who is marvels night thrasher

Who Is Marvel’s Night Thrasher? Black Batman Meets Extreme Sports!


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okay in today's video we are gonna be
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talking about probably one of my
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favorite superheroes it doesn't really
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get a whole heap not a whole lot of
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respect
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put on his name and that is one Blaine
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Michael Taylor aka Knight Thrasher we're
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gonna talk about all of my favorite
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things about this Caird run a whole lot
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more right now but first let's hit that
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Thrasher first appeared in for number
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411 in 1989 it was created by Tom
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DeFalco
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and Ron friends now Dwayne Taylor
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he became a super hero the way most non
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power superheroes do and that is by his
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parents getting murked
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though in his case it was made even more
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interesting by the fact that he was
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essentially raised by his parents killer
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an elderly Asian woman named ty ty
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didn't necessarily kill them herself but
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she did mastermind the whole thing and
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before realizing this he spent his life
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with ty as his legal guardian as well as
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another legal guardian by the name of
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Andrew cored an ex-military Merc and
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former associate of cable he's also the
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son-in-law of Ty and the father of 9
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Thrashers closest confidants and maybe
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even arguably one of his greatest
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enemies silhouette and Midnight's fire
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respectively cord and tie raised Dwayne
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and trained him in martial arts survival
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and
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dicks molding him into a weapon Duane
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eventually began training himself
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surrounding himself with the best
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teachers in every discipline not just in
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physical combat but even in academia and
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investigative disciplines
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he literally spared no expense
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eventually he developed his own suit of
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battle armor specifically designed to
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help him fight against his former
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partner
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Midnight's fire and also against any
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other criminal threat he clearly is a
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Legend of Zelda fan because he
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recognized it's dangerous to go alone
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and started the new warriors of which he
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is the founder and leader of and what
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many never noticed is that he's also
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their financial backer Dwayne is also
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filthy rich because of his company the
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Taylor foundation the main reason why ty
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orchestrated his parents death so that
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she could get a hold of his assets and
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control them something she eventually
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accomplished now in Dwayne's spare time
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he researched and tracked down every
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hero he wanted for his potential
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superhero team that would soon become
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called the new warriors and he even
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based their initial makeup around
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another team the Fantastic Four
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seeing himself as the Reed Richards of
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the group with his intellect he first
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recruited Nova to be his pure hitter and
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muscled much like the thing then later
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he recruited Firestar and Marvel boy who
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is now known as justice to fill in the
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roles of Human Torch and Invisible Woman
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respectively later on grabbing a Morita
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and speed ball to round out the team ty
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would even act as a mentor to the group
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from time to time oddly enough though
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Thrasher created this team he would
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later leave and once he learned that his
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company was actually being used and
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manipulated to benefit the same crimes
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he's trying to stop and that his
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guardian ty was behind all of it so what
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exactly can this cat do well ix rash of
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being a normal human
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has trained his body in mind almost his
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entire life as a result he is one of the
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most proficient Hanahan fighters in the
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Marvel Universe trained in over a dozen
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different martial arts styles he's so
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good
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Punisher had to pull the strap on him in
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a pure hands fight because he knew
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dwayne was about to get that ass his
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levels of strength are at peak human
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physical limits despite this his battle
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armor actually increases his strength
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through the use of augments and
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hydraulics to allow him to get as close
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to superhuman strength as possible but
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not enough to be classified as such
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thanks to his training he's become a
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highly trained Acrobat as well
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he's even managed to incorporate this
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into his skateboarding techniques which
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often factor into his combat tactics and
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his general mobility and getting around
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one thing people didn't downplay about
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Thrasher is his intelligence 9 Thrasher
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has a genius-level intellect and he has
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made good use of it as an engineer and
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inventor and as a skilled detective
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something that has helped him create his
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battle armors and gadgets as well as
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helped him investigate and gather
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intelligence on Marvel's premier and
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even not so premier superheroes 9
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Thrasher also possesses an immunity to
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telepathic attacks and suggestions as
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even Emma Frost wasn't able to breach
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his mind this was originally thought to
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be because of his rigorous training and
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meditation regimen but later turned out
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to be because of his former mentor tae
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likely to ensure no one would ever get
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inside his head and open that can of
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worms about his parents being murdered
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by her which makes sense because during
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this time he did hang out with Marvel
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Boy quite a bit in Marvel Boy whoa he is
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telepathic 9 Thrashers battle armor was
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a lightweight Kevlar fiber hybrid in a
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ceramic matrix framework with both 8
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millimeter and 16 millimeter thick
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layers of micro male titanium nitride
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the suit was specifically designed to
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withstand the brute force and power of
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silhouettes brother
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Midnight's fire the suit
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for all intents and purposes bulletproof
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knife proof and fire proof though this
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is in regards to conventional firearms
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and even that not a hundred percent
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seeing as how Punisher was able to
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rupture his armor using a submachine gun
