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191Q&A With Matt Wayne - Page 9 Empty Re: Q&A With Matt Wayne on 16th February 2013, 6:21 pm

mace23


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Did you have any info or knowledge that there WAS a premise for a Ben 10 sequel that takes place after the OTS that Man Of Action developed for CN?

If so, any thoughts how do you think the series would play out if this sequel was made instead of Alien Force?

Something I found on Ben 10 Planet
"Orignally they had planned for a sequel for their ben 10 but cartoon disapproved, their idea was that ben and gwen were to monitor kids with strange powers, but cartoon didn't like it so..... "

192Q&A With Matt Wayne - Page 9 Empty Re: Q&A With Matt Wayne on 16th February 2013, 11:56 pm

Matt Wayne


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mace23 wrote:Did you have any info or knowledge that there WAS a premise for a Ben 10 sequel that takes place after the OTS that Man Of Action developed for CN?

If so, any thoughts how do you think the series would play out if this sequel was made instead of Alien Force?

Something I found on Ben 10 Planet
"Orignally they had planned for a sequel for their ben 10 but cartoon disapproved, their idea was that ben and gwen were to monitor kids with strange powers, but cartoon didn't like it so..... "

I don't know anything about that. I'm not aware of Man of Action having done any development on Ben 10 beyond their original "Superhero watch" pitch.

193Q&A With Matt Wayne - Page 9 Empty Re: Q&A With Matt Wayne on 17th February 2013, 1:19 am

mace23


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I'm constantly baffled that some fans believe Anodites automatically negates the magic qualities and characteristics of Gwen's powers, if anything I think it harmonizes with the idea of witches

194Q&A With Matt Wayne - Page 9 Empty Re: Q&A With Matt Wayne on 17th February 2013, 1:39 am

Matt Wayne


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mace23 wrote:I'm constantly baffled that some fans believe Anodites automatically negates the magic qualities and characteristics of Gwen's powers, if anything I think it harmonizes with the idea of witches

I think that Anodites are somehow infused with Mana--they're bags of Mana the same way we're bags of meat. Gwen has cross trained. She can use a spell or her alien physiology to create an energy shield, but it's the same shield.

But the four story nerds--Story Editor Charlotte, Story Editor me, Supervising Producer Matt Youngberg and Art Director Derrick J. Wyatt--all have our own opinions about Anodites and magic.

195Q&A With Matt Wayne - Page 9 Empty Re: Q&A With Matt Wayne on 17th February 2013, 2:54 am

ultraalien


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1. Can you tell us why did Ben's eyes glowed in the Ben 10 ultimate alien episode Fame?

196Q&A With Matt Wayne - Page 9 Empty Re: Q&A With Matt Wayne on 17th February 2013, 3:31 am

Matt Wayne


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ultraalien wrote:1. Can you tell us why did Ben's eyes glowed in the Ben 10 ultimate alien episode Fame?

That is the biggest secret of all. We can only reveal it in the final episode of whatever the next version of Ben 10 is.

197Q&A With Matt Wayne - Page 9 Empty Re: Q&A With Matt Wayne on 17th February 2013, 3:32 am

ZeroRecoil

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Good Evening, Mr. Wayne.

Today's agenda concerns Bounty Hunters.

What role do they have in the universe? That's a big question so I'll try and condense it down.

-What do the Plumbers think about Bounty Hunters? Azmuth seems to be close to the morally good ones, and UAF at least hinted at how the Plumbers follow Galvan law. But surely they're breaking Plumber laws by assassinating criminals rather than just subduing them.

Also, while on the subject:

-What do normal Bounty Hunters (like Tetrax, Sixsix ect.) think of Khyber, and what he does?

This is a really quite pointless question, so don't feel like you have to answer it unless you have your nerd hat on.

Thanks for being awesome.

198Q&A With Matt Wayne - Page 9 Empty Re: Q&A With Matt Wayne on 17th February 2013, 3:41 am

Matt Wayne


Tummy Head
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ZeroRecoil wrote:Good Evening, Mr. Wayne.

Today's agenda concerns Bounty Hunters.

What role do they have in the universe? That's a big question so I'll try and condense it down.

-What do the Plumbers think about Bounty Hunters? Azmuth seems to be close to the morally good ones, and UAF at least hinted at how the Plumbers follow Galvan law. But surely they're breaking Plumber laws by assassinating criminals rather than just subduing them.

Also, while on the subject:

-What do normal Bounty Hunters (like Tetrax, Sixsix ect.) think of Khyber, and what he does?

