- "When you have an incredible talent, what do you use it for?"
- ―Official tagline
The Super Babies: Book I: Pride of the Super Babies is the first book of The Super Babies series, but it is the fifth chronologically. It was written in 2007 and published on 29 July, 2010, and has received mostly positive feedback from critics and fans. It centers on the search for Lindsay Kellerman and the latter joining the S.M.S.B. and the long-awaited death of the infamous Mr. Stupid NoHead.
The legend of the S.M.S.B. begins. The S.M.S.B., or the Super Mutant Smashing Babies, are an organization of mutant babies ravaged by war. They have several pressing issues, but none is more concerning than the prophecy created by the Mystic... the young individual who will destroy the evil Mr. Stupid NoHead, a ruthless Dark mutant determined to rule the world and retake what once was his.
Baby Lindsay longs to join them, especially after her parents died and she was orphaned. Eventually she got her chance, and before she knew it she faced the first foe and the first adventure she knew was coming. “An X-Baby lives to help others,” Peter warns her, “not seek adventure.” And even when Mr. Stupid NoHead goes his sons are still at large, as is a nearly-forgotten enemy...
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The story begins when Baby Intelligence emerges from a crater and climbs to the top. Dead falgamas are littering the ground. He turns to see if Baby Strength and Force Baby are okay, and to his relief, they are. Getting to his feet, he learns a mutant in a violet cloak has come to their rescue. The mutant warned them that the NoHeads had erected a new fortress, the Fifth NoHead Base. Baby Intelligence is suspicious of him, but as a token of his goodwill, the mutant gives him a famous mutant card featuring Alberta Tootill.
The story opens with Baby Intelligence being interviewed. Due to the original structure, which was very short and narrow and hardly comprised a universe of characters yet, Baby Intelligence’s answers were kept very biased. Afterwards, Baby Intelligence returns to the MBH and parks his car.
- "All's fair in love and war, and this is a bit of both."
- ―Force Baby, to Baby Intelligence[src]
Baby Intelligence, who has recently been poring over his Holocards, realizes their next necessary step. He tells them that they need to speak to Lucy McRae and ask her about the Chosen One, so the trio begins searching for the McRae residence.
They soon discover that Lucy has betrayed them to the NoHeads; Annie, her daughter, was taken captive earlier in the year because she was encouraging support for Baby Intelligence, and she believes that giving them Baby Intelligence will win her freedom. The trio barely escape from the NoHeads come to fetch them. In an ingenious plan to ensure escape, Force Baby uses a Jedi Mind trick on Lucy (hence his Force connection) and blasts away the floor. When they are sighted by the NoHeads, they escape in the Pinewood Derby.
When Baby Intelligence wakes up, he meets Dukas' parents, Abram van Dukas and Riley Bell, who have been taking care of him and Force Baby. Eventually, they make plans to leave and continue their search for the Chosen One.
Locating Lindsay Kellerman Edit
Lindsay’s story, which dates back two months, begins immediately with Percy and Stephanie leaving the dollar theater after seeing what was later revealed to be The Silver Chair. As they pause to think about what they had seen, they are cornered by a robed character who asks them for a dollar. Percy refuses, but the villain then demands the money he and Stephanie are carrying for lunch money. He uses a pocketknife to force their backpacks open and steal the cash. As the criminal escapes with his loot, he is cornered by Baby Intelligence, Baby Strength, and Force Baby. Together, they are able to shake the stolen money off the mugger, though the villain launches a grenade. However, Lindsay, who was an orphan in the same alleyway, makes it disappear of thin air before it can hurt anyone. Baby Strength grabs the crook and, with Force Baby’s help, throws him into Officer Walltalker’s patrol car.
Believing he has finally found the baby he had foreseen would join them, Baby Intelligence brings Lindsay with them. Lindsay arrives at Baby Intelligence’s office, where Baby Intelligence introduces himself and tells her he has identified her power of Disappiration. He asks her if she will join, and Lindsay extends her hand to shake on it. However, this is interrupted by a recently-installed alarm. Everyone rushes to the Pinewood Derby to stop a bank robbery. On the way, Baby Intelligence introduces her to the other members: Baby Strength and Force Baby, reduced from Sebiscuits and Paige.
Upon arriving, the S.M.S.B. realizes they have failed to prevent the robbery in time. Despite this, Baby Intelligence saw the huge crack in the vault and hinted Mr. Stupid NoHead was the culprit. Lindsay seemed just as apprehensive, recalling her last encounter with him. After explaining who he was to Lindsay, Intelligence summoned the other members back outside and they all headed for his base.
