Interesting, how ideas seem to float on the surface

Posted by Kyle_Dornez (250 posts) - - Show Bio

Well, I've read Amazing Spiderman 692, looked at that Alpha-kid. And noticed that I've already seen that somewhere...

Right, that was about six months ago, maybe more, I was going to make a new character for RPG, and thought that there's almost no enthusiastic superheroes around this days. So I decided to stick to the classics - made a college student, whose scientific adviser turned out to be Mad Scientist. So after a Freaky Lab Accident with one of his gizmous, my Adam Wilkinson got amazing powers of super-strength, stamina and resilience, stole rocket-boots from the lab and flew away to fight crime. Then I spliced a bit of anime in it, and said that his powers come from cosmic Getter-Rays, constantly developing and adapting his body - endlessly. That made "Getterman" a potential global threat, capable absorbing all biomass on Earth, if left unchecked. Adam, of course, totally digs his new powers and delights in using them, just barely masking his identity.

Um, sorry, I didn't mean to ramble about some OC but I need to illustrate my point. Two days ago I read ASM 692. Sooo, this Alpha-kid is a student... And he got his amazing powers from a Freaky Lab Accident, when experiment went Horribly Wrong... Right, that... Well, that's just to draw parallels with Spiderman, right?.. Um, ok, so his Andys new powers include amazing strength, stamina and resilience... Flight and force-blasts too, yes. Wait, what's that Reed saying? His power comes from Univerce itself? Like cosmic power, right? Hmmm... You say they're will grow endlessly? And potentially can become a global threat? Meh, who cares? Of course Andy totally digs his new powers and delights in using them, not even bothering with secret identity... Oh, and just look at that fabulous anime-hair!

Apparently, it's easy to predict new marvel characters... Hm, or maybe I need to work in Marvel, if I already think their characters in the future? Or maybe I'm ALREADY WORKING IN MARVEL?! O_____O

#1 Posted by laflux (13661 posts) - - Show Bio

Who knows..........................

#2 Posted by Shotgun (900 posts) - - Show Bio

@Kyle_Dornez said:

And he got his amazing powers from a Freaky Lab Accident, when experiment went Horribly Wrong...Right, that... Well, that's just to draw parallels with Spiderman, right?.

Not just Spiderman. This kind of origin is sooo overused. The Flash and Hulk also got their powers this way, and I'm pretty sure that countless others have too.

#3 Posted by Kyle_Dornez (250 posts) - - Show Bio

@Shotgun said:

@Kyle_Dornez said:

And he got his amazing powers from a Freaky Lab Accident, when experiment went Horribly Wrong...Right, that... Well, that's just to draw parallels with Spiderman, right?.

Not just Spiderman. This kind of origin is sooo overused. The Flash and Hulk also got their powers this way, and I'm pretty sure that countless others have too.

Well of course, that's why I considered it classic. Flash, Hulk, Spiderman - they're older than, well, TV. I can barely remember modern heroes getting into Freaky Lab Accidents - now it's all military or genetic modification, or vegannes... No one gets hit by cosmic rays anymore.

#4 Posted by Silverbolt7X (3 posts) - - Show Bio

Your post reminds me a couple of years ago (after Spider-Man 3 came out...crappy film) when I did a fan fiction one-shot of Spider-Man saving a suicidal young man from jumping off a building, the save giving him a second chance at life and all and coming back to the same place years later in hopes of thanking Spidey. It was during the Dark Era or Dark Avengers (or whatever) of Marvel when I saw a one-shot of Spidey saving a suicidal man, then years later the man returns to the same building to thank him, only to fall and Dark Spidey allows him to die. Forgot that issue that was, but yeah, I was surprised. I still have the one-shot on my ff.net account too lol.

#5 Posted by Kyle_Dornez (250 posts) - - Show Bio

@Silverbolt7X said:

Your post reminds me a couple of years ago...

Ow, it gets funnier as it goes on - with last Venom issues especially. This time I've even got a date to compare - August, 3rd, more than a month ago, I've made a character for Marvel Heroic Roleplay game. Picking powers at random, I've stuck with "Optic Blast". Naturally, I didn't want to make a Cyclops clone, so I've started to think of, a-hem, alternative power sources, and decided to make him daemonhost a-la WH40k, and as such his Optic Blast wouldn't be an "Optic Blast", but hellish "Glare Of the Pit", coming from the demon in his head.

However there was a problem about that - demons in Marvel, as well as in WH40k aren't known for benevolent approach to their hosts. So, technically, char should have his soul ripped to sheds and eaten, and that's would be bad, since I've wanted to play a mortal, not a demon. Required Secondary Powers were required. So I thought "Okay, if optic blast isn't really his power, then, logically his power would be being able to host demons, right?". With that thought I wrote entire backstory, how he is some kind of Chosen One, as calculated by satanic Cult of Brimstone, and according to their prophecy he would be a perfect vessel for their lord, because the stars were right at his conception. So the summoning ritual Went Horribly Right, and their demonic patron got incarcerated inside of toddlers head, without any means of influence.

Then the Venom #24 comes out.

Mind = > Blown.

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