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Reverend Meteor

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Subj: Re: Black Bolt
Posted: Fri Oct 06, 2017 at 10:25:20 am EDT (Viewed 90 times)
Reply Subj: Re: Black Bolt
Posted: Fri Oct 06, 2017 at 09:30:56 am EDT (Viewed 91 times)



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      Yeah. Having him speak can only work temporarily.



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    It worked from 1965 until this year.

Re-read what I wrote. Him speaking only happened after IVX.


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      I'm not so concerned with him being a traditional hero. But we need to get in his head and understand him. Otherwise, it's better to just replace him with a big honking laser cannon. He's totally unnecessary unless he's blasting something with his voice.



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    No we don't need to understand him. Not understanding him is the literal point of the character. We should never understand him. He should be inscrutable. There should always be some doubt whether Medusa or whoever has really conveyed what he wants conveyed and even then he might have held something back to his handler.

And that's why he's been a piss poor character for 50 years. It's not even believable that anyone would make him their king. Being a king requires a great deal of social interaction, and he just doesn't.