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Subj: Re: Think Doom is faking the redemption attempt?
Posted: Sat Dec 23, 2017 at 08:16:45 am EST (Viewed 145 times)
Reply Subj: Think Doom is faking the redemption attempt?
Posted: Sat Dec 23, 2017 at 07:42:26 am EST (Viewed 167 times)

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I certainly do. I think Ben is right on the money. Frankly I think the instant Doom lays eyes on Reed again, he will return to his nefarious ways. What I think he's doing right now is trying to out-Reed Reed in the good guy department because it's the only avenue left to him for continuing the Great Game, which has centered on Reed since their college days. Reed is the worthy adversary, which I think Doom needs like he needs air.


For me, it's not so much whether he is faking it. It's really whether anyone can accept a redemption arc for Doom after the acts Marvel had him do in the past. If continuity doesn't matter (and I am increasingly under the opinion that it may not) then Doom very well could have had a change of heart.

I think an redemption arc is a natural direction to go. Doom generally walked the line and was often depicted as somewhat noble and fair. But he has also been depicted as a mass murderer, child abductor and a necromage. So his arc to being "good" will be steep for many long time readers.

Aside from that, I could see Doom as potentially being a very interesting anti-hero in these times. He's the most powerful non-mutant in the Marvel Universe (technically).

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