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The GoldenAger

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Kieran Frost

Subj: Re: Would you want big personal changes to happen to the lives of the Marvel Characters?
Posted: Tue Aug 25, 2009 at 11:43:23 am EDT (Viewed 232 times)
Reply Subj: Would you want big personal changes to happen to the lives of the Marvel Characters?
Posted: Tue Aug 25, 2009 at 08:02:48 am EDT (Viewed 378 times)

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I was thinking recently (it's been known to happen); that almost all Marvel characters live lives with "no-strings-attached." What weighs them down? Why do they never fully commit to anything? Now I understand the two big reasons for this:
a) characters are easier to use/write when they are single/childless, because it gives a bigger range of possibilities to play with
b) other writers might dislike giving them change, and undo/ignore it the first chance they get.  Or just not use the character, because they don't want to deal with the spouse.

But why do so few Marvel characters marry? Why do so few have kids? Why do so few not have long term relationships? I also understand that these are "superheroes" and we don't want to read a soap (I know I don't); but why not allow even just 10% to tie the knot? Why not have 5% give birth?
Who do we have?
- Richard and Sue Reed w. child
- Storm and T'Challa
- Absorbing Man and Titania
- Norman Osborn and Lily [pregnant]

I KID YOU NOT, I just drew a blank.  Four?  Four is all the universe can handle, and let's be honest, one of them is hardly A-list impressive.  Am I forgetting many obvious ones, or is this not the case?  I would mention Spiderman/MJ or Jamie/Siryn/Sean but both were "erased".

What are your views on this?


Well let's see...

Scott and Jean - marriage ended by Jean's death (as I don't remember them getting a divorce).

Captain Britain and Meggan are still married.

Hank and Jan have been married and divorced.

Black Bolt and Medusa are married.

Deathbird and Vulcan are married (sort of).

Professor X and Lilandra were married (sort of) and now they're not (well she's dead now anyway so that's a moot point).

Scott and Maddie were married until her death, plus they had Nathan who grew up to be Cable.

Whizzer and Miss America were married and had Nuklo.

Hulk married Caeira (until her death) and they had Skaar, plus there's the new She-Hulk who's the daughter of Thundra and Hulk (using his genetic material) AND it's alleged that the new Scorpion is the daughter of Banner and Monica Rappacini.

Mystique had Graydon Creed with Sabretooth, and Nightcrawler with Azazel.

Major Mapleleaf (II) married Puck (II) and they had a child (before they were killed along with the rest of Alpha Flight).

Guardian married Vindicator and they had a daughter.

Namor married Dorma (before her death) and then Marrina (and the jury's still out on whether she's dead or in suspended animation in the Master's ship) - plus what about the three children that Marrina was alleged to have when she became Leviathan?

Ares has Alexander as his son (with an unknown woman).

Quake is the daughter of Mr. Hyde.

Doctor Druid has a son Sebastian (aka The Druid) with an unknown woman.
Slingshot is the daughter of the Griffin.

Hellfire is the grandson of the Phantom Rider.

Stonewall (of the Secret Warriors) is the son of one of Marvel's greatest icons, we just don't know who that is yet.

Excavator is the son of Piledriver (from the Wrecking Crew) with an unknown woman.

Plus don't forget over in Avengers: The Initiative - Tigra is pregnant by a Skrull.

I can't think of anybody else off the top of my head.

The GoldenAger


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