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#939260 - 10/21/17 02:11 PM Re: Re-Reading the Postboot Legion! [Re: Invisible Brainiac]  
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The Lyle/Spark/Cham thing was very sitcom-y but well done. It's an example of why tropes are not necessarily bad. In this case, the trope is that Character A tries to get Character B to fall for Character C, but Character B misunderstands and falls for Character A instead. Hi-jinks ensue. We'll see how it play out, but I found it interesting that Lyle, who is so competent and clever on a mission, completely bungles it when doing a favor for a friend. As with Jo's refusal to seek medical attention, it tells us something new and unexpected about his character.

Gim reminds me of my brother--very military, quick to act, and very much wanting to be in charge. I love his interaction with Thom (especially in this issue) because he does give Thom a hard time--and for the best of reasons. A screw-up on the team can cost the team in battle. Gim also has a weak spot--Zoe, whom he inexplicably puts in charge of the team while he's away. I'm not sure what leadership qualities Zoe has demonstrated to this point, but I don't think "leadership qualities" were among his criteria in selecting her. smile

Thom may be a screw-up, but he, too, does what he does for the best of reasons (from his point of view). He chases after a teammate at super-speed, even though he hasn't mastered this new ability yet. When Gim tries to make him leave the Legion, Thom takes his case to the highest authority there is--President Brande. Thom is a snitch, all right, and not above going over people's heads to get what he wants.


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#939261 - 10/21/17 02:49 PM Re: Re-Reading the Postboot Legion! [Re: Invisible Brainiac]  
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Re Lyle, it's also interesting because he was completely surprised that he bungled! Perhaps this tells us that Lyle is only careful when he wants to be, and that he can be very careless for things which are not so important to him.

I completely agree with you that Gim left Zoe in charge because of... "other" qualities wink Even Gim, a former Science Police officer, is not beyond showing favoritism.

I guess what all this shows about Thom is that he can be very single-minded and bull-headed.

#939263 - 10/21/17 05:14 PM Re: Re-Reading the Postboot Legion! [Re: Invisible Brainiac]  
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I don't have the Showcase issue, and, though I do have the Dead Earth and One Million issues, they were not, as I recall, germane to the ongoing LSH/Legionnaires story. I'm fine with skipping them.


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#939271 - 10/22/17 03:23 AM Re: Re-Reading the Postboot Legion! [Re: Invisible Brainiac]  
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Great, we can move on then. and if anyone has these issues and wants to review, we can just insert them any time.

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