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Should a new superheroine take on the moniker of Iron Man?
#SheIsIronMan
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#MakeANewHero

A 15-year-old Black girl from Chicago is taking over the Iron Man moniker. Not Iron Maiden. Not Iron Girl. Not Iron Woman. The new Marvel character Riri Williams IS the new Iron Man.

While many fans are embracing Marvel's diversity in characters, others don't want Iron Man to change. Critics are calling for NEW characters to be created instead of changing existing characters. 

Should a new superheroine take on the moniker of Iron Man?

It's not uncommon for popular comic book characters to pass along the torch. But some question how genuine it is to give existing monikers to new characters for a political statement. They call it lazy! Others think it's weird that a young girl took the name of an existing male superhero, instead of creating her own within the Iron Man family. There's War Machine! Why not Iron Maiden?!

Or should Riri get her own moniker?

On the other hand, media needs more diversified representations. Folks might not want Iron Man to change, but most aren't denying diversity is a must. What people can't agree on is how to achieve it. Re-imaging an old character or giving the moniker new life might be the way. But ... 

What do you think: #SheIsIronMan or #MakeANewHero?

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Should a new superheroine take on the moniker of Iron Man?
#SheIsIronMan
#MakeANewHero
#SheIsIronMan
#SheIsIronMan
Riri WIlliams IS Iron Man. Racists and sexists have several seats.
#SheIsIronMan
#SheIsIronMan
Marvel fans are happy about the news, but some fans are blasting Marvel for the lack of Black women writers and diversity involved behind-the-pages.
#SheIsIronMan
#SheIsIronMan
She's joking, hehe. 😉 But this user speaks to a fear that people have with progression. Diversity matters, and white men shouldn't be the only ones represented across media.
#MakeANewHero
Some say changing Iron Man is lazy.
#MakeANewHero
Some just don't Iron Man to change.
#MakeANewHero
#MakeANewHero
FINAL RESULTS
Should a new superheroine take on the moniker of Iron Man?
#SheIsIronMan
A festive crown for the winner
#MakeANewHero
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