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by Ares
Mon Jul 13, 2020 4:17 pm
Forum: Character Sheets
Topic: Sidious' FASERIP Builds: Fraternity of Raptors, Talon-R, Xenith
Replies: 1165
Views: 102776

Re: Sidious' FASERIP Builds: Fraternity of Raptors, Talon-R

I get the feeling that the Fraternity of Raptors was meant to give Darkhawk a kind of "Immortal Iron Fist" boost by elaborating the backstory, expanding the character mythos, etc. I think that while I'd consider Immortal Iron Fist a success, I don't feel the same about the Darkhawk retcon. To me it'...
by Ares
Thu Jul 09, 2020 12:56 pm
Forum: Character Sheets
Topic: JDRook's Revised DCA Builds - Ares! Arsenal! So! Many! Atoms!!!
Replies: 68
Views: 2087

Re: JDRook's Revised DCA Builds - Ares! Arsenal! So! Many! Atoms!!!

Tattooedman wrote:
Thu Jul 09, 2020 11:48 am

And once again, Ares shows why he understands most comics fans better than the supposed "experts" at the Big 2 and why if he ever (somehow) became the one in charge of such things I would waste no time in buying the books he oversaw.
Aw shucks. :oops: Thank you very much.
by Ares
Tue Jul 07, 2020 5:41 am
Forum: Character Sheets
Topic: Solar's Build Thread - Boku no Hero Academia Update
Replies: 133
Views: 3969

Re: Solar's Build Thread - Boku no Hero Academia Update

You know, I've got to admit I'm not even sure how Twin Impact works. The way I read it the first time, it sounded like basically any time there was an impact in his vicinity, he could set off a second impact with many times the force of the first impact. But from the write up and what I've read else...
by Ares
Mon Jul 06, 2020 6:55 am
Forum: Character Sheets
Topic: JDRook's Revised DCA Builds - Ares! Arsenal! So! Many! Atoms!!!
Replies: 68
Views: 2087

Re: JDRook's Revised DCA Builds - Ares! Arsenal! So! Many! Atoms!!!

Ryan Choi is one of those unfortunate things that happen when you make a new character a legacy hero of a character who is A) Still around and B) Locked into the role. For some reason, the only time I can think of multiple heroes sharing the same name is the various Earth 1 and Earth 2 heroes, large...
by Ares
Mon Jul 06, 2020 6:12 am
Forum: Settings of the Multiverse
Topic: Freedom by Gaslight (3rd edition)
Replies: 16
Views: 488

Re: Freedom by Gaslight (3rd edition)

Why here? Because I lurk hereabouts with some frequency and enjoy the work of the people who post here: there's excitement for the game, creative energies shown in a dozen different threads, and the back-and-forth of differing ideas and opinions being bandied about and discussed in interesting ways...
by Ares
Sat Jul 04, 2020 8:12 pm
Forum: Character Sheets
Topic: Solar's Build Thread - Boku no Hero Academia Update
Replies: 133
Views: 3969

Re: Solar's Build Thread - Boku no Hero Academia Update

It's interesting that the rookies still manage to hit PL 8-9- is the setting that high-powered in general? Obviously they're not quite well-balanced, and many are more "attack power" than "defense", but does the standard Shonen Power Escalation strike often enough to make most of the characters ube...
by Ares
Sat Jul 04, 2020 10:01 am
Forum: Character Sheets
Topic: Jab’s Builds! (The Brood! The Human Fly! Due South! Tangled: The Series!)
Replies: 21309
Views: 1700902

Re: Jab’s Builds! (Atlas! Jolt! Charcoal! Elements of Doom! Blizzard!)

The Blank was obviously a means to an end, given he was such a throwaway character. He's a two-bit hood who is standing next to a chatty scientist who just happens to have invented a force field belt and the battery to recharge the belt, and is there when the scientist dies (either from a hit and ru...
by Ares
Fri Jul 03, 2020 11:27 pm
Forum: Character Sheets
Topic: Jab’s Builds! (The Brood! The Human Fly! Due South! Tangled: The Series!)
Replies: 21309
Views: 1700902

