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The Mandarin

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Subj: Re: Is Warner/DC finally learning from Marvel about DC Movies?
Posted: Sat May 20, 2017 at 12:58:44 am EDT (Viewed 220 times)
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    Diana is both of those things though!

No. She was brought to life by Zeus, but that's all. She's not a goddess or demigoddess. Zeus didn't father her in a 'natural' way. She's like Adam and Eve, not Hercules.

And while she's been trained in combat and the use of weaponry she's not by nature a warrior. Just the opposite, in fact. She was brought up in a society where there had been no war for centuries, by people who eschewed war and had built a society based on peace, love and tolerance.

I know they're getting her wrong in the comics too these days, but that's why I don't read them. Seeing Diana carrying a sword is as alien to me as finding a picture of Ghandi carrying an assault rifle. It betrays a total misunderstanding of the character.

Hmm, I'm trying to think of popular characters who fit your general parameters and are also popular, and the character who come to mind are Captain Picard, Data, and Professor Xavier.

Captain Picard was someone who was a diplomat first and a warrior second, and he was extremely popular. It's notable that once he stopped being a TV character and became a movie character, he became much more of an aggressive warrior. Perhaps this is because the time-constrained nature of movies favors more immediate action than a TV series.

Data was completely immune to anger, and would try to talk logically to people rather than fight when possible. He also gained emotions and became much more aggressive once he became a movie character.

Movie Xavier consistently urged peace, and was very much the moral voice in the X-Men movies. He is the only character I can think of who was a movie character rather than a TV character, who retained that devotion to diplomacy, morality, and peace in movie-form. Say what you will about the X-movies, but they are the only ones who kept those traits despite the time constraints of movies favoring more violent retconned versions of characters.

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