Vance Astrovik/Vance Astro

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Vance Astrovik/Vance Astro

Post by Col_Fury » Sun Aug 25, 2013 5:48 pm

Major Victory (Vance Astro) is a future version of Justice (Vance Astrovik), right?

So why are their last names different? Did Major Victory shorten it or something?
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Re: Vance Astrovik/Vance Astro

Post by Somebody » Sun Aug 25, 2013 6:51 pm

Yes.

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Re: Vance Astrovik/Vance Astro

Post by Col_Fury » Sun Aug 25, 2013 7:47 pm

So should Major Victory have Vance Astrovik as his real name and "Vance Astro" in quotes as an alias?
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Re: Vance Astrovik/Vance Astro

Post by Somebody » Mon Aug 26, 2013 10:30 am

Technically, I suppose so. Thing is, he's only really ever called "Astrovik" in the context of meeting Justice - he was introduced as "Astro", with "Astrovik" as a retcon. Plus, "Vance Astro" was also his de-facto codename until he lost the containment suit and adopted the "Major Victory" name to go with his new Cap-esque costume in GOTG 20*. At the very least, it should be done in the same way as Wolverine, who has "Logan" before James Howlett.

On a similar note, while we're on the GotG's names, it's always bugged me that Aleta is listed only as "Starhawk II", when she was only called Starhawk for a fairly brief time...

*Which, in one of the plots derailed by Valentino getting punted off the book, was meant to be a short-term thing. He would have lost the shield, name and Cap-style costume while in the past, going back to his previous costume without the mask and calling himself "Major Astro".

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Re: Vance Astrovik/Vance Astro

Post by JephYork » Mon Aug 26, 2013 4:42 pm

And in another effort to make the name more normal, it was later revealed that Vance's grandfather was named "Astroyevicht" back in the old country.

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