Dave Galanter
December 1st 1969 - December 12th 2020
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Subj: People mistake him for Hawkeye?
Posted: Tue Oct 19, 2010 at 10:55:20 pm EDT (Viewed 71 times)
Reply Subj: Re: Then someone should prolly tell him to stop wearing a mask shaped like his hair. (no text)
Posted: Mon Oct 18, 2010 at 02:55:50 pm EDT (Viewed 7 times)

    Yeah and frankly anyone who saw him in battle W/uniform-also hearing him talk-would recognise him in civilian clothes immediatly.I guess anyone who hadnt seen him or heard his voice wouldnt know him on in street clothes.Maybe he should be wearing glasses and slouching more.

Let's assume that hearing someone talk and only seeing the lower part of their face does not mean that there identity would be known, because it would mean characters like Daredevil, Batman, etc would no longer have a secret identity.

Let's also assume that if someone sees Logan's hair they don't think he is Wolverine automatically based on the shape of his hair, because it would also mean that they might think he is Hawkeye. Or that characters with a regular mask would assumingly be bald characters.

It's clear that Wolverine is in the public eye. He has had numerous battles in broad daylight in major cities, whether with the X-Men or Avengers. The general public knows he exists and have seen him in costume.

The question is whether Wolverine should have a secret identity. There are a few reasons why a character would need one. Some like Spider-Man do it to protect their loved ones. Another reason is because the character would want a degree of anonymity when they aren't in costume. This would allow the characters to be able to go out in public and yet not become recognized.

My opinion is that Wolverine is the kind of character that needs his anonymity. Unlike some other public characters, he interacts regularly with the regular population (ie goes out for a drink in a bar). Being a street level fighter and interacting with regular criminals is just one of the common stories that are told with the character.

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