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at point-blank range weapons made of
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vibranium and a man team and other
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anti-armor weapons have proven to get
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through his armor from time to time as
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well his armor is also capable of
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camouflaging him with an extremely thin
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layer of LEDs when he upgraded to his
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mark to addition of the armor the suit
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was outfitted with an active camouflage
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system not unlike what you'd see in
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ghosts in the shell or the Metal Gear
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Solid series his helmets visor is also
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equipped with infrared night-vision
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telescopic zoom lenses scanners and a
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plethora of other augments the helmet
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also has a parabolic sound enhancer
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two-way radio a rebreather and more it
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even had a voice scrambler during a time
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when writers didn't often give
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characters that sort of thing now thanks
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to CW's arrow everyone has one his
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weapon of choice was always his Escrima
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sticks
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not unlike hell's kitchen's own
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daredevil and he also kept a spring
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locked blade in his right wrist gauntlet
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with an adamantium alloy garrote wire in
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the left when he switched over to the
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mark to armor he added pepper spray
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sleeping gas grapnel lines and a
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built-in computer pad he also modified
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the gauntlets to explosively fire off
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his Escrima sticks when desired he also
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wasn't above having micro
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surface-to-surface missiles mounted on
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his forearms and he even had a hidden
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compartment on the suit for a pair of
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submachine pistols you know in case the
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block gets hot he also made use of a
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fiberglass skateboard that was
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weaponized with razor sharp blades built
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into it it could also reconfigure into a
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snowboard when necessary and also
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durable enough to act as a shield and
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later the skateboard was upgraded to
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being an all-purpose hoverboard he
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recently of this year 2020s incoming
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number one been seen using his old
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skateboard speaking of getting around
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his mark to armor was also rigged with a
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glider chute
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like any good street-level crime fighter
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he kept a utility belt with various and
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sundry items including but not limited
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to explosives cordite packs incendiary
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packs napalm gel magnesium flares smoke
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capsules ball bearings and my personal
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favorite towel trumps the nice rash or
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battle armor Duane began wearing during
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civil war and has been wearing ever
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since is said to be made of vibranium
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mesh interesting side note about
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Thrasher is that when we first meet
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night Thrasher he's still a whole last
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teenager at age 19 in x-men vol 2 number
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29 and x-force vol 1 number 32 we learn
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9 Thrasher has some ties to the
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villainous Hellfire Club though what
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they are we will probably never know
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because the true nature of this has
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never been revealed he was once famously
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tied to Dwayne McDuffie stung in cheek
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pitch letter addressed to Marvell whom
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he worked for at the time titled
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teenaged Negro ninja thrashers that was
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a dig at characters like Thrasher as
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well as a couple of other Marvel heroes
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like rocket racer who at the time
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McDuffie rightfully saw as being just
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generic black characters who happen to
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have skateboards though oddly enough Tom
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DeFalco did in fact base 9 Thrasher on
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skateboarding magazine sales which were
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a big hit for Marvel at the time
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specifically the magazine Thrasher hence
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the name Knight Thrasher used to employ
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and in some regards still does some very
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Batman esque
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tendencies he was always ten steps ahead
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of most people in the room he always
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knew things others didn't and he
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constantly kept up an air of mystique
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around himself that made people question
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whether or not he was as dangerous as he
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looked or worse not to mention his
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entire background his set up everything
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about him kind of screams Batman
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speaking of things batting
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and would do when he recruited nova to
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the new warriors richard writer at the
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time did not have access to his powers
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he had recently lost them and thrasher
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knew this but he needed nova on the team
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so he dragged richard up to a rooftop
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and threw him off of it this high-stress
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moment reactivated Richards Nova powers
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and he was able to survive the fall
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something Nova was pissed about even
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more so when he learned Dwayne didn't
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even know if that would actually
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reactivate his abilities one of his
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biggest claims of Fame's that he's gone
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toe-to-toe with characters like the
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juggernaut and Terrax who might I remind
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you is a whole lass Herald of Galactus
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now bear in mind in both of these
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situations he had the New Warriors with
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him in regards to juggernaut he also was
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alongside for one of nine Thrasher's
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favorite tag team partners tends to be
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spider-man and they've teamed up a lot
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throughout the years whether it's in the
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pages of spider-man's own comic or the
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new warriors comics one could even make
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an argument that spider-man is the
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reason 9 Thrasher as well as the new
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warriors themselves became as popular as
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they did one could also say Knight
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Thrasher may have been at least half
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responsible for prophesizing speedballs
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transformation into penance as far back
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as 1991 when speedball jokingly
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mentioned putting spikes on his suit to
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be more effective in combat the rasher
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seemed to think this was a good idea
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fast forward almost twenty years later
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it becomes a reality he's taken on two
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wards in his time
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the first being rage a young preteen boy
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who gained superpowers from toxic waste
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that turned him into an incredibly and
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irrationally angry full-grown
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muscle-bound man he's also taken on
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microbe a young mutant whose father died
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working on a cancer cure for the Taylor
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foundation microbe would later join the
