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Subj: Re: i like the new Ant-Man. he's refreshingly human.
Posted: Sun May 10, 2009 at 08:17:50 pm EDT (Viewed 88 times)
Reply Subj: i like the new Ant-Man. he's refreshingly human.
Posted: Sun May 10, 2009 at 05:03:52 pm EDT (Viewed 12 times)

    i like Scott Lang. i'm sorry that he's dead. but, even if he were brought back, i'd rather he stay retired from superheroism. he has other skills. he was one of Stark's go-to engineers for years. he'd make a decent supporting character in 'Iron Man' or 'Young Avengers.'

    but, anyways, i think people overlook just how unique Eric O'Grady is. he's a representation of your average person whereas most marvel heroes are an exaggeration of that same person. Peter is superhumanly noble/well-meaning. Punisher is superhumanly obsessive and skilled at carrying out "justice." Matt Murdock might as well be jessus christ w/ the amount of suffering he endures to protect Hell's Kitchen. the Hood is uncharacteristically ambitious for a supposed street-level thug.
    all of these folks are distorted images of humanity.

    for contrast, O'Grady might save someone because it's the right thing to do. he might also walk right by a person in trouble because it would require too much effort to save them. he might help out a friend. he might betray a friend. O'Grady is human as can be. that's why i think he's the perfect fit for the Ant-Man role; one that really shouldn't be taken so seriously. plus his power-set and look fit his personality. he's small-minded, prone to hiding, feeding off of other people, and almost entirely amoral. it's silly that greatness is expected from someone calling themselves "Ant-Man." what was Pym smoking?

Pym Particles, apparently. \:\-P


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