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Literature / Flyover City

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Flyover City! is a Web Serial Novel written in blog form, about a twenty-something slacker / fanboy who works as a call center employee for the "big evil empire".

It's sorta like a mash-up of Superman's Pal, Jimmy Olsen, High Fidelity and Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

Provides examples of:
  • Charles Atlas Superpower: Lampshaded when the main character decides to pursue a career in crimefighting after his beloved 1975 Vespa is stolen.
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  • Heroic Sacrifice: The Green Lama
  • Lightning Lash: Lilywatt has whips that she charges with electricity.
  • The Load: See above.
  • Made of Phlebotinum: FC!'s superheroes can do all those superhero-y things that are impossible in the real world thanks to "Malphysical Particles", which create a cosmic loophole in the laws of physics, rendering them “malleable”.
  • Nikola Tesla: The archatypal mad scientist’s time in Colorado Springs plays a vital role in the plot.
  • "Not So Different" Remark: When the protagonist tells the big bad “…you know, we really aren't so different, you and I. Us, I mean.” - the villain is compelled to list off all the ways they are emphatically not alike.
  • Public Domain Character: pulp novel / comic book hero Green Lama serves as Mr. Exposition and Cynical Mentor.
  • Punny Name: Sinister Minister Deacon Struck. Because the story is all about deconstructing the superhero genre. Get it? Get it??
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  • Shock and Awe: Lilywatt
  • Stripperific: The electrified-whip wielding heroine Lilywatt goes undercover as a stripper (but only because the plot demands it).
  • Whip It Good: Lilywatt's electrically charged whips.