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Omar Karindu

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

Subj: Re: You'd think, wouldn't you? December Solicits
Posted: Tue Sep 27, 2011 at 03:12:55 pm EDT (Viewed 170 times)
Reply Subj: You'd think, wouldn't you?
Posted: Mon Sep 26, 2011 at 08:42:28 pm EDT (Viewed 229 times)

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Now, if I was talking to pretty much anyone else on this board, I'd probably go into full-on trolling them so hard I'd be unable to regenerate damage inflicted by fire, and dismiss civilians killed by Bullseye as collateral damage, or point out that no-one is innocent and thus they probably had it coming for one reason or another.

But in seriousness, as much as I'm one of the few who insists on counting the Dark Avengers as real Avengers, and also infiltrators and impostors like Terminatrix/AntiVision/Veranke and Loki, but not the "Avengers Resistance", because screw you, Speedball, you're Avengers-History's 2nd Greatest Monster, you have an iron-clad argument that even though Norman is both the hero we need, AND the hero we deserve, Bullseye is indefensible.

That said, the death penalty would be controversial enough, and is something even the worst villains are seldom threatened with, so it's unlikely that even the worst criminal being murdered by an unhinged/crazed/lunatic, demonically-possessed vigilante, would be met with shrugged shoulders and a "good riddance" from the people. Throw in the fact that Bullseye was apparently some kind of mentally ill, and he was one of several members of the team they were trying (and failing) to keep stable through medication, and there'd be all manner of outcry.

If in the real world, there's outcry every time cops kill a criminal, and there was similar outcry over the most infamous terrorist leader of our time being killed, I'm sure in the Marvel Universe, there'd be similar crocodile-tears and hand-wringing over Bullseye's death, even if only in service of a political or anti-vigilante agenda.

On the subject of Bullseye in Dark Avengers, and his threats to kill his team-mates, I loved how, despite the massive power-difference between them, Gargan reacted by telling on him.

I was trying to get you (t)rolling, and then I'd join in like old times. Perhaps this will help

But if we're gonna be serious....

Plenty of people did get upset that Daredevil killed someone; I'm just saying that pretty much no in-character reaction would be "DD killed an Avenger!" And I include a hypothetical PR-rehabbed Norman Osborn on that side of matters.

Speaking of whom...I'm not really seeing the point of having Norman apparently partner up with what's left of HYDRA/HAMMER as the December solicits seem to promise. I suppose they're running with the idea that he knows all sorts of classified info from his government work, but it's really unclear how that will connect with the tattoo-cult story they were setting up in the Spider-books.

I do think it's bizarrely dumb for DD to join the Avengers as if nothing happened. Look at the last time they let in a red-clad superhero with a tendency to go mental and/or be possessed by powerful demonic entities.....

- Omar Karindu
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