|Reviews for The Last Son, Book Four: Destinies|
| rmarcano321 chapter 14 . 5/20
Doombots are scary cool!
Go Mistress of Magic: Zatanna!
Foxfire is a fictional character appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics. The character appeared in the original Squadron Supreme series. Foxfire had the ability to project some form of bioluminescent energy through her fingertips that could disintegrate matter by breaking its molecular bonds. Her power manifested as a "glow" which she projected from her body, usually from her hands. She needed to touch an object in order to affect it.
Michael Holt is the third smartest man in the world, a brilliant inventor and the second super-hero to call himself Mister Terrific. He is the successor to Terry Sloane. Despite having no powers, his T-Spheres make him invisible to technology and he is a member of the Justice Society. HoltTeach sounds interesting!
| rmarcano321 chapter 13 . 5/20
It's cool dude.
Wanda's flashback to when her father carted her off to a mental institution might have been more emotionally effective if they didn't use the exact same voice clip of her crying out to her father three times in the flashback, with those being her only lines aside from "Don't leave me...". Magneto can be a real jerk!
| rmarcano321 chapter 12 . 5/20
New Orleans is famous for its Blues music.
Big Bad Ensemble: Irene's prophecy revealed that the "Darkness" is not one individual, but four. These are "The Warlord" (Apocalypse), "The Tyrant" (Darkseid), "The Machine" (Brainiac) and "The Beast" (who is unknown so far, but may be Trigon given his daughter Raven's existence in this universe and the mention of a prophecy regarding her).
By Book Four, Project: Cadmus and their Suicide Squad seems to be leading into cape buster territory by recruiting people with questionable backgrounds, and focusing their efforts more on Superman and his allies than any of the other active threats. Thanks a bunch Amanda Waller!
Alison Blaire, improved more or less. Having previously been an annoying Mary Sue, her discovery of some of her Dark and Troubled Past her mother was Madame Hydra, who seduced Alison's father simply to get at his DNA, worked with Mister Sinister to ensure that the baby had the necessary powers and appearance, aborting over half a dozen pregnancies in the process. She even faked a career in music to get Alison to go down that path. In essence, everything about Alison was a lie which led to a thoroughly effective Break the Cutie, and deal with it herself in a thoroughly realistic and awesome way did a lot to endear her to fans.
| rmarcano321 chapter 11 . 5/20
I hope the Sentry appears.
The common criticism is that most Marvel characters are seemingly underpowered in comparison to the DC characters, namely Zod. The author admits that he has been doing this with Marvel in general, and is working to change it. Whether he actually will is too soon to tell.
| rmarcano321 chapter 10 . 5/20
Go Moira, Merlin, and Excalibur!
Krypton is arguably a Mary Suetopia, being a ridiculously advanced society whom even Asgard mourned when they went extinct, and even decades after their deaths, even the merest scrap of Kryptonian technology is bitterly fought over by the rest of the galaxy. While Krypton was definitely very advanced in the comics, it was never portrayed nearly this positively.
| rmarcano321 chapter 9 . 5/20
War Machine, Pepper Potts, Justin Hammer, and the Masters of Evil sure are large hams!
| rmarcano321 chapter 8 . 5/20
Go Domino and the Osborns!
| rmarcano321 chapter 7 . 5/20
Hal Jordan and Maxima rule.
Kurox was the first Kryptonian artificial intelligence created by Jor-El. He became the primary servitor to the House of El. Created by Kryptonian scientist Jor-El, Kurox was made the protector of Jor-El's family, giving him specific directives in addition to the basic directives all A.I.s begin functioning with; directives to protect and obey the House of El. Kurox was given to Jor-El's brother Lin-El and lived with Lin-El's family on Argo. When Argo fell victim to a Eradicator, Kurox was spared and began looking after the planet's sole survivor, Kara Zor-El.
| rmarcano321 chapter 6 . 5/20
Mitchell and Duncan Matthews are assoles!
Mark is Brainiac 5 people!
Superman calls Spider-Man "Little Red", while Spider-Man calls Superman "Big Blue". Additionally, Logan has an affectionate nickname for just about every member of the Xavier institute.
| rmarcano321 chapter 5 . 5/20
Starfire, Brainiac 5, Daisy, Eddie Brock, Gordon Godfrey, Graydon Creed, Donnie Drake, Reverend William Stryker, and Bolivar Trask made quite an impression.
| rmarcano321 chapter 4 . 5/20
Black Canary has work to do.
