This version of the series feels a bit different. We meet the trainee Tina who was previously beaten down in an earlier episode. I wouldn’t say she’s dressed like a heroine, but I think her outfit is an improvement over her first costume that was simply workout clothes. I think Heroine Legends would be wise to emulate Next Global Crisis in this regard. We got to know characters in the training room series and they were already outfitted in attire that made them look like superheroines. I think that is the best way to go.
Tina takes on a drone who initially has the advantage. The drone hits her with some stomach punches and a couple of elbows that look like they would be considered low blows. It’s a bit tough to tell. To my surprise, Tina rallied and was able to defeat the drone. The episode doesn’t end here however, as out of nowhere one of those masked martial artists makes an appearance.
They have a nicely choreographed martial arts fight that makes good use of slow motion. The martial artist taunts Tina, hits her with several stomach punches, another low blow, and finally knocks her out with a blast of energy. And that’s where things pretty much end.
I thought this was a well thought out reboot to a series that has potential to be quite entertaining. Even though the girls are just trainees, I think it works better when they are portrayed as heroic figures and not just another damsel waiting to have the hell beat out of her. I think putting them in costume and having them actually prevail in a fight once in a while is a good move. I’m looking forward to the continued evolution of this series.