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Subj: Re: black Villains at Marvel
Posted: Sat Jun 21, 2008 at 11:44:39 pm EDT (Viewed 45 times)
Reply Subj: black Villains at Marvel
Posted: Sat Jun 21, 2008 at 06:39:24 pm EDT

Nightshade, Tombstone, Black Talon, Erik Killmonger... All formidable villains, esp. Killmonger... I always thought Chemistro could have been a more "A" level villain. Chemistro is very underwritten: nobody has realized his potential! Actually the only A level villain above may be Killmonger...

And then there are THREE: Chemistro, The White Ape (almost forgot) and and Nightshade... THE LETHAL LEGION!

VS. Cage, The Black Widow, and Captain America I! That would be an interesting conflict! Photon's not there because... Light can alter most chemical reactions and... She's immune to Nightshade and she'll rip into the White Ape.

I think the villains cross all barriers just like the heroes... But the heroes make the difference, regardless of skin pigmentation... Or race... Or sex... Or Subphylum... Or make of Buick... Or choice of breakfast (IHOP)...

> Are there any A-list black or African villains at marvel? There are obviously a lot of white and asian (Mandarin, Yellow claw, fu manchu, etc.) evil world beaters. but i realized i couldnt think of any major black villains, you know ones that can threaten the world or part of it. or have some ambition beyond just stealing money.
> the black ones i think of tend to be on the less powered side and often become semi-heroes (rocket racer, prowler, equinox, etc) almost like the writers feel guilty about writing black villains and have to make them "misunderstood". others are just part of a larger group, like thunderball or man-ape
> anyway, im sure there are some major league black villains out there. I just cant think of any at the moment. can anyone help me out?

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