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10th Sep '17 3:27:58 PM comicwriter
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* Gwenpool began life as part of a variant cover gimmick that featured Gwen Stacy dressed as a different Marvel hero (ComicBook/CaptainAmerica, Comicbook/IronMan, [[ComicBook/TheMightyThor Thor]], etc.) The cover showing Gwen dressed as Comicbook/{{Deadpool}} was an instant hit, and the design proved so popular with cosplayers that Marvel brought Gwenpool into their official canon as part of the ComicBook/AllNewAllDifferentMarvel universe -- first appearing in a ''Howard The Duck'' backup story, she then proceeded to headline a holiday special, before finally getting her [[Comicbook/TheUnbelievableGwenpool own ongoing series]].

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* Gwenpool began life as part of a variant cover gimmick that featured Gwen Stacy dressed as a different Marvel hero heroes (ComicBook/CaptainAmerica, Comicbook/IronMan, [[ComicBook/TheMightyThor Thor]], etc.) The cover showing Gwen dressed as Comicbook/{{Deadpool}} was an instant hit, and the design proved so popular with cosplayers that Marvel brought Gwenpool into their official canon as part of the ComicBook/AllNewAllDifferentMarvel universe -- first appearing in a ''Howard The Duck'' ''Comicbook/HowardTheDuck'' backup story, she then proceeded to headline a holiday special, before finally getting her [[Comicbook/TheUnbelievableGwenpool own ongoing series]].
10th Sep '17 3:26:29 PM comicwriter
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* The ComicBook/BlackWidow was just a supporting character for many years, not a full Avenger (with good reason -- she started out as a Russian spy, and this was the UsefulNotes/ColdWar). She's now been an Avenger long enough that it's hard to think of her otherwise, and adaptations reflect this. In ''WesternAnimation/AvengersAssemble'' she's one of the main cast, and the movie ''Film/{{The Avengers|2012}}'' bumps her all the way up to founding member!

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* The ComicBook/BlackWidow was just a supporting character for many years, not a full Avenger (with good reason -- she started out as a Russian spy, and this was the UsefulNotes/ColdWar). She's now been an Avenger long enough that it's hard to think of her otherwise, and adaptations reflect this. In ''WesternAnimation/AvengersAssemble'' she's one of the main cast, and the movie ''Film/{{The Avengers|2012}}'' bumps [[Film/{{The Avengers|2012}} The movie]] bumped her all the way up to founding member!member status!



* In ''ComicBook/SpiderMan'', Eugene "Flash" Thompson was once a JerkJock who bullied Peter Parker, but was a major fan of his web-slinging alter-ego. After the shift away from high school, Flash tended to stick to the background before becoming a soldier. After an accident cost him his legs, he got a second chance in serving his country. He is now the newest ComicBook/{{Venom}}, a member of ComicBook/TheAvengers and dating Valkyrie. Now, that's impressive.

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* In ''ComicBook/SpiderMan'', Eugene "Flash" Thompson was once a JerkJock who bullied Peter Parker, but was a major fan of his web-slinging alter-ego. After the shift away from high school, Flash tended to stick to the background before becoming a soldier. After an accident cost him his legs, he got a second chance in serving his country. He is now became the newest ComicBook/{{Venom}}, ComicBook/{{Venom}} for a time, has been a member of ComicBook/TheAvengers the ComicBook/SecretAvengers, and dating Valkyrie.even dated Valkyrie.. Now, that's impressive.



* Gwenpool began life as part of a variant cover gimmick that each featured Gwen Stacy dressed as a different Marvel hero (ComicBook/CaptainAmerica, Comicbook/IronMan, [[ComicBook/TheMightyThor Thor]], etc.) The character's design proved so popular with cosplayers that Marvel brought her into their official canon as part of the ComicBook/AllNewAllDifferentMarvel universe -- first appearing in a ''Howard The Duck'' backup story, she then proceeded to headline a holiday special, before finally getting her [[Comicbook/TheUnbelievableGwenpool own ongoing series]].

