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Current TV Shows / Re: Rick and Morty
« on: October 10, 2017, 09:39:32 AM »
Am I the only person who found this show really underwhelming?

I'm still not sure I even like the first season. I circled back to it after skipping to the second expecting to appreciate it more, but mostly it still felt very hit-and-miss. These days it's easily one of my favourite things on television, but I really doubt I'd have given it as many chances as I did if I didn't love Dan Harmon elsewhere.

ICT / Shirtless Bear Fighter vs. Six Gun Gorilla
« on: October 09, 2017, 03:53:47 AM »


ICT / Jeff Smax vs. Fin Fang Foom
« on: October 09, 2017, 03:34:32 AM »
These two idiots, if you're wondering:

ICT / Re: Battle of the Week: Nominations
« on: October 07, 2017, 05:50:05 PM »
Gambit vs. Fantomex

ICT / Re: Elite team builder
« on: September 27, 2017, 03:41:25 AM »
Manchester Black
Handsome Jack

A psychotic, self-proclaimed hero/dictator who thinks he's the cleverest guy in the world. Space Strider understands what it takes to bring peace to troubled regions, and has a deeply disturbing relationship with his one remaining relative, a woman he'd essentially crippled and hooked-up to machines years ago.
Will eventually return to haunt his enemies' and/or loved ones' psyche as a pseudo-ghost.


Where Menagerie has a symbiotic connection with a host of alien creatures living in her body, Bayonetta uses her body to summon monstrous familiars. Also like Menagerie, she's functionally interchangeable with her bff, although for some reason she'll still get really upset if you killed her.
Dispenses violent justice through an implausible number of guns.

Gnarled Winslow

(That's right, Image has more than one book about punching bears in the face.)
Like everyone else, I had Spawn in mind for this spot earlier (obviously I pay very close attention to this website these days). Now that he's taken though, let's just go with this guy -- a former New York beat cop who'd lost his arms battling Owl-Kaida before joining NASA'S glorified goon squad. He'll fit in well with the general sensibilities of this team, and unlike Spawn, I've actually seen his book once.

The Hat

Formerly an evil wizard overlord from an alternate dimension, the Devil's Devil had a sudden change of heart when his old boss sent him over to destroy the planet. He liked it here, you see. So he turned his pitiable rat familiar into a more fashionable koala, got a haircut and a motorcycle, and declared he's here to help.

All he really wants is to be left alone/save the planet/murder his enemies//turn a new leaf/get his old girlfriend back -- he's not really sure what he wants right now, truth be told, but he knows he'd like people to look up to him for a change, and that ideally he should probably be compensated for it.

Vera Black = Vash the Stampede, obviously. Hell, that's practically a statement of fact.

ICT / Re: Pick an Apocalypse, choose your Horsemen
« on: September 26, 2017, 06:03:54 PM »
Yeah, no. That was nowhere in your first draft (or at least I didn't see it, which amounts to the same thing).

ICT / Re: Pick an Apocalypse, choose your Horsemen
« on: September 26, 2017, 05:50:43 PM »
Chrome is fucking garbage on the cell, by the by.

ICT / Re: Pick an Apocalypse, choose your Horsemen
« on: September 26, 2017, 05:50:17 PM »
Hugo Strange goes to a slightly questionable seminar for the weekend and comes back inspired by the lofty ideals laid out in The Four Agreements. Naturally, he picks four Arkham inmates to help through therapy, hopefully corroborating his theories in the process.

...I don't know, maybe I'll finish this thought tomorrow. It made slightly more sense than Dr. Doom having his way with the Fantastic and/or Frightful Four while I typed.
Presume hijinks ensue.

ICT / Re: Top 10 Giant Killers
« on: September 26, 2017, 11:59:27 AM »
I genuinely don't see the argument for Black Alice, though. Other than one win over the Spectre she technically can't repeat, she's vastly more powerful than just about anyone she's ever met.

At least Nemesis Kid's power-set is situational.

ICT / Re: Top 10 Giant Killers
« on: September 26, 2017, 11:51:19 AM »
Squirrel Girl is kind of a bully, actually. She hits below her weight class.

Not since she'd gotten her own series. Now she's clearly less powerful than scrubs like Kraven or Galactus, but still far more formidable overall.

Although she was learning how to make squirrel constructs last I looked, so maybe that's all changed.

ICT / Re: Top 10 Giant Killers
« on: September 26, 2017, 10:31:40 AM »
Squirrel Girl, obvs.

Marvel Zombies / Re: Who are Cap's mentors? (nods to scourge)
« on: September 25, 2017, 04:00:00 AM »
That one woman from Hydra, I'd think.

