Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Disney Princess/ Marvel Heroine Mash-Up, part 2

Continuing my series of character mash-ups drawn on sketch cards with four more.

I can admit now that these mash-ups can be reduced to “Disney character dressed up as a Marvel heroine.” Beginning with Ariel from The Little Mermaid (1989), the Disney princesses have more personality and take more action, making the pairings with a Marvel heroine’s super-power easier and not totally random.

 Ariel, the little mermaid who trades her voice to become human.
Namorita, clone of the cousin to Namor, the Sub-Mariner.
... because they both spend a lot of time under water.

Belle, book-reading village outcast who falls in love with a beastly monster whom is a prince.
Marvel Girl, a tele-pathic, tele-kintetic founding member of the mutant group the X-Men.
... because Belle reads and uses her mind and Marvel Girl reads minds.

Jasmine, princess and sole heir to the desert kingdom of Agrabah.
Tigra, a vigilante who mutated into a super-powered tiger-woman.
... because Jasmine is a girl with a pet tiger and Tigra is a tiger-girl.

Pocahontas, daughter of Chief Powhatan who risks her life to save the English invader, John Smith.
Dazzler, mutant super-hero with the ability to transform sound into light and energy beams.
... because Pocahontas sings “Colors of the Wind” and Dazzler makes colors (lights) from the wind (sound vibrations).

As one of the first mash-ups done, Belle/ Marvel Girl along with Snow White/ Wasp lacks the title header, because I had thought it was a better game for folks browsing though these cards if it was all about the visual clues. It turned out that given the names, the game changed into figuring out why I paired the two characters.

I chose the blue-skinned look of Namorita over the classic one-piece bathing suit because Ariel in a one-piece wouldn’t look like a mash-up. That goes the same for passing over Alpha Flight member Marrina.

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