History Comicbook / Empowered

7th Apr '18 6:54:20 AM StFan
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** Emp vs [[spoiler: the Ayakami Ninja. She arrives literally bathed in light like an avenging angel and obliterates two of them with her VORP blasts.]]
** Also Emp vs [[spoiler:dWARf! She outsmarts him, tricks him into opening his defenses, then beats him senseless with her super-strength, despite her costume being torn to shreds]]

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** Emp vs [[spoiler: the vs. [[spoiler:the Ayakami Ninja. She arrives literally bathed in light like an avenging angel and obliterates two of them with her VORP blasts.]]
** Also Emp vs vs. [[spoiler:dWARf! She outsmarts him, tricks him into opening his defenses, then beats him senseless with her super-strength, despite her costume being torn to shreds]]



** An early villain is time themed...only instead of using time ''manipulation'', he fights using clocks and watches strapped to baseball bats and throwing stars. He's described as fighting with "the power of time".

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** An early villain is time themed...time-themed... only instead of using time ''manipulation'', he fights using clocks and watches strapped to baseball bats and throwing stars. He's described as fighting with "the power of time".
7th Apr '18 1:51:29 AM dbsamurai
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** An early villain is time themed...only instead of using time ''manipulation'', he fights using clocks and watches strapped to baseball bats and throwing stars. He's described as fighting with "the power of time".
4th Apr '18 1:15:17 AM dbsamurai
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** Emp vs [[spoiler: the Ayakami Ninja. She arrives literally bathed in light like an avenging angel and obliterates two of them with her VORP blasts.]]
** Also Emp vs [[spoiler:dWARf! She outsmarts him, tricks him into opening his defenses, then beats him senseless with her super-strength, despite her costume being torn to shreds]]



* ADateWithRosiePalms: Caged Demonwolf offers to use his precognition powers if Ninjette touches herself in Volume 8.

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* ADateWithRosiePalms: Caged Demonwolf offers to use his precognition powers if Ninjette touches herself in Volume 8. This is also apparently a common feature of their relationship in the preceding volumes. "Ninjas do it stealthy" indeed.



* DelusionsOfEloquence: Yes, Imperial Pimpotron Alpha could give [[Webcomic/OneOverZero Marcus]] a run for his money. (With plenty of BoldInflation.)

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* DelusionsOfEloquence: DelusionsOfEloquence:
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Yes, Imperial Pimpotron Alpha could give [[Webcomic/OneOverZero Marcus]] a run for his money. (With plenty of BoldInflation.))
** Caged Demonwolf is also a prime contender.



** Inverted with [[spoiler:Sistah Spooky. The only times she approaches being a decent person, or even using sex for something other than a weapon or to prop up her own self-esteem, is when she's with her on-again, off-forever girlfriend, Mindf██k. Everyone else buys the image, but Mindf██k loves Spookums for Spookums. Spookums can't handle it, and dumps her.]] Leads to a dark, dark TearJerker.[[invoked]]

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** Inverted with [[spoiler:Sistah Spooky. The only times she approaches being a decent person, or even using sex for something other than a weapon or to prop up her own self-esteem, is when she's with her on-again, off-forever girlfriend, Mindf██k. Everyone else buys the image, but Mindf██k loves Spookums for Spookums. Spookums can't handle it, and dumps her.]] Leads to a dark, dark TearJerker.TearJerker.
** Emp herself is apparently "three drink bisexual".
** Ninjette also has some UnresolvedSexualTension with both Emp and [=ThugBoy=]
[[invoked]]
3rd Apr '18 6:01:12 AM StFan
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* AndIMustScream: Downplayed. A cosmic EldritchAbomination is trapped in "energy-draining bondage gear" and has to be kept at Emp's house. Hilarity ensues when he complains that he has nothing to do, and then she leaves NPR on when she has to go out. He's not isolated so much as just bored, though. He can still communicate, both with the reader through the fourth wall and with the characters... something he uses to narrate the story. Aloud. In-universe.
** He's also immortal and temporally omnipresent, so he experiences his imprisonment at the same time he experiences his freedom in the past and future.

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* AndIMustScream: Downplayed. A cosmic EldritchAbomination is trapped in "energy-draining bondage gear" and has to be kept at Emp's house. Hilarity ensues when he complains that he has nothing to do, and then she leaves NPR on when she has to go out. He's not isolated so much as just bored, though. He can still communicate, both with the reader through the fourth wall and with the characters... something he uses to narrate the story. Aloud. In-universe.
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In-universe. He's also immortal and temporally omnipresent, so he experiences his imprisonment at the same time he experiences his freedom in the past and future.
3rd Apr '18 2:36:16 AM dbsamurai
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* AndIMustScream: A supervillain is trapped in "energy-draining bondage gear" and has to be kept at Emp's house. Hilarity ensues when he complains that he has nothing to do, and then she leaves NPR on when she has to go out. He's not isolated so much as just bored, though. He can still communicate, both with the reader through the fourth wall and with the characters... something he uses to narrate the story. Aloud. In-universe.

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* AndIMustScream: Downplayed. A supervillain cosmic EldritchAbomination is trapped in "energy-draining bondage gear" and has to be kept at Emp's house. Hilarity ensues when he complains that he has nothing to do, and then she leaves NPR on when she has to go out. He's not isolated so much as just bored, though. He can still communicate, both with the reader through the fourth wall and with the characters... something he uses to narrate the story. Aloud. In-universe.In-universe.
** He's also immortal and temporally omnipresent, so he experiences his imprisonment at the same time he experiences his freedom in the past and future.
11th Mar '18 1:31:35 PM Dj0rel
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** Similarly, the Chloroformaster, a guy who commits sexual assault by chloroforming female superheroes and masturbating over them, was largely dismissed as "a nuisance" because none of his crimes were nonlethal. Sistah Spooky grumbles to herself that were he to do the same thing to ''male'' superheroes, he'd never be considered such.

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** Similarly, the Chloroformaster, a guy who commits sexual assault by chloroforming female superheroes and masturbating over them, was largely dismissed as "a nuisance" because none of his crimes were nonlethal.lethal. Sistah Spooky grumbles to herself that were he to do the same thing to ''male'' superheroes, he'd never be considered such.
10th Mar '18 3:00:31 PM MBG159
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** Similarly, the Chloroformaster, a guy who commits sexual assault by chloroforming female superheroes and masturbating over them, was largely dismissed as "a nuisance" because none of his crimes were nonlethal. Sistah Spooky grumbles to herself that were he to do the same thing to ''male'' superheroes, he'd never be considered such.
10th Mar '18 2:51:48 PM MBG159
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* YourCostumeNeedsWork:
** In a weird treatment of this trope, Emp had a job for a while being an impersonator of herself. Nobody realized it was her, largely due to the fact that she was wearing an actual second-rate fake version of her real costume.
** Major Havoc attempted to write erotic fanfic of himself, noting that nobody could get his character better than him. The fic was largely trashed for its terrible characterization, including a review (by a mysterious Elissa P) that criticized it for [[YaoiFangirl "ignoring the homoerotic subtext that makes the Major such a compelling and intriguing subject."]]
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.]]
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