It finally happened, DC nerds. After years of anxious waiting, speculation and anticipation, Warner Bros. finally announced that we will in fact receive a third season of Young Justice. The show has established a stellar reputation for its mature tone, as well as its complex storytelling, and we cannot even begin to describe our excitement at the prospect of new Teen Titan adventures in this universe. Needless to say, this is a great development.
The knowledge that Young Justice will finally return opens up a fascinating conversation. The second season of the beloved series left us with far more questions than answers when it ended, which means that the upcoming season will have to solve quite a few mysteries. We have compiled a list of the seven biggest questions that Young Justice Season 3 will need to answer when it finally returns. Check out our entries and let us know what mysteries you want to see solved.
How Much Time Has Passed Since Season 2?
The first season of Young Justice took place in 2010, and the second season of the hit series set its action six years later in 2016. If this trend continues into the upcoming third season of Young Justice, then we need to know what year the DC cartoon will actually take place. Certain events in the DC universe have very specific correlations to the passage of time (i.e. Bruce Wayne cannot stay active as Batman forever) and as a result of that fact, knowing the specifics of the new Young Justice timeline will go a long way towards figuring out what sort of events will take place.
What Really Happened To Beast Boy's Mom?
Despite his incredibly chipper and upbeat demeanor, Garfield Logan a.k.a Beast Boy comes from a background of tragedy. It was heavily implied during the events of Young Justice's second season that the villainous Queen Bee was somehow responsible for a car crash that led to the death of his mother. A Young Justice tie-in comic book shed more light onto Queen Bee's involvement in the murder, but a specific rationale or motive for the crime was never established. This plot thread has remained relatively unresolved since the finale of Young Justice: Invasion, and it deserves a definitive answer when the third season finally makes its debut.
Will Dr. Fate Ever Release Zatara?
During the first season of Young Justice, Giovanni Zatara sacrificed himself by allowing the mystical hero, Dr. Fate to use him as a host. This plot point never really received any attention during the events of Young Justice: Invasion, which means that Zatanna's father remains imprisoned by Fate to this very day. Zatara and Dr. Fate are both beloved DC heroes, and it seems rather unceremonious to keep the former trapped within the latter. Even if the new season of Young Justice doesn't devote much attention to the older members of the Justice League, it still needs to address whether or not Fate will ever free Zatara.
Is Artemis A Villain Now That She's Tigress?
One of the most interesting developments that took place during the final moments of Young Justice: Invasion was Artemis' decision to give up her status as an archer and adopt the persona of Tigress full-time. She made this decision in order to cope with the death of Wally West, but this choice may have had deeper implications than we ever realized. In the DC Comics source material, Tigress is a villain, and given Artemis' familial connection to villains like Sportsmaster, Huntress, and Cheshire, it doesn't seem outside the realm of possibility to assume that she may have ventured down the wrong path since the events of Invasion.
How Did Jason Todd Die?
Unlike most animated series, Young Justice has never been afraid to make death a reality for our heroes. In that spirit, the show featured one of the most famous comic book deaths of all time by acknowledging the loss of the second Robin, Jason Todd. Although The Joker existed within the YJ continuity, the show never confirmed whether or not it actually followed the Death in the Family storyline and made The Clown Prince of Crime responsible for the death of Todd. Robins have always been ostensibly the main characters of the Young Justice series, so learning more about the death of Jason Todd is vital for the future of the series. Perhaps we will even get a glimpse of The Red Hood at some point.
What Is Darkseid Planning?
Few comic book-based TV shows have ever managed to deliver cliffhangers as exciting as the ones seen in Young Justice. Without question, the biggest YJ cliffhanger of all came during the final moments of the Season 2 finale. Although the Justice League B-team seemingly defeated The Light and The Reach, the season ended with Vandal Savage travelling to Apokolips to meet with the tyrannical ruler, Darkseid. As far as DC villains go, there are few bad guys more powerful or devastating than the ruler of Apokolips, and this means that Young Justice is setting up a battle with legitimately apocalyptic implications. What's Darkseid planning? We need to know.
Where Is Wally West?
Finally, and perhaps most importantly, we're still wondering what happened to Wally West when he sacrificed himself at the end of Young Justice: Invasion. Using his less powerful (but still substantial) Speed Force powers, Wally helped Barry and Bart Allen stop the "chrysalis" Magnetic Field Disrupter. The result of this action caused West to literally vanish -- seemingly sucking him into the Speed Force. Although the members of the League mourned his "death," most fans have come to the conclusion that Wally is not actually dead; he's just missing. Wally West was one of the best characters from the first two seasons of Young Justice, and we've waited years to find out what truly happened to him.
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