History BlessedWithSuck / ComicBooks

29th Aug '16 10:01:15 PM timotaka
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*** An often overlooked aspect of Cyclops's condition is that due to having to wear ruby quartz glasses to control his powers, he can only see everything in shades of red. In practice, he's completely colorblind.
8th Aug '16 9:20:32 PM apeman33
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** Diamond Lil was diagnosed with breast cancer, which could only be excised at the molecular level by Madison Jeffries.
8th Aug '16 10:23:58 AM Dr.Giggles
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* Power Ring of the Crime Syndicate has all of the powers of ''ComicBook/GreenLantern'' thanks to the Ring of Volthoom, which is not only verbally abusive towards him but is [[BodyHorror fusing to his hand]] and basically [[ArtifactOfDeath eating him alive]].
17th Jul '16 11:54:06 PM Tron80
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* Another DC example, though not canon, was Creator/LarryNiven's essay, [[http://www.rawbw.com/~svw/superman.html "Man of Steel, Woman of Kleenex"]], in which he makes a convincing argument that pre-crisis Franchise/{{Superman}} can never make love to Lois Lane (or any human, for that matter.)

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* Another DC example, though not canon, was Creator/LarryNiven's essay, [[http://www.rawbw.com/~svw/superman.html "Man of Steel, Woman of Kleenex"]], in which he makes a convincing an argument that pre-crisis Franchise/{{Superman}} can never make love to Lois Lane (or any human, for that matter.)


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* Franchise/{{Superman}}'s cousin ''Comicbook/{{Supergirl}}'' also sees her powers as a burden. Pre-Crisis Kara came to a point where she was tired of being Supergirl constantly instead of being her own person and she actually felt guilty for wanting to lead a normal life. Post-Crisis, a lot of people tried to manipulate her or take advantage of her because she was so powerful, to the point she calls her formidable powers a curse in the ''ComicBook/RedDaughterOfKrypton'' arc:
-->'''Supergirl:''' This strength, this power It's been like a curse. But I refuse to be a victim anymore!
14th Jun '16 8:47:15 AM StFan
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* This was the motivation behind one-time ''ComicBook/{{X-Factor}}'' foe Josef Huber's attempt to orchestrate the extinction of mutants. Unlike others with this goal, he wasn't a deranged fanatic; he just had the ability to automatically copy the [[AllYourPowersCombined powers of every mutant on the planet]], which resulted in him having telepathy so powerful that even the isolated arctic cave he lives in offers little refuge from the constant noise of thoughts from all over the world.

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* This was the motivation behind one-time ''ComicBook/{{X-Factor}}'' ''ComicBook/XFactor'' foe Josef Huber's attempt to orchestrate the extinction of mutants. Unlike others with this goal, he wasn't a deranged fanatic; he just had the ability to automatically copy the [[AllYourPowersCombined powers of every mutant on the planet]], which resulted in him having telepathy so powerful that even the isolated arctic cave he lives in offers little refuge from the constant noise of thoughts from all over the world.
12th Jun '16 4:28:13 PM nombretomado
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* {{Taskmaster}} from Marvel can perfectly memorize and copy the movements of other people. Fighting styles, sports, the works. Permanently. This comes with a heavy trade-off: All of the information that is involved with perfectly imitating so many people is too much for Taskmaster's brain. As a result, he constantly forgets things that aren't combat-related: people, places, even a conversation from last Monday. He reveals all of this to Avengers Academy member Finesse, who has similar abilities [[spoiler: because she might be his daughter]] and might have the same problem down the road. [[{{Tearjerker}} He wants to fight her because memorizing her movements is the only way he won't forget her.]] FromBadToWorse in a recent mini that reveals just how much of his life he's forgotten. He used to be known as Tony Masters, a married S.H.I.E.L.D. agent, and he forgot about his former vocation and his wife, who was also a S.H.I.E.L.D. agent. He forgets all of this again at the end of the mini when he copies the skills of his attacker in order to save his wife. His wife is determined to keep reminding him though.

