History BatmanGambit / ComicBooks

22nd May '18 3:39:03 PM MichaelKatsuro
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* The founding of the ComicBook/{{Thunderbolts}} was likely the most elaborate example of this Trope in Marvel. With most citizens at the brink of the DespairEventHorizon after Onslaught seemingly kills ComicBook/TheAvengers and the ComicBook/FantasticFour, Baron Zemo comes up with a ''brilliant'' EvilPlan, which is to gather the former members of the Masters of Evil and use new identities, posing as heroes to gain the public's trust until they could strike by complete surprise. And it worked ''brilliantly''. Nobody, not the government, the media, nor the remaining heroes like ComicBook/((Spider Man}} ever suspected a thing. The plan may well have succeeded, had not half the original team not discovered that [[BecomingTheMask being respected and admired had more benefits to being hated and feared.]]

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* The founding of the ComicBook/{{Thunderbolts}} was likely the most elaborate example of this Trope in Marvel. With most citizens at the brink of the DespairEventHorizon after Onslaught seemingly kills ComicBook/TheAvengers and the ComicBook/FantasticFour, Baron Zemo comes up with a ''brilliant'' EvilPlan, which is to gather the former members of the Masters of Evil and use new identities, posing as heroes to gain the public's trust until they could strike by complete surprise. And it worked ''brilliantly''. Nobody, not the government, the media, nor the remaining heroes like ComicBook/((Spider Man}} ComicBook/SpiderMan ever suspected a thing. The plan may well have succeeded, had not half the original team not discovered that [[BecomingTheMask being respected and admired had more benefits to being hated and feared.]]
23rd Apr '18 10:24:34 PM AnonFangeekGirl
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** Calvin ''tries'' to pull one against Susie, but fails rather spectacularly by making the assumption that [[EvilCannotComprehendGood Susie thinks like him]]. The idea was to drop a letter containing Calvin's "secret plans" near her, she'd read it in order to foil his plans, but the misinformation contained in the letter would lead her into a water balloon ambush. The plan went wrong on Step 1, since Susie had no interest in spying on Calvin and [[EpicFail just returned the letter to him]]. The only way he could get her to actually pick it up was to drop incredibly obvious hints about how he wanted her to do it- which, of course clued her in that it was a trap. She then promptly turned the tables with another BatmanGambit of her own- instead of just going to the ambush location, she hid nearby with a hose and waited for Calvin to get impatient and check where she was, at which point she soaked him.
27th Feb '18 7:53:30 PM nombretomado
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** A double subversion occurs in a story from the [[TheSilverAgeOfComicBooks Silver Age]]. Supergirl encounters Black Flame, a woman who seems to be a super-powered Kryptonian, in the process of some rather destructive vandalism. The villainess claims she's from the distant future of the year 4000, and "invites" Supergirl to view her time using a computerized exhibition device. It shows the heroine a terrible future where Black Flame extorts wealth from thousands of worlds (as in, she can blow them to little pieces if they don't comply). Worst part: she's Supergirl’s direct descendent, "Supergirl XXV", and the citizens of this distant future despise the first one just as much for starting this hated family line. Supergirl is naturally very upset, and after pursuing numerous leads (she senses something fishy here) including visiting the bottled city of Kandor, and eventually decides to unearth a chuck of gold kryptonite, and use it to erase her own powers, eliminating the possibility she could pass them down to a descendant, in effect, making Black Flame RetGone. Then Black Flame appears with a cruel laugh, revealing her ''true'' identity, that of an assistant of a criminal from the Kandor who was interred in the Phantom Zone. Black Flame had set up the plan out of revenge, leaving Kandor and using something called Red-K to increase her size, then pulled the ruse ''hoping'' Supergirl would depower herself. After listening to the powerless heroine her beg a little, she shoves Supergirl into a pit of quicksand and watches her drown. Or so it seems. [[spoiler: Black Flame gets a big surprise as the Red-K wears off, shrinking herself to normal size, because Supergirl actually figured the plan out, and was [[OutGambit outgambitting her]] with her own BatmanGambit; now that she's shrunk, Supergirl grabs her, showing her the - fake - chuck of gold kryptonite and shoving her inside a make-up compact that holds a few minute grains of ''real'' gold kryptonite. As she ships the criminal back to Kandor, the last panel of the story shows the one flaw in Black Flame's plan - a cavity in her teeth with a dental filling that Supergirl noticed while investigating records in a Kandor dental clinic, something a superpowered descendant would not have,]]

