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Subj: Re: Luna Snow : so, basically, she is a Korean version of Dazzler with Iceman's powers ?
Posted: Fri Jan 19, 2018 at 08:26:05 am EST (Viewed 61 times)
Reply Subj: Re: Luna Snow : so, basically, she is a Korean version of Dazzler with Iceman's powers ?
Posted: Fri Jan 19, 2018 at 05:29:02 am EST (Viewed 70 times)



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      "Different powers" generally means boring. It's always best to stick with the iconic powers.



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    Yes but I think that cryokinesis is very generic. With fire & electricity, it is one of the most overused superpowers ever.

Yes. Marvel (the publisher) just created a pair of Chinese twins in 2012: Coldmoon and Dragonfire. Grand total of 1 appearance, in the Point One issue. At least with Luna Snow, she's just for a video game. Even if she never appears outside of the game, she's made it as far as intended.


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      Making her a pop star doesn't make her Dazzler any more than a reporter character being Superman.



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    No but I think that it is cliche & superficial to immediately associate Korea with K-Pop, idols & lolitas.
    (thus, my comment about no headache during the brainstorming session)



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    Couldn't they have gathered information about Korean classic mythology, for example, and tried to make a character based upon it ?

Well, they've been there and done that. Have you forgotten about White Fox already, the first Korean Avenger (that's never actually been an Avenger in the books)? ;\) She is a Kumiho, mythical Korean shapeshifting 9-tailed fox. She was in a Korean webtoon (Avengers: Electric Rain). She actually made it into some books and was in most of the recent Contest of Champions.

And the counter argument to this is that using mythology is cliche, as well.

But this is for a video game, catering mostly to young people. So, why not a popstar? Yes, every time I see a kid with dreams of stardom (either entertainment or pro-athlete) part of me dies a little. It's cool to have a talent and desire, but how about some other dreams: STEM-related, astronaut, pilot, cop, fireman, heck even a lawyer (it makes me sad Dazzler turned down being a lawyer to be a popstar)? At least Luna Snow doesn't have some sort of entertainment-based power, although I'm sure she'll find some entertainment application for ice sculptures.

I've also heard that ice sculptures are a bit of an Asian zeitgeist. They've been really huge in China; not sure about Korea. This might have something to do with her power.

Does her being a popstar even matter for the game or is it just part of her backstory? Does she give missions for you to be her roadie or bouncer/bodyguard? Back up singer? Musician? I'm betting it's just to give her some flavour. Champions Online has a singer superhero character: Sapphire. I'm not sure she ever actually does anything but look pretty during some events and maybe get kidnapped a time or three. I'm betting Luna Snow isn't much different.


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