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Lucas "Snapper" Carr was a teacher at, and later principal of, Happy Harbor High School. In his youth, he was familiar with Mount Justice and the Justice League and remains an ally of the League and the Team.

Physical appearance

Lucas Carr is a Caucasian male with brown hair and bangs, which cover most of his forehead. He also has blue eyes and a soul patch beneath his lower lip. His normal attire is composed of collared shirts underneath a jacket, in addition to blue jeans, shoes, and a belt.

By 2018, his soul patch had grown into a full beard. It was shaved off in 2020.

History

Early life

Lucas Carr went to Happy Harbor High School.[4] In his teens, Snapper was an associate of the Justice League, and had full access to Mount Justice. His carelessness, however, led to the discovery of the Cave by the Joker[5] in 2006.[6]

Years later, Snapper Carr became a civics[7] teacher at Happy Harbor High School.[8]

2010

 
Mount Justice
July 18, 11:14 EDT

Lucas was among the civilians evacuated from Happy Harbor during Mister Twister's rampage. He smiled when he saw what looked like Red Tornado arriving to take down the villain.[9]

 
Happy Harbor
September 7, 07:58 EDT

Mister Carr broke up what could have become a fight between Conner Kent and Mal Duncan. Later in class, he discussed the current political state of Rhelasia. He was impressed by the knowledge Conner Kent displayed of the nation's history, as well as his question as to why it was divided.[8]

 
Mount Justice
October 16, post-16:01 EDT

During the Team's "alien invasion" training scenario, Carr, along with the rest of the students and faculty hid below the school's underground bunker and watched the Team's speech about how they would win and build from what they've lost, after the Justice League had been killed.[10]

 
Happy Harbor
October 31, 20:15 EDT

Carr attended the school's Halloween party wearing his normal attire with an added eyepatch as costume.[11]

2016

 
Mount Justice
February 13, 21:51 EST

Carr "Cave-schooled" Garfield Logan.[12]

 
The Watchtower
June 20, post-08:16 EDT

When the Reach's Magnetic Field Disruptors (MFDs) threatened Earth with destruction, Snapper Carr was pressed into service by the Justice League. After the heroes agreed on a course of action, Snapper served as mission coordinator. From his post on the Watchtower, he coordinated operations as forty heroes, divided into twenty squads, simultaneously destroyed twenty MFDs scattered around the globe. The operation went smoothly, which led Carr to gleefully express his jubilation at the success.

However, the heroes missed an MFD site, and discovered its presence belatedly when conditions on Earth failed to improve. Only through the timely intervention of the Flash and Impulse, as well as Kid Flash's sacrifice, was disaster averted.[13]

2016-2018

Lucas began renting out the apartment above his garage to Conner and Megan after they graduated college.[14]

2018

 
Happy Harbor
August 04, 12:25 EDT

Lucas was present as Dick, Artemis, Jeff and Conner discussed Brion Markov and Halo's futures. He suggested they join the Team as they had powers, but Artemis and Dick noted powers were neither a requirement nor a guarantee of joining. After Conner expressed concern about the possibility they could be brainwashed and not know it, Lucas admitted that you didn't need to be brainwashed to spill secrets, as he knew from personal experience.

They were interrupted by the sound of Brion practicing with his powers. They went outside to help. Lucas was distressed to see his apple trees get burned.[15]

 
Happy Harbor
September 29, 11:06 EDT

Lucas came to Megan's apartment and offered to car pool to work with her. She noted he was already late, but he said it was perk of being the principal, provided the school board didn't get wise.[16]

 
Happy Harbor
October 15, 07:19 EDT

Lucas and Megan drove Violet and Fred to their first day at school.[17]

 
Happy Harbor
November 22, post-16:00 EST

Lucas spent Thanksgiving with Conner, Megan, Malcolm Duncan, Karen Beecher, Forager and Victor Stone.[18]

2019

 
Happy Harbor
February 27, 08:08 EST

Lucas watched on as Fred Bugg revealed his true identity as Forager to his cheering classmates.[19]

2019-2020

Lucas married Bethany Lee, who moved into his house. They took Harper and Cullen Row in[20] as foster children.[3]

2020

 
Happy Harbor
February 23, 14:16 EST

Lucas hosted a farewell barbeque for Conner and Megan, with the rest of the Team year zero crew as guests, and Forager as "larvae-sitter" for the children. Despite some setbacks with the refreshments, Lucas was able to keep the party on track. It was interrupted when Lucas's guests left on a mission to save a Bowhunter Security guard from Task Force X, but they soon returned with more guests.[14]

 
Happy Harbor
February 25, 07:38 EST

Lucas brought Bethany her coffee as she prepared to take the kids to school, still remarking on their new marriage. Both noted how unusual their lives had become, as Megan and Conner prepared to leave for their wedding on Mars aboard the Bio-Ship.[20]

