For those of you who don’t read Skin Horse, our princess here is Nick, formerly a misanthropic gamer geek, now a helicopter run by a brain in a jar with a swear-filter using an gyndroid body as a drone. He’s very much a dude and seems to love WhimsyCorp films though hiding it as a hatedom. Skin Horse’s current mission is to retrieve a set of documents from WhimsyCorp’s hidden archive, which could only be done by a princess. (The start of the story is here )
Anyway, it resonated with me, even if I’m usually approaching it from the opposite direction.
(CN for the storyline: discussions of gender essentialism, gamer stereotypes, sexism, use of ‘gay’ as an insult.)
There are about five people in the world who will get this, but:
Somebody* vs Casanova Frankenstein and Tony P and his Disco Boys (from the Mystery Men movie). They’re finally defeated and it turns out they were the mentors of Tigerlily Jones (from Skinhorse), who unleashes the power of funk in the form of a giant mecha.
Tip, Unity, and Sweetheart have to show up. Preferably Zeta and Foot wander through.
Like I said, I can’t write it. I’m not awesome enough. If you write it and it’s fabulous, I would honestly marry you. Not even kidding.
* I was originally thinking Cumberbatch!Sherlock, but on further thought there’s probably too much of a tone mismatch there. I think it would be better if whoever it was more low-key (so not, like, the Gurren Lagann crew… or even Sailor Moon). Batman could be great. Superman would probably be better. But somebody minimally powered – where they’re using their brain and not superpowers, would be so sweet.
On the other hand, the Creeper or Freakazoid could be really awesome.