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My favorite scene in all that I've read of Daken, wherein he projects himself on a little girl.

I wish he'd adopted her, though I know it never would have worked out anyway.

Dark Wolverine #87, four pages.

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Also, I'll just pimp this out over here: WHEN AUs BECOME HISTORICAL.

 

Date: 2011-06-17 02:36 am (UTC)
salinea: (claws)
From: [personal profile] salinea
awww poor Daken. And poor little girl :(

and it's not often i think the former XD

Date: 2011-06-17 03:23 am (UTC)
shadowpsykie: Information (Default)
From: [personal profile] shadowpsykie
i know. Daken was messed with royally and i think that is one ofthe only reasons i still. kinda... root for him?.... yeah im confused.... he's really sexy though... WOAH where did THAT Come from!

Date: 2011-06-17 03:34 am (UTC)
salinea: (dead sexy)
From: [personal profile] salinea
finding him sexy is common sense, I'd say XD it's rooting for him that might not be. And still, in some situation...

Date: 2011-06-17 05:23 am (UTC)
lucky_gamble: (Default)
From: [personal profile] lucky_gamble
you're not alone friend =p one is use to thinking "what a bastard" about Daken.

Date: 2011-06-17 05:20 am (UTC)
selke: (Default)
From: [personal profile] selke
Sexy man is sexy.

Date: 2011-06-17 06:40 am (UTC)
From: [personal profile] arilou_skiff
Haha, I read that last sequence as "SHIT! I'm about to get a teenage girl sidekick just like... OF FUCK NO!"

Date: 2011-06-17 07:41 am (UTC)
From: [personal profile] arilou_skiff
While he does, it would inevitably raise all sorts of "I'M BECOMING MY DAD!" flags. I don't think he'd react well to that.

Date: 2011-06-17 06:56 am (UTC)
whitesycamore: (Default)
From: [personal profile] whitesycamore
Yeah, it was really touching how he flirted with rape imagery to... teach that girl a lesson about how the world will victim blame you and you'll DESERVE IT?

Non mi piace.

DDDD:

Date: 2011-06-17 07:13 am (UTC)
whitesycamore: (Default)
From: [personal profile] whitesycamore
I don't think it's out of character for Daken or springing from malice on his part... I just think it's executed in a way that's skeevy as fuck, because for some reason comics really love the combo of young girls + sexualised threats.

I mean, did they really need to show a grown man wrestling a young girl to the floor, telling her to "smile, this won't take long," while she cries and screams no? And that's not even the whole of it. There was a definite, rapey vibe through the whole of the scene; Daken MADE it rapey as soon as he spoke not of stealing from men, but of "touching" them - the wrong ones and in the wrong ways.

It's the kind of scene they would never, ever do with a young boy, because they realise that everyone would find the implications gross and unnecessary. But for some reason it's "edgy" and entertaining to do it with girls...

But apart from that I did think it was a good character moment for Daken, I guess? :/

Date: 2011-06-17 07:42 am (UTC)
whitesycamore: (Default)
From: [personal profile] whitesycamore
Oh no, I'm criticising it from a meta perspective, not as another Bad Thing Daken Has Done.

So I'm mad at the creators who felt the need to sexualise the scene in such a nasty way just because hey, she's a girl, right? I'm not mad at the character of Daken - or you, if you were at all worried about that!

Date: 2011-06-17 07:50 am (UTC)
whitesycamore: (Default)
From: [personal profile] whitesycamore
No, you were pretty clear actually, I guess I was just paranoid that my initial comment based on a gut reaction might have come across as "ugh, why did you even post this IT IS HORRIBLE AND SO YOU ARE HORRIBLE TOO."

Which uh, wasn't my intention.

Date: 2011-06-17 02:32 pm (UTC)
greenmask: (Default)
From: [personal profile] greenmask
Daken gets the best expressions. "Maybe I could stay with you--"

AW BAAABIES

Date: 2011-06-17 02:56 pm (UTC)
greenmask: (Default)
From: [personal profile] greenmask
I loved that bit!! I sent my boyfriend a text message all about it, with exclamation marks.

A genuine respect/affinity for children is just.. the best thing to give Daken. It works for his personality, and it works SO well for his "part of the Wolverine mythos" side. It's such a little touch, but it makes for such a deepening of his character and his book.

Also I just really enjoy.. non-simpering.. characters who work with children (see also: Emma Frost). I can relate!

Date: 2011-06-17 03:20 pm (UTC)
whitesycamore: (Default)
From: [personal profile] whitesycamore
But his eyes are weirdly far apart!

Dang, I don't even know that much about Daken, but I already know that I am susceptible to his charms. I'm generally predisposed to like *any* comic character who is widely hated.

I suppose it's because I am a contrary git.

Date: 2011-06-17 03:22 pm (UTC)
greenmask: (Default)
From: [personal profile] greenmask
Dahling you like myself are a stereotypical British person; we have to root for the underdog.

They are far apart because of the FORCE of his EMOTION! When he gets upset his eyes fly about his face like the balls on those executive office toys. He's just that much of a pent-up woobie.

Date: 2011-06-17 03:25 pm (UTC)
whitesycamore: (Default)
From: [personal profile] whitesycamore
And the fans cannot PUT him in leather pants; he already OWNS seven pairs! One for each day of the week.

Date: 2011-06-17 03:26 pm (UTC)
greenmask: (Default)
From: [personal profile] greenmask
He's glorious and I love him.

Date: 2011-06-17 10:02 pm (UTC)
greenmask: (Default)
From: [personal profile] greenmask
\o/! :D

Date: 2011-06-17 03:32 pm (UTC)
salinea: kid!Loki, smiling adorably (*g*)
From: [personal profile] salinea
*high fives as another contrary git*

Date: 2011-06-17 08:36 pm (UTC)
newnumber6: Ghostly being (Default)
From: [personal profile] newnumber6
My reaction (having been away from almost all comics for quite a while now) upon reading the scan was more:

"Seriously? That Romulus crap and "magical blades that are the only way to kill Wolverine" are still in continuity? Seriously?"

*shakes head sadly, restrain urge to bang it against a wall*

Date: 2011-06-18 05:49 am (UTC)
proteus_lives: (Default)
From: [personal profile] proteus_lives
Sorry Italian Jubliee, maybe next year.

Date: 2011-06-20 09:23 am (UTC)
eyz: (Default)
From: [personal profile] eyz
Oh... he just wanted his own Dark Jubilee-sidekick to follow him around... :(
(but then, he remembered the actual Jubilee was quite Dark already, all vampired up)

Date: 2011-06-20 09:22 am (UTC)
eyz: (Default)
From: [personal profile] eyz
I remember this part, read it in Daniel Way's last Wolverine Origins TPB.
Easily the best portrayal of Daken so far. (this above scene...not Daniel Way's series...)

Date: 2011-06-20 02:38 pm (UTC)
eyz: (Default)
From: [personal profile] eyz
Way creates lots of stuff with good potential. His original run on the Ghost Rider reboot (GR having to collect 666 pieces of Satan across the world), Wolverine Origins (Wolvie remembers his past and it comes back haunting him), the new Deadpool on-going (more mainstream, crossing with Marvel events regularly), Daken, Hit-monkey...

But he actually ends up messing things with his writing/plotting... Confusing and losing focus... (Johnny Blaze was an angel all-along, Wolverine isn't a mutant but a "Lupin" in reality, Daken emo all the time/turning into Dark Wolverine, Hit-monkey forgotten as quickly as he was introduced...)

But, yeah. Great characterisation of Daken here!

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