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Michael

In Reply To
Zevad

Subj: MJ was at her best just before the marriage
Posted: Mon Nov 24, 2008 at 12:24:42 pm EST
Reply Subj: Spoilers and a rant inside. Mary Jane what's the attraction? Please tell me.
Posted: Sun Nov 23, 2008 at 10:20:42 pm EST (Viewed 84 times)


> I just never saw it. She was just there. Go Tiger. I need to act. There there Peter. Oh boo hoo I hate this life. Let me smoke it away. Let me look sexy. I hate this life Peter. There there Peter. Let me look sexy. Look I got captured by a villian. Can someone name one good Mary Jane story in the past twenty years?
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In Defalco's run before the marriage, MJ was at the height of her characterization. Defalco established that both her mother and sister had horrible marriages, but what MJ took away from it was that you shouldn't sacrifice your own happiness for other people. She ran out on her sister, neice and nephew, but was drawn to Peter, who was Mr.Responsibility. The question was, how much had MJ changed? As a result of the contradictions in MJ's character, she could tell Peter not to quit being Spider-Man one issue and tell him to quit being Spider-Man the next. Arguably, that was the problem with the marriage. Once MJ made things right with her sister and married Peter, we KNEW that she'd changed.
Michael



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