History Characters / Irredeemable

27th Oct '17 10:32:02 AM KizunaTallis
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* DarkAndTroubledPast: [[spoiler:Being "born" from a psychotic "mother" that tried to kill him]], being bounced around with several foster families who rejected and feared him, and went through a period where he lived [[spoiler:as a WildChild known by the locals as the "Wolf Boy"]].
* DeconstructedCharacterArchetype: Of the SupermanSubstitute. His background leave his private motivations as a superhero wildly askew with genuine decency and faith in others, and ultimately snaps due to not being psychologically capable of bearing the responsibilities and physical complications that come with the powers.

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* DarkAndTroubledPast: [[spoiler:Being [[spoiler:He was "born" from a psychotic "mother" that tried when the emotion-studying probe released by the Eleos reacted to kill him]], being the strong emotions of a distraught woman who went crazy with guilt after accidentally killing her child]], was bounced around with between several foster families who rejected and feared him, and went through a period where he lived [[spoiler:as a WildChild known by the locals as the "Wolf Boy"]].
* DeconstructedCharacterArchetype: Of the SupermanSubstitute. His background leave leaves his private motivations as a superhero wildly askew with genuine decency and faith in others, and ultimately snaps due to not being psychologically capable of bearing the responsibilities and physical complications that come with the powers.



* FunWithAcronyms: Turns out his superhero name, the Plutonian is this, though it's not well-known. Pluto stands for Piety, Loyalty, Utility, Truthfulness, and Order [[spoiler: and the idea was from his foster father.]]

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* FunWithAcronyms: Turns out his superhero name, the Plutonian Plutonian, is this, though it's not well-known. Pluto stands for Piety, Loyalty, Utility, Truthfulness, and Order [[spoiler: and [[spoiler:and the idea was from his foster father.]]



* ItsAllAboutMe: Ultimately the real reason behind his heroics. While helping people might've been a part of it, deep down he just wanted the unconditional love and devotion of mankind, and a large factor in his decision to turn evil was the realization that he would never get it when he felt it was owed to him. [[spoiler: Best exemplified in a story from when he was a kid; he stayed with a foster family that had a baby boy and accidentally squeezed him too hard, causing the child to have severe and permanent brain damage. Tony loudly rants how ''he'' was the one who really suffered, since the baby would grow up loved and cared for for the rest of his life, but Tony had to be kicked out of yet another foster home.]]

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* ItsAllAboutMe: Ultimately the real reason behind his heroics. While helping people might've been a part of it, deep down he just wanted the unconditional love and devotion of mankind, and a large factor in his decision to turn evil was the realization that he would never get it when he felt it was owed to him. [[spoiler: Best [[spoiler:Best exemplified in a story from when he was a kid; he stayed with a foster family that had a baby boy and accidentally squeezed him too hard, causing the child to have severe and permanent brain damage. Tony loudly rants how ''he'' was the one who really suffered, since the baby would grow up loved and cared for for the rest of his life, but Tony had to be kicked out of yet another foster home.]]




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* BetterTheDevilYouKnow: [[spoiler: He decided to kill Orian using the anti-Plutonian wax bullet instead. Later on, he negotiated Plutonian's release from the Vespas when it's clear that Survivor is exhibiting traits of becoming like the Plutonian]].

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* BetterTheDevilYouKnow: [[spoiler: He decided to kill Orian using the anti-Plutonian wax bullet instead.bullet. Later on, he negotiated Plutonian's release from the Vespas when it's clear that Survivor is exhibiting traits of becoming like the Plutonian]].



* HeartIsAnAwesomePower: In the hands of an uber-genius like Qubit, his abilities verge on [[GameBreaker game-breaking]] even though he doesn't use them to make weapons. In particular, in the last issue it's revealed that [[spoiler:he could have killed the Plutonian at any time after he got the wax bullet simply by teleporting it directly into his heart.]]

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* HeartIsAnAwesomePower: In the hands of an uber-genius like Qubit, his abilities verge on [[GameBreaker game-breaking]] even though he doesn't use them to make weapons. In particular, in the last issue issue, it's revealed that [[spoiler:he could have killed the Plutonian at any time after he got the wax bullet simply by teleporting it directly into his heart.]]



-->'''Cary:''' (to a group of reporters that seem more stumped than anything after Cary tells them about [[spoiler:his power boost and fighting off the Plutonian]]) "Why aren't you cheering?!"

