Monday, August 29, 2016
Lego Red Lantern Supergirl?
Every so often I am floored by the attention and adoration being heaped on Supergirl these days. As someone who suffered decades as a fan of the Maid of Might, I am surprised and thrilled to see that she is seemingly everywhere.
What is even more insane is that we aren't only seeing a TV-like Kara. There is merchandise and comics and now video games of all sorts of incarnations of Kara. One I was not expecting to see again was her Red Lantern form.
But Lego Dimensions on PS4 thought it would be a good idea to bring back the ringed Kara for this game. And I have to say, I am intrigued. Here is a link:
Now I don't play video games so I won't be able to interact with this personally. But the screen shots and scenes look like a ton of fun. And the Red Lantern Supergirl seems to stand in stark contrast to the 'Cheerleader Supergirl' character who was just in the Cosmic Clash Lego movie.
So even within Lego there seems to be versions of Supergirl!
The video for the game includes some cool shots of Supergirl in action.
Here she is using her heat vision (obviously).
I really wouldn't mind seeing more Diana and Kara working together in the comics!
In a sort of baffling scene, we see Supergirl jump into a car and tool around town.
If you are a teen and you can fly, is driving still a thrill?
It seems whimsical for Supergirl to be in an automobile but there you are.
But that silliness is a nice contrast to her going all Red Lantern on us.
We see her scream at the heavens when the uniform appears. We get a nice scowl. And she uses the ring to do energy blasts.
Now I will again admit that while initially against the idea, Charles Soule and Tony Bedard used Red Daughter as a redemption story. The ring was a way for Kara to hit rock bottom before climbing her way back up to the light. I doubt we'll get such nuance in a Lego game. But I hope there is some explanation of why the ring finds her.
Anyways, as always, I hope that someone who plays the game will let me know what it was like and if there is backstory to this.
But who would ever believe Red Lantern Supergirl would be in a video game?? Amazing times.