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Marshall Bravestar

Subj: Re: Monica Rambeau = Ms. Marvel?
Posted: Wed Oct 17, 2012 at 02:12:29 am EDT (Viewed 10 times)
Reply Subj: Re: Monica Rambeau = Ms. Marvel?
Posted: Tue Oct 16, 2012 at 06:46:06 pm EDT (Viewed 13 times)

    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.

In fairness, a writer can't be expected to like and/or see potential in every character. You like who you like, and in truth, some characters are just plain terrible. Poorly-conceived from top to bottom. I've never subscribed to the philosophy "There are no bad characters, only bad writers." No, sometimes there actually are bad characters.

On the other hand, I certainly don't believe Monica falls into that category, but she's been nonetheless ignored by writers for the most part over the past twenty-five years. For whatever reason. I can't say I agree with her being "too flawless." I generally find that characters like that seem to be lightning rods for writers to do their "tear a character down in order to build them back up again" shtick.