For 81 years Statesman was the best of us. He was one of the first heroes the city had and he was a founding member of the Freedom Phalanx, a best of the best heroes the city has to offer. He was there for Brass Monday, he was on the beaches of Normandy on D-Day, and when the world was attacked by an alien force Statesman was there, one of the few heroes to survive the early encounters with the Rikti. Marcus Cole was our city’s answer to Superman.
Why is it then in a city filled with building-sized statues honoring fallen heroes that the statue dedicated to the greatest hero of all times is this tiny little thing off in an all but unused corner of the city?
Don’t get me wrong, it’s a gorgeous little statue, but I really do mean that it is little. It’s just 68 feet tall. For a real-world comparison, the Statue of Liberty is 305 feet tall. The Atlas statue in Atlas Park is 291 feet tall, not including the platform he’s on. Talos, of Talos Island fame, stood over 300 feet tall when he was alive and his statue is an amazing 383 feet tall. Statesman deserves a statue that rivals Talos’. But it needs to be in a better location, because really, Talos got a bit robbed too.
Statesman’s statue should stand tall in Atlas Park, overlooking City Hall, the heart of the city and all of the fledgling superheroes walking up its steps. There is no one more deserving of this honor than Statesman.
From the sounds of it, Kallisti Wharf was going to play a very big role going forward as a zone that both heroes and villains could be in and would be the center of the fight when the Battalion came. But that is an alternate timeline now. What could have been before will not happen in the future. Not exactly as the developers had planned anyway. Who knows what the new people creating content for the game will do with this totally unused zone. But even if it does become the focus of attention for a couple of releases, it’s a random little corner of the city. Having Statesman’s statue in Atlas means that every hero that ever dons a cape and takes up the mantle will see Statesman and know that he was the greatest superhero of all time.
Now that my little rant is over I’d like to say that I am in no way trying to start a fight, I’m not throwing shade at the developers who worked hard to bring us our wonderful city. I don’t actually expect any of my proposed changes to be made in the game. I am simply one resident of Paragon City who is possibly Statesman’s number one fangirl and I’d like to see us do better by him, he deserves it. Though if anyone wants to bring him back from the dead, call me. I would be more than happy to write the story of his return and stories following on from there.
Oh and I suppose Sister Psyche should get a statue too. She is dead after all…or is she? Dun dun DUUUUUUUUUUUNNNN!