History ComicBook / DoomPatrol

13th May '18 4:43:50 AM valar55
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** A species of RetCon yet to be assigned taxonomy, inverting RememberTheNewGuy and related to MultipleChoicePast, in which Rachel Pollack retcons Crazy Jane out of existence through the introduction of a character called "The False Memory", who displays Crazy-Jane-like powers plus the ability to create false memories, and who instructs the protagonists to "remember me in the Doom Patrol all these years". The reference to "false memory syndrome" appears to [[WriterOnBoard express Pollack's disgust]] with Jane's DarkAndTroubledPast.[[note]]The controversial "false memory syndrome" movement opposed the idea that multiple personality disorder could be a real condition, and denied that memories of trauma could be buried and recovered later.[[/note]] This was such a widely decried dick move that Pollack denied that this was her intent. This move was so unpopular that it is apparently CanonDiscontinuity nowadays, or rather DC has only limited it to Vertigo while Morrison's stuff is still in main DCU continuity. Keith Giffen certainly reintroduced Jane into the book, along with Danny the Street (now [[spoiler: Danny the Bungalow]]).
** 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]]

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** A species of RetCon yet to be assigned taxonomy, inverting RememberTheNewGuy and related to MultipleChoicePast, in which Rachel Pollack retcons Crazy Jane out of existence through the introduction of a character called "The False Memory", who displays Crazy-Jane-like powers plus the ability to create false memories, and who instructs the protagonists to "remember me in the Doom Patrol all these years". The reference to "false memory syndrome" appears to [[WriterOnBoard express Pollack's disgust]] with Jane's DarkAndTroubledPast.[[note]]The [[labelnote:*]]The controversial "false memory syndrome" movement opposed the idea that multiple personality disorder could be a real condition, and denied that memories of trauma could be buried and recovered later.[[/note]] [[/labelnote]] This was such a widely decried dick move that Pollack denied that this was her intent. This move was so unpopular that it is apparently CanonDiscontinuity nowadays, or rather DC has only limited it to Vertigo while Morrison's stuff is still in main DCU continuity. Keith Giffen certainly reintroduced Jane into the book, along with Danny the Street (now [[spoiler: Danny the Bungalow]]).
** 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]] [[labelnote:*]] Though Arcudi had treated Pollack's run as in-continuity from the get-go.[[/note]][[/labelnote]]
11th May '18 9:35:52 AM valar55
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** A species of RetCon yet to be assigned taxonomy, inverting RememberTheNewGuy and related to MultipleChoicePast, in which Rachel Pollack retcons Crazy Jane out of existence through the introduction of a character called "The False Memory", who displays Crazy-Jane-like powers plus the ability to create false memories, and who instructs the protagonists to "remember me in the Doom Patrol all these years". The reference to "false memory syndrome" appears to [[WriterOnBoard express Pollack's disgust]] with Jane's DarkAndTroubledPast. [[note]]The [[RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgment controversial]] "false memory syndrome" movement opposed the idea that multiple personality disorder could be a real condition, and denied that memories of trauma could be buried and recovered later.[[/note]] This was such a widely decried dick move that Pollack denied that this was her intent. This move was so unpopular that it is apparently CanonDiscontinuity nowadays, or rather DC has only limited it to Vertigo while Morrison's stuff is still in main DCU continuity. Keith Giffen certainly reintroduced Jane into the book, along with Danny the Street (now [[spoiler: Danny the Bungalow]]).

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** A species of RetCon yet to be assigned taxonomy, inverting RememberTheNewGuy and related to MultipleChoicePast, in which Rachel Pollack retcons Crazy Jane out of existence through the introduction of a character called "The False Memory", who displays Crazy-Jane-like powers plus the ability to create false memories, and who instructs the protagonists to "remember me in the Doom Patrol all these years". The reference to "false memory syndrome" appears to [[WriterOnBoard express Pollack's disgust]] with Jane's DarkAndTroubledPast. [[note]]The [[RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgment controversial]] controversial "false memory syndrome" movement opposed the idea that multiple personality disorder could be a real condition, and denied that memories of trauma could be buried and recovered later.[[/note]] [[/note]] This was such a widely decried dick move that Pollack denied that this was her intent. This move was so unpopular that it is apparently CanonDiscontinuity nowadays, or rather DC has only limited it to Vertigo while Morrison's stuff is still in main DCU continuity. Keith Giffen certainly reintroduced Jane into the book, along with Danny the Street (now [[spoiler: Danny the Bungalow]]).
11th May '18 9:29:01 AM valar55
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** A species of RetCon yet to be assigned taxonomy, inverting RememberTheNewGuy and related to MultipleChoicePast, in which Rachel Pollack retcons Crazy Jane out of existence through the introduction of a character called "The False Memory", who displays Crazy-Jane-like powers plus the ability to create false memories, and who instructs the protagonists to "remember me in the Doom Patrol all these years". The reference to "false memory syndrome" appears to [[WriterOnBoard express Pollack's disgust]] with Jane's DarkAndTroubledPast. [[note]]The [[RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgment controversial]] "false memory syndrome" movement opposed the idea that multiple personality could be a real condition, and denied that memories of trauma could be buried and recovered later.[[/note]] This was such a widely decried dick move that Pollack denied that this was her intent. This move was so unpopular that it is apparently CanonDiscontinuity nowadays, or rather DC has only limited it to Vertigo while Morrison's stuff is still in main DCU continuity. Keith Giffen certainly reintroduced Jane into the book, along with Danny the Street (now [[spoiler: Danny the Bungalow]]).

