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by M4C8
Thu Apr 26, 2018 8:17 pm
Forum: Character Sheets
Topic: Jab's Builds! (Orga! MUTOs! Gamera! Pacific Rim! Gipsy Danger!)
Replies: 11689
Views: 552921

Re: Jab's Builds! (Brainiac 5! White Witch! Kinetix! Supergirl! Element Lad!)

True, because not everyone Asian person knows martial arts! When comics portray it that all martial artists are Asian, that is the Stereotyping. Honestly, no matter what you do there's always someone who's going to complain. While we all agree that Asian characters being martial artists is a stereo...
by M4C8
Thu Apr 26, 2018 7:59 pm
Forum: Character Sheets
Topic: Jab's Builds! (Orga! MUTOs! Gamera! Pacific Rim! Gipsy Danger!)
Replies: 11689
Views: 552921

Re: Jab's Builds! (Brainiac 5! White Witch! Kinetix! Supergirl! Element Lad!)

True, because not everyone Asian person knows martial arts! When comics portray it that all martial artists are Asian, that is the Stereotyping. Honestly, no matter what you do there's always someone who's going to complain. While we all agree that Asian characters being martial artists is a stereo...
by M4C8
Thu Apr 26, 2018 4:11 pm
Forum: Character Sheets
Topic: Jab's Builds! (Orga! MUTOs! Gamera! Pacific Rim! Gipsy Danger!)
Replies: 11689
Views: 552921

Re: Jab's Builds! (Brainiac 5! White Witch! Kinetix! Supergirl! Element Lad!)

Dragonmade and Harmonia demonstrate sort of the misguided notions some writers have with introducing minority characters. It clearly comes from a good place of "Well, why SHOULDN'T their be a 100% Asian character in the Legion?", to which the answer is "There totally should be". Unfortunately, when...
by M4C8
Thu Apr 26, 2018 3:58 pm
Forum: Character Sheets
Topic: Jab's Builds! (Orga! MUTOs! Gamera! Pacific Rim! Gipsy Danger!)
Replies: 11689
Views: 552921

Re: Jab's Builds! (Brainiac 5! White Witch! Kinetix! Supergirl! Element Lad!)

I honestly would rather have the stereotype-based powered ethnic heroes, like Dragonmage and Arabian Knight, than the industry’s current trend of “diverse” heroes where the only thing that apparently matters to the writer is showing that the character isn’t a cishetero White European-American. The ...
by M4C8
Thu Apr 26, 2018 3:10 pm
Forum: Character Sheets
Topic: Jab's Builds! (Orga! MUTOs! Gamera! Pacific Rim! Gipsy Danger!)
Replies: 11689
Views: 552921

Re: Jab's Builds! (Brainiac 5! White Witch! Kinetix! Supergirl! Element Lad!)

So she went from feminized Hulk to humanized She-Thing? I was staunchly in the hate the character camp. I found that they were trying too hard to show Monstress as still being "ladylike" (whatever that's supposed to mean) while still being powerful and empowered. (Neither concept of which I take an...
by M4C8
Tue Apr 24, 2018 2:34 pm
Forum: Character Sheets
Topic: Castellia- A Fantasy Setting (Kender! Skum! Slaadi! Shocker Lizard!)
Replies: 838
Views: 30468

Re: Castellia- A Fantasy Setting (Genies! Achairai! Arrowhawks! Hags!)

Look how hated Thatcher is in England, too. Her funeral procession had people writing "ROT IN HELL, MAGGIE" on the walls the procession passed. Granted, her policies screwed over SCORES of people in the UK, but yikes- she'd been out of office for years. And look how respected and admired The Barone...
by M4C8
Tue Apr 24, 2018 2:34 pm
Forum: Character Sheets
Topic: Castellia- A Fantasy Setting (Kender! Skum! Slaadi! Shocker Lizard!)
Replies: 838
Views: 30468

Re: Castellia- A Fantasy Setting (Genies! Achairai! Arrowhawks! Hags!)

Look how hated Thatcher is in England, too. Her funeral procession had people writing "ROT IN HELL, MAGGIE" on the walls the procession passed. Granted, her policies screwed over SCORES of people in the UK, but yikes- she'd been out of office for years. Which is why Marvel naming Captain Britain's ...
by M4C8
Tue Apr 24, 2018 1:59 pm
Forum: Character Sheets
Topic: Castellia- A Fantasy Setting (Kender! Skum! Slaadi! Shocker Lizard!)
Replies: 838
Views: 30468

Re: Castellia- A Fantasy Setting (Genies! Achairai! Arrowhawks! Hags!)

