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Omar Karindu

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Subj: Re: Heroes who look like idiots on Super-Teams?
Posted: Sat Jun 20, 2009 at 02:58:46 am EDT (Viewed 14 times)
Reply Subj: Re: Heroes who look like idiots on Super-Teams?
Posted: Fri Jun 19, 2009 at 11:39:09 pm EDT (Viewed 219 times)


      -- Iceman, though generally on a team, seems to do better when it's him alone than any other time. In a sol spotlight early in the X-Men's run -- Uncanny #18, in fact -- he singly held off Magneto for nearly an entire issue. In his own miniseries, he actually thwarted Oblivion, a fundamental force of the universe. And as an X-Man...he's the mound of wasted potential and whining ineffectuality we think of when we think "Iceman."

    mound of wasted potential and ineffectual whining? back when I regularly read X-men (lobdell era) that described most of them.

      -- Havok was introduced as a mutant so powerful Neal Adams designed his costume to portray a man who had devastating energy building up in him constantly with an "angry young man" personality and a tendency to wreck the joint. Once he became a regular character, he turned into a wishy-washy mess who spent most of his time bein coldcocked or brainwashed into villainy.

    Havoc was odd, as the bits and peices I read of him seem to clash. From the whiny "why can't I be as good as scott" guy who shot holes through everything (and everyone) he hit, to the semi confident x-factor leader who is every bit as confident as his team, to the space captain who just zaps things, havoc is a bit conflicting from what i read as i missed much of his personality and power growth.

      -- Magneto. See "Strange" above; whether a villain or a hero, his power level and/or rationality seem to drop immensely when he's got people with powers working with him.

    My first magneto story was in west coast avengers when iron-man could de-magnetize armor to avoid his powers. Since then many of magnetos solo appearances seem unbeleivably powerful to me. He manipulates non-ferrous metal, iron in the blood, and the earths magnetic field with way too much ease. Magneto is one of the few villains I'd like to see powered down slightly.

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