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#925

I don’t like the idea of Robin having anything on his costume remotely resembling wings. It perpetuates the idea that his name comes from the bird, rather than from Robin Hood.


#926

There’s some designed that need to be sent to an alternate Earth - one about to explode!


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#928

Having been there at the time, poor Simon was doomed from his first panel. Nothing worked. Not even becoming Vision. They retconned Jarvis - an AI! - right into Simon Williams’ job. One of the saddest Sad Sack type characters ever.
“If it weren’t for bad luck, I’d have no luck at all.”


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#933

meh… rather uninspired… =/

Also, I’m amazed at how lazy Warpath’s modern costumes have been, considering he’s a native american and there’s plenty of visual elements to take from that…


#934

Maybe they figure using Native American elements (like feathers) would be too cliche.


#935

And using wolverine-like “claw” elements isn’t? =/

There’s many other things besides feathers they could use… at least in terms of patterns and whatnot…


#936

The claw elements have always been a part of his costume design right back to when he was first introduced.


#937

first of all, no they weren’t… his first costumes were more like Thunderbird’s (I think the claw-like thing is fairly recent, from the 2000’s)… but even so, still lame.


#938

Yeah I was thinking of this costume:

But it still doesn’t have them so clearly I was misremembering.


#939

WTF, Rory?!? :wink:


#940

:sob:


#941

It started with the Rise and Fall of the Shi’ar Empire storyline in 2006. So it’s been around for over a decade. I actually really dig it. Loved the Vibranium knives they added to his kit as well.


#942

Indeed… comes from one of those times Wolverine was missing (IIRC), so they gave each X-book a Wolverine-like character… hence the knives, claw-like design and “bad-ass” attitude.

I don’t necessarily hate it, but it’s kind of a shame they haven’t been a bit more original with his costumes ever since, considering there aren’t all that many native-american SHs out there…


#943

It might be on purpose as sometimes those elements being used take on a different connotation. They were probably trying to focus on other parts of Warpath’s character rather than him just being Native American Man.

It’d be like insisting that Banshee wear a little green suit with four leaf clovers. :wink::four_leaf_clover:


#944

Yeah it’s not like people didn’t complain about Red Wolfs from traditional look when he was introduced.