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-->'''Cary:''' (to a group of reporters that seem more stumped than anything after Cary tells them about [[spoiler:his power boost and fighting off the Plutonian]]) "Why Why aren't you cheering?!"cheering?!



-->'''Hornet:''' (video recording narration) "...but none of the rest of you were on guard as I tended to be... being as Gilgamos would have called me one of those 'ordinary mortals' and all. Metalman was tough. I'd seen him bounce mortar fire off his chest. Even Volt could bring down a building when he really cut loose. Me, I was a guy who knew some Muy Thai. Not a superhuman bone in my body. I had reason to be a little more way of the Uberman than the rest of you."

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-->'''Hornet:''' (video recording narration) "...but But none of the rest of you were on guard as I tended to be... being as Gilgamos would have called me one of those 'ordinary mortals' and all. Metalman was tough. I'd seen him bounce mortar fire off his chest. Even Volt could bring down a building when he really cut loose. Me, I was a guy who knew some Muy Thai. Not a superhuman bone in my body. I had reason to be a little more way wary of the Uberman than the rest of you."



* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: Annie's fate by the series' end is debatable. Armadale shoots down having her put into psychiatric care by pointing out the destruction visited upon the psychiatric hospitals and how they're in his words, "certainly not taking any new costumers." He brings up jailing her, but his choice of words point to that being temporary. It's never confirmed if and when Annie gets treatment for her issues. Or even if she gets out of jail, leaving her status by Incorruptible's end and future once she gets out of jail (if she ever does) unsure.]]



* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: Annie's fate by the series' end is debatable. Armadale shoots down having her put into psychiatric care by pointing out the destruction visited upon the psychiatric hospitals and how they're in his words, "certainly not taking any new costumers." He brings up jailing her, but his choice of words point to that being temporary. It's never confirmed if and when Annie gets treatment for her issues. Or even if she gets out of jail, leaving her status by Incorruptible's end and future once she gets out of jail (if she ever does) unsure.]]
25th Oct '17 10:14:55 PM 309216364
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* {{Expy}}: The Plutonian is one of ComicBook/{{Superman}}, [[spoiler:by the end explicitly]], albeit gone very, very wrong. And with none of Superman's weaknesses. He's also very evocative of ComicBook/{{Supreme}} and ComicBook/{{Miracleman}} in appearance. In fact, his costume is nearly identical to Apollo's from ''Grounded''.

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* {{Expy}}: The Plutonian is one of ComicBook/{{Superman}}, [[spoiler:by the end explicitly]], albeit gone very, very wrong. And with none of Superman's weaknesses. He's also very evocative of ComicBook/{{Supreme}} and ComicBook/{{Miracleman}} in appearance. In fact, his costume is nearly identical to Apollo's from ''Grounded''.
17th Oct '17 3:57:10 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* DeconstructedCharacterArchetype: He's an {{Expy}} of Franchise/{{Superman}}. They have similar powers, uniforms, elements in their mythology (a hidden fortress, a reporter love interest, a mad scientist nemesis, [[spoiler:an element that strips away their powers]], etc.), and perceptions by the world of being savior figures of IncorruptiblePurePureness. However, the differences in his background leave his private motivations as a superhero wildly askew compared to Superman's genuine decency and faith in others; he ultimately snaps due to not being psychologically capable of bearing the responsibilities and physical complications that come with the powers in the way his counterpart is able to shoulder them.

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* DeconstructedCharacterArchetype: He's an {{Expy}} of Franchise/{{Superman}}. They have similar powers, uniforms, elements in their mythology (a hidden fortress, a reporter love interest, a mad scientist nemesis, [[spoiler:an element that strips away their powers]], etc.), and perceptions by Of the world of being savior figures of IncorruptiblePurePureness. However, the differences in his SupermanSubstitute. His background leave his private motivations as a superhero wildly askew compared to Superman's with genuine decency and faith in others; he others, and ultimately snaps due to not being psychologically capable of bearing the responsibilities and physical complications that come with the powers in the way his counterpart is able to shoulder them.powers.
2nd Oct '17 3:55:10 PM KizunaTallis
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-->'''Volt:''' "Why couldn't I have been a super-speedster? A black guy who runs really fast... that wouldn't have been ''too'' racist, would it?"

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-->'''Volt:''' "Why Why couldn't I have been a super-speedster? A black guy who runs really fast... that wouldn't have been ''too'' racist, would it?"it?



* MayDecemberRomance: She's sixteen in the series, while Max is at least in his late twenties/early thirties.

