I'm still not convinced Tony Masters is his real name. The Taskmaster series says so, but it tends to contradict a bit of his history (since when does he have memory problems? And since when does he need someone to send him on jobs? How does that mesh with him becoming a trainee at Camp Hammond and having no problems remembering who Scott Lang was? Or his earlier history with Deadpool?). Plus, Tony Masters is a name he's used before as an alias. Why use his real name as a (seemingly) false alias? I say we wait on a move until we have something that meshes this new data with his old history and at least attempts to make sense of it all. His time in SHIELD and his memory loss could all be part of a bigger game. --GrnMarvl14 23:00, December 12, 2010 (UTC)
- I would agree with this except for the fact that two believable people both called him by this name, Nick Fury, and Taskmaster's wife. There's really no reason to believe that both of these people, one who ran SHIELD for many years and deals specifically with information, and the other who had a lifetime commitment made to her by the man, and probably dated him for a long while before they wed, would not have all the facts about him.
- The fact that he's used the alias previously only compounds the reliability of the real name. It would mean he wasn't lying about it some of the time.
- I understand that the recent miniseries doesn't mesh well with the rest of the character's history, but I tend to go with the most recently released facts are the most true, making this recent mini more true than the previous 'revelations'.
- — Nathan (Peteparker) (Earth-1218) (talk • contribs • email) 05:15, December 13, 2010 (UTC)
- Well, keep in mind that they only met him once he joined SHIELD. Might have been part of some plan and he could have been using a favored alias. If we want to go ahead with the move, that's fine, but I reserve the right to say I was right...but never admit I was wrong.
- --GrnMarvl14 17:30, December 13, 2010 (UTC)
- I can't wait for that big fat 'I told you so'. I honestly can see where you're coming from, since fans of the character since his Avengers fame probably won't like the new direction. All it would take after that is one of those fans to become a Taskmaster writer to blow all of this series out of the water. Still, I like to believe Nick Fury does his research before he works with SHIELD operatives. ;)
- — Nathan (Peteparker) (Earth-1218) (talk • contribs • email) 06:17, December 14, 2010 (UTC)
- I dunno how well he does his research. Remember Blue Streak and Vamp infiltrating SHIELD?
- --GrnMarvl14 02:13, December 15, 2010 (UTC)
- Good point. Maybe we need a third opinion?
- — Nathan (Peteparker) (Earth-1218) (talk • contribs • email) 15:27, December 15, 2010 (UTC)
- At least he FINALLY has an origin.
- Didn't he have one, though? A kid who realized he had photographic reflex and set out on a life of mercenary work? All this did was...well...confuse things. Like Spider-Woman: Origin (though, luckily, it was actually a good story on its own).
- --GrnMarvl14 01:02, December 16, 2010 (UTC)
- Avengers: The Initiative #32 shows him remembering his early life as a child, with his powers active. Of course, that's a a memory, and if he has a memory problem it could be explained away as him making up memories to fill in the holes, like people with dementia sometimes do. I guess we only ever had his word on anything before this miniseries.
- PiranhaSister 05:45, December 16, 2010 (UTC)
Considering he doesn't remember anymore being married, would it make more sense having his status be "Estranged" as opposed to "Married"?
- Not entirely. As far as I know, he's still legally wed, so he's still married, even if he doesn't remember it. Perhaps an explanation of that can go in the notes or trivia. --Spencerz (talk) 03:03, June 3, 2013 (UTC)