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Saving the City: Sans-Spandex

Totally not in ANY way based off of real ANYTHING


14 responses to “Moving Up V”

  • Mike on April 2, 2021 at 6:12 PM

    The city using strong-arm tactics and taxpayer money to make profits for their “select” friends? Pure fiction right there 😉

  • locallunatic on April 2, 2021 at 6:57 PM

    Eminent domain has been used to build stadiums before. Plus if that big of an offer was made there is basically no way a court would say there wasn’t a reasonable attempt made.

    But, ignore that as this looks needed for plot.

  • MercuryGreen on April 3, 2021 at 10:57 AM

    Eminent domain only applies to land that will be of PUBLIC purpose. Most sports stadiums are privately owned.

  • Twitch, Lurking SideKick on April 4, 2021 at 11:33 AM

    Oh MercuryGreen, you sweet summer child.
    Eminent domain works for anything a rich, connected tool wants.

    The justification is that the public will benefit from the collected sales taxes from the private businesses’ operations.
    Wal-Mart versus a mom-and-pop general store? Wal-Mart brings in more, ergo the city would get better money. Bye-bye general store.
    It’s shitty ethics and a prime example of the U.S.A. darker side.

  • MercuryGreen on April 4, 2021 at 12:31 PM

    You’re right – I looked more into how it’s ACTUALLY used, instead of how it’s INTENDED.

    Well, this is a world of superheroes. Maybe it’s run a little better.

  • Foradain on April 4, 2021 at 8:17 PM

    For a real-life example, wiki “Chavez Ravine”, unless you’ve found enough RLEs already to turn your stomach.

    My only question at this point is, What does he need from our friend Mr. Nickel that a friendly judge can’t provide?

  • Ragnarok101 on April 6, 2021 at 10:28 AM

    Hmmm…maybe it’s less that and more his mindset is already set on ‘I will make this problem Go Away, gangster style’. There *is* a simpler option but he wouldn’t go to the trouble of maintaining a criminal empire *and* being mayor if he was gonna go for the simple and easy way, would he?

  • Kraziekat on April 7, 2021 at 7:34 AM

    @foradain and @ragnarok101: Simple answer is expediency. A friendly judge may be friendly, but still take time. Where as Mr. Nickle can be faster.

  • Black Rose on April 7, 2021 at 9:28 AM

    Next the mayor should ask Isauro to haul a certain brand of beer east of Texas….!

  • Twitch, Lurking SideKick on April 8, 2021 at 2:36 PM

    Expanding on Kraziekat’s thought.
    Optics. The site is special to the community. It has either historical or social value that would spark public backlash. Newspapers love a good PR scandal
    However, if the owner ‘willing’ sells, the buyer isn’t the bad guy.

  • CheshireMadcat on April 8, 2021 at 7:11 PM

    I’m thinking this might be some Super that has their secret base or lab there. If they spent millions on the secret layer, the high offer might not even cover the power generator. Of course, this hero will be friends with Sidekick Girl, putting poor Mr. Nickle is quite a spot.

  • Leapfaith on April 8, 2021 at 10:31 PM

    I like the way you think, CheshireMadcat! But what would be even funnier/more ironic is if the owner is a super-Villain with a hideout. Ok, I need to beat up this super-Villain… oh, except I’m not supposed to “vigilante.” Doh!

  • Frank Bromley on April 11, 2021 at 7:48 PM


  • CheshireMadcat on April 14, 2021 at 3:30 PM

    Leapfaith, now, what if it’s the lair of Dr. Grandpa! It could tie the Make and Brake story to this one. (I also think Dr. Grandpa is a robot, but that is for another story.) Then, when the mayor learns there is a well known Blue Card there, he goes all out. Which then brings in our two lovely girls. Then they are in bad spot and he saves them, and they all beat the mayor. Due to this, the Reds investigate why the would be Blue is still holding a Red card, the B that has made his life heck for so long is outed as the problem and she is dealt with and our favorite vigilantly is given a Blue Card. (I run a Mutants and Masterminds tabletop game, so I’m always thinking about these kind of things.)

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