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Reverend Meteor

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Subj: Oh, maybe that's the problem
Posted: Wed Oct 17, 2012 at 10:55:39 am EDT (Viewed 13 times)
Reply Subj: Re: Monica Rambeau = Ms. Marvel?
Posted: Wed Oct 17, 2012 at 08:19:49 am EDT (Viewed 263 times)

    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.

I said below that I didn't think her being flawless was the problem, but I wasn't taking her race/gender into consideration at the time.

Look at Storm, for example. She at least appears regularly but she seems to be treated like a sacred cow. Never been killed off before to my knowledge (unusual for X-Men characters) and I think the worst thing that's happened to her was her losing her powers, and Claremont only did that just so he could say "See? Look how tough and cool she is even without her powers." It's usually her teammates who are dragged through the mud while she's always the rock.

I suppose it's possible that since Stern went to such painstaking lengths to make Monica wonderful that nobody else is comfortable doing anything interesting with her for fear it might be perceived as them "wrecking" a perfectly good minority character.


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