I admit it: I miss Calista Flockhart.  Supergirl’s first season had a lot of elements of ‘office dramedy’ that made her an interesting wild card character, and while the shift away from that in CW S2 has mitigated a lot of it, I still sometimes want Supergirl to have that elder stateswoman figure to snottily say things that are probably still pretty abusive but meant to build her up.  The season has been pretty enjoyable, but I just can’t shake the feeling that there’s a missing character in the stories, even with the addition of Superman and whatever goofiness they’re up to with Jimmy Olsen, leading to today’s absentee query…

The MS-QOTD (pronounced, as always, “misquoted”) still never quite feels the recent Teen Titans lineups, lacking, as they do, Cyborg, asking: Which removed, retconned or otherwise missing character do you miss the most?

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Once upon a time, there was a young nerd from the Midwest, who loved Matter-Eater Lad and the McKenzie Brothers... If pop culture were a maze, Matthew would be the Minotaur at its center. Were it a mall, he'd be the Food Court. Were it a parking lot, he’d be the distant Cart Corral where the weird kids gather to smoke, but that’s not important right now... Matthew enjoys body surfing (so long as the bodies are fresh), writing in the third person, and dark-eyed women. Amongst his weaponry are such diverse elements as: Fear! Surprise! Ruthless efficiency! An almost fanatical devotion to pop culture!

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7 Comments

  1. November 19, 2016 at 12:05 pm — Reply

    There are several characters from the Star Wars “Legends” line (the old Expanded Universe) that I miss, too many to properly list without making a whole article about. But I’m still hopeful that a few will make the jump to canon like Thrawn did.

    The one I would love to see most is Gilad Pellaeon, an Imperial (eventually rising to Grand Admiral) who wasn’t just some evil Empire flunkie, but a man of honor who truly believed in the Empire. There is just something intriguing when the lines of good and bad are blurred and we get to see that not all Imperials are evil jerks, nor are all Rebels altruistic heroes.

  2. November 19, 2016 at 4:04 pm — Reply

    I miss proper, real 80’s style X-Men without any alternative timeline mess or other stupid retcons.

    • Chux
      November 21, 2016 at 11:44 pm — Reply

      Amen

  3. Doug Connors
    November 20, 2016 at 3:41 pm — Reply

    I miss the older Cunningham boy.

    • November 22, 2016 at 11:49 am — Reply

      We do not mention Chuck! He never existed.

  4. November 21, 2016 at 4:27 pm — Reply

    Bo and Luke Duke, but thankfully they came back! :)

  5. November 22, 2016 at 11:53 am — Reply

    For a while it was Wally West. Now that he is back, I would have to say it is 5 Year Gap Legion member Jo Nah. He was what Han Solo aspired to be. It also allowed him to be smart rather than the lunkhead seen in later Legion years. Remember, his initiation into the Legion was to find out Superboy’s secret identity. Even with powers, that is no easy feat.

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