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    Default Scarlet blood drops on the stone - Kaine the Scarlet Spider and Hummingbird appreciation

    With all these appreciation threads popping up, I open one for this crazy duo of the brutal, first and imperfect clone of Spider-man and the upbeat Aztec/Mexican War demigoddess that partnered up with him:

    Aracely Penalba & Kaine Parker

    Now with more descriptions and fanart!

    Feel free to reminisce about his days in the Clone Saga, his Lost Years, his fight and home in Houston or the way he is now, unexpectedly, in a team filled with young people called New Warriors with her.

    Or feel free to talk about the time her world collided with his since they found each other inside a truck in Houston Harbor, the strange portents that appear in her dreams and all the real-world Aztec lore and mythology you want.

    Go wild with theories and things you have noticed!

    All the fun, all the sadness, all the scary and wonderful events of these two characters!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Professor Thorgi
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    If you follow me you know I love the New Warriors and Aracely (AKA Hummingbird) is one of my favorite characters at Marvel right now. Well in one issue she wanted to try and lift Thor’s hammer, so I got Marcus To, artist of New Warriors and all around really cool guy, to draw her wearing Thor’s helmet. It was his idea to make the helmet really big on her and it’s an adorable idea, it came out so cute.
    http://professorthorgi.tumblr.com/po...-me-you-know-i

    Hummingbird or Aracely is from Mexico, possibly "Native" American (her past is shrouded in multiple mysteries as she has amnesia; she remembers almost nothing before the moment she met Scarlet Spider in Houston Harbor after being brought there in a truck by human traffickers from a drug cartel lead by the Lobo - criminal werewolves - at the behest of a hyper-mysterious old guy called "Mr. Moctezuma", a creepy fella dressed in a tuxedo with a coyote animal at his side and a lot of bad mojo).

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    She is said to be the reincarnation of Huitzilopochtli, the chief Aztec god of War, the Hummingbird Lord, warrior of the Sun and patron of the Aztec peoples. The Aztecs of the city of Tenochtitlan were his faithful servants as they feed him (with human hearts from other warrriors) and spread his cult to other cities, tribes and regions.. by way of conquering, mostly. All in order to preserve creation and the universe (and taking other people riches for themselves).

    Mr. Moctezuma wants her dead so the "Sixth Creation" can begin with the death of the current sun and the rise of Mictlan (the Aztec Underworld).

    She "reeks of magic" and her powers are an oddball that includes - but is not limited to - telepathy, control and manipulation of emotions (inducing mass fear or anger or... arachnophobia for example), invoking and hurtling magical/sacred fire, self-levitation, knowing all of Kaine's thoughts (in real time), and all sort of weirdness and creepy stuff we have no names for yet. Expect to see this list growing in the future.
    end of spoilers

    The ironic thing is that despite everything that has happened to her, her "heritage" and the fact that she lives with Kaine, the grim clone of Spider-man, she is generally an upbeat, positive-minded and cheerful character.

    More info and images here:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hummingbird_%28comics%29

    http://marvel.wikia.com/Mar%C3%ADa_A...28Earth-616%29



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    Scarlet Spider - Kaine [Parker]
    http://runmonsterun.tumblr.com/post/...t-spider-kaine

    Scarlet Spider or Kaine is the shadow of Spider-man, the first (severely failed) attempt by the Jackal to clone Peter Parker. After being rejected by his creator, he spent years in a degenerative and maddening state, committing all kind of atrocities and making life impossible for both Peter and fellow clone Ben Reilly (the original Scarlet Spider) as he strove to at times protect them and at others to rain hell on them. He eventually sacrificed himself to save Spider-man, who after that started to think of him as a brother and even inscribed the "Parker" last name on Kaine's tombstone.

    However, peace of the grave wouldn't last for Kaine as he was brought back by the Jackal and the villainous Queen by way of both his science and her magic, turning him into a spider monster at their service. Thankfully, he is saved from that state by Spider-man, who additionally manages to cure his degenerative disease. Peter lends him a stealth suit and together they help in the fight against the Queen forces to save New York.

    After that, still afraid of someone coming after him and running from his past, Kaine tries to escape to Mexico. But on the way makes a stop in Houston, Texas. There he meets and rescues Aracely from human traffickers. And from this point his life is turned upside-down as he finds friends to care about, a city to protect and a legacy to uphold as he (reluctantly) accepts the mantle of his deceased "sibling" Ben Reilly when Houston's public starts calling him Scarlet Spider.

    spoilers:
    Kaine is the current recipient or host of THE OTHER, a totemic entity of the Spider-verse. As such, he has several extended spider abilities, like stabbing stingers, organic webbing and the capacity to "talk" to and direct spiders as well as the ever-constant presence of the Other inside him, an entity that sometimes comes out and transforms him into an immense spider monstrosity that only thinks of seeking prey.
    end of spoilers

    The stealth suit that he took from Peter was altered by Madame Web to display a red-black coloration when outside stealth mode. This is his Scarlet Spider costume. When active, it can turn him invisible. If it suffers damage, it can self-repair by using advanced unstable molecules (think Fantastic Four) if its current user concentrates on it. A good thing, considering Kaine is always getting it torn apart (and bathing it in his and other people's blood) due his very direct, close-contact, bone-breaking, flesh-tearing, stabbing style of fighting.