Re: Blizzard (Fraction Version)

https://comicvine1.cbsistatic.com/uploads/original/14/149570/3537747-img_7812.png BLIZZARD V (Jim something) Created By: Matt Fraction & Salvador Larocca First Appearance: The Invincible Iron Man #510 (Jan. 2012) Role: Replacement Villain I HATE these kind of re-designs. To me it feels like a diffe...
by Ares
Fri Jul 03, 2020 11:25 pm
Forum: Character Sheets
Topic: Jab’s Builds! (The Brood! The Human Fly! Due South! Tangled: The Series!)
Replies: 21309
Views: 1700902

Re: The Elements of Doom

https://comicvine1.cbsistatic.com/uploads/original/11/117763/3240517-ohotmu%20a%20to%20z%20%234%20-%20page%207c.jpg https://comicvine1.cbsistatic.com/uploads/original/0/5586/865649-el2.jpg THE ELEMENTS OF DOOM Created By: Bill Mantlo & John Byrne First Appearance: The Avengers #188 (Oct. 1979) Role...
by Ares
Fri Jul 03, 2020 11:19 pm
Forum: Character Sheets
Topic: J-Mart Prime: Darkseid, Lex Luthor, The Joker, Loki, Lobo
Replies: 87
Views: 1582

Re: J-Mart Prime: Question - Who Is Marvel's Big 3? Or is it 5?

Gamebook wrote:
Fri Jul 03, 2020 10:50 pm
The big three of DC is actually now I think Superman, Batman and Harley Quinn.
I think I threw up a little in my mouth reading that.
by Ares
Fri Jul 03, 2020 11:19 pm
Forum: Character Sheets
Topic: J-Mart Prime: Darkseid, Lex Luthor, The Joker, Loki, Lobo
Replies: 87
Views: 1582

Re: J-Mart Prime: Question - Who Is Marvel's Big 3? Or is it 5?

I've often felt that Wonder Woman was kind of kludged into the Trinity at DC, as they kind of desperately *want* her to be there, but she's never been able to keep up the level of sales of Superman or (especially) Batman. But DC at least seemed to be trying. If nothing else, Pop Culture has kept Di...
by Ares
Fri Jul 03, 2020 8:16 pm
Forum: Character Sheets
Topic: J-Mart Prime: Darkseid, Lex Luthor, The Joker, Loki, Lobo
Replies: 87
Views: 1582

Re: J-Mart Prime: Question - Who Is Marvel's Big 3? Or is it 5?

The tricky thing with Marvel having a "Big Three/Five" is that they typically always were "Team First; Solo Second", especially as their biggest book of the '60s was the Fantastic Four and their biggest book from the late '70s to the 2000s was X-Men , with nobody else even being close. Like, Wolver...
by Ares
Fri Jul 03, 2020 5:03 am
Forum: Character Sheets
Topic: Jab’s Builds! (The Brood! The Human Fly! Due South! Tangled: The Series!)
Replies: 21309
Views: 1700902

Re: Jab’s Builds! (MACH-1! Atlas! Vantage! Jolt! Charcoal!)

*Sidenote: Thinking about it, it'd actually be kind of interesting for a new team of demi-gods who are either distantly related by having the same common ancestor, or who are all descended from different gods and something awakens their ancestry. Granted, the former is basically Dynamo 5 and the la...
by Ares
Fri Jul 03, 2020 3:01 am
Forum: Character Sheets
Topic: Jab’s Builds! (The Brood! The Human Fly! Due South! Tangled: The Series!)
Replies: 21309
Views: 1700902

Re: Jab’s Builds! (MACH-1! Atlas! Vantage! Jolt! Charcoal!)

A clear sign of what a jobber Blizzard I was is his choice of costume. The guy had a pretty good outfit with that primarily blue one with the icicle stylings on the gloves, boots and eyes, and with just a LITTLE more white on it, it would have been a solid look. Yet he went from THAT "good but needs...
by Ares
Thu Jul 02, 2020 4:21 pm
Forum: Books, Comics and Web-Comics
Topic: Recommended Reading: Share Your Hidden Gems
Replies: 2
Views: 93

Re: Recommended Reading: Share Your Hidden Gems

Anyway, the comic that inspired me to start this thread was Hercules: Fall of an Avenger. These two issues follow Hercules' death, focusing on his funeral and the aftermath of his sacrifice. The Hercules of this time was one of Marvel's big success stories, getting a revamp much like Iron Fist that ...