Thursday, August 11, 2005
Character Donation #74
Well, I WAS going to wait on this one, but Devon at Seven Hells has made it difficult to pass up.
The Flying Turd herself: Starfire.
"Oh, no! Starfire was part of what got me first turned on to comics!"
Sorry, fanboy; Starfire is simply what got your first turned on PERIOD.
Like any Marvel character, she's all about "the look".
She's Omaha the Cat Dancer with no tail and fewer clothes.
She fires ill-defined "energy blasts" from her clenched fists. Why? Cuz it looks good, I guess. It's the Marvel way.
She produces a "cool to draw" ill-defined energy trail.
The vacant manga eyes that scream "No one's home!"
The oh-so-convenient "I must never forget how I was abused" slave girl outfit. Ri-i-i-i-iight.
Oh, and, of course, the stupid pun-based name. No, not "Starfire"; "Koriandr". GODS! No wonder the Toon Titans won't even USE her "real" name.
Yeah, and the family-based character conflict with her evil sister. Yeesh, I half expect them to do battle over Major Nelson at some point.
CLEARLY a Marvel character who needs to go home.
Hey, Space Cabbie! Have I gotta fare for you!