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Subj: Re: Does Anyone Want The Original Marauders To Return? When Did We Learn About Their Background?
Posted: Wed Sep 06, 2017 at 04:51:38 am EDT (Viewed 396 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 12:09:58 pm EDT (Viewed 413 times)
Are you two even disagreeing at this point? I think both of you agree that the Marauders and Cassandra Nova suck.
Well, if I understand The Black Guardian correctly, we both agree that Cassandra Nova sucks. As for the Marauders, I think they are good as what they are meant to be - ruthles, inhuman, heartless mass-murderers who do the big bad's dirty work and behave in a way that makes a reader viscerally hate and despise them. (I must confess to feeling a degree of satisfaction when a few of them ended up being killed during the Massacre.) The Black Guardian thinks they would have been more compelling characters had they been given more of a background, I think that would have been largely superfluous. I think the underlying difference between us two is that in general I care less about a villain's underlying motivations and biography than he does. Except in a few rare cases these fall in the category of "yeah, but that's no excuse" for me. For instance I do not see Sabretooth - who has a very elaborate history involving both Wolverine and Gambit - as fundamentally different from the other Marauders.