#1 Edited by Black_Kn1ght (270 posts) - - Show Bio

Some people say Finesse is the down bringer of the Avengers Academy. I kinda agree. She has alot of hero potential she smart, and agile but she's so untouched by human emotions. 
#2 Posted by NexusOfLight (1715 posts) - - Show Bio

I like her. She's cool, and she adds a very interesting element to an already interesting arrangement of characters.

#3 Posted by Mechanical_Ape (589 posts) - - Show Bio

She is my favorite character from the series. I like her personality and powerset and I feel the stories that have focused on her have been stronger than many of the other character specific issues. As with all of the characters in that series, though, I still feel like I need to know more about her.

#4 Posted by Gambit1024 (9890 posts) - - Show Bio

She's one of my least favorite on the team. 

#5 Posted by xerox_kitty (15762 posts) - - Show Bio

What a "down bringer"?

 


 

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#6 Posted by SC (12905 posts) - - Show Bio
@xerox-kitty said:
"What a "down bringer"?"

She likes to ride the funky express right down town to the paradise city where she likes to get loose like a goose and break it down old school maybe? She brings beat that makes the people move their feet? 

She likes to get down, and she brings other people down with her? Like all those songs in recent times, about people getting low, low, low, low, low, low, low. She hits floors? 



I agree with all the other posters who have posted! She is one of my favorites, and she brings another strong and unique personality to the group dynamic they have, enhancing it, but even on her own, she is pretty cool. 
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#7 Posted by xerox_kitty (15762 posts) - - Show Bio

TBH, I'm still baffled... but now amused :)

 

Regarding Finesse, I think she's got a lot of potential.  More than just 'Oh no, my powers are killing me' type angst. 

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#8 Posted by Hawkeye446 (3940 posts) - - Show Bio
@SC said:
" @xerox-kitty said:
"What a "down bringer"?"

She likes to ride the funky express right down town to the paradise city where she likes to get loose like a goose and break it down old school maybe? She brings beat that makes the people move their feet? 

She likes to get down, and she brings other people down with her? Like all those songs in recent times, about people getting low, low, low, low, low, low, low. She hits floors? 



I agree with all the other posters who have posted! She is one of my favorites, and she brings another strong and unique personality to the group dynamic they have, enhancing it, but even on her own, she is pretty cool. 
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Haha... Anyway I agree with bolded statement, but she is a "Down Bringer" so to speak. She, at times can be depressing, although her interaction with her so called Father-Taskmaster was good.
#9 Posted by Odyssey_Dawn (84674 posts) - - Show Bio

I'd like to see more Taskmaster incorporated stories involving her. She's got alot of potential.

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#10 Posted by doomsilver (643 posts) - - Show Bio
@xerox-kitty said:

TBH, I'm still baffled... but now amused :)

 

Regarding Finesse, I think she's got a lot of potential.  More than just 'Oh no, my powers are killing me' type angst. 


that's what i thought
#11 Posted by d99026 (91 posts) - - Show Bio
@NexusOfLight said:
I like her. She's cool, and she adds a very interesting element to an already interesting arrangement of characters.
I like her and her power too. She's interestimg.
#12 Posted by Lorialet (35 posts) - - Show Bio

She's my favorite character from the Academy. I like her analytical mindest. Too few comic characters (including mad scientists and other geniuses) take the time to think before they act, it's refreshing to see one who actually remember that she has a brain. 
I just hope marvel remembers that not being emotional doesn't make people evil...

#13 Posted by SC (12905 posts) - - Show Bio
@Lorialet said:
She's my favorite character from the Academy. I like her analytical mindest. Too few comic characters (including mad scientists and other geniuses) take the time to think before they act, it's refreshing to see one who actually remember that she has a brain.  I just hope marvel remembers that not being emotional doesn't make people evil...
 
I agree!!  
 
She is officially my favorite character among that group now. Given more time and good writing (I find her a character that could easily be abused by bad writing) I think she could be one of my big favorites!  
 
I share the same concern as well though. In one sense she reminds me of Emma, who writers seem relegated to dumbing down and making more teary to help make people realize she was "good" but eh, being smart, and being cold doesn't mean a character doesn't care. 
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#14 Posted by Timandm (3374 posts) - - Show Bio

She's the smartest one in the group...  She'd make a FAR better leader than Reptil.  Not only is she smart, she's HONEST, even with herself...  I think she's the most interesting character in the group.

#15 Edited by blackspider2020 (13 posts) - - Show Bio

i agree that she does bring a fresh perspective to the angst riddled cast but she is possibly the most predictable of them all.   Also i dislike emotionless characters as much as i dislike angst ridden ones.  so no she's not on my list of likable characters.

@Timandm: her detachment to emotions to me makes her practically the worst possible choice for leadership, she's more likely to sacrifice her team for the good of the mission than anything else, so as leader she would have a high mission success rate but low team morality. which is counter productive. i'm just sayin'.

#16 Posted by Timandm (3374 posts) - - Show Bio
@blackspider2020 said:
i agree that she does bring a fresh perspective to the angst riddled cast but she is possibly the most predictable of them all.   Also i dislike emotionless characters as much as i dislike angst ridden ones.  so no she's not on my list of likable characters.

@Timandm: her detachment to emotions to me makes her practically the worst possible choice for leadership, she's more likely to sacrifice her team for the good of the mission than anything else, so as leader she would have a high mission success rate but low team morality. which is counter productive. i'm just sayin'.
I know what you're saying.  It makes perfect sense.  It reminds me of Star Trek.  I've heard discussions debating whether or not a Vulcan would actually make a good captain  The major argument against having a Vulcan as a captain was that their lack of emotions  (or technically the way they suppress their emotions) would make it all too easy for them to sacrifice their crew....  I can't disagree with that entirely...
 
However, the FLIP side is that they will be far less likely to hesitate to make decisions that HAVE to made that do put their crew in danger...  I imagine one of the hardest things for a the captain of a ship, or leader of a team that goes into dangerous situations, to do is order one of their crew into a life-threatening situation.  But when it HAS to be done, it HAS to be done.
 
I think the question is, could Finese find the balance between cold logic and compassion...  If not, then you might as well put a computer in charge... If she could, well then she could be great...
#17 Posted by Nefarious (19546 posts) - - Show Bio

I guess I do.

#18 Posted by blackspider2020 (13 posts) - - Show Bio
@Timandm: Exactly, the best leaders are typicaly those that can find a balance between the hard choices and care ffor those under their command, and thats a skill that cannot be copied my friend.
 
PS: i think i'm being hard because she's a cold calculating and manipulative character and no one likes that, which i think is kinda unfair honestly.
#19 Posted by Timandm (3374 posts) - - Show Bio
@blackspider2020 said:
@Timandm: Exactly, the best leaders are typicaly those that can find a balance between the hard choices and care ffor those under their command, and thats a skill that cannot be copied my friend.  PS: i think i'm being hard because she's a cold calculating and manipulative character and no one likes that, which i think is kinda unfair honestly.
I'm actually laughing because I COMPLETELY agree with your description of her.  She IS a cold, calculating, and manipulative character but THAT is what I LIKE about her...
 
I should probably clarify something.  That's not the type of character I would ever want to associate with in real life... I just find her interesting as a fictional character...
 
It's kind of like the way that I like Emma Frost as a character.  I'd HATE her in real life, but in the comics she makes the X-Men more fun and interesting.
#20 Posted by labarith (670 posts) - - Show Bio

I sincerely hate the entire series. 
 
Antman has lost anything he gained from Mighty Avengers; Tigra is still the loser she was during the initiative, Justice + Speedball are still the losers they've been recently, and let's not talk about Quicksilver - at a time when there exists an island that has 95% of the existing mutants, Quicksilver not being a member... even in some fashion... is just sad.  Quicksilver, quite frankly, seems to be a jerk.  But then again, so does everyone in the book. 
 
Long story short:  They took all of the bad stuff from the initiative, and all of the bad stuff from Mighty Avengers, and threw them together in a book that is remarkably fixated on the PREVIOUS arc, featuring Norman Osborn. 

#21 Posted by blackspider2020 (13 posts) - - Show Bio
@Timandm: right, i must admit that she does bring a new perspective to the entire overbearing teenage angsty vibe (which i hate) of the comics and the only thing that got me interested in the series in the first place was tigra.
#22 Posted by fodigg (6146 posts) - - Show Bio

She's cold, but she's not "bitch" cold. I think she could be interesting.

#23 Posted by Degalon (737 posts) - - Show Bio

I find her really hot, but that's about it.  Most of the kids on this team suck, the only thing going for it is that I find girls with short hair hot.  
 
But then again, I can't look at Mettle without thinking of half the created characters in Superhero mmos (Skull and tshirt), and I can't look at that electric guy without thinking he looks like he belongs as a member of the Imperfects.

#24 Posted by mrmisanthrope (103 posts) - - Show Bio

When the book first started, she was my favorite character. I find her abilities interesting, and like her design. Her early interaction with Reptil was endearing as well.

She immediately became my least favorite character when the innocent first kiss with Reptil became a meaningless sexual relationship, and she turned out only to be using him, and insulted and dropped him as soon as he expressed the slightest inklings of emotional attachment to her. She went from socially inept to sociopath in one issue.

#25 Posted by fodigg (6146 posts) - - Show Bio

@mrmisanthrope: I didn't think she was doing it maliciously. I think she's just that detached. Again, I think it can be interesting if explored, but it's certainly not endearing, that is true.

#26 Posted by Umbraa (915 posts) - - Show Bio

My favorite AA character. I hope she makes it to Hickmen's 18 man avengers Sqaud.

#27 Edited by midgard2 (60 posts) - - Show Bio

Liked her more and more as the Avengers Academy went on. Its a shame thou that Reptil is such a arse at the end of the AA story line.