History ComicBook / Empowered

24th Jan '18 2:54:36 PM maxwellsilver
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** In the first issue, Emp convinces a group of rather dumb criminals she was really a man and so was Sistah Spooky, Captain Rivet was a menopausal woman and another teammate was a cocker spaniel. When she's rescued, she explains she is in fact a woman... but doesn't mention her teammates, who are later seen reading about these claims in tabloid papers.

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** In the first issue, Emp convinces a group of rather dumb criminals she was really a man and so was Sistah Spooky, Captain Rivet was a menopausal woman and another teammate Major Havoc was a cocker spaniel. When she's rescued, she explains she is in fact a woman... but doesn't mention her teammates, who are later seen reading about these claims in tabloid papers.
24th Jan '18 2:36:04 PM maxwellsilver
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** Played with. Despite Emp ''constantly'' being powerless, bound, gagged, and at the mercy of her enemies, no villain yet has, er, taken advantage of the situation. Notable in that the standards the villains are upholding are not their own, but a code of "unwritten rules" governing hero/villain conduct, among which include not killing or defiling the heroes. Any villain foolish enough to break these rules would have a huge mob of ''pissed-off'' superheroes out for his blood.

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** Played with. Despite Emp ''constantly'' being powerless, bound, gagged, and at the mercy of her enemies, no villain yet has, er, taken advantage of the situation. Notable in that the standards the villains are upholding are not their own, but a code of "unwritten rules" governing hero/villain conduct, among which include not killing or defiling the heroes. Any villain foolish enough to break these rules would have a huge mob of ''pissed-off'' superheroes out for his blood. [[note]]It's unclear if the one-shot villain Rum, Sodomy and the Lash (formerly a trio) was going to rape Emp after flogging her before he runs off, as he states his former teammate, Sodomy, quit because he was fed with constantly being MistakenForGay and having to explain he represented ''heterosexual'' sodomy, implying he did indeed engage in actual sodomy.[[/note]]



** And Ninjette disguises herself as the Groom well enough to trick the Bride '''during their honeymoon'''... words simply fail. Even the ninjas considered that to be an impressive feat. They still mention it in training. [[NeverLiveItDown 'Jette wishes they didn't.]] [[invoked]]

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** And Ninjette disguises herself as the Groom well enough to trick the Bride '''during their honeymoon'''... words simply fail. Even the ninjas considered that to be an impressive feat. They still mention it in training. [[NeverLiveItDown 'Jette wishes they didn't.]] [[invoked]]didn't.
** In the first issue, Emp convinces a group of rather dumb criminals she was really a man and so was Sistah Spooky, Captain Rivet was a menopausal woman and another teammate was a cocker spaniel. When she's rescued, she explains she is in fact a woman... but doesn't mention her teammates, who are later seen reading about these claims in tabloid papers.



** "Willy Pete" is the (US)-military nickname for the extremely-hot-burning white phosphorus. "Willy Pete" is doubly [[MeaningfulName meaningful]] in a [[{{Squick}} really sick way.]]

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** "Willy Pete" is the (US)-military nickname for the extremely-hot-burning white phosphorus. "Willy Pete" is doubly [[MeaningfulName meaningful]] meaningful in a [[{{Squick}} really sick way.]]
24th Jan '18 2:12:08 PM maxwellsilver
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* ArentYouGoingToRavishMe: Empowered is menaced by a robotic "Pimpotron" who intends to deliver her to a galactic harem. When his sensors detect that her butt is too big for the Emperor's tastes, he apologetically leaves her [[IncrediblyLamePun behind]]. She's more upset about the insult than relieved at her good fortune. Incidentally, this is the first time readers get to know about Emp's body-image issues.

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* ArentYouGoingToRavishMe: Empowered is menaced by a robotic "Pimpotron" who intends to deliver her to a galactic harem. When his sensors detect that her butt is too big for the Emperor's tastes, he apologetically leaves her [[IncrediblyLamePun behind]].behind. She's more upset about the insult than relieved at her good fortune. Incidentally, this is the first time readers get to know about Emp's body-image issues.


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* ATasteOfTheLash: The entire schtick of The Lash (now Rum, Sodomy and The Lash, after the other two members left). He's about to whip Emp, but realises they're outside of a fabric store, which brings up painful childhood memories of being bored while his mom bought fabric, so he calls it a draw and runs off.
29th Nov '17 9:02:54 AM StFan
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** Deconstructed in Volume 4, where the villain thinks he's justified in taking his ''[[Film/{{Carrie}} Carrie]]''-style revenge, but Emp is having none of it.
-->'''Emp:''' ''Yes,'' [[SmugSuper our colleagues]] are ''[[AssholeVictim jerks]]!'' ''No,'' they don't deserve to ''[[DisproportionateRetribution die]]'' because they didn't ''kiss your ass'' enough!

