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Subj: Re: Dragon Ball, Storm Riders, Storm Warriors, Avatar the Last Airbender & Legend of Korra
Posted: Thu Aug 31, 2017 at 02:50:58 pm EDT (Viewed 105 times)
Reply Subj: Dragon Ball, Storm Riders, Storm Warriors, Avatar the Last Airbender & Legend of Korra
Posted: Thu Aug 31, 2017 at 01:37:59 pm EDT (Viewed 115 times)
A gyroscope, I can see it. Good idea. Or maybe something designed to keep the actual gyroscope spinning.
Quote:Just like the Ice Blast reminds me Captain Cold and the Fire Blast reminds me Heatwave, the Vortex reminds me the Top who, in the Silver Age, was obsessed by the properties of gyroscopes.
Quote:Another idea that could work would be to combine the energy blasts & the martial art into Mandarin's own style of attack.
Quote:The idea has already been used in the Dragon Ball series, in classic HK 1990s movies such as Zu Warriors from the Magic Mountain, Storm Riders & Storm Warriors and, more recently, in the Last Airbender & Korra cartoons.
Quote:(... and, also, there is Iron Fist, of course)
Quote:Mandarin could be the only one to channel the energy of the rings into his own body and release it through martial moves.
No, I prefer to keep what the rings do and what he does with his personal abilities separate. Any time something outside the rings has been folded into the rings, it has diminished him. For example, he used to have teleportation tech he invented. Then teleportation got folded into the rings, and he de facto became dumbed down, because it was never again even mentioned that he had that sort of tech. Make his superhuman karate-chops a function of the rings, and he is forever diminished. And no, I don't think his superhuman karate-chop ability would survive if it was established that the rings could even partially enhance them. The flanderizing nature of writing would cause it to quickly be forgotten that it was ever even partially a separate power. The rings would simply eat that complexity. I hate it when the rings eat his complexity and layers of ability.