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* Gwenpool began life as part of a variant cover gimmick that each featured Gwen Stacy dressed as a different Marvel hero (ComicBook/CaptainAmerica, Comicbook/IronMan, [[ComicBook/TheMightyThor Thor]], etc.) The character's cover showing Gwen dressed as Comicbook/{{Deadpool}} was an instant hit, and the design proved so popular with cosplayers that Marvel brought her Gwenpool into their official canon as part of the ComicBook/AllNewAllDifferentMarvel universe -- first appearing in a ''Howard The Duck'' backup story, she then proceeded to headline a holiday special, before finally getting her [[Comicbook/TheUnbelievableGwenpool own ongoing series]].



** Negasonic Teenage Warhead is a civilian mutant girl with precognitive powers who is introduced just in time to die in Cassandra Nova's mega-sentinel attack on Genosha. However, Creator/JossWhedon would eventually write for the X-Men, and a MysteriousWaif like her is right up his alley! Cue a much bigger role as part of the new Brotherhood of Evil Mutants under his pen [[spoiler: though the new Brotherhood is eventually revealed as illusions]]. She also gets to appear in a movie, though the ''Film/{{Deadpool}}'' version of her has a very different personality and powers; the writers pretty much just really liked the name.

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** Negasonic Teenage Warhead is a civilian mutant girl with precognitive powers who is introduced just in time to die in Cassandra Nova's mega-sentinel attack on Genosha. However, Creator/JossWhedon would eventually write for the X-Men, and a MysteriousWaif like her is right up his alley! Cue a much bigger role as part of the new Brotherhood of Evil Mutants under his pen [[spoiler: though the new Brotherhood is eventually revealed as illusions]]. She also gets to appear After being prominently featured in a movie, though the ''Film/{{Deadpool}}'' version of movie, Marvel resurrected her has a very different personality in the comics and powers; made her part of the writers pretty much just really liked ''Deadpool & the name.Mercs for Money'' series.
27th Aug '17 12:52:20 AM Doug86
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* Comicbook/SquirrelGirl was originally a one-shot character created for a gag story where she teamed up with Comicbook/IronMan to fight DoctorDoom. She went close to ''a decade'' without appearing again until she got revived in 2005, and has since gained enough popularlarity to become an [[Comicbook/NewAvengers2015 Avenger]] and get her own [[Comicbook/TheUnbeatableSquirrelGirl ongoing series]].

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* Comicbook/SquirrelGirl was originally a one-shot character created for a gag story where she teamed up with Comicbook/IronMan to fight DoctorDoom.ComicBook/DoctorDoom. She went close to ''a decade'' without appearing again until she got revived in 2005, and has since gained enough popularlarity to become an [[Comicbook/NewAvengers2015 Avenger]] and get her own [[Comicbook/TheUnbeatableSquirrelGirl ongoing series]].
12th Aug '17 7:52:00 AM MisterCPC
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* Before he was revealed to be the true identity of the Green Goblin, ComicBook/NormanOsborn originally appeared in the background for several issues as a member of J. Jonah Jameson's businessmen's club, and occasionally seen talking to Jonah. He finally received a supporting role in one issue where it's revealed he cheated his ex-business partner, the villain of the issue, had another small but important role putting a hit out on Spider-Man, and then came the issue where the Green Goblin was finally unmasked. The rest is history.
31st Jul '17 9:22:22 PM PhantomRider
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** Bolivar Trask, creator of the Sentinels. In the comicverse, he dies in the three-parter that introduces them, in a HeroicSacrifice once they get out of control. His son and his nephew also tried their hand at it, but also didn't stick around. Despite ''X-Men'''s love of BackFromTheDead, Bolivar took forty-three years to get there. He finally came back from the dead in the main MarvelUniverse in ''ComicBook/XForce'' v3 #6. In the intervening years however? In the [[WesternAnimation/XMen 1990s animated series]], he's a {{Recurr|ingCharacter}}er you can expect to see in many a Sentinel story, on the run from his own creations. In ''WesternAnimation/XMenEvolution,'' he's arrested after the initial (unauthorized in this version) Sentinel incident, but kept around by SHIELD to design more once Apocalypse comes onto the scene. Had the series continued past the Apocalypse arc, we'd no doubt have seen a lot more of him and his wayward HumongousMecha children. He's got an expanded, recurring role in ComicBook/UltimateMarvel as well.
** Berzerker of the Morlocks (yeah, [[XtremeKoolLetterz with a Z]]). Comics: seen in one issue. Sympathetic but completely nuts. His friend Scaleface is killed by the cops because of Cyclops destroying their cover (he figured it'd make 'em stand down and hadn't counted on the cops shooting first and asking questions later) so he goes, well, berserk and dies when he's knocked into water during the ensuing battle (frying him with his own electrical powers). In ''WesternAnimation/XMenEvolution'', though, he's an ex-Morlock and one of the newer students, with the show for three seasons. Temperamental but not AxCrazy.

