Re: the Big Secret (Spoliers)
Posted by Alextron on April 29, 2006, 4:10 pm, in reply to "the Big Secret (Spoliers)"
Not to mention anybody could have the power of the Void/Sentry. It didn't take any special degree of biology for him to have the power. Not only would that spell doom for the world, it makes him less special. I wonder if destroying the Void makes him less powerful now.
: I just wanted to start a thread on the big
: secret, since it seems there's some
: confusion/dispute about how 'big' it was. I
: haven't gone back and re-read the series
: from start to finish, but it seems to me
: that a lot of folks thought the big secret
: would "doom the universe." Given
: how things turned out in issue eight, it
: seems to me the big secret relates to the
: Sentry, alone, which doesn't really undercut
: its importance.
: So here's what I think the big secret was
: (which was pretty disturbing, imo): that
: Robert didn't want to be the Sentry.
: Seems to me that, for the Sentry persona, it
: has to be a pretty big blow to find out that
: your alter ego is actually a mentally
: disturbed drug addict who'd rather be a
: hideous killer, than an actual hero ...
: which is what the series started hinting at
: midway into things, and really made clear in
: the last issue.
: In thinking this through, two particular
: scenes became that much more important to
: me: the first being the early scene where
: Lindy wants Bob to assume the Sentry persona
: 'cos she's feeling "frisky" (and
: he doesn't ... which now makes sense as he
: apparently didn't think of himself as the
: Sentry so much as the Void); the second
: being the scene in issue 7 where Sentry
: breaks out while shouting "I'm
: real" (or whatever it was).
: Seems to me that the secret is that Bob
: identified more with the evil aspects of his
: personality than the good, which means he
: was more interested in repressing his powers
: as the Sentry than restraining his abilities
: as the Void. If you're the Sentry persona
: (and I assume schizo personas seem
: themselves distinctly from one another),
: then that HAS to be pretty deflating.
: Basically, my understanding of things now is
: that Bob wasn't in hiding because if he
: became the Sentry, the Void would show (ala
: the New Avengers storlyine). Rather, it was
: the reverse: he was in hiding because if he
: acted as the Void he would also have to act
: as the Sentry ... and THAT'S what he didn't
: want to do
: I could be wrong about all of this ... and
: will definitely re-read the story from start
: to finish ... but if what I've said IS the
: case, then yeah: that's a pretty damaging
: secret, so far as the Sentry persona itself
: goes (and is a major threat to the world, if
: the Sentry saves tons and tons of lives
: before the Void returns).
: Good stuff, I thought, and my hats are off
: to the creative team for making this a
: "must read" for me while it was
: coming out. JRjr turned in some stellar
: work (as usual), and now I'm really looking
: forward to his work on the Eternals ... and
: hopefully the Inhumans, 'cos I really want
: to see Black Bolt drawn "the way he
: should be."
: Cheers folks.