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Subj: Re: Does Anyone Want The Original Marauders To Return? When Did We Learn About Their Background?
Posted: Mon Sep 04, 2017 at 12:00:10 pm EDT (Viewed 222 times)
Reply Subj: Re: Does Anyone Want The Original Marauders To Return? When Did We Learn About Their Background?
Posted: Mon Sep 04, 2017 at 08:49:04 am EDT (Viewed 242 times)
Quote:When did we learn that Harpoon was Inuit?
At a guess, we learned he was Inuit when he first appeared and looked like an Inuit. But seriously, in Uncanny #221, he's called an "Eskimo."
UXM #211 p. 5: "The harpoon is metal in the Inuit's hand, transmuted to raw energy the instant he throws it."
Quote:Or that Scrambler was Korean?
UXM #211 p. 20: "Unfortunately, the Korean youth touches Rogue first."
Quote:I suspect most of what we know about them, other than Sabes, Scalphunter, Vertigo, and Malice, comes from Handbooks. None of their pasts have truly been delved into. They're pretty much ciphers. I think this fact actually served them well for their debut. They could mostly be seen as the monsters they were portrayed as, rather than real characters, but in the long run, it hurt them.
On the other hand, would it really have been that interesting to delve into their pasts and backgrounds? They were/are heartless mass-murderers for hire, most readers probably would have seen that at worst as a feeble attempt to make excuses for the inexcusable, at best as irrelevant...