Vigilantes R Us
Yes, I know this is ridiculous. It’s time to play, Which comic book vigilante are you? This being next in the co-authored series so far including Eat hot lead, comics reader, What was the question again?, The Big Bang, and Wicked good.
Don’t be stuck up, go ahead, and tell us what you got in the comments. G’wan, g’wan.
As for us, uh, it looks like you’re reading a post by an authoritarian crypto-fascist and an exhibitionist who moonlights in rough trade.
STEVE’S JUDGE DREDD
You are a one man police force delivering your own form of justice. To those who break the law, you’ll break their jaw.
Steve: Crypto-fascist? I think I’ve been pretty open about my fascism, pal. 😉
I can handle being Dredd — though I honestly expected to get the Punisher. I have to go straight to shooting people partly for the realism reasons you cite for beating people up, and partly because it’s easier: why sweep the leg when I can just put a .22 round in the guy’s calf?
As for who my targets would be, I’d probably stick fairly close to “ traditional” criminals, but one of the things I like about Dredd is that Mega-City One’s legal code seems so vast, and his personal authority so extensive, that he can nail nearly anyone for something if he feels that’s in the best interests of Justice. So it’s a target-rich environment!
RON’S THE HUNTRESS
You may be a fully trained martial artist but from time to time it’s required that you use your ass-ets to accomplish the job. The world is your jungle and you will hunt down every last criminal and murderer the only way you know how.
Ron: I can live with that. My only dilemma in answering the questions was the guns-or-not thing … I went with “not,” but on the other hand, beating people up habitually is frankly pretty nasty, given a certain nod toward realism. They don’t just go “ow” and fall asleep – knocking someone unconscious is extremely damaging and dangerous, and rendering them helpless and/or unwilling to fight back through pain and shock is nothing less than sadistic. I guess that goes with the territory though. Since I’m not averse to guns as a thing, let’s call that my possible mod for my results.
That aside, my uh “Huntressness” is going to make sense to me only in terms of who “criminals and murderers” are. I can tell you that it’s not going to be random muggers from Central Casting – my targets might include a certain former vice-president and likely a fair number of his associates, for example. Would beating up a guy in his 80s be the point? Geez, that’s kind of a close judgment call. The image of this person’s body beaten to death and suspended from a lamppost is … not as disturbing as perhaps it should be.
Next: In Darkest Knight