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by Ares
Mon Apr 23, 2018 2:13 am
Forum: Character Sheets
Topic: Jab's Builds! (Substitute Heroes! Thunder! Brainiac 5! White Witch!)
Replies: 9704
Views: 453129

Re: Jab's Builds! (The Legion of Substitute Heroes! Thunder! Brainiac 5!)

I think if anything, I think comic book writers who set their stories in the future seem to forget that they're writing in a superhero setting. Sure, the tech is more advanced, and there's likely folks with superpowers, but it's the future of a comic book world. And comic book worlds have had magic ...
by Ares
Sun Apr 22, 2018 10:22 pm
Forum: Character Sheets
Topic: Jab's Builds! (Substitute Heroes! Thunder! Brainiac 5! White Witch!)
Replies: 9704
Views: 453129

Re: Jab's Builds! (The Legion of Substitute Heroes! Thunder! Brainiac 5!)

Batgirl III wrote:
Sun Apr 22, 2018 9:56 pm
Now, stat up Excalibur's Widget and have the two of them fight. To the death.
Preferably a simultaneous death.
by Ares
Sun Apr 22, 2018 9:42 pm
Forum: Character Sheets
Topic: J-Mart: LADIES WEEK! Warrior Woman, Sin, Power Princess, Lady Shiva, Lady Vic
Replies: 916
Views: 59831

Re: J-Mart: LADIES NIGHT! Warrior Woman, Sin, Power Princess

Supreme Power went with the "Ultimates" logic of "realistic superheroes", in the sense that everyone in the setting were complete jerkes, had some severe mental issues, or were some flavor of amoral. In that setting, Blurr was the only one who was genuinely heroic and well-adjusted.
by Ares
Sun Apr 22, 2018 9:20 pm
Forum: Character Sheets
Topic: Jab's Builds! (Substitute Heroes! Thunder! Brainiac 5! White Witch!)
Replies: 9704
Views: 453129

Re: Jab's Builds! (The Legion of Substitute Heroes! Thunder! Brainiac 5!)

M4C8 wrote:
Sun Apr 22, 2018 8:36 pm
Batgirl III wrote:
Sun Apr 22, 2018 7:15 pm
Just once, I want to see a man with prehensile hair. He can beat people up with his hipster beard.
Oh God, now I'm picturing some 'Guido' mobster with prehensile chest hair.
I dub him "Steel Wool".
by Ares
Sun Apr 22, 2018 6:12 pm
Forum: Character Sheets
Topic: Jab's Builds! (Substitute Heroes! Thunder! Brainiac 5! White Witch!)
Replies: 9704
Views: 453129

Re: Jab's Builds! (The Legion of Substitute Heroes! Thunder! Brainiac 5!)

I want to say some Star Trek writer responded to a question about "How fast can the Enterprise fly?" with "At the speed of plot."
by Ares
Sun Apr 22, 2018 2:23 pm
Forum: Character Sheets
Topic: Jab's Builds! (Substitute Heroes! Thunder! Brainiac 5! White Witch!)
Replies: 9704
Views: 453129

Re: Jab's Builds! (Karate Kid! Projectra! Legion of Substitute Heroes!)

Given that Kara Zor-El's only other main love interest was Comet the Super-Horse... I'm thinking that Brainy was definitely the better match. I mean, he never cheated on her with Superman's Gal, Lois Lane, or Wonder Woman's ancient foe, Circe. No. I am not making any of that up. The thought of Brai...
by Ares
Sun Apr 22, 2018 8:19 am
Forum: Toys, Board Games and Video Games
Topic: Old-school Video Games with Insane(ly Awesome) Backstories
Replies: 3
Views: 27

Old-school Video Games with Insane(ly Awesome) Backstories

Video game players today take for granted that you'll get all of the story within the game itself. Back in the 80s and early 90s, if the game had any story at all, you'd most likely have to get the backstory from the instruction booklets that came with each game. Again, back before you had a tutoria...
by Ares
Sun Apr 22, 2018 6:54 am
Forum: Character Sheets
Topic: Jab's Builds! (Substitute Heroes! Thunder! Brainiac 5! White Witch!)
Replies: 9704
Views: 453129

Re: Jab's Builds! (The Legion of Substitute Heroes! Thunder! Brainiac 5!)

