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Strength feats in civil clothes or superhero costume?

30 Mar 2019 17:31 #63506 by Fred9101
When you watch a movie or a TV show with a girl or woman who has a superior or superhuman strength, do you prefer that she use her strength in superhero costume or in civilian clothes?

Personally, I prefer in civilian clothes (like the old Bionic Woman, Buffy, Jessica Jones...) but I really do not know exactly why...

And you, what do you prefer? Why?

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30 Mar 2019 17:37 #63507 by marcoasalazarm2
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Superhero costume. No doubt.
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30 Mar 2019 18:12 - 30 Mar 2019 18:17 #63511 by shadar
I much prefer in civvies.  It’s either the girl next door thing or just the idea that there is something totally attractive about a hot woman in ordinary clothing who just happens to be able to lift a truck off a child (or whatever), and toss it in the bay.

Even better, ordinary clothing that gets shredded during battle.


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30 Mar 2019 18:14 #63512 by marcoasalazarm2
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Don't mind swimsuit shots either.

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30 Mar 2019 18:36 #63515 by SHTL
100% civilian clothes. 

Super human teen girl, super strong and unbreakable, with very bad attitude :)

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30 Mar 2019 20:18 #63518 by derekh48
some of the more recent supergirl series has kara using superstrength in normal clothes

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30 Mar 2019 20:22 #63519 by shadar

derekh48 wrote: some of the more recent supergirl series has kara using superstrength in normal clothes


Interesting... I missed that. Other than the opening scene in Episode 1, Season 1, where she bumps into someone to send them reeling (and then apologizes), I don't recall that.  I've been assuming that one of the hard rules of the show was that she didn't use her superstrength when in civvies and wearing her glasses. If she has to get super, she tears off her clothes to reveal the costume beneath.

But I haven't seen all the episodes in Season 4. Just a few early ones and the last couple.

Do you recall off the top of your head which episode had a scene like that?  Otherwise, I can go looking for it. 

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30 Mar 2019 21:04 - 30 Mar 2019 21:10 #63520 by Monty

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derekh48 wrote: some of the more recent supergirl series has kara using superstrength in normal clothes


Interesting... I missed that. Other than the opening scene in Episode 1, Season 1, where she bumps into someone to send them reeling (and then apologizes), I don't recall that.  I've been assuming that one of the hard rules of the show was that she didn't use her superstrength when in civvies and wearing her glasses. If she has to get super, she tears off her clothes to reveal the costume beneath.

But I haven't seen all the episodes in Season 4. Just a few early ones and the last couple.

Do you recall off the top of your head which episode had a scene like that?  Otherwise, I can go looking for it. 

Shadar


Maybe Shadar is referring to Kara as the super airtewardess as played by Laura Van de Voort? (Let's face it, there's only going to be one winner in that one, and boy, does she take it all!)

When it comes to being Super in civvies, Teri Hatcher had it all, zooming around stopping trucks with her bare hands. I think Clark killed it a bit with her UW costume...and who the hell would try and stop an Ultra-Lucille? ;)
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30 Mar 2019 22:25 #63523 by Fred9101

derekh48 wrote: some of the more recent supergirl series has kara using superstrength in normal clothes

You mean the actual fourth season?

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30 Mar 2019 23:27 #63524 by Markiehoe
Costumes hands down.
I see civilian clothes every day.
I want to see superheroine costumes.
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31 Mar 2019 00:08 #63525 by erikphandel
My vote is for superheroine costumes. It just completes the whole fantasy for me, and I have an additional thing for capes too
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31 Mar 2019 02:51 #63526 by ChaozCloud
Both are good. For example in the Justice League episode Hawk and Dove, Wonder Woman smashes a car while in street clothes and it looks great. But she also looks great doing super stuff in her costume.

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31 Mar 2019 08:44 #63528 by derekh48
yes theres a scene when shes with j'ohnn and she lifts a sofa up one handed

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31 Mar 2019 16:03 #63532 by shadar

Monty wrote:

shadar wrote:

derekh48 wrote: some of the more recent supergirl series has kara using superstrength in normal clothes


Interesting... I missed that. Other than the opening scene in Episode 1, Season 1, where she bumps into someone to send them reeling (and then apologizes), I don't recall that.  I've been assuming that one of the hard rules of the show was that she didn't use her superstrength when in civvies and wearing her glasses. If she has to get super, she tears off her clothes to reveal the costume beneath.

But I haven't seen all the episodes in Season 4. Just a few early ones and the last couple.