The Death of Mr. Stupid NoHead Edit
Mr. Stupid NoHead saw them assemble outside and ambushed the babies. He immediately strangled Baby Intelligence, but Lindsay hurled a log at his face that caused him to let go of his prey. As NoHead turns to Lindsay, his disgust turns to delight. After defeating Lindsay in a brief standoff, Mr. Stupid NoHead casts Baby Intelligence out of his Base using a barrage of logs and a wagon. Using the wagon to stay above the water, the S.M.S.B. Grandmaster rolls into an underground chamber, and, after evading an army of wolves, is rescued by Lindsay and the others. Lindsay causes all four babies to disappear back into Mr. Stupid NoHead’s house.
Upon arriving, the babies locate a machine Mr. Stupid NoHead had created. When Baby Strength sees the controls were in German, he thought they were done for, but Baby Intelligence says it wouldn’t be a problem. He told it to self destruct in the foreign language, and it blows up moments later. The explosion wakes Mr. Stupid NoHead, and he leaves his private quarters to learn the S.M.S.B. had returned from the abyss. Baby Intelligence reengages the villain; Lindsay tries to help but is forced back by NoHead's double-bladed sword. Baby Intelligence dodges his archenemy and outmaneuvers him into the Fire Room, destroying Mr. Stupid NoHead once and for all. Baby Intelligence is knocked over as well, but he climbs to the top before he could meet NoHead’s fate.
Being that Hell Burnbottom still existed, Baby Intelligence believes that a NoHead must still remain.
The S.M.S.B. organizes a great victory celebration on the streets of town. Percy and Stephanie are present there. Lindsay is the guest of honor, now wearing an informal supersuit given to her by Baby Intelligence. The book ends with a new threat in the form of a building-eating monster, which the S.M.S.B. leaps to face.
The main protagonist of the book is Baby Intelligence, a superhero determined to maintain world peace and destroy the evil NoHeads. Lindsay Kellerman is the deurotagonist; it is in this book that she joins the S.M.S.B. Baby Strength and Force Baby serve as supporting characters in the first book. Mr. Stupid NoHead, a powerful criminal bent on destroying the S.M.S.B., is the primary antagonist in “Pride of the Super Babies” and in the adjoining prequel trilogy. The secondary antagonist is the Lunch Money Bandit; his real name (Cygnus Evans) is not yet revealed. Supporting characters include Percy, Stephanie, and a pack of wolves under NoHead custody.
List of Deaths Edit
|Character||Killed By||Cause Of Death||Circumstances|
|Mr. Stupid NoHead||Baby Intelligence||Immolation||Overlunges his enemy in a heated rage|
Behind The ScenesEdit
The idea for the series came from a discussion in 2007 that brought up a subject of talented babies, referenced from “Babies Roller Skating”. The interview at the beginning was inspired by The Incredibles, but due to the vast improvements since then, Baby Intelligence’s answers were kept very broad, especially concerning his life story.
The novelization of the book was published on March 2015, 49 months after the book was released (albeit the original, private, colorless picture book). The credited author was D. Isaac Thomas, who also wrote the series, as well as Boys vs. Girls - Part 1 and countless others. The book was first published as the start of The Super Babies - Part 2, Part 1 being the newer prequel series. A couple of deleted scenes were present in the novel, such as Baby Intelligence being interviewed and the encounter with an alien on the way to the MBH.
Smaller details were also changed; for example, the wolf clash toward the end was from Lindsay Kellerman’s perspective, instead of Baby Intelligence’s. Thomas published it upon ensuring edits lived up to standard. The novel is available on Wattpad and Movellas.
New Characters Edit
- Baby Intelligence
- Baby Strength
- Force Baby
- Violet-cloaked mutant
- Lucy McRae
- Hell Burnbottom
- Nolan Giles
- Riley Bell
- Abram van Dukas
- Unidentified interviewer
- The Lunch Money Bandit
- Lindsay Kellerman
- Mr. Stupid NoHead
- NoHead wolves
- Rocken Role (brief cameo)
|D. Isaac Thomas' The Super Babies series|
|Pride of the Super Babies||book||novelization|
|The Blabberish Singer||book||novelization|
|Revenge of Hell Burnbottom||book||novelization|
|An Ended Generation||book||novelization|
|The Final Chapter||book||novelization|
|Zero to Hero||book||novelization|
|The Second Hero||book||novelization|
|The Last Battle||book||novelization|
|The X-Adults: Endgame||book||novelization|
|The Life and Legends|
|Revenge of Hell Burnbottom||book||individual|