Talk:List of alien races in Marvel Comics
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- 1 Deviants, Eternals and Inhumans
- 2 Major Races
- 3 Secondary Races
- 4 Merge proposals
- 5 Request for Rigellians article
- 6 Vandalism?
- 7 Fair use rationale for Image:Exc90.jpg
- 8 Martians
- 9 Image copyright problem with Image:Karolina's lives.jpg
- 10 Error in "Beyonders"
Deviants, Eternals and Inhumans
Perhaps- there are Deviants and Eternal races in other planets. However those races tend to go by other names (such as Skrulls) so I think it's better to list them individually.
- Some of the races listed in this section do not strike me as being major enough. Example: The Badoon conquered Earth in ONE alternate reality, and that's it. (And it's amazing they succeeded when The Kree and the Skrull have failed so often.)
- The Celestials and Beyonders are more groups of cosmic beings than true races (but that's debatable.)
- The Elders are not a single race, either.
- The Phalanx are a subset of the Technarchy and shouldn't be listed separately.
- The Space Phantoms aren't that significant either.
--Wilfredo Martinez 22:49, 9 July 2006 (UTC)
I think we should insert (brief) comments on ALL the entries here, even the ones with their own articles. The idea is that the article gets to stand better on its own, especially for research purposes. Example: Acanti- whale-like aliens that live in the vacuum of space. See Acanti. Fist appearance: X-Men #156. Mention of major characters might be added as well. Ex: Axi-Tun- Home race of the first Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse. First seen in Invaders #1 & Giant-Size Fantastic Four #3. --Wilfredo Martinez 22:49, 9 July 2006 (UTC)
- Minor race and I don't think they've been used for a long time, don't seem to be important to the Marvel Universe, not much info in their article. --Mrph 08:00, 23 September 2006 (UTC)
Closed with decision to merge --Mrph 21:00, 8 October 2006 (UTC)
- Merged now. I don't think there's any additional work to be done on this. --Mrph 11:59, 15 October 2006 (UTC)
- As long as the Brood (comics) are a major race, the Acanti will keep reappearing. As the Brood article states, they're more than just transport and their background/culture (soul force etc) has been important. I'd vote to keep this one. --Mrph
Closed with no decision to merge --Mrph 20:58, 8 October 2006 (UTC)
- I wasn't entirely sure how much of a role they've played, but looking at the www.marvunapp.com entry they've been important to five diffent storylines (mostly the whole "celestial madonna" thing) across several different titles - and seem likely to appear again. Worth keeping, but the article may need work? --Mrph 08:00, 23 September 2006 (UTC)
Closed with no decision to merge. (although the Cotati article clearly needs more work, so I'll try to expand it a little) --Mrph 20:54, 8 October 2006 (UTC)
Merge (with reservations - see comment) --Mrph 08:00, 23 September 2006 (UTC)
Merge --Chris Griswold (☎☓) 10:21, 23 September 2006 (UTC)
Merge and shorten slightly --HKMarksCANDY IS A FOOD GROUPTALK♦CONTRIBS 05:03, 25 September 2006 (UTC)
- Tricky. It's one of the more detailed articles, perhaps because they're a more recent addition to the Marvel Universe - but I believe they've only appeared twice (Excalibur & Starjammers), although both appearances were fairly important to those stories. Also, although Warren Ellis, who created them, is back with Marvel, they're unlikely to reappear since that Starjammers story killed them all...? --Mrph 08:00, 23 September 2006 (UTC)
Closed with decision to Merge --Mrph 20:55, 8 October 2006 (UTC)
Request for Rigellians article
Hi I would like to request an article for the Rigellians. They have been seen in various titles and been around decades. They had their own entry in the 1985 handbook so presumably there is enough data to compile a modest article. They have named represenatives who can be discussed (Tana Nile, Gunthar, the Grand Commissioner etc) as well as their role in creating the Recorders. They've even appeared on trading cards. Images of them are plentiful. I for one don't know that much about them (or I would write the article myself) but I have always wanted to know more about them. --ksofen666.07 February 2007.
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It hadn't really occurred to me until now, but they probably do deserve inclusion here - Marvel's version of the classic War of the Worlds martians have now appeared in various places, including Killraven (the obvious one), the Wisdom miniseries and a few other places. There have also been references to them in other stories, such as the Counter-X X-Force run. I'd say it's definitely worth adding them here, but they might(?) also deserve an article of their own, as they're now distinctly different from the H.G. Wells version that inspired them. Opinions? --Mrph (talk) 19:19, 13 August 2008 (UTC)
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Error in "Beyonders"
There is one beyonder who did, in fact, enter the main Marvel Universe and interact with its inhabitants. Two entire "Secret Wars" story arcs dealt with this occurrence. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 188.8.131.52 (talk) 20:15, 4 June 2014 (UTC)