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Real Identity: Carter Hall
Affiliations: Metropolis High School and Da Invincibros
Appearances (Episodes): #DCSuperHeroBoys Part 1, #DCSuperHeroBoys Part 2, #ScrambledEggs, #AllyCat Part 2, and #TheBirdAndTheBee
Appearances (Super Shorts): #PhotoOops
Powers/Skills: Flight, Above Average Strength, Unarmed Combat
Voiced By: Phil LaMarr
In ancient times, Prince Khufu was the true love of Princess Chay-Ara and they were part of a royal family who ruled over a kingdom in Egypt. They were killed by Hath-Set, an evil sorcerer and leader of the rebellion who overthrew their kingdom, then cursed to an endless cycle of reincarnation. After they found each other in a new life and fell into a love that surpassed death, Hath-Set would appear and destroy them again. In one life, he was a knight. In another, a gunslinger. In another, a pirate. In the present, Khufu and Chay-Ara were reincarnated in the United States and grew up in Metropolis as Carter Hall and Shiera Sanders, but did not meet until they were teenagers. At some point, he remembered his past lives but not Hath-Set. Hall became a student at Metropolis High School, the strong and silent type. He's known to be emo and spends most of his time in shop. Not much is different when he's fighting crime as Hawkman, except he's got wings.
The Super Hero Girls met a team of teenage super hero boys named Da Invincibros, comprised of Green Lantern, Flash, Aqualad, Hawkman, and Green Arrow while they looked for vandals in Sinister Slum. Supergirl used he X-Ray vision to determine Hawkman was Carter Hall. The teams raced to the next location, a LexBucks across from Centennial Park. Steve Trevor hitched a ride on Hawkman's back as he flew above them all. Wonder Woman kept up pace then bounced between buildings and jumped roof to roof. Hawkman threw Trevor to her and she was effectively neutralized. Bumblebee zipped by Hawkman and made some bee puns to his annoyance. She quickly apologized after he growled. Bumblebee traced the location to the very narrow alley next to LexBucks. They tried to jam in at the same time. They watched as the eight pieces of graffiti opened a portal to the Phantom Zone and General Zod, Ursa, and Non returned. Things went badly for the heroes. Hawkman flew at Zod with his mace ready. There was a flash of white light but Hawkman was hurled into the debris pile.
Hawkman and Bumblebee broke into the Science Lexplorium and headed to the Treasures From Space exhibit in search of Kryptonite to use against General Zod, Ursa, and Non. Hawkman accidentally tripped the laser security system and the lockdown procedure was initiated. Lasers appeared in a pattern around the Kryptonite display and doors started dropping around it. Hawkman lunged and used his strength to hold up a door. Bumblebee realized he wanted her to fly under. He yelled at her to hurry. She shrank and flew to the display but struggled to lift the Kryptonite. Zod, Ursa, and Non gloated prematurely then started coughing. Hawkman was above them with the Kryptonite. Bumblebee excitedly gave the play by play of how they got it but Hawkman growled. She stopped. Hawkman tossed the Kryptonite into the air and shattered it into three pieces with his mace for each of the fighting pairs. Mr. Chapin proctored the Friday Home Ec class. Not knowing anything about Home Ec, he looked online and picked an egg challenge because it was the first thing he saw. He gave the class the task of keeping the egg safe until Monday and assigned pairs.
Carter Hall and Barry Allen were paired up. Allen wanted to high five but Hall left him hanging. Allen was confident about getting an A because Hall was Hawkman so he knew about birds and eggs and therefore could sit on the egg until Monday. Hall broke the egg and it went all over the back of his pants. By Sunday, most of the Home Ec pairs sulked outside Sweet Jusstice. A Lexpress delivery van passed by and hit a bump. A box tumbled out onto the road. It happened to be the one that contained Danvers and Quinzel's misplaced egg. Everyone stared at it and lunged at it. Jordan tried to run away with it. Hall tackled him. The egg rolled to Metropolis Pier and ended up with Pam Isely. Superman and Da Invicibros were all neutralized and captured by Luthor then imprisoned in a secret lair hidden in his suite as part of his plan to let Metropolis get hit by a meteor so he could rebuild the world. Both Catwoman and the Super Hero Girls neglected to free them.
