Sidekick Girl

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Challenging the villain to a chess match is also allowable.

12 responses to “Hero Handbook IV”

  1. I love that he has the key hanging from his belt within reach.

  2. Storel says:

    So how do they determine whether you, as a sidekick, are “qualified” for a particular escape? Do they have qualification exams for different kinds of escapes, with levels for different degrees of difficulty? Lock-picking alone should have at least 10 different difficulty levels, from the easiest level 1 (“SpongeBob”) to level 9 (“Houdini”) and level 10 (“Batman”).

    I’d love to see the study guide…

    • Storel says:

      Of course, sidekicks wouldn’t be allowed to qualify at levels higher than, say, 3 or 4, with the rest of the qualification levels being reserved for heroes only.

    • David Johnston says:

      If you are being guarded by common thugs, then you outrank them and are allowed to escape and beat them up. Henchmen you can escape provided that it doesn’t involve trying to fight (so seducing your way clear or just sneaking out but surrender if they spot you since they can’t kill you unless you attack them. Carded villains? You’re expected to not do anything that might provoke them into killing you. Just behave yourself and wait for rescue.

    • Ed Rhodes says:

      What I’ve learned about Houdini, it would drive him crazy that there was someone considered even just one grade better than him!

      • Storel says:

        Well, Batman is at least one grade better than anybody at almost anything. But he’s a special case, because he’s fictitious. I’m sure Houdini wouldn’t be too upset at having a fictional character ranked above him — at least it’s not a real person!

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  3. Mischa Avros says:

    I wonder if the sidekick program got it’s materials on this from the Jo Grant school of Escape Artistry.

  4. T*renn says:

    “I love this plan! I’m excited to be a part of it”
    –Peter Venkman

  5. Robert McKinney says:

    I think this is my new favorite page. 🙂

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