What does Marvel need to do with Ares?

#1 Posted by Kallarkz (3303 posts) - - Show Bio

Marvel really needs to kick this character into overdrive. Its really sad what they have done with him compared to the DC Ares and it was just depressing how they killed him in Siege by being torn in half. I took it as "This is a horrible character who can't do much of anything so we are going to kill him in the most humiliating way possible and continue with the story. Thanks."  
 
Ares in Marvel needs a major power upgrade, 
Change of attitude (I would like to see him use a bit more intelligence) 
And make him do God like feats. I would like to see Ares use a bit more magic maybe...something other than watch the God of War walk around with a AK47 and think he can take on the most dangerous characters in Marvel. I know they don't want to run the risk of making him too overpowered but i think he deserves a bit more attention.

#2 Posted by Nova`Prime` (4165 posts) - - Show Bio

If you want the DC Ares why not just petition DC to put out more comics for him.
 
I don't understand why people constantly want Marvel's Ares to be DC's Ares, to understand the character read his miniseries where Makaboshi attacks Olympus and the Greek gods all act like Ares is the mad dog of the Pantheon and they don't want to let him lose on the battle field, its a good read and explains why the character is like he is.

#3 Posted by Kallarkz (3303 posts) - - Show Bio

Although seeing more of DC Ares would be pleasant since he does seem like a interesting character.....that is not what this topic is about =). 
 
 This topic is discussing what the MARVEL Ares needs. But maybe thats a good idea that i read his mini-series and see why he is "how he is". The origin of this topic came from my distaste in how they chose to kill him in Siege as if he were insignificant in the grand scheme.

#4 Posted by PrinceIMC (5422 posts) - - Show Bio

Nah, I don't mind Ares but I love Hercules and Herc and Ares will always fight. And you can't have two heroes always trying to kill each other. Ares is better as a villain in my opinion.
#5 Posted by Lokheit (492 posts) - - Show Bio

In fact I love how Ares is written in marvel... Specially when he acts like the true god of war, he usually doesn't show too much inteligence, but he has a lot of wisdom and is an honorable fighter. His death wasn't ridicoulus, the guy that killed him also killed Loki, and I prefer this version of Ares as a character rather than the DC villian.

#6 Posted by Jonny_Anonymous (34261 posts) - - Show Bio

I like Ares, I just dont like the way Bedis writes him. His mini was a really good and thats they way he should always be presented. The thing I would like to change about him is instead of him just being uber strong would be to play up his wepon handling feats, make him unparalleled in sword fighting and the like, also it would be cool to have him get stronger the more violence that is around him so to take him down you would have to use unconventional methods.

#7 Posted by BarelyAverage (1014 posts) - - Show Bio

Ares is probably one of the characters in Marvel with the most potential, He is truly a bad ass and does need a power upgrade. His abilities are inconsistently written IMO. He went toe to toe with the A-Bomb yet gets ripped in half by the Sentry. I didn't expect him to win but not get ripped in half! What is that?

#8 Posted by Kallarkz (3303 posts) - - Show Bio
@BarelyAverage said:
 He went toe to toe with the A-Bomb yet gets ripped in half by the Sentry. I didn't expect him to win but not get ripped in half! What is that? "
Seriously. They really need something to redeem his character after that.
#9 Posted by Enyalios (142 posts) - - Show Bio


They don't really need to do any type of power increase on him or anything like that.  While personally, based on mythology and the like I feel Ares would not be significantly weaker than Hercules, I can understand why they choose to make him so. 

 

What they need to do is get him a decent writer who is going to be consistant.  When they initially started putting him in the comics, they essentially only used Homer's version of Ares, not the Ares of Greek Mythology, and certainly not the one that evolved into the Roman myths.  With his miniseries Ares was allowed to be the God of War and not simply a foil for Hercules.  Then...well then Bendis got a hold of him and, like so many characters before him, Bendis took all the build up that had been done before, and ruined it completely.  While I hated the fact that Ares was killed off by Sentry (coincidently ANOTHER character with a decent concept destroyed by Bendis), I am looking forward to his eventual return because it can be a fresh start.

 

What they need to do with the character is finish what they started with him.  Allow him to evolve into the master of war and combat, that "Thor and Wolverine" combo they built him up to be before the complete let down of Might Avengers and Dark Avengers. 

#10 Posted by seekquaze (619 posts) - - Show Bio
@BarelyAverage said:
" Ares is probably one of the characters in Marvel with the most potential, He is truly a bad ass and does need a power upgrade. His abilities are inconsistently written IMO. He went toe to toe with the A-Bomb yet gets ripped in half by the Sentry. I didn't expect him to win but not get ripped in half! What is that? "
A-bomb is possible his highest showing.  He rarely comes off looking that well against anything but the weakest opponents.   I don't think he needs a power up grade.  If they showed up more to be the weapons master he is supposed to be that would power him up enough.  Maybe give him a few other abilities like "to summon weapon from his armory" a few enchanted weapons like Hercules is using now in his "street" series or the power to enhance the weapons he has:  channel mystical energy through his ax to create energy blasts or increase its cutting power, empower his bullets so they explode on impact, things like that.
#11 Posted by New_World_Order (13516 posts) - - Show Bio
  1. Bring him back
  2. Give him an upgrade
  3. Make him live up to his title
  4. Get revenge on the Sentry if he returns
  5. Give him his own on-going showcasing all of this
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