Ceiling Giancarlo, Captain Jim, this question is for you two! Not sure if it’s been answered before, but here goes:
How did you and the rest of the team decide on the names for the original characters for Gltas? For example, Aya, Razer, Ghiata, and Gogon.
Aya just popped into my head when someone suggested the ship’s computer be an AI. I heard Aya and suggested she should become a cute girl robot, too. Mostly, because at that point in development, there were no girls in the cast.
As for Razer, Sam Register suggested a need for another character because, in his words, “that’s a lot of green plastic on the toy shelf. Maybe you should use a red guy! A badboy!”
When we figured out the this character would essentially be a terrorist looking for redemption I pitched to Bruce Timm every word I could think of that sounded sharp: “Blade, Spike, Edge, Razor…” He stopped me right there. Razer.
G’hiata was all Andrew Robinson. We worked on the character together but the name came out of his head. I’ll ask him.
Goggin was originally called Gumm after Ben Gunn in Treasure Island. He’s also a little bit of Dr. Van Gelder in Dagger of the Mind, too, but that didn’t help. BT rightfully pointed out that we had too many villian names starting with G. Why we renamed it another G name is beyond me,
Like Goggin, Jim is a SLAVE to work!
I’m glad Jim answered this one, I usually default to the writers when it comes to naming characters.
I think Razer and Aya were already named before I joined the team!
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Did anyone (other than this Manhunter) notice that even then, Razer’s hope was staring to outweigh his rage?
Sir. *gesticulates in a distressed fashion* SIR.
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You know what I just realized? Aya was on this ship full of admittedly pretty manly dudes with a lot of manpain and yet the male gaziest look at Aya was from Drusa’s perspective, who, you know, was a villain and was looking at Aya like, “Damn girl, you a fine piece of machinery.”
And I think that’s a big deal because like, she was looking at Aya and complimenting her looks as a machine and was later on trying to delete and remove all of Aya’s most sophisticated functions (Her personality, emotions, learning capabilities) and holy shit that says so much like hey kids people who see you as objects are not cool and are going to try and make you an object if you’re not careful.
I mean the show definitely could have used more lady friendships because when it had them it did them pretty well (Ghi’ata’s admiration and faith in Carol was so cute and sweet and completely kicked the idea of hostility between women and love triangle tropes in the pants! WHY GHI’ATA WHYYYYY) but like, I thought the Drusa/Aya thing was really cool and says a lot about parasitic relationships.
Wow, you’re awesome, nitewrighter!
This is a great analysis. I hadn’t thought about Drusa’s arc with Aya from that specific perspective.
Your friendly reminder that our lovely GLTAS crew are fabulous trolls and that you should consider picking up the Smallville: Lantern [link] miniseries written by Bryan Q.Miller.
Worth noting, Aya’s appearance is a cameo with very few lines, but one of her lines does mention she has been assigned her own Green Lantern Sector. Plus, it’s good to support appearances of her in DC canon.
Green Lantern was worth watching for this scene.
"That’s Hal’s hangup. That thing on his face, it’s a mask. He wears it in case some Earthling climbs aboard the Interceptor, while we’re in space mind you, and says ‘AHA! THE GREEN LANTERN ON MY PLANET IS HAL JORDAN! I’M TELLIN’ EVERYONE!’"
"HA HA. Talk to me when your planets invent paparazzi and the 24-hour news cycle."
"watch this" they said
"it’ll be fun" they said
"i’m going to watch it" i said
“this was not fun" i said
“i’m emotionally ruined" i said
"hey watch this" i later said
If it was up to me, @Teiou_Renato, I’d have had Razer suffer for at least 26 more episodes!
Aya just keeps popping up as a full fledged GL
I’m so proud of our girl, you can call me Kilodad.
Smallville Season 11 “Smallville: Lantern" story arc by Bryan Q. Miller, Marcio Takara, and Carrie Strachan — a big thank you to them for choosing to do the Aya cameos.
I wonder if DC would get around to letting Mr. Miller write that Steampunk Green Lantern (at least a one-shot, come on) based on GLTAS’s Gil.