History ComicBook / AmbushBug

12th Oct '17 4:12:11 AM shokoshu
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* CurseCutShort: Meta, thus combined with GagCensor. In an splash page, the sentences are riddled with Ambush Bug's teleport sound. Comes handy when the editor describes him as a pain in the *pop!*.
12th Oct '17 4:08:52 AM shokoshu
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* PunnyName: Argh!Yle! (obviously), Brum-El (less obviously - ever heard of Beau Brummel?) and [[BilingualBonus possibly]] Irvin Schwab. [[note]] In German, a "Schwabe" can mean a cockroach. [[/note]] And poor Homer Spalding is named only for making the mischief Ambush Bug does to him punnable.


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* WackySoundEffect: Meta. The letterer had to work overnight and didn't want to wake her baby, so the bomb does ''not'' go kaboom, but a soft tinnnng.
14th Sep '17 9:00:01 PM Materioptikon
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* {{Teleportation}}: Ambush Bug's original actual superpower. Early appearances required there to be one of his cybernetic bugs at the destination, but this limitation was eventually ignored.

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* {{Teleportation}}: Ambush Bug's original actual superpower. Early appearances required there to be one of his cybernetic bugs at the destination, but this limitation was eventually ignored.removed [[LightningCanDoAnything via lightning]].
18th Apr '17 9:19:32 PM Materioptikon
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* SuperHeroOrigin: Parodies Franchise/{{Superman}}'s. The greatest [[TheDandy dandy]] in an alien world, Brum-El, discovers his planet is going to be hit by a swarm of meteorites which will kill all life (against [[IgnoredExpert the belief of all experts]]), and creates a rocket... to save his wardrobe. And then it turns out the meteorites ''really'' were harmless, leaving the man naked and humiliated. And then a [[SpiderMan giant radioactive space spider]] loots the rocket before accidentally nudging it to Earth, where it crashes, leaving one of the rocket's two remaining contents - a lime green suit - stuck in the antenna of a random Metropolis loser. The other item? ''A sentient sock''. Who immediately becomes a Doctor Doom parody, angry at being left behind.

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* SuperHeroOrigin: Parodies Franchise/{{Superman}}'s. The greatest [[TheDandy dandy]] in an alien world, Brum-El, decides to discard a chain letter, and as a result, discovers his planet is going to be hit by a swarm of meteorites which will kill all life (against life. Against [[IgnoredExpert the belief of all experts]]), and experts]], he creates a rocket... to save his wardrobe. And then it turns out the meteorites ''really'' were harmless, leaving the man naked and humiliated. And then a [[SpiderMan giant radioactive space spider]] loots the rocket before accidentally nudging it to Earth, where it crashes, leaving one of the rocket's two remaining contents - a lime green suit - stuck in the antenna of a random Metropolis loser. The other item? ''A sentient sock''. Who immediately becomes a Doctor Doom parody, angry at being left behind.
5th Apr '17 4:19:05 AM Doug86
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The closest Creator/MarvelComics equivalent would likely be {{Deadpool}}[[note]]Mixed with ComicBook/{{Lobo}}[[/note]], with a dash of Comicbook/SquirrelGirl thrown in, though Ambush appeared before either of them.

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The closest Creator/MarvelComics equivalent would likely be {{Deadpool}}[[note]]Mixed SelfDemonstrating/{{Deadpool}}[[note]]Mixed with ComicBook/{{Lobo}}[[/note]], SelfDemonstrating/{{Lobo}}[[/note]], with a dash of Comicbook/SquirrelGirl thrown in, though Ambush appeared before either of them.
30th Dec '16 5:07:23 PM nombretomado
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** In DCUniverseOnline, Ambush Bug can be found in the Watchtower (for heroes) or the Hall of Doom (for villains). His first line is "Hey, look who's in your video game!"

