“Superior Spider-Man is, bar none, the coolest Spider-Man story that doesn’t involve Stan Lee and Steve Ditko. It tells the tale of Spider-Man, dying, in the body of Doc Ock, who had stolen Peter’s body. When the story begins, no one knows that Doc Ock has taken over Spidey’s body. It takes — admittedly — not super long for the reader to find out, but that singular shock is so, so profound.
Plus, Doc Ock stays in Peter Parker’s body for, um, a very long time. And as he lives, he changed Parker’s life forever — getting a doctorate, creating a company, and helping save the Universe. One of the reasons that Superior Spider-Man is one of the best face-heel turn characters is because eventually his hero side still wins out. He’s still a hero, even when he’s Doc Ock.”
1) Otto wasn’t a hero. He was a genocidal maniac who invaded people’s privacy, brutalized and blackmailed people, bodily violated Peter Parker, murdered people, raped Anna Maria Marconi and tried to rape Mary Jane. Fuck whoever calls him a ‘hero’.
2) It’s leagues and bounds nowhere even close to the coolest Spidey story outside Lee and Ditko. The Death of Gwen Stacy, The Death of Jean DeWolff, Kraven’s Last Hunt, Spider-Man: the Lost Years, Spider-Man Redemption, the Hobgoblin Saga, the Harry Osborn Saga. Literally all of those are better than Superior Spider-Man
3) This is part of a list claiming that there are other examples of superheroes going bad which are more controversial than HYDRACap.
The premise of the article is ridiculous from the outset.
Controversy is measured in the scale of the reaction to something and NOTHING has been more controversial than HYDRACap
i need a bechloe rent!au where beca is the ivy league “anal retentive” lawyer while chloe is the starving “ambitious af” performance artist. where they fall in love, get engaged, fight during the engagement party; in front of the bohemians(the bellas obv), but work through their problems and get back together on halloween
A little late but Happy Birthday to Christopher Lloyd!! Here are some characters played by Mr. Lloyd. I might add more in the future. My favorite ones are Doc from Back to the Future and Jim from Taxi.
There is of course this weird ass dichotomy with Dan Slott.
In that the mass opinion of him as a writer is that he is both talented and a pretty upbeat nice guy. And then the opinion of the minority who actually you know, pay attention to what he says, what he does and bothers to think about how he totally made Doc Ock was a creepy rapist, know that he is neither of those things.
But you know what floors me? It’s when people who like his work but obviously don’t look too deeply into it (let alone his conduct off the page as it were) honestly don’t get why he is an asshole.
And to that I suggest you sum it up to them like this:
Dan Slott is the guy he will wag and point the finger of accusation at anyone who doesn’t use their real name online or who reads comic books online illegally.
Dan Slott is also a guy who got his foot in the door at Marvel and consequently rose through the ranks to prominence because he literally committed fraud and lied about his age to get an internship position.
And the only reason he wasn’t fired and consequently blacklisted was because he was let off the hook with a stern warning from the Editor-in-Chief who’s contributions to Spider-Man he would in later life tarnish in his run on the character and would publicly criticize.
hey, have you ever sorted the women of the mcu? (love your 'bringing the war home' series btw) :)
*makes furtive noises* No, sir ma’am or other, I have not stayed up until three in the morning sorting every MCU character with doctorcakeray. No. Certainly not. Ahem.
Anyway. Here we go.
Natasha Romanoff is a Hufflepuff.
She’s got a Slytherin secondary the size of good plate armor, certainly. She lies, manipulates, calculates, shapeshifts to achieve her goals. She breaks down in front of Loki, gets her Russian captors to give her everything, plays the PA for Tony. She only pretends to know everything. She becomes what she needs to be to get the job done. It’s a hard way to live but a good way not to to die.
Those are her tools, her methods, her changeable skin, but what is her drive? This is a woman who got out of being an assassin and threw herself into SHIELD’s service, looking to finally be a white hat. She hangs her worth on other people. This is not a healthy Hufflepuff, but she’s Puff all the same.
Natasha throws herself into chaos for other people. She doesn’t have to love them. She doesn’t have to think she’ll make it out. There’s a particular face she makes, when deciding to answer the comm to go after Hawkeye, when deciding to launch off Cap’s shield at the Chitauri, when waving help away when she was trapped and the Hulk was changing. Resolve. Steady, quiet service and sacrifice.
