History ComicBook / ElongatedMan

23rd Nov '17 8:35:12 PM ThallianGold
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* AwesomeByAnalysis: An excellent detective, Ralph once figured out that an item presented to him as Doctor Fate's helmet was a clear forgery by Felix Faust, based off nothing more than a lack of visible fingerprints on the mask.



* BewareTheSillyOnes: After his wife's death, Felix Faust and Neron try to manipulate Ralph into giving them access to [[DoctorFate Doctor Fate's]] helmet. Both villains have proven more than capable of taking on the entire assembled Justice League, but Ralph plays both for fools for months.



* CrusadingWidower

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* CrusadingWidowerCrusadingWidower: To the point that TheSpectre, the literal Wrath of God, offered Ralph the chance to avenge his wife's death on her killer. Ralph refused.



* GreenLanternRing: Ralph's shapeshifting can be surprisingly versatile. Especially considering that unlike Plastic Man Ralph cannot ''truly'' shapeshift, only elongate himself in various ways.

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* GreenLanternRing: Ralph's shapeshifting can be surprisingly versatile. Especially versatile, especially considering that unlike Plastic Man Ralph cannot ''truly'' shapeshift, only elongate himself in various ways.


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** Batman has stated that [[AlwaysSomeoneBetter Ralph is the superior detective]]; Batman himself is "merely" the world's foremost criminologist, while Ralph favors deductive reasoning.
* OfficialCouple: In 70 years as a married couple in comics, Ralph and Sue have never once strayed.


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* SadClown: Ralph is fully aware that stretching doesn't put him on the same level as most of the other members of the Justice League, and throughout the 70s and early 80s especially worried that he would let others down as their weakest member. This trait has largely vanished following CrisiOnInfiniteEarths.
5th Nov '17 7:04:18 AM nighttrainfm
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He appeared in ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeagueUnlimited'' as a member of the newly-expanded League, and in ''[[WesternAnimation/BatmanTheBraveAndTheBold Batman: The Brave and the Bold]]'', where he spent his time lamenting ComicBook/PlasticMan's fame.

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He appeared in ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeagueUnlimited'' ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague Unlimited'' as a member of the newly-expanded League, and in ''[[WesternAnimation/BatmanTheBraveAndTheBold Batman: The Brave and the Bold]]'', where he spent his time lamenting ComicBook/PlasticMan's fame.
31st Aug '17 9:05:54 AM CosmicFerret
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A close friend of the (second) [[TheFlash Flash]] in whose series he appeared often. He got his own series in the backpages of ''Detective Comics'', lasting from issue #327 to #383 (May, 1964-January, 1969) with several new stories appearing in the same magazine during the [[TheSeventies 1970s]], though at irregular intervals. The series formula was to have Ralph and Sue traveling the globe, investigating crimes along the way. Don Markstein, a comic book historian, described them as a superhero version of [[Film/TheThinMan Nick and Nora Charles]].

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A close friend of the (second) [[TheFlash [[ComicBook/TheFlash Flash]] in whose series he appeared often. He got his own series in the backpages of ''Detective Comics'', lasting from issue #327 to #383 (May, 1964-January, 1969) with several new stories appearing in the same magazine during the [[TheSeventies 1970s]], though at irregular intervals. The series formula was to have Ralph and Sue traveling the globe, investigating crimes along the way. Don Markstein, a comic book historian, described them as a superhero version of [[Film/TheThinMan Nick and Nora Charles]].



* VitriolicBestBuds: With the third [[TheFlash Flash]], Wally West. While the two were definitely friends, Ralph loved to poke fun at Wally by comparing him to Barry Allen (the second [[TheFlash Flash]]).

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* VitriolicBestBuds: With the third [[TheFlash [[ComicBook/TheFlash Flash]], Wally West. While the two were definitely friends, Ralph loved to poke fun at Wally by comparing him to Barry Allen (the second [[TheFlash [[ComicBook/TheFlash Flash]]).
26th Aug '17 8:52:41 PM rwe1138
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Ralph also joined the Franchise/{{Justice League|of America}} in [[TheSeventies 1970s]]. Along with Sue he was an important part of the [[ComicBook/JusticeLeagueInternational League's more comedic period]]. Sadly, he's remembered today more for the fact that his wife was both raped AND murdered in ''ComicBook/IdentityCrisis''. He died shortly afterwards in ''ComicBook/FiftyTwo'' while trying to find a way to resurrect her (at least he brought down an evil sorcerer and a major demon in the process). [[spoiler:Sadly, the demon escaped later, despite the trap seemingly being absolutely inescapable]]. They have both reappeared as ghosts since, with the ability to possess people for short periods of time, a la Deadman.

