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Subj: Re: Which super villains do you think are broken and how would you fix them?
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Which super villains do you think are broken and how would you fix them? Which super villains do think are in rut, story wise and how would you get them out of it?

Personally I think the Wizard's in a real rut, forming Frightful Four to defeat the Ff for the past 40 years, he should set his sights a little lower, he would be a dangerous street level villain, but the FF seem out of his league. He should at least get a clue and try to form an Evil Eight next time.

Wrecking Crew: They've been taken down WAY too many times in a short period of time, and far too easily. In order to fix them, I'd actually break them up for a while. Let them build up reps solo, let Thunderball use his brains, and give Piledriver & Bulldozer personalities that matter. Then bring them back together after a few years and make them a force to be reckoned with.

Sandman: The guy had a really nice long term redemption arc that crossed over multiple titles. Then, he gets brainwashed back into being a bad guy? Let's see Wizard's work wear off, but have him still act criminally for a while because he just doesn't know what else to do. Then, I dunno give him to the Thunderbolts? Or is that too obvious... Secret Avengers?

The most recent Phantom Rider: I LOVE The Lost in Time/Space West Coast Avengers arc. I love the whole Phantom Rider/Mockingbird thing. Putting the Phantom Rider in a female body really dulls the edge on the whole rape thing. It makes it less immediate when they are fighting. Let this last Phantom Rider truly escape possession, and then the evil Phantom Rider can try again.

Oddball: A cool villain for Hawkeye. He was crazy, he's vicious. Then he got saddled with the Death Throws. Let Oddball go a little nuts, and kill all of them. Maybe even Bombshell. (ooh, maybe she dumped him for Ring Leader or something) Then he can go back to being crazy/delusional on his own.

The Hood: Oh, dear lord, the Hood. His limited series was GREAT! Built up a supporting cast, put Parker in a position where there were lots of interesting stories to tell. Then it ALL gets tossed out the window so he can be remade into the Super-Villain Kingpin. He's getting respect and making connections in the super-villain world out of nowhere. And now he's getting tossed around as a pawn with exchangable powers. He's never going to be what he could have been. Put the poor guy in prison for a while. When he comes out maybe there's a good story for giving him back his original boots & hood; maybe not. The most important thing is the moral ambiguity. The idea that the guy could go either way. Then build it up SLOWLY.

Coronary: Psionex is a great super-human group. Every member is interesting. Coronary could control autonomic functions in others. Then he got "shattered". When he put himself back together he started using his powers to control his own body. Then he just became a brick, and not even using the fact that he's essentially broken glass. He's just strong.  How to fix him?  Lay off the super-strength.  Maybe he can manipulate his body into doing it for limited ammounts of time.  Play up the broken glass thing instead.  Make him more of a cutter than a puncher.  At least that's somewhat unique.  Maybe he also manipuates the size and shape of his body...
Those are my favorites right now...

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