Warning: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in ..../includes/class_bbcode.php on line 2958
Who should be Guardian

Poll: Who should be Guardian

Be advised that this is a public poll: other users can see the choice(s) you selected.

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 15 of 23

Thread: Who should be Guardian

  1. #1
    Alpha Flight
    Mokole's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2004
    Location
    Western Canada
    Posts
    1,943

    Default Who should be Guardian

    Keep in mind that most possibilities carry some baggage.

    Pointer - means no mutants can be on the team, and his weak-will means he's easy to manipulate; not a leader

    J. Hudson - been dead so many times already, but is the original; the daughter issue?

    Heather - dead too, unlike Hudson doesn't have the cyborg out; I'm no fans of zombie characters, leave them dead; and has a kid to take care of, maybe?

    Jared Corbo - at least he wants to be a hero but is a narcissist and not a listener, arrogant

    Adrian Corbo - timid, not a leader

    Lilli Stephens or Arlette Truffaut - inexperienced fighters, more passive powers before M-Day, but both seem willing to be heroes, more than Adrian

    Manikin - not a leader, often unwilling to get involved

    Windshear - maybe best suited to wear the suit but leadership issues, desire

    And Feedback, Box?
    Keep your stick on the ice.

    Live it.

  2. #2
    Byrne, baby, Byrne First Flight

    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    New York
    Posts
    75

    Default

    I wish Guardian would stay dead and that no one but Heather Hudson would wear that suit.

    If people thought Mantlo and Lobdell went wrong...it only seems to have gotten worse. Even though Mantlo messed up some things, at least he held to the spirit of the book. I had read and collected all of AF volume one--only Heather Hudson in that red & white suit makes sense. There's an organic truth in that and she had gravitas as leader.

    -Zef

  3. #3
    Administrator Department H
    DelBubs's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Location
    London
    Posts
    3,650

    Default

    I went with Box/Maddison Jeffries. With the true Guardians KIA, Maddy to me is the best choice. What he could do within the suit with his powers would be interesting to say the least.
    Del

    Driftwood: Well, I got about a foot and a half. Now, it says, uh, "The party of the second part shall be known in this contract as the party of the second part."
    Fiorello: Well, I don't know about that...
    Driftwood: Now what's the matter?
    Fiorello: I no like-a the second party, either.
    Driftwood: Well, you should've come to the first party. We didn't get home 'til around four in the morning... I was blind for three days!

  4. #4
    Semper ubi sub ubi Alpha Flight
    Legerd's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Location
    Realm of the Not-so-great Beasts
    Posts
    1,661

    Default

    For me it's got to be Mac. He never got the chance to develop as Guardian before Byrne killed him. The suit was his brainchild, he has the smarts to maximize its abilities, he's the one I want to see leading AF.

    You are a stupid seal with a small rooster. Translate that into french and you'll get it.

  5. #5
    Byrne, baby, Byrne First Flight

    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    New York
    Posts
    75

    Default

    I think the way Byrne wrote his death was excellent. It truly should've been left at that. His death and the circumstances of it propelled Heather to lead the team. Having Heather as the leader was great because she took on the role with a combination of team spirit, guilt, and inspiration. She believed in AF from day one and then felt she helped cause James' death. That's a lot of motivation. For me, Heather always held this simple moral center, which makes a great team leader.

    Madison as Guardian would be interesting. He could repair the suit in mid-combat! The only thing about Madison is that he doesn't have the persona for the suit or for leadership. He's a great prominent team player but not an ideal leader.

  6. #6
    Administrator Department H
    DelBubs's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Location
    London
    Posts
    3,650

    Default

    A Guardian wouldn't necessarily have to be the leader, Sas is more that able given recent events. IMHO
    Del

    Driftwood: Well, I got about a foot and a half. Now, it says, uh, "The party of the second part shall be known in this contract as the party of the second part."
    Fiorello: Well, I don't know about that...
    Driftwood: Now what's the matter?
    Fiorello: I no like-a the second party, either.
    Driftwood: Well, you should've come to the first party. We didn't get home 'til around four in the morning... I was blind for three days!