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** A double subversion occurs in a story from the [[TheSilverAgeOfComicBooks [[UsefulNotes/TheSilverAgeOfComicBooks Silver Age]]. Supergirl encounters Black Flame, a woman who seems to be a super-powered Kryptonian, in the process of some rather destructive vandalism. The villainess claims she's from the distant future of the year 4000, and "invites" Supergirl to view her time using a computerized exhibition device. It shows the heroine a terrible future where Black Flame extorts wealth from thousands of worlds (as in, she can blow them to little pieces if they don't comply). Worst part: she's Supergirl’s direct descendent, "Supergirl XXV", and the citizens of this distant future despise the first one just as much for starting this hated family line. Supergirl is naturally very upset, and after pursuing numerous leads (she senses something fishy here) including visiting the bottled city of Kandor, and eventually decides to unearth a chuck of gold kryptonite, and use it to erase her own powers, eliminating the possibility she could pass them down to a descendant, in effect, making Black Flame RetGone. Then Black Flame appears with a cruel laugh, revealing her ''true'' identity, that of an assistant of a criminal from the Kandor who was interred in the Phantom Zone. Black Flame had set up the plan out of revenge, leaving Kandor and using something called Red-K to increase her size, then pulled the ruse ''hoping'' Supergirl would depower herself. After listening to the powerless heroine her beg a little, she shoves Supergirl into a pit of quicksand and watches her drown. Or so it seems. [[spoiler: Black Flame gets a big surprise as the Red-K wears off, shrinking herself to normal size, because Supergirl actually figured the plan out, and was [[OutGambit outgambitting her]] with her own BatmanGambit; now that she's shrunk, Supergirl grabs her, showing her the - fake - chuck of gold kryptonite and shoving her inside a make-up compact that holds a few minute grains of ''real'' gold kryptonite. As she ships the criminal back to Kandor, the last panel of the story shows the one flaw in Black Flame's plan - a cavity in her teeth with a dental filling that Supergirl noticed while investigating records in a Kandor dental clinic, something a superpowered descendant would not have,]]
7th Feb '18 1:03:05 PM darkemyst
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* One of Tim's final acts in the ''[[ComicBook/RobinSeries Robin]]'' series before becoming Red Robin involves poisoning Comicbook/LadyShiva with a toxin that will only effect her with an elevated heart rate in preparation for a fight before Shiva has even challenged him.
20th Nov '17 10:35:50 AM lillolillo
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** In ''[[ComicBook/Supergirl2005 2005 story arc]]'' "Girl Power", Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman have to spot an imposter Supergirl. Superman hits both Supergirls, assuming that his real cousin will not retaliate. His plan fails because both girls fight back.
8th Nov '17 11:10:05 PM Tuckerscreator
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* ''ComicBook/TheHerderWitch'': Morie the witch is suspicious of star seers (stars that resemble people), but decides to trust them after they tell her about a kidnapped father she could rescue. It's only after she's completed that job that she discovers that they told her about it so they could lure her out into an open field for capture.
10th Sep '17 8:31:17 PM Doug86
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* The founding of the ComicBook/{{Thunderbolts}} was likely the most elaborate example of this Trope in Marvel. With most citizens at the brink of the DespairEventHorizon after Onslaught seemingly kills ComicBook/TheAvengers and ComicBook/TheFantasticFour, Baron Zemo comes up with a ''brilliant'' EvilPlan, which is to gather the former members of the Masters of Evil and use new identities, posing as heroes to gain the public's trust until they could strike by complete surprise. And it worked ''brilliantly''. Nobody, not the government, the media, nor the remaining heroes like ComicBook/((Spider Man}} ever suspected a thing. The plan may well have succeeded, had not half the original team not discovered that [[BecomingTheMask being respected and admired had more benefits to being hated and feared.]]

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* The founding of the ComicBook/{{Thunderbolts}} was likely the most elaborate example of this Trope in Marvel. With most citizens at the brink of the DespairEventHorizon after Onslaught seemingly kills ComicBook/TheAvengers and ComicBook/TheFantasticFour, the ComicBook/FantasticFour, Baron Zemo comes up with a ''brilliant'' EvilPlan, which is to gather the former members of the Masters of Evil and use new identities, posing as heroes to gain the public's trust until they could strike by complete surprise. And it worked ''brilliantly''. Nobody, not the government, the media, nor the remaining heroes like ComicBook/((Spider Man}} ever suspected a thing. The plan may well have succeeded, had not half the original team not discovered that [[BecomingTheMask being respected and admired had more benefits to being hated and feared.]]
12th Aug '17 12:06:07 PM Doug86
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*** ''Comicbook/{{Lobo}}'' tries to use Supergirl's rage against her by taunting her into not holding back. As such, Dr. Veritas teleports them out of the Block to prevent their fight from damaging it. Once outside, Lobo calls his ship and flies to Supergirl's old apartment in New York, hoping to calm her down. He then tries to be friendly to her offering to mentor her so she can learn to control her rage. Big mistake. Supergirl has had it with people trying to manipulate her and gives him a No-Holds-Barred Beatdown.

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*** ''Comicbook/{{Lobo}}'' ''SelfDemonstrating/{{Lobo}}'' tries to use Supergirl's rage against her by taunting her into not holding back. As such, Dr. Veritas teleports them out of the Block to prevent their fight from damaging it. Once outside, Lobo calls his ship and flies to Supergirl's old apartment in New York, hoping to calm her down. He then tries to be friendly to her offering to mentor her so she can learn to control her rage. Big mistake. Supergirl has had it with people trying to manipulate her and gives him a No-Holds-Barred Beatdown.
6th Aug '17 6:53:00 AM LadyJaneGrey
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** Absorbing Man isn't exactly a genius, but he's good at using his powers, and always tries to absorb the properties of Thor's hammer or Cap's shield if either hero is present. In one story, Thor anticipated this and fooled him into thinking a papier-mâché duplicate of his hammer was the real thing. having absorbed the properties of papier-mâché, the villain was defeated easily.
8th Jul '17 9:40:58 AM infernape612
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