This is a really quite pointless question, so don't feel like you have to answer it unless you have your nerd hat on.

Thanks for being awesome.

Sir, I sleep in my nerd hat.

When a bounty hunter tries to kill a criminal, you can bet that the bounty has been offered for capturing OR killing the criminal. Bounty hunters want to get paid, and have little interest in anything else. Which makes them great bad guys and great good guys, because they have a clear goal that brings them into conflict with everybody else.

Khyber, who hunts for sport, can be tempted into a task if it's a big enough challenge. He can have any sort of relationship with bounty hunters, or none at all, but any specifics belong in a story that we haven't ever told.

199Q&A With Matt Wayne - Page 9 Empty Re: Q&A With Matt Wayne on 17th February 2013, 4:10 am

mace23


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Plumber
Matt Wayne wrote:
mace23 wrote:I'm constantly baffled that some fans believe Anodites automatically negates the magic qualities and characteristics of Gwen's powers, if anything I think it harmonizes with the idea of witches

I think that Anodites are somehow infused with Mana--they're bags of Mana the same way we're bags of meat. Gwen has cross trained. She can use a spell or her alien physiology to create an energy shield, but it's the same shield.

But the four story nerds--Story Editor Charlotte, Story Editor me, Supervising Producer Matt Youngberg and Art Director Derrick J. Wyatt--all have our own opinions about Anodites and magic.

I agree completely but I think what I was trying to get at was that Anodites, there powers and characters like Verdona and Gwen still feel inspired and characterized like traditional witches we commonly see in fiction, at least in certain ways. Magic/Mana being a heritage/bloodline is something we see quite often in the medium like Sabrina the Teenage Witch and Bewitched. Just so you know I highly value your input on this.

200Q&A With Matt Wayne - Page 9 Empty Re: Q&A With Matt Wayne on 17th February 2013, 5:22 am

Matt Wayne


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mace23 wrote:
Matt Wayne wrote:
mace23 wrote:I'm constantly baffled that some fans believe Anodites automatically negates the magic qualities and characteristics of Gwen's powers, if anything I think it harmonizes with the idea of witches

I think that Anodites are somehow infused with Mana--they're bags of Mana the same way we're bags of meat. Gwen has cross trained. She can use a spell or her alien physiology to create an energy shield, but it's the same shield.

But the four story nerds--Story Editor Charlotte, Story Editor me, Supervising Producer Matt Youngberg and Art Director Derrick J. Wyatt--all have our own opinions about Anodites and magic.

I agree completely but I think what I was trying to get at was that Anodites, there powers and characters like Verdona and Gwen still feel inspired and characterized like traditional witches we commonly see in fiction, at least in certain ways. Magic/Mana being a heritage/bloodline is something we see quite often in the medium like Sabrina the Teenage Witch and Bewitched. Just so you know I highly value your input on this.

Yeah, Verdona was very much based on Endora and Sunny on Serena from "Bewitched." Dwayne liked that show a lot. The analogy is there if you want to see it, but I think it's more of an observation about technique--what kind of a template Dwayne used--than about the show's world.

I don't think witches=Anodites was something Dwayne serviced, as much as a handle on how Gwen interacted with her family. "Kevin's Big Score" consciously used episodes of the Rockford Files as a template, and "It's Not Easy Being Gwen" used an episode of House, M.D. as a template, but that didn't mean everything from those shows could now be part of this.

I guess what I'm trying to say is, Paradox isn't an Anodite, but he is Uncle Arthur.

201Q&A With Matt Wayne - Page 9 Empty Re: Q&A With Matt Wayne on 17th February 2013, 6:43 am

datdude

datdude
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My favorite villains are sunny darkstar and albedo. Any chance we might see any of them in the next 30 episodes or so.


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This just kind of says is all now doesn't it.

202Q&A With Matt Wayne - Page 9 Empty Re: Q&A With Matt Wayne on 17th February 2013, 12:34 pm

Primus 10

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Human
Human
Bloxx and Diamondhead have a Predator?

203Q&A With Matt Wayne - Page 9 Empty Re: Q&A With Matt Wayne on 17th February 2013, 4:45 pm

Matt Wayne


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datdude wrote:My favorite villains are sunny darkstar and albedo. Any chance we might see any of them in the next 30 episodes or so.

There's always a chance.

