History BlessedWithSuck / ComicBooks

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.
26th Jan '16 5:52:24 AM Blazer
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** Superman himself had a similar problem. After [[ComicBook/TheDeathOfSuperman his fatal fight with Doomsday]], people kept trying to resuscitate him with zero luck: The Guardian tried mouth-to-mouth and realized his lungs were like trying to breathe into an iron lung, normal defibs did jack squat and a special set made by Professor Hamilton only blew Bibbo down the street when he tried to use it.
24th Jan '16 6:19:20 PM nombretomado
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* In one story Franchise/{{Justice League|of America}} story, ComicBook/PowerGirl was dying and needed surgery to save her life. But doctors could not operate on her for a simple reason: Her bulletproof skin made it impossible. There was no scalpel or surgical laser they had that was capable of cutting through her skin. Fortunately the rest of the League thought of something: they had former Green Lantern Corps member Kilowog put together a helmet that let {{Superman}} focus his heat vision like a super-powered laser, which was able to do the job.

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* In one story Franchise/{{Justice League|of America}} story, ComicBook/PowerGirl was dying and needed surgery to save her life. But doctors could not operate on her for a simple reason: Her bulletproof skin made it impossible. There was no scalpel or surgical laser they had that was capable of cutting through her skin. Fortunately the rest of the League thought of something: they had former Green Lantern Corps member Kilowog put together a helmet that let {{Superman}} Franchise/{{Superman}} focus his heat vision like a super-powered laser, which was able to do the job.



* In ''SupermanAndBatmanGenerations'', Joel Kent, after years of living without Kryptonian superpowers due to being prenatally exposed to Gold Kryptonite radiation, receives a formula from the Ultra-Humanite (posing as Lex Luthor) which gives him back his powers. Unfortunately, after using those powers to [[CainAndAbel kill his sister Kara]], Joel found out that the formula that gave him back his powers ended up killing him after a few hours' use, despite Ultra's original claim of the contrary - which turns out to be just what Ultra was expecting Joel to believe.

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* In ''SupermanAndBatmanGenerations'', ''ComicBook/SupermanAndBatmanGenerations'', Joel Kent, after years of living without Kryptonian superpowers due to being prenatally exposed to Gold Kryptonite radiation, receives a formula from the Ultra-Humanite (posing as Lex Luthor) which gives him back his powers. Unfortunately, after using those powers to [[CainAndAbel kill his sister Kara]], Joel found out that the formula that gave him back his powers ended up killing him after a few hours' use, despite Ultra's original claim of the contrary - which turns out to be just what Ultra was expecting Joel to believe.
23rd Jan '16 8:18:30 PM nombretomado
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* Jukko Hamaleinen of ''StormWatch: Team Achilles'' has powers which cause him nothing but pain - he can feel the pain of every being within a 4 mile radius. This includes the people he beats up himself, including a mostly depowered [[ComicBook/TheAuthority Midnighter]] at one point. There isn't really ''any'' upside.
* {{Deadpool}} had terminal cancer so he turned to the Canadian government's Weapon X program for help. The good: He won't die of cancer. The bad: His cancer is now supercharged on HealingFactor and constantly destroys and rebuilds his ''entire body'', including his brain, leaving him with a face that... has the consistency and appearance of a hamburger patty, and made him just plain crazy, and very, very funny. At least his fans love him. Moral of the story? Canadian healthcare ain't all it's made out to be.

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* Jukko Hamaleinen of ''StormWatch: ''ComicBook/{{Stormwatch}}: Team Achilles'' has powers which cause him nothing but pain - he can feel the pain of every being within a 4 mile radius. This includes the people he beats up himself, including a mostly depowered [[ComicBook/TheAuthority Midnighter]] at one point. There isn't really ''any'' upside.
* {{Deadpool}} SelfDemonstrating/{{Deadpool}} had terminal cancer so he turned to the Canadian government's Weapon X program for help. The good: He won't die of cancer. The bad: His cancer is now supercharged on HealingFactor and constantly destroys and rebuilds his ''entire body'', including his brain, leaving him with a face that... has the consistency and appearance of a hamburger patty, and made him just plain crazy, and very, very funny. At least his fans love him. Moral of the story? Canadian healthcare ain't all it's made out to be.
8th Jan '16 5:14:54 PM nombretomado
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* Jessica Drew AKA SpiderWoman was one to get over this problem but initially, her powers caused accelerated aging, unwanted attraction due to pheromones and unjustified hatred because of those same pheromones.

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* Jessica Drew AKA SpiderWoman ComicBook/SpiderWoman was one to get over this problem but initially, her powers caused accelerated aging, unwanted attraction due to pheromones and unjustified hatred because of those same pheromones.
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