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Downtime, p10

February 16, 2024 by Tim


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Edna
Edna
2 months ago

No Capes!

Desertcatkwh
Desertcatkwh
2 months ago
Reply to  Edna
jack
jack
1 month ago
Reply to  Desertcatkwh

watchmen also

Merida
Merida
2 months ago
Reply to  Edna

I know that reference. What I don’t understand is why capes don’t have a break away clasp or magnets to shoulders instead of permanent and around neck. They do serve a purpose of slightly obfuscating target spots from long range? There are other ways to get a similar visual affect – scarf, hair, or half skirt like a tied jacket.

7eggert
7eggert
2 months ago
Reply to  Merida

The Japanese Samurai used a thin silk cape as a shield against arrows from behind when they were riding horses. It worked like an airbag (but completely different).

Scarsdale
Scarsdale
2 months ago
Reply to  7eggert

Capes have been around since man first started to wear clothes, it’s an idea that it can act as protection from attack and weather, but still be able to open it for fighting or warmer weather. Not ideal, but until coats were invented, it was a “better-than nothing.” Later on it became a status symbol, and later still it became a part of a superhero’s costume.

BaufenBeast
BaufenBeast
2 months ago
Reply to  Scarsdale

Ike in Path of Radiance implied that his cape was useful for when he has to sleep outdoors, functioning as a blanket.

The Legacy
The Legacy
2 months ago
Reply to  Merida

Same with lanyard’s. I only have one lanyard that has Breakaway clasps on the back. I’m surprised not more than have it.

Groober
Groober
2 months ago
Reply to  The Legacy

5-point breakaway clasps – a sign you work somewhere people might try to strangle you.

Mart
Mart
2 months ago
Reply to  Merida

It’s probably a branding issue. No hero wants to wear a Safety Cape, but call them ‘Stripper Capes’ the orders will start to roll in.

Nextgener
Nextgener
2 months ago
Reply to  Merida

Consider how often Super Hero’s get around. You really think a cape would last going Superman speed’s if it used Magnet’s?

Alex
Alex
2 months ago
Reply to  Nextgener

Yeah, but he’s not exactly at risk of being strangled by one either.

william
william
1 month ago
Reply to  Edna

the fact you changed display name to edna for this earns more respect than your getting.

Antique Alien
Antique Alien
2 months ago

Popcorn & Reeses. Very healthy.

Peosea
Peosea
2 months ago
Reply to  Antique Alien

Indeed. Popcorn is made from corn, and reese are made with peanuts for proteins. And since chocolate comes from cocoa, a plant therefore a vegeteble, it is safe to say that Ethan is having a salad

Pat
Pat
2 months ago

Reese’s Pieces & Popcorn. With milk. Popcorn soaked in milk. Milk broth soaking into popcorn. Are we sure he isn’t a supervillain for ruining popcorn ?

LazerUnicorn
LazerUnicorn
2 months ago
Reply to  Pat

This⏫

A different Tim
A different Tim
2 months ago
Reply to  Pat

How is the popcorn ruined by his choice of beverage? Unless it spilled in when his cape got snagged, I don’t see milk being added to the bowl.

Kenju
Kenju
2 months ago

Isn’t popcorn and Reese’s Pieces in a bowl just trail mix?

Merida
Merida
2 months ago
Reply to  Pat

i laughed at this. But it probably (dry) isn’t much different than m&ms with popcorn, except the puffs don’t fall to the bottom. Seems brilliant to me, but yeah, if the milk goes in the bowl he might be the villian, super or not.

Scarsdale
Scarsdale
2 months ago
Reply to  Pat

Many breakfast cereals are pretty much popcorn-based, just with sugar added…. Sugar pops are just popped rice coated with sugar.

Last edited 2 months ago by Scarsdale
Nealithi
Nealithi
2 months ago
Reply to  Pat

How much different is it to corn chex or corn flakes?

Jaysburn
Jaysburn
2 months ago
Reply to  Pat

He didn’t pour milk in it.

Last edited 2 months ago by Jaysburn
Gonfrask
Gonfrask
2 months ago

You can’t blame the capes for being so cool and fashionable…is the world that is not prepare for them!

Ashe Frost
Ashe Frost
2 months ago
Reply to  Gonfrask
smiley
smiley
2 months ago

Edna Mode: Do you remember Thunderhead? Tall, storm powers. Nice man. Good with kids.

Bob Parr: Listen, E…

Edna Mode: November 15th of ’58. All was well, another day saved when his cape snagged on a missile fin.

