Tanma

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    Lego, Bionicle, simians, science fiction, alternate history, crows, imagining
  1. Tanma

    Marvel Cinematic Universe

    Okay one, nice. Let's just erase the Wasp for partying. Oh wait, guess we have to erase Iron-Man too, he spends a lot of his life drunk and partying. Oh and can he be more shallow? Oh wait, he's male, we can't erase him. And you know, why have diversity in characters? Let's just have all the women be assassins with red in the ledger, or just generic butt kicking machines. I mean, we can't have a feminine hero who kicks butt, that makes no sense. You want to know Wasp's backstory? She is a party girl, she is an heiress. Then her dad dies. And you know what she does? She immediately seeks out a scientist to get revenge. This is in the sixties. She doesn't moan, she doesn't cry, she gets on with her life and goes to Avenge him. This is probably why she chose the name Avengers. But that doesn't matter because she likes to have fun. Superheroes must constantly be dark and gritty. And I guess we cn't have Wasp because she doesn't have skills, despite Hawkeye being utterly useless in both his appearances? Oh wait, man, its different. And she has skills. Are they "masculine skills?" No, but they exist. She designs many of the Avenger's uniforms, a lot of fans complain about stupid costumes, she could fix that. Is it masculine, no. But for Captain America or Iron Patriot, being a symbol is important. And Cap gets the most complainants in terms of clothes. Also, I see to notice you ignoring the fact that after Cap, she led the Avengers for the longest amount of time. One of her first acts was to actually change the team from being just the white male club. She saved the team in Under Siege, after the other Avengers were all taken out. Here's a thought, you do not have to freaking stick to the comics! For instance, in the Ultimate Universe Jan is a scientist who helps engineers the shrinking technology. And the MCU steals from the Ultimate Universe all the time; Nick Fury anyone? Or in EMH, where she still likes to party, but she is literally the heart and soul of the team. She is the one who got Cap to calm down when he woke up, she is the one who tries to stop the others from turning on each other during the Skrull Invasion, she is the one who genuinely enjoys being a superhero. And they don't hide her emotions, sometimes it gets to her. But she endures. And as the Avenger who really just shrinks, she is impossibly brave to fight monsters and gods on a daily basis. And for shallow, she is the only Avenger who stayed on the team from start to finish. And you know what it says by making Hope the Wasp? It says women are interchangeable. That you can substitute one for the other and it doesn't change a thing. You know what? I do hate you. Because you think its better to get rid of the real Wasp than try to focus on her better points. The MCU sucks when it comes to representation. Two African American heroes, both in the military. That isn't a stereotype at all. Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver, in the comics they are Romani and Jewish. In the MCU, its confirmed that they joined Hydra willingly. Two of the ethnic groups slaughter by the Nazis the most, joining the Nazis' science division. Yeah, that is a much better move. Carol Danvers...has not appeared so you have no idea if the McU will do her right. Black Widow and Gamera; seem to have very similar character types. They are assassins with red in their ledger. They couldn't have used like Quasar or Moondragon; who not only are major GotG members; but also girlfriends. But we can't have gay heroes. Victoria Hand; died before her sexuality was confirmed, so we can't count her. Sif, her characterization is inconsistent and she has yet to really do something that changes a fight or battle. Melinda May; no offense, but she is basically a generic Asian Ninja chick. Nick Fury; as my sister put it; angry black male in charge, that's progressive. Skye, literally called a Mary Sue in show, not the best representative, not to mention she is heavily westernized for someone born in China. Pepper Pots; in like her first scene she "slut shames," how wonderfully progressive to women, am I right? Betty Ross; literally everyone forgot about her. Peggy; I have no complaints. Sharon; hasn't appeared enough for us to really know about her,but the fact that she's Peggy's niece an Steve might date her is not the healthiest relationship. Maria Hill, no real complaints. And who are the Avengers? White guy White guy White guy White girl White Guy White Guy. Yeah that's much better than back in the Sixties, now there are even more white guys.
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    Marvel Cinematic Universe

    Yeah I'm a "little" upset, especially since Cassie might not be in it either. I just, words fail me. I just, she better not be dead in the film's backstory, and just - she is the only founding Avenger without a movie, without an ongoing, and I think we know why. I just - this might be my supervillain origin story. I'm hoping we can get a period piece about her, but I - I need to be alone. I just woke up, all the blogs I follow I riling me up about this, and I just...I need to think.
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    Marvel Cinematic Universe

