History NightmareFuel / Empowered

30th Jun '16 12:04:06 AM PaulA
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* The Super Dead ([[InsistentTerminology don't-call-them-zombies]]), which are kept secret from the world at large, and from most of the superheroes as well. For people who have been reading superhero comics for a long time, a recurring theme tends to be the hero getting his powers from someone else, such as a [[CaptainMarvel wizard]], [[KidEternity God]], [[GreenLantern an alien police corps]] or [[EmperorJoker a reality warper]]. Well, Empowered has a twist on that - the varied superpower-bestowing entities are all the ''same person'', most likely the same kind of demon who gave Sistag Spooky her powers, and have been tricking hundreds of superheroes into bargaining themselves for powers, to the point where around half of all existing metahumans got their powers that way. However, what they dont know is, the bargain they make means that while THEY are still mortal, their POWERS arent, and keeps them alive and sentient even after death, to the point where they're forced to live through their own decomposition as long as they have any brain matter left.

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* The Super Dead ([[InsistentTerminology don't-call-them-zombies]]), which are kept secret from the world at large, and from most of the superheroes as well. For people who have been reading superhero comics for a long time, a recurring theme tends to be the hero getting his powers from someone else, such as a [[CaptainMarvel [[ComicBook/{{Shazam}} wizard]], [[KidEternity [[ComicBook/KidEternity God]], [[GreenLantern [[ComicBook/GreenLantern an alien police corps]] or [[EmperorJoker [[ComicBook/EmperorJoker a reality warper]]. Well, Empowered has a twist on that - the that--the varied superpower-bestowing entities are all the ''same person'', most likely the same kind of demon who gave Sistag Sistah Spooky her powers, and have been tricking hundreds of superheroes into bargaining themselves for powers, to the point where around half of all existing metahumans got their powers that way. However, what they dont don't know is, the bargain they make means that while THEY are still mortal, their POWERS arent, aren't, and keeps them alive and sentient even after death, to the point where they're forced to live through their own decomposition as long as they have any brain matter left.
31st May '16 12:27:47 PM SilentStranger
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* The Super Dead ([[InsistentTerminology don't-call-them-zombies]]), especially when you consider that this could potentially be the fate of half the characters. Most of them are fully conscious, and their bodies are rotting in front of them.

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* The Super Dead ([[InsistentTerminology don't-call-them-zombies]]), especially when you consider that this could potentially which are kept secret from the world at large, and from most of the superheroes as well. For people who have been reading superhero comics for a long time, a recurring theme tends to be the fate hero getting his powers from someone else, such as a [[CaptainMarvel wizard]], [[KidEternity God]], [[GreenLantern an alien police corps]] or [[EmperorJoker a reality warper]]. Well, Empowered has a twist on that - the varied superpower-bestowing entities are all the ''same person'', most likely the same kind of demon who gave Sistag Spooky her powers, and have been tricking hundreds of superheroes into bargaining themselves for powers, to the point where around half the characters. Most of them are fully conscious, and all existing metahumans got their bodies powers that way. However, what they dont know is, the bargain they make means that while THEY are rotting in front of them.still mortal, their POWERS arent, and keeps them alive and sentient even after death, to the point where they're forced to live through their own decomposition as long as they have any brain matter left.
9th Feb '16 2:34:40 AM ACW
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**Speaking of the Witless Minions, one of the villains they rip off has his cooling vents shot out by Thugboy, leaving him to cook and suffocate inside his overheating armor.
24th Jan '16 7:31:48 PM nightshade1218
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* Speaking of Ninjette, we know her as the [[HardDrinkingPartyGirl hard-drinking party ninja,]] it's easy to forget she's just that: a ninja who's no stranger to dismembering people. We see it in full effect in Volume 7, where she unleash an unholy wrath against a group of bounty ninjas, at some points getting a scary look in her eyes. Then you have her ImagineSpot where she [[DisproportionateRetribution casually murders Sistah Spooky in the most brutal way for disrespecting Emp.]] Jette is scary when she's angry.
8th Dec '15 10:32:43 AM H.TorranceGriffin
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* KnightOfCerebus Willy Pete wants revenge on Thug Boy for ripping him off. How? Well, the rest of the ''Witless Minions'' were used to satisfy the [[RapeIsASpecialKindOfEvil physical lusts]] of a man who is walking flame. And because the normal orifices don't last long enough to finish the job because they burn too quickly... [[EyeScream he has a thing for eyes.]] There's a reason Willy Pete has pride of place in Thug Boy's nightmares. He's since added [[ImAHumanitarian eating bits]] of [[EatenAlive living people]] to his repertoire, and frequently alternates between eating and sodomizing his victims in order to prolong their suffering for as long as possible.

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* KnightOfCerebus Willy Pete wants revenge on Thug Boy for ripping him off. How? Well, the rest of the ''Witless Minions'' were used to satisfy the [[RapeIsASpecialKindOfEvil physical lusts]] of a man who is walking flame. And because the normal orifices don't last long enough to finish the job because they burn too quickly... [[EyeScream he has a thing for eyes.]] There's a reason Willy Pete has pride of place in Thug Boy's nightmares. He's since added [[ImAHumanitarian eating bits]] of [[EatenAlive more durable living people]] to his repertoire, and frequently alternates between eating and sodomizing his victims in order to prolong their suffering for as long as possible.



** As an aside concerning her fate. There is something fundamentally, viscerally horrifying about [[PeoplePuppets someone's limbs being hijacked]] and made to walk into a hole in the floor while they are fully aware and able to vocally protest. The fact that said pit was a single-use portal which was the only escape from a crippled space station (which was ''why'' the Emp was screaming and begging, she thought she had a chance of surviving reentry and knew Mindf██k [[MoreExpendibleThanYou had none]])? Does. Not. Help.

