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Re: Monolith's Power Descriptions

Post by Monolith » 14 Nov 2021, 18:43

For those interested, Page 11 in the MPD Archives thread has been edited as an Eternals entry, consolidating existing PDs and adding new ones to list the ten Eternals from the movie.
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Re: Monolith's Power Descriptions

Post by Dr House » 09 Dec 2021, 02:31

What was going on with Forge during the Phalanx Covenant? I get that the way his power interpreted the Phalanx for him kinda left him mesmerized, but were they mind controlling him by the last parts of Life Signs?
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Re: Monolith's Power Descriptions

Post by Monolith » 09 Dec 2021, 19:56

Seems like.
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Re: Monolith's Power Descriptions

Post by Dr House » 24 Dec 2021, 17:14

Can you provide PD's on Blue Blaze, Sepulchre, Mr. Fear, Surtur, and the Red Ronin?
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Re: Monolith's Power Descriptions

Post by Monolith » 24 Dec 2021, 23:59

Mr. Fear is in the Archives under Crossfire's crew, page 1.

Sepulchre (Shadowoman) is under Secret Defenders, Archives page 2.

Never read any of Blue Blaze's Timely appearances, and he hasn't appeared in the Marvel era.

Surtur is a Fire Demon of Muspelheim. His body is composed of living flame, which constantly burns with incredible heat. His body is magically substantive, with the size and density of his fiery form subject to his will. He can release his flames outwards as fireballs or shaped projections of fire. Surtur has power greater than an All-Father, able to wield the magic of his Eternal Flame for casting a variety of spells: enchanting or cursing objects, transmogrification, conjuring, teleportation, telekinesis, etc. His Twilight Blade, the Sword of Doom, serves as a conduit for his power.

Red Ronin is a massive robot originally designed to fight Godzilla. It is usually controlled by an internal cockpit where a pilot connects their brain wave patterns to the machine in order to direct it. It possesses colossal strength and surprising mobility. Its natural armor is reinforced by a magnetic field generator, creating an aura which further repels harm. It can fly using boot-mounted rockets. Red Ronin's shield can be used as a throwing weapon, with guidance and homing systems to hit targets and return to its grasp. The shield absorbs and converts sunlight for a gatling laser, channeling power into concussive bursts or a "solar sword", a concentrated lance of heat energy.
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Re: Monolith's Power Descriptions

Post by Dr House » 05 Feb 2022, 15:29

Are there PDs on Xilo, Lactuca, and Sobunar?
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Re: Monolith's Power Descriptions

Post by Monolith » 06 Feb 2022, 16:48

Just what's in the Omega Mutant article, really. Each only demonstrated their power once, barely, so there's not much to go on.
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Re: Monolith's Power Descriptions

Post by Dr House » 09 Feb 2022, 15:19

But help me understand this:

In Planet-Size X-Men #1, Lactuca's awareness power helps to transport Arakko and its citizens to Mars. But what function did Exodus and Marvel Girl serve? And how did the External Gate play a part? I thought it was only a portal for Earth to Otherworld.
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Post by Monolith » 11 Feb 2022, 00:59

They said the External Gate was being inverted to transport Arakko to Mars, so that was the mechanism for teleportation. I guess the exit point for the gate could be adjusted. Exodus and Marvel Girl were using their telekinesis to accommodate the inversion, forcing everything Arakko through the gate. To do this accurately, efficiently, and without smashing things together, they telepathically connected with Lacuna's omni-knowledge, allowing them to constantly keep track of the movement of millions of mutants and billions of tons of island mass and related objects as they were guided through the gate.
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Re: Monolith's Power Descriptions

Post by Monet » 22 Mar 2022, 00:51

Could you do a PD on Anna May Parker aka Spiderling? Also, explain what are "mutant" powers are as she's listed as one and what the her power as the Patternmaker aka the manipulator of the Web of Life and Destiny.

As well as a PD on Abigail Brand. Her mutant powers and alien/human nature.
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Post by Monolith » 26 Mar 2022, 01:33

I had to pull out the issues to double-check, but Spiderling is not a mutant. The X-Men of her reality host a school for many young superhumans, including mutants.

Under normal circumstances, Anna May's powers are essentially the same as Peter Parker's classic power set. The only difference is an enhanced spider-sense. Like her "uncle" Kaine, Spiderling's spider-sense is powerful enough to qualify as precognition, allowing her to sense danger in various forms at a remote distance and time. The "Patternmaker" was vague, stupid, and useless. It made her "special" for the Spider-Geddon crossover, but ultimate amounted to very little in the story, and had no coherent or repeated effects that could be explained. Furthermore, she was only expressing Patternmaker power through interaction with an ancient set of spider cult scrolls, so what if anything she could do without them is unclear.

