History ComicBook / Elephantmen

8th Feb '18 6:26:32 PM Tyk5919
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** None of the characters even find out [[spoiler:where Serengheti took Sahara's baby, nor does he receive any comeuppance for his actions]].

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** None of the characters even ever find out [[spoiler:where Serengheti took Sahara's baby, nor does he receive any comeuppance for his actions]].



** [[spoiler:When Flask confronts Dr. Nikken in the penultimate issue, he's so disgusted with the man that he doesn't even ''try'' to kill him or even hurt him. He just walks away, telling Nikken that he's going to choose his own, peaceful path in life]].
** [[spoiler:The final issue shows no major character death, no massive shootout, no confrontation, and no shootout. Rather, the final issue is about the characters staying optimistic in a seemingly pessimistic world and reflecting on the good instead of the bad]].

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** [[spoiler:When Flask confronts Dr. Nikken in the penultimate issue, he's so disgusted with the man that he doesn't even ''try'' to kill him or even hurt him. He just walks away, telling Nikken that he's going to choose his own, peaceful path in life]].
** [[spoiler:The final issue shows no major character death, no massive shootout, no confrontation, and no shootout.huge battle. Rather, the final issue is about the characters staying optimistic in a seemingly pessimistic world and reflecting on the good instead of the bad]].
8th Feb '18 6:13:03 PM Tyk5919
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* AnyoneCanDie: It isn't uncommon for any of the side or major characters to be killed off when the situation calls for it. Surprisingly, out of all the Elephantmen, only [[spoiler:Tusk and Gabbatha]] are dead by the end of the series.

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* AnyoneCanDie: It isn't uncommon for any of the side or major characters to be killed off when the situation calls for it. Surprisingly, out of all the major named Elephantmen, only [[spoiler:Tusk and Gabbatha]] are dead by the end of the series.


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* BodyDouble: PlayedForDrama between Sahara and Panya. Both of them frequently trade spots in life because they look so similar, but after Sahara desires to have a child, [[spoiler:Panya switches places with Sahara for months and gets impregnated, while Sahara has to go into hiding for the sake of protecting her baby]].
* BreakTheCutie: Sahara endures several trials throughout the series, but Issue 62 ''really'' tests her limits. [[spoiler:Just as she reveals to Horn that she's alive and has a baby, Serengheti comes to their wedding and starts gunning down everyone alongside his goons. During the shootout, Panya is murdered. And then Sahara's baby is kidnapped. And ''then'' Gabbatha is murdered--by Horn, no less. It isn't until several issues later that she recovers from everything that happened]].


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* DarkAndTroubledPast: Pick any main character, and chances are they had a horrible childhood or were somehow negatively affected by the Elephantmen during the war.


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* DespairEventHorizon: [[spoiler:Sahara]] after Issue 62. It reaches a point where she considers [[spoiler:either leaving or killing Horn after realizing how violent he truly is]].


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* VomitIndiscretionShot: There's a full shot of a giraffe throwing up in an alley near the end of Issue 75.


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* WhamEpisode: Issue 62 has multiple subplots come to a head--none of which end well. [[spoiler:Sahara reveals she's still alive to Horn during his wedding and was using Panya as a double. Just as they reconcile, Serengheti finds both of them at the wedding and shoots up the place, killing dozens. During the confusion, he kidnaps Sahara's baby and kills Panya. Horn, in blind rage and grief, murders Gabbatha in front of everyone. The issue ends with Serengheti getting away unscathed and Sahara emotionally broken]].
* WhamShot:
** The final page of Issue 38 reveals that Razorback is [[spoiler:Yvette]].
** The final page of Issue 58 reveals that [[spoiler:Sahara's baby is human, not a baby Elephantman]].
8th Feb '18 2:41:32 PM Tyk5919
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** None of the characters even find out [[spoiler:where Serengheti took Saraha's baby, nor does he receive any comeuppance for his actions]].

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** None of the characters even find out [[spoiler:where Serengheti took Saraha's Sahara's baby, nor does he receive any comeuppance for his actions]].
8th Feb '18 2:40:30 PM Tyk5919
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Currently there are three collected volumes of ''Elephantmen'', one volume of the prequel series ''Elephantmen: War Toys,'' and three volumes of ''Hip Flask,'' starring the hippo hybrid who started it all.

