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December 8th, 2008

Marvel Tarot @ 10:39 am

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From:seawasp
Date:December 9th, 2008 01:51 am (UTC)
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Well, first let me preface my comments with the fact that I pretty much stopped reading Marvel in the mid-80s (Inferno was the straw that broke this camel's back, although there were a lot of precursors).

For the Chariot you want someone strong and in control? I SAY THEE THOR! The Marvel God of Thunder (especially from the Simonson era) was entirely in control even when it SEEMED others were in control of his life.

Alternatively, you could place Captain America in the Chariot, for he has always been unassumingly in control of himself. Though I think Justice is indeed the best choice for him, because of my Marvel Universe mantra (most screamingly illustrated in the hideous "Civil War" sequence I saw pieces of: "If you find yourself arguing AGAINST Captain America in any moral debate, stop. You are WRONG. The fact that Captain America is on the OPPOSITE side TELLS you this. Think about those words: YOU ARE ARGUING WITH CAPTAIN AMERICA ABOUT MORAL CHOICES. You are filled with Fail."

Doom is the Devil. Great power, great passion, great potential for good or evil, all in the choices he makes.

I must confess that the Fool made me think of the hapless yet eternally surviving joke of the Marvelverse, Howard the Duck. WAAAUUGH!

Death is indeed GALACTUS. He was born in another universe and emerged transformed into this.

The World? Well, the TRIVIAL choice for that is Eternity. Other than that, I would say Phoenix, who repaired the Great Crystal, and saved the universe (and, in the end, died for the universe's sake). Pay no attention to subsequent imitation Phoenixes.

Judgment would almost have to be the Living Tribunal, or else Exitar of the Celestials.
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From:lyda222
Date:December 9th, 2008 04:44 pm (UTC)
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I never read anything with the Living Tribunal in it, I don't think... or is that the "Watcher" type organization? 'Cuz, you know, that would totally work.

Yeah, I'm pretty married to Captain America a Justice for the very reasons you detail. I mean, dude knows morality and yet, if the card were reversed, it could easily call to mind how stubborn (and blind to the consequences) about his moral choices Cap can be.

I like Thor as the Chariot, honestly. He doesn't really represent "worldly" success, being all Asgardian and such, but he could certainly work. I may continue to ponder this one, however. I feel like there's someone out there I haven't remembered yet who would be even more perfect.

Deos Marvel have anyone who's gender is not one or the other? The World is sometimes shown as transgendered or hermaphedidic.

Anyway, thanks for the suggestions! They're awesome.
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From:seawasp
Date:December 10th, 2008 12:03 am (UTC)
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The Living Tribunal is one of the Cosmic Forces characters, shows up to basically make judgments on things at the ultra-power level. (check the Wiki entry).

Thor -- at his best, not in some of the apparent later stuff I've heard and LA LA LA I CAN'T HEAR YOU -- was also about worldly success, just not necessarily in THIS world. And "success" is a fairly broad topic. Material wealth? If he WANTED it, he could have it. In any number of ways. Effect and influence on the world? Yeah, he had that, and could have had more if he wanted it.

I'm not sure on the nongendered one.

OH! OH! You know who might work for the World, if you can't use Phoenix or Eternity? The High Evolutionary.
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From:lyda222
Date:December 10th, 2008 05:34 pm (UTC)
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Hey, I was just studying up for my on-line Tarot 101 class, and guess what? The Celtic rune, Thurisaz (the thorn) -- also known as THOR'S HAMMER -- is associated with none other than the Chariot.

Folks, I think we have a winner!
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From:seawasp
Date:December 11th, 2008 01:38 am (UTC)
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SO BE IT!

***THRADAKRAKADABADABADOOOOOOM!!!****


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