[REPOST/LNH] Saviours of the NET #7: 'A Fight Scene! A FightScene!'
arspitzer at earthlink.net
Sat Apr 29 17:03:39 PDT 2006
in article 1146308616.138101.8540 at j33g2000cwa.googlegroups.com,
martinphipps2 at yahoo.com at martinphipps2 at yahoo.com wrote on 4/29/06 1:19 PM:
> Tom Russell wrote:
>>> Martin wrote:
>> The Legion is full of characters whose personalities are somewhat
>> ill-defined and vague. Now, Martin, Drizzt, Saxon, and a host of
>> others have worked towards giving these characters a little bit of
>> life-- as Martin mentions in this very same thread. And, on ocassion,
>> an author will find a character-- like Mainstream Man-- and see
>> something there that no one else did. And so they try to bring that
>> character to life, give them the focus and love that they deserve.
>> Both Steven Howard and I did this with good ol' MM. (How well I
>> succeeded is up to the reader.)
>> I think that one of these underdeveloped characters is ripe to be
>> improved by committee. To have different slants and interpetations
>> presented. To be-- LEADER OF THE LNH!
> There are only three possible candidates.
> ULTIMATE NINJA: He is the current leader. He's got experience. And he
> wants the job. Plus, some of the characters like Cheesecake Eater Lad
> would just automatically defer to him in the field, just like how
> Captain America always reverts to being leader whenever there's a big
> emergency (read: crossover).
> FEARLESS LEADER: He's also got experience, having led the Legion in
> another reality, but his version of the LNH all died under him. Not
> exactly a good resume. And when he first showed up, nobody knew him,
> let alone trusted him. Things might be different now. A lot of people
> refer to him as "deputy leader" in their stories even if he doesn't do
More interesting as Second Banana I think. Actually I've got some plans
to make him more interesting. Fearless Leader doesn't have a girlfriend
> IRONY MAN: He's also got the experience, having been co-leader with
> Lurking Girl, Loquacious Lad, Kid Yesterdaze and Marvel Zombie Lad when
> the Legion first formed. (Actually, this was an Avengers parody.
> -Sister State-the-Obvious) It was only later, after the Cosmic Plot
> Device Caper, that it was decided that the Legion even needed a single
> leader, this according to Scav's Lurk of Faith. Drizzt wanted to
> retcon this and have Rebel Yell be the LNH leader from day one but the
> retcon didn't stick, which is just as well because that wouldn't have
> been what Scav wanted. Anyway, Steven Howard wrote Tsk Force and made
> Irony Man a field leader, just like that. To me, that immediately puts
> him up in the big three.
He'd be a lousy character because he's just to hard to write well. I think
Steven Howard was the only writer who ever really got him right.
> There are other possible candidates, I suppose, including the
> aforementioned LURKING GIRL. I assume she's still around. I don't
> know about MARVEL ZOMBIE LAD. You mentioned MULTI-TASKING MAN but his
> power does not lend himself to leadership: because he can do everything
> himself he's not good at delegating responsibility and, besides, you
> don't want a leader who is also checking his e-mail and playing
> net.trek at the same time he's leading the LNH: even if he _can_ do
> this, the fact is that he looks preoccupied and people need to feel
> that their leader is giving the LNH his undivided attention.
Lurking Girl could be interesting if you got Tori's permission to do it.
> There's KID KIRBY, who I would probably say is number four right now.
> But Jameel hasn't made Kid Kirby a usable-without-permission character
> so the only possible candidates are the top three. Oh and I almost
> forgot DOCTOR STOMPER. I can't imagine him even breaking into the top
> four though: he's too much of a supporting character.
> Other characters such as CONTINUITY CHAMP (left the LNH, powerless) or
> SIG.LAD (had been in Dvandom Force, then was dead, now in Exarchs) are
> not available. Who's next in line? CLICHE LAD? OBSCURE TRIVIA LAD?
> DEJA DUDE? Now we're scraping the bottom of the barrel. :)
Should a married member of the LNH with kids be the LNH leader?
Isn't being a LNH leader a demanding job that has no time for a
Arthur "How about Super Apathy Lad?" Spitzer
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