Do you recall off the top of your head which episode had a scene like that?  Otherwise, I can go looking for it. 

Shadar


Maybe Shadar is referring to Kara as the super airtewardess as played by Laura Van de Voort? (Let's face it, there's only going to be one winner in that one, and boy, does she take it all!)

When it comes to being Super in civvies, Teri Hatcher had it all, zooming around stopping trucks with her bare hands. I think Clark killed it a bit with her UW costume...and who the hell would try and stop an Ultra-Lucille? ;)


I wasn't referring to that Smallville episode, but to your point, that is the most impressive scene involving a superfemale ever filmed, at least when it comes to using superstrength and superpowers in general. Total intimidation and physical dominance, which a Kryptonian is most capable of.

Pure gold and Laura V knew exactly how to pull it off. One of a handful of amazing scenes in Smallville involving "Supergirl". 

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31 Mar 2019 16:06 #63533 by shadar

derekh48 wrote: yes theres a scene when shes with j'ohnn and she lifts a sofa up one handed


Ok, I did see that. I was thinking in terms of full-on use of powers. 

Of course, we can't forget the first ever episode where she saved the airliner in her civvies (before she even had a costume). 

I can't convey how effective Season 1, Episode 1 was in igniting my imagination and my hopes for a great show. A fantastic opening for a show if there every was one. 

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31 Mar 2019 16:25 #63534 by shadar
Here's the Smalville scene I was talking about.. Laura V at her best:



And a follow on one with Luthor, that is nicely done, but not as dramatic:



Of course, both are Brainiac in control of Kara, but still, we don't get to see badass versions of Supergirl very often... and yes, in civvies. Albeit in Kryptonian colors. 

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31 Mar 2019 17:31 #63535 by Monty

shadar wrote:

Monty wrote:

shadar wrote:

derekh48 wrote: some of the more recent supergirl series has kara using superstrength in normal clothes


Interesting... I missed that. Other than the opening scene in Episode 1, Season 1, where she bumps into someone to send them reeling (and then apologizes), I don't recall that.  I've been assuming that one of the hard rules of the show was that she didn't use her superstrength when in civvies and wearing her glasses. If she has to get super, she tears off her clothes to reveal the costume beneath.

But I haven't seen all the episodes in Season 4. Just a few early ones and the last couple.

Do you recall off the top of your head which episode had a scene like that?  Otherwise, I can go looking for it. 

Shadar


Maybe Shadar is referring to Kara as the super airtewardess as played by Laura Van de Voort? (Let's face it, there's only going to be one winner in that one, and boy, does she take it all!)

When it comes to being Super in civvies, Teri Hatcher had it all, zooming around stopping trucks with her bare hands. I think Clark killed it a bit with her UW costume...and who the hell would try and stop an Ultra-Lucille? ;)


I wasn't referring to that Smallville episode, but to your point, that is the most impressive scene involving a superfemale ever filmed, at least when it comes to using superstrength and superpowers in general. Total intimidation and physical dominance, which a Kryptonian is most capable of.

Pure gold and Laura V knew exactly how to pull it off. One of a handful of amazing scenes in Smallville involving "Supergirl". 

Shadar


Great work from the SuperAirstewardess in that scene on the private jet. Laura played it impeccably! Especially the "Enjoy the rest of your flight" before turning her head to the rear of the plane...don't all SuperAirstewardesses have to say that? Superpowers in a civilian uniform takes things to a higher level...
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31 Mar 2019 23:10 #63537 by lfan
Back on topic, I prefer costumes but only if done right.  Meaning, high quality costumes/outfits that fit well.  A couple of outfits do it well, but sadly many do not.  Might just be me, but a poorly done costume actually is worse than no costume IMO

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01 Apr 2019 00:19 #63538 by shadar

lfan wrote: Back on topic, I prefer costumes but only if done right.  Meaning, high quality costumes/outfits that fit well.  A couple of outfits do it well, but sadly many do not.  Might just be me, but a poorly done costume actually is worse than no costume IMO

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And frankly, it takes a truly spectacular woman wearing a skintight Spandex costume to really say "Super". 

Melissa's costume in Supergirl TV doesn't quite make it, but is close. 

I've been spoiled by a lifetime of comicbook art. 

Anything less than Melissa's costume says "Halloween party". 

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01 Apr 2019 09:45 #63540 by conceptfan
Sexy civvies all the way for me.  Hot girl next door gone super.
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