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#1 Edited by Storm Calling (3856 posts) - - Show Bio
@son_of_storm said:

I don't know. I get the feeling that Pak knew the series would only be 12 issues long. No matter how good or bad the story/art/sales were all Marvel would do is 12 issues......or he knew about the Secret Wars reboot that would take Storm off the list.

It's kinda hard to write a compelling character changing story when you know that it wont matter at the end of the day. Granted we got some kickass feats from pretty much every issue so that's a plus. And Pak does seem like a genuine fan of the character in all the interviews I've read/listened to he 'glows' like a Storm fan. So I don't really throw the complete blame on him. Could he have written far better and more action packed stories? Yes. But as I said before...would knowing that it'll all come to an end in 12 issues put a damper on the creative juices I'd also wager a big yes.

I agree. I thought Pak did well with what he had to work with, which didn't seem like much. Several of the stories in the series had compelling and ground breaking moments though, but it appeared as though they gave him a corner to write in and cut him off from there. I thought the second and third issues were the wrong route to take the series(especially that god awful third issue), and the book never recovered from it. Books like these are all about first impressions since they are already at a disadvantage with a minority lead. Then the art really started to get ugly, so I'm sure that drove a lot of people away along with any that may have taken an interest in returning. The book looked like it was straight out of the gutters.

So I think there is some disappointment to be had about the series. It could've been done a lot better, but I don't hold Pak solely accountable for it. Marvel simply wasn't interested in making it anything more than a bone to throw at Storm fans. It had no relevance to the other books and the art after issue 5 was utter trash.

#2 Edited by Storm Calling (3856 posts) - - Show Bio

@thunderbolt30 said:

What kind of feats did the Mardon brothers demonstrate in the show? So far I have only seen Mark in his first appearance when the show first launched.

Lol I knew this thread was coming up. He hasn't done anything more or as impressive than movie Storm from what I can tell, but he is far more powerful than his brother and his control has more precision as well. Here are a few clips from the episode.

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This last clip is a bit spoilery, but here he makes a giant tsunami wave to flood the city.

Funny thing about this clip though is how Caitlin describes how to stop the wave. I remember getting into a heated debate with a certain poster(you know who) about Storm forming the wind barriers to sap the title wave she faced of its energy. I guess I wasn't the only one who thought this was true afterall...

#3 Edited by Storm Calling (3856 posts) - - Show Bio

@jeepeh: Thanks for the thorough breakdown, I must've missed the issues that involved her training at the RP. That leaves me to agree that they will indeed win if they play their cards right, and with Urahara there I'm certain they will. So I will also go with the team for a clean majority.

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@storm_calling said:
@gxrevolution96 said:
@storm_calling said:

@jeepeh: She upgraded after he left? When was this implied? Her abilities were revealed after he died, but she apparently already had the ability before that happened. I don't recall her training and upgrading after he was killed.

I dont believe it was ever stated when Rukia learned Bankai. Even if she did master it prior to the RG training, that doesn't necessarily mean Yama knows about it.

Yes it does. Unless it was specified on panel that it was intentionally hidden(IE: Ikkaku), then we have to assume Rukia told him about the ability. It's apart of their law.

Uh, since when has it been a law for a shinigami to tell Yama about their Zan's abilities. They are not obligated to tel anyone, since Ikkaku kept his hidden. Its Rukia's business. You cant prove that yama knew.

I think it has been implied on numerous occasions. Ikkaku kept his bankai secret so that he would not be placed within the ranking of a Captain seat(which is further indication that what he is doing may be illegal). Even Aizen deceived everyone by lying that his Zanpakuto was a water-type one before he was appointed Captain. From everything that I've read, ranking isn't given UNLESS the powers are demonstrated to someone of high position, and even that may not be the case, since it is implied that Ikkaku may be forced into a Captain position if he were to reveal his power to others in a high position. Rukia's absolute zero is the true nature of her zanpakuto(both in shikai and bankai);therefore, Yamamoto would likely have known about her ability to do this before he died.

@storm_calling I would rather not make assumptions and wait until it is clearly established in the manga. Nothing ever implied or hinted that Rukia already had her Bankai prior to RG. There is just nothing backing it up.

Actually her Shikai ability also has the absolute zero ability, which she demonstrated shortly after Yamamoto's death. And if it's never revealed we would still have to make assumptions. You're riding on the hope that it would be revealed that she discovered it some time after his death, when nothing of the sort has been implied. The absolute zero is the true nature of her zanpakuto. There has been no training or sense that she just recently discovered this ability.

