Speaking of characters who became Real Characters since Dumbing of Age made them Real Characters, here’s Dorothy!  I don’t remember if I had an original plan for her before she became Real, but somewhere along the way, after I began to figure her college-aged version out, I decided what would make a superpowered Dorothy happy would be going back with Machete to the future to help make the world a better place.  She wouldn’t be President, but maybe she could be, y’know, important regardless.  She just needed a change of scenery!

Joyce winks at the reader a bit with “I wish things could have been different.”