[LMB] LMB as Mary-Sue

Matthew George matt.msg at gmail.com
Fri Feb 26 18:50:25 GMT 2016

Except that Tony Stark has lots of problems, not least an inability to take
most things seriously, a vast and frequently hurtful arrogance, and
assorted psychological issues ranging from being convinced his father
didn't love him to PTSD.

Rather like Superman.  The better Superman stories compensate for his
physical nigh-invincibility by giving him problems, challenges, and
obstacles that his powers don't assist him with, particularly ethical

Batman is super-competent... except for his own psychological issues and a
set of personal rules which cripple his effectiveness at achieving his
goals.  (If he'd just kill the Joker, so many innocents would be saved...)

Matt G.

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