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** As an aside concerning her fate. There is something fundamentally, viscerally horrifying about [[PeoplePuppets someone's limbs being hijacked]] and made to walk into a hole in the floor while they are fully aware and able to vocally protest. The fact that said pit was a single-use portal which was the only escape from a crippled space station (which was ''why'' the Emp was screaming and begging, she thought she had a chance of surviving reentry and knew Mindf██k [[MoreExpendibleThanYou [[MoreExpendableThanYou had none]])? Does. Not. Help.
8th Dec '15 10:29:53 AM H.TorranceGriffin
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** As an aside concerning her fate. There is something fundamentally, viscerally horrifying about [[PeoplePuppets someone's limbs being hijacked]] and made to walk into a hole in the floor while they are fully aware and able to vocally protest. The fact that said pit was a single-use portal which was the only escape from a crippled space station (which was ''why'' the Emp was screaming and begging, she thought she had a chance of surviving reentry and knew Mindf██k [[MoreExpendibleThanYou had none]])? Does. Not. Help.
23rd Nov '15 12:12:37 AM ArcaneAzmadi
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* Willy Pete, as mentioned above, is highest-order nightmare fuel already, but consider this for a moment: A normally vague divination gives Spooky not a general idea of where Willy Pete can be found, but a precise where-when, down to and including GPS coordinates. Spooky's mystical powers are of entirely infernal origin, meaning that the ''very powers of '''Hell itself''''' want him destroyed!
15th Sep '15 11:45:26 AM EDP
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** Speaking of ninja... The Ayakami Clan. They could be anything or anyone (in fact one of them was seen disguised as a ''dog''), if paid enough they will cut you in literally a hundred pieces, and [[FeelNoPain they have a technique that makes them immune to pain]], meaning that [[WhyWontYouDie no matter if you put a blade through their balls, pierce their eye and carve open their belly, they will come at you until they bleed out]]. And if you kill one of them in self-defence, [[RoaringRampageOfRevenge the entire clan will come after you]].
*** The Ayakami's ultimate fate: [[spoiler: Ninjette ''[[KillEmAll killed every single one of them]]''. It started with a bomb, it continued with much bladework aimed mainly at vital point, and when the last three, an engaged couple and their best friend, had managed to capture her with a chain, she revealed that the girl was cheating on her boyfriend and provided convincing evidence, then, while they were distracted trying to convince the boyfriend it was only lies, she ''[[KillItWithFire made the girl explode in flame]]'', and then brutally dispatched the other two while they were looking in horror at the burning corpse]].



** Mayfly. Spooky spells out that hundreds of people have died horrible deaths as a result of the mutagenic substance, and it's likely we're talking people's entire body exploding with cancer.

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** * Mayfly. Spooky spells out that hundreds of people have died horrible deaths as a result of the mutagenic substance, and it's likely we're talking people's entire body exploding with cancer.cancer.
** Chapter 9 showed us a Mayfly victim. It's not pretty. [[spoiler:Especially after Fleshmaster got his hands on it]].
7th Sep '15 1:58:18 PM mzytryck01
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* Volume 9 sees Emp have a rematch with [[spoiler: Fleshmaster]], and not only is the torturous BodyHorror he has inflicted on [[spoiler: Manny]] horrifying and tragic, but when he restrains her it's ''very'' clear she's not facing the humiliation she normally does... she's facing death, torture, mutilation, possibly rape (given the interest he showed in her during their first battle and his [[IHaveYouNowMyPretty current behaviour]]). For all that he remains a pathetic figure, him saying "I've had had weeks to plan each and every grotesque f**king atrocity I'm gonna inflict on you" is deadly serious.

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* Volume 9 sees Emp have a rematch with [[spoiler: Fleshmaster]], and not only is the torturous BodyHorror he has inflicted on [[spoiler: Manny]] horrifying and tragic, but when he restrains her it's ''very'' clear she's not facing the humiliation she normally does... she's facing death, torture, mutilation, possibly rape (given the interest he showed in her during their first battle and his [[IHaveYouNowMyPretty current behaviour]]). For all that he remains a pathetic figure, him saying "I've had had weeks to plan each and every grotesque f**king atrocity I'm gonna inflict on you" is deadly serious.
2nd Sep '15 1:11:40 PM mzytryck01
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* Emp's meta-awareness - which she employs during chapter introductions - means she is also aware that her comic's artist-writer has a history of DarkerAndEdgier plot twists where he wipes out [[AnyoneCanDie entire rosters of heroes]] on a regular basis. Emp is pretty much aware that ''she and her friends can die gruesomely as a plot point at any given moment''.

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* Emp's meta-awareness - which she employs during chapter introductions - means she is also aware that her comic's artist-writer has a history of DarkerAndEdgier plot twists where he wipes out [[AnyoneCanDie entire rosters of heroes]] on a regular basis. Emp is pretty much aware that ''she and her friends can die gruesomely as a plot point at any given moment''.moment''.
* Volume 9 sees Emp have a rematch with [[spoiler: Fleshmaster]], and not only is the torturous BodyHorror he has inflicted on [[spoiler: Manny]] horrifying and tragic, but when he restrains her it's ''very'' clear she's not facing the humiliation she normally does... she's facing death, torture, mutilation, possibly rape (given the interest he showed in her during their first battle and his [[IHaveYouNowMyPretty current behaviour]]). For all that he remains a pathetic figure, him saying "I've had had weeks to plan each and every grotesque f**king atrocity I'm gonna inflict on you" is deadly serious.
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