One question: Where is Logan finding his leads? OK, that’s a dumb question. They shoot in Los Angeles, and there is no shortage of beautiful young women out there. However, he has now found three leads that can act, pull off a fight scene, an fulfill all the responsibilities a lead actress has in these videos. The newest young starlet that I can only assume is going to have a large following is Tristan Rupp, who plays Dawn.
This episode gets to the action a lot quicker than the previous two. Dawn enters an apartment building and it appears she is vacillating between states of pain and pleasure. It’s not shown on film, but judging by her reactions, I’m guessing she just received her aura.
Dawn doesn’t have time to experiment with her new-found powers, as a few creepy looking characters in masks show up. She takes on several of them in fights that stretch all over the apartment building, and she gives as good as she gets. This fight scene is impressively done and I imagine it took a lot of time and coordination to pull off.
This scene also gives us an inkling of what her aura can do. She is able to take telekinetic control of the bad guys and actually have them assault one another. She still ends up on the run and when she turns to make a stand, the bad guys have vanished without a trace.
Dawn returns to her apartment where her friend Wendy is waiting for her. They talk for a while when Dawn suddenly realizes that she has no idea how Wendy got into her place. She also notices a mask in Wendy’s bag. The same kind of mask that her assailants were wearing.
After being confronted by Dawn about this, Wendy’s demeanor suddenly changes. She goes full on villainess and threatens to destroy Dawn’s perfect little life. She then knocks Dawn unconscious with the use of a rag that I can only assume is drenched in chloroform. At this point we don’t really learn why Wendy feels the way she does, but we do learn that like the previous two heroines, Dawn is a virgin. Maybe that’s why everyone in the Heroine Legends universe is always fighting. Nobody is getting any.
Dawn wakes up outside in a black super heroine costume and she looks great. However, Wendy and her masked friends are there to dole out some punishment. Dawn holds up for a while but the numbers are stacked heavily against her. She is choked, put in a reverse bear hug, given a backbreaker, knocked out, and tied to a tree.
She is awoken by a seemingly good samaritan named Abraham. Before he can release her, Abraham is confronted by Wendy who we learn has aura powers of her own. While Abraham and Wendy fight, Dawn is able to free herself and through the use of her powers, put Wendy down. Abraham didn’t seem all that shocked that these women had super powers so I’m guessing he knows a little bit about these auras.
I thought this episode was the best of the three and I think Dawn was my favorite character thus far. Tristan Rupp has all the tools to play a believable heroine and I thought she was flat out one of the best actresses I’ve seen in the genre.
Delusional didn’t do much to push the larger storyline forward, but it introduced a great new heroine and a team of villains that I liked. This film also had a nice mix of peril and girl power moments and I think this episode will appeal to a wide audience.
There is one more thing I wanted to point out. I think Heroine Legends has done an admirable job of getting away from the villains in T-shirts phenomenon that plagues a lot of productions. OK, so the guy on the rooftop in the first episode was wearing a T-shirt but for the most part they seem to be trying make their villains stand out a bit more with masks or martial arts type uniforms. I know this kind of thing is low on the list of what people care about in these films, but I appreciate the effort to upgrade this area. I hope other producers follow their example.