Third season Stargirl from DC kicked off tonight, and with the new season, Blue Valley will bring new challenges and mysteries. After defeating Eclipso at the end of Season 2, Courtney Whitmore (Breck Bassinger) and the JSA must now live with some of their old Injustice Society enemies who seem to have changed their ways, as well as the return of Sylvester Pemberton/Starman (Joel McHale ), who seemingly came back from the dead. But that wasn’t the only surprise of the season premiere. It turns out that one familiar face was itself dealing with a little mystery: a long-lost daughter of his own.
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At the beginning of the episode, Stephen Sharp/Gambler (Eric Goins) returns to Blue Valley and reveals that he is trying to make amends for his villainous ways for a very specific reason. It turns out he discovered that he has a daughter he didn’t know about before, Rebecca “Becky” Sharp, who was given up for adoption by her mother. The player tries to find his daughter and hopes that when he finds her, he will be a better enough person to be worthy not only of getting to know her, but also her love.
For DC Comics fans, the mention of Rebecca Sharp is an interesting one. In the comics, Rebecca “Becky” Sharp is actually the granddaughter of Stephen Sharp III/The Gambler and is the villain Azar herself. First introduced in Infinity Inc. #34 in 1987, Hazard joined Injustice Unlimited to get revenge on Infinity, Inc. for her grandfather’s death, although she ends up wrestling with her conscience when an innocent – in this case Mike Dugan – is threatened and Hazard refuses to become a murderer. She eventually turns against her own team.
Interestingly, this isn’t the first time fans of The CW’s DC-inspired superhero series have seen Becky Sharp/Azar. A version of the character appeared on Flash, first introduced in the season 4 episode “Luck Be a Lady”, where she was introduced as one of the so-called bus metas, metahumans who gained their powers after boarding a bus that was hit Dark matter after the Flash escaped from speed. Strength. The character was last seen in Season 4’s “True Flowers” where she was killed by the Thinker.
As to what this reference to Becky Sharp means to Stargirl from DC, fans would be right to not just dismiss it as an easter egg. Showrunner Geoff Johns pointed out in the first season that the show’s references and nods are not just fun Easter eggs, but paths to additional story elements. On top of that, Todd Rice/Obsidian, the son of Green Lantern Alan Scott, is expected to appear in Season 3 of the show, paving the way for additional legacy characters.
Stargirl from DC airs Wednesdays at 8/7c on The CW.
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