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Powet Alphabet: B is for Bat-Girl

Batgirl has been a staple of the Batman mythos for decades, much like Much like Robin, the boy/girl wonder — though for not quite as long. The one near-constant of this title is that the girl in question usually ends up as the current Robin’s girlfriend. That might not be so bad, except the role sentences the unsuspecting Batgirl a slew of terrible fates (in no particular order): being shot, paralyzed, raped, tortured to (apparent) death, and even wiped out of existence. Mostly.

Regardless, I’m sure fans everywhere remember when the very first Bat-Girl, Betty Kane, burst onto the scene with her red, green, and gold outfit.

…bwuh??

Read on to see more about Batwoman’s sidekick, and her not-quite-as-long-as-Robin line of unhyphenated successors.
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Powet Alphabet: A is for Admiral Ackbar

Admiral Ackbar says 'It's a Trap'

Since the alphabet is the building block of our language, the Powet Alphabet is the building block of what makes us geeks.

Admiral Ackbar plays a vital role in the Rebel Alliance’s attack on the second Death Star in Return of the Jedi. But no one cares about that. He’s really only ever remembered as the guy who says “It’s a trap”.

Ackbar is… an Admiral. That’s a pretty big deal. As the Supreme Commander of the Rebel Alliance Fleet he’s the guy who leads the whole attack at the Battle of Endor.

Admiral Ackbar

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Powet Alphabet: Z is for Zombrex

Since the alphabet is the building block of our language, the Powet Alphabet is the building block of what makes us geeks.

In most cases of zombie media, once you’re bitten by a zombie (either of the viral type or otherwise), you’re pretty much screwed. Zombie plagues break out because generally, there are no vaccines or cures once you’re infected, and infection sets on rather quickly and zombification causes carriers to spread the plague like wildfire. Usually, if you don’t die immediately due to sever wounds, you’re left to degenerate over a period of time until the infection finally kills you and you become the walking dead, if another person doesn’t do you a mercy and take you down before you turn.

The introduction of Zombrex in the Dead Rising series changed that.
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Powet Alphabet: Y is for Yoda

Yoda from Star Wars

Since the alphabet is the building block of our language, the Powet Alphabet is the building block of what makes us geeks.

Yoda is a pretty cool guy. At first look he’s a gross looking green 900 year old hermit but in reality he’s a gross looking green 900 year old Jedi Master hermit! He is kind of the extreme personification of a wise old man in that his wisdom and age are both beyond anything a human could conceivably achieve. I guess this happens when you teach Jedi for 800 years.

Yoda on Luke's back in Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back

Let’s take a look at Yoda throughout history as we follow him through his various appearances first in the real movies, then in the shitty movies. First let’s look a bit behind the scenes at how he works and what he’s about.

Frank Oz with the Yoda Puppet filming Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back

Yoda is a puppet controlled by the great Frank Oz. Check out this outtake of Frank fubbing a line:
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Powet Alphabet: X is for X-men – Age of Apocalypse

Since the alphabet is the building block of our language, the Powet Alphabet is the building block of what makes us geeks.

In 1994, Marvel did nothing short of the unthinkable. They killed Professor Charles Xavier, the founder of the X-men. They didn’t stop there. They destroyed the X-men as we knew them, throwing the Marvel Universe head first into a universe where one of the X-men’s greatest adversaries was in control. Everything that we thought we had known was wrong, and now, over 15 years later, the effects are still being felt throughout the Marvel Universe. Welcome poweteers, to the Age of Apocalypse.
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Powet Alphabet: W is for Whoops!

If you do a Google define search on the word ‘Whoops’, you pull back many definitions.
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Powet Alphabet – V is for Vampire Hunters

Since the alphabet is the building block of our language, the Powet Alphabet is the building block of what makes us geeks.

Vampires seem to be all the rage these days. The day of the glamorous blood-sucker has descended upon us and is full-force, despite the fact vampire-based media has been around since the days of Bram Stoker, though his vamps were more about subjugation and fright than sparkles and angst. Though the definitions of vampires and types of vampires have had as many interpretations, one thing remains as constant as they are – if there are vampires, there are vampire hunters.
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Powet alphabet: U is for Ultimate Marvel

Since the alphabet is the building block of our language, the Powet Alphabet is the building block of what makes us geeks.

As Marvel Comics emerged into the 21st century, they were also emerging from bankruptcy. Thanks partially to the success of the hugely popular X-Men and Spider-man cartoons, along with Capcom’s widely successful Marvel fighting games, more people were reading the comics more than ever. With a sure-to-be blockbuster X-men movie on the horizon, along with an influx of new readers, things were only looking up for The House of Ideas.

There was only one problem: accessibility. With over 40 years of history behind them (60 if you count their years as Timely/Atlas), it was, to say the least, difficult for the average ‘man on the street’ to pick up a comic book and know what’s going on as well as a hardcore reader would. Heck, look at some of these things. Clones? Alternate Universes? Dystopian future timelines? Resurrections? 4 different versions of limbo? Clones of people from alternate universes battling resurrected people from alternate versions of dystopian timelines (and I’m not exaggerating either. All of these things were in a Marvel storyline at one time or another, often times, more than one at a time). Hardcore readers were having a hard enough time keeping up, so imaging how hard it would be for someone whose X-men and Spider-man knowledge came primarily from the cartoons. However, Marvel devised a solution: Ultimate Marvel.

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