Elizabeth Barrette (ysabetwordsmith) wrote,
Elizabeth Barrette
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Black Superheroes

... need more memorable arch-enemies.  This is a savvy argument, and one I hadn't considered before.  I don't really know a wide enough sample of black superheroes to gauge whether or not they are genuinely short of great nemesis opposition. But if they are, that's a serious problem.  A nemesis can contribute a great deal to the shape and dynamic of a hero.  Now, not all heroes have an arch-enemy; some just go from one crisis to another.  A single spectacular opponent, however, provides a more focused impact.  That has some literary advantages.  So if that territory is really underserved ... writers, start your engines.
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