They did that with Hal. Some people when faced with adversity, turn to there core principles not fly off into evil. In fact, if I were I psychologist I would dare say that most people fall back to their roots.
This just seems out of her core.
: I don't think that Mary was turned bad just so
: she could be more popular (bad to be good).
: While I do agree that the racier aspects of
: the image change, especially amongst the
: stereotypical "comic fanboy" were
: probably a discussed motivator, I do believe
: the changeover was presented well. Let's not
: forget, for whatever reason, Mary was
: abandoned by Billy and Freddie when she was
: injured. When she needed her family the
: most, they weren't there. So, emotionally,
: she became more pliant to the machinations
: of the manipulative Black Adam and then
: Eclipso. It was only with Infinite Crisis,
: and Darkseid's influence, that Mary became a
: caricature of evil rather than the
: emotionally wounded and manipulated bad guy
: (gal). This just suggests, once again, that
: DC has no real plans or desire to develop
: these characters. Unfortunately, I have a
: feeling that will only continue, as there
: doesn't seem to be any middle ground as to
: what fans will accept.
: There are those who love the purity and
: innocence and will not accept change, and
: those who think the old ways are outdated
: and foolish. It's just too bad there aren't
: more middle of the road fans. At least
: enough to prove to DC that it would be worth
: trying something different.
: How about making them more like a real
: Billy as Capt. marvel should remain pure,
: noble, and virtuous. Junior wants to do
: right, but feels he can never live up to
: Marvel's expectations, so he becomes a
: rowdier, more rebellious teenager. And Mary,
: having been left behind, becomes the black
: sheep of the family. The good one who fell
: in with drugs, so to speak, and needs an
: intervention. After all, comics have proven
: in the past that the family dynamic can work
: out well, as with the Fantastic Four. Why it
: couldn't work out well for the Marvels is
: beyond me.
: --Previous Message--
: I'm in agreement with you. I don't mind
: changes, but this idea that you have to have
: been bad in order to good kind of violates
: some of the characters at DC that were based
: in innocense like the Marvels and even
: Nightwing a few years ago.
: --Previous Message--
: Why is Evil mary the right direction? I
: the idea at first, i thought she might grow
: and learn form it, but it seems its more for
: titular excitement, and only seems to show
: Mary was never worthy to begin with...
: I hate DC...
: --Previous Message--
: Wow...you put a lot of thought into the
: character and the movie. Impressive.
: However, I think that DC has done the right
: thing with the new direction that they're
: taking with Captain Marvel. Marvel taking
: over as the wizard is brilliant-awesome new
: outfit, cool hair! Capt Jr is Shazam. Very
: smart. It makes sense. Now when people
: mistakingly call him Shazam they'll be
: right. Evil Mary is the right direction.
: Black Adam anti-hero hell yeah! This is the
: right formula to bring Shazam into the
: 2000's. The old Cap was fun, but outdated.
: I pray that the movie doesn't even have
: Tawky Tawny. Come on guys get with the 21st
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