British Superheroes

Posted: March 31, 2011 in Braak
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While searching for a bowler hat (to complement the unbreakable COMBAT UMBRELLA that I am totally getting), I decided that there should be a British superhero called the Civil Servant.  He would be like the Question (i.e., without a face), only he’d have a bowler hat and a pinstripe suit, and would fight with AN INVINCIBLE COMBAT UMBRELLA.  He probably wouldn’t speak, though, he’d be a secondary team member.  Like Snake Eyes, if Snake Eyes were also from a Magritte painting.

I figured he’d be part of a super-team called the Ministry of Justice, but then I discovered that the UK already has a Ministry of Justice.

Which, on the one hand, is cool.  But, on the other hand, kind of creepy, actually.

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Comments
  1. Jeff Holland says:

    http://www.justice.gov.uk/

    Send them your mascot idea, I’m sure they’ll love it.

    (Gaaah I’m going to have to go and watch “The Avengers” aren’t I? Netflix queue isn’t long enough as it is…)

  2. braak says:

    The faceless Civil Servant generally combats the evils of bureaucratic inefficiency and government corruption.

  3. Jeff Holland says:

    Then the Ministry of Justice’s loss is the Ministry of Bureaucratic Efficiency’s gain!

  4. Daniel says:

    You think that’s cool and creepy? The UK “crisis response committee” is called COBRA.

  5. RickRussellTX says:

    Not speak? But think of the possibilities! An English superhero who doesn’t speak is like a French superhero who doesn’t get sloshed on wine.

    By day, a mild-mannered chartered accountant in the government’s Procurement Auditing Department. By night, an staunch defender of Her Majesty’s treasury, seeking out the enemies of Albion who would seek to defraud and loot her government contracting and procurement system.

    “Mr. Luthor, under regulation zed-zed-9-plural-zed-alpha, your attempt to blow up the Wayne Enterprises cargo ship with your space laser has disqualified you from further procurement activities under the jurisdiction of this authority. And you would have gotten away with it, too, if not for your failure to properly file form 27-beta. HAVE AT YOU!”

  6. braak says:

    The Civil Servant’s partner in crimefighting would be Siouxsie Savage, a punk-rock version of Supergirl.

    She, obviously, would spend her time fighting the Establishment.

    They are like the original odd couple!

  7. braak says:

    Well, some of her time. The rest of the time she’d spend getting drunk and playing bass in her shitty, shitty band.

  8. Lead by the Silk Sage (a Queen’s Counsel is the highest ranking judge and called a ‘silk’ in lawyering slang, there’s a TV show about it now). You should also have a Steampunk inventor guy probably named Babbage or something industrial. Oh crap, LXG did this better than we ever could. Also, um, the British have a contemporary superhero team. They’re called Spooks or MI5.

  9. SD says:

    This is essentially John Steed from The Avengers (the original avengers!) – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Steed

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