Mir@k wrote:So she's the tom bombadil of the superhero universe.
ya this is accurate. also conspiracy theories with her being secretly malignant but otherwise unwilling, insane, or incapable of acting on her bad urges. Same as bombadil.
I like the idea that Tom Bombadil is actually an ancient spirit of the world of Arda before Illuvitar decided to get all poncy and make the world like he wanted and so bombadil is waiting until most of the world has fucked off before unleashing his horror-forest. There's somewhere in the Silmarillion or LotR that Treebeard mentions finding the entwives at the end of the world, and people suspect that there are at least some with Tom Bombadil. :O
Tolkien just kinda never explained what he fucking meant with Bombadil, which is uncharacteristically inconsistent with him detailing entire languages and cultures of multiple races and the literal Creation Story of the world.
He sits in his forest singing dumb songs, casually slides the One Ring on his finger, goes "ho hum this is boring" and gives it back to Frodo. Gandalf goes to talk to him before the Council of Elrond and the Fellowship, but we never learn what they discuss. Ever. :|
In a both distinctive and yet similar way, Squirrel Girl is entirely purposely pointless but technically all-powerful. But she just loves squirrels. In a strange way, she's like the Lovecraftian dark cosmic-horror supreme but eternally sleeping entity Azathoth, and people have speculated on this concept that no one should ever sit down and explain to her in easy to understand, quasi-squirrel-related words that she has unlimited power, or she'll make all of reality turn into Squirrels. fffffffffffffffffff