As evil, sick and twisted as he is, I think there are two things you have to credit him for: his choice of weapons and his ability to make the reader simultaneously hate him, and yet at times somehow like him. I mean, if I were a super villain, I wouldn't be crazy(pun...kinda) about his Joker Gas, but some of his weapons are things that I would actually use. Whatever weapon he's using in the picture at teh bottom? sure. One of those bang flag guns that shoots the flag like a spear? Yes. A flower that squirts acid? Absolutely. The classic giant hammer? You bet. An over sized revolver? Definitely. Regular guns and knives seem a little boring compared to this stuff, but you still can't go wrong with those. And I also like his trademark cards. If you happen to be keeping track of the weapons and weapon sets I've said I want (I have no idea why you would be, but just in case), be sure to add Joker weapons, and they're pretty high on the list. And with that half of my thought completed, it's time for the second half, which is the way that the Joker can be hateable and also likeable. Huh. I'm talking about the Joker, but there are two halves/components to my thought process and one of them involves having two different thoughts about him. And that kinda reminds me of our old friend Two-Face ... So I'm discussing one Batman villain while thinking like another ... Freudian! Well, kinda sorta maybe, but you get my point. So, moving on from that sort of brief diversion, I'll now describe the second part of what I like about he who Harley Quinn calls Mr. J. When he says "Why so serious?", he means it. I don't think he takes anything seriously. In the Knightfall storyline when he teamed up with Scarecrow and they were formulating evil schemes, one of Joker's was to call the airport and ask them to page Seymour Butts! And if you played Arkham City, don't tell me that you didn't kinda like him, or that when he died, you weren't sad for reasons other than the fact that he won't be in the next game if there is one, 'cause I know I'm not the only one that felt a bit of genuine sadness there. Speaking of Arkham City, its source material, the No Man's Land series, is a great illustration of my point. Especially one particular scene in I believe the 5th volume. He was about to cut someone up with a pair of giant scissors, then Bane grabbed him, and when was about to be beaten to a pulp, all Joker said was "Oh this is gonna suck." And even after Bane had put a big hurtin' on him and threw him pretty far, he still made a joke and whimsically pointed out that he could see up one of Lex Luthor's employees' skirt. When I read that, I just thought: Seriously, Joker? You're getting beaten on by the man who broke the bat, and all you're gonna say is "I see Europe I see France"? At moments like that, my fellings about him are about as two sided as Harvey's face - before the Hush, or possibly Dark Knight Returns plotlines, that is. And I just reminded myself by using the words Dark Knight that personally, I understand why that movie didn't really show any of what I'm talking about, I think it would've been nice if they did. I think it adds a bit of extra depth to his character when you think: Wow; this guy really is crazy. One minute he's making jokes and seems funny and almost likeable, and the next he's surrounded by people he just killed. And I can't think of a good closing sentence.
Wednesday, February 29, 2012
Saturday, February 25, 2012
Genius vampire killing ideas! Silver-tipped brass knuckles! Kinda like John Constantine's "holy knuckles" with the crosses on them, but with silver on the (possibly spiked) ends in order to kill vampires instead of demons. With those on, you can just beat on whatever vampire is dumb enough to try to feed on you until all that's left is a pile of ash. Unless it's one of those vampires that's immune to silver. In that case, at least you have something to use against some werewolves if they don't maul you first. But against vampires, you can also use my other idea: UV knuckles! Instead of the tips being made of silver, they're transparent and have high powered UV bulbs inside them. And as I write/type this, I just got a third genius idea: combine the two. Have something like my second idea, but the flat transparent part in front of the UV bulbs could have some silver over it, but not enough to block the light. And at least one or two types of vampires are vulnerable to religious stuff, so maybe the silver shape could be a cross. Then you could use them to take out vampires, werewolves and demons. And I suppose if you punch a zombie hard enough in the head, you would probably have one less walker to worry about. I think this is one of my best special weapon ideas yet.....YESSSS!!
