Electron: A Woke Superhero

 

I have an idea for a new “comic book” superhero named Electron. Electron is everywhere at once and is in all possible states at all times. Electron is simultaneously male and female (and all other possibilities!), every sexuality, nationality, race, creed, and religion. Election possesses every possible superpower at the same time. The rub is, just like an electron (or other subatomic particles), when Electron decides to appear at a specific position, all of the possibilities collapse into definite ones based on probabilities. One time Electron could be a Jewish, gay trans male with the ability to stop time, the next “they” could be a Buddhist, bisexual female with the ability to read minds.

The satiric possibilities are literally endless. This needs to be a comic book series, a streaming show, and a movie franchise with the inevitable theme parks in California, Florida, Paris, and Beijing.

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  1. Henry Castaigne Member
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    Theodoric of Freiberg:

    I have an idea for a new “comic book” superhero named Electron. Electron is everywhere at once and is in all possible states at all times. Electron is simultaneously male and female (and all other possibilities!), every sexuality, nationality, race, creed and religion. Election possesses every possible superpower at the same time. The rub is, just like an electron (or other subatomic particle), when Electron decides to appear at a specific position, all of the possibilities collapse into definite ones based on probabilities. One time Electron could be a Jewish, gay trans male with the ability to stop time, the next “they” could be a Buddhist, bisexual female with the ability to read minds.

    The satiric possibilities are literally endless. This needs to be a comic book series, a streaming show and a movie franchise with the inevitable theme parks in California, Florida, Paris and Beijing.

    Everyday he she becomes something different. Everything all at once is a little much.

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  2. BDB Coolidge
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    Degeneracy of Electrons

     

     

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  3. BDB Coolidge
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    Theodoric of Freiberg: The satiric possibilities are literally endless.

    And without beginning.

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  4. DonG (CAGW is a hoax) Coolidge
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    I like the name “Quark”.    Although, “Wave Theory” is kind of fun.  Maybe with a side-kick named “Dark Matter”. 

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  5. Henry Castaigne Member
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    DonG (CAGW is a hoax) (View Comment):

    I like the name “Quark”. Although, “Wave Theory” is kind of fun. Maybe with a side-kick named “Dark Matter”.

    Dark Matter would never be seen or directly observed but he could move things around.

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  6. Henry Racette Contributor
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    Theo, I think this is brilliant. Honestly. It’s a completely viable character concept.

    And emblazoned on his/her shirt:

     

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  7. Michael Brehm Coolidge
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    I just want to highlight the fact that here we have a conservative who created a woke superhero as a joke whose premise is a thousand times more entertaining and intriguing than the actual woke characters that “professional” SJ comic writers have been churning out lately.

    Electron is the sort of gonzo character I could actually see Dark Horse circa 1998 publishing. I could see it as a very out-there version of Quantum Leap. I would buy issue 1 at the very least.  

     

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  8. Zafar Member
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    Love interest: Neutron?

    Somebody call the Pointer Sisters.

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  9. Theodoric of Freiberg Member
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    Henry Racette (View Comment):

    Theo, I think this is brilliant. Honestly. It’s a completely viable character concept.

    And emblazoned on his/her shirt:

     

    That is perfect! Now. . . . I wonder who we can find to write the first episode.

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  10. Theodoric of Freiberg Member
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    Michael Brehm (View Comment):

    Electron is the sort of gonzo character I could actually see Dark Horse circa 1998 publishing. I could see it as a very out-there version of Quantum Leap. I would buy issue 1 at the very least.

    I really like the Quantum Leap angle. Very good!

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  11. Theodoric of Freiberg Member
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    Zafar (View Comment):

    Love interest: Neutron?

    Somebody call the Pointer Sisters.

    I like it. 😂

    Or how about Neutrino/Neutrina/Neutrinx. It’s gotta be the latter!

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  12. Theodoric of Freiberg Member
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    DonG (CAGW is a hoax) (View Comment):

    I like the name “Quark”. Although, “Wave Theory” is kind of fun. Maybe with a side-kick named “Dark Matter”.

    I’m not married to the name. Quark and Wave Theory are great. And I really love Dark Matter! 🤣

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  13. Theodoric of Freiberg Member
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    Henry Castaigne (View Comment):

    Dark Matter would never be seen or directly observed but he could move things around.

    That’s pure GOLD!

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  14. Jerry Giordano (Arizona Patriot) Member
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    This is great, Theodoric.

    You could have Electron be a pessimist.  You could have a Pollyanna character named Proton.

    You could have a set of Quark brothers or sisters.  One could be sunny and cheerful, one depressing, one likeable and engaging, and one a weirdo.

    You could have a shadowy character, who might be real or might be a myth.  Call him String.

