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11 Apr 2022 08:22 #73664 by Thefirstone
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An idea that occurred to me a while ago; humanity is contacted by a race of alien superwomen, and as a token of peace (that phrase makes sense, right?) the queen’s daughter agrees to marry a young politician… who ends up being elected president several years later.  She may not be as politically powerful as her husband, but she and her daughter has are the most physically powerful things on Earth, and make the secret service obsolete.
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11 Apr 2022 09:24 #73666 by Rjjt456
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This could be an interesting idea to explore!

How would the couple’s relationship be? Do they actually love each other? Have they only married due to obligations/political advantages? How is the relationship by the start of the story, and where does it end? What is the Queen’s perspective on it all?

Lots of questions to ask, and consider, if writing this story.

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11 Apr 2022 11:53 - 11 Apr 2022 12:13 #73667 by Monty
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Perhaps the Queen's daughter has a sister (twin sister?) who comes along for the joyride after hearing of her sibling's amazing powers and indestructibiliy threshold on our planet? The sibling dismantles the Secret Service making them obsolete.
"A bulletproof vest?" she would say as she held it up for examination, "Why would I need one of those?"
 ... "and why bother with all the high security detail entourage and the eight guys running alongside the car? You only need me."
As twins, there would be a chance of playing a little 'switcheroo' as the sister's like to play games to keep themselves entertained on what they see as a dull, but power-enhancing planet.
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11 Apr 2022 12:10 #73668 by Rjjt456
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Perhaps the Queen's daughter has a sister (twin sister?) who comes along for the joyride after hearing of her sibling's amazing powers and indestructibiliy threshold on our planet? The sibling dismantles the Secret Service making them obsolete.
"A bulletproof vest?" she would say as she held it up for examination, "Why would I need one of those?"
 ... "and why bother with the eight guys running alongside the car? You only need me."
As twins, there would be a chance of playing a little 'switcheroo' as the sister's like to play games to keep themselves entertained on what they see as a dull, but power-enhancing planet.
 
That, or the twin is the main antagonist in the story. Why wasn’t she the one to get married to hat earthling (she might not like him, but it’s the idea of being skipped that infuriates her). 

The man and superwoman might be going through a tough patch during some part of the story, perhaps finally getting to actually love each other instead of just, you know, technically being married/expected to live together, and then the twin unravels all that by seducing the guy, ruining the fragile he had with the sister in the process.

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11 Apr 2022 18:42 #73674 by Woodclaw
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This could be an interesting idea to explore!

How would the couple’s relationship be? Do they actually love each other? Have they only married due to obligations/political advantages? How is the relationship by the start of the story, and where does it end? What is the Queen’s perspective on it all?

Lots of questions to ask, and consider, if writing this story.
 
And I'm suddenly thinking about Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt...
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11 Apr 2022 18:55 #73675 by Rjjt456
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This could be an interesting idea to explore!

How would the couple’s relationship be? Do they actually love each other? Have they only married due to obligations/political advantages? How is the relationship by the start of the story, and where does it end? What is the Queen’s perspective on it all?

Lots of questions to ask, and consider, if writing this story.

 
And I'm suddenly thinking about Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt...

 
What do you mean?

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11 Apr 2022 21:35 #73676 by Woodclaw
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What do you mean?
Let's just say that, according to some sources, the Roosevelts had a very open marriage.
Although it's possible that it has been blow out of proportion, especially since Franklin Roosevelt caught the polio in 1921, which left him almost crippled (a fact he managed to hide from the public opinion for over 20 years).
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12 Apr 2022 00:46 #73682 by shadar
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I have a partial story that is a takeoff from the Apocalypse episode from Season 7 of Smallville...

In my story, President Luthor's wife and First Lady, as well as his protector, is Kara Kent. Talk about a power couple, President Lex Luthor and his Kryptonian wife, who is not exactly on the side of Good any more.

Give them time, and they'd rule the world. 

Anyone interested in seeing a story like this?

This pict kind of triggered the story, shown here protecting Luthor in the Smallville episode:

 

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12 Apr 2022 05:28 - 13 Apr 2022 17:34 #73691 by Monty
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"Your President, my husband said he wanted the car over beside Air Force One to pick him up, so why are we stuck, sitting here in the middle of f'n nowhere on the tarmac?"
Her security detail tried to explain the situation, but Kara wasn't having it. She hadn't got to where she was today by 'putting up' with amateurs that these guys obviously were;

"No, no, you can all just leave it and stay seated, I'll pick his specially designed people carrier up and take it over to his plane myself, as you guys don't even know what the hell you are supposed to be doin' here!"

As she exited, Kara glared at the Secret Service sitting motionless, staring straight ahead, trying to avoid eye contact with her, from their back seats of the cadillac. They were about to get yet another free ride in The Beast from their very own, and their President's very own 'Secret Service'.

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30 May 2022 06:41 - 30 May 2022 06:42 #74446 by Thefirstone
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So here’s what I’ve got so far.  Questions?  Comments?

