Wednesday, September 07, 2011

In Time

I can already see the surprise on your faces. You thought you were rid of me? You believed that the dawning of the "New 52" meant that Doctor Polaris had been wiped from the pages of history? Any who believed that I count as fools of Hal Jordan's caliber.

As I have discussed before, certain things have and always will remain constant. A reboot cannot take away the things that really matter. After all, has it not always been the case that Barry Allen is pathetic, single, and lonely? To imagine him in a stable relationship -- let alone a marriage -- is sheer folly.

Ha! For a moment I had you convinced, didn't I? You truly believed that I -- Doctor Polaris -- had succumbed to the same mind altering effects of the Flashpoint as the other villains and heroes. I am not so easily duped. I can only surmise that I retain a memory of the previous timeline due to the residual magnetic chronal resonance in my bloodstream. Or whatever other form of pseudo-scientific claptrap the Flash might decide to think up.

But I digress. What I am trying to tell you is that after a point you begin to forget that things were changed to begin with. Some may bemoan Superman's portrayal as an orphaned socialist crusader who cannot fly. They are indeed fools, for they are ignorant of the earliest history of the Man of Steel.

Change is constant, but after a while it stops feeling like a change. You will get used to Superman being a bachelor in the same way you got used to him being married. In time.

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At 3:33 PM, Blogger SallyP said...

I have to say...if DC does indeed bring back the REAL Doctor Polaris...then I will be a happy happy woman.

At 1:07 PM, Blogger Scipio said...

I think it's the helmet that protects you from rebooting mindwipes. And from Prof X.

But you are right to point out "after a point you begin to forget that things were changed to begin with." I remember how SHOCKED readers were in 1987 when we learned the Kents were ALIVE.

Within no time, everyone just accepted as common wisdom the Necessity of Kents as Humanizing Elements of the Superman story. You couldn't possibly have Superman without the Kents, everyone knows that!

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