History ComicBook / BoosterGold

19th Mar '16 8:54:31 AM Hossmeister
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11th Mar '16 4:00:37 PM Scorntex
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Was the star of his own series once again, from October 2007 to August 2011, in which he roamed the timestream protecting history from enemies who -- if they ever saw past his foolish reputation and realized he was the one foiling their [[EvilPlan schemes]] -- would not only kill him but do it in such a way that Booster Gold never existed. So now instead of promoting himself, Booster had to do everything in his power to make people think he was an inept idiot, in order to carry out his mission to defend time itself. However, with the ComicBook/{{New 52}} relaunch on the rise, this series -- along with a number of others -- was canceled. Booster was in the ComicBook/{{New 52}}'s ComicBook/JusticeLeagueInternational series, though that has also been canceled with #12.

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Was After ComicBook/FiftyTwo, Booster was the star of his own series once again, from October 2007 to August 2011, in which he roamed the timestream protecting history from enemies who -- if they ever saw past his foolish reputation and realized he was the one foiling their [[EvilPlan schemes]] -- would not only kill him but do it in such a way that Booster Gold never existed. So now instead of promoting himself, Booster had to do everything in his power to make people think he was an inept idiot, in order to carry out his mission to defend time itself. However, with the ComicBook/{{New 52}} relaunch on the rise, this series -- along with a number of others -- was canceled. Booster was in the ComicBook/{{New 52}}'s ComicBook/JusticeLeagueInternational series, though that has was also been canceled cancelled with #12.
#12. After that, Booster disappeared, quite literally in this case, apparently as a result of Superman and Wonder Woman starting a relationship.



* AbortedArc: At the beginning of Volume 1, Trixie Williams was being developed to being Booster Gold's love interest; then, wthout explanation, after the 25th century story arc, she was abruptly shipped with Dirk Davis. Again, in the last issue of Booster Gold Vol. 1 (and after Dirk Davis was inexplicably revealed to be a villain), Booster confess his love to her, the two kissed and... he flies away. The two will share a few panel in the subsequent decades.

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* AbortedArc: AbortedArc:
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At the beginning of Volume 1, Trixie Williams was being developed to being Booster Gold's love interest; then, wthout explanation, after the 25th century story arc, she was abruptly shipped with Dirk Davis. Again, in the last issue of Booster Gold Vol. 1 (and after Dirk Davis was inexplicably revealed to be a villain), Booster confess his love to her, the two kissed and... he flies away. The two will share a few panel in the subsequent decades.decades.
** Throughout vol 2 there was a lot of hints that Ted Kord had come back from the dead, after the second story-arc. This never got properly explored before ComicBook/{{Flashpoint}}.



* BadassBeard: Rip Hunter begins vol 2 with one he'd had in his prior experiences. Then he goes and shaves.



* DemotedToExtra: Skeets, come The New 52. You'd be forgiven for thinking he'd been PutOnABus entirely. He's reduced to being part of Booster's costume.



* HitlersTimeTravelExemptionAct: Remarked upon by Booster in a recent issue of the comic.

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* HitlersTimeTravelExemptionAct: Remarked upon by Booster in a recent one issue of the comic.



* MistakenForGay: And ''not'' with [[HeterosexualLifePartners Ted Kord]]. As part of a sequence of events, Booster offers to buy Guy Gardner (before he became a Green Lantern) a drink, which Guy refused, assuming Booster was hitting on him.



* SealedGoodInACan: Rip Hunter used to run with the Time Masters. He locked them away in Vanishing Point because he disagreed with their methods. Eventually, due to a complicated series of events they got out, and were kind of pissed at him.



* ThrowTheDogABone: In-series Rip does this by saving Michelle and erasing one of Booster's [[MyGreatestFailure greatest failures.]]

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* ThrowTheDogABone: ThrowTheDogABone:
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In-series Rip does this by saving Michelle and erasing one of Booster's [[MyGreatestFailure greatest failures.]]
3rd Mar '16 7:18:28 PM bwburke94
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ComicBook/RipHunter, a frequent ally of the character ([[spoiler:and his son]]) will appear as a major character in the [[Series/{{Arrow}} Arrowverse]] series ''Series/LegendsOfTomorrow'', played by Creator/ArthurDarvill.

