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Subj: Could That Development Be Because They're 'Heroes' & The Stars of Their Books? [SPOILERS]
Posted: Wed Mar 28, 2007 at 11:10:01 am EDT
Reply Subj: You miss the point
Posted: Wed Mar 28, 2007 at 10:52:05 am EDT

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All the characters you've listed have shown development. They've grown as characters.

Grey Gargoyle hasn't. His motivation has remained weak and dated, and sans a revamp his power isn't that impressive. After 10 years of being around, people ought to know not to allow Gargoyle to touch them, and to fight him at a distance. It's not rocket science.

The rookies today ought to at least be on the level of Iron Man, Thor et all when they all started out. That's the level Gargoyle's stayed on and without a hook, will stay on. most cases at least?

OF COURSE they receive more 'development' than the GG, who hasn't been treated as intelligent since Stern's Avengers 20 years ago.

I'm not going to go again into the full argument as to why Sabertooth is the Sabertooth we know today, while the Puma, the Mongoose, Feral, and other animal-based characters are still 2nd-tier characters at best and 5th-rate nobodies at worst.

Look at the Radioactive Man today: if not for Fabian N, he'd be a GG-level 'nobody' in your book, one who 'never learned to creatively use his powers.' Instead, FH and Ellis have developed him into a 'viable character' for present-day readers---merely by taking him up and treating him as less than a stooge.

Creator enthusiasm for a particular character is Everything.

Sorry, for me, Pulsar has gone backwards, and so have several of the others, those that aren't corpses.

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