Who was the guy in Destroyer...

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  1. chris moore Registered

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    ... who threw a shield like Captain America? I tried looking it up and only saw some references in tv.com and a couple others that said it was Steel - but it blatantly wasnt as Steel is well... Steel coloured and this guy clearly had a red suit with a star on his chest and a half face cowl and was fighting baddies hand to hand prior to throwing the shield.
     
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    Didnt really seem like the thread for it as thats about a specific event in that epidode - but sure, I'll paste it there.
     
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    completely different topic morg :o

    i don't know where the official 'destroyer/talkback and discussion thread' has dissapeared to but most likely it would have been there


    personally i think it was just a nod to the marvel legend.

    same goes for the ice conversion by the pool by that chick
     
  5. Mister J Enlightened to the Great Darkness

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    Commander Steel

    He went by the moniker of Steel earlier and is referred to it at times.
     
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    That was so bugging me...thanks for the answer.
     
  7. Mister J Enlightened to the Great Darkness

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    :up:
     
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    Steel is coloured? Wow. Just..... wow. I didnt know it was still the '50s.
     
  9. 3dman27 super-hero wannabe

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    the likn doesn't work
    gerry conways STEEL THE INDESTRUCTIBLE MAN predates the current version by ten years his series was set at the beginning of ww.he was a scientist who enlisted after pearl harbor but when he was injured by a sabatuers bomb his mentor used cybenetic tech they'd been working omn before hand to save him and he used his encreased power to battl both civillian criminals and nazi agents he was later a member of the ALL STAR SQUADRON he was promoted to commander after serving time in a nazi pow camp and has been known as commander steel ever since
     
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    Not what he said. He said Steel is steel-colored. Check it out...

     
  11. chris moore Registered

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    Thanks Droogied - yeah, I meant that he is the colour of Steel. I can see how the rants flare up in some threads though if a misinterpretation, or in this case a simple mis-read of the printed word can cause a comment like that.

    Anyway - thanks for the commander steel thing Mister J. The wiki link works now!
     
  12. Mister J Enlightened to the Great Darkness

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    No prob. I don't know what was up with the link earlier.
     
  13. 3dman27 super-hero wannabe

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    still not working for me
     
  14. Mister J Enlightened to the Great Darkness

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    From Wikipedia:

    Commander Steel is a fictional character and a superhero who first appeared in Steel, The Indestructible Man #1 in 1978, published by DC Comics. Created by Gerry Conway and Don Heck, the stories were set in World War II.

    Heywood enlisted in the U.S. army prior to their involvement, but was still injured when saboteurs attacked his base spearheaded by the man who would become Baron Blitzkrieg. As a biology student under the tutelage of Doctor Gilbert Giles, his former professor performed extensive surgery on him with mechanized steel devices that facilitates normal human functions only on a superhuman level. He adopted the persona Steel.

    Heywood soon allied himself with the All-Star Squadron and while in a field of war was later commissioned Commander Steel by President Roosevelt. He joined the Squadron for a brief period, until effects of the Crisis on Infinite Earths caused him to shift from his native Earth-Two to Earth-One, wherein he retired from his superhero career as there were no active costumed heroes at that time on his new home.

    Years later, as a wealthy industrist, he incorporated the same mechanized components into his grandson Hank Heywood, III - who later joined the Justice League of America and fought Heywood along with his ally Mekanique, former allies Justice Society of America and their descendants Infinity, Inc.. Eventually, Heywood saw the error of his ways, having performed unnecessary surgeries on his grandson which caused him great pain.

    After his grandson's death, Heywood resumed the mantle of Steel and has apparently died battling the supervillain Eclipso.

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  15. 3dman27 super-hero wannabe

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    thanks mister j but wikipedia had one detail wrong it was the marines hank joined not the army unlees a later retcon said army instes of the usmc
     
  16. Mister J Enlightened to the Great Darkness

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    Good eye. I just looked at a number of sources that say it was the Marines instead of the Army as well. I saw nothing mentioned about a retcon, so Wiki probably just gaffed (wouldn't be the first time).

    If they weren't so anal about some of their changes, I'd point it out to them.
    Good stuff, 3dman27 :up:
     
  17. 3dman27 super-hero wannabe

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    thanks i remembered that from reading STEEL THE INDESTRUCTBLE MAN #!
     

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