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The many chests of Powergirl

11 Jun 2016 19:07 #48467 by shadar
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Given the recent discussion of Powergirl, I thought I'd open a tongue and cheek thread dealing with images of the many portrayals of Powergirl's attributes, so to speak. Both comics and fan art.

A place to collect our favorite (or most outrageous) images.

I'll start with a photoenhance from an artist who knows what he likes. If there was such a thing as a classy picture of PG, this might be a contender. A moment of reflection. Yet where is she sitting? Where would she be comfortable relaxing as herself? Her house? Clark's? A friend's?

How many men could sit across from her and have a real conversation, dressed like that?

Some of us know what its like to actually hang out with someone who is properly filling out a superheroine costume. I'll say the word 'dramatic' and leave it at that. But what if that person really WAS Kara-L? How do you talk to an alien who actually is bulletproof and all that jazz?

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11 Jun 2016 19:27 #48468 by Markiehoe
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I had a tough enough time talking to AZ Powergirl the first time I met her.
I was a little....star struck.



After breaking the ice it turns out she is super friendly and quite easy to talk to.

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11 Jun 2016 22:16 #48469 by shadar
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This might be my ultimate PG... at the moment anyway.

She's got the attitude, the bare shoulders and muscles and an excellent costume. A very heroic pose.

Confidant and capable, she doesn't care if you stare.

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11 Jun 2016 22:35 #48471 by LustMonster
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This one is definitely my favorite as well.

I've never liked it when writers have her whining about people staring at her chest, or coming up with silly reasons why there's a big hole there ("haven't decided on a logo yet" or some such tripe).

I've always liked to think of PG as the proverbial "honey badger": she doesn't give a shit. In fact, she LIKES it when people stare.

Just as long as they don't get in her way when she's got a job to do.

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12 Jun 2016 01:21 #48473 by inactive
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Cosplay by srsRazzmatazz .

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12 Jun 2016 04:26 #48478 by TwiceOnThursdays
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Now I have to post Alyssa Loughran (I've mentioned her before and I think someone replied with her PG cosplay).

And you should google "alyssa loughran cosplay" as she has a bunch of others, including a She-ra that is off the hook. There are several more of her as Power Girl, some with some Photoshop enhancement ...but not of HER she doesn't need it. ;-) Some of them show the studio shot before the effects were added.



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12 Jun 2016 06:32 #48480 by shadar
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LustMonster wrote: This one is definitely my favorite as well.

I've never liked it when writers have her whining about people staring at her chest, or coming up with silly reasons why there's a big hole there ("haven't decided on a logo yet" or some such tripe).

I've always liked to think of PG as the proverbial "honey badger": she doesn't give a shit. In fact, she LIKES it when people stare.

Just as long as they don't get in her way when she's got a job to do.


Even more, I think she uses it. Bullets tend to go where the shooter is looking. Given its hard not to stare at her chest, more than a few of his rounds are going that way.

A bullet hitting Kryptonian muscle or bone is going to ricochet dangerously, possibly fragmenting. In contrast, a boob shot is just going to make a brief dimple and then rebound harmlessly to land a few feet in front of her. Or get trapped under her costume. Either of which is very good news is you happen to be standing near her when she gets shot.

Unless...
"Oh, no, not the nipples!" she cries, grabbing herself to rub out the wild tingles. She might be the Girl of Steel, but she's got a few sensitive spots. Blunting full-auto fire can sometimes be a little intense.

Her most important task is to make sure nobody gets hit by a ricochet. Something Superman never seems to worry about, but which has to result in unnecessary casualties. On the other hand, he's not exactly equipped to blunt things. His chest is made of steel.

Here a page from the 1985 Showcase where a round doesn't land right (hits sternum) and she has to go after it. Bad form.


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12 Jun 2016 11:38 #48482 by brantley
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Sheer coincidence, but in "Delphic Obstacles," I just had some gunmen accidentally kill themselves by shooting at a super couple they didn't know were super. Those ricochets....

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12 Jun 2016 15:28 #48483 by AuGoose
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shadar wrote: This might be my ultimate PG... at the moment anyway.

