"Try for Justice": After a life that didn't treat him very well, Roy Harper chose to give up on himself. Then a dome covered Gotham City, and everyone who had powers lost them. That new state of affairs was exactly what Roy needed to rebuild his life, and those
- Because if everything I've done was in her memory... then what wouldn't I do to bring her back...?
Synopsis for "Try for Justice"
After a life that didn't treat him very well, Roy Harper chose to give up on himself. Then a dome covered Gotham City, and everyone who had powers lost them. That new state of affairs was exactly what Roy needed to rebuild his life, and those of others. With a grant from the Wayne Foundation, he helped place a lot of families who had lost their homes. But now, it's been a year, and he is startled by the sound of a voice coming from beyond the dome. It warns that the dome will soon fall, and champions from all of the cities collected on the surface of the planet Telos will have to fight each other for the survival of their people.
Concerned, he calls his friends Starfire and Donna Troy, who confirm that with the dome's disappearance, they have regained their powers. As it turns out, though, Roy used his Wayne grant for more than just building his shelter. He also built an armory, to watch over the city in the troubled early weeks of the city's confinement. He had told himself it was all to make the loss of his daughter Lian worth something.
Unfortunately, none of the heavy-hitters of Gotham City can be reached by Roy, and he soon receives a call from Kori and Donna that whatever the voice beyond the dome was warning about, it's started. From afar, he identifies the group attacking Gotham as The Extremists - dangerous killers. Kori and Donna must face them alone, and Roy knows they won't be able to last much longer without help. Reluctantly, he retrieves the cybernetic arm he built himself, promising himself that this is how he can make Lian's loss meaningful. If it were for any other reason - he wouldn't know who he was anymore.
Upon his arrival, though, Dreamslayer taunts them by suggesting that they should fight each other. He believes that he can make Roy turn on his friends by offering him the one thing that is his heart's true desire: to have his daughter back, alive and whole. He explains that it is not a trick. He can pull Lian from a point in the past, before her death, and offer her to Roy - in exchange for him killing his friends.
Unable to deny how much he wants Lian back, Roy turns his weapons on Kori and Donna, and fires.
Appearing in "Try for Justice"
- Arsenal (Pre-Flashpoint) (Flashback and main story)
- Donna Troy (Pre-Flashpoint)
- Starfire (Pre-Flashpoint)
- Lian Harper (Pre-Flashpoint) (Flashback and main story)
- Aqualad (Pre-Flashpoint) (Flashback only)
- Robin (Pre-Flashpoint) (Flashback only)
- Kid Flash (Pre-Flashpoint) (Flashback only)
- Green Arrow (Pre-Flashpoint) (Flashback only)
- Green Lantern (Pre-Flashpoint) (Flashback only)
- Cheshire (Pre-Flashpoint) (Flashback only)
- Roy Harper's flashback at the beginning of the book includes the original incarnation of the New Earth's Teen Titans which included Wonder Girl, Aqualad, Robin, Speedy and Kid Flash.
- A flashback shows Green Lantern and Green Arrow discovering Roy's drug addiction, during the Hard Traveling Heroes era.
- No trivia.