TP: The Devil You Know (Part 7)
- J�Onn tumbled along the crystal sands of the
desert, landing like a damaged aircraft. His ribs ached
from the energy-blast, but he was not seriously hurt.
<br>�Rather effective defense system,� J�Onn mused. His
powerful green fingers grasped a rock, lifted it from the
desert floor, and threw it toward the factory. Another
energy-bolt stabbed out from a hidden gun-turret and
obliterated the missile. J�Onn nodded once. He picked up two
rocks and hurled them from different directions at
once. From two different spots, energy-bolts blasted
the rocks into dust.<br>�Yes, a very effective
defense system,� J�Onn said. �But perhaps I can turn it
to my own advantage!� The Martian champion knelt on
the desert, and began rubbing his hands back and
forth across the crystal sands, faster and faster.
�Unless I�m very much mistaken,� J�Onn thought, as he
felt the crystal sands melting under the
ever-increasing friction of his hands, �those beams are some kind
of coherent light, not unlike a laser. And if I�m
right, well, this should help me deal with them!� In
minutes, J�Onn�s rapidly-moving hands had melted and fused
the crystal sands into a giant convex glass shield.
Holding it firmly by the edges, J�Onn took to the sky and
flew directly at the building. Again a dazzling
energy-bolt shot out; J�Onn tilted the glass shield, caught
the bolt, and reflected it back at the building.
There was a loud sound like a thunderclap, and the bolt
tore a huge hole in the side of the building. Bolts
shot out from two other hidden ports; J�Onn swiftly
deflected them with his shield, rending more holes in the
factory. In moments, the building was a burning mass of
ruin.<br>�That takes care of one factory,� J�Onn mused,
satisfied. �Now to rendezvous with Green Arrow at Moloko
- BTW, if we ever do a Secret Origin story for the Supergirl of the future, it is worth noting that in her Louise-L identity, Supergirl wears a short black wig, while her friend Lydia-T has shoulder-length blonde hair and looks identical to Lena Thorul. It seemed evident to me that Louise-L could easily have been a false identity, since she obviously wasn't born as a brunette. This begs the question -- what is the birth-name of Louise-L/Lydia-7, and what became of her parents? And is her birth-name a Kryptonian or Rokynian name?
--- In Earth1AftertheCrisis@yahoogroups.com, "Doc Quantum" <the_time_trust_2000@...> wrote:
> --- In Earth1AftertheCrisis@yahoogroups.com, p_debord wrote:
> > I recently found a little continuity error in Superman Family 216 Supergirl's secret identity was Louise-L. Her confidante's name was Lydia-T. Just a little FYI
> I've made a change in the archived version of the story that first reintroduced the Supergirl of the Future to account for this continuity error without having to get rid of the Lydia-7 identity we've used in her every appearance. Here's the line that I changed:
> "There is nothing left for me in my own time, thanks to the Crisis," she replied solemnly. "The floating cities of Hattan are no more, and my oldest friend Lydia-T is dead. In her memory, I have abandoned my old Louise-L identity which was merely a false name, much like your Supergirl's identity of Linda Lee Danvers and have adopted the new name of Lydia-7."