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    make youre team out of dc and marvel charecters u get to fill them up with leader tank loose cannon hot female mystery man/woman comedian and the hand to hand combat person

    1 leader capt america 2nd choice havok
    2tank thing 2nd wonder woman
    3 loose cannon guy gardner 2nd wolverine
    4hot babe zatanan 2nd emma frost
    5mystery person gambit 2nd martian manhunter
    6comedian human torch 2nd spiderman
    7hand to hand nightwing 2nd black panther

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    Here we go...

    Leader: Dr. Strange
    Tank: Namor
    Loose Cannon: Hulk
    Hot Babe: Clea
    Mystery Person: Silver Surder
    Comedian: Nighthawk
    Hand to Hand: Valkyrie

    Hmmmm looks a bit like a classic Defenders team.....

    2nd choices

    Leader: Capt. America
    Tank: Iron Man
    Loose Cannon: Quicksilver
    Hot Babe: Scarlet Witch
    Mystery Person: Black Widow
    Comedian: Hawkeye
    Hand to Hand: Thor

    or a classic early Avengers...

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    I am not Team.

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    Wow, token female, eh?

    I'll play a little differently, but keep close to your angle:

    1. leader type: May I pick Strider/Aragorn? If not, Captain America.
    2. tank: Thor
    3. mysterious person: Moondragon (Defenders era)
    4. scientist: The Atom (Ray Palmer)
    5. magician: Amethyst
    6. loose cannon: Grimjack
    7. hand-to-hand expert: Lady Shiva
    8. comedian: Spider-Man
    9. non sequitur: Rex, the Wonder Dog
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    ment to do a brain mine would be bruce wayne reed richards

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    Leader: The Leader
    Tank: Tank girl
    Loose Cannon: Cannonball
    Hot Babe: Frankie Raye, the female Human Torch
    Mystery Person: Mysterio
    Comedian: The Comedian
    Hand to Hand: a member of the Hand.

    The team will be called "the Literals".
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    Nice! Will the Literals take the fight against our de-contextualized Internet age? Hmm...I bet they hate the music of the Pretenders, too.

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    Leader: Superman
    Tank: Thor
    Loose Cannon: Hulk
    Hot Babe: Black Canary
    Mystery Person: Phantom Stranger
    Comedian: Plastic Man
    Hand to Hand: Black Panther

    2nd choices

    Leader: Capt. America
    Tank: Wonder Woman
    Loose Cannon: Power Girl
    Hot Babe: Black Widow
    Mystery Person: Martian Manhunter
    Comedian: Iron Man
    Hand to Hand: Batman
    Pull List; seems to be too long to fit in my sig...

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    Ok this time not sticking to a theme, just characters I like....

    Leader: Adam Strange
    Brain: Ray Palmer-The Atom
    Tank: Martian Manhunter
    Hot Babe: Zatanna
    Loose Cannon: Gamora
    Mystery Person: Madame Xanadu
    Comedian: Pip the Troll
    Hand to Hand: Shang Chi
    Wild Card: The Vision

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    Default Introducing...the Cross-Overs!

    Combining the forces of their might to battle proprietary madness of a world shackled by intellectual property rights, meet the newest superteam:

    Leader: Ozymandius--real smart, real nasty
    Tank: Igoo, of the Herculoids--ARRRR!!!
    Mystery Person: The Spectre--original bad boy of four color superteams
    Hot Babes: Hopey and Maggie, from Love & Rockets--now we have to get Jaime to draw this thing
    Comedian: Little Lulu--my mom's favorite character, and one of mine
    Loose Cannon: Jim Shooter--I mean that in a good way, really--he'll keep it from getting stale given the chance
    Hand to Hand Expert: Turok, Son of Stone--he's paid his dues
    Non-sequiter: G.W. Bush--who is that all over, if he's anything

    With special guest appearances by... (fill in the blanks)...