  7. #7
    Byrne, baby, Byrne First Flight

    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    New York
    Posts
    75

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by DelBubs
    A Guardian wouldn't necessarily have to be the leader, Sas is more that able given recent events. IMHO
    I'd personally find that odd. A character that wears the nation's flag as a costume not being the team leader is kind of strange. Like Captain Britain not leading Excalibur or Captain America not leading the Avengers. Just strikes me as strange.

  8. #8
    Administrator Department H
    DelBubs's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Location
    London
    Posts
    3,650

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by zephyr74
    Quote Originally Posted by DelBubs
    A Guardian wouldn't necessarily have to be the leader, Sas is more that able given recent events. IMHO
    I'd personally find that odd. A character that wears the nation's flag as a costume not being the team leader is kind of strange. Like Captain Britain not leading Excalibur or Captain America not leading the Avengers. Just strikes me as strange.
    I see what your saying, but Sas ran Omega with Pointer wearing the flag and the Avengers have been run by a few others while Captain America has been a member. Strange, but not unheard off.
    Del

    Driftwood: Well, I got about a foot and a half. Now, it says, uh, "The party of the second part shall be known in this contract as the party of the second part."
    Fiorello: Well, I don't know about that...
    Driftwood: Now what's the matter?
    Fiorello: I no like-a the second party, either.
    Driftwood: Well, you should've come to the first party. We didn't get home 'til around four in the morning... I was blind for three days!

  9. #9
    Alpha Flight
    maniac mike's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Location
    Salt Lake City, UT
    Posts
    415

    Default

    How come you don't have Tigerstrike on the list? He could become a candidate for become the new Guardian.

  10. #10
    Administrator Department H
    DelBubs's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Location
    London
    Posts
    3,650

    Default

    Fair point MM, wasn't his suit based on technology stolen from Macs designs?
    Del

    Driftwood: Well, I got about a foot and a half. Now, it says, uh, "The party of the second part shall be known in this contract as the party of the second part."
    Fiorello: Well, I don't know about that...
    Driftwood: Now what's the matter?
    Fiorello: I no like-a the second party, either.
    Driftwood: Well, you should've come to the first party. We didn't get home 'til around four in the morning... I was blind for three days!

  11. #11
    Alpha Flight
    Mokole's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2004
    Location
    Western Canada
    Posts
    1,943

    Default

    Weapon PRIME may be dead.
    Keep your stick on the ice.

    Live it.

  12. #12
    Alpha Flight

    Join Date
    Jul 2004
    Location
    New York state
    Posts
    396

    Default

    I can only see Mac Hudson in the Guardian suit. Michael Pointer as Guardian is a sick joke to me. No wonder Snowbird beat him up.

  13. #13
    Alpha Male Alpha Flight
    Ryan Maxwell's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    California
    Posts
    225

    Default

    Mac IS Guardian. The only other person I could see wearing the suit (and not necessarily the flagged costume, but maybe some variation of it) is Madison Jeffries. Heather should never be in costume. She was perfectly fine as a normal human leading the team.

  14. #14
    Byrne, baby, Byrne First Flight

    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    New York
    Posts
    75

    Default

    Madison became the new Box, if he became the next Guardian, what's next? Madison as the latest Nemesis?

  15. #15
    Alpha Flight

    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Location
    Victoria, British Columbia
    Posts
    490

    Default

    I agree that Mac was Guardian, and consider his death to have been the first of a long line of blunders in handling Alpha Flight.

    While it is difficult to see anyone other than Mac wearing the suit, he has already been resurrected to the point of nausea. The damage has been done. And the only true repair would be an Ultimate Alpha Flight ... which would also be the ultimate repair of the mess they made of AF over the years.

    Outside of that I would prefer if no known character wore the Guardian suit and it's Mapleleaf sheath. I would rather see a fresh face. Some patriotic top cop or decorated soldier, something like that. Major Mapleleaf Jr. migth have been good in the suit, but he dead, ain't he?
    "You just decided *all by yourselves* that you are the Earth's protectors. And that you, and *only* you, not your teammates or family, are trustworthy enough to include in the process..."

    T'Challa, The New Avengers: Illuminati 1

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •