#1 Edited by X_insignia1 (1395 posts) - - Show Bio

just out of curiosity, marvel tends to tone down characters who seem a bit overpowered to make them more workable.

whether it's a plot device or PIS

That seems the route most writers tend to take

however what are ways to MAINTAIN the character WITH the high power levels

as well as workable and CONSTANTLY active? ( giving them more powerful enemies is a given)

for examples characters like jean with the whole WPOTC thing (apparently "Dead")

Nate Grey ( omega machine siphoning/extensive nerve damage ) ect

(kinda blows when an all time favor whichever is pretty much reduced to nothing)

however there is one exception, lately they've been writing iceman to his more powerful potential not OVERLY however

but just enough to work with

#2 Posted by tootyghost (139 posts) - - Show Bio

have Spiderman kill them. we'll see how overpowered they are when they're covered in web and they can't see anything or move or do anything

#3 Posted by vicioushero (163 posts) - - Show Bio

@tootyghost said:

have Spiderman kill them. we'll see how overpowered they are when they're covered in web and they can't see anything or move or do anything

lol this

#4 Posted by Hazlenaut (1935 posts) - - Show Bio

have the overpowered character have clones or other form of replicas. They get defeated but op character hold his/her/it's power.

#5 Posted by rpgr (331 posts) - - Show Bio

Have them be defeated by street levels heroes like Batman and Spiderman....

Wait a minute...

#6 Posted by WarMachineMarkV (1214 posts) - - Show Bio

- Never make them so overpowered in the first place would be a good start IMO, it is making the character destined to be unused or written badly in every appearance. Cosmic level characters just do not fit in the regular stories as they overshadow everyone else involved, you can always have them lose, but in almost every case it is done in a terrible way.

- Molecule Man, Phoenix, full power Nate Grey, they should be part of the Cosmic line and deal with Silver Surfer, Adam Warlock and the like, they just have no place in the normal titles

#7 Posted by ReVamp (22798 posts) - - Show Bio

When they got too much speed, ignore it, works for Marvel and DC.

Also, let's not forget, have them job all the time because of major CIS.

/rolls eyes.

Just matching them with equally powerful characters is good.

For example:

Cage vs Namor underwater -- Not Okay fight.

#8 Edited by feargalr (1157 posts) - - Show Bio

@ReVamp said:

Cage vs Namor underwater -- Not Okay fight.

Ya I was kinda like what the hell marvel when that happened. Namor beat the FREAKING hulk before

But I think the best way to handle overpowered characters is to give them stories which revolve around moral dilemmas and concepts, essentially things that can't just be punched away. Although you can't do that every issue.. you can throw in the occasional powerhouse to match them.