X-Universe >> View Thread

Author
Comicguy1




I know that every time I see this guy, either something cool, or something funny is about to happen. He seems to be getting used a lot, and there's a reason. It's because he's smart and cool. I hope this guy sticks around for a while. I'm buying the books for the Necrosha event, and because some cool characters, coughflameheadcoughcough are back. But I like what I've read from this guy so far. .

Also, is Stryfe in the top ten list of most powerful mutants? He's above Apocalypse isn't he?


Posted with Microsoft Internet Explorer 8 4.0; on Windows 7
riprap


Member Since: Tue Nov 24, 2009
Posts: 144


Was he a villian in an old Invaders series?


Posted with Microsoft Internet Explorer 8 4.0; on Windows XP
Comicguy1






Posted with Microsoft Internet Explorer 8 4.0; on Windows 7
TJ Burns





He wasn't a villain in the Golden Age, and has appearances AFTER the Invaders mini as a hero again, so, apparently his pro-Nazi stance went the way of the dinosaur after his apparent death in that mini... or that wasn't really him at all, a retcon I'd support. (If it was him, and his personality changed for the better after the mini, I really, REALLY hope the Original Human Torch drops by soon...)

Here's Doc's Marvel Appendix bio, should you care:

http://www.marvunapp.com/Appendix/drnemesisga.htm

It's not updated to include the X-stuff, but gives you an idea of who the Doc was before Fraction used his singular good idea on this title to redeem him. \:\)


TJB


Posted with Microsoft Internet Explorer 8 4.0; on Windows XP
Todd Arliss


Member Since: Mon Nov 09, 2009
Posts: 638




Posted with Microsoft Internet Explorer 7 on Windows XP
TJ Burns





While this IS true, it still doesn't change the fact that the "good guy" was the one that's the villain in the Invaders series. The other Dr. Nemesis basically spends his time annoying Hank Pym exclusively, and doesn't have "Nazi sympathizer" on his resume. Again, this works out much better if we just assume that "Dr. Death" was lying about being Dr. Nemesis to begin with, or was brainwashed and freed from that mind-altered state when he was electrocuted in the Invaders mini.


TJB


Posted with Microsoft Internet Explorer 8 4.0; on Windows XP
Evil G:DR




He's in UXM, Legacy, New Mutants AND WolverTeam, and the only explanation I've seen online that seems to work is that we've hit a point where Frost has been so absolutely neutered, but everyone still wants a snarky obnoxious white-costume-wearing person who talks like they're being written by Ellis, so they're all shoehorning this guy into everything they write.

This kind of character works in small doses, because they end up just dominating any scene they're in, and appearing in so many books is just too damn much.

Also, didn't this guy used to be called "Doctor Death" and fight for Das Nazis in WWII? I have an Invaders miniseries with him doing that in.


Posted with Microsoft Internet Explorer 6 on Windows XP
Hans Goodman






Posted with Apple Safari 3.1.2 on MacOS X
TJ Burns





He was Dr. Nemesis before he was Dr. Death... IF Dr. Death wasn't just lying about being Dr. Nemesis. His chronology has post-Invaders mini issues written in the Golden Age of him back in the Dr. Nemesis identity, so there's also the explanation that he got his mind back together after Volton shocked him to "death". He was a Nazi fighter before that mini as well, hence my theory that Volton's creator just lied about having been Dr. Nemesis to get the others on-board with his scheme, while the real Dr. Nemesis was busy fighting the Surgeon or something.


TJB


Posted with Microsoft Internet Explorer 8 4.0; on Windows XP

Alvaro's Comicboards powered by On Topic™ © 2003-2018 Powermad Software