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Grey Gargoyle

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Subj: Re: Defender of Gaea
Posted: Wed Mar 07, 2018 at 11:37:44 am EST (Viewed 115 times)
Reply Subj: Defender of Gaea
Posted: Wed Mar 07, 2018 at 05:31:46 am EST (Viewed 124 times)


    I would go back to the core of the character. He is ready to attack superheroes or supervillains as long as he protects the Oceans, the Skies & Earth from environmental issues. He will kill people if it is necessary.

This would interest ME but would it interest the average comics fan?

    I think that he will always be an anti-hero but not like Deadpool or Punisher ...

I don't even know if he's an antihero at all. He's the hero of Atlantis, straight up, no "anti" in it whatsoever. Similar to Super Skrull and Captain Glory, who are heroes of their respective civilizations. Granted, all of these civilizations (including Atlantis) are antagonistic to Homo sapiens. I almost want to coin a different term. What was Hector in the Iliad? He was the hero of Troy, and Troy was antagonistic to the Greeks, who were Homer's audience, yet Hector is always portrayed as brave and true. Was Hector an antihero?

    Also, I think that he could be, at the same time, Human, Homo Mermamus, Mutant ... and a supernatural mythological demigod linked to the Olympian Gods and the mystical power of Pre-Cataclysmic Atlantis.

    Perhaps, he may even represent the fusion of all Gaea's offsprings on Earth (Humans, Mutants, Homo Mermamus, Faeries, Inhumans ...).

I can sort of see Faeries, given his ears, although Atlanteans in general have pointed ears, I think. Also I guess you see Faeries as somehow related to the Greek gods. But what would be the link to the Inhumans?

    I would make him a man with his own agenda who only works with others for his own objectives.

That is how he is almost always portrayed, I think, except for when he acts out of friendship, loyalty, or debt.

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