Mermista is water!
Has anyone noticed how imbalanced MOTUC is so far regarding aquatic and airborne characters? All of the water-dwellers we've gotten so far have been villains:
Octavia (Coming soon)
None of the heroes I can think of...
Then on the other side of things, almost all of the flying characters are heroic:
Potentially more in the future such as Razz, Angella, Flutterina, Sweet Bee...
Batros (Coming soon)
and maybe Draego-Man depending on whether you'd say he's on anybody's side
I'm not sure where I'm going with this, it's mostly just on observation. On one hand, it's kind of cool because each side has kind of a safe place from which to strike. However it can also point out some niches that need to be filled. Mermista, Hydron, and a Roton would be very welcome as far as I'm concerned. Any thoughts?
*I left out Orko and Shadow-Weaver. They hover/teleport, but I don't really picture them soaring through the sky.
Last edited by Lentzquest; April 17, 2013 at 01:36pm.
Hydron too, although I think he means characters we've actually gotten. Also, Clawful is a water guy, right?
Yeah, I was only listing the releases/reveals I could think of to-date.
Mosquitor (in STAR comics)
Scare Glow (in STAR comics)
LOL! It's like Transformers, where the Decepticons ruled the skies, while the Autobots controlled the road. Come to think of it, I think the Decepticons controlled the seas too, especially with the Seacons. The Deceps had more sea-monsters while the Autobots had more boats.
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Zodac goes in there somewhere.
And in theory spell casters can fly if they wanted. Which is another interesting imbalance, at least till you take into account PoP.
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Well, it probably has something to do with humanity's view of the respective domains. The seas with it's dark and deep unknowns has been the birthplace of many aquatic creatures, both real and imaginary, that created fear in the hearts of man (the Kraken, sea serpents, sharks, pirahna, etc...). Whereas the skies has usually been the domain of creatures who are viewed as noble and regal (eagles, falcons, angels). That's the reason why I see the hero/villain is broken up betweeb sky and sea.
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We're forgetting Granamyr for the heroic flyers!
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&, didn't, at points in the series, Hordak, Evil-Lyn & Skeletor all fly in the 200x series, or at least levitate, via magic?
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Mermista! Mermista! Mermista!
Yet another reasson to get her asap!
Does Batros actually fly? Or does he just have those little wings for aesthetic flair?
Water is the worst represented element for the heroes, with none to speak of in vintage MOTU. Even the villains have a decent amount of airborne characters to combat the heroes.
And of course Batros flies.
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Why does there have to be balance?
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