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Ursa vs Faora

22 Jun 2013 01:19 #32032 by Markiehoe
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Ursa has Faora beat in every category!

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22 Jun 2013 01:44 #32033 by lfan
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Agree to disagree :)

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22 Jun 2013 02:10 #32034 by Markiehoe
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This is meant all in good fun.
I believe Ursa is sexier.
She has better lines in the movie.
She has the better costume hands down.
She is an equal of Zod not a subordinate.

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22 Jun 2013 03:04 #32036 by inactive
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Zaora with a 'Z' beats them both into a cocked hat.

Then she punches Kal-El's heart out of his chest for dessert.

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22 Jun 2013 05:48 #32037 by inactive
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Zaora, Ursa, and Faora surveyed the blasted miasma of rubble and dismembered humanity that had once been Metropolis.

"I'm so glad that we decided to team up," said Ursa. "Destroying Metropolis was so... Satisfying."

"Wasn't it fun when Kal-El tried to stop us," said Zaora, "As if he could hope to stand against the three of us."

"My favorite part was when I choked the life out of him and tossed him to one side like a piece of garbage," said Faora.

"So, what now?" asked Ursa.

"Whatever the fuck we want," replied Zaora and Faora, in unison.

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22 Jun 2013 06:32 #32038 by castor
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geekseven wrote: Zaora, Ursa, and Faora surveyed the blasted miasma of rubble and dismembered humanity that had once been Metropolis.

"I'm so glad that we decided to team up," said Ursa. "Destroying Metropolis was so... Satisfying."

"Wasn't it fun when Kal-El tried to stop us," said Zaora, "As if he could hope to stand against the three of us."

"My favorite part was when I choked the life out of him and tossed him to one side like a piece of garbage," said Faora.

"So, what now?" asked Ursa.

"Whatever the fuck we want," replied Zaora and Faora, in unison.


But what about australia GeekSeven, What about australia?

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23 Jun 2013 21:06 #32050 by sgfan05
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Faora, while I still appreciate Ursa's SM II performance, I really dug Faora armor and all from MOS

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25 Jun 2013 12:09 #32055 by Woodclaw
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Okay I've watched Man of Steel last night and I think the comparison is a bit unfair. Both characters are meant to be incarnations of the "evil supergirl" trope, but in different ways.

Ursa is generally portrayed as sexier and more deliberatly sadistic.

Faora is more hard-assed and efficient.

They're not meant to fill the same narrative niche. If you need an entire planet exterminated in minutes, Faora will probably be better. If you need that same planet crushed in submission and terror Ursa will probably be better.

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25 Jun 2013 17:58 #32059 by shadar
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What did you think about the fights?

Many of us have tried to portray super-powered fights in stories, images and video, but I found that many of the fight CGI scenes in MOS exceeded even my wildest imagination. It raised the bar for what I'm going to try and portray in future stories.

There are many things I likee in the movie (and a few things I didn't), but the fight scenes were a new high-water mark for super-powered combat. Right up there with the Hulk movie, which had less impact given it was, well, the hulk. Seeing Faora in action was great, but so was the epic fight between Zod and Kal El.

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Anon wrote: Okay I've watched Man of Steel last night and I think the comparison is a bit unfair. Both characters are meant to be incarnations of the "evil supergirl" trope, but in different ways.

Ursa is generally portrayed as sexier and more deliberatly sadistic.

Faora is more hard-assed and efficient.

They're not meant to fill the same narrative niche. If you need an entire planet exterminated in minutes, Faora will probably be better. If you need that same planet crushed in submission and terror Ursa will probably be better.

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25 Jun 2013 18:13 #32060 by Woodclaw
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shadar wrote: What did you think about the fights?

Many of us have tried to portray super-powered fights in stories, images and video, but I found that many of the fight CGI scenes in MOS exceeded even my wildest imagination. It raised the bar for what I'm going to try and portray in future stories.

There are many things I likee in the movie (and a few things I didn't), but the fight scenes were a new high-water mark for super-powered combat. Right up there with the Hulk movie, which had less impact given it was, well, the hulk. Seeing Faora in action was great, but so was the epic fight between Zod and Kal El.

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The fight scenes were quite impressive and they portrayed the collateral damage of a superpowered brawl in a very impressive manner. I have to say that sometimes I've found stories that had some impressive combat stunts and description, but I agree that the bar was set pretty high here (I think that the Avengers movie helped it too), although maybe not as high as some authors have done in the past.

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25 Jun 2013 21:02 #32062 by lfan
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The fight scenes were fantastic, especially those involving Faora. The technique they used with the abrupt quick strikes for her was a nice homage to her comic counterpart who was a kryptonian martial arts expert if I'm not mistaken.

Her whole fighting technique reminded me of a cobra. Very slow and deliberate -- almost intimidating -- and then when she strikes its in the blink of an eye.

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shadar wrote: What did you think about the fights?

