Greetings from the Odinson,
The legendary Chimera is a mythical beast comprised of bits and parts from other creatures in the animal kingdom. It is said to have the head of a lion, the body of a goat and its tail is a venomous serpent. It’s a hodgepodge of fantasy and a combination of ideas. The Chimera gave the Odinson the brilliant idea of coming up with a mixing of modern ideas and I call this little pill Pop Culture Chimera.
The premise for Pop Culture Chimera is that I will take a subject of pop culture (movies, television shows, comics, books, cartoons) and I will recast it with other characters from other areas of pop culture that have points that are either very comparable or extremely opposite to the cast of the subject. For instance: What if in the movie Jaws, Quint, Brody, and Hooper, the reluctant albeit brave crew of the doomed vessel the Orca, were recast with the Three Stooges? Now just imagine the chaos and fun of such a ridiculous situation featuring Larry, Curly and Moe trying to match wits with a diabolical shark. Good times.
Now that we know how this works, on to the first subject.
Pop Culture Chimera Presents: The Rocky Horror Picture Show
Dr. Frank-n-Furter – He’s the androgynous mad scientist and self described “Sweet Transvestite from Transsexual, Transylvania.” He’s an alien madman that will stop at nothing to get what he wants and all he wants in the world is to have a good time by any means necessary, and show off his latest creation in the lab. Others are drawn to his charismatic nature and despite themselves find they have come under his thrall. Frank-n-Furter is all at once entertaining, funny, charming and, on a dime, extremely scary. Replaced by: Zoltar
Brad Majors – He’s the everyman, the quintessential Boy Scott. He calls his mom on Mother’s Day and helps old ladies across the street. He’s the type of guy that would lay down his jacket so his girl could walk over a puddle. He’s brave, stern, and quite sure of himself. He’s All-American. He’s the hero. Replaced by: Clark Kent
Janet Weiss – Brad’s beautiful fiancé is a bit unsure of herself, at first. But there’s a tigress just lying in wait beneath her mousy exterior. She’s smart and adventurous and sometimes finds herself in remarkable situations that are almost too big for her to handle, but as the story progresses she soon learns to adapt and, in fact, embrace her dark side and soon realizes she likes it. Replaced by: pre-witch Willow
Riff Raff – He’s the hunchbacked handyman. With a banshee-like singing voice, Riff Raff can enchant and captivate those around him. Though he is seen and treated by others as simply a manservant, this “handyman” keeps his own devious plans hidden. That is until the moment is right to strike. And when that moment comes, the servant becomes the master and the true reign of power will begin. Replaced by: Loki
Magneta – This haunting beauty is Riff Raff’s partner in crime. She too assumes the role of servitude and lies in wait, like a snake in the grass, for the right moment to strike. Sure she’s your friend and quite charming and seductive, right up to the moment when she bites. Replaced by: Amora the Enchantress
Columbia – This gothic little pixie is Frank-n-Furter’s number one groupie, his most loyal supporter. With a high-pitched voice that can crack glass and her sweet dance moves, this party girl knows how to have a good time. She wears her heart on her sleeve and whether it’s mad scientist Frank-n-Furter or the undead Eddie, Columbia sure does love her bad boys. She herself is the bad girl that the audience can’t help but love. Replaced by: Harley Quinn
Dr. Everett Scott – This wheelchair-bound professor is a mentor to our heroes and a man that knows much more than he ever lets on. His nephew, Eddie (like Xavier's son, Legion), is a monster and his two star pupils, Brad and Janet (i.e. Scott Summers and Jean Grey), are in the fight of their lives, struggling between what is right and wrong. They are teetering on the edge and may be lost to the dark side forever. Replaced by: Professor X
Rocky – He’s the monster. Rocky was created by the macabre science of Frank-n-Furter. Rocky is a new age spin on Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein Monster. Unlike the patchwork creature of old, Rocky is an Adonis. And like the Greek myth, Rocky instills desire in those around him. He’s definitely not the world’s greatest thinker, but he has a desire to learn and a desire to devour life and all its experiences. However, because he is also a new born (in a full grown man’s body) things that he doesn’t understand can anger and even frighten him. His great physical power and influence on others makes some of those around him nervous and ultimately plot his downfall. Replaced by: The Beyonder
Eddie – He’s the other monster. Eddie is the nephew of Dr. Everett Scott and a delivery boy that went missing when Dr. Frank-n-Furter kidnapped him and used him to perfect his creature-making abilities. Eddie’s a Frankenstein monster that loves nothing more than to have a good time. He’s uncontrollable and unpredictable. Though his visage is frightening, his childlike enthusiasm can’t help but make those around him like him. Everyone that is except Frank-n-Furter, who sees Eddie as nothing more than a failed experiment. Replaced by: Bizarro
The Time Warp Dancers – This decadent mentally off-beat group of seemingly mindless automatons craves nothing more in life than to sing, dance, party and have a good time. Replaced by: The Looney Tunes
So there you have it, The Rocky Horror Picture Show, a piece of American Pop Culture recast with other characters from pop culture. Now imagine the Looney Tunes doing the Time Warp or Bizarro belting out Hot Patootie Bless My Soul in Bizarro speech and just try to get that image out of your head.
This is Odinson bidding thee farewell