Anonymous said: My problem with black cap and fem thor is that it's really uncreative and also temporary probably. I get diversity is great but they should have just made new female characters and black characters if they want diversity in my opinion.
The real slap in the face is that ‘black cap’ as he is being referred to (both by fans and media outlets) is Falcon, a character that has existed for fourty five years.
He’s his own character. Marvel claim they want to make him less of a support character, in which case.. MAKE HIM LESS OF A SUPPORT CHARACTER. You know what DC did when they wanted ‘more diversity’? They made cyborg a more important character and gave him a bigger role. They didn’t make him Black Batman, they didn’t make him Black Flash. They just continued his natural progression into a more important character and is now a staple of the justice league.
Why couldn’t marvel do the same thing?
Simple. Marvel doesn’t think a black character can be popular without having to be shoved into a pre-existing character’s costume. Same reason for female Thor. It’s lazy, it’s uninspired, and it’s the perfect cover for borderline racism - it’s masquerading as progressiveness.
Which is pretty much right up tumblr’s ally, hense why they love these changes. Anyone disagree? Well, those are just racists!
Thank you, yes.
Also, timing guys. If you change one dude to a chick and one white guy to a black guy at the same time it makes it pretty fucking obvious there is some pandering.
Do you know how easy it is to make a strong female character? It’s painfully easy. I don’t know how people fuck it up. Just make a female character! Introduce her as the hot new thing. Shove her randomly into one of the movies and have it coincide with a comic release. Like have some chick in the after credits scene, in some strange costume we have never seen. Who is she? Have a file page with her name on it or something. And right as the movies hit theaters, send out a wave of the comics. People will eat that shit up.
Fuck, give them the first edition with purchase of ticket!
Give her motivation, fears, desires, drive. Give her flaws and strengths. Don’t be afraid to make her human or womanly. Go for it.
Hell, make her some random cop in New York, is called to the scene of a super hero battle. She gets hit by some cross fire bullshit, thrown in a vat, some other cliche, fuck it. Show us how she deals with her powers. Will she remain on the police force? Will she hide it from everyone? Give her a kid, make her a single parent, have the kid be the only one who knows. Maybe she almost uses her powers for bad, because power is a corrupting thing. But she realizes she joined the force to be a paragon of justice.
From there it’s just preferences and background.
It’s just so easy I can’t stand it.