History ComicBook / BatmanAndTheOutsiders

26th Jun '17 5:21:22 PM ArtFever
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* LeaningOnTheFourthWall: The opening panel of the [[{{Cancellation}} final issue]] of the 2003-2007 run depicts Grace (restrained by [[ComicBook/{{Metamorpho}} Rex]] and [[ComicBook/MartianManhunter J'onn]]) angrily declaring to the reader that they've "killed the Outsiders!" ...only, as we switch perspective, it is revealed that she was actually yelling at {{Batman}}.
22nd Apr '17 5:57:08 PM Doug86
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In August 2003, a new version of The Outsiders was launched, now led first by ComicBook/{{Nightwing}} (Batman's former protege Robin) and then by Arsenal (Speedy, ComicBook/GreenArrow's ex-partner) and Jade (ComicBook/GreenLantern Alan Scott's daughter, former GL for a while and an ex-ComicBook/InfinityInc). This version wasn't as popular as the first, and has something of a reputation for being composed of "heroes currently not being used by the League or the Titans" sort of like Marvel's ''ComicBook/TheDefenders''. Despite this, it went on to be the longest-running ''Outsiders'' title to date, making it to 50 issues up to November 2007 before being relaunched.

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In August 2003, a new version of The Outsiders was launched, now led first by ComicBook/{{Nightwing}} (Batman's former protege Robin) and then by Arsenal (Speedy, ComicBook/GreenArrow's ex-partner) and Jade (ComicBook/GreenLantern (Franchise/GreenLantern Alan Scott's daughter, former GL for a while and an ex-ComicBook/InfinityInc). This version wasn't as popular as the first, and has something of a reputation for being composed of "heroes currently not being used by the League or the Titans" sort of like Marvel's ''ComicBook/TheDefenders''. Despite this, it went on to be the longest-running ''Outsiders'' title to date, making it to 50 issues up to November 2007 before being relaunched.
5th Mar '17 1:16:42 PM StarformDCX
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* ThouShallNotKill: Subverted with Katana, although most of the time it was in self-defense. Ironically Batman was OK with this, as editorial were not militant in Batman being a nazi about never allowing villains to be killed off.

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* ThouShallNotKill: Subverted with Katana, although most of the time it was in self-defense. Ironically Batman was OK with this, as editorial were not militant in Batman being a nazi about never allowing villains to be killed off.
19th Feb '17 12:19:14 PM Basara-kun
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In August 2003, a new version of The Outsiders was launched, now led first by ComicBook/{{Nightwing}} (Batman's former protege Robin) and then by Arsenal (Speedy, ComicBook/GreenArrow's ex-partner). This version wasn't as popular as the first, and has something of a reputation for being composed of "heroes currently not being used by the League or the Titans" sort of like Marvel's ComicBook/TheDefenders. Despite this, it went on to be the longest-running ''Outsiders'' title to date, making it to 50 issues up to November 2007 before being relaunched.

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In August 2003, a new version of The Outsiders was launched, now led first by ComicBook/{{Nightwing}} (Batman's former protege Robin) and then by Arsenal (Speedy, ComicBook/GreenArrow's ex-partner). ex-partner) and Jade (ComicBook/GreenLantern Alan Scott's daughter, former GL for a while and an ex-ComicBook/InfinityInc). This version wasn't as popular as the first, and has something of a reputation for being composed of "heroes currently not being used by the League or the Titans" sort of like Marvel's ComicBook/TheDefenders.''ComicBook/TheDefenders''. Despite this, it went on to be the longest-running ''Outsiders'' title to date, making it to 50 issues up to November 2007 before being relaunched.



A teenage version of The Outsiders (initially featuring only Black Lightning, Metamorpho and Katana) appeared in a few episodes of the cartoon version of ''[[WesternAnimation/BatmanTheBraveAndTheBold The Brave and the Bold]]''. A later episode added Geo-Force and Halo to the roster and showed Black Lightning and Katana in their traditional costumes. The Outsiders are also formed in the final episode of ''WesternAnimation/BewareTheBatman'', consisting of Batman, Katana, Alfred, Oracle, Metamorpho, and Man-Bat.

