History ComicBook / DarkReign

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.
19th Jun '16 8:20:32 PM nombretomado
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-->-- '''Norman Osborn''', {{Thunderbolts}} #124

MarvelComics' non-{{Crossover}} (read: a [[TheVerse verse]]-wide storyline described by JoeQuesada as [[WordOfGod "it's not a crossover, just what's happening in the]] MarvelUniverse") which follows the aftermath of ComicBook/SecretInvasion. It's a CrisisCrossover-sized event, but is not a crossover in the common meaning of the word - comics were not tied to a strict plot, but were showing multiple heroes dealing with a VillainWithGoodPublicity becoming one of the most powerful men in the United States.

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

MarvelComics' Creator/MarvelComics' non-{{Crossover}} (read: a [[TheVerse verse]]-wide storyline described by JoeQuesada Creator/JoeQuesada as [[WordOfGod "it's not a crossover, just what's happening in the]] MarvelUniverse") Franchise/MarvelUniverse") which follows the aftermath of ComicBook/SecretInvasion. It's a CrisisCrossover-sized event, but is not a crossover in the common meaning of the word - comics were not tied to a strict plot, but were showing multiple heroes dealing with a VillainWithGoodPublicity becoming one of the most powerful men in the United States.

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 {{Thunderbolts}}, 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 {{Deadpool}} 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}} 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.



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

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** ''{{Thunderbolts}}/ {{Deadpool}}: ''ComicBook/{{Thunderbolts}}[=/=]SelfDemonstrating/{{Deadpool}}: Magnum Ops'', where Osborn sends his team of killers after Wilson
28th May '16 8:30:15 PM Doug86
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** ComicBook/DarkAvengers / [[ComicBook/{{X-Men}} Uncanny X-Men]], where Osborn is trying to solve the problem of mutants. [[WouldBeRudeToSayGenocide Permanently.]]

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** ComicBook/DarkAvengers / [[ComicBook/{{X-Men}} [[ComicBook/XMen Uncanny X-Men]], where Osborn is trying to solve the problem of mutants. [[WouldBeRudeToSayGenocide Permanently.]]
6th May '16 7:12:30 AM GrigorII
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* SocialMediaBeforeReason: The Corruptor took over Captain America's mind, ordered him to kill Steve Rogers, and attempted to film it with his cell phone. Rogers manages to deflect the bullet, wich [[PinballProjectile ricochets]] and get to the Corruptor's cell phone. He gets electrocuted as a result.


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* WhyDontYouJustShootHim: The Corruptor and the Living Laser have the upper hand against Captain America and Steve Rogers, and the Corruptor wants to film Roger's death with his cell phone. The Living Laser tells him to stop playing games and kill them already, to no avail. Rogers even accepts that the Living Laser was right in that.
21st Mar '16 11:54:27 AM GrigorII
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* DragonWithAnAgenda: Norman works for the administration of Barack Obama, but they have polar opposites views of the world.
21st Mar '16 11:49:27 AM GrigorII
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* NoPartyGiven: Averted. Norman works for the Barack Obama administration, and it is made explicit. The way to prevent Obama's supporters from feeling alienated is that Norman is written as a DragonWithAnAgenda. In particular, Obama signed a presidential pardon for the resurrected Steve Rogers, and Norman declared war to Asgard against Obama's explicit orders not to do so, getting fired and jailed because of all that mess.
4th Mar '16 3:58:34 PM nombretomado
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* LateArrivalSpoiler: Kind of hard for the return of [[CaptainAmerica Steve Rogers]] to be a surprise, given that it was ''blown all over mainstream news sites months ago''. In terms of the comics themselves, the [[ScheduleSlip delays on]] ''Captain America: Reborn'' mean that he had reappeared in at least three titles ''and a special'' before he was even supposed to be back.

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* LateArrivalSpoiler: Kind of hard for the return of [[CaptainAmerica [[ComicBook/CaptainAmerica Steve Rogers]] to be a surprise, given that it was ''blown all over mainstream news sites months ago''. In terms of the comics themselves, the [[ScheduleSlip delays on]] ''Captain America: Reborn'' mean that he had reappeared in at least three titles ''and a special'' before he was even supposed to be back.
4th Mar '16 4:48:13 AM GrigorII
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* NonindicativeName: There are three Avengers teams out there: the ComicBook/DarkAvengers (legally sanctioned, led by Iron Patriot), the Comicbook/NewAvengers (outlaws resisting the Registration Act, led by Luke Cage) and the ComicBook/MightyAvengers (international, led by Henry Pym). However, none of them actually used those names in-story. They all called themselves "The Avengers". When they had to make reference to one of the other groups, they said things like "Pym's Avengers", "Osborn's Avengers", "the false Avengers", etc.
3rd Feb '16 4:46:59 AM GrigorII
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* ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill: War Machine provides trope page's image.

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* ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill: ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill
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** 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]]
8th Jan '16 5:15:02 PM nombretomado
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* HeroWithBadPublicity: ComicBook/IronMan, who in a subversion of this trope, DID fuck things up big time and pretty much brought all of his troubles upon him. [[SpiderWoman Jessica Drew]], because the Skrulls' [[spoiler: leader was disguised as her, and even some heroes think she might still be the Skrull Queen.]] Not exactly an easy reputation to live down, especially when in the past she's been a member of HYDRA, a terrorist/spying group.

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* HeroWithBadPublicity: ComicBook/IronMan, who in a subversion of this trope, DID fuck things up big time and pretty much brought all of his troubles upon him. [[SpiderWoman [[ComicBook/SpiderWoman Jessica Drew]], because the Skrulls' [[spoiler: leader was disguised as her, and even some heroes think she might still be the Skrull Queen.]] Not exactly an easy reputation to live down, especially when in the past she's been a member of HYDRA, a terrorist/spying group.
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