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I built a supervillainess named Hey Diddle Dillinger. She's got a Prohibition-Era gangster motif, and I've tried to give her powers to match- a great Tommygun style RKA, a gang and a bulletproof hovervan, and so forth.

 

But matching her powers to the Hey Diddle Diddle nursery rhyme is hard.

 

Have you any suggestions? Re-imagine away. I have no particular attachment to the gangster theme.

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yep, getaway vehicle, and a power based upon The Wizard's antigravity disks... work for carrying the loot, flight, and getting rid of pesky nonflying opposition.

 

Also, laughing gas. You know, because of the Little Dog.

 

 

It's a tough one to get a unified SFX for.

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You could give her gang powers and personalities based on the rhyme.

 

Cat: The 'second story' expert (Cat burgler). Has a violin that allows her to control people.

Cow: The Muscle. A Superstrong 'Minotaur' possibly with Superleap (No-one said how the Cow was able to jump over the moon, she might have just been strong enough).

Little Dog: A nut job who laughs to himself all the time, esecially at inappropriate times ("Yeah hit him a gain, ha Ha, Hit him again")

Dish and Spoon: A pair with Super Running who take the loot while the rest of the gang holds off the 'fuzz'.

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You could give her gang powers and personalities based on the rhyme.

 

Cat: The 'second story' expert (Cat burgler). Has a violin that allows her to control people.

Cow: The Muscle. A Superstrong 'Minotaur' possibly with Superleap (No-one said how the Cow was able to jump over the moon, she might have just been strong enough).

Little Dog: A nut job who laughs to himself all the time, esecially at inappropriate times ("Yeah hit him a gain, ha Ha, Hit him again")

Dish and Spoon: A pair with Super Running who take the loot while the rest of the gang holds off the 'fuzz'.

 

These ideas rock, but you're missing out on the Cat and her fiddle - that fiddle case is a perfect place to hide her own tommygun.

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These ideas rock' date=' but you're missing out on the Cat and her fiddle - that fiddle case is a perfect place to hide her own tommygun.[/quote']

 

Sorry fiddle = violin. Should have made that clear.

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Have you thought about alternate Idea's for Hey Diddle Diddle. Old rhymes are not always the silly nonsense so quickly displayed by Disney. Sometimes they had a deeper meaning. Which could have been hidden because the actual political actions could not be written about (Canterbury Tales anyone). Or is was something more sinister lost in translation (Ring Around the Rosey).

 

The following is from Wiki

(U.K., American, and Canadian version)

Hey diddle diddle,

The cat and the fiddle,

The cow jumped over the moon.

The little dog laughed to see such fun,

And the dish ran away with the spoon.

 

(Alternate American version)

Hey diddle diddle,

The cat played the fiddle,

The cow jumped over the moon.

The little dog laughed to see such sport,

And the dish ran away with the spoon.

 

Theories on the origin of "Hey Diddle Diddle" claim that this nursery rhyme is more than just a sequence of rhyming, not particularly meaningful, words

 

Elizabethan scandal

One theory is that this poem is a satire of a scandal during the time of Queen Elizabeth I. The cat is Elizabeth I and the dog is Robert Dudley, Earl of Leicester, whom she once referred to as her 'lap dog'. It is also speculated that the 'dish' is a server at the royal court, whereas the 'spoon' refers to a taste-tester. When these last two secretly eloped, Elizabeth had them captured and confined to the Tower of London.

 

 

Richard III's path to the throne of England

Another theory is that the poem depicts elements in the story of Richard III's path to the throne of England.

 

'Diddle diddle' was the way he got rid of Edward V. 'The cat and the fiddle' represent William Catesby and the pre-contract. A cow was the Neville emblem. The Nevilles eclipsed the Percys, whose emblem was a moon. Viscount Lovell was Richard's best friend, and his emblem was a dog. The dish was Richard himself, and the spoon was the anointing spoon at his coronation.

 

The Rhyme is actually a plan of some sort (to suplant your NPC as a new Godfather, to take some goods, etc). Take liberties with the thugs names (Dish is actually the code name for a female freelance theif), symbols to represent locations (Moons End Pub), and so forth. To make things more complicated, your NPC (Hey Diddle) is not involved with it at all. She just becomes the easy fall guy when all this goes down (esp since her hirelings have names such a Lydia "Cat" Rossini, Tony "the Pit Bull" Sardouchi, and Rico "Silver Spoon" Tatillia). Unknown 3rd party gets his [whatever] and Hey Diddle takes the fall. The players get their mits on a copy of the poem early on and have to make due with the knowledge they have/how things transpire.

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