Every so often, I’ll be talking about fun controversial topics within DC comics and choosing one side over the other. I’ll be playing devil’s advocate and explaining my argument to spark some conversation, so be aware!
Note: While the topics I discuss may be relatively controversial, it’s all in good fun.
Deathstroke, also known as Slade Wilson, is a cold blooded killer that seemingly has no mercy for his victims. We’ve seen him come after the Titans time and time again, toying with them incessantly, but have we really considered his words to them? “Kids shouldn’t wear costumes,” he proclaims… but why? Maybe it’s because he knows all too well the dangers of allowing kids to think they’re superheroes; his own son took a blade to the chest trying to defend Robin. Of course, anyone would be wildly upset and jump to conclusions after an event like this, but even members of the Justice League try to discourage the Teen Titans from dawning an outfit to save the day. And for good reason, too… Unfortunately, the list of Teen Titan deaths is a long one. Kid Flash, Duela Dent, Hawk & Dove, Danny Chase, Aquagirl… must I continue?
Credit: Titans/Young Justice: Graduation Day (Volume 1)
Saving the day is important, but at what point should we draw a line in the sand? Maybe it’s when kids put on outfits and die trying to be like their own heroes. Change my mind.
- You’ve opened my mind to new possibilities… yes. Let’s end the deaths.
- How can I agree with you? You’re siding with Deathstroke!
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Like what you see? Be sure to check out the previous entries in my Change My Mind Series!