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Is Daken the biggest waste of potential in Marvel Comics

alexi52

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Oct 28, 2017
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On paper he should have been an interesting character, the son of Wolverine and Itsu, giving him connection to a really popular Wolverine story, an assassin whose mother was killed by Winter Soldier. In the diversity standpoint he's an half asian bisexual "hero"

So what went wrong? In pretty much every story he's been in he has been absolute trash
 

Vic_Viper

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Oct 25, 2017
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The biggest waste of potential was bringing him back to life after Wolverine had to drown him in a shallow puddle lol.

Daken might be the worst Wolverine ever.
 

Vic_Viper

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Oct 25, 2017
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I didnt mean to shit on him Op, if you were a fan of his. I just felt like that was such a huge moment for actual Wolverine, and it was pretty much wasted when they brought him back.
 

Ragnorok64

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I guess the next question was if there actually was that much potential there, when there was already X-23 to be Wolverine's "kid"?
 
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alexi52

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I didnt mean to shit on him Op, if you were a fan of his. I just felt like that was such a huge moment for actual Wolverine, and it was pretty much wasted when they brought him back.
Not really much of a fan of his, like the titles says I see him as a big waste potential, I believe the concept of Daken is great and we could have easily gotten a good character but we didn't, he's been horrible in everything I read him in(except in UXF)
 

Omnipotent

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Oct 25, 2017
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Daken was never cool or even slightly interesting and I'd argue there are probably dozens if not hundreds of situations of wasted potential that are more interesting than Daken.

Like why we don't have more interesting and on going X men teams
 

Vic_Viper

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Oct 25, 2017
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Not really much of a fan of his, like the titles says I see him as a big waste potential, I believe the concept of Daken is great and we could have easily gotten a good character but we didn't, he's been horrible in everything I read him in(except in UXF)
Ok, then yes I totally agree. I think people have tried recently to do something better with him, like in X-Men Blue, but I still havent gotten around to reading that arc, so im not sure.

At least hes not Wild Thing
 

SRG01

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Oct 25, 2017
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Daken hugely depends on the writer. His character's been rehabilitated a little in his last few appearances, but no one really knows what to do with the character long term because there's nothing fundamentally interesting about him.

Like, he's Wolverine's son? That's it? Wolverine has lots of offspring.
 

Akira86

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Oct 25, 2017
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Wolverine's slacker son is a disappointment and a waste of great potential?
Almost as if by design, you don't say?

blame the tattoos.
 

rude

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Oct 25, 2017
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He is redeemable considering it took until 2016 to make X-23 a good character. All shitty characters need is a good writer.
 

MisterHero

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Oct 25, 2017
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Daken being bisexual from the start is better than adding queer subtext to Logan after decades of existence.

Daken has that going for him
 

The Silver

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Oct 28, 2017
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At least he wasn't built up as the next big thing like Hope Summers only to get banished to the shadow realm after the big event book. What a fall from grace.
 

RiOrius

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Oct 27, 2017
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What? Are you talking about Captain Howlett?
Daken took a backseat since his « death » and it’s a shame. I miss his miniseries. Jimmy Hudson is pointless.
Oh hey, I didn't realize Jimmy made it out of the Ultiverse! Did they ever explain or build upon that time he grew metal on his claws for no apparent reason? I always wanted that to go somewhere and not just be complete garbage...
 

zon

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Oct 28, 2017
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No, Alex Summers is the biggest waste of potential among the mutant heroes.
 

HammerFace

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Oct 25, 2017
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At least he wasn't built up as the next big thing like Hope Summers only to get banished to the shadow realm after the big event book. What a fall from grace.
I’m still fucking salty about this. I got really into Hope’s stories and then bam. Like after Homecoming the stories kind of just slowed down and became boring and then she stopped existing.
 

TheMadTitan

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Oct 27, 2017
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He is redeemable considering it took until 2016 to make X-23 a good character. All shitty characters need is a good writer.
It's like you never read New X-Men Vol 2 at all! Everything X-23 related following M-Day was fucking gold. Laura Kinney has been excellent since she stepped out of X-Men Evolution.

I’m still fucking salty about this. I got really into Hope’s stories and then bam. Like after Homecoming the stories kind of just slowed down and became boring and then she stopped existing.
I wish she stopped existing, she's a terrorist now.
 

HammerFace

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Oct 25, 2017
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It's like you never read New X-Men Vol 2 at all! Everything X-23 related following M-Day was fucking gold. Laura Kinney has been excellent since she stepped out of X-Men Evolution.


I wish she stopped existing, she's a terrorist now.
Wait fucking what?? Thats dumb as hell, but I’m more surprised she’s around. Last I heard she was in some coma years ago and then it seemed like they forgot about her.
 

rude

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Oct 25, 2017
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It's like you never read New X-Men Vol 2 at all! Everything X-23 related following M-Day was fucking gold. Laura Kinney has been excellent since she stepped out of X-Men Evolution.


I wish she stopped existing, she's a terrorist now.
I don't think Kyle and Yost writing X-23 as the perpetual angst machine was interesting. I said what I said. Taking up the Wolverine mantle and giving her a wider cast of supporting characters made her much better to me.
 

bawjaws

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Oct 28, 2017
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Daken is just a C-list edgelord version of Wolverine, and therefore is dull as fuck. And whatever limited potential he had as a character has been squandered by dreadful writing.
 

Slayven

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Oct 25, 2017
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Daken is just a C-list edgelord version of Wolverine, and therefore is dull as fuck. And whatever limited potential he had as a character has been squandered by dreadful writing.
Remember when ti was revealed that Romulus was pulling his strings all along?
 

bawjaws

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Oct 28, 2017
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He has claws on his fingers AND claws coming out of his hands! Those metal claws look super awkward, too, like he'd be constantly catching them on things given that one of them points at right angles to the rest. And popping out claws that are longer than your forearms is one hell of a trick. Like, how do you flex your wrist when they're retracted?
 

Slayven

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He has claws on his fingers AND claws coming out of his hands! Those metal claws look super awkward, too, like he'd be constantly catching them on things given that one of them points at right angles to the rest. And popping out claws that are longer than your forearms is one hell of a trick. Like, how do you flex your wrist when they're retracted?
They are gloves......at first