|Betamax is a deep time net.hero created by Drew Nilium.|
|Aliases:||Irony Man II, The Advance Agent|
|Primary Writer:||Drew Nilium|
|Status:||Member of the LNH (Classic Team), Agent of the Intergalactic Network|
When Irony Man retired, he invoked the Miss Terious/Sir Prize Act of 1966, which stated that any attempt by a resigning member to nominate a new person with an unrevealed identity and hidden secrets to replace them had to be accepted. Thus, Irony Man II joined the LNH, quietly on a search for the Messiah of Sincerity.
When the Dorfs invaded, Irony Man II used dramatic irony to reveal to the audience that she was from the future, and had secured the original Irony Man's support by giving the Dorfs a mindscan that they would have taken forcibly, killing Toony in the process.
The time she was waiting for came, in Flame Wars Final. She had been sent from the 1,992nd century, the Advance Agent of the Intergalactic Network of Intelligent Beings and Celestial Bodies, to smoke out the murderer of the Messiah of Sincerity. The Messiah was needed to not just stop, but recruit The Laziness against the power of the Serious Business.
Afterwards, she stayed in the 21st century, for personal reasons. She renamed herself to Betamax, for reasons both deep and convoluted, and became the Legion's resident armored tech hero.
During the sabertooth crisis, she traveled back to the Hypertextian Age on a quest to retrieve the Rings of Retcon and Continuity. She returned alongside Time Crapper IV, using the Rings to bring Captain Continuity back from death...
Friendly, but has a certain difficulty understanding people, both because of her distance from present-day culture, and because of consciously cultivated thought patterns. Contemplative but forceful. Speaks in a way that can be both very direct and very elliptical.
Powers and Abilities
Wears a suit of highly advanced armor with various technological accoutrements. Can summon items and abilities from patterns encoded on plastic videocasettes.
She has long dark hair and dark eyes, with highly defined lines but of a vague ethnicity. She is tall and highly muscular.
As Irony Man II, her armor was smooth and streamlined, in tones of dark, gunmetal gray and the lighter gray of titanium alloy, with an expressionless faceplate.
As Betamax, her armor is composed of smooth plates, most of them gunmetal gray, blue on the gloves and boots, with a shining white breastplate, a blue circle on the left panel, a blue square on the right, and a blank blue faceplate.
While hiding her identity, spoke in a highly synthesized voice. Without modification, her voice is rich, cool, rough, yet distinctly feminine.
In her subjective future, she will be married to Time Crapper IV.
Alternate-universe counterparts include Irony Girl of Earth-SW12 and Irony Laq of Looniverse-Dantalion.
- Legion of Net.Heroes Volume 2 #35 (retroactively)
- First Appearance: Legion of Net.Heroes Volume 2 #47
- Legion of Net.Heroes Volume 2 #50
- Flame Wars Final First Phase #2, 4-5, Second Phase #1-2, 5-7
- Return of Just Another Multi-Writer Cascade That Will Probably Never Have an Ending.GEKIJOBAN
- Hungry, Hungry Sabertooths! #31, EPILOGUE (Side B)
- Leadership Cry.sig: Net.ropolis 2023 #7.5