Discussion in 'Science Fiction & Fantasy' started by Chris3123, Sep 6, 2012.
Batman was a movie serial and Superman was a TV series before Marvel even existed. Who's copying whom? Or is anybody actually copying anybody? Hmmm?
Actually, Superman was a movie serial, too, and so was Captain America . . . .
So none of this is new. Hollywood has been in bed with DC and Marvel/Timely since before most of us were born.
^Not to mention that a number of iconic elements of the Superman mythos, like The Daily Planet, Jimmy, Perry, kryptonite, and the famous catchphrases, debuted on the radio series, not in the comics. And Superman first flew in the Fleischer cartoon shorts, when he'd originally just jumped really far.
And Lightning Lad's.
And Electro's, and Livewire's, and Maxie Zeus's, and...
*Regional UK accent pedantry alert*
Sting is actually from Newcastle, not Liverpool. He's a Geordie, not a Scouser.
Plus he can't act...
"All I can see is an Atreides I want to kill!"
But Thor was the son of Odin, not Zeus, and Storm was a mutant, not a Demigod at all, while Thor was a full god. Probably Wonder Woman could attend Camp Half-Blood in the Percy Jackson novels. Another character in those novels could fly by controlling the winds and getting them to blow him around. Some versions of Wonder Woman can fly, so I wonder if this one does, or does she have an invisible plane? Wonder Woman would also have to be part Jedi to use those bracelets to deflect bullets.
Or be gifted with the speed of Mercury/Hermes. Oh wait, she was!!!!
This reads as if you're arguing with yourself. No one has suggested she can cast lightning.
A plane? What are the odds she even has a driver's licence?
Reality check, please.
Wonder Woman can fly as fast as Superman.
If she can crack mach 10 and still dodge pigeon strikes, then bullets should be no problem.
Speed usually comes with strength, you need strong leg muscles to run really fast. Superman can go fast because he's strong. Separating the two abilities doesn't really make sense, for instance the Flash is fast but not strong.
There is a difference between speed and agility. Speed is the ability to move very fast in a straight line. One can move really fast, yet not see the bullets coming, fighter pilots are like that, they can break the speed of sound in their airplanes, yet their reflexes are no faster.
Wonder Woman is a HELL of a lot more agile than Superman...
quick example... bullets and bracelets... she's fast and agile enough to move her wrists in front of oncoming bullets, to recochet them away on an angle of her choosing...
And can snatch arrows out of the air... proving her dexterity and agility are far above normal human levels...
While she may look in her mid to late twenties, don't forget she's an immortal... having lived on Thymyscria for centuries, perhaps millenia, training as an amazon warrior in battle and mind
Wonder Woman is strong and fast. She's probably as strong and fast as Superman. Both are gifts from the Gods in her case. Superman is strong because he's a Kryptonian living on Earth. On Krypton his strength might be average.
The Flash is probably stronger than most humans, but his speed is also related to changes is his physiology. His has control over every atom in his body. Even in the real world, a runner is going be different than a weightlifter.
True, but I've had my doubts about her being centuries old. I don't recall any indication that she was "born" more than a couple of decades age. She's definitely trained almost since birth as a warrior though.
Well i suppose it depends which origin story we go with...
I normally stick to the 'forged by clay' storyline, as that's the one i know readily enough... but the new Wonder Woman comics say that Hyppolyta had an affair with Zeus before the God's left earth, and their affair led to Diana's conception. The truth of her divinity was kept secret in order to protect Diana from the wrath of Hera, whose jealousy was notorious...
So modern storylines put Wonder Woman at about 1800 give or take... given the 'Gods' left Earth somewhere between 200 and 400ad according to DC's timeline...
Nope - just can't see this and can't let it go, so sorry for dragging the thread back,but...
TDK was easily the best of the Nolan trilogy and by a long way DC's best film so far. The old Keaton Batmans were so-so at best...
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