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Posted: 10 October 2012 07:34 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 61 ]
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here is an interesting read for you guys lol


http://cheesebadger.xanga.com/650384722/why-the-flash-is-the-most-overpowered-superhero-ever/

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Posted: 10 October 2012 10:15 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 62 ]
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1.  I’ve always had a soft spot for the 90’s X-men cartoon.  This is the only point in history where a superhero team’s tank role has been filled by a female, let alone one with a Southern accent and a giant perm.  Not only that, but for a while Storm was team leader - even at one point without her powers.  These two badasses more than made up for rescue object, love triangle attractant and general twit-biscuit Jean Gray for me.


2.  Anything recent.  At the point when I realized all the female bodies looked the same adjusted for height (excepting Power Girl, who exists, unfortunately) and all the female characters were the kind of “tough” that wears a slutty outfit and punches guys for ogling it, that was when I quit buying comics. 


3.  When I still read comics I was indifferent to most of these things if the character was well written, and even with the most compelling characters in general (like Batman, whom everyone likes) that varies widely by writer. 


4.  Flight, telekinesis, healing factor, and permanent hairlessness below the neck (you can’t tell me that’s not a superpower when 90% of them have it).


5.  Yep, once I dreamt I was Jubilee.  It was terrible, because I was still a total load. :D

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Posted: 11 October 2012 07:57 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 63 ]
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Arch_Clan - 10 October 2012 07:34 PM

here is an interesting read for you guys lol


http://cheesebadger.xanga.com/650384722/why-the-flash-is-the-most-overpowered-superhero-ever/

The Flash the most powerful? Duhhhh… smile

SickleYield - 10 October 2012 10:15 PM

2.  Anything recent.  At the point when I realized all the female bodies looked the same adjusted for height (excepting Power Girl, who exists, unfortunately) and all the female characters were the kind of “tough” that wears a slutty outfit and punches guys for ogling it, that was when I quit buying comics.

Count me in. I can’t stand bitchy ‘macho’ women either. As I opined earlier in this thread, gals should always have a touch of femininity in them—which DOESN’T equate with weakness.

SickleYield - 10 October 2012 10:15 PM

4.  Flight, telekinesis, healing factor, and permanent hairlessness below the neck (you can’t tell me that’s not a superpower when 90% of them have it).

Hey, I’ve always wanted some hair on my pectorals!! tongue rolleye

Strange, isn’t it. Those who have it don’t want it, while those who don’t have it want it.

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Posted: 11 October 2012 08:13 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 64 ]
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I think if I ever become a superhero I’ll wear the costume illustrated below (plus boots and maybe some headgear), precisely just to attract the attention of Knight22179, who I understand is into excessive cleavage and bare thighz on guyz. tongue rolleye

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Posted: 11 October 2012 09:11 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 65 ]
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HAHAHA… Only if there is ALLOT of hair on the body .... I like em wooly!  raspberry

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Posted: 11 October 2012 09:13 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 66 ]
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Aren’t you woolly, too? Considering your nick (RAMWolff)?  grin

You do have some woolly heroes around, by the way. Such as Aquaman—mmmmmm.

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Posted: 11 October 2012 03:57 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 67 ]
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Yea, never understood why Aquaman would be furry.  Made no sense to me!

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Posted: 11 October 2012 04:04 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 68 ]
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K Tong: raspberry

RAMWolff: Me neither. Or having that DUMB Harpoon for a hand. But that’s Peter David for you. He loves skrewing up Super-Heroes.

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Posted: 11 October 2012 05:31 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 69 ]
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K T Ong - 08 October 2012 10:25 AM

1.  Which (or what sort of) superheroes/superheroines appeal the most to you, and why?

My favorite is Deadpool, because 1) his concept of forth-wall-breaking-character was almost unique in superhero community when he was created 2) he wears mask not because he tries to hide his identity but because there is a very good reason to 3) he is funny 4) he is a badass despite being low-powered (his supernatural regeneration is his only superpower and is only here to conveniently provide his survival; he fights with regular weapons and not super-powered in that respect, just highly trained; he isn’t super-tough, isn’t super-strong and isn’t super-agile) 5) he has some very deep character arcs (of course, his character and backstory depends on the writer (as he admitted himself) but he is trying occasionally to do Right Thing despite being crazy and failing almost every time)
here is a series of his great moments from before he got four series and was mainly forgotten C-list anti-hero, if anybody is curious
Everybody from “Agent-X” miniseries and “Freak’s Squeele”  (except Saint-Ange’s director)
Almost everybody from JLA: Unlimited, including all main cast because it wasn’t about having coolest powers
Main cast of Nextwave
Hellboy and main cast of it
Probably I like my heroes well-meaning, well-developed, a bit crazy/absurd, at least partially outcasts/underdogs and at least with some awareness of the world they live in
“Sandman”, “Lucifer” and “Transmetropolitan” aren’t about super-heroes precisely, but among my favorite comics as well

