The final installment of The Many Armors of Destruct-O-Tron!



Today, we're going to highlight the other peeps who wear armor in the Super Haters universe, namely Destruct-O-Tron's family.

First up is Todd's older sister -- Beth -- who happens to be my personal favorite Super Haters supporting character. She made her first appearance in Super Haters #60. It wasn't long before she was caught up in some hijinks with her brother -- Mind's Eye transformed them into children so they could sort out their emotional issues. Did it work? Not at all.

Following the death of her brother, Destruct-O-Bot next appeared when Mind's Eye was searching for another hero to wear the Destruct-O-Tron armor. Beth continued to tease and torture poor Nilufa for the next 15 comic strips, eventually causing Mind's Eye to question her own worth as a person deserving of love.

Speaking of love, in Super Haters #205, Destruct-O-Bot showed up again... this time, as Mind's Eye's lover! However, their torrid relationship only lasted for a few strips. By Super Haters #209, Destruct-O-Bot had left Nilufa for her friend, Susan!!!

Next up is Tony a.k.a. Destruct-O-Dad a.k.a. the guy who claims to be Destruct-O-Tron's father. Is it really true? Who knows! If so, he's a deadbeat dad. If not, well then who knows what the fuck is going on with that. The whole thing seems highly suspicious, considering Beth was the one who came up with the name Destruct-O-Bot... yet Tony claims that he's the original Destruct-O-Tron!

Frankly, there's only one person that I know of who could clear up this whole mess. Unfortunately, she's dead. I'm talking about Destruct-O-Granny, who first appeared as the Ghost of Superhero Past in Super Haters #23. Todd got to see her one more time in Super Haters #140 when he was attempting to escape from Hell. Eventually, he made it back to the land of the living... but his dear ol' Granny is still dead as a doornail.

And while we're on the topic of Destruct-O-Tron's time in Hell, our final character today was one of only two people that knew about Destruct-O-Tron's shocking demise before it happened. I'm speaking, of course, about Protect-O-Tron, the alternate reality Todd Purvee from Awesomeopolis. The polar opposite of our Destruct-O-Tron, Protect-O-Tron is an upstanding, proactive superhero. As you can guess, the two of them didn't get along so well. In fact, Protect-O-Tron was so annoyed by his orange counterpart that he didn't even bother to warn him about his impending death. Yowzer.

Anyway, that's a wrap on the Many Armors series. If you're a long-time Super Haters readers, I hope you enjoyed this refresher course. And if you're new to the comic, I hope this entertained and enlightened you. I don't know what I'm going to do for next week, but be back here on Monday when I'm sure I'll have something ridiculous for you. See you then! Merry XXXmas.

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