History Characters / FantasticFour

19th Jun '17 1:17:33 PM lexicon
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* FourTemperamentEnsemble: Melancholy. However, he was also very Choleric early on.



* FourTemperamentEnsemble: She started off very Phlegmatic, but turned more Leukine later on.



* FluffyTheTerrible: One of his nicknames is "The Ever Lovin' Blue-Eyed Thing".
* FourTemperamentEnsemble: Choleric.

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* FluffyTheTerrible: One of his nicknames is "The Ever Lovin' Blue-Eyed Thing".
* FourTemperamentEnsemble: Choleric.
Thing".You're looking for a hooker.



* FourTemperamentEnsemble: Sanguine.
31st May '17 5:44:14 AM HeyFella
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* MightAsWellNotBeInPrisonAtAll: He spent several years of real time in an ordinary prison cell, but but his brain implant enabled him to project his mind into android duplicates, enabling him to enjoy life and go on the occasional crime spree.

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* MightAsWellNotBeInPrisonAtAll: He spent several years of real time in an ordinary prison cell, but but his brain implant enabled him to project his mind into android duplicates, enabling him to enjoy life and go on the occasional crime spree.
29th May '17 1:00:58 PM rafi
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* AntiVillain

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* AntiVillainAntiVillain: Though usually portrayed as a supervillain, he is sometimes depicted as a more noble and honorable character.
* ArrangedMarriage: In ''ComicBook/WarOfKings'' when the Inhumans seek aid from the Kree against the Skrull's ''Secret Invasion'', Ronan agrees on the condition that the Inhuman princess, Crystal, marries him. Gradually (through this and the Realm of Kings follow-up event) evolves into a PerfectlyArrangedMarriage.



* GreenLanternRing: The Universal Weapon

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* GreenLanternRing: The Ronan uses the most powerful of the Universal WeaponWeapon or Cosmi-Rod wielded by the Accusers. He can use it for energy blasts, force-fields, matter manipulation and flight. The weapon has a built-in fail-safe: only Accusers in their armor can safely wield it.



* PoweredArmor: Ronan's armor provides protection, scanners, cloaking, and enhances his strength. It is adaptable.



* AllYourPowersCombined: He has all of the F4's powers, plus his natural Skull biology.

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* AllYourPowersCombined: He has all of the F4's powers, plus his natural Skull biology. These powers were not directly taken from the targets, but the result of reverse engineering.
* AntiVillain: During ''Annihilation''. He maims, tortures, and kills in his way to stop the Harvester of Sorrow.
* AwesomeMomentOfCrowning: [[spoiler: At the end of ''Comicbook/{{Infinity}}'' he is crowned Emperor of the newly restored Skrull empire]].
* BlackAndGrayMorality: His miniseries, given that he's a jerkass who isn't above using violence and torture to get what he wants, against the Annihilation Wave.



* EnemyMine: With Nova, Ronan and Silver Surfer during Annihilation.

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* EnemyMine: With Nova, Ronan and Silver Surfer during Annihilation.Super-Skrull are usually villains but help Nova and the others defeat the Annihilation Wave. In fact, Ronan and Super-Skrull being on the same side counts as well; Kree and Skrulls hate each other.



* EvenEvilHasStandards: During ''Secret Invasion'' he finds his race becoming a bunch of religious fundamentalists disturbing.
* TheGadfly: During Annihilation, Kl'rt loves making pithy comments at Ronan's expense every few seconds.
* GreenLanternRing: Kl'rt has all the powers of the Fantastic Four, although he uses them a little more...dangerously. Like stretching his arm so thin that it becomes like razor-wire and then cutting enemies in half with it.



* ScaryDogmaticAliens
* ShapeShifter: Like all Skrulls.

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* ScaryDogmaticAliens
RedemptionEqualsDeath: At the end of Annihilation, although he gets better after a few months.
* ShapeShifter: Like all Skrulls.Skrulls, Kl'rt is a shape-shifter. Thus he has the ability to rearrange the molecules of his body at will into any form, shape or being perceived that he chooses. This allows him him to imitate the appearance of any of the four members of the Fantastic Four, as well as their powers.
29th May '17 12:33:51 AM rafi
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* EnemyMine: With Super-Skrull during Annihilation.



* LargeHam: '''GUILTY''!.

