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Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Revealing Weaknesses

In one of his several battles against the Defenders, Nebulon psionically disguised himself as a an Atlantean named Dorma, then hypnotically seduced the Sub-Mariner to send his armies against his teammates (Defenders #93).

When the Defenders finally fell unconscious from Sonic Scrambler technology, "Dorma" boasted about turning the heroes' weaknesses against them.

  • Dr. Strange's lips were sealed, unable to mouth spells.
  • Son of Satan was parted from his trident.
  • Hulk lay sleeping in a cage of sommonolomists.
  • Valkyrie was guarded by two female soldiers, and striking other women would cause her harm.
The argument about Valkyrie's weakness may have been premature, as the guards could not stop Valkyrie from lashing out at "Dorma," soon breaking through the disguise and revealing Nebulon's true identity.

Defenders. Vol. 1. No. 93. March 1981. "The Woman Behind the Man!" J. M. DeMatteis (writer), Don Perlin, Joe Sinnott and Friends (artists), Diana Albers (letters), George Roussos (colors), Al Milgrom (editor), Jim Shooter (ed-in-chief).

1 comment:

mike said...

cool post, glad to see it picking up here again!

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