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we gonna need some kryptonian pompoms by nebezial we gonna need some kryptonian pompoms by nebezial
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:iconhawkheart29:
Hawkheart29 Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Because male super villains are easier to take down when they're distracted. 
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Denathil Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2015  Student Artist
Cause thats basiclly what you are or havent you payed attention this whole time?
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Jesse-the-art-maker Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2015
Hey its your body, you tell me, you dress your self right? Its your choice to show off your body, so your question is rhetorical and the answer is simple, you are proud of your body and felt like showing it off a little.
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Looking4Work Featured By Owner May 29, 2015
You DO realize you're talking to a comic book character, right?
You know, something made up and drawn by a guy?

Between you and me, Jesse, shut off the radio, and switch to decaf for a while. Oh, yeah. And stay away from that "Submit Comment" icon until your head clears.
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:iconjesse-the-art-maker:
Jesse-the-art-maker Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2015
yeah, that was the joke, why did you take so long to reply?
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JellyBabe02 Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2015  Student Writer
I see that argument quite a bit defending sexualised female costumes; "it's their choice to wear it, it's their body!"

That is true in real life, but Supergirl doesn't exist. Someone dressed her up like that to attract more sales, not because it's what she wanted to wear. If her sexy costume makes sense in the context of her character (see: Poison Ivy, Catwoman) then that's fine. But usually it's just there for titillation purposes.
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:iconlooking4work:
Looking4Work Featured By Owner May 29, 2015
You're wasting your logic here.
Jesse is here in reality on a visitor's visa.
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:iconjesse-the-art-maker:
"Supergirl doesn't exist"

then whats the problem? if thats the case and she is just lines and colors on the page what does it matter how the lines and colors are arranged and drawn? why comment an argument towards me? whats the point?

"Someone dressed her up like that to attract more sales"

how do you know that? why are you stating that as a fact? how do you know the artist didnt just wanted to draw her like that? i know i would and money and sales wouldnt have anything to do with it, she just looks awesome in that costume, nuff said

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not because it's what she wanted to wear"

its a fictional character, not real remember, it doesnt have wants and needs its a drawing, calm down jelly


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:iconjellybabe02:
JellyBabe02 Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2015  Student Writer
Your last point was "it's a fictional character, it doesn't have wants and needs". Then why did you comment in the first place saying the exact opposite? My only point was that I prefer to see characters dressed sexy if it makes sense with the character. Supergirl is not a character who comes across as wanting to dress in about a third of a proper costume. 

And also, you saying that it's not a problem because she's "just lines and colours on a page"? You know that people who read comics do it to be immersed in an interesting story and world. Obviously you need some suspension of disbelief, but it's not pleasant to feel like if you were there, you would have to be practically nude in order to fit in. 

And, to quote the artist of the image we're looking at:

jellybabe02.deviantart.com/art…
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:iconjesse-the-art-maker:
" Then why did you comment in the first place saying the exact opposite?"

sigh... do i really have to sit here and physically have to type out why people in general leave comments in general? How about you just use just a tiny bit of common since instead and save me the headache?

"My only point was that I prefer to see characters dressed sexy if it makes sense with the character."

well thats your personal preference, everyone is different, my personal preference is completely opposite of yours, i like superwoman and other super girls to look super sexy because its super awesome no matter what the characteristics or back story is, a woman doesn't need an excuse to wear high heels or a short skirt and shirt that shows off her stomach

but what your saying is she does, your saying a girl can only dress sexy if they meet your insane rules of having a huge backstory and personality that checks out first? AAHAHAHAHAHA lol ooooooh k, thats a little crazy, and fascist

women can wear whatever they want whenever they want, whether they are real or drawn, and its not cool for other woman or people in general to make up rules for them like "it has to make since for there character first." thats absolutely ridiculous and disgustingly fascist and oppressing

what about freedom of speech? freedom of artistic expression? if i want to draw a sexy super hero or sexy anybody i can, because i live in a free country, and its not for sales or to be edgy, its simply because i want to and i feel like it, i dont need or want any other reason than that, its not sexist, its pro freedom

women should be free to dress how they want, and artist should be free to draw whatever they want and honestly im sick and tired of feminazi's like you saying otherwise

