To me, AA's student cast are the most generic characters I've ever seen.
You could kill off Veil, Striker, Finesse and Reptyl and not only would I NOT care, I'd be really happy because I'd think that I was getting to read about Julie Power, Lyra, Wiz Kid and Juston and His Sentinel instead.
THEM I like.
I can say that all wallpaper characters in Academy I like better than the main students.
I was mad when Machine Teen and Rocket Racer left.
Genis stole Monica's name twice. Phyla after unsucessfully trying to steal her brothers, ended up stealing Quasar's name for awhile. Hulking at least tried mixing it up a bit with the "ling" at the end.
I would say he could steal one of Carol's names, but I dont think Binary, Warbird or Ms Marvel really fit!
I Will Raise my Throne above the Stars of your Gods
Cassie kinda got what she wanted: her Father back and she died protecting him.
Her death had more meaning than Wasp's or Black Goliath's or Yellowjacket.
They all died as victims.
O'Grady also went out a hero too (assuming he really is dead and not just a brainwashed cyborg), come to think of it.
I was just mad that Children Crusade made Patriot the scapegoat for being the voice of reason thruout the series.
As if going along with your friends is more important than stopping them from doing stupid stuff.
I just got more annoyed that everyone went nuts over the kiss when two team mates died. That kinda made me bitter.
Still, her death killed my interest in YA completely.
i never liked the concept. i don't think a real life group of kids would willingly call themselves something like "young avengers." and the team became somewhat redundant after Avengers Academy opened. that said, i had nothing against the individual characters (except maybe 'Hulkling'). i hope they all continue to show up/make a name for themselves; hopefully something less derivative. i'd rather see the future versions of them show up. i prefer Cassie in the Stinger costume.
Not trying to diss her or anything... but I do think there was a certain annoying aspect of her that even characters in the book (in MA at least) began to acknowledge.
The YAs are a funny group. I love Kate Bishop and Wiccan, am indifferent towards Patriot, Young Vision, and Cassie, and dislike Hulkling and Speed. But on the whole I love the group.
Hopefully death but I'll accept limbo. Shat characters, the lot of em.