History ComicBook / CaptainAtom

29th Jul '17 5:50:53 PM Omnicron13
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* PetTheDog: Despite being an utter bastard responsible for getting Nate turned into Captain Atom in the first place by framing him for treason and taking his family for his own by marrying Nate's wife after his death, Wade Eiling proved to be a genuinely good and loyal father to Nate's children and husband to Nathan's wife until her death via sickness. Eiling admitted he genuinely loved Nathan's wife and kids, and though he would never have what Nate had with his wife, Eiling had something special with her and loved her as a good man. Nate was genuinely thankful for this.
* PhysicalGod: It is not clear that there are any real limits to Cap's powers. He can create and manipulate matter and energy. In one story arc, he created and then destroyed his own universe in the quantum field.

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* PetTheDog: Despite being an utter bastard responsible for getting Nate turned into Captain Atom in the first place by framing him for treason and taking his family for his own by marrying Nate's wife after his death, Wade Eiling proved to be a genuinely good and loyal father to Nate's children and husband to Nathan's wife until her death via sickness. Eiling admitted he genuinely loved Nathan's wife and kids, and though he would never have what Nate had with his wife, Eiling had something special with her and loved her as a good man. When Nate temporarily died and traveled to the afterlife, his deceased wife admitted to loving Eiling in return during their marriage despite what Nate saw him as or what he would be. Nate was genuinely thankful for this.
* PhysicalGod: It is not clear that there are any real limits to Cap's powers. He can create and manipulate matter and energy. He even managed to take on and defeat Nekron in the astral realm. In one story arc, he created and then destroyed his own universe in the quantum field.
29th Jul '17 11:26:27 AM Omnicron13
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* PetTheDog: Despite being an utter bastard responsible for getting Nate turned into Captain Atom in the first place by framing him for treason and taking his family for his own by marrying Nathan's wife after his death, Wade Eiling proved to be a genuinely good and loyal father to Nate's children and husband to Nathan's wife until her death via sickness. Eiling admitted he genuinely loved Nathan's wife and kids, and though he would never have what Nate had with his wife, Eiling had something special with her and loved her as a good man. Nathan was genuinely thankful for this.

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* PetTheDog: Despite being an utter bastard responsible for getting Nate turned into Captain Atom in the first place by framing him for treason and taking his family for his own by marrying Nathan's Nate's wife after his death, Wade Eiling proved to be a genuinely good and loyal father to Nate's children and husband to Nathan's wife until her death via sickness. Eiling admitted he genuinely loved Nathan's wife and kids, and though he would never have what Nate had with his wife, Eiling had something special with her and loved her as a good man. Nathan Nate was genuinely thankful for this.
29th Jul '17 11:25:17 AM Omnicron13
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* PetTheDog: Despite being an utter bastard responsible for getting Nate turned into Captain Atom in the first place by framing him for children and taking his family for his own by marrying Nathan's wife after his death, Wade Eiling proved to be a genuinely good and loyal father to Nate's children and husband to Nathan's wife until her death via sickness. Eiling admitted he genuinely loved Nathan's wife and kids, and though he would never have what Nate had with his wife, Eiling had something special with her and loved her as a good man. Nathan was genuinely thankful for this.

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* PetTheDog: Despite being an utter bastard responsible for getting Nate turned into Captain Atom in the first place by framing him for children treason and taking his family for his own by marrying Nathan's wife after his death, Wade Eiling proved to be a genuinely good and loyal father to Nate's children and husband to Nathan's wife until her death via sickness. Eiling admitted he genuinely loved Nathan's wife and kids, and though he would never have what Nate had with his wife, Eiling had something special with her and loved her as a good man. Nathan was genuinely thankful for this.
29th Jul '17 11:22:47 AM Omnicron13
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* PetTheDog: Despite being an utter bastard responsible for getting Nate turned into Captain Atom in the first place by framing him for children and taking his family for his own by marrying Nathan's wife after his death, Wade Eiling proved to be a genuinely good and loyal father to Nate's children and husband to Nathan's wife until her death via sickness. Eiling admitted he genuinely loved Nathan's wife and kids, and though he would never have what Nate had with his wife, Eiling had something special with her and loved her as a good man. Nathan was genuinely thankful for this.
28th Jul '17 5:28:28 PM Omnicron13
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* IncestSubtext: The experiment that transformed Nathaniel Adam into Captain Atom also catapulted him eighteen years forward in time, by which time his infant daughter had grown to young adulthood, whereas he was still physically and emotionally twenty-six. Of course, she did not remember him or recognize him and thought of her stepfather as her father, and did not know Nathaniel had returned. So when he went to meet her and try to get to know her, without revealing who he really was, she thought he was trying to pick her up, and clearly was attracted to him, even though she turned him down. Later, after she found out the whole story, she started to have dreams in which he was a knight in shining armor rescuing her. Sometime after that, she got romantically involved with his best friend, who was also her godfather. All things considered, there was pretty clear subtext that her feelings for him were not altogether daughterly.

