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    Quote Originally Posted by Tawmis View Post
    Aye, but you had said:
    My guess is that Neootoq is among the destroyed Beasts...Snowbird can take the form of dead Great Beasts (she took Tanaraq's form after she killed Walter).

    What I was asking - didn't she take Tanaraq's form BEFORE she killed Walter? I thought she shifted into Tanaraq in order to rip out Walter's heart (thus killing him)?
    Yes, she did...I'm a wingnut...I forgot that part.

    As Legerd says above, Snowbird could take the form of Sasquatch, due to him being a combo form of Walter and Tanaraq (born/created in Canada)...And yes, Snowbird taking the form of dead Beasts is a retcon...Since she shouldn't technically be able to take on the form of Neootoq (unless that form was somehow created on Canadian soil).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tawmis View Post
    Technically... no. He didn't "come" from Scrambled Eggs. But when he first took his form that WE saw... it was from Scrambled Eggs. And Shaman was like, "Yeah, Mr. officer, that makes sense, that he would come from Scrambled Eggs." (The issue was almost comical...) I mean, it's something right out of ghostbusters..
    I don't think the "eggs" were Ranaq, just a side affect of his powers. Also keep it mind as noted by Shaman "its replicating itself at an impossible rate, it must be functioning as a dimensional interface, siphoning energy from the spirit plane and instantly converting that energy into ectoplasmic matter" and if unchecked could become two-directional, draining from the plant entirely. That's some pretty powerful eggs

    Quote Originally Posted by Tawmis View Post
    Snowbird... one shot?.
    Marvel Heartbreakers #1 as Phil indicated, which has two new Great Beasts in it. Plus all the demon hordes (Surtur's army) were called Great Beasts in the Omega Flight mini. There is still lots left apparently.


    Quote Originally Posted by Tawmis View Post
    Which is weird... at least to me. Since none of the others, save for Mr. Scrambled Eggs, never really changed their form.
    The Great Beasts use avatars, Sasquatch is to Tanaraq what Snowbird's dad is to Tundra.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Le Messor View Post
    Tawmis was quoting the Byrne issues (Shaman?) in saying Ranaq was the weakest - because he took mortal form.
    I'm aware, but Byrne also said there were just 7 Great Beasts and we know that isn't the case.


    Quote Originally Posted by Le Messor View Post
    That's #38, that we're discussing, isn't it?
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    Quote Originally Posted by -K-M- View Post
    I'm aware, but Byrne also said there were just 7 Great Beasts and we know that isn't the case.
    It was the case at the time, it's just been ignored or retconned since (the same can be said of Ranaq being the weakest of the Beasts).

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    Quote Originally Posted by cmdrkoenig67 View Post
    It was the case at the time, it's just been ignored or retconned since (the same can be said of Ranaq being the weakest of the Beasts).

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    Aye. I am re-reading - where was it stated that it was only 7? Was it in the comic somewhere or an interview?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tawmis View Post
    Aye. I am re-reading - where was it stated that it was only 7? Was it in the comic somewhere or an interview?
    So, it comes to this:
    http://www.alphaflight.net/showthrea...at-Beast/page2

    finally found that old thread.
    Which says it was stated in #23 - last I heard, a couple of days ago, you were up to #22.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Le Messor View Post
    So, it comes to this:
    http://www.alphaflight.net/showthrea...at-Beast/page2

    finally found that old thread.
    Which says it was stated in #23 - last I heard, a couple of days ago, you were up to #22.

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    I am on 27 now. And I will have to look at 22 again. I don't recall reading it was specifically seven. But then wasn't really looking for it either.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tawmis View Post
    I am on 27 now. And I will have to look at 22 again. I don't recall reading it was specifically seven. But then wasn't really looking for it either.
    23.

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    ... which, it occurs to me, is right next to me.
    Page 3, Panel 3: "Look now upon the form and substance of one of the last seven, of the Great Beasts."
    (The emphasis is in the original.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tawmis View Post
    You know. In hindsight... that isn't true... about him needing a body. What the heck body was it that he "had" when he appeared 100 years in the past? The demonic thing? And Scrambled Eggs... isn't exactly a body... before he jumped to the human hosts....

    They explained it. They're more powerful on Earth.
    It also stated that eggs represented life and the promise of life, so I think that Ranaq did inhabit hosts in the scrambled eggs, a minor point IMO, because Somon is the trickiest of the Great Beasts (as demonstrated in AF# 24), he lies by omission, and he used his "psychic death" technique in his own realm but didn't get a chance to use it on Earth.

    Where do the Beasts go when they "die"? Especially now with "Death" inaccessible?

    What isn't Somon telling?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Garry/Al-Fan View Post
    Where do the Beasts go when they "die"? Especially now with "Death" inaccessible?
    What isn't Somon telling?[/COLOR][/B][/SIZE][/FONT]
    Well, that's answered in Chaos War: Dead Avengers.

    They get caught between sleep/dream/nightmare/life/death.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Garry/Al-Fan View Post
    Where do the Beasts go when they "die"? Especially now with "Death" inaccessible?
    I think they play sax for an all-girl cabaret in New Orleans.

    What's Thanos doing during all this? His would-be girlfriend must be Ma-aaad!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Le Messor View Post
    I think they play sax for an all-girl cabaret in New Orleans.

    What's Thanos doing during all this? His would-be girlfriend must be Ma-aaad!
    Oh. You have not been reading the THANOS IMPERATIVE, eh? (It's done now)... But it was before all this happened... and... it was... epic. GREAT comic writing.

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    Some gods that are killed are brought back as evil servants as shown in Chaos War: God Squad.

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    So, just to be clear here, which came first; the chicken, or Ranaq the Devourer?
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