History YMMV / OneMoreDay

18th Aug '16 3:08:46 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* VillainDecay: As ''The Escapist[='=]s'' [[http://www.escapistmagazine.com/videos/view/the-big-picture/2501-The-Devil-Mr-Parker The Big Picture]] puts it, what does the Devil get out of this, other than the satisfaction of erasing some wedding pictures from existence? Plus his actions brought Harry Osborn back, giving a damned soul a chance at redemption and a better life. As one troper put it, "Methinks that Mephisto would cure cancer just to hear a doctor grumbling about losing work". Furthermore, according to Quesada under the CanonDiscontinuity section in the main page, Mephisto ''lost'' to someone who had no idea what she was doing. WordOfGod is that Harry would have come back regardless of what Mephisto did (on account of NotQuiteDead being in play); which makes Mephisto less foolish in that area, but also means that his deal looks like it had no effect whatsoever- which, as WordOfGod also says, ''it didn't''. Mephisto literally did nothing except undo the marriage- everything else, even saving Aunt May and his secret identity being forgotten by everyone, was done by other characters. Considering that Mephisto canonically defeated Doctor Doom '''every single year for an undisclosed number of years''' when the latter fought to reclaim his mother's soul (and Mephisto managed to even turn that into a BittersweetEnding)... yeah, VillainDecay doesn't begin to describe this. He has just been turned into a plot device to cause an ultimately ''very'' minor shift in the status quo.
18th Aug '16 3:07:43 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* TheyJustDidntCare: In his review of the comic, [[WebVideo/AtopTheFourthWall Linkara]] points out that JMS and Quesada's biggest crimes were that they just didn't put any effort into trying to tell a coherent story. There were ways that could have made OMD at least interesting or understandable or even good, but the writers opted for the easy way out.
8th Aug '16 10:50:54 AM MagBas
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* AcceptableTargets: The entire storyline is this for Spider-Man fans. Just count how many times this very page insults it, subtly or otherwise.
7th Aug '16 5:56:32 PM Agronac919
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* AcceptableTargets: The entire storyline is this for Spider-Man fans. Just count how many times this very page insults it, subtly or otherwise.
5th Jun '16 3:36:38 PM digiman619
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* VillainDecay: As ''The Escapist[='=]s'' [[http://www.escapistmagazine.com/videos/view/the-big-picture/2501-The-Devil-Mr-Parker The Big Picture]] puts it, what does the Devil get out of this, other than the satisfaction of erasing some wedding pictures from existence? Plus his actions brought Harry Osborn back, giving a damned soul a chance at redemption and a better life. As one troper put it, "Methinks that Mephisto would cure cancer just to hear a doctor grumbling about losing work". Furthermore, according to Quesada under the CanonDiscontinuity section in the main page, Mephisto ''lost'' to someone who had no idea what she was doing. WordOfGod is that Harry would have come back regardless of what Mephisto did (on account of NotQuiteDead being in play); which makes Mephisto less foolish in that area, but also means that his deal looks like it had no effect whatsoever- which, as WordOfGod also says, ''it didn't''. Mephisto literally did nothing except undo the marriage- everything else, even saving Aunt May and his secret identity being forgotten by everyone, was done by other characters. Considering that Mephisto canonically defeated Doctor Doom '''every single year for X number of years''' when the latter fought to reclaim his mother's soul (and Mephisto managed to even turn that into a BittersweetEnding)... yeah, VillainDecay doesn't begin to describe this. He has just been turned into a plot device to cause an ultimately ''very'' minor shift in the status quo.

