Back in the day I was a Wizard on some MUSHes. A wizard wasn’t a powerful character. It was a coveted but unloved admin role that spent a lot of time saying “no” to people’s over powerful character creation attempts.
“This is a grim and gritty crime fighting MUSH. There are no super powers. There are bloody knuckle dusters. You can not play Magneto.”
There’s always one, though, always someone who can come up with a good reason why they could – and should – play a character as outrageous as Gandalf and Magneto combined.
Here’s a good attempt. Check out this t-shirt from the Anti Pope demonstrations in London last week (that’s anti-the-pope demonstrations, not demonstrations for some sort of anti-pope).
Of course, this is Sir Ian McKellen. He’s quite right. He is Gandalf. He is also Magneto.
Respect to the t-shirt dude, respect. You win. I’ll get over it!
Update: Noooo. It’s shopped. Here’s the original from the BBC. So much for putting the Gandalf versus Pope approach.