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    Default Should Marvel have an event that kills off a lot of dead wood?

    Like a new Acts of Vengeance and they can kill of a bunch of heroes and villains that have no real future?

    Keep in mind this is coming from a guy who believes there are no bad characters....just writers who don't want to put in the effort.

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    Dare I ask, who are the “dead wood” here?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hybrid View Post
    Dare I ask, who are the “dead wood” here?
    Make your nomination...but that would be up to the editors to decide. Cap, Wolverine, Spider-Man, etc...all the big names of course would be safe. But Silverclaw, Mutant Force, etc...would be up for grabs.

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    If the characters aren't actively being used, there's really no need to kill them off.

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    M-Day.

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    Every character has potential.
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    Absolutely not.

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    No. Every character has potential when written well. Marvel tried this with “no more Mutants “ and it didn’t last.

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    ...because they need to free up shelf space?

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Cool Thatguy View Post
    ...because they need to free up shelf space?
    That was going to be my question. What for? It's not like they're going to run out of room.

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    Honestly, this just has bad idea written all over it. By killing off a bunch of characters, you're limiting possibilities in the world and what you can do later. It's like when Marvel tried to shrink the X-Universe, which caused way more problems than it solved. Hickman was right to just simply revert it.

    Besides, how do we define "dead wood" anyways? Is it really minor characters, or just those who aren't A-listers that could provide shock value? There are plenty of good characters and fan-favorites who the public may not be well-aware of. Trust me, you'd be amazed with how unaware people are with a lot of characters. I've seen pivotal Avengers, Spider-Man rogues and mutants with rich histories be called "random" and "obscure" when talking about other stuff like them being put in video games, and that could lead to them being thought of as expendable.

    Imagine if the victims were:

    Darkhawk
    Cassie Lang
    Songbird
    Ben Reilly
    Boomerang
    Cannonball
    Sage
    Longshot
    Clea
    War Machine
    etc.

    I think you get the point. None of these are who I would call A-listers, but all are well-liked by the fanbase. Having a random bloodbath of character deaths is never good, like with Ultimatum.

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    Is this an attack on Woodgod?

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    Contrary to what the cosmic embodiment of Death will want you to believe, the concept of death has already been devalued enough. No need for another pointless Ultimatum event to devalue it even further.

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    Quote Originally Posted by U.N. Owen View Post
    Contrary to what the cosmic embodiment of Death will want you to believe, the concept of death has already been devalued enough. No need for another pointless Ultimatum event to devalue it even further.
    This idea is usually done once a comic generation and then is walked back as its realized what a terrible idea it was.

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    That sounds highly unnecessary
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