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** A species of RetCon yet to be assigned taxonomy, inverting RememberTheNewGuy and related to MultipleChoicePast, in which Rachel Pollack retcons Crazy Jane out of existence through the introduction of a character called "The False Memory", who displays Crazy-Jane-like powers plus the ability to create false memories, and who instructs the protagonists to "remember me in the Doom Patrol all these years". The reference to "false memory syndrome" appears to [[WriterOnBoard express Pollack's disgust]] with Jane's DarkAndTroubledPast. [[note]]The [[RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgment controversial]] "false memory syndrome" movement opposed the idea that multiple personality disorder could be a real condition, and denied that memories of trauma could be buried and recovered later.[[/note]] This was such a widely decried dick move that Pollack denied that this was her intent. This move was so unpopular that it is apparently CanonDiscontinuity nowadays, or rather DC has only limited it to Vertigo while Morrison's stuff is still in main DCU continuity. Keith Giffen certainly reintroduced Jane into the book, along with Danny the Street (now [[spoiler: Danny the Bungalow]]).
9th May '18 11:23:06 AM twofacetoo
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* BookEnds: When Cliff first meets Crazy Jane, it's raining, she's upset that her painting has been spoiled by the rain, and Cliff implores her to 'Come in out of the rain'. Later in the series, [[spoiler:Crazy Jane is transported to (what seems to be) our reality, where Cliff finds her again on another rainy day, and says once again 'Come in out of the rain']]
9th Apr '18 10:13:55 PM Twiddler
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* {{Transsexual}}: Coagula, who's also the first trans superhero.

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* {{Transsexual}}: {{Transgender}}: Coagula, who's also the first trans superhero.
14th Mar '18 4:49:58 AM kikiandlala
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* ChekhovsBoomerang: In one of the earliest scenes in Gerard Way's Doom Patrol, there's a murder of someone in a cape, a girl lying on the ground and a man in a suit holding a bloody brick that has the words "I'm so sorry!!!" written on it. Later on the scene is partially explained for Casey's origin - Danny the World tells her that he was then Danny the Brick and traveling the universe with Crazy Jane when someone ambushed them and used Danny as a weapon to murder someone. This scene reappears again to start off the Milk Wars, it turns out the victim was the God of Superheroes and he was murdered by Retco so that they can take the stories of the Trinity and corrupt them.
22nd Feb '18 4:39:51 AM moloch
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** One of the [[MindScrew wilder]], and more famous, examples is the recontextualization of the group's origin by Creator/GrantMorrison at the end of his run, when it turns out the Chief has been... well, not EvilAllAlong, exactly, but certainly had much bigger plans for the team than he told them, and had caused the accidents that turned them into "freaks' in the first place. Amusingly, like the Comicbook/SwampThing retcon, it holds up surprisingly well when you read the original series, where a lot of the Chief's innocent actions and acquaintances [[HarsherInHindsight become a lot more suspicious]]. [[note]]Why did the Chief build the Moon robot Rog - the one the Brotherhood stole to try and steal the Statue of Liberty - with an evil snarl on his face anyway?[[/note]]

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** One of the [[MindScrew wilder]], and more famous, examples is the recontextualization of the group's origin by Creator/GrantMorrison at the end of his run, when it turns out the Chief has been... well, not EvilAllAlong, exactly, but certainly had much bigger plans for the team than he told them, and had caused the accidents that turned them into "freaks' in the first place. Amusingly, like the Comicbook/SwampThing retcon, it holds up surprisingly well when you read the original series, where a lot of the Chief's innocent actions and acquaintances [[HarsherInHindsight become a lot more suspicious]]. [[note]]Why did It probably explains why the Chief build the Moon robot Rog - the one the Brotherhood stole to try and steal the Statue of Liberty - with an evil snarl on his face anyway?[[/note]]face, anyway.
22nd Feb '18 4:38:51 AM moloch
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** One of the [[MindScrew wilder]], and more famous, examples is the recontextualization of the group's origin by Creator/GrantMorrison at the end of his run, when it turns out the Chief has been... well, not EvilAllAlong, exactly, but certainly had much bigger plans for the team than he told them, and had caused the accidents that turned them into "freaks' in the first place. Amusingly, like the Comicbook/SwampThing retcon, it holds up surprisingly well when you read the original series, where a lot of the Chief's innocent actions and acquaintances [[HarsherInHindsight become a lot more suspicious]]. [[note]]Why did the Chief build the Moon robot Rog - the one the Brotherhood stole to try and steal the Statue of Liberty - with an evil snarl on his face anyway? [[/note]]

