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Subj: Re: Has Justin Hammer Ever Been Fleshed Out Or Given Anything Of A Backstory? For Such A Major Villain
Posted: Tue Apr 24, 2018 at 04:15:12 am EDT (Viewed 206 times)
Reply Subj: Re: Has Justin Hammer Ever Been Fleshed Out Or Given Anything Of A Backstory? For Such A Major Villain
Posted: Mon Apr 23, 2018 at 02:03:25 pm EDT (Viewed 212 times)
Quote:Good point. Why don't Iron Man villains connect with the audience like Batman or Flash's rogues tend to do.
They tried with Obadiah Stane but they killed him just after that, lol
Hmmm, now that I am thinking about it. They also tried with Mallen but he was also killed just after that. They tried with Firebrand but he was killed by Scourge. They tried with Scarlotti but he was killed by Iron Man's sentient armor. There seems to be a pattern ... (^_^)
Kidding apart, it could be possible to empathize with some of the Iron Man foes :
- Living Laser, stuck in a coherent light-based form,
- Blizzard, an upstart villain who hesitates to become as bad as the others
- Madame Masque, the former love interest who becomes a mob boss to respect the family values
- Dreadknight, a former Latverian resistant turned into a freak by Dr.Doom
- Vibro, mentally unstable and suffering acute facial disfigurement and scalp damage due to the traumatic accident that gave him his powers
- Killer Shrike, an amnesiac former soldier who works as a mercenary for the evil Roxxon corporation
- Sunturion & Stratosfire, corporate "heroes" reluctantly working for the evil Roxxon corporation
- Mordecai Midas, a former street urchin who became obese when he became rich and then was turned into gold
Actually, many of these villains could have become Batman or Flash's rogues if they had appeared in the DC Universe instead of the Marvel Universe.
So, maybe, it is more a matter of style than substance ? Perhaps, Batman writers know more how to make the villains connect with the audience than the Marvel writers ?
(About Flash's Rogues, I'd say that it was Geoff Johns who modernized the Rogues Gallery and made them cool)
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