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Masculinity takes a holiday. EbayMafia private msg quote post Address this user
Let's see how long this one can last before it becomes a food fight. Got any comic geek questions? Here's one that has stuck with me for a while: When Multiple Man multiplies...what could explain the arrival of all that additional mass? Or conversely, when Atom changes size, what could explain the disappearance and subsequent reappearance of mass?
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SMH
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The apple sauce and pudding were the best part... Bronte private msg quote post Address this user
How about, if the flash needs to burn a crap ton of calories for energy, wouldn't he spend more time on the can?
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How about, if the flash needs to burn a crap ton of calories for energy, wouldn't he spend more time on the can?

Not necessarily. He would also need an insane amount of hydration to go with those calories, and if he doesn't hydrate enough, his system will suck the moisture out of everything that goes inside it, leaving him with... uh... some rock-hard blockages. At which point the only thing he'll be running for is the Milk of Magnesia. So I suspect he has fewer visits to the Throne Of Thought but more quality time spent there when he does finally drop some ballast.
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The apple sauce and pudding were the best part... Bronte private msg quote post Address this user
Well. In most times I see him eat, whether it be a cartoon or a comic, he consumes a lot of food. There isn't enough space in a human stomach to store that much food. There is a medical condition where some folks have to keep eating every few hours or die. That's how I picture the flash. Constantly eating and going to restroom. If he needs as much liquid as you suggest, that would be empty calories taking up huge amounts of space in his stomach.

As for the atom, I don't know much about physics, but is it possible to decrease the space between atoms thereby causing him to shrink?
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@Bronte Maybe Flash spends more time on the can than we know? That would be kind of funny though if he headed to the bathroom at the end of every mission. It could be like a running joke..."where's Flash?".
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@Bronte This also begs the question, can he have a lightning-fast "go" that no one sees because his naked booty doesn't register to the human naked eye? Are all those unscooped doo-doos really the result of nasty dog owners who refuse to clean up after their pets?
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@Bronte Maybe Flash spends more time on the can than we know? That would be kind of funny though if he headed to the bathroom at the end of every mission. It could be like a running joke..."where's Flash?".
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The apple sauce and pudding were the best part... Bronte private msg quote post Address this user
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@Bronte This also begs the question, can he have a lightning-fast "go" that no one sees because his naked booty doesn't register to the human naked eye? Are all those unscooped doo-doos really the result of nasty dog owners who refuse to clean up after their pets?



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@Bronte
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As for the atom, I don't know much about physics, but is it possible to decrease the space between atoms thereby causing him to shrink?


Yes, size can shrink but mass remains constant. The mass has to go away for him to stand on someone's shoulder or hang out inside a telephone cord.
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@Bronte Did you hear the story last year about the Athletic Director who was going to the rival high school in the mornings and taking a dump on their football field? I guess he did it enough times that they eventually put up cameras and filmed him. Not sure if it was Florida, but it should have been!
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I actually have a book on this, the physics of superheroes. He covers how much flash would need to eat to go that fast. Really cool book, scientifically accurate. It’s impossible but he goes through the physics needed to make it happen
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The apple sauce and pudding were the best part... Bronte private msg quote post Address this user
@EbayMafia

No I didn't, but that is so petty and stupid, it would almost have to be a FL man story. Lol
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I actually have a book on this, the physics of superheroes. He covers how much flash would need to eat to go that fast. Really cool book, scientifically accurate. It’s impossible but he goes through the physics needed to make it happen


@stanley_1883 Sounds like you're gonna be the Sherpa for this thread. You just got appointed King Geek. We will be counting on you to answer our nonsense questions.
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Geek question. Do you agree with this list and if not, give me a better one.

Comic character rank across three attributes:
1. icon status: general recognition globally on their appearance, friends and foes, strengths and weaknesses and overall mythos
2. comics impact: impact on comics over a sustained time frame, such as influence on other characters, stories, development of industry etc
3. popularity today: not just latest box office but over recent history. Doesn’t mean favorable view (eg Thanos is currently popular but perhaps not “well liked”)…

Here is my list, with a rating from 0-100 for the three criteria (icon status/ comic impact / current popularity). Listed 15 characters but this may not be a top 15 list per se as I wanted to include some villains too.

