Post by Roquefort Raider on Nov 27, 2017 8:22:17 GMT -5
I am wondering about cosmic characters with ambiguous status.
Galactus or Death are pretty clear-cut. Although they will sometimes be shown as being part of the normal order of things, they are mostly trying to do us harm.
The Celestials, on the other hand, are mostly minding their own business; however, since they were this close to destroying humanity in Thor #300, they could be seen as "villains" at some point. Ditto for beings like Eternity or the Living Tribunal, who are usually not motivated by ill intentions but may decide to destroy the universe and are opposed by our heroes. Would they be eligible?
That's a hard one, but since Punisher has at times been the villain of a story I would allow it.
Cei-U! I summon the judgment call!
Yeah, that really really opens up a slippery slope, doesn't it? I'm a little sorry I asked.
So the deciding criteria is that the narrative portrays them as the villain on occasion? For example, the X-Men couldn't count because the law hates them but the reader supports them?
Hmm, yeah. You know, maybe we should differentiate between an anti-hero like Hulk or Sub-Mariner (not eligible) and an all-out villain like Kobra or Dracula. If your first thought when you hear a character's name is "hero" and not "villain," he/she's probably not eligible. I promise to be lenient with those who straddle the line.