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    True, sometimes a return to form is needed in order to shake things up. As for using an audience's expectations against them, sometimes doing that all the time can in and of itself get repetitive. For example, using a non-hentai/ecchi case, one of IDW’s Publishing’s “Transformers” comic writers, James Roberts, tends to use the constant setup of evidence in history being supposed fact only to pull the unreliable narrator trope and reveal that the events in question went about in a different direction. He does this to the point of predictability and, as far as I can tell, is unapologetic for it. A common way he tends to do it is having the heroes about to meet something/someone supposedly divine/supernatural, only for that person/thing to be revealed as either fake or mundane in nature. I haven’t seen Change 123, but I just looked it up and I’ll have to check it out later.
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    Yeah, it does add to it. I think Kevin Smith said that these days, because people are so cynical and jaded and are so used to how stories tend to work, writers have to rely on more and more absurd and out there plots to keep their interest. And let’s face it, Japan knows how to take fanservice and make it over the top and funny.
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    Has anyone seen the anime Keijo? In case you haven’t and don’t know what it’s about, it’s basically a sports anime where the contestants are all women and girls, have to compete against each other on floats called a land in a swimming pool, and have to knock each other off of the land using only their boobs and butts. It’s pretty ridiculous and funny at the same time. I think you can pretty much describe it as taking fanservice and turning it into a sports story.
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    Either that or they were on an acid trip.
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    The whole thing just sounded like someone melted the author’s brain.
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    If you’ll pardon me for saying it, sounds like a bit of bull.
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    Uh-huh, it does.
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    Not T’Challa, his father, T’Chaka is the one who said it. Although, it was written by Reginald Hudlin, the man who turned Black Panther into a God-Mode Sue and Wakanda into a Marysuetopia.
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    Maybe, but are you saying that doctors can’t be corrupted?
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    I know what you meant, though I there are other drugs and miracle cures in the DC Universe that DON’T induce insanity.
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    Then again, there are people who believe that if the cure for cancer was found and made widely available, then doctors and medical professionals at large would be out of a job. After all, as King T’Chaka said in the Black Panther comic and motion-comic, “Why cure a disease when people pay for medicine?”
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    I know, although that does raise the question of why those remedies weren’t made widely available to the public.
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    Indeed, Didio has a questionable grasp on what makes the characters good, same as Joe Quesada over at Marvel. However, there is one creative decision Didio made that I could kind of see where he was coming from on. Namely, the decision to remove Barbara Gordan’s paralysis. He didn’t erase it from existence. Instead, he had it so that she got the use of her legs back through one of the various magic/super-scientific methods that are spread throughout the DC Universe. Namely, Didio said that with all of those remedies available in the DC Universe, it didn’t really make sense for her to stay as a paraplegic.
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    True, as can poorly-handled ones. Take the New 52, for example. There was no single cause to the New 52’s demise, but there was one thing that they could’ve done that would’ve saved it, one thing that, if they had done it, would’ve guaranteed the new readers that DC was trying to get. That one thing? Commit. They did not fully commit to the idea of the New 52 as a fresh start.
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    Yeah, it can be confusing when multiple characters have the same title, although I do like the idea of legacy characters.