Dude! It's "Vicki Victim and the Incredible Un-Raping Machine!"
(A tale of the Gilgongo!verse. For Mature Readers. I really wanted to give "Vicki Victim" a happy ending for the holidays -- within the parameters of her circumstances. I also realize I might have "Lebowski on the Brain.")
The scene? Hourville City, home to the planet's greatest defenders:
The man of might known to civilians as "The Thickness"
And the quickest Dude on at least three continents, "The Shnell"
The aftermath of the highly-popular "Rape Agenda" miniseries left Hourville's sweetheart Vicki Victim raped and killed by the grim reaper of laughter, "Pagliacci Jr."
But sheer sorrow over their fallen friend's demise -- as well as, frankly, a media shitstorm started by some uppity bloggers -- drove The Thickness and The Shnell to do what any heroes would do in their position, specifically pay Chango Mama roughly 40 Gs to bring Vicki back to life.
In their charming naivete, which even 4 issues of "The Rape Agenda" and the subsequent "Giant-Size Impalement Summer Special" could not burn out of their system, The Thickness and The Shnell thought that by returning Vicki to life things would all be back to normal.
"But guys...I was still raped."
Vicki's subsequent moodiness, depression, and absence at their local bowling tournaments perplexed these Titans of Triumph. Finally, one day while sitting at the diner...
Thickness: "We gotta do something about Vicki, Shnell."
Shnell: "I totally hear you, man."
Thickness: "I mean, Ubergirl's been taking her place at the bowling tournaments, but...frankly, she's sort of creeping me out."
Cut to Ubergirl and her faithful dog Reichy in a throwback "Hitler Youth" poster pose.
Reichy: "Voofen! Voofen!"
Shnell: "So like...what do we do, man? I mean...rape is pretty serious and stuff. And I'll be honest with you...I don't think I really, like, comprehend exactly what Vicki's going through."
Thickness: "Well, I do. I saw that 'All in the Family' episode with Edith getting sexually assaulted. And Edith...she reminds me of my Mom, Dude!" The Thickness slams his meaty fist into the counter, taking a chunk out of the formica. "My f**king Mom, Dude! God-dammit! If my Mom ever got raped, I don't know what I'd f**king do!" The Thickness calms down a bit and nods. "Actually, I know what'd I do. I'd kill a lot of f**king people."
Shnell: "But remember the Heroes Club motto, man..."
Thickness: "I know -- no killing, just maiming."
The two heroes wink knowingly at each other and continue.
Shnell: "Speaking of which, did Vicki ever get back in touch with you about the videotape you sent her of us beating up Pagliacci Jr. and sodomizing him with Solarman's Staff de Soleil?"
Thickness: "You know, I was waiting and waiting for an e-mail, something...but, nada."
Shnell: "Man, she must really be down and stuff, the poor kid. If only there was some way to fix things..."
Thickness: "I've got it! It's the perfect plan! We...find an Un-Raping machine!"
Shnell: "A what, man?"
Thickness: "An Un-Raping Machine, Shnell. Vicki goes into the machine and comes out un-raped. As if nothing happened."
Shnell: "But man, where are we gonna bag an un-raping machine?"
Thickness: "Oh, there are ways, my speedy friend...I can't tell you how, but there are ways."
The next day, Thickness and Shnell show up at Vicki Victim's doorstep with a large Kirby-esque device on rolling casters. Vicki answers the door.
Vicki: "Hi guys."
Thickness: "Vicki, I know you're feeling pretty upset over getting raped by Pagliacci Jr....but we've got just the thing to make it right."
Shnell: "It's an un-raping machine, man!"
Thickness: "One step into this baby and you will magically be un-raped -- as if nothing really happened at all!"
Shnell: "And then things will be back to the way they were and stuff!"
Vicki: "Guys...I don't know how to thank you...but....there is no way to un-rape me."
Thickness: "No, no, listen -- this was built by aliens!"
Shnell: "Yeah, aliens, man."
Vicki: "I understand, but I'm telling you: there is no way to wave a magic wand and make things all better. It takes time."
Thickness: "But...but...did you at least watch the videotape?"
Vicki: "Of you guys torturing Pagliacci Jr.? Is he...dead?"
Shnell: "No, man, we've got, like, a code."
Thickness: "Didn't the tape make you feel all better again?"
Vicki: "Nothing is going to magically make me feel all better again, guys...it's a process. I'm seeing a therapist...doing a lot of journaling...and I might even write a book about my experiences one day. But it's all going to take time. I'm sorry."
The Thickness pulls The Shnell aside.
Thickness: "Plan B, bro."
Shnell: "Yeah, man, Plan B."
The Thickness pulls out a superheroine costume.
Thickness: "Okay, how about this: We give you super-powers, and you become the Vixen of Vengeance, using your negative experiences to fuel your need for justice!"
Shnell: "It's, like, a great origin story, man."
Vicki: "I don't think so, fellas...right now, I just want to have some time for me. I know it doesn't make for exciting comics, but...this is reality. Though I am in the process of legally changing my last name."
And so Vicki took time to deal with her tragedy. Ubergirl was kicked out of the bowling tournament after a drunk-driving incident where she blamed the Jews for everything. The un-raping machine is still sitting in The Thickness's tool-shed. And as for The Shnell, he came home one day to find Reichy the Dog pissing on his rug.
Reichy: "Voofen! Voofen!"