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by Ares
Fri Sep 15, 2017 3:33 am
Forum: Film, Television and Music
Topic: Superman: The Animated Series
Replies: 56
Views: 3113

Re: Superman: The Animated Series

I kind of feel in general that the attempts to reinvent Superman as anything other than the utterly dedicated and unwavering hero are kind of misguided at best and outright stupid at worst. I liked Superman: TAS (especially after the first season), but it's not the first port of call I'd recommend ...
by Ares
Fri Sep 15, 2017 3:16 am
Forum: Film, Television and Music
Topic: Superman: The Animated Series
Replies: 56
Views: 3113

Re: Superman: The Animated Series

10-12) World's Finest - The great crossover between Superman & Batman, written by Steve Gerber, surprisingly! Alas, it uses the "simplified" Timmverse versions of the characters, which really weakens the Joker in particular. The two heroes immediately don't get along, and in a great pair of moments...
by Ares
Fri Sep 15, 2017 2:51 am
Forum: Film, Television and Music
Topic: Superman: The Animated Series
Replies: 56
Views: 3113

Re: Superman: The Animated Series

It is interesting how Superman: TAS holds up on re-evalutation, and how it only rarely reached the heights of Batman:TAS. Though that's a bit unfair, as Batman: TAS is one of the best animated series ever in terms of characterization (you need shows like Gargoyles or Avatar: TLA to really compete). ...
by Ares
Fri Sep 15, 2017 2:18 am
Forum: Character Sheets
Topic: Jab's Builds! (Gamera! Pacific Rim! Gipsy Danger! Goldar!)
Replies: 11706
Views: 553905

Re: Jab's Builds! (Mega Man 7 & 8! Dr. Light! Proto Man! Bass!)

So to talk a slightly different topic. One thing constantly raised here is that the jacket-over-standard-costume style really doesn't look all that good on most heroes with the possible exception of Rogue. I'm gonna argue that Supergirl dressed up like early Kon-El qualifies as another... https://i...
by Ares
Fri Sep 15, 2017 2:11 am
Forum: Character Sheets
Topic: Jab's Builds! (Gamera! Pacific Rim! Gipsy Danger! Goldar!)
Replies: 11706
Views: 553905

Re: Jab's Builds! (Mega Man 7 & 8! Dr. Light! Proto Man! Bass!)

One thing I forgot to mention back when Shadow Man was posted was that in the fluff, he was said to have extraterrestrial origins. The Archie comic expanded on this by making him one of many "Kuiper Droids", basically Mooks that served the Stardroids, who in turn served Ra Moon. (An evil alien supe...
by Ares
Wed Sep 13, 2017 9:49 pm
Forum: Character Sheets
Topic: Jab's Builds! (Gamera! Pacific Rim! Gipsy Danger! Goldar!)
Replies: 11706
Views: 553905

Re: Proto Man

https://photos.smugmug.com/Video-Games/i-m65LwB9/0/86477053/O/MM7ProtoMan.png https://photos.smugmug.com/Video-Games/i-DFk8ZTb/0/fd1f06a0/XL/protoman_by_rongs1234-d41pw7o-XL.jpg https://photos.smugmug.com/Video-Games/i-6BSff4G/0/04f331ae/O/download.jpg PROTO MAN Role: Mirror Image Villain Apparentl...
by Ares
Tue Sep 12, 2017 12:15 am
Forum: Character Sheets
Topic: Jab's Builds! (Gamera! Pacific Rim! Gipsy Danger! Goldar!)
Replies: 11706
Views: 553905

Re: Jab's Builds! (Mega Man 4 & 5! Mega Man! Dr. Light!)

The one thing I'll give Mega Man 5 is that the sterotypes of the Robot Masters actually make sense, since they were intentionally designed for an international robot combat tournament. It's a shame they didn't play with that concept a little bit and make it obvious Dr. Wily was behind the whole thin...
by Ares
Sat Sep 09, 2017 1:35 am
Forum: Character Sheets
Topic: Jab's Builds! (Gamera! Pacific Rim! Gipsy Danger! Goldar!)
Replies: 11706
Views: 553905

Re: Jab's Builds! (Capt. Scarlet! Casablanca! Cerebro! Lupin III!)

