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4/22/2021 c1 Blaze Zion
Kudos to the writer of this book. You did an amazing job. Why don't you try to publish your book in NovelStar? A lot of readers will love your work, judging from the book I just read.
12/6/2015 c7 2Shiny knight
Nicely paced story. Seemed to hang together well. Nightblaze reminds me of Firestorm in his early days, especially with Eric as his tech support.
11/1/2015 c7 7Rebel-Renegade-Fett
Great story.
11/1/2015 c6 Rebel-Renegade-Fett
Yeeeeeeaaaaaaahhhhhh, Nightblaze: 1, Derek: -1
11/1/2015 c5 Rebel-Renegade-Fett
Good story, so far.
11/1/2015 c4 Rebel-Renegade-Fett
Nice addition, that makes sense to the story.
11/1/2015 c3 Rebel-Renegade-Fett
Excellent set-up, you are a beast.
11/1/2015 c2 Rebel-Renegade-Fett
Still Amazing!
11/1/2015 c1 Rebel-Renegade-Fett
Awesome!
7/26/2012 c1 20HeroInTraining
This is extremely well-written. Very high quality. All the characters are also thought out and described.
7/22/2012 c2 6CrimsonMercenary
Hey Amon! I noticed you don't have an account here and so I really don't have any way of reaching you to thank you for your review, but PHEW what a long one you have there! So yeah, I'm dropping a review that responds to another review...Of course, I have no idea if you'll ever read this, but that's okay!

I agree with you about preferring villains who, in their minds, are not so much "evil." Some are just bad guys for the sake of being bad, and some have a lot more deep seated intentions. I am unsure as to WHY you wrote this long thought about villains but I think it may have come from the ending dialogue between Derek and Nightblaze...I hope you enjoyed my villains too. Derek was meant to be a more "evil" villain who had a motive and purpose to why he was evil whereas Alloy was meant to appear psychotic and just plain "bad." I almost want to use words to categorize the depth of villains, all though its not necessary. Ones like Derek Widener that portray depth could be consider "Nemesis's" where as ones like Alloy could be consider "regular bad guys." Just my thoughts, I'll let you decide if you think they're good on that point.

Regarding your last statement in real life, I think you're a hundred percent right. If a bad guy is out there doing horrible things with no intention to change, they need to be put down. One of the thing that captivates us about most hero stories in DC and Marvel is that the good guys always when no matter what the odds are and no matter how evil the bad guys are. The heroes have their clear cut, RIGHT and WRONG and stick to their guns no matter what. In the end GOOD always wins, and the captivating thing about a good superhero is that he/she can always save the day without taking any lives...I don't think it's reasonable to think this is something that would work in the real world any more then it's reasonable to think that somebody ACTUALLY COULD wake up with the ability to control, harness, and create Fire. On the other hand, reading superhero stories where the hero always wins no matter who the villain is and never takes a life does an amazing thing to us readers...it gives us HOPE. Yes, hope sometimes is unrealistic, but this little feeling allows us to see the betterment of society as something a little more obtainable. Hope in two or three people doesn't go far...but should it spread like a wildfire, I believe we could progress into something more then what we are today. Again, my thoughts...you decide if they're good.

With all that said, thanks so much for your review! Someone with your depth would make a great fanfiction author, I hope you eventually create an account and grace us with your writing!
7/22/2012 c7 anon
I will always prefer villains who at least have a point and frighteningly may even be right about everyone being better off under their benevolent dictatorship (of course make education great so the common man does know what is best for him and his children's children and democratic republicanism can work) like Ra's al Ghul if the environment isn't brought into balance no matter the means or cost the future for the human race will be worse than any dystopian fiction and will lead to the extinction of the human race not through misadventure but suicide through stupidity or Lex Luthor who as he says if he was calling all the shots could end famine and cure cancer and he could his mind is capable of anything perhaps give everyone ultra high-tech non polluting technology and maybe even superpowers (without the White Martians ancient experiments all humanity would be like the Kryptonians or Daxamites) lead humanity and the rest of the universe to unimaginable glory remember Red Son he united all humanity and led us to a golden age that lasted millions of years, no poverty, disease, war, crime, terrorism, or environmental problems and science and art advance, he’s about the advancement of the human race by any means necessary it’s not that he’s a good man he’s not but he’s right about most things he’s too smart not to be

A lot of villains seem unaware that if they used their mind and/or other talents for legitimate business causes or the government could be far more profitable than any crime spree

Luthor has fanatical Nietzschean beliefs, that Superman undermines humanity’s worth and accomplishments

Of course vigilantes can be sanctimonious hypocrites judging others and letting themselves go unscrutinized condemning others when they do the same thing for less reasons I think it is disgusting they don't share their scientific breakthroughs (of course inventors should be well compensated) with the scientific specifically medical community or their skills with law enforcement agencies far more good than beating up thugs and psychos fight crime at its source ignorance and poverty. I realize due to rarity and complexity mass production may not always be possible or at least cost effective and due to difficulty not all could take brutal training but a little bit could go a very, very long way. A hero doesn’t just save people a hero teaches the people to take care of themselves. The ability to think of future generations when calculating pragmatic utilitarianism is what separates us from the animals. The world is not the way it is because of thugs and psychopaths, corrupt businessmen/politicians (which contrary to fiction are the exception not the rule) but because most people are too stupid to know what is best for them the extreme left and extreme right get caught up in their ideals and refuse to acknowledge brutal facts of reality no real world understanding of the extreme complexities of politics, economics, technological logistics, and how they’re all interconnected in the long run. People want everything right here right now the whole world just handed to them on a silver platter think just by complaining something will happen without a tangible plan. Such a plan will require a lot of long, hard, boring work all day every day for generations.

There will always be some exploitation, the best and brightest will elevate themselves over the common man, it’s nature, best for the species, it improves the standard of living of the human race as a whole, as long as they don’t kill anyone or otherwise actively oppress, free trade and enterprise is the only thing that has ever led to long lasting meaningful peace

I'm glad the government has Suicide Squad, Cadmus, Checkmate, the Elite, Amanda Waller, and the new female Spy Smasher, Cameron Chase I don’t think there is anything wrong with wanting accountability from Superheroes, having checks and balances on these living breathing weapons of mass destruction seems quite reasonable to me, one will go left when they should go right and innocent people will die it WILL happen, not saying black ops don’t have their necessity, they can be used as a force of good

Have you heard of The Boys

Say you’re Harry Truman do you drop the bombs or do you drown the home islands in the blood of U.S. Marines, BATMAN has no answer to that question, people hire soldiers so they never have to use moral courage themselves Some villains do need to be put down permanently if they keep escaping and butchering innocents
7/17/2012 c2 1SlyRebel82
All I can say is wow! A very enjoyable story, and I'm excited to see how this all plays out.
7/11/2012 c1 Guest
This is really cool! I love any super hero stuff!
7/11/2012 c1 1Alice the Fallen Angel
That... that was awesome! you NEED to continue this shtuff!
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