[image: a pencil sketch of Aeryn and Magneto in front of a pirate flag, Magneto holds Iron Man with his powers]
I played character roulette in my journal, i.e. I had a secret list of 15 characters and responded to comment prompts with the numbers. From Isagel: “Aeryn Sun and Erik Lehnsherr are pirates. They’ve taken Tony Stark prisoner. (If you want added complexity, Barbara Gordon tries to rescue Tony Stark.)”
This scenario works surprisingly well, because Magneto’s powers could contain Iron Man, and Aeryn makes a good pirate as well. The ridiculous skull and crossbones trappings are of course all thanks to Erik’s flair for dramatic props, though I suspect they are actually space pirates rather than on a sailboat. Meanwhile Barbara Gordon as Oracle is working off screen with JARVIS to rescue Tony.