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Currently there are three collected The series officially ended in January, 2018, [[{{Doorstopper}} after eighty issues]]. Twelve volumes of ''Elephantmen'', were published, along with one volume of the prequel series ''Elephantmen: War Toys,'' and three volumes four issues of ''Hip Flask,'' starring the hippo hybrid who started it all.



* AbortedArc:
** Everything involving Elijah Delaney and what happened to Herman Strumm and everyone else on the Dogstar Radio station is never resolved or brought up again. It was implied Elijah snapped and ate Strumm after he humiliated him during a live broadcast.
** None of the characters even find out [[spoiler:where Serengheti took Saraha's baby, nor does he receive any comeuppance for his actions]].
** Issue 75 ends with Horn ordering one of his men to [[spoiler:extract Nikken from prison so he can kill him personally]]. This never happens.



* AnArmAndALeg: [[spoiler:Hide]] has both of his legs bitten off during the All Coming Evil arc.
* AndTheAdventureContinues: [[spoiler:The series ends with Flask and Farrell teaming up so they can start their own private investigation business and going to investigate another crime together]].
* AnyoneCanDie: It isn't uncommon for any of the side or major characters to be killed off when the situation calls for it. Surprisingly, out of all the Elephantmen, only [[spoiler:Tusk and Gabbatha]] are dead by the end of the series.
* AntiClimax: Twice in the final arc.
** [[spoiler:When Flask confronts Dr. Nikken in the penultimate issue, he's so disgusted with the man that he doesn't even ''try'' to kill him or even hurt him. He just walks away, telling Nikken that he's going to choose his own, peaceful path in life]].
** [[spoiler:The final issue shows no major character death, no massive shootout, no confrontation, and no shootout. Rather, the final issue is about the characters staying optimistic in a seemingly pessimistic world and reflecting on the good instead of the bad]].



* BigBadEnsemble: If an ArcVillain or BigBadWannabe is arrested or killed, it won't be long before two more come along and cause even more trouble for the protagonists. [[spoiler:Even when the comic ends, Serengheti and Raven are still at large, with the latter planning on breaking Dr. Nikken from prison]].



* DoorStopper: Some of the collected volumes are quite hefty.
* [[spoiler:DrivenToSuicide: Yvette, after she gets a TheReasonYouSuckSpeech from Horn, Sahara and Flask, in The Killing Season arc]].

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* DoorStopper: Some of By the collected volumes are quite hefty.
time the series is over, eighty issues have been published, along with three issues for the "War Toys" prequel arc and four issues for the ''Hip Flash'' comic.
* [[spoiler:DrivenToSuicide: Yvette, DrivenToSuicide: [[spoiler:Yvette, after she gets a TheReasonYouSuckSpeech from Horn, Sahara and Flask, in The Killing Season arc]].



* DroppedABridgeOnHim: [[spoiler:Gabbatha]] is murdered with little warning at the end of the Red Queen arc, and his death only heavily impacted Sahara.



* ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice: [[spoiler:Trench]] falls on a spire in Issue 76. [[spoiler:Miraculously, he survives]].



* JigsawPuzzlePlot

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* JigsawPuzzlePlotJigsawPuzzlePlot: The story is told from multiple perspectives with various flashbacks in-between. And every time some of the subplots converge and an arc wraps up, there's always another crisis that comes about in the very next arc.
* KarmaHoudini:
** [[spoiler:Carlos Vlasco, aka the River Killer, gets no comeuppance for killing well over a hundred men, women, and Elephantmen]].
** [[spoiler:Joshua Serengheti gets away with kidnapping Sahara's baby and killing Panya, along with several other innocents]].



* {{Retirony}}: [[spoiler:Subverted. Trench is impaled through the back a week before he plans on retiring. He survives his injuries and renounces killing]].



* [[spoiler:SacrificialLion: Blackthorne in The Killing Season]].

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* [[spoiler:SacrificialLion: SacrificialLion: [[spoiler:Janis Blackthorne in The Killing Season]].


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* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: Elijah Delaney, the only reptilian Elephantmen with a major speak role, never shows up again after his debut in the second issue.


