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Tuesday, September 02, 2014 

The hidden politics in Original Sin #6

Earlier, it was revealed Nick Fury's army partner during WW2, Dum Dum Dugan, was a robo-duplicate. Now it's revealed that in Original Sin #6, not only does the robot commit mechanical suicide, there's also subtle politics involved:
In this 10 page story, Dugan visits Fury during his interrogation of the Orb in Original Sin #6 and questions the torture tactics used by his former X.O. to obtain information about the Watcher’s death.
Hmm, I wonder if there's a hidden message here against waterboarding terrorists? It's something even miniseries like DC's Identity Crisis stealthily injected, and this could be another example of using metaphors to craft leftist propaganda. And then:
Confronted by the truth, Dugan – who retained the memories, emotions and conscious of his real-life self – debates the ethicacy of Fury’s deads and ultimately kills himself rather than live on as a duplicate.
And I guess Fury's at fault for that, huh? Another cunning way to make Fury look like a bad guy, and very insulting.
It was previously believed that Dugan remained the same age due to sharing in the Infinity Formula that Fury was dosed with, but this story would retcon that notion as well as several other stories showing Dugan aging, going grey, and even having a heart attack.
Granted, they admit this defies prior continuity elements, yet fail to say whether they think this retcon was called for. It was definitely not, and if Dugan really had outlived his usefulness, all they needed to do was write him passing away from natural causes. But this is how modern mainstream works, and heroic characters cannot just die natural deaths, nor from auto accidents. They can only be turned into pawns in a politicized tale.

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