|08-12-2009, 11:08 AM||#11|
Join Date: Dec 2008
Nor does body mass or gender ever affect the ability to perform at peak level. It's just one of those things that they ignore in comics. Cassandra Cain can clobber skilled opponents three times her size because she's "just that good." Things like reach, strength advantages, and literally knowing how to throw your weight around are irrelevant in the world of comic-book fighting.
Of course, there's always the ridiculous "Well if I fight them with no style/random brawling they won't be able to react properly!" that comic writers try to use as an excuse for inferior opponents to bloody master martial artists. (I hate that one, too)
Yeah, I have a feeling that Helix is going to end up being way too powerful for the Joe-verse. That, or again, after this one-shot her abilities will be extremely downplayed.
Once again, I hope she's got some personality besides "combat machine." It'll be her only saving grace. I absolutely love the Cassandra Cain Batgirl, but it wasn't because of her insane combat abilities, it was because of the personality that developed in spite of those abilities. At least until DC screwed her over completely, but that's neither here nor there.
Likewise, Taskmaster is entertaining because he's a snarky, self-serving bastard. Helix is going to need some "pizazz" to her character or she's just going to be flat-out boring. Sometimes trying too hard to make someone "totally awesome" can end up backfiring.
But at least she's a cool action figure!
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|08-12-2009, 11:49 AM||#12|
Needs A New Catch Phrase
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Chicago, IL
I got the figure because I liked the look of her, hopefully I like the character after I read the comic.
"Duke wasn't born. He was Government Issued."
|08-12-2009, 12:02 PM||#13|
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: indianapolis indiana
Sounds a little like DARK ANGEL
I love it.
James Cameron do you get the messege ?
|08-12-2009, 12:05 PM||#14|
Join Date: Apr 2008
Another one man(or woman) army? GIJoe is about a team. Enough with characters like these.
|08-12-2009, 12:26 PM||#15|
Bringer of the Black Dawn
Join Date: Dec 2008
We will later find out, NANITES actually are what make her do this. But I have to agree, i'm a big marvel fan and well, I'll read marvel if I want to read about superheroes.
|08-12-2009, 08:06 PM||#16|
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Northeastern, Pennsylvania
|08-12-2009, 08:47 PM||#17|
Mad Scientist at Large
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Portland, OR
|08-12-2009, 08:57 PM||#18|
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Location: Northwood, NH
|08-12-2009, 09:31 PM||#19|
Join Date: Apr 2009
In the comic, Helix is an "Alpha Level G.I. Joe operative". There is no file on her and she has no prior military background.
She has an elite level of awareness and is portrayed to be much more than the standard "martial-arts badass".
She can apparently master any skill after encountering it only once and she sees the world on a whole different level than anyone else.
Overall there's not much else told about her. She remains for the most part, a mystery.
Cobra's own Weapon X!
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