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The Black Guardian

Location: Paragon City, RI
Member Since: Sat May 17, 2008
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Ed Love

Location: North Carolina
Member Since: Sat May 17, 2008
Subj: Re: Doctor Strange #1 - Buy it or risk bedevilment!
Posted: Tue Oct 13, 2015 at 03:29:07 pm EDT (Viewed 178 times)
Reply Subj: Re: Doctor Strange #1 - Buy it or risk bedevilment!
Posted: Mon Oct 12, 2015 at 11:19:58 pm EDT (Viewed 197 times)

    When you're talking serial characters with decades of history, almost all of them have a long history of girlfriends. Even hard luck Peter Parker has a long string of beautiful women... it's a far cry from the characterization here as someone who is "a dog" and has so many casual relationships that his friends rag him about it. Women have been attracted to him, but it doesn't mean he's a Barney Stinson.

Just because Wanda said something doesn't mean anything. "Dog" does not mean "womanizer" anyway.

    Plus, I think it doesn't really fit his basic nature which Aaron seems to miss. His origin wasn't just learning humility, It's a spiritual redemption story: it was learning obtaining enlightenment, sacrifice, and empathy. The whole point is he moved from a shallow, self-interested, self-indulgent person and transformed. The personality given here, from using his magic to read if a girl is into him, proclaiming he needs a drink, they miss a fundamental point of the character.

I don't agree much. Even after his "enlightenment" (not even fond of that word, because it really wasn't-- it was just a simple lesson, and not one he really learned to perfection), Strange was never opposed to a bit of self-indulgence or self-interest. His arrogance was still an ongoing problem afterwards. He's a drinker; no big deal there. He's still entitled to have fun, unwind, etc. It was a horrible mistake that he was ever cast as an alcoholic or had any problem at all with alcohol. He's also been flippant with minor magic in the past like. No harm or foul. And that was more of a tactic than anything else.

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