LNH20: Earth-Twenty Roundup Thread And Getting The New Tag In There

Adrian James McClure lord_soldeed at yahoo.com
Tue Nov 8 18:01:27 PST 2011

Incidentally, Andrew, I love what you did with the elements I
introduced into Just Imagine... Again, and the revamp of Manga Man
Gold. It occurs to me that the fact there's now a new Looniverse is a
solution to Manga Man Gold's problem of not being able to coexist with
the original/later Manga Man. Once this storyline's over, he could try
to establish himself on Earth-20. This could work because he's pretty
much a completely different character from the original at this point.
He'd have to change his name, but he's done so before. Being up
against a whole new Legion fits his role of agent provocateur/Devil's
advocate. He'd challenge the new Legion in the name of making them
into heroes the equal of the ones he'd fought before, maybe to prepare
them for some definite threat he saw when outside of time and space.


W.H.A.T.E.V.E.R.--The World Headquarters for Anarchy, Terrorism,
Elimination, Vengeance, Evil, and Revenge is a shadowy organization
that's kinda-sorta based on NOWHERE from the current Superboy and
Titans series. They're one of the forces after Ultimate Mercenary, but
probably have a significant role in the wider Looniverse as well, and
may be backing Waffle Queen in her attempt to recruit young
superhumans. Their leader is Ultravac--a supercomputer created from
the brain patterns of a gangster, a mad scientist, and a chess player,
who were respectively enemies of Doc Nostalgia, Lady Lass, and Golden
Age Very-Disturbed-Scary-Creature-Man (see below). It is powerful,
brilliant, and ruthless, but runs on extremely antiquated vacuum-tube
technology, and has a pathological distrust of any newer tech. He's
still not used to these new-fangled magnetic tapes. As a result,
WHATEVER has a retro-future aesthetic reminscient of Original Star
Trek, relying on highly advanced technology based on magnetic tape and
such. It can do far more than normal advanced technology but is also
highly prone to breaking. Ultravac's second in command is the Cat
Lady, who works from a secret headquarters disguised as a decaying
apartment. She's been a major net.villainess since her youth, when she
was a sexy cat burglar. She controls a horde of cyborg cats, who make
excellent spies and assassin. Think a cross between a "crazy cat lady"
and a Blofield-like sinister cat-stroking villain.

Doc Nostalgia (or maybe Mr. Nostalgic)--The third ever ever net.hero
after Lady Lass and Golden Age Very-Disturbed-Scary-Creature-Man (the
fact he wasn't the first is a slightly sore point for him), John
Jeffries is powered by nostalgia for his destroyed home planet of
Groupon. He aged gracefully and became one of the elder statesmen of
the net.heroes, but the anti-entropic energy released by the cessation
of the killfile turned him back into his brash younger self, much to
the consternation of his wife and family. He's good at inspiring
people and has an enormous amount of experience but is incredibly
strict, not very open to new ideas, and rather short-tempered and
impatient. He's capable of coming up with good ideas but his preferred
solution to most problems is punching them in the face, whether or not
this would actually work. His personal headquarters is the Fortress of
Loneliness in the Antarctic. After more than 50 years of superheroing
it's become a hideously cluttered mess because he's basically a super-
hoarder. He doesn't even remember what half the things in it even are.

His powers were formerly enormous, up to and including super-breath,
but when he was de-aged they were downgraded to low-level super-
strength, super-jumping, and semi-invulnerability. He has a longing to
meet other members of his kind but if he were ever reunited with the
remnants of Groupon he might completely lose his already diminished
powers. He's been jockeying for leadership position of the LNH with
Fearless Leader since its founding. Ultimate Mercenary also hates his
guts and vice versa, which is ironic because Doc Nostalgia is the
conceptual successor of Ultimate Ninja. UN is a strict, ruthless
leader-figure who was based on the "cool" stuff that was overrunning
comics in the 90s (ninjas), while DN is a strict, ruthless leader-
figure who is based on the "cool" stuff that's overrunning comics in
the 00s (nostalgia and revamps). Also both are devoted to fairly rigid
ideals and personae that can override their own best instincts.

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