c: dynamite

NAME: Dynamite Watkins, Action News Anchor

AGE: Adult


SPECIES: Humanoid

BACKSTORY: This butt-kicking anchor started doing local news in the midwestern state of Minnexploda, and recently got a gig on Lakewood’s local channel, ACTION 52!

CHARACTER BIO: She hosts the ACTION NEWS, the neutral zone’s news show. The title is extremely literal- the anchors are constantly using kung-fu and making things explode.

ATTACKS: Devastating SPIN! (skews the facts towards whatever will get her the most ratings)

WEAKNESSES: Loses her powers whenever the camera is not on her.

FUN FACT: Winner of the 200X Hardcore Ms. Gorgeous Arm-Wrestling USA pageant.

VOICED BY: Mary Elizabeth McGlynn


Zalinski dynamite gun

Designed by artillery lieutenant Edmund Zalinski based on one Meldford’s 1884 design, manufactured c.1894-98 for Fort Winfield, San Francisco.
Steam pressure launching a 15″ fin-stabilized fused shell filled with dynamite. The longer barrel provided enough time for the projectile to reach maximum acceleration, since the point of steam-powered launchers like this was to allow for the use of the new unstable dynamite as an explosive load without the sudden acceleration gunpowder entices, which would invariably detonate it.



Blasting at Chadormalu open pit iron mine, Iran.