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new warriors Dwayne eventually wound up
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retiring from superhero shenanigans but
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roughly around the time of Civil War
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he did in fact bring the new warriors
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back as a whole new team and convinced a
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TV studio to bankroll and promote their
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travels in superhero shenanigans as a
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reality TV show a la mtv's road rules
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this ultimately backfired when they
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encountered nitro and we all know how
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that ended with a whole ass superhero
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Civil War the same explosive incident
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that ignited the Civil War also killed
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Duane and now Morita and microbe as well
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as many others and the nine thrasher
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that we see from that point on is
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actually his half-brother Donyell Taylor
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previously known as bandit who is
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carrying on Dwayne's legacy and makes it
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his life's mission to bring Duane back
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Donyell would remain as Knight Thrasher
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all the way through Secret Invasion Dark
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Reign even up to and somewhat beyond
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siege during contest of Champions volume
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2 the collector Yanks the original
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Knight Thrasher from the past right
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before he was about to die at the hands
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of nitros explosion and places him on
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his team to fight against the
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Grandmaster and his squad but thanks to
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maestro taking over the team from the
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collector Dwayne is sent back to the
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present instead of the past where he
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died maestro did this largely because he
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felt Thrasher was too dangerous to his
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own plans to keep it round and as a
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result of this in his time displacement
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Dwayne still has nightmares about his
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death despite avoiding it and even
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though he's been alive for some time the
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general public is not aware of this he's
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held membership on not just the new
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Warriors but Red Team psionics
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the folding circle which at the time he
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was acting as a double agent and the
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Marvel Network he's even recently been
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revealed to be a member of the three X's
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a super think-tank
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comprised of himself blue Marvel and
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Jimmy Wu considered to be an informal
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version of the Avengers that focuses on
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fringe activity going on in the Marvel
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Universe think of him as a rib
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of the more recent incarnation of The
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Ultimates now let's talk about some
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media appearances 9 Thrasher doesn't
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really have many to be honest 9 Thrasher
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was scheduled to make appearances on
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television on at least two separate
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occasions that never came to be the
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first of which was a night Thrasher TV
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series that was being developed on what
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was at the time you begin what we know
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now as the CW back in 2002 but the
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series was never made 9 Thrasher was
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also cast for the New Warriors TV series
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that was supposed to hit free form in
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2019 and was even set to be played by
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Jeremy tardy but the show was ultimately
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canceled as well he's only had one video
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game appearance so far and that's in the
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mobile game Marvel contest of Champions
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now as normal these videos I like to
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pick an actor who could play the
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characters I'm talking about on the big
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or small screen and in this one actor I
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wanted to pick was Yvonne a depo and for
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those who aren't familiar with him you
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might remember him from things such as
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HBO's Watchmen series where he plays the
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younger version of will Reeves
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he also played Antron McCray in
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Netflix's when they see us he also plays
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the main character boys in overlord and
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he also played alongside Denzel
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Washington of Viola Davis in the movie
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fences he's an actor I've only recently
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discovered as of the time then when they
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see us an overlord came out I see a lot
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of potential this guy and I would like
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to see him play a character like Dwayne
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I feel like he could play like that
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character just as like a raging fire
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burning within me just ready to unleash
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and it's just ready to take on the world
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now for some recommended reading I do
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highly recommend that you read the
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crossover storyline hero killers which
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spans amazing spider-man annual number
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26 the spectacular spider-man annual
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number 12 web of spider-man annual
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number 8 and new warriors annual number
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2 I also recommend checking out his 1993
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solo run that does a really good job of
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introducing you to both Knight Thrasher
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and some of the other characters in his
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orbit like silhouette bandit
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and Midnight's fire and I also recommend
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checking out the night Thrasher
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storyline for control that came out in
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1992 this is actually the series that
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kind of first showcases us as marked 2
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armor and also has a really good
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character development between himself
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and cord and silhouette I also highly
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advise checking out the new warriors
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comic book that's gonna be relaunching
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in April of this year by Daniel kibble
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Smith and Luciana Vecchio it's supposed
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to be really heavily tied in with the
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new outlawed storyline that's gonna be
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going on that also involves characters
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like Kamala Khan Miles Morales and the
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rest of the champions so I'm really
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looking forward to seeing how this plays
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off we're gonna see a lot of characters
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that probably haven't seen together in a
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while we're gonna see Knight Thrasher
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fire star looks like nan Morita is gonna
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be back
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rage is gonna be on the team and I'm
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pretty sure I see a whole last speed
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ball as well as some other character so
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I'm really curious to see how this plays
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out I can't wait to read it but anyways
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I really like Knight Thrasher I think
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he's a very interesting character I kind
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of feel like he's one of those
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characters that kind of was born out of
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maybe some potentially problematic
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circumstances but at the same time
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throughout the years has kind of been
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able to make a comeback from that and
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become a character that stands out on
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