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“It tickles” is a classical superman sentence regarding electricity.
=w= well…i must admit i love how clever this comic can get with comics
An airplane is hit once a year on average. It is much bigger, so for individual humans probability is going to be much lower. Unless he is ionizing the air with his laser, he should be relatively safe.
Right, even if he was called Roy Sullivan the man who was struck by lightning seven times. Still that’s not once a year.
HecK, we’re talking about LP here!
God(s?) hate him! (AAND love bullying him.)
Beat me to it. LP beats the odds in the worst possible ways.
Yeah, he’s pretty much a human lightning rod, figuratively speaking. Or literally, in this case.
It’s not a matter of size, it’s a matter of electrical potential.
Well, I bet those stupid handle bars on his head are iron, so he basically has lightning rods right to his brain.
But… they aren’t grounded. Wouldn’t they not get shocked at all? Or do I not understand electricity?
When you’re talking about insanely high levels of power , like what you get with lightning bolts (1.21 jigawatts!), things change a bit. The things just knock the air right out of the way, sort of.
It’s the same sort of thing with lasers. You know how mirrors reflect lasers, so they should provide good protection against laser weapons? If you hit a mirror with a sufficiently powerful laser, it’ll just cook the mirror. The tiniest imperfections in the mirror will absorb energy, flash-cooking the sucker and making it suddenly a lot less reflective. Once it’s less reflective, it’s all downhill from there.
The thing that makes airplanes more or less immune to lightning is that they’re aluminum frames. The lightning gets routed around the sensitive inner bits.
Humans aren’t built that way. Our sensitive inner bits are relatively conductive … which is to say our nervous systems. That’s why it tends to end poorly.
Good explanation. Thank you.
No prob. I’m probably a bit off on a few of the details, since I’m not an electrical engineer/professor, but the basic situations are correct. I know that it’s the aluminum outer-skin that does it.
Here we go.
http:/ /www. scientificamerican. com/article/what-happens-when-lightni/
I had to put some spaces into the URL, so that the blog wouldn’t turn it into a link and get it caught up in moderation. Just copy and paste the thing into your browser, then get rid of the space between the two slashes after the http, and then get rid of the spaces after each period in the URL. There are a total of three spaces.
So… the only one who’s really safe is Bronze Honcho?
Probably. The surface of the suit is pretty close to his skin, but he probably has surge-compensating systems.
Of course the best way to be safe is to be able to soak enough damage without feeling it, like Mary Sue and Asstronomus.
Heh, jeeze. That’s the problem with being a one-trick pony, if you’ll pardon the unintended joke. You stack up poorly against anyone with a broader range of powers. Glass cannons don’t do well when fighting solo.
You’re likely to become dead … which I suppose is redundant, given all of the people who are already filling the “dead” role.
And will return in the next 3 issues/strips/panels/continuity
You know that with Superheroes dead is a revolving door.
The only active dead guy in this strip I can recall is the zombie that ended up eating pizza.
Except for Uncle Ben and Robin.
Uncle Ben in the alternate timeline is alive. And Robin is alive.
Flyers shuldn’t be isolated?
Only if they’re not impervious to damage.
At least he didn’t start singing:
So if you care to find me
Look to the western sky!
As someone told me lately:
“Everyone deserves the chance to fly!”
And if I’m flying solo
At least I’m flying free
To those who’d ground me
Take a message back from me
Tell them how I am
I’m flying high
Never realized that MS had such great bone-structure before.
Err, which part of her did you think wasn’t perfect?
The one she’s holding in her arms.
Now I know how it feels to be a zeppelin…
I like how she has gotten use to LP’s high tolerance to pain.
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