The new Penance

#1 Posted by G-Man (32556 posts) - - Show Bio

Any thoughts on who this new guy could be? Rumors have named Nitro or Speedball as possibilities. Or maybe someone entirely new?

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#2 Posted by ScoodleDaddle (646 posts) - - Show Bio

I heard Speedball was confirmed.

#3 Posted by Buckshot (18915 posts) - - Show Bio

Voldo

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#4 Posted by HankyChief (88 posts) - - Show Bio

Voldo FTW!

#5 Posted by fesak (7046 posts) - - Show Bio

Lol, Voldo :)

It's weird that they bring back the old Penance and create a new Penance almost at the same time.

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#6 Posted by DEADPOOL (2703 posts) - - Show Bio

I haven't heard what his powers are, if he has displayed any, but it could be Speedball. I highly doubt Nitro feels any form of "penance" for what happened.

Or, it could be a new character.

#7 Posted by Ebony Bishop (767 posts) - - Show Bio

If I could only find the article...

Marvel had an article posted about the new Penance, with the odds of who it could be. I'm sure it was mostly a smokescreen, but the number one choice was Nitro, after the Atlanteans had messed with him. The Speedball, then James Rhodes (I don't know why), and yes, even the original Penance.

They hinted pretty strongly that it wasn't a new character. But again, that could be Marvel bullshit to distract us.

#8 Posted by Ebony Bishop (767 posts) - - Show Bio

Huh. Just finished reading Civil War: Frontline #9.

Yeah, I'm leading towards Speedball now.

#9 Posted by Buckshot (18915 posts) - - Show Bio
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#10 Posted by G-Man (32556 posts) - - Show Bio

I saw that same article. That's what inspired me to create a character page for him. Now I know I'm kinda breaking one of Captain Cascader's cardinal rules about having "character" II, but I know the other Penance is sorta still around. And I didn't think it'd make sense to start his right up under her page. If it is an established character, we could always merge the pages. Besides his point, I believe is more for like, Robin. We can mention the previous incarnations in the same page but this is a competley different character that Marvel was too lazy to give a new name.

I've heard people thinking it's gonna be Spider-Man. Doubt that's gonna happen. I don't think he could go with another costume change (as he's "Back in Black"). I think Wasp is the only one that changes her costume more.

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#11 Posted by Buckshot (18915 posts) - - Show Bio
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#12 Posted by Ebony Bishop (767 posts) - - Show Bio

Yeah, that's the page that changed my mind.

Which begs the question: Who's going to be in the new New Warriors? They've announced that one returning member will be there -- everyone assumed it was Speedball. Most of the others have been either killed or moved on, and I seriously doubt Nova will come back down to Warriors level...Maybe a return of Justice?

And um...when did Speedball become a masochist?

Creepy...

#13 Posted by DEADPOOL (2703 posts) - - Show Bio

Is he getting raped in that scan??

#14 Posted by Buckshot (18915 posts) - - Show Bio

HAHAHAHAHAHA! Now that you said it, it really looks that way. No, he's being held hostage by a guy with hooks for hands, that's what's hurting him. Oh my god, I can't help but see this as a rape scene now. What have you done to me?

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#15 Posted by Kaiho13 (37 posts) - - Show Bio

i thought too that this was a prison-rape scene ....

really weird page

#16 Posted by DEADPOOL (2703 posts) - - Show Bio

Buckshot says:

"Oh my god, I can't help but see this as a rape scene now. What have you done to me?"

My job is done here. ::walks away whistling::

#17 Posted by Teh_Exploder (80 posts) - - Show Bio

Thats horrible Speedball is a Family Friendly HERO !

#18 Posted by G-Man (32556 posts) - - Show Bio

Yeah but isn't Batman and Robin a family comic too?

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#19 Posted by Kaiho13 (37 posts) - - Show Bio

F$%k .. this is even more weird. I will have bad dream at night ...

#20 Posted by tyger_raven (74 posts) - - Show Bio

I can't help but wonder, how the heck is this character supposed to see?!?

