Dave Galanter
December 1st 1969 - December 12th 2020
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America's Captain 

Location: Bayville New Jersey
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The Mandarin

Member Since: Sat May 17, 2008
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Subj: Re: There is no precedent.
Posted: Mon Jan 01, 2018 at 02:32:33 pm EST (Viewed 274 times)
Reply Subj: Re: There is no precedent.
Posted: Mon Jan 01, 2018 at 12:04:10 pm EST (Viewed 271 times)

    There are two things I think you can focus on about the character, neither of which are China-specific.

    (1)Focus on how his aunt raised him to be a hateful super-soldier. That lends itself to both Angsty X-23 stuff, and angsty Roman Sionis/Penguin stuff. Very compelling, and not nationality specific at all. It does require referencing his family, but they are ethnic Mongol aristocrats and English aristocrats. Their nationality doesn't have to be mentioned beyond that.

Don't mention his ethnicity at all. Not even the Mongol/English thing. Who cares? It has nothing to do with his character. What ethnicity is the Green Goblin? Doc Ock? The Vulture? The Absorbing Man? I could continue with villain after villain. Lex Luthor? The Joker? Maybe enough googling would yield an answer in some cases but still - who cares? The Red Skull is German and used to be a Nazi but at this point none of that matters any more. He's transcended all of that. He's no longer a Nazi and doesn't care that he's German. He aspires to be Evil Incarnate.

    (2)Focus on how his exploring paralleled Christopher Columbus with his enslaving the local villages, making the rings at once the gold Columbus enslaved the Taino to mine, and the guns he used to enslave them. There's nothing nation-specific about exploring and exploiting.

Just don't mention Christopher Columbus.

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