    Little late, but that completed poster is great. The only problem I have with it is Vision; the character whose MCU appearance I know the least about, is in the background and looking away. I would really like to know his design, and this doesn't help. I mean will he look like his comic self? Or will he appear to be more like the MCU Iron Man Armor? Or heck, they could use the Ultimate Vision design? (I doubt the last one but still) Also, really hoping Falcon and Rhodey have good roles.
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    Marvel Cinematic Universe

    So supposedly we might not have seen the last of Victoria Hand on AoS. Lucy Lawless has apparently been cast Victoris's ex-girlfriend in the comics. And as far as I know the character significance in te comics is mostly as Victoria's backstory So as naive as it is, but maybe Hand comes back? If not, I'm guessing we will be seeing some of the people hurt by Hydra who weren't even there. From what I hear this season of AoS's main enemy is called Kraken, and his motivations seem to be "unlocking" people's full "potential." So I guessing he is Skye's father, and the man Raine works for. Also...Bobbi Morse is in the MCU. So for you Mockingbird fans, good news. Edit: to be fair to Ant Man, Thor 2 also had a lot of problems and refilming, and it still did okay.
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    Marvel Cinematic Universe

    I'm really hoping Ant-Man has Cassie in it. Since its Scott Lang's origin I feel like it has to, but I still worry. And if Cassie is in it I can convince my sister to see it, since she liked Vol 1 of the Young Avengers. Otherwise she is apathetic to Ant-Man, but Lang and Pym. And I'm like, but the shrinking heroines might be there. Still really hoping Wasp will get her own movie one day. I was thinking, the total number of superheroes we know of in the MCU is at most thirty two, and that is including ones who are dead, retired, in space/other realities, are skilled agents, or have yet to appear. That...isn't exactly a lot. Why do people think Avengers 3 would be Civil War again? There is no way they have the size to really make a superhero civil war. Plus, you know, all that foreshadowing for Thanos and the Infinity Gauntlet.
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    Marvel Cinematic Universe

    They have announced some new dates for upcoming movies. Looks like 2017 and 2018 will have three movies each. List I found is this; 2015: May 1: Avengers: Age of Ultron July 17: Ant-Man 2016: May 6: Captain America 3 (not official title) July 8: Untitled 2017: May 5: Untitled July 27: Untitled Nov. 3: Untitled 2018: July 6: Untitled Nov. 2: Untitled 2019: May 3: Untitled
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    Marvel Cinematic Universe

    Yeah, I admit I am no expert on Thanos. I mean I know he stalks Death and tends to be after the Infinity Gems, but everyone knows that. I was not really aware of him as a "Chessmaster," but since I really have never read a comic with him in it that makes sense. Man why did they have to cancel GI Joe Renegades.
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    Marvel Cinematic Universe

    I don't think the Sceptre is the Mind Gem itself, since Thanos gave it to Loki, and I doubt he would give up a gem he already owned. That's why I think the Sceptre is the equal of the Hydra Weapons or the Kursed; empowered by a stone, but not actually a stone. Oh, Kang. I really hope they can use him, but his real name is Nathaniel Richards, and he's thus connected to the Fantastic Four. Now in the Ultimate universe Kang has a different origin, but even then her name is Susan Storm. So I'm not sure they could use Kang without brushing up against Fox. Of course, Marvel and Fox split Quicksilver and the Scarlet Witch, so maybe they can do that with Kang.
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    Marvel Cinematic Universe

    Yeah, I suspect the gems won't even fit in the traditional gauntlet, partly because of the size of the Tesseract alone. Well, maybe Hulk could wear a gauntlet with all six. I hear you, if we got a Wasp solo movie I would be so happy. She deserves it for not getting to be a founder in the MCU. on a similar note, I really like the idea that Jan helped fund much of the research and selection for the Avengers you know, so even if she wasn't a vigilante back then, she was still kind of an founding Avenger. Heck if they can confirm she chose the name Avenger for the project, like she did in the comics, I would probably gush for weeks. On these spoilers. If this is legit I am really excited.
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    Marvel Cinematic Universe

