Super Hero Biography
Everyone knows Zorro but who was the man behind the mask/bandanna? Don Diego de la Vega was a Californian noble during the rule of the Spanish Empire. He became Zorro to avenge the helpless, to punish cruel politicians, and to aid the oppressed. Zorro was a legendary crusader who is only to appear in great times of hardship and oppression. He marked his work with a “Z”. Zorro preferred to preform his work stealthily as his name implies (Zorro is Spanish for fox). Zorro rode a black stallion named Tornado, carried a rapier, and a bullwhip. In his first appearance, he had a pistol but it was never seen again after.
Star Lords out.
Today on Starlord’s Quadrant, I am reviewing one of the best movies of all time–The Avengers or Avengers Assemble (in Britain). The movie starts out with an unnamed character and the trickster god, Loki, planning on taking over the Earth. We are then shown S.H.I.E.L.D. (Strategic Homeland Intervention Enforcement Logistics Division) being attacked by Loki who then steals the most powerful object in the universe–the Tesseract, a.k.a. the Cosmic Cube. Loki also mind controls Agent Barton, a.k.a. Hawkeye. In response to the attack, Nick Fury (the director of S.H.I.E.L.D.) activates the Avengers Initiative. Agent Romanoff (Black Widow) is sent to Calcutta to recruit Bruce Banner, the Hulk, to trace the Tesseract through its gamma radiation emissions. Coulson recruits Stark to have him review the information on the Tesseract. Loki is later captured by Captain America, Black Widow, Thor and Stark as Iron Man. While in the S.H.I.E.L.D Helicarrier, Loki causes the Avengers to bicker, leading to Loki’s escape and the apparent death of S.H.I.E.L.D.’s top agent Coulson. During the chaos, Hawkeye is released from mind control and the team bonds again. Now that the Avengers is on the frontier of war with Loki and an intergalactic army known as the Chitaturi, they put their differences aside and gear up. After the amazing fight, Loki is taken back to Asgard to pay for his crimes.The Avengers disbands but not before enjoying some shwarma. It is also revealed that Thanos is the mastermind behind the attack.
Thanos will be appearing in Guardians of the Galaxy; Coulson will return in The Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D.; The Avengers will return in The Avengers Age of Ultron.
A great movie that deserves many sequels. 20 out of 10.
Star Lord out.
Today’s fun fact is about James Buchanan Barnes, better known as “Bucky”. In the original comics, instead of falling of a train he was blown up by a missile and was presumed died. In reality he was found without his left arm, by General Vasily Karpov and the crew of a Russian patrol submarine. He was revived in Moscow but suffered brain damage and amnesia as a result of the explosion. Scientist attached a bionic arm and continued to upgrade it as time went on.
Programmed to be a Soviet assassin for Department X, under the code name of Winter Soldier, he was sent on covert wetworks missions, i.e., missions involving assassination, becoming increasingly ruthless and efficient as he killed in the name of the state. While a Soviet agent, he also had a brief relationship with The Black Widow. While not on missions, he was kept in a cryogenic tube. Thus he had not aged much since World War II. Eventually Captain America found him and told him to remember who he was. Regaining his memories, Bucky became overwhelmed by guilt over his past actions and left. Eventually he joins S.H.I.E.L.D. After Captain America was killed in action, Bucky took over as the new Captain America. Afterwards, the original Captain America returned from the dead and Bucky was presumed dead. Actually Bucky had taken Nick Fury’s Infinity Formula and become the Winter Soldier once more.
Star Lord out.