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* IncestSubtext: The experiment that transformed Nathaniel Adam into Captain Atom also catapulted him eighteen years forward in time, by which time his infant daughter had grown to young adulthood, whereas he was still physically and emotionally twenty-six. Of course, she did not remember him or recognize him and thought of her stepfather as her father, and did not know Nathaniel had returned. So when he went to meet her and try to get to know her, without revealing who he really was, she thought he was trying to pick her up, and clearly was attracted to him, even though she turned him down. Later, after she found out the whole story, she started to have dreams in which he was a knight in shining armor rescuing her. Sometime after that, she got romantically involved with his best friend, who was also her godfather. It's even outright stated by her therapist that she was having an Electra Complex towards her absent father based on her dreams. All things considered, there was pretty clear subtext that her feelings for him were not altogether daughterly.
1st Jul '17 4:59:20 PM TitoMosquito
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* RetGone: This version of Allen Adam (Earth-Four), including all history and corresponding appearances, was erased from existence following the collapse of the original Multiverse in the first ''Crisis''.[[note]]Though this version was briefly reference in ''History of the DC Universe'' #2, where Nathaniel Adam debut during the Silver Age and wore the second Pre-Crisis costume.[[/note]]

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* RetGone: This version of Allen Adam (Earth-Four), including all history and corresponding appearances, was erased from existence following the collapse of the original Multiverse in the first ''Crisis''.[[note]]Though this version was briefly reference referenced in ''History of the DC Universe'' #2, where Nathaniel Adam debut emerged during the Silver Age "New Heroic Age" before the Crisis, and wore the second Pre-Crisis costume.[[/note]]
1st Jul '17 4:45:03 PM TitoMosquito
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* RetGone: This version of Allen Adam (Earth-Four), including all history and corresponding appearances, was erased from existence following the collapse of the original Multiverse in the first ''Crisis''.

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* RetGone: This version of Allen Adam (Earth-Four), including all history and corresponding appearances, was erased from existence following the collapse of the original Multiverse in the first ''Crisis''.[[note]]Though this version was briefly reference in ''History of the DC Universe'' #2, where Nathaniel Adam debut during the Silver Age and wore the second Pre-Crisis costume.[[/note]]
15th Jun '17 12:27:50 PM Basara-kun
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* SoftReboot: ''Captain Atom: Armageddon'' helped serve as a soft reboot for the Creator/WildStorm Comics universe.
9th Jun '17 3:26:17 PM nombretomado
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* AlwaysSomeoneBetter: DependingOnTheWriter. Captain Atom sometimes plays this role (most recently in ''ComicBook/CaptainAtom: Armageddon'' to ''ComicBook/TheAuthority'', and, indeed, the entire {{Wildstorm}} Universe), but at other times he falls prey to TheWorfEffect, as pointed out below.

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* AlwaysSomeoneBetter: DependingOnTheWriter. Captain Atom sometimes plays this role (most recently in ''ComicBook/CaptainAtom: Armageddon'' to ''ComicBook/TheAuthority'', and, indeed, the entire {{Wildstorm}} Creator/{{Wildstorm}} Universe), but at other times he falls prey to TheWorfEffect, as pointed out below.



* OutsideContextProblem: In ''Captain Atom: Armageddon'', Cap himself is this for the WildStorm Universe. The WildStorm [[{{Antihero}} heroes]], especially the more powerful ones like Mr. Majestic and the Authority, thought that they had their world pretty much in hand, and that they could handle just about anything that came their way. When Captain Atom showed up and, through no fault of his own, contracted a condition that was going to cause him to destroy the universe, they figured that they could cure him. When that failed, they figured that they could kill him. Cue a very satisfying series of {{CurbStompBattle}}s.

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* OutsideContextProblem: In ''Captain Atom: Armageddon'', Cap himself is this for the WildStorm [=WildStorm=] Universe. The WildStorm [=WildStorm=] [[{{Antihero}} heroes]], especially the more powerful ones like Mr. Majestic and the Authority, thought that they had their world pretty much in hand, and that they could handle just about anything that came their way. When Captain Atom showed up and, through no fault of his own, contracted a condition that was going to cause him to destroy the universe, they figured that they could cure him. When that failed, they figured that they could kill him. Cue a very satisfying series of {{CurbStompBattle}}s.
13th Mar '17 3:54:53 PM GamerSlyRatchet
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A new Captain Atom ongoing was one of the titles in DC's ComicBook/{{New 52}} relaunch. However, it didn't last too long before being cancelled.

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A new Captain Atom ongoing was one of the titles in DC's ComicBook/{{New 52}} relaunch. However, it didn't last too long before being cancelled.
cancelled. As part of ''ComicBook/DCRebirth'', Captain Atom has received his own mini-series called ''The Fall and Rise of Captain Atom''. It reintroduces the character for ''Rebirth'' while explaining his absence between that and ''New 52''. It also reunites Cary Bates and Greg Weisman with the character.
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