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10th Feb '16 8:25:42 AM Anddrix
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* TakeThat: Towards the end of his run, Morrison put out a one-shot Doom Patrol special entitled "Doom Force." It highlighted every trope of the [[Creator/RobLiefeld Liefeldian]] [[UsefulNotes/TheDarkAgeOfComicBooks Dark Age]] had to offer, from the artistic failings to the horrible characters. It ended with one member of [[strike:YoungBlood]] Doom Force dead, and the remaining members declaring him a creep, walking away in an EverybodyLaughsEnding.

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* TakeThat: Towards the end of his run, Morrison put out a one-shot Doom Patrol special entitled "Doom Force." It highlighted every trope of the [[Creator/RobLiefeld Liefeldian]] [[UsefulNotes/TheDarkAgeOfComicBooks Dark Age]] had to offer, from the artistic failings to the horrible characters. It ended with one member of [[strike:YoungBlood]] [[strike:ComicBook/YoungBlood]] Doom Force dead, and the remaining members declaring him a creep, walking away in an EverybodyLaughsEnding.
19th Jan '16 9:02:22 PM LBHills
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* TheAntiGod: Decreator, also known as Anti-God, the first shadow cast by God's light. Once awakened, it will unmake all existence. However, Crazy Jane points out that it's a reflection, a vibration...and therefore, can be interfered with like any other wave-form. With the help of Rebis and an occultist they manage to set up a counter-vibration that almost completely cancels out the Unmaker so that it's now only unmaking the universe very, ''very'' slowly.

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* TheAntiGod: Decreator, also known as Anti-God, the first shadow cast by God's light. Once awakened, it will unmake all existence. However, Crazy Jane points out that it's a reflection, a vibration...and therefore, can be interfered with like any other wave-form. With the help of Rebis and an occultist they manage to set up a counter-vibration that almost completely cancels out the Unmaker so that it's now only unmaking the universe very, ''very'' slowly. One bit at a time...
---> '''The Chief:''' [[BrickJoke That's odd. I seem to have misplaced my pen.]]
3rd Dec '15 3:26:48 PM Allronix
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* {{Transvestite}}: Danny the Street (his male-geared stores, like gun shops, are covered in pink lace and the like), and a number of people who live on him.

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* {{Transvestite}}: Danny the Street (his male-geared stores, like gun shops, are covered in pink lace and the like), and a number of people who live on him. Overlaps with WholesomeCrossdresser as Danny is possibly the [[NiceGuy kindest, nicest fellow]] in the entire DCU
14th Nov '15 3:53:20 PM nombretomado
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* TakeThat: Towards the end of his run, Morrison put out a one-shot Doom Patrol special entitled "Doom Force." It highlighted every trope of the [[RobLiefeld Liefeldian]] [[UsefulNotes/TheDarkAgeOfComicBooks Dark Age]] had to offer, from the artistic failings to the horrible characters. It ended with one member of [[strike:YoungBlood]] Doom Force dead, and the remaining members declaring him a creep, walking away in an EverybodyLaughsEnding.

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* TakeThat: Towards the end of his run, Morrison put out a one-shot Doom Patrol special entitled "Doom Force." It highlighted every trope of the [[RobLiefeld [[Creator/RobLiefeld Liefeldian]] [[UsefulNotes/TheDarkAgeOfComicBooks Dark Age]] had to offer, from the artistic failings to the horrible characters. It ended with one member of [[strike:YoungBlood]] Doom Force dead, and the remaining members declaring him a creep, walking away in an EverybodyLaughsEnding.
23rd Aug '15 5:02:34 AM moloch
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* IfItsYouItsOkay: Kate considers herself a lesbian, [[BiTheWay until she begins to fall for Cliff.]]



** Crazy Jane's name comes from WB Yeats's poems. Her "manager" personality is named Driver 8, after a {{REM}} song.

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** Crazy Jane's name comes from WB Yeats's poems. Yeats' "Crazy Jane On God". Her "manager" personality is named Driver 8, after a the {{REM}} song.



** Roughly played with in the Giffen series, which reveals Larry ''has'' been dead since the accident that turned him into Negative Man. Since then, it's been the N-Man entity in a variety of clones. But the N-Man isn't sure he's not Larry sometimes. Or something. The whole thing is sorta fuzzy for now.

