History ComicBook / AtomicRobo

23rd May '18 1:53:13 PM x_countryguy
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** It's vaguely implied that [[spoiler: the subsequent trap was sprung because they knew Robo couldn't answer a ringing smartphone, and thus had confirmation that he was the one holding it]]

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** It's vaguely implied that [[spoiler: the [[spoiler:the subsequent trap was sprung because they knew Robo couldn't answer a ringing smartphone, and thus had confirmation that he was the one holding it]]



* CapsLockNumLockMissilesLock: When Robo and [[Magazine/ForteanTimes Charles Fort]] go hunting an EldritchAbomination, Robo brings [[http://www.atomic-robo.com/atomicrobo/v3ch2-page-3 appropriate hardware.]] Just mind the dial. Better yet, don't touch the dial.
-->'''Robo:''' ''These'' are {{Lightning Gun}}s. They collect electric charges from the air and boost them to ''obscenely'' dangerous levels through an even ''more'' dangerous process. Nothing unusual.\\

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* CapsLockNumLockMissilesLock: CapsLockNumLockMissilesLock:
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When Robo and [[Magazine/ForteanTimes Charles Fort]] go hunting an EldritchAbomination, Robo brings [[http://www.atomic-robo.com/atomicrobo/v3ch2-page-3 appropriate hardware.]] Just mind the dial. Better yet, don't touch the dial.
-->'''Robo:''' --->'''Robo:''' ''These'' are {{Lightning Gun}}s. They collect electric charges from the air and boost them to ''obscenely'' dangerous levels through an even ''more'' dangerous process. Nothing unusual.\\



--->'''Robo''': …My years with Mr. Tesla have taught me that there’s one underlying scientific principle common to *all* existence.\\

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--->'''Robo''': …My My years with Mr. Tesla have taught me that there’s one underlying scientific principle common to *all* existence.\\



-->'''Robo''': ''[noticing that his employees have built an ObviouslyEvil computer]'' I ''really'' need to restructure my life so I can spend more time reading abstracts and less time punching dinosaurs.

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-->'''Robo''': -->'''Robo:''' ''[noticing that his employees have built an ObviouslyEvil computer]'' I ''really'' need to restructure my life so I can spend more time reading abstracts and less time punching dinosaurs.



--> '''Robo:''' Bruce, c'mon. ''[on the ground]'' Wait. What just happened?\\

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--> '''Robo:''' -->'''Robo:''' Bruce, c'mon. ''[on the ground]'' Wait. What just happened?\\



-->'''General Sheng''': In years past, the international science defense community could be trusted to put politics aside in a crisis. Task Force ULTRA makes this impossible. [[http://www.atomic-robo.com/atomicrobo/v10ch3-page-3a No one trusts anyone.]]
* DeadpanSnarker: Robo.

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-->'''General Sheng''': Sheng:''' In years past, the international science defense community could be trusted to put politics aside in a crisis. Task Force ULTRA makes this impossible. [[http://www.atomic-robo.com/atomicrobo/v10ch3-page-3a No one trusts anyone.]]
* %%* DeadpanSnarker: Robo.



* DemBones: Undead Edison.

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* %%* DemBones: Undead Edison.



* GeniusDitz: Dr. Dinosaur. Capable of great scientific feats, but at the same time:
-->'''Dr. Dinosaur:''' I ''knew'' you would be here, Atomic ''Hobo''! Witness how I have deconstructed your name into an ''insult!''\\

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* GeniusDitz: GeniusDitz:
**
Dr. Dinosaur. Capable of great scientific feats, but at the same time:
-->'''Dr.--->'''Dr. Dinosaur:''' I ''knew'' you would be here, Atomic ''Hobo''! Witness how I have deconstructed your name into an ''insult!''\\



-->'''Bernard:''' You think they'll mind?
-->'''Robo:''' About the tanker? We're neighbors and adventure industrialists. That was like borrowing a cup of sugar.
-->'''[[DistantReactionShot Sir Richard Branson]]:''' [[ThirdPersonPerson Sir Richard Branson]] thinks you should ask ''before'' you borrow something.