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* YouNeedABreathMint: After Tusk saves an old lady (who did not know Tusk was an Elephantman) from drowning, she thanks him for saving her, but not before telling him he has bad breath after he holds her too close to his face.
* ZergRush: Tiger and Hyena Elephantmen have little strategy in their attack. The former tends to charge towards their target until its dead, even if they aren't carrying a weapon.
7th Nov '17 11:59:08 PM FlecktarnWolf
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* KeystoneArmy: The Mops in the ''All Coming Evil'' arc are defeated in this manner by detonating their [[ExplosiveLeash cranial]] [[MindControlDevice chips]], though there were some survivors who lived at least long enough to be [[DeadlyEuphemism "cleaned up"]] by Promethean. It remains to be seen if any hyenas still live.
10th Oct '17 3:49:42 AM FlecktarnWolf
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** Animosity between species of Elephantmen seems common as well, with the hyenas seen as mindless brutes, and the [[ReptilesAreAbhorrent crocodiles as monsters]].
10th Jul '17 4:00:17 AM Adept
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* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: Minor characters are sometimes derived from real people. "Herman Strumm" is a parody of HowardStern, and TV anchors "Bauer" and "Cussick" are obviously based on Matt Lauer and Katie Couric.

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* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: Minor characters are sometimes derived from real people. "Herman Strumm" is a parody of HowardStern, Creator/HowardStern, and TV anchors "Bauer" and "Cussick" are obviously based on Matt Lauer and Katie Couric.
16th Apr '17 7:30:46 PM moloch
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Currently there are three collected volumes of ''Elephantmen'', one volume of the prequel series ''Elephantmen: War Toys,'' and three volumes of ''Hip Flask,'' starring the hippo hybrid who started it all. As of 2010, a [[TheMovie film adaptation]] of ''Elephantmen'' is in the works.

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Currently there are three collected volumes of ''Elephantmen'', one volume of the prequel series ''Elephantmen: War Toys,'' and three volumes of ''Hip Flask,'' starring the hippo hybrid who started it all. As of 2010, a [[TheMovie film adaptation]] of ''Elephantmen'' is in the works.
3rd Apr '17 9:30:21 PM kikiandlala
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* SpoiledSweet: For a cab driver, Miki sure has a lot of nice things and lives in an affluent suburb. Turns out her mom married someone well-off and it's stepdad who pays off damages she incurs on her taxi and he lets her max out his credit cards. That said Miki is one of the nicest people in the comic.
3rd Apr '17 9:25:31 PM kikiandlala
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* TheDreaded: For the Elephantmen, Yvette was this.



* FriendToAllLivingThings: Sahara has compassion for all living things, including Elephantmen and their nemesis Yvette. This despite her mother dying from birthing a Transgenic, her father Serengheti passing her around as a sex toy to his men, and later her getting circumsised while she was living in a podunk village in Central Africa.



* HeroicAlbino: Vanity Case was born an albino, but her case wasn't too severe and she had her eyes surgically altered to be blue rather than their original colour.



* MindControlDevice: Since it wasn't guaranteed that their upbringing would make them into vicious but loyal sociopaths, Mappo had each Elephantman implanted with a tiny robot that alters their brain chemistry to force them to do Mappo's bidding.



* ReallyGetsAround: Miki is a player and ended up getting pregnant with some Asian man she met while she was with Hip Flask. She later goes to get the embryo isolated.

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* ReallyGetsAround: Miki is a player and ended up getting pregnant with some Asian man she met while she was with Hip Flask. She later goes to get the embryo isolated. She also had another boy-toy on the side after this. More recently she started seeing Mr. Apostrophe just because Flask missed a date with her, while he was investigating a murder case.



* RidiculouslyHumanRobot: [[spoiler: Simms.]]

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* RidiculouslyHumanRobot: [[spoiler: Simms.]] And Horn's sidekick Mr. Purchase]]


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* {{Sexbot}}: The Simms model of robot which includes features such as pheromone manipulation and neuro-stimulation


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* SpannerInTheWorks: Nikken would have successfully made all the Elephantmen into monsters, but his assistant (who currently goes by Claude Bernard) felt that for the Transgenics to be better than humans, they needed moral guidance and so as a personal experiment he took aside a few of the Transgenics, including Hip Flask, and read to them and encouraged them to think and imagine.
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