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Hey, those anime cartoons with the transforming heroines is the same way. If the villain sucker-punches them with just the right timing, the transformation is stopped & the heroine could also wind up naked too.
Nanoha had that happen. Said person bounced right off the same round barrier they use to block ranged attacks.
That would go against the mutual “hero transformation/villain monologue tolerance edict”. It can’t be done.
Yeah, it can’t be done unless you have a double digit IQ, and that is really rare.
And they always jump up in the air to transform. Too easy to land badly and twist an ankle!
Loving the Captain Star icon.
Depends on the show.
Pretty Cure, you try that and you get incinerated by 2,100,000,000kW of light.
Really? Someone was actually smart enough to try that?
Unfortunately, no, it was never touched on in the show proper.
However, a Japanese university professor did the math and found that it would do basically that.
(I don’t know how to link things.)
Nice article, but the magical girls cannot take such damage from the light (kinda like being hit by a super laser), and the air heated around her by the light did not explode from being heated into a plasma. Nah, it’s just that the bad guys are really, really, dumb.
But if that much power is actually lifting the girl, wouldn’t she be instantly incinerated? After all, she doesn’t seem to *have* any real power of her own *before* the transformation is complete, so she should be just as vulnerable when she first activates it.
Yup. The last magical girl was at Tunguska in 1908.
Yeah, that form of magic has it’s problems when dealing with guns. But the magical healing is first-rate.
Obviously he needs some big muscular guys to make the first attacks while he stands behind them casting spells. And the healers between him and the meat-shields to patch everyone up quickly. And maybe some stealthy sorts to sneak up behind the opponent.
You know, this all sounds vaugely familiar …
Nah, he only needs one Fighter/Knight/Guard, or learn how to prepare spells so they can get activated much faster: Think Negima!/Magister Negi Magi, instead of D&D.
I think it’s called a bullet resistant vest.
He’s still standing after taking a 9mm round to the shoulder? He’s like, what, 13? I’m more impressed by that than his spellcasting. You go, little British kid.
Action universe rules of physics and physiology apply. “I ain’t got time to bleed. Pour some gunpowder in, and light it up.”
And speaking of physiology, she’s been using all the right, or is it wrong, spells.
British Wand-Wizards are tough. Remember, they play a sport where the main activities are being hit by quasi-sentient cannonballs and falling a hundred feet.
maybe don’t stand there and monologue before attempting to cast?
Exactly. The problem isn’t the length of the spell, it’s announcing your presence and then stopping to criticize your foe first. Disarm and immobilize from a distance, then you can tell him off.
It seems the mugger follows a similar line of thought as Todd, contesting genre tropes like a jerk.
Well, if I lived in a fantasy/super hero world and I had a gun and someone started waving a wand at me, I’d shoot them too.
And you would be an effective street level super.
This is the viking problem all over again.
FIRST take away their weapons
How does expelliamus work exactly? Does it force the person to open their hand and drop the weapon?
Makes all the people that know even a little of Latin want to shoot these guys that desecrate it so horribly.
To be fair, I’d do the same as the guy holding the weapon…
(Wanting to do it since the first movie)
And this is why they should learn either nonverbal spells, or to not reveal themselves before/while casting.
British stereotype #137
So what exactly was his plan? I mean expelliarmus would disarm the guy, but then what?
Well, if Shitropolis has a “stand your ground law” then avedakedavra would work. Or if he was merciful, stupefy; sadistic, crucio. Harry has a problem with non-verbal spells.
Of course Shitropolis has a “Stand Your Ground” Law! It’s a superhero world! If they didn’t have laws like that, superheroes would all be arrested after each fight for public endangerment and assault! Remember, your average superhero’s daily schedule would make a normal human a walking crime wave.
Although our young wizard really should have looked into buffs before joining in the street-level crime-fighting.
Fun fact: This is actually canon. Rowling confirmed that even Voldemort would be shit against a muggle with a gun.
Which probably contributes A LOT to wizards hiding from the “normal” people.
Case in point:
You only need to read to page 4 to get the idea…
At least he didn’t shoot at his nose…
Or double tapped.
Welp, Rowling did say that a Muggle with a gun beats a wizard nine times out of ten…
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