History ComicBook / ExMachina

28th Jul '17 2:53:42 AM Korodzik
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* GovernmentProcedural: Much of Mitchell's day-to-day life is political minutiae, minutiae well executed according to the editors of Law and the Multiverse.

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* GovernmentProcedural: Much of Mitchell's day-to-day life is political minutiae, minutiae well executed according to the editors of Law and the Multiverse.''Blog/LawAndTheMultiverse''.
1st Jul '17 9:11:54 AM nombretomado
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** Also, midway through the series it's revealed that [[spoiler: other universes exist, with technological {{Eldritch Abomination}}s systematically conquering them. One alternate universe is described as being a place where the Cold War never ended (the USSR reverse engineered technology from a device similar to that which granted Mitchell's powers and grew in power, leading to a US-Middle East alliance against them), the "son of Reagan" became president instead of George W. Bush, but ''Series/AmericanIdol'' and TheOtherWiki still exist. That universe is later revealed to have been subsequently conquered, with an allusion made to the extermination of its native human population]].

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** Also, midway through the series it's revealed that [[spoiler: other universes exist, with technological {{Eldritch Abomination}}s systematically conquering them. One alternate universe is described as being a place where the Cold War never ended (the USSR reverse engineered technology from a device similar to that which granted Mitchell's powers and grew in power, leading to a US-Middle East alliance against them), the "son of Reagan" became president instead of George W. Bush, but ''Series/AmericanIdol'' and TheOtherWiki Wiki/TheOtherWiki still exist. That universe is later revealed to have been subsequently conquered, with an allusion made to the extermination of its native human population]].
21st May '17 1:57:13 PM HighCrate
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* TheCommissionerGordon: Mitchell tries to establish a police alliance, but it doesn't work out so well. It's not the first time this former comic-book geek wasn't more GenreSavvy.



* GenreSavvy: Mitchell was a massive comicbook fan, as was Kremlin, so they both anticipate tropes.
** [[spoiler: The most relevant display of savviness is that Mitchell guessed that his KryptoniteRing could be stolen from its safekeepers, so it's just a dud.]]
** Hundred figures out the origin of the ghost because of his familiarity with EC comic books.



* NeverFoundTheBody: Kremlin repeatedly insists that they can't write off Pherson as dead, even though he was last seen in an exploding building. In most comics, this would be GenreSavvy, but here no-one takes him seriously. [[spoiler: When it looks like Pherson really might be alive, it turns out to be something else entirely.]]

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* NeverFoundTheBody: Kremlin repeatedly insists that they can't write off Pherson as dead, even though he was last seen in an exploding building. In most comics, this would be GenreSavvy, but here no-one takes him seriously. [[spoiler: When it looks like Pherson really might be alive, it turns out to be something else entirely.]]
7th Apr '17 7:58:19 AM EraserheadBayB
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*NoRespectGuy: Hundred during his days as the Great Machine. Flashbacks often show the people Hundred tries to save or apprehend treating him with mockery at best and utter disdain at worst. It doesn't help that Hundred's activities as the Great Machine leave collateral damage that impact hundreds of New Yorkers such as screwing over commuters when he inadvertently shut down the LIRR line for hours when he tried to stop some young daredevils from "riding" the line by standing on the train for the entire train's trip.
7th Apr '17 7:49:55 AM EraserheadBayB
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* ArtShift: The single page of the comic that gets made of Hundred's life is drawn by a different artist and written by Creator/GrantMorrison. The art looks completely different, and the writing is all in first-person narration, something that ''Ex Machina'' never uses otherwise.

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* ArtShift: The single page of the comic that gets made of Hundred's life is drawn by a different artist and written by Creator/GrantMorrison.Creator/GarthEnnis. The art looks completely different, and the writing is all in first-person narration, something that ''Ex Machina'' never uses otherwise.
14th Mar '17 9:19:24 AM nighttrainfm
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* MundaneUtility: Mitchell often uses his abilities to do things he could do almost as easily by hitting buttons. Mitchell describes using his powers to change TV channels while holding the remote as a "new low in sloth."

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* MundaneUtility: Mitchell often uses his abilities to do things he could do almost as easily by hitting buttons. Mitchell He describes using his powers to change TV channels while ''while holding the remote remote'' as a "new low in sloth."
8th Feb '17 9:10:34 AM hullflyer
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* ArcWords: "The Stars are Down". First introduced as the title of a (non-existent) Music/{{Nirvana}} song that is played on an old radio, near the shard which gave Mitchell his powers. [[spoiler: It's implied the song is being sung [[spoiler: in one of the {{Alternate Universe}}s]].

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* ArcWords: "The Stars are Down". First introduced as the title of a (non-existent) Music/{{Nirvana}} song that is played on an old radio, near the shard which gave Mitchell his powers. [[spoiler: It's implied the song is being sung [[spoiler: in one of the {{Alternate Universe}}s]].
8th Feb '17 9:10:00 AM hullflyer
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* AnimalsHateHim: A side-effect of Hundred gaining his powers is that animals are now extremely hostile to him. Pherson beleives it's because they can tell that he is failing to use his powers to help him, but his judgement is heavily skewed by his insanity.

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* AnimalsHateHim: A side-effect of Hundred gaining his powers is that animals are now extremely hostile to him. Pherson beleives believes it's because they can tell that he is failing to use his powers to help him, but his judgement is heavily skewed by his insanity.
1st Feb '17 2:18:13 PM MikeW
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* NoSell: Suzanne thinks she has the advantage over Hundred as she's grabbed the "jammer" he helped develop that could block his powers. During thier fight, she hits the button [[spoiler: and nothing happens. Mitchell then reveals the "jammer" is just an old garage door opener he painted over and acted like it worked when Kremlin "tested" it on him. A stunned Suzanne thus realizes that this means Mitchell ''did'' fix the mayoral election.]]


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** As soon as it gets out that Hundred can only affect regular machines, he finds himself confronted by cops using bows and arrows.
** The police commissioner does try to pay tribute to Hundred by having a signal beam a light of his super-hero symbol in the sky. However, it's a cloudy night so Hundred can't see it.


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* TheReveal: In a confrontation, Mitchell basically reveals to Suzanne that [[spoiler: he did indeed use his powers to fix the mayoral election.]]
16th Sep '16 1:53:20 PM CaptainCrawdad
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* StartOfDarkness: A two-issue bonus series shows how Jack Pherson got his powers as well as how he ultimately died.
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