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September 2014
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How King and Seely made a mess out of things by redesigning Helena Bertinelli

The New 52, as flawed as it was, did establish a certain story and both Seely and King ignored that completely. And now things don’t make sense anymore:

1: Hel W assuming Bertinelli’s identity. Let’s pretend we live in Seely and King’s world and Hel B is working for Spyral and is African-Italian-American or whatever they made her to be. The name Bertinelli might have had some importance in Italy since Hel W did say they were a mafia family. The families run deep and they extend past the U.S. So there is Wayne, pale as paper, assuming the identity of a woman with the same first name, but who bears no resemblance to herself. And she goes to Italy and no one is like: “Whoa wait? You’re Helena Bertinelli? Why are you white all of a sudden?”

Even if let’s say no one noticed that for some reason, why did Helena Wayne choose the identity of someone who looks nothing like her? If I remember correctly she used Bertinelli’s passport during Crossbow at the Crossroads and Bertinelli looked a lot different than she looks in Grayson.

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And I doubt it was a fake since in WF #1, Wayne has a bunch of passports from all over the world. I doubt she had time to get that many fake documents.

But even if she did, the question still remains, why would Helena Wayne assume the identity of someone who looks nothing like her? If you know anything about Helena Wayne is that she’s just as smart as her parents. So she wouldn’t choose a person who looks nothing like her just cause she liked the name and the backstory. She would choose someone who looks like her so she can pass off as that person without any difficulty.

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2. Franco Bertinelli does appear in Justice League #25 in the New 52. And as Hel B in her passport picture, he’s just as light-skinned.

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The New 52: Where writers who know nothing about the established continuity or about the character they’re writing get permission to change things.

I bet they’re gonna say this Hel B was looking like Hel W and then she was changed to look the way she does now. *cue American Dad theme song*

September 2014
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iconuk01 reblogged your post - Future’s End/Grayson So, Dick’s no k… and added:

Remember that this Helena has never had anything to do with the Batfamily before. The woman known as the Huntress adopted the ID, but she was never really Helena Bertinelli

This is news to me. I guess I haven’t read any of her presence in the reboot so I just assumed that it was the same as in the preboot, that Helena Bertinelli = the Huntress. If Spyral Helena is not the normal reboot Huntress then what is she doing with Huntress symbol all over her shirt?

She’s just a new character with the name Helena Bertinelli. Because King and Seely needed a fuckbuddy for super spy Dick Grayson, so they stripped Bertinelli of everything she was and they plastered that cross on her costume. It’s the only recognizable thing about her really. I bought Nightwing #30 and didn’t realize she was Helena Bertinelli until she was named as such. 

But anyway, the character in Grayson acts and looks nothing like the real Helena Bertinelli. However DC wants us to love her the way we loved Hel B. She even trains young women to be brain-washed by Spyral and murder people. I guess that’s Seely and King’s way to say that this Helena is also a teacher. So you know, add more insult to injury. And they brought back the stupid romance with Dick. It’s such a horrible title.

If you wanna read about Helena Bertinelli, as she was in the pre-reboot, read Injustice Gods Among Us and Injustice Year Two…oh and Li’l Gotham. She appears in all of those and she’s written the right way. Not as some crazy psycho spy. She even said “I live to serve Spyral.” I don’t know if you know anything about the real Hel B, but she would never say anything like that ever.

And don’t even get me started on how they messed up their continuity. Because Hel W stole Bertinelli’s identity and Franco Bertinelli was shown in JL #25 and in both instances, both Hel B and her dad were pale and had black straight hair. And now Seely and King redesigned her completely and racebent her, so all that stuff at the beginning of the new 52 doesn’t make sense anymore.

September 2014
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Huntress (Bertinelli) - Birds of Prey #74

Huntress (Bertinelli) - Birds of Prey #74

September 2014
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Huntress (Bertinelli) & Black Canary (Lance) - BoP #74 & BoP #80

"For your own safety, don’t touch me right now" parallel.

September 2014
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Birds of Prey #74

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Birds of Prey #74

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T’da

September 2014
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They use other people’s posts to promote their blog and they delete the original captions to replace them with their own URL.

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 My DC Trinity
September 2014
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Helena Bertinelli: Batgirl - Huntress - Bird of Prey

I know she was still Huntress during the Birds of Prey, but she was different than she was in Year One or Cry for Blood and she was part of a team, so I’ll count that as one of her identities.