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by Ares
Wed Nov 25, 2020 9:47 am
Forum: Character Sheets
Topic: Jab’s Builds! (Blood Bros.! The Shroud! Dark Rider & Raider! Marvel Family!)
Replies: 23153
Views: 1949972

Re: Jab’s Builds! (Blood Bros.! The Shroud! Dark Rider & Raider! Marvel Family!)

The "Billy is the Magic-Themed Superhero" thing is a bit odd, since he was hardly more wizard-fighting than any other hero at the time, and like you said, his enemies were rather varied. I guess one was a demon and more than one guy drew powers from Magic Words, but I dunno. I guess that'...
by Ares
Wed Nov 25, 2020 6:40 am
Forum: Character Sheets
Topic: Jab’s Builds! (Blood Bros.! The Shroud! Dark Rider & Raider! Marvel Family!)
Replies: 23153
Views: 1949972

Re: Jab’s Builds! (Blood Bros.! The Shroud! Dark Rider & Raider! Marvel Family!)

And power levels in the Golden Age are a funny thing. Superman and Cap start out powerful but not overpowered, but thanks to the competition between them, by the end of the Golden Age they're both operating on Silver Age power levels, where they're both moving planets. And Cap's powers meant he ofte...
by Ares
Wed Nov 25, 2020 6:35 am
Forum: Character Sheets
Topic: Jab’s Builds! (Blood Bros.! The Shroud! Dark Rider & Raider! Marvel Family!)
Replies: 23153
Views: 1949972

Re: Jab’s Builds! (Blood Bros.! The Shroud! Dark Rider & Raider! Marvel Family!)

Jabroniville wrote: Wed Nov 25, 2020 6:20 am
Ken wrote: Tue Nov 24, 2020 10:25 pm When you do Ibis, I hope you include Taia. I'd like to check out her build.
Consarnit- now I gotta build another one :P!
Ken's just referencing the fact that Taia was considered smoking hot in-universe.
by Ares
Wed Nov 25, 2020 4:54 am
Forum: Character Sheets
Topic: Jab’s Builds! (Blood Bros.! The Shroud! Dark Rider & Raider! Marvel Family!)
Replies: 23153
Views: 1949972

Re: Jab’s Builds! (Blood Bros.! The Shroud! Dark Rider & Raider! Marvel Family!)

Will you be posting Pre and Post Crisis versions for some characters? I know Mister Atom is quite different with his versions. It's almost not really worth posting the Post-Crisis Mr. Atom. He had three whole appearances Post Crisis (at least in the main DCU) and his Post-Nu-52 appearance had him r...
by Ares
Wed Nov 25, 2020 4:52 am
Forum: Character Sheets
Topic: Jab’s Builds! (Blood Bros.! The Shroud! Dark Rider & Raider! Marvel Family!)
Replies: 23153
Views: 1949972

Re: Jab’s Builds! (Blood Bros.! The Shroud! Dark Rider & Raider! Marvel Family!)

As for "why does Billy Batson become an adult while Mary, Freddy and Adam stay the same", I have my own explanation for that. And it ties into the idea that Billy was chosen by Shazam for a reason. The idea is that the superpowered body you get when you have the Power of Shazam is based on...
by Ares
Wed Nov 25, 2020 4:11 am
Forum: Character Sheets
Topic: Jab’s Builds! (Blood Bros.! The Shroud! Dark Rider & Raider! Marvel Family!)
Replies: 23153
Views: 1949972

Re: Captain Marvel

Never mind that Alan Moore forgot Billy & Mary were siblings and had them MARRIED in one of his "future DC mega-stories" I doubt he'd forgotten that detail. Yeah, that was not a mistake on Moore's part. That was very much intentional. Moore wanted to make "The House of Thunder&qu...
by Ares
Wed Nov 25, 2020 4:06 am
Forum: Character Sheets
Topic: Jab’s Builds! (Blood Bros.! The Shroud! Dark Rider & Raider! Marvel Family!)
Replies: 23153
Views: 1949972

Re: Jab’s Builds! (Blood Bros.! The Shroud! Dark Rider & Raider! Marvel Family!)

