The video begins in an evil dungeon, where the dreaded villainess Devla conjures up a large, imposing Frankenstein-ish thug who will presumably battle with the video’s heroine later on. She then uses a magic spell to summon our heroine Grim Talon. We learn that Grim Talon and Devla have battled before, and that the first time around, Grim Talon defeated Devla and stole the power she drained form Lady Ultra (it’s a long story). Perhaps more importantly, we learn that both characters, being played by new actresses, have acquired new bodies since their last encounter.
A fight breaks out, and Grim Talon, with her superior strength and powers, is easily able to render Devla helpless… until the evil thug appears from behind Grim Talon. Devla orders the thug (who feels no pain and no emotion, but only a desire to follow Devla’s orders) to destroy Grim Talon. From there, the thug beats up poor Grim Talon and eventually renders her unconscious.
The remainder of the video consists of a back and forth battle between Devla and Grim Talon, usually with Devla gaining the upper hand and knocking out Grim Talon. A few vampire-related horror elements are introduced, which I think is a nice twist for a superheroine video (and is somthing I admired about the original Devla video). At one point, we’re treated to a transformation sequence in which Grim Talon transforms into a more traditional superheroine costume (which is very nicely designed and looks really good on this actress, I think).
I don’t want to give away the ending, so I’ll just point out that I enjoyed the performances and genre-mixing in The Return of Devla, as well as the costume transformation and a couple of the peril scenes. On the downside, the technical quality (fight choreography, editing, etc.) isn’t quite as good as some of the other companies out there, but as with Ultraheroix’s other videos, there’s a certain enthusiasm—a sense that everyone seems to be having a lot of fun—behind the video that I really enjoy. I also liked the nifty special effects in a couple of sequences as well as the costumes.
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