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    Default Top Five Legacy Heroes

    I’m not sure how many of you listen to podcasts, but Comic Geek Speak is a great one! They recently did a episode where they ranked their top five legacy heroes, so I thought it would be fun to do the same.

    Here is how they defined “legacy hero”
    Any hero who's ever succeeded to, filled in for, been inspired/influenced by, or stolen from another character is fair game!

    My list:
    1. Jack Knight- Starman
    2. Wally West- The Flash
    3. Ray Palmer- The Atom (taking the name from Golden Age Al Pratt)
    4. Courtney Whitmore- Stargirl
    5. Dick Grayson-Batman

    Alternates: Connor Hawke- Green Arrow, Rick Tyler -Hourman, Jesse Quick, Kyle Rayner

    What would your list look like?
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    Dick Grayson needs to be on this list, even if his appearances as Batman have been few and far between.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Buried Alien View Post
    Dick Grayson needs to be on this list, even if his appearances as Batman have been few and far between.

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    That’s a great pick! You know......I may actually put him in my list, because I loved Morrison’s run with Dick as Bats.

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    Why not Mr. Terrific Michael Holt?
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    I've been really enjoying Comics Geek Speak. This episode is particularly fun. Really gave me an appreciation for the Wally/Kyle/Connor legacy era of the DCU that Jack Knight really epitomized.

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    I think including Ray Palmer/ Al Pratt is a real stretch...do they have anything in common apart from the "Atom" name??

    I'd suugest replacing Ray with Kate Spencer...the 2006 Marc Andreyko Manhunter series did make a serious play on incorporating Kate into earlier Manhunter stories.

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    1. Wally West/Flash
    2. Dick Grayson/Batman
    3. John Stewart/Green Lantern
    4. Kyle Rayner/Green Lantern (He counts right?)
    5. Michael Holt/Mr Terrific

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    Again after the explanation at the top is MY list. I would love to see your lists of top five legacy characters.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tony Stark View Post
    Why not Mr. Terrific Michael Holt?
    Holt is a great character and my favorite Mr. Terrific, just not in my personal top five.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JackDaw View Post
    I think including Ray Palmer/ Al Pratt is a real stretch...do they have anything in common apart from the "Atom" name??

    I'd suugest replacing Ray with Kate Spencer...the 2006 Marc Andreyko Manhunter series did make a serious play on incorporating Kate into earlier Manhunter stories.
    Look at their criteria of how they defined legacy though. In the podcast a few of them mentioned silver age characters because most of them were continuing a golden age legacy......even if it only included using a name.

    You are more than welcome to include Kate Spencer in your list
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bored at 3:00AM View Post
    I've been really enjoying Comics Geek Speak. This episode is particularly fun. Really gave me an appreciation for the Wally/Kyle/Connor legacy era of the DCU that Jack Knight really epitomized.
    It was probably one of my favorite episodes. The 90’s gets some crap, but that’s when i was growing up and getting into comics. There were so many beloved and wonderful characters during those years.

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    Barry Allen is top! Especially as he kicked off the silver age, and begun 'legacy.'

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    Quote Originally Posted by Franny6422 View Post
    Barry Allen is top! Especially as he kicked off the silver age, and begun 'legacy.'
    Except Barry wasn't a legacy character pre-COIE.
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    Cool thread. Most of my favorite heroes are legacy heroes so it's kinda hard for me to choose. Most of these are pretty close.

    1. Wally West (shocker I know)
    2. Kyle Rayner
    3. Supergirl Linda Danvers
    4. Tim Drake
    5. Conner Hawke

    Man if they made a team with these guys I would be in heaven .

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    1) Wally West
    2) Tim Drake
    3) Kyle Rayner
    4) Ray Terrill
    5) Dinah Laurel Lance

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