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This story really has me hoping that Vraska joins the Gatewatch. She IS way more likable as a black-aligned character than Liliana, especially after Lili's little stunt during the Hours.
The strongest black element of Vraska's personality is the "by any means necessary." She still has a sense of justice/morality, she's just willing to do whatever it takes to effect that justice. That's been an element missing from the Gatewatch dynamic from the start (Liliana is certainly willing to do anything to achieve her goals, but she doesn't have any particularly strong convictions aside from keeping herself alive and doing what she wants). Vraska's presence in the Gatewatch would set up some very interesting moral dilemmas between the characters that should make for good reading.
Like I said, she'd basically be playing Wolverine's role on the X-Men and Avengers: the one who is willing to cross lines the others wouldn't cross and get his/her hands dirty for the greater good. Lili couldn't fill that role because her motivations were purely selfish. To keep the comic book trope running, Lili is more like when Lex Luthor joined the Justice League.
and hey, here's another Wolverine trope we'd get: a love triangle! well, if Vraska and Jace ever get out of the friendzone. Wolvie had a thing for a certain telepath that had a significant other, we could see a similar situation with Vraska, Jace and Lili.
also about Vraska: I like how they handled her stone gaze. the fact that she can't just use her stone gaze wily-nily is a good way to keep her from being overpowered. I think they need to put more of a limitation on it than just "needing to be charged," but it's better than nothing.