Characters Menage A 3 Discussion

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Roboslime
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10:29:56 PM Sep 10th 2017
edited by Roboslime
I know this is minor, but I am a fan of both Eerie Cuties and Ma 3, and I think the connection between "Lynn Brooke" and "Brooke Lynn" is much stronger than the current description. I think there is more than just borderline crossover going on...

In the second panel of Menage a 3 #1234, "Lynn Brooke" is in a locker room of some sort, with what looks like Layla and definitely Nina from Eerie Cuties.

Even more convincing, going beyond the possibility of just similar characters/characters inspired by Eerie Cuties (as Pixie Trix and their comics exist in the Ma 3 universe) is later, in the first two panels of #1236, "Lynn" is in a dark room with an odd wooden tub or something. However, the first panel is a wide shot, clearly showing a door that look suspiciously like a school door, as well a a skull candle holder being visible, and part of a pentagram visible on the wall.
Roboslime
11:04:04 PM Sep 10th 2017
edited by Roboslime
Okay, upon further reading, it appears that the entire group that "Lynn" is with is Eerie Cutie. The Nightmare Sisters are the Delacroix sisters, and there is also Tiff and both versions of Melissa from Eerie Cuties/Magic Chicks. Not to mention the "Nightmare Sisters", supposedly stole a boy called Dio, like Layla's fianceť.
Spindriver
12:15:26 AM Sep 11th 2017
edited by Spindriver
It's established that the Eerie Cuties comics exist in the Ma3 universe (and in a mild bit of creator self-indulgence, are apparently a fairly successful print line). There's no suggestion of supernatural phenomena existing in this comic, though.

Equally, yes, it's blindingly obvious that the whole wrestling promotion within which Lynn works is an extended reference to the EC comics, with expies of the Delacroix sisters (the "Night Sisters"), Tiffany Winters, and so on. Apparently, they've built the entire promotion around these conceits (and Kiley gets to call out how goofy the whole thing is when DiDi makes her watch the wrestling on TV).

Now, having the Eerie Cuties universe exist as both a comics line and a wrestling promotion gimmick in the Ma3 setting might need some explanation, if anyone wants to be anal-retentive about it, but that's easy enough; perhaps the wrestling promotion licensed the entire thing from the comics publisher. Or perhaps the comics are a licensed spin-off from the wrestling, which the in-setting versions of Giz and Dave01 have developed as somewhat different characters. Or perhaps in-setting Giz and Dave01 are about to launch a massive lawsuit against the wrestling promoters for blatantly ripping off their characters. Who knows?

But these are in-joke expies, not crossovers. After all, within the setting, the wrestling characters are created characters - fictions - not "real" vampires or snake-women or whatever.
Cortez
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01:42:04 PM Mar 2nd 2016
Since Roxie is part of Di Di's current plot and is her trainer, shouldn't we move her up to the Housemates friend's section?

Spindriver
12:04:44 AM Mar 3rd 2016
edited by Spindriver
I guess. "Friend" is a bit of an open question there, but I guess she qualifies in DiDi's eyes... When to promote from "Anciliary Characters" to "Friends and Lovers" is always an arbitrary judgement call, but I imagine we'll be seeing a fair bit more of Roxie, so I'll see to it.

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