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"Capture something invisible, organize it, give it movement, then spit it back from whence it came. Music is a dark, dark art."
Lights is a Canadian pop singer (born in 1987 as Valerie Anne Poxleitner) known for performing songs such as "February Air", "Saviour", "Ice" and "Second Go" during the late 2000s. She released her self-titled debut EP in 2008, and her first full-length album The Listening in late 2009.She also wrote a song called Perfect, but you probably didn't know that.Her official website can be found here
Catch Phrase: Captain Lights says "Damn..." at the end of nearly every episode (almost always because a new threat is revealed). When Lights sees Earth in the last episode, she says it again, but this time in admiration.
The exception is Issue Four, where Captain Lights instead listens to the voices of the Wah-Wah'snote An alien race on the planet she's visiting and reflects on the uniqueness and beauty of each voice.
Celebrity Endorsement: She lent some of her songs to (and even appeared in) an Old Navy TV ad campaign in early 2008. Possibly an Inverted since these commercials actually introduced her to many of her fans.
Damn You, Muscle Memory: Her song "Muscle Memory" is about trying to get over the instinct to reach for a lover who is no longer there.
Darker and Edgier: Siberia compared to The Listening. That said, some of its songs ("Toes" and "Peace Sign" being some prime examples) wouldn't feel out of place on The Listening, and it generally doesn't feel too dark.
For those who are wondering, the full lyrics from the middle-eight of "Ice" are as follows:
Lights: I'm looking at you looking at me, what can I do but say sorry, it's a little late but you know I just want you to be happy, what I gotta say to make you let me get away with it this time? I know you're upset and that you're happy just to sit and hate me, but I'll make a bet that you'd be better to forget about me, even better yet I'll let a little light melt the ice, ice baby!
Sympathy for the Devil: In episode four of her "Captain Lights" adventures, her fictional self expresses pity for "those who sought to silence others, preferring quiet obedience to creative expression." (Much like the villain of the story, Lotar.)