When compiling it I referred to ranked lists, recent surveys, google searches, and also informed the list with marketability and movie box office.*

Character (icon status / impact / popularity today)

List (not necessarily in order).

1. Batman (100 / 90 / 90)
2. Spider-man (95 / 70 / 100)
3. Superman (100 / 100 / 60)
4. Wolverine (50 / 50 / 55)
5. Wonder Woman (50 / 60 / 40)
6. Hulk (70 / 30 / 50)
7. Iron Man (60 / 40 / 60)
8. Captain America (60 / 40 / 60)
9. Punisher (70 / 40 / 45)
10. Flash (60 / 65 / 40)
11. Joker (70 / 60 / 55)
12. Lex Luthor (70 / 60 / 35)
13. Thanos (20 / 20 / 50)
14. Magneto (40 / 50 / 40)
15. Darkseid (20 / 30 / 10)

*mostly just made it all up

To address the glaring first question of why I ranked Spidey lower on Icon Status vs Supes and Bats. I am biased. No, not really. It is because more people know the overall mythos around Batman and Superman a bit better solely due to their villains. If you ask anyone who Superman’s primary antagonist is they will say Lex Luthor. My elderly mom knows that and my 3yo son knows that. With Batman, it is the Joker. With Spider-man … well, let’s just say the rogues gallery is a tier below (and maybe this actually helps aid the popularity overall today).
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Let's see how long this one can last before it becomes a food fight. Got any comic geek questions? Here's one that has stuck with me for a while: When Multiple Man multiplies...what could explain the arrival of all that additional mass? Or conversely, when Atom changes size, what could explain the disappearance and subsequent reappearance of mass?


Mass displacement/mass shifting. Basic concept applied to the Transformers as well, that they could essentially change their molecular structure to accommodate size changes. Essentially, the mass they have would be sent to a separate pocket of space/time until such mass (or lack of mass) is required to be retrieved from/sent to that pocket of space.
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There was an old issue of Wizard where one of the articles was supposedly an excerpt of Doug Ramsey's thesis to graduate from Xavier's school. It was a potential explanation of how mutants could generate all the energy that they do to do whatever power they have. The gist was that the X gene causes their cells to perform a tiny nuclear reaction instead of the usual thing people do to generate energy. So they don't need to eat more than anyone else, their energy production is just that much greater.

The in-comic potential explanation for Ms. Marvel's shrinking and growing ability is that she borrows mass from herself at different points in her timeline. Current Kamala needs to shrink, she sheds mass to some past or future Kamala that needs to grow. The 'how' question is still there.

The best answer for time travel, but applies in general to this thread, already came from the movie Looper (you can just watch the first 30 seconds)

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Re: the pseudo scientific explanations (all in good fun)… of course none make sense.

My favorite is inter-dimensional exchanges of matter and energy. Tapping into dimensions not accessible to others. Allows for transfers of mass and energy that would violate the laws of physics in our dimension.

Someone gets impossibly large? Spacing out atoms wouldn’t make sense as you then lose solidity and molecular cohesion. Borrow mass from this other source dimension - voila!

All made up but I like that explanation the best. Not sure where it’s from but I don’t think I made it up…
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Here's another Geek question....

WHY is Marvel hellbent on pi$$ing off collectors by rebooting Amazing Spider-man with a new #1 AGAIN?
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From the book, for Flash to run at one percent the speed of light, a single percent, he would need to consume 75 Billion food calories, or 150 million cheeseburgers, assuming that 100% of the foods energy is converted into Kinetic Energy.
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Here's another Geek question....

WHY is Marvel hellbent on pi$$ing off collectors by rebooting Amazing Spider-man with a new #1 AGAIN?


