Rzerox21xx wrote:Apparently if you are Wolverine, you can beat the Devil
ClaecElric4God wrote:Hmm...Interesting, but I'm gonna have to say I don't enjoy fictional works about hell Admittedly, I've watched a couple anime that use elements of hell/demons/so forth, but overall, I tend to avoid it. I don't like seeing hell made light of or watered down. *shrug* But that's just me.
Nate wrote:Dante's Inferno is still the king of "character goes to hell stories.
John_Smith wrote:There was actually another time when the x-men went into hell to go rescue Nightcrawler. SPOILER: Highlight text to read: Turns out it wasn’t really hell but a hell-like illusion, created to trap Nightcrawler by a woman who believe he had killed her son. It was a comic right before the Days of Future Past storyline.
The plot is sort of ‘eh.’ Honestly, the only good quality is how it sets the characters up for the next batch of issues. I was a little annoyed with it because 1) it’s view of hell was based on Dante’s Devine Comedy, which I find to be unoriginal. 2) It’s rather pseudo-religious; it’s has more of a mystic theme than theological. As a result, we have: 3) the comic misses the point of Christianity. There’s no notion of a forgiving God. SPOILER: Highlight text to read: Though eventually Nightcrawler is let go by the woman, it’s because it turns out Nightcrawler didn’t kill her son. Or at least, Nightcrawler did, but only after said son left Nightcrawler no choice. So there isn’t even really a metaphorical notion of God forgiving sin.
Rzerox21xx wrote:I guess it downplay God's omnipotentness that some demons can simply invade heaven and attack the souls there and need the X-men for help instead, of just having God simply ending this with just a gesture.
Xeno wrote:Unfortunately a lot of writers, and people in general, don't know that the Divine Comedy differs from the contents of the Bible in its description of hell. There are sects of Christianity that describe hell using references from Inferno.
Rzerox21xx wrote:that might be true, I was just asking this, since the battlefield involves heaven which is God's domain.
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