Note, in panel 1, that on occasion I draw Emp’s hair as very, very long indeed, to the point that it’s depicted as a good foot or two longer than usual. Why, you might ask? No idea, really; I’d have to assume that it just amused me at the time to roll with this riff. Whatever bit of goofiness or whimsy happens to appeal to me on any given day gets tossed into the mix as I’m a-cranking out Empowered pages, folks.
Panels 3 and 4 show that Emp thinks she loses much of her powers with just the smallest tear of her supersuit’s hypermembrane—but, as we’ll see in future stories, Emp is a distinctly unreliable narrator regarding when, where and how her powers either fail or succeed.