Why is Maxwell Lord featured here in Wonder woman gallery for infinite frontier alongside the villains?
I get the whole neck thing being a crucial part of it. But keep in mind, that incident happen several crisis ago and it’s still debated whether it’s out of character for Wonder-woman to do something like that, especially as emotionless as she did it. She killed someone and is numb to it.
The way I see it, WW1984 made Maxwell lord a central villain, so therefore DC editorial made a decision to make Max her villain, but I don’t like media syncing for this very reason. Besides the whole situation with Maxwell Lord being a villain now, wouldn’t his villainy be focused on the Justice league at large or better yet Blue Beetle and or Booster Gold. Not only does Maxwell lord have a stronger history with the league but him killing Blue Beetle redefined his former mutual friendship with Gold and Beetle.
Being added to Wonder-woman villain galleries is not only silly but also superficial.
My biggest concern is how whenever Maxwell Lord is featured as a villain in a Wonder-woman book now, Wonder-woman, someone who is known to forgive her villains or seek their better judgment
Wonder-woman out of character and comes off as antagonistic toward him even when he is on her side.
It’s also important to mention that Maxwell lord, in all his nonsense as a villain, still sees himself as a hero. It’s possible to turn him on the side of good but it’s almost a active effort to not specifically do that for him.
I would also argue that having Maxwell lord be a Wonder-woman villain hurts other villains like Doctor Psycho; the villain Psychic who Wonder-woman hates but because he is notoriously misogynistic( a role that Maxwell lord has been unfortunately implied to be because his new villain status)
And Veronica Cale; The evil businesses mongul and scientist who much like Lord has become a stand-in for this Lex Luthor role with his attitude of I hate metahumans like Superman because they are godlike beings.
If Max Lord is her villain now wouldn’t it be obvious that Cale and psycho wouldn’t be needed as much since Lord can preoccupy their roles very easily?
Hopefully DC Editorial has a endgame with him that isn’t just a bad guy for Wonder-woman especially since his biggest crime happen a literal decade ago and even WW1984 SPOILER redeemed himself in the end for his son.