When SHIELD’s rotten core is revealed, Natasha is heartbroken. Look at Steve Rogers, the very best of Gryffindor, how he sat there grinning, finally given an enemy to fight head on with a team at his back (Steve’s secondary is Puff; his unmovable morals come from inside of him, but he builds his strength in other people: the Commandos, Nat, Sam. When Steve finally fully invests himself in the Avengers, they are going to be a force terribly worth reckoning with).
Look at Maria, who shrugs it off. (Hill’s a Ravenclaw, her morals all self-defined). And look at Fury—he is not untouched by SHIELD’s fall, though he is the same Gryffindor that Steve is; but that’s because SHIELD was his responsibility and his job. Fury is guilty, a Gryffindor and a leader whose people turned from the light.
But Natasha is heartbroken. While Steve grins, Natasha sits across from him, shaken, doubting her own worth because she had hung it on SHIELD’s white hat rack.
She looks for direction from outside herself. She’s a Hufflepuff stripped of her own self worth, so she defines herself by the people around her. She looks to SHIELD. She looks to Steve, and he hands that trust right back to her.
One of the best things about CATWS was the slow beginning of Natasha making decisions based on herself. And it culminates beautifully: Natasha going off, alone, to build her own self in her own image for the first time in her twisted life.
I read Maria Hill as a Ravenclaw with a Gryffindor secondary. She purposefully, deliberately, and stubbornly hammered out the person she wanted to be and that person was brash, non-nonsense, fearless. SHIELD falls and she barely bats an eye, just moves on to some other place where she can choose to stand to save the world.
I haven’t done my Pepper study yet— need to rewatch those movies. But my first instinct is Slytherpuff. Loyal, ambitous, and healthily selfish, she achieves her goals with hard work, practicality, community buillding, and deliberate empathy (see: the way she interacts with Coulson and Natasha, vs. how Tony does. She creates assets).
Jane Foster, a Gryffindor with a Ravenclaw secondary, makes choices with her heart and pulls them off with her clever hands. Jane moves too much with her gut and internal compass to be anything but a Gryffindor at her core. Her secondary is deliciously loud, though— a Ravenclaw who solves problems by science-ing at them. I hope at some point in her life she has yelled/whispered EUREKA at the top of her heart.
Sif is a Hufflepuff with a Gryffindor secondary—there’s a reason she and Melinda May bond so instantly. A strong sense of service and loyalty acted upon with a direct (and often, but not necessarily, violent) strength, a tendency for breaking rules.
Darcy— I read her as Slytherin/Slytherin. I took her apathy and irreverency as a very clever smokescreen for a young girl faced with the uncaring difficulties of the world. Ravenclaw/Slytherin I could also get behind.
Sharon Carter is a straight Gryffindor. I like to think she learned it from Peggy.
tl;dr Natasha and Sif are both Hufflepuff, but one uses subtlety, manipulation and coercion to get her way (Slytherin secondary) while the other uses brash directness and strength (Gryffindor).
Sharon Carter and Jane Foster are both Gryffindor, heartfelt and honest. Sharon is full Gryff while Jane uses a Ravenclaw secondary to chase down her goals.
Maria Hill is a Ravenclaw who chose brave, straightforward Gryffindor as her way to operate. If she’s not just a full Slytherin, Darcy might be a Claw too, but she’s got the same adaptable, clever secondary as Natasha.
Agents of SHIELD ladies (May, Skye, and Simmons) sorted under the cut. I’ll try to avoid major spoilers but I can’t avoid at least brushing by some.
“Uh, yeah, I kinda need a cover-up.” Bucky rolls up his shirt sleeve and pushes it up past his elbow, giving up trying to hide the scars running down his left arm, and turning the inside of his arm up so the guy can see that tattoo. “But there’s a lot of scarring, too, so, I really don’t even know if it’s worth it. Are you Steve? Clint sent me, said I should talk to Steve.”
“That’s me.” Steve nods absently, already reaching out toward the tattoo, turning Bucky’s arm this way and that. “Is that… a giraffe? With a halo?”
“No, it’s. Look, I just need a cover-up, okay,” Bucky says, embarrassed. “Gimme a nautical star or something the scars won’t get in the way of.”
Steve drops his arm and looks into Bucky’s eyes intently. “Clint. Did not send you. To me. For flash.”
I love Planet Hulk! So much Steve and Bucky love it’s beautiful.
Also, Doc Green calls Bucky Steve’s bosom. You know, bosom means chest, where the heart is said to lie. When you call someone your bosom you’re calling them your heart. I love how Doc Green realises Bucky is Steve’s heart within minutes of meeting him.
Even if thats not what he means, Doc Green is still calling Bucky Steve’s breast so it all works out well in the end.