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* {{Taskmaster}} ComicBook/{{Taskmaster}} from Marvel can perfectly memorize and copy the movements of other people. Fighting styles, sports, the works. Permanently. This comes with a heavy trade-off: All of the information that is involved with perfectly imitating so many people is too much for Taskmaster's brain. As a result, he constantly forgets things that aren't combat-related: people, places, even a conversation from last Monday. He reveals all of this to Avengers Academy member Finesse, who has similar abilities [[spoiler: because she might be his daughter]] and might have the same problem down the road. [[{{Tearjerker}} He wants to fight her because memorizing her movements is the only way he won't forget her.]] FromBadToWorse in a recent mini that reveals just how much of his life he's forgotten. He used to be known as Tony Masters, a married S.H.I.E.L.D. agent, and he forgot about his former vocation and his wife, who was also a S.H.I.E.L.D. agent. He forgets all of this again at the end of the mini when he copies the skills of his attacker in order to save his wife. His wife is determined to keep reminding him though.
3rd Jun '16 6:47:46 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* Jhiaxus in IDW's ''[[TheTransformersIDW Transformers]]'' comics [[spoiler: gains immortality as a result of being on the border between two universes, and so cannot die. This would be fine if it weren't for the hyperviolent Arcee using this to take her revenge against him. So she kills him again, and again, and again, and again...]]

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* Jhiaxus in IDW's ''[[TheTransformersIDW ''[[ComicBook/TheTransformersIDW Transformers]]'' comics [[spoiler: gains immortality as a result of being on the border between two universes, and so cannot die. This would be fine if it weren't for the hyperviolent Arcee using this to take her revenge against him. So she kills him again, and again, and again, and again...]]
13th Mar '16 7:18:15 AM DVB
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** There's a guy in one issue of ''ComicBook/UltimateXMen'' whose entire mutant power is the dissolution of all living tissue within a ridiculous distance of him. He kills 385 people the day he hits puberty, and has to be taken out discreetly by Wolverine because if his existence ever got out mutants would be rounded up and stuck in camps faster than you can say Franklin Richards.
*** It was touching in a way. Wolverine tracked him down in a cave and shared a few beers with him while listening.

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** There's 'ComicBook/UltimateXMen'' has a guy in one issue of ''ComicBook/UltimateXMen'' heart-breaking example: a child whose entire mutant power is the dissolution of all living tissue within a ridiculous distance of him. When he wakes up and discovers his power has activated, the first sight are the corpses of his family and friends. He kills 385 people the day he hits puberty, puberty. In order to prevent the spread of widescale panic and has to be taken out discreetly by revelation of mutnats in such a way, Wolverine because if his existence ever got out mutants would be rounded up and stuck in camps faster than you can say Franklin Richards.
*** It was touching in a way.
is sent to kill him. His regeneration powers protect him, but the whole ordeal is hreatbreaking as Wolverine tracked him down in is pretty much performing a cave and shared a few beers with him while listening.MercyKill on him.
27th Feb '16 11:24:14 PM JSKT
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* ''ComicBook/DungeonsAndDragons'' In Issue #6 Drey describes that Adric suffers a curse...the curse of being clever. This means he can always see a way out when everything seems lost, but it also means he can't save everyone, no matter how much he wants to.
6th Feb '16 10:39:47 PM timotaka
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** Gladstone Gander occasionally gets this treatment: one story dealt with him trying to solve the problem of his home being cluttered by all the things he's won, a few stories have other people showing disdain for him for being effectively a cheater or a freeloader who has everything fall into his lap without having to make any effort, and in ''ComicBook/{{Ultraheroes}}'' his superhero alter ego is ''massively'' unpopular, both with the fans of the team and his own teammates.

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** Gladstone Gander occasionally gets this treatment: one story dealt with him trying to solve the problem of his home being cluttered by all the things he's won, a few stories have other people showing disdain for him for being effectively a cheater or a freeloader who has everything fall into his lap without having to make any effort, and in ''ComicBook/{{Ultraheroes}}'' his superhero alter ego is ''massively'' unpopular, both with the fans of the team and his own teammates. It has long since been established that Scrooge has struck Gladstone from his will because he has zero respect for someone who avoids doing any real work at every possibility.
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