    More info and images here:

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kaine

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scarlet_Spider#Kaine

    http://marvel.wikia.com/Peter_Parker...28Earth-616%29

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    Links to the Scarlet Spider and New Warriors series in Marvel Unlimited or Marvel.com and Comixology.

    Marvel Unlimited (Marvel.com)

    Scarlet Spider #1-12.1
    http://marvel.com/comics/series/1529...er_2011_-_2012
    Code:
    http://marvel.com/comics/series/15298/scarlet_spider_2011_-_2012
    Minimum Carnage mini-series
    http://marvel.com/comics/issue/43321...e_alpha_2012_1
    http://marvel.com/comics/series/1641...age_omega_2012
    Code:
    http://marvel.com/comics/issue/43321/minimum_carnage_alpha_2012_1
    http://marvel.com/comics/series/16412/minimum_carnage_omega_2012
    Scarlet Spider #13-25
    http://marvel.com/comics/series/1712...er_2012_-_2013
    Code:
    http://marvel.com/comics/series/17124/scarlet_spider_2012_-_2013
    New Warriors #1-12
    http://marvel.com/comics/series/1861...2014_-_present
    Code:
    http://marvel.com/comics/series/18619/new_warriors_2014_-_present
    Comixology

    Scarlet Spider
    https://www.comixology.com/Scarlet-S...cs-series/7271
    Code:
    https://www.comixology.com/Scarlet-Spider/comics-series/7271
    Minimum Carnage
    https://www.comixology.com/Minimum-C...cs-series/9161
    Code:
    https://www.comixology.com/Minimum-Carnage/comics-series/9161

    New Warriors

    https://www.comixology.com/New-Warri...s-series/13935
    Code:
    https://www.comixology.com/New-Warriors-2014/comics-series/13935
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    The hero we need. The hero who can talk to spiders.

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    I wish Scarlet Spider lasted longer.

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    He's the guy who embraced the Spider Totem thingiemagik instead of rejecting it. Major props to Kaine.

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    I was skeptical about him at first, but he turned out to be an awesome character.
    Then again I like Yost's writing a lot so it's no surprise.
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    I LOVE Kaine. Him and Hummingbird are the only reason I'm reading New Warriors.
    I wish he still had his own series though.

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    Is New Warriors any good? I'm strictly interested because Kaine is involved.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DebkoX View Post
    Is New Warriors any good? I'm strictly interested because Kaine is involved.
    Sorry for leaving your question hanging for so long without an answer, DebkoX.

    Personally, I have enjoyed it a lot, but others may disagree. Someone asked recently a similar question at Scarlet Spider series any good?. This is what I answered:


    Quote Originally Posted by MarioHerald View Post
    From the 3 issues so far, I have like it. As other have.

    He's very much the same character, voice-wise. And his (and Aracely's) parts are some of the best moments in those three issues.

    You can read more opinions here: http://community.comicbookresources....s-Appreciation

    The 4th issue comes out this week and with it ends the initial event that pulls them together. After that, it will be time for they to get to know each other more profoundly and work out some real team-building as they announce their presence to the world (the same world that remembers the "New Warriors" for causing the Marvel Civil War). And as I mentioned before, the series will go to Scarlet Spider story lines if sales allow it to go past issue 12.

    The TPB comes in July, collecting the first 6 issues (pre-order price: around ~$13.94, if I'm not mistaken).
    Hope it helps, .
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    I own the whole series... I'm buying the Warriors trade as well. I've got every issue, but I like to own everything.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MASTER-OF-SUPRISE View Post
    I wish Scarlet Spider lasted longer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DebkoX View Post
    Is New Warriors any good? I'm strictly interested because Kaine is involved.
    I think it is, I think it's definitely worth giving a chance to at least

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    Love the image.

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    Just thought I'd share some of my favorite Kaine and Aracely moments :-)

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    The Scarlet Spider series with Kaine is a big part of how I got back into comics again. I loved the series even though I knew little about the Clone Saga or what was going on with Spider-Man and Kaine and Aracely were a big part of that.

    I am so glad they could move on to another book when Scarlet Spider was cancelled instead of going into limbo.

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    I love how, even though it was very accidental on the writer's part, the final issue of Scarlet Spider had Kaine confronted with about 30 problems at once. I loved it because it kind of highlighted a very real consequence of running away from your problems rather than resolving them.

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    I really like Scarlet Spider and Hummingbird. That series was quite possibly one of the best Marvel books ever. I wish it had lasted longer. I like the contrast between the two characters in their personality but they still care for each other. It's like a more interesting version of Wolverine's protege girls :P
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