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Greetings True Believers!

I have a response to Avengers: Children's Crusade #6 which came out today.

You'll want to check out Colonel Green's post if you haven't been following the series.


CG's post.

Well, Wanda. What about these folks?

Scans are from New X-Men and Decimation: Generation M.

Is Wanda going to wiggle her nose and bring them back? Is Iron Lad going to pop into the time-stream and bring them back?

Somehow I doubt it.

Let Logan gut her or put her in a little power-controlling box where she can re-power mutants one by one. Other then that, she never gets to use her powers again.

But that's not going to happen. I know and understand why but I wanted to voice a feeling that came up after reading CC #6 today.

Date: 2011-06-30 12:30 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] arilou_skiff
My image of Tony has always been that he's... Modernity, in a nutshell. In all it's pro's and cons. That means he's got a bit of an utopian streak, as well as a sense of social engineering. It's not enough for Tony to patch up the world, he wants to fix it. If needs be design a new and tear the old one down.

And that's arrogance of course, he keeps underestimating the human factor, and he keeps overestimating his own capabilities. (and I think he realizes these are his flaws) yet he can't stop trying: Because the world is broken, and he can't just patch it up and leave it to some vague hope that people will realize this.

I think in some sense there's a fundamental difference with Cap here: Cap was given his powers. Tony built his own. There is a certain kind of arrogance in this, that's so emblematic of the modern world.

I fully expect Tony that when this crashed down he'll just go "Oh well, that didn't work. Let's take a look at this, see what went wrong and try again." The notion of *not* trying to fix whatever he feels is wrong with the world would just never crop into his head. Not since he built that suit IN A CAVE, WITH A BOX OF SCRAPS:

Date: 2011-06-30 12:37 pm (UTC)
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Now, until CW, I'd never have thought of Tony as remotely a social engineer, he was an engineer all right, but he built the machines and that was really it. He then sold them on to others.

He'd use HIS personal tech as HE saw fit (I must post that issue from the first Armour Wars when Tony goes after the wrong person because he thinks they're using his tech, his arrogance is appalling)

Of course, as you say, when he became a social engineer he was completely crap at it.


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