DC's 'Young Justice: Outsiders' has an amazing new roster of heroes, none stands out more than the invincible Halo
The DC universe may not be short of OP characters, but with the ultimate battle slowly making its way toward our heroes, we're glad Halo is a part of their team
With big guns like Superman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, and Batman keeping watch over the DC world, you'd think no threat would be big enough to phase this elite band of superheroes. But that's where you're wrong.
The 'Young Justice' series introduced us to Darkseid (DC's answer to Marvel's Thanos) in their second well-received season and all the events that have happened so far, will subsequently culminate into an epic battle between good and evil. Though this theme has been done and dusted many a time before, the complexity of the 'Young Justice' storyline, tends to keep viewers engaged while still getting introduced to new characters and villains.
One such character that comes to mind is Halo, who, before her death and rebirth, was a Quraci girl named Gabrielle Daou. Gabrielle was working as a servant in the Markovburg Royal Palace where she was kidnapped and forced to go through the Tar Protocol (a procedure which converts humans into meta-humans). Her limp and lifeless body made it seem the protocol was a failure, but little did the kidnappers know they had just unleashed one of the most powerful characters in the DC universe.
Halo, in the comics, is the merger of a million-year-old being of light known as the Aurakle and a female human called Violet Harper. Violet was killed and brought back to life in order to harbor the Aurakle, which gave her incredible powers. While the Halo we know in the series might just be akin to the character of the same name in the comics, that is yet to be confirmed.
Halo has the ability to generate multi-colored auras, where each color signifies a different power. Her auras manifested for the first time in moments of extreme distress (the first ever time being when she died) or extreme happiness (when she heard the team will be making more smores). Though she can only use her auras one at a time (from what we've seen), we've been introduced to six of her powers so far.
Violet: The first color her aura manifested in was when Halo was being buried alive by her captors. This aura has the ability to heal herself and anyone else, and it was also responsible for bringing her back from the dead after the "failed" Tar Protocol. So far, we know that she can't be killed, but this power may not extend to bringing anyone else back to life other than herself.
Red: This power also manifested in order to help Huntress, who saved Halo from her captors. It has the ability to create force fields powerful enough to withstand continuous barrages from heavy artillery and even superpowers. Her power is now limited to a few meters surrounding her and whom she's protecting.
Orange: This aura grants Halo the power of flight, and may not just be limited to levitating herself.
Yellow: When this aura is activated, Halo is able to send forth immensely destructive energy blasts from her hands, which was powerful enough to cut off Lobo's little finger, something even Superman couldn't do. Here is where we understand just how powerful she can be. Lobo is said to be indestructible and unkillable, but this little Quraci girl stood her ground in a fight with him, eventually maiming him.
Green: Her green aura allows Halo to make duplicates or holograms of either herself or a person she chooses, which comes in handy for a quick escape or a distraction.
White: Similar to setting off a thousand flash grenades, Halo's white aura manifested when her love in progress (Prince Brion), got pulled into the Shadow World by the villain Shade. The white aura renders a victim almost blind, and we have yet to see if there's another use of this jazzy display.
Remember, kids, a human eye can see almost 10 million colors, and with the path they're taking in the series, we may just see newer auras in different shades, giving Halo a nearly infinite number of powers.
'Young Justice: Outsiders' will be available for streaming every Friday exclusively on DC's new platform www.dcuniverse.com