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Subj: Your not alone my friend
Posted: Tue May 16, 2017 at 10:12:45 am CDT (Viewed 202 times)
Reply Subj: I also have to ask, is anyone else annoyed at just creating more and more Hulks...
Posted: Tue May 16, 2017 at 06:56:18 am CDT (Viewed 27 times)

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30+ years ago, they had to make everyone 'gamma powered' and it got they retconned Sasquatch being gamma powered, and haven't mentioned Rhino's gamma power boost in decades...kept Abomination, Rick Jones Hulk (who hasn't been seen in a long time though, thankfully), Shulk, and Doc Samson, but tried to keep Hulk not 'just another gamma powered strong guy'...but they've done it again over the past decade, and its kind of annoying...

Maybe I'm just too old and I'm now a 'get off my lawn' type of guy, but I also don't want them to suddenly recreate Caps shield and end up with multiple suits of armor made out of the same material, or whatever...

I feel the same way. Aside from Bruce Banner as the Hulk, I'm ok with Jen as She-Hulk. But beyond that, do we really need a Red Hulk, Doc Samson and the others? No. Too many Hulks.

Do we really need TWO sons of Wolverine with similar powers? Do we really need a literal clone who is a girl?! No, we don't. Too many Wolverines.

Too many characters who are "clones" of Jean Grey (not actual clones but close enough IMO). Aside from Jean we have Rachel Summers and...the evil version too (Dark Phoenix). And didn't Jean end up an actual clone at some point? Too many Jean Grey's.

Then we have Superman. Ok, I'm cool with that. But then there's Superboy and Supergirl. Ok, fine. Ah, but then we have General Zod, Non, Faora and Bizarro. Fine, they are part of Superman's rogues gallery. But then we have Cyborg Superman, Eradicator, Kenan Kong, Krypto and Lana Lang as Superwoman. Really? Do we really need those extras? No. Too many Supermen.

I'd get rid of Eradicator (or alter his powers and costume at least), kill off Kenan Kong, Krypto and strip Superwoman's powers from her. Sorry, but Lana Lang is better off as just a regular human as she has been for decades not as a Super-Hero.

Aside from Hal, we have Alan Scott who started it all. But then we have John Stewart, Guy Gardner, Simon Baz, Jessica Cruz and Kyle the Alley Rat. Do we really need so many Earth humans as Green Lanterns? No, we don't. Yes, I am fully aware each of the characters I mentioned have their respective fan bases, but so many GL's from Earth (if you think about it) is pretty ridiculous. Too many human Green Lanterns.

And this is how I would go about fixing things. I'd restore Alan Scott to the way he was before the New 52 reboot. I'd keep Hal as the main Green Lantern. John Stewart would be Hal's back up and maybe I'd keep him as the leader of the GLC, he's good at that. Guy would become a Vuldarian again and be "The Warrior" as he was a far more unique character that way. Simon and Jessica would not be a GL at all. As for Kyle, I'd make him Ion again but no more powerful than an ordinary GL.

There. Problem solved.

And the list goes on and on...

Too many "clones" really ruins any unique take on the original IMO.

It's interesting that a hero/villain performs one amazing feat, or use a power they haven't used for 20+ years, and that automatically propels them to a high status despite scans and evidence to the contrary. I don't know what is worse, selective feat picking that has only been done once or twice 20, or more, years ago or ignoring evidence from scans or the lack thereof. We need to stop putting our favorite heroes/villains on pedestals and start putting them where they really belong. But it's evident that people never will because they would rather accuse others of cherry picking feats, when they don't, and being 'morally superior' when they aren't. I guess being honest and as fair as possible only opens one up to being the target of childish accusations and fault finding by those who insist on acting petty and childish. What happened to a good debate between two civil, mature, adults?
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