Monday, May 9, 2016

Another misconception

I read a comment that said Roy Harper "used to be smart."

Uh, he is smart in fact I think he's written being smarter than he was pre-Flashpoint. The guy can now repair ALIEN TECH without help. Much like Pre-F Roy he uses jokes as a defense mechanism and has the same issues with Ollie not being supportive enough. Roy doesn't have a daughter so much of his previous growth is gone because he's not responsible for a child. This has nothing to do with who he's friends with. How extreme he acted (the lengths he went to get Rent-A-Bat started) was him desperate to do some good after suffering many losses and trying to pretend everything was fine.


  1. Seriously? Roy's had his UPS and downs over the years, but he has never been portrayed as stupid!


  2. Yeah, the comment was basically someone upset that things aren't the way they were. If you want to talk stupid then him relapsing to get addicted to drugs made from children and attacking people with a dead cat was stupid. I think that's one of the reasons the rebooted.

  3. On the other hand, he did survive being Ollie's sidekick... which is a miracle in and of itself.

  4. True. Roy overcame so much and that's very impressive.