Ocelot wrote:Well Batman commits some reckless behavior at times but he is still given the benefit of the doubt by Gordon.
Yeah, but Batman doesn't insult Gordon on a daily basis.
Ocelot wrote:He served his purpose lets move on.
Just because you personally can't think of anything interesting to do with a character doesn't mean nobody else can. After all, I
just did. I'm not saying my ideas are good, just that I'm at least putting actual effort into think of ways Zyme could be further used, which you are rather stubbornly resistant to.
Ocelot wrote:I did put “on the field” and “not just Ferals right hand man” in my comment.
I repeat the question. There's nothing saying Talon can't do fieldwork in addition to being Feral's go-to NCO, especially considering Felina pretty much replaced him in season two. It'd give him something to do, whereas creating a new character would only push Talon further to the sidelines than he already was.
Ocelot wrote:It would be nice if we got the point of view of the Enforcers who are front and center of every battle. The rookie character and the veteran can provide that.
And the already-created Gray Taylor can fill the former role, and Talon the latter, or, heck, Felina can. She does some detective-y stuff sometimes and she and Gray can become a kind of duo investigating crimes and such. For the time being, we don't need any new Enforcer characters replacing preexisting ones. We need new characters who won't tread on the toes of preexisting characters.
Ocelot wrote:Who said he will try to kill Feral? He is already close to Feral. He could easily try to frame Feral or ruin his reputation. Being part of the Enforcers he has the resources to do it.
I kinda thought wanting Feral out of the way went without saying, and killing him/getting him killed seems the most expeditious way of doing it, but I can't see Steel trying it again for the reasons stated: his sense of self-preservation outweighs his ambition.
Ocelot wrote:Development or not thats the only potential his character can go inmy opinion.
So you just Flanderize his existing traits...?
Ocelot wrote:Like you said before Steele is complete coward.
I didn't see him as being a coward, exactly, just squeamish.
Ocelot wrote:So I don’t see how we can believe he could have done anything to convice Feral to hire him and Promote him. Unless Feral was forced too.
Even cowards can be capable of getting things done. He had to have done something to persuade Feral to promote him (hiring is a different matter; the Enforcers have an academy anyone can join and graduate from, as per The Doctors of Doom
, which is tentatively canon). As for Feral being forced to take Steel, I know it's a semi-popular fan theory that Steel comes from a wealthy family who could make trouble if he were fired, but there's no evidence of this. Only Manx can tell Feral what to do. Manx having the authority to tell Feral what to do is demonstrated in the show. Steel having a wealthy family isn't. Nobody else has been shown ever giving Feral an order. The closest is when he decides to heed Dr. Sinian's advice, but neither she nor Callie made him do diddly. Ergo, with no existing evidence of Steel having wealthy benefactors, it stands to reason Feral keeps him on of his own free will, and I'd like to know why.
So while Steel may seem like he comes from a rich family, there's just as much evidence for him living in a ratty apartment than there is for the Steels being big movers and shakes in Megakat City.
Also, it's "Steel." We know now his name has only two Es, just like he himself said.
And re: Steel's character design screaming "prick." Look at Feral. His hard features and perpetual scowl are visual shorthand for "big, loud jerk" in animation, and yet over the course of the show, he, however slightly, was able to overcome this. Why not Steel? Why play the "he is what he looks like he is and that's all he can ever be" card with him? Wouldn't it be more interesting if he revealed some hidden depths over the course of the series? Never completely becoming not-a-jerk, though, but enough to tell us why he's a useful asset to the Enforcers in spite of his unpleasant personality.