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Subj: Re: The reason people care about continuity is...
Posted: Tue Mar 06, 2018 at 09:40:10 am EST (Viewed 234 times)
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Posted: Tue Mar 06, 2018 at 08:35:51 am EST (Viewed 237 times)

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It has gravitas. It means what the characters do and what happens to them have meaning. When you ignore continuity...nothing really matters. It's like serial versus episodic.

If the choices a character makes has ZERO lasting effect or meaning...you lose interest. Why should Cap care that the Red Skull killed Buckey and so many people...ehhh...hes a nice guy for no reason all of a sudden and all those dead people mean nothing.

I don't mean be a slave to it...but it builds the world the universe...the other way feels like a petulant child kicking over a sand castle.

Not saying you don't have a point on people may prefer certain areas/eras of continuity.

The reason i think continuity is important is because without it these characters cannot grow or learn. What happened to them before should influence how they react to what comes next, because that's how people work.

Weve had too many years now where every new reboot or relaunch is simply an opportunity for a new writer to completely reinvent the wheel with no regard for anything that happened before their tenure, so we essentially end up with a dozen different Tony Starks.

How quickly did Stark forget the death of his best friend Jim Rhodes? Didnt seem to take him more than an issue or so.

People don't work like that. The death of a loved one is something you carry with you going forward and has a lasting burden - which is something we used to see revisited from time to time with Caps guilt over bucky's 'death'.

Did Stark not consider the problems with the last Civil War before deciding to get engaged in the next one? Why was he really surprised that the second Civil War had similar reprocussions to the previous one?

I'm not saying that such events should haunt his every living moment, but this is a guy with a momentous history filled with huge events, yet none of them inform his decisions. He doesnt learn, or grow, or develop - he continues to make the same dumb ass decisions time and time again.

I want to see all of these characters grow, and that cant be done without at least paying respect to continuity.


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