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Disabled superheros

Post by Hourglass on Fri Mar 05, 2010 10:14 pm

I was looking at the annuals today at the charity shop, discussing them with my fellow workers. I was asked which superhero do I admire the most and I said Daredevil because like me he's blind. They seemed surprised and one of them said "are there many disabled superheros". I though for a while but could only think of Professor Xaviera and Daredevil, although I could list many villains.
So anyway can you folk think of any more?

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Re: Disabled superheros

Post by tony ingram on Sat Mar 06, 2010 10:24 am

Offhand: the World War II veteran hero Doctor Mid-Nite, his successors Doctor Mid-Nite II and Doctor Midnight, and Tagak the Leopard Lord (all of whom are or were blind; the first two Doc M's are now deceased); the Avenger Hawkeye and the female vigilante Echo (both deaf to one degree or another); the Chief from Doom Patrol (paraplegic); Komodo of the Avengers Initiative (who has no legs when in her human form, though they spontaneously regenerate when she's in lizard form); Jericho of the Teen Titans and Snake Eyes of GI Joe (both mute). There are probably more, though.

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Re: Disabled superheros

Post by GBF on Sat Mar 06, 2010 1:34 pm

Aren't they all disabled? Fury has an eye-patch, Stark has a dodgy heart (if he's still alive this week), none of the Marvel heroes can keep a relationship going...there are many ways of being disabled...

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Post by tony ingram on Sat Mar 06, 2010 1:37 pm

GBF wrote:Aren't they all disabled? Fury has an eye-patch, Stark has a dodgy heart (if he's still alive this week), none of the Marvel heroes can keep a relationship going...there are many ways of being disabled...
I'd forgotten Colonel Fury. But Stark's heart problems were finally resolved several years ago, mercifully. I never could understand why, if this guy was supposedly so smart, we'd be continually treated to endless scenes of him running out of power, clutching his chest and looking desperately for a wall socket to plug himself into. A basic design flaw there, I think...

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