History ComicBook / DarkReign

20th Jun '17 11:58:57 AM Silverblade2
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After ComicBook/SecretInvasion, the general public blames ComicBook/IronMan, then director of ComicBook/{{SHIELD}}, for not preventing the AlienInvasion. Meanwhile, Franchise/SpiderMan's Arch Enemy ComicBook/NormanOsborn, leader of the ComicBook/{{Thunderbolts}}, gains himself some ''huge'' points in the battle of public opinion, as news networks featured him being a leader in the fight against the Skrulls, and eventually ending the entire conflict by blowing the head off the Skrull queen before any of the assembled heroes could kill her. This televised act of heroism (which may have been staged, depending on whether you believe SelfDemonstrating/{{Deadpool}} or not) led The President to dismiss Stark and replace him with Osborn. Norman, very happy with how things went, quickly replaced S.H.I.E.L.D. with his own organization, H.A.M.M.E.R., and formed the Cabal - an alliance between him, ComicBook/EmmaFrost, [[ComicBook/SubMariner Namor]], Comicbook/{{Loki}}, ComicBook/TheHood, and ComicBook/DoctorDoom. He also creates his own, twisted version of the ComicBook/TheAvengers - Dark Avengers, with most of the team members being supervillains in heroes' costumes led by Osborn himself in an Iron Man armor with a Red, White and Blue paint job, under the name of "Iron Patriot". At the same time, he sets up a plan to replace and kill half of his former Thunderbolts teammates, as they might have information that would make him look less appealing to the public at large (the other half joined the Dark Avengers). His allies from The Cabal are plotting against him, many heroes and a few villains want to get rid of him, but Osborn doesn't seem to care -- he has a mysterious ally, somebody who can instill fear even in his fellow members of The Cabal.

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After ComicBook/SecretInvasion, the general public blames ComicBook/IronMan, then director of ComicBook/{{SHIELD}}, for not preventing the AlienInvasion. Meanwhile, Franchise/SpiderMan's Arch Enemy ComicBook/NormanOsborn, leader of the ComicBook/{{Thunderbolts}}, gains himself some ''huge'' points in the battle of public opinion, as news networks featured him being a leader in the fight against the Skrulls, and eventually ending the entire conflict by blowing the head off the Skrull queen before any of the assembled heroes could kill her. This televised act of heroism (which may have been staged, depending on whether you believe SelfDemonstrating/{{Deadpool}} ComicBook/{{Deadpool}} or not) led The President to dismiss Stark and replace him with Osborn. Norman, very happy with how things went, quickly replaced S.H.I.E.L.D. with his own organization, H.A.M.M.E.R., and formed the Cabal - an alliance between him, ComicBook/EmmaFrost, [[ComicBook/SubMariner Namor]], Comicbook/{{Loki}}, ComicBook/TheHood, and ComicBook/DoctorDoom. He also creates his own, twisted version of the ComicBook/TheAvengers - Dark Avengers, with most of the team members being supervillains in heroes' costumes led by Osborn himself in an Iron Man armor with a Red, White and Blue paint job, under the name of "Iron Patriot". At the same time, he sets up a plan to replace and kill half of his former Thunderbolts teammates, as they might have information that would make him look less appealing to the public at large (the other half joined the Dark Avengers). His allies from The Cabal are plotting against him, many heroes and a few villains want to get rid of him, but Osborn doesn't seem to care -- he has a mysterious ally, somebody who can instill fear even in his fellow members of The Cabal.



** ''ComicBook/{{Thunderbolts}}[=/=]SelfDemonstrating/{{Deadpool}}: Magnum Ops'', where Osborn sends his team of killers after Wilson

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** ''ComicBook/{{Thunderbolts}}[=/=]SelfDemonstrating/{{Deadpool}}: ''ComicBook/{{Thunderbolts}}[=/=]ComicBook/{{Deadpool}}: Magnum Ops'', where Osborn sends his team of killers after Wilson



* CaptainErsatz: For some people, Zodiac is a little too similar to Film/TheDarkKnight's version of SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker in his actions. And he looks like [[Manga/DeathNote Light Yagami]].

