The Shadow Monthly Poll
What do you think are The Shadow's weaknesses?
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Well, this was difficult one to consider. The Shadow's weakness is
his agents. Nothing else seems to affect
him much. Yes, he is nothing but flesh and blood.
However, once you mix in the agents then yes it gets messy.
Evidence can be found in both Maxwell Grant's books and The Shadow
Well, as with any telepathist the weakness has
to be a mental overload. Proffessor X has this weakness, so
does Jean Grey [from the X-Men]. The only way around this is to train
really hard on multi-stressful events.
I think that the movie Shadow definetly has weaknesses. Over-confidence
seems to be one of them, also the fact that he's afraid of his own
shadowy past isn't a good thing.
As far as the radio Shadow goes, I'd have to say he's
careless. After all, he's only Cranston, and not Allard, so
I dont think he had that same war/spy experience that really makes
The Shadow stand out as a character. I've listened to episodes where
he just goes blundering into different rooms that have traps in them,
and he brings Margo in too. She's lucky enough not to be killed
that way. I don't think The Shadow would endanger the lives of his
agents in that matter. Usually they KNOW they are charging into danger
for the cause of justice, not just following some guy in a tuxedo
around to see if he gets killed.
The pulp version might not have any weakness, other than being
human. I've seen him fall out windows,
get shot through the chest, knocked out, beaten to a pulp, drugged,
and practically everything else! He takes a lickin' and keeps
on tickin'! I really wish he would wear some bullet poof armor or
something. Another weakness is daylight or flashlights,
but the flashlights more than daylight. It's like a circle of death
for him. At least he is a good enough marksman to shoot out the flashlights
though. Another weakness: luck. Call it fate, call it chance, call
it whatever you want, but I swear that guy has
no good luck. Some freakish coincidence always spoils his plans
and he ends up having to do something drastic, or basically start
over. Not to mention his agents get captured
The Shadows only has two "weaknesses" I can think of:
1.) Being mortal, he can be injured or
killed, just like anyone else.
2a.) In the pulps, he was often exposed by someone
unexpectedly turning on a light and revealing him.
2b.) On the radio, his power of invisibility
had some problems. In one episode, he was revealed by splashing
water (used in the movie). In another, an electric eye gave him away,
and in another it was a camera. I understand the technology problems
(can't fool the camera) but I always had a problem with the "physical"
giveaway weakness. If someone had the power to cloud your mind
so you could not see him, why couldn't that power hide anything else
(such as preventing you from seeing a door open or impressions made
while walking across a carpet or muddy ground or sitting in a chair)?