Saturday, April 9, 2016

H is for …Hawkgirl
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.

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.

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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  1. I do not know Hawkgirl - she sounds like an interesting character to get into.
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  2. Haha, I love her sense of humor! Was that a show for kids?? o_o

    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.

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

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

    She sounds like a fun character.

  5. 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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