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** Bolivar Trask, creator of the Sentinels. In the comicverse, he dies in the three-parter that introduces them, in a HeroicSacrifice once they get out of control. His son and his nephew also tried their hand at it, but also didn't stick around. Despite ''X-Men'''s love of BackFromTheDead, Bolivar stayed dead. [[spoiler: No longer true, but it took forty-three years ''forty-three years'' to get there. there! He finally came back from the dead in the main MarvelUniverse in ''ComicBook/XForce'' v3 #6. In the intervening years however? Well...]] In the [[WesternAnimation/XMen 1990s animated series]], he's a {{Recurr|ingCharacter}}er you can expect to see in many a Sentinel story, on the run from his own creations. In ''WesternAnimation/XMenEvolution,'' he's arrested after the initial (unauthorized in this version) Sentinel incident, but kept around by SHIELD to design more once Apocalypse comes onto the scene. Had the series continued past the Apocalypse arc, we'd no doubt have seen a lot more of him and his wayward HumongousMecha children. He's got an expanded, recurring role in ComicBook/UltimateMarvel ComicBook/UltimateMarvel, as well.
well as two movie appearances - one as the BigBad!
** Berzerker of the Morlocks (yeah, [[XtremeKoolLetterz with a Z]]). Comics: seen in one issue. Sympathetic A sympathetic but completely nuts. His nutso BloodKnight, his friend Scaleface is killed by the cops because of Cyclops destroying their cover (he figured it'd make 'em stand down and hadn't counted on the cops shooting first and asking questions later) so he goes, well, berserk and dies when he's knocked into water during the ensuing battle (frying him with his own electrical powers). In ''WesternAnimation/XMenEvolution'', though, he's an ex-Morlock and one of the newer students, with the show for three seasons. Temperamental but not AxCrazy.



** The Spirit Drinker. In the comics, when D'Ken wanted to dispose of Lilandra, he summoned a soul-destroying critter, it targeted her, Kurt teleported her out of the way, its tongue nailed one of D'Ken's own {{Mooks}}, and since it can only take one soul per summon, it vanished. ''Two panels,'' notable only 'cause it was the first time Kurt had ever teleported with anyone else (at the time, it was pure agony for him and he passed out.) If someone with a gun had simply tried to shoot her, absolutely nothing would have changed and it comes off as a BigLippedAlligatorMoment. So, in ''WesternAnimation/XMen'', the animated series? Well, it was only in one episode, but we're talking one episode of sheer NightmareFuel as the Reavers, who'd kidnapped Wolverine to free an alien superweapon, figure out it's a containment unit for something very ''bad'' too late, and this only-partially-substantial soul-eating EldritchAbomination is unleashed to stalk the heroes (and villains through the New York subway tunnels; we get an EnemyMine out of it) as the faces of half-eaten souls continually form from its substance to cry out.

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** The Spirit Drinker. In the comics, when D'Ken wanted to dispose of Lilandra, he summoned a soul-destroying critter, it targeted her, Kurt teleported her out of the way, its tongue nailed one of D'Ken's own {{Mooks}}, {{Mooks}} who'd been standing in its path, and since it can only take one soul per summon, it vanished. ''Two panels,'' the scene notable only 'cause it was the first time Kurt had ever teleported with anyone else (at the time, it was pure agony for him and he passed out.) If someone with a gun had simply tried to shoot her, absolutely nothing would have changed changed, and it the whole thing comes off as a BigLippedAlligatorMoment. So, in ''WesternAnimation/XMen'', the animated series? Well, it was only in one episode, but we're talking one episode of sheer NightmareFuel as the Reavers, who'd kidnapped Wolverine to free an alien superweapon, figure out it's a containment unit for something very ''bad'' too late, and this only-partially-substantial soul-eating EldritchAbomination is unleashed to stalk the heroes (and villains through the New York subway tunnels; we get an EnemyMine out of it) as the faces of half-eaten souls continually form from its substance to cry out.



