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MysteryMan

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Subj: Re: Somewhere along the line, folks forgot what her powers were supposed to be
Posted: Tue Sep 27, 2011 at 10:05:08 am EDT (Viewed 16 times)
Reply Subj: Re: Somewhere along the line, folks forgot what her powers were supposed to be
Posted: Tue Sep 27, 2011 at 01:37:19 am EDT (Viewed 124 times)



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        The Scarlet Witch needs to be brought back to her original power set, probability alteration. She should be able to make unlikely things happen, but unable to make IMPOSSIBLE things happen.

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          She should be able to make the Green Goblin's pumpkin bomb go off in his hand before he throws it, or cause it to be a dud. But she shouldn't be able to turn it into a real pumpkin, levitate it out of his reach, or make it disappear.

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            I say divorce her from magic entirely. Go back to the old mutant hex powers. Plus, she's most interesting when sometimes she gets an undesirable effect and her hex backfires.

          When might that be? Her earliest appearances (going back to 1960s X-Men) have her doing impossible (not just unlikely) things with her powers: moving things and people, levitating things, having normal things burst into flame, all sorts of electrical manifestations, etc. Causing things to suddenly break apart for no reason other than her will is just as impossible as turning a bomb into a pumpkin.

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            Heck, in Avengers v1 #20, her powers seemed to work telepathically, too, controlling Swordsman's actions (causing him to run smack into a wall--sorry, that doesn't fall into "possible" imo).

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              Her original powers were no different than Jean Grey's: telekinesis. Even transmutation is telekinesis.

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                Hmm... maybe the problem is telekinesis. After all, telekinesis really is causing the impossible to happen.

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                  At any rate, her powers have been this way for far too long for there to be any change. I'd like a Jean Grey without ever worrying about cosmic parrots, but that ain't likely to happen either. The problem really is the fairly sexist way writers tend to handle female characters. All of these extraordinarily powerful menfolk don't seem to have these issues.



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    I'm not sure I'd agree with that. Sentry had the same issues. And on a personal note, I've mentioned that I'm no big fan of Wonder Man for many of the same reasons that didn't like Wanda's power-up.



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And what about people like..the Collector, Korvac (who's female version actually seems sane), etc...plenty of males who lose their minds as well.

Problem is Wanda is purew Deux es Machina now. If there were some limit like for example...

Hex..."See Hawkeye I know there is always a small chance you wouldnt punch me so you will stand there doing nothing."

POP! Right in the kisser! \:P

Hawkeye - "Wanda you killed me. You really think I would let that happen again."



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