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The Top Seven Characters That Lynn Doesn't Realize Aren't Underdogs: Number 5

As the article that inspired this series reminds us, Lynn tends to think that adversity tends to mean whatever psychological issues she herself has to contend with. This is why we have to deal with her thinking that a shlep like Anthony is an underdog cursed by fate when the plain truth is that he's a representation of her thinking that sitting on her ass waiting for the miracle is how people are supposed to live. Connie is a representation of her disappointment that she can't have her cake and eat it. The next person on my list is a representation of her complicated feelings about her mother: Deanna.

Deanna, you see, is her idea of a poor little rich girl smothered by a parent who won't let her be free to live her life the way she wants to. When looking at Mira, we see a ham-fisted meddler with a mildly old-fashioned view of the true and good. Deanna sees an emissary of Darkseid come to enslave the world with her Anti-Life Equationfamily politics because the old doll doesn't see the point of letting her daughter live in squalor as she makes excuses for a bum who wants to leech off of everyone in sight. Lynn sees someone put upon. I see someone who looks like a boy cutting off her nose to spite her face.
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  • Saturday, 8 May 2021

    The one that's an example of Liz Just Not Getting It that becomes tragically ironic in hindsight. Panel 1: We see an exterior shot of the house…

  • Friday, 7 May 2021

    The one where Lynn's need to wail about being a poor orphan girl leaches into the plot. Panel 1: Phil and Elly agree that they're stupid for…

  • Thursday, 6 May 2021

    The one where Liz comments on how Mom and Uncle Phil argue over nothing that makes sense to her. Panel 1: When Elly says that it's no fair that…