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Da' Spyda'

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Zazu

Subj: Re: Dr. Mid-nite's recent JSA Classified (spoilerish)
Posted: Wed Apr 11, 2007 at 09:42:03 am CDT
Reply Subj: Re: Dr. Mid-nite's recent JSA Classified (spoilerish)
Posted: Wed Apr 11, 2007 at 07:15:18 am CDT

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> I follow your criticism. I tried to read it as if they were set on absoluting eliminating any and all rational explanations before going for the supernatural one. But it is difficult to swallow that these two guys, who are surrounded by magic, seem to be so skeptical. :-/
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> Rip Off

Who says that they believe that the Spectre is really a servant of God or that Dr. Fate really uses magic? They probably think that Spectre, Dr. Fate, Mordru, etc are powerful superhumans or aliens rather than believing that they are magical beings. Look at the Flash villain, Abracadabra. While it looks like he is a magician, he is really using advanced science to make it look like magic. Th Greek Gods could just be a group of deluded superhumans or aliens that ruled the ancient world as "gods" and now they believe the story 100%. I believe in Marvel's Ultimate universe, many characters don't believe that Thor is actually a god and they think he is a deluded guy with super powers. They don't dispute that he's a god to his face though. Just because Wonder Woman said she was born from clay doesn't mean that the story is true. It's just the story we've been told. Origins have been changed before for various reasons before. We could easily be told that she's an alien or something else down the line. (Is that going to happen? No, but it could.) Are Superman or Weather Wizard gods? No, but they could claim to be one if they wanted to.

You might have a point, Zazu, if that was established in previous stories that Mid-nite and Terrific don't believe in magic/paranormal/supernatural aspects of their fellow JSAers or the villains/situations they've encountered. But, you really haven't. Dr. Mid-nite apparently is a church-goer, Terrific is an atheist. But you never seen them talking to Wonder Woman, Dr. Fate, or whoever about their abilities and origins and say, "Yeaah. Suuure, you are."

Da' Spyda'