Bob Parr: Thunderhead was not the brightest bulb…

Edna Mode: Stratogale! April 23rd, ’57. Cape caught in a jet turbine.

Bob Parr: You can’t generalize about these things.

Edna Mode: Meta-Man. Express elevator. Dynaguy, snag on takeoff. Splashdown, sucked into a vortex. No capes!

To be honest, I’m surprised Ethan hadn’t ditched the cape because it allowed a bad guy to get away already

Urazz
Urazz
2 months ago
Reply to  smiley

Unless the cape serves some sort of practical purpose then they shouldn’t wear one. I.E. I remember in the Dark Knight Trilogy of films, Batman’s cape could become a glider when an electric current from his gloves was applied to them.

BaufenBeast
BaufenBeast
2 months ago
Reply to  Urazz

It also complicates his silhouette, making him less identifiable in the dark. Batman is a superhero whose fashion is practical.

Mike
Mike
2 months ago
Reply to  Urazz

Less impressively (as in, not foreshadowed or realistic) Joe gave it an activatable metallic shine which made it fire/heatproof. I could get behind that feature in a cape, but the out-of-nowhere shine ruined the moment.

Snark
Snark
2 months ago
Reply to  smiley

Yes, Edna’s “No capes!” immediately came to mind 🙂

Dagroth
Dagroth
2 months ago
Reply to  smiley

Which one? I don’t remember that part.

Mike
Mike
2 months ago
Reply to  Dagroth

After his first trip to Syndrome’s island, Bob visits Edna for an upgrade because his old suit got scratched and didn’t fit him anyway.

Dagroth
Dagroth
2 months ago
Reply to  Mike

I was referring to this: “To be honest, I’m surprised Ethan hadn’t ditched the cape because it allowed a bad guy to get away already”, not anything from The Incredibles.(could have been misread though, fair)

Alexander
Alexander
2 months ago

NO CAPES!

Jedi
Jedi
2 months ago

Nobody can be mad at a cape for longer than 3 seconds !

Blindfish
Blindfish
2 months ago

Honestly I think Ethan is gonna kill himself by accident and solve this way if he still has his powers.

7eggert
7eggert
2 months ago
Reply to  Blindfish

Won’t happen till the story line is milked to the bones.

Austindorf
Austindorf
2 months ago

is this a nice trolling nod to all the comments “ah, now ethan will die in a silly way and discover his powers isn’t vanished?” XD

Dan
Dan
2 months ago

Playing the long game here: if Ethan dies of diabetes, will he respawn when he first had sugar in his life?

Mike
Mike
2 months ago
Reply to  Dan

He’ll probably respawn to the point before he developed diabetes, which I guess would mean teetering on the edge a second time.

FireballDragon
FireballDragon
2 months ago

Fun fact: The whole “anti-cape” thing from The Incredibles actually stemmed from the fact that Pixar didn’t want to animate lots of flowing capes. But at least they came up with a practical justification for it. In one of the supplementary materials for one of the chapters of Watchmen, it’s mentioned that a former superhero, Dollar Bill, was shot to death by bank robbers after his cape was stuck in the bank’s revolving door. Too bad he couldn’t come back to life like Analog.

Scarsdale
Scarsdale
2 months ago
Reply to  FireballDragon

Supers wearing capes got started with superman, but in his case it was actually his baby blanket, which was indestructible supposedly, So he wore it to remember and honor his real parents.

Dagroth
Dagroth
2 months ago
Reply to  FireballDragon

Were the heroes in Watchmen actually super? (other than Dr Manhattan)
I’ve only seen the movie, but I got an impression, that they are physically fit and trained humans (and their suits probably are armored), but not supers.

FireballDragon
FireballDragon
2 months ago
Reply to  Dagroth

None of the other heroes actually had powers (Though Rorschach could be considered superhumanly strong), but my point was more about the impracticality of capes. Also, you should totally read the comic. It’s so much better than the movie, and that’s putting it more mildly than school cafeteria mashed potatoes.

anteth324
anteth324
2 months ago

I need to see where this freaking story goes 😭

Crestlinger
Crestlinger
2 months ago

*Places bet for this round of ‘How will Ethan die in this scenario?’ He chokes on a kernel.

MercuryGreen
MercuryGreen
2 months ago

It’s not that his powers are gone (at most they’ve been changed) – it’s the wonder that he lived so long before he got them!

Scarsdale
Scarsdale
2 months ago

I think it would be fitting if Ethan found out that not only that he wasn’t de-powered, but gained something like healing other people, if not respawning them. I can see the troll’s face now…

Last edited 2 months ago by Scarsdale