Was it because people realized or thought they were too all powerful?
Or was it because new writers and stuff came in?
Or even both.
The Beyonder and Molecule Man Retconned? i haven't come across or heard anything of that sort , that story line fueled the idea of nanny & the baby making machine , like how magneto was turned into a baby & Storm was turned into teen encountering gambit .
The Boyonder and molecule man story plot was just simple ... the end is but the beginning .
Molecule Man was never Rectoned, he suppressed his powers to live an ordinary life. Kind of like how SS2 Gohan in the Cell Saga was overall more powerful than SS2 Gohan during the Buu Saga. Gohan quit training to study academics.
Simple; It's because Brian Michael Bendis is evil. Here endeth the explanation.
If you seek back up to this, please forward further messages to the @X35 and probably the lovely @lykopis (sorry to dob you in ladies, but i think maybe you're the authorities here)
The retcon of the Beyonder was first in the 90s (after Secret Wars and Secret Wars II)... he and the Molecule Man were being retconned into being derived from the Cosmic Cube and DeFalco wanted, for some nonsensical reason, to tie the Beyonder to the unrelated race of Beyonders.
Then 20 years later, Bendis came along and decided to retcon the Beyonder into being an Inhuman and a mutant... despite him having powers akin to a God and greater than the Cosmic entities. Molecule Man wasn't retconned but he was nonsensically killed in Dark Avengers by a stupid amped up deus ex machina Sentry.
Both the retcons made little sense.
The Official Handbook to the Marvel Universe: Blockbusters (2011) does a little bit about the Beyonder's future after the first Secret Wars and states the following:
"He would variously claim to be the sentient life force of an alternate universe, a nascent cosmic cube, and a mutant Inhuman - able to alter reality, whichever he believes at any given moment is true."
they were too powerful. as a matter of fact they messed up the cosmic order of things. Outside of TOAA, LT is the most powerful.. and then Eternity... etc etc. The Beyonder was a being that came out of no where with all power and no purpose. That makes no sense with abstracts. TOAA wouldnt make something that more powerful than his second in command for no reason. When it comes to abstracts.. their is a heirarchy. Authority translates to power with them. Beyonder had all the power but didnt naturally have any authority.
Molecule man is the same case but he would make even less sense because of all his power he was still a man. Men have limited perceptions and ways of thinking and even with all that power he shouldnt be able to fight beings like eternity who have wisdom and awareness that far outshines anything humankind can produce.
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