Marvel Universe >> View Post
·
Post By
FirstChAoS

In Reply To
Omar Karindu

Member Since: Sat May 17, 2008
Posts: 4,242
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)



    Quote:


      Quote:
      -- 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.


      Quote:
      -- 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.


      Quote:
      -- 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.



Posted with Microsoft Internet Explorer 7 on Windows XP
Alvaro's Comicboards powered by On Topic™ © 2003-2022 Powermad Software
All the content of these boards Copyright © 1996-2022 by Comicboards/TVShowboards. Software Copyright © 2003-2022 Powermad Software