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Subj: Re: Shouldnt Wildcat be dead?
Posted: Thu Feb 12, 2009 at 10:32:02 am EST (Viewed 354 times)
Reply Subj: Re: Shouldnt Wildcat be dead?
Posted: Thu Feb 12, 2009 at 08:53:01 am EST (Viewed 24 times)
Hmm, I know that I'm splitting hairs here, but here I go anyway.
Sure, Wildcat's "super" power has a very limited scope that only kicks in during very specific circumstances, but it's still a magical super power. One might think that it must be active all the time in order to kick in when needed, theoretically.
To say he was NOT magically powered when non dead is kinda like saying Dr. Strange's amulet of Agamotto is NOT magical unless it's being used or saying Wolverine is NOT a mutant when he's not actively using his healing factor or animal senses. (Sorry for all the Marvel references there.)
Like I said: "splitting hairs". I obviously have some higher regard for the story than you did, and that's fine.
However, I'm pretty sure that in the "JSA: Golden Age" miniseries, they characterized the Spear of Destiny as doing its thing versus all supers. While I realize that "Golden Age" was an Elseworlds thing, perhaps that's the reference the writers used to define the scope of the spear's influence.
Also, it's possible that some goober who is literally a walking lizard had access to some arcane powers that allowed him to expand its scope more than some Syphilitic Austrian with a goofy mustache and Napolean complex could manage.