2.  Which (or what sort of) superheroes/superheroines turn you off, and why?

Shallow, self-righteous (fanatical especially) with black-white no-compromise morality-that-often-depends-on-dress-choices, arrogant and/or emotionally or story-convoluted; too patriotic; those who never evolve or always “reset” back to basics all the time and never leave any consequences on the world around; those who have huge resources or genius intellect but can’t cure the cancer
Heroines that exist just to provide big boobs, bared midriffs, high-heels and cleavage; damsels in distress, most distressing when well-developed character become one
“Author darlings” of any kind or those who are there to spew author’s views on the reader
Exclusively heroes with good looks, exclusively villains with bad looks

3.  What sort of things do you look for in a superhero/ine? Is appearance everything to you, or how ‘badass’ s/he is (as in how good s/he is against his/her foes), or the kind of person s/he is (morally impeccable like Superman, or bad-tempered like the Hulk, or arrogant like Namor etc), or the concept of the superhero/ine (whether s/he’s a mutant, magic-based, uses all sorts of futuristic gadgets, is a god/dess etc), or a bit of all these?

Origin is almost never important; I’m looking foremost for a good story and a good characterization, doesn’t matter if the character is morally impeccable if he/she has some depth to it; even “flawed” character like Punisher can be terribly written
I prefer low-powered heroes or “badass normals” to high-powered ones, ‘cause I’m finding that having noticeable limitations or limited powers usually makes a better story and a less irrational setting where heroes battle Horror from Beyond on a regular because there is nothing else that can be a challenge for them (but street crime somehow still exist)

4. If YOU could have FOUR superpowers, what would they be?

All-healing (preferably mass version), Flight, Talk/Write/Understand _all_ languages (even dead ones, slang or computer ones with all their nuances), Ability to solve environmental problems on planet-wide scale, like figuring out how to build effective full waste recycling, to build better renewable energy sources, grow forests, renew soils, and to bring back dead species of animals and plants or prevent existing species from extinction

5. Have you ever dreamt of superheroes/superheroines in your sleep?

Maybe once or twice. I remember following a guy who had a power to stop tsunami and another one who was able to jump between two parallel worlds

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Posted: 11 October 2012 06:23 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 70 ]
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Sorry, double post

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Posted: 11 October 2012 11:41 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 71 ]
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To RAMWolff and Knight:

It all comes down to commercialism. Aquaman was given some male assets so that twisted perverts like me could ogle him to their hearts’ content and sales of his comic would go up. tongue rolleye

Peter David wasn’t entirely responsible for Aquaman’s coat of fur, either, I believe; Jurgens was the artist who did Aquaman much of the time that Peter David was writing. So blame Jurgens, too!

Knight22179 - 11 October 2012 04:04 PM

K Tong: raspberry

I’ll take that as a nod of approval. wink

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Posted: 12 October 2012 12:34 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 72 ]
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To Kattey:

Hey, I like heroes/heroines who are funny or a bit crazy too, or whose stories feature such elements. Storylines which are overly serious or grim do turn me off—life’s hard enough without reading or viewing material of that nature to make it even more sour than it already is.

And black-white no-compromise morality-that-often-depends-on-dress-choices is an even greater turn-off for me, too, though more with respect to the story/setting than the individual hero/ine in my case. Stories featuring this betray an utter lack of imagination.

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Posted: 12 October 2012 01:06 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 73 ]
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K T Ong - 12 October 2012 12:34 AM

To Kattey:

Hey, I like heroes/heroines who are funny or a bit crazy too, or whose stories feature such elements. Storylines which are overly serious or grim do turn me off—life’s hard enough without reading or viewing material of that nature to make it even more sour than it already is.

And black-white no-compromise morality-that-often-depends-on-dress-choices is an even greater turn-off for me, too, though more with respect to the story/setting than the individual hero/ine in my case. Stories featuring this betray an utter lack of imagination.

I’m kind of the opposite in that aspect. I love a good serious/grim story. I think it adds layers of depth to characters and gives them another obstacle to overcome. If a hero always wins, then things can become boring really quickly. When there’s something at stake and you can’t predict what’s going to happen next, is what I like.

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Posted: 12 October 2012 02:35 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 74 ]
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I think it’s perfectly possible to have a funny and light-hearted superhero tale in which the heroes/heroines sometimes lose. Consider the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (the early cartoon series). They often stumble and make mistakes, but the whole show is fun and funny, not serious and grim.

But I guess we just happen to have different tastes. To each his/her own. smile

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Posted: 12 October 2012 02:53 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 75 ]
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K T Ong - 12 October 2012 02:35 AM

I think it’s perfectly possible to have a funny and light-hearted superhero tale in which the heroes/heroines sometimes lose. Consider the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (the early cartoon series). They often stumble and make mistakes, but the whole show is fun and funny, not serious and grim.

But I guess we just happen to have different tastes. To each his/her own. smile

While true, the original comic the show was based off of was pretty grim and had a bit of a noir feel to it.

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