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Regarding The Witcher Plagiarism controversy

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  • #46
    While we're on about the ripping off of Mike's work, one could also mention the various conjunctions of the Multiverses (Both DC & Marvel), going on at the moment. If' it's not the Batman Who Laughs over at DC, it's The King in Black bahookey going on over at Marvel. In Marvel's case, there's even, "a sickly, pale, slightly off-kilter humanoid ghoul with glowing red eyes donned in red and black armor," called Knull and mystical black soul-sucking swords (called "necroswords"), being wielded about.

    Don't take my word for it. They have it covered over on the Screenrant site:

    https://screenrant.com/venom-theory-...ne-connection/

    Of course, then there's the recent Disney + WandaVision series, where it turns out that Wanda Maximoff is in reality The Scarlet Witch, wielding Chaos Magic.

    https://screenrant.com/wandavision-c...c-comic-facts/

    So, does Marvel's "Elder God of Chaos," Cthon, Owe more to H.P. Lovecraft, as they say, or to Mike's Lord Arioch? Or is it a bit of both?

    Mike's could probably, quite rightly, go Harlan Ellison on them.

    https://www.cbr.com/terminator-harlan-ellison-credit/
    Last edited by Pietro_Mercurios; 03-15-2021, 12:47 AM. Reason: Fixed & added links, tidied up & etc.

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    • #47
      Of course, both the DC & Marvel conjoining Multiverses, take Mike's UpsideDown, but plausible, Multiverse to Bizarro Poly-Multiversual, but broken, extremes. 🤔

      Marvel's even comes complete with a Bizarro Elric.

      https://www.facebook.com/11972851474...7604135287140/

      Steven Butler Studios 31 augustus 2020


      Here’s Knull- a “new” Marvel
      Character- king of the symbiotes or something- but, in truth, I do believe somebody at Marvel is a Michael Moorcock fan- because in drawing this, I sure did feel like I was drawing Elric Of Melniboné venomized- even down to the sword Stormbringer- just sayin’!!
      Last edited by Pietro_Mercurios; 03-15-2021, 01:00 AM. Reason: More fixing, adding links, tidying up & etc.

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      • #48
        The world is overloaded with all possible information. I think we have read and written everything by now. And all new information we find on the Internet is well-rewritten old content. I am from <Moderator removed> and this is how I see it. Nothing new. Everybody is just playing around with well-known and old facts. Do you agree?
        Last edited by Rothgo; 04-10-2021, 11:59 AM.

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        • #49
          Originally posted by oeiinw View Post
          Now to the "plagiarism". I don't know what it is with fantasy writers that so many of them are just dicks. Yes, Moorcock filed a lawsuit againts Sapkowski for plagiarism. And guess what, nothing happened because there was no groud for it. Many sources claim he didn't even read Witcher series, but filed the lawsuit because many poeple had been telling him Geralt is a ripoff of Elric (main character from his book series). I didn't 100% verify if that's how it happened but nevertheless he never mentioned it again.
          Bit of cut'n'paste plagiarism going on here?

          https://www.reddit.com/r/witcher/com...rist_thoughts/


          Jjinxy 4 years ago


          ...

          Now to the "plagiarism". I don't know what it is with fantasy writers that so many of them are just dicks. Yes, Moorcock filed a lawsuit againts Sapkowski for plagiarism. And guess what, nothing happened because there was no groud for it. Many sources claim he didn't even read Witcher series, but filed the lawsuit because many poeple had been telling him Geralt is a ripoff of Elric (main character from his book series). I didn't 100% verify if that's how it happened but nevertheless he never mentioned it again.

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          • #50
            I agree Pietro: and with linking to some random external website on a dearth of posts, an immediate ban as a spammer.

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