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I know you hated Man of Steel, but ... by zeustoves I know you hated Man of Steel, but ... by zeustoves
Just kidding. I am into my disappointed with DC phase again before the year ends and the reboot is actually old enough to have more perspective. Power Girl is a great character - but one that has some entrenched and conflicting ideas in my opinion. My favorite aspect of her is her brash nature and though some people think showing your tits is brash and that matches, I have to disagree. I like to think that the strongest women I know have no need to flash flesh to be paid attention to - the whole actions speak louder than words (or tits) idea.

Don't get me wrong - I love strong, sexy women. What I don't like is the sexualization of a character before the consideration of their WRITTEN character. Man of Steel encountered a lot of residual emotional hate, but one thing I always will like about it is the armor design. Worn, battered, weathered, and above all ceremonial - the armor was perhaps scaled to ridiculous proportions on all the male characters, but Faora was my favorite even though her breastplate was impractical. Any breastplate that imitates actual female breasts forces blows to the center of the chest to channel into the plate instead of deflecting it which is what good armor should do. But applying some of the ceremonial aspects to Power Girl is something I wanted to try.

Missing from her Kryptonian array is the glyph. A lot of people made fun of the Glyph but I loved it. An emblem of my house, easy to digest icons. Power Girl has no glyph - an idea I used instead of baring her chest. There's goofy metaphoric storytelling there - she wears no sigil or glyph to indicate the departure from Kryptonian pasts. Seems a more dignified way to explain the bare chest concept than merely flashing her boobs in my mind.
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KirbBrimstone Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2014
I loved Man of Steel. Not perfect but the closet adaption of Superman in a live action movie to date.
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zeustoves Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2014  Professional General Artist
I loved big portions of it - not perfect, yes, but so much more satisfying than the Bryan Singer version.
I actually want a Russel Crowe Jor El stand alone movie! That intro was my favorite part!
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KirbBrimstone Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2014
Yeah very awesome. Jor-El Rocked.

MOS was a love letter to the comics unlike Singer's love letter to the 70's movies.
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zeustoves Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2014  Professional General Artist
Yeah -- as much as I loved those movies as a kid, well the first one anyway, I wanted something tougher than Singer's version for sure. Sometimes I feel like Zack Snyder is actually Michael Bay actually TRYING to make good movie. HA!
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AbyssalDaemon Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2014
It's a bit brightly colored for a MOS-style suit, I really like the design. Though the spaulder (shoulder piece) seems a bit a large in comparison to everything else with how it juts up.
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zeustoves Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2014  Professional General Artist
Well the bright colors were to make her have a little more in common with Power Girl :-)
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RedusTheRiotAct Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2013   Digital Artist
I really liked Man of Steel. Especially since my girlfriend got it for me on Blu Ray. However, I'm not up to date with the Superman universe.
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zeustoves Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2013  Professional General Artist
That's cool - to be honest, the elements I liked balanced out with the elements I didn't. Thankfully, there was more for me to like than not. Happy New year!
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RedusTheRiotAct Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2013   Digital Artist
Yep. Those fight scenes were glorious.
Right Bach atcha!
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EndKreator Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2013  Student Filmographer
I particularly don't have a lot of concern for the boob-window. However , your armour design is pretty cool. She looks deadly , classy too ,maybe ? Amazing work!
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