Do you think the Black Beetle (currently appearing in Booster Gold) is a legacy villain? I suppose that's a silly question. This is DC, and specifically Geoff Johns, we're talking about here. Of course, the Black Beetle is part of a legacy of costumed yahoos. He appears to have a scarab though that suggests lineage shifted from good to evil over time, like a reverse Brainiac*. But at the same time, Booster's father described Ted Kord as the predecessor to the Black Beetle's enemy, which suggests perhaps he isn't the Blue Beetle lineage gone awry. Which could work quite easily. We know there are a metric** ton of those scarabs around, so two beings having them and having a rivalry is certainly possible. HA!*** I wonder though, whether the Black beetle is connected to any other lineages. Could he be related to Ted's old enemy Carapax, who apparently battled Superman and Firestorm (Jason Rusch version) sometime recently? Or maybe he's descended from one of Jaime's foes? Who would that be then?
*Hmm, a reverse Brainiac would be an Idiot, wouldn't? Or would it be Cainiarb?
**That's right a metric ton! Bow before the metric system foolish Amerikaners! Your scientists have already embraced it! There is no escape!
***Sorry, I'm watching the NBA Draft Lottery while typing. They were ready to see who got picks 1, 2, 3, and for some reason, T-Wolves rep Fred Hoiberg was carrying a stuffed animal. What the hell, man? With that kind of wussitude, no wonder your team wound up #3. If you had a pickax, I'm sure you would have gotten the first pick****.
****Also, I want to say I'm very happy the Miami Heat don't get the first pick in the draft. When your coach actually bails on the team to go "scouting", that's tanking. Not by the players necessarily, but that's the coach flat out giving up, no doubt. Between that and his used car salesmen hair, him teaching Jeff van Gundy the most boring style of basketball imaginable, leading to completely unwatchable playoff series between the Heat and the Knicks throughout the '90s, and for booting Stan van Gundy out so Riles could get another championship ring as a coach, I say to hell with Pat Riley. What happened to him? He coached the Showtime Lakers, he used to be cool. Now he's a punk.