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** One of the [[MindScrew wilder]], and more famous, examples is the recontextualization of the group's origin by Creator/GrantMorrison at the end of his run, when it turns out the Chief has been... well, not EvilAllAlong, exactly, but certainly had much bigger plans for the team than he told them, and had caused the accidents that turned them into "freaks' in the first place. Amusingly, like the Comicbook/SwampThing retcon, it holds up surprisingly well when you read the original series, where a lot of the Chief's innocent actions and acquaintances [[HarsherInHindsight become a lot more suspicious]]. [[note]]Why did the Chief build the Moon robot Rog - the one the Brotherhood stole to try and steal the Statue of Liberty - with an evil snarl on his face anyway? [[/note]]anyway?[[/note]]
22nd Feb '18 4:38:18 AM moloch
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** One of the [[MindScrew wilder]], and more famous, examples is the recontextualization of the group's origin by Creator/GrantMorrison at the end of his run, when it turns out the Chief has been... well, not EvilAllAlong, exactly, but certainly had much bigger plans for the team than he told them, and had caused the accidents that turned them into "freaks' in the first place. Amusingly, like the Comicbook/SwampThing retcon, it holds up surprisingly well when you read the original series, where a lot of the Chief's innocent actions and acquaintances [[HarsherInHindsight become a lot more suspicious]].[[note]]Why did the Chief build the Moon robot Rog - the one the Brotherhood stole to try and steal the Statue of Liberty - with an evil snarl on his face anyway?[[/note]]

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** One of the [[MindScrew wilder]], and more famous, examples is the recontextualization of the group's origin by Creator/GrantMorrison at the end of his run, when it turns out the Chief has been... well, not EvilAllAlong, exactly, but certainly had much bigger plans for the team than he told them, and had caused the accidents that turned them into "freaks' in the first place. Amusingly, like the Comicbook/SwampThing retcon, it holds up surprisingly well when you read the original series, where a lot of the Chief's innocent actions and acquaintances [[HarsherInHindsight become a lot more suspicious]]. [[note]]Why did the Chief build the Moon robot Rog - the one the Brotherhood stole to try and steal the Statue of Liberty - with an evil snarl on his face anyway?[[/note]]anyway? [[/note]]
11th Feb '18 11:45:23 AM kikiandlala
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* CurbstompBattle: The first time they fought the Brotherhood of Dada, Doom Patrol only had Cliff, Rebis and Jane in the field. Outnumbered and with no one matching the power of the Quiz or Sleepwalker's brute strength, the Patrol went down fast. Doom Patrol never did defeat the first Brotherhood of Dada as the latter had a HeelFaceTurn and helped save the world.



* NewPowersAsThePlotDemands: Crazy Jane. [[JustifiedTrope Justified]] in that she has 64 separate personalities with 64 separate powers. Not all the personalities are nice, either. One of the Doom Patrol's enemies, The Quiz, also has "Every power you haven't thought of," literally, so in order to fight her, people have to constantly think of and/or shout out a long list of all known superpowers. Unfortunately nobody can ever think of every superpower, so the Quiz has yet to be defeated in a conventional battle (that we get to see).

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* NewPowersAsThePlotDemands: Crazy Jane. [[JustifiedTrope Justified]] in that she has 64 separate personalities with 64 separate powers. Not all the personalities are nice, either. One of the Doom Patrol's enemies, The Quiz, also has "Every power you haven't thought of," literally, so in order to fight her, people have to constantly think of and/or shout out a long list of all known superpowers. Unfortunately nobody can ever think of every superpower, so the Quiz has yet to be defeated in a conventional battle (that we get to see).see) [[note]] In her introduction, the Japanese superhero Rising Sun beat her when she was newly emerged. He broke her arms and legs and had her chained in her underwear, so that her germ phobia kept her from using her powers. [[note/]]



* RealityWarper: Dorothy Spinner. She has little control of her abilities and they terrify her.

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* RealityWarper: Dorothy Spinner. She has little control of her abilities and they terrify her. Later the Danny the Street can do the same as he evolves into Danny the World and Dannyland.
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