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* CaptainErsatz: For some people, Zodiac is a little too similar to Film/TheDarkKnight's version of SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker ComicBook/TheJoker in his actions. And he looks like [[Manga/DeathNote Light Yagami]].
17th Jun '17 9:26:02 AM nombretomado
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** One of the last pages of ''[[GrandFinale Siege]]'' shows the skyline of New York, as a digitally written "[[spoiler: Superhero Registration Act thrown out]]" scrolls on a building. It almost seems the panel originally had confetti in it, really. Just add confetti and you'll have evidence that most of the writers had really ''had enough'' of the bucketload of crap JoeQuesada has put the MarvelUniverse through. But since Quesada (as you can see in his comments about ''Siege'' in the pages of the miniseries itself) was so ''proud'' of the whole [[FromACertainPointOfView epic]] saga made up of the various [[StoryArc Story Arcs]] (ComicBook/AvengersDisassembled, ComicBook/CivilWar - and by extension, given it was exactly what Quesada was aiming at, ComicBook/OneMoreDay - ComicBook/SecretInvasion and now this), maybe he himself demanded the confetti to be removed.

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** One of the last pages of ''[[GrandFinale Siege]]'' shows the skyline of New York, as a digitally written "[[spoiler: Superhero Registration Act thrown out]]" scrolls on a building. It almost seems the panel originally had confetti in it, really. Just add confetti and you'll have evidence that most of the writers had really ''had enough'' of the bucketload of crap JoeQuesada Creator/JoeQuesada has put the MarvelUniverse through. But since Quesada (as you can see in his comments about ''Siege'' in the pages of the miniseries itself) was so ''proud'' of the whole [[FromACertainPointOfView epic]] saga made up of the various [[StoryArc Story Arcs]] (ComicBook/AvengersDisassembled, ComicBook/CivilWar - and by extension, given it was exactly what Quesada was aiming at, ComicBook/OneMoreDay - ComicBook/SecretInvasion and now this), maybe he himself demanded the confetti to be removed.
12th Jun '17 4:26:47 AM AndyLA
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* AndThenWhat: Clint has a plan to solve all the crisis: kill Norman Osbourne. Captain America first pointed the moral concerns, and then asked. Let's say you do that, then what? The others want to go to California to help Wolverine. He has the same question, go to California, and then what?

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* AndThenWhat: Clint has a plan to solve all the crisis: kill Norman Osbourne.Osborn. Captain America first pointed the moral concerns, and then asked. Let's say you do that, then what? The others want to go to California to help Wolverine. He has the same question, go to California, and then what?



** Norman Osbourne has the death of Punisher in his "To do" list. Hammer locates the abandoned warehouse where he has set his base. A tecnician proposed to deploy forces around it, to cover all exits and surround him. Norman refused the idea, that's a waste of time. It's just a man in a truck. You simply have to load the torpedos, aim to the whole port area, fire, and watch it all blow up. [[spoiler:as you may suspect, it was not enough]]

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** Norman Osbourne Osborn has the death of Punisher in his "To do" list. Hammer locates the abandoned warehouse where he has set his base. A tecnician proposed to deploy forces around it, to cover all exits and surround him. Norman refused the idea, that's a waste of time. It's just a man in a truck. You simply have to load the torpedos, aim to the whole port area, fire, and watch it all blow up. [[spoiler:as you may suspect, it was not enough]]
12th Jun '17 4:22:48 AM AndyLA
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After ComicBook/SecretInvasion, the general public blames ComicBook/IronMan, then director of ComicBook/{{SHIELD}}, for not preventing the AlienInvasion. Meanwhile, Franchise/SpiderMan's Arch Enemy ComicBook/NormanOsborn, leader of the ComicBook/{{Thunderbolts}}, gains himself some ''huge'' points in the battle of public opinion, as news networks featured him being a leader in the fight against the Skrulls, and eventually ending the entire conflict by blowing the head off the Skrull queen before any of the assembled heroes could kill her. This televised act of heroism (which may have been staged, depending on whether you believe SelfDemonstrating/{{Deadpool}} or not) led The President to dismiss Stark and replace him with Osborn. Norman, very happy with how things went, quickly replaced S.H.I.E.L.D. with his own organization, H.A.M.M.E.R., and formed the Cabal - an alliance between him, ComicBook/EmmaFrost, [[ComicBook/SubMariner Namor]], Comicbook/{{Loki}}, ComicBook/TheHood, and ComicBook/DoctorDoom. He also creates his own, twisted version of the ComicBook/TheAvengers - Dark Avengers, with most of the team members being supervillains in heroes' costumes led by Osborn himself in Iron Man's armor, under the name of "Iron Patriot". At the same time, he sets up a plan to replace and kill half of his former Thunderbolts teammates, as they might have information that would make him look less appealing to the public at large (the other half joined the Dark Avengers). His allies from The Cabal are plotting against him, many heroes and a few villains want to get rid of him, but Osborn doesn't seem to care -- he has a mysterious ally, somebody who can instill fear even in his fellow members of The Cabal.

