Fridge / Empowered

Fridge Brilliance
  • Emp delivers a brutal beatdown to Flesh Master the first time they fight, despite her suit being in tatters. Since the comic had already explicitly stated that even the slightest rip or tear drastically lessened Emp's power, this seems like lazy writing... and then in a later volume, we find out that it's insecurity that depowers Emp, and that she can still access most of her power with considerable clothing damage as long as she's feeling confident. What started that fight? Emp's realisation that she had the exact same Freudian Excuse as Flesh Master was using to excuse his villainy, but that she had remained a hero in spite of it.
  • When Sistah Spooky tells Ninjette that Emp can pretty much befriend anyone, it seems, at first, that she is talking about the superdead, whom Emp has won over. Then you realize that she is talking about herself: as much as she has tried to hate Elissa, she is finding herself won over by her.
  • Volume 9, despite it still being another day as per usual for Emp, shows everything seemingly going her way. Why is this? It's probably because Sistah Spooky is no longer cursing her with bad luck every other minute.

Fridge Horror
  • As mentioned in Vol. 5 and shown graphically in Vol. 6, Ninjette is - by deception - a rapist, having consummated Princess Mitsunori-San's wedding while disguised as the groom. Worse, given her considerable skills with disguise, she has considered doing the same thing to Emp and/or Thugboy.
  • The suit is alive. Does it feel pain when it is damaged, as it all too frequently is?
  • Mindf██k's mental constructs in Sistah Spooky's head are located in her moments of greatest failure and pain: When she made her pact with the demon, when she tried to kiss a girl and was rejected, the worst instances of bullying etc. After Mindf██k's death, the only place Sistah Spooky can see her ex-lover is in those memories. She has to deliberately recall her lowest moments just to see her only friend in the world ever. Even with the construct's company, that has to be doing bad things to her already fragile psyche.
  • Spooky gets unusually exact coordinates in regards to finding Willy Pete. Given what we later learn about the plans of her Infernal Service provider, was Mindf██k's death simply all part of his plan to free himself? And since he's given powers to more than just Spooky, has he done similar to try and lure those people to hell?

Fridge Logic
  • How could Mindf██k have used her telepathic powers to edit her own mind to make herself a better person? According to Augustine, the reason the mind can't simply order itself to be good is precisely because it is ordering itself: the part of it that wills to be good may so order, but the part of it that wills to be evil orders it to be evil. It seems that Mindf██k was a better person than she let on.
    • It just means that there are forces other than good and evil at work here. Her hatred of her brother is, itself, neither good nor evil, but it drives her to supress and abandon any thought or tendency that might make her more like her brother - which ends up making her a "better person" than she'd otherwise be.
    • Another possibility is that it occurred pretty much as a form of autosuggestion. Hannah might not be that good of a person at first but when she resolved to become better, her powers helped her reorder her mental furniture but most of it came from her determination to be good. Basically the part of the brain that wills it to be good overrode the part that wanted to be bad.
  • Syndablokk demonstrates his telekinetic power over concrete and masonry against King Tyrant Lizard, then mentions he doesn't often go all-out because of the property damage involved. In a later story, he's using his powers to rebuild the Superhomey base after Deathmonger trashed it. Couldn't he therefore undo much of the property damage that he causes?
    • Sure, he could fix a street or building after wrecking it—but what about the power lines, gas lines, water and sewage pipes, broken glass, and other non-masonry involved?...
  • The reason the Superhomies have a dysfunctional group dynamic is because their leader Capitan Rivet is a captain (Capitan is captain in Spanish). The leader ought to be Major Havoc, who, is a major. Although he's a jackass toward Emp not only does Major Havoc display a more natural talent for leadership than Capitan Rivet, but a major outranks a captain in most armed forces.