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* LargeHam: '''GUILTY''!.'''GUILTY'''!.
29th May '17 12:32:15 AM rafi
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* AlternateUniverseReedRichardsIsAwesome: In universes when Reed is not bound by StatusQuoIsGod, he's capable of even more amazing scientific accomplishments than in the main 616 verse.



* DefeatMeansFriendship: After the combined forces of the Fantastic Four, The Avengers and Doctor Strange prevent a starving ComicBook/{{Galactus}} from destroying the Earth, Reed Richards shows the Devourer of Worlds mercy. In exchange, Galactus calls Richards "friend" before vowing that Earth need no longer fear his hunger.



* ReedRichardsIsUseless: Once FridgeLogic catches up with him, anyway.
** Also subverted in that he does invent many things that have everyday uses. Most of them are bought by companies with competing products in order to keep them from hitting the streets and putting them out of business.
** AlternateUniverseReedRichardsIsAwesome: In universes when Reed is not bound by StatusQuoIsGod, he's capable of even more amazing scientific accomplishments than in the main 616 verse.
** Alternately, consider this: It has been somewhat established that one year of comic book time is 4 years in real time. So despite passing only 10 years in the comic world, (40 years for the readers), they've advanced to a level equal to us if not more (though the validity of this is fluid at times.)

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* ReedRichardsIsUseless: Once FridgeLogic catches The {{Trope Namer|s}}. A certified super-genius and one of the smartest people in the whole universe, he regularly invents mind-bending devices that tell physics where to shove it, but almost never devotes his considerable talents to anything other than superheroics. While Marvel has attempted to justify his lack of [[BuffySpeak world-changiness]] in various ways, including that his inventions are too expensive and that nobody else can understand them, the real reason is that allowing him to make a real difference would make the world far too different to reality. The justification being used in Jonathan Hickman's run on Fantastic Four and F.F. and by Bendis in the ComicBook/UltimateMarvel universe, is that it's his family which prevents Reed from putting all his efforts into changing the world. He has to choose between being a loving father and husband and devoting himself to advancing humanity (although why Reed can't take a middle ground has yet to be explained). It's implied that the world is ''lucky'' when Reed takes the first option since, if he doesn't or if things don't work out between him and Sue, he becomes a KnightTemplar (Hickman's books) or full on villain (the Ultimate 'verse).
** Other justifications given (making this both the {{Trope Namer|s}} and the UnbuiltTrope) is that while a lot of Reed's stuff does get patented, he avoids a lot of dangerous superhero stuff like the death rays and portals to hell that can't be trusted to the general public. Also, many companies pay him explicitly '''not''' to patent his stuff because they know they can't keep
up with him, anyway.
his inventions, which would put millions of people out of work.
** Also subverted Subverted in that he does invent many things that have everyday uses. Most of them are bought by companies with competing products in order to keep them from hitting the streets and putting them out of business.
** AlternateUniverseReedRichardsIsAwesome: In universes when Reed is not bound by StatusQuoIsGod, he's capable of even more amazing scientific accomplishments than in the main 616 verse.
** Alternately, consider this: It has been somewhat established that one year of comic book time is 4 years in real time. So despite passing only 10 years in the comic world, (40 years for the readers), they've advanced to a level equal to us if not more (though the validity of this is fluid at times.)
business.



* CharacterisationMarchesOn: He became a more noble and heroic characters since Annihilation.

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* CharacterisationMarchesOn: CharacterDevelopment: He became a more noble and heroic characters since Annihilation.Comicbook/{{Annihilation}}.
* ClearMyName: Ronan's goal during the Comicbook/{{Annihilation}} war is to get back his job and life, first by finding the Rigellian Tana Nile and learning who bribed her into testifying against him. Then the Annihilation Wave kills her, forcing a change in plans.



* DropTheHammer

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* DropTheHammerCurbStompBattle: Ronan versus Ravenous in Annihilation, who only a few months before (in-universe) survived fights with the Silver Surfer. Ronan takes a good chunk of Ravenous's face off.
* DropTheHammer: Ronan's hammer, which can also restructure molecules. He usually just uses it to hit people really, ''really'' hard.
* EnemyMine: Ronan and Super-Skrull are usually villains but help Nova and the others defeat the Annihilation Wave. In fact, Ronan and Super-Skrull being on the same side counts as well; Kree and Skrulls hate each other.



