his partner in that choice. Trouble is, the universe (and Paul Levitz) seems determined not to present them with one.

Yeah, see, glass half-empty, glass half-full. I'm reading the exchange in pretty much the same way, but coming to a different conclusion.

The 'could', specifically, leads me to the opposing interpretation - the choice that Blok had to make was not an ideal one, but it's the only one he could make to be with Mysa. So, for the parallel, if there was anything Drake could sacrifice that would allow him to be with Dawny, he'd sacrifice it, and she knows it. But, there isn't, so they're unable to be together.

If they were together, I would expect the exchange to be 'if I had to', not 'if I could'.