LNHY/META: A Call To Corruption

Andrew Perron pwerdna at gmail.com
Sun Feb 12 21:04:52 PST 2012

On Sat, 11 Feb 2012 01:57:27 +0000 (UTC), Scott Eiler wrote:

> 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!

Indeed and indeed.

>>> 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.

Innnnnnnnnteresting.  The ol' pragmatist gig, eh?  Very good.

>>> 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.

Fair enough!  Tho, in LNHY, we have both Usable Without Permission and
Public Domain.

Andrew "NO .SIG MAN" "Juan" Perron, so whichever you prefer.

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