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** Roughly played with in the Giffen series, which reveals Larry ''has'' been dead since the accident that turned him into Negative Man. Since then, it's been the N-Man entity in a variety of clones. But the N-Man isn't sure he's not Larry sometimes. Or something. The whole thing is sorta fuzzy for now.fuzzy, and even Larry isn't certain anymore.
3rd Aug '15 4:14:46 PM moloch
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* {{Deconstruction}}
3rd Aug '15 1:58:10 PM moloch
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** Creator/JohnByrne's run retconned the entire Doom Patrol history and rebooted the series. Keith Giffen then retconned the Byrne reboot so all versions of the Doom Patrol, including Byrne's (and Pollack's, the only run that actually ran [[ExiledFromContinuity under the Vertigo imprint]]), were in continuity.

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** Creator/JohnByrne's run retconned the entire Doom Patrol history and rebooted the series. Keith Giffen then retconned the Byrne reboot so all versions of the Doom Patrol, including Byrne's (and Pollack's, the only run that actually ran [[ExiledFromContinuity under the Vertigo imprint]]), were in continuity.[[note]] Though Arcudi had treated Pollack's run as in-continuity from the get-go.[[/note]]
3rd Aug '15 1:40:32 PM moloch
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''"Doom Patrol''" vol. 2 was launched in October, 1987. Eventually, most of original team was revealed to have been resurrected in some way or alive all along, and the new book added a number of other characters which colored within the superhero lines and didn't quite set the world on fire. Then came Creator/GrantMorrison, who dedicated them more specifically to fighting "weird" crime and disasters. His first StoryArc, "Crawling from the Wreckage", built up the weirdness of the comic to extremes and delved into some adult subject matter. There were scissormen from imaginary worlds, the Brotherhood of [[TrueArtIsIncomprehensible Dada]], the Men from N.O.W.H.E.R.E and a friendly "[[GeniusLoci transvestite street]]" named, well... Danny the Street. Just in case you were wondering, [[spoiler: he dresses like a boulevard]]. No, really. And then it got even weirder. He left and, with the switchover of the book to VertigoComics, Rachel Pollack, more well known as a tarot expert and prose fiction writer, took over. She had much the same approach, but the book did not retain its popularity and it got cancelled. The title ended with issue #87 (February, 1995).

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''"Doom Patrol''" vol. 2 was launched in October, 1987.1987, still written by Kupperberg. Eventually, most of original team was revealed to have been resurrected in some way or alive all along, and the new book added a number of other characters which colored within the superhero lines and didn't quite set the world on fire. Then came Creator/GrantMorrison, who dedicated them more specifically to fighting "weird" crime and disasters. His first StoryArc, "Crawling from the Wreckage", built up the weirdness of the comic to extremes and delved into some adult subject matter. There were scissormen from imaginary worlds, the Brotherhood of [[TrueArtIsIncomprehensible Dada]], the Men from N.O.W.H.E.R.E and a friendly "[[GeniusLoci transvestite street]]" named, well... Danny the Street. Just in case you were wondering, [[spoiler: he dresses like a boulevard]]. No, really. And then it got even weirder. He left and, with the switchover of the book to VertigoComics, Rachel Pollack, more well known as a tarot expert and prose fiction writer, took over. She had much the same approach, but the book did not retain its popularity and it got cancelled. The title ended with issue #87 (February, 1995).
22nd Jul '15 5:15:23 PM SarcasmKid
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* CallBack: The remains of the Men from N.O.W.H.E.R.E. and the Ant Farm were briefly seen in the Pentagon during Rachel Pollack's run. They're referred to as "Mistakes of the past."



* DudeShesLikeInAComa: Red Jack attempts to marry a comatose Rhea Jones. Cliff practically quotes this trope when he points this out.



* EldritchAbomination: Many, the two most notable probably being the Decreator and the Candlemaker.

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* EldritchAbomination: Many, the two three most notable probably being the Decreator (a giant bloodshot eye in the sky rapidly unmaking all of existence), the Telephone Avatar (something that has haunted the telephone system for decades and is so horrible the dead are afraid of it) and the Candlemaker.



* FauxAffablyEvil: Darren Jones likes to believe he's a normal guy living a 1950s sitcom esque life with his wife in the suburbs, complete with a LaughTrack built into his house. This is the first indicator that he's a dangerously insane and hypocritical idiot obsessed with stomping out anything considered to be a "Quirk," using a knock-off version of the Men from N.O.W.H.E.R.E. to hunt down strange things and destroy them. Both issues he's in rapidly point out how disturbing Darren is despite how "normal" he insists he is. He engages in such activities as eating "skinless stew" (which appears to be made from blood and bugs), gouged his wife's eyes out and made her wear googly eyes, planned to use something called "love worms" on her when she pointed out that they themselves are strange, and his boss seems to have a lava lamp for a head.



