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16th Jan '18 9:08:07 AM Willbyr
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* OffingTheOffspring: The thoughts of [[spoiler:Patrick's mother]] imply that this is going to happen. Fortuanately, he was able to get out of the car and escape.
1st Jan '18 9:48:07 AM Rhodes7
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* KidHeroAllGrownUp: Allison, of course. And biodynamic superheroes in general as the generation that first donned capes in their teens hit their mid-twenties.
5th Dec '17 7:52:06 PM DeepRecon
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** [[spoiler:She embraces it a short time later when Alison brings up the prospect of how easily she could end up killing innocent people if she remains a reactionary vigilante, and Moonshadow replies that she doesn't care about murdering innocents as collateral damage.]]
4th Dec '17 12:02:54 AM Tuckerscreator
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''[[http://strongfemaleprotagonist.com/ Strong Female Protagonist]]'' is a {{webcomic}} by Brennan Mulligan and Molly Ostertag, currently updating Tuesdays and Fridays.

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''[[http://strongfemaleprotagonist.com/ Strong Female Protagonist]]'' is a {{webcomic}} by Brennan Mulligan and [[ComicBook/TheWitchBoy Molly Ostertag, Ostertag]], currently updating Tuesdays and Fridays.
3rd Dec '17 6:55:14 AM Willbyr
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* BavarianFireDrill: [[spoiler: Professor Gurwara wasn't actually supposed to be teaching Alison's Philosophy class.]]

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* BavarianFireDrill: [[spoiler: Professor [[spoiler:Professor Gurwara wasn't actually supposed to be teaching Alison's Philosophy class.]]



** Patrick's telepathy is incredible powerful. Unfortunately, he can't turn it off, and so is bombarded by other people's thoughts 24/7. [[spoiler:It's later revealed that he's had his power since he was a child, and it nearly drove him insane before he was able to develop a way to cope...although that coping mechanism may be breaking down.]]



* {{Deconstruction}}: Of Superheroes. Many teen heroes, Alison included, retire from superhero-ing once they realize that the problems of the world are too complex to be solved with their powers. Alison is pretty much a classic FlyingBrick who realizes that being able to punch things really hard doesn't solve as many problems as she wished it could. Likewise, Patrick is a classic Supervillain who eventually discovers that Taking Over The World is an unrealistic and even ''boring'' goal, especially when there are more subtle forces for evil in the world that are frankly doing a better job at it than he ever did...
** With the introduction of [[EvilMentor Gurwara]], the idea of the superhero is Deconstructed even further, and BewareTheSuperman is in full effect. He points out that Alison may have good intentions, and genuine passion about her beliefs, but she lacks the skillset to win people over to her point of view with anything other than force. She isn't good at convincing people - and she's not very patient with people who disagree - but she's very good at threatening them. The people who agree with her and help her are only doing so because they fear her wrath if they don't; the few who don't fear her just find her to be useful to their own plans.

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* {{Deconstruction}}: Of Superheroes.{{Deconstruction}}:
** The entire comic is a massive one toward supers in general.
Many teen heroes, Alison included, retire from superhero-ing once they realize that the problems of the world are too complex to be solved with their powers. Alison is pretty much a classic FlyingBrick who realizes that being able to punch things really hard doesn't solve as many problems as she wished it could. Likewise, Patrick is a classic Supervillain who eventually discovers that Taking Over The World is an unrealistic and even ''boring'' goal, especially when there are more subtle forces for evil in the world that are frankly doing a better job at it than he ever did...
** With the introduction of [[EvilMentor Gurwara]], the idea of the superhero is Deconstructed deconstructed even further, and BewareTheSuperman is in full effect. He points out that Alison may have good intentions, intentions and genuine passion about her beliefs, but she lacks the skillset to win people over to her point of view with anything other than force. She isn't good at convincing people - and people--and she's not very patient with people who disagree - but disagree--but she's very good at threatening them. The people who agree with her and help her are only doing so because they fear her wrath if they don't; the few who don't fear her just find her to be useful to their own plans.



