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Old 08-06-2013, 01:08 PM   #114
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Default Re: "By The Goddess!": The Official Storm Discussion - Part 2

Radical and unrealistic changes?

Storm spoke with a SLIGHT accent in X-MEN. An accent so slight that most general audiences probably didn't even realize when she dropped it. It can be explained the same way people lose accents in real life. She was speaking with it less and less. Storm wasn't really that timid in X-MEN, either. She was timid in a specific and particular (and very weird and awkward) situation, with a dying and mutating Senator Kelly. Other than that, she was an outspoken member of the X-Men and a solid field warrior, who underneath her tough exterior had a very real fear of humans and their bigotry, but also a compassionate side.

In X2, she was much the same, outspoken within the team and capable in battle and compassionate, with the emotion being spotlighted this time not fear of humans but anger towards them, and the film showed a better mastery of her powers, albeit in a broad sense (with the tornados and large storm displays), and arguably her taking on more responsibility in the team as an away team member with Jean.

In X3, she was very much recognizeable as the character she'd been in X-MEN and X2, but she was taking on a leadership role now, and her battle skills had improved and become more specialized and her power use even more specific, along with the other X-Men. Her compassion was tempered with the realization that they had to do what needed to be done.

There's a gradual evolution of character going on from film to film, but it's not a case of an entirely different character in each one. Yeah, her eye effects and power effects change somewhat from film to film, but so what? For all we know, certain occurrences of power usage trigger certain physical changes.

Costumes changes are just wardrobe changes, which happens in the comics as well. Hardly evidence of a different character. And the look of one's hair changing? Come on. How is that even an issue?

Some of you do realize that people can display multiple emotions in different situations (fear, anger, which are not in any way "out of left field", but very natural responses to persecution), and admit to such, and that it doesn't mean they're an entirely different person or character, right?

X-MEN, X2 and X3 showed different sides of Storm. Not a different character entirely.

I don't see a point in including claustrophobia in her character at this point unless it's going to be significant in the sense of a larger story.

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