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The overlord

In Reply To
Dark Marvel

Subj: Still Doesn't ring true.
Posted: Mon Jan 28, 2008 at 09:00:58 am EST
Reply Subj: Re: Doesn't ring true.
Posted: Sun Jan 27, 2008 at 11:19:14 pm EST

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> > > Am I the only who thinks the Hood's gang is really boring and unimpressive so far?
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> > > A lot of these villains are supposed to geniuses as well (like the Wizard) so why would they all serve the Hood?
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> > ***Well lets put it this way...when was the last time the wizard did anything successful for all that genius? I mean why did all those other guys work for a fatarse like Kingpin? Because it takes more than genius it takes a vision, it takes initiative and a unifying quality...The Hood has that.
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> So why not write Wizard as a starscream in this title, that would actually be intelligent. Besides Wizard is a pretentious ego driven jerk, why would he take orders from him? Plus Kingpin wasn't 21, how many 30 year olds take orders from a 21 year old?


***You can look in plenty of offices the infrastructure is the new blood actually runing things and the old blood taking orders. As for this genius of the Wizard...Dude. He is old blood who has done nothing worthy in the last 20 years. Written realistically he would try and be Starscream and everyone else would be...chill old guy...when was the last time you did anything of note. Hood is unifying people and getting things done and getting money and actually listening to people...he isnt just throwing orders around...he gathers down and out villains and made them an offer...they took it...I dont see the problem.


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> > > It seems like these villains jobbing to the Hood to make him look cooler. Besides Hood and maybe Jigsaw, none of these villains have displayed any personality in this group. They all come off as minions, instead of characters with their own personality.
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> > ***With such a big group that doesn't have their own book, it's not easy to make them all individuals.
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> A few key individuals should have gotten characterization: Wizard, Purple man, Jonas Harrow.


There is time for characterization...later.


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> > > It be easy and far more interesting to give these villains some personality and have some group interaction. Some of the thug villains would be impressed with the Hood because of intelligence and the fact that he is a product of the streets, however others should have their own agendas:
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> > > Wizard could be the "starscream" of the group, secretly planning on overthrowing the Hood after he has done all the leg work, Purple Man as the scary psycho everyone kinda dislikes and who has only joined the group for kicks, Jonas Harrow as the one who is merely interested in pursuing his agenda of advancing his own bizarre experiments and stays loyal because he believes the resources from this group will help in this cause, etc.
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> > ***Except The Hood gave them all that offer before...they can all do those things as long as the group gets a piece...if the wizard wants a banatronic galvanizing ray tell the hood...we will get a team together and they will get it for him. etc etc. Hell I mean right after a group of villains gets caught by SHIELD The Hood goes right to the carrier and gets them out.
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> But half the super villains there are ego manics and the very concept of taking orders is offensive to them and they have escaped from prison.


Once again they aren't taking blind orders...every single thing the hood is saying makes sense...and they see it too.


Madame Masque and Wizard should be treating the Hood like he is uneducated trash, because they wouldn't respect a 20 year old punk and 50 grand or beating up Tigra doesnt change that.

***Except for the fact where they are now is better than where they were before they met the hood.


These characters are being under written to be Hood's minions, it doesn't ring true.

***Not true. The way Doom treats his people...thats minion...the way Hood is treating them is actually respectful.


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> > > This group should be far more interesting than the way Bendis writes them. This group is completely unimpressive.
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> > ***The group has been seen in what 3 issues...give them some time.
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> Assuming that they aren't just forgotten during secret invasion.


Assuming.

> > > > Am I the only who thinks the Hood's gang is really boring and unimpressive so far?
> > > >
> > > > A lot of these villains are supposed to geniuses as well (like the Wizard) so why would they all serve the Hood?
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> > > ***Well lets put it this way...when was the last time the wizard did anything successful for all that genius? I mean why did all those other guys work for a fatarse like Kingpin? Because it takes more than genius it takes a vision, it takes initiative and a unifying quality...The Hood has that.
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> > So why not write Wizard as a starscream in this title, that would actually be intelligent. Besides Wizard is a pretentious ego driven jerk, why would he take orders from him? Plus Kingpin wasn't 21, how many 30 year olds take orders from a 21 year old?
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> ***You can look in plenty of offices the infrastructure is the new blood actually runing things and the old blood taking orders. As for this genius of the Wizard...Dude. He is old blood who has done nothing worthy in the last 20 years. Written realistically he would try and be Starscream and everyone else would be...chill old guy...when was the last time you did anything of note. Hood is unifying people and getting things done and getting money and actually listening to people...he isnt just throwing orders around...he gathers
down and out villains and made them an offer...they took it...I dont see the problem.

Because some of these guys like being their own boss, so the every idea of taking orders would be offensive. Wizard never worked for Kingpin or anyone else, why would he work for the Hood?
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> > > > It seems like these villains jobbing to the Hood to make him look cooler. Besides Hood and maybe Jigsaw, none of these villains have displayed any personality in this group. They all come off as minions, instead of characters with their own personality.
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> > > ***With such a big group that doesn't have their own book, it's not easy to make them all individuals.
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> > A few key individuals should have gotten characterization: Wizard, Purple man, Jonas Harrow.
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> There is time for characterization...later.

When, half past Doomsday?
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> > > > It be easy and far more interesting to give these villains some personality and have some group interaction. Some of the thug villains would be impressed with the Hood because of intelligence and the fact that he is a product of the streets, however others should have their own agendas:
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> > > > Wizard could be the "starscream" of the group, secretly planning on overthrowing the Hood after he has done all the leg work, Purple Man as the scary psycho everyone kinda dislikes and who has only joined the group for kicks, Jonas Harrow as the one who is merely interested in pursuing his agenda of advancing his own bizarre experiments and stays loyal because he believes the resources from this group will help in this cause, etc.
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> > > ***Except The Hood gave them all that offer before...they can all do those things as long as the group gets a piece...if the wizard wants a banatronic galvanizing ray tell the hood...we will get a team together and they will get it for him. etc etc. Hell I mean right after a group of villains gets caught by SHIELD The Hood goes right to the carrier and gets them out.
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> > But half the super villains there are ego manics and the very concept of taking orders is offensive to them and they have escaped from prison.
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> Once again they aren't taking blind orders...every single thing the hood is saying makes sense...and they see it too.

How does going from being their own boss to being a minion make sense for all these guys? Heck purple man doesn't need money, why is he here?

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> Madame Masque and Wizard should be treating the Hood like he is uneducated trash, because they wouldn't respect a 20 year old punk and 50 grand or beating up Tigra doesnt change that.
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> ***Except for the fact where they are now is better than where they were before they met the hood.

Says who, Masque was a major figure in the maggia, which was more established in the underworld then the Hood was, why would she take orders from him? her father is count nefaria, one call to daddy and the Hood is in a world of trouble.
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> These characters are being under written to be Hood's minions, it doesn't ring true.
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> ***Not true. The way Doom treats his people...thats minion...the way Hood is treating them is actually respectful.

Irrelevant to the psychopathic or ego maniac villains there, they are never gratful.
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> > > > This group should be far more interesting than the way Bendis writes them. This group is completely unimpressive.
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> > > ***The group has been seen in what 3 issues...give them some time.
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> > Assuming that they aren't just forgotten during secret invasion.
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> Assuming.