** This long and no mention of Earth-616's Blink? Originally, the Earth-616 version was killed off during an alien invasion that leads the creation of Generation X. Blink got a lot of fans when a version of her appear in the famous "Age Of Apocalypse" story. That version of "Blink" went on to become the leader of "Exiles". After twice in failing to restart the "Exiles" business, Marvel Comic had Selene, one of their villains, yank the original Earth-616 version from a pocket universe that the original Earth-616 version was stuck in after killing Harvest.

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** This long and no mention of Earth-616's Blink? And then there's Blink. Originally, the Earth-616 version was a minor character who was killed off during an alien invasion that leads the creation of Generation X. Blink got However, she struck a lot of chord with fans when a version of her appear in that time and was eventually brought back in the famous "Age Of Apocalypse" story. That alternate version of "Blink" went was one of few spared when the AOA reality was turned back into the normal timeline, going on to become the leader of "Exiles". After twice in failing to restart the dimension-hopping hero team "Exiles" business, Marvel Comic had Selene, and one of their villains, yank very few characters who was there from start to finish and even through a ReTool or two. And not long after Exiles ended, the main universe version was brought BackFromTheDead: Turns out she was only in a pocket dimension, and was eventually yanked out by villainess Selene. Not only that, she popped up in the animated series Wolverine and the X-Men, the film version of Days of Future Past, and is set to be an important character in the television series The Gifted. Not bad for a SacrificialLamb, huh?
**As such, it's appropriate that the ''next-''most prominent Exile is Morph. In the main timeline, a one-shot villain named Changeling turned out to have had a change of heart, worked for Professor X, and had been impersonating him while he needed to be away (this is how the Professor is revealed as alive after his first ComicBookDeath.) Purely ''because'' he's someone from the comics no one had any feelings about, he was used in the 90s X-Men cartoon under the name Morph as its SacrificialLamb in the first episode. ...And everyone loved him, and demanded he return. He made more appearances in the cartoon in the second season, and was also brought to life in the Exiles comic, if a bit exaggerated (Cartoon Morph is a Mystique-type shapeshifter and a Spider-Man type wisecracker with a(n in)famous cackle; Exiles Morph is a RubberMan who does cartoonish sight gags. Still, when you've got a shapeshifter named Morph as the PluckyComicRelief, there's no doubt as to who's being homaged!)
**Negasonic Teenage Warhead is a civilian mutant girl with precognitive powers who is introduced just in time to die in Cassandra Nova's mega-sentinel attack on Genosha. However, Creator/JossWhedon would eventually write for the X-Men, and a MysteriousWaif like her is right up his alley! Cue a much bigger role as part of the new Brotherhood of Evil Mutants under his pen [[spoiler: though the new Brotherhood is eventually revealed as illusions]]. She also gets to appear in a movie, though the ''Film/{{Deadpool}}'' version of her has a very different personality and powers; the writers pretty much just really liked the name.
**Sage begins life as someone who takes Sebastian Shaw's coat in one panel during
the original Earth-616 version Phoenix arc. However, her one-panel appearance and much later return as major character were both written by Chris Claremont, so it ''might'' have been planned from a pocket universe that the original Earth-616 version was stuck in after killing Harvest.
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2nd Jul '17 1:26:27 AM MBG
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** Probably the biggest one would be Doctor Hurt. Originally, he was an unnamed psychologist involved in a one-off Silver Age story, ''Robin Dies at Dawn''. When Creator/GrantMorrison made that story a pivotal part of Comicbook/GrantMorrisonsBatman his run]], Doctor Hurt received a name for the first time in 45 years and became the BigBad of the MythArc, the head of the Black Glove, and [[LouisCypher very possibly Satan]], with his experiments in the original story becoming part of a long-term plan to destroy Batman.

