History ComicBook / Diabolik

10th Nov '16 10:53:59 AM Morgenthaler
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* {{Badass}}: Diabolik. You can say anything you want about him, but in combat you have to outnumber him five to one and have [[MoreDakka pretty good firepower]], or he ''will'' kill you all. Even then, he may have some trick on hand (or he'll just call in Eva, who has plenty of tricks of her own) to neutralize a lot of people.
** Ginko. Not only does he have very good aim, but he can (and has) put Diabolik down with a single uppercut.
7th Nov '16 1:48:23 PM mortimermcmire
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* RefugeInAudacity: Happens once in a while, with the crowners being Ginko preventing Diabolik from stealing some statues by ''stealing them first and hiding them in the museum they were supposed to go once the security was upgraded'' (this story was titled ''Mocking Diabolik''), Diabolik spying on Ginko by ''bugging the bullets of his gun'', and a corrupt prison guard kidnapping Eva for ransom and ''hiding her in jail'' (this one was even [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded][ by the guard, who openly asked Eva who would ever search for her in a jail).

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* RefugeInAudacity: Happens once in a while, with the crowners being Ginko preventing Diabolik from stealing some statues by ''stealing them first and hiding them in the museum they were supposed to go once the security was upgraded'' (this story was titled ''Mocking Diabolik''), Diabolik spying on Ginko by ''bugging the bullets of his gun'', and a corrupt prison guard kidnapping Eva for ransom and ''hiding her in jail'' (this one was even [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded][ lampshaded]] by the guard, who openly asked Eva who would ever search for her in a jail).
7th Nov '16 1:46:28 PM mortimermcmire
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* ShroudedInMyth: In the first story a group of rich people at a party talks of Diabolik as a murderous thief capable of stealing ''everything'' and change his looks in an instant, and reports of him having broken out of [[TheAlcatraz a theoretically escape-proof prison]] and blown up a plane to kill an enemy, and they weren't even sure he actually existed (Diabolik's existance was confirmed only by the one time Ginko arrested him and had managed to keep him in custody long enough for the trial). Bonus points for not only Diabolik having done ''all'' of this in his career (he hadn't done the plane one ‘’yet’’, but he would do it later) with embarrassing ease (his evasion consisting of him killing a guard, stealing his uniform, [[LatexPerfection taking off the mask that was hiding his true face]] and ''walking out through the main gate''), but also ''Diabolik being there preparing the heist of his first story''. Diabolik continuing to pull larger than life stunts contributed to him remaining this even after his first arrest and an imitator successfully copying a few of them, to the point that in one occasion a victim wasn't surprised in the least of Diabolik opening his supposedly Diabolik-proof safe, he just wanted to know how it was even possible.

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* ShroudedInMyth: In the first story a group of rich people at a party talks of Diabolik as a murderous thief capable of stealing ''everything'' and change his looks in an instant, and reports of him having broken out of [[TheAlcatraz a theoretically escape-proof prison]] and blown up a plane to kill an enemy, and they weren't even sure he actually existed (Diabolik's existance was confirmed only by the one time Ginko arrested him and had managed to keep him in custody long enough for the trial). Bonus points for not only Diabolik having done ''all'' of this in his career (he hadn't done the plane one ‘’yet’’, ''yet'', but he would do it later) with embarrassing ease (his evasion consisting of him killing a guard, stealing his uniform, [[LatexPerfection taking off the mask that was hiding his true face]] and ''walking out through the main gate''), but also ''Diabolik being there preparing the heist of his first story''. Diabolik continuing to pull larger than life stunts contributed to him remaining this even after his first arrest and an imitator successfully copying a few of them, to the point that in one occasion a victim wasn't surprised in the least of Diabolik opening his supposedly Diabolik-proof safe, he just wanted to know how it was even possible.
7th Nov '16 1:43:34 PM mortimermcmire
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* Superdickery: Once in a while, Ginko or another cop established as incorruptible commits a crime. It's later revealed to be [[LatexPerfection Diabolik in disguise]] or, on one occasion, because the cop had been drugged and hypnotized by Diabolik into committing the crime.

