As I'm reading the Secret Empire stuff, I see they've introduced another Patriot. It's some refugee kid that's living in the hidden Avengers resistance base with the underground heroes. Somebody finds a sketchbook the kid drew with a superhero costume and decide, "hey, this kid could be a new superhero!' And Tony Stark builds him a new hi-tech shield and outfit and they just throw him into battle or some shit. How fucking dumb is that? That'd be like somebody finding my fanfic of being a professional football player or an international spy and then hiring me to be the QB for the Patriots or the CIA hiring me based on three pages of fiction I wrote.
But then I thought about why they needed to introduce a new Patriot to begin with? Is there something wrong with the previous young black man, Eli Bradley, who was the Patriot in the Young Avengers series, and replacing him with Rayshaun Lucas, the new young black man in the Patriot uniform.
Where is Eli? Why isn't he the Patriot anymore? Has there been an in universe reason for him not being around? I can't recall.
"No Tom Foolery today, Ron. I'm tired of looking at your dreadful, speckled mug.""Why do you hurt me in this way, Harry?"