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Young Justice: Episode Reviews

Season 1 - Episode 15: "Humanity"

Reviewed by: Isaac Frisbie

5Rating - 5 (out of 5): I am liking the character of Red Tornado more and more and this show is the reason. I've never known a lot about his character and whenever he is in one of the books he's not been written too well. Here we get to see his origin and his siblings who both have origins related to DC Comics so that was a cool nod if anyone wants to look that up. I won't provide a link, because I'm mean like that.

And we get to see Zatanna for the first time! She was voiced wonderfully by Lacey Chabert (Mean Girls, Party of Five). They gave her character a somewhat passive personality which for this group was probably wise. Since we recognize that this earth is a different continuity having her being the same age as the group fits in nicely I think. Having her along balances out the group quite well, too because I think every team needs a magic person because you inevitably will have a villain that uses magic to cancel all your normal heroes. I hope to see more of her character, but based on how ticked off Zatarra was, we'll see.

I am always happy with Captain Marvel's lines and appearances and I think this show captures his character so well. Rob Lowe does such an amazing job doing the voice for this beloved character.

My favorite moment is when Superboy is arguing with Aqualad about the fate of Red Tornado because Superboy clearly want to crush Red Tornado into dust. Aqualad says, "He deserves a chance to prove he's more than the weapon others designed him to be." Such a powerful line because it allowed Superboy to reflect on the idea that he was created for evil purposes but he broke away from that and he should therefore give that same consideration to another, despite his anger. I also liked the 'meatbag' lines which I've heard from Bender in Futurama and HK-47 in Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic.

The season is picking up speed and I'm anticipating their conflict with the Light and further character development.

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