What a weird hair!
What a weird hair!
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I have nothing to add to this thread other than the fact that I really enjoy the Elektra character, and she needs to be in more comics!!
Is Elektra's time spent as a stripper/dancer still part of continuity?
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Great thread. Elektra is my second favourite Marvel character of all time, but I have to agree that no-one seems to know how to write her properly at all. The male writers all seem stumped by her vicissitude (alternation between opposite or contrasting things) and 'tweener' status. She is, after all, an assassin. Not a Hero, but not a Villain either, she operates in that grey area of constant moral event horizons that mainstream comics do not usually do well.
About the one thing I dislike about Elektra are the sais - in reality a Sai is a very awkward and unwieldy weapon for a female fighter; but even with suspension of disbelief as we're talking about comic book super-heroines, I still prefer Elektra when she uses a Sword, her mystic powers, or fights unarmed.
I hope she's given another shot at her own regular title. Here's a pic where she looks beautiful IMO, with Matt -
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I liked the stories when Greg Rucka was writing her. Zeb Wells knows how to write her as well.
Also I don't like it when shes an assassin, I think Rucka made a point of showing how all that killing was her way of coping with her father's death. It was Rodi who went back on all that development for some reason and turned her back into an assassin towards the end of her 2nd ongoing.
I could see her as an agent of Shield since they have hired her to do work for them in the past.
I would love to see Elektra working full-time for SHIELD.
I would also love to see her in something animated, done by Bruce Tim: