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Todd Arliss




Brynocki

Tyrak

Headlok

Gargantua

Gogg

Yetrigar (mind-controlled)

Porcupine II (give us some backstory on the new guy as well please)

Halflife

Sunstroke

Brain Drain

Xemnu

Xandu

Professor Power

Captain Barracuda (he's still out there!)

Styx & Stone

Man-Bull

Stiletto

Dr.Nemesis

Discus

Dr.Karl Malus

The Power Tools

Jackhammer

Bludgeon

Slasher/Razorblade

Scarlet Beetle

Baron Brimstone

Ion

El Toro

The Cadre (Spidey/Moon Knight foes)

Professor Stromm (though probably not with Osborn)

Gideon Mace (if he's still alive)

Mega-Man

Any Serpent Society member






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The GoldenAger




You've listed all these villains, but haven't said WHY they should join The Hood or Osborn's teams... can you elaborate...


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    Brynocki
    Tyrak
    Headlok
    Gargantua
    Gogg
    Yetrigar (mind-controlled
    Porcupine II (give us some backstory on the new guy as well please)
    Halflife
    Sunstroke
    Brain Drain
    Xemnu
    Xandu
    Professor Power
    Captain Barracuda (he's still out there
    Styx & Stone
    Man-Bull
    Stiletto
    Dr.Nemesis
    Discus
    Dr.Karl Malus
    The Power Tools
    Jackhammer
    Bludgeon
    Slasher/Razorblade
    Scarlet Beetle
    Baron Brimstone
    Ion
    El Toro
    The Cadre (Spidey/Moon Knight foes)
    Professor Stromm (though probably not with Osborn)
    Gideon Mace (if he's still alive)
    Mega-Man
    Any Serpent Society member


I look forward to reading your reasons.

The GoldenAger


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Daniel (First)





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    You've listed all these villains, but haven't said WHY they should join The Hood or Osborn's teams... can you elaborate...



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      Brynocki
      Tyrak
      Headlok
      Gargantua
      Gogg
      Yetrigar (mind-controlled
      Porcupine II (give us some backstory on the new guy as well please)
      Halflife
      Sunstroke
      Brain Drain
      Xemnu
      Xandu
      Professor Power
      Captain Barracuda (he's still out there
      Styx & Stone
      Man-Bull
      Stiletto
      Dr.Nemesis
      Discus
      Dr.Karl Malus
      The Power Tools
      Jackhammer
      Bludgeon
      Slasher/Razorblade
      Scarlet Beetle
      Baron Brimstone
      Ion
      El Toro
      The Cadre (Spidey/Moon Knight foes)
      Professor Stromm (though probably not with Osborn)
      Gideon Mace (if he's still alive)
      Mega-Man
      Any Serpent Society member



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    I look forward to reading your reasons.



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    The GoldenAger



He is one of the most proficient combatants of the MU.
He does not have any superhuman powers, he is still a very dangerous as it is considered that Crossbones is one of the world's best hand-to-hand combatants, with extensive training in street-fighting, military training, with various forms of martial arts, and has been taught by Taskmaster. He is also an expert marksman with guns, bows, and throwing knives.

He has gone up against Steve Rogers many times which went to stalemates and he even won one a few times, even when lost he made sure that Rogers deserved it.
He has also gone up against DD as well, took a shot at Kingpin when he was in his prime and had a brutal fight-out with Bullseye as well and more recently had skirmishes with Wolverine and went up against Bucky/Winter Soldier. .

These guys are all considered to be with in the top 5 – 10 fighters within the MU. He went up against these guys and handled himself fine. Especially with Steve Rogers.
IF Rogers won it was a hard-fought victory. Considering that Rogers is considered the no.1 – no.2 (considering who you ask) combatants in the entire MU, which says something about Cross ability.

Although right now he is not doing anything at the moment these days, the thing with Crossbones, he seems to have parallels in his own ‘career’ with Bullseye. He almost seems to be in the position where Bullseye was a few years back. He is synominous with he ‘Boss’. Where Skull was he was not that far behind, just as with Fisk and Bulls. And where once Bullseye was considered to be DD physical match and could go toe-to-toe and at times even beat his arch-enemy, he went through a period of being punked-out (mostly during Bendis run) where he got his ass handed to him in some very one sided fights and even ran away from Electra and DD. Same thing has happened to Crossbones recently, where he got consistently whooped by Bucky, got punched out by Wolverine and got sent jail twice. Also they mainly appeared in only their enemy’s book. Although that was for obvious reasons, it was not until Bullseye got drafted over to be part of the Thunderbolts team that he finally got elevated to not just the badass arch-enemy of Daredevil but to also being a badass enemy to the MU.