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* VillainDecay: As ''The Escapist[='=]s'' [[http://www.escapistmagazine.com/videos/view/the-big-picture/2501-The-Devil-Mr-Parker The Big Picture]] puts it, what does the Devil get out of this, other than the satisfaction of erasing some wedding pictures from existence? Plus his actions brought Harry Osborn back, giving a damned soul a chance at redemption and a better life. As one troper put it, "Methinks that Mephisto would cure cancer just to hear a doctor grumbling about losing work". Furthermore, according to Quesada under the CanonDiscontinuity section in the main page, Mephisto ''lost'' to someone who had no idea what she was doing. WordOfGod is that Harry would have come back regardless of what Mephisto did (on account of NotQuiteDead being in play); which makes Mephisto less foolish in that area, but also means that his deal looks like it had no effect whatsoever- which, as WordOfGod also says, ''it didn't''. Mephisto literally did nothing except undo the marriage- everything else, even saving Aunt May and his secret identity being forgotten by everyone, was done by other characters. Considering that Mephisto canonically defeated Doctor Doom '''every single year for X an undisclosed number of years''' when the latter fought to reclaim his mother's soul (and Mephisto managed to even turn that into a BittersweetEnding)... yeah, VillainDecay doesn't begin to describe this. He has just been turned into a plot device to cause an ultimately ''very'' minor shift in the status quo.
5th Jun '16 3:17:45 PM digiman619
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** Note that the One-Above-All is not an expy of the omnipotent, omniscient, omnipresent Judeo-Christian God (unlike Mephisto, who is a devil expy). He literally ''is'' the omnipotent, omniscient, omnipresent Judeo-Christian God. The one that quietly devout Methodist Peter has been worshiping all his life. Yes, this character told his God to bunk off, made a deal with a greater demon, ignored all the maxims by which he's tried to live his life, and is ''still'' supposed to have our sympathy.

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** Note that the One-Above-All is not an expy of the omnipotent, omniscient, omnipresent Judeo-Christian God (unlike Mephisto, who is a devil expy). He literally ''is'' the omnipotent, omniscient, omnipresent Judeo-Christian God. The one that quietly devout Methodist Peter has been worshiping all his life. Yes, this character told his God ''GOD HIMSELF'' to bunk screw off, made a deal with a greater demon, ignored all the maxims by which he's tried to live his life, and is ''still'' supposed to have our sympathy.
15th May '16 7:33:55 PM Fourze99
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* SnarkBait: There have been too many jokes among those familiar with the story to count. WebAnimation/DeathBattle points out how this makes no sense, [[WebVideo/AtopTheFourthWall Linkara]] points out the overall lack of effort, hell, even Marvel has made more than one TakeThat at the story.
10th May '16 3:26:49 PM KlawKalash
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*** Another take on it is that it was Quesada trying to save face with the story. OMD was meant to break up what he believed to be an unpopular pairing, with the general impression that the fanbase would be more than accepting of the change and would be OK seeing MJ take a reduced role in the series. To say the opposite happened would be an understatement. So the rationale that MJ was "the hero" of the story- which was make around the time of OMIT- was a way to try and save face with the story and make it seem like the controversial story was a victory for MJ rather than a defeat.

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*** Another take on it is that it was Quesada trying to save face with the story. OMD was meant to break up what he believed to be an unpopular pairing, with the general impression that the fanbase would be more than accepting of the change and would be OK seeing MJ take a reduced role in the series. To say the opposite happened would be an understatement. So the rationale that MJ was "the hero" of the story- which was make made around the time of OMIT- was a way to try and save face with the story and make it seem like the controversial story was a victory for MJ rather than a defeat.
10th May '16 2:41:20 PM KlawKalash
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** Also at one point Peter meets his future daughter if he stayed married with Mary Jane. The [[UnfortunateImplications Unfortunate Implication]] is that when he took Mephisto's deal, he essentially ''aborted his unborn child.'' Though in his defense he only found out who she after the deal was made and it's doubtful that Mephisto (being you know, ''the devil'') would allow him to break the deal after going through with it.

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** Also at one point Peter meets his future daughter if he stayed married with Mary Jane. The [[UnfortunateImplications Unfortunate Implication]] is that when he took Mephisto's deal, he essentially ''aborted his unborn child.'' Though in his defense he only found out who she was after the deal was made and it's doubtful that Mephisto (being you know, ''the devil'') would allow him to break the deal after going through with it.
10th May '16 2:39:38 PM KlawKalash
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* CounterpartComparison: A massively controversial story arc where the hero's secret identity is revealed, his loved ones are threatened from all sides and he desperately seeks a way to make things right. Are walking about ''One More Day'' or ''ComicBook/SupermanTruth''?

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* CounterpartComparison: A massively controversial story arc where the hero's secret identity is revealed, his loved ones are threatened from all sides and he desperately seeks a way to make things right. Are walking we talking about ''One More Day'' or ''ComicBook/SupermanTruth''?
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