Thursday, February 23, 2012
I want a robot servant and bodyguard, but just one, since if there were too many, there could be an uprising. I'd be cool if it had that old style computery Cylon voice, and maybe the little eye that goes back and forth. I would also need some kind of safety mechanism so that even the one robot doesn't turn on me, like something that reads its thoughts and alerts me if they include betrayal. It should have a version of the Three Laws, but more specific to me. Something like: A robot cannot harm me, or through inaction allow me to come to harm. A robot must obey every order I give it. A robot may defend itself unless such action conflicts with the first or second law. And if it didn't have the Cylon voice, another option would be to have the voice and personality of Jarvis from the Iron Man movies (not Edwin Jarvis, even though he's cool too). Or maybe it could be like Tekik of the Sinestro Corps; he's pretty awesome!
|"By your command"|
Thursday, February 16, 2012
Wednesday, February 15, 2012
The Atomic Flounder just might be my favorite Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy villain. I know that he's retired now and he was a pretty minor villain, I like that the threat he makes is that if he wasn't retired, he would "BLAAAAHHHHHHHH" *shoots radioactive stuff out of his mouth* do that. Also, all the flounders in Spongebob are great. But that would actually be kind of a cool ability to have. Either atomic breath like his, or fire or ice breath, or laser breath or something like that. I don't know, any of those would be pretty cool.
Monday, February 13, 2012
At Last! Walking Dead started up again! I really want Shane to die soon; he's just out of control. And I'm curious about how long the main group stays on the farm. I mean, they have to leave eventually, but the question is when, and also if it will be willingly or if they'll get kicked out. Oh and now that they're done looking for the little girl, what's gonna be the big thing that's going on? I think it would be cool if they meet another big group, but one of the bad ones like the hunters or the Governor and his crew. A couple of them did meet a couple strangers that didn't seem too nice and mentioned that they had been forced to do some bad things. So even though those 2 guys are dead, I feel like their group might be significant in the story. But in the comic books, the main characters were already at their prison by the time that happened, so is that just gonna be a difference between the 2, or are they about to find it? And of course, this is all speculation, so I might be totally wrong. And one more thing: I feel like they have to find whatshisname from the 2nd episode of the 1st season eventually, so when is that gonna happen?
Friday, February 10, 2012
I already specified what power ring(s) I want most, but I've changed my mind since then. Most of what I said before about not wanting the ones farther from the ends of the spectrum and not wanting a black ring is still true. That said though, I think my first choice would probably be green, specifically my own version of Kyle Rayner's ring. Also, I don't want a white ring that much because of how much Deadman's bothered him. And I realized that Sinestro and every member of his Corps were already bad when they got their yellow rings, so I think it might be safe to wear one. And my third choice would probably be blue since it's so powerful, even though blue lanterns don't have a lot of individuality.
Thursday, February 9, 2012
I love the idea of Ghost Rider's Penance Stare as a way to pay someone back for all the wrong they've done. I think I want a version of that that's similar, but with different settings or something. For example, I'd be cool to have different power levels, or make it inflict all the anguish that person has inflicted in a given period of time instead of their whole life, or maybe the annoyance they've caused specifically to me. And I don't want to make anyone completely lose their mind or go insane or anything. I just want them to be really humiliated and annoyed and/or angry.
Tuesday, February 7, 2012
I just had a genius idea for a security system! My idea is to have a grid pattern of holes in the floor, all of them pretty close together, and to have boxing gloves on the ends of metal bars come up out of those holes at random time intervals, when activated by a pressure plate or motion sensor or something. And of course, the whole system should be able to be completely deactivated by my command - ooh! maybe it could do that old Cylon voice and say "By your command" when I make commands! But back to my original topic, I just think a series of boxing gloves punching up from the floor would be awesome, and maybe the holes could have little sliding door type things that close when the system is off to prevent a misfire (or would it be mispunch?).
Saturday, February 4, 2012
- Matter transmutation (as long as I don't have to know the chemical name or whatever like Firestorm)
- Energy construct creation
- Everything Wolverine has
- Shapeshifting and size changing
- Control over fire, water etc.
- Spider powers
- Ghost stuff like invisibility, intangibility, flight, etc.
- Controling the weather