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ComicBook/RipHunter, a frequent ally of the character ([[spoiler:and ([[LukeYouAreMyFather who is also his son]]) will appear son]]), appears as a major character in the [[Series/{{Arrow}} Arrowverse]] Franchise/{{Arrowverse}} series ''Series/LegendsOfTomorrow'', played by Creator/ArthurDarvill.
31st Jan '16 7:36:25 AM rafi
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* ArchEnemy: Maxwell Lord.

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* ArchEnemy: ArchEnemy:
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Maxwell Lord.



* BarrierWarrior: Booster, Volume 2 added Goldstar.
* BerserkButton: Don't hurt Skeets. Plain and simple. Just don't.

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* BarrierWarrior: Booster, Booster suit is equipped with a force field, courtesy of the Brainiac 5 belt, able to withstand powerful impact forces and supplying air for no-air atmospheres. Also Goldstar in Volume 2 added Goldstar.
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* BerserkButton: BerserkButton:
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Don't hurt Skeets. Plain and simple. Just don't.



* BreakTheHaughty: Booster in the ''ComicBook/FiftyTwo'' miniseries.

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* BreakTheHaughty: Booster in the ''ComicBook/FiftyTwo'' miniseries.miniseries where is revealed to have staged a super villain attack using an actor in PoweredArmor to increase his reputation. He becomes a haughty {{Jerkass}} with a bitter hatred for the new hero Supernova and desperately searches for a chance to regain his superhero status. In issue #15 he manages to redeem himself in a CrowningMomentOfAwesome [[spoiler:just before he dies in a ''nuclear explosion'' with only his skeleton left]]. In issue #37 it is revealed that [[spoiler:his fall-from-grace, apparent death and rivalry with Supernova (who is revealed to be Booster Gold using time travel) was all part of a plan to stop Mister Mind from destroying TheMultiverse. He still hired the fake super villain to boost his ego, which was his actual lowest point, but that was before he learned what was going on and decided to turn himself around.]]



* BrotherSisterTeam: Booster and Michelle.

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* BrotherSisterTeam: Booster and Michelle.Michelle (alias Goldstar).



* ChromeChampion: Peter Platinum

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* ChromeChampion: Peter PlatinumPlatinum, a self-centered hero that hails from the 853rd Century.



* ClothingDamage: Booster
* ColorCharacter

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* %%* ClothingDamage: Booster
* ColorCharacterColorCharacter: Gold.



* ContinuityCameo: Most notably in the first episode of WesternAnimation/LegionOfSuperheroes, Booster is a janitor in the museum.



* NoodleIncident: Apparently Booster had an encounter with an overweight woman while drunk once. He's [[LetUsNeverSpeakOfItAgain tried to forget it]], but Skeets hasn't.

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* NoodleIncident: Apparently Booster had an encounter with an overweight woman while drunk once. He's [[LetUsNeverSpeakOfItAgain [[LetUsNeverSpeakOfThisAgain tried to forget it]], but Skeets hasn't.



* RingOfPower: Booster's Flight Ring.

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* RingOfPower: Booster's Flight Ring. Is the standard flight ring employed by the adult Legion of Super-Heroes, made of a particular alloy named "valorium", bestows his/her owner with flight abilities. It is the only piece of equipment stolen from the Space Museum that survived to the most recent version of Booster's suit unscathed.
31st Jan '16 6:21:36 AM rafi
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* {{Fanservice}}
** The SpyCatsuit [[ClothesMakeTheSuperman uniforms]].
** ClothingDamage

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* {{Fanservice}}
** The SpyCatsuit [[ClothesMakeTheSuperman uniforms]].
** ClothingDamage
%%* {{Fanservice}}



* ThoseTwoGuys: Booster and Ted.

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* ThoseTwoGuys: For most of the '90s, Booster Gold and Ted.the Blue Beetle were ThoseTwoGuys of The DCU. They practically never got up to anything important of their own, but often showed up in team books or other heroes' series, where they invariably got into trouble thanks to some ZanyScheme or another. This came to an end in the '00s, when DC remembered they were both heroes in their own rights, Beetle died heroically, and Booster went on to star in his own series again.



* TimeTravelForFunAndProfit

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* TimeTravelForFunAndProfitTimeTravelForFunAndProfit: He traveled back from the 25th century to the present, hoping to make a name for himself as a superhero (and make some money in the process).



* WeWillAllBeHistoryBuffsInTheFuture: Averted.

