To think that Game of Thrones had too many characters for a story to handle, the creators of Young Justice could not help but to shove all of DC superheroes into one show(one amazing show that is). Even the great George RR Martin said to never limit yourself in story telling. But as an artist I feel as though a story with so many characters can only be squeezed into a series….a long series….I am talking Doctor Who seasons here my friends.
Now don’t get me wrong. By all means, Young Justice is a great show. What I love about it is that all the DC characters are in it but what is over whelming is that….all the DC characters are in it. Stay with me here.
This is something that I try to avoid yet I ended up doing. When you have so many awesome characters and so little plot, this could be a problem. Think of Final Fantasy for example. Square Enix is always eager to add a bunch of characters to their stories. Is like they feel uneasy with just one main character in the story that they had to make such a big cast.
In Young Justice there is not one main character. The entire DC universe comes together to form this vast story of heroes and villains. Like an Massive Online Multi Player RPG where everyone wants to be heard and recognized but like many competitions, there can only be one winner.
The story can get tedious with so many characters because the focus is so vast. When you watch the Batman movies you really are only focused on Batman and his foe. When you watch the Young Justice you have to keep up with everyone’s side of the story which is the problem I have watching Game of Thrones (I only care about Tyrion Lannister and Deanerys). However, it is such a good idea to write such a story or turn it into a series. Because there are so many characters the fans have so much to choose from. On the other hand, when the series is focused on just one characters, lets say the Flash for example, you can connect with the character on a deeper level and in the long run they become a part of your life (your childhood).
This massive cast of characters then branches out into what Marvel did with the Avengers movies. Each hero got their own film (and trilogy). Which makes for a great franchise.
Overall, Young Justice has become one of my favorite series on Netflix and I hope it keeps going. I believe this is DC’s way of competing with Marvel and I must say when it comes to animation, DC is kicking Marvels arse.