* {{Expy}}: Allison is one of Golden Age Superman, at least in powerset. [[spoiler:She could possibly graduate to Silver Age Superman, if her anomaly continues to evolve.]]

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* {{Expy}}: Allison is one of Golden Age Superman, ComicBook/{{Superman}}, at least in powerset. [[spoiler:She could possibly graduate to Silver Age Superman, if her anomaly continues to evolve.]]



* FateWorseThanDeath: [[spoiler:Feral willingly signs up to use her regenerating powers in order to be treated like a perpetual organ donor. Due to her powers immediately rejecting any foreign object, she can't even be anesthetized for the process, which is implied to go on 24/7 for the length of what will be her very, very long life.]]
** [[spoiler: And, she's out, thanks to Alison.]]

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* FateWorseThanDeath: [[spoiler:Feral willingly signs up to use her regenerating powers in order to be treated like a perpetual organ donor. Due to her powers immediately rejecting any foreign object, she can't even be anesthetized for the process, which is implied to go on 24/7 for the length of what will be her very, very long life.]]
** [[spoiler: And, she's out,
]] However, thanks to Alison.]][[spoiler:Alison making Max amplify her healing]], the burden on her has been lessened significantly.



* FriendlyEnemy: Alison is pretty close friends with Patrick, aka Menace, her former archfoe. [[spoiler:However, after their last meeting, Alison appears to want nothing to do with him...whether or not he was deliberately trying to drive her off remains to be seen.]]

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* FriendlyEnemy: Alison is pretty close friends with Patrick, aka Menace, her former archfoe. [[spoiler:However, after their last meeting, Alison However, [[spoiler:after the meeting in which Patrick more or less admitted to being EvilAllAlong, she appears to want nothing to do with him...whether or not he was deliberately trying to drive her off remains to be seen.]]seen]]. Another monkey wrench is thrown into the works when [[spoiler:Patrick shows up at Alison's boyfriend's apartment, very drunk and in filthy clothes, and reveals that his mind may be breaking down]].



* TheGadfly: Professor Gurwara wastes no time in establishing himself as this, poking any holes he can into everything that comes out of Alison's mouth. He seems to dismiss the risks crossing her is attended with, such as getting fired as Prof. Cohen did (he probably has no idea that wasn't what Alison intended).
** A little further on in the story it's revealed that Gurwara probably wasn't concerned with that because [[spoiler: he's not actually a professor at the school; he either caused or took advantage of a couple of bureaucratic screwups to hijack a class that should have been cancelled due to the real professor being unexpectedly unavailable]]. However, he also doesn't seem too concerned about the possibility of her punching a hole through his rib cage.

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* TheGadfly: Professor Gurwara wastes no time in establishing himself as this, poking any holes he can into everything that comes out of Alison's mouth. He seems to dismiss the risks crossing her is attended with, such as getting fired as Prof. Cohen did (he probably has no idea that wasn't what Alison intended).
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intended). A little further on in the story it's revealed that Gurwara probably wasn't concerned with that because [[spoiler: he's [[spoiler:he's not actually a professor at the school; he either caused or took advantage of a couple of bureaucratic screwups to hijack a class that should have been cancelled due to the real professor being unexpectedly unavailable]]. However, he also doesn't seem too concerned about the possibility of her punching a hole through his rib cage.



** Patrick mentions people who could communicate with diseases, or provide unlimited energy. [[spoiler: According to him they were carefully and quietly killed before anyone even knew about super heroes.]].

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** Patrick mentions people who could communicate with diseases, or provide unlimited energy. [[spoiler: According [[spoiler:According to him him, they were carefully and quietly killed before anyone even knew about super heroes.]].



