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Marshall Bravestar

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Omar Karindu

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Subj: Re: Monica Rambeau = Ms. Marvel?
Posted: Tue Oct 16, 2012 at 06:46:06 pm EDT (Viewed 13 times)
Reply Subj: Re: Monica Rambeau = Ms. Marvel?
Posted: Tue Oct 16, 2012 at 06:08:11 pm EDT (Viewed 296 times)

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Much of that seems to be that she's a bit too much of a "flawless" character for most writers. She has a very expansive powerset, she's a trained law officer and former Avenger who therefore lacks the "rookie" hook, and she never developed an interesting non-costumed life to generate drama.

On the other side of things, no one's really found an alternate powerset for her that wasn't rather generic (super-strength, energy blasts). She's a difficult character to use in the Marvel Universe, where the flaws and oddities of the heroes most often drive the stories. What are Monica's flaws and oddities, other than the comically insane personality Ellis gave her in a humor-based series?

If a character is underused, it is not the fault of the character. Writers act like a character is broken, when in fact they are just failing to do their job.

More ethnic characters are needed definitely. Soon we'll have a majority Hispanic nation with majority white super heroes. That's would be most lame.