I’m thinking Mark’s original concept (and I can be corrected by anyone named @Mark_Millar - and that’s about it) had a heavy element of early social media days going on. First kid we see tries to fly and fails badly. It’s a viral phenom! Same with early Lizewski - he gets beat within an inch of his life (don’t know how his dad ever paid for that, NHS bias, methinks) Then when he’s back in the diving suit (and why he isn’t leaving sweat puddles everywhere is beyond me) and can’t stop himself he beats some thugs on camera. That’s the deal. How Hit-Girl became herself via Big Daddy was secondary - a side plot. It was the social media thing. Now, I’m citing Mark as for a couple years he was investigating (and instigating, for all I know) street heroes. Folks who actually in the real world dress up in costume with the intent of being crime fighters. Now, I think this basically vanished into the growing realm of cosplay, but maybe still a couple of folks out there. (So far, we have not defined anyone as having actual super-powers, which is a damned shame.) I almost felt the original concept was swept up in the Hit-Girl story.
We have a dive shop on Main. (Lots of lakes! There are LAKES in the mountains!) I’ve checked out even modern diving gear, much lighter and more supple than the early 2000’s. Dave bought a used suit, and it does look like a wet suit. He must sweat off ten pounds in no time!