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Reverend Meteor

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Omar Karindu

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Subj: Re: Monica Rambeau = Ms. Marvel?
Posted: Wed Oct 17, 2012 at 08:19:49 am EDT (Viewed 260 times)
Reply Subj: Re: Monica Rambeau = Ms. Marvel?
Posted: Tue Oct 16, 2012 at 06:08:11 pm EDT (Viewed 294 times)

    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.

The flawless thing has always been my problem with her. I think Stern went to a great deal to create a highly competent, fairly powerful, emotionally stable, respectful team player who was in no way a negative racial stereotype. And for that he should he be commended. But on the other hand he made her all these things but to me he never made her interesting. She seems to have a lack of interesting quirks, idiosyncrasies, peccadilloes or whatever you want to call it.

She's too perfect. Even Cap as perfect as he is can come off as naive or haughty. But she doesn't even do that. She's so beyond perfect that she's perfect and well adjusted \:\)

    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?

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