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** Probably the biggest one would be Doctor Hurt. Originally, he was an unnamed psychologist involved in a one-off Silver Age story, ''Robin Dies at Dawn''. When Creator/GrantMorrison made that story a pivotal part of Comicbook/GrantMorrisonsBatman [[Comicbook/GrantMorrisonsBatman his run]], Doctor Hurt received a name for the first time in 45 years and became the BigBad of the MythArc, the head of the Black Glove, and [[LouisCypher very possibly Satan]], with his experiments in the original story becoming all being part of a long-term plan to destroy Batman.
2nd Jul '17 1:25:36 AM MBG
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** ComicBook/HarleyQuinn was a one-shot Joker minion from ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'' who was drawn only because they wanted a girl-coming-out-of-the-cake gag. Joker minions have an average lifespan of less than a single episode, but Harley became big enough to not only jump to the comics, but get her own self-titled series as well.

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** ComicBook/HarleyQuinn was a one-shot Joker minion from ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'' who was drawn only because they wanted a girl-coming-out-of-the-cake gag. Joker minions have an average lifespan of less than a single episode, but Harley became big enough to not only jump to the comics, but get her own self-titled series as well.'
** Probably the biggest one would be Doctor Hurt. Originally, he was an unnamed psychologist involved in a one-off Silver Age story, ''Robin Dies at Dawn''. When Creator/GrantMorrison made that story a pivotal part of Comicbook/GrantMorrisonsBatman his run]], Doctor Hurt received a name for the first time in 45 years and became the BigBad of the MythArc, the head of the Black Glove, and [[LouisCypher very possibly Satan]], with his experiments in the original story becoming part of a long-term plan to destroy Batman.
11th Jun '17 2:48:35 PM nombretomado
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** ComicBook/{{X 23}} began as a minor character in ''XMenEvolution'' to prevent {{Wolverine}} from [[WolverinePublicity taking over the rest of the show]] and to avoid having to introduce a large number of additional characters. After becoming a CanonImmigrant with ''NYX'', she ''herself'' has gained a substantial amount of WolverinePublicity, having appeared in multiple team books and her own solo run, and is one of the few teen heroes in the franchise that can arguably be considered an A-Lister.

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** ComicBook/{{X 23}} began as a minor character in ''XMenEvolution'' ''WesternAnimation/XMenEvolution'' to prevent {{Wolverine}} from [[WolverinePublicity taking over the rest of the show]] and to avoid having to introduce a large number of additional characters. After becoming a CanonImmigrant with ''NYX'', she ''herself'' has gained a substantial amount of WolverinePublicity, having appeared in multiple team books and her own solo run, and is one of the few teen heroes in the franchise that can arguably be considered an A-Lister.
25th Mar '17 1:24:41 PM TheWeird1
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** This long and no mention of Earth-616's Blink. Originally, the Earth-616 version was killed off during an alien invasion that leads the creation of Generation X. Blink got a lot of fans when a version of her appear in the famous "Age Of Apocalypse" story. That version of "Blink" went on to become the leader of "Exiles". After twice trying to restart the "Exiles" business, Marvel Comic had Selene, one of their villains, yank the original Earth-616 version from a pocket universe that the original Earth-616 version was stuck in after killing Harvest.

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** This long and no mention of Earth-616's Blink. Blink? Originally, the Earth-616 version was killed off during an alien invasion that leads the creation of Generation X. Blink got a lot of fans when a version of her appear in the famous "Age Of Apocalypse" story. That version of "Blink" went on to become the leader of "Exiles". After twice trying in failing to restart the "Exiles" business, Marvel Comic had Selene, one of their villains, yank the original Earth-616 version from a pocket universe that the original Earth-616 version was stuck in after killing Harvest.
25th Mar '17 1:20:40 PM TheWeird1
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** This long and no mention of Earth-616's Blink. Originally, the Earth-616 version was killed off during an alien invasion that leads the creation of Generation X. Blink got a lot of fans when a version of her appear in the famous "Age Of Apocalypse" story. That version of "Blink" went on to become the leader of "Exiles". After twice trying to restart the "Exiles" business, Marvel Comic had Selene, one of their villains, yank the original Earth-616 version from a pocket universe that the original Earth-616 version was stuck in after killing Harvest.
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