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Loren

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Omar Karindu

Subj: Really, Really
Posted: Sat Oct 06, 2007 at 01:26:28 am EDT (Viewed 6 times)
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> I could swear I heard that Klaw being Dutch was one of the changes Hudlin made. Oh well. Thanks for the correction.

Hudlin made him not-Dutch -- Belgian, in fact, presumably to flag up the Belgian colonization of Africa in the real world.

> > That's when the Marvel Handbooks first started listing his place of birth as somewhere in the Netherlands.
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> > The first six issues of the current series made him a Belgian cyborg assassin whom T'Challa killed and who never transformed into a being of solid sound. This has been ignored quite literally everywhere else.
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> > - Omar Karindu
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> > "A Renoir. I have three, myself. I had four, but ordered one burned...It displeased me." -- Doctor Doom
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> > "It's not, 'Oh, they killed Sue Dibney and I always loved that character,' it's 'Oh, they broke a story engine that could have told a thousand stories in order to publish a single 'important' one.'" -- John Seavey
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- Omar Karindu

"A Renoir. I have three, myself. I had four, but ordered one burned...It displeased me." -- Doctor Doom

"It's not, 'Oh, they killed Sue Dibney and I always loved that character,' it's 'Oh, they broke a story engine that could have told a thousand stories in order to publish a single 'important' one.'" -- John Seavey

> > I could swear I heard that Klaw being Dutch was one of the changes Hudlin made. Oh well. Thanks for the correction.
>
> Hudlin made him not-Dutch -- Belgian, in fact, presumably to flag up the Belgian colonization of Africa in the real world.

"Presumably" being the operative word, since Hudlin's depiction of Belgium's involvement in Africa, specifically South Africa, was seriously inaccurate.

To emphasize one point, South African Boers were largely Dutch, so a Dutch Klaw would have been consistent with that portrayal. Making his ancestors from Belgium, instead, makes the character's backstory less historically accurate, not more.