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  15. JoelB Member
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    The Dr. Who TV series was wonderful for coming up with new story lines because the Dr. changed into a new person every few seasons. I lost interest a few years back so I don’t know what the latest version is. This electron idea goes Dr. Who one better with even more varied possibilities. A group of good writers could have quite a time with this one.

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  16. RushBabe49 Thatcher
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    I know just the guy to draw and animate the series.  I am going to copy this idea over to Doug TenNapel, who already is responsible for Earthworm Jim.  Theo, is it OK?

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  17. E. Kent Golding Member
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    Theodoric of Freiberg (View Comment):

    Henry Racette (View Comment):

    Theo, I think this is brilliant. Honestly. It’s a completely viable character concept.

    And emblazoned on his/her shirt:

     

    That is perfect! Now. . . . I wonder who we can find to write the first episode.

    @markalexander  would seem to be the logical choice.

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  18. Theodoric of Freiberg Member
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    Jerry Giordano (Arizona Patrio… (View Comment):

    This is great, Theodoric.

    You could have Electron be a pessimist. You could have a Pollyanna character named Proton.

    You could have a set of Quark brothers or sisters. One could be sunny and cheerful, one depressing, one likeable and engaging, and one a weirdo.

    You could have a shadowy character, who might be real or might be a myth. Call him String.

    Beautiful! 👍

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  19. Theodoric of Freiberg Member
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    RushBabe49 (View Comment):

    I know just the guy to draw and animate the series. I am going to copy this idea over to Doug TenNapel, who already is responsible for Earthworm Jim. Theo, is it OK?

    Sure. I’d love to see someone do something with this wacky idea.

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  20. Theodoric of Freiberg Member
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    RushBabe49 (View Comment):

    I know just the guy to draw and animate the series. I am going to copy this idea over to Doug TenNapel, who already is responsible for Earthworm Jim. Theo, is it OK?

    Okay. But please like this post!

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  21. Jerry Giordano (Arizona Patriot) Member
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    Theodoric of Freiberg (View Comment):

    Jerry Giordano (Arizona Patrio… (View Comment):

    This is great, Theodoric.

    You could have Electron be a pessimist. You could have a Pollyanna character named Proton.

    You could have a set of Quark brothers or sisters. One could be sunny and cheerful, one depressing, one likeable and engaging, and one a weirdo.

    You could have a shadowy character, who might be real or might be a myth. Call him String.

    Beautiful! 👍

    I had a nautical thought, too.  You could have some old-fashioned Royal Navy NCOs and their wives.  Bosons and Bosons’ mates.

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  22. Henry Castaigne Member
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    Jerry Giordano (Arizona Patrio… (View Comment):

    Theodoric of Freiberg (View Comment):

    Jerry Giordano (Arizona Patrio… (View Comment):

    This is great, Theodoric.

    You could have Electron be a pessimist. You could have a Pollyanna character named Proton.

    You could have a set of Quark brothers or sisters. One could be sunny and cheerful, one depressing, one likeable and engaging, and one a weirdo.

    You could have a shadowy character, who might be real or might be a myth. Call him String.

    Beautiful! 👍

    I had a nautical thought, too. You could have some old-fashioned Royal Navy NCOs and their wives. Bosons and Bosons’ mates.

    Please explicate.

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  23. BDB Coolidge
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    Henry Castaigne (View Comment):

    Jerry Giordano (Arizona Patrio… (View Comment):

    Theodoric of Freiberg (View Comment):

    Jerry Giordano (Arizona Patrio… (View Comment):

    This is great, Theodoric.

    You could have Electron be a pessimist. You could have a Pollyanna character named Proton.

    You could have a set of Quark brothers or sisters. One could be sunny and cheerful, one depressing, one likeable and engaging, and one a weirdo.

    You could have a shadowy character, who might be real or might be a myth. Call him String.

    Beautiful! 👍

    I had a nautical thought, too. You could have some old-fashioned Royal Navy NCOs and their wives. Bosons and Bosons’ mates.

    Please explicate.

    Jerry is reaching for Boatswain’s Mates, which are the crew of enlisted men who help the ship’s Boatswain (if so equipped) or other Deck officer (not Officer of the Deck) to carry out the most sailorly of functions — those things which have changed little in hundreds of years, outside of cooking and scrubbing toilets.  If it was done before gunpowder or steam, it’s probably the Boatswain’s area of responsibility.

    Pronounced “Boh-sn”, which sounds close enough to “Boson”, which I think is a mass-carrying particle, as opposed to Fermions, named for physicists Fermi and Bose.  Not looking it up — close enough.

    Note that “mate” in Boatswain’s Mate means assistant or colleague — more of the rum and the lash than of sodomy.

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