LNHY/META: A Call To Corruption

Scott Eiler seiler at eilertech.com
Fri Feb 10 17:57:27 PST 2012

On 2/10/2012 10:08 AM, Andrew Perron wrote:
> On Fri, 10 Feb 2012 03:08:35 +0000 (UTC), Scott Eiler wrote:
> <snip>
>> Well, actually, there was a Scarlet Harlot in the Doom Patrol once.  It
>> was one of Crazy Jane's personalities.  She dressed more like Emma Frost
>> in scarlet.
> Eh, shouldn't be a problem - a name, by itself, can't be copyrighted.

I bet Spider-Man is pretty well locked down, though.  The main 
consideration is, does the use of this name create confusion in the 
marketplace?  Spider-Man would.  Scarlet Harlot, not so much.  Heck, 
RACC could probably take over the name and then sue DC if they ever used 
it again!

>> But the challenge got me thinking.  So did my workday.  Thus comes...
>> The Firefighter!  Lon Raccie is a Leader of men!  A detailed manager!  A
>> volunteer firefighter on the side!  And a defeater of fires!  Little
>> does he realize, his unrealized pyrokinetic powers actually *cause* the
>> blazes he fights!  If he interviews at the System Corruptors, a fire
>> *will* erupt there.  I expect he won't pass the interview.  Unless Kid
>> Enthusiastic thinks he's cool.
> Oooooh!  ...so, wait, why does he want to join the villain team?

Deep in your heart, you already know the answer...  Don't say villains, 
say Captains of Industry!  Realistic men who know what it takes to get a 
project to work!  And of course, every project includes firefighting of 
*some* sort!  He's only a *real* volunteer firefighter because he can 
write it off from work.

>> Usable Without Permission, of course, but I in turn reserve the right to
>> introduce him in LNH20 too.  Unless someone beats me to it, of course.
> Naturally!  And different versions of the character can totes have
> different usability statuses, o'course.
> Andrew "NO .SIG MAN" "Juan" Perron, yes, totes.

I suppose someone else's might.  But I'm trying to avoid any status 
other than Free For Use Without Permission or whatever we call it.

(signed) Scott Eiler  8{D> -------- http://www.eilertech.com/ ---------

Turns out I'm an anally-fixated oedipal paranoid with 
south-of-the-border schizophrenic delusions...  But never mind, I've 
found me the ideal job.  I'm going to run for President!

- Major Honey, scripted by Grant Morrison, Doom Patrol #46, August 1991.

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