It's been shown that sales of #1s are higher because it is a first issue collector's item.
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Here's another Geek question....

WHY is Marvel hellbent on pi$$ing off collectors by rebooting Amazing Spider-man with a new #1 AGAIN?

The companion question would be why are collectors still buying modern comics, Spider-Man or otherwise, when Marvel is constantly rebooting them with #1 issues?
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@DrWatson Because people want to read them?
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Let's see how long this one can last before it becomes a food fight. Got any comic geek questions? Here's one that has stuck with me for a while: When Multiple Man multiplies...what could explain the arrival of all that additional mass? Or conversely, when Atom changes size, what could explain the disappearance and subsequent reappearance of mass?


1. Higgs boson is the theoretical particle in physics that allows mass to be acquired (technically it's the Higgs field where mass is located and the boson is the associated particle). So I imagine multiple man would somehow be gaining access to the Higgs field. Maybe he's a boson?

2. One of the movie based claims of Ant Man was he didn't lose mass. That's what allowed him to still throw powerful punches while shrunk...perhaps atom is the same? Though this doesn't really make sense. There would need to be a stasis field generated...imagine being 60% water, but being smaller than a water molecule? You'd need some sort of Doctor Who type compression field to account for existing at a state smaller than the components of which you're composed.
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The Higgs Boson is no longer theoretical. CERN observed it a few years ago.
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Our bodies are composed of trillions of cells that all require energy. Cellular energy in the form of ATP is provided through the process of cellular respiration; we basically burn calories in the presence of oxygen, producing ATP, carbon dioxide and water. This process is around 38-40% efficient (most of the energy in any system is “lost” to the surroundings as heat). What if mutants had super-efficient cells? Even a relatively small increase in efficiency multiplied by trillions of cells could result in enormous amounts of excess energy that they could utilize for their “super” powers.
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Let's see how long this one can last before it becomes a food fight. Got any comic geek questions? Here's one that has stuck with me for a while: When Multiple Man multiplies...what could explain the arrival of all that additional mass? Or conversely, when Atom changes size, what could explain the disappearance and subsequent reappearance of mass?


1. Higgs boson is the theoretical particle in physics that allows mass to be acquired (technically it's the Higgs field where mass is located and the boson is the associated particle). So I imagine multiple man would somehow be gaining access to the Higgs field. Maybe he's a boson?

2. One of the movie based claims of Ant Man was he didn't lose mass. That's what allowed him to still throw powerful punches while shrunk...perhaps atom is the same? Though this doesn't really make sense. There would need to be a stasis field generated...imagine being 60% water, but being smaller than a water molecule? You'd need some sort of Doctor Who type compression field to account for existing at a state smaller than the components of which you're composed.


@etapi65 I remember that in Ant Man but then they were totally inconsistent. They shrunk a building and picked it up. I think he rode on the backs of ants.
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The Higgs Boson is no longer theoretical. CERN observed it a few years ago.


Yeah verified 2013 with a no spin, no charge, no color particle. I'm still just used to calling it theoretical as what is now standard model, was once standard theory.
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Our bodies are composed of trillions of cells that all require energy. Cellular energy in the form of ATP is provided through the process of cellular respiration; we basically burn calories in the presence of oxygen, producing ATP, carbon dioxide and water. This process is around 38-40% efficient (most of the energy in any system is “lost” to the surroundings as heat). What if mutants had super-efficient cells? Even a relatively small increase in efficiency multiplied by trillions of cells could result in enormous amounts of excess energy that they could utilize for their “super” powers.


@esaravo A couple of thoughts, and you can correct me if I'm wrong: First, it would be kind of an interesting running narrative that Superhero's are cold to the touch because their cells are super efficient and have no excess energy in the form of heat. Second, If the trillions of cells are powering average body function at 40%, I would think that the maximum they could produce is 2.5x of current production. In a 3,000 calorie daily diet, that would only be an additional 1,800 calories of energy. I'm thinking that athletes in training may burn significantly more than that amount.
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