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Quantum

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Menshevik

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Subj: Well see, here's the thing.
Posted: Fri Jul 09, 2021 at 05:56:58 am PDT (Viewed 130 times)
Reply Subj: Re: As far as I know, we still haven't seen the original Thunderbird, James Proudstar post HoX/PoX
Posted: Thu Jul 08, 2021 at 11:38:11 pm PDT (Viewed 135 times)

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    My opinion has always been that he serves no purpose with JAMES Proudstar around.



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    Even you just confused the original, JOHN Proudstar, for JAMES. ;\)



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    JOHN = stupid guy who died fighting Count Nefaria on a jet
    JAMES = Juggernaut-level 90s X-Force tank who surpasses his brother in every meaningful way


Except one. At least to me James is just as boring as a character as his big brother. \:\-P

The only purpose John served after his death was to provide motivation for James, but that was phased out with the slaughter of their tribe and James rebranding himself as Warpath. So now John's return would not serve the kind of immediately obvious purpose that you would have had when the tribe was still alive and James still called himself Thunderbird and wore the same costume as John. So to bring back John you would have to do something akin to Cold War Nostalgia Bucky and Spider-Gwen - replace a character with someone new and more interesting, someone who, when you look closely, really has little more in common with the original than the name.


You are right on all counts. Bringing him back and giving him the old costume and codename would be redundant (not redundant to James, though, who now has a different costume and code name).

What I want is to see him brought back as a normal person. Nothing to do with his tribe or his costume. A normal person trying to figure out how to live and how he relates to the new world.

Of course, all the X characters have costumes, and I wouldn't mind him putting on his old costume to fight their enemies, etc. Minus the feather!!!!!!! James has a different costume and code name anyway. But what I'm more interested in is seeing a good writer take an obnoxious character that was given no real development and treating them like a real character with a real personality. Krakoa is a new start for so many characters, and I think John deserves one too. I'd like to see a down to earth person living on Krakoa.


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