Heroes' Painted Lady, Lydia
I keep meaning to check out the show Heroes, which airs Monday nights, because this season they have a new character whose power comes from her tattoos: Lydia, a name likely derived from the Marx song, revamped by our own B. Grosz.
[Indeed, my own tattoos have super-powers -- the power to illicit the dumbest questions from people ever.]
Lydia's power works like this: she gets needled and the ink morphs into a tattoo of a person,whom she can then learn of there thoughts, feelings, whereabouts...She's an empath. Essentially, a tattooed Counselor Troi. [Shout out to my Trekkies.]
Wait. Is this too much geekin out for ya?
Well, watch this YouTube video of Dawn Olivieri talk about her Lydia character and how she's naked for most of the show, and maybe you'll forgive me.
Also check this video clip of Lydia's tattoos in action. The next episode is tonight at 8/7c.
Thanks, Chris, for the links!