grand-duc said: Hi, It'It's about Roxy's Roy period. I've just finished Secret Identity, and there are mentions of Roxy binding her breasts, but as she's apparently 18 I wonder about the rest? If she's got a slender build, her musculature probably srews the typical hip-waist ratio. But what about her voice? Her face? Does Roy look much younger than she is? Do people wonder about that? Comment on it?
Roxy has a pretty low-pitched voice. In fact, the Galán-Grants joke that Rosario got her husky voice from her mom (though Roz’s colic-plagued infancy is the real cause). The Set’s media handlers were as vague about Roy’s age as possible, since his babyface and slender build made him an ideal ‘kick for the Commander. They wanted the Champ to be old enough to handle himself well in dangerous situations, but also youthful enough that people would read him as too innocent to be mixed up in actual crimefighting. The Commander has been more of a symbol than a heroic force for justice (e.g., this is what “good” looks like), so his ‘kick needed to fill a similar role. The ‘kicks of high-profile heroes are a lot like teenage pop stars. The Champ needed to appeal to a wide demographic, and that meant not being “too much” of anything. They wanted Roy to be tough, but also sensitive and sweet. Moreover, they didn’t want his career to overshadow the Commander’s in any way, so Roy was a safe bet. There was no chance of him ~surpassing his master~, since John is overpowered even by Alpha standards. They usually prefaced the Champ as the Commander’s teen sidekick, without ever nailing down which end of the teenage years he was on. Sofia knew how much older Roy was, of course, but that’s only because a) she was a total fangirl, and b) numbers have always been her thing.