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Nathan Summers

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Subj: Some questions re: the Gatherers
Posted: Wed Jun 24, 2015 at 08:10:06 am EDT (Viewed 343 times)

Spoke with Steve Epting some years ago and he advised that Proctor wasn't initially going to be an alternate Dane Whitman, hence why he gave him black hair (instead of Dane's brown). So any theories who else he might initially have been planned as?

Also guesses for who the other Gatherer members were counterparts of?
•    Magdalene – Marissa Darrow
•    Swordsman/ Phillip Jarvert - ?
•    Coal Tiger – Black Panther
•    Cassandra – fans suggest Madame Web but I'm not convinced
•    Sloth - ?
•    Anti-Vision – Vision but was A-V based on Simon Williams' engrams?
•    Tabula – I'd suggest Arnim Zola's android Primus
•    Rik – Rick Jones
•    Sliver - ?
•    Tarkas - ?
•    Korg - ?
•    Jocasta – pretty obvious but whose engrams was the alternate based on?

Also, one of the most interesting but later ignored aspects of the Gatherers Saga was the idea that two alternative versions of the same character couldn't exist for long in the same reality. We'd had that hinted at before, as far back as Mr Fantastic and the Brute, but this storyline looked for a while like it might use that front and centre; again it was forgotten in the chaos that came after.

I was also disappointed that we never found out why dark Dane might take the name - or title – of Proctor. A proctor is an official appointed to maintain good order, especially in an academic situation, so more generally conferred upon a scholar than a warrior.

Read more of my theorising here:) http://fanfix.wordpress.com