Which explains so much of 2016. That would be really funny if there wasn't some sad truth to it. :( Look how hated Thatcher is in England, too. Her funeral procession had people writing "ROT IN HELL, MAGGIE" on the walls the procession passed. Granted, her policies screwed over SCORES of people in ...
by M4C8
Sun Apr 22, 2018 8:36 pm
Forum: Character Sheets
Topic: Jab's Builds! (Orga! MUTOs! Gamera! Pacific Rim! Gipsy Danger!)
Replies: 11689
Views: 552921

Re: Jab's Builds! (The Legion of Substitute Heroes! Thunder! Brainiac 5!)

Batgirl III wrote:
Sun Apr 22, 2018 7:15 pm
Just once, I want to see a man with prehensile hair. He can beat people up with his hipster beard.
Oh God, now I'm picturing some 'Guido' mobster with prehensile chest hair.
by M4C8
Sat Apr 21, 2018 7:08 pm
Forum: Character Sheets
Topic: Jab's Builds! (Orga! MUTOs! Gamera! Pacific Rim! Gipsy Danger!)
Replies: 11689
Views: 552921

Re: Jab's Builds! (Timber Wolf! Cosmic Boy! Kid Quantum! Karate Kid!

Yeah, it's one of those things where his power isn't great for a superhero, but could you imagine what he could do for farmers? Or helping people grow vegetables in impoverished areas? Or like Woodclaw mentioned, disaster relieve areas? Just toss some apple seeds on the ground and BAM, instant orch...
by M4C8
Wed Apr 18, 2018 9:20 pm
Forum: Character Sheets
Topic: Jab's Builds! (Orga! MUTOs! Gamera! Pacific Rim! Gipsy Danger!)
Replies: 11689
Views: 552921

Re: Jab's Builds! (Saturn Girl! Timber Wolf! Cosmic Boy!)

Well, he was a primary inspiration for Superman... Yep. But outside of that and a couple of goofy Batman stories where he became Superman on another planet, you almost never see something where humans are better than something than aliens. Closest thing I can think of is in Stargate SG-1 where the ...
by M4C8
Wed Apr 18, 2018 9:10 pm
Forum: Character Sheets
Topic: Jab's Builds! (Orga! MUTOs! Gamera! Pacific Rim! Gipsy Danger!)
Replies: 11689
Views: 552921

Re: Jab's Builds! (Saturn Girl! Timber Wolf! Cosmic Boy!)

Actually, it makes one wonder if Batman COULD get into the Legion, assuming he somehow managed to get all of his skills by age 16-18. He's something like 80% of Brainiac 5's intelligence, 80% of Karate Kid's martial arts skill, comparatively stealthy as Invisible Kid, and a better detective than an...
by M4C8
Wed Apr 18, 2018 3:55 pm
Forum: Character Sheets
Topic: Jab's Builds! (Orga! MUTOs! Gamera! Pacific Rim! Gipsy Danger!)
Replies: 11689
Views: 552921

Re: Jab's Builds! (Saturn Girl! Timber Wolf! Cosmic Boy!)

It also occurs to me that it’s a little weird to say “We don’t allow technology based super-powers. Now, here’s your Flight Ring, transparent life-support suit, and telepathic communication ear plug. Please report to the upside-down rocket ship for briefing on your first mission.” Heh. Though to be...
by M4C8
Wed Apr 18, 2018 3:25 pm
Forum: Character Sheets
Topic: Jab's Builds! (Orga! MUTOs! Gamera! Pacific Rim! Gipsy Danger!)
Replies: 11689
Views: 552921

Re: Jab's Builds! (Saturn Girl! Timber Wolf! Cosmic Boy!)

If you think about it objectively, “Cosmic Boy” is probably one of the better names for magnetic characters in comics. I mean, at least originally, it was meant more to speak to his nature as a space-traveling vistor from the future. He was “cosmic,” because he operated in the cosmos, just like Aqu...
by M4C8
Wed Apr 18, 2018 3:19 pm
Forum: Character Sheets
Topic: Jab's Builds! (Orga! MUTOs! Gamera! Pacific Rim! Gipsy Danger!)
Replies: 11689
Views: 552921

Re: Jab's Builds! (Saturn Girl! Timber Wolf! Cosmic Boy!)

Metallo, Computo, and Magneto are really the only ones that can pull it off. I think mostly due to the fact that one was voiced by Malcolm McDowell in the popular cartoon, one scored one of the only perma-death kills of a main character in the Silver Age, and the last is friggin’ Magneto, ‘nuff sai...