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Please describe the ideal character you would have liked to have seen in a comic as a child (to the best of your ability to do so.)
|01/29/2012||5877668||I would love to have awesome ladies to look up to!|
Realistic not sexualised in a skimpy outfit and left in the background as a dumb female afraid of breaking her nails while her man goes off to be a thug.
Well rounded and reasonable but not rich.
|01/10/2011||328320||Someone cool, confident, pretty, and a great fighter with witty remarks.|
|01/07/2011||316663||A woman with her own mind and values that kicked ass, doesn't care what anyone thinks and is looked up to.|
|01/05/2011||304347||Oh, god. Okay. I would have loved to see any kind of Western comic featuring a strong, non-sexualized woman without idealized comic anatomy fighting evil/saving the world. She wouldn't necessarily have to be a superhero, but being a superhero wouldn't make her lose points either.|
Smart, in control and well put together, knows the risks going in, preferably a girl but a guy is fine, practical, doesn't wear a speedo (Batman wore it well but I had a hard time looking at Superman when I was a kid because I felt embarrassed for him). Definitely not a perfect person - they should have their flaws (even if it's as mundane as not liking their siblings- but not having the family story be a sobfest). Their backstory should not be a total sobfest, it's fine if there's tragedy or things they regret but please no more "My parents are deeeeeaadd!" They don't have to be a jack of all trades but I'd like them at least be good at something and not a waste of space outside of being a superhero. If they have a secret identity at least make it believable.
|01/02/2011||296802||I would've liked to have encountered someone like Wonder Woman as a child, because I grew up with manga and Archie comics. Wonder Woman's a great role model, and I would've liked it if I read stories about strong, beautiful, intelligent and independent women.|
|01/02/2011||296078||A strong, reasonable, hispanic, female character. I don't get the chance to look up to many minorities in media.|
|01/02/2011||295933||someone sarcastic and nerdy, while still being able to cause a lot of damage if they needed to.|
Please describe the ideal character that you would like to see in a comic now.
|01/29/2012||5877668||Uh... well-represented LGBT characters and awesome ladies.|
|01/23/2011||508849||Same as previous answer.|
|01/10/2011||328320||Someone who knows who they are and is comfortable with themselves. They are excellent fighters from training and experience and have friends they can rely on for backup if necessary- they rarely do things alone. Someone who can think well under pressure and has constantly funny remarks is also quite exciting to read about.|
|01/07/2011||316663||Awesome female in a leading role.|
|01/05/2011||304347||See above. Plus maybe the caveat that not defining her identity in relation to the men in her life is a must.|
|01/04/2011||301897||Maybe a geek or someone whose very interested in a certain subject. Quirky. Someone who doesn't fit the mold (aka not the regular muscular white straight superhero) or if they do fit the mold at least make them interesting. Not a stereotypical character. They don't have to be a charismatic leader or emotionally stunted loner. There's a lot of anti-heroes going around and that's fine but I'd like someone who has to go further than just killing a person to stop them. Preferably someone who works with the supernatural. They don't have to do the fighting monsters all the time - there's are other ways to help people. If they're in a relationship or married they can struggle together but not flip out over "I'm putting him/her at risk but just being next to them! Oh, the woe!" They should have their flaws so they're not the "complete perfect example of how a person should be" type of character.|
|01/02/2011||296802||Just like above, I want a woman who's strong, beautiful, intelligent and independent.|
|01/02/2011||296078||A woman who can kick ass, keep her head on her shoulders, and not have to succumb to a love interest.|
|01/02/2011||295933||someone sarcastic and nerdy with clear flaws but also positive qualities. they should have more focus on mental ability than just beating people up, and they should have a realistic appearance - if it was really ideal she would be short and curvy with a bit of a belly, and she wouldn't have long flowing hair.|