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DH the Lurker

Subj: If you're going to cop-out, do it right
Posted: Sun Jun 17, 2007 at 02:21:46 am EDT
Reply Subj: any shape-changers in the DCU that coulda taken her place? nt
Posted: Sun Jun 17, 2007 at 12:30:17 am EDT

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> > > *spoilers and speculation!*
> > >
> > > Scarlet Witch = Skrull?
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> > > Think about it, she started behaving rather oddly right after Kurt left and Geoff took over, particularly the Red Zone arc. Then she "goes crazy" after finding out about the kids she already knew she had, breaks up the Avengers, goes off with Magneto, does the whole HoM thing, then Clint finds her in Transia without her memory.
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> > > Sounds very Skrully. And pretty much the only way to get good old Wanda back, because it wasn't her.
> >
> > I doubt she was a Skrull- I'd much rather have the explanation involve her exposure to the DC Universe's heavy-duty Chaos magic in Avengers/JLA. All of a sudden, she's so powerful that she can lay out the entire JLA singlehandedly? I bet that messed with her head, and helped her on the course to remembering the twins. It fits the chronology rather well, and it legitimizes the JLA/Avengers crossover.
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> That sounds pretty cool.

> > > > *spoilers and speculation!*
> > > >
> > > > Scarlet Witch = Skrull?
> > > >
> > > > Think about it, she started behaving rather oddly right after Kurt left and Geoff took over, particularly the Red Zone arc. Then she "goes crazy" after finding out about the kids she already knew she had, breaks up the Avengers, goes off with Magneto, does the whole HoM thing, then Clint finds her in Transia without her memory.
> > > >
> > > > Sounds very Skrully. And pretty much the only way to get good old Wanda back, because it wasn't her.
> > >
> > > I doubt she was a Skrull- I'd much rather have the explanation involve her exposure to the DC Universe's heavy-duty Chaos magic in Avengers/JLA. All of a sudden, she's so powerful that she can lay out the entire JLA singlehandedly? I bet that messed with her head, and helped her on the course to remembering the twins. It fits the chronology rather well, and it legitimizes the JLA/Avengers crossover.
> >
> > That sounds pretty cool.

Think about it, she started behaving rather oddly right after Kurt took over.

That costume? Wonder Man? The massive power upgrade? I realise there's a whole generation of readers that just don't know any better, but seriously, no. Just....no. That wasn't "good old Wanda" anymore than the more overtly-insane version Bendis gave us. Whether you simply want a trigger-moment for "that's where she went crazy", or you want the giant cop-out of her being a fake, THAT'S where you want to draw the line, since resetting her back to "adulterous, under-dressed, and unable to stop talking about chaos magic" would just be leaving her a different kind of broken.

The people who actually WANT that from her, and just want her back to fill the Avengers Sex Object role she got forced into, well, just make do with staring at Spider-Woman's implants, yo?


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