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atrimus

Location: Saint Louis, MO
Member Since: Sat May 17, 2008
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Would be Watcher

Location: Canada
Member Since: Sat May 17, 2008
Subj: Re: Same reason as usual...
Posted: Sun Jan 24, 2010 at 02:08:58 pm EST (Viewed 64 times)
Reply Subj: Same reason as usual...
Posted: Sun Jan 24, 2010 at 10:29:09 am EST (Viewed 138 times)



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    ...drama. Don't expect anything one side even when it should. It's how it works in comics and why I say battles convey poorly the extent of someone's superiority...



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    Here is a very good reply from  M. Grevioux to a poster expressing a similar concerns (Not the first time I post it but it still illustrate that reality so nicely)



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    poster : "...Blue Marvel being trillions and trillions of times stronger than people like Thing and She-Hulk... the truth is the characters will NEVER be written than way. And deep deep down I think the writers KNOW it.



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    Using this formula is merely a formula for future bad writing. I've see it time and time again, and I'll continue to think that until I see otherwise. Again, Carol as strong as she is should be like a leaf in the wind to Blue Marvel if he's got the muscle to move moons. Her power level should be nothing."



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    Kevin Grevioux: "I disagree here. This isn't bad writing. I used to think exactly like you did before I became a professional, but that's not the way it works. You can't have a superior character run roughshod over another character like that. Powers and their potency have to be made fluid within a certain range otherwise it kills the dictates of drama. I think everything is in the execution of the particular feat at a particular moment. This aspect of comic book writing has been going on for decades, and it will continue that way.



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    Back in the day, I had this "rule" that I would use to judge what was stupid and what was not. That is: "Don't give a character a certain power when they don't use it in a situation where it would logically makes sense for them to use it." But if you adhere to that, you'd have to eliminate most super-powers like super-strength, invulnerability and of course, super-speed. These powers can't possibly work the same way all the time. If you did that, just using Superman as an example, all of his stories would only last 3 panels. We have to remember that these are comic books we're writing here, not lessons in physics and logic. Yes, there are rules, but those rules are fluid. But what happens is that oft times we give a "pass" to some characters and not to others for differnt reasons. And for a lot of fans, that is a big issue. "



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    Some might also find some interresting stuff in the second portion of the reply... I did... 

not sure i really agree with Grevioux.  if good storytelling means you have to eliminate superspeed or any other power, then it should be eliminated for the sake of the story.  if you can't eliminate that power then you should create worthy opponents and dilemmas for that character.


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    link to citations here.



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