It seems that most of the Kryptonite that fell in Kansas with Superman's arrival was destroyed, but several of the villains still managed to get their hands in a fair amount of it to cause trouble. S.H.I.E.L.D. confiscated enough of it to load a nuclear missile with it, which they planned to use to kill Zod (as well as Superman) during the climax of Book Three.
In Book One, Superman creates a space suit composed of nanomachines to go on outer space missions. Starting on Book Two, he repurposes it so it can protect him from kryptonite radiation.
| rmarcano321 chapter 3 . 5/20
Cadmus, Power Pack, Admiral Whitemane, Gordanians, Deathstroke, Deadpool, Major Force, and Deadshot rule.
Aelfyre Whitemane was a Kymellian xenologist with a love of Earth culture and books. When he discovered the ruthless Snarks were interested in the work of James Power of Earth, he raced to intercede before the Kymellians' ancestral enemies got ahold of Power's technology. Whitemane encountered Power's children and protected them from the Snarks, but were mortally wounded himself in the process. Before dying, he passed his powers to the children who became the superhero team Power Pack.
| rmarcano321 chapter 2 . 5/20
Chloe Sullivan, Cat Grant, and Jimmy Olsen are funny!
Quicksilver has joined the team.
Word is out about Alison and Superman.
Lobo and Maxima got it going on!
The North Korean diplomat is extremely hostile towards Sentrius. Considering what she did to North Korea on General Zod's orders, his antipathy is understandable.
Apocalypse is a Marvel Universe character created by writer Louise Simonson and artist Jackson Guice. He first appeared in X-Factor vol. 1 #5 (May, 1986). He has since gone on to plague the X-Men and other heroes. Born 5,000 years ago into a desert tribe in Ancient Egypt who took one look at the blue skinned mutant and left the supposed abomination behind to die, the infant who would become Apocalypse was found by the leader of a band of desert raiders called Baal, who adopted the boy and named him "En Sabah Nur" — "The First One", as he believed that the child was the first of a Master Race of beings who would one day inherit the Earth (He was not actually the "first" mutant, as there were others who came before him — Selene, notably, is nearly thrice as old at 14,000). Baal raised En Sabah Nur and indoctrinated him into the brutal philosophy of his raiding band — Survival of the Fittest, and the idea that life is and should be a never ending struggle of the strong against the weak and each other to earn the right to live and prosper. Apocalypse's natural mutations are physical prowess, intelligence, immortality, and his strange gray skin and blue lips (surprisingly enough), and his Master of Your Domain ability, as shown in the Rise of Apocalypse mini. The rest of his abilities such as the technopathy, psychic abilities (maybe; the comics are inconsistent on whether or not the psychic abilities are natural or augmented), his armor and other powers are either derived from technology on loan from the Celestials or by altering his genetic structure.
His Evolution counterpart may be the strongest version, and is slightly less evil.
| rmarcano321 chapter 1 . 5/20
Supergirl and Blink are Awesome!
Ozymandias originally was a warlord in Ancient Egypt under the service of Rama-Tut/Kang the Conqueror. He kept plotting against Rama-Tut, who disposed him of his royal right to be pharaoh. In a moment of turmoil, he entered the Sphinx, which was actually Tut's time traveling ship, and seized the opportunity to unlock its secrets to dominate the nation.
Exodus is a fictional supervillain appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics. Created by writer Scott Lobdell and artist Joe Quesada, he first appeared in X-Factor #92 (July 1993). His real name was initially given as Paris Bennett, but this was uncovered as an alias when he was revealed to have been born in 12th century France under the name of Bennet Du Paris. Exodus is one of the most powerful mutants. He possesses vast superhuman powers, including telepathy, telekinesis, and teleportation, as well as superhuman durability and healing. His high power levels may be a result of tampering by Apocalypse.
| Finmonster chapter 14 . 3/13
Great chapter! Liked your explanation of the relationship between the Phantom Zone and the Negative Zone. Also, liked your introductions of Annihilus, Mr. Terrific, and Zatanna. Interested to see what the next chapter will bring, though it sounds like we should expect an appearance from Omega Red. Good luck with the next one!