Friendly reminder: Blue Beetle v2 #23-25 are fucking flawless.
- Best Retcon Presented As Long-Game Strategy
- Best Superhero Without His Powers (it was his plan all along!)
- Best Betchdel Moment (“Brenna, you’re unstoppable.”)
- Best Reunion (everybody shows up. like, EVERYBODY)
- Best Paper Beats Supercomputer (“I sent a letter.”)
- Best Reference To Previous Series In A Cover
- Best Catchphrase/Power Couple
Artemis and Kaldur know (or at least, Kaldur did know) how to defeat Black Beetle - and possibly the Reach. Maybe they’re not conscious of it yet (if Kaldur is conscious at all), but they know a way to beat him.
No, I mean the answer is literally sorcery. In “Darkest”, Kaldur takes down Blue Beetle with his sorcery - and he’s surprised about it, and even states “I was not sure that would work.” Assuming that the sorcery affected the scarab and not actually Jaime, then Black Beetle should be susceptible to it too.
Here’s hoping that Artemis can remember this in time (or Aqualad is able remember anything in time) and they are able to use this when it come to defeating Black Beetle
Oh my god I’m so happy you brought this up, because the reason (in Jaime’s first Blue Beetle comic - DCnU, what DCnU) that the Scarab didn’t take over Jaime (or anybody else) properly, was that it had been exposed to magic on Earth and this sort of fried its circuitry.
Which meant that Jaime was able to stay in control and eventually subvert the Scarab (free will! whoo!).
I have no idea. How this will play out in Young Justice, or even if any of it is still applicable.
Further reason they need Traci to be one of the pod kids.
Seriously though, how are they gonna defeat The Reach without the Reyes family and Paco and Brenda (and La Dama!). They can’t.
Unless they introduce Jaime’s family, Bart’s bad future will come into being.
No, but see, in Bart’s bad future, Jaime traded himself for their safety or something, which caused Bad Things to happen. And then the Reyes fought back and were pretty awesome, but because they weren’t all working together it failed. And Bart knows that they’ll make everything awesome if only they become part of the narrative and work with the team.
Crap, I’ve lost all control of my headcanons, haven’t I?