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-->'''Bernard:''' You think they'll mind?
-->'''Robo:'''
mind?\\
'''Robo:'''
About the tanker? We're neighbors and adventure industrialists. That was like borrowing a cup of sugar.
-->'''[[DistantReactionShot
sugar.\\
'''[[DistantReactionShot
Sir Richard Branson]]:''' [[ThirdPersonPerson Sir Richard Branson]] thinks you should ask ''before'' you borrow something.



'''Robo''': I don't joke around about Marconi, Lang.

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'''Robo''': '''Robo:''' I don't joke around about Marconi, Lang.



'''Edison''': I say, you've been busy, lad.\\

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'''Edison''': '''Edison:''' I say, you've been busy, lad.\\



--->'''Bernard:''' We really should come up with a name for Hollow Earth stuff one of these days.
--->'''Robo:''' Wonder what they called themselves.
--->'''Bernard:''' ''*[[CreepyMonotone remembering]]*'' Akni. 'The People'.

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--->'''Bernard:''' We really should come up with a name for Hollow Earth stuff one of these days.
--->'''Robo:'''
days.\\
'''Robo:'''
Wonder what they called themselves.
--->'''Bernard:''' ''*[[CreepyMonotone remembering]]*''
themselves.\\
'''Bernard:''' ''[[[CreepyMonotone remembering]]]''
Akni. 'The People'.



--> '''[[http://www.atomic-robo.com/atomicrobo/v6ch3-page-11 Lewis]]:''' The sheer bureaucratic gymnastics behind that are ''mind bending''.

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--> '''[[http://www.-->'''[[http://www.atomic-robo.com/atomicrobo/v6ch3-page-11 Lewis]]:''' The sheer bureaucratic gymnastics behind that are ''mind bending''.



-->'''Dr. Dinosaur''': From hell's heart, I spam at thee!

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-->'''Dr. Dinosaur''': Dinosaur:''' From hell's heart, I spam at thee!



* PsychoExGirlfriend: "Along Came a Tyrantula".

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* %%* PsychoExGirlfriend: "Along Came a Tyrantula".



--->'''Robo''': [[KirkSummation You didn't steal a pile of notes]]. You stole what the world '''could''' have been. For ''what?''\\
'''GeneralRipper''': You can't afford to be this naive. There was a UsefulNotes/ColdWar. [[ShutUpKirk Perhaps you heard of it]]?\\
'''Robo''': Yeah, the Cold War, where men like ''you'' [[ShutUpHannibal wasted trillions of dollars and half the scientific talent of the world]] for ''three'' generations.

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--->'''Robo''': --->'''Robo:''' [[KirkSummation You didn't steal a pile of notes]]. You stole what the world '''could''' have been. For ''what?''\\
'''GeneralRipper''': '''GeneralRipper:''' You can't afford to be this naive. There was a UsefulNotes/ColdWar. [[ShutUpKirk Perhaps you heard of it]]?\\
'''Robo''': '''Robo:''' Yeah, the Cold War, where men like ''you'' [[ShutUpHannibal wasted trillions of dollars and half the scientific talent of the world]] for ''three'' generations.



