Is Trauma a well thought out character?

#1 Posted by Omnus (38 posts) - - Show Bio

Trauma was supposed to be a major player in Marvel. Check out the Trivia section for more info.

#2 Posted by Amazing Spider--Man (245 posts) - - Show Bio

I personally like Trauma.

#3 Posted by Apparition (11349 posts) - - Show Bio

i liked when he was blowing holes in hulk!

#4 Posted by Copy (8336 posts) - - Show Bio

No idea who he is.

#5 Posted by Apparition (11349 posts) - - Show Bio

Copy says:

"No idea who he is."

maybe if you ever read a book or somethin

#6 Posted by Amazing Spider--Man (245 posts) - - Show Bio

Apparition says:

"Copy says:
"No idea who he is."
maybe if you ever read a book or somethin"

OWNED

#7 Posted by Copy (8336 posts) - - Show Bio

Apparition says:

"Copy says:
"No idea who he is."
maybe if you ever read a book or somethin"

I do read books.

#8 Posted by Apparition (11349 posts) - - Show Bio

Copy says:

"Apparition says:
"Copy says:
"No idea who he is."
maybe if you ever read a book or somethin"
I do read books. "

if you say so ;)

#9 Posted by Copy (8336 posts) - - Show Bio

Apparition says:

"Copy says:
"Apparition says:
"Copy says:
"No idea who he is."
maybe if you ever read a book or somethin"
I do read books. "
if you say so ;)"

lol Well I do. I read comic books, harry potter, animals books (both recent and old animals (dinosaur), and others.

#10 Posted by Apparition (11349 posts) - - Show Bio

i believe you! not really

;)

#11 Posted by Apparition (11349 posts) - - Show Bio

=)

#12 Posted by Copy (8336 posts) - - Show Bio

Sticks tounge at appy

:)

#13 Posted by Amazing Spider--Man (245 posts) - - Show Bio

A-Station, you should just turn red. You sound like me attacking Copy. lol.

#14 Posted by Apparition (11349 posts) - - Show Bio

but i'm gently attacking. besides i looked all crazy when i was red

#15 Posted by Amazing Spider--Man (245 posts) - - Show Bio

Apparition says:

"but i'm gently attacking. besides i looked all crazy when i was red"

I loved you when you were red. It looked dropped dead gorgeous with you. Now be red again. Pleeeeeeeeeeeeeeeease?

#16 Posted by Copy (8336 posts) - - Show Bio

Appy, you look a lot better blue. Its an all nice and relaxing color. =)

#17 Posted by Apparition (11349 posts) - - Show Bio

lol let me think about it. copy makes a good point about how relaxing blue is...

#18 Posted by Sling Shot (3560 posts) - - Show Bio

I don't know if Trauma is well thought out. I haven't seen much of him outside of Initiative. If he mimicks the form of a person's fear if their fear is drowning what happens? Does he become a tidal wave or lake? If it's Thanos does he become Thanos with all his abilities? If their is a good explanation of his ability I will say it's well thought out.

Far to often a concept is very attractive but the explanation is incomplete leaving "floating" characters that creators are uninterested in, afraid to use, or worst of all used and abused because there is no real rhyme or reason to how they do what they do. It jumbles up continuity and makes a mess. Then you have to call in your Grant Morrison's to make since of tyhis high concept with some metaphysical mechanics and you lose your low brow audience , sales drop , and the chacter is back in limbo.

Just my thoughts on it.

#19 Posted by Omnus (38 posts) - - Show Bio

Ok Sling-Shot, your post was a very good query. In retrospect, Trauma's creators had desired Trauma to have the primary ability of Sensing what the opponent feared and hence accumulating the power of that fear, amplifying it manifold and hence gaining an incredible advantage over his foe. For example if Trauma were to face Cyclops, he would be able to project the death of Jean Grey in Scott's mind repeatedly overwhelming him in the process. He can also manifest this fear in a more physical form.

This is why he was planned to be an ally of Thanos because with this ability, he could help Thanos accomplish the universal annihilation dream of his to curry favour with Death.

And Appz, blasting holes in the Hulk did only so much. We all know what happened next! heh heh

#20 Posted by Amazing Spider--Man (245 posts) - - Show Bio

Sling Shot says:

"I don't know if Trauma is well thought out. I haven't seen much of him outside of Initiative. If he mimicks the form of a person's fear if their fear is drowning what happens? Does he become a tidal wave or lake? If it's Thanos does he become Thanos with all his abilities? If their is a good explanation of his ability I will say it's well thought out. Far to often a concept is very attractive but the explanation is incomplete leaving "floating" characters that creators are uninterested in, afraid to use, or worst of all used and abused because there is no real rhyme or reason to how they do what they do. It jumbles up continuity and makes a mess. Then you have to call in your Grant Morrison's to make since of tyhis high concept with some metaphysical mechanics and you lose your low brow audience , sales drop , and the chacter is back in limbo. Just my thoughts on it."