* KnightTemplar
** Seriously, you do ''not'' want to fuck with this guy. During the prologue to Annihilation, he was on an alien planet and killed a village leader who'd executed his own daughter. When it was pointed out to him what the daughter had done (fallen in love with a member of an enemy tribe), and that the leader was perfectly within his rights under their laws to execute her, he replied that what she had done was not against ''Kree'' law. He was pretty intense during this scene, as the whole incident really pissed him off.

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* KnightTemplar
**
KnightTemplar: Seriously, you do ''not'' want to fuck with this guy. During the prologue to Annihilation, he was on an alien planet and killed a village leader who'd executed his own daughter. When it was pointed out to him what the daughter had done (fallen in love with a member of an enemy tribe), and that the leader was perfectly within his rights under their laws to execute her, he replied that what she had done was not against ''Kree'' law. He was pretty intense during this scene, as the whole incident really pissed him off.



* LargeHam

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* LargeHamLargeHam: '''GUILTY''!.



* JudgeJuryAndExecutioner

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* JudgeJuryAndExecutionerJudgeJuryAndExecutioner: As he puts it, "Accusation is punishment!". Note that, although Ronan is the most known one, the Kree have a whole army of Accusers.
28th May '17 9:14:47 PM SFH
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* SuperIntelligence: Often held as the standard for SuperIntelligence in the Marvel Universe. It's generally accepted that Reed is the smartest man on Earth.
22nd May '17 2:01:00 PM rafi
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* TheBigGuy

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* TheBigGuyTheBigGuy: In every version of the team.



* DeadpanSnarker

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* DeadpanSnarkerDeadpanSnarker: He is also often sarcastic, quick to throw a wise crack.



* MadeOfIron: Being transformed into the Thing sucks in a number of ways, but it does come in mighty handy when you end up fighting guys like the ComicBook/IncredibleHulk and he punches you with a blow that would reduce any ordinary human to paste.



* SuperStrength: The Thing's primary superhuman power is his great physical strength. His strength has continued to increase over the years due to a combination of further mutation and special exercise equipment designed for him by Reed Richards. His feats include successfully holding back a giant alien spacecraft from jettisoning from Earth, lifting an oil rig and stopping a multiple story building (weighing roughly 30,000 tons) from falling over and lifting it back into place.
* SuperToughness: Being transformed into the Thing sucks in a number of ways, but it does come in mighty handy when you end up fighting guys like the ComicBook/IncredibleHulk and he punches you with a blow that would reduce any ordinary human to paste.



* HotBlooded

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* HotBloodedHotBlooded: Like his powers, he's a very temperamental person and it doesn't take much for him to go berserk on things with his powers.



** [spoiler: Johnny dying a year before the FF's 50th anniversary.]] Yeaaaah, that'll stick.

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** [spoiler: [[spoiler: Johnny dying a year before the FF's 50th anniversary.]] Yeaaaah, that'll stick.
22nd May '17 1:49:11 PM rafi
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* FantasticVoyagePlot: An issue from 2012 had the FF doing this to cure him of an inoperable brain tumor.
22nd May '17 1:33:41 PM themisterfree
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* FantasticVoyagePlot: An issue from 2012 had the FF doing this to cure him of an inoperable brain tumor.


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** On that occasion, he had been visited by the [[Literature/AChristmasCarol Ghost of Christmas Past]]- apparently he'd been looking for [[Franchise/SpiderMan J. Jonah Jameson]], but couldn't find his address.
* LegacyCharacter: In recent years, he's retired and his niece Wilhelmina "Bille" Lumpkin has taken over his mail route.
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* VitriolicBestBuds: With Johnny.

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* VitriolicBestBuds: With Johnny. They spend most of their time either sniping and snarking at each other, planning increasingly elaborate practical jokes on each other, or lambasting each other with creatively brutal threats about what they'll do to the other (which are hardly ever followed through) after said practical jokes. They are, of course, practically inseparable.



* DependingOnTheWriter: Johnny Storm has alternated between self-obsessed prima donna and self-obsessed whiny asshat. Some FF writers, most notably Tom DeFalco, have tried to upgrade Johnny to at least being savvy about his powers and status. Later ones felt the need to make him dumb and dumber both.



* {{Flight}}
* FlyingFirepower

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* {{Flight}}
* FlyingFirepower
FlyingFirepower: The Human Torch's plasma has a high hydrogen conten, and is surrounded by an exuded cloud of mono-atmoic hydrogen atoms. The hot cloud provides sufficient positive buoyancy for him to float. With mental stimulation of his flame, he can provide enough lift to carry around 180 pounds. By forming a jet from his feet, directed behind him, he can achieve a normal flight speed of 140 miles per hour.



