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Posted: 12 December 2012 10:00 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 241 ]
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It ought to be interesting to find out about the religious affiliations of different superheroes.

I wonder if there’s a list somewhere providing such info?... smile

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Posted: 12 December 2012 10:37 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 242 ]
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I don’t visit the Commons much anymore so I didn’t really catch this thread until now.

I don’t like mutants as an explanation for superpowers. Bugs the crap out of me, primarily because it’s explained away as evolution, but evolution has some sort of rhyme or reason for it, and usually relates to adapting to an environment. Except for healing factors, strength, maybe increased reflexes and better eyesight, smell and tastes… really where’s the need for eyebeams shooting out of your eyes, or the power of flight. (Not without wings on THIS planet).

I don’t get or care about the argument for exaggerated proportions on heroes. For me that’s almost a given unless you’re a circus acrobat like Nightwing. But really, it drives me crazy to see Wonder Woman beefed up to look like a man in drag.

Batman bugs me too. Nobody’s THAT good. And as for Superman, way too powerful in my opinion. I could live with him stopping Locomotives or even lifting airplanes, but moving a the moon, or a planet? Nah.

Finally, what 4 superpowers would I want? Easy, Flight,  super strength, invulnerability,  and Batman’s power of Super wealth.

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Posted: 12 December 2012 12:55 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 243 ]
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Sibling and sometimes collaborator Fuseling linked me to The Hawkeye Initiative.


It is now my favorite superhero-related thing ever.  Well, next to the Tick (“Gravity is a harsh mistress”).

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Posted: 12 December 2012 02:28 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 244 ]
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SickleYield - 12 December 2012 12:55 PM

Sibling and sometimes collaborator Fuseling linked me to The Hawkeye Initiative.


It is now my favorite superhero-related thing ever.  Well, next to the Tick (“Gravity is a harsh mistress”).

I did something inspired by that site:

 

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Posted: 12 December 2012 07:54 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 245 ]
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What would be the above hero’s powers, origin and secret identity, I wonder?

Let me guess. He previously worked at a strip bar and then one evening during one of his performances he got bitten by a rabid female fan, which triggered dramatic hormonal changes in his system, giving him the special power of super-seduction. Now he could seduce anyone he liked and no one could resist, meaning he could easily mesmerize any crook or street thug into willingly submitting to his will. tongue rolleye

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But really, it drives me crazy to see Wonder Woman beefed up to look like a man in drag.

Ditto. Can’t stand gals built so much like guys that the only difference is the breasts.

Batman bugs me too. Nobody’s THAT good. And as for Superman, way too powerful in my opinion. I could live with him stopping Locomotives or even lifting airplanes, but moving a the moon, or a planet? Nah.

You’re just jealous. wink

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Posted: 13 December 2012 04:18 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 246 ]
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Semi superhero related. Sadie’s daydreaming causes Sam to get the business end of her boot. In the inset the Supersuit was used for Sadie’s top with the Supersuit cape. Doesn’t every kid dream of being a superhero at least once? Full-sized version available on my DeviantArt account, link in sig.

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Posted: 13 December 2012 05:10 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 247 ]
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I just saw the new Batman movie and I was swept away!
I am a sucker for superheroes, so my oppinion is clouded anyway!
But I wondered after what the psycellical explaination is for a big part of those heroes are either banned from their parents or are orphans!?

On a side track, anyone ever saw the HISHE animations on YouTube?
They are brilliant!

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I wrote psyce, psycho…erm..psychoci…THAT thing inside of you that gets screwed up when you experiencing trauma, wrong didn’t I?

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Posted: 13 December 2012 08:06 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 248 ]
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Come to think of it, many superheroes did indeed start off as orphans or being separated from their parents when very young. Wonder why comic writers always like this?

And surely there must be at least a few heroes/heroines from warm, non-dysfunctional families?...

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Posted: 13 December 2012 08:36 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 249 ]
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Few people wake up one day and decide to be a superhero. I think most of them start off as orphans in order to give them a reason to protect people. It’s a bit contrived in this day and age, but no matter which superhero you look at, there’s almost always at least ONE tragedy which prompts them to battle crime.