* HealingFactor: Other than her claws and catlike eyes, this appears to be Feral's sole mutation, amped up to the point that, in a flashback, we see her getting riddled with bullets and puking them back up; a bit later in the same flashback, getting a katana shoved through her forehead only makes her a bit groggy and speech-slurred until it's removed. [[spoiler:Then there's the events of the FateWorseThanDeath entry above, as well as her being set on fire until she's a charred and withered husk, which she recovers from within a couple minutes. Later on, after Max uses his power to amplify her healing, she learns that she's healing fast enough to regenerate her heart in less than a minute]],

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* HealingFactor: Other than her claws and catlike eyes, this appears to be Feral's sole mutation, amped up to the point that, in a flashback, we see her getting riddled with bullets and puking them back up; a bit later in the same flashback, getting a katana shoved through her forehead only makes her a bit groggy and speech-slurred until it's removed. [[spoiler:Then there's the events of the FateWorseThanDeath entry above, as well as her being set on fire until she's a charred and withered husk, which she recovers from within a couple minutes. [[ Later on, after Max [[spoiler:Max uses his power to amplify her healing, she learns that she's healing fast enough to regenerate her heart in less than a minute]],minute]].



* HeroicBSOD: Alison has two significant ones. The first was minor, albeit prolonged, after the chat with Menace/Patrick that led her to reveal her identity live on television and quit being a super hero. The second was after learning that [[spoiler:she accidentally killed Cohen's husband]], which wasn't helped by her also sporting a serious head wound that made it hard to think straight.
** There's a third following her [[spoiler: coercion of Max to get him to help Feral]], which prompts a whole round of soul-searching about whether the End can ever justify the Means.

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* HeroicBSOD: Alison has two three significant ones. ones.
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The first was minor, albeit prolonged, after the chat with Menace/Patrick that led her to reveal her identity live on television and quit being a super hero. hero.
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The second was after learning that [[spoiler:she accidentally killed Cohen's husband]], which wasn't helped by her also sporting a serious head wound that made it hard to think straight.
** There's a The third following follows her [[spoiler: coercion [[spoiler:coercion of Max to get him to help Feral]], which prompts a whole round of soul-searching about whether the End end can ever justify the Means.means.



* ImprobableAge: Paladin head of the Robotics Department of the New School at age 21. Of course, thanks to [[GadgeteerGenius her biodynamic power]], she's been doing groundbreaking research since she was 15. Like most, Deconstructed, because she's in a horrifically evil contract, and new legislation "protecting" underage biodynamics means that her signing a contract at 15 will be considered adult consent.

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* ImprobableAge: Paladin head Paladin--head of the Robotics Department of the New School at age 21. Of course, thanks to [[GadgeteerGenius her biodynamic power]], she's been doing groundbreaking research since she was 15. Like most, Deconstructed, this is deconstructed, because she's in a horrifically evil contract, and new legislation "protecting" underage biodynamics means that her signing a contract at 15 will be considered adult consent.







** Feral eventually uses her ComicBook/{{Wolverine}}-level HealingFactor to [[spoiler:provide donated organs that work better than donations from family members. She can donate her heart 8-10 times a day, her lungs 15-20, her liver and kidneys 30, and liters of blood, all with no risk of transferring disease or her mutation]]. She probably saved more lives in the first day than she did in her entire career as a superhero.

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** Feral eventually uses her ComicBook/{{Wolverine}}-level Franchise/{{Wolverine}}-level HealingFactor to [[spoiler:provide donated organs that work better than donations from family members. She can donate her heart 8-10 times a day, her lungs 15-20, her liver and kidneys 30, and liters of blood, all with no risk of transferring disease or her mutation]]. She probably saved more lives in the first day than she did in her entire career as a superhero.



** [[spoiler:Alison punches Feral's (attempted) murderer out of the hospital he's in, killing him.]]
* {{Reconstruction}}: In issue 5, the Guardians are breaking apart because of not having supervillains to fight anymore and stopping normal crime is a lot harder for them. Thinking all this started with Alison, Pintsize just starts yelling and crying at her, basically hating the concept of trying to overcomplicate the idea of Superheroes. How he hates the idea of people laughing at him just because he wants to save the world with his friends and just wanting to do the right thing. In a sense, it's seemingly a speech against people who choose to deconstruct Superheroes all the time and it feels to him that all they want to do is make people sad in the name of being "smart". Surprisingly, Alison actually agrees with him and fully supports superheroes when there are supervillains or disasters going on and generally believes the Guardians always was a good idea. The problem is it's not a good idea ''anymore''.