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A teenage version of The Outsiders (initially featuring only Black Lightning, Metamorpho and Katana) appeared in a few episodes of the cartoon version of ''[[WesternAnimation/BatmanTheBraveAndTheBold The Brave and the Bold]]''. A later episode added Geo-Force and Halo to the roster and showed Black Lightning and Katana in their traditional costumes. The Outsiders are also formed in the final episode of ''WesternAnimation/BewareTheBatman'', consisting of Batman, Katana, Alfred, Oracle, Metamorpho, and Man-Bat. \n Also, Katana appears in the recent ''Film/SuicideSquad''.



* BatmanGambit: [[spoiler: It's revealed by issue 40 that the reason why Deathstroke had been masquerading as Batman and feeding intel to the Outsiders was because the villains they were taking down had plans that were in conflict with the Secret Society. THEN it turns out this was actually a plan by Dr Sivana who had joined the Society specifically in return to set up his own plan]]
* BigBad: [[spoiler: The overarching villain of the 2003 series turns out to be Dr Sivana, who's been orchestrating most of the series events from behind the scenes]]

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* BatmanGambit: [[spoiler: It's revealed by issue 40 that the reason why Deathstroke had been masquerading as Batman and feeding intel to the Outsiders was because the villains they were taking down had plans that were in conflict with the Secret Society. THEN it turns out this was actually a plan by Dr Dr. Sivana who had joined the Society specifically in return to set up his own plan]]
* BigBad: [[spoiler: The overarching villain of the 2003 series turns out to be Dr Dr. Sivana, who's been orchestrating most of the series events from behind the scenes]]



* CloningBlues: Recruited first as an amnesiac ComicBook/{{Metamorpho}}, later was faced by the original one and stated as a clone of him. After that he renamed as ''Shift'' and stayed in the team until he's going DrivenToSuicide and remerged with Metamorpho.



* EnergyBeings: part of [[spoiler:Halo's origin. She was actually such a being trapped in human form.]]

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* EnergyBeings: part Part of [[spoiler:Halo's origin. She was actually such a being trapped in human form.]]



* EvilLuddite: An interesting version. [[spoiler: Dr Sivana's grand plan, specifically named after Ned Ludd, turns out to be to destroy all technology on Earth with a device that will also wipe the memories of every intelligent being on the planet, leaving them all blank slates for him to mold and rebuild in his own image, and let him shape a new technological foundation]]

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* EvilLuddite: An interesting version. [[spoiler: Dr Dr. Sivana's grand plan, specifically named after Ned Ludd, turns out to be to destroy all technology on Earth with a device that will also wipe the memories of every intelligent being on the planet, leaving them all blank slates for him to mold and rebuild in his own image, and let him shape a new technological foundation]]foundation.]]



* TheMole [[spoiler:Brainiac 8]] in the Nightwing incarnation.

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* TheMole [[spoiler:Brainiac TheMole: [[spoiler:Indigo, aka Brainiac 8]] in the Nightwing incarnation.



* SceneryCensor: A scene involving a nude Batgirl.

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* SceneryCensor: A scene involving a nude Batgirl. Also, in 2003 series, [[http://static2.comicvine.com/uploads/original/0/8190/250873-174481-shift.jpg this scene]] involving Shift and Indigo.



** Similarly evoked during Crisis On Infinite Earths; when Geo-Force, Blue Beetle, and Doctor Polaris are sent back in time by the Monitor, to when Nazis occupied Markovia, Geo-Force tells Doctor Polaris that he can kill the Nazis attacking the three heroes and even joins in.

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** Similarly evoked during Crisis On Infinite Earths; ''ComicBook/CrisisOnInfiniteEarths''; when Geo-Force, Blue Beetle, and Doctor Polaris are sent back in time by the Monitor, to when Nazis occupied Markovia, Geo-Force tells Doctor Polaris that he can kill the Nazis attacking the three heroes and even joins in.




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* YouAreInCommandNow: In 2003 incarnation, seeing the team was going to nowhere because of Nightwing (who ''wasn't'' in the team enough to command it) and Arsenal (severely damaged an unable to replace Nightwing), Jade takes the leadership of the group. That, until she goes to [[ComicBook/InfiniteCrisis Rann-Thanagar War]] and dies in the middle of the war.
4th Feb '17 5:00:26 AM PuffyTreat
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A short lived relaunch had Geo-Force looking for heroes to defend Markovia against a vampire lord. These included Superman's AntiHeroSubstitute '''[[ComicBook/TheDeathOfSuperman the Eradicator]]''', and the magic-user '''Faust''', [[RedeemingReplacement son of Felix Faust]]. Over the course of their first story Looker became a vampire, which is now seen as her status quo. They were also joined by '''Technocrat''', another PoweredArmor guy. This version lasted for 24 issues (November, 1993-November, 1995).

