History Headscratchers / TheDCU

9th Oct '17 3:15:27 PM SuperMagneto
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*** Also, most villains have king-size egos. I can understand a bad guy not wanting to sell his or her inventions on the black market. If every criminal in town have invisibilty elixirs and super speed shoes, the villain who created them would be less unique. If Professor Von Evil sell his super strength formula to other crooks, he would face competition.

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*** Also, most villains have king-size egos. I can understand a bad guy not wanting to sell his or her inventions on the black market. If every criminal in town have invisibilty elixirs and super speed shoes, the villain who created them would be less unique. If Professor Von Evil sell his super strength formula to other crooks, he would face competition. It would be hard to be ruler of the world if other crooks are as strong as him, and they too want world domination.
9th Oct '17 3:11:58 PM SuperMagneto
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*** Also, most villains have king-size egos. I can understand a bad guy not wanting to sell his or her inventions on the black market. If every criminal in town have invisibilty elixirs and super speed shoes, the villain who created them would be less unique. If Professor Von Evil sell his super strength formula to other crooks, he would face competition.
8th Jul '17 12:38:19 PM nombretomado
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** Simply put, it's not about their powers. It's about their personalities, their methods, and their general outlooks on life. To quote TheOtherWiki, "Batman is the pinnacle of human achievements, physical and mental; Superman is the ultimate freedom fighter, with an absolute will; and Wonder Woman's message inspires all around her to do what is right to the end." Point is, there's a lot more to balancing out a team than just the power sets of the team members.

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** Simply put, it's not about their powers. It's about their personalities, their methods, and their general outlooks on life. To quote TheOtherWiki, Wiki/TheOtherWiki, "Batman is the pinnacle of human achievements, physical and mental; Superman is the ultimate freedom fighter, with an absolute will; and Wonder Woman's message inspires all around her to do what is right to the end." Point is, there's a lot more to balancing out a team than just the power sets of the team members.
4th Jun '17 2:10:57 PM nombretomado
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* The New 52. I was a fan of the DCAU and familiar with the comic canon from TvTropes and second hand stories. So I decided with the new DC digital publications to check out the universe. So far I checked out Flashpoint, Brightest Day, some assorted Flash titles, Infinite Crisis and the Action Comics run of Lex Luther looking for black lantern ring energy. So I read Justice League (2011) #1, and it opens up a "few years ago" Green Lantern doesn't even know if Batman really exists or is an UrbanLegend, Darkseid is alive again, and neither they or Super Man seem to be familiar with each other. In other words, a clean slate. I'm reading the preview descriptions for the other new titles. Half of them seem to be acting as if the old plot lines are continuing after a minor hiccup. Example, Barbara Gordon is no longer paralyzed and is Batgirl again, but Swamp Thing is described in a way that implies a continuation from Brightest Day from the preview. I'm going to read Swamp Thing to see for myself to see if it is working from that angle or they are going for pre-retcon origin of Swamp Thing again, but I'm literally scratching my head over this at the moment.

