08 Sep Issue #264 – “Redemption” (w/ Zack Beseda)
This week we’re joined by returning guest Zack Beseda to talk all about heroes and villains attempting to make good after doing wrong – the stories and forces in DC that embody redemption.
Intro Music by Aaron Barry
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SHOW NOTES (courtesy of Josh Gill)
Welcome Zack Beseda
(1:33) What is Zack into lately?
(7:01) What made this episode interesting to Zack?
(8:57) Thoughts on Superboy Prime’s redemption arc in Dark Nights: Death Metal?
(17:25) Wally’s three redemption arcs since Heroes in Crisis.
(23:24) What happened to Lex Luthor’s redemption arc as a member of the Justice League?
(29:53) Is it moral or ethical for the Indigo Tribe to force rehabilitation on its members?
(38:52) Name a reverse redemption.
(43:37) Do retcons undercut character development or are they necessary?
(50:32) Is Pied Piper’s redemption still canon?
(56:29) Is redemption a concept that is baked into superhero archetypes?
(1:03:00) Are Harley and Ivy both redeemed or are their crimes unforgivable?
(1:10:12) What widely accepted redemption is the least earned?
(1:15:42) What is a redemption arc for a villain that is disliked?
(1:19:06) Was Mister Freeze redeemed in his Batman Beyond episode?
(1:22:29) Has any villain done something so dastardly they are unredeemable?
(1:27:01) What character hasn’t been redeemed but should be?
(1:33:03) Can John Constantine be redeemed?
Guess the Character!
(1:38:37) Tie-dye and spandex
(1:39:24) Facial hair inspired by Guy Fieri
(1:40:33) Psychedelic Earth-man
(1:42:21) Looks high on “E”
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