Warehouse 13 Artifacts: Season 2

Being  a look at some favorite artifacts from Warehouse 13's second season, in various categories, both good and bad.

Most Want
Wings of Daedalus (Reset)
Icarus - FAIL. His dad Daedalus - WIN! Who wouldn't want to fly? The Wings attract air currents that give you lift, and we never saw what the downside of the artifact was. Maybe you shouldn't fly too close to the sun, just to be on the safe side. Fine with me. I'm not afraid of heights, let's give this harness a try!

Coolest But Way Too Dangerous
H.G. Wells' Time Machine (Where and When)
Physical time travel is impossible, but H.G. invented a machine that could send you back in time MENTALLY for 22 hours and 19 minutes. It's Quantum Leap! I would love to give the machine a whirl, but is it fair to steal someone's life for a day? And then there's the fact your body is completely vulnerable in the present, and that if something goes wrong, you don't stay in the past, son - your mind just evaporates. Brrr.

The Escher Vault (Time Will Tell)
So inside the Warehouse is this vault for very dangerous items, a constantly moving maze that simply can't be navigated except with some very special goggles. It's completely insane. Pretty to look at, too.

It's a Curse - Keep It Away From Me
Mata Hari's Stockings (Merge With Caution)
Stockings that make men (or simply the opposite sex?) fall in love with the wearer, a love that quickly escalates into lethal jealousy. No thank you. I'm already prone to becoming the wimp of any romantic relationship, so I really don't need to be magically dominated. And as a potential user, it's not so much that I'd be required to wear tights (feelin' Shakespearean!), it's that I've been the object of a stalker's affection before and I didn't enjoy it.

Throwaway Most Worthy of Its Own Episode

Andy Warhol's Soup Can Collection (Merge With Caution)
The Warehouse has a section just for canned goods, and it's FULL of neat throwaways like sardines that have gone very bad, the original can of worms, and red herrings. My favorite though is one that isn't verbally referenced, but there they are in the frame - a bunch of Campbell's Soup cans that can only belong to one man! I wonder what they do? They're pure pop art, a comment on consumerism, on marketing as art, I suppose. Each kind of soup should have a different power, but maybe they all make you spend your money on SOMEthing. IDW should get the rights to do a W13 comic or something where these things could be explored. The issue could be all in Warhol's style like that old Gaiman issue of Miracleman.

Do you have favorites from Season 2? Let everyone know while I start looking through the shelves of Season 3 for next week's follow-up.


Tim Knight said...

I have to agree The Escher Vault was a stand-out segment of the season for me.


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