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PostPosted: Thu Jan 17, 2019 12:38:12 am 
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I looked over at my new Livewire standee and felt compelled to place her next to Iron Man to underscore a difference:

One of these characters, Livewire, in her latest incarnation, apparently has the ability of flight without her suit.

Can you imagine Tony Stark flying around in his street clothes? VEI needs to rectify this now. Canon cannot simply be thrown out the window with new writers and editors.

It almost makes me wonder if Vita Ayala read anything about the character before she was handed the reins. Imagine a new writer on IM saying "Wait, he needs his suit to fly?" Would that writer get the job? facepalm


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 17, 2019 12:55:02 am 
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I hear ya man... I haven’t even read the full Livewire #1 yet, I’m just not feeling enthused about it. Which is a shame as I generally love the character in her VEI incarnation to date!

Love that Iron Man standee, by the way!! :thumb:

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 17, 2019 5:54:25 am 
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 17, 2019 9:49:59 pm 
Mmm, I was drooling over Cooshie tonight.
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grendeljd wrote:
I hear ya man... I haven’t even read the full Livewire #1 yet, I’m just not feeling enthused about it. Which is a shame as I generally love the character in her VEI incarnation to date!


It's a mixed bag. Overall, I thought the first issue was okay, with caveats. I've listed my gripes in the other thread. But this... this aspect really makes me wonder. How could the writer just gift her the ability of flight? Why would editors Menchel and Illidge approve? Do they not know her powerset or backstory?

grendeljd wrote:
Love that Iron Man standee, by the way!! :thumb:


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 18, 2019 6:31:53 am 
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jmatt wrote:
It's a mixed bag. Overall, I thought the first issue was okay, with caveats. I've listed my gripes in the other thread. But this... this aspect really makes me wonder. How could the writer just gift her the ability of flight? Why would editors Menchel and Illidge approve? Do they not know her powerset or backstory?


I have a fear that the response will be:

"Blah, blah, technology. Yadda, Yadda, wearing suit underneath. Mary Sue etc..."


edited from full on quoting the previous message.

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 18, 2019 9:53:35 pm 
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jxm640 wrote:
I have a fear that the response will be:

"Blah, blah, technology. Yadda, Yadda, wearing suit underneath.


Yeah, that's kind of my expectation as well. The problem with the 'suit underneath' answer is that the suit works by having thousands (millions?) of tiny "wings" on its surface, that make flight possible.

But since she has also been granted the power of telekinesis over anything electronic, they could say she's just moving her suit -- and she just happens to be in it.

This is also problematic for me, and she was gifted that ability before the present writer. The ability to "control electronics" by permeating and manipulating nand gates and electrical pathways (her original power), etc is quite different than being able to make anything with a wire or chip fly around. Magneto, yes. Livewire, no.


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