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Old 12-20-2012, 04:30 PM   #41
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Default Re: Representation in Marvel

Originally Posted by Mad Ones View Post
Northstar's wedding made me feel weird. It was such a spectacle like some others have been saying. But hopefully after comics gets through this awkward phase it can handle gay characters a little better. The thing that makes Hulkling and Wiccan better characters than Northstar is that they have so much more to their characters... whether it be the Kree/Skrull stuff, magic, or being the son of Scarlet Witch. Northstar has nothing interesting aside from being gay. That's why he is the ultimate token.

Do you guys see Northstar and Kyle's wedding similarly to Storm and Black Panther's?
The problem is that Marvel treated it as a spectacle as opposed to something natural. Northstar getting married isn't like Superman marrying Lois Lane or Spider-Man marrying Mary Jane. He's ****ing Northstar, a fringe character that only few people care about. The best way for gay marriage to become mainstream is by treating it as a regular event, not a spectacle.

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