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Ralph also joined the Franchise/{{Justice League|of America}} in [[TheSeventies 1970s]]. Along with Sue he was an important part of the [[ComicBook/JusticeLeagueInternational League's more comedic period]]. Sadly, he's remembered today more for the fact that his wife was both raped AND murdered in ''ComicBook/IdentityCrisis''. He died shortly afterwards in ''ComicBook/FiftyTwo'' while trying to find a way to resurrect her (at least he brought down an evil sorcerer and a major demon in the process). [[spoiler:Sadly, the demon escaped later, despite the trap seemingly being absolutely inescapable]]. They have both reappeared as ghosts since, with the ability to possess people for short periods of time, a à la Deadman.
26th Aug '17 8:51:57 PM rwe1138
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Ralph also joined the Franchise/{{Justice League|of America}} in [[TheSeventies 1970s]]. Along with Sue he was an important part of the [[ComicBook/JusticeLeagueInternational League's more comedic period]]. Sadly, he's remembered today more for the fact that his wife was both raped AND murdered in ''ComicBook/IdentityCrisis''. He died shortly afterwards in ''ComicBook/FiftyTwo'' while trying to find a way to resurrect her (at least he brought down an evil sorcerer and a major demon in the process). [[spoiler:Sadly, the demon escaped later, despite the trap seemingly being absolutely inescapable]]. They have both reappeared as ghosts since, with the ability to possess people for short periods of time, ala Deadman.

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Ralph also joined the Franchise/{{Justice League|of America}} in [[TheSeventies 1970s]]. Along with Sue he was an important part of the [[ComicBook/JusticeLeagueInternational League's more comedic period]]. Sadly, he's remembered today more for the fact that his wife was both raped AND murdered in ''ComicBook/IdentityCrisis''. He died shortly afterwards in ''ComicBook/FiftyTwo'' while trying to find a way to resurrect her (at least he brought down an evil sorcerer and a major demon in the process). [[spoiler:Sadly, the demon escaped later, despite the trap seemingly being absolutely inescapable]]. They have both reappeared as ghosts since, with the ability to possess people for short periods of time, ala a la Deadman.
20th Aug '17 9:50:21 AM SirSapphire
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* UglyGuyHotWife: According to Sue, he's a 7. Note that she was a DeadpanSnarker. However, according to Ralph in ''ComicBook/IdentityCrisis'', Sue was only attracted to ''him'' and not the more conventionally attractive superheroes like Barry Allen at a party.

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* UglyGuyHotWife: According to Sue, he's a 7. Note that she was a DeadpanSnarker. However, according to Ralph in ''ComicBook/IdentityCrisis'', Sue was only ever attracted to ''him'' and not the more conventionally attractive and powerful superheroes like Barry Allen at a party.
31st Jul '17 2:30:44 PM pepsimax
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The character is currently set to appear in the fourth season of Creator/TheCW's ''Series/{{The Flash|2014}}'', portrayed there by Hartley Sawyer. This iteration of Dibny will be a fast-talking private investigator who, upon gaining his stretching ability, assists Team Flash in their crimefighting..

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The character is currently set to appear in the fourth season of Creator/TheCW's ''Series/{{The Flash|2014}}'', portrayed there by Hartley Sawyer. This iteration of Dibny will be a fast-talking private investigator who, upon gaining his stretching ability, assists Team Flash in their crimefighting..crimefighting.
31st Jul '17 2:30:22 PM pepsimax
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The character is currently set to appear in the fourth season of Creator/TheCW's ''Series/{{The Flash|2014}}'', portrayed there by Hartley Sawyer. This iteration of Dibny will be a fast-talking private investigator who, upon gaining his stretching ability, assists Team Flash in their crimefighting..
25th Jan '17 8:45:56 PM themisterfree
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He appeared in ''[[WesternAnimation/BatmanTheBraveAndTheBold Batman: The Brave and the Bold]]'', where he spent his time lamenting ComicBook/PlasticMan's fame.

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He appeared in ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeagueUnlimited'' as a member of the newly-expanded League, and in ''[[WesternAnimation/BatmanTheBraveAndTheBold Batman: The Brave and the Bold]]'', where he spent his time lamenting ComicBook/PlasticMan's fame.
9th Nov '16 2:41:38 PM KrspaceT
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* ShooOutTheClowns: Has not reappeared in the ComicBook/{{New 52}}.

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* ShooOutTheClowns: Has not reappeared in the ComicBook/{{New 52}}.52}} [[spoiler:until the later period of experimentation before Comicbook/DCRebirth. If he's back on the bus there remains to be seen]]
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