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"How the fuck does he walk around in that sweaty fucking wetsuit all day long, balls mashed up against his legs like pancakes?"
Billy Butcher, The Boys (2019)

Elektra Natchios: I know who you are because I watch the news. "The successful apprehension of Wilson Fisk."
Matt Murdock: I wear a mask.
Elektra Natchios: Well, you can't mask that ass. I'd know it anywhere.
Daredevil (2015), "Regrets Only"

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Hell, the Dark Avenger wore a cape, but at least he had the good sense to make it a black cape, which he could use to hide with. But Champ? He had that flowing white cape that made him stick out a mile. That, and that,” Townsend assumed a goofy wide-eyed grinning gawp, put his fists on his hips and said in a goofy voice, “’I’m the Champion of Righteousness and Decency!’” Townsend dropped the act, “bit of his... And then, after the Superman comic book came out, he switched to tights! TIGHTS! I mean, how could you NOT mess with that? Still, as much as I ragged on him, I liked ol’ Champ. I was sorry to see him go. I mean, straight men like him just don’t come along every day.”
Mephisto the Mentalist, comparing the costumes of his world's two major superheroes of the 1930s (Expies of The Shadow/Batman and Superman, respectively), Whateley Universe, "Razzle Dazzle", part 1. (He later bemoans the fact that supervillains began wearing tights in the 1950s, which he felt undermined their ability to be intimidating.)

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"When I first got these powers, I knew people would be scared. So I put on a stupid costume and asked people to call me Atlas. Because the thing is, people know what superheroes are supposed to look like. It made them feel safe."
John Chandler, AKA Atlas, Wearing the Cape

"I'm not wearing one of those damnfool spandex body-condom things. I haven't got the bust for it."
Jenny Sparks, Stormwatch


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