Forge Respect Thread

#1 Posted by Jotham (4577 posts) - - Show Bio

Forge is a character I was always surprised didn't get more respect. Let's remedy that.

#2 Posted by Iron_Lad (325 posts) - - Show Bio

I always thought Forge was awesome. How can you not like a character who can create anything that he can think of? I wish they brought him back, they've replaced him with Maddison Jeffries who's now the "tech" guy for the X-men.

#3 Edited by SC (15020 posts) - - Show Bio

I made a thread like this once, I can't agree with you more, I didn't even know Forge was Native American when I first saw him, because he was wearing some awesome shorts and had a metal leg. When I was like 9 I was conditioned into thinking only characters with feathers and stuff were, but that wasn't the only time my perceptions were challenged with this character. I don't know, something about him and Banshee both being X-Men reminded me, encouraged me to forget age groups. People don't have to be super young looking to be superheroes, they can be a bit more distinguished. lol 
I miss Forge, I am annoyed that Ellis actually essentially killed him because he wanted to use the character, but was unfamiliar with him, and some wack as assistant recommended some dodgy reading examples (at least thats what I have heard lol) but yeah, hope he comes back soon. He had a nice mix of techno and spiritual powers. He is in some of my favorite X-Men issues of all time. Loved his relationship with Storm.  
Awesome thread man! I'll support and contribute when/where I can. 

#4 Posted by TheCrowbar (4397 posts) - - Show Bio

He's the precursor to tech priests...
think about it The Machine Spirit comes from somewhere!

#5 Posted by Jotham (4577 posts) - - Show Bio
@SC: Thanks, bud. Yeah, I didn't know he was Indian either for a while, probably because he doesn't wear eagle feathers and stuff.
#6 Posted by SC (15020 posts) - - Show Bio
@Jotham said:
" @SC: Thanks, bud. Yeah, I didn't know he was Indian either for a while, probably because he doesn't wear eagle feathers and stuff. "
Yeah that was great. Plus he didn't have a name like Banshee, or Moonstar lol (I love those characters too) something just interesting about a character that you build into rather than just present a strong angle off that invokes reaction of a superficial level. 
#7 Posted by ReddKnave (63 posts) - - Show Bio

I'm glad I'm not alone.  So much unused potential in Forge.

#8 Posted by cattlebattle (14343 posts) - - Show Bio

Forge hooked up Storm and Mystique....that's impressive right there :)

#9 Posted by cattlebattle (14343 posts) - - Show Bio

Here is one
Although he wasn't himself, This pretty much shows if Forge has preparation he could potentially defeat all the X-Men through some sort of invention

#10 Posted by labarith (730 posts) - - Show Bio

I'd love it if Forge showed up in Uncanny X-Force, or another X-title.

#11 Posted by OmegaHans (228 posts) - - Show Bio

One would think Marvel would have brought him back from that stupid death they gave him by now. He was always sorely underused.

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