This was achieved by the fact that being part of the Thunderbolts got him away from the usual crowd and got him going up against fresh faces such as Spider-Man, Skrulls, Moon Knight, a Hulkbuster robot, Deadpool etc. He really seems to be a character/threat in his own right. The same could happen to Crossbones!

If he was recruited to the now black-ops Thunderbolt team, he would be the perfect member. I see him taking up the role of Bullseye, where he would be their ‘secret weapon’ thanks to his association with the assassination of Steve Rogers, and only be used on special occasions and emergencies. But to his credit, Cross does seem to be a bit more of a team-player than Bulls. This has been shown a number of times, such as when he became the defacto-leader of the Skeleton Crew when Magneto buried Skull alive and when the team was in place he generally seems to get along enough with them. Same thing has happened when Burbaker took over. He was seen that he was once again working well with the Skeleton Crew, when the believed the Skull dead he became the defacto leader again, took it upon himself to bring Sin back and then went back to being a team-player when he knew that the Skull was back.

Come to think of it, I think by the end of ‘Dark Reign’ the Thunderbolts team will once again be shaken up – imagine if Bullseye and Crossbones was on the same team?! That would bring the internal friction that makes teams interesting. Think Wolverine and Cyclops or Hawkeye and Captain America when they first got on the team together…



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Madison Carter





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    You've listed all these villains, but haven't said WHY they should join The Hood or Osborn's teams... can you elaborate...



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It's just the same list of characters he posts every week or so that he wants to see used. At least he's being creative this time in dressing it up.

I don't really see the Scarlet Beetle ever standing side-by-side with the Hood, Jigsaw and the Wrecking Crew, but eh, stranger things have happened.



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Todd Arliss





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    You've listed all these villains, but haven't said WHY they should join The Hood or Osborn's teams... can you elaborate...



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      Brynocki
      Tyrak
      Headlok
      Gargantua
      Gogg
      Yetrigar (mind-controlled
      Porcupine II (give us some backstory on the new guy as well please)
      Halflife
      Sunstroke
      Brain Drain
      Xemnu
      Xandu
      Professor Power
      Captain Barracuda (he's still out there
      Styx & Stone
      Man-Bull
      Stiletto
      Dr.Nemesis
      Discus
      Dr.Karl Malus
      The Power Tools
      Jackhammer
      Bludgeon
      Slasher/Razorblade
      Scarlet Beetle
      Baron Brimstone
      Ion
      El Toro
      The Cadre (Spidey/Moon Knight foes)
      Professor Stromm (though probably not with Osborn)
      Gideon Mace (if he's still alive)
      Mega-Man
      Any Serpent Society member



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    I look forward to reading your reasons.


Because;

1.The Hood and Osborn might want to recruit more villains for their cause.Many of the above felons would make great additions.

2.There's a lot of great baddies in my list who rarely show up today.

3.I would like to see all of them again!

'Nuff Said.




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The GoldenAger





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      You've listed all these villains, but haven't said WHY they should join The Hood or Osborn's teams... can you elaborate...

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          Brynocki
          Tyrak
          Headlok
          Gargantua
          Gogg
          Yetrigar (mind-controlled
          Porcupine II (give us some backstory on the new guy as well please)
          Halflife
          Sunstroke
          Brain Drain
          Xemnu
          Xandu
          Professor Power
          Captain Barracuda (he's still out there
          Styx & Stone
          Man-Bull
          Stiletto
          Dr.Nemesis
          Discus
          Dr.Karl Malus
          The Power Tools
          Jackhammer
          Bludgeon
          Slasher/Razorblade
          Scarlet Beetle
          Baron Brimstone
          Ion
          El Toro
          The Cadre (Spidey/Moon Knight foes)
          Professor Stromm (though probably not with Osborn)
          Gideon Mace (if he's still alive)
          Mega-Man
          Any Serpent Society member

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          I look forward to reading your reasons.



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    1.The Hood and Osborn might want to recruit more villains for their cause.Many of the above felons would make great additions.



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    2.There's a lot of great baddies in my list who rarely show up today.



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    3.I would like to see all of them again!



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    'Nuff Said.





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Attok12




What should happen is that the Crimson Cowl (Justine Hammer) should form her own team of rivals that could go against the Hood's little syndicate. She's already had experience handling such a crowd. She should get Iron MAiden to be her top assassin/right hand woman, for starters. Baron Brimstone could be her top mage, if the right writer could revamp him correctly. Montenegro could also join as one of the powerhouses, maybe. Other great baddies you mention would also work.



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dingomonkey

I can't believe it's any different from why the writers pick some of the random fools they put on th





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