    Yeah, the color of the Sceptre is the main flaw I know about the theory. Looking back, in the first Avengers movie Cap remarks that the Sceptre works a lot like a Hydra Weapon. (It's when Loki is still captured and the team is talking) Fury kind of sidesteps over that comment, but if the Sceptre is powered by the Mind Gem, then that could be some really long term foreshadowing. And given Fury's knowledge of Phase 2, he might have noticed that himself and was trying to divert Cap's attention from that possibility. There is just so much about the MCU infinity gems we don't understand. I believe we know the Aether is Power, and I believe the Tesseract is Space, but that still leaves Time, Mind, Reality, and Soul. The Orb in GotG is probably one of the gems, but I'm not sure which, since that movie hasn't come out and all. And that's assuming they use the traditional gems. If they do use the traditional gems, imagine what havoc the Time Gem could do. In the MCU no one's invented time travel, the only record of time travel was that Hydra Weapon in AoS. I mean, no one has a defense against it. The best chance for Earth would probably be Jane Foster and Eric, since they deal with wormholes more than most. ...Now I'm wondering about a MCU Thor-Cap team up where modern day Hydra agents go back in time to change WWII. Jane and Erik go after them and warn past Thor, and together he and WWII Cap team up to save the future. Then Odin I guess wipes everyone in the past's memory and sends Jane and Erik back to the future, or it becomes a separate timeline. I doubt Marvel would do that, since it seems more like a fan fic idea, but I kind of like it. Eh, something like it has probably already been done in the comics.
  11. Tanma

    Marvel Cinematic Universe

    Okay, thanks for understanding. On Loki's Sceptre, I am really attacked to the theory that Thanos has the Mind Gem, and used it to empower the Sceptre for Loki. Like the Aether's being used to empower the Kursed warriors of the Dark Elves, and the Tesseract being used to empower Hydra weapons. And building off that, I also like the idea that the reason there are "human aliens" in Guardians of the Galaxy is because Hydra Weapons just teleport people, and all the civilians and allied soldiers Hydra shot got beamed into space. They made families, and the human looking aliens in GotG, like those two guardians in the early trailers, are their descendants. By the way, I need to check my memory. Was it ever said that Howard Stark engineered the first Arc Reactor from studying the Tesseract, or did I just imagine that?
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    Marvel Cinematic Universe

    Thanks for understanding, it just gets stressful. Sorry if I seem harsh, I can get really cynical about comics. The last comic I read from the big two that really excited me was Avengers Assemble 25, and that was months ago. On that idea for AoU,
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    Marvel Cinematic Universe

    Well, again I am no expert on Wanda, but I believe she got over the death of her twins in the nineties. It hurt her, but she moved on. It wasn't right away of course, but it was resolved long before 2003. For instance in the storyline where Morgan Le Fay turned the world into a fantasy realm. Even with her mind tortured, the Scarlet Witch resists, and the narration notes that just like when she lost her sons she would not be broken by Le Fay. And her resistance protects Captain America from the spell, allowing him to free other heroes and eventually fix the world. But for instance, writers used the Scarlet Witch going "insane," just to mix up the world. They had her break up the Avengers, and then used her to cause M-Day. They couldn't have a villain depower all mutants, they needed an "insane" hero to do it, even though her powers are never consistent. And even if they needed her, neither event lasted. There are now new mutants, and the Avengers reformed almost immediately. Heck there are more Avengers teams than ever. Her "madness" was used to change the world, and it took till the Children's Crusade for people to try to explain it better. That's why I say her insanity was used as a plot device, because it was simply used as a method for affecting the story. And honestly I hate it when people in comics are out of control/villains because of "insanity." Its sloppy writing, and it tends to be offensive to real people with disabilities. I mean one reason I resent DC is because pretty much every one of Batman's villains is supposed to be insane. No one knows what the prison in DC is called, they just know about Arkham Asylum. And of course the two disabled bat heroes no longer exist. Oracle can walk (yet TKJ is still canon for some reason) and Cassandra Cain no longer exists (not that DC was using her well once her Batgirl series ended)
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    Marvel Cinematic Universe

    I will be honest, I'm really hoping Avengers 2 doesn't make Scarlet Witch "River Tam 2." Ever since Dissassembled SW tends to be written as a plot device, and often is portrayed as out of her own control. But that flies in the face of her decades of time as a character, and it always bugs me when a character is reduced to a plot device. I'm not really a fan of the Scarlet Witch, but I really don't want one of the few MCU's heroines to be treated like that.
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    Which Comic Do You Read?

    I kind of feel like being Captain America would a step down for Sam, at least powers wise. At least in the art I've seen it doesn't look like Sam will get to keep his wings. And I feel like he could be a more effective superhero with his Falcon powers than he would as Cap. On the other hand, I would have used Eli Bradley as the new Falcon. Not only was his grandfather Captain America ( Not Steve or Bucky) but when he was in the Young Avengers he used the code name Patriot. Honestly I feel like it would have made more sense to use him, especially since the living Young Avengers are adults now. (Kate at least is 21)