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Off My Mind: Nannies for Superheroes
by Tony 'G-Man' Guerrero on
What do heroes do with their kids when they're out saving the world?
Jessica gave up on the superhero game a while back. Since she's been with Luke and the New Avengers, it was only a matter of time until she admitted to herself that being a hero was still in her system. The problem is, what does a superhero couple do with their kids when they're out saving the world?
In New Avengers #7, Luke and Jessica will decide that the time has come for them to get a nanny. They can't just get any nanny. They need a superpowered nanny. Who would make the perfect candidate?
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In the past, Reed and Sue Richards used Agatha Harkness to watch over little Franklin Richards. With all the magic and dark arts she has at her disposal, anyone would have to be crazy to try to mess with any children under her care. The problem is, Agatha hasn't always been completely stable. There's also the matter of what her current wereabouts are and is she the "Aunt Agatha" that the Scarlet Witch mentioned to Clint Barton back in New Avengers (first series) #26?
Another nanny that the Fantastic Four hired turned out to be a semi-crazed Sue Richards from 500 years in the future. Perhaps Luke and Jessica shouldn't ask the FF for any suggestions.
For some reason, Elektra comes to mind. She may not be exactly mother material, but you know if she can take on a room full of the Hand, she could probably take care of an infant. Elektra did take in a young runaway in her series in the 90s. It would really depend on what "version" of Elektra we currently have. Besides, the recent Marvel teasers place her as an assassin for hire instead of a child care provider.
Let's not stick with the stereotypes and say the nanny has to be female. What about Hank McCoy, the Beast? He's super smart. He may not be an expert in infants but could easily read up and adapt to the new situation. He has a soft and caring side to him and his warm fur would be perfect for any child to cuddle up against. He's shown a fierce side as well which would make him good for protecting the kid against enemies. I just wonder if Beast would be willing to quit the Secret Avengers and if Luke and Jessica would want to clean up any fur that he sheds.
Maybe Luke and Jessica should just take turns watching their little girl. Being a hero places a giant target on yourself. That also makes their child a target. Could they live with themselves knowing that they were out trying to save the world but weren't there for their own child? It almost makes you wonder if they would be better off having a team of nannies instead of just one.
We shall soon find out who they choose as their nanny. It's a tough decision they're facing. They owe it to the world to use their gifted abilities to protect those that can't fend for themselves against the evil menaces lurking about. It just seems that they should be placing a higher priority over their own child. Let's hope they make a wise choice.
Who do you think would make a good nanny for superpowered parents?