So at the end of New Avengers #8 Jessica Jones decides to become an official Avengers using the codename Power Woman, thought up by Luke Cage based on his Power Man name. She later takes the name back. It is unclear at this point if she will use it or not. So what do you guys think? Should she become Power Woman? I personally don't like it considering Luke Cage isn't even Power Man anymore. I want her to go back to being Jewel.
Power Woman. Yay or nay? *New Avengers #8 spoilers*
To be honest? I really dig her just going by her normal name. Its a nice touch in my opinion, and the only real benefit for having a hero name, is to protect your personal live, and thats really hard to do, when the father of your child and partner is at the forefront of the team, and going by his real name. Plus writers should maintain the angel that no villain would be that stupid to mess around with Luke Cage and Jessica Jones, least they face the wraith of the combined Avengers and New Avengers. Any villain who could get away with that, probably wouldn't bother with that angle. Jewel is fun too, but she has grown so much. I would prefer that over Power Woman though. Then again I want that for Power Girl lol
Jessica Jones, eh, I like the sound of the ring of that.
Power Woman? No. Just no.
Jessica suits Jessica, or indeed, Jewel. But yeah, she is one of those few heroes (Her husband included) that doesn't need to possess a name, for their own name carries enough clout. Lets be honest, she lives in Avenger's Mansion. Its going to be pretty obvious that she is an Avenger, no matter what her codename is.
" It's soooo stupid. Honestly, Luke Cage's name is better than his codename. Same applies to Jessica. Keep it that way. "@xxCellPhoneGirlxx said:
" I'd prefer her using Jessica Jones, kinda like how Jean Grey doesn't use her Code Name anymore ;P "Agreed.
Power Woman...how lame. She needs to make it as Power Jones so people can make fun of her name mocking the Counting Crows song "Mr Jones" at her. Instead of singing the normal Mr Jones.....instead singING "Pooooweeeer Jones and me, walking down the barriooOOOooo."
As a little comedy bit, their conversation had the desired effect: it was the kind of funny, light and charming moment that couples rarely get in superhero comics. However, if it becomes serious, I'll probably facepalm a few hundred times. What next? Emma Frost renaming herself Cyclopette? Ugh.
Jessica still goes by her maiden name. Why would she take her husband's (former) superhero name if she didn't take his regular name. She doesn't exactly strike me as the "submissive wife" type, so if anyone should change their name, Luke Cage should start calling himself Mr. Jewel.
Nah, I much prefer Luke and Jessica both without super hero names, especially if said names are Power Man & Power Woman. No, really. Repeat that a few times: "Power Man and Power Woman." Look me in the eye and tell me there's even the remotest chance that it can ever conceivably sound good. Makes no sense for Jessica to call herself Power Woman, just like it makes no sense for Luke Cage to go back to Power Man in the first place. It would just ruin his mojo. Compare and contrast:
This is Luke Cage right now
"Hi, kid. The name's Luke Cage, I roll with the Avengers. 'Sup?"
"Hi, Luke Cage. So, you're a superhero, huh?"
" 'as right." "What's your superhero name, then?"
"Listen, kid, I'm Luke Cage. Luke Cage don't need no stinkin' superhero name.""What are your powers?"
"Nothing big. Super-strength. Unbreakable skin. Being cool."
"Woah, Luke Cage, you're so cool! I want my girlfriend to have your babies!"
"Sorry, kid, no can do. I'm a happily married man. See you around."
And this is Luke Cage after going back to Power Man
"Dude... 'Power Man'? Seriously?"
"I'm sorry, I think you didn't me right. Avengers? Superhuman strength? Unbreakable skin?"
"Yeah, but... 'Power Man'. That's, like, the dorkiest superhero name ever. Was Strong Guy taken?"
"Actually, yes, it was. I happen to know Guido personally and he's a very nice-- Oh, shut up, you little snot. I don't have to take this shit from you!"
"Whatevs, Dork-Man. Now scram, you're cramping my style with the ladies."
"Yeah, well, I have a lady, too. Well, I don't 'have her have her', exactly. I like her, but she doesn't even notice me... Her name's Jessica and she--"
" @Vance Astro said:LOL :P" I wish people would stop being surprised about something Bendis wrote... "I dream of a day where Bendis' name will no longer be on the cover of an Avengers comic....but sadly that day seems like a dream now -__- "
"@PowerHerc said:He can't now because someone else is using the name. EDIT: On second thought we have two Hawkeye's so what does it matter, eh? "
" Sure she can be Power Woman as long as Luke goes back to being Power Man. "
Sure he can, all he has to do is find the other Power Man, kick his ass and take the name back (kicking ass and taking names, huh?).
That's what he did to Erik Josten way back when he took the name Power Man the first time.
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