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After ComicBook/SecretInvasion, the general public blames ComicBook/IronMan, then director of ComicBook/{{SHIELD}}, for not preventing the AlienInvasion. Meanwhile, Franchise/SpiderMan's Arch Enemy ComicBook/NormanOsborn, leader of the ComicBook/{{Thunderbolts}}, gains himself some ''huge'' points in the battle of public opinion, as news networks featured him being a leader in the fight against the Skrulls, and eventually ending the entire conflict by blowing the head off the Skrull queen before any of the assembled heroes could kill her. This televised act of heroism (which may have been staged, depending on whether you believe SelfDemonstrating/{{Deadpool}} or not) led The President to dismiss Stark and replace him with Osborn. Norman, very happy with how things went, quickly replaced S.H.I.E.L.D. with his own organization, H.A.M.M.E.R., and formed the Cabal - an alliance between him, ComicBook/EmmaFrost, [[ComicBook/SubMariner Namor]], Comicbook/{{Loki}}, ComicBook/TheHood, and ComicBook/DoctorDoom. He also creates his own, twisted version of the ComicBook/TheAvengers - Dark Avengers, with most of the team members being supervillains in heroes' costumes led by Osborn himself in an Iron Man's armor, Man armor with a Red, White and Blue paint job, under the name of "Iron Patriot". At the same time, he sets up a plan to replace and kill half of his former Thunderbolts teammates, as they might have information that would make him look less appealing to the public at large (the other half joined the Dark Avengers). His allies from The Cabal are plotting against him, many heroes and a few villains want to get rid of him, but Osborn doesn't seem to care -- he has a mysterious ally, somebody who can instill fear even in his fellow members of The Cabal.
31st May '17 6:29:49 PM nombretomado
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** Dark Young Avengers were a little bit of this for The YoungAvengers.

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** Dark Young Avengers were a little bit of this for The YoungAvengers.ComicBook/YoungAvengers.
26th May '17 8:37:08 PM SFH
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* DarkestHour: This was the DarkestHour of the Franchise/MarvelUniverse: Osborn was in control and the superhero community was either still too divided from ''ComicBook/CivilWar'' to effectively counter Osborn, recovering from being kidnapped by the Skrulls, or actively on the run from Osborn. Additionally, most of it's traditional leadership was unavailable: Thor was dealing with being exiled from Asgard, Iron Man was on the run and wracked with guilt over his actions, and Captain America was dead.
12th Dec '16 1:35:08 AM Morgenthaler
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* {{Badass}}: Ares



* DyingMomentOfAwesome: [[spoiler:The mortal, Bill, takes out an Asgardian that was about to murder Balder. With his last strength, he warns Balder of Loki and Dr. Doom's treachery. Bill is so {{badass}} that he is given an Asgardian style funeral. In the aftermath of Siege, it is revealed that his bravery has won him a place in Valhalla.]]

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* DyingMomentOfAwesome: [[spoiler:The mortal, Bill, takes out an Asgardian that was about to murder Balder. With his last strength, he warns Balder of Loki and Dr. Doom's treachery. Bill is so {{badass}} badass that he is given an Asgardian style funeral. In the aftermath of Siege, it is revealed that his bravery has won him a place in Valhalla.]]
1st Dec '16 2:18:26 AM jormis29
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* WreckedWeapon: Mjolnir, after delivering a deadly hit to [[spoiler: Bor]].

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* WreckedWeapon: Mjolnir, {{Mjolnir}}, after delivering a deadly hit to [[spoiler: Bor]].
8th Oct '16 5:13:29 PM JamesAustin
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[[caption-width-right:350: ComicBook/NormanOsborn: [[BlatantLies A man you can trust]]]]

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[[caption-width-right:350: ComicBook/NormanOsborn: [[BlatantLies A man you can trust]]]]
trust]].]]



