Saturday, April 9, 2016

H is for …Hawkgirl


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Hawkgirl won my heart during her stint on Justice League Unlimited.

Shayera Hol of the planet Thanagar is a complicated woman. She was sent to Earth as a spy and advance scout for a planned invasion by her people. She infiltrated the Justice League, fighting alongside the other heroes as Hawkgirl.

Hawkgirl is a "hit first" sort of woman. She loves a problem that can be solved with a solid swing of her electric mace. She's not a touchy-feely sort of woman, her feelings for Green Lantern John Stewart not withstanding. Her sense of humor is biting.

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When she is revealed, and unmasked (shocker: that IS a mask--I wasn't sure if it was her face or not), she becomes the heart of whole second story about the nature of loyalty, betrayal of forgiveness. Yep, complicated. And awesome.

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This post is part of the A to Z Blogging Challenge. I'll be writing about superheroes I love all month. You can check out other bloggers and see their creative takes on the challenge here.

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7 comments:

  1. I do not know Hawkgirl - she sounds like an interesting character to get into.
    Tasha
    Tasha's Thinkings | Wittegen Press | FB3X (AC)

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  2. Haha, I love her sense of humor! Was that a show for kids?? o_o

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    1. It's debatable. Animated shows these days are not automatically kids shows. I watched the series with the husband and the eight year old. Stuff like this just flew right over her head.

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  3. Boy have I missed out. Never heard of Hawkgirl either!

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  4. I have heard of Hawkgirl, but didn't know much about her.

    She sounds like a fun character.

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  5. That Flash dig is awesome. Ha!

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  6. Loved Hawkgirl in JL and JLU. She has had such a complicated story in the comics. I do like the new Hawkgirl in Legends of Tomorrow though. I love the reincarnation angle (from the Golden Age comics).

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    Tim Brannan, The Other Side Blog
    2015 A to Z of Adventure!
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