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Posted: Oct 5th 2011 9:44AM Grinstone said

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I dunno. Groups of gangs with some kind of vague theme (e.g. The Foot Clan) who can never quite hack it are a comic book staple. They don't exist to be recurring villains that make the lives of superheroes difficult. They're the annoyance that never quite goes away. The speed bump the heroes notice but don't really pay any attention to. And, occasionally, they're the comic relief or the big angst story that can be trotted out that's nice of ambiance, yet doesn't risk actually changing anything.

Basically, they are to superheroes what a traffic camera is to commuters. You know it's there. You know it's always going to be there. You know it can't really do anything to you. It's an annoyance. But it's an annoyance you ignore at your own risk.

Look at the bright side. At least they didn't give them a vampire theme.

Posted: Oct 5th 2011 3:56PM Stormwalker said

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Another possibility for a former Outcast hero/villain is that they experienced a secondary mutation that enhanced their powers up to first-stringer status.

Posted: Oct 5th 2011 8:31PM JuliusSeizure said

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I like 'em. There's some nice pathos there. They're a nice moral lesson in how the disenfranchised can resort to crime in order to feel some measure of power and control over their own lives. Society is as much to blame as their own poor decisions by creating the environment that makes this seem more attractive than the only alternative, to meekly ignore their powers and live dull, ordinary lives.

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