Saturday, January 27, 2018

The Return of Arachne Dame

Hey folks,
We are back after a bit of a hiatus with this blog but we are back and what better way to make a return than focusing on the return of a long absent than Arachne Dame! The last time we saw Arachne Dame, She was taken prisoner by Dark Ultra for C.L.A.S.H.

I figured this would be a good opportunity to go over her origin and what  what happened to the character while she was missing during the C.L.A.S.H storyline.

Arachne Dame is a super heroine who takes on more investigative role in fighting crime. Besides normal crime fighting, she investigates corruption and conspiracy stories that people submit to her "Web Wave". The Web Wave is a blog/video channel that she uses to expose criminals and corrupt people of influence like politicians and rich people with questionable backgrounds. Her audience can submit stories or cases and if there is reasonable proof then she would investigate and bring those to justice or expose the evil to the public on her Web Wave. Though funding from the public by donations she is able to make this crusade a full-time career.

Sometimes, the people she investigates and exposes uses their political connections to retaliate and Arachne Dame becomes a target by the authorities. Unlike her fellow super heroines, she is more seen as an illegal vigilante that is not seen as an officer of justice like Lady Ultra or Dynafly. This is also why she mostly works alone as she can't trust her fellow heroines from arresting her and their own distrust of her.

When we are introduced to Arachne Dame, she is investigating the rise of a mysterious new crime organization, C.L.A.S.H (Criminal Legion Against Super Heroes/Heroines). This has also made the organization aware of her and tried to silence her before she exposes their existence before they are ready. The send the mercenary X-Diablo to silence her but she manages to escape and report her story. The second time they attack is when C.L.A.S.H was in their full push to take over Sol City
and were eliminating the superheroes. They sent a cyborg after her. Although she defeated it she was eventually captured by Dark Ultra.

She was then held prisoner by the organization until she was freed by Lady Ultra after the fall of C.L.A.S.H. She has since been resumed to her investigations and maintaining the Web Wave. The experience has made her tougher and more determined than ever to expose evil. She modified her costume and tactics to make herself more effective and to reflect this new attitude.

In the "The Spider Strikes", she returns to the heroine rotation of as she encounters the mercenary, "Deadeye" on one of his missions.

Which is where we resume her story here:"Arachne Dame: The Spider Strikes" .