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Posted: 13 December 2012 09:10 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 250 ]
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But it can still be some other (kind of) story besides the ‘orphan’ trope, I’m sure.

And there are some heroes who didn’t start off in their careers being inspired by any special tragedies AFAIK. The two early incarnations of the Flash, for example, namely Jay Garrick and Barry Allen. Or the superheroine Isis (my personal favorite).

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Posted: 13 December 2012 11:24 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 251 ]
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K T Ong - 13 December 2012 09:10 AM

But it can still be some other (kind of) story besides the ‘orphan’ trope, I’m sure.

And there are some heroes who didn’t start off in their careers being inspired by any special tragedies AFAIK. The two early incarnations of the Flash, for example, namely Jay Garrick and Barry Allen. Or the superheroine Isis (my personal favorite).

To be fair, Barry Allen worked for the police before he became the Flash so he already had a strong sense of morality and law. I got nothing on Jay Garrick though. His origin story is wacky at best, but you’re right in saying he doesn’t come from a broken home or have any major trauma which triggers his crime fighting.

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Posted: 13 December 2012 12:31 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 252 ]
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SickleYield - 12 December 2012 12:55 PM

Sibling and sometimes collaborator Fuseling linked me to The Hawkeye Initiative.


It is now my favorite superhero-related thing ever.  Well, next to the Tick (“Gravity is a harsh mistress”).

I did something inspired by that site:

 

Awesome!  Is that one of DZheng’s outfits?

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Posted: 13 December 2012 01:05 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 253 ]
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SickleYield - 13 December 2012 12:31 PM
TimG - 12 December 2012 02:28 PM
SickleYield - 12 December 2012 12:55 PM

Sibling and sometimes collaborator Fuseling linked me to The Hawkeye Initiative.


It is now my favorite superhero-related thing ever.  Well, next to the Tick (“Gravity is a harsh mistress”).

I did something inspired by that site:

 

Awesome!  Is that one of DZheng’s outfits?

actually it’s TerryMcG’s Cosplay Costume 9 from ShareCG with some supersuit shaders applied.

http://www.sharecg.com/v/48938/gallery/11/Poser/Cosplay-Costume-9

gotta love Genesis and autofit.

I was thinking it might be funny to start a similar thread here - post Mike in Vicki’s skimp wear.

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Posted: 13 December 2012 01:09 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 254 ]
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TimG - 13 December 2012 01:05 PM
SickleYield - 13 December 2012 12:31 PM
TimG - 12 December 2012 02:28 PM
SickleYield - 12 December 2012 12:55 PM

Sibling and sometimes collaborator Fuseling linked me to The Hawkeye Initiative.


It is now my favorite superhero-related thing ever.  Well, next to the Tick (“Gravity is a harsh mistress”).

I did something inspired by that site:

 

Awesome!  Is that one of DZheng’s outfits?

actually it’s TerryMcG’s Cosplay Costume 9 from ShareCG with some supersuit shaders applied.

http://www.sharecg.com/v/48938/gallery/11/Poser/Cosplay-Costume-9

gotta love Genesis and autofit.

I was thinking it might be funny to start a similar thread here - post Mike in Vicki’s skimp wear.

Hee hee.


Oh, the things we could do with those cosplay costumes…

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Posted: 13 December 2012 04:03 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 255 ]
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K T Ong - 13 December 2012 08:06 AM

Come to think of it, many superheroes did indeed start off as orphans or being separated from their parents when very young. Wonder why comic writers always like this?

And surely there must be at least a few heroes/heroines from warm, non-dysfunctional families?...

My guess?
The same reason they seldom have spouses and children; too many story-lines where they have to spend too much time protecting them from their enemies.
Loved ones and wives/husbands make excellent victims that drive the hero mad, or convince them to take their power more seriously.
Ion’s (Kyle Raynor) girlfriend’s (Alex) body in the fridge comes to mind. I’m sure you can think of more.

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