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Subj: Re: Sunfire? Spiral? Forge? Did anybody ever think....
Posted: Sat Dec 29, 2012 at 03:50:30 am EST (Viewed 135 times)
Reply Subj: Re: Sunfire? Spiral? Forge? Did anybody ever think....
Posted: Fri Dec 28, 2012 at 08:27:17 am EST (Viewed 164 times)



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      Sunfire actually has been around since 1970 (the year of his first and only appearance as a villain).

    Unless you count all of those other times he was a villain.



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    After his first appearance, there was a minor antagonist appearance in Avengers #117 (1973), when he claimed a fragment of the Evil Eye for Japan. Not really villainous, but close.



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    Then there was Sub-Mariner #52-54 (1972), when he joined with Dragon-Lord to restore Japan to its militaristic roots. They destroyed many US-flagged ships (wonder how many people died during that) before Namor changed his mind with the environmental argument. Doesn't excuse what amounts to terrorism.



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    Now, honestly, I find it hard to fit all of that WWII-era Japanese jingoism into the modern age. It's now been generations that Japan has had very good relations with the US and been a delightful part of the world. I'd just assume none of that happened... but it did.



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    It was in Iron Man #68-70 (1974) that he started acting heroic, and he remained this way for decades.



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    But then there were his more recent appearances, when he adopted the philosophy that you should destroy everything you love and became a Marauder. So, when is he going to destroy his precious Japan, eh? Sure, that was after being mind-controlled by Apocalypse, but... yeah, after.



I stand corrected. Thanks for the synopsis.


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