* RetiredBadass: Tesla. [[SeenItAll He never, ever]] [[FantasticallyIndifferent even so much as]] ''blinks'' at all the Mad Science and insane adventures that crop around him. Compare to Robo, who normally is flabberghasted by the shenanigans of the working Universe even after 80 years of life. Just by passing references, Robo is barely catching with him 57 years after he died.
-->'''Tesla''': ''[while Robo is battling a vampire]'' Robo, it is my conjecture that [[DullSurprise the Electronoscope is in fact, a portal to another dimension]].\\

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* RetiredBadass: Tesla. [[SeenItAll He never, ever]] [[FantasticallyIndifferent even so much as]] ''blinks'' at all the Mad Science and insane adventures that crop around him. Compare to Robo, who normally is flabberghasted flabbergasted by the shenanigans of the working Universe even after 80 years of life. Just by passing references, Robo is barely catching with him 57 years after he died.
-->'''Tesla''': -->'''Tesla:''' ''[while Robo is battling a vampire]'' Robo, it is my conjecture that [[DullSurprise the Electronoscope is in fact, a portal to another dimension]].\\



'''Tesla''': [[UnusuallyUninterestingSight Either that or the subatomic world is actually filled with monsters]]. Hmmm.

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'''Tesla''': '''Tesla:''' [[UnusuallyUninterestingSight Either that or the subatomic world is actually filled with monsters]]. Hmmm.



--> '''Robo:''' [[YouCouldHaveUsedYourPowersForGood You could have helped them]].

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--> '''Robo:''' -->'''Robo:''' [[YouCouldHaveUsedYourPowersForGood You could have helped them]].



--> '''Jack Tarot''': ''[after witnessing [[spoiler:Tesla's thunder suit]]]'' It's official, we are ''out'' of our league.

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--> '''Jack Tarot''': -->'''Jack Tarot:''' ''[after witnessing [[spoiler:Tesla's thunder suit]]]'' It's official, we are ''out'' of our league.



-->'''Dr. Martin''': You rob a bank with a note and a candy bar in your coat pocket. You don't drag the ''whole vault'' down the street.

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-->'''Dr. Martin''': Martin:''' You rob a bank with a note and a candy bar in your coat pocket. You don't drag the ''whole vault'' down the street.



-->'''Dr. Valkyrie''': Hitler gives too little funding to too many projects and they are ''all'' crippled for it.\\
'''Robo''': ''[seventy years later]'' That was Fritz for you. Why build ''one'' super weapon to win the war when you can underfund a ''dozen'' of them?

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-->'''Dr. Valkyrie''': Valkyrie:''' Hitler gives too little funding to too many projects and they are ''all'' crippled for it.\\
'''Robo''': '''Robo:''' ''[seventy years later]'' That was Fritz for you. Why build ''one'' super weapon to win the war when you can underfund a ''dozen'' of them?



---> '''Bernard:''' "[[http://www.atomic-robo.com/atomicrobo/bug-hunt-page-8 We have to go now.]]"

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---> '''Bernard:''' -->'''Bernard:''' "[[http://www.atomic-robo.com/atomicrobo/bug-hunt-page-8 We have to go now.]]"



--->'''Dr. Dinosaur''': And mankind won't know what happened to it! Because mankind won't have happened, so they won't know what did had happened instead of them! ... Look, it is not my fault the meager tenses of your pathetic grammar are no match for the simplest complexities of time travel!

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--->'''Dr. Dinosaur''': Dinosaur:''' And mankind won't know what happened to it! Because mankind won't have happened, so they won't know what did had happened instead of them! ... Look, it is not my fault the meager tenses of your pathetic grammar are no match for the simplest complexities of time travel!



--->'''Dr. Dinosaur''': ''Fact!'' Life arose on this planet over ''[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Timeline_of_the_evolutionary_history_of_life three billion]]'' years ago. ''Fact!'' Radical changes in surface conditions have causes no less than ''[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Extinction_event five]]'' mass extinctions in the past ''half billion'' years alone. ''Fact!'' Hollow Earth is a vast primordial ecosystem born of the subterranean migration of the giant immortal ''[[HowUnscientific magma worm]]'' named--\\
'''Robo''': [[StupidestThingIveEverHeard Fact. You're an idiot]].

