Catwoman (Takara/ Microman)
Chun Li (Takara/ Microman)
Batman (Takara/Microman)
Chap Mei Cops
Oh my goodness, has this one been a LONG time coming. It was originally inspired by the amazingly articulated figures that Takara made back in about 2006.
Anyone that knows me. knows that I'm a sucker for a female superhero or villain so the chance to put Catwoman into action was too good to miss. Especially with a kick ass nemesis to pit her against.

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Page 1 8 frames per page?

1. Gotham Museum est
2 Wide shot- Catwoman suspended over glass case.
3. She has the diamond in her hand. “another successful nights’ work.”
Initial confrontation, Chun Li snatches the diamond.
Small chase across the rooftops. Catwoman uses her whip to trip Chun Li, the diamond clatters to the floor.
Page 2

Fist fight. Catwoman sends Chun Li flying, grabs the diamond and jumps for it. She catches the side of the clock, but Chun Li is waiting. “How about you give me the diamond, or I send you plummeting to your death. Claw by claw.” But now Catwoman uses her claws to scrape her way down the wall.

Page 3
Alley or another landing. Another few cells of fighting but then the diamond is sent flying, landing in front of a pair of cops. “Now what?”
Page 4

1. “scared of a couple of cops? We can take ‘em.

2. They jump down.

3. Shot of Chun Li punching one cop. Catwoman facing off with other cop behind.

4. Chun Li takes out the other.
5. She’s alone in the alley with two unconscious cops.
6-8. “as I was saying, a good nights’ work.” Catwoman is atop a roof holding the diamond. We could have a final scene where Batman catches her or the chase begins anew.
One of the possible stumbling blocks in this production was a lack of script. The original version was just a rough description of events (reprinted entirely, lett) with the dialogue to be filled in later.
It wasn't until the editing was completed in 2012 that I looked at the images and began to form the dialogue. It was done pretty much on the fly with as many cat puns as I could throw in.
The script had two endings. One as produced and another where Catwoman sells the diamond to a monk (actually Chun Li's employer). It would have led to another story I was dreaming up but which never got scripted.

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The original images of Catwoman and Chun Li fighting around Gotham city were done in 2006 at the same time as the pictures for Batgirl V Predator.
Sadly, it was all done without the aid of a tripod so most of the images are a little shakey, at best. They looked fine on the camera's screen but in detail they're pretty poor. Another reason why it took so long to finish the story.
A pick up session for the alternate ending was done in a sewer set in 2007 at the same time as filming for the Doctor Who episode The Doctor's Army.
Another filming session was planned showing Catwoman in the museum. This would have been done at the same time as the Harry Potter story The Star of Protagorus, also set in a museum. I'm not sure why it wasn't filmed. Maybe I'd already given up on the story seeing the light of day by this point.

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Editing came in two waves. I initially tried to edit the story in about 2010 and got the first couple of pages done but found it hard to do with all the blurred images.
Coming to it afresh in 2012, I used the layout I'd already started as a template and set about editing anew and managed to get all the way to the end.
Dialogue was added on 12 May 2012 allowing the story to be slotted into the schedule at any time.
An alternative ending was shot where Catwoman brings the diamond to her employer who it turns out was Chun Li's employer too. This was Takara's Ras Al Ghul figure until it became obvious in Batman Begins that the character represented by this figure wasn't Ras Al Ghul at all!

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The title was coined at the time of editing in May 2012 and appeared on the site without fanfare at the same time but I'm not sure anyone spotted it.
The episode was posted on 23 July 2012. Some far less shakey publicity pics were taken on 25th June in order to publicise the episode.

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Like all my superhero stories, It isn't intended to fit into any particular DC universe continuity, it just is what it is. Chun Li is never referred to by name in the story and is intended to be just any Gotham China Town henchwoman.

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