* GoryDiscretionShot: What happened to the Telephone Avatar. [[spoiler: All we're told of what the Candlemaker did to it is that several inhuman screams were heard, and it is then seen strung up by the neck with its own wires. Given this is a creature the dead itself are afraid of, it's better we're not shown just what the Candlemaker had to do to kill it for good.]]



* StepfordSmiler: Elasti-Girl is given this trait in a team-up story with TheFlash. We're told that since she used to be a glamorous movie star, being turned into a "super-powered freak" was especially hard on her, and she smiles constantly in order to "look pretty" and keep others from being afraid of her. She has no idea that it actually has the complete opposite effect. This isn't brought up again in any other DP story; WordOfGod says that it took place during the team's early days (post-Byrne reboot) when Rita was still getting used to her new life.

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* StepfordSmiler: StepfordSmiler:
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Elasti-Girl is given this trait in a team-up story with TheFlash. We're told that since she used to be a glamorous movie star, being turned into a "super-powered freak" was especially hard on her, and she smiles constantly in order to "look pretty" and keep others from being afraid of her. She has no idea that it actually has the complete opposite effect. This isn't brought up again in any other DP story; WordOfGod says that it took place during the team's early days (post-Byrne reboot) when Rita was still getting used to her new life.life.
* SummonBiggerFish: The Men from N.O.W.H.E.R.E. arc culminates in the summoning of the Telephone Avatar, a horrific being said to have enslaved the dead and the telephone system ever since its creation. The only way it could be beaten was [[spoiler: for Dorothy to let out the Candlemaker to kill it for her and save her friends. After that, the Candlemaker becomes increasingly more insistent that Dorothy let him out for good.]]
18th Jul '15 5:48:50 PM SarcasmKid
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* BreatherEpisode: Subverted. The arc that introduced Rhea Jones awakening from her coma had various side bits that were shaping up the final confrontation with the Men from N.O.W.H.E.R.E. and Flex Mentallo, but the arc itself had the main team travelling in space when all this took place.



* DarkAndTroubledPast: Subverted in Rachel Pollack's run. In #83, the False Memory gave Coagula fake memories of being joint-raped by her "husband and his friend". Kate spends the rest of the issue trying to figure out when it happened until Dorothy manages to bring her back to her senses. Kate is outraged that the False Memory believed she was giving Kate's life more "meaning" by making her think she was sexually violated when she was a teenager.

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* DarkAndTroubledPast: DarkAndTroubledPast
** Played straight with Crazy Jane and Dorothy Spinner, with the former suffering sexual abuse so bad her mind fractured into sixty plus split personalities, and the latter was cruelly bullied because of her appearance and mentally traumatized by her first period.
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Subverted in Rachel Pollack's run. In #83, the False Memory gave Coagula fake memories of being joint-raped by her "husband and his friend". Kate spends the rest of the issue trying to figure out when it happened until Dorothy manages to bring her back to her senses. Kate is outraged that the False Memory believed she was giving Kate's life more "meaning" by making her think she was sexually violated when she was a teenager.



* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything: The "Empire of Chairs" issue included imagery of Crazy Jane being ambushed by the horrific Keysmiths, creatures with keys sticking out of their blank faces, for the sake of "unlocking" her. With the already phallic imagery of the keys protruding from their faces and the scenes of a large group of Keysmiths surrounding Jane while they (it is said) insert their keys into her, the whole thing comes across as if Jane is being gang raped.



* HappilyMarried / HappyMarriageCharade: Rita and Steve, DependingOnTheWriter

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* HappilyMarried / HappyMarriageCharade: Rita and Steve, DependingOnTheWriter DependingOnTheWriter. With George and Marion (the Bandage People), they really are as happy as they seem with each other.



* HollywoodCyborg: Cliff Steele
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* HollywoodCyborg: Cliff Steele
%%* IWouldSayIfICouldSay
Steele.


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* OnlySaneMan: During the ordeal with the Fox and the Crow, there was an elderly woman staying with the Fox's geriatric army constantly trying to get her friends to understand the Fox was using them and that this whole situation was insane. She later tries the same thing with Cliff when he ends up joining the Fox, but again her protests fall on deaf ears.
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