Panel 4 is about my favorite picture of Dabbler to date, for anyone keeping track.
Panel 3 is smaller than I intended, so if you can’t tell, her top has popped open and I censored it with a pacifier. It would have been clearer if I hadn’t been intent on fitting her butt into the picture, but I’m bad at butts and need the practice. :)
When I came up with Varia, she was mostly a vessel for some neat powers, and her name and personality quickly followed, but as I wrote this page it occurred to me that she would be an invaluable resource for the team because she has so much experience with different kinds of powers. Sydney obviously has her own encyclopedic knowledge base, much of which translates into the real world, but some of it may not. Varia actually has more real world knowledge in some sense, but just because someone she bumped into in a club let her turn into a… I don’t know, a prismavore for 3 seconds (I’ll let you come up with your own idea of what that is… I assume someone that eats light or drains color from stuff it touches) doesn’t mean she’s an expert on it. In fact there’s only a few gestalt forms she’s especially familiar with since she has to drag someone else along to do it. Now that she’s on a team where they dedicate time to training, she’s beginning to developing actual proficiency with a dozen or so forms. Enough at least to know that if your brain and skull and all that stuff is made of stone, it’s much harder if not impossible to give her a concussion.
On a side note, I’ve no idea if Maxima’s lingo is legit sounding. Basically “middle management on up, hold back a sec” If someone has a more natural way to phrase that I’ll update it.