The vagueness of "Gadgets"

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#1 Posted by Ebony Bishop (792 posts) - - Show Bio

Does anyone else find the power "Gadgets" just a little broad in usage? I get Batman being there, but Iron Man? Green Lantern? Since when is a power suit or a power ring a 'gadget'?

I mean, THOR has "Gadgets" as a power! Does that make Mjolnir (sp?) a 'gadget'?

Can I buy it at Radio Shack? 'Cause I would.

I thought maybe having a "Mystical Weapon" or "Power Item" might be more appropriate, and leave the 'gadgets' for people like Hank Pym and Batman.

And wouldn't it make sense for "Power Suit" to be an origin rather than a power?

Just my 2 cents...

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#2 Posted by Red L.A.M.P. (2781 posts) - - Show Bio

I agree. Gadgets:

"A small specialized mechanical or electronic device; a contrivance."

"a mechanical contrivance or device; any ingenious article."

Mjolnir is not mechanical. Nor is Green Lanterns ring.

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#3 Posted by valinorbob (57 posts) - - Show Bio

I tried to remove Gadgets and Ice Control from Thor when I edited his entry, but it didn't actually remove them.

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#4 Posted by BuckshotWasHere (19547 posts) - - Show Bio

I already changed Thor's Gadgets so that might be why, but I didn't change Ice Control so maybe not. The new power I gave him was Power Item so check under that to see some other characters I changed.