ICT / Re: Create an Interdimensional LoS
« on: September 24, 2017, 04:07:35 AM »

Duck Dodgers - our Man of Tomorrow. A twentieth century boy in what basic math implies is a twenty-fifth century world. Or maybe it's a lost century type of thing -- that probably works better for what we're doing here. Duck Dodgers' adventures in the future were so deeply improbable that the Time Trapper eventually attempted to scrub them out of history in sheer exasperation, but are still generally the place to look for all the more interesting stuff.

Glum (Ether - Guardian of the Crossroads. Not, strictly speaking, an official member under normal circumstances, an interdimensional team nevertheless suggests the means to cross dimensions. This somewhat obnoxious baboon gatekeeper often provides the literal kick in the butt Dodgers requires to get him pointed in the right direction, in fitting cartoon style.

Misty Kilgore - a shape-shifting, blue-skinned goth girl from the end of time, where her parents used to run an evil empire before her step-mom sent her huntsman to bring her back her daughter's brain. This is all very heavy stuff, of course, so that's some teen angst accounted for right there.
Trained by Zatanna.


Klarion stole her empire and her magic dice, Misty somehow took his cat in retribution. This all probably makes them mortal enemies right now. Or maybe it just means they like each other. Fucking teenagers, right?


Solune (The Incal - a psychodelic space-dreidel powered by the combined Light and Dark Incals -- vague, numinous objects which can and will do anything from everything to nothing at any given time. Also a twelve years old boy with the soul of the perfect androgyne, because that's just how the world works where he comes from. Literally a cosmic boy.

Vash the Stampede - the Humanoid Typhoon is a pacifistic plant-based organism that moves and shoots like a minor act of nature (incidentally how insurance companies cover damages incurred by him). While technically both highly intelligent and well over a hundred, in outlook and demeanor he still behaves almost compulsively immaturely. Some of this, of course, is a carefully constructed act, but there's also the suggestion his entire species may be prone to psychological imbalances.
In a genuine bind, he can visibly scar the moon.

Gortys (Tales from the Borderlands - a cheerful young robot with the unfortunate habit of mixing up with some unsavoury sorts. Designed to plunder the secrets of the universe, which mostly just means she can open a portal to the Traveler's Vault that she can't necessarily close. Also designed to survive the encounter, which means she can grow into a mech-sized robot which fights by assimilating it's pilots' fighting styles. She can literally fire finger guns, if that's the closest that a pilot comes to actual fighting skills. What she'd be like with some of these guys driving is the sort of stupid nerd shit that this place was basically built on.

Tom Strange - Tom Strong's Counter-Earth counterpart via ghost particles is a Golden Age Superman type thoroughly rooted in all the right stripes of sci-fi. The big chin ain't just for show, either; this is a man who once ran across the galaxy for thirty years to save his planet, never once stopping to sleep. While direct analogues in general aren't really something I was looking for here (or even something I could go for, necessarily; all I really know about the Legion is how much I don't give a fuck), a Superman or (almost) flying brick specifically fit where we're going with this pretty fucking well, I feel.

Kimball Kinnison - the original space cop. An intrepid young pilot who joined the Galactic Patrol as a Lensman after the untimely demise of his planet. Does miscellenaneous energy things with his gaudy energy wristband.

Nibbler - honestly, I just realized late I had too many humans and figured he technically ticked all the boxes, but mulling it over, I really don't hate what he brings to the team. Among other things, he's a high-ranking member of a hyper-intelligent elder race older than the universe (all of which seems to neatly mirror the basic premise of the Lensman books, incidentally, but I've only ever seen the movie), with all sorts of recherché abilities, and the capacity to personally produce dark matter. But most importantly, of course, he can pretty much eat anything.

Samus Aran - y'all know who this is. Better than I do, in all likelihood. She gets a PC, like a grown-up.

Barbarella - violence's never solved anything. Evidently that's what sex is for.

Samurai Jack - the KK sort, essentially. A noble, meditative martial artist who's basically a force of nature.

It's a rotating cast, with some of the last few members in particular serving largely as auxiliary. Since Dodgers reached the future on his own, he can technically lend his spot to Tom, if that sort of thing matters to anyone. There actual roles are still the other way around, though. Samus turns out to be much closer to us in the timeline than I'd figured, but by now I'm fairly married to this choice.

ICT / Re: Build a non-Marvel/DC Hellfire Club
« on: August 09, 2017, 05:37:10 PM »
What exactly does a Red Queen do again? No real clue who that is, other than that it's probably some version of Jean Grey.

ICT / Re: Crime Cartel builder
« on: August 01, 2017, 06:47:34 PM »
Baron Harkonnen

These Guys:

(Fezzik, Inigo, and Vizzini, if and when the image fails to load.)

Shady Real Estate
Donald Trump

Fu Manchu

Sex Trade
Al Swearengen

Cyber Crime
Irene Adler (Sherlock)

Gang Etiquette
The Man with No Name

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