nuff siad 

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JellyBabe02 Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2015  Student Writer
Okay, I've clearly offended you if you're calling me a femenazi now. Clearly, we aren't going to agree on this, but I respect your opinion even though I disagree with it. Good day to you, sir.
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:iconlooking4work:
Looking4Work Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2014
Because it looks better than the red g-string.
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:iconkid-hulk:
kid-hulk Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2014
...you should do more of her like this...wish they'd use this design in the comics lol
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:icon14darius:
14Darius Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
don't know super girl it used to be a sweater. so what you been doing?
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Heretic1311 Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2014
I think it would be helpful. Like Superman, her powers stem from her absorbing sunlight.
More bare skin, more sunlight recieved.
Thus, it´s really helpful!
:la:
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Spider-kote Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
And that's why Superman wears only speedos and flip-flops.
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:iconimdabatman:
ImdaBatman Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
No, that's Namor
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:iconisen-vinter:
Isen-Vinter Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2014
oi...nice one :D
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:iconheretic1311:
Heretic1311 Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2014
:XD:
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:iconangeldynamite:
AngelDynamite Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
I laughed harder than thought possibe at that.
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1028Wizard Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2014
simple really. It sells comics lol
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:iconunsungno1:
unsungno1 Featured By Owner May 13, 2014
YES!

YES!YES!YES!YES!YES!YES!

IN YOUR FACE, SEXIST DC!!!
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:iconimdabatman:
ImdaBatman Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
There's no such thing as slutty clothes. The body is natural and showing it off is just nature.
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Isen-Vinter Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2014
but why then do only women show their skin?

what i mean to say is... same right for everyone...men should also be aloud to wear skimpy outfits and women should be aloud to wear overall-body condom like the men in the comics :p

seriously i would by a comic with men in skimpy outfits :D
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:iconimdabatman:
ImdaBatman Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ever hear of Hawkman or Namor the Sub-Mariner?
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:iconisen-vinter:
Isen-Vinter Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2014
hawkmen yes...but somehow i forgot he had no top on ;) the sub-mariner is a new one ...at least for me Hurray for spedos :D
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:iconimdabatman:
ImdaBatman Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Actually Namor was one of, if not THE first Marvel hero
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:iconisen-vinter:
Isen-Vinter Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2014
good to know....i was not aware of that so i am going to freshen up my knowledge about him ;)
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:iconimdabatman:
ImdaBatman Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Good luck with that thumbs up emote
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hypersergio Featured By Owner May 7, 2014
because:....cheerleaders ROCK!!!!! (they do really  :)  )
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:iconimdabatman:
ImdaBatman Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
So very much
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:iconkato42:
kato42 Featured By Owner May 5, 2014
No Kara, I can not.
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:iconimdabatman:
ImdaBatman Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
DC: Would you prefer a costume with an s-shield-shaped crotch-guard?
Kara: No, actually that sounds even wor-
DC: TOO LATE!
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ZekeEugene Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2015
Good point!
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:iconleighad:
LeighAD Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2013
Kryptonian school pride?

Hey, the execs could've made you wear Starfire's costume. Even her old costume was worse than that. Even Power-Girl would probably find this an improvement. I mean, it's sad that a cheerleading costume is not one of the worst costumes, but comic execs/artists seem to think women in comics don't care about scrapes, bullets, other injuries, weather, durability, or even ensuring their clothes aren't one rip or torn strap from falling off. Starfire's costume disobeys gravity itself!

I almost think Marvel and DC are purposely driving away female readers. Then they can justify dressing their women in clothes that we would never wear to go crime-fighting, because "only guys read comics" and... sex sells? To the extent that guys will turn down a well written, well illustrated, action-filled comic book for not having enough cleavage/midriffs/butts? (Yeeahh... I'm sure that's totally accurate... Cause, y'know, The Walking Dead has totally not reached a larger fanbase than most well known traditional titles (I'm talking about the comic book here too, not the TV series)).

If they have to rely on scantily clad women to attract readers, perhaps they should take another look at their marketing, writing, and story direction and see where they lost their fans. Cause no amount of sex appeal is going to stop a reviewer from bombing the series if they don't like the series itself. And just cause the sex object character is hot, doesn't mean the reviewer won't comment on the unbelievable attire if they didn't like the story.
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starwind001 Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2014

First off, I completely agree that "fan service" is no excuse for poor writing and that your last sentence is dead on. That said, if you think that sex doesn't sell or that this only happens to female characters then you aren't looking; how impractical would it be for a superhero who regularly gets shot at, flies at speeds capable of exit velocity, re-enters the atmosphere and much more, to wear nothing but jeans and a t-shirt? Well guess what! DC has just that and he is even related to our heroine, his name is Superboy and he seems to get his shirt ripped apart quite often, exposing his perfectly chiseled abs, chest and arms (ain't that a coincidence). Another perfect example is Nightwing, if you want a drinking game that might kill you (assuming you are 21) then pick a volume and for every gratuitous butt shot take a drink, pretty soon you wont be able to read for the night, or stand up straight for that matter.

