Hell no. Psylocke getting race-switched is pretty simple, since the visual differences between the races are pretty small to begin with. Not to mention Psylocke was only around for what, three years before she got race-lifted? Whereas Fury has been kicking ass for half a century.
honestly, i'm surprised 616 Fury hasn't been replaced or ethno-switched yet. i expect his son to replace him at some point in the near future though.
an example of what i was getting at. Supreme Power Nighthawk/Kyle Richmond was a black guy and probably one of the better concepts to come out of that comic universe. they retire Kyle Richmond. and they create Joaquin Pennysworth (did they pick that name out of a hat?) to be the new Nighthawk. despite maybe looking cool, he's unlikely to be picked up by anyone else. and i imagine that many of Kyle Richmond's fans were displeased by the switch. it was done in a way that clearly pointed to Kyle being a loser.
but what gets me about this is that, if they were going to do it, it would have been easy enough to use someone like Dwayne Taylor instead of creating a brand new character. why Dwayne? because he has the skillset, the experience, and a similar m.o. to Kyle Richmond (both universe versions). plus he was in need of a new name. 'Nighthawk' is not a huge leap from the often-mocked 'Night Thrasher.' instead, they kill Kyle. try to replace him with his loser brother. forget about him. create Joaquin. shuffle him off to limbo. and then create a few more martial artist black guys (Prodigy and his twin Power Man). i actually like the new Power Man but i doubt their willingness to push him.
and instead of killing Bill Foster to introduce his nephew Tom (i pray that they picked that name out of a hat), why not run with the poorly named Rage? Elvin (wow, that's also an unfortunate name) has the experience and, in at least one write-up, was going to be given an interest in science. it would have been easy enough to retroactively insert a mentorship role between Bill and Elvin. or if not Rage, then there are other unused characters out there; maybe one of those depowered mutants.
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...not just the only superpowered black female that isn't more associated with the x-gene, but one that also led the Avengers for a period of time and did it pretty well. And what happens to her? Her codename gets taken back by the original's son... and when she comes up with another, then he later swipes that one too. No respect for Monica
But in all honestly I don't think it's neccesary. 616 Nick Fury is a distinctive character with a very specific history. Body swapping him would detract from the characters history a fair bit. I don't thionk it would be received very well, either.
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As British MIXED whiskey (think about it) my answer is no why would anyone be OK if a character's ethnicity ( i dont say race as where all part of the Human race and the thing that differentiates me from my lighter skinned family members is the melanin which is inside but this isnt a thread about language so i digress) was changed years and years after they where created for no apparant reason ? At the end of the day im sure this thread is about "drumming up a debate" or whatever but it seems to me to just bait people to reveal their predjudices and whatnot .... that's not a criticisim per se but just my view . I'll put it this way if Luke Cage or Kasper Cole or Neal Shaara where "race-switched" as you call it i wouldent be happy just as i wouldent if it where the case for Nick Fury . Lets not forget people who dont read comics and particulally Movie goers know Nick Fury as Samuel Jackson ... yes he is of african american origin but why does it matter ? In 616 Nick Fury is a caucasian male and thats great in Ulitimate he's not and thats Great . At the end of the day lets put this in context if writers or editors want to do something they will .... if they want to change the Melanin Levels in a Fictional Comic Character then so be it ...i personally wouldent be a fan of the idea but cest la vie .
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