21 March 2018 | alexkravchenko
WordGirl, You Go Girl!
The plot of a pre-teen girl superhero (and a cute one at that) originating from the planet Lexicon fighting crime with her super strength, Mach flight speed, and of course, her enhanced vocabulary and superior intellect. Simply incredible!
As for the inspiration, it is very Superman: A being born on another planet, crash landing on Earth and adopted by a family, super strength and super speed abilities, trying to keep the hero identity secret, and suffering a weakness caused by a substance from the hero's home planet (in the case of WordGirl, Lexonite, as she is from the planet Lexicon, like Superman's weakness being kryptonite, him being from the planet Krypton).
As for the villainy department, the characters that really stand out for me are:
. Dr. Two-Brains, voiced by Tom Kenny of Spongebob fame, an evil cheese pillaging scientist with two brains (hence the name).
. Sophisticated evil boy genius Tobey McCallister III, of whom has a crush on WordGirl and a penchant for constructing giant, destructive robots.
. Chuck the Evil Sandwich-Making Guy, a human/sandwich hybrid that commits sandwich related crimes (hence the name).
. Lady Redundant Woman, voiced by the great Grey DeLisle, an ill-tempered villainess who has an ability to make clones of herself by pressing her nose.
Extremely well written, plenty of action combined with comedic elements, and a brilliant theme song. What more could you ask for?
In short, when it comes to superhero cartoons, WordGirl gets my vote as being the best one of them all (along with Danny Phantom and My Life as a Teenage Robot). Watch out, villains! Here she comes!!!