I know a lot of people have hated on the Inhumans series, it’s an easy target mainly due to the costumes and peoples lack of knowledge about the characters. Take a step back for a minute and lets have a look at why this may be one of the best additions to Marvel lore out there.
The Inhuman backstory is truly one of the richest in the Marvel Universe. The alien Kree established a station on the planet Uranus, a strategic position between the Kree and their enemies the Skrull empire. Through their work at this outpost, they discovered that sentient life on nearby Terra had genetic potential invested in it by the alien Celestials. Intrigued, the Kree began to experiment on Earth’s then-primitive Homo sapiens to produce the genetically advanced Inhuman race. Their goal was apparently twofold—to investigate possible ways of circumventing their own evolutionary stagnation, and to create a powerful mutant race of soldiers for use against the Skrull’s. Eventually the Inhumans would gain their Independence and go on to build their own separate society which was very different to our own. The fact that they come from a highly developed society stepping into ours would be an interesting point of view, what would they think of us and what do we think of them, this alone is the basis for a great story but the Inhumans are so much more than this.
Who doesn’t love hearing about Royals
To further help set the Inhumans apart from us regular folk you have the fact that they are the Inhuman Royal Family, people who would be used to getting their own way,this further helps with the fish out of water aspect of the series and could even give us some great moments of comedy.
The casting of the villain
Its seems that Iwan Rheon has become the new Alan Rickman, Hollywoods go to bad guy, which is maybe a shame for him after all this is someone the critics loved in Spring Awakening, he is full of Welsh pride (even being able to speak Welsh), can sing – writing some of his own music but what can we say he is great at playing bad, even being able to out do Joffery in Game of Thrones with his incredible performance as Ramsey Bolton. I say incredibly and I really mean that, though G R R Martin made him complex it would have been easy to simply play him as a Bastard (pun intended). Rheon has the potential to take a villain and make them truly fleshed out and this is exactly what the series needs.
The ability to cross over with Agents of shield
I feel that Agents of Shield is very isolated right now, the Defenders all have each other and the Marvel films have each other but Shield lacks someone to cross over with and lets face it the Inhumans are perfect for this.
A Hawaiian setting
I think the fact this is set in Hawaii will be one of the main strengths of this series, its something that is a rare sight in shows, except Hawaii 5-0 but that’s to be expected. Giving this a unique staging ground will be another strength that the series can fall back on.
A silent main character
This is another unique idea, the main character from Inhumans is going to be Black Bolt, a man who literally cannot speak, I cannot stress how amazing that is, it gives marvel another unique angle to show their characters from.
What this means for Marvel
This means Marvel has a whole new angle to tell their tales from something which no other series has done yet, this will be the Inhuman’s greatest strength.
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