Having trouble making sense of everything? Have no fear! AQAL Man is here...

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Comment by Joseph Camosy on April 4, 2014 at 10:39am

Speaking of the Avengers see:  http://marvel-movies.wikia.com/wiki/Tesseract

All of these superheroes are after or involved with some form or another of what has gone throughout history by many names:  lapis philosophorum, Philosopher's Stone, Holy Grail, the Stone of the Wise, etc.. 

AQAL-Man and Meldara are specifically involved in this pursuit as well.  :-)

Comment by Balder on April 4, 2014 at 10:05am

I imagine AQAL Man and Meldara as having a friendly, edgy rivalry, engaging in friendly sparring and shadow-triggering for one another but ultimately serving on the same "team," such as you see among the members of the Avengers.

Comment by Joseph Camosy on April 4, 2014 at 9:47am

All of the Apollonian/Athenian superheroes are after the lapis philosophorumin some form or another either to restore balance to something that has become unbalanced, or to achieve some goal or task of ultimate meaning for the benefit of humankind, etc..

AQAL-Man, MELDARA (or Buddha, Christ, or Krishna) would be no different and so their conflicts with each other would be more competitive (competing visions of ultimate meaning or balance, competing means, etc..)  As such, they're not really villains to each other, but are potential allies.

Cthulhu and other Chthonic entities, on the other hand, represent Alterity itself - something that cannot be reasoned with or "defeated" in any of the usual ways.

Comment by Balder on April 4, 2014 at 7:54am

Bhaskar's comparable acronym is MELDARA.  That's a superheroine name if I ever heard one. 

Comment by Edward theurj Berge on April 3, 2014 at 9:51pm

Chhulhu as the repressed unconscious does the devouring, I mean integrating, here.

Comment by Joseph Camosy on April 3, 2014 at 9:39pm

As a Chthonic creature, Cthulhu just might be the perfect dark & Dionysian counterpoint to AQAL-Man's Apollonian characteristics.   In this case the conflict would require AQAL-Man to Integrate Cthulhu.   Another kind of arch-nemesis would be one in which the adversary was in a position to integrate AQAL-Man instead! In that case, AQAL-Man will have met his match!

Comment by Balder on April 3, 2014 at 9:08pm
Comment by Joseph Camosy on April 3, 2014 at 8:59pm

To be a true superhero, he needs an arch-nemesis. 

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