Yeah, Giffen apparently makes a decent co-plotter, but when given actual writing duties he just becomes very weird. His sense of humor really isn't my thing either, and it's amazing how he can go from being a part of what is basically the Byrne/Clarmont Legion era to "The Guy Who Did the Most Damage...
by Ares
Sun Apr 22, 2018 5:20 am
Forum: Character Sheets
Topic: Jab's Builds! (Substitute Heroes! Thunder! Brainiac 5! White Witch!)
Replies: 9704
Views: 453129

Re: Jab's Builds! (Karate Kid! Projectra! Legion of Substitute Heroes!)

Hey- question: Has anyone here read interviews regarding the reboots and the decision making processes for them? Like why the obvious "Soft Reboot" of the SW6 kids was just dumped and they got rebooted fully? I mean, the reasons are easy to guess, but I'd like to get takes from the writers. From wh...
by Ares
Sun Apr 22, 2018 4:50 am
Forum: Character Sheets
Topic: Jab's Builds! (Substitute Heroes! Thunder! Brainiac 5! White Witch!)
Replies: 9704
Views: 453129

Re: Thunder

......Ares, you okay man? You're breathing hard I'm actually not really a fan of the look myself. Its like it took what I like about the classic outfit, but got rid of the boots and cooler aspects like the armbands. For that Iron Fist/Capt. Marvel hybrid to work, it'd need to be something like Dann...
by Ares
Sun Apr 22, 2018 3:34 am
Forum: Character Sheets
Topic: Jab's Builds! (Substitute Heroes! Thunder! Brainiac 5! White Witch!)
Replies: 9704
Views: 453129

Re: Thunder

-For a costume, they could've maybe done better than Iron Fist & Billy Batson's female love child, but what can you do? It was the Archie Legion. ......Ares, you okay man? You're breathing hard I'm actually not really a fan of the look myself. Its like it took what I like about the classic outfit, ...
by Ares
Sun Apr 22, 2018 3:26 am
Forum: Character Sheets
Topic: Jab's Builds! (Substitute Heroes! Thunder! Brainiac 5! White Witch!)
Replies: 9704
Views: 453129

Re: Jab's Builds! (Karate Kid! Projectra! Legion of Substitute Heroes!)

I'll admit, I prefered the Brainy who was actually more of a nice person. The SW6 Brainiac was actually this kind of dorky but really sweet guy, and his relationship with Andromeda was very "Mr. Miracle/Big Barda"-esque, where the girl was this tall, Amazonian, passionate powerhouse while the guy is...
by Ares
Sun Apr 22, 2018 12:43 am
Forum: Character Sheets
Topic: Jab's Builds! (Substitute Heroes! Thunder! Brainiac 5! White Witch!)
Replies: 9704
Views: 453129

Re: Rainbow Girl

https://static.comicvine.com/uploads/original/6/68065/5059756-stockmanrainbowgirl4.jpg https://static.comicvine.com/uploads/original/0/3347/710860-rainbow_girl.jpg RAINBOW GIRL (Dori Aandraison) Created By: Edmond Hamilton & John Forte First Appearance: Adventures Comics #309 (June 1963) Home Plane...
by Ares
Sat Apr 21, 2018 11:48 pm
Forum: Character Sheets
Topic: Jab's Builds! (Substitute Heroes! Thunder! Brainiac 5! White Witch!)
Replies: 9704
Views: 453129

Re: Jab's Builds! (Karate Kid! Projectra! Legion of Substitute Heroes!)

I've included the "Black Blood of the Earth" as a MacGuffin in more than a few RPGs over the years. When some wild-eyed, clown-school drop-out grabs your neck, taps the back of your favorite cowl up against the alley wall, looks you crooked in the eye, and asks you if you paid your dues; you just s...
by Ares
Sat Apr 21, 2018 11:44 pm
Forum: Character Sheets
Topic: Jab's Builds! (Substitute Heroes! Thunder! Brainiac 5! White Witch!)
Replies: 9704
Views: 453129

Re: Jab's Builds! (Timber Wolf! Cosmic Boy! Kid Quantum! Karate Kid!

I thought that was ol' Jack Burton "You just listen to the old Idol of Millions here now and take his advice on a dark and stormy night when the lasers's flashin' and the missiles' flyin' and the robots'er coming down in sheets thick as lead. Just remember what old Commander does when the earth qua...