-->-- '''Norman Osborn''', ComicBook/{{Thunderbolts}} #124

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-->-- '''Norman Osborn''', ComicBook/{{Thunderbolts}} ''ComicBook/{{Thunderbolts}}'' #124



After ComicBook/SecretInvasion, the general public blames ComicBook/IronMan, then director of ComicBook/{{SHIELD}}, for not preventing the AlienInvasion. Meanwhile, [[SpiderMan Spider-Man's]] Arch Enemy ComicBook/NormanOsborn, leader of the ComicBook/{{Thunderbolts}}, gains himself some ''huge'' points in the battle of public opinion, as news networks featured him being a leader in the fight against the Skrulls, and eventually ending the entire conflict by blowing the head off the Skrull queen before any of the assembled heroes could kill her. This televised act of heroism (which may have been staged, depending on whether you believe SelfDemonstrating/{{Deadpool}} or not) led The President to dismiss Stark and replace him with Osborn. Norman, very happy with how things went, quickly replaced S.H.I.E.L.D. with his own organization, H.A.M.M.E.R., and formed the Cabal - an alliance between him, ComicBook/EmmaFrost, [[ComicBook/SubMariner Namor]], Loki, ComicBook/TheHood, and Doctor Doom. He also creates his own, twisted version of the ComicBook/TheAvengers - Dark Avengers, with most of the team members being supervillains in heroes' costumes led by Osborn himself in Iron Man's armor, under the name of ''Iron Patriot''. At the same time, he sets up a plan to replace and kill half of his former Thunderbolts teammates, as they might have information that would make him look less appealing to the public at large (the other half joined the Dark Avengers). His allies from The Cabal are plotting against him, many heroes and a few villains want to get rid of him, but Osborn doesn't seem to care -- he has a mysterious ally, somebody who can instill fear even in his fellow members of The Cabal.

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After ComicBook/SecretInvasion, the general public blames ComicBook/IronMan, then director of ComicBook/{{SHIELD}}, for not preventing the AlienInvasion. Meanwhile, [[SpiderMan Spider-Man's]] Franchise/SpiderMan's Arch Enemy ComicBook/NormanOsborn, leader of the ComicBook/{{Thunderbolts}}, gains himself some ''huge'' points in the battle of public opinion, as news networks featured him being a leader in the fight against the Skrulls, and eventually ending the entire conflict by blowing the head off the Skrull queen before any of the assembled heroes could kill her. This televised act of heroism (which may have been staged, depending on whether you believe SelfDemonstrating/{{Deadpool}} or not) led The President to dismiss Stark and replace him with Osborn. Norman, very happy with how things went, quickly replaced S.H.I.E.L.D. with his own organization, H.A.M.M.E.R., and formed the Cabal - an alliance between him, ComicBook/EmmaFrost, [[ComicBook/SubMariner Namor]], Loki, Comicbook/{{Loki}}, ComicBook/TheHood, and Doctor Doom. ComicBook/DoctorDoom. He also creates his own, twisted version of the ComicBook/TheAvengers - Dark Avengers, with most of the team members being supervillains in heroes' costumes led by Osborn himself in Iron Man's armor, under the name of ''Iron Patriot''."Iron Patriot". At the same time, he sets up a plan to replace and kill half of his former Thunderbolts teammates, as they might have information that would make him look less appealing to the public at large (the other half joined the Dark Avengers). His allies from The Cabal are plotting against him, many heroes and a few villains want to get rid of him, but Osborn doesn't seem to care -- he has a mysterious ally, somebody who can instill fear even in his fellow members of The Cabal.
17th Jul '16 1:06:19 AM Morgenthaler
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* AmericanRobot: Normon's Iron Patriot persona, [[DangerouslyGenreSavvy deliberately]] meant to [[{{Expy}} echo]] both ComicBook/CaptainAmerica and ComicBook/IronMan.

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* AmericanRobot: Normon's Iron Patriot persona, [[DangerouslyGenreSavvy deliberately]] deliberately meant to [[{{Expy}} echo]] both ComicBook/CaptainAmerica and ComicBook/IronMan.
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