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A to Z Challenge – SUPER cross stitch

O is for Oracle

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Oracle is from weelittlestitches’ superhero alphabet sampler.

Oracle – you may know her as Barbara Gordon or Batgirl! She is super intelligent, calculating and witty. She utilizes her weapons training even as an information broker, storing a pair of eskrima sticks in her wheelchair armrests.

She’s a hacker with mad skills. Barbara is Batman’s intellectual equal and source of information – retrieving and dispersing information from private satellites, military installations, and government files.

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Lovin’ the BAT necklace, Barb!

Barbara has always been a favorite of mine, whether she’s patrolling the streets as Batgirl or overseeing missions as Oracle. She’s powerful and strong, facing adversity and fighting back.

She’s an independent woman, a team leader, and a source of great intelligence. She’s bold and she’s daring, and she’s escaped the Bat’s shadow, much like other members of the Bat family.

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Oracle is from fangirl stitches’ girl power superhero comic book alphabet.

Barbara Gordon appears in Batman: The Animated Series, Batman Beyond, and Justice League. In Batman Beyond, Barbara Gordon’s history is a little revised and she’s the grim Police Commissioner.

She appears in The Batman as both a young Batgirl and an adult incarnation using her Oracle identity. Barbara also appears in Batman: The Brave and the Bold and Young Justice.

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A to Z Challenge – SUPER cross stitch

N is for Nightcrawler

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Nightcrawler is from weelittlestitches’ superhero alphabet sampler.

He’s another member of the X-Men. Nightcrawler is a teleporter with superhuman agility and adhesive hands and feet.

His physical mutations include indigo-colored skin, two-toed feet and three-fingered hands, yellow eyes, pointed ears, and a prehensile tail.

I’ve always liked Nightcrawler. He’s happy-go-lucky, and he’s a prankster. He’s fun loving and fancy free.

Nightcrawer fancies himself a swashbuckler, always charming and gallant. He’s a jokester, and he is an extremely religious man.

Nightcrawler appears in the 1992 X-Men animated series. He is one of the main characters in 2000 animated TV show X-Men: Evolution. He is a recurring character in the 1009 animated series Wolverine and the X-Men.

A young Nightcrawler will appear in the 2016 film X-Men: Apocalypse.

 

N is for Night Girl

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Night Girl is from fangirl stitches’ girl power superhero comic book alphabet.

I knew nothing about Night Girl before I began stitching her. Was she Marvel? Was she DC?

She’s from the 30th century of the DC universe. Night Girl is a member of the Legion of Substitute Heroes, and of the most recent incarnation of the Legion of Super-Heroes.

Night Girl (Lydda Jath) is a native to a world which is in perpetual darkness, heated by an internal power source.

She has super strength, given to her by her scientist father, but only at night or in deep shadow.

Night Girl appeared (non-speaking) in two episodes of the Legion of Super Heroes animated series, “Lightning Storm” and “The Substitute.”

A to Z Challenge – SUPER cross stitch

M is for Martian Manhunter

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Martian Manhunter is from weelittlestitches’ superhero alphabet sampler.

He’s one of the seven original members of the Justice League.

Martian Manhunter is a member of the Green Martian race with a wide variety of abilities, such as superhuman strength, durability, flight, regeneration, shape-shifting, intangibility, invisibility, telepathy, telekinesis, extrasensory input, and optic blasts.

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Thumbs up!

I was first introduced to Martian Manhunter on the animated series Justice League and Justice League Unlimited. His shape-shifting abilities were always interesting to me – adopting human or monstrous form, even altering the chemical composition of his body.

He was much more conservative compared to the rest of the League members – soft-spoken and gentle coupled with his love for cookies, Oreos specifically. He’s a powerful member of the League, and his abilities are similar to Superman’s powers.