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--->'''Dr. Dinosaur''': Dinosaur:''' ''Fact!'' Life arose on this planet over ''[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Timeline_of_the_evolutionary_history_of_life three billion]]'' years ago. ''Fact!'' Radical changes in surface conditions have causes no less than ''[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Extinction_event five]]'' mass extinctions in the past ''half billion'' years alone. ''Fact!'' Hollow Earth is a vast primordial ecosystem born of the subterranean migration of the giant immortal ''[[HowUnscientific magma worm]]'' named--\\
'''Robo''': '''Robo:''' [[StupidestThingIveEverHeard Fact. You're an idiot]].



--> '''Robo:''' Why do I even ''bring'' Action Scientists?

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--> '''Robo:''' -->'''Robo:''' Why do I even ''bring'' Action Scientists?
21st May '18 12:18:57 PM SirSapphire
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* MadeOfIron: Robo, naturally enough. Over the years, Robo has replaced ''all'' of his chassis save his brain and atomic heart as parts inevitably wore out, better versions and new materials were developed, and new technologies were invented. [[spoiler:He even lost his atomic heart at the end of ''Knights of the Golden Circle'', and had to replace it with an ALAN-constructed duplicate in ''The Ring of Fire'']]. As a result, he is really, ''really'' tough. So far, the only things that brought him close to death have been a collision with an ''[[ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill orbiting satellite]]'' followed by re-entry (''Ghost of Station X''), and a crashing zeppelin packed with highly explosive GreenRocks (''Knights of the Golden Circle'').

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* MadeOfIron: Robo, naturally enough. Over the years, Robo has replaced ''all'' of his chassis save his brain and atomic heart as parts inevitably wore out, better versions and new materials were developed, and new technologies were invented. [[spoiler:He even lost his atomic heart at the end of ''Knights of the Golden Circle'', and had to replace it with an ALAN-constructed duplicate in ''The Ring of Fire'']]. As a result, he is really, ''really'' tough. So far, the only things that brought him close to death have been a collision with an ''[[ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill orbiting satellite]]'' followed by re-entry (''Ghost of Station X''), and a crashing zeppelin packed with highly explosive GreenRocks (''Knights of the Golden Circle''). Despite his re-builds [[RunningGag he keeps forgetting to modify his fingers to work with touchscreens.]]
2nd May '18 4:31:58 PM DragonRanger
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In addition to these, there's a spinoff series called ''Real Science Adventures'', with each issue containing several new stories, either one-shots or multi-parters, involving either Robo, side-characters from the main comic, or other people from the setting. One series deals with The Sparrow, while another focuses on the two-fisted science adventures of Tesladyne's predecessors; UsefulNotes/NikolaTesla, Ehrie "Creator/HarryHoudini" Weisz, Charles Fort, Creator/HPLovecraft’s dad, George Westinghouse, Annie Oakley and Wong Kei-ying (father of UsefulNotes/WongFeiHung) - ''the Seven Centurions of Science.'' Which is ''exactly'' as awesome as it sounds.

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In addition to these, the main series, there's a spinoff series called ''Real Science Adventures'', with each issue containing several new stories, either one-shots or multi-parters, involving either Robo, side-characters from which features side characters in non-Robo-related stories. These characters include the main comic, or other people from the setting. One series deals with The Sparrow, while another focuses on a lineage of British spies; the two-fisted science adventures of Tesladyne's predecessors; UsefulNotes/NikolaTesla, Ehrie "Creator/HarryHoudini" Weisz, Charles Fort, Creator/HPLovecraft’s dad, George Westinghouse, Annie Oakley and Wong Kei-ying (father of UsefulNotes/WongFeiHung) - ''the Seven Centurions of Science.'' Which is ''exactly'' as awesome as it sounds.
Science, an adventuring group that Tesla was a part of before building Robo; and the Flying She-Devils, an all-female crew that fights sky pirates post-WWII.



The series was originally published by Red 5. When the contract expired, the series shifted to a free webcomic format starting with Volume 10 in 2015. Later in the year, Creator/IDWPublishing picked up the license for the physical print versions. ''Real Science Adventures'' also shifted to a web format in 2016, but only released one new volume and stopped updating soon after.

