Velvet: The Unusual Superheroine!
Am I the only person who doesn't at all care about power levels? She's as strong as the story needs her to be, no more, no less. I don't chart a shows how many hundreds of tons she can bench press, how fast she is, how high she can jump or how flexible she is. Especially since it'll just be contradicted somewhere down the line. I just enjoy her feats of strength as they happen.
But, the as strong as the story needs to be is also a big cop out, especially for the writer. Let's see, we will give her a villain that is the ultimate bad-ass, have her/him toss our hero around like confetti, but when the arc nears the end, have the hero become as strong or stronger so they can win. They were just holding back.
Or, when she/he is shown to be able to toss mountains, she comes up against a group of ninjas and either has trouble/loses to them, because she was as strong as the story needed.
Nope, I would rather have consistency with powers over vagueness of being as strong as the story needs.
Sure but maybe its just the engineer in me I like a nice mostly defined range.
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Or if you want to go DC is she Starfire stong? Cyborg? Donna Troy? Captain Atom? Captain Marvel?
Does she struggle to life a battletank or a battleship?
Irene Adler: “I would have you right here on this desk until you begged for mercy twice.”
Sherlock: “I’ve never begged for mercy in my life.”
I have always felt that since Diana's mythological powers are based in magic (rather than science) exact measurements are not needed.
Look at Hercules.
In one story, he is struggling while wrestling with the Nemean Lion.
In the next, he is holding up the Heavens for Atlas.
In one story he is struggling with the Erymantheian Boar.
I the next, he is wrestling Death to a standstill for the life of Alcestis.
Her strength should be applicable to the task on hand. Unlike Superman who is a science based hero, making his strength subject to the laws of physics.
I did the same thing when the spider clone saga played out. I used to buy all the Spiderman titles, but I stopped cold turkey after that fiasco. Sometimes, you can only take so much.
Last edited by wagthedog; 01-09-2013 at 06:06 AM.