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* WeWillAllBeHistoryBuffsInTheFuture: Averted.Subverted. He doesn't actually know much about the history. This gets him in trouble a lot... This may be a SeriesContinuityError as in his original origin story he actually studied history in college, specializing in "the Age of Superheroes". Although, it never said he passed...
30th Jan '16 9:23:02 AM fusilcontrafusil
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Rip Hunter, a frequent ally of the character ([[spoiler:and his son]]) will appear as a major character in the [[Series/{{Arrow}} Arrowverse]] series ''Series/LegendsOfTomorrow'', played by Creator/ArthurDarvill.

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Rip Hunter, ComicBook/RipHunter, a frequent ally of the character ([[spoiler:and his son]]) will appear as a major character in the [[Series/{{Arrow}} Arrowverse]] series ''Series/LegendsOfTomorrow'', played by Creator/ArthurDarvill.
20th Dec '15 5:55:43 PM nombretomado
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* MythologyGag: There's one to TheGreatestStoryNeverTold in the comic. The Space Museum where Booster used to work? It had its ''own series'' back during DC's SilverAge.

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* MythologyGag: There's one to TheGreatestStoryNeverTold in the comic. The Space Museum where Booster used to work? It had its ''own series'' back during DC's SilverAge.[[UsefulNotes/TheSilverAgeOfComicBooks Silver Age]].
9th Oct '15 6:57:51 PM nombretomado
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Was the star of his own series once again, from October 2007 to August 2011, in which he roamed the timestream protecting history from enemies who -- if they ever saw past his foolish reputation and realized he was the one foiling their [[EvilPlan schemes]] -- would not only kill him but do it in such a way that Booster Gold never existed. So now instead of promoting himself, Booster had to do everything in his power to make people think he was an inept idiot, in order to carry out his mission to defend time itself. However, with the {{New 52}} relaunch on the rise, this series -- along with a number of others -- was canceled. Booster was in the {{New 52}}'s ComicBook/JusticeLeagueInternational series, though that has also been canceled with #12.

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Was the star of his own series once again, from October 2007 to August 2011, in which he roamed the timestream protecting history from enemies who -- if they ever saw past his foolish reputation and realized he was the one foiling their [[EvilPlan schemes]] -- would not only kill him but do it in such a way that Booster Gold never existed. So now instead of promoting himself, Booster had to do everything in his power to make people think he was an inept idiot, in order to carry out his mission to defend time itself. However, with the {{New ComicBook/{{New 52}} relaunch on the rise, this series -- along with a number of others -- was canceled. Booster was in the {{New ComicBook/{{New 52}}'s ComicBook/JusticeLeagueInternational series, though that has also been canceled with #12.
15th Sep '15 8:41:49 PM nombretomado
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Booster Gold was the first major new character to appear in TheDCU after ''CrisisOnInfiniteEarths''. He first appeared in ''"Booster Gold''" #1 (February, 1986), created by Dan Jurgens. Born in the 25th century, Booster Gold, born Michael Jon Carter, was a famous college football player, until he got caught betting on his games. After that, his life was a wreck: he was disowned from his family, expelled from college and he couldn't play football anymore. It wasn't until he got a job at the Metropolis Space Museum as a security guard that he got the idea to go back in time to become a superhero and make a little money at it too. So he stole the Time Sphere and brought along Skeets, a security droid that he had befriended.

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Booster Gold was the first major new character to appear in TheDCU after ''CrisisOnInfiniteEarths''.''ComicBook/CrisisOnInfiniteEarths''. He first appeared in ''"Booster Gold''" #1 (February, 1986), created by Dan Jurgens. Born in the 25th century, Booster Gold, born Michael Jon Carter, was a famous college football player, until he got caught betting on his games. After that, his life was a wreck: he was disowned from his family, expelled from college and he couldn't play football anymore. It wasn't until he got a job at the Metropolis Space Museum as a security guard that he got the idea to go back in time to become a superhero and make a little money at it too. So he stole the Time Sphere and brought along Skeets, a security droid that he had befriended.
11th Sep '15 5:15:34 PM nombretomado
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Originally intending to call himself Goldstar, at his first public appearance he flubbed it, [[AppropriatedAppellation combining his football nickname Booster with his intended superhero name]]. Booster then went on to be a part of the ComicBook/JusticeLeagueInternational, where he met and befriended [[GadgeteerGenius Ted Kord]], the second BlueBeetle.

