Spider-Man : La Saga du Clone

Judas Traveler
Une page magnifique ! Kaine jouant le r√īle de l’avocat de Peter est tr√®s vite impuissant face √† Judas.

H√©las les bonnes id√©es ne durent jamais trop longtemps puisqu’un grand remaniement s’effectue peu avant la fin de la saga. Un sc√©nario totalement impr√©visible, ridicule et minable vient entacher l’Host d√©finitivement. Scrier n’√©tait en r√©alit√© pas ce qu’il pr√©tendait √™tre. Judas Traveller pouvait bien dire qu’ils se connaissaient depuis des si√®cles, c’√©tait du pipo, ou du moins le nouveau sc√©nariste s’en foutait all√©grement lorsque j’ai lu √ßa la premi√®re fois. Eh oui car Scrier n’est rien de plus qu’un agent de … BIPPP recouvert de gadget le faisant passer pour un dieu, capable d’effrayer Kaine ! C’est dire le niveau de cette technologie.

Judas comprenant qu’il y a un lien entre le dangereux Storm et Scrier d√©cida de se rebeller mais en vain. Et ce qu’il y a de plus grave, c’est lorsque Chakra apprend √† Ben Reilly que Judas n’est pas absolument pas un √™tre puissant mais tout simplement un hypnotiseur capable de modifier la perception humaine (cette id√©e vient de Tom Defalco). Il faut dire que les sc√©naristes de l’√©poque ne savaient pas ou aller avec Judas comme l’atteste Glenn Greenberg (sc√©nariste et √©diteur de l’√©poque) sur ce blog :

Judas Traveller was introduced in the infamous Clone Saga. The character’s agenda was to analyze the true nature of evil. Taking interest in Spider-Man and his clone, Traveller with his ally Scrier and his Host (a group of 4 of his students) pit Spider-Man both teaming and against his clone in a test of motivation. He was described by Spider-Man writer Glenn Greenberg as a deus ex machina character with ill-defined powers: ¬ę¬†no one ‚Äď not the writers, not the editors ‚Äď seemed to know who or what the heck Judas Traveller was. He was seemingly this immensely powerful, quasi-mystical being with amazing abilities, but what was the real deal with him? … But to be honest, a character like Traveller didn’t really fit into Spider-Man’s world.¬†¬ĽAs such, Traveller’s role would remain a mystery to readers for a while, as writers dropped him in and out of this saga.

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[ GLENN’S COMMENTS : The return of Scrier – with Judas Traveller nowhere to be seen – was the first sign that there was much more to this character than met the eye. Mark Bernardo had told me that J.M. DeMatteis was planning to explore the notion that Scrier was actually the real power behind Traveller, and that Traveller was so deluded and obsessed with his pursuits that even he didn’t know it.]

Et effectivement l’argument se tiens, un tel personnage n’a rien √† faire dans le monde de Spiderman. Et c’est pour √ßa justement que j’avais √©t√© rapidement capt√© par Judas vu qu’il sortait de l’ordinaire. Ils sont donc revenu totalement en arri√®re pour coller le plus possible √† l’environnement de la saga. Une belle d√©ception pour moi, et le personnage disparait si myst√©rieusement, aucun retour ne se fera. On peut √©galement contester que cette aura entourant le personnage l’√©tait √©galement pour les sc√©naristes :

The biggest problem with Judas Traveller was that he was just too much of an enigma. What were the scope and nature of his powers? No one seemed to have an answer. What was his primary motivation? The answer from the Spider-Man writers was always, ¬ę¬†Well, he’s trying to understand the true nature of evil.¬†¬Ľ Uhhhm, okay, but that’s a bit… vague, you know? What does Traveller hope to gain from understanding evil? What’s his ultimate goal? That always remained shrouded in mystery – even to us!

BORDEL ! Il faudra attendre l’excellente histoire du journal d’Osborn pour avoir quelques informations suppl√©mentaires sur le personnage. C’est Glenn qui lui attribuera le statut de Mutant. Mais bon, Tom Defalco et Glenn Greenberg avaient pour ambition de d√©mystifier Scrier et Judas, avec parfois des id√©es tr√®s farfelues :

Throughout the clone saga, Tom DeFalco had proposed on a number of occasions that at some point, there should be a scene where Scrier reveals to the audience that he was just a guy in a mask. At various times, Tom D. suggested that Scrier turn out to be the Jackal or Harry Osborn wearing a Scrier costume, and that all of the ¬ę¬†awesome power¬†¬Ľ displayed by both Scrier and Judas Traveller was just clever trickery. I took this to mean that DeFalco felt the exact same way that I did-that characters like Traveller and Scrier, at least the way they had been presented in their earlier appearances, really had no place in the world of Spider-Man. It was clear that Tom D. wanted to ¬ę¬†debunk¬†¬Ľ the two characters, and as we headed to the end of the clone saga, he finally got his chance. However, Tom only got to scratch the surface of the whole Traveller/Scrier thing. I eventually got to elaborate quite a bit on it, and added many of my own ideas, when I wrote the OSBORN JOURNAL one-shot that provided the entire back story to the clone saga and Norman Osborn’s return. ]

S√©rieusement !? Harry Osborn aurait pu √™tre Scrier ? Tout ce que j’aimais dans la premi√®re partie de cette Saga devait changer radicalement … L’horreur pour moi.

vive la scienceRappelons que Scrier ressucite de ses mains Spidercide ! C’est beau le pouvoir de la science !

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