History Headscratchers / SuperFriends

10th Apr '17 12:28:37 PM SuperMagneto
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* Sometimes I wonder if the writers of 'Challenge of the Superfriends' thought Manta was a robot instead of a human. It's possible the cartoon was made months before it was revealed he was an african american man. He sounds so robotic in the cartoon.

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* ** Sometimes I wonder if the writers of 'Challenge of the Superfriends' thought Black Manta was a robot instead of a human. It's possible the cartoon was made months before it was revealed he was an african american man. He sounds so robotic in the cartoon.
10th Apr '17 12:27:46 PM SuperMagneto
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** Sometimes I wonder if the writers of 'Challenge of the Superfriends' thought Manta was a robot instead of a human. It's possible the cartoon was made months before it was revealed he was an african american man. He sounds robotic in the cartoon.

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** * Sometimes I wonder if the writers of 'Challenge of the Superfriends' thought Manta was a robot instead of a human. It's possible the cartoon was made months before it was revealed he was an african american man. He sounds so robotic in the cartoon.
10th Apr '17 12:26:38 PM SuperMagneto
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** Sometimes I wonder if the writers of 'Challenge of the Superfriends' thought Manta was a robot instead of a human. It's possible the cartoon was made months before it was revealed he was an african american man. He sounds robotic in the cartoon.
11th Nov '16 2:59:40 PM StFan
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** Superman didn't use his own heat vision that much either, if at all. At best his X-ray vision was turned into a [[DeusExMachina "solve this current problem"]] vision. Maybe it had something to do with lasers coming out of their eyes?

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** Superman didn't use his own heat vision that much either, if at all. At best his X-ray vision was turned into a [[DeusExMachina "solve this current problem"]] vision. Maybe it had something to do with lasers coming out of their eyes?eyes?
* So, the earlier kid sidekicks cannot help anymore because they have to go to school... but Zan and Jayna also go to school? Maybe it was all just an excuse to get the useless ones out of the way...
17th Sep '16 7:44:21 AM Docyoshi
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** Not really. The characters were shooting ray guns at each other all the time. Most of Lex Luthor's inventions were some form of ray gun. There's no reason that Black Manta couldn't have shot them, too.

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** Not really. The characters were shooting ray guns at each other all the time. Most of Lex Luthor's inventions were some form of ray gun. There's no reason that Black Manta couldn't have shot them, too.too.
** Superman didn't use his own heat vision that much either, if at all. At best his X-ray vision was turned into a [[DeusExMachina "solve this current problem"]] vision. Maybe it had something to do with lasers coming out of their eyes?
25th Dec '15 7:50:47 PM nombretomado
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* While Aquaman is a badass the "ThisLooksLikeAJobForAquaman" trope makes sense, because his signature abilities aren't all that useful on land. My question is, why did the writers have Black Manta's power being that he owned a boat? Black Manta's signature abilities since the SilverAge have been that he shoots laser beams out of his eyes. That's an awesome power.

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* While Aquaman is a badass the "ThisLooksLikeAJobForAquaman" trope makes sense, because his signature abilities aren't all that useful on land. My question is, why did the writers have Black Manta's power being that he owned a boat? Black Manta's signature abilities since the SilverAge UsefulNotes/{{the Silver Age|of Comic Books}} have been that he shoots laser beams out of his eyes. That's an awesome power.
13th Jul '15 11:51:55 AM DarkStorm
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** Agreed. But it was also far too lethal and violent for the [[MoralGuardians parental advisory groups]] to let on the air.

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** Agreed. But it was also far too lethal and violent for the [[MoralGuardians parental advisory groups]] to let on the air.air.
** Not really. The characters were shooting ray guns at each other all the time. Most of Lex Luthor's inventions were some form of ray gun. There's no reason that Black Manta couldn't have shot them, too.
8th Feb '15 1:40:08 PM Whitewings
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* While Aquaman is a badass the "ThisLooksLikeAJobForAquaman" trope makes sense, because his signature abilities aren't all that useful on land. My question is, why did the writers have Black Manta's power being that he owned a boat? Black Manta's signature abilities since the SilverAge have been that he shoots laser beams out of his eyes. That's an awesome power.

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* While Aquaman is a badass the "ThisLooksLikeAJobForAquaman" trope makes sense, because his signature abilities aren't all that useful on land. My question is, why did the writers have Black Manta's power being that he owned a boat? Black Manta's signature abilities since the SilverAge have been that he shoots laser beams out of his eyes. That's an awesome power.power.
** Agreed. But it was also far too lethal and violent for the [[MoralGuardians parental advisory groups]] to let on the air.
18th Feb '14 9:36:53 AM 940131
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18th Feb '14 9:36:52 AM 940131
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* While Aquaman is a badass the "ThisLooksLikeAJobForAquaman" trope makes sense, because his signature abilities aren't all that useful on land. My question is, why did the writers have Black Manta's power being that he owned a boat? Black Manta's signature abilities since the SilverAge have been that he shoots laser beams out of his eyes. That's an awesome power.
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