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Originally intending to call himself Goldstar, at his first public appearance he flubbed it, [[AppropriatedAppellation combining his football nickname Booster with his intended superhero name]]. Booster then went on to be a part of the ComicBook/JusticeLeagueInternational, where he met and befriended [[GadgeteerGenius Ted Kord]], the second BlueBeetle.
ComicBook/BlueBeetle.



* ComeWithMeIfYouWantToLive: {{Lampshaded}}. [[BlueBeetle Ted Kord]] says the line, and Booster protests.

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* ComeWithMeIfYouWantToLive: {{Lampshaded}}. [[BlueBeetle [[ComicBook/BlueBeetle Ted Kord]] says the line, and Booster protests.



* LegacyCharacter: Goldstar (Michelle Carter) since the first Goldstar was Trixie Collins (and it was the name Booster had intended to use). BlueBeetle -- in fact it has all the Blue Beetles (including the futuristic Black Beetle) in one shot. Booster becomes Supernova, then gives it to Daniel Carter, and in the future Booster's father wears the suit. Additionally, it's been hinted that Rip would take up the Booster Gold mantle at some point.

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* LegacyCharacter: Goldstar (Michelle Carter) since the first Goldstar was Trixie Collins (and it was the name Booster had intended to use). BlueBeetle ComicBook/BlueBeetle -- in fact it has all the Blue Beetles (including the futuristic Black Beetle) in one shot. Booster becomes Supernova, then gives it to Daniel Carter, and in the future Booster's father wears the suit. Additionally, it's been hinted that Rip would take up the Booster Gold mantle at some point.



* StraightManAndWiseguy: Booster was the straight man and BlueBeetle was the wiseguy. Then these roles were reversed.

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* StraightManAndWiseguy: Booster was the straight man and BlueBeetle ComicBook/BlueBeetle was the wiseguy. Then these roles were reversed.



* ThoseTwoBadGuys: Booster and BlueBeetle once went undercover as this.

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* ThoseTwoBadGuys: Booster and BlueBeetle ComicBook/BlueBeetle once went undercover as this.



* TookALevelInDumbass: Like most of the characters in ''ComicBook/JusticeLeagueInternational'', he underwent a fair bit of [[{{Flanderized}} Flanderization]] in the title. He started off as a fairly likable, competent hero in his own book, but got progressively stupider and more vain once he joined the Justice League. It's even {{Lampshaded}} in ''Formerly Known as the Justice League'', where BlueBeetle points out that Booster used to be fairly intelligent, and accuses him of acting dumb and childish on purpose. Later on, it is confirmed to be (mostly) an act.

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* TookALevelInDumbass: Like most of the characters in ''ComicBook/JusticeLeagueInternational'', he underwent a fair bit of [[{{Flanderized}} Flanderization]] in the title. He started off as a fairly likable, competent hero in his own book, but got progressively stupider and more vain once he joined the Justice League. It's even {{Lampshaded}} in ''Formerly Known as the Justice League'', where BlueBeetle ComicBook/BlueBeetle points out that Booster used to be fairly intelligent, and accuses him of acting dumb and childish on purpose. Later on, it is confirmed to be (mostly) an act.



* YouCantFightFate: Downplayed. While it is possible to change some things in the past to affect the rest of the timeline, this can lead to a Butterfly Effect that can change everything; usually the only reason Booster can affect the past is because it has already been changed/is in danger of changing on it's own due to timeholes. The theorem of "solidified time" explains: some events in time become so important to future events that they cannot be changed or will happen regardless of inference. For instance, Booster can't save Barbara Gordon because if he did she wouldn't become Oracle, BlueBeetle still dies [[spoiler:"officially"]] because then the events leading to Max Lord's death won't happen, which stops ComicBook/InfiniteCrisis from occurring, which in turn means TheMultiverse wouldn't exist.

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* YouCantFightFate: Downplayed. While it is possible to change some things in the past to affect the rest of the timeline, this can lead to a Butterfly Effect that can change everything; usually the only reason Booster can affect the past is because it has already been changed/is in danger of changing on it's own due to timeholes. The theorem of "solidified time" explains: some events in time become so important to future events that they cannot be changed or will happen regardless of inference. For instance, Booster can't save Barbara Gordon because if he did she wouldn't become Oracle, BlueBeetle ComicBook/BlueBeetle still dies [[spoiler:"officially"]] because then the events leading to Max Lord's death won't happen, which stops ComicBook/InfiniteCrisis from occurring, which in turn means TheMultiverse wouldn't exist.
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