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On 6/4/2019 at 10:44 AM, BoloOfEarth said:

Launching hundreds of small (textbook-sized) satellites into orbit, each of which can generate a localized gravity field.  Combined, they can create a giant gravity lens capable of focusing the sun's energy into a massive (half a kilometer wide) laser-like beam directed at any point on the Earth's surface.

 

 

This... this is sheer genius.  Mind if I steal borrow it?

 

On 6/4/2019 at 10:44 AM, BoloOfEarth said:

 

Use cell phones and electrical lines to generate fields that interfere with the intelligence and common sense of anybody nearby. 

 

Too late by at least a decade.

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On 6/10/2019 at 6:17 PM, segerge said:

This... this is sheer genius.  Mind if I steal borrow it?

 

Go for it.  I had it as initially a Mechanon plot (though at a larger scale and meant to cause planet-wide extinction), stolen by a villain team and scaled down.  And having a bunch of tiny satellites working in concert, rather than one large satellite, meant the heroes wouldn't be able to just shoot it down easily.  At the first sign of attack, they could scatter and then regroup later.

 

Too late by at least a decade.

Too true, at least as far as cell phones are concerned.  :winkgrin:

 

Though to be honest, I basically stole that phone / electrical line idea straight from a Lois and Clark episode.

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5 hours ago, BoloOfEarth said:

 

Go for it.  I had it as initially a Mechanon plot (though at a larger scale and meant to cause planet-wide extinction), stolen by a villain team and scaled down.  And having a bunch of tiny satellites working in concert, rather than one large satellite, meant the heroes wouldn't be able to just shoot it down easily.  At the first sign of attack, they could scatter and then regroup later.

 

True.  Hundreds of tinysats can't be shot down by a guy with a telescope, lots of patience, and access to a hardware store in Dalhart, TX.

 

If Doctor Destroyer had ever found out exactly WHAT happened to his Mind Control Satellite network in 1984, the retribution would have been lethally epic...

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On 6/6/2019 at 6:20 PM, steriaca said:

But what is Holocaust's go to? Or anyone else in the VV1 book?

 

Holocaust would most likely do something to increase his own power, making himself the most powerful superbeing in the world---even more powerful than Destroyer, or Graviton, or Firewing, or anybody.  He then challenges all comers to open combat, figuring that if everyone sees him beat the heroes so publicly, they'll have no choice but to bow down to him.

 

A more sophisticated scheme would be for Holocaust to acquire a mass mind control device, or team up with a group of mind controllers--the remnants of PSI, perhaps.  Then, when his father--Senator Albert Haganstone--makes a bid for the Presidency, he can use the mind control to get everyone to vote for him, and when Haganstone wins he can be the "power behind the throne."

 

Hope that helps.

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Dr. Misogyny's Bimbo Ray would revert women to busty, dimwitted, 1950s housewife stereotypes.  

The Techno Luddite's anti-tech nanotech would wipe out anything invented after circa 1600.  

Climate King's schemes might involve either wiping out the fossil fuel industry, or accelerating climate change to get rid of humanity.

Mechanomagi uses technomancy to drain a fraction of life energy from all cell phone users in order to become nigh-omnipotent.  The only way to stop him is to persuade everyone to put away their cell phones(so, basically, he's unstoppable).

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Professor Paradigm is upset at reality. Why don't people understand that this isn't the way things are supposed to be? Art! Art is the mirror. Here are some great installations to try in your city.

 

i) Professor Paradigm is upset about commuting. Driving too and from work takes up far too much time in people's lives. It's ridiculous, and it can't go on. So let's give this futility some meaning!  Crack all those onboard computers, take control of the cars,  and turn evening drivetime into a ballet that can be viewed from orbit. You'll probably need a few drastic measures like driving a few columns of cars into oncoming traffic and such, but the sacrifices are well worth it. 

 

ii) Speaking of long commutes Professor Paradigm is upset about all those speculator-owned, vacant homes downtown. Homes are for people! And there are powers . . . Which is how those leafy inner suburbs of your city came to be overrun by animated homes, chasing people down the street and . . . I guess not exactly eating them. In fact, 4067 Maple Street's got two people stuffed headfirst in two cute north-facing dormers .(Jennie Oruma and Kyle Schwarzberger. You can tell because Jen was so happy about her black flats that she posted them on Instagram. That's how you can tell that the screaming and the waving feet are Jennie. Kyle's just wearing trainers, but he's screaming, too, so there's that.) Tudor-inspired has heard that "first comes marriage," so now it's chasing Reverend McAlister. Dan is booting it down the street as fast as he can, but Tudor-inspireds are pretty lively houses as these things go. (It's got good lines, not like that blocky modernist down the block that's given up on families and is just trying to get a few seniors. Don't let the walker fool you. Mrs. Pallavicini is spry! Well, spryer than a  glass-and-concrete house with exposed beams. Once again, Modernist House curses its own timely fashionableness. It'll never have a family.) 

 

Can your team stop Tudor-inspired before it shoves the Rev in the kitchen window and goes looking for a baby carriage? Maybe. But you probably want to avoid that big brownstone over there. It's heard that there's a superteam looking for a new home . . . 

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8 hours ago, Lawnmower Boy said:

Professor Paradigm is upset at reality. Why don't people understand that this isn't the way things are supposed to be? Art! Art is the mirror. Here are some great installations to try in your city.

 

i) Professor Paradigm is upset about commuting. Driving too and from work takes up far too much time in people's lives. It's ridiculous, and it can't go on. So let's give this futility some meaning!  Crack all those onboard computers, take control of the cars,  and turn evening drivetime into a ballet that can be viewed from orbit. You'll probably need a few drastic measures like driving a few columns of cars into oncoming traffic and such, but the sacrifices are well worth it. 

 

ii) Speaking of long commutes Professor Paradigm is upset about all those speculator-owned, vacant homes downtown. Homes are for people! And there are powers . . . Which is how those leafy inner suburbs of your city came to be overrun by animated homes, chasing people down the street and . . . I guess not exactly eating them. In fact, 4067 Maple Street's got two people stuffed headfirst in two cute north-facing dormers .(Jennie Oruma and Kyle Schwarzberger. You can tell because Jen was so happy about her black flats that she posted them on Instagram. That's how you can tell that the screaming and the waving feet are Jennie. Kyle's just wearing trainers, but he's screaming, too, so there's that.) Tudor-inspired has heard that "first comes marriage," so now it's chasing Reverend McAlister. Dan is booting it down the street as fast as he can, but Tudor-inspireds are pretty lively houses as these things go. (It's got good lines, not like that blocky modernist down the block that's given up on families and is just trying to get a few seniors. Don't let the walker fool you. Mrs. Pallavicini is spry! Well, spryer than a  glass-and-concrete house with exposed beams. Once again, Modernist House curses its own timely fashionableness. It'll never have a family.) 

 

Can your team stop Tudor-inspired before it shoves the Rev in the kitchen window and goes looking for a baby carriage? Maybe. But you probably want to avoid that big brownstone over there. It's heard that there's a superteam looking for a new home . . . 

Oh my. So very Doom Patrol. What would Danny think?

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