Many of us have tried to portray super-powered fights in stories, images and video, but I found that many of the fight CGI scenes in MOS exceeded even my wildest imagination. It raised the bar for what I'm going to try and portray in future stories.

There are many things I likee in the movie (and a few things I didn't), but the fight scenes were a new high-water mark for super-powered combat. Right up there with the Hulk movie, which had less impact given it was, well, the hulk. Seeing Faora in action was great, but so was the epic fight between Zod and Kal El.

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Anon wrote: Okay I've watched Man of Steel last night and I think the comparison is a bit unfair. Both characters are meant to be incarnations of the "evil supergirl" trope, but in different ways.

Ursa is generally portrayed as sexier and more deliberatly sadistic.

Faora is more hard-assed and efficient.

They're not meant to fill the same narrative niche. If you need an entire planet exterminated in minutes, Faora will probably be better. If you need that same planet crushed in submission and terror Ursa will probably be better.

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25 Jun 2013 21:13 #32063 by Markiehoe
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Am I the only Ursa fan here?
Faora seemed like a generic character to me, could have been played by a dude with no change of dialogue or direction.

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25 Jun 2013 21:27 #32064 by lfan
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I liked Ursa...I liked Faora better. Ursa was best for Superman II which definitely had a lighter tone. In that movie, all three Krypton baddies were very carricature-ish in my opinion.

While I'm not a big fan of Nolan's (and everyone else's) 'make everything dark and gritty' approach, Faora's character was obviously better suited.

Looks-wise, I thought Faora was wayyyy sexier and prettier than Ursa.

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Markiehoe wrote: Am I the only Ursa fan here?
Faora seemed like a generic character to me, could have been played by a dude with no change of dialogue or direction.

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25 Jun 2013 21:35 #32065 by Markiehoe
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There is only one scene in MoS where Faora shows any emotion. When Krypton is being destroyed.
Other than that she could have been a robot in my opinion.
Waste of a good actress and good looking woman.

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25 Jun 2013 22:52 #32066 by Woodclaw
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Markiehoe wrote: Am I the only Ursa fan here?
Faora seemed like a generic character to me, could have been played by a dude with no change of dialogue or direction.


As I said I think that they're twwo different characters and making a comparison is quite unfair. Still I disagree with the idea that she could have been a robot. Showing little emotion made sense given her character is supposed to be genetically projected and trained to be as ruthless and unempathic as possible.

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25 Jun 2013 23:51 #32068 by shadar
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I just got both the MOS coffee table book (excellent by the way) and the novelization of the movie, which at least starts off interestingly.

As far as Auntje goes, she trained in Salt Lake with Twight, who trained Henry Cavill and others, she claimed she stayed aloof and completely socially isolated during the filming so as to feel the character. She claimed Faora is supposed to be the only single-dimensional character in the movie. She kills without mercy or regret. That's all she does. She has previously killed the finest, bravest, best protectors of the Krypton, and violence is her only satisfaction.

I remember one comic book appearance a very long time ago where she appeared to get this orgasmic pleasure from crushing men in her arms after her pheromones and beauty had drawn them to her. She was nude and standing in a lake in one scene, drawing an innocent sheepherder who thought he'd died and gone to heaven when she opened her arms to him. He was right, except that he hadn't quite gotten there yet. I thought that was pretty racy back in the 70's. The comic claimed: "his fragile ribs crushed against the steel of her own" before she released his crushed body to drown in his own blood. In that comic, it was said "she preyed on men."

That's been Faora to me ever since. A homicidal man-hater that only Zod could control.

MOS did nothing to change my view of her.

I hope wherever Zod's crew wound up after they were sucked into a "wormhole" or back to the Phantom Zone, that Faora reappears in a sequel.

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26 Jun 2013 04:32 #32072 by Raa
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I recall that comic where she was taking a bath in a pond. The young man viewed her from the bushes. He would have been perfectly hidden except for her super hear. It was an excellent side story for back history on her.

I believe it was a phantom zone escape issue. I believe I was under 10 at the time.

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26 Jun 2013 06:34 #32073 by shadar
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That sounds like the issue. I have no idea today what it was called, but it was an amazing (and horrible) view of Faora.

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Raa wrote: I recall that comic where she was taking a bath in a pond. The young man viewed her from the bushes. He would have been perfectly hidden except for her super hear. It was an excellent side story for back history on her.

I believe it was a phantom zone escape issue. I believe I was under 10 at the time.

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26 Jun 2013 06:40 #32074 by shadar
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Google is amazing... The issue was Phantom Zone #3, issued March 1982.

Problem now is to find it.

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shadar wrote: That sounds like the issue. I have no idea today what it was called, but it was an amazing (and horrible) view of Faora.

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Raa wrote: I recall that comic where she was taking a bath in a pond. The young man viewed her from the bushes. He would have been perfectly hidden except for her super hear. It was an excellent side story for back history on her.

I believe it was a phantom zone escape issue. I believe I was under 10 at the time.

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26 Jun 2013 12:22 #32075 by lfan
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