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A short lived relaunch had Geo-Force looking for heroes to defend Markovia against a vampire lord. These included Superman's AntiHeroSubstitute '''[[ComicBook/TheDeathOfSuperman the Eradicator]]''', and the magic-user '''Faust''', [[RedeemingReplacement son of Felix Faust]]. Over the course of their first story Looker became a vampire, which is now seen as her status quo. They were also joined by '''Technocrat''', another PoweredArmor guy. There was also '''Wylde''', a bear-like beastman. This version lasted for 24 issues (November, 1993-November, 1995).
24th Nov '16 11:32:06 AM SilentStranger
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* BatmanGambit: [[spoiler: It's revealed by issue 40 that the reason why Deathstroke had been masquerading as Batman and feeding intel to the Outsiders was because the villains they were taking down had plans that were in conflict with the Secret Society. THEN it turns out this was actually a plan by Dr Sivana who had joined the Society specifically in return to set up his own plan]]
* BigBad: [[spoiler: The overarching villain of the 2003 series turns out to be Dr Sivana, who's been orchestrating most of the series events from behind the scenes]]


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* EvilLuddite: An interesting version. [[spoiler: Dr Sivana's grand plan, specifically named after Ned Ludd, turns out to be to destroy all technology on Earth with a device that will also wipe the memories of every intelligent being on the planet, leaving them all blank slates for him to mold and rebuild in his own image, and let him shape a new technological foundation]]


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* SummonBiggerFish: [[spoiler: Katana releases Sabbac from her sword, in return for him destroying Sivanas lab]]
24th Nov '16 11:10:00 AM SilentStranger
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* DepravedBisexual: The brutal dictator of the African country the team infiltrates is revealed to be one of these when he forces Thunder (who's undercover as one of his military advisors) to sleep with him. Originally, she belived he was only into men, but one of the other advisors says that the dictator just has "specific" tastes that dont correspond to gender. [[spoiler: She never sleeps with him, instead Shift masquerades as her and douses him with a hallucinogen]]
* DeathSeeker: The Brain is revealed to be one of these, having been driven nigh-suicidal by his existance as a disembodied brain. Worse, he cant really off himself anyway, and Mallah refuses to do it because he cant face life without his master.



* FateWorseThanDeath: Rather than taking the African dictator to the World Court or something, the Outsiders end up dumping him on a small, barren island hundreds of miles from anything. There's just enough resources to barely survive, but basically no shelter.



* SoulCuttingBlade: Katana's sword.

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* SoulCuttingBlade: Katana's sword. Its powerful enough to absorb ''SABBAC'' body and all.
24th Nov '16 10:57:10 AM SilentStranger
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* CloneDegeneration: The clone of Jay Garrick (the original Flash) created by The Brain, has to wear a suit that excretes a powerful anti-bacterial solution to keep his body from eating itself.



* DrivenToSuicide: Shift effectively kills himself by remerging with Metamorpho after a botched prison break to rescue Black Lightning results in him accidently killing 47 people at Iron Heights.



* FanDisservice: When Sabbac gains control over the Seven Deadly Sins in the 2003 series, he promptly unleashes Lust on the Fearsome Four, leading to the reader getting an eyefull of Shimmer and Psimon getting it on, and Mammoth and Jinx hooking up, along with the entire prison and staff of Alcatraz.



* RoyalsWhoActuallyDoSomething: Geo-Force.

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** In the 2003 series, they end up encountering the old ''TeenTitans'' vilains the Fearsome Five (later Four) several times.
* RoyalsWhoActuallyDoSomething: Geo-Force. The second Sabbac also becomes a recurring foe.
15th Oct '16 5:33:36 PM StrixObscuro
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* FollowTheLeader: Owlman was added to the team around the time that DC's parent company released a movie adaptation of ''ComicBook/{{Watchmen}}'', and his costume bears a strong resemblance to Dan Dreiberg's Nite-Owl costume in the film.
8th Jul '16 9:18:08 AM SteveMB
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* SecretTestOfCharacter: After deciding that the team is distracting him from his mission to protect Gotham City, Batman declares the team dissolved. They instead decide to remain together without him, which was evidently [[BatmanGambit just the outcome he'd been hoping for]].
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