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Beowulf

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BlakGard

Subj: Re: My theories on Illuminati #3 [SPOILERS]
Posted: Sat Jun 02, 2007 at 06:28:30 am EDT (Viewed 2 times)
Reply Subj: Re: My theories on Illuminati #3 [SPOILERS]
Posted: Sat Jun 02, 2007 at 12:23:27 am EDT (Viewed 2 times)

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> > Well my biggest theory and biggest retcon that would result from
> > this issue is this: the Beyonder never came to Earth during Secret
> > Wars II. Looks like he conjured up all the heroes so he could act
> > out his own fantasies.
>
> Doesn't work, because too many of his actions on Earth in SWII and
> its crossovers had lasting consequences. You'd have to throw out,
> just for starters, Kurse as a Thor character, Rick Jones being cured
> of cancer in an ongoing Hulk plotline, and Doctor Doom regaining his
> original body after it was destoyed by Terrax and the Silver Surfer.
> And if you're willign to look at less "important" plotlines, you'll
> find more untenable revisions if that's what this retcon is meant to
> do.
>
> And you know, that would be fine if the story in Illuminati #3 were
> doing anything especially interesting...but it's not. It's a clumsy
> effort to use some rather strained Marvel technobabble -- what, pray
> tell, is a "mutant Inhuman" anyway? -- to make sure that one member
> of the hastily-retconned in Illuminati is responsible in some way
> for every major Marvel event.

I agree that it's clumsy, but a "mutant Inhuman" is hardly a new concept or one that needs much explanation.
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> > > Well my biggest theory and biggest retcon that would result from
> > > this issue is this: the Beyonder never came to Earth during Secret
> > > Wars II. Looks like he conjured up all the heroes so he could act
> > > out his own fantasies.
> >
> > Doesn't work, because too many of his actions on Earth in SWII and
> > its crossovers had lasting consequences. You'd have to throw out,
> > just for starters, Kurse as a Thor character, Rick Jones being cured
> > of cancer in an ongoing Hulk plotline, and Doctor Doom regaining his
> > original body after it was destoyed by Terrax and the Silver Surfer.
> > And if you're willign to look at less "important" plotlines, you'll
> > find more untenable revisions if that's what this retcon is meant to
> > do.
> >
> > And you know, that would be fine if the story in Illuminati #3 were
> > doing anything especially interesting...but it's not. It's a clumsy
> > effort to use some rather strained Marvel technobabble -- what, pray
> > tell, is a "mutant Inhuman" anyway? -- to make sure that one member
> > of the hastily-retconned in Illuminati is responsible in some way
> > for every major Marvel event.
>
> I agree that it's clumsy, but a "mutant Inhuman" is hardly a new concept or one that needs much explanation.

Well, the Inhumans are already pretty much the same as mutants, especially as some of them are born with their powers not needing the Terrigen treatment. So the confusion is understandable.


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