Cartoon Network (ended 2006)
|First things first, we need an official relationships thread just slow down the intake of repeat relationship threads. |
Second, I'm a proud member of the GL/HG shippers club. I like Vixen, I really do, but I think John is better with Shayera. They compliment eachother. Plus, my fingers are crossed for Rex.
|Most people, myself included will lean towards John and Shayera because they have 5 seasons of history and we've witnessed it. The courtship and bickering was fun and we got to see the chemistry develop. After a couple of seasons, we saw exactly what they meant to each other. When Justice League went Unlimited, Vixen just showed up as GL's girlfriend. There was no on-screen courtship, no romance, no origin or introduction... No nothing. They were a couple and we had to accept it and deal with it. The best explanation of their relationship was in Once and Future Thing where GL and Bats were talking on the Watchtower. GL: I'm seeing Vixen now.... I'm very happy. |
That's all we got. Bottom line: We weren't given a reason to support or care about that relationship. While Vixen is an interesting character by herself with cool power, the writers did her an extreme injustice by throwing her in the middle of John and Shayera's relationship.
*applauds* Couldn't have said it better myself.
I always thought that John's suddenly hooking up with Vixen came off as just a rebound thing. It always seemed to me that he was only staying with her because he felt he had to be with someone, preferably someone from Earth whom he knew wasn't going to betray him. But it never looked to me like he really cared for Vixen, so it made John look like a jackass who was just using her to appease his own fragile ego. (Basically, GL gave me another reason to dislike him.)
And the writers did Mari a great injustice by just plonking her in as the 3rd wheel in the GL/HG relationship, without so much as giving her a single episode to shine on her own as a character. Now to many JL viewers, she'll be marked forever as "The Other Woman" who came between John and Shayera.
This was just one of many reasons why JLU was a letdown for me.
|I "want" Green Lantern and Shayera, because she is my favourite character, and Vixen isn't so beautiful, but I think Green Lantern will stay with Vixen.|
I think Vixxen is pretty hot, she's a fox!
And Shayera is hot too, her face is so beautiful....
They're both HOT, he should have a threesome!
|I like the Green Lantern and Hawkgirl relationship better. Although it seems as if GL was going to stay with Vixen, history shows otherwise, and I felt the writers left it up in the air on purpose.|
|The series ended with John opting to stay with Vixen, although his reason for staying with her was a really stupid one; he didn't want to be controlled by destiny. As is someone would be to control fate. It seemed patently obvious to anyone with eyes that John was still in love with Shayera.|
Exactly. It's not like he didn't like what "destiny" offered him. In fact, to me, it seemed desirable in his eyes--and yet...because he doesn't want to be a puppet he's going to refuse a future with Shayera? But since someone (-Blackstar- I think) mentioned that the canonity is questionable since Chronos got stuck in a loop--I'm having my doubts now...but it's a good point. I like Vixen, but I prefer John with Shayera.