Power Girl With Weapons?

#1 Posted by achilles100 (224 posts) - - Show Bio

The bit about what Max was intending with the Beetle suit in today's Generation Lost got me thinking:  Why wouldn't PG, a living weapon herself use other weapons?  Wonder Woman certainly does.  The Daxamite Ion does.  What could she do with the Beetle armor or a GL ring?  Or both...

#2 Posted by SochBAT (12 posts) - - Show Bio

FYI, she's already got the best two weapons in the multiverse!

#3 Posted by TheCrowbar (4286 posts) - - Show Bio
@SochBAT said:
" FYI, she's already got the best two weapons in the multiverse! "
Heat-ray vision and freezing breath!
#4 Posted by Emperor Gonzo Noir (19714 posts) - - Show Bio
@TheCrowbar said:
" @SochBAT said:
" FYI, she's already got the best two weapons in the multiverse! "
Heat-ray vision and freezing breath! "
LOL
#5 Posted by SochBAT (12 posts) - - Show Bio
@TheCrowbar: I don't think you're old enough to know about these weapons.
#6 Posted by Overkill (404 posts) - - Show Bio
@TheCrowbar said:

" @SochBAT said:

" FYI, she's already got the best two weapons in the multiverse! "
Heat-ray vision and freezing breath! "
 He means boobs! (Once again Captain Obvious saves the day)
#7 Posted by TheCrowbar (4286 posts) - - Show Bio

What could a weapon do, that Power Girl can't already do?

#8 Posted by PowerHerc (85153 posts) - - Show Bio

She doesn't need weapons.   
That's the point of her (and super-powered heroes in general) having powers; so they can fight for good without weapons.
#9 Posted by Mercy_ (92997 posts) - - Show Bio
@TheCrowbar said:
" What could a weapon do, that Power Girl can't already do? "
Same could be said about Wonder Woman (pre-depowerment) or Sodam Yat or any other being with super powers who also uses weaponry. 
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#10 Posted by TheCrowbar (4286 posts) - - Show Bio
@The Dark Huntress said:
" @TheCrowbar said:
" What could a weapon do, that Power Girl can't already do? "
Same could be said about Wonder Woman (pre-depowerment) or Sodam Yat or any other being with super powers who also uses weaponry.  "
See the thing is, Wonder Woman doesn't have a projectile power I could see her having an Amazonian gun(or tiara lol), she doesn't have bullet proof skin(hence the bands), and Sodam Yat is a tool, worst lantern imo, and I'm counting the Squirrel Guy in that too.
#11 Posted by achilles100 (224 posts) - - Show Bio

Well, it's not like she actually won her fights against Superman Prime, or even her own cousin.  Or Black Adam.  And Max seems to be thinking in that direction.  Likely looking to have Divine wear the Beetle suit.  
 
And yeah, she could poke someone's eyes out without those things, or worse!  At least they'd die happy....  
 
But weapons, even if temporarily used; could help her out against the tougher types I mentioned, (though she really should have had any trouble with Adam, let alone lost as badly as she usually does with him; or with her cousin, assuming she's as close to him as Supergirl is to Superman.

#12 Posted by TheCrowbar (4286 posts) - - Show Bio
@achilles100 said:
" Well, it's not like she actually won her fights against Superman Prime, or even her own cousin.  Or Black Adam.  And Max seems to be thinking in that direction.  Likely looking to have Divine wear the Beetle suit.    And yeah, she could poke someone's eyes out without those things, or worse!  At least they'd die happy....    But weapons, even if temporarily used; could help her out against the tougher types I mentioned, (though she really should have had any trouble with Adam, let alone lost as badly as she usually does with him; or with her cousin, assuming she's as close to him as Supergirl is to Superman. "
Magic affects her just like any Kryptonian and Black Adam has had thousands of years of experience. It was WWIII(I think) that Black Adam takes on everyone and almost wins.
#13 Edited by achilles100 (224 posts) - - Show Bio

 
Ah, the old Captain Marvel vs. Superman thing!  None of Black Adam's defeats of Power Girl, (including post WWIII, where she seems to actually be giving him trouble with her heat vision for a second before he stops her with the old supersonic hand clap thing---which should have no effect on her), included him using his magic word to call down the lightning.  Just hitting her.  Or not even hitting her as above.  Which should give her no problems at all other than plain old physical force.  Which she also has and should hurt him too.  But never does.  And Adam's thousands of years of experience never manifest in these fights.  He used no tactics, no skill, simple brute force.
  
WWIII was one of those things they do every now and then, what do they call it when a character manifests power they never had before?  Apart from bad writing that is, which that certainly was.
 
Point is, she should win against types like Adam as often as she loses.  Probably more, since she has a ranged weapon that can be precisely aimed that they don't, and one that doesn't leave her temporarily vulnerable at that.  Broader OP point is that Max was maybe on to something.  She does lose a lot of fights.  And she could find herself up against a Darkseid or Doomsday, (though not in the current Doomsday thing, another case where DC freezes her out of the action).  And she could use help against them.
 
Hell, even an arc where she gets a GL ring temporarily might be fun.  Send her off into space with it for the arc, along with Hal as her teacher.  Or even Guy.  But logically, she knows she's not invincible.  She's lost often enough to want to have an equalizer available, should she need it.  With Max, his edge would seem to be Divine in the Blue Beetle suit.  With PG if could be something else.  But IMO it is an idea at least worth exploring for an arc or two.

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