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by greycrusader
Thu May 24, 2018 1:38 pm
Forum: Character Sheets
Topic: Jab's Builds! (Wolverine! Shingen! Native! Lady Deathstrike!)
Replies: 10866
Views: 504648

Re: Jab's Builds! (Genis-Vell! Phalanx! Wolverine!)

Yeah, Wolverine got power-geeked almost as the level that you usually see only in DC characters (looking at you, Mark Waid and Grant Morrison!); originally he could heal quickly from nearly any non-lethal wound, and even regenerate tissue (but this would take considerably longer), such as replacing ...
by greycrusader
Wed May 23, 2018 3:59 pm
Forum: Character Sheets
Topic: Jab's Builds! (Wolverine! Shingen! Native! Lady Deathstrike!)
Replies: 10866
Views: 504648

Re: Jab's Builds! (The Flame! Charon! A Huge, Throbbing Genis!)

I think a major part of the issue with gay/minority/female characters (in the case of the latter two categories, mostly if they are legacies or minor/supporting cast members) is twofold; first, since nearly all the major, big-name, heavily commercialized heroes and villains are white (and mostly mal...
by greycrusader
Mon May 21, 2018 8:49 pm
Forum: Character Sheets
Topic: Jab's Builds! (Wolverine! Shingen! Native! Lady Deathstrike!)
Replies: 10866
Views: 504648

Re: Jab's Builds! (The Witches 5! Kaolinite! Sailor Saturn! Pharaoh 90!)

I was curious enough about the history behind Elric (who is an anti-villain at worst/anti-hero at best) and his inspirations to do some reading, and yes, as ScotsDragon mentioned, the character is more or less an inversion of Conan and similar characters. The late 1960s/early 1970s saw a LOT of "da...
by greycrusader
Mon May 21, 2018 4:06 pm
Forum: Character Sheets
Topic: Jab's Builds! (Wolverine! Shingen! Native! Lady Deathstrike!)
Replies: 10866
Views: 504648

Re: Jab's Builds! (The Witches 5! Kaolinite! Sailor Saturn! Pharaoh 90!)

I think any commentary on Drizzt and whoever Elric is (god, I fail at Fantasy & Sci-Fi SO HARD) counts as on-topic. *cracks knuckles* Okay then. Elric of Melniboné, created by Michael Moorcock, is pretty much the gold standard for the cursed anti-hero in sword and sorcery fantasy and exists arguabl...
by greycrusader
Sun May 20, 2018 2:30 pm
Forum: Debate
Topic: Muslim Culture, History and Politics - Open Debate
Replies: 54
Views: 477

Re: Muslim Culture, History and Politics - Open Debate

BriarThorne-arguing Iran was a "great place" for decades under the Shah is a completely a-historical, obviously false statement; the "Shah" (who wasn't even part of the line of hereditary rulers of Iran, but a jumped-up junior military officer whom the former British regents took a shine to) was a m...
by greycrusader
Sun May 20, 2018 3:14 am
Forum: Debate
Topic: Muslim Culture, History and Politics - Open Debate
Replies: 54
Views: 477

Re: Thought Experiment: You're put in charge of the next company wide reboot. What do you do?

Truth will not change because you want it to. No, it won't. Like the truth that you reason to offer excuses for your hatred, which would exist without them. Correct. I usually avoid topics like this on the boards, but the assumption "ALL fill-in-the-blank have such and such negative traits, because...
by greycrusader
Mon May 14, 2018 9:30 pm
Forum: Character Sheets
Topic: Gamebook's builds (hs5ias new thread)
Replies: 3988
Views: 121788

Re: Gamebook's builds (hs5ias new thread)

I'd consider the skin to be more like those old Domino mask's some superheroes wear. Enough to obscure the features of the wearer to someone who doesn't know them at all, but no disguise against anyone who has ever met them. To give it game stats and a PP cost would mean I have to do the same for e...
by greycrusader
Fri May 11, 2018 9:05 pm
Forum: Character Sheets
Topic: Batgirl III's Character Thread
Replies: 422
Views: 14136