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* MayDecemberRomance: She's sixteen in the series, while Max is at least in his late twenties/early thirties.mid-thirties.
4th Sep '17 8:18:43 PM Peteman
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* BadassNormal: The only one on the Paradigm. Brutally deconstructed however, as gadgets and martial arts skills are nothing compared to a guy with actual superpowers, and he was all too aware of this.

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* BadassNormal: The only one on the Paradigm. Brutally deconstructed Deconstructed however, as gadgets and martial arts skills are nothing compared to a guy with actual superpowers, and he was all too aware of this.
28th Aug '17 12:33:45 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* SomebodyDoesntLoveRaymond: Even then, the critical remarks directed at him were just one in a thousand. Plutonian had a pathological desire to be loved by literally '''''everyone''''' and knowing that he would never have that played a part in his fall from grace.

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* SomebodyDoesntLoveRaymond: Even then, the The critical remarks directed at him were just one in a thousand. But Plutonian had a pathological desire to be loved by literally '''''everyone''''' and knowing that he would never have that played a part in his fall from grace.
24th Aug '17 5:24:54 AM XFllo
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* BadassBeard: Has a full beard.
* BadassLonghair: Has long black hair.
12th Aug '17 2:51:28 PM Doug86
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* {{Expy}}: Max Damage combines elements of Metallo (especially the frustration at losing his senses when he powers up) and Giganta. Silver Age Giganta got stronger and tougher, but less intelligent, when she grew - Max loses brainpower more indirectly, through the severe sleep deprivation necessary to bring him up to full strength. His biker evoking design and crude habits might be nods to ComicBook/{{Lobo}} too.

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* {{Expy}}: Max Damage combines elements of Metallo (especially the frustration at losing his senses when he powers up) and Giganta. Silver Age Giganta got stronger and tougher, but less intelligent, when she grew - Max loses brainpower more indirectly, through the severe sleep deprivation necessary to bring him up to full strength. His biker evoking design and crude habits might be nods to ComicBook/{{Lobo}} SelfDemonstrating/{{Lobo}} too.
29th Jun '17 11:04:49 AM KizunaTallis
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* StepfordSmiler: He's the "Unstable" type with more than a few touches of the "Empty/Depressed" kind.



* YankTheDogsChain: In an in-universe example of AlternativeCharacterInterpretation, Bette Noir believes Tony does this to himself, namely that once he makes a genuine connection with someone, he worries they'll see [[WartsAndAll the darker and less savory aspects]] of him that he tries to keep hidden beneath a veneer of perfection, and thus punish himself for his own self-loathing. She may have a point...

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* YankTheDogsChain: In an in-universe example of AlternativeCharacterInterpretation, Bette Noir believes [[HisOwnWorstEnemy Tony does this to himself, himself]], namely that once he makes a genuine connection with someone, he worries they'll see [[WartsAndAll the darker and less savory aspects]] of him that he tries to keep hidden beneath a veneer of perfection, and thus punish himself for his own self-loathing. She may have a point...
15th Jun '17 6:37:25 PM Anddrix
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* GoodCounterpart: To Modeus. Both are super-smart, have a deep personal investment in Tony, [[UberMensch care nothing for conventions]] and seem keen on [[GenreSavvy figuring out how people's powers actually work]] [[SuperEmpowering and then enhancing them,]] but Modeus takes all those qualities in horrifying directions.

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* GoodCounterpart: To Modeus. Both are super-smart, have a deep personal investment in Tony, [[UberMensch care nothing for conventions]] and seem keen on [[GenreSavvy figuring out how people's powers actually work]] work [[SuperEmpowering and then enhancing them,]] but Modeus takes all those qualities in horrifying directions.



* GenreSavvy: He knew that with the Plutonian having gone evil, there was no one stopping all the ''other'' dangers the world faced.



* EvilCounterpart: To Qubit. Both are super-smart, have a deep personal investment in Tony, [[UberMensch care nothing for conventions]] and seem keen on [[GenreSavvy figuring out how people's powers actually work]] [[SuperEmpowering and then enhancing them]], but Modeus takes all those qualities in horrifying directions.

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* EvilCounterpart: To Qubit. Both are super-smart, have a deep personal investment in Tony, [[UberMensch care nothing for conventions]] and seem keen on [[GenreSavvy figuring out how people's powers actually work]] work [[SuperEmpowering and then enhancing them]], but Modeus takes all those qualities in horrifying directions.
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