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superfangirl1 ([personal profile] superfangirl1) wrote in [community profile] scans_daily2012-04-11 11:06 pm

America's Got Power #1

Seventeen years ago, a crystal magically appeared in San Francisco and every pregnant woman within a five mile radius immediately gave birth to a super powered baby, regardless of the period of her pregnancy.

Reality television has been cranked up to an extreme level, as super powered teenagers participate in a televised battle, which may or may not result in death, to win a coveted membership spot on the only government super team in the world, The Power Generation.

Last year’s season finale resulted in both the final two competitors dying… and a spike in the ratings. Thus, this year, the producers of the show have lifted certain restraints, allowing the young heroes to go all out in combat and they have allowed the robotic enforcers in the ring, Paladins, to also use maximum force against the kids.

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[personal profile] roguefankc 2012-04-12 04:39 am (UTC)(link) of these days, I'd like to read a comic about teenage superheroes who are raised in a population where everyone treats them with compassion and kindness. =/
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[personal profile] majingojira 2012-04-12 05:06 am (UTC)(link)
But then it wouldn't be Grim, Gritty or "Realistic"

Because we all know that people never raise well adjusted kids. Nope. never.
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[personal profile] silverzeo 2012-04-13 12:43 am (UTC)(link)
Not to mention that the kids are always live suppressed under adults who are too old or conservative to understand them. At 17, no kid is ever really wrong with their moral or mature actions. A high School education is really all you need to get and understand life.
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[personal profile] silverzeo 2012-04-12 05:20 am (UTC)(link)
DOes Tiger and Bunny count in a way?
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[personal profile] majingojira 2012-04-12 05:26 am (UTC)(link)
If definitely shows up in some sub plots, so I'd say it can count!

Mostly because Tiger & Bunny is fun.

[personal profile] darkknightjrk 2012-04-12 07:32 pm (UTC)(link)
Does that show get any better? I think I got up to six or seven episodes of it and I just couldn't take it anymore--all the characters annoyed the piss out of me and the gay black guy was so awful and stereotypical that I found it more torturous than entertaining.
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[personal profile] majingojira 2012-04-12 07:51 pm (UTC)(link)
If you don't like something after that much viewing, then it's best to not continue.

Not everyone's tastes line up, after all.

It does improve slightly, but I'd er on the side of caution.

[personal profile] md84 2012-04-12 09:00 am (UTC)(link)
Tiger And Bunny also had some of the cynical elements too, which I won't spoil. But overall it was a fun and idealistic series.
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[personal profile] icon_uk 2012-04-12 09:44 am (UTC)(link)
Where the population have READ the Evil Overlord list, the situation above is analagous to this;

"48. I will treat any beast which I control through magic or technology with respect and kindness. Thus if the control is ever broken, it will not immediately come after me for revenge."
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[personal profile] roguefankc 2012-04-13 05:01 am (UTC)(link)
The only solace I take from this is that if those TV executives and the general are that genre-unsavvy, then they deserve to get this predicament backfire on them. =)

I mean, "too stupid to live" and all that jazz...
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[personal profile] jlroberson 2012-04-13 05:08 am (UTC)(link)
And that would appeal to a teenager how?

Seriously: the entire point of being a teenager is the opposite of that outlook, and they can't be talked out of it.