204Q&A With Matt Wayne - Page 9 Empty Re: Q&A With Matt Wayne on 17th February 2013, 4:46 pm

Matt Wayne


Tummy Head
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Primus 10 wrote:Bloxx and Diamondhead have a Predator?

Maybe. They don't seem nutritious though.

205Q&A With Matt Wayne - Page 9 Empty Re: Q&A With Matt Wayne on 17th February 2013, 5:32 pm

Ursalink


Plumber
Plumber
Hi, Mr Wayne.

I want to ask you something, if you don't mind. I'm not sure if you can give me the answer, but I have to try. This is my question: Can you please tell me why on earth Cartoon Network keeps delaying the episode "Rules of Engagement" over and over?

I really want to see this episode because it has Julie back, but everytime we are close to the new date of its debut, they delay it again!!! Do you have any idea about why they keep doing this over and over?

206Q&A With Matt Wayne - Page 9 Empty Re: Q&A With Matt Wayne on 17th February 2013, 5:51 pm

Primus 10

Primus 10
Human
Human
Can you tell me at least one alien that will be used in Tummy Trouble? (Other than Upchukc Perk, Upchuck Merk, Big Chill and Echo Echo). Very Happy

207Q&A With Matt Wayne - Page 9 Empty Re: Q&A With Matt Wayne on 18th February 2013, 4:06 am

MattWayne


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Ursalink wrote:Hi, Mr Wayne.

I want to ask you something, if you don't mind. I'm not sure if you can give me the answer, but I have to try. This is my question: Can you please tell me why on earth Cartoon Network keeps delaying the episode "Rules of Engagement" over and over?

I really want to see this episode because it has Julie back, but everytime we are close to the new date of its debut, they delay it again!!! Do you have any idea about why they keep doing this over and over?

I can tell you that the third act was difficult to stage, but I'm really pleased with the result. It'll be worth the wait.

208Q&A With Matt Wayne - Page 9 Empty Re: Q&A With Matt Wayne on 18th February 2013, 4:08 am

MattWayne


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Primus 10 wrote:Can you tell me at least one alien that will be used in Tummy Trouble? (Other than Upchukc Perk, Upchuck Merk, Big Chill and Echo Echo). Very Happy

No. I think that will make the show less entertaining. But feel free to ask again.

209Q&A With Matt Wayne - Page 9 Empty Re: Q&A With Matt Wayne on 18th February 2013, 4:57 am

FutureFighter


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Mr. Wayne, you wrote "Where the Magic Happens" in Ultimate Alien. I'd like to ask: what was the point in it?

What was the point in giving Charmcaster a tragic backstory and make it look like she'd redeem herself, only to later have her go psychotically OOC and commit mass murder for a motivaiton that came completely out of nowhere, then leave her emotionally crushed in very mean-spirited ways twice in a row, in the process hinting that she could REALLY redeem herself now that she ruled Ledgerdomain...only for, according to Derrick Wyatt, all of that now getting retconned in Omniverse, and she'll now be a villain like before because you guys "have no interest in redeeming her" because it's a "lame fan idea".

If it's a lame fan idea, then why the heck did you write "Where the Magic Happens" at all? Why go through all these lengths to make Charmcaster so sympathetic if you never wanted her to actually go through any growth as a character? Can you answer any of this, or was this mostly Dwayne's doing and you were just writing what you were told? If that's the case, any idea what he was thinking? Why did he bother to name her "Hope" if she really doesn't have any hope and is just going to be used as a one-note tool for writers because they can't be bothered to create another enemy for Gwen? It's such a waste of a good character. Neutral

210Q&A With Matt Wayne - Page 9 Empty Re: Q&A With Matt Wayne on 18th February 2013, 5:17 am

Tsuchimikado Motoharu

Tsuchimikado Motoharu
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FutureFighter wrote:

What was the point in giving Charmcaster a tragic backstory and make it look like she'd redeem herself, only to later have her go psychotically OOC and commit mass murder for a motivaiton that came completely out of nowhere, then leave her emotionally crushed in very mean-spirited ways twice in a row, in the process hinting that she could REALLY redeem herself now that she ruled Ledgerdomain...only for, according to Derrick Wyatt, all of that now getting retconned in Omniverse, and she'll now be a villain like before because you guys "have no interest in redeeming her" because it's a "lame fan idea".

Just a clarification: He said that if she showed up, which she has not, she would probably be a villain. However, he has also said that she would probably be used for the 11-year old Ben stories. He has never said that it would be retconned.

Carry on.