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* Superdickery: {{Superdickery}}: Once in a while, Ginko or another cop established as incorruptible commits a crime. It's later revealed to be [[LatexPerfection Diabolik in disguise]] or, on one occasion, because the cop had been drugged and hypnotized by Diabolik into committing the crime.



* TheTysonZone: Meta example: most fan will fall for all the Superdickery the writers will pull because-well, the third issue [[WhamEpisode "The Arrest of Diabolik"]] completely turned the series on its head, so they could do it again. Some younger fan don't fall for it... So, once in a while, the writers publish another WhamEpisode that will leave readers ''and'' characters in StunnedSilence.

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* TheTysonZone: Meta example: most fan will fall for all the Superdickery {{Superdickery}} the writers will pull because-well, the third issue [[WhamEpisode "The Arrest of Diabolik"]] completely turned the series on its head, so they could do it again. Some younger fan don't fall for it... So, once in a while, the writers publish another WhamEpisode that will leave readers ''and'' characters in StunnedSilence.



* WhamEpisode: The series relies heavily on Superdickery and staying inside TheTysonZone, so once in a while they publish something that will leave the readers in StunnedSilence. Some examples:

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* WhamEpisode: The series relies heavily on Superdickery {{Superdickery}} and staying inside TheTysonZone, so once in a while they publish something that will leave the readers in StunnedSilence. Some examples:
7th Nov '16 1:40:40 PM mortimermcmire
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* ShroudedInMyth: In the first story a group of rich people at a party talks of Diabolik as a murderous thief capable of stealing ''everything'' and change his looks in an instant, and reports of him having broken out of [[TheAlcatraz a theoretically escape-proof prison]] and blown up a plane to kill an enemy, and they weren't even sure he actually existed (Diabolik's existance was confirmed only by the one time Ginko arrested him and had managed to keep him in custody long enough for the trial). Bonus points for not only Diabolik having done ''all'' of this in his career (he hadn't done the plane one ‘’yet’’, but he would do it later) with embarrassing ease (his evasion consisting in him killing a guard, stealing his uniform, [[LatexPerfection taking off the mask that was hiding his true face]] and ''walk out from the main gate''), but also ''Diabolik being there preparing the heist of his first story''. Diabolik continuing to pull larger than life stunts contributed to him remaining this even after his first arrest and an imitator successfully copying a few of them, to the point that in one occasion a victim wasn't surprised in the least of Diabolik opening his supposedly Diabolik-proof safe, he just wanted to know how it was even possible.

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* ShroudedInMyth: In the first story a group of rich people at a party talks of Diabolik as a murderous thief capable of stealing ''everything'' and change his looks in an instant, and reports of him having broken out of [[TheAlcatraz a theoretically escape-proof prison]] and blown up a plane to kill an enemy, and they weren't even sure he actually existed (Diabolik's existance was confirmed only by the one time Ginko arrested him and had managed to keep him in custody long enough for the trial). Bonus points for not only Diabolik having done ''all'' of this in his career (he hadn't done the plane one ‘’yet’’, but he would do it later) with embarrassing ease (his evasion consisting in of him killing a guard, stealing his uniform, [[LatexPerfection taking off the mask that was hiding his true face]] and ''walk ''walking out from through the main gate''), but also ''Diabolik being there preparing the heist of his first story''. Diabolik continuing to pull larger than life stunts contributed to him remaining this even after his first arrest and an imitator successfully copying a few of them, to the point that in one occasion a victim wasn't surprised in the least of Diabolik opening his supposedly Diabolik-proof safe, he just wanted to know how it was even possible.
7th Nov '16 1:34:34 PM mortimermcmire
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** Ginko is just as intelligent and cunning as Diabolik, if not more, but limits himself to ''lawful'' means. This ability and him holding back was often believed to be just WordOfGod until the story "Mocking Diabolik", where Ginko, using a particular situation where the limits of what he could lawfully do were stretched thin, [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin completely and utterly humiliated and mocked the King of Terror]], who couldn't even start to ''guess'' what had happened without spying on Ginko.

