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q99 ([personal profile] q99) wrote in [community profile] scans_daily2010-11-25 12:40 pm

Weakness Week pt. 4: Empowered

There's no way I was going to do weakness weak without Emp of all heroes :)

Empowered, a super heroine who gains her powers from a supersuit of unknown origin. It gives her strength:

Energy blasts:

And a handful of other powers. Badass.

With one... tiny weakness.

'Oops' is right, all gone! Emp's powers evaporate like the wind whenever her suit looses too much material.

Still, that's a ninja. Anyone can lose out to a lone badass ninja, it's not like it rips easy...

Oh yea, the rosebushes. There's a reason this suit earns a place in Weakness Week.

Still, at least it's awesome when functional, and it's not likely to cut out in a place that's too bad...

Last panel: "This sucks"

You said it, Emp.

Emp and Ninjette are from the seriously fun Empowered by Adam Warren
4 scans from three different stories from Vol 1
1 page from volume 5.
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[personal profile] misterbug 2010-11-25 07:33 pm (UTC)(link)
Thanks to that 'Nooo', I'm now hearing her voice as that of Lauren Tom/Amy Wong. Am I wrong?
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[personal profile] fifthie 2010-11-25 07:49 pm (UTC)(link)
Oh damn, I'm never going to be able to hear her as anything else now.
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[personal profile] badficwriter 2010-11-25 08:08 pm (UTC)(link)
Emp is among the best of the fetish characters. But its been hinted that the suit is more powerful and durable when she feels confident, that the true problem is Emp's fragile sense of self-worth.
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[personal profile] shadowpsykie 2010-11-25 08:47 pm (UTC)(link)
hmm which would make sense in a character called Empowered... if she truely doesnt feel empowered then the suit is weak
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[personal profile] demonprawn 2010-11-25 08:51 pm (UTC)(link)
Don't sell her short. Despite her fetishy origins, she's one of the most well rounded and heavily characterised and developed female Super heroes around.

Honestly I think it's a testament to a creator who truly loves his character.
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[personal profile] fungo_squiggly 2010-11-25 09:11 pm (UTC)(link)
Yep, she sure is "well-rounded" all right. Hur hur!

But no seriously, Emp is awesome and kicks ass.

[personal profile] whitesycamore 2010-11-25 09:19 pm (UTC)(link)
Yeah she's well-written, but I don't think describing her as a fetish character is really selling her short; the fetish aspect isn't just her origin, it also drives the plot an awful lot of the time.

I mean, if someone is squicked by humiliation kink then I don't think they could truly enjoy Empowered, even as fun and well done as it is. I couldn't anyway. Not a criticism - I'd have found it way hot if Emp was a guy - just an observation.
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[personal profile] nezchan 2010-11-26 01:24 am (UTC)(link)
That probably explains part of my indifference towards the title. I just don't "get" the kink, so a lot of the alleged funny passes me by as well.

Well, that and I have trouble getting past "by Adam Warren".
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[personal profile] shanejayell 2010-11-26 05:28 am (UTC)(link)
NOt a fan of manga style and pouty lips? Eh, to each their own.

I think he's developed a lot as a writer, honestly.
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[personal profile] nezchan 2010-11-26 11:26 am (UTC)(link)
Well, I love manga. But "faux manga" not quite so much, which is what Warren's always done. It's not manga I have a problem with, it's Warren.
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[personal profile] janegray 2010-11-26 12:40 pm (UTC)(link)
I'm not sure "faux" is the right word. I prefer "heavily influenced by."

You know, like Avatar The Last Airbender is heavily influenced by anime, but I'd never call it "faux anime."
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[personal profile] nezchan 2010-11-26 05:10 pm (UTC)(link)
Warren started out by doing American versions of Dirty Pair and Bubblegum Crisis.
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[personal profile] althechi 2010-11-26 07:44 am (UTC)(link)
I think the main thing is that Emp is not just a fetish character, not that she's not a fetish character.

Or something like that.

[personal profile] shadur 2010-11-26 07:54 am (UTC)(link)
From what I understand, he was originally getting a bit tired of all the heroine imperilment comics he was being paid to draw, started feeling sorry for one of the main characters and decided to write Emp.
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[personal profile] jarodrussell 2010-11-25 08:52 pm (UTC)(link)
And a handful of other powers. Badass.

I have just the page to use as a reply to that! :-D

"Doesn't pay to underestimate her."

Tru dat, Maid Man. Tru dat!
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[personal profile] shanejayell 2010-11-26 04:13 am (UTC)(link)

And I <3 Maidman. :)
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[personal profile] shanejayell 2010-11-26 05:29 am (UTC)(link)
Agreed. He's a interesting combo of funny, badass and sorta tragic.
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[personal profile] dejadrew 2010-11-26 09:30 am (UTC)(link)
Funny, badass, sorta tragic, AND smoking hot. As in "Damn it, I did not even know I HAD that fetish."
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[personal profile] janegray 2010-11-26 12:42 pm (UTC)(link)
Where is that from?

[personal profile] psychopathicus_rex 2010-11-27 04:48 am (UTC)(link)
Uh, yeah. I could see that being a bit of a problem, yes.