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eugenio abraham: the ex exposed guy

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Happy Hogan 

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Subj: Re: It feels like they treated a symptom while ignoring the larger problem.
Posted: Fri Sep 23, 2011 at 01:36:59 pm EDT (Viewed 231 times)
Reply 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 355 times)


    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.)

I agree with that. And cool quotation from J.K Rowling.

    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.

But, I think that is exactly what Hienberg is trying to avoid. We are supposed to believe that all that "Reality Manipulation" power was not really Wanda's but some external force. And as of this issue Wanda has not that power anymore. And we just know Doom wont be keeping it either.

That just leave Wiccan as a lose cannon. At the beginning of this story he wasnt really all that powerfull, so I wonder what will happen to him.

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