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Omar Karindu

Member Since: Sat May 17, 2008
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Century: Your Alien Hero

Subj: That line would work with anyone except Bullseye.
Posted: Sun Sep 25, 2011 at 10:05:52 am EDT (Viewed 284 times)
Reply Subj: Re: What About when Daredevil killed an Avenger?
Posted: Sun Sep 25, 2011 at 04:28:53 am EDT (Viewed 315 times)

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Yes, Daredevil also murdered an Avenger and got away with it, and nobody's calling for him to die. And the public actually knows about that one, while the truth about Disassembled and House of M has been kept from them.

And while we're on the subject, wow did "Shadowland" go off the rails. A potentially-awesome tale of "Is Daredevil playing The Hand like Tetris, and trying to destroy them from within, or has he finally snapped and gone completely crazygonuts?", and no, he's just being possessed by Hank McCoy.

The gimmick with Bullhawk was that Norman made sure NO ONE outside the team knew that was Bullseye under the mask prior to the end of Siege, because even Norman knew that this would basically end the whole game. Norman had to do the same in the Thunderbolts; Bullseye wasn't part of the on-camera team, even when everyone knew it was a bunch of villains.

And unlike Norman, Ares, and their cronies, you can't really even argue that Bullseye was "getting the tough superheroing jobs done the wrong way" as a Dark Avenger. In his mini, he murders the would-be *victims* of crimes, and then a new crew that happened to see him. In Dark Avengers, he spent all his time threatening to kill his own teammates, and ended the series by strangling the Sentry's wife to death. As far as I can tell, Bullseye was the one team member who never came close to even bothering to pretend he was Avengering.

Heck, on this very board, even the "Norman is actually good" brigade -- Kieran Frost, for one -- were forced to drop that argument when people so much as mentioned that Norman was working with Bullseye. For allt ose reasons and more, even as a Dark Avenger I'm not sure Bullseye really counts. It's like saying someone killed the Hulk: most of the MU, including ost of the Avengers, aren't gonna respond by shrieking "someone killed an Avenger!"

Given that Bullseye's last big public move before his death was killing 100 people with a bomb, it's not hard to see why no one's too upset about what happened there. On the meta level, he probably does need to be rested for a long time...even his "killing DD's girlfriend" shtick was becoming repetitious at this point. (When he does come back, I hope it's because Deadpool arranges to resurrect him.)

- Omar Karindu
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