: I don't think the T-bolts would be a good fit
: for Moon Knight at all, especially this
: version of the team. By and large, the new
: team is made up of the sort of people Marc
: has been trying to distance himself from
: since he gave up the mercenary gig;
: murderers, terrorists, psychopaths and hired
: killers. Flash Thomspson gets a pass but
: the symbiote's still a killer and wouldn't
: be on this team if it wasn't under sedation.
I think the point of the new book isnt that the characters are a perfect fit for the team, more that the team needs those kinds of characters. Frank Castle isnt a fit for any team, nor are Elektra or Deadpool really - but they have the skills that Ross needs, so theyre in by hook or by crook.
This team seems to have something in common with the old Secret Defenders title - a rotating roster of characters with the right skills for the job at hand. In that respect Moonknight is the perfect fit. He might not like it, but he's still a perfect fit for Ross.
: The T-Bolts was always a team for villains
: turning face, and Moon Knight's been on the
: side of the angels for a long time now.
: Hawkeye and Luke Cage hadn't been criminals
: for a long time when they joined, but they
: were team leaders. I don't see Marc wanting
: to babysit a bunch of cons no matter who's
: on the team.
Marc might be a hero but he understands the necessity of doing certain unpleasant things better than most heroes. He's not against physically punishing villains or even killing them under certain circumstances, and I expect that if Ross came calling then he would either be able to pursuade Spector with some sound reasoning as to why he should help the team or otherwise compel him to do so.
When you talk about characters who wouldnt fit the team then we have to look at the likes of Cap and Spidey - they clearly wouldnt fit - but the likes of Moonknight would slot in quite well in terms of both personality and skill.
: Also, I've heard the new book kind of sucks.
Then youve not read it? Personally I thought it was a very good first issue, and the title has more in common with the old Marvel Knights team (anti-heroes rather than repentant villains) than it does with the traditional Thunderbolts concept.
I expect that Dark Avengers will be taking over the mantle of what Thunderbolts used to represent and that Thunderbolts will essentially become a Marvel Universe equivalent of Uncanny X-Force.
: Misty Knight's recent incarnation of Heroes
: for Hire was probably the perfect sort of
: team for Moon Knight because it let him
: operate independently in conjuction with
: other heroes. In concept, Secret Avengers
: was a good team for MK for the same reason,
: but that book lacked all kinds of direction
: and he barely ever got a chance to shine.
: The same thing would happen if he was on the
: current T-bolts team. He doesn't bring
: anything to the table Punisher, Deadpool and
: Elektra can't already provide. He'd just
: end up standing around in the background
: until he just vanished from the roster
: without an explanation as to why.
He's got more of what this kind of team needs with his stealth skills, hand to hand fighting techniques and training as a Marine and mercenary.
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