draco x wrote:
I think the issue with both of them stems from the fact that they have had shitty writing as DC doesn't really know what to do with either of them. So as a result, most of the writers stick them with being psycho douchebags that the Bat Family ends up punching through a wall. If they had a good track record with the writers, people would realize how much potential both could have.
I think with Jean Paul it was always going to be limited. You could try a Jason Bourne rif with him, but it would never hold. At the heart of it, he's a villain, not a hero. He's just an enforcer/assassin. He's a broken character from the get go. The readership will always be split on him being a broken hero or a broken villain, but he'd always be broken to them.
Jason on the other hand was an almost Damien Wayne decades before there was a Damian Wayne. He's been rendered redundant. That will always drag him down. Having it that he went south due to a little bit of brain damage plus Lazerus Pit crazies is not enough to make him that viable as the total preemptive/killthemall sort of Batman type. He'll always be contrast to Dick, Tim and very much so to Damien. A retcon could fix this, but I doubt it would be accepted by most readers as it would come off as it is, a forced change to make it easier to use the character that way.
That and putting both Jean and Jason in the same room is like putting two pissed off territorial cats. They'd kill each other and succeed. The only nastier thing would be to toss in Damien and The Joker. One very big bloody mess.
Yes, bad writing can do wonders to drag a character down.
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