I posted about the best mask-related scenes here some years ago… but I missed one scene that surely needs to be here as well!
This TV show is in my Hall of Fame and is certainly one of my favorites 🙂
Here we have an episode where Tessa finds out that there is a man who actually knows who killed her father.
Of course, she wants to know and actually saves this guy (as Queen of Swords) from the evil duo the Colonel and the Captain.
But then something really bad is happening….
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And here is the video:
In the past, I often mentioned how careless some masked heroines are when it comes to self-unmaskings in (more or less) public places.
For example, Batwoman unmasked herself on rooftops and alleys at night in the TV show. There was always the danger that someone might show up or would watch it from the distance.
I’m not a big fan of such careless behavior… as I don’t want anyone to uncover a secret identity out like that.
The Queen of Swords was more careful in general and here she thought it would be safe to unmask herself in her own home which is placed quite remote.
But, unlucky for her… the scumbag was peeping through her windows and saw how the Queen of Swords unmasked herself and he recognized the face of Tessa.
And that is such an enormous problem for any heroine with a secret identity… especially if it’s a bad guy.
With his knowledge, he approaches her when she is the most vulnerable. Tessa is alone, without weapons, and without her costume.
Her dress is also making it more difficult for her as it slows her down.
Quite unusual that the show really gets that dark and that they have a bad guy who actually wants to rape the heroine/her civilian self!
That never was a topic in shows like Black Scorpion, Batwoman, etc.
And here she really gets into a big dilemma, as she wants to know from him who killed her father, but also has to defend herself and take care of the fact that he knows her biggest secret!
The outcome is the only possible outcome for me. He knows her secret identity, he tried to rape her… she has to kill him, even if that means that she won’t find out who killed her father… at least at this point.
These scenes perfectly demonstrate the danger of losing a secret identity… and therefore I need to post about it.
These scenes are from episode 8 of Queen of Swords.
What do you think of these scenes?
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