Classic female character killed. Men investigate. Again

Same old trope, kill off the woman for dramatic effect. Yay. :pensive:

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OFFS. No, just no.

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I can save Frank and Joe Hardy some time here. Nancy was fridged. /s

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Thanks, that was the phrase I couldn’t remember when I posted this.

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“We swear we didn’t throw her in the fridge, and this is not an issue meant to celebrate her 90th anniversary!” protests comic book publisher, following blowback resulting from their announcement that they were throwing her in a fridge for her 90th anniversary.

Did these idiots learn nothing from the “Captain America was a Hydra agent all along!” fiasco?

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No?
Wait, are they going to bring her back next episode and it was all just an innocent exercise after all? That’s ok then…
I am so tired of that trope in comics.

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I think it would be more interesting if they had her disappear instead and then release a second book explaining where she went and why (her own mystery to the mystery with the Hardy Boys eventually link up maybe in a third book?). I’m not a writer but I think it would be more clever that way if the goal is to sell books.

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I like the storyline where she’s gone into deep cover in order to crack a case, but those bumbling Hardy Boys threaten to ruin everything.

I guess suspension of disbelief only goes so far… she cracks the case, but is forced to let the Hardy Boys take credit, because the prosecuter can’t be trusted.

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How about the Hardy Boys killed her?

But at the end there’s a twist and she merely faked her death to set them up?

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Well, you’ve spoiled it now… :smirk:

But that could have been cool!

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Perhaps the Hardy Boys could go missing during the investigation and have to be rescued by Harriet the Spy.

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With help from Miss Marple.

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(4 disappearances later)

“Oh shit, I think I may be in way over my head here.” —Encyclopedia Brown

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Just as an aside, did Nancy Drew get way more hardcore after I stopped reading it? Like, IIRC the books are mostly small-time, small-town stuff. When did she start going deep undercover in the flippin’ mafia?

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I read some of the old stuff to my kids a few months ago. Even in the early stories there were pretty serious crimes like kidnappings and (I think?) the occasional attempted murder.

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I’m not sure why those things register differently with me than undercover mafia work does, but apparently they do. I always find something new about my brain to be fascinated by.

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Apparently at some point it became Miami Vice?

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Dude in the shorts is planning to hit that :grimacing:

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I didn’t know they did crossovers between the two franchises, but now that I know I’ll bet there’s an offensive shorthand amalgamation of the two franchise names that fans use when referring to such works.

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Hardy Drew Mysteries sounds cool :thinking:

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