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So iv been catching up on: teen titans, justice league & younge justice.

why the fuck does dc have to make female versions?
Or why are women getting mad jelly we might not have enough?

Its getting out of control.

So heres what i consider good & bad

Good:
Wonderwomen.
She is the idol for female power
Brave & strong & can fight back

Tarra

Raven

Star fire

Blackcat

Black Canary

Evey female x-men (too many to count)

Ms fantastic 4

Villains count to
Poison ivy

Storm. Another powerful lady

Samus

Electra

Black widow


Lara croft

And more

The bad are just clones
They nothing but clones

Female:
Batman

Superman

Ironman

Thor

Hulk

Greenarrow

Spiderman

*sigh* just stop

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Wait I know of Batwoman/batgirl (Barbara Gordon) who I think is a very likable character, but are you telling me they are making a female batman? Wth?!
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I totally agree with what you say about the female versions of super heroes that already exist. For example I never understood why there has to be a Supergirl when we already have Wonder Woman who is in many ways equal to Superman.

But I also think that because of those clones we can appreciate even more the original super heroines. An example would be Raven and Starfire in the original Teen Titans. Even though all the members of the team had their moments to shine, the girls always stole the show when they were on the spotlight, at least for me. Starfire was my personal favorite character of the show.
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I, myself, think it would make absolutely no sense NOT to have female versions of existing superheroes and think we should also have more male versions of classic female heroes. Every female hero has a story of their own and usually the ones with the identities similar to a male hero do it out of idolization.

Barbara Gordon and Bette Kane both saw Batman as the hero that would save Gotham and both crushed on him so both took on the Batgirl identity.

Kathy Kane, the first Batwoman, became Batwoman for the same reason but she and Bruce actually had something going on the side so it made sense.

Supergirl is Superman's Cousin from Krypton and the suit and symbol doesn't stand for Super but is the family crest for the House of El (their family).

The Fantastic Four are a team of FOUR who share an origin and costume so that makes sense. She has completely different powers than the other three and known as the Invisible Woman.

Spider-woman has powers like Spider-man but she was a super=spy created by a group of bad guys. She defected to the hero side.

Wonder Girl is the "little sister" of Wonder Woman so it only makes sense she has the same powers much like Supergirl and Superman.

Hawkman and Hawkwoman are intertwined immortal Romeo and Juliets. Without both most of his origin would make him "generic hero #65" or such.

Even the female Thor is Jane Foster who appeared as far back as the very first appearance of Thor himself. A legacy character to take on the identity of her fallen lover.

Not speaking much about Marvel here but DC is all about "Legacy". Heroes being groomed to take up the mantle of their idols. You have to get by the look and powers and look at the personality and story of each. That's what makes even the "copycat" heroes and heroines unique.



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Ummmmm ok here's the thing

It is really annoying to see creators just take a seemingly lazy way out of creating a new story by taking an existing character and rearrange their story by making them someone else. Now days we see it when they take a character and suddenly change something drastic and critics say they're only doing it to be 'politically correct'

For example:

Jane Foster became Thor "Oh they're just doing that to put in a female character, stupid PC pandering!"

Amadeus Cho becomes the Hulk "OH they're just giving the role of Hulk to a non white character, stupid PC pandering"

And the list honestly goes on

That said any story... well almost any story can be good as long as it's handled right

Jane foster as Thor has been entertaining because
These are things that have not really been explored in the Thor comics so it works well even if it could be considered a 'clone'

Cho as Hulk... honestly I've heard mixed reviews and I can't say anything personally about a comic I haven't read

But one thing I find crazy is the amount of flip flopping fans do on these subjects
One moment there being a Super-Girl is a big deal because how dare they make a 'clone' of Super-Man, yet Marvel makes Gwen Stacey the Spider-Woman of her world (Instead of there being a Spider-Man) and that becomes one of their best selling comics
The so called 'clone' characters while having similar and at times the exact same powers as the 'originals' still can be great characters in their own right, because usually that is where the similarities end, with the powers. The back stories, struggles, aspirations, victories, defeats, those are their own.
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I really wish they would make a film for Zatanna or She-Hulk. Jennifer Walters was always my favourite gal.
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Batwoman, She-Hulk, Supergirl, Powergirl, Spiderwoman, Spider-gwen, Huntress, etc. are their own characters in universes where their male counterparts aren't unique. Even promoted side characters like Pepper Potts and Jane Foster aren't carbon copies of their respective heroes.
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kevz_210 wrote:

Wait I know of Batwoman/batgirl (Barbara Gordon) who I think is a very likable character, but are you telling me they are making a female batman? Wth?!


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JosephJoestar01 wrote:

I totally agree with what you say about the female versions of super heroes that already exist. For example I never understood why there has to be a Supergirl when we already have Wonder Woman who is in many ways equal to Superman.

But I also think that because of those clones we can appreciate even more the original super heroines. An example would be Raven and Starfire in the original Teen Titans. Even though all the members of the team had their moments to shine, the girls always stole the show when they were on the spotlight, at least for me. Starfire was my personal favorite character of the show.


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qwueri wrote:

Batwoman, She-Hulk, Supergirl, Powergirl, Spiderwoman, Spider-gwen, Huntress, etc. are their own characters in universes where their male counterparts aren't unique. Even promoted side characters like Pepper Potts and Jane Foster aren't carbon copies of their respective heroes.


Powergirl? Thats her name? wat
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Darkwolf068 wrote:


qwueri wrote:

Batwoman, She-Hulk, Supergirl, Powergirl, Spiderwoman, Spider-gwen, Huntress, etc. are their own characters in universes where their male counterparts aren't unique. Even promoted side characters like Pepper Potts and Jane Foster aren't carbon copies of their respective heroes.


Powergirl? Thats her name? wat


So you're hating on characters whose names you don't even know?
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qwueri wrote:


Darkwolf068 wrote:


qwueri wrote:

Batwoman, She-Hulk, Supergirl, Powergirl, Spiderwoman, Spider-gwen, Huntress, etc. are their own characters in universes where their male counterparts aren't unique. Even promoted side characters like Pepper Potts and Jane Foster aren't carbon copies of their respective heroes.


Powergirl? Thats her name? wat


So you're hating on characters whose names you don't even know?


No. You're missing the point
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Darkwolf068 wrote:


qwueri wrote:

So you're hating on characters whose names you don't even know?


No. You're missing the point


Apparently so. You have some problem with a character basing her alias off of another character she's closely related to?
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Posted 5/26/16
Meanwhile there are not enough Deadpool clones.
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I like them, the original ones not rip offs though
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