211Q&A With Matt Wayne - Page 9 Empty Re: Q&A With Matt Wayne on 18th February 2013, 5:47 am

mace23


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Plumber
You've rarely written for Nickelodeon (and nick rarely produces action shows), but I loved the Danny Phantom episode Micro Management, was it any different from your final script? and how was it like working at nick?

212Q&A With Matt Wayne - Page 9 Empty Re: Q&A With Matt Wayne on 18th February 2013, 5:55 am

Matt Wayne


Tummy Head
Tummy Head
FutureFighter wrote:Mr. Wayne, you wrote "Where the Magic Happens" in Ultimate Alien. I'd like to ask: what was the point in it?
It's such a waste of a good character. Neutral

You're angry at me and Dwayne for foiling your expectations. Isn't that what entertainment is about?

Any good villain is going to have some humanizing traits. You have to believe that their misdeeds are optional--that they're choosing to blow up the universe as a reaction to some relatable situation, otherwise the hero's knocking down cardboard cutouts.

The unlikely team up of hero and arch-nemesis is a staple of episodic fiction. I think the writers get to choose what happens after that, and redeeming the villain is one of the options. Not this time. It wasn't nearly as affecting as the almost operatically tragic arc she took, and I'm not surprised that you were affected.

And while she was great in UA, she's way too dark for BTO.

213Q&A With Matt Wayne - Page 9 Empty Re: Q&A With Matt Wayne on 18th February 2013, 6:04 am

Matt Wayne


Tummy Head
Tummy Head
mace23 wrote:You've rarely written for Nickelodeon (and nick rarely produces action shows), but I loved the Danny Phantom episode Micro Management, was it any different from your final script? and how was it like working at nick?

I wasn't working for Nick, I was working for Steve Marmel. That was like being Ralph Bellamy in His Girl Friday.

And yes, the Danny boys did a much funnier version of the script after I turned it in. I started on Justice League around the time the first draft was due, and I like to think they didn't ask me for another pass because I was busy. But it has crossed my mind that I might not have been funny enough for that show.

214Q&A With Matt Wayne - Page 9 Empty Re: Q&A With Matt Wayne on 18th February 2013, 8:39 am

mace23


Plumber
Plumber
1.The system Underground Swappers was mentioned by Argit, does it still exist??
2. How long were the Vreedle Bros around before AF started?
3.I haven't heard to much about Glens input on the series but how in sync were Dwayne and Glen on the direction of the series?

215Q&A With Matt Wayne - Page 9 Empty Re: Q&A With Matt Wayne on 18th February 2013, 5:04 pm

Ursalink


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Plumber
MattWayne wrote:
Ursalink wrote:Hi, Mr Wayne.

I want to ask you something, if you don't mind. I'm not sure if you can give me the answer, but I have to try. This is my question: Can you please tell me why on earth Cartoon Network keeps delaying the episode "Rules of Engagement" over and over?

I really want to see this episode because it has Julie back, but everytime we are close to the new date of its debut, they delay it again!!! Do you have any idea about why they keep doing this over and over?

I can tell you that the third act was difficult to stage, but I'm really pleased with the result. It'll be worth the wait.

Thanks a ton for your answer, Mr Wayne. I hope it's true that it'll be worth the wait. Not that I don't believe you, but it's really hard to keep waiting for an episode that they don't stop delaying over and over.

It seems you wrote, or at least worked, in this episode. I really hope "Ben 10: Omniverse" won't be the end of Ben and Julie's relationship. Derrick J Wyatt has been talking about making cannon again the future of episode "Ken 10", where Ben marries Kai Green. I really don't like that. After all what they have experienced together in "Alien Force" and "Ultimate Alien", and seeing their first kiss in "The Ultimate Enemy: Part 2" (which you partially wrote), I really don't want their story end just like that. I see Julie way more suitable for being Ben's future wife now. Besides, Dwayne McDuffie promised us that we would see more kisses between them; and until now, we have only seen two ("Fame" and "The Ultimate Enemy: Part 2").

By the way, you probably can't confirm it, but I hope at the end of the episode, Ben can fulfill part of the promise he did at the end of "Many Happy Returns" saying "Kevin is so dead". I mean, Ben ended engaged with Looma by accident; he only defeated her to save the Earth. And because of that, Julie and Ester end in trouble; so I guess they would like to "talk with Kevin" about the whole mess, just like Rath did after his first adventure. Julie and Ester could yet be angry with Ben because of each other, but I suspect they could actually end becoming friends.

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