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Omar Karindu

In Reply To
Dr. Shallot

Subj: Re: lack of a simple premise hurts the character
Posted: Wed Mar 28, 2007 at 01:16:36 am EDT
Reply Subj: lack of a simple premise hurts the character
Posted: Tue Mar 27, 2007 at 07:48:38 pm EDT

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Ex-mercanary, Egyptian god/resurrections, multiple identities...all this makes for a hard one to two sentence sell of the character. Often the most appealing characters are the simple ones.

Let's face it-Moon Knight is not a character you can sum up briefly. I'm sure this has turned off people to the character. When I was younger I had no interest in Moon Knight but my friend did. I read those Moench/Sienkiwicz tales at his house and got interested for a brief time-mostly due to Werewolf by Night being in the book, an old favorite of mine. Still, I never quite "got" what Moon Knight was all about and Marc Spector never appealed to me as a character.

I agree that he has potential and have heard good things about the current series, but I have no desire to check it out. The character just doesn't exude excitement IMO. If he is to stay a "street-level" character then I'd minimize the mystical influence, dump the multiple identities, and give him a decent arch-enemy.





> He's got a great costume, great name, is a street vigilante and yet has consistently failed to catch on...
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> Is it the actual Marc Spector/Steven Knight character(s), his lack of an interesting private identity or just poor writing?
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> Any thoughts? >:-|

How about: Marc Spector was a mercenary, until he found god...an ancient Egyptian god of vengeance, to be precise. Now he fights crime on behalf of that god -- unless he's simply insane.

Or, the shorter, high-concept pitch version: Moon Knight is a mercenary who became a vigilante at the behest of an ancient Egyptian god...unless he just went mad.

> Ex-mercanary, Egyptian god/resurrections, multiple identities...all this makes for a hard one to two sentence sell of the character. Often the most appealing characters are the simple ones.
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> Let's face it-Moon Knight is not a character you can sum up briefly. I'm sure this has turned off people to the character. When I was younger I had no interest in Moon Knight but my friend did. I read those Moench/Sienkiwicz tales at his house and got interested for a brief time-mostly due to Werewolf by Night being in the book, an old favorite of mine. Still, I never quite "got" what Moon Knight was all about and Marc Spector never appealed to me as a character.
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> I agree that he has potential and have heard good things about the current series, but I have no desire to check it out. The character just doesn't exude excitement IMO. If he is to stay a "street-level" character then I'd minimize the mystical influence, dump the multiple identities, and give him a decent arch-enemy.
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> > He's got a great costume, great name, is a street vigilante and yet has consistently failed to catch on...
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> > Is it the actual Marc Spector/Steven Knight character(s), his lack of an interesting private identity or just poor writing?
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> > Any thoughts? >:-|

- Omar Karindu

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