Wednesday, September 30, 2009

chapter 9, Page 3 Just a cartoon!

The art of over analyzing animated stories.

In case you're curious, or couldn't guess, Mary and family are watching X-Men: Evolution in this episode.

That still bugs me...

11 comments:

Brian, aka Nanoc, aka Norski said...

I suppose I didn't exactly help, that time.

Robert said...

Heh. Um... it's not just iron that's affected by magnetic fields. ^^;; Here's a list of ferromagnetic materials (materials that can add to a magnetic field). Admittedly, titanium isn't on that list... ^^;; but that's a matter of "Didn't Do The Research" (I was kind and didn't link it to TV Tropes).

Thanks for updating again! I've missed MQC. :)

Rob H.

Tenacious-K said...

I love how the Dad chimes in with his little comment - just what I would do (have done!) in such situations.

OTH, it seems to me the power of psychic magnetic control would not necessarily be dependent on the presence or absence of iron. A basic magnet, after all, is composed of metal; I don’t think Magneto has any metal in his brain. Therefore, his power is probably more related to the density of the matter he can control – perhaps he can detect and manipulate the smallest distortions in a gravity field caused by the presence of a denser, metallic object. If that’s the case then it would not matter what kind of metal it is. With this logic, Magneto is capable of controlling any type of metal – a nice solution to the conundrum don’t you think?

This discussion reminds me of an article I read shortly before the first Spiderman movie was released. It was revealed that the producers had digitally altered the signs on some of the businesses in the backgrounds of some location shots in New York (don’t remember why; probably had to do with getting permission and paying usage fees, etc.). Anyway, some critics had complained that this would make the scene unrealistic. To which Sam Raimi replied sarcastically, “Oh, yeah, gotta make sure we’re completely realistic with our Spiderman movie!”

:D

Brigid said...

@Dad: Not particularly. :P

@Robert: Notice how copper, aluminum, and a whole lot of the identifiable metals that Magneto has turned into scrap aren't on that list? (Though I admit I wasn't expecting nickle to be there. I was aware that there were things that could be affected by magnets other than iron, but I wasn't sure what they were called. The thing that magnets themselves are made out of, for instance.)

And you're welcome! ^_^

@Tenacious-K: Glad to know Dad and I aren't the only ones!

I think we just committed genocide on the catgirl population with this discussion. :P Oh, yeah, we gotta make sure our superheroes are realistic!

Teddy-Werebear said...

I am Teddy-Werebear, and I have just read the entirety of the MQC archive to the current post

Anonymous said...

I read it while in Iraq... it is hot and dry here, and what passes for the rainy season is coming.

Brigid said...

@Teddy: Glad to have you on board! Hope the archives were to your satisfaction. Is that you posting as the infamous 'Anonymous' as well?

Teddy-Werebear said...

Yeah that was me, sorry. No subterfuge was meant.

Brigid said...

@Teddy: No apologies needed. ^_^ I just wanted to confirm.

Journo-SEAL said...

Then again, in the X-Men film and X-Men the Animated Series, Magneto has the drop on Wolverine because his claws and skeleton are made of metal.

I guess they made it a bit more challenging for Magneto in XM-E?

Brigid said...

@Journo: Not so much. Just like all his other appearances, Magneto seems to be able to manipulate anything made of metal in XM:E. What I want to know is how he manipulates non-ferromagnetic materials.