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Kieran Frost

Subj: Would you want big personal changes to happen to the lives of the Marvel Characters?
Posted: Tue Aug 25, 2009 at 08:02:48 am EDT (Viewed 378 times)

I was thinking recently (it's been known to happen); that almost all Marvel characters live lives with "no-strings-attached." What weighs them down? Why do they never fully commit to anything? Now I understand the two big reasons for this:
a) characters are easier to use/write when they are single/childless, because it gives a bigger range of possibilities to play with
b) other writers might dislike giving them change, and undo/ignore it the first chance they get.  Or just not use the character, because they don't want to deal with the spouse.

But why do so few Marvel characters marry? Why do so few have kids? Why do so few not have long term relationships? I also understand that these are "superheroes" and we don't want to read a soap (I know I don't); but why not allow even just 10% to tie the knot? Why not have 5% give birth?
Who do we have?
- Richard and Sue Reed w. child
- Storm and T'Challa
- Absorbing Man and Titania
- Norman Osborn and Lily [pregnant]

I KID YOU NOT, I just drew a blank.  Four?  Four is all the universe can handle, and let's be honest, one of them is hardly A-list impressive.  Am I forgetting many obvious ones, or is this not the case?  I would mention Spiderman/MJ or Jamie/Siryn/Sean but both were "erased".

What are your views on this?

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