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Omar Karindu

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TJ Burns

Subj: Re: Which part about the SHRA do you hate/like? nt
Posted: Thu Jun 12, 2008 at 04:08:38 pm EDT
Reply Subj: Re: Which part about the SHRA do you hate/like? nt
Posted: Thu Jun 12, 2008 at 01:44:27 pm EDT

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Like: the idea that everyone that is going to be a superhero has to have Avengers-quality training and police authority. It greatly decreases the accidental deaths during rescues, or situations going totally out of control.

Dislike: the requirement that if you have super-powers, then you MUST use them as a superhero. Which, near as I can tell, is quietly going by the wayside as Butterball's time with the Initiative has shown.



TJB

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> Like: the idea that everyone that is going to be a superhero has to have Avengers-quality training and police authority. It greatly decreases the accidental deaths during rescues, or situations going totally out of control.

It also throws out entirely the "novice hero learning the ropes as he/she goes" premise, the one that, for example, Spider-Man practically relies on.

It's one of those dreadful bits like Reed Richards selling his supertechnology on the consumer market that makes perfect sense until you realize what it does to the premises and parameters of the entire superhero genre. Superheroes are often fun to read about because they aren't law enforcement professionals with training and a handy ID badge.

> Dislike: the requirement that if you have super-powers, then you MUST use them as a superhero. Which, near as I can tell, is quietly going by the wayside as Butterball's time with the Initiative has shown.
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> TJB

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