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Old 12-11-2016, 07:53 PM   #21
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Huh, that gives me an idea. A world where a few decades after superheroes the cities have largely been abandoned (and reduced to rubble), the population more-or-less evenly distributed in small towns.
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Not in the deserts of the southwest where the Hulk hangs out.
Nor Smallville.
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Old 12-11-2016, 08:03 PM   #22
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Nor Smallville.
Yeah, small towns that show up in superhero universes tend to be significant in some way, and end up full of strange occurrences. Smallville tends to be the prototype of these. :)
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Old 12-11-2016, 08:26 PM   #23
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Yeah, small towns that show up in superhero universes tend to be significant in some way, and end up full of strange occurrences. Smallville tends to be the prototype of these. :)
Sunnydale puts even that super villain Mecca to shame.
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Old 12-11-2016, 08:35 PM   #24
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Huh, that gives me an idea. A world where a few decades after superheroes the cities have largely been abandoned (and reduced to rubble), the population more-or-less evenly distributed in small towns.
With paper walls like in old Japan, to reduce damage a bit? Earthquakes there, not superheros, but still.
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Old 12-11-2016, 08:38 PM   #25
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Other superhuman battles, such as X-Men vs Juggernaut? He doesn't often get the bill or promise to pay for those, though I don't doubt he helps with the cleanup.
I think it was an old X-Men Colossus vs. Juggernaut battle where the bar owner in the background says to someone. "Of course my insurance covers superhero battles. In Manhattan, it's a necessity!"
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I think it was an old X-Men Colossus vs. Juggernaut battle where the bar owner in the background says to someone. "Of course my insurance covers superhero battles. In Manhattan, it's a necessity!"
Insurance isn't magic, and with how common super fights are, what idiot would run such a money sink company?
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Old 12-11-2016, 10:25 PM   #27
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That does help explain why a single beer costs as much (or more) than a 6 pack at the grocery . . . bars buy Super insurance
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Old 12-11-2016, 10:28 PM   #28
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Insurance isn't magic, and with how common super fights are, what idiot would run such a money sink company?
Canonically they have a company using about TL 11 gear to do repairs.
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Old 12-12-2016, 02:59 AM   #29
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Canonically they have a company using about TL 11 gear to do repairs.
Introducing such ultra tech ignores the same elephant in the room as when you deal with superhuman geniuses like Stark and Richards. Why are they not helping mankind in ways other than punching super villains? At least with them you can hand wave time specialties, etc. With actual access to TLs above 8, it must be obvious to even genre enthusiasts.
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Introducing such ultra tech ignores the same elephant in the room as when you deal with superhuman geniuses like Stark and Richards. Why are they not helping mankind in ways other than punching super villains? At least with them you can hand wave time specialties, etc. With actual access to TLs above 8, it must be obvious to even genre enthusiasts.
It is, which is why Damage Control Inc (the 'super' insurance/construction/repair company) first debuted in a 'parody/comedy' comic, rather than the more 'serious' titles.
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