When manhood and nation are synonymous women just become a way for men measure patriotism.
Defamiliarizing gender to highlight its constructedness.
The assumption of video games as a masculine space goes way back.
1999’s appeal emerges from a sense of danger, from the scandalous possibilities of a morality unbound by the coming apocalypse, disguised as synth-heavy dance pop
Could Cyborg be the comic book superhero representation of white supremacy’s effect on the black body? To have a black person transformed from a metaphorical machine to an actual one?
Identity is a constant retcon.
Rhodey’s armor allows him to literally don the guise of a successful white man, to “pass” in the world of (mostly) white superheroes.