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Thatguy

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Tiger Shark

Subj: Re: Well, That Story Is Told Once, & Then The Creative Staff Should Move On
Posted: Wed Mar 28, 2007 at 02:41:54 pm EDT
Reply Subj: Well, That Story Is Told Once, & Then The Creative Staff Should Move On
Posted: Wed Mar 28, 2007 at 02:37:56 pm EDT

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My posts swerve away from that point because to me it's a non-issue: it's an issue for you.

I don't see any reason to bend over backwards to defend him. And your remark was itself a cheap shot: you were proven wrong, period.

You seem to think that the GG can only be used physically, as someone who can reach out and turn someone else to stone. Not so at all.

That's like saying Moonstone, the Grim Reaper, the Mad Thinker, the Radioactive Man, the Space Phantom, the Jester, the Puppet Master, the Owl, Llyra, the Red Skull, Loki, the Wingless Wizard, or Mystique are limited in their scheming and evil ways by their super powers.

No, they're intelligent individuals, and much of their allure, success, tenacity, and skill comes not from their powers but from their zealous sociopathic/amoral personalities.

They can work in partnership with one other indididual, or in teams, or on their own. They can actively fight in the foreground, or work from behind the scenes, manipulating others. They can use long-range weapons without physically appearing themselves, or send out LMDs, robots/androids, or act as crime lords and utilize human beings, either street criminals or scientists like members of AIM or HYDRA. They might even sit on corporate/governmental boards and committees, as Mystque has done in diguise, and as the Radioactive Man has done.

THIS is how a writer uses criminals and advances them. And there's no reason the GG can't be used in these and other ways, AS HE HAS--maybe just not in your life time or reading lifetime. He might fall through a hole in the Earth and end up partnering with the Mole Man, or befriend the Leader. The sky's the limit.

> My posts swerve away from that point because to me it's a non-issue: it's an issue for you.
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> I don't see any reason to bend over backwards to defend him. And your remark was itself a cheap shot: you were proven wrong, period.

Yes, I'm pure evil for suggesting you might have made a minor mistake *rhe*
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> You seem to think that the GG can only be used physically, as someone who can reach out and turn someone else to stone. Not so at all.

Nope. You really ain't been reading my replies at all. That, or you don't understand them.
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> That's like saying Moonstone, the Grim Reaper, the Mad Thinker, the Radioactive Man, the Space Phantom, the Jester, the Puppet Master, the Owl, Llyra, the Red Skull, Loki, the Wingless Wizard, or Mystique are limited in their scheming and evil ways by their super powers.
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> No, they're intelligent individuals, and much of their allure, success, tenacity, and skill comes not from their powers but from their zealous sociopathic/amoral personalities.

Which GG lacks.
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> They can work in partnership with one other indididual, or in teams, or on their own. They can actively fight in the foreground, or work from behind the scenes, manipulating others. They can use long-range weapons without physically appearing themselves, or send out LMDs, robots/androids, or act as crime lords and utilize human beings, either street criminals or scientists like members of AIM or HYDRA. They might even sit on corporate/governmental boards and committees, as Mystque has done in diguise, and as the Radioactive Man has done.
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> THIS is how a writer uses criminals and advances them. And there's no reason the GG can't be used in these and other ways, AS HE HAS--maybe just not in your life time or reading lifetime. He might fall through a hole in the Earth and end up partnering with the Mole Man, or befriend the Leader. The sky's the limit.

GG's had since the Silver Age to catch up. He hasn't. Really, he's lucky to be used as cannon fodder.


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