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As promised in my RHATO #6 post, here are some moments from the last couple of issues. These pages develop the relationship between Roy and Kory further.




To recap, Crux hates Kory simply because she is Tamaranean, and Tamaranean's killed his parents in what was essentially an alien hit-and-run. Crux's powers are self-inflicted, and chosen as a way to take revenge on aliens.

Just before this first page, Crux had tricked Kory into flying through a piece of machinery that removed her powers, making her as vulnerable as a normal human.



It seems like losing her powers may have restored some of her memories.

Roy and Jason pick up on her distress signal, while they're in the middle of dealing with trouble of their own.





Check out Jason's smart collared shirt and handsome sweater vest combo. I have no idea why he's wearing them, but it's very Classic Robin. Alfred would be proud (also, Jason has his helmet on but no leather gloves. Somehow, this makes him seem even more naked than he is in issue 6, in which he spends about a third of the story completely starkers).





Finally Kory is as cold as she makes *me* feel when I look at her in that outfit.





I wonder what the ridiculous promise was. Perhaps she remembers something about their past together as Titans?





Crux obviously read the first issue.








BUT – just then Jason turns up! Followed by an angry mob, and the resulting confusion distracts Kory from taking revenge on Crux. I like to imagine that she would have spared him anyway.

On the subject of memory...

It's “in the past. So don't ever speak of it again”? I must admit, when I first read this issue last month I immediately got the impression that Kory's 'memory problem' would turn out to be something that she faked, as a way of avoiding uncomfortable conversations that she doesn't want to have..

In the most recent issue she talks again about the Tamaranean attitude to the past, with the implication that although they remember and respect the past, they have a strong cultural habit of not dwelling on it.

However, issue 6 also suggested that when it comes to human interactions Kory's memory really is intermittent, and while the emotional content of her memories remains consistent, her memory for specific information such as names fluctuates.

This raises some interesting questions about how exactly Kory's memory works, whether her poor recall is something specific to events that take place on Earth, and whether the lost memories she seemed to recover when she was de-powered will be permanent.


Date: 2012-02-19 12:19 am (UTC)
From: [personal profile] jlbarnett
how do you smell equations?

Date: 2012-02-19 12:25 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] icon_uk
No idea, I was being facetious, though I spend more time wondering about how people smell at all? (I was born without a sense of smell, so on Tamaran I'd probably be a complete amnesiac)

Sense of Smell

Date: 2012-02-19 11:11 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] blue_bolt
1. Sorry to hear that "icon_uk," Anosmia sucks.
2. Do you have a sense of taste? If you do then I can describe smell as being similar to taste. Perhaps it might be best to describe the sense of smell as taste but similar to hearing in that one can follow their nose.

P.S: Look on the bright side - you don't have to put up with farts, body odour, sewage, garbage, canine feces, pungent public washrooms...

Re: Sense of Smell

Date: 2012-02-20 12:01 am (UTC)
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1) I've never known anything else, so it doesn't seem like a loss to me.

2) I have a sense of taste, but I get the impression it's a lot less sensitive than the norm; I get the five basic tastes; sweet, sour, sharp, salt and umami (Which I knew existed for years before I heard it had a name) but delicate tastes tend to be lost on me.

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