#21 Posted by Ebony Bishop (767 posts) - - Show Bio

Well, it's official. As of Civil War Frontline #10, Speedball is now Penance. And the explanation over his armour is a bit involved, and a little creepy. A spike on the inside of his costume for every person killed in Stamford. Big spikes for the ambulance drivers he personally killed when he exploded in the ambulance after he was shot. A little creepy, but cool.

Anyone figure out what his power has morphed into yet? He explodes electricity when he hurts, or something?

#22 Posted by Buckshot (18915 posts) - - Show Bio

Something like that.

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#23 Posted by Buckshot (18915 posts) - - Show Bio

He didn't really do anything other than that blast. Not saying that wasn't cool, but I thought he might do more.
Post Edited:2007-02-17 03:17:58

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#24 Posted by G-Man (32556 posts) - - Show Bio

So after Thunderbolts #111, what do ya think. That's...impressive.


Post Edited:2007-02-17 03:17:11

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#25 Posted by G-Man (32556 posts) - - Show Bio

It's almost like there's too many characters to get enough screen time. I guess they were only going after one person. People always ragged on Speedball but look at him now.

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#26 Posted by Shatterstar (4539 posts) - - Show Bio

G-Man says:

"Any thoughts on who this new guy could be? Rumors have named Nitro or Speedball as possibilities. Or maybe someone entirely new? "

Looks like an unhappy version of Lord Zedd from the Power Rangers.

Not saying thats a bad thing.

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#27 Posted by Mighty Magneto (13027 posts) - - Show Bio

Shatterstar says:

"G-Man says:
"Any thoughts on who this new guy could be? Rumors have named Nitro or Speedball as possibilities. Or maybe someone entirely new? "
Looks like an unhappy version of Lord Zedd from the Power Rangers. Not saying thats a bad thing. "

Yeah but i bet he could wope lord zedd's arse

#28 Posted by Shatterstar (4539 posts) - - Show Bio

Mighty Magneto says:

"Shatterstar says:
"G-Man says:
"Any thoughts on who this new guy could be? Rumors have named Nitro or Speedball as possibilities. Or maybe someone entirely new? "
Looks like an unhappy version of Lord Zedd from the Power Rangers. Not saying thats a bad thing. "

Yeah but i bet he could wope lord zedd's arse"

That can't be too hard if I remember right you just punch him in the chest a few times then he disappears.

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#29 Posted by Buckshot (18915 posts) - - Show Bio

I thought that only worked with the little gray guys, not on the actual Zed.

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#30 Posted by Shatterstar (4539 posts) - - Show Bio

Buckshot says:

"I thought that only worked with the little gray guys, not on the actual Zed."

I don't really remember but i'm sure it couldn't have been much more complicated than that. Just fight until the music is about to end and then hit him with a mighty blow.

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#33 Posted by The Mighty Thor (7469 posts) - - Show Bio
#34 Posted by Oluf_Von_Host_Museum (84678 posts) - - Show Bio

spiderman0409 says:

"Gambler says:
"spiderman0409 says:
"Buckshot says:
"Pain = Power
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why does he like it"
He blames himself for Stamford and everything that was a result of that. I wouldn't say he likes it but he feels compelled to suffer for what he did."

o okay so whats his new powers i mean i looked him up and i didn't get it"

I don't really know man.

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#35 Posted by The Mighty Thor (7469 posts) - - Show Bio

Gambler says:

"spiderman0409 says:
"Gambler says:
"spiderman0409 says:
"Buckshot says:
"Pain = Power
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why does he like it"
He blames himself for Stamford and everything that was a result of that. I wouldn't say he likes it but he feels compelled to suffer for what he did."
o okay so whats his new powers i mean i looked him up and i didn't get it"
I don't really know man."

o okay thanks

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#37 Posted by fear monger (1077 posts) - - Show Bio

I think it's energys blasts as current power other then that don't know

as for him liking pain he told green goblin or someone else that he whould wear the spike suit all the time if he could

also i like this change we more like him

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