Ah, Captain Marvel. My number one favorite superhero of all time (with Spider-Man as a decently close second). Honestly, at this point I'm not sure what I can really say that I haven't said a thousand times in the four years Echoes has existed, let alone the decade or so Jab's known me. I just love ...
by Ares
Fri Nov 20, 2020 4:16 pm
Forum: Character Sheets
Topic: Jab’s Builds! (Blood Bros.! The Shroud! Dark Rider & Raider! Marvel Family!)
Replies: 23153
Views: 1949972

Re: Jab’s Builds! (Vertigo! Malice! Nasty Boys! Mr. Sinister!)

I always thought that Claremont introduce Sinister as a way to put his seal on the X-Men and all the related storylines. At the time (roughly around Inferno), he had already lost control of several characters thanks to Louise Simmonson's X-Factor and she was about to (or had just) took over New Mut...
by Ares
Fri Nov 20, 2020 4:11 pm
Forum: Character Sheets
Topic: Jab’s Builds! (Blood Bros.! The Shroud! Dark Rider & Raider! Marvel Family!)
Replies: 23153
Views: 1949972

Re: Jab’s Builds! (Vertigo! Malice! Nasty Boys! Mr. Sinister!)

Are comic writers' egos all so universally inflated that they have to make their own convoluted stamp on [the characters that they write]? Universally? No. It's definitely a trend with more modern writers though, especially the "superstar" ones. I know I sound like an old man talking abou...
by Ares
Thu Nov 19, 2020 9:40 pm
Forum: Character Sheets
Topic: Jab’s Builds! (Blood Bros.! The Shroud! Dark Rider & Raider! Marvel Family!)
Replies: 23153
Views: 1949972

Re: Jab’s Builds! (Vertigo! Malice! Nasty Boys! Mr. Sinister!)

Its remarkable how an awesome name like Spellbinder is used by such do nothings in both Marvel and DC. I'd definitely flesh this concept out a bit.
by Ares
Thu Nov 19, 2020 5:33 pm
Forum: Ask the Staff
Topic: Ongoing Site Upgrades
Replies: 1
Views: 111

Ongoing Site Upgrades

Hey folks. I dropped the ball recently regarding some attempted upgrades to the site. I did all of the communicating via Discord when many folks here don't use the Echoes Discord, and I apologize for any confusion and my lack of communication. I'm going to rectify that now. So as everyone saw, the s...
by Ares
Thu Nov 19, 2020 2:48 am
Forum: Character Sheets
Topic: Jab’s Builds! (Blood Bros.! The Shroud! Dark Rider & Raider! Marvel Family!)
Replies: 23153
Views: 1949972

Re: Jab’s Builds! (Vertigo! Malice! Nasty Boys! Mr. Sinister!)

Mr. Sinister is over the top in the 10 of Swords crossover. When and how did he get so flamboyant and wacky? If the writer is following the Bendis/Millar school of writing, then it doesn't matter what personality the character is supposed to have, they have whatever personality best suits the story...
by Ares
Thu Nov 19, 2020 2:09 am
Forum: Character Sheets
Topic: Jab’s Builds! (Blood Bros.! The Shroud! Dark Rider & Raider! Marvel Family!)
Replies: 23153
Views: 1949972

Re: Jab’s Builds! (Vertigo! Malice! Nasty Boys! Mr. Sinister!)

Ah, Mr. Sinister. A guy who COULD be a great X-Villain with a little effort, but as Jab said, has come to represent the worst aspects of the X-Franchise. I'll say this up front tho: I never understood why they needed to come up with a reason for why "Mister Sinister" would use such a "...
by Ares
Wed Nov 18, 2020 8:32 pm
Forum: Character Sheets
Topic: Jab’s Builds! (Blood Bros.! The Shroud! Dark Rider & Raider! Marvel Family!)
Replies: 23153
Views: 1949972

Re: Jab’s Builds! (Arclight! Riptide! Vertigo! Malice! Nasty Boys!)

I've got to say that, as a group, the Marauders are a great idea: a mercenary group of supervillains that are evil and vicious. These aren't guys who are "just" in this for a paycheck, nor are they people who believe in a cause, nor do they have any larger scheme. They're a group of violen...