Friday, July 22, 2005

Theme Day for 7/22

Today's theme is .... "_____, No More!!"

The following are examples of heroes who gave up their heroic identities.

1. The first of Captain America's TWO times doing it! In the 70s, Cap became disillusioned with America, so he dropped the Cap identity and became a cop. Then he figured he needed to be a superhero, so he became NOMAD!

2. Later on, the government STRIPPED Cap of his Captain America title. Cap still went out in a similar costume as...the Captain!

3. Wonder Woman also dropped her identity twice. The first time is when she gave up her Amazonian powers and decided to make a go at it as just Diana Prince! Details here.

4. Later, Diana TOO was stripped of the title Wonder Woman! She decided to go hang out in hot pants and a sports bra and be...DIANA!

5. Tony Stark had to give up being Iron Man a couple of times, and both times, Jim Rhodes stood in for him. Good friend, that Rhodey.

6. For a time, Peter Parker believed himself to be a clone of the REAL Peter Parker, so he took some time off and retired to Oregon with Mary Jane.

7. All added up, I think Hal Jordan may have spent more time NOT as the Green Lantern as he did AS the Green Lantern...hehe.

8. Batman had his back injured, so he decided that perhaps Azrael was a better Batman than him.

9. When Batman realized that that was a poor decision, he still took some time off and let Dick Grayson be Batman for awhile.

10. When his father found out he was Robin, Tim Drake was forced to give up his identity for a time. The Gotham gang wars brought him out of retirement.

10 is enough for me, but I know there are literally tons more!

Feel free to fill them in, folks!


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Out of left field somewhat - but even UK futurecop Judge Dredd gave it up three times! Recently, he tried to resign again, but his Chief Judge wouldn't let him...

(If anyone cares - first time was in protest over lax robot laws, second time was to flush out a lunar criminal and the third time was mostly because he was getting old... although not as old as he is now.)

7/23/2005 3:32 PM  
Blogger Tom Foss said...

How about when Spider-Man was wanted for some reason or another, so Peter developed four separate identities (Dusk, Ricochet, Prodigy, and Hornet)?

Or during the "Death of Clark Kent" storyline where Superman gave up being Clark to save his family, then subsequently gave up being Superman for the same reason, eventually becoming...a lumberjack!

7/24/2005 1:31 AM  
Blogger MarkAndrew said...

The Thing's whole thing is giving up being the Thing.

7/26/2005 2:41 AM  
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