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.
(*EDIT* Had to re-upload it to an alternative site…)
Watch the video before you continue!
This is the only scene in the movie where she is wearing a mask… or more correctly… maskS.
Let’s start with her outfit: Well, …… it’s safe to say that the costume designer isn’t a woman. 😉
Quite a revealing outfit and some impressive twins!
And these two are verrrry often presented like this throughout the movie.
Seemingly the director and/or the producers wanted to show them as much as they could without a nude scene.
And the poster of the movie shows very good what this movie is about:
….and yes, that is the complete poster 😆
Her masquerade is unusual and very interesting:
She does wear a simple mask as the base disguise and on top of that one a pretty large eye mask with some nice textures on it.
A very nice combination that is very rare!
The first fight with the villain is already a highlight as he (99% sure) already makes an attempt at unmasking her…
…as his hand is clawing for her mask! But she quickly moves her head to the side (or pushes his arm aside?) so he grabs into the void.
I love unmasking attempts and they are quite rare … so I love such a scene!
He sees the sexy masked intruder and the first chance he gets he goes for her mask! Yes, that’s how someone should behave who fights against a masked woman. 🙂
The second fight with these two is even better!
Ok, the lighting is rather bad since there is that colorful background light.
But the fight is done quite well and as soon he gets another chance he goes for her mask… again! A good villain 🙂
And this time she can’t stop him as he rips off her mask! But to his surprise he only half of her masquerade…
So, this is a “partial” unmasking… a very rare element.
She escapes before he can make another attempt on unmasking her completely.
The stunt where she lands in the moving van is quite laughable (why has she to land in a moving/sliding van?).
Nice that she immediately unmasks herself.
Sadly we can only see her for seconds then before the scene is over too soon.
All in all this a verrrrrry good discovery as there are 2 really good fight scenes that include an unmasking attempt and a partial unmasking! Much more unmasking action as in the average scene with a masked woman. 🙂
I do have a bonus scene with her without her mask on:
No, this won’t be a post about toxic “fans…. don’t worry. It rather will be a review of a new fetish video, a very interesting one!
I watched this one yesterday and enjoyed it quite a lot 🙂
Let’s start with the official synopsis:
Marvelette wants to confront a toxic social media troll who has been giving her online grief for a long time. Using Federation tech she tracks the culprit down but finds it is all a big trap set by the crazed ‘Chaotica’, a villainess whose online presence is all about the reputational destruction of Federation heroines. Now in danger, Marvelette must battle darts, gas, and chloroform to avoid a humiliating public defeat! How does it go? Find out now!
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Ok, let’s start with Marvelette’s costume:
I really like her overknee boots. Yeah, they don’t have high heels, but that’s totally fine for me as that’s more realistic and still quite sexy… in my opinion.
I love her tights, a big bonus for me as I do love to see women in sexy tights like these. And the combination of black leather boots with such sexy nude/tan tights is GREAT! A combination that is …sadly…. very, very rare out there in the “real world”.
Her top and the gloves are stunning!
Her eye mask… well, you may know by now that I’m not the biggest fan of eye masks, but at least this one is a little bigger than the average one.
I was always a fan of villainesses, so having one here is a great bonus as well. The actress is also attractive and plays the part well.
Her name “Chaotica” fits well with her odd clothes… #unicorn leggings. Certainly, an outfit that stands out…. and the yellow boots remind of a certain heroine 🙂
The fighting scenes are done well and I like that the villainess knocks out Marvelette in various ways… very sexy!
I especially LOVE the gassing where the villainess is wearing a gas mask! Not a long scene, but as I have a thing for women in gas masks and other breathing devices (oxygen masks, scuba gear etc.) that’s a great aspect for me 🙂
The idea that the villainess is recording Marvelette’s defeat to ruin her is a very welcome aspect too.
Of course, as always, I have my ideas to even improve certain scenes (incl. a rubber cowl for the heroine)… but all in all, this is a verrrrry sexy video and certainly one that I will re-watch here and there.
And that is always a very good sign… in my opinion!
I like the ninja look that really disguises her perfectly. The early fight scene with him is really good! She unmasks him by hitting him and he compliments her on her eyes.
That she then decides to drop that mask in favor of that eye mask that covers perhaps 5% of her head…… is really annoying for me in two ways.
Not only does she give up the good disguise of her normal mask, she seemingly wants to show much more of her face to him incl. her blonde hair.
She tries much too hard to make more of an impression on him after he already made her a compliment for her eyes earlier on. He was already interested…..
So, she decides to basically unmask herself, even the “mask” is supposed to work as a disguise in the show. A classic trope with these tiny masks.
I really enjoy how they fight each other, I love the tension between them, it’s basically like Catwoman battling with Batman, only that here the man is the bad guy. (Ok, Catwoman is actually only “half-bad”).
The scene where he wants her to take off the mask but she refuses is very sexy for me, as I love such “mask-talk” scenes. Very sexy how he reaches for her mask and is about to kiss her at the same time. Sadly it’s only a dream…. with a funny ending 😆
What I really hate is that he then finds out who she is without unmasking her! That gives me major Batwoman TV show-flashes in a way…..
