Well, so much for extreme violence.
That was definitely not quite the kind of stress-reliever Mopey had been looking forward to. Seems she didn’t plan for one contingency: the possibility that, by mere chance, their opponent also might be a an avid fan and practitioner of extreme violence. For in that case, as is amply demonstrated here, their opponent automatically has the advantage – because extreme violence is based on the rampant misapplication of energy, and e=mc², so their opponent’s advantage in body mass gives him a clear edge. Even when attacking all three team members at once…since he still weighs considerably more, even in terms of combined weight. ._.
In addition to the weight advantage, the baddie also has the edge on speed – as Latho points out correctly, Mopey and Co. hadn’t considered that their opponent could operate on Marvel Universe physics, under the rules of which excessive bulk increases agility, rather than decreasing it. The reason for which is that it’s surprising and kind of cool – it’s not like the Marvel writers aren’t aware of the physical problems that would be involved in something like that in real life.
Latho, of course, had considered the possibility – but how much good does that do as long as nobody listens to it? And it seems Latho hasn’t yet become as jaded about getting ignored as it seemed, now that the consequences really bite. It even sinks to the level of suspecting Mopey and her team of sizeism…or roseaism…or even sizoroseaism, as bias against small, pink things is correctly referred to. But I doubt that that’s really at the root of the problem, although Mopey has actually demonstrated a certain amount of anti-pink bias before – but that just comes with the gothic territory, and is proper if restricted to pink clothing, instead of pink sentient creatures.
Biff, in the meantime, proceeds as he had planned. It’s not very effective…but it doesn’t produce the same amount of blowback as the other approach, either. So, in a way, his method actually works better…meaning he was right again. Dang, that’s really becoming something of a pattern with him.
More on Thursday.