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** Deconstructed in Volume 4, where the villain thinks he's justified in taking his ''[[Film/{{Carrie}} Carrie]]''-style ''Film/{{Carrie}}''-style revenge, but Emp is having none of it.
-->'''Emp:''' --->'''Emp:''' ''Yes,'' [[SmugSuper our colleagues]] are ''[[AssholeVictim jerks]]!'' ''No,'' they don't deserve to ''[[DisproportionateRetribution die]]'' because they didn't ''kiss your ass'' enough!
28th Nov '17 10:38:05 PM Baeraad555
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** Deconstructed in Volume 4, where the villain thinks he's justified in taking his ''[[Film/{{Carrie}} Carrie]]''-style revenge, but Emp is having none of it.
-->'''Emp:''' ''Yes,'' [[SmugSuper our colleagues]] are ''[[AssholeVictim jerks]]!'' ''No,'' they don't deserve to ''[[DisproportionateRetribution die]]'' because they didn't ''kiss your ass'' enough!
28th Nov '17 3:15:25 AM StFan
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--->'''Kid Emp:''' Why do I have such a big butt as a grownup...? How did I wind up so old and f-fat...?
--->'''Current Emp:''' Thanks a lot, younger version of me.

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--->'''Kid Emp:''' Why do I have such a big butt as a grownup...? How did I wind up so old and f-fat...?
--->'''Current
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'''Current
Emp:''' Thanks a lot, younger version of me.
28th Nov '17 1:12:31 AM Baeraad555
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* FutureLoser: In a kind of ImagineSpot, where kid Emp meets her future superheroine self.
-->'''Kid Emp:''' Why do I have such a big butt as a grownup...? How did I wind up so old and f-fat...?\\
'''Current Emp:''' Thanks a lot, younger version of me.

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* FutureLoser: FutureLoser:
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In a kind of ImagineSpot, where kid Emp meets her future superheroine self.
-->'''Kid --->'''Kid Emp:''' Why do I have such a big butt as a grownup...? How did I wind up so old and f-fat...?\\
'''Current
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--->'''Current
Emp:''' Thanks a lot, younger version of me.me.
** And again in another ImagineSpot, this time with a version of Emp from 18 months ago who isn't at all impressed with Present!Emp's supposed accomplishments since they don't live up to the hopes and expectations she had at the time. ''And'' who [[RunningGag complains about how much bigger her butt has gotten in the last year and a half.]]
28th Nov '17 12:58:26 AM Baeraad555
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* FreudWasRight: The supervillainess Hardpoint has a chip on her shoulder about men not showing her enough respect. It may therefore not be completely by accident that she has a [[RobotBuddy robotic sidekick]] in the form of a talking ''missile'' that she's programmed to be fawningly servile to her...
15th Nov '17 3:17:22 AM RedScharlach
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* BatmanCanBreatheInSpace: Among Empowereds powers is the ability to survive in a vacuum.

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* BatmanCanBreatheInSpace: Among Empowereds Empowered's powers is the ability to survive in a vacuum.



** About the superheroes... The previous leadership, currently known as "[[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin The Retirees]]", could be said to be ''worse''. Why? Well they [[spoiler: accidentally created a ''supervolcano'' on the site of a city with a population of ''over one million people'', nearly destroying the whole North American continent in the process, by losing control of an alien WMD they had grown reliant on]]. That's ''why'' they retired. For comparison, it took ''Willy Pete'' for the usually collateral-damage insensitive Major Havoc to call for risking that, and the rest of the Capes say that ''that'' GodzillaThreshold hasn't been crossed yet.

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** About the superheroes... The previous leadership, currently known as "[[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin The Retirees]]", could be said to be ''worse''. Why? Well they [[spoiler: accidentally [[spoiler:accidentally created a ''supervolcano'' on the site of a city with a population of ''over one million people'', nearly destroying the whole North American continent in the process, by losing control of an alien WMD they had grown reliant on]]. That's ''why'' they retired. For comparison, it took ''Willy Pete'' for the usually collateral-damage insensitive Major Havoc to call for risking that, and the rest of the Capes say that ''that'' GodzillaThreshold hasn't been crossed yet.



* HiddenDepths: A few characters have them -- Emp herself is the most notable example, of course, but Sistah Spooky is probably the most suprising one.

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* HiddenDepths: A few characters have them -- Emp herself is the most notable example, of course, but Sistah Spooky is probably the most suprising surprising one.



* YaoiFangirl: Empowered has tried to sell Thugboy on the idea of a three way involving another guy. So far it hasn't worked. A few of her female team-mates (Yummy Mummy and another one, unnamed as yet) have also gotten interested ... possibly even more than Emp herself.

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* YaoiFangirl: Empowered has tried to sell Thugboy on the idea of a three way three-way involving another guy. So far it hasn't worked. A few of her female team-mates (Yummy Mummy and another one, unnamed as yet) have also gotten interested ... possibly even more than Emp herself.
13th Oct '17 8:11:20 AM MBG159
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* DoubleStandard: A recurring theme is that Emp is unable to have her difficulties taken seriously, because she's female. A notable instance of this is when she tries to show a number of male superheroes how it feels to be seen as a sex object by showing them gay pornography of themselves... only for them to turn it around into "So all these girls think we're hot and want to have sex with us, huh? Awesome!"
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