Phrozen, my congratulations on your producing another rather interesting character.
I suspect that - having lost his two most beloved loved ones - George COULD be particularly grim, at least at intervals (which I would suggest were a bit more widely spread apart and less habitual than Bruce Wayne's periods of bat-brooding) or when provoked - i.e. just after Blood-Wing's most recent scheme has come to some conclusion.George Timons, at least in his early career, avoided all of the usual Bat-**** elements. He wasn't a loner, wasn't particularly grim, and didn't plot against his fellow heroes.
As a point of contrast (and because I've been contemplating the original Freedom League recently), my take on Duncan Summers is that he was far from being grim (although I suspect he did take a certain glee in pretending to be just that, mostly for the purposes of intimidation), that he went through periods as a loner whenever he'd had enough of the continuous debate and semi-familial bickering indulged in by the first Freedom League during it's glory days, but that he was and remains fundamentally a team player (although he prefers to be alpha male on any team, because he's only Human) and that he only plotted against his team-mates when brewing up some kind of prank to - for instance - take Lady Liberty down a notch or two (usually from 'Hair-Raising Idealist' to 'Iconic Champion of all that is Good and Idealistic').
One suspects that everyone did - except Divinos, who jut got sick of the whole business. One has to wonder if he left Earth in part to remove the threat he presented to that planet when mind-controlled, as much as due to what he was forced to do to General Iblis.While he never went to the extremes in the comic, he did become MUCH more suspicious and hostile when the Iron Age started creeping around and it became apparent even Divinos could be mind-controlled on a regular basis.
It just goes to show you that our imaginations must have some kind of slightly-psychic connection.Or what you said.
That would be roughly my take on things as well - although I suspect that The Black-Wings of the World would say that their Trinity of Devotion would be (1) Justice (2) Home (3) The World in roughly that order, if only because they ARE willing to leave their hometowns when the stakes are high enough.The Black Wings of the World never became a superhero team quite like the Justice League for a number of reasons, most tellingly due to the fact that they really had a much larger loyalty to their cities than the world. There's a reason there's a wide variety of personalities in sucessful teams and everyone in the Black Wings of the world was just too alike.
Witness the Christmas without Crime for an example!
Amusingly they mostly had children by adoption (although at least one member other than Winter Watchman found a lady he could trust enough to make a baby with - a feat more difficult than it sounds, considering the sheer number of Femme Fatales out there, thirsting for the blood of crime-fighters!).It helped that some of the Black Wings also had children.
Yes, poor old Winter Watchman for one and Il Falcone for another - probably for the best that he didn't have to put up with Berlusconi, mind you.That and some ended up badly. A pity, that.
There WAS a certain delight to rustling tech from Villains and giving it to the more deserving - probably even more in actually stringing Rob up by his heels when the hooded man got a bit TOO competitive.He was FUN and even George liked hanging around him.
Because there's a greater likelyhood that the former will KILL someone before or while making off with his winnings; on the other hand I do understand that you mean that Rob preferred to make his plans against White Collar-types but was doubtless happy to turn his hand to pinning down any muggers he happened to catch in the act while in the course of his Gentleman Rogue routine.It also helps to note that Robin was weirdly prescient about the world financial crisis and determined that the White Collar Criminals actually robbed the common man of a lot more than the muggers. Why go after someone who stole fifty and a purse when you could go after the guys who stole life savings?
A faith that was doubtless rewarded when Sampson and Rob decided to take issue with the Psychotic 7 (and doubtless later still, when the two joined The Patriot faction in opposing the Psychotic Coup: it strikes me as plausible that either or both could have been amongst the first to get wind of what the former Justicars were up to and share it with those of their old friends who didn't think it a Jolly Good idea).It helps that Robin Hood was trusted by Black Wing I and he was one of the voices against his expulsion. It was one of the few times that he voted against the rest of the group.
Only if John Bull II doesn't buffalo them into joining his Home Guardians first!Amusingly, Robyn and the Londoner are quite close and find the very idea of competition between them ridiculous. They might form their own team first!