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** Ginko is just as intelligent and cunning as Diabolik, if not more, but limits himself to ''lawful'' means. This ability and him holding back was often believed to be just WordOfGod until the story "Mocking Diabolik", ''Mocking Diabolik'', where Ginko, using a particular situation where the limits of what he could lawfully do were stretched thin, [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin completely and utterly humiliated and mocked the King of Terror]], who couldn't even start to ''guess'' what had happened without spying on Ginko.
7th Nov '16 1:23:53 PM mortimermcmire
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** In a WholeEpisodeFlashback, Diabolik had just arrived in Clerville using the identity of his lookalike Walter Dorian. He was immediately captured by the mob, as Dorian had to leave the country after the boss Natasha Morgan caught him trying to swindle her. While Diabolik's face fooled the mob, Natasha realized he wasn't Dorian with just a close-up look: Diabolik was giving her a DeathGlare mixed with a Kubrick Stare, something Dorian would have ''never'' dared when tied up and held at gunpoint.

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** In a WholeEpisodeFlashback, Diabolik had just arrived in Clerville using the identity of his lookalike Walter Dorian. He was immediately captured by the mob, as Dorian had to leave the country after the boss Natasha Morgan caught him trying to swindle her. While Diabolik's face fooled the mob, Natasha realized he wasn't Dorian with just a close-up look: Diabolik was giving her a DeathGlare mixed with a Kubrick Stare, KubrickStare, something Dorian would have ''never'' dared when tied up and held at gunpoint.
7th Nov '16 1:22:17 PM rafi
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[[caption-width-right:300:Diabolik's the one with the knife. Surprised?]]

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[[caption-width-right:350:Diabolik's
the one with the knife. Surprised?]]Surprised?]]
7th Nov '16 1:20:59 PM mortimermcmire
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** Almost as notable as George Caron is Lord Anthony Kant, both for being the cousin of Eva's father and for Eva [[{{Squick}} having married him]] to get back her family name (Anthony had a heart attack when Eva told him, and the marriage was never consummated).

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** Almost as notable as George Caron is Lord Anthony Kant, both for being the [[spoiler:the cousin of Eva's father and for Eva [[{{Squick}} having married him]] to get back her family name name]] (Anthony had a heart attack when Eva told him, and the marriage was never consummated).
7th Nov '16 1:19:04 PM mortimermcmire
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* LateArrivalSpoiler: Back when it was revealed, Eva [[{{Squick}} being a blood relative of her late husband]] and having married him to get back her family name was a great surprise, even to those who had read her debut episode. Nowadays everyone knows it.

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* LateArrivalSpoiler: Back when it was revealed, Eva [[{{Squick}} being a blood relative of her late husband]] and [[{{Squick}} having married him to get back her family name name]] was a great surprise, even to those who had read her debut episode. Nowadays everyone knows it.



* PrimAndProperBun: Eva's hairdo of choice. She used to wear her hair as ponytail in her youth, but wore them in a bun to increase her resemblance with her mother when she confronted her murderer (who also happened to be [[spoiler:Eva's uncle, whom she had married to get her last name back]]). She caused him a heart attack, and wore her hair that way since.

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* PrimAndProperBun: Eva's hairdo of choice. She used to wear her hair as ponytail in her youth, but wore them in a bun to increase her resemblance with her mother when she confronted her murderer (who also happened to be [[spoiler:Eva's uncle, [[{{Squick}} whom she had married to get her last name back]]).back]]]]). She caused him a heart attack, and wore her hair that way since.



** Almost as notable as George Caron is Lord Anthony Kant, both for being the cousin of Eva's father and for Eva having ''married'' him to get back her family name (Anthony had a heart attack when Eva told him, and the marriage was never consummated).

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** Almost as notable as George Caron is Lord Anthony Kant, both for being the cousin of Eva's father and for Eva [[{{Squick}} having ''married'' him married him]] to get back her family name (Anthony had a heart attack when Eva told him, and the marriage was never consummated).
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