Faster than an event speeding donut spender! More powerful than a local Addict! Able to leap long comment threads in a single bound! Look! Up in the TSTO-niverse! It’s a building! It’s a decoration! It’s Superheroes 2016!
In our silly lil game, we sometimes see things pop in that we have no clue as to their Origin. They seem familiar, but we just can’t pinpoint from where. So that is why we decided to make a fun lil reminder out of it. To let you know just Where did THAT Come From?
Snakes… why’d it have to be snakes. For Issue 2 and 3 of the 2016 TSTO Superheroes Sequel, EA threw new craftable items at all of us and this time they didn’t cull from just the same episode (they did that for the prizes instead lol). A lot comes our way from the Radioactive Man comics from Bongo (I’m looking at you Zenith City stuff) but that’s not the case for everything. Some of the items hail from the Best. Show. Ever. What items you might ask? Well, cool your atomic jets friends… I’m getting there. For this origin issue, we’ll be scanning the city for the Giant Snake in Tree for 835 Trading Cards (Issue 2 Crafting) and the High Voltage Transformer for 335 Trading Cards (Issue 3 Crafting). Both hail from the same episode and in a funny twist (at least to me), it’s also an origin story. Let’s head off to the dark underbelly of New York/Gotham/Springfield and find this tree with a big ol’ honking slithery scare beast in it and precarious power outlet.
“Revenge is a Dish Best Served Three Times” (S18:E11)
We’ve covered this episode before for Bartman and the Kiosk but obviously there’s lots more goodness EA could pick from a short segment in a three-part episode about revenge. This segment parodies Batman Begins and gives us the origin story for Bartman. Here I was thinking previously that Bart was just a big fan of DC and maybe saw the similarities with a certain caped crusader/vigilante some call the Dark Knight. Apparently he has a non-canon origin story too lol.
The big bad of this segment is The Serpent. Cleverly, this character is played by Snake and is the man responsible for offing Bartman’s parents. Bartman goes on a crusade to catch this supervillain. Interestingly,he stops not one, but two of the criminals by muscling them into a high voltage transformer (Dang it… now I REALLY want Poison Lenny).
Bart also stops a bunch of other criminals (The Diddler is another of my favorites) but finally arrives to thwart the Serpent at the Gotham Natural History Museum as the Serpent attempts to jack the Stealable Jewels of the Orient. Right away we see the giant snake in a tree.
I’m a big fan of the punny way The Serpent speaks. “I’ll be snaking those jewels and venom gotta go. Sorry I didn’t asp your permission. Hope that’s cobracetic.” Bart tosses some Bartarangs and stops the heist. Snake seems to be thwarted and surrounded.
But capture is not enough for a vigilante bent on revenge. Bart punches Snake and he stumbles backwards only to be impales on the giant snake. Oh the ironic end!
So there you go friends… the origin for two of the crafting items of this super event. What do you think of them? Did you craft either of them? How many did you craft? Sound off in the comments. I’m off to look for more Simpsons hiss-tory and measure my new tree in inches, snakes don’t have any feet after all.
TTFN… Wookiee out