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I been reading stuff on this site for 2 years now, and I just now decided to make a comment now. Here is the comment…

Cotton Hill is a shade of evil.

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Sofa King said on March 15th, 2011 at 11:33 am

I must have something wrong with me, because if I wrote comic books I wouldn’t care for writing F4 at all. *Shrug*

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Seconding Cotton Hill. It’s only his love for Bobby that keeps him from being straight evil.

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I would love to see some “Why I SHould Wite Runaways” posts from you…

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Also, Hank’s boss could easily qualify as Neutral Evil. Cotton would have to be Chaotic Evil. Dale would be Chaotic Neutral.

Peggy as Lawful Neutral and Hank as Lawful Good, maybe?

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Isn’t there that one eeeeeevil liberal guy who’s always making trouble for Hank? Wouldn’t he be Lawful Evil?

If someone said, “Hey Prankster, write FF” I would take the opportunity, of course, but I can’t say as how I have any actual ambition to write any Marvel characters, which I feel have been better served by any number of writers. There are a few DC characters where I feel I could contribute something (Wonder Woman in particular) but even then I wouldn’t say it’s a dream of mine or anything. Generally speaking, the idea that the only way to make it in the comics industry is to write corporate-owned characters is slightly depressing.

Oh, and I’d argue that there are a few specific TV shows that require a degree of introduction the way comics do–Doctor Who, for instance, or Star Trek, or even the Simpsons at this point.

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THATHERTON!

Also, Peggy has some strong evil tendencies. She really is just the worst person.

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Here is a question:

What comic series have been ‘resolved’? By resolved, I mean that the plot reached a point at which the conflict set up in the first issue and/or origin was wrapped up.

As a follow up, doesn’t that mean the comic series is, essentially, over?

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It’s unoriginal, but inevitable, that someone should argue that Rex’s alignment is Chaotic Awesome.

I’m just sorry it had to be me.

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That’s why I slotted Peggy into the LN position, TA. She’s usually a benevolent and good person, but she’s had too many moments of evil to be in any of the top alignment slots.

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Tenken347 said on March 15th, 2011 at 6:38 pm

Points of response:

1. Bill is Chaotic Evil. The only thing holding him back from being an insufferable dick to everyone is his own lack of self-confidence, as we’ve seen many times.

2. Legion Lost is where I started reading the Legion, and I never looked back.

3. Secret Six and Suicide Squad are really quite different animals. Related animals, but different none the less. Suicide Squad was inherently political, and Secret Six isn’t, and that changes the complexion completely. I don’t think you can really say that one is better than the other, just that one or the other is more to your own particular tastes. And Thunderbolts is something else entirely, and really better off that way.

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ladypeyton said on March 15th, 2011 at 6:45 pm

Just wanted to comment that I think Bobby is a much stronger example of lawful good than Hank, who lets his intense fear of conflict lure him to the dark side far too often.

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The problem with a King of the Hill alignment chart is that it’s a show about (mostly) real and flawed people, and most real people are neither good enough to be Good nor evil enough to be Evil.

I think Bobby is a much stronger example of lawful good than Hank

Bobby is lawful???? He’s chaotic by standards of King of the Hill and possibly even by real world standard.

I can see an argument for making him chaotic good (although he strikes me as a better chaotic neutral), but lawful seems silly.

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If you don’t know what Suicide Squad is, then how about “it’s what Thunderbolts could have been if Marvel editorial had been brave enough to really do a proper book about villains without turning them into caricatures or ersatz heroes.”

This is a bit like saying “Superman is what Spider-Man could have been if Marvel had been brave enough to make him all-powerful.”

I’d think by now we’d have more than enough “team books starring bad guys” series that people would would be grateful that they aren’t all trying to be each other.

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You’re selling your comics? That’s sick.

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Bobby is just a kid still learning his moral alignment within constraints he has no control over so I would leave him out along with Joseph and Connie.
Boomhower is a challenge to pin down. Were it not for his disposable women issue he would be close to lawful good. Same for John Redcorn LG were it not for the adultery.

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Oh, thank god. Somebody besides me who remembers Anarky fondly. I spent a lot of time anxiously looking at group battles over the past few years of Crisis and/or time of day related mega events anxiously dreading the day when someone would remember he existed and take the chance to murder him Pantha-style.

(For all I know that actually DID happen. It’s hard to keep track.)

As for writing Fantastic Four, I myself would only do it if I could write Reed as the full-on Lawful Neutral pseudo-villain with repressed sociopathic tendencies he BEGS to be written as. Without fucking it up like they did with Civil War either.

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I now demand that there be a month-long “I Should Write Anarky” series. Because God damn that would be awesome.

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Scavenger said on March 16th, 2011 at 11:15 am

Murc: Anarky..well Lonnie..is a supporting character in Red Robin.

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Khan could be a good fit for Lawful Evil. As for Boomhauer? True Neutral, gotta be.

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Justin Cognito said on March 16th, 2011 at 3:47 pm

I second the ‘I Should Write Anarky’ notion. And failing that, I would at least like to see a post outlining some of the strengths of the character. I’m personally glad there’s an anarchist character who’s not an embodiment of all the bad Eighties stereotypes of punk and doesn’t burn down police stations for the lulz.

(At least, when he’s written right.)

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@Scavenger

Ugh. Then I’d have to read Red Robin.

Thanks for the update tho.

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@Dean: both “Sandman” and “Bone”, to name two comic series, were resolved, and those comics are over.

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Lister Sage said on March 16th, 2011 at 11:23 pm

Murc: I would love to read your FF run. If I were to follow you on that book, I’d then have Sue leave Reed and start her own FF (with blackjack and hookers) because she’s the only really interesting character in that book. And I’d never choose to write it, but would if offered (because I’m not an idiot).

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@lister

Wouldn’t it be Johnny who had the FF with blackjack and hookers? In fact, forget the FF. And the blackjack!

I actually can’t tell if you’re wickedly impugning the take on Reed hypothetical writer me (who is, by the way, nowhere near a good enough writer to handle the FF) would try to execute, or genuinely would love to read it.

Well played, sir!

More seriously; the Marvel Universe is loaded with straight-up MAD scientists, as well as science HEROES. Reed, especially in later years, has sort of been edging along this continuum where… it’s hard to describe. It’s like you scratch his surface and discover that what you THOUGHT was a strong, unshakable moral sense is in reality iron self-control and an equally iron belief in the ability of intellect, specifically HIS intellect, to solve any problem. You can build on that to make him more unique, more interesting. At least that’d be my take, anyway.

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An Alignment scale for ds9 would be cool.

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You mean like this?

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How much to mail Question to Missouri?

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what I would bleed for Runaways :(

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Octavio is plainly LE.

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