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Australian philosopher, literary critic, legal scholar, and professional writer. Based in Newcastle, NSW. Author of FREEDOM OF RELIGION AND THE SECULAR STATE (2012), HUMANITY ENHANCED (2014), and THE MYSTERY OF MORAL AUTHORITY (2016).

Sunday, July 10, 2016

Sunday supervillainy - Donald Trump as the supervillain M.O.D.A.A.K.

I don't read a lot into Marvel's decision to do this - it's surely just a bit of slightly satirical fun - but in the spin-off universe of "Spider-Gwen" the prominent supervillain M.O.D.O.K. (Mental Organism Designed Only for Killing) has been reimagined as something of a Donald Trump lookalike, and with the new name M.O.D.A.A.K. (Mental Organism Designed As America's King). This has been getting quite a lot of international coverage, including a story in the India/US crossover newspaper the Indian Panorama. I assume that M.O.D.A.A.K. has similar psi-based powers to the original M.O.D.O.K., but I can't confirm this or report on how the swollen-headed, tiny-handed villain fares in battle.

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