The alien’s name for themselves didn’t translate very well, so humanity took to calling them Amazons.  According to the initial scouts who made contact with Earth there were in fact males among their species but they were “only useful for sexual purposes,” so for a long time the women were all humanity saw of them.  Not only were those women universally incredibly attractive by human standards, but they were tall (the shortest one seen on Earth was still seven feet tall) and hugely muscular even compared to human men despite their hourglass figures and massive breasts.  Apparently their own culture had no nudity taboo, but some were willing to wear clothes as a concession to humanity while on Earth.  It was easy to guess why clothes wouldn’t be seen as necessary back home, because they (only the females, apparently) also had comic-book style, godlike powers.  Unaided flight, the strength to lift aircraft carriers, imperviousness to any weapon on Earth (there were more than a few misunderstandings initially, and while no nuclear weapons had been used, their own assessment of same was that they wouldn’t hurt them) the ability to break the sound barrier on foot and fly even faster, superhuman senses, heat vision, honest-to-god telepathy, and the ability to blow hurricane-force winds.  As a gesture of goodwill, the queen of the Amazons sent one of her daughters, Trell, to marry Jacob Morgan, a young up-and-coming American politician.  Nineteen years later, after an election nobody was really sure of Trell’s impact on, the Morgan presidential administration began.
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30 May 2022 07:04 - 30 May 2022 09:57 #74447 by Monty
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The Amazons could also be endowed with increased intelligence, speed of thought - perhaps telepathy? - and the ability to manipulate and coerce others (It would be easy with the body she has.)
This would mean she is really the one in control of meetings with foreign leaders and delegates, as well as controlling press conferences at her whim.
Nobody would suspect she is the one who is really in the Presidential driving seat, apart from a few in the White House, and she wouldn't need to bother with a secret service security detail on her travels;
"Just leave them with the guy who sits at his desk all day, and why the hell would you want me to waste my time sitting on Air Force One?"
"W..w..we have to send it as cover, ma'am"
 "Ok, what time are you scheduled to arrive in Sydney Airport? I'll wait for you above the tarmac there."
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30 May 2022 19:37 #74454 by ballen
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I have a partial story that is a takeoff from the Apocalypse episode from Season 7 of Smallville...

In my story, President Luthor's wife and First Lady, as well as his protector, is Kara Kent. Talk about a power couple, President Lex Luthor and his Kryptonian wife, who is not exactly on the side of Good any more.

Give them time, and they'd rule the world. 

Anyone interested in seeing a story like this?

This pict kind of triggered the story, shown here protecting Luthor in the Smallville episode:

 

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I actually would be very interested in seeing a story like this.  However, I think it could be interesting if the First Lady was really in charge and Lex was just the "front" for imposing her will on mankind through "legitimate" government and diplomatic channels.  For things that required more force, she would do the work in the background.  Of course because Lex is an ambitious man, he often needs to be reminded by the First Lady where the power truly resides.

Also, I kinda like the idea of the First Lady being someone from like a super-empowered member of a radical group of Amazons, like Ariel from "The Amazon Imperative," who is disgusted with the rule of men and is now taking action to end it.  If it is a Kryptonian or Velorian, would love for her to have the physique of Aurora or Laura from your old school "Adventures of Aurora" days. 

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31 May 2022 04:40 #74457 by Thefirstone
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For what it’s worth I had kind of imagined her not being allowed at meetings do it doesn’t look like they’re trying to intimidate people.  I would guess that’s the main reason the secret service isn’t completely out of a job.

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31 May 2022 05:10 #74458 by shadar
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I have a partial story that is a takeoff from the Apocalypse episode from Season 7 of Smallville...

In my story, President Luthor's wife and First Lady, as well as his protector, is Kara Kent. Talk about a power couple, President Lex Luthor and his Kryptonian wife, who is not exactly on the side of Good any more.

Give them time, and they'd rule the world. 

Anyone interested in seeing a story like this?

This pict kind of triggered the story, shown here protecting Luthor in the Smallville episode:

 

Shadar





 
I actually would be very interested in seeing a story like this.  However, I think it could be interesting if the First Lady was really in charge and Lex was just the "front" for imposing her will on mankind through "legitimate" government and diplomatic channels.  For things that required more force, she would do the work in the background.  Of course because Lex is an ambitious man, he often needs to be reminded by the First Lady where the power truly resides.

Also, I kinda like the idea of the First Lady being someone from like a super-empowered member of a radical group of Amazons, like Ariel from "The Amazon Imperative," who is disgusted with the rule of men and is now taking action to end it.  If it is a Kryptonian or Velorian, would love for her to have the physique of Aurora or Laura from your old school "Adventures of Aurora" days. 

I agree this could be a good story, and a radical Amazon would work just fine. I went with Kryptonian because I was sparked by a Smallville episode and I think Laura V is the ultimate Supergirl and I had this picture. But could have been a Vel or Amazon.  But how the Amazon is defined would be critical. I understand Krypt and Vel powers, but Amazons range from being slightly more skilled, athletic and agile than the finest male warrior, and maybe stronger too but not by a whole lot, and all the way up to WW who is on a strength par with Vels and Krypts, but not as invulnerable. 

And the other reason -- Vels and Krypts have "x-ray vision" and "heat vision", and both would be handy in a stealth role of exerting power from behind the throne.

Yet all three would be supremely capable of some "wet work" without anyone tracing it back to the Lex's White House. And when doing that kind of thing, she'd appear in public as her exotically costumed self, or so it seems to me. Her radical appearance, her powers and her lethal actions would shock the world, yet who would connect that costumed superperson with the wife of the President? Impossible. Until... Superman tries to put a stop to the two of them, only to find that he's facing a woman who is a stronger or better fighter or whatever than he is. Being his cousin from another dimension would make it more poignant.  

Also, he's vowed to never get involved in the politics or governance of any country. Does trying to take over the world via evil plots and a superpowered wife who provides the muscle actually rise above his vow?

That might add enough complication to make a good story. 

But there are literally a hundred other ways to write this...

I'm just now sure I want to write a "evil man who is president of a superpower trying to conquer the world" story right now. Might be too close to real life. 

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01 Jun 2022 16:46 #74472 by AUphoric
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I didn't discover this thread before I wrote Empire Zukenov Invades!, but I had read DTE's excellent Empress series. That was partial inspiration for my thoughts about how a super first lady might rule.

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