History Awesome / SuicideSquad

22nd Jan '17 12:51:47 AM Materioptikon
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** And then she goes and finds the solution with a little gravedigging. Showing the evidence she'd fished up, said subordinate realized how badly screwed he was. Desperately, grasping at straws, he seriously considers killing her. Amanda tiredly ''invites'' him to '''''try'''''.

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** And then she goes and finds the solution with a little gravedigging. Showing the evidence she'd fished up, said subordinate Tolliver realized how badly screwed he was. Desperately, grasping at straws, he seriously considers killing her. Amanda tiredly ''invites'' him to '''''try'''''.
22nd Jan '17 12:51:19 AM Materioptikon
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* One night, Amanda was returning from her job at Belle Reve, on a moment her future was being jeopardized by a rogue subordinate and the aforementioned senator, having hallucinations and getting more irritable, and upon almost entering her apartment, she noted the matches she put on the door have been moved... it's her daughter. When the clearly irritated Waller asks why she was there, she began making a scene about how she got in a row with her husband. Waller then tried to convince her to got back more or less gently, and then said husband entered - a massive ScaryBlackMan. Amanda was not impressed. She then convinced them to go back together - [[CrazyAwesome by threatening to quit her job and go live with them]]. Having fixed the situation, she then realized she ''could'' deal with it all, and mentally dared her subordinate to ''try'' and take the Squad from her.

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* One night, Amanda was returning from her job at Belle Reve, on a moment her future was being jeopardized by a rogue idiot subordinate Derek Tolliver and the aforementioned senator, having hallucinations and getting more irritable, and upon almost entering her apartment, she noted the matches she put on the door have been moved... it's her daughter. When the clearly irritated Waller asks why she was there, she began making a scene about how she got in a row with her husband. Waller then tried to convince her to got back more or less gently, and then said husband entered - a massive ScaryBlackMan. Amanda was not impressed. She then convinced them to go back together - [[CrazyAwesome by threatening to quit her job and go live with them]]. Having fixed the situation, she then realized she ''could'' deal with it all, and mentally dared her subordinate Tolliver to ''try'' and take the Squad from her.
22nd Jan '17 12:50:11 AM Materioptikon
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** The resurrection of the Squad. Amanda's been in jail for a year for pulling the lone wolf act for too long, having irritated too many people in power. Sarge Steel comes in, offers her a pittance and a diminutive job, a probably unique chance she won't ever have again. She laughs him off and asks him only to return when he really wants to negotiate. Turns out, there's a massive Eastern Europe crisis and Steel was trying to rope her in for her unique talents. He has to go back later and fully give in her terms, utterly humiliating himself.
** The Janus Directive crossover. Every governmental agency's at war with each other, with Checkmate, the Force of July, Captain Atom Project, and the Suicide Squad ready to tear each other apart. It's actually Kobra's plan so he can fire his microwave cannon unmolested. To ensure maximum disruption, he targets Waller for assassination by a double in her apartment. She kills the doppelganger, takes her place in Kobra's plans, and pulls the same gambit he was hoping to play.
** One night, Amanda was returning from her job at Belle Reve, on a moment her future was being jeopardized by a rogue subordinate and the aforementioned senator, having hallucinations and getting more irritable, and upon almost entering her apartment, she noted the matches she put on the door have been moved... it's her daughter. When the clearly irritated Waller asks why she was there, she began making a scene about how she got in a row with her husband. Waller then tried to convince her to got back more or less gently, and then said husband entered - a massive ScaryBlackMan. Amanda was not impressed. She then convinced them to go back together - [[CrazyAwesome by threatening to quit her job and go live with them]]. Having fixed the situation, she then realized she ''could'' deal with it all, and mentally dared her subordinate to ''try'' and take the Squad from her.

