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Subj: Re: Wolfsbane By Night...
Posted: Thu May 02, 2019 at 01:31:33 pm EDT (Viewed 216 times)
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Posted: Thu May 02, 2019 at 10:21:14 am EDT (Viewed 254 times)


      Well, this cover was released in February. We did not know at the time. Putting a name would have spoiled it. Sure, they could have blocked the name, but nah. Even after last issue they could have thrown a curve and killed someone else.

    Certainly a valid reason. Devil's Advocate could say after 37 years of being a decently established (background) character it might have been nice props to get some kind of cover representation on her final issue. Heck, she doesn't really have a claim to fame issue other than her intro in MGN and her giving birth in X-Factor 224. It the XMB weighs in, it would be interesting to see their list of favorite Rahne issues.

She got lots of development in X-Factor and X-Force. Sadly, most of her stories were just heaping tons of more garbage onto an already burdened character. She was even drugged into eating her own abusive stepfather. I hate to say it, but this put her out of her own misery. It's just too bad she didn't have a more heroic death, but then... par for the course, I suppose.

    Was never her biggest fan, either. She was always sweet. But a definitive death will nicely free up her codename for proper no-copying yoinking. Jack Russell never did get a arch-nemisis that he deserves - so maybe introduce (or use an established character from his past), some grizzled old hunter who has it out for lycanthropes and takes the name: Wolfsbane!

Eh. She doesn't really fit into that. She's not a lycanthrope. Attempts to link mutants into folkloric creatures really infuriate me (see Nightcrawler and demons).


      Harry Morrel
      Kwannon (I guess she's wearing the same purple outfit)
      Stevie Hunter
      Vange Whedon
      ? short brown hair
      Kavita Rao
      Layla Madrox
      Doop - is always out of place imo

    THANKS. Layla and Whedon - nice catch. Vange Whedon as in MLF? Didn't they turn over those guys? And if not, another sheesh example of letting their prisoner out. Has she and Rahne ever even shared a panel? IFFF this was after WotR then maybe somebody should've invited Asgardian Hrimhari? Where's Dust, too?

Hrimhari is long dead.
I wouldn't expect Dust to be here.


      What middle name?


Yeah. Sorry. I was being funny. This is the first I recall seeing it mentioned.


      MacDonaill Cemetery is somewhere in the US, I guess. Why bother giving the name of the cemetery and not a location?


I'd imagine it's somewhere in New York.


      Okay, so Scott srtangely thinks Berto and Sam are dead.

    Yeah, caught that. It was also -appropriate- but uneven to include Tier in a list of names that seemed to point at the victims of the AoX crisis. But then he does list Xavier at the end - unless Logan told him he lives again and it's assumed he got taken out by Nate too...

Well, Tier was her son. I would hope someone would mention him at her funeral.


      Scott and Jean had one. Very past tense. Jean got rid of that a long time ago.

    WHOA. News to me. When and how??!

Before she died. She has switched it off on occasion before that, as well.


      Don't recall anyone else with links. And note: Dani and Rahne were only linked when Rahne wolfed out. This is partially because of Dani's empathy with animals.

    Wonder when a writer will properly present Dani's valkyrior empathy with the dying. Does she always have to be in the vicinity? Did Brunhilde?

When the mansion was in Limbo, she was using the ability to track down mutants with the M-Pox.


      There is no way in heck she should have been killed by these guys. From what she's done in her life, she could have slaughtered a dozen normal human attackers. @%$#@$!@#! heck, she could have simply fled the scene faster than any of them could have done anything. But she just curled up into a ball and took the abuse?! What the?! This is utterly stupid.

      No, this was not a good story, at all.

    Well, there's probably ways readers can (and evidentally must) No-Prize rationalize this miserablebut very poignant death. eg. They got in an early debilitating shot, she misjudged how hateful they were, some unshown story element factored in, some personality flux detail that prompted her quitting, something else...

I just won't accept a No-Prize for something this dumb. Frankly, this is worse than Tigra's beatdown by The Hood. Its nothing more than horrible writing.

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