I like him and honestly, I always hated how Super Heroes always acted like they shouldn’t actually kill anyone.
Like, seriously, a lot of Super Villains get taken out, only temporarily, only for them to return to cause more chaos and havoc and when Super Heroes just refuse to deal with those issues permanently, I see it as more of a sense of self preservation to their own role then protecting the public. Of course, that is most likely the writer’s intent.
By refusing to actually just outright remove or kill public enemies, all they are doing in the long term is causing more problems and grief for the general public then they would have if they had the balls to issue a more permanent solution.
We don’t exactly know what The Green Shadow’s back story is or what actually happened and I hope we get to learn more about it, because honestly? Abandoning him and banishing him to Florida because he killed what would most likely be a continual trouble maker is actually pretty harsh in my book.
One of the reasons I’m not a big fan of super heroes. More partial to the Punisher.
It’s official, then: Banishment to Florida is more harsh than death.
There are 2 sides for that – 1) the chance of redemption to the villain, which some actually took and started their own successfull super-hero carrears; 2) a fate worse than death in some places, like Arkham assailum.
You could definitely claim that every criminal should die for his crimes, or if you want to be a bit nicer, die for stuff that results in actual deaths (which depends on which universe you’re in – not everywhere gets causalties with these battles). Or you could say that the police is NOT the court, and these crooks deserve a trial by their peers, and then punished according to the law and not just be murdered on the spot.
Also consider that a lot of heroes are considered criminals by the regular people, who don’t actually see the difference between a super-villain and a super-hero, and thus starting to actually kill people will get the regular people to decide that they really don’t need this hassle and kill everybody.
All in all – “why don’t you just shoot him” only works in specific cases, and not in the more ideal worlds, which this is one of them (you have a villain being the roommate of the hero’s friend). All in all – not an easy choice, and I tend to respect people who prefer to give the other side a chance.
This doesn’t include repeating offenders like the Joker – with that guy, a bullet to the head is just the start…
Part of his backstory will explain that mark Strawberry just left. Well, his future backstory.
Not all villians need to die and if they can be rehabilitated, then they do certainly deserve the chance to do so. I think that all depends mostly on their state of mind, the kind of crime they’ve done and how horrendous it is.
Characters like the Joker, for example. I know why the writers keep using him, I get it. But from the view of like a Super Hero, this guy is criminally insane, he has gone out of his way to hurt and murder people and is better left off dead in the ground.
As far as crippling villains instead of killing them? That’s actually been touched on in the past, during a Justice League episode I saw, Super Man’s alter ego from another dimension takes over. He’s pretty much the same way, but he’s a hard ass. He uses his laser vision to lobotomize villains so they aren’t an issue any more.
I guess all I was trying to say was, in a lot of instances, in comics or cartoons I’ve seen, for me, seeing the mentality of a lot of heroes, it comes across as more selfish, an attempt to preserve their own position of power.
Jeremy: I wonder if the heroes had considered inflicting permanent injuries on the villains rather than killing them off, such as amputations or having the villain inhale poisons or get hypoxia until severe brain damage occurred, without actually killing them but removing capability of doing evil acts?
many die who deserve to live, can you give them their life back, and all that
not too keen on the death penalty, be it to regular humans or to super(heroes/villains).
although, of course, many of the “solutions” superheroes come up with are indeed ridiculously… well, ridiculous.
There are plenty of people who deserve to die, be it fictional or real.
I completely support the death penalty. And I also feel that if there’s completely overwhelming evidence to it, to just cut the process short and put a bullet in their head.
James Holmes deserved to die the day he laid waste to the theater he gunned down. If I had been a police officer that day, on the scene, I would have shot him right in the head, hands up or not. Even if he is/was mentally insane, we don’t need those kinds of people to continue their lives. I don’t care if he understood what he did or not, he needed to die for what he did.
Uh oh! That guy has got KIRBY BUBBLES going on! Watch out Strawberry!!
The fight has just escalated and is now on two fronts. How will Mindy and Frogbull handle Hellfrog? And just how much hurt will Green Shadow put onto Straws for actually hurting him with that talking sword? Next week I will be at DragonCon, so I will have to wait even longer to find out what happens next!
haha, looks like Sal caught wind of the recap discussion in the comments last week.
Frogsword? Scimitoad? I smell a pun, but I can’t put my finger on it.
The front of Mindy’s hat features a pizza slice(?) in panel 1, and is otherwise blank .. more of Sal’s shenanigans..? <_<
God I love Lemon Aid’s brand of deadpan weirdness.
And I do believe this is the point where Stuff Gets Real. (Also, please let the froggy sword have a funny name. :3)
Oh, dear… that look Greeny’s giving Strawberry in the last panel’s really scary. D: Such a scary dude.
Green Shadow is looking to be more intimidating than I thought. Especially that last panel.
WOUNDS ON THE BACK ARE A WARRIOR’S SHAME!
Uh oh, Green Shadow is angry!
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