The secret of Buddhism is to remove all ideas, all concepts, in order for the truth to have a chance to penetrate, to reveal itself.

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Anonymous asked: titans vs jla



I’m just including that picture because I think it’s awesome. ;-)

That depends which incarnation of each team you’re talking about, but overall I think this would be a close one. The Titans probably have had more members overall, but many of them are (by definition) less experienced than their mentors on the JLA. However, there are some real powerhouses on both sides.

I’m going to give this one to the Titans for one simple reason: Leadership.

The JLA are consistently shown as not having a real leader. Clark is the one that they would probably all listen to, but Clark isn’t the type to take charge and tell people what to do. Bruce no doubt has some contingency plan stored away in case they ever need to go up against the Titans, but he’ll be such a bossy jerk about it that no one will want to listen to him. Diana will come up with an alternative plan which will probably be a very good one based on her military knowledge, but Bruce still won’t like it because it won’t be his plan. Bruce and Diana will begin to argue about whose plan they should go with, which will soon lead to the entire JLA pitching in their thoughts and an all-out argument breaking out.

Meanwhile, Dick will come up with a plan which objectively might actually be less good than Bruce or Diana’s, but which will have the advantage that all of the Titans will actually listen to it. When the two teams go up against each other, therefore, the Titans will be unified and organized, while the JLA will either not have found a plan everyone could agree on, or be carrying out a plan that half the team doesn’t like.

Therefore, the Titans win.