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** In DCUniverseOnline, ''VideoGame/DCUniverseOnline'', Ambush Bug can be found in the Watchtower (for heroes) or the Hall of Doom (for villains). His first line is "Hey, look who's in your video game!"
5th Oct '16 12:51:50 PM rafi
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* FourthWallMailSlot: Ambush Bug answered his own letters, and in his first issue was puzzled that he had to wait months for feedback from the reader who had just finished the book.



* FunPersonified: So much ComicBook/{{Darkseid}} is willing to go karaoking with 'im.
* GagSeries
* GenderBender: When he appeared in an issue of Comicbook/{{Supergirl}}'s comic, he mistook her for a Gender Bent Franchise/{{Superman}}.

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* FunPersonified: He first appeared as a fairly standard supervillain, but within just a couple appearances had jumped into outright comedy, making fun of the fan obsessions of the day. So much ComicBook/{{Darkseid}} is willing to go karaoking with 'im.
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* GagSeries
GagSeries: Every issue skips from place to place in The DCU making fun of everything from Superman to The Sandman.
* GenderBender: GenderBender:
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When he appeared in an issue of Comicbook/{{Supergirl}}'s comic, he mistook her for a Gender Bent Franchise/{{Superman}}.



* IgnoredExpert: Parodied with Brum-El (a parody of Superman father, Jor-El). Brum-El was not a scientist, just The Dandy in a very advanced civilization, and instead of saving his family, he chose to save his wardrobe. Again, when his planet failed to be destroyed, he was just mocked and left naked.
* InteractiveNarrator: In one of Keith Giffen and Robert Loren Fleming's stories, the story's villain plans, after attacking the heroes, to go after the narrator for an egregious pun.



* LivingClothes: The archnemesis of Ambush Bug is Argh!Yle!, a sentient sock with a Doctor Doom mask. He hates the Bug because when Argh fell to earth, Irwin Schwab (the man who would become the Bug) left him to die while rescuing what became the Bug's costume suit.



* PostModernism

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* PostModernismPostModernism: The meta-knowledge is the driving gag behind Ambush Bug. Who happens to be insane, so all that stuff could just be in his head.
5th Oct '16 12:41:54 PM rafi
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* ExiledFromContinuity: Some of his more blatantly fourth-wall-breaking exploits are specifically not canon.
** At the end of the ''Son of Ambush Bug'' miniseries AB himself is put on trial for high crimes against comics and Exiled From Continuity.
*** ComicBook/TwoFace was prosecuting. And defending.



* MediumAwareness
** He has an uncanny ability to see through Clark Kent's disguise, and even remarks how no one should be fooled by it. Superman was not pleased. Supergirl took it with more grace when 'Bush revealed he knew who she was, [[AwesomenessByAnalysis merely by observing her in both her identities]].

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* MediumAwareness
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MediumAwareness: He has an uncanny ability to see through Clark Kent's disguise, and even remarks how no one should be fooled by it. Superman was not pleased. Supergirl took it with more grace when 'Bush revealed he knew who she was, [[AwesomenessByAnalysis merely by observing her in both her identities]].



* ScheduleSlip: There was an 11-month gap between issue #5 of the Year None series and the issue that came after it. That issue was #7. The title? [[LampshadeHanging Whatever Happened to Ambush Bug: Year None #6?]]
30th Aug '16 5:13:46 PM Psychadelico
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* ScheduleSlip: There was an 11-month gap between issue #5 of the Year None series and the issue that came after it. That issue was #7. The title? [LampshadeHanging Whatever Happened to Ambush Bug: Year None #6?]

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* ScheduleSlip: There was an 11-month gap between issue #5 of the Year None series and the issue that came after it. That issue was #7. The title? [LampshadeHanging [[LampshadeHanging Whatever Happened to Ambush Bug: Year None #6?]#6?]]
30th Aug '16 5:11:16 PM Psychadelico
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* ScheduleSlip: There was an 11-month gap between issue #5 of the Year None series and the issue that came after it. That issue was #7. The title? [LampshadeHanging Whatever Happened to Ambush Bug: Year None #6?]
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