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Subj: It feels like they treated a symptom while ignoring the larger problem.
Posted: Thu Sep 22, 2011 at 08:27:11 pm EDT (Viewed 351 times)
Reply Subj: The Truth About Disassembled Revealed (Children's Crusade 7 Spoilers)
Posted: Thu Sep 22, 2011 at 12:15:06 am EDT (Viewed 101 times)

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Young Avengers: the Children's Crusade 7 is out. We finally learn the truth behind Wanda's madness in Disassembled. Basically, after losing her children, Wanda went to Doom for help, and together they cast a spell that wound up giving her almost limitless power but driving her crazy.
I'm not sure how I feel about this retcon. On the one hand, Wanda's insanity wasn't the result of an innate character flaw. On the other hand, Wanda was an idiot for going to Doom instead of Strange, Clea, Voodoo, etc.
I wonder when Wanda went to Doom since he was in Hell for several months preceding Disassembled.
At the end of the story, Doom becomes omnipotent and has healed his face. I wonder if this was intended as a tribute to Secret Wars 10.


J. K. Rowling one said that something to the effect that when writing fantasy, it is important to figure out what your characters are not capable of.

Comic book writers often tend to ignore this. (Especially with the more powerful characters.) Wanda in particular has been so powerful that she'a a walking chiche Deus Ex Machina character. If she's at that power level, people can't help but ask "Why doesn't the Scarlet Witch just wave her hand and make the villains vanish" every time there's a tense situation. Say what you will about Avengers Disassembled, but it got rid of that blockage of drama and tension. (House of M also got rid of the problem of too many Mutants in the MU.) If this is it for Hienberg's story, he will have fixed the "Wanda Problem" but will have brought back the bigger problem of another "can do anything" character.

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