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Current TV Shows / Re: The 100
« on: July 19, 2018, 02:43:08 AM »
After the visions Madi had from the Flame in the most recent airing, I'm doing a rewatch of key episodes that feature Becca Pramheda and Cadogan's Second Dawn cult.  I started with episode 7 from season 3 and I noticed something I'd like opinions on.

The huge tower in Polis that the Commander resided in, do you think it is the remains of the Polaris space station's middle section?  The way this episode (3x07) frames the space station and then the next scene focuses on the tower in Polis makes me feel like that's the intention.  They look extremely similar in paneling and the little ridges on the sides, and it would explain why this huge tower is still standing while everything else around it was wiped out by the bombs (Polaris was shot down by the Ark after the nuclear conflagration). 

At the end of the episode Becca gets out of her escape pod (which is scorched and darkened by re-entry) and the camera again focuses on the tower (which is similarly darkened and wrecked, but notably more intact than the other buildings around her).

In 3x08, there is the following conversation:

Quote
Jaha: How sure are you that the debris from the 13th Station fell into the ocean?

Raven: A.L.I.E. and I ran the trajectories a thousand times, literally a thousand times.

Jaha:  But what is the actual probability that you're right?

Raven: Between 75% and 80%.

Jaha: Not good enough. Keep looking.

Seems like the writers are calling attention to the idea that Polaris might not have fallen into the ocean given both the percentage and the fact it's being discussed at all.

What do you guys think?

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ICT / MCU Hulk vs. Fenris
« on: July 14, 2018, 11:36:58 AM »
Ultrabender's latest mismatch made me wonder whether MCU Hulk could have beaten Fenris without the waterfall.  So who wins if they fight straight-up without environmental factors coming into play?

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ICT / Re: Lestat (Anne Rice) vs Drizzt Do’
« on: July 14, 2018, 11:04:31 AM »
I had thought he had gotten quite powerful

Regular vampires from Anne Rice aren't crazy powerful (though way stronger than most fictional baby vamps).  The first group of vampires, however, are completely different and like gods.  After gaining the power of the Children of Millennia (ancient vampires) Lestat gains access to numerous crazy abilities like:

-matter manipulation
-immolation (set others ablaze with his mind), pyrokinesis in general
-the "killing gift" (cause numerous fatal ruptures in the entire cardiovascular system)
-telekinesis
-telepathy (hear thoughts, mind control)
-mimicry mastery (think taskmaster, Lestat sees it he can do it))

and greatly enhanced versions of the regular vampire gifts like:

-flight
-speed (move faster than the eye can see)
-strength
-enhanced senses
-healing factor ( ancients can heal even from decapitation)

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Current TV Shows / Re: The 100
« on: July 12, 2018, 11:58:08 AM »
Clarke consistently does whatever she deems necessary to protect those she deems her people.  This season "her people" has narrowed to Madi instead of the 100 so it's harder to take, but it's consistent.  Octavia is just "I'm tough rawr murder!"

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Current TV Shows / Re: The 100
« on: July 11, 2018, 09:14:05 PM »
Yeah how the group with the guns fucking lose that made no sense.  And honestly I was more annoyed with Clarke than Octavia.

They’re both monsters in this particular episode, but Octavia has the crown this season imo.

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Current TV Shows / Re: The 100
« on: July 11, 2018, 01:12:14 PM »
Octavia continues to be awful, Clarke kills callously, and somehow the group of space prisoners with guns lose to the space prisoners without guns.  Kind of an annoying episode, but at least the pacing was pretty good and a lot happened.

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I saw this in an interview on io9 and I very much agreed with his words.

Quote from: Ta-Nehisi Coates
I can’t write this book as Ta-Nehisi the essayist. I don’t think that would make for a very good Captain America. I have to accept Steve Rogers. It’s like acting; I try to write as an actor. I’m not really in the interpretive place where I ask how true the things Steve believes really are.

That’s the place of the essayist or the critic, but as a writer, I have to believe this dude. It’s the same way that I have to believe T’Challa, you know? I have my own thoughts about kings and queens, but I have to believe that T’Challa believes in Wakanda and the importance of royalty even as he struggles with it. I have to accept that in order to convincingly write the character.

It’s very, very easy to take a character and just filter your own thoughts through them, but that’s not what I wanna do.

- https://io9.gizmodo.com/ta-nehisi-coates-captain-america-is-a-timely-story-abou-1827366981

So many modern writers want to work out their issues at the expense of the character they're writing, often undermining the foundations of the franchise/mythos.  Coates also seems to understand that a good story idea does not necessarily make a good *insert character* story.

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ICT / Re: Supernatural power heirarchy
« on: July 03, 2018, 05:22:21 PM »

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ICT / Re: Talion vs Sabretooth
« on: July 02, 2018, 02:42:01 PM »
Gotta be Talion, right? Comics might be different, but movie Sabretooth would lose.

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ICT / Re: Darth Maul vs the Grand Inquisitor
« on: July 01, 2018, 06:37:56 PM »
Maul from Ep 1, Clone Wars or Rebels era?  Does Maul have a double bladed lightsaber, or his darksaber/red saber combo?

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ICT / Re: Netflix Marvel vs Luke Cage (Luke Cage season 2 spoilers)
« on: July 01, 2018, 02:10:21 PM »
unless Punisher bring ngs some Uber weaponry or try something like shoot him in the eyes

These seem like very Punisher things to do, so I guess you think Luke is screwed?

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ICT / Re: PredAlien vs MCU Black Panther
« on: July 01, 2018, 01:41:07 AM »
Yeah, what's the grenade thing?  It seems like Vibranium is a catch-all super metal in the MCU, standing in for things they don't have the license to like Adamantium at times and being practically magic at others, so I would be surprised if it was damaged by mundane things. 

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ICT / Re: Rank these DC Characters in Strength
« on: June 30, 2018, 05:33:19 PM »
I still think it's just Billy being completely new to the power and situation.

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ICT / Re: Rank these DC Characters in Strength
« on: June 30, 2018, 02:59:36 PM »
Hmm. Given that they are in theory equally powerful (or are they?), would the manhandling be due to superior experience and skill? Perhaps he accesses the power better somehow? Or holds back less?

I think it's due to experience and skill, Billy was completely new to the power IIRC and is of course a child.  I don't think BA accesses the power better, but I do think he would hold back less.

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ICT / Re: VS battle wiki
« on: June 29, 2018, 01:09:11 PM »
They have Surfer and Thor rated in the same ridiculous tier. At any rate, we'll never agree Jelly, not after all these years. I simply look at comics a different way than you do. I realize many of these characters do have some ridiculous feats, but comics do not work like reality. That doesn't mean they are typically walking around with that kind of power and just refusing to use it. It's more complex than that.

Agreed.

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