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Thatguy

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Tiger Shark

Subj: Re: How About This Scerario? [SPOILERS]
Posted: Wed Mar 28, 2007 at 11:44:04 am EDT
Reply Subj: How About This Scerario? [SPOILERS]
Posted: Wed Mar 28, 2007 at 11:41:37 am EDT

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....working with a criminal teleporter, say, Spiral (or, say, Diablo), the GG and Spiral teleport into the Oval Office, the GG taps Bush on the neck from behind, and they teleport out, either with the stone Bush statue, or leaving it behind to be found by the secret service--or perhaps first crushing it into rubble.

They might do this on their own, but more likely, as a huge terrorist attack on the country or the West itself by a new Masters of Evil.

Bingo. The GG has just been 'intelligently used.' ThatGuy speaks as if the GG's limited powers in themselves make him a patsy. Most heroes and criminals have limited powers.

And speaking of Diablo, Kurt made great creative use of him during his Avengers run.

Just because a villain was used in the Silver Age...ah, thinking they're useless is most likely a prejudice of 'those who weren't there then.'

And that does make a difference, because to newer readers who first encounter Diablo in an FF Essentials volume, OF COURSE he seems 'dated' and 'older.' They're coming at him from an entirely different perspective than readers are who were 'there then' and grew with him, the GG, and a zillion other good and bad guys and gals.

> ....working with a criminal teleporter, say, Spiral (or, say, Diablo), the GG and Spiral teleport into the Oval Office, the GG taps Bush on the neck from behind, and they teleport out, either with the stone Bush statue, or leaving it behind to be found by the secret service--or perhaps first crushing it into rubble.
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> They might do this on their own, but more likely, as a huge terrorist attack on the country or the West itself by a new Masters of Evil.
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> Bingo. The GG has just been 'intelligently used.' ThatGuy speaks as if the GG's limited powers in themselves make him a patsy. Most heroes and criminals have limited powers.
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> And speaking of Diablo, Kurt made great creative use of him during his Avengers run.
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> Just because a villain was used in the Silver Age...ah, thinking they're useless is most likely a prejudice of 'those who weren't there then.'

It's not that he was created in the Silver Age. Rather, it's that he hasn't changed in power, motivation, accomplishments and personality since then. That equals patsy, in my book.


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