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Subj: Re: Does Anyone Want The Original Marauders To Return? When Did We Learn About Their Background?
Posted: Tue Sep 05, 2017 at 11:33:57 am EDT (Viewed 367 times)
Reply Subj: Re: Does Anyone Want The Original Marauders To Return? When Did We Learn About Their Background?
Posted: Tue Sep 05, 2017 at 07:34:57 am EDT (Viewed 340 times)
Quote:I did not say you were wanting to make excuses for them. I was trying to explain how readers were likely to react to adding "depth" to characters like the Marauders. The main thing is that they are in effect monsters, their life story does not really make them interesting. To use another example, I find Cassandra Nova an extremely dull character for all the mumbo-jumbo about her prenatal fight against Xavier and the bleeding mummudrai. IMO the Marauders are defined by their limited role and essentially embellishing their background would be a waste of time and effort. This is something you have to expect with the kind of characters who are bigger villains' largely disposable henchmen, thugs and goons. Not that such characters - like most of the Marauders, Reavers, Acolytes etc. - have no reason to continue existing - they are clearly needed for many types of storyline. But look at the Brotherhood, which has a lot more continuity and "seniority" on its side, even there you have people like the Blob, Avalanche and Pyro, who really have very little by way of background and characterization (I'm disregarding the movies here, where Pyro has a very different and much more developed individual character).
I see a huge difference between the two. Cassandra, imo, wasn't even created to be human. She literally is a monster. That's why she sucks. The Marauders, on the other hand, are not monsters, but they're treated as such, and that's why they suck.
Semantics. I do not agree with what appears to be your contentions, that by definition human beings can't be monsters or that non-human beings must be monsters. Also, how much of a human being is Malice the Marauder when compared to Cassandra Nova? He/she/it functions very much like a discorporate demon.