META: Three Metaphors for Superhero Teams

Saxon Brenton saxonbrenton at
Thu May 3 09:29:24 PDT 2012

Andrew replied to Adrian:
>> Most subgroups seem to fit the mold of team as
>> clique/friends, with a few (like Dvandom Force) as professionals. I
>> can't really think of any that fit the family dynamic.
> I'd say the core cast of Limp-Asparagus Lad does, to some extent.
Mmm.  I was just thinking that myself - but have been a bit rushed 
out at work today to reply.
Anyway, that will probably get a little bit stronger once I have time 
to have Senses Lass sit down and interact with the others while off-
duty.  I have a scene in mind where she's been worrying about this whole 
'soul' business considering that she's a construct - a concern which 
Retcon Lad has no doubts about.  He points out that back in the 
'kidnapped to Hell' story in _Load Island Renegades_ it was demonstrated 
that machines who are treated as people get souls, whereas conversely in 
the 'visit to the dream realms' arc of Dvandom Force its hinted that 
people who reject that love loose their souls.  Therefore, Senses Lass 
is a loved family member, therefore she has a soul, QED.
Then he extroplates that a little too far, and Fourth Wall Lass gets mad 
at him and starts throwing stuff.
Saxon Brenton 
'In fact in a superhero universe, teenagers may be even stupider. After 
all, the brief moment in the real world where the thought "this may kill 
me" forces it's way into their head would be followed by "this may give 
me super powers" in a superhero universe.' - jlbarnett Scans_Daily Nov 2010 
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