History Headscratchers / Empowered

4th Aug '17 9:05:05 AM jottinger
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*** [[spoiler:Did Mindf██k commit *suicide*, though? She knew it was a choice between Emp and her, and she chose to sacrifice herself so that Emp would survive; by that logic, any martyr for any faith (including Jesus) would have been considered to have committed suicide, because Jesus (or any martyr, or any soldier who covers a grenade with his body to save his fellow troops) would have only had to have made other choices to survive.]]
3rd Jun '17 9:20:20 PM ritzoreo
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** Being a good person does not necessarily make you a good leader.
1st Jun '17 12:22:58 AM ritzoreo
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** IIRC, Thugboy suspects that Impakt gratuitously killed a fellow minion thug during the San Antonio incidents.



** We may also consider that outsiders may not be aware of the complete group dynamics within the Superhomies; villains probably don't know that Emp ranks ridiculously low in the pecking order.

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** We may also consider Consider that outsiders may not be aware of the complete group dynamics within the Superhomies; villains probably don't know that Emp ranks ridiculously low in the pecking order.
31st May '17 11:41:24 PM ritzoreo
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*** Rivet is possibly way too busy to notice any petty abuse. Have you ever been leader of a group? It's haaarrd to keep track of each and every nuance, and even if you do, it's not always so easy to impose disciplinary action on every freaking detail.




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** We may also consider that outsiders may not be aware of the complete group dynamics within the Superhomies; villains probably don't know that Emp ranks ridiculously low in the pecking order.
7th Feb '17 8:06:56 PM MitchellTF
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** There's also, again, the fact that it would be beaking the rules...and it might be considered a slippery slope. Or, "Rules" violations are something people come down HARD on. That said...yeah. Havoc would let her die. Someone like MAIDMAN, however...(It's actually brought up by Thugboy, in that her 'harmless' reputation HELPS her.)
5th Sep '16 10:09:01 PM ManOfSin
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** Right, but it seems like it's just him, Maidman, Syndablokk and maybe now Sistah Spooky that care about Emp, the rest seem apathetic towards her. Hell, when Willy Pete murdered a bunch of heroes, i remember two heroines(The one with the huge helmet and the one that looks like a mummy), gloating about and even saying that they deserved to die. It just comes of as if the thugs shouldn't worry about it so much since the heroes are so heartless with each other. There was also the incident with Emp and Ocelotina, where it didn't seem like Sistah Spooky cared that Emp was almost molested by Pre-Ocelotina.

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** Right, but it seems like it's just him, Maidman, Syndablokk and maybe now Sistah Spooky that care about Emp, the rest seem apathetic towards her. Hell, when Willy Pete murdered a bunch of heroes, i remember two heroines(The one with the huge helmet and the one that looks like a mummy), gloating about and even saying that they deserved to die. It just comes of as if the thugs shouldn't worry about it so much since the heroes are so heartless with each other. There was also the incident with Emp and Ocelotina, where it didn't seem like Sistah Spooky cared that Emp was almost molested sexually assaulted by Pre-Ocelotina.
26th Jun '16 11:53:30 AM Discar
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** I'm pretty sure that Emp just doens't want to kick a man who's lying down, and that's why he doesn't call her on what counts as "serious crimes". Anglerfish himself just doesn't like to regard his son as a bad person. I's kind of how people always say that "h's in bad company" -- it's always the company that's bad.

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** I'm pretty sure that Emp just doens't doesn't want to kick a man who's lying down, and that's why he doesn't call her on what counts as "serious crimes". Anglerfish himself just doesn't like to regard his son as a bad person. I's kind of how people always say that "h's "he's in bad company" -- it's always the company that's bad.
** The chapter ends with Anglerfish offering to give Emp a hallucination of a better job, so maybe that's a normal way to use it.
20th Feb '16 2:57:50 PM GrammarNavi
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** I have a really good grasp (I think) on why she doesn't: Remember MacGyver? WHAT'S THE ONE THING HE WON'T USE? Guns. EVER. The only time he does is to... Shoot. Down. A. DOOR. I would swear to God that's the same reason. She's noble, honest and incorruptibly pure. She's a [[FriendToAllLivingThings Friend to everything]] determinator who will take NO CRAP from anything even remotely hostile.

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** I have a really good grasp (I think) on why she doesn't: Remember MacGyver? Series/MacGyver? WHAT'S THE ONE THING HE WON'T USE? Guns. EVER. The only time he does is to... Shoot. Down. A. DOOR. I would swear to God that's the same reason. She's noble, honest and incorruptibly pure. She's a [[FriendToAllLivingThings Friend to everything]] determinator who will take NO CRAP from anything even remotely hostile.
31st Oct '15 9:57:59 AM ijffdrie
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** When Ocelotina first met the team, she convinced Major Havoc, dWARF and Protean to appear in her 'instructional videos', so they may have actually set up an ongoing deal allowing her to use the superhomeys in her videos.
16th Sep '15 6:05:48 PM Mechamorph2
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** One possibility is that its because its ''Empowered'' they're talking about. She's thought of as harmless bondage shoulder candy. Harming her does nothing for your rep. In fact some villains might enjoy having a gorgeous heroine around that they can take down easily and then take trophy photos with. Also [[spoiler: Sistah Spooky's spell might contribute to this line of thinking.]] Ultimately they have nothing to gain by harming Emp aside from possibly damaging their own reputation.
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