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    Quote Originally Posted by Agent Z View Post
    So here's something I recently started wondering. Roy's aiming abilities are pretty impressive for a human. And in Devin Grayson in her Arsenal miniseries from the 90s revealed he is a descendant of Vandal Savage. So would it be going too far if they revealed Roy is a metahuman to explain his ability to aim so extraordinarily?
    I mean, does he really need it? Especially when Ollie will probably be intended to still be as good as he is without that kind of help.

    I think the only genuine meta in the Arrow Family should be Dinah.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Frontier View Post
    I mean, does he really need it? Especially when Ollie will probably be intended to still be as good as he is without that kind of help.

    I think the only genuine meta in the Arrow Family should be Dinah.
    Ollie is good but he's not as good an archer as Roy. That was even a plot point back in the Golden Age in their first appearance I believe.
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    Is this Roy is a better archer in that Tim is a better detective then Bruce kind of way, or is there actual substance that backs up that he is the better and more accomplished archer.
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    I know Roy was supposed to be a faster archer than GA. That’s where the name “Speedy” comes from. But I’m guessing Ollie probably had the edge in accuracy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by byrd156 View Post
    Well most of humanity in the DCU is technically descended from Vandal Savage so I don't really get why Roy would be so special to get abilities when most people don't have them.
    Just the weirdness of genetics in a superhero universe.

    Not saying I want this to happen btw.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Godlike13 View Post
    Is this Roy is a better archer in that Tim is a better detective then Bruce kind of way, or is there actual substance that backs up that he is the better and more accomplished archer.
    The reason Roy is named Speedy is because he's a faster archer than Ollie.
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    Quote Originally Posted by byrd156 View Post
    The reason Roy is named Speedy is because he's a faster archer than Ollie.
    Not in first origin story.
    Speedy.jpg

    Nor is that what he said in 1959 version
    Speedy2.jpg

    I've seen it in the wiki, so I'm sure it's sourced somewhere, but I haven't read that particular issue, and even there it sounds like Roy was quicker on one particular occasion, not in general.

    Apologies in the event reprints have misled me - I know they change things sometimes, and I've never held the originals in my hands to read.
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    Let's get a 6 issue mini series going with Roy and Wally having a coffee and lamenting to each other the loss of their kids in current continuity.
    Dick Grayson joins them lamenting his loss of everything that makes him recognisable to readership - but Wally and Roy move tables as they don't know who this bloke talking to them is...
    Then Donna pops in to also lament the loss of identity - as nobody knows what the hell is going on with her over the last decade.

    With guest appearances from Mal, Karen, Gnarrk, Joey and every other Titan related character who has been royally screwed since 2003, it can ship with holographic covers and be titled - Heroes In Crisis II: F*** you Titans Fans.
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    Anyone here like Will Harper from Young Justice?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Agent Z View Post
    Anyone here like Will Harper from Young Justice?
    I like the Harpers. Yeah i know, freaking clones, is that even possible to be less imaginative than that? But still, that episode with nightwing and the 3 of them made me kinda smile.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Agent Z View Post
    Anyone here like Will Harper from Young Justice?
    He'll always be Roy to me .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Agent Z View Post
    Anyone here like Will Harper from Young Justice?
    Yep. He and Bowman security should be canon. Add some b-list Titans like Gnark and Kole and you have yourself a series.

    Ps. I know they died in HiC. Just an example.

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    Quote Originally Posted by the illustrious mr. kenway View Post
    Yep. He and Bowman security should be canon. Add some b-list Titans like Gnark and Kole and you have yourself a series.

    Ps. I know they died in HiC. Just an example.
    Another reason why that story was so awful. If a character is in limbo, leave them be. No need to brutally kill them off.

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    Quote Originally Posted by the illustrious mr. kenway View Post
    Yep. He and Bowman security should be canon. Add some b-list Titans like Gnark and Kole and you have yourself a series.

    Ps. I know they died in HiC. Just an example.
    How would you go about integrating him into the comics, may I ask?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Agent Z View Post
    How would you go about integrating him into the comics, may I ask?
    No idea actually.

    Cloning but you'd end up with YJ arsenal more than Will. Unless you have a clone Roy that lived a different life. Maybe you could have Will be a relative of Roy? An extended family member, Jim's son?

    I think i wanted Bowman security more than Will himself. Granted Kid Will is my favorite version of Roy/Speedy.
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