|04-13-2009, 10:04 AM||#1|
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Ft. Rucker, AL (Army Helicopter Training Center)
laugh all ya want, but thinking about my time growing up with the toys and the comics, i have to ask,
Was the Baroness an intentional thing?
I swear that she was (In the comics) my subtle, almost subliminal introduction to fetishism.
well, come on, do the math, boys and girls:
tight leather body suits
erotic foreign accent
was into masks (Destro coulda looked like a mauled pit bull under that mask and she wouldn't care)
She was a curvaceous, ebony haired bombshell.
and lastly, unlike a lot of comic babes before or since, they didn't ruin her with ungodly features like a negative 6 waist and 98GGG chest.
She could have been someone you could have really good odds of meeting on the street.
(if you were that lucky, ya know.)
So, do ya think the artist who conceived her and then the comic staff intentionally made her that all-around awesome just to mess with us young kids' minds?
i know that for a long time after reading the comics, i thought there weren't any women like her out there.
and yep, when i saw the first pic of the LA movie Baroness, i wanted to cry over my comics collection.
golly, i think she became my first "pin-up" girl.
anyway, i think they were having fun with us.
IMO, Scarlett and Lady Jaye were a bit too tomboyish and in your face, while she was mysterious, stealthy and just plain cunning.
what's your opinion?
Rest in Peace, Dad.
|04-13-2009, 10:11 AM||#2|
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: on the Ghost Plains.
im sure she was somewhat inspired by bond girls/villains.
|04-13-2009, 10:17 AM||#3|
Cobra Deus Mors
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Look behind you.
A pure guess on my part, she kinda pays homage to the "betty page" with a twist of the larger dolls female villians, such as dragon lady. The eastern european accent adds the air of "evil german" tourture lady, who tells you mommy is here while she flays you. A perfect venom for a snake, plus her armor was more sinister and serpentine, i kinda wished all of cobra uniforms followed suit. Not so much the skin tight and sexy, but scale armor-like and black. Ian Flemming could have done wonders with this character! COBRA!
|04-13-2009, 10:19 AM||#4|
Join Date: Feb 2008
Boris and Natasha ("Moose and Squirr-el!"). Natasha was the same way. I think it was more an Eastern block sign -o'- the times. European accent, archetypical colors, female spy, etc. The leather or vinyl outfit may have been an extra bit for fun, but I doubt erotica or fetishism made it into a kids' comic.
Still cool anyway.
|04-13-2009, 10:19 AM||#5|
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Joint Base Lewis-McChord WA
The idea behind her?
It was an intentional stroke of genius. Of course, inspired by many stroke books.
|04-13-2009, 10:22 AM||#6|
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Cobra Island
She came from a time when comics were mainly purchased/read by males 10-15. This is the time when boys are discovering girls and throwing a few sexy females into the comic was one more way of keeping the boys attention. The leather, the accent added an exotic element making her mysterious and alluring. Girls were already mysterious to boys and she followed the theme. What do boys in that age range think about? Girls. Girls. Girls. So having a few in male entertainment was obvious.
|04-13-2009, 10:25 AM||#7|
Janitor at Extensive Ent
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Cincinnati, Ohio
I like your theory, but I just don't think a toy company would intentionally try to interest young boys in fetishism. I'm not a psychologist, but I am inclined to think that people develop fetishes once they get a little older and their libido kicks into full forces and causes them to become a depraved weirdo. I myself am a depraved weirdo, but I do not blame the Baroness for my depravity. I blame Gem and the Holograms, sprained my wrist watching that one when I was a kid.
|04-13-2009, 10:25 AM||#8|
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Northwood, NH
Completely based off Bond girls.
|04-13-2009, 10:37 AM||#9|
Join Date: May 2008
I have no idea ,but what I do know is I love The Baroness!
The hair,the boots,the leather,the accent,etc :p lickk love ...
Who created the Baroness? Hama?
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