The Yellow Devil is just a very distinct monster with a simple but cool visual and combat style. To me it's an iconic Mega Man enemy. As for Oil Man . . . yeeeeeeeah. Thankfully the Archie Comic Mega Man series managed to get around the ugly stereotype image with a very simple step: https://vignette...
by Ares
Fri Sep 08, 2017 5:15 pm
Forum: Character Sheets
Topic: Jab's Builds! (Gamera! Pacific Rim! Gipsy Danger! Goldar!)
Replies: 11706
Views: 553905

Re: Jab's Builds! (Capt. Scarlet! Casablanca! Cerebro! Lupin III!)

Elecman was always my favorite Robot Master. He had a solid look that would work as a superhero or villain, and "electrical powers" have always been a favorite of mine. I'd guess it was due to my love of Capt. Marvel, Greek Mythology and just loving lightning storms in general. I enjoyed that severa...
by Ares
Thu Sep 07, 2017 3:22 am
Forum: Character Sheets
Topic: Jab's Builds! (Gamera! Pacific Rim! Gipsy Danger! Goldar!)
Replies: 11706
Views: 553905

Re: Jab's Builds! (Capt. Scarlet! The Care Bears! Casablanca! Cerebro!)

Honestly, I hate the concept of Danger. I hate the idea of the "replacement X-Men" that Xavier sent that resulted in Vulcan and all of his stupidity. I hate it when writers feel the need to take "mentor" figures and make them quasi-evil or incompetent. It's a trend you see in some comic writers. Geo...
by Ares
Wed Sep 06, 2017 2:44 pm
Forum: Character Sheets
Topic: Jab's Builds! (Gamera! Pacific Rim! Gipsy Danger! Goldar!)
Replies: 11706
Views: 553905

Re: Cerebro's X-Men

https://static.comicvine.com/uploads/original/1/12463/397887-124909-cerebro-s-x-men.jpg CEREBRO'S X-MEN: -The "Cerebro X-Men" was a TINY tiny one-shot done in the late '90s to reintroduce alot of X-characters back into the books, after they'd been split up for a while (mainly adding the Excalibur c...
by Ares
Wed Sep 06, 2017 2:32 pm
Forum: Character Sheets
Topic: Jab's Builds! (Gamera! Pacific Rim! Gipsy Danger! Goldar!)
Replies: 11706
Views: 553905

Re: Jab's Builds! (Constrictor! Taskmaster! GoodFellas! Captain Scarlet!)

Oddly, those are like the only comments my Casablanca builds ever got. It's actually THESE postings that have gotten by far the most commentary. Thanks everyone! I think part of the problem with build comments is that they rely on either discussion about the source material, or commentary on the bu...
by Ares
Tue Sep 05, 2017 3:50 pm
Forum: Ask the Staff
Topic: Update Regarding the Site
Replies: 1
Views: 367

Update Regarding the Site

Hey everyone. With the one year anniversary of Echoes coming up, I've found out that the site has actually grown to a point beyond the initial data use plan I'd purchased originally. That's not a complaint, I'm proud this place has grown to this point, and hope it grows further. That said, if you've...
by Ares
Tue Sep 05, 2017 5:11 am
Forum: Gaming Chatter
Topic: Setting Help - Metaphysics of Superpowers
Replies: 4
Views: 396

Re: Setting Help - Metaphysics of Superpowers

I've thought about this a little more, and I'm thinking of maybe combining the ideas into one. The major conceit of the idea is that "superpowers" and "superheroes" are born in that space where science, magic and mortals all blend together, creating "mythology". Mythology has always been about heroe...
by Ares
Tue Sep 05, 2017 3:32 am
Forum: Books, Comics and Web-Comics
Topic: What's new with the big two: Marvel and DC Comics discussion thread.
Replies: 299
Views: 8560

Re: What's new with the big two: Marvel and DC Comics discussion thread.

As for the America Chavez book, for my money it really is a terrible book. That isn't to say that Chavez herself is a terrible character, from what I understand she was actually something of a fan favorite before her solo book. It's just that the writer is . . . well, she was a diversity hire. She w...