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    Stretching credibility:

    Leader: Reed Richards
    Tank: Metamorpho
    Loose Cannon: Plastic Man
    Hot Babe: Elastigirl
    Mystery Person: Madame Rouge
    Comedian: Elongated Man
    Hand to Hand: Gumby

    ... the incredible Extensibles!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Roquefort Raider View Post
    Stretching credibility:

    Leader: Reed Richards
    Tank: Metamorpho
    Loose Cannon: Plastic Man
    Hot Babe: Elastigirl
    Mystery Person: Madame Rouge
    Comedian: Elongated Man
    Hand to Hand: Gumby

    ... the incredible Extensibles!
    Perhaps they could do battle with the entrenched unmoveables: Lead (from the Metal Men), Juggernaut...

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    As already noted by others, I'm not sure this is the best way to break down the categories, but you can almost make the Acahean/Greek heroes of the Trojan War stories fit:

    leader: Agamemnon
    - obvious choice; if we weren't being obvious we might pick one of the heroes noted for intelligence like Odysseus, or for wisdom & experience, like Nestor

    tank: big Ajax
    - again, the obvious choice, but Achilles could fit as well

    loose cannon: small Ajax
    - not emphasized in the Iliad itself, but he was out of control: raped a Trojan woman in a temple, defied the gods and was struck down by lightning later; Achilles and Diomedes could fit as well, but in a very different way

    hot female: Helen
    - the very archetype of the "hot female": so "hot" she causes a war to be fought- and the most famous epic poem, perhaps the most famous story, of all time to be written (edit: I just realised that I think this archetype is better designated as "femme fatale": more indicative of how the character playing this role usually functions)

    mystery man/woman: Achilles
    - if you haven't read the Iliad and the Odyssey with attention you might be puzzled by this choice, but if you go back and look, the uncanniness of this character is one of the most striking things about him: his goddess mother who speaks to Zeus (think Jehovah) and sometimes passes her inside info on to her son, his divine chariot-drawing horse who breaks out in human speech to prophesy his death .... Even in a world in which he isn't the only half-god around, his peculiarly close relation to the divine, to the super-natural, makes him an unsettling figure even to his friends and allies. Is it in Agamemnon's speech to Odysseus in the Odyssey where he describes how unnerved the Achaean troops were when Thetis and her sister Nereids rose out of the ocean to mourn Achilles's death? It reads like a ghost story, and brings home to the reader that the gods were supernatural in the spooky, as well as in the literal sense of the term.

    comedian: Thersites
    - again, perhaps too obvious a choice, but there isn't a lot of comedy in the Iliad. But Thersites represents a huge problem for us: the only non-aristocratic figure in the Iliad given any sort of personality at all is treated as an object of contempt and ridicule. But there's a story that Achilles later killed Thersites for laughing at him and that Diomedes was angered because he was related to him in some way, which opens up a lot of space for speculation.

    hand to hand combat: Odysseus
    - based on his skill vs Ajax's brawn in the wrestling contest; Diomedes could also fit, for his draw with Ajax in the armed combat at the same funeral games. (edit: I missed the most obvious choice: Achilles himself, arguably the greatest warrior of all time, as far as Greek mythology is concerned).



    I'd have to re-read the Iliad to see for sure, but I bet you could come up with Trojan equivalents as well, if you include the allies. And if I was more up on my Greek mythology it might be fun to do this for the Seven Against Thebes, or for the Argonauts. And how about the Norse Gods or heroes? Or the Celtic ones - Cu Chulainn and the boys.
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    BTW, the fact that Diomedes was my second choice in a lot of the above but not my first reminds me of one archetype conspicuously left out so far in the thread: the dashing warrior.

    I see Diomedes as one of if not the earliest incarnations of a type we've seen more recently in characters like D'Artagnan (Three Musketeers), Duncan Idaho (first Dune book), ... perhaps Fandral (Marvel Thor comics), though Fandral is more of an Errol Flynn type, which isn't quite the same.

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    Leader: Batman
    Tank: Power Girl
    Loose Cannon: Ravager
    Hot Female: Zatanna
    Mystery Man/Woman: Question
    Comedian: Beast Boy
    Hand-to hand Combat Expert: Black Canary

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