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I can fly… I can fly… I can fly…

He’s very serious and no nonsense in several of his incarnations, but Martian Manhunter is extremely campy in Batman: The Brave and the Bold. Can I just say that Batman: The Brave and the Bold and its never-ending campy feel is just so amazing – it so should have run at least a season more!

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Say WHAT?!?

Martain Manhunter also appears in The Batman animated series and the Young Justice TV series. He appears in several direct-to-video DC original animated films, including Justice League: The New Frontier, Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths, and Justice League: Doom.

Recently, the character has appeared on CBS’s Supergirl under the guise of Hank Henshaw.

 

M is for Mary Marvel

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Mary Marvel is from fangirl stitches’ girl power superhero comic book alphabet.

I knew of Mary Marvel, specifically her outfit, before I stitched her because I know a little about Shazam. Mary Marvel is a part of the Marvel family or rather the Shazam family.

She is the alter ego of teenager Mary Batson, twin sister of Shazam/Captain Marvel’s alter ego, Billy Batson. Like her brother, she’s been granted the power of the wizard Shazam and has to simply speak the wizard’s name to transform into the superpowered Mary Marvel.

Mary Marvel (as Mary Batson) appears in the Batman: The Brave and the Bold episode “The Power of Shazam!” She returns in “The Malicious Mr. Mind” with the ability to transform into Mary Marvel.

A to Z Challenge – SUPER cross stitch

K is for Kilowog

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Kilowog is from weelittlestitches’ superhero alphabet sampler.

Hey poozers, it’s Kilowog! He’s a member of the Green Lantern Corps – the primary trainer of the Corps’ newest recruits.

He actually acted as the first trainer to a young Hal Jordan.

He’s always seemed to be a tough guy, but Kilowog definitely has a soft center when it comes to his friends and the Corps – he’s molding the future of the Corps, training the new recruits.

Kilowog appears in Justice League and Justice League Unlimited. He appears in the television series Batman: The Brave and the Bold. He is a main character in the short-lived Green Lantern: The Animated Series.

Kilowog also appears in the DC original animated films Green Lantern: First Flight and Green Lantern: Emerald Knights.

 

K is for Kim Possible

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Kim Possible is from fangirl stitches’ girl power superhero comic book alphabet.

Call her, beep her, if ya wanna reach her – Kim Possible is a teenage crime-fighter, dealing with school, family, and saving the world.

I loved Kim Possible – she was a teenager when I was a teenager. Her animated series was light-hearted and action-oriented, and she was living the life of a teenage (secret) agent.

Her villains were spastic and hilarious – another nod to the spy genre.

She and her clumsy but lovable sidekick, Ron Stoppable, fought various antagonists throughout the series’ run, but most often they tangled with Doctor Drakken and his henchwoman Shego.

Shego was a worthy adversary against Kim, but Drakken was more bumbling scientist than a physical threat.

Kim Possible was the second animated Disney Channel original series, broadcasting from 2002 to 2007 with four seasons and two feature films.

A to Z Challenge – SUPER cross stitch

G is for Green Lantern

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Green Lantern is from weelittlestitches’ superhero alphabet sampler.

Whenever I think about Green Lantern, I think about Hal Jordan, John Stewart, Kyle Rayner, and Guy Gardner.

John Stewart is a founding member of the Justice League in the Justice League/Justice League Unlimited animated series. He was the Green Lantern that I watched as a kid.

After seeing some of the other Lanterns from Earth, John seems to be the more serious and stoic Lantern compared with the others, especially Hal.

Kyle Rayner appears as Green Lantern when first acquiring his ring in Superman: The Animated Series, and he briefly appears in Justice League and Justice League Unlimited.

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I have the POWER!

Hal Jordan appears briefly in the Justice League Unlimited cartoon series, The Batman, and Batman: The Brave and the Bold. Hal, John, and Guy appear in the Young Justice animated series.

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Love hurts!

Hal Jordan appears as the main character in Green Lantern: The Animated Series with Guy Gardner appearing as a recurring character.