All that sexy build-up and then he just knows…. LAME!
How great would have been if they had continued to fight and he would have unmasked her as she struggled to keep her mask on.
And then with the ninja two-part mask…imagine him slowly yanking her mask down, pulling the headpiece off to fully reveal the woman underneath….
But ok, all in all, there is a lot of good aspects here for me.
The scenes can be found in episodes 2 and 9 of season 2 of Supah Ninjas.
Well, luckily I have improved in some ways over all these years as there is nearly no text to it.
This absolutely great unmasking deserves an UPGRADE! A BIG one!
I wanna present the video in a longer version and in an HD version today.
Plus I wanna give it a big upgrade on the text part also.
So, let’s start with a preview:
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And here is the video:
First of all, this is an early Batwoman version (Katrina Moldoff) before Kate Kane and Ryan Wilder appeared way later on.
I think her costume is overall ok, but I’m not a fan of that mask that is basically just a big version of an eye mask and doesn’t hide much.
But well, that was basically everything negative I have to say about that scene 😉
She fights really well and brings down the Riddler, but then she gets careless and lets her guard down.
I love how he uses this situation to his advantage and just goes for her mask, unlike so many other villains.
He knows how important her secret identity is to her, and he has seen the reporters, so he knows how devastating the effect of the unmasking would be.
The ripping sound as the mask gets yanked away from her face is awesome, even not 100% logical as it’s hard to say where that sound actually is coming from as it sounds as the fabric gets ripped. And her mask isn’t really attached to anything….as it seems.
But ok, not important as the sound is soo great 😉
Her reaction to it is great and she is really surprised and terrified by his move! Maybe that explains why she moves her head around and thereby is presenting her unmasked face to the reporters which makes the unmasking so much worse for her.
Even it would have been bad enough if “only” he would know, as he could use that knowledge against her.
He really enjoys the whole unmasking and how he defeated her completely with it. I wish many more villains would think like him! (#hallo TV show/movie writers)
And all that was completely improvised as he just saw her for the first time some minutes ago.
Also, a nice aspect as Batman comments the unmasking as a “dirty trick” from him.
The facts that the reporter immediately recognize her famous face and the newspaper with “Katrina exposed!” are additional bonuses!
(The video combines the best Black Scorpion scenes of the episode….not all (that would be around 14 minutes in total))
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I love the first scene with Black Scorpion and Steve as she kisses him but he calls out for his partner Darcy.
Darcy shows up and he mentions that he never saw Darcy and Black Scorpion at the same time…..well, he never got closer to solving that “mystery” 😉
Ok, I am not the biggest fan of unmasking tied-up heroines, but at least better than unconscious ones.
All in all, this is one of the very best unmaskings ever done!
It isn’t the first time in the season that Black Scorpion gets unmasked…but the only time someone finds out who she is! And to make it so much worse for her: He is also is exposing her to the whole world by taking that picture of her unmasked face and selling it to the press. Flashpoint totally ruins her secret identity and the police are chasing after her, especially Steve who is …quite….furious that Black Scorpion is actually Darcy, his partner!
I also like that this is a double unmasking as he first rips of her eye protection (against his laser thingy) and thereby can see her eyes.
The whole build-up is great as they talk about what he would gain from unmasking her.
Also, I love how he is teasing her as he even pretends to attack her. You can clearly see how afraid she is of what is about to happen. She knows exactly that she is finished once he rips her mask and wig off and thereby revealing Darcy Walker!
The final unmasking itself is a little flawed for me for two reasons:
There is the fade to black and then the scene goes on (commercial break)
They show his hand on her mask, then cut to him, then he already is pulling her mask and wig away. This was most likely done to be able to remove her black face paint around her eyes…and show her exposed face without it. Rather unrealistic…. but yeah, she would look a little weird with that “panda” eyes.
But her reaction is done so well! She is angry and frustrated and he enjoys his victory over her…verrry much. Especially interesting after he missed several chances in episode 3 to get a picture of her unmasked face.
The episode then takes the fantasy route as there is a clone of Darcy, so she can convince everyone that is (seemingly) isn’t Black Scorpion after all. But yeah, it’s very hard to think of a realistic approach to all of this, unless she would have a twin sister or someone who would convincingly be Black Scorpion and Darcy would show up next to her (like in season 1 of Batwoman with Julia as Batwoman for one episode).
This also is another good example of how much such a scene gets better if you are really invested in the characters. If you have seen all 18 episodes before, you are really invested in Black Scorpion. You know her very well by now and you also know Flashpoint and his plans from episode 3.
This makes the unmasking so much more impactful than it would be in 99,9% of the fetish videos for me.
That is why I am sooo interested in TV shows with masked women like Black Scorpion, Batwoman, Stargirl, and the Queen of Swords.
And hopefully, there will be more new shows in the future!
What I would give for a Blu-ray release of this show or an HD TV airing!
What do you think about this episode and these scenes?