Retcon Lad

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Retcon Lad is a net.hero created by Saxon Brenton.
Alter Ego: Joseph "Joe" Forsythe
Aliases: None
Primary Writer: Saxon Brenton
Status: Part-time member of the LNH, student at Dave Thomas Deluxe University
Usability: Usable With Permission


As a preadolescent on rec.arts.comics.xbooks, Joe was heavily involved in fandom. When his mutant retconning abilities emerged, he found to his horror that reality was reconfiguring itself to match his musings. Despite the efforts of a certain school for gifted youngsters, he fell into a catatonic depression and reflexively retconned himself from his original newsgroup into alt.comics.lnh.

In his new history, he became the cousin of Limp-Asparagus Lad and aged 5 years. Although he became enamoured with another net.hero, Fourth Wall Lass, Joe refused to become a member of the LNH due to subconscious remembrances of his past on r.a.c.xbooks. However, when his true past became apparent (in Limp-Asparagus Lad #5), he threw up his hands and gave in.

In at least one of these histories, he participated at a young age in a religiously-motivated mob assault on a mutant, leading to a hatred of fundamentalism (see below).

During Beige Midnight, he and Anal-Retentive Archive Kid tricked Irony Man into sending them and several other heroes off on an international mission, where they formed the Bicycle Liberation Front and were instrumental in deposing Hex Luthor.

Is currently going to college for accountancy as well as net.heroing part-time.

Has been killed by Kiwis at least twice.


Usually fun-loving, irreverent, and a bit fanboyish. A bit of a reluctant net.hero. Retcon Lad has a tendency to get so wrapped up in an idea that his line of thought may go off on a tangent, such that he has to be reminded what the main point of the discussion is.

Once, he lapsed into black moods due to angst energy from Nicieza's Sledgehammer of Angst™, left over from his origin as a fanfic character on rec.arts.comics.xbooks. However, he has gained control over the angst matrix, and can turn it on and off at will.

Baptist. Has a hatred of religious fundamentalism stemming from an incident in his past.

Powers and Abilities

Retconning powers, including reflexive self-resurrection. Retcon Lad doesn't usually use them to their full extent for fear of damaging reality. Can physically summon Nicieza's Sledgehammer of Angst™, but he's gonna feel ratshit terrible afterwards.


Shoulder-length brown hair. Weedy physique. Wears a brown and tan jumpsuit with a brown bandanna mask. Refuses to wear spandex.


Brother of Limp-Asparagus Lad, boyfriend to Fourth Wall Lass, son of Edith and Jonathan Forsythe