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15BETTER: DEEPER CHARACTERS

One thing that DC in general has been rightfully accused of is overuse of archetypes. Their main teams usually contain the alien demigod, the lone brooder, the leader, the mechanic and the comic relief. Though Young Justice primarily kept to this formula, it wasn’t afraid to switch things up for

the sake of the narrative, something Justice League largely avoided. For example, the team joker is Wally West, aka Kid Flash, who’s quick thinking lets him plop out quips and sarcastic wit as easy as breathing.

But he’s also a brilliant scientist who can analyze chemical compounds and atomic structures like he’s reading a picture book. Robin was the team’s go-to tech guy, but was also a jeering punk who had moments of solemnity. That depth of identity is present in all the major characters throughout both seasons of Young Justice and is something that Justice League only hinted at.

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