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Why did Cap't Atom side against the JLA?

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    SharanMcQuack

    [1]Feb 4, 2013
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    OK, so the air force asked Cap't atom to stop the JLA from freeing the question (who's nuts). WHY did he do it. reading his origin (I didn't know him from a hole in the wall) Why would he side against the JLA? The air force ruined his life, the JLA gave him a chance to be a hero.


    And "It's convientent to the plot and it leads to stupid and pointless fight" doesn't count, he could be the one trying to free Question and supes could be stopping him, that make more sense.

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    Gislef

    [2]Feb 4, 2013
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    His origin in the comics isn't necessarily the same as on the show.
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    RaizenYusuke

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    SharanMcQuack wrote:


    OK, so the air force asked Cap't atom to stop the JLA from freeing the question (who's nuts). WHY did he do it. reading his origin (I didn't know him from a hole in the wall) Why would he side against the JLA? The air force ruined his life, the JLA gave him a chance to be a hero.


    And "It's convientent to the plot and it leads to stupid and pointless fight" doesn't count, he could be the one trying to free Question and supes could be stopping him, that make more sense.


    From what I gathered from the episode his Ar Force commission was reactivated by the government. Captain Atom chose to honor his commitment to the military, because he felt it was his duty to do it. He felt honor bond to the Air Force and the U.S. government before his commitment to the Justice League. General Eiling was counting on that.


    Superman and Captain Atom couldn't switch roles. Captain Atom was technically in service to the Air Force. It makes more sense for him to go back to work for Cadmus. Superman and the JL have been at odds with Cadmus for the entire season. Superman thinks Cadmus is the bad guy, so he wouldn't help them trying to keep the Question imprisoned.


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