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Reverend Meteor

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America's Captain 

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Subj: Re: Black Bolt
Posted: Thu Oct 05, 2017 at 10:53:42 pm EDT (Viewed 107 times)
Reply Subj: Re: Black Bolt
Posted: Thu Oct 05, 2017 at 05:37:24 pm EDT (Viewed 109 times)



      I hate it.


        Black Bolt should not speak. That should be like the cardinal rule for ever using the character unless he's blowing crap up with his voice. We mere mortals should not know what the King is thinking. I don't even think we should ever really get a feel for what type of personality he really has.

    You'll be pretty OK (but not entirely) with how the arc ends.

    But as for not knowing his personality - that right there is why we've never been able to have a Black Bolt solo book. The main protagonist has to be able to elicit empathy. Which doesn't mean he has to speak. Being mute is perfectly workable. But to intentionally short-circuit empathy by not allowing the reader any access into the character's inner self - that's unworkable for a book's main protagonist, which is what I've long wanted Black Bolt to be.

I don't think he should ever have a solo book. He doesn't work as a protagonist. Again he works best when we don't really know him.

He's a king. He's not a hero. Not really.

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