Karen: Many super-heroes use weapons, devices, or other tools in their battle against evil. Indeed, some would have no powers at all without them, such as Green Lantern. Without his power ring, Hal Jordan is just a test pilot-which is still pretty exciting, but won't help him when facing the likes of Sinestro.
Karen: Do you have a favorite super-hero weapon? There are so many to choose from: Captain America's shield, Thor's hammer, Batman's utility belt, the Lantern's ring, Spider-Man's web-shooters, Hawkeye or Green Arrow's gimmicky arrows, Dr. Strange's cloak and amulet...the list goes on and on. Iron Man's entire suit could be thrown in to this discussion! Whether they are mystical or technological, a hero's tools often come to define him or her. Who is Thor without Mjolnir? Wonder Woman without her bracelets? Captain America never felt right to me when he was using that solid light shield. And a Batman without a souped-up vehicle? Just not as cool.
Karen: Let's discuss this: which weapons/gadgets do you like the most? Which are so iconic, that the character just wouldn't be right without them? And which ones do you think are over-played?
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