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Subj: "It's chock full of [be]heady goodness!" [SPOILERS]
Posted: Mon Jul 30, 2007 at 07:14:23 pm EDT (Viewed 13 times)
Reply Subj: How many beheadings have there been? [SPOILERS]
Posted: Mon Jul 30, 2007 at 11:23:11 am EDT (Viewed 11 times)
> One of the top comic book moments was Cap using his shield on Baron Blood back in v1#254 iirc. There was that once when Loki popped his back on(iirc a Simonson issue). Didn't SuperSabre run his neck thru a garotte-line waaay back? Aaaand it seems to be a theme of late...
> -The interesting thing about New Excalibur cliffhanger this month is how the beheading of Dark-Cyclops affects his version of Jean Grey with their psychic bond.
> -The shocking thing about C&DP this month is how the heck Deadpool will survive his apparent beheading.
> -The justice serving moment in Wolverine this month is the beheading of Sabretooth (after his arm is permanently chopped off following his removing body parts from Feral for injestion - *blech*)
> Got me wondering how many Marvel stories have had a NAMED character(by that I mean not some nameLESS Hand/HYDRA agents or generic vampires) beheaded on panel.
> Any more instances off the top of your head?
-- Elektra famously had to decapitate Kirigi of the Hand in Daredevil v.1 #176. "God or demon, Kirig had a neck that was human enough."
-- Both Arthur Nagan and Ruby Thursday of the Headmen -- the old Defenders villains -- have decapitation as part of their origins. Nagan's head was lopped off and stuck onto a gorilla body way, way back in Mystery Tales #21; Ruby somehow lopped her own head off and replaced it with an "organic computer" of shiny red plastic sometime before Defenders v.1 #31. And then, more recently, in I (Heart) Marvel: Outlaw Love, her plastic head was chopped off of her human body, leaving the Answer to lug it around looking for a new one. And to top it all off, the Headsmen decapitated their own member, Chondu the Mystic, to transplant his brain into Nighthwak's body; since restored to his own head (and a synthetic brain inside it), he's gotten an increasingly bizarre series of substitute bodies since.
-- The Sentry decapitated Attuma witha punch in the first issue of his most recent miniseries.
-- The Gorgon and Elsbeth von Strucker guillotined a clone of Baron Strucker -- at the time meant to be the real thing -- back in Wolverine v.3 #25.
-- Captain Reptyll literally bit the head off of the Contemplator in SIlver Surfer v.3 #12; the Contemplator later turned out to be a Skrull impostor, but the decapitation stood (thanks to his being woefully out-of-character in those stories).
-- Elektra was forced to decapitate the Hornet's corpse in Wolverine v.3 #23 to prevent the Hand from resurrecting him.
-- Hawkeye's juggling nemesis Oddball was apparently decapitated by Headhunter during a bloodsport competition in Madripoor, all in Wolverine v.1 #167.
-- The Doctor Doom of 2099 used a time portal to decapitate his cyborg foe Tiger Wylde in Doom 2099 #24.
-- El Toro Negro, the "rogue" Great Game player, was implicitly decapitated in the final panels of Spider-Man Unlimited v.1 #14.
Robots Who Don't Have Their Heads Screwed On
-- Ultron has been effectively decapitated a few times: Ultron-7 had his big head mounted on the body of the android Omega; Ultron-11's Battleworld body vanished when that Beyonder-spawned planet's reality started to break down, and his head was carted back to Earth (and then dropped during a battle) by the Thing; and the especially dissociative Ultron-13 all but pulled his own head off ina fit of madness during Daredevil v.1 #275.
-- The Sub-Mariner defeated the Mad Thinker's Awesome Android by yanking it's blocky head off in Avengers v.1 #289. And a power-gem enhanced Titania knocked his block off again in She-Hulk v.3 #12!
-- The cartoonish, but murderous android Brynocki knocked its own head off in a fall in Master of Kung-Fu v.1 #119; later, Shang-Chi did the same with a flying kick in the Moon Knight/MoKF Special.
Don't Be Fooled by Imitation Decapitations! Demand the Real Deal!
-- Those wacky Headmen subjected the She-Hulk to a fake decapitation in Sensational She-Hulk #2-3, growing a tiny-headed clone of her and numbing her original corpus below the neck.
-- The obscure Namor villainess Headhunter likewise used body-numbing technology and her own mesmeric powers to convince scores of victims, including Desmond Marrs, that she'd decapitated them and mounted their still-living heads on her wall. Namor was unaffected, but played along for an issue in Namor #14.
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