Dee, all the stuff you're saying about Power Girl is accurate, but none of it has anything to do with the creators deciding she needed a hole in her shirt so nerds could stare at her cleavage. That is 100% the result of a bunch of horny dudes deciding they needed to sex her up 40 years ago, not because of any nonsense reasons future writers came up with to justify it. When DC did that story about how the boob window is there because she feels incomplete or unworthy of wearing the S-shield...I'm still rolling my eyes about it.
I love Power Girl, and I think a lot of great stories have been told with her, but that's DESPITE the fact that she runs around spilling out of her top, not because of it.
Doesn't change the fact that she stuck around. Doesn't change the fact that she was accepted. Same for red Sonja. Her and her costume. Look at lobo, biker guy and he was a jerk. He was accepted.
It's not about her being over sexualized. It's about her being her own character with a trait that most can't appreciate. Because they think she's offensive.
Post by woollytoots on Oct 3, 2016 18:22:02 GMT -6
Just as a point of interest I've been talking over Twitter with Erik Mona about the upcoming comic book series Pathfinder Worldscape. It's going to be a fantasy version of Battleworld basically where the Pathfinder Iconics crossover with many pulp and fantasy characters from Dynamite's stable of books.
In the first issue Valeros will meet up with Red Sonja. Erik and I have been discussing her origin and costume and skills\powers. It's been great. Erik is a personal hero of mine due to hsi work in the gaming industry and then to find out he and I have similar interests in pulp characters and classic D&D settings.
Anyways, the comic series has allowed Erik to make a set of stats for Sonja, making her a playable NPC in the Pathfinder RPG. He had tio design a archtype for her so she can wear the chainmail bikini and still have protection from attacks. He defined her class based upon her most recent origin story as well.
He also goes on to point out that all of the male characters from Dynamite's comics are less armored, more naked, than Sonja is. Which is funny because people just seem to focus on her state of dress.