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Subj: Re: Black Bolt
Posted: Thu Oct 05, 2017 at 10:57:28 pm EDT (Viewed 68 times)
Reply Subj: Re: Black Bolt
Posted: Thu Oct 05, 2017 at 07:28:51 pm EDT (Viewed 84 times)
Quote:All of those reasons are why I think he was generally a horrible character for decades. Nor do I like what you attribute to kings, and especially shouldn't have godlike qualities. The only king I ever liked was Aragorn because he was for all intents and purposes a commoner (and because his story pretty much ended at the crown).
I'm not saying he's a GOOD king. I'm pretty sure you and I have had countless discussions about just how awful Black Bolt and the royal family are values wise.
He shouldn't be made into a commoner, or a champion of the people. He's a king. He's a crappy king. But when you take him away from being a king he doesn't work.
My belief is that he doesn't have to be likeable. But he does have to be king. He is meant to be a supporting character. Marvel trying to make him a hero (and let's be honest pushing the Inhumans to replace the X-Men) is what doesn't work.
They've made the mistake with Black Bolt that they've made with Galactus. They have appeared so often they've lost their majesty. They've become easy to relate to. We shouldn't be able to relate to either character IMO. There should always be a haughtiness to both IMO.