Agent Brand can generate blue flames and intense heat from her hands. Not much is known about her alien side, but given her half-brother's appearance, her alien father likely could not pass for human. The green hair is natural and her tongue can express alien languages that a human cannot, but that's it.
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Re: Monolith's Power Descriptions

Post by Monet » 28 Mar 2022, 00:31

@Monolith

Thank you for that break down. A lot of sites have down as a mutant and some mutate. Is the confusion from the fact that in her reality MJ and Peter both have Spider-powers and so she was born with powers making her similar to Franklin Richards who was also thought be a mutant is now (in comics) a mutate?

Does being the "Patternmaker" make her like or similar Madame Web? Or does have being able to "weave" things like armor in the comics (Spider-Girls, I believe it was) like her the "Patternmaker"; her being able to weave things or bring the things she sees into fruition.

Another question. Has Domino powers been shown expanding more since she used to to ionize lighting during the 198 gathering/event. Or at least explained more?
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Post by Monolith » 28 Mar 2022, 02:02

MJ only wears a suit that gives her spider-powers, based on Regent's tech. I can't speak to why other people might be confused -- it may just be "she takes classes at the X-Mansion, she must be a mutant" assumption.

All spider-totem based characters are connected through the Web of Life and Destiny. In practice, this means that Madame Web has telepathy, clairvoyance, and precognition through her powers, but she specifically can sense events happening to or around other spider-totems thanks to the Web.

Again, I cannot stress enough how Spider-Geddon was a really, really bad event. Many things happened that did not make sense, weren't thoroughly explored, or just happened for plot reasons. Finding the Patternmaker was supposedly very important for the plot, but ultimately Spiderling just gave web armor to three heroes, who didn't even resolve the final battle with the Inheritors. There is no deeper meaning or understanding of the Patternmaker to be had.

Domino has not really expanded upon the ability to consciously cause specific improbable outcomes, like she did with the lightning. Different comics have delved into her powers in different ways. One indicated Domino may have an intuitive understanding of probability mathematics. In other words, when a gun misfires instead of hitting her, she knows that had a 1 in 2,458,431 chance of happening. Other comics explored how Domino's luck is more goal oriented. Just trying to survive causes her powers to react randomly and chaotically in her favor, but she really excels when she's trying to accomplish a specific task. Focusing on that task causes all probabilities to bend towards her achieving that goal, honing and focusing her luck to a greater degree.
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Re: Monolith's Power Descriptions

Post by Monet » 28 Mar 2022, 04:16

@Monolith

Again, thank you for taking the time to explaining further into Spiderling as well as Domino. You're the best.
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Re: Monolith's Power Descriptions

Post by Dr House » 22 Apr 2022, 17:18

Moira now is on Life #11, how did her power allow her to be reborn as AI and not the standard operating procedure (she dies, timeline is rebooted, and her mind/experiences get sent back in time to the moment she's conceived)?
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Re: Monolith's Power Descriptions

Post by Blackcyclops » 22 Apr 2022, 17:52

Dr House wrote:
22 Apr 2022, 17:18
Moira now is on Life #11, how did her power allow her to be reborn as AI and not the standard operating procedure (she dies, timeline is rebooted, and her mind/experiences get sent back in time to the moment she's conceived)?

Well huge spoiler warning for Inferno:
Spoiler: show
She was depowered. And so she died as a human and had her consciousness/memories transferred electronically to a machine body.
So on one hand we have the existence of a being who can reset the entire timeline, destroying everything…, and on the other hand we have a few mind wipes and some gaslighting. You're right, totally evenly weighted.
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Re: Monolith's Power Descriptions

Post by Monolith » 22 Apr 2022, 17:57

Pretty much. The loophole for Moira's power has always been that her power must be active at the time of her death. This is why it was presumed she would die permanently if she died before puberty, when her X-Gene manifested itself.
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Re: Monolith's Power Descriptions

Post by P-90 » 30 Apr 2022, 23:30

Hey Mono.

I know Gladiator and Xenith have been said to be cousins but can you recall in their conversations with or about each other whether there was any mention of them interacting in their younger days? I'm wondering if they are actual biological cousins or if they call each other 'cousin' due to them being the last two known Strontians. I ask because I had the thought that if they're not actually related Xenith could potentially be written as the mother of Kid Gladiator.
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Re: Monolith's Power Descriptions

Post by Monolith » 01 May 2022, 22:32

No, the only flashbacks I recall to the "early days" of Gladiator didn't also show Xenith. It's not explicit confirmed that they're using the term "cousin" in the way we'd traditionally expect.
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Post by P-90 » 01 May 2022, 22:51

Okay, thanks.
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