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The series was originally published by Red 5. When the contract expired, the series shifted to a free webcomic format starting with Volume 10 in 2015. Later in the year, Creator/IDWPublishing picked up the license for the physical print versions. ''Real Science Adventures'' also shifted to a web format in 2016, but only released one new volume and stopped updating soon after.
after; the following volume a couple years later returned to being print-exclusive.



** '''10:''' ''Atomic Robo and the Ring of Fire'' (2015-2016)

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** '''10:''' ''Atomic Robo and the Ring of Fire'' (2015-2016)(2015-16)



** '''12:''' ''Atomic Robo and the Spectre of Tomorrow'' (2017)

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** '''12:''' ''Atomic Robo and the Spectre of Tomorrow'' (2017)(2017-18)



** '''2:''' ''The Billion-Dollar Plot'' (2014)
** '''3:''' ''Raid on Marauder Island'' (2016)

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** '''2:''' ''The Billion-Dollar Plot'' (2014)
(2014, featuring the Centurions of Science)
** '''3:''' ''Raid on Marauder Island'' (2016)(2016, featuring the Flying She-Devils)
** '''4:''' ''The Nicodemus Job'' (2018)



** "Project Millipede" (2017, break between vol. 11 and 12)

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** "Project Millipede" (2017, break between vol. 11 and 12)12. A ''Real Science Adventures'' story featuring the Sparrow.)
26th Apr '18 2:42:34 PM Dalillama
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* RocketlessReentry: In ''The Ghost of Station X'', Robo's experimental plane turned spacecraft is destroyed and he uses the largest piece as an improvised heat shield. Being a robot helps him survive long enough for the Action Scientists to catch him with the launch assist plane.
8th Apr '18 9:05:24 PM Gunslinger
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** It's vaguely implied that [[spoiler: the subsequent trap was sprung because they knew Robo couldn't answer a ringing smartphone, and thus had confirmation that he was the one holding it]]


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** Of particular interest is that [[spoiler:ALAN calculated that Robo would ''win'']]


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*** A blink-and-you'll-miss-it headline declaring Robo a sapient human also notes Robo's insistence on wearing pants at all as a form of modesty.
5th Apr '18 2:26:05 PM DragonRanger
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** Baron Heinrich von Helsingard in ''The Fightin' Scientists of Tesladyne.''
** Otto Skorzeny in ''The Dogs of War.''

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** Averted in ''Fightin' Scientists of Tesladyne'' and ''Other Strangeness''; they're largely SliceOfLife anthologies with assorted ''little'' bads but no ''big'' bad. Baron Heinrich von Helsingard does serve as the bad guy in ''The Fightin' Scientists both the first and last parts of Tesladyne.''
''Fightin' Scientists'', but not the sections between.
** Nazi commando Otto Skorzeny in ''The Dogs of War.''



** Averted in ''Other Strangeness''; it's an anthology with no overarching villain.
** You just ''know'' that the mysterious grumpy gentleman from the first issue of ''The Deadly Art of Science'' is going to be revealed as Edison, even before you see his face.

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** Averted in ''Other Strangeness''; it's an anthology with no overarching villain.
** You just ''know'' that the mysterious grumpy gentleman from the first issue of ''The Deadly Art of Science'' is going to be revealed as Thomas Edison, even before you see his face.



** Matsuda, a Chokaiten operative in ''Temple of Od''.

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** Ichiro Matsuda, a Chokaiten operative in ''Temple of Od''.
4th Apr '18 3:40:14 PM Kalaong
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* MadeOfIron: Robo, naturally enough. Over the years, Robo has replaced upwards of ninety-five percent of his chassis as parts inevitably wore out, better versions and new materials were developed, and new technologies were invented. As a result, he is really, ''really'' tough. So far, the only things that brought him close to death have been a collision with an ''[[ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill orbiting satellite]]'' followed by re-entry (''Ghost of Station X''), and a crashing zeppelin packed with highly explosive GreenRocks (''Knights of the Golden Circle'').

