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Is Black Adam evil,neutral or a Machiavellian person?

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Is Black Adam evil,neutral or a Machiavellian person?
« on: February 27, 2018, 06:57:58 AM »
Despite finding him interesting yet I can say I know a lot about him.
What kind of person is he?
Ty in advance.

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Re: Is Black Adam evil,neutral or a Machiavellian person?
« Reply #1 on: February 28, 2018, 10:44:49 AM »
His old portrayals had him pretty generically evil. When Johns brought him into the "modern" DCU it was as a neutral/anti-hero, which I think is the portrayal that most resonated. He'll do anything for his country, has friendships with some heroes, is decidedly not "evil"...but is also quick to kill and has an authoritarian streak.

I have no clue if he's been active recently or how he was last portrayed.

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Re: Is Black Adam evil,neutral or a Machiavellian person?
« Reply #2 on: March 02, 2018, 02:17:52 PM »
BA is basically a more realistic SH, in the sense he's not afraid to kill if he feels the person is a scumbag. Nevertheless he has honor and will protect his country and world so he sometimes do side with heroes. But in the back of his mind he thinks those with powers who therefore are superior b/c of power or intelligence should be the 1 running things. Given he's originally from a Quasi-Egyptian background when the Pharoahs ran things it's more realistic than Thor or Hercules having respect for mayors, politicians ect.

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Re: Is Black Adam evil,neutral or a Machiavellian person?
« Reply #3 on: March 02, 2018, 03:01:10 PM »
Well it all kind of makes sense together to some extent, right? Adam was out of play for thousands of years and so wouldn't have had time to evolve with human views & societies. The other two stayed more actively involved in human affairs, I think.

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Re: Is Black Adam evil,neutral or a Machiavellian person?
« Reply #4 on: May 24, 2018, 09:49:48 AM »
He's like Namor and Sunfire: someone so nationalistic that he'll periodically do evil things, but he's not evil in the Joker or even Lex Luthor sense of the word.

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Re: Is Black Adam evil,neutral or a Machiavellian person?
« Reply #5 on: May 24, 2018, 06:03:22 PM »
All these descriptions fit BA to one degree or another.
He’s a complex guy (who needs an ongoing).

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Re: Is Black Adam evil,neutral or a Machiavellian person?
« Reply #6 on: May 25, 2018, 02:42:50 AM »
Lawful neutral
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Re: Is Black Adam evil,neutral or a Machiavellian person?
« Reply #7 on: May 25, 2018, 05:52:13 AM »
I was gonna disagree, but Googled that alignment

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Lawful neutral is the best alignment you can be because it means you are reliable and honorable without being a zealot. Lawful neutral can be a dangerous alignment when it seeks to eliminate all freedom, choice, and diversity in society.

And it fits pretty well.
BA runs between the two extremes depending on the situation.

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Re: Is Black Adam evil,neutral or a Machiavellian person?
« Reply #8 on: May 25, 2018, 06:47:41 PM »
My best comparisons marvel wise.  Is he matches up to say punisher or even herc with herc skiing out as a necessity & the fact that he was a hero of an older age where laws weren't what they are now.  Even Thor would need a good comparison as he doesn't necessarily kill all the times.  But, will do so when it's necessary & once again he had seen thes growth of man over the years & the change I  laws. 
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Re: Is Black Adam evil,neutral or a Machiavellian person?
« Reply #9 on: May 25, 2018, 07:43:31 PM »
..more like Namor. Obviously.

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Re: Is Black Adam evil,neutral or a Machiavellian person?
« Reply #10 on: May 25, 2018, 10:53:15 PM »
My best comparisons marvel wise.  Is he matches up to say punisher or even herc with herc skiing out as a necessity & the fact that he was a hero of an older age where laws weren't what they are now.  Even Thor would need a good comparison as he doesn't necessarily kill all the times.  But, will do so when it's necessary & once again he had seen thes growth of man over the years & the change I  laws. 
While no comparison’s perfect, i dont really see those working, sorry.
BA is just BA.
He’s actually a bit like the earliest versions of Namor. If you read THE MARVELS PROJECT, its pretty good at helping see that.
« Last Edit: May 25, 2018, 10:55:53 PM by Riv1 »

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Re: Is Black Adam evil,neutral or a Machiavellian person?
« Reply #11 on: May 26, 2018, 02:28:54 AM »
dlb is a retarded person
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Re: Is Black Adam evil,neutral or a Machiavellian person?
« Reply #12 on: May 31, 2018, 03:02:30 PM »
dlb is a retarded person

Far from it.  Unlike, you and your closeness to your family of socks.  Have you given the lil lady a set of fake lil arms to make it feel like someone's hugging you back?
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Re: Is Black Adam evil,neutral or a Machiavellian person?
« Reply #13 on: June 01, 2018, 01:55:10 AM »
Oh shit. I've been ended.
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Re: Is Black Adam evil,neutral or a Machiavellian person?
« Reply #14 on: July 03, 2018, 09:29:48 PM »
Damn