While we're at it, remember when DC gave Wonder Woman pants and a Jacket or how Power Girl got a full coverage suit? Didn't last long did it? and male fans weren’t the only ones who complained. Also, if you want a lol then I recommend reading some of the hate mail girls sent to DC when Dick Grayson became Batman and butt shots stopped for a while.


The main difference is that when female characters are over sexualized people throw a tantrum but when the same thing happens to male characters no-one notices and no-one cares. But before you think I am ripping on you please remember the very first sentence I wrote. Also, I agree with you on Starfire's outfit, but lets be honest, she has never had a modest sense of dress throughout her entire comic book history... personally I don't understand why they didn't use her teen titans cartoon iteration, it was the most fan and critic loved version... not "edgy" enough I guess.


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FallenRaven13 Featured By Owner May 7, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Tell me about it! I read comics all the time and its all big busts and big asses with lots of exposed skin, even with Lady Punisher and Elektra!!! The only thing that combats that is exciting storylines with lots of fighting... but thats just my take on it.
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DoomBringerNumber9 Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Well said.
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:icontinkerbellgirlblue21:
Because Michael Turner, (may he RIP). Cute outfit, just super stupid for fighting V.V Like Ma Kent would actually sew something like that. Pfft.
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924twinblade924 Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2013
Well, if i remember correctly she made it herself...
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DiploRaptor Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2013  Hobbyist
Because the Kents have strange tastes... you think I'm joking, but the Martha Kent designed the costume, so that is the explanation in the comics 
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luismartinez27 Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2013  Student Digital Artist
yeah i always had that problem with her costume

I have that if DC brings her int the universe, which wouldn't be on the first JL but the second, she is not wearing a skirt. I mean is hot, but for some one who is flying all the time its an unpractical choice.
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IllegalSympathy Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Look at it this way princess, it's better than Starfire
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NamelessManic Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2013
Integrating into humanociety?
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ThefirstEpidot Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2013
Seems to have done it. =)
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AlexandraAlex Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2013  Student Filmographer
XD i thought so
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halfvulcan Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2013
Slut is a term people throw around because they're afraid to actually live. They like the idea of some little uneventful life and manage everyone else to make sure they each live little uneventful lives as well. It's being discovered that people's most frequent death-bed regrets aren't as often about things they did as things they didn't do. Let Kara wear that. She represents youth, beauty, fitness, goodness, and justice. This picture is funny though. It's as if to say the whole reason Kara wore the outfit is because the style center of her brain was turned off and suddenly one day it activates.  :D  I always thought her costume looks good, but I confess, I'm a guy. I also live in a hot region where less clothes make more sense.
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ImdaBatman Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautiful. Couldn't have said it better myself.
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LeighAD Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2013
I wouldn't call her outfit slutty - but it IS impractical. No woman would dress the way most superheroines do to go fight the badguys. It's excusable for invulnerability-and-weather-proof-powered ladies to not be concerned about protecting their bodies from scrapes, wounds, or the weather, but even they shouldn't want to risk a wardrobe malfunction in public (clothes get torn/shredded even if flesh does not). Lingerie isn't bullet proof. Even if it was, it covers too little to be effective.

Those who can be harmed by cuts, scrapes (sliding across concrete in a bikini would hurt like hell), bullets, heat, cold, and bad weather would, in real life, dress to protect themselves. Red Sonja's chain mail bikini is especially baffling, since not only does it not protect against any wounds, it would actually be terribly uncomfortable (I pray it is at least lined with cotton or something.).

(In case you think I'm a just a prude and I'm "afraid to actually live:" at this point, I feel like they may as well just have Starfire run around in the nude and claim Tameranians don't believe in clothes (they don't need it for physical protection). What she wears now shouldn't be able to stay on, it just manages to cling to her skin despite the laws of physics (gravity alone would pull off the top). Her superpowers should negate any need to wear clothes for protection, so either she wears clothes because she doesn't want to bear all (in which case she should wear something capable of staying in place without double sided tape) or they should just have her go all nude because bearing all isn't a concern to her. What she wears now is just offensive.)
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nebezial Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2013
sigh...you should hear the Croatian insults... ...we made insulting into an artform here.  you know that saying eskimos have 50 words for snow.

that is us with every single curseword.  in my country we hae so many gradations of that word, some pertaining to sexual promiscuity, some  to clothing style some  to personality, and only 1 word  to translate it to English...

seriously, for good fun juuuust google Croatian cursewords, i dont think there is anywhere a good extensive list but there are some decent ones.

trust me on this one, people liking the idea of uneventful lives in my country have a faaar more elaborate way of passing judgement.

only mentioning this cause in your last 2 messages you started off with the same premise XD so i thought you might enjoy some fun with languages XD
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