Foldmania Extra: Shang-Chi and some Fun Facts!
I know you’re all probably waiting at the edge of your seats to read the finale of the current MOU, but until then we have some last minute fun!
Jar-Jar Pleats has started the final story before Infinity Folds, ‘The Peculiar Arrival of Shang-Crease‘. That’ll hold you over for a couple hours, at least!
And, for your enjoyment, we’ve compiled some fun facts about the development of the MOU!
- T.H.A.N.O.S. was one of the very first concepts we ever came up with! The idea for different people being different letters was there from the start, along with the names of the characters. You’ll have to wait and see exactly who they all are tomorrow, though.
- Originally, there was going to be a seventh member of the original OrigAvengers: a girl who would use Echo, a sort of ninja character. She was ultimately scrapped.
- Ally was planned to be a guy! Initially, along with the seventh member, there would be four boys: Iron Man, Thor, Captain America and Hulk. When we scrapped Echo we decided to change one of the characters, so we decided on Hulk. That’s how Ally was created!
- Cassidy Lashay was initially going to be the villain in Imperfect Iron Fold. She would still be a popular girl at Kirby, but she’d use the puppet Madame Masque and turn Clark against his friends.
- Many of the teachers at Kirby and Wheeler are named after Marvel crew. In Thorigami II, for example, Mr. Branagh is named for Kenneth Branagh, director of Thor.
- Cal is short for something, we just don’t totally know what. Calvin, maybe?
- Most of Fold 3 was actually unplanned. You all kept writing stories, though, so we kept adding them!
- Kirby High School is pretty obviously named after Jack ‘The King’ Kirby, one of the most influential writers in the MOU. But the namesake of Wheeler is a little more obscure: Malcolm Wheeler-Nicholson was a soldier, who, after World War I, started to write newspaper comic strips. He founded a company called National Allied Publications which eventually became known as DC Comics!
- Clark’s middle name, Anthony, is a not-so-subtle reference to his puppets’ namesake, Anthony ‘Tony’ Stark.
- Altogether (on their own stories and working together), Noah and Cam have written 155,827 words for the MOU. And that’s not counting editing!
That’s it for today. We’ll see you all tomorrow, with T.H.A.N.O.S. and the Infinity Folds!