… because if they weren’t on the CW these kids would be swearing a hell of a lot more.
Rip: Likes to pretend he’s a suave and mannerly captain who only swears under duress for emphasis (“Why in the hell did you think that was a good idea?” “You all need to learn to follow your damn orders!”) but in reality he’s a poorly contained mess of frustration and bad plans who’s ready to start flipping tables and dropping cluster f-bombs at a moment’s notice. (“What in the fucking hell is wrong with you all? WHY THE SHIT WOULD YOU DO THIS?”) Incidentally, that’s how the last crew Monopoly night ended.
Sara: Swearing is frequent and casual; she greets friends with “hey, asshole” and just dropping a spoon is likely to elicit something like “oh, dicks”. Profanity is like punctuation if you catch Sara in the right mood. She drops it during missions though; the League doesn’t tolerate a lot of extra talking since it wastes breath, mental capacities, and precious seconds.
Jax: Usually swears as an expression of surprise. What he lacks in frequency he more than makes up for in creativity: “Oh, sweet Christ on a bike.” “Well, fuck me sideways, that’s a dinosaur.”
Stein: Pretentious old man who considers himself above using profanity; says cute dumb things like “Great Scott!” instead. Spends a lot of time literally inside Jax’s head though, so occasionally slips up and blurts out something like “Well, knock me down and shove a cactus up my ass.” Immediately becomes flustered and embarrassed upon doing this.
Leonard: Usually has the self-restraint not to get too sweary, but if pushed to a breaking point he will get weird. (Sara loves it.)
Gideon: “Mr. Snart, Captain Hunter says you need to stop doing that.”
Snart, without cracking a smile: “Tell Captain Hunter he can eat my entire ass, Gideon.”
Kendra: Frequent sprinkling of “damn” and “hell” when called for, and not averse to stronger language, although her family doesn’t like it so she grew up not using it much.
Ray: Building off my preferred autistic Ray headcanon, swearing is a speech pattern that Ray made a deliberate effort to incorporate into his language when the other kids started doing it. He took a lot of notes from how people swore in movies, which is why he mostly busts it out at dramatic moments (”You bastard” @ Mick in Marooned and so on). It never really stops being a conscious effort, a little stilted, and he doesn’t get too creative with it.
Mick: Doesn’t swear as much as you’d think. Keeps it understated, since literally everything about Mick makes the point for him, if that makes sense. Usually a deadpan “aw, hell” when things start going south will do it for Mick. And a whole lot of threats of ass kicking, of course.
So, I come home to a mysterious white envelope to discover that I have won… In the words of Jay McGuiness himself…. OH MY CHRIST ON A BIKE, I’VE WON JAY MCGUINESS’ SIGNED SPORTS RELEIF T-SHIRT!!!!!!! AND YES, HE WORE IT!!!!!!!! :’D OVER THE F*CKING MOON RIGHT NOW!!!!!!!!!!! *dies* ♥ ♥ ♥