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Subj: Re: Favorite Iron Man villains?
Posted: Wed Dec 27, 2017 at 04:20:15 pm EST (Viewed 270 times)
Reply Subj: Re: Favorite Iron Man villains?
Posted: Mon Dec 25, 2017 at 08:02:38 am EST (Viewed 279 times)
Quote:Quite a lot of your favorites are armored. That's very interesting to me. I would normally limit the number of Iron Man rogues who wear armor. Would you like a world where all of your armored favorites were active regularly?
Quote:I too wish Dreadknight had never been turned into a joke. An evil knight on mutated horseback really does seem a cool opponent for Tony.
Yes. I've always seen Tony as a high-tech knight, so it's natural for him to face evil high-tech knights. Most people actually find redundant Iron Man facing a large number of opponents wearing armor. One way to deal with this, is to make them have very different goals and personalities. But I wouldn’t use everyone I listed.
Alex Nevsky is my all time favorite Iron Man villain, but I would not bring him back. Not only because I would have to bring him back from the dead, but because their personal conflict took place long ago. I would rather create or rework other characters to take on the role of the villain who hates the hero on a personal level. So I would wear Kearson Dewitt, who already hates Tony, or Conner O'Reilly, who does not exactly hate him, but feels a deep hatred born of envy. Nevsky also started like this, hatred came later. Once chosen one of the two, I would only have to create a story where Tony would hate the villain as much as he is hated by him.
Skullcrasher is the perfect substitute for the Titanium Man, because like Bullski, he is a selfish political fanatic and has the advantage of having nothing to do with the Cold War, whose villains only serve to age the protagonists of the stories in which they appear.
Jason Beere is already a perfect evil Tony Stark, so I would make these similarities between them all the more evident and making Tony feel disgusted to see in him the person he once was, and how he could have become a even worse person if he hadn’t changed his life. Which would make Tony look more heroic in the eyes of the readers.
Merlin and the Techno-Killer share the motivation to feel that their genius is not recognized as they believe it should be, but they do not overlap. Merlin showed that she doesn’t like to get her hands dirty and the Techno-Killer has no problem with it, even enjoying it very much. So the two can be used in stories that would not seem redundant to the readers.
And the only change I would make to the Dreadknight, would be to replace his winged horse with a robotic one, to emphasize that he is a technological genius who considered himself superior to Doctor Doom. He had a private lab in Latveria, so even if he's not as good as he thinks, he's brilliant and ambitious enough for Doom to once have allowed him to have one.