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* MadeOfIron: Robo, naturally enough. Over the years, Robo has replaced upwards of ninety-five percent ''all'' of his chassis save his brain and atomic heart as parts inevitably wore out, better versions and new materials were developed, and new technologies were invented.invented. [[spoiler:He even lost his atomic heart at the end of ''Knights of the Golden Circle'', and had to replace it with an ALAN-constructed duplicate in ''The Ring of Fire'']]. As a result, he is really, ''really'' tough. So far, the only things that brought him close to death have been a collision with an ''[[ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill orbiting satellite]]'' followed by re-entry (''Ghost of Station X''), and a crashing zeppelin packed with highly explosive GreenRocks (''Knights of the Golden Circle'').
3rd Apr '18 1:12:00 PM DragonRanger
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* BigBad

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* BigBadBigBad: Each volume has at least one major bad guy:



** Averted in ''Other Strangeness''; it's an anthology with no overarching villain.



** BigBadEnsemble: Dr. Dinosaur and Majestic 12 in ''The Savage Sword of Dr. Dinosaur'', Task Force ULTRA and the Biomega in ''The Ring of Fire''.
** BigBadWannabe: Butcher Caldwell in ''The Knights of the Golden Circle'', before being usurped by [[spoiler:a young [[HijackedByGanon Helsingard]].]]

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** BigBadEnsemble: Takeshi Hayoto, a member of Chokaiten (Japan's military superscience division) in ''Flying She-Devils of the Pacific''
**
Dr. Dinosaur and Majestic 12 are a BigBadEnsemble in ''The Savage Sword of Dr. Dinosaur'', Task Force ULTRA and the Biomega in ''The Ring of Fire''.
Dinosaur''.
** BigBadWannabe: Butcher Caldwell [[spoiler:Young Baron von Helsingard]] in ''The Knights of the Golden Circle'', before being usurped by [[spoiler:a young [[HijackedByGanon Helsingard]].]]Circle''.
** Another BigBadEnsemble in ''The Ring of Fire'' with Task Force ULTRA leader General Brooks and the Biomega. And a third threat comes from world governments who want to use a nuclear strike against the Biomega because they don't trust ULTRA to do the job correctly.
** Matsuda, a Chokaiten operative in ''Temple of Od''.
** [[spoiler:Helsingard again]] in ''Spectre of Tomorrow''.
** The RPG book indicates that Dr. Vanadis Valkyrie was one in a post-WWII adventure (which will probably be either ''The Spear of Destiny'' or ''Diamonds Are For Never'').
1st Jan '18 11:15:46 AM nombretomado
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** ''Real Science Adventures'' shows a veritable dream-team of these back in the late 19th and early 20th century: UsefulNotes/NikolaTesla, Charles Fort, George Westinghouse, [[Creator/HPLovecraft H.P.]]'s dad Winfield Scott Lovecraft (the President's [[OccultDetective occult secret agent]]), HarryHoudini, Anne Oakley and Wong Kei-ying.

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** ''Real Science Adventures'' shows a veritable dream-team of these back in the late 19th and early 20th century: UsefulNotes/NikolaTesla, Charles Fort, George Westinghouse, [[Creator/HPLovecraft H.P.]]'s dad Winfield Scott Lovecraft (the President's [[OccultDetective occult secret agent]]), HarryHoudini, Creator/HarryHoudini, Anne Oakley and Wong Kei-ying.
18th Dec '17 10:18:15 AM DragonRanger
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* MissingEpisode: The prologue to ''Ring of Fire'', showing Robo's team following ''Savage Sword of Dr. Dinosaur'' and how they met up with Foley, isn't included in the print edition.
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