A humanoid monster terrorized Metropolis, stepping on vehicles and crushing them into pancakes. Bumblebee and Hawkman were paired up. Bumblebee was nervous about the pairing. The two teams later teamed up to stop a stolen armored car after it departed the Bank of Moolah. Bumblebee attempted to hide behind Supergirl when Wonder Woman picked the pairs. The two teams responding to a building fire. Bumblebee poked Wonder Woman and suggested mixing up the teams. Wonder Woman found that to be an excellent suggestion. Bumblebee was still placed with Hawkman. She tried to make a battle cry but Hawkman simply flew off. One day, Karen Beecher was late to art class. The assignment was drawing a bowl of fruit. She went to the open seat, saw Carter Hall next to her, and bumped everyone's work down like dominoes by accident.
As Hall picked his up, she was surprised to see the drawing of a girl. He was adamant it was a bowl of fruit. Beecher recalled a scene from "Just Before Dusk" when Aiden sketched Caitlyn because emojis weren't capturing how he felt. Hall still stated it was a bowl of fruit. Beecher took a closer look and asked him if he was in love. She got excited and kept asking over and over. Hall sighed and admitted the truth. She wanted details. Hall explained she was Princess Chay-Ara and he was her true love, their past lives, and their reincarnation curse. During a field trip to a museum, Carter Hall and Karen Beecher stopped at an Egyptian exhibit that had art of Princess Chay-Ara. Beecher thought their story was the most romantic thing she ever heard. Hall couldn't help but point out this creepy feeling he had that it always ended badly. Beecher was excited and asked a flurry of questions: did he find her yet, what the wedding theme would be, and if she could be a bridesmaid.
Hall pointed out it could take a lifetime to find her but vowed he would search the world to its end until he found her. In a stroke of luck, she happened to be in the same hall as them. He blushed and waved but she walked right past him. Hall informed Beecher that sometimes when they were reincarnated, they didn't remember their past lives. He recalled he once forgot the past 4 lives and Chay-Ara was really mad with him. He was ready to call it quits but Beecher had other plans. She got out her cell phone and did a search. She ran to Hall and informed him her name in this lifetime was Shiera Sanders, leaped on his chest, and showed him 17 of her social media accounts. Hall thought Beecher was being pretty creepy. In the zone, Beecher told him Sanders was in a band, worked at a Big Borger, was off on Wednesdays, and loved the Metropolis Generals professional basketball team. Hall groaned and realized Beecher was going to make him do things he didn't want to do. She tried to play matchmaker with Carter Hall and Shiera Sanders to rekindle the love from their past lives.
Beecher had him go to the Big Borger drive through when she was on the clock. Sanders greeted them with the standard phrase, "Welcome to Big Borger, how mayo I help you?" Hall got too nervous and sped off without ordering. After the failure at the Big Borger, Karen Beecher got another idea to get Carter Hall and Shiera Sanders to fall in love. Later that day, in the evening, she led Hall to the property line of Sanders' house. Hall pointed out they would go to jail for trespassing. She gave him a rock and shrank, confident that wooing a girl under her bedroom window never failed since it was in every good fan-fiction ever. Hall groaned, inhaled, and threw the rock. It shattered a window. Sanders called out and vowed whoever the creep was who did that would pay for the replacement. Hall ran for it. Beecher was annoyed. Beecher found Sanders at a Metropolis Generals basketball game and came up with her next scheme to get her and Carter Hall to fall in love. She swapped Carter Hall's hat for a Generals hat and pushed him to the open seat next to her.
