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Kiss Me
Featuring Charisma, Sista Superior and Epoch
[canon]

Commentary
"Kiss Me" is the second voting incentive I produced - in fact it ended up being eight separate bonuses. What would it be like to be a spoilt, self-centered teen with super powers whose father happened to be the most powerful and most popular super-hero in the world? Welcome to Charisma Epoch's personal HELL!

This bonus art grew out of my original bio notes for Charisma: Despite a blossoming potential pop career (three #1 singles) her fragile ego has been stung by critics who suggest her 'fame' is only a by-product of her father's influence. Also, everytime she performed a concert some superpowered villain saw it as an opportunity to attack as a means of taking out retribution against daddy Epoch - essentially putting an end to her concert touring.

I wanted to touch briefly on Charisma's pop career woes but, as was the random nature of these bonuses, it grew into a mini-epic! Set a year before the first chapter Wannabe - this bonus became a showcase for all things Charisma and highlights the debacle that was her last concert. Just like her father, Charisma has strength, invulnerability and the ability to fly - but she is nowhere as powerful or skilled as he is, and may never be in his league. Even so, she can hold her own, up to a point, against a psycho like Sista Superior (a villainess created specifically for this bonus - but has popped up in other guises over time).

The "Kiss Me" sequence is referenced in Chapter 2 when Charisma is touched by Mudge and an image from her memory is dredged up and shows Epoch being hugged by the two ecstatic female fans from this story - see page 2.57!

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