Monday, January 13, 2014

Super complicated

Playing superheroes is hard. There are more rules than an audience with royalty.

See these guys? From left, there's two Captain Americas, two Wolverines, two Spider-Mans and two Iron Mans. When they're all together like this, they're fathers and sons, as in Dad Captain America and little son Captain America.

But wait, there's more.

If he's playing with just the little superheroes, they're not sons anymore. They're just regular superheroes. Or if he's playing with just the big ones, they're not dads anymore, they're just regular superheroes.

Got it?

Nope. There's more.

Sometimes any one of these guys can be his superhero self OR he can be his alter-ego self. But since you can't remove their masks, you never quite know when this is happening. 

Biscuit knows all their real names.
Captain America = Steve Rogers
Wolverine = Logan
Spider-Man = Peter Parker
Iron Man = Tony Stark

So depending on what he's pretending, that big Iron Man can be Iron Man or he can be Tony Stark or he can be Daddy Iron Man.

I told you it's complicated!

Sometimes Biscuit is the superhero, and you have to try to figure out who he is by his actions. Like if he's pretending to shoot webs everywhere, he's Spider-Man, of course. Or if he's pretending to throw shields, he's Captain America.

This is Iron Man.

But THIS, is Tony Stark. See? His mask is raised.

And just when you think you've got it all figured out, the rules change again!

Meet Iron Spider!

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