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#1 Posted by theredhood44 (1093 posts) - - Show Bio

Does the writter usally mean everything while it comes to fights? E/x stan lee said thor beats hulk in a fight but it depends on the writter, another E/x is barry allen, in the new 52 he was a joke to his formor self who in fact, did events in picro seconds and had a attosecond reaction speed time(which doesnt make sense since a picrosecond is faster then an attosecond) but in n52 and rebirth I havent seen him achieve or show feats near those capabilities, wouldnt you agree?

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#2 Posted by Yung ANcient One (5308 posts) - - Show Bio

In theory, yes. In practice, no. There is too much of a pecking order to check and balance decision making for the writer to have the final say. (+)

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#3 Posted by JediXMan (42004 posts) - - Show Bio

I'd say the writer has the final say on any work that they have exclusively written for.

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#4 Posted by Spambot (9038 posts) - - Show Bio

I think on their own book they more or less do. In things like big events the story will get planned out ahead of time to some degree as prob do how the fights will go. Marvel has a team of like 5-6 writers who plan out all their events ahead of time.

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#5 Posted by deactivated-097092725 (10555 posts) - - Show Bio

@jedixman said:

I'd say the writer has the final say on any work that they have exclusively written for.

Pretty much this.

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#6 Posted by RabumAlal (4667 posts) - - Show Bio

What kind of a question is this?

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#8 Posted by Just_Banter (12290 posts) - - Show Bio
@jedixman said:

I'd say the writer has the final say on any work that they have exclusively written for.

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#9 Posted by King_Krown (1142 posts) - - Show Bio

@jedixman said:

I'd say the writer has the final say on any work that they have exclusively written for.

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#10 Edited by Helloman (25106 posts) - - Show Bio

If they wrote it, they have the final say on it.

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#11 Posted by mrmonster (12869 posts) - - Show Bio

Yes. The author is the end all be all when it comes to their own work.

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#12 Posted by TheAmazingSpidey (16984 posts) - - Show Bio

Yes. That's why I haven't bothered getting into battles.

"Who will win in a fight between x and y?"

Me: Um... it depends who's writing.

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#13 Posted by RukelnikovFTW (5788 posts) - - Show Bio

Yes. The author is the end all be all when it comes to their own work.

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#14 Posted by MajinBlackheart (9086 posts) - - Show Bio

Yes. The author is the end all be all when it comes to their own work.

But a lot of times (specifically Big Two) they are using preestablished characters and histories. Are you saying we shouldn't be able to take something with a grain of salt when they totally miss the mark?

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#15 Posted by CramAndman (1665 posts) - - Show Bio

@theredhood44: @jloneblackheart:

If they are the sole writer/creator then they are the ultimate source, if they are using pre-established characters like with the Big Two then there is no ultimate arbiter or source as even the editors/owners can change over time. IMO, the most balanced approach to understanding the limits of these kind of characters are to take middle showings over High and Low and further extrapolate a middle from the High and Low showings, so you can make statements like, "Most of the time Flash has Pico-second speed or most of the time Flash doesn't get tagged by street levelers, etc."

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#16 Posted by MajinBlackheart (9086 posts) - - Show Bio

@cramandman: That's basically what I'm saying, but I'm also referring to things not involved with feats, such as characterization and continuity (retcons excluded).

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#17 Posted by Pokeysteve (11985 posts) - - Show Bio

Feats are greater than statements no matter who they come from. I look to the writers statements only when there's a grey area and even then I wouldn't use it in a debate.

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#18 Posted by CramAndman (1665 posts) - - Show Bio

@cramandman: That's basically what I'm saying, but I'm also referring to things not involved with feats, such as characterization and continuity (retcons excluded).

The beauty of art, even (especially?!) popular art, is that it's open to interpretation. It's not science, there are conflicting facts, errors, and out-of-character/continuity moments. There are still going to be more or less valid interpretations but you are the ultimate diviner of meaning. Just don't expect everyone to accept your interpretation.

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#19 Edited by deactivated-5b2121a0a9a00 (10000 posts) - - Show Bio
@jedixman said:

I'd say the writer has the final say on any work that they have exclusively written for.