>>41556564>"S'what's bein' a superhero like?">Mettral blinked, though she knew she probably shouldn't be surprised by that question>she poked a bit at her salad, having eschewed from the grease-in-patty-shape burgers of the place>that was probably a harder question to answer than it should have been for her>she had to set an example or something here, didn't she?>more importantly, she needed to say something cool
Well... it's not all "bombastic adventure" and glitter, I can tell ya that.
Bein' a superhero is hard, dangerous, sometimes thankless work. It's work you start out with the hope that, someday, you won't be needed anymore...<"Oh, that's a good one! Need to write it down later~"
But until then, you keep doin' it. Not because of the glamor, or the paycheck; when you get just one "thank you" from someone you've helped, you know exactly why you started it.<"Not bad, but could use some work. needs to be shorter; more merchandiseable and catchphrase-y! Something to work on later."
>"You ever, like, punch someone so hard their head blew up like Spider-Man that one time?"
...what?<"The fuck's going on with those New York heroes!?">Mettral blinked, clearly taken by surprise, right before:>"What kinda superpowers d'ya got anyway?">oh good, an easy question!
>Mettral put on a cocky little grin, the conversation going somewhere she was far more happy to talk about: herself!
Weeeell, you could say it's pretty
I may not seem like much most of the time; sure, I've got above average strength, speed, reflexes, but that's pretty standard nowadays!
But I've got somethin' up my sleeve~! Haven't actually had the chance of using it yet, so I'm still waitin' on my big
>she leaned in slightly, her tone lowering a bit as if telling Lazzie a very important secret
Truth is: I can grow into a giant!>she held up her arms, playfully flexing for emphasis
It boosts up all of my strength and speed, and makes me invincible!
From the lowest of street crooks, to the most devastating of kaiju from outer space; Hell's Guardian METTRAL
is always ready to kick evil butt!
>then there was a pause>before she huffed and went back to poking at her lame salad, grumbling:
Of course, I just had
to pick the city guarded by an Ultra
of all things, so my niche was practically filled up as it is... and with all the red tape involved around giant heroes having just one in a city is a big enough headache let alone two so I'd just be making things harder on myself if I got involved but how the heck else are you supposed to compete with an Ultra anyway...