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Would be Watcher

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Subj: Re: Same reason as usual...
Posted: Mon Jan 25, 2010 at 09:56:37 pm EST (Viewed 24 times)
Reply Subj: Re: Same reason as usual...
Posted: Mon Jan 25, 2010 at 08:09:49 pm EST (Viewed 2 times)

    I'm sorry. It was a vague response and I only skimmed the post.  To summarize, Kevin seemed to imply that you couldn't put absolute limits or ranges on characters abilities because it limits the storytelling. I think this is probably only true of big guys like the Hulk, who need to go to Planet X and fight space gods and pick up mountains yet also need to jump around NYC without destroying everything. There is no way around bending those rules. However, I don't thnk that is true of all comics.  For example, the physical abilities of Spider-man or Luke Cage can be defined pretty clearly with no ill effects.  You might think it would cause problems when they run into the Hulk, but it's the Hulk that is the variable there, not them.  None of us think that Spidey can lift a mountain.  When Iron Man fights Hulk, he doesn't suddenly jump into the class 1,000,000 strength category. It's just a matter of Hulk being a more abstract character in that his max is defined by the story he's in, which sits well with what Kevin was saying I think.

Yeah, I agree that it describes more the powerful characters as they tend to be stretched up and down to fit the needs much more often.

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