Sidekick Girl

Saving the City: Sans-Spandex

It's always so cool in your imagination.

Yes, we know Val’s hand wraps are gone. Laura forgot about them and I didn’t notice until after I was done coloring, and doing it over again would Take Time. Glitch in the Matrix. It’s fine. 😛

9 responses to “Containment V”

  • Ebonbolt on January 29, 2021 at 4:16 AM

    Gal in green must have reality-warped Val’s hand-wraps onto the next page; she doesn’t have control yet, so we’re not going to embarrass her by mentioning it.

  • Nealithi on January 29, 2021 at 4:39 AM

    I am curious if power blockers have always been around or if this is a placebo from Val?
    IE a wristband with a blinking light to make the woman think her powers are suppressed.

  • CheshireMadcat on January 29, 2021 at 8:14 PM

    I’m thinking they have been around, most likely used to suppress the powers of red cards in prison. Otherwise, how do you keep a teleporter from popping out for Starbucks?

  • Twitch, Lurking SideKick on February 1, 2021 at 10:46 AM

    Placebo power blockers?
    I DARE you to suggest that to the parents of Jack-Jack Par.

  • Nealithi on February 2, 2021 at 8:14 AM

    Now to also derail things. The comment about getting powers as an adult made me think of this comic.

    Are we sure it is worse getting them as an adult?

  • Opus the Poet on February 3, 2021 at 3:52 PM

    I think the worst thing is discovering you had superpowers all along, but not until you were an adult. I discovered I had super powers after the third truck hit me and was totaled out while I survived. I mean seriously I got hit twice in two years in the same crosswalk and the trucks had to be towed away while I just had minor scrapes and cuts, and the thought I might have had superpowers never crossed my mind until over 30 years later after I was hit flush by a truck going about 60 mph (100km/hr) and only had a few broken bones and some severe road rash. I should have been dead all three times, but because I have this weird condition I’m not dead. But now I have a bad limp when I walk. So, this universe super, not comic book super.

  • Rexhinalt on February 4, 2021 at 12:42 PM

    Marion Harmon thought about this in his “Wearing The Cape” book series. GPS-enabled tracking bracelet, which if tampered with or an untoward amount of physical displacement (flying, teleporting, superrunning, etc.) is detected, discharges an electrical shock “powerful enough to stun a horse” into the wearer.

  • Rexhinalt on February 4, 2021 at 12:50 PM

    Said bracelets (used by Sentinels, legally-authorized superpowered law enforcement) also are built with “Verne” supratech. Not as duplicable or hackable as, say, MCU Tony Stark’s supratech, think maybe more along the lines of Marvel printed-universe Mr. Fantastic supratech. I know there are gadgeteers in Sidekick-verse but not sure if any are quite on the “incomprehensible by mere mortals magic” level of tech.

  • Rexhinalt on February 4, 2021 at 12:53 PM

    Or in could be that she unwrapped off camera once she realized no actual fight was in the offing? That actual skin-to-skin contact via hands would be helpful if not necessary to calm this breakthrough down?

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