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...No capes?



I am very positive that the most iconic pep talk of my generation came from Edna Mode in Disney Pixar's The Incredible. Stop lying, you 100% know I'm right on this. Up until then the absolute DEFINITION of a superhero was, as put by Bob Parker himself, "[A] great look! Oh, the cape and the boots..."

Only to then have everything we've ever known shattered before us in the dimly lit theatre as an anticipating seven year old waiting to see the secrets behind the hero.


Edna Mode, everybody.

And guest.

Basically, in this blog I would just like to take a minute and analyze some of the fzx behind WHY capes are apparently horrible. Which, might I add: after hearing Edna Mode...I concede.

"Do you remember Thunderhead? Tall, storm powers. Nice man. Good with kids. November 15th of '58. All was well, another day saved when his cape snagged on a missile fin!"

The amount of G's that one would experience flying up on the outside of a rocket is far too many to live through that. Let alone the fact that that type of impulse? Around one's neck? Yeah, there's no chance.

"Stratogale! April 23rd, '57. Cape caught in a jet turbine!"

Well, sure! The centripetal force of the turbine spinning around - so fast, to keep a jet propellant? Surely, that is enough to pull in a hero and rip her to shreds!

"Meta-man: express elevator! Dynaguy: snag on take off!"

Same thing with momentum and impulse! With such a drastic change in zero time at all, because J = F(t) the force would be so great, that again, not even a superhero could survive that disaster.

"Splashdown: sucked into a vortex!"

Now this one is interesting. A vortex? Like a black hole? Because then we are getting into a whole new dimension of things. In a black hole, for instance, the elements of time and space switch places after crossing the horizon. And once the horizon is crossed there is no going back. As something in a black hole reaches toward the singularity it completely stretches and while one wouldn't notice from the opposite side of the horizon, that would be quite the traumatic death. However, in the attached clip, the vortex mentioned looks to be a tornado. And, in the eye of a tornado, all is completely calm. But the centripetal acceleration of the wind around it, if Splashdown's cape were to get sucked in, he would likewise experience enough force due to a drastic change in momentum to break, no doubt about it.

Moral of the story...if you want to be safe, I guess Edna Mode is right.

#nocapelife #danger #notform #hobosuit #ednamode #fzxforyourlife #iconic #theincredibles2k4


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