We can all pretty easily guess what a super hero would do in a situation where a strong moral code is essential. But what about their polar opposites? That is the purpose of this series of course. So once again we pose a conundrum to a variety of super villains from the long history of comic books.
Scenario: A car pulls up on a residential block with music blasting so loud that it can scarcely be distinguished as music. The driver and passengers seem to have no regard for anyone on the block and loiter at the street with no apparent business other than to shatter the idyllic peace of the once quiet street. What do you do?
Black Adam: I would pick up the offending car and toss it fifty feet into the air. Then I would fly over to catch it before it hit the ground and throw it again. I would repeat this constantly until I managed to get them all the way to vast open fields or a trackless desert. Then I would lower the car to the ground and, if the occupants survived the journey physically and mentally I would tell them, “Now you can turn it up as loud as you want!”
Me? I would use my stretching arms and super strength to surround and crush the car and everyone in it! I love crushing cars, especially with the radio blasting like that. You get the great visuals of the body and frame crimping and bowing and the sound of the radio up to the point where it is rendered inoperable from the force of my constricting.
Circe: Well if they insist on acting like pigs I will do them a favor and turn them into pigs! They won’t know what hit them! One minute they are cruising around in their big fancy car, the next minute their hands are turning into hooves, their noses into snouts, and they are sprouting curly little tails. I really love turning people into pigs. I mean come on, I’ve been doing that for centuries! It’s my thing! Oh I know! I’ve heard it time and time again…a good sorceress should be able to turn people into ostriches, trout, or even tarsiers. Blah, blah, blah! I just choose to specialize in pigs, okay?!
Asp: If there is one thing I can’t stand it is obnoxious people who play their music so loud that even they can’t hear any discernible lyrics. Death Adder is like that, always playing his music to loud! As if that wasn’t bad enough Cottonmouth and Rattler just egg him on! So I would do like I do when the boys back at Society headquarters play their music too loud. I would approach the occupants of the car and ask them politely to turn down their music and be respectful of others. They would probably be dismissive of me and laugh just like the guys I work with. In that case I will simply fall back on my usual Plan B and just zap the daylights out of them with my venom blast. That usually does the trick!
Mirror Master: Music is not really my forte. You might want to ask somebody like the Fiddler. Now when it comes to light and reflections that is where I come in! If they had a bunch of flashlights or something I would probably be able to come up with something cool to do. Loud music really never bothered me that much. To tell a bit of a secret I’m almost deaf. Not that good hearing helps you when the Flash swoops in out of nowhere. You barely have time to register the sonic boom before he has whisked you off to prison! But I just got this really great idea about the question…I would make a holographic mirror image of myself to go tell them to knock it off with the noise. These types are usually pretty tough so if they try to threaten “me” I would make a whole bunch of duplicate images of myself appear. I would make myself look as menacing as possible (not easy to do in green and orange) and tell them they had better get out of “our” side of town!
Constrictor: You know what the real question here is? Why can I not get inducted into the Serpent Society?! Come on! I’m Constrictor! My name invokes snakes as well as any of the rest of that lot. I mean Princess Python got in! What is that all about? I guess I’m just the wrong gender. They have a lot of guys and need more ladies to balance things out. So that’s how it is! They can keep their snobby society and their stupid quest for the Serpent Crown! It’s not like they can split the damn thing between all 20 of them! At least I got asked to participate in this installment. Ha! Take that Serpent Society! What? Anaconda AND Asp already gave their answers?! Damn it!