'Young Justice: Outsiders' revives Geo-Force, possibly with a major role in upcoming DC Universe battle
Fans love to be surprised and the introduction of Prince Brion as royalty first and then being an outcast after he receives his powers, plays along a familiar DC formula
DC has seen many offshoots of their mainstream comics and characters receiving critical success, and it seems like they're following this same formula in their 'Young Justice' series as well. So far, in the 'Young Justice' series, they seem to stick to a well-used formula, which is basically as follows: Keep at least one main superhero in the show to guide the newcomers + introduce a "new" character with their detailed background = Newcomers carrying the show, while the main heroes take a back seat (success!)
Fans and soon-to-be-fans alike love to see our known heroes in action, but it's an added bonus when we get to know they're not alone in this fight against evil, and viewers are just loving these little surprises, be it in the comic or the animated series.
Prince Brion aka Geo-Force is one of the many characters DC introduced fans to in the show. Prince Brion voluntarily opted for the Tar Protocol - a process where humans get turned into meta-humans after being introduced to a viscous, black, DNA-altering liquid known as Tar - after which he became the meta-human Geo-Force.
Brion is one of the few humans who voluntarily went through the protocol in order to save his kidnapped sister. We view his struggle to return to his home country, while simultaneously dealing with his new-found powers as more human than meta-human, and with DC finally learning to humanize their characters, it makes their stories all the more believable.
His powers are pretty unique in the DC universe, having the ability to manipulate the Earth in various ways, he's able to create an exoskeleton out of molten rock and lava, and also raise his body temperature to the point where he burns through the ground.
When encased in the exoskeleton, Brion shows increased strength and near invulnerability, which will come in handy in the fight against Darkseid. He's also able to create a "lava wave", which Brion uses to move around from time to time. And most importantly, Brion is known as one of the founding members of the Outsiders team.
While a majority of the audience may not read the comics and therefore not know a lot about the side characters, DC is playing this to their advantage and introducing as many lesser-known characters as they can. Fans love to be surprised (but not too surprised), and the introduction of Prince Brion in the series as royalty first and then being an outcast after he receives his powers, plays along this formula as well.
'Young Justice: Outsiders' will be available for streaming exclusively on www.dcuniverse.com