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emerick man

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The Last Word

Subj: ROM rules! [SPOILERS]
Posted: Thu Jun 14, 2007 at 01:45:34 pm EDT
Reply Subj: Who do you think. . . . [SPOILERS]
Posted: Thu Jun 14, 2007 at 12:33:31 pm EDT

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is a skrull?

My predictions? The Wasp, if for no other reason to account for her tormenting Hank Pym all these years, and her Austen-written fling with Hawkeye, or Hawkeye, who might have died during the Kree-Skrull War, only to be replaced.

The crazy thing is that there's so many telepaths/aliens/etc running around the MU who could detect this kind of thing. Dr. Strange? Spiderman? Rom? How could the Skrulls have remained hiddent, especially en masse?

This was always my main problem with the Rom series. . . .


> I admit, I have not been a fan of most of the things that have taken place in New Avengers. That said, I like the idea that the Skrulls are being portrayed as a credible, serious menace. For a group of highly advanced aliens with shape-shifting abilities who control a vast interstellar empire, the Skrulls are all too often portrayed as incompetent losers. It would be nice to see them return to the status of a genuine threat against Earth.
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> Aside from Mark Waid's run on Captain America, and some stuff Chris Claremont did in the X-Men circa 1990 with the "Warskrulls," I don't think the Skrull infiltration paranoia angle has been utilized effectively in, well, decades, probably not since the original Kree/Skrull War, which was so long before my time I never had an opportunity to read it until it finally got the TPB treatment several years ago.
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> Ben H

ROM rules! Always liked the series but eventually had to sell most of the whole collection (stupidstupidstupid) for reasons that were important at the time.

Anyways, hard to verify, but like the distinction that Dire Wraiths were the spellcasting branch of that race. Thought they'd established that that ability was genetically exclusive to that deviant gene. Nitpick considering Wraiths have troubled the team just as well since Immortus intro. HOwever, iirc a skrull can fool a skrull too. And maybe the have (limited) immunity to telepaths, kinda like Ferenghi. Still, any established canon should be strongly considered to enhance a storyline.

Also, it is frustrating at times to be constantly fooled by their charades (usually at a deus ex machina moment) but in hindsight it usually works for the best. Not all abilities will be perfected in our lifetime and that includes a skrull detection method. Just ask Skrullverine, no wait - he's dead, then ask Lyja. That was made ROM great 'cuz he had that uniquely cool Analyzer. A special element to any story it appears.

Elektra caught me off guard -which was good- but she was behind the scenes more. If it is a New Avengers, that we follow faithfully, is one it will be moreso shocking and a bit offsetting - just as Skrullv... Lyja. There probably will be some reference coming up to the Galadorans as they were retconned as the most serious threat to the Skrulls (which I'm not a fan of that changed tidbit). Afterall Nova told Tony who told SHIELD alien division. Who know this might be a way to have Abigail Brand appear which could be fun.


> is a skrull?
>
> My predictions? The Wasp, if for no other reason to account for her tormenting Hank Pym all these years, and her Austen-written fling with Hawkeye, or Hawkeye, who might have died during the Kree-Skrull War, only to be replaced.
>
> The crazy thing is that there's so many telepaths/aliens/etc running around the MU who could detect this kind of thing. Dr. Strange? Spiderman? Rom? How could the Skrulls have remained hiddent, especially en masse?
>
> This was always my main problem with the Rom series. . . .
>
>
> > I admit, I have not been a fan of most of the things that have taken place in New Avengers. That said, I like the idea that the Skrulls are being portrayed as a credible, serious menace. For a group of highly advanced aliens with shape-shifting abilities who control a vast interstellar empire, the Skrulls are all too often portrayed as incompetent losers. It would be nice to see them return to the status of a genuine threat against Earth.
> >
> > Aside from Mark Waid's run on Captain America, and some stuff Chris Claremont did in the X-Men circa 1990 with the "Warskrulls," I don't think the Skrull infiltration paranoia angle has been utilized effectively in, well, decades, probably not since the original Kree/Skrull War, which was so long before my time I never had an opportunity to read it until it finally got the TPB treatment several years ago.
> >
> > Ben H


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