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Mark Reuter wrote:If you read too many comics though, ICONIC goes right out the window. I will tell you that I have read a LOT of Flash comics and there isn't one ability in my build that the Flash in the comics hasn't pulled off more than once. Iconic means different things for different folks because some of us read a lot of comics as a kid but not so much anymore as an adult. So what is Iconic for me may not be Iconic for you. If all you ever read about the Hulk was when he was the Green Scar Hulk, your perceptions of his ICONIC abilities might be totally different than someone who was familiar with World War Hulk (Or Sunset Hulk, etc.).
SuperCracker wrote:Honestly, characters have powers depending on who is writing them.
Mark Reuter wrote:SuperCracker wrote:Honestly, characters have powers depending on who is writing them.
I agree, which is why it is so difficult to define "iconic", since superheroes undergo changes all the time, depending on who is writing them, the era, etc.