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    Bazza got a reaction from Old Man in Superdraft: The completely unasked for "I want to be a -" fantasy (?) draft   
    The Bestie/True Friend: Helen Parr / Elastigirl 
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    Bazza got a reaction from Pariah in Superdraft: The completely unasked for "I want to be a -" fantasy (?) draft   
    The Bestie/True Friend: Helen Parr / Elastigirl 
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    Bazza reacted to Pariah in Superdraft: The completely unasked for "I want to be a -" fantasy (?) draft   
    You're a good guy, Hermit. I don't care what Old Man says about you.  
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    Bazza got a reaction from Old Man in Superdraft: The completely unasked for "I want to be a -" fantasy (?) draft   
    Barney: Lily, like the new look. Where’s Marshall? 
    Dark Willow: Who is “Marshall?”
     
    Antagonist/Bad gal: (Dark) Willow Rosenberg 
     
     
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    Bazza got a reaction from Pariah in Superdraft: The completely unasked for "I want to be a -" fantasy (?) draft   
    Barney: Lily, like the new look. Where’s Marshall? 
    Dark Willow: Who is “Marshall?”
     
    Antagonist/Bad gal: (Dark) Willow Rosenberg 
     
     
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    Bazza got a reaction from Old Man in Superdraft: The completely unasked for "I want to be a -" fantasy (?) draft   
    The Applicant: Doreen Green Squirrel Girl 
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    Bazza reacted to Old Man in Political Discussion Thread (With Rules)   
    Totally understand.  Don't stay away too long, it's always nice to see a reasonable conservative viewpoint.
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    Bazza got a reaction from Pariah in Superdraft: The completely unasked for "I want to be a -" fantasy (?) draft   
    The Crush/Love interest: Barney Stinson (How I met your mother)
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    Tolkien's tales from Lydney Park
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/gloucestershire/films/tolkien.shtml
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    Bazza reacted to death tribble in Superdraft: The completely unasked for "I want to be a -" fantasy (?) draft   
    Mentor/Instructor/Old Hand
    Silk/Prince Kheldar of Drasnia
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    https://davideddings.fandom.com/wiki/Silk
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    Bazza reacted to death tribble in Superdraft: The completely unasked for "I want to be a -" fantasy (?) draft   
    The organisation I pick is The Harpers from Forgotten Realms
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    Bazza got a reaction from Hermit in Superdraft: The completely unasked for "I want to be a -" fantasy (?) draft   
    I might jump in.
    Amazons. 
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    Bazza got a reaction from Dr. MID-Nite in Marvel Cinematic Universe, Phase Three and BEYOOOOONND   
    Wanda Vision, 1 week to go. 
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    Wanda Vision, 1 week to go. 
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    Bazza got a reaction from Sociotard in Superdraft: The completely unasked for "I want to be a -" fantasy (?) draft   
    There is a Gawain of truth in that. 
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    Last two should go in the politics thread. 
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    Any five characters written by Mark Miller or drawn by Rob Liefeld. 
     
     
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    Bazza got a reaction from Duke Bushido in Top Five Fictional Characters to Punch In the Face   
    Any five characters written by Mark Miller or drawn by Rob Liefeld. 
     
     
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    Bazza got a reaction from Pariah in Top Five Fictional Characters to Punch In the Face   
    Any five characters written by Mark Miller or drawn by Rob Liefeld. 
     
     
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    Bazza got a reaction from aylwin13 in Top Five Fictional Characters to Punch In the Face   
    Cthulhu. No reason, just to be able to say “I punched Cthulhu in the face...and lived” and put it on a t-shirt.
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    Bazza got a reaction from Pariah in Top Five Fictional Characters to Punch In the Face   
    Cthulhu. No reason, just to be able to say “I punched Cthulhu in the face...and lived” and put it on a t-shirt.
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    Bazza got a reaction from assault in As 2020 winds down...   
    You can’t trust Bazza. Sneaky little Bazza. Wicked, tricksy, false!
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    Bazza reacted to death tribble in The "Nice Happy" Thread   
    No-one you would know. They don't post here
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    Bazza reacted to wcw43921 in Top Five Fictional Characters to Punch In the Face   
    Tjack, I like that first line in your rant--I may steal it and modify it for my own purposes.
     
    That said--I actually think Stark publicly revealing himself to the world as Iron Man helped his company's stock rather than hurt it.  Remember after he got back from Afghanistan how he announced Stark International would no longer build weapons--that would have depressed the share value, sending it perhaps not into a death spiral, but a steady decline.  Announcing himself as the first publicly active superhero since Captain America would have, I think, sent the share value through the proverbial roof--and that was before the licensing and merchandising deals.  We saw it in Iron Man 2--he wasn't just a superhero, he was a rock star superhero.  ("That's someone like Elvis Presley, or The Beatles, or Jimi Hendrix--" "I know what a rock star is."  "Of course.  Sorry, Steve.")  And I would imagine saving New York City along with the Avengers sent the stock valuation rising even higher--which would probably make it harder for him to buy back his stock if he ever decided to take the company back private.  As for endangering his friends and employees--that's a problem for any superhero, whether their identity is known or not.  Friends, family, bystanders, sidekicks--they're all targets when the arch-enemy comes to call.
     
    Yes, Tony Stark has his flaws.  (Although I will point out that his PTSD was aggravated by Wanda's mental influence.) But if I remember right--that was the point.  When Stan Lee created the Marvel Universe as we know it today--in partnership with Jack Kirby, Steve Ditko, Bill Everett and a host of others--he wanted to create characters he could relate to, who had flaws, idiosyncrasies, responsibilities beyond fighting the forces of evil.  I've heard it said that "Superman is who we want to be--Spider-Man is who we are."  I disagree with that.  To my mind, Superman is who we want to be--Clark Kent is who we are.  Spider-Man is who we want to be--Peter Parker is who we are.  Only more so.  
     
    The thing that Stan did that was so groundbreaking was that the hero could escape his problems by changing into his superhero identity and bring down the bad guy--but when he went back to his regular life, the problems were still there, and he still had to deal with them.  Most superheroes before then weren't quite so flawed--Superman may have had Kryptonite, and Clark may not have been able to get a date with Lois, but at the end of the day, he was still Superman.  Batman shortly after he partnered up with Robin dropped most of the brooding pulp-magazine qualities he had at the beginning--crimefighting was still a challenge, but most of all, it was fun.  Stan changed all that.
     
    Yes, Tony Stark has flaws, and we curse him for it--especially if they are the same flaws we share.  But we also cheer when he overcomes them and saves the day--because we figure if he can do it, we can do it, too.
     
    I don't know as that addresses all your concerns.  Those are just some thoughts on the subject--take them as you will.
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