What is "Micheal"?

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  1. Speedball Don't. Blink.

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    What is this guy?
    He's in the current New Avengers story, and is kicking everyone's asses.
    At the End of the current issue, they gave me the hint that he was the combination of all the Powers lost in the House of M.
    did anyone else get this feeling?
    when he loses, will the mutants get there power back?
    God i hope so.
     
  2. 3dman27 super-hero wannabe

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    i think hes the character some posters have been calling the "collective"
     
  3. Speedball Don't. Blink.

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    oh, yeah, thats right. the avengers are looking for Micheal.
    still WTF is he?
     
  4. Zaptoitnow Registered

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    He's a postman from Alaska that was imbued with the Mutant Energies that were stripped from the other mutants that lost their powers.
     
  5. Speedball Don't. Blink.

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    ok, so whats gonna happen when he gets defeated?
    will all the Mutant energies go back to their original owners?
    or will they be lost until the Scarlet Witch returns?
    what are your thoughts, i'm not really looking for an answer, because i know whats going on, just wanna see your opinions.
     
  6. rigel7soldiers Registered

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    I actually thought this was in the wrong forum; dark Horse publishes a manga called "What is Michael?" Funny how that worked out.

    I don't read NA, but maybe... Michael Morbius?
     
  7. cerealkiller182 Must Get Deadpool Avatar

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    I could see this guy become a lab experiment for awhile. The NA will defeat but he just sits around in a lab while people try to release the energy from him.
     
  8. TheCorpulent1 SHAZAM!

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    He'll eventually die or be deprived of his powers so they can go back to the mutants who originally had them. It's only a matter of time before the mutants regain their powers.
     
  9. masteryoda Registered

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    The last thing the world needs is a postman with the powers of all mutants. :(
     
  10. TheCorpulent1 SHAZAM!

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    Not all. Just most. What I don't get is why having all their powers made him gigantic and fiery.
     
  11. BrianWilly Disciple of Whedon

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    He might eventually be used as the catalyst for mutants getting their powers back, but I don't think it will happen at the end of this arc or any time soon. Joe Q has said a number of times, some of those recently, that depowered mutants will stay depowered.

    'Course, then there's Iceman and Polaris and Quicksilver and everyone in Quicksilver's book right in front of us...
     
  12. TheCorpulent1 SHAZAM!

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    Joe Q said "dead is dead" once upon a time too, didn't he? :p
     
  13. masteryoda Registered

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    Well he recieved all those powers in an instant and he seems to be struggling for control. It appears like the powers are controlling his actions more then he is. When he stopped to talk to Iron Man he may have even been asking for help.
     
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    He also told me he'd love me forever. :(

    But now I'm pregnaunt and alone. Damn you Joey Da Q'! :mad:
     
  15. TheCorpulent1 SHAZAM!

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    You knew he was a bastard before you gave him the goods. :o
     
  16. masteryoda Registered

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    But who could say no to those eyes. :(
     
  17. TheCorpulent1 SHAZAM!

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    You're not a closet necrophiliac, are you?
     
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    Not closet, no...


    Wait, what are you getting at? :o
     
  19. TheCorpulent1 SHAZAM!

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    Just trying to narrow down exactly what attracted you to those dead, soulless eyes. :)
     
  20. Dread TMNT 1984-2009

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    To be serious, "Micheal", as others have stated, is some postman from Alaska who has been imbued with all of the powers of every mutant who lost their abilities in M-Day. It builds on the "energy cannot be created or destroyed" logic from HOM #7. Because, you see, because comic writers only know elementary science, the MU is ruled by elementary science. Sort of like when Spider-Man uses his "genius" to figure out some science trick that any A-student in 8th grade knows to beat Hydro-Man or something.

    To be critical, Micheal, or "The Collective", is a walking plot device, not unlike Doomsday was in the 90's DEATH OF SUPERMAN series. He has no personality, no motive, even a rather basic, general design. He merely serves to attack what the story says to attack, kill who the story says to kill, and what not. And naturally he is nearly omnipotent with all that power, meaning the NA will either:

    1). Talk him down.
    2). Some "character from nowhere", possibly Daisy, will appear, beat Micheal with no effort, and explain the situation (don't laugh, Bendis pulled this trick with DISASSEMBLED and SECRET WAR).
    3). They pool together their collective skills/experience/genius and figure out something superheroy and terrific to do.

    Personally, I feel it would have been cooler if all those powers had instead went into a C-Lister Avenger foe, maybe Whirlwind or something, so that this new cosmic threat would actually have a personality, a motive, dialogue, etc.

    But at least the team is assembled, and all the powers of mutants who, mostly, are reletively replaceable to the X-mythos, went somewhere. And this is probably the book's best arc, which isn't saying much.
     
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    Hmm, makes much more sense now. Very interesting!
     
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    There's nothing scarier than a postman scorned, I guess.
     
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    The collective was so predictable.
     
  25. TheCorpulent1 SHAZAM!

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    Picture the Human Torch, only bigger.
     

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