Sahira probably knows that her name means “mountain”, so if she was to choose a Superhero name, it might be related to that.
Sahira: I’m Mountain Bob, you can call me Bob
Well, to be honest I think naming a superhero after their powers overrides that. That’s why it’s not Clarkman or Kentman, it’s Superman.
Because being super is a power. Lol.
Actually, it is… In a manner of speaking.
Kentman sounds like a cigarette-powered superhero.
I think “Twin Peaks” or “Twin PEEKS” would be nicer… (~_^)
If most heroes are named after their powers, then Sahira would be obliged to choose some derivation of “touch-activated power mimic”.
(Admittedly that’s a character from the Whateley Universe – a supervillain with an interesting MO: pick a fight with a superteam to pick up their powers, knocking them out but keeping them alive, then with the new powers go and rob a bank, thus enabling him to live the life of luxury for the next few years until money’s getting low, when he repeats the exercise.)
Meanwhile, the time-limited nature of Sahira’s transformations means that once she’s got everyone to safety, she can disappear back into her apartment then reappear a few minutes later with the standard compliment of limbs and a crop top (thus showing she hasn’t stashed them somewhere, unlike her flatmate who doesn’t have that luxury).
I could see people start calling her Kali, I mean, that’s what the little girl was thinking imo.
Six arms? Indian? Comes out of nowhere to save her. No amount of convincing is gonna make that little girl think otherwise, me thinks.
Nah, she was probably thinking more along the lines of a protector/guardian type goddess like Durja (Durga? Not sure how to spell it at the moment), rather than an avenging warrior like Kali
…Culturally aware kids…Everything else I can buy…but that right there just made this a “fantasy” comic.
They have an indian kid amongst them, she looks like their Indian classmate.
You underestimate children.
… so a woman spontaneously growing six arms and a girl turning herself into a monster from D&D are totally within your suspension of disbelief, but not this?
Don’t forget the time traveling Founding Father.
Not to mention a woman with a humungous bosom that radiates heat.;)
Don’t forget about that reading a book here can turn one evil.
Don’t forget flying Korean-American Lesbian and 6 Armed Web Shooting Ohian Bisexual babes who like to kiss and hold hands in public!
Not forgetting a nine-tailed catgirl, a werewolf and a three headed hellhound – plus a compulsive crossdresser (although to be fair, we haven’t seen Gabe wearing anything other than his ‘uniform’ dress, so we don’t know if the crossdessing is only on duty or if it’s 24/7)…
Gabe did dress as a nun for London’s first date with Minerva, but I guess that was a special occasion.
There was something here that made me cringe and I couldn’t understand why until you said this. Now I feel a little bad too. It’s just so… I dunno. I guess the litmus test would be something like: a (dressed up) Catholic girl seeing Angel from x-men and asking if he really is an angel? (Why do I suspect marvel may have done this?)
@ wrong wolf:
You forget that the book in question was [i]Atlas Shrugged[/i], which has caused numerous real-life people to turn evil as well.
“You forget that the book in question was [i]Atlas Shrugged[/i], which has caused numerous real-life people to turn evil as well.”
Care to provide an example?
Took me a bit to understand why the little Indian girl would be freaked out. Nicely done.
I love racial dynamics. Spinny and Sahira have an Ironman and War Machine thing going on. It’s kinda cool and the young indian girl just made it so sweet.
I hope we see more of Sahira in action, even as an occasional hero
She’ll ‘adopt’ her like in a Yuri manga where she calls Sahira “Nee-chan!” <3 <3 <3
Kid: “She’s not Spinerette! Spiunnerette’s white! and She’s Indian!”
Me: “Way to be racist, kid!”
Nothing racist about it. If I wore a Captain America costume, every single person would
see that I’m black and not white like Steve Rogers is. That isn’t a statement of quality or judgement of ability, just a statement that I’m not some white dude in spandex.
Now had the kid said something akin to, “Oh crap, it’s Vindaloo Spinnerette, we’re hosed.”, than I would say that the little snot is being racist.
her hero name would be Spiral weaver referencing her talent at garment making and her power to temporarily take on the powers of any meta she absorbs the DNA of
Ooo! That sounds like a cool name
Does anyone else think that the little girl thinks sahira is a goddess, because a lot of Indian gods have six or eight arms. and am i the only one who thinks that is hilarious?
I can tell you from experience that you can explain to a child that age “No I’m not, I’m just a normal person’ and they will still believe what that want. i get asked if I’m Santa Claus so much it makes me sick, but the most delightful time was when a young boy maybe four was running in a store and stopped. Looked up and simply said “Santa?”
I hear from parents all the time that their children go home and tell the other parent “I saw Santa today, he was on vacation.” Of something the like.
This young girl is going to believe what she wants to believe. One of her Goddess’s appeared in the flesh, so they are real.
No, the little Indian girl likely thought Sahira was the Hindu goddess with many arms (Durga?). This is why Sahira stresses she’s “just an ordinary person, Really”.
Hell! She just thought Sahira is HOT! (~_^) [giggle]
Yes, I’m a perv who makes EVERYTHING sexual…
Except sacrificial goats…
“SCIENCE!!!!” [lighting and thunder from a clear starlit night sky]
Yeah, a person with superb powers is still pretty much ‘ordinary’ compared to a deity (or even a dietary supplement )
Probably thought she was Kali, Shiva’s consort, who has become to be thought of as a “benevolent mother goddess” and who often represents empowerment.
Of course, I could be wrong.
I hope I don’t seem ignorant for this but I thought, in Indian culture, that a dot on the forehead signified marriage.
The mark on Sahira and the little girl’s foreheads is a Bindi
The Bindi is decorative. It’s like lipstick in a way.
I think her name will reflect her powers:
something like that
Echo sounds cool. Mirror would also work. If we’re aiming for more humor, which we seem to be in this series, how about “Xerox”?
That works too. I could come up with tons of names; those were just examples
Pretty sure there’s a Marvel heroine called Echo already.
Obviusly, the indian little girl is thinking about Vishnu, and Sahira, being and indian too, knows that.
Vishnu is male.
And is also blue skinned.
Is there not going to be an update today?
I’d check back in 2 hours from the time stamp on this post
I think this page was posted at 7:15am server time, 2pm my time.
D’awww <3 That's so cut, the little girl's thinking "Wow, a goddess just came and saved us!" ^^
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