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* The New 52. I was a fan of the DCAU and familiar with the comic canon from TvTropes Wiki/TVTropes and second hand stories. So I decided with the new DC digital publications to check out the universe. So far I checked out Flashpoint, Brightest Day, some assorted Flash titles, Infinite Crisis and the Action Comics run of Lex Luther looking for black lantern ring energy. So I read Justice League (2011) #1, and it opens up a "few years ago" Green Lantern doesn't even know if Batman really exists or is an UrbanLegend, Darkseid is alive again, and neither they or Super Man seem to be familiar with each other. In other words, a clean slate. I'm reading the preview descriptions for the other new titles. Half of them seem to be acting as if the old plot lines are continuing after a minor hiccup. Example, Barbara Gordon is no longer paralyzed and is Batgirl again, but Swamp Thing is described in a way that implies a continuation from Brightest Day from the preview. I'm going to read Swamp Thing to see for myself to see if it is working from that angle or they are going for pre-retcon origin of Swamp Thing again, but I'm literally scratching my head over this at the moment.
7th Jan '17 2:43:19 AM DoctorNemesis
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\n** On the flip-side, though, we probably only see them written backwards because it's a quicker and easier method for the writer to convey for the audience that Zatanna is speaking backwards than identifying and writing the correct phonetic pronunciation of the word being said backwards. If we see it written down that Zatanna yelling "Odlid otni nug!", we can easily surmise that Zatanna is yelling "Guns into dildos!" backwards, but how many people have actually heard the word "dildo" being said backwards enough times to sufficiently identify it if it was being phonetically transcribed into writing ? My personal view is that if we were to actually ''hear'' Zatanna speaking one of her magic spells, it'd sound like a tape recording of the words she was saying being played in reverse, and the "writing backwards" thing is just a quick shorthand of communicating this, but since it's a written medium and we don't really have any concrete evidence one way or another ultimately I suspect this one's just down to the individual reader's interpretation and / or preference.

7th Jan '17 1:54:43 AM DoctorNemesis
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** In a Doylist sense, it's possibly easier / more convenient / more consistent for artists to draw him as a human rather than a Cro-Magnon.
7th Jan '17 1:48:40 AM DoctorNemesis
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** There's also the simple fact that sometimes you don't get to choose. If you can't afford to up-sticks and move somewhere nicer, then the only practical choice you have is to make the best of where you are. I'm sure there are plenty of inhabitants of Detroit who would rather not live there, but simply can't afford to move somewhere else.

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** There's also the simple fact that sometimes you don't get to choose. If you can't afford to up-sticks and move somewhere nicer, then the only practical choice you have is to make the best of where you are. I'm sure there are plenty of inhabitants of of, say, Detroit who would rather not live there, but simply can't afford to move somewhere else.
14th Dec '16 6:12:48 AM DoctorNemesis
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** There's also the simple fact that sometimes you don't get to choose. If you can't afford to up-sticks and move somewhere nicer, then the only practical choice you have is to make the best of where you are. I'm sure there are plenty of inhabitants of Detroit who would rather not live there, but simply can't afford to move somewhere else.
11th Jun '16 3:03:21 AM StFan
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** [[Comicbook/{{X-Factor}} Not that much]]. On the other hand it's not impossible for her to be just heterosexual. While the lesbian relationships are the only ones she could possibly see while growing up, the idea of her having relationships with one of other amazons is somewhat {{Squick}}-y due to the whole "[[ParentalIncest our daughter]]" [[WifeHusbandry thing]]. After meeting people she didn't knew since diapers (i.e. coming to America) she could find herself attracted to men although it would be a hard thing to accept - something like when homosexual people who grew up in heterosexual families come to terms with their sexuality, only the other way round.

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** [[Comicbook/{{X-Factor}} [[ComicBook/XFactor Not that much]]. On the other hand it's not impossible for her to be just heterosexual. While the lesbian relationships are the only ones she could possibly see while growing up, the idea of her having relationships with one of other amazons is somewhat {{Squick}}-y due to the whole "[[ParentalIncest our daughter]]" [[WifeHusbandry thing]]. After meeting people she didn't knew since diapers (i.e. coming to America) she could find herself attracted to men although it would be a hard thing to accept - -- something like when homosexual people who grew up in heterosexual families come to terms with their sexuality, only the other way round.



*** The sizeable group of LGBT people, particularly women, who love Wonder Woman, love comics, and would like to see representation beyond tokenism or second-string characters no one outside of comics fandom would have heard of. And our straight allies. And fans in general who would like to see more diversity in comics and are tired of the same old straight heroes.

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*** The sizeable group of LGBT people, particularly women, who love Wonder Woman, love comics, and would like to see representation beyond tokenism or second-string characters no one no-one outside of comics fandom would have heard of. And our straight allies. And fans in general who would like to see more diversity in comics and are tired of the same old straight heroes.
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