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stillanerd

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richardb

Member Since: Sat May 17, 2008
Posts: 219
Subj: Re: Why would Carlie want to be Menace anyway?
Posted: Thu Sep 25, 2008 at 01:43:28 pm EDT
Reply Subj: Why would Carlie want to be Menace anyway?
Posted: Thu Sep 25, 2008 at 01:24:16 pm EDT (Viewed 231 times)


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> In NWTD, Menace says he wants to control NYC politics. Why would someone like Carlie want to control NYC like the Kingpin or something? The motivation doesn't seem to be there.
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I don't Menace said, specifically, that he wants to control New York City, but rather influence the outcome of the election which is in itself a form of power. But anyway, look at how Carlie was portrayed in ASM #548.

Her late-father was someone who was well respected in the police force while she was barely given the time of day because she was just some lowly forensic investigator. Not to mention the fact that she's a woman and probably feels she gets underestimated and marginalized because of her sex. Remember, Menace originally tried to kidnap--not kill--the female mayoral candidate. Now that Hollister is running, who we've been told is like a father to her since his family looked after her after her dad died, then she has more than enough insentive now to see he gets the job. And if he gets the job, then she's got more opportunity for herself and to be part of something important.

Likewise, remember that Menace didn't just say that Osborn threw away an empire, he also had a family that he tossed aside as well. Carlie, having lost her own father, would realize the importance of family.

> I will stand by what I believe...it can't be that easy for someone to just jump on a glider, fly it at high speed, fight a top notch hero like Spiderman and not be hurt or injured when Spidey hits or kicks them.
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Consider the following: Carlie, being that she is a forensic scientist, had to have had some training in various scientific fields, so she would have an understanding of how the goblin gear would work. Likewise, being a member of the NYPD, she would also have had to have gone through some physical fitness and self-defense training as well.

Also, we're assuming that Menace's powers come from the goblin formula. Menace's "powers" could easily come from his/her costume, that it increases a person's overall strength and durability, as well as have some high-tech visual equipment such as night vision, telescopic sights, and self-targeting?


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