but while messy, the timeline does make sense. however, charlie's version of events does not fit into that rather simple timeline. to make it work would require retconning the timing of various events. unfortunately, the easiest solution is to say that charlie was indeed lying. however, then we are left with a story which has raised more questions than answered and left with doubts that taking him to thanagar as being that just of a solution. --Previous Message--
the patch of the traitor was to help make the timeline make sense. ostrander's revamp left a whole with just who the hawks were we had been seeing in the league and post crisis. so ostrander comes up with the golden-age hawks worked with the jla. however, that still didn't address the fact that right before "hawkworld" the hawks were with the justice league in millenium crossover helping take on the manhunters and another appeared in animal man, meanwhile the golden-age hawks had been in ragnarok. so the traitor was brought in to cover that little bit of time. as such, this accounts for the hawks in a pretty straightforward (ignoring the whole shadow war) linear fashion though still messy. the hawks up to jla: detroit era are the golden-age. the ones that fought briefly with the league against the manhunters are the traitor and his wife. and the former killed the latter shortly after that explaining their rather sudden disappearance from the league. course you have to ignore all references in story that identify the characters explicitly as the silver-age hawks.
: : The timeline never worked in the first place
: so adding extra elements to it doesn't
: matter much.
: Charlie was dead before Justin and Jimmy got
: ahold of him. Justin's just said on
: Paperfilms that TitansTower will be getting
: a piece on Charlie's real history.
: Especially given how much of a liar he was.
: --Previous Message--
: probably wasn't expecting it because it
: doesn't work. at least not in the timeline
: he says he was 4 years old when the
: originals went to fight ragnarok and the
: traitor joined the league. only, by the time
: that happened, the original teen titans were
: already older teens, the titans west met and
: disbanded, donna married, dove dead.
: the traitor was always a clumsy patch over
: the clumsy retcon of having the golden-age
: hawk as jla member. the golden eagle
: revelations doesn't help it any.
: and, oh yeah, let's have another titan go
: evil! no one will see that coming!
: --Previous Message--
: The Golden Eagle is the traitor's son from
: Man, I wasn't expecting that, but I sure
: liked the twist.
: Plus, Hawkman isn't the flying Barbarian he
: sometimes is made out to be. He turned him
: over to Thanagarian authorities, which it
: turns out is right before the war. Will
: this come back on him? Who knows? But,
: Hawkman didn't kill the guy, he had
: compassion. I like that.
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but while messy, the timeline does make sense. however, charlie's version of events does not fit into that rather simple timeline. to make it work would require retconning the timing of various events.
unfortunately, the easiest solution is to say that charlie was indeed lying. however, then we are left with a story which has raised more questions than answered and left with doubts that taking him to thanagar as being that just of a solution.
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