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« Week #376 - Superman's Super Slip-Up »
Date: 10-15-2019
Word Limit: 1200
Words Written: 12,444

Week Archivist: Kaishai

Judges (crits):
*Staggy
Weltlich
Chili

Superhero stories are big right now. From the pop-culture giant that is the MCU, through DC's attempts to capture the same success, to films like Joker (depending on how you classify it) and indie properties such as The Umbrella Academy, we just can't seem to get enough of them. At their heart, they are often a (super-)power fantasy - although they can be so much more. They have, in the past, been deployed with varying success to examine issues such as race and sexuality, justice and loss. It's not always just spandex-clad figures beating the ever-loving tar out of each other [spoiler]but that can be fun too[/spoiler].

This week, I want you to write about a superhero or supervillain who has just made a mistake. A big one. I'll leave the specifics up to you, for the most part, but I'm looking for meaningful consequences here and how your characters respond to their mistakes. Remember: not every problem can just be dropped in the sun. Think about what makes for a more memorable conflict and tie it to your character. Do you really remember every time Superman had a hard time punching a bad guy hard enough?


12 Total Submissions, 1 Total Failures:
Loser
1
2
3
4
5
Winner
6
Dishonorable Mention
7
Honorable Mention
8
Dishonorable Mention
9
10
Honorable Mention
11
12

Failures who signed up but did not submit: