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Topic ID: 201
Message ID: 22
#22, RE: notes
Posted by Croaker on Mar-22-23 at 11:25 AM
In response to message #21
>>Random Raildex Trivia
>>Mikoto keeps kicking the soda machine - It ate a 10,000-yen
>>(think $100) bill on her.
>Well, 100 bucks at the time the gag was written. Nowadays, more like
>75. Which is admittedly still a lot of money for a soda. And even
>more for no soda.

Exactly her point. (And then there was the time it ate Touma's money as well, so she kicked it and got, like, 40 random cans.... everything from "hot curry soup" to "coconut cider"....)

>In UF the gag is slightly different: the student lounge Hassy machine
>just never comes across for her without provocation, regardless of
>how much money she put in it. Something about her personal
>electric field, probably. She always has to thump it to get what she
>paid for out of it. The faculty and staff, of course, don't
>understand that; all they see is a student habitually getting violent
>with the vending machine. :)

This... actually makes sense. I mean, if it was just a matter of "it ate my money", she could just complain to the school admin, and get it back. SDF-17 High is a lot more likely to go along and pay out than Academy City.

>>Could she penetrate the SDF-17's hull? Not with her typical
>Well, y'know, F=ma, so if m is very small, a just needs to be very
>large. :)

That's an awful lot of a for less than an ounce of cheap tin. But, I'm sure she'd make do if she felt the need.

>>Does she have other tricks? Oh my yes. :)
>Playing and GMing the old TSR Marvel Super Heroes TTRPG at a
>formative age has permanently identified these maneuvers as "Power
>Stunts", only attemptable subject to the Judge's approval until
>they've been performed successfully at least twice. :)

Sounds about right. :) Things like the Electromagnetic Parkour, for example, only turn up when she has reason, motivation, and opportunity. (Most of the time she wants to get around somewhere she can just call on Kuroko anyway....)

I now want to see her meet up with Magneto. After all, I've described her before as "Magneto in a Miniskirt" :)