She's got the attitude, the bare shoulders and muscles and an excellent costume. A very heroic pose.

Confidant and capable, she doesn't care if you stare.


I admit I'm looking forward to seeing Powergirl in a more practical, movie-fied costume like that. Something with some texture so the brain can compute the curvature directly from the light sources.

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12 Jun 2016 18:14 #48492 by slim36
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12 Jun 2016 19:47 #48496 by shadar
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A picture that almost demands a story... what the hell is going on here?

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12 Jun 2016 20:30 #48499 by Woodclaw
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While you might argue about some insignificant details, I think that Yaya Han nailed the character attitude in this one.
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12 Jun 2016 20:59 - 12 Jun 2016 21:18 #48500 by LustMonster
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MOAR PEEJ BOOBZ!!!!

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12 Jun 2016 21:05 #48501 by fats
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Larkin Love's take on PG is a good one



and here is a random cosplayer's take on PG



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12 Jun 2016 21:21 #48502 by AuGoose
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The woman from Whatabigcamera also does a Jessica Rabbit cosplay that's staggering.

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12 Jun 2016 21:29 #48503 by LustMonster
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And here's one with an added bonus:

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12 Jun 2016 21:29 #48504 by brantley
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So much fun to play with...

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12 Jun 2016 23:13 #48507 by shadar
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A young PG, at least compared to most. She apparently grew up fast.

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12 Jun 2016 23:32 #48510 by shadar
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I was writing a series of books called Comet Tail Syndrome a few years ago. Had to do with Earth passing through the tail of a comet, and something infected a very small percentage of humans. It deals with a symbiotic infection by a tiny organism that networks with others through telepathic means to form a distributed intelligence.

The one characteristic is that the symbiont will draw upon the thoughts of its host in a last gasp attempt to save itself if the host is dying. And that can mean morphing the host into a form that can survive, thus saving the symbiont.

Unfortunately, nobody knows who has the symbiont until they die... and then they may not die if the final dying fantasy of the host is good enough. The symbiont can mutate the hosts DNA in real time.

This picture shows you what one young woman fantasized on her death... and she wound up with not only the looks, but the powers.

Kind of cool, until you realize you need to die first -- and since you don't know if you have the symbiont (most people don't have it), and how it will react, it's not like people are volunteering. It takes a hell of a commitment to leap off a cliff or whatever to learn if you have the bug -- and the imagination to survive.

Anyway, here's a sample cover I put together. This dying girl had a very cool imagination.



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13 Jun 2016 01:29 - 13 Jun 2016 01:33 #48511 by AuGoose
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I like that costume variant a lot :).

The origin process reminds me a little of the Shadowspear in the Comic "Elementals" (similar "abilities on death instead of dying"... but the Shadowspear was attracted by particularly gruesome struggles in the moments before death - which someone eventually gamed the system by quite horrible means).

I think the Brave New World RPG also had a powers-or-death set up but I'm less familiar with that setting.

It definitely meets that core premise of Origins - you really can't/don't want to reproduce that one. Certainly leads to some fun moments... and nightmarish ones.
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13 Jun 2016 01:37 #48512 by brantley
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Shadar: Can't find any reference to Comet Tail Syndrome in a Google search. I gather you never put it up anywhere.

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13 Jun 2016 01:50 #48513 by TwiceOnThursdays
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shadar wrote: A picture that almost demands a story... what the hell is going on here?


Here's the non-cropped version:

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13 Jun 2016 04:53 #48515 by shadar
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brantley wrote: Shadar: Can't find any reference to Comet Tail Syndrome in a Google search. I gather you never put it up anywhere.

--Brantley


Nope, didn't publish it. Might finish it someday

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13 Jun 2016 05:31 - 13 Jun 2016 05:33 #48516 by Thoth
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Well it sounds really great, I hope you continue it. I'd love to read it! :)
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13 Jun 2016 09:01 #48517 by Woodclaw
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Some alternate PG designs.

From the Mass Effect universe

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From theBombshell series

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Pin-up style

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A viking-ish one

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