History AdaptationalVillainy / ComicBooks

16th May '17 3:50:19 AM CaptainTedium
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** ComicBook/{{Providence}} averts this in general for most of the Lovecraft characters in the story. It makes an exception however for [[spoiler:Ronald Pitman, the CaptainErsatz of Pickman from ''Pickman's Model''. Nothing in the comic suggests as Moore's story does, that Pitman is a SerialKiller and MadArtist]].

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** ComicBook/{{Providence}} averts this in general for most of the Lovecraft characters in the story. It makes an exception however for [[spoiler:Ronald Pitman, the CaptainErsatz of Pickman from ''Pickman's Model''. Nothing in the comic original story suggests as Moore's story comic does, that Pitman is a SerialKiller and MadArtist]].
22nd Apr '17 8:31:36 AM Silverblade2
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** In the original comics, SelfDemonstrating/{{Deadpool}} is an AntiVillain mercenary who often leans towards AntiHero status. His Ultimate counterpart is a [[FantasticRacism mutant-hating]] {{Cyborg}} psychopath, who leads the villainous Reavers in [[HuntingTheMostDangerousGame hunting]] mutants on live television.

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** In the original comics, SelfDemonstrating/{{Deadpool}} ComicBook/{{Deadpool}} is an AntiVillain mercenary who often leans towards AntiHero status. His Ultimate counterpart is a [[FantasticRacism mutant-hating]] {{Cyborg}} psychopath, who leads the villainous Reavers in [[HuntingTheMostDangerousGame hunting]] mutants on live television.



** ComicBook/TheCreeper, formerly a [[EvilCounterpart Good Counterpart]] to SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker as well as an alter ego of Jack Ryder, was brought back in ''ComicBook/{{Katana}}'' as a demonic villain who seems to want to ''haunt'' Ryder.

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** ComicBook/TheCreeper, formerly a [[EvilCounterpart Good Counterpart]] to SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker ComicBook/TheJoker as well as an alter ego of Jack Ryder, was brought back in ''ComicBook/{{Katana}}'' as a demonic villain who seems to want to ''haunt'' Ryder.
10th Apr '17 10:12:53 AM JoeMerl
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31st Mar '17 3:28:51 AM Doug86
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** In ''Pax Americana #1'', Sarge Steel, a hero in both Franchise/TheDCU and the CharltonComics universe, is the [[TheDragon bloodthirsty second in command]] of the [[EvilChancellor evil Vice President]].

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** In ''Pax Americana #1'', Sarge Steel, a hero in both Franchise/TheDCU and the CharltonComics Creator/CharltonComics universe, is the [[TheDragon bloodthirsty second in command]] of the [[EvilChancellor evil Vice President]].
24th Mar '17 3:04:22 AM Cortez
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** He himself noticed this and killed himself in the ''ComicBook/{{Siege}}'' to change. His success is... ambiguous, but he managed to ''not'' go back to straight up villainy for years (as of 2015 he still didn't, instead literally waging war against himself).
** The ''Comicbook/AForce'' version (Loki - Mistress of Secrets) in the Comicbook/SecretWars2015 event somehow managed to be worse in the clichéd villainy department as any other iteration possibly since the silver age.

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** He himself noticed this and killed himself in the ''ComicBook/{{Siege}}'' to change. His success is... ambiguous, but he managed to ''not'' go back to straight up villainy for years (as until 2016 where he joined a team of 2015 he still didn't, instead literally waging war against himself).
** The ''Comicbook/AForce'' version (Loki - Mistress of Secrets) in the Comicbook/SecretWars2015 event somehow managed to be worse in the clichéd villainy department as any other iteration possibly since the silver age.
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17th Mar '17 12:21:47 AM CaptainTedium
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* ComicBook/{{Anarky}} gets to this to the point that you could say we've [[InNameOnly never truly seen him]] outside the comics. In the comics, he's a WellIntentionedExtremist with a ThouShaltNotKill rule. Outside them? When you don't want to use SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker for some reason, you... use him anyway but slap Anarky's name on him.
16th Mar '17 12:28:35 PM CaptainTedium
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* Many of the Marvel characters unambiguously on the side of good that were featured in ''ComicBook/{{Ruins}}'' who ''weren't'' [[DeathByAdaptation killed]] by the accidents that gave them their powers are portrayed in a far more sinister light, the most jarring examples including Professor X being [[PresidentEvil a corrupt President of the United States]] who imprisons and mutilates mutants rather than the benevolent leader of the X-Men and Captain America's ally Nomad being a Nazi sympathizer.
20th Feb '17 10:49:27 PM Anddrix
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* Baron Karza in the Marvel ''Franchise/{{Micronauts}}'' comic books is the BigBad of the "Homeworld" sector of Microverse. The toy line gave little to no characterization of the various figures. In the toyline, he was described as the rival to Force Commander but he was also one of a number of assorted Magno figures of a similar theme. There were also other European release only characters such as Green Baron and King Atlas. All of these characters were lesser nobles under a figure named Red Falcon who was the right hand of an Emperor Megas. In the toyline, Karza seemed to be evil by default because of [[GoodColorsEvilColors color coding]] and because Karza bore a passing resemblance to [[DarthVaderClone another armored villain from]] ''[[Franchise/StarWars a then recent very popular]] [[Film/ANewHope space fantasy movie.]]'' But we don't know for sure if he was the worst of the worst, especially since Megas does an even better job at the [[DarthVaderClone passing resemblance]].

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* Baron Karza in the Marvel ''Franchise/{{Micronauts}}'' ''ComicBook/{{Micronauts}}'' comic books is the BigBad of the "Homeworld" sector of Microverse. The toy line gave little to no characterization of the various figures. In the toyline, he was described as the rival to Force Commander but he was also one of a number of assorted Magno figures of a similar theme. There were also other European release only characters such as Green Baron and King Atlas. All of these characters were lesser nobles under a figure named Red Falcon who was the right hand of an Emperor Megas. In the toyline, Karza seemed to be evil by default because of [[GoodColorsEvilColors color coding]] and because Karza bore a passing resemblance to [[DarthVaderClone another armored villain from]] ''[[Franchise/StarWars a then recent very popular]] [[Film/ANewHope space fantasy movie.]]'' But we don't know for sure if he was the worst of the worst, especially since Megas does an even better job at the [[DarthVaderClone passing resemblance]].
27th Jan '17 5:37:29 PM PhantomRider
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*ComicBook/{{Anarky}} gets to this to the point that you could say we've [[InNameOnly never truly seen him]] outside the comics. In the comics, he's a WellIntentionedExtremist with a ThouShaltNotKill rule. Outside them? When you don't want to use SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker for some reason, you... use him anyway but slap Anarky's name on him.
26th Dec '16 4:58:14 PM luiz4200
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* ''Comicbook/LaffALympics'': Dread Baron was already a villain in the cartoon but he never tried to double-cross any of his own teammates there. In "The Meet at Mount Ono", when he finds out the Laff-a-Lympic officials placed a chest full of money at the top of the titular mount to be shared among the members of the team that wins the climbing contest, he tries to take the money for himself and isn't above endangering the life of the Rotten athlete originally chosen to represent his team during the contest.
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