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@gxrevolution96 said:
@storm_calling said:

@jeepeh: She upgraded after he left? When was this implied? Her abilities were revealed after he died, but she apparently already had the ability before that happened. I don't recall her training and upgrading after he was killed.

I dont believe it was ever stated when Rukia learned Bankai. Even if she did master it prior to the RG training, that doesn't necessarily mean Yama knows about it.

Yes it does. Unless it was specified on panel that it was intentionally hidden(IE: Ikkaku), then we have to assume Rukia told him about the ability. It's apart of their law.

#6 Edited by Storm Calling (3856 posts) - - Show Bio

@jeepeh: She upgraded after he left? When was this implied? Her abilities were revealed after he died, but she apparently already had the ability before that happened. I don't recall her training and upgrading after he was killed.

#7 Posted by Storm Calling (3856 posts) - - Show Bio

@rithik said:

Team 2 takes this since they have a really good combination of hax, power and prep to win right of the bat. Tessai uses the jikanteishi (時間停止, Temporal Stasis) is a forbidden Kidō spell, which halts time in a specific area. Ensuring they get to deliver the first and final blow to win this fight.

Yamamoto is also seemingly versed in the forbidden techniques as well, and is well aware of what he can do. He'd likely blitz and incinerate Tessai before he could perform this technique.

I think the team may take the Old man though if they play it smart, but with prep, I see him(Yamamoto) targeting Rukia and Tessai for their hax abilities first.

#8 Edited by Storm Calling (3856 posts) - - Show Bio

@elderskaar: Average thunderstorms generate the energy equivalence of a 20 kt nuclear warhead... Storm summoned the full electronic fury of a massive thunderstorm through her body in the first section of scans I provided to you(second to the last one). This gave Polaris enough power to hurl an island off into space. His lightning attacks wouldn't be an issue for her, considering her control is likely much more powerful than Cole's. If a lightning bolt seems to be too powerful for her to tank, she could simply redirect the attack instead.

As for throwing cars, trucks or buses...

Her lightning did this to the X-jet
This to a sentinel factory full of Sentinels as well as the ones in space
and this to a giant weapon

Good luck with that...

#9 Edited by Storm Calling (3856 posts) - - Show Bio

@elderskaar: She dropped a danger room full of senitnels and a skrull starship with an EMP, used her electric control over the electrical forces to block a blast from Cyclops, hurt Savage Hulk(and short out the synapses in his brain), scramble the electrical synapses in Sinister's brain to induce a violent seizure, disperse Stardust's electrical energy form body(a herald of galactus), blast a hole through a hundred feet of concrete and earth into the city streets, part the earth's geomagnetic fields that protect the planet to bring in deadly sun rays to easily and quickly disperse a massive tsunami wave, channel the electrical energy of massive hurricanes through her body and so forth. Her control is very powerful and her precision is equally great.

To your other points. Storm's body can automatically compensate to extreme temperatures if she perceives his attack to be a primal one. She's physically held and flown Iceman to freeze a mountain to absolute zero without feeling any of the effects. Flown to the edge of space and was unaffected, as well as felt no ill effects from the cold of the Artic Circle or Antarctica. She's also been frozen in a block of ice by Iceman, but only for her to escape from it moments later unscathed.

The mutant Lamprey from X-treme X-men tried to drain her life energy, but she was able to rejuvenate by striking herself with lightning. The energy systems of the biosphere can supply her with a near infinite supply of life energy for her to compensate to this attack. I'll get scans for this later, but it is from X-treme X-men #39.

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Here they are

#10 Edited by Storm Calling (3856 posts) - - Show Bio

@elderskaar said:

@storm_calling: When did she control electricity?

Her control over lightning is not limited to just the weather, she actually controls many of the forces that factor and pattern the weather directly. Electricity is one of them. She can do anything from manipulate the flow of electrons, manipulate and generate electromagnetic fields, plasma, electrolysis, EMPs, electric potential, electrical impulse, ionization and bioelectricity For a complete list of scans and power explanations, check out the first post in her respect thread. The Electric Energy, Potential Energy, Precision/ Accuracy, and the Lightning Force/Pressure gradients sections should cover this.

@dygoboy said:

@elderskaar: exactly.

Cole. He absorbs all of her lightning and fries her.

She's actually immune to lightning thrown back her by surprise(as of Storm #2). So this will no longer work.