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** * The resurrection of the Squad. Amanda's been in jail for a year for pulling the lone wolf act for too long, having irritated too many people in power. Sarge Steel comes in, offers her a pittance and a diminutive job, a probably unique chance she won't ever have again. She laughs him off and asks him only to return when he really wants to negotiate. Turns out, there's a massive Eastern Europe crisis and Steel was trying to rope her in for her unique talents. He has to go back later and fully give in her terms, utterly humiliating himself.
** * The Janus Directive crossover. Every governmental agency's at war with each other, with Checkmate, the Force of July, Captain Atom Project, and the Suicide Squad ready to tear each other apart. It's actually Kobra's plan so he can fire his microwave cannon unmolested. To ensure maximum disruption, he targets Waller for assassination by a double in her apartment. She kills the doppelganger, takes her place in Kobra's plans, and pulls the same gambit he was hoping to play.
** * One night, Amanda was returning from her job at Belle Reve, on a moment her future was being jeopardized by a rogue subordinate and the aforementioned senator, having hallucinations and getting more irritable, and upon almost entering her apartment, she noted the matches she put on the door have been moved... it's her daughter. When the clearly irritated Waller asks why she was there, she began making a scene about how she got in a row with her husband. Waller then tried to convince her to got back more or less gently, and then said husband entered - a massive ScaryBlackMan. Amanda was not impressed. She then convinced them to go back together - [[CrazyAwesome by threatening to quit her job and go live with them]]. Having fixed the situation, she then realized she ''could'' deal with it all, and mentally dared her subordinate to ''try'' and take the Squad from her.
22nd Jan '17 12:49:31 AM Materioptikon
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* Amanda Waller herself was a walking mine of awesome moments. Laughing as her rebellious subordinate desperately held a gun to her face, and ''daring'' him to shoot. Utterly crushing Kobra's Janus Directive plans. Easily mending the relationship between her son-in-law and her daughter by force of pure, unadulterated {{Sassy Black Woman}}hood.
* The cherry on the cake: due to the manipulations of a lovestruck lab tech, Lashina and Poison Ivy, the team is stranded in ''Apokolips''. Many of the Squad perish fighting Parademons and the Female Furies. And then, ''ComicBook/{{Darkseid}}'' appears. Long, long before [[ComicBook/FinalCrisis Batman ever did]], Waller decided she had had '''enough''', and proceeded to threaten the God of Evil with her handgun. When Darkseid offered to revive the fallen, Waller rebuffed him in no uncertain terms, and told him exactly why.

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* Amanda Waller herself was a walking mine ** And of awesome moments. Laughing as her rebellious subordinate desperately held a gun course, effortlessly brushing off Batman's warnings to her face, and ''daring'' him to shoot. Utterly crushing Kobra's Janus Directive plans. Easily mending shut down the relationship between her son-in-law and her daughter by force of pure, unadulterated {{Sassy Black Woman}}hood.
Squad, sensibly pointing out that if he does go public with the info he gathered, [[TakingYouWithMe so will she]].
* The cherry on titular team, through the cake: due to the manipulations machinations of a lovestruck lab tech, Lashina [[LoveMakesYouDumb lovestruck]] technician, a formerly amnesiac AxCrazy BloodKnight goddess, and Poison Ivy, the team is stranded in ''Apokolips''. Many of the Squad perish fighting Parademons got transported to Apokolips. They survived with very heavy casualties... and the Female Furies. And then, ''ComicBook/{{Darkseid}}'' appears. Long, long then they have to face {{ComicBook/Darkseid}}. Long before [[ComicBook/FinalCrisis Batman ever did]], Waller Amanda Waller, infuriate, with half her squad dead, stranded without hope in Hell, surrounded by Parademons and the Fatal Furies, decided she had had '''enough''', enough, and proceeded to threaten threatened the God of Evil with her handgun. handgun.
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When Darkseid offered to revive the fallen, Waller rebuffed him in no uncertain terms, and told him exactly why.



%%** The [[PieInTheFace Mad Pie Thrower]].

