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Subj: Re: Do You Think That Betty Should Have Come Back, Or That She Should Have Stayed Dead?
Posted: Tue Aug 15, 2017 at 03:35:41 pm EDT (Viewed 130 times)
Reply Subj: Do You Think That Betty Should Have Come Back, Or That She Should Have Stayed Dead?
Posted: Mon Aug 14, 2017 at 07:59:50 pm EDT (Viewed 156 times)
Quote:I haven't really read the issue where she died, but I'm not sure if bringing her back was really necessary. She's a human character, and characters like that usually stay dead (Think of Gwen Stacy, Karen Page, etc.), so I say that she should have stayed dead. And didn't they turn her into Harpy or the Red She-Hulk after that? I also think that her coming back kind of diminishes the relationship and enmity between Bruce and Emil (The Abomination.). And Ross and Emil too, for that matter. The "Dear Betty." storyline in Hulk #24-#25 is the perfect example of the two truly having an arch-enemy relationship. Does anyone know if PAD intended for The Abomination to be her killer? I heard as much, but I'm not sure what he had planned. It certainly gave Emil a step-up. So, I would say that she should not have come back, but it seems that a lot of people weren't too happy with her dying the first place.
Should have come back. My policy is usually "If Stan Lee or Jack Kirby created them it's not some other writers place to kill them (for good...if it's a death fake out I don't mind)".
Then my next policy usually is "if you didn't create the character don't kill the character off" except I make exceptions for that rule when someone I don't like dies.