* FriendlyRivalry: With SpiderMan. Though at first, it was just that Johnny couldn't stand the guy.

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* FriendlyRivalry: With SpiderMan.ComicBook/SpiderMan. Though at first, it was just that Johnny couldn't stand the guy. They become less competitive with each other as they get older, but there's still an element of ragging on each other/trying to outdo each other there, only now mixed with actual respect - to the extent that Johnny left instructions for Peter to replace him on the team in the event of his death.



** DependingOnTheWriter, that is.



* PlayingWithFire: And WreathedInFlames.

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* PlayingWithFire: And WreathedInFlames.He can generate shapes composed of fire from any point on his body (He usually employs his hands to "sculpt" the flames, occasionally as a lasso to ensnare enemies) .He can form fire into long streams, spheres, or even more complex shapes like letters in skywriting. These flames-objects will only remain their shapes as long as he concentrates upon them. The objects will only burn about 3 minutes before expiring unless the Torch continues to infuse them with energy



* StatusQuoIsGod: [[spoiler: Johnny dying a year before the FF's 50th anniversary.]] Yeaaaah, that'll stick.
** [[spoiler: All part of the plan - Johnny ends up in the Negative Zone leading a FiveManBand to overthrow Annihilus and gains control over the Annihilation Wave. TookALevelInBadass indeed.]]
*** There have been dozens of "Johnny-learns-to-act-more-mature" stories over the decades. Then the next writer comes along and it starts all over again.
* VitriolicBestBuds: With Ben and [[ComicBook/SpiderMan Peter Parker]].
* WreathedInFlames

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* StatusQuoIsGod: [[spoiler: StatusQuoIsGod:
** [spoiler:
Johnny dying a year before the FF's 50th anniversary.]] Yeaaaah, that'll stick.
** *** [[spoiler: All part of the plan - Johnny ends up in the Negative Zone leading a FiveManBand to overthrow Annihilus and gains control over the Annihilation Wave. TookALevelInBadass indeed.]]
*** ** There have been dozens of "Johnny-learns-to-act-more-mature" stories over the decades. Then the next writer comes along and it starts all over again.
* VitriolicBestBuds: VitriolicBestBuds:
**
With Ben Ben. They spend most of their time either sniping and snarking at each other, planning increasingly elaborate practical jokes on each other, or lambasting each other with creatively brutal threats about what they'll do to the other (which are hardly ever followed through) after said practical jokes. They are, of course, practically inseparable.
** And
[[ComicBook/SpiderMan Peter Parker]].
Parker]]. Spidey and the Torch's team-ups usually consist of them trying to one-up each other, with the expected volley of insults and snark. But at the end of the day, Spider-Man is probably Johnny's closest superhero friend outside of the FF.
* WreathedInFlamesWreathedInFlames: He has the physical ability to transform his entire body, or portions of his body into a fiery, plasma-like state of will.



* DreamingOfThingsToCome: He has "special dreams" which are prophetic. May be symbolic: before a clash among the Fantastic Four, the X-Men and Doctor Doom, he dreamed of the Fantastic Four and the X-Men dying, and his father turning into Doom, which foretold aspects of the clash. May also be literal: in his first meeting with Power Pack, they deduce why an alien is chasing them Katie Power is carrying an alien artifact that could be traced he recounts how he had dreamed that the alien chased him, and so they give him the artifact, which leads to their victory.

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* DreamingOfThingsToCome: He has "special dreams" which are prophetic. May be symbolic: before a clash among the Fantastic Four, the X-Men and Doctor Doom, he dreamed of the Fantastic Four and the X-Men dying, and his father turning into Doom, which foretold aspects of the clash. May also be literal: in his first meeting with Power Pack, ComicBook/PowerPack,, they deduce why an alien is chasing them Katie Power is carrying an alien artifact that could be traced he recounts how he had dreamed that the alien chased him, and so they give him the artifact, which leads to their victory.



* TimeyWimeyBall: Franklin is stuck eternally as a young kid, usually no more than ten. Meanwhile, his alternate universe love interest Rachel Summers, is currently around nineteen. The ComicBook/PowerPack, his best friends, aging in relative real-time makes this even crazier. Fanon often claims it's connected to his reality warping.
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