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BlakGard

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nightshadow12

Subj: Re: I'm a teen too... [SPOILERS]
Posted: Thu Apr 05, 2007 at 12:16:57 am EDT
Reply Subj: Re: I'm a teen too... [SPOILERS]
Posted: Wed Apr 04, 2007 at 11:13:30 pm EDT

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I understand your points but I think you are missing some things. Of course it was not completely Armory's fault but they need to blame someone. If the fault was placed on the instructors, how do you think the public or the government would react? People would be outraged. I don't expect Gauntlet will be free of internal blame. But he will probably be punished off record and personally by Stark. I also would like to guess that no one was fully aware of Trauma's powers. I believe the point the of the excerise was to establish each kid's abilities. So are you really that shocked that one of them was stronger than expected and another cracked under pressure? I disagree about MVP being killed pointlessly. He clearly had the most potential of any of them. He set records and showed that he had the stuff to go all the way to the top. Losing him in such a stupid way is tragic and I expect to see changes made because of it. I do agree that Gauntlet's comment about the New Warriors was tasteless but it was supposed to be. Don't forget that a lot of people in the general public place the full blame on them.

I think this has a lot of potential and I feel like it's a new idea. We'll just have to see where it goes.

> ...but didn't like it. It wasn't even the teens in the book that bothered me as it was the supporting characters. Gauntlet places Armory in a situation for Trauma to influence her, but he has no idea how Trauma's powers work? And he's supposed to be "experienced"? That was just ridiculous. Killing MVP was just pointless and I fail to see how Armory is completely at fault. Sure she lost it, but she is deadly afraid of spiders (not to mention giant spiders), plus she is just a rookie. She shouldn't have been placed in that situation to begin with, at least not without Gauntlet having assessed the situation to begin with. Oh and Gauntlet refering to the New Warriors so casually was just plain old bad taste. They made a mistake in Stamford that caused lives, but they've done a lot of good too. Plus the New Warrior to survive is at least trying to attone for what his role in the tragedy.
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> It wasn't completely bad though. Glad to see Justice sort of stick up for his teammates. Glad to see that focus is building a superhuman army to police the US, and not invade other countries. The few positives for this book are the only things letting me give this book a second chance.

> I understand your points but I think you are missing some things. Of
> course it was not completely Armory's fault but they need to blame
> someone. If the fault was placed on the instructors, how do you think
> the public or the government would react? People would be outraged.

Um... maybe the public and the government should be outraged, and maybe the public should be informed of the unabashed truth. What happened was 100% the fault of the instructors. They're the ones in charge. Of all people, Armory was the least culpable.

> I don't expect Gauntlet will be free of internal blame. But he will
> probably be punished off record and personally by Stark. I also would
> like to guess that no one was fully aware of Trauma's powers. I
> believe the point the of the excerise was to establish each kid's
> abilities. So are you really that shocked that one of them was
> stronger than expected and another cracked under pressure?

Which is why you don't start training them in situations that even remotely deal with life/death. You begin training them alone, with no one else around, testing their abilities and powers, then slowly build up.

Egads... at least no one even died at Xavier's from such stupidity.
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