Thursday, 8 August 2013

Super group or super team?

I’m currently playing Marvel Super Heroes and we’re undercover heroes pretending to be villains called the Public Enemies, or the Go Team when acting as heroes in public. And the night after this week’s session the GM and one of the players headed off to see Alabama 3. Who aren’t from Alabama and there are more than three of them. But they sound like a gang, or possibly three people stuck in a miscarriage of justice... either way there’s an implied story there.

Which got me thinking, what kind of superheroes, villains or teams do other band names suggest? (Not counting characters who exist, like Ash or Ladytron.)

Bill Haley and the Comets were obviously a squadron of pulp adventure airmen.

Blur is London’s fastest boy.

The Fun Lovin’ Criminals are a laid-back super-gang who steal things to enjoy. Their most famous caper was stealing the London Eye.

Scissor Sisters are terrifying twin stylists, who will make you look good or kill you trying!

... And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead are probably bad guys.

A suggestion from that very GM: I believe the Flying Pickets were a famous Yorkshire super-team, before being defeated by Mrs T.

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