Before he could get her attention, they appeared on the Kiss Cam. He bolted before she saw him. The Kiss Cam declared it was a fail. She looked up in confusion. Beecher had Hall stand on Sanders' porch with cards that made a sentence, "Will You Be Mine?" Beecher waited by the mailbox. He exhaled and rang the doorbell. He watched as the doorknob turned. He panicked and ran away. Sanders saw the cards on the ground along with feathers. She nervously closed her door. Beecher took Carter Hall backstage at the Lazarus Pit to fall in love with Shiera Sanders. Alluding to all the past failures, Hall thought it was a bridge too far. Beecher assured him her next idea was straight out of "Just Before Dusk 4" and shoved him into Sanders' dressing room. To his horror, Beecher had added romantic decorations, photos of him, and a wedding photo with Hall and Sanders' faces taped on. He quickly gathered it all up and ran outside right into Sanders. She angrily told him to watch it. He ran off. Beecher asked when the wedding was. Hall grunted in defeat and was sure she hated him forever. Beecher was adamant there had to be another way and got an idea to push Sanders in front of a bus so Hall could save her.
Hall agreed. She was about to check the bus schedule when Hall clarified she was right about the part where there had to be another way. He hoped he could at least be her friend. He knocked on her door and after she answered, he apologized and promised he didn't mean to scare her or make her feel uncomfortable. He admitted she reminded him of someone he used to know and wanted to talk to her but he promised to leave her alone. As he walked away, she stopped him and suggested they talk the next day at Bessolo Bistro at 8 pm. Hall agreed to it and was elated he got a date. He declared everything was perfect. Beecher echoed him. They were both gleeful. That night, Carter Hall parked across the street from Bessolo Bistro. Beecher handed him the flowers. Hall was a little nervous. Beecher assured him he would do great because he was one of the best conversationalists she knew. He wasn't relieved. He stepped out and before he could cross the street, Hath-Set tackled him into a car.
Hath-Set stepped on the flowers then dashed. Bumblebee intervened and fired her stingers at him. Hall's wings sprouted out from the back of his suit and he flew off then circled back as Hawkman and attacked. Hath-Set dodged and levitated. He gestured him to follow. Hawkman was positive the scimitar was Nth Metal like his mace. He believed they had to take him in the sky. Bumblebee had his back. They did a fist bump then chased after Hath-Set. Hawkman managed to deck him with his mace but Hath-Set released a pulse of magic. It shot Hawkman into a building. Hath-Set revealed his face and Hawkman realized who he was, an evil sorcerer and leader of the rebellion who overthrew their kingdom and cursed him and Chay-Ara to an endless cycle of reincarnation. After they found each other in a new life, Hath-Set would appear and destroy them again. Bumblebee thought it was the best plot twist ever. The chase continued to the bridge. Hawkman got in a sneak attack on Hath-Set but he regained his composure, ran across water, flew back up and they resumed the fight.
Hath-Set teleported above Hawkman and blasted him. Hawkman crashed into the pier. Hath-Set stated he would fulfill the curse once again and keep the magic of the gods. He admitted he craved the rush of pure power that came from destroying true love. Bumblebee fired on him in vain and got swatted away. Hath-Set demanded to know where Chay-Ara was so he could destroy her, too. Hawkman stated they didn't even go on their first date yet. Hath-Set was stunned and realized he was early and the pair had not yet fallen into a love that surpassed death. Hawkman confirmed. Hath-Set couldn't believe it and had no choice but to leave. He sarcastically implored Hawkman to take his time then vowed their doomed destiny would be fulfilled. He teleported away. Beecher and Hall returned to the Bistro. Beecher was relieved that Sanders was still at their table and gave him the flowers. Hall smiled, dropped the flowers, and walked away. Beecher promised him the Super Hero Girls would deal with Hath-Set for them. Hall thanked Beecher for all her help. Beecher implored him to go inside or he would never get the chance to love her. Hall pointed out leaving was the only way he could. She realized that staying away from Sanders was his way of defeating the curse but she teared up nonetheless. Sanders drew Hall on a napkin, put it to her chest, put it down the table, and left.
Jimmy Olsen found Hawkman in Pelham Park feeding some wild pigeons. He sneaked out of the bushes to get a photo but he stepped on a branch. Hawkman and the pigeons were startled and flew away. Carter texted Kara Danvers about Ra's al Ghul and the League of Shadows performing at the Lazarus Pit. She texted him she was in detention and would try to get there as soon as she could. He kept texting her throughout the concert about how awesome it was. Once it was over, he texted her saying she missed the best concert.