He literally becomes that person's fear.

@A-Station: But red is so, vibrant and brings out your eyes (?)

#21 Posted by Apparition (11349 posts) - - Show Bio

Amazing Spider--Man says:

"@A-Station: But red is so, vibrant and brings out your eyes (?)"

lol they'd have to be blue for red to bring them out!

#22 Posted by Eternal Chaos (22990 posts) - - Show Bio

Apparition says:

"Amazing Spider--Man says:
"@A-Station: But red is so, vibrant and brings out your eyes (?)"
lol they'd have to be blue for red to bring them out! "

They're blue to me so ha!

#23 Posted by Sling Shot (3560 posts) - - Show Bio

Amazing Spider--Man says:

"Sling Shot says:
"I don't know if Trauma is well thought out. I haven't seen much of him outside of Initiative. If he mimicks the form of a person's fear if their fear is drowning what happens? Does he become a tidal wave or lake? If it's Thanos does he become Thanos with all his abilities? If their is a good explanation of his ability I will say it's well thought out. Far to often a concept is very attractive but the explanation is incomplete leaving "floating" characters that creators are uninterested in, afraid to use, or worst of all used and abused because there is no real rhyme or reason to how they do what they do. It jumbles up continuity and makes a mess. Then you have to call in your Grant Morrison's to make since of tyhis high concept with some metaphysical mechanics and you lose your low brow audience , sales drop , and the chacter is back in limbo. Just my thoughts on it."
He literally becomes that person's fear. @A-Station: But red is so, vibrant and brings out your eyes (?)"

HAnhy. That is the question I just asked. what does becoming somenes fear entail?
Post Edited:2007-11-26 21:07:33

#24 Posted by Sling Shot (3560 posts) - - Show Bio

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#25 Posted by Apparition (11349 posts) - - Show Bio

then enjoy the red for a little while...

#26 Posted by Omnus (38 posts) - - Show Bio

Come on little kids, don't quibble! or Appz will lobotomize you!

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

I've actually got his first appearance issue somewhere (I think thats the only issue I've got with him in it), at the time I thought he was an cool character, I can see how he'd be a good foil for Hulk but then apparently he wasn't used well and faded into obscurity. There seems to be a lot of characters of his type that have an interesting background or creative powers but never really take off for one reason or another.

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

Shatterstar says:

"There seems to be a lot of characters of his type that have an interesting background or creative powers but never really take off for one reason or another. "

Yeah, you're right, but I don't think he's faded away just yet. Doesn't feel like he's been around long enough to disappear yet, if that makes sense. I mean, he's really only in The Initiative and he's only missed two issues of that, so it's not like he's gone yet. They're probably just focusing on others right now, he could come back. I think he could be a good character and would like for him to stick around.

And for Sling Shot's question on what he'd become if someone feared drowning, I think he'd turn into a bloated, watery corpse, maybe with seaweed on him, but something that makes him look like someone who drowned. I don't remember exactly, but I think he was messing with someone who feared a disease and he turned into an old man suffering from said disease (I think that happened, but don't hold me to it, memory's fuzzy).

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

Now I'm confused, I was talking in reference to this guy

He's the same guy as this Trauma? Surely they can't retcon a Kree to be a gothy kid named Terrance.
Post Edited:2007-11-27 04:38:18

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

Buckshot says:

"I thought you were talking about the Initiative's Trauma. Never heard of the other guy."

I think a lot of people in the thread are thinking that.

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

I thought you were talking about the Initiative's Trauma. Never heard of the other guy.

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#32 Posted by Methos (40103 posts) - - Show Bio
#33 Posted by Methos (40103 posts) - - Show Bio

I've never heard of either of them... so i can't comment lol

M

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

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

Shatterstar says:

"Buckshot says:
"I thought you were talking about the Initiative's Trauma. Never heard of the other guy."

I think a lot of people in the thread are thinking that. "

Wow. Now that I look at where this forum is, yeah, this is not who I was thinking of. Pay attention Buckshot!

Methos says:

"why don't people just click "overview" on the left if their not sure of the character... at least this threads in the right forum lolM"

I didn't know that I was unsure. Didn't even enter my mind that he was talking about a different Trauma.

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#36 Posted by Sling Shot (3560 posts) - - Show Bio

Wowzers! wrong guy. Sorry.

#37 Posted by Omnus (38 posts) - - Show Bio

Aah seems all of us have been confused so far. I was talking about the cosmic character Trauma not the ugly kid in the Initiative.

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