Guy Gardner appears in multiple episodes of Batman: The Brave and the Bold while Hal Jordan only appears in a few installments.

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Why I oughta…

Hal Jordan appears as the Green Lantern in several direct-to-video DC original animated films, including Green Lantern: Emerald Knights, Justice League: Doom, Justice League: War, and Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths.

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Where there’s a will…

Hal has always been humorous, bringing the laughs alongside the Flash. John, as I mentioned before, is the more serious of the Green Lanterns from Earth. Guy has always been the hothead with a short stature and an even shorter fuse, and Kyle is reluctant but extremely capable.

 

G is for Gamora

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Gamora is from fangirl stitches’ girl power superhero comic book alphabet.

Gamora has become more recognizable since the Marvel Studios film Guardians of the Galaxy (2014) was released.

She is the adopted daughter of Thanos, and the last of her species. Her powers include superhuman strength, agility, and accelerated healing.

Gamora makes a non-verbal cameo as a spectator at the arena, where the Hulk fights as a gladiator, in the direct-to-video film Planet Hulk.

Gamora appears in the Ultimate Spider-Man cartoon series, Avengers Assemble, and Hulk and the Agents of S.M.A.S.H., which coexist in the expanded Marvel animated universe.

She appears as one of the leads in the Guardians of the Galaxy animated series. Her character design is similar to her physical appearance in the live-action film. The animated series serves as a continuation of the first film’s plot, but it is not a part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

She’s a total badass! Gamora is tough as nails, and she’s even acquired the nickname “The deadliest woman in the galaxy”.

A to Z Challenge – SUPER cross stitch

F is for Flash

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Flash is from weelittlestitches’ superhero alphabet sampler.

The Flash has always been a great source of humor to me. He’s less serious than Batman, and he’s less boy scout than Superman. He’s a bit of joker. Every class needs a bit of a clown, and the Flash is that for the Justice League.

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Keep up, if you can!

Again, my introduction to the Flash was animated, including Superman: The Animated Series, Justice League, and Justice League Unlimited.

He’s footloose and fancy free! The Flash in Superman: The Animated Series is never identified as Barry Allen. While the Flash of Justice League and Justice League Unlimited is eventually identified as Wally West, but he seems to be more of a fusion of Barry Allen and Wally West – his personality and appearance is more Wally while his origin story is more Barry.

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Holy Flash Cubed, Batman!

The Flash appears in some incarnation in several animated series, such as The Batman (Flash), Teen Titans – “Lightspeed” (Kid Flash), Batman: The Brave and the Bold – “Requiem for a Scarlet Speedster!” (Barry Allen, Jay Garrick, and Wally West), and Young Justice (Kid Flash, main cast; Flash and Impulse, special guests).

He also appears in several of the direct-to-video animated films from DC, such as Justice League: The New Frontier, Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths, Justice League: Doom, Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox, and Justice League: War (just to name a few of the many DC Universe animated original movies).

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Huh?!? That many!!!

He’s a solid pillar of the Justice League, and some might even say he’s the “heart” of the Justice League. I know I love the Flash!

Recently, he has been portrayed by Grant Gustin in the CW’s The Flash, expanding the live-action television DC universe or Arrowverse. The Flash even appeared on an episode (“Worlds Finest”) of CBS’s Supergirl.

 

F is for Emma Frost

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Emma Frost is from fangirl stitches’ girl power superhero comic book alphabet.

Frost has always intrigued me because of her mutation: not her vast telepathic abilities, but her shapeshifting capability used to transform into a solid diamond.

No single telepath is the same when it comes to the X-Men, and Frost’s diamond form has always made me more intrigued by the White Queen (of the Hellfire Club) than other telepaths.

Frost appears in cameos in the X-Men animated series during “The Phoenix Saga” and “The Dark Phoenix Saga.” She makes her first major animated role in Wolverine and the X-Men, depicting her as an essential addition to the main cast and a member to the X-Men team.