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%%** * ''ComicBook/SuicideSquad'' #22: Rick Flag is going to kill a corrupt senator in full public view. Amanda Waller orders Deadshot to stop Flag from killing the senator by any means necessary. [[spoiler: Deadshot kills the senator.]]
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The [[PieInTheFace Mad Pie Thrower]].resurrection of the Squad. Amanda's been in jail for a year for pulling the lone wolf act for too long, having irritated too many people in power. Sarge Steel comes in, offers her a pittance and a diminutive job, a probably unique chance she won't ever have again. She laughs him off and asks him only to return when he really wants to negotiate. Turns out, there's a massive Eastern Europe crisis and Steel was trying to rope her in for her unique talents. He has to go back later and fully give in her terms, utterly humiliating himself.
** The Janus Directive crossover. Every governmental agency's at war with each other, with Checkmate, the Force of July, Captain Atom Project, and the Suicide Squad ready to tear each other apart. It's actually Kobra's plan so he can fire his microwave cannon unmolested. To ensure maximum disruption, he targets Waller for assassination by a double in her apartment. She kills the doppelganger, takes her place in Kobra's plans, and pulls the same gambit he was hoping to play.
** One night, Amanda was returning from her job at Belle Reve, on a moment her future was being jeopardized by a rogue subordinate and the aforementioned senator, having hallucinations and getting more irritable, and upon almost entering her apartment, she noted the matches she put on the door have been moved... it's her daughter. When the clearly irritated Waller asks why she was there, she began making a scene about how she got in a row with her husband. Waller then tried to convince her to got back more or less gently, and then said husband entered - a massive ScaryBlackMan. Amanda was not impressed. She then convinced them to go back together - [[CrazyAwesome by threatening to quit her job and go live with them]]. Having fixed the situation, she then realized she ''could'' deal with it all, and mentally dared her subordinate to ''try'' and take the Squad from her.
** And then she goes and finds the solution with a little gravedigging. Showing the evidence she'd fished up, said subordinate realized how badly screwed he was. Desperately, grasping at straws, he seriously considers killing her. Amanda tiredly ''invites'' him to '''''try'''''.
* Admit it. How many people can use the fact they're menopausic black females as ''threats''? Amanda Waller can.
4th Oct '16 4:46:52 PM maxwellsilver
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* Comicbook/AmandaWaller staring down Batman is probably the big one (loosely adapted into the ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeagueUnlimited'' cartoon with Waller offhandedly calling him "rich boy"), but the gradual reveal of Oracle proved to be the one with the most disproportionate effect on the DCU. [[https://braveandboldlost.blogspot.com/2013/11/amanda-waller-and-hulk.html Byrne's famous cover has become a Memetic Mutation.]]
** For perspective, following her crippling in ''ComicBook/TheKillingJoke'', Barbara Gordon had been all but written out of the Bat-books and the DCU in general, and most people remembered her as Creator/YvonneCraig in the ''Series/{{Batman}}'' TV show from the 60s. After this, Oracle's become big enough to get several comic series including ''ComicBook/BirdsOfPrey'', her own TV show of [[Series/BirdsOfPrey the same name]], repeat Justice League memberships, and inspired the resurrection of a cheesy villain named the Calculator just to be her evil counterpart. She's generally considered one of the sexiest women in the DCU, and it's primarily for her personality and mind.
* Amanda Waller herself was a walking mine of awesome moments. Laughing as her rebellious subordinate desperately held a gun to her face, and ''daring'' him to shoot. Utterly crushing Kobra's Janus Directive plans. Easily mending the relationship between her son-in-law and her daughter by force of pure, unadulterated {{Sassy Black Woman}}hood.
* The cherry on the cake: due to the manipulations of a lovestruck lab tech, Lashina and Poison Ivy, the team is stranded in ''Apokolips''. Many of the Squad perish fighting Parademons and the Female Furies. And then, ''ComicBook/{{Darkseid}}'' appears. Long, long before [[ComicBook/FinalCrisis Batman ever did]], Waller decided she had had '''enough''', and proceeded to threaten the God of Evil with her handgun. When Darkseid offered to revive the fallen, Waller rebuffed him in no uncertain terms, and told him exactly why.
** Vertigo takes out the blade he's been stabbed with and uses it to backstab a New God.
* Shattering the Thinker helmet counts. To wit, she's destroying a powerful piece of technology simply because it made her ''doubt'' if she was in charge of her life.
* Werner Vertigo, half insane and half drugged, manages to fly to the skies above Jerusalem and stops a missile salvo from hitting the Dome of the Rock.
%%** The [[PieInTheFace Mad Pie Thrower]].
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