Velma is a superhero to me because she's a woman making it on the strength of her intellect. She always has the necessary background knowledge to spot the clue that is out of place. She's brave and stalwart, willing to walk into the heart of the volcano or into the depths of the swamp.
She even has a weakness: blindness (in the form of a tendency to lose her glasses).
I've loved Velma since I was a child watching the original Scooby Doo, Where are You? series, and I've enjoyed the interpretations since in other cartoons and the movies. Especially in more recent programming, both Velma and Daphne get a rewrite and are no longer just comic relief and victim, respectively.
Velma is so hipster that she was cool with her own geek-ness before the world began to realize that smart is sexy. I still wouldn't mind growing up to be Velma.
Don't forget to check out my own superhero stories. Change of Life, book two of my Menopausal Superheroes series just came out a few days ago!
I'm not sure who my favorite Scooby Doo character is, but Velma is awesome for the fact she is a geek and helps save the day.ReplyDelete
~Ninja Minion Patricia Lynne aka Patricia Josephine~
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Velma! I love her! I'm so happy she has a spot on your superhero list!ReplyDelete
I love Velma! She's her own person. She deserves recognition!ReplyDelete
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Velma was always my favorite. I love the geeky smart girls. Great theme!ReplyDelete
I totally think Velma is a superhero!ReplyDelete
I love Velma! I dressed up as her for Halloween once when I was a teenager. And I'm also kind of blind without my glasses...ReplyDelete
It was always great to see a smart girl in cartoon as a kid. Glad she made the superhero list. :)ReplyDelete
I always found Velma more attractive than Daphne. Still do.ReplyDelete
I'm sorry to say I never knew the names of any of the characters! Nice little spotlight. And I will definitely have to check out your menopausal superheros, too!ReplyDelete
Velma is awesome - what a great choice for V :) Personally I would have invested in goggles for those times when investigating cases because those glasses always, always fell off her nose ;)ReplyDelete
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I love Velma, she's so smart, cool, and calm. A great example of a superhero!ReplyDelete