Dragonzombie wrote: ↑
27 Apr 2019, 19:51
The book is about Wally mentally breaking down, and trying to cope with the loss of a non existent family. The cover up is just Wally panic attacking and trying to divert attention away. Understandable for someone who is confused and buying time.
What Jean done was evil, so was Hal but they were breakdowns too. Wally can always fixed by retcons like they were too.
Hydra Cap is just a construct with fake memories in the end in real Steves body.
Okay maybe I read the book wrong but this is what happened to me:
Wally was in grief about having lost so much
He believes that no one else can relate
He finds out all the other heroes can relate (I still don’t know how he gathered “data” but okay) but it overwhelms him...
He loses control of his powers (because of this epiphany he has) and kills everyone in Sanctuary..
Now at this point I can at least stomach the story that is going on...because yes it’s similar to Jean as the Phoenix maybe or really The New Warrior’s situation with Nitro but this where things go off the rails.
Wally then proceeds to stage a crime scene, setup 2 emotionally disturbed people, and then kill his future self (which okay I get it) and we’re supposed to believe he was going to make it right in 5 days.
Sorry, that just describes a sociopath to me...not a broken man. A broken man wouldn’t do the things he did after the fact.
See let’s check out the examples you pointed out.
Jean (pre-retcon) was overwhelmed by the power of “God” and killed billions but then sacrificed herself (and the power of “God”) because she knew it was wrong. She took control and as an act of mercy and strength, ended her own life. That’s a story of a fall but also a person making the greatest sacrifice for everyone. A beautifully tragic story...
Hal (pre-retcon) lost everything and snapped and then had a twisted way of seeing the world. He did some villainous stuff but he at least 1)had noble intentions (he really wanted to save Coast city) and 2)he took responsibility for what he did. It was a fall...
Hydra Cap is straight up and down an alteration to the history of Cap. So this wasn’t Cap breaking or falling, it was his story being re-told through an eye that promotes authoritarianism. And in the end, the good part of Cap (the hope) won out.
Hal always took responsibility for his dark turn. He never put the blame on others.
Jean wasn’t in control but still fought through that and made an actually noble sacrifice. And even still she never placed the blame on other heroes or try to deceive anyone.
And HydraCap wasn’t Steve, so he’s different.
Maybe King has 1 last trick up his sleeve but so far he’s made Wally not just a man who lost control of his power while dealing with psychological problems, he went the extra mile of framing otherS. And that’s really low...I’m not saying he’s irredeemable but damn King lol