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Tuesday, April 25, 2006

Random Ridiculous Realization #-whatever

It occurs to me, every major humanoid character with a speaking role in the Green Lantern Corps wears very skin-tight spandex-like costume. Hal, John, Kyle, Soranik, Katma, Vath, Isamot...heck, even *Kilowog* wears his costume to show off his...assets.

And then you have Guy Gardner, who wears a turtleneck, Jacket, and pants that aren't even terribly tight as of Recharge.

That's just a little weird isn't it? You have everyone else in what amounts to spandex and one guy wearing *layers*. And no one ever says anything about it. Not even a passing, "Dude, what's with the jacket? Aren't you hot in that?"

I dunno, it just seems like the equivalent of wearing a sweatsuit to the beach...there must be some sort of issues there. Or something...

And it occurs to me, almost every one of my favorite male characters dresses like a freak:
Guy is the only fully clothed Lantern. Kyle wore a crab mask and a dog collar. Sand is a quiet, repressed boy whose outfit appears to be strongly inspired by Japanese Bondage. Cosmic Boy's corset in space was one of his better costumes. Tim Drake is the only Robin that got to wear tights (Steph's are countered by the skirt), Ted Kord let robots pick out his civilian clothing with predictable results...

I'm not sure what that says about me, but at least my favorite females are dressed mostly sane...comparitively...

7 Comments:

  • At April 25, 2006 9:29 AM, Anonymous green means wheelpower said…

    Rank hath it's privilage especially w/ all the shite he's been through I think I'd want to be more comfortable+badass wouldn't you. Besides its awesome & as a GL uniform "it breathes like egyption cotton"-Edna Mode-:) Being comander he could send any fashon critic on planetary latrine duty...has he done that to Hal yet? RHIP:)

     
  • At April 25, 2006 10:31 AM, Blogger kalinara said…

    Heheh. Maybe he can change those hideous dress uniforms. :-) It must be noted that while not everyone can wear spandex, almost anyone can wear Guy's costume and look pretty good...

    He's got mad fashion design skillz, yo.

     
  • At April 25, 2006 1:08 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    And,if all else fails...ALIEN SYMBIOTE!

     
  • At April 25, 2006 1:26 PM, Blogger kalinara said…

    heheheh...

     
  • At April 25, 2006 2:30 PM, Anonymous green means wheelpower said…

    Where are the dress uniforms seen?! Its not like Star Trek TNG is it?

     
  • At April 25, 2006 3:48 PM, Blogger RAB said…

    Please note this pair: Salakk has some tunic and jodphurs action going on, while Ch'p sports baggy coveralls and a white bowtie. So it wasn't always all about the spandex.

    For those who feel this must have been a crap story based on the cover alone, I say it wasn't...and for a bonus, there were virtually no women getting beaten, raped, killed, or stuffed into refrigerators, so don't be too quick to write it off.

     
  • At April 25, 2006 3:51 PM, Blogger kalinara said…

    :-) I'm not sure I'd consider either Salakk or Ch'p to be *major* characters (much as I love them, especially Salakk), but it *is* good to see a few who go against the trend.

     

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