I've liked Falcon as a character for years, but he just doesn't fit on an Avengers roster. When you name a character after an animal, they should at least mimic said animal's behaviour. He needs a new costume without any flashy colours, miniseries with a high profile writer, and a story that takes him away from the heavy-hitters and places him at street level where he belongs.
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Yes, because a dude with arrows or a russian spy in a leather bodysuit surely trump someone who can fly and communicate with birds.
why don't one of the avenger scientists just build falcon a force-field or something to make him more durable. seems a lot of people have problems with falcon because he's a big flying target.
Not when he's written well, he isn't. I'm sure writers like Jeph Loeb see him that way.
Falcon should be moving at a pretty high speed...not even the Punisher should be able to get a bead on him.
Spider woman strength flight venom blasts durability phermones and spy skills. Falcon flight talks to birds and spy skills advantage Spider woman.
Wolverine healing factor, heightened senses, claws, spy skills Falcon flight talks to birds and spy skills advantage Wolverine
Spiderman strength, speed agility, spider sense, Science skill Falcon flight talks to birds and spyh skills advantage spiderman
Widow spy skills limited healing factor and gadgets Falcon fight talks to birds spy skills advantage wash
Hawkeye spy skills, weapns skills, aracher fadget arrows,(Unknown super power that have not been explained from when Tony machine took him down) Falcon fight talks to birds spy skills advantage Hawkeye barely.
Falcon brings nothing to the table that is not already there except talk to birds which can be useful and Sam when written well is useful but not in this mission. Assuming they put them on teams and he is on a different squad than Hawkeye or Widow he can be their stealh spy guy.
I like the idea of giving him a force field or making his wings more of a weapon like Angel got a while back can make him more functional.
At the end of the day he is as good as he is written like all characters. In a team it is a good mix of powers some overlap is fine, often their are a number of flyers. Widow anf Falcon don't bring anything to the table that is not already there when the whole team is together. When broken up into smaller teams they can handle the spy stuff and fight the henchman types. You do not have to be a powerhouse to contribute but you need to do something nobody else can do. Talking to birds is not enough for me.
The idea he is useful because he has a good personality is dumb. His personality is however he is written to be. He has been writtern well and poorly like anyone else.
And they did very little for the character. In actuality they these designs probably set him back even further. A good writer wanting to make Falcon a star is all he really needs.
Edit: If something really needed to be added I would go to the Super Hero Squad and A:EMH for help. Using the wings "feathers" as projectiles. But that is as far as I would go with upgrades.
Last edited by NamorsTrident; 12-30-2012 at 11:35 AM.
Didn't falcon go toe to toe with spiderman one time?
IDK Hawkeye gota lot more versatile when he was shown to be a master of weapons and a competent fighter and not just a guy who slings arrows. He does not need to become Ironfalcon but a little more duability or offensive power does give the writer more options.
Funny how some of the same people who called Luke Cage too street are pushing for Falcon to fight godlings.