I cannot wait for my DVD copy of Wolverine and the X-Men to arrive – not only will I catch some images of Dust, but I’ll be able to see more Frost!

A to Z Challenge – SUPER cross stitch

C is for Cyclops

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Cyclops is from weelittlestitches’ superhero alphabet sampler.

He’s the leader of the X-Men, it’s Scott Summers a.k.a. Cyclops, ladies and gents.

Another character and comic book universe introduced to me via animation, and this time around it’s Marvel.

Seriously though, Cyclops and the rest of the X-Men rocked on the 90s animated series.

Honestly, Cyclops is not my favorite X-Men, but I certainly don’t despise him – he’s a prominent member of the team. He’s a founding member of the X-Men, and sometimes he brings to mind the boy scout archetype – the “good” guy.

However, Cyclops is not all unicorns and rainbows. His mutation is out of his control, unable to look at the world without those ruby-quartz lenses holding back all of that raw energy.

Cyclops certainly brings the X-Men to mind whenever his name is dropped.

 

C is for Catwoman

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Catwoman is from fangirl stitches’ girl power superhero comic book alphabet.

Where do I even begin? Simple… I love Catwoman!

Batman Returns (1992) – Do I really need to say any more! Okay…

Batman: The Animated Series… Still not enough? I guess I’m going to have to drop some personal truth bombs about my utter love for Catwoman. Watch as I fangirl all over this post.

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Meow!

She was just everything to me as a little girl. I dressed up as Catwoman for Halloween when I was in kindergarten for crying out loud. No ma, I do not want to be some prissy princess – I want to be Catwoman!

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Don’t make me claw your eyes out!

She really was the embodiment of who I wanted to be: independent, sexy, powerful, intelligent, witty, beautiful. Yes, she’s a thief, but she’s more antiheroine than villain – so I obviously chose an amazingly powerful female pop culture icon to look up to as a child.

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No kitten puns needed.

She worked every angle to reach her goals, manipulating and bribing those who could help her achieve success. She’s a thief, and sometimes being a thief requires the “paws” to get a tad bit dirty. She’s a survivor and a realist. She’s the cat’s meow (damn me and my love of puns)!

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Look at those ears… adorable!

Catwoman has appeared alongside her Batsy through several animated incarnations, including The Batman and Batman: The Brave and the Bold. She even appeared in a short animated film simply titled Catwoman.

I was obviously introduced to the Cat through Batman: The Animated Series, meeting Selina Kyle alongside her cat Isis. Around that time, a little film by the name of Batman Returns was released and Michelle Pfeiffer became a little bit my hero too(sidebar – the 90s was a great decade to grow up during).

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No. What can you do for me, Penguin?

Catwoman and Batman go hand in hand more often than not in films and television shows. Without Batman, Catwoman would not be here, but she stands and lands on her own two feet without his assistance. A cat’s got nine lives and all…

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Whip it!

Catwoman was given little backstory in The Batman, appearing only once as Selina Kyle during her episodic debut. Catwoman tells the tale of her attempt to bring down a Gotham City crime boss.

She appears in multiple episodes of Batman: The Brave and the Bold, rocking her character design from the 1950s through mid-1960s – the long sleeved purple dress with matching headdress and cat-ears.

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Who could resist? I certainly couldn’t.

Now, I could talk about the complex love-hate relationship between her and the Bat, about the lasting romantic entanglement between them, but my love for Catwoman has little to do with Batman – except for the simple fact that she was spawned in the DC universe to discombobulate the Bat (I love them both, but not because of the other or vice versa).

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Let’s see how you feel with my fist in your face.

I could blog about the Cat more, but I’ll let this post end – I do have a few more days left with this challenge. I shall simply leave you with a screenshot montage of the one, the only Catwoman!

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Hyenas are more feline than canine.

 

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Nananananana… Damn that theme song!

 

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Rough night…

 

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What?!?

 

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Watch it, little Bat!


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