Re: Batgirl III's Character Thread

The Liberty Club is actually more inspired by the Justice Experience. Yes, that’s a canon group from the DC Universe; No, you’ve never heard of it. The Liberty Alliance is my JSA and JLA analogue, the group was organized much differently during WWII than in the present, but it’s nominally the same ...
by greycrusader
Thu May 10, 2018 1:40 am
Forum: Character Sheets
Topic: World of Freedom 3.2 - The Geist! The Centurion Through The Ages! The Republic Alliance!
Replies: 833
Views: 27372

Re: World of Freedom 3.2 - Freedom Legion Members! And Enemies! The Old Guard!

What!!!??? I wrote up five of the solo Rogues AND one whole super-crook team and you got to buy it before they even let me know the PDF had gone live for sale!!? (BEST WILLIAM SHATNER IMPRESSION BELOW): DAAAAVIESSSSS!!!! PS: Actually, thank you so much for purchasing a book I'm proud to have contrib...
by greycrusader
Wed May 09, 2018 11:11 pm
Forum: Character Sheets
Topic: World of Freedom 3.2 - The Geist! The Centurion Through The Ages! The Republic Alliance!
Replies: 833
Views: 27372

Re: World of Freedom 3.2 - Freedom Legion Members! And Enemies! The Old Guard!

I bet Bolt&Calibur still try to talk him into using The Black Bowman handle from time to time......I would. :D They're a bit better at picking up the "I'll quit this team and go to jail first" hints than you are. Next up: A few of the Old Guard's villains, followed by a continuing examination of th...
by greycrusader
Mon May 07, 2018 10:06 pm
Forum: Character Sheets
Topic: Jab's Builds! (Wolverine! Shingen! Native! Lady Deathstrike!)
Replies: 10866
Views: 504648

Re: Jab's Builds! (Validus! Composite Superman! Computo! Mordru!)

I respect you, Batgirl-But Lady Shiva was NEVER any good as a villain. No distinctive costume, a codename which doesn't connect with anything in her M.O. or stated goals (aside from "Shiva" just generally meaning destruction or violence), hum drum "shaped by vengeance" origin, reputation built on no...
by greycrusader
Mon May 07, 2018 9:07 pm
Forum: Character Sheets
Topic: Jab's Builds! (Wolverine! Shingen! Native! Lady Deathstrike!)
Replies: 10866
Views: 504648

Re: Jab's Builds! (Validus! Composite Superman! Computo! Mordru!)

Actually the only thing holding Mordru back as a villain is his generic look, forgettable origin, lack of characterization, vague-but-invincible powers, and the fact that he just sucks. Same deal with as with Lady Shiva and Mister SInister, except at least he's not a creator's pet. Oh, wait, is that...
by greycrusader
Sun May 06, 2018 1:52 pm
Forum: Character Sheets
Topic: Jab's Builds! (Wolverine! Shingen! Native! Lady Deathstrike!)
Replies: 10866
Views: 504648

Re: Jab's Builds! (Emerald Empress! Mano! Tharok! Persuader! Validus!)

Alyways loved Validus as a bad guy, from the unique look to the fact that he was just about the only villain allowed to be legit stronger than Pre-Crisis Superboy. And not just stronger, so overwhelmingly strong that you needed multiple Kryptonian-class powerhouses to even hurt him. And that design...
by greycrusader
Thu May 03, 2018 6:59 pm
Forum: Character Sheets
Topic: Jab's Builds! (Wolverine! Shingen! Native! Lady Deathstrike!)
Replies: 10866
Views: 504648

Re: Jab's Builds! (Nemesis Kid! Lightning Lord! Tyr! Saturn Queen!)

I actually think JK Rowling may have borrowed that line from comics, not the other way 'round, because the first time I remember reading it was in the Wally West Flash book in the early 1990s,said about Dr. Alchemy, and YEARS before Harry Potter. Of course, I'm of the belief JK Rowling borrowed a WH...