 
Happy Harbor
September 16, post-16:16 EDT

Lucas officiated Conner and M'gann's wedding after getting ordained online the night before. He made the ceremony short in case another supervillain attacked. He was the announcer at the reception. He was surpised when Icicle Jr. caught the bouquet and M'gann and Conner decided to have their first dance 16 feet in the air, and confused when something stole the wedding bouquet.[21]

Appearances

Background information

  • Snapper Carr originally appeared as a junior member of the original Justice League. He primarily acted as the team's mascot and monitored the JLA computers for the team. He would later appear off and on over the years in bit-parts, until eventually returning as a mentor for the original comic book version of Young Justice.
  • The adult Lucas Carr was designed by Jerome Moore, who based the design on Noah Wyle's character in the film Donnie Darko.[22]
  • Young Justice marks Snapper's second animated incarnation. He previously was a recurring character in the Bruce Timm animated series Justice League, where he was a television reporter voiced by Jason Marsden.

References

  1. Weisman, Greg (2011-12-28). Question #13862. Ask Greg. Retrieved 2011-12-28.
  2. Weisman, Greg (2013-03-12). Interview with Greg Weisman. World's Finest. Retrieved 2013-03-12.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Weisman, Greg (2021-11-05). Question #25243. Ask Greg. Retrieved 2022-01-20.
  4. Weisman, Greg (2022-01-04). Question #25367. Ask Greg. Retrieved 2022-03-25.
  5. Aureliani, Franco, Art Baltazar (w). Norton, Mike (a). Sinclair, Alex (col). Lanham, Travis (let). Chadwick, Jim, Scott Peterson (ed). "Haunted" Young Justice 1 (February 16, 2011), New York, NY: DC Comics
  6. Weisman, Greg (2011-09-16). Question #13499. Ask Greg. Retrieved 2011-10-24.
  7. Weisman, Greg (2012-04-18). Question #14640. Ask Greg. Retrieved 2012-04-18.
  8. 8.0 8.1 Robinson, Andrew (writer) & Berkeley, Christopher (director) (September 16, 2011). "Targets". Young Justice. Season 1. Episode 10. Cartoon Network.
  9. Hopps, Kevin (writer) & Oliva, Jay (director) (January 21, 2011). "Welcome to Happy Harbor". Young Justice. Season 1. Episode 3. Cartoon Network.
  10. Dubuc, Nicole (writer) & Oliva, Jay (director) (November 4, 2011). "Failsafe". Young Justice. Season 1. Episode 16. Cartoon Network.
  11. David, Peter (writer) & Oliva, Jay (director) (November 18, 2011). "Secrets". Young Justice. Season 1. Episode 18. Cartoon Network.
  12. Weisman, Greg (writer) & Divar, Tim (director) (May 19, 2012). "Salvage". Young Justice. Season 2. Episode 4. Cartoon Network.
  13. Hopps, Kevin (writer) & Murphy, Doug (director) (March 16, 2013). "Endgame". Young Justice. Season 2. Episode 20. Cartoon Network.
  14. 14.0 14.1 Weisman, Greg (writer) (September 12, 2020). "The Prize". Young Justice. Season 3.9. Episode 001. DC FanDome.
  15. Dubuc, Nicole (writer) & Zwyer, Mel (director) (January 11, 2019). "Away Mission". Young Justice. Season 3. Episode 5. DC Universe.
  16. Weisman, Greg (writer) & Heuck, Vinton (director) (January 18, 2019). "Home Fires". Young Justice. Season 3. Episode 9. DC Universe.
  17. Catt, Mae (writer) & Zwyer, Mel (director) (January 25, 2019). "Another Freak". Young Justice. Season 3. Episode 11. DC Universe.
  18. Weisman, Greg (writer) & Berkeley, Christopher (director) (July 2, 2019). "Illusion of Control". Young Justice. Season 3. Episode 16. DC Universe.
  19. Krieg, Jim, Adams, Jeremy (writers) & Zwyer, Mel (director) (August 27, 2019). "Nevermore". Young Justice. Season 3. Episode 26. DC Universe.
  20. 20.0 20.1 Weisman, Greg (writer) & Berkeley, Christopher (director) (October 16, 2021). "Inhospitable". Young Justice. Season 4. Episode 01. HBO Max.
  21. Weisman, Greg (writer) & Heuck, Vinton (director) (June 9, 2022). "Death and Rebirth". Young Justice. Season 4. Episode 26. HBO Max.
  22. Moore, Jerome (2011-08-01). "YJ: LUCAS "SNAPPER" CARR". deviantArt. Retrieved 2011-10-29.
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