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** [[spoiler:Alison Alison punches Feral's [[spoiler:Feral's (attempted) murderer out of the hospital he's in, in]], killing him.]]
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* {{Reconstruction}}: In issue 5, the Guardians are breaking apart because of not having without supervillains to fight anymore and anymore, stopping normal crime is a lot harder for them. Thinking all this started with Alison, Pintsize just starts yelling and crying at her, basically hating the concept of trying to overcomplicate the idea of Superheroes. How he hates superheroes and hating the idea of people laughing at him just because he wants to save the world with his friends and just wanting wants to do the right thing. In a sense, it's seemingly a speech against people who choose to deconstruct Superheroes superheroes all the time and it feels to him that all they want to do is make people sad in the name of being "smart". Surprisingly, Alison actually agrees with him and fully supports superheroes when there are supervillains or disasters going on and generally believes the Guardians always was a good idea. The problem is it's not a good idea ''anymore''.



'''Alison:''' ''[makes a face]''\\

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'''Alison:''' ''[makes [''makes a face]''\\face'']\\
2nd Dec '17 6:13:28 AM Willbyr
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''[[http://strongfemaleprotagonist.com/ Strong Female Protagonist]]'' is a {{webcomic}} by Brennan Mulligan and Molly Ostertag, currently updating Tuesdays and Fridays.



Website: http://strongfemaleprotagonist.com/ - Updates Tuesdays and Fridays
28th Nov '17 7:47:26 AM Discar
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* AncientConspiracy: The conspiracy that Patrick has been investigating apparently goes back to ''the city-state of Ur''. [[SubvertedTrope Or maybe the record-keeper is just terrible at explaining things]].
13th Oct '17 6:52:14 AM Anarquistador
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** With the introduction of [[EvilMentor Gurwara]], the idea of the superhero is Deconstructed even further, as he puts forth the idea that the existence of a superhero is incompatible with a free society. Someone like Alison is capable of forcing another person to conform to her own personal moral code [[spoiler: which she did do with Max]], and no one can prevent her from doing so if she were inclined. Alison is guided by a moral code that she genuinely believes in, but she lacks the skillset to persuade others to agree with her by any means other than force (mainly because, up until now, [[WhenAllYouHaveIsAHammer force has worked out pretty well for her]]). She's essentially the ''incarnation'' of MightMakesRight.

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** With the introduction of [[EvilMentor Gurwara]], the idea of the superhero is Deconstructed even further, as he puts forth the idea and BewareTheSuperman is in full effect. He points out that the existence of a superhero is incompatible with a free society. Someone like Alison is capable of forcing another person to conform to may have good intentions, and genuine passion about her own personal moral code [[spoiler: which she did do with Max]], and no one can prevent her from doing so if she were inclined. Alison is guided by a moral code that she genuinely believes in, beliefs, but she lacks the skillset to persuade others win people over to her point of view with anything other than force. She isn't good at convincing people - and she's not very patient with people who disagree - but she's very good at threatening them. The people who agree with her by any means other than force (mainly because, up until now, [[WhenAllYouHaveIsAHammer force has worked out pretty well for her]]). She's essentially and help her are only doing so because they fear her wrath if they don't; the ''incarnation'' of MightMakesRight.few who don't fear her just find her to be useful to their own plans.
18th Sep '17 10:32:45 PM abunai
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* KickTheDog: Patrick having become UnintentionallySympathetic, the reader is reminded that he is still a villain, in [[http://strongfemaleprotagonist.com/issue-7/page-32-4/ this page]] (complete with EvilLaugh).

1st Sep '17 4:45:40 PM bfunc
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** A little further on in the story it's revealed that Gurwara probably wasn't concerned with that because [[spoiler: he's not actually a professor at the school; he either caused or took advantage of a couple of bureaucratic screwups to hijack a class that should have been cancelled due to the real professor being unexpectedly unavailable]]. However, he also doesn't seem too concerned about the possibility of her punching a hole through his rib cage.


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** There's a third following her [[spoiler: coercion of Max to get him to help Feral]], which prompts a whole round of soul-searching about whether the End can ever justify the Means.
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