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#1 Posted by PhoenixoftheTides (3549 posts) - - Show Bio

@jmarshmallow: That really depends on which version of any god or goddess you go by, which is why this question is somewhat tongue-in-cheek. I would say that their similarity to human traits is what makes all of the Greek deities "awful" - it's because they were created in a time period where all gods, Yahweh/Jehovah, Baal, etc. were essentially personifications of extreme versions of human vices/virtues.

#2 Posted by PhoenixoftheTides (3549 posts) - - Show Bio

OMG LOL^^

This one had me ROFL. That mohawk look is terrible. And I still hate her tuxedo/J. Monae-inspired costume.

#3 Posted by PhoenixoftheTides (3549 posts) - - Show Bio

Sailor Senshi stomp this. The stomping would be especially hard if these are the manga "Super S" forms who were a few orders of magnitude more powerful in general than the anime versions.

BTW, the senshi transformations are instantaneous and not really necessary to access some of their most powerful abilities. Some of the more knowledgeable otaku can explain it better, but depending on the series, henshin is not necessary to display superhuman powers - it's almost the equivalent of Wonder Woman in her Diana Prince alias...she is still superhuman, but many of her techniques relying on equipment are not accessible because she doesn't have the necessary accouterments. It's been implied multiple times in the series that the only reason the senshi henshin is because they are "hiding" in their alter egos, whereas their true forms are sailors (hence, their sailor crystals and sailor senshi live forever as those are their true forms, and their civilian guises are temporary identities - somewhat like the concept of reincarnation, or masking oneself (and indeed, two of the characters wear masks before joining the team, and despite not 'henshin-ing' still have super powers).

@ganymedeofthemyscira: Sailor moon characters are massively FTL, have soul manipulation, telepathy, and can destroy planets and stars by pointing.

EDIT: Since no planet busting, they spam continent busters instead. :)

They wtfstomp.

#4 Posted by PhoenixoftheTides (3549 posts) - - Show Bio

Namor is awesome, he's just one of those character you either really love or really hate.

I've always liked this character.

Water themed characters aren't that popular. The whole Atlantis myth aren't as popular as say Greek or now the Nose stuff. Why is that ? who knows.

As for Namor, Marvel does give him anything pass "Errr I'm angry" or Errr I'm horny"

I wonder why this is the case. Maybe it is because most of the major super villains focus on the surface dwellers, so the water-based civilizations always come off ass being like a faction that no one plays (like some of the least favorite Age of Empires factions) so their water-based villains and heroes just look like also-rans.

#5 Posted by PhoenixoftheTides (3549 posts) - - Show Bio

@numi said:

While I want to blame the writers for how they've written her, isn't it the editor's job to keep things in line and correct them? Sort of like an encyclopedia of knowledge.

Hey, yeah, what you have written is nice but we have a character on this side who has all this knowledge of what's going on, give me something concrete as to why she's not involved or something...

A big problem with Marvel has been the overall lack of editorial control that seems to have been occurring in the last decade or so. There used to be a level of oversight that kept all the books in line back in the days when they still cited to previous issues that certain events occurred in. Now, with retcon after retcon, it seems like Marvel threw their hands up with keeping track of any of it. The result is tons of out-of-character moments, less overall coherence, and a lot more "mega events/cross overs" that end up getting forgotten in two or threat years.

#6 Edited by PhoenixoftheTides (3549 posts) - - Show Bio

@outside_85 said:

@phoenixofthetides said:

I think the counter to this argument would be that she can be held indirectly responsible, because by reducing the numbers of mutants, it made it easier for groups such as Strykers', to target specific mutants, and attack their places of refuge, like the school. She made it easier for those groups to use violence, so can be seen as partially complicit in their crimes.

Well I could counter this by mentioning that it's not something that sticks in a normal world, it's kinda like blaming the Syrian rebels who just wanted to get rid of Assad for whatever brutality ISIS is inflicting on everything within reach. As long as she didn't create those monsters or deliberately told them to go kill mutants, then it can't be her fault.

And I have to point out that Wanda didn't really weaken the X-Men all that much, most of the most seasoned and dangerous ones retained their abilities. Iceman was ofc depowered (even if only temporarily), but Emma still had her full power, Scott, Logan, Hank, Storm and a huge group of the rest of them also kept theirs. And Stryker did know this because there was a mutant kid who told him.

Add to this, there just seemed to be more and more mutants appearing that kept their powers for one reason or the other, despite the claim of there being 199 left in the whole world.

Actually, that type of example is drawn from the real world: During World War I, chemical weapons were created which targeted enemy troops, leading to low numbers of deaths, but high numbers of casualties (innocent civilians and military personnel who were incapacitated after exposure, but whom didn't die). However, the effect was to reduce the amount of resistance the attackers encountered, making it easier for enemy soldiers to invade civilian territories and defeat military forces since the defense was greatly reduced.

In a similar way, Scarlet Witch, released a chemical/pathogen (via No More Mutants), which reduced civilian (innocent mutants) and defender/opposing force (X-Men, noteworthy mutants) numbers, lowering their capability to defend themselves against attackers (Stryker, Sentinels, gov't programs). In many ways, even if her hands aren't personally bloodied, the attackers would not have been so successful if mutants were at full strength.

Also, we never saw a complete list of the 199, IIRC. We just know of the most visible that retained their abilities.

#7 Posted by PhoenixoftheTides (3549 posts) - - Show Bio

Let me just point out that Wanda isn't really the one that gets bloodier hands from most of the post-M Day deaths, and I am thinking about those who were murdered; because there were people who hated mutants before M-Day, William Stryker existed before M-Day. She can't be held responsible for the actions of people like those.

I think the counter to this argument would be that she can be held indirectly responsible, because by reducing the numbers of mutants, it made it easier for groups such as Strykers', to target specific mutants, and attack their places of refuge, like the school. She made it easier for those groups to use violence, so can be seen as partially complicit in their crimes.

#8 Posted by PhoenixoftheTides (3549 posts) - - Show Bio

I don't think most telepathic skills or feats can be measured in the way you are requesting, though Jean, Charles and Emma generally display or are credited with the highest level of overall skill.

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#10 Posted by PhoenixoftheTides (3549 posts) - - Show Bio

4/10 - definitely over-hyped. Some series are better than others, with the mediocre ones being excruciatingly badly written. The story and plot, when viewed from the macro level, doesn't make much sense. The original series is weighed down by some of the very poor quality of the movies.