History ComicBook / ExMachina

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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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* WhamEpisode: The last issue, in which [[spoiler:Mitchell's character takes a sharp turn into villainy, and the threat of the Makers is implied to still be present]].

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* WellIntentionedExtremist: After getting the violet voice, Jack Pherson can "hear" animals and takes this to mean that all animals are sentient creatures. He feels morally obligated to "liberate" them from humanity. Hundred is only immune to this line of reasoning because the things he hears are machines, which are obviously not intelligent.
* WhamEpisode: The last issue, in which [[spoiler:Mitchell's character [[spoiler:Mitchell reveals that he's been less than moral all along and takes a sharp turn solid step over the line into villainy, and the villainy. The threat of the Makers is implied to still be present]].
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** The [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ann_Street_(Manhattan) 1979 rat attack on Ann Street]] is given as a possible explanation for the rat attacks.

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** The [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ann_Street_(Manhattan) 1979 rat attack on Ann Street]] is given as a possible explanation precedent for the unusual rat attacks.attacks happening around the city.
16th Sep '16 1:42:50 PM CaptainCrawdad
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* ComboPlatterPowers: [[spoiler: Suzanne]] receives super strength, flight and CompellingVoice.
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* {{Blackmail}}
** The unnamed New York governor, working through his minion Trip, tries to blackmail Mitchell, but Mitchell turns the tables on him and keeps their evidence for use as possible blackmail later.
** [[spoiler:Kremlin threatens to send proof that Mitchell rigged the election to authorities. When Mitchell asks if anyone else has seen the evidence, Kremlin confesses that he hasn't shown it to anyone and is in the process of admitting that he never really had any intention to, but Mitchell kills him first]].



* FaceHeelTurn: In the very end, [[spoiler:Hundred coldly turns his back on Bradbury and straight-up murders Kremlin to protect his political career]].

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* FaceHeelTurn: In the very end, [[spoiler:Hundred coldly turns his back on Bradbury and straight-up murders Kremlin to protect his political career]].career. There are hints all along that Hundred is not as nice a guy as he often seems, but it isn't confirmed until the final issue]].



* KilledMidSentence: [[spoiler:Kremlin, just as it appears he's admitting that his threats were empty all along]].



* MeaningfulName: Mitchell describes his last name, "Hundred" as an "integer." It's displayed as "100" when spoken by members of the other dimension. The number, composed only of binary digits, fits with Mitchell's technological theme.

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Mitchell describes his last name, "Hundred" as an "integer." It's displayed as "100" when spoken by members of the other dimension. The number, composed only of binary digits, fits with Mitchell's technological theme.
** Kremlin's nickname highlights his Soviet Russian background, which drives his desire to push Mitchell into superheroism.



* MundaneUtility: Frequently. Mitchell describes using his powers to change TV channels while holding the remote as a "new low in sloth."

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* MundaneUtility: Frequently.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."



* {{Sucksessor}}: Automaton. [[spoiler: Leon is a loser and mentally disturbed]].

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* {{Sucksessor}}: Automaton. [[spoiler: Leon Leto is a loser and mentally disturbed]].disturbed]].
* SuperStrength: [[spoiler:Suzanne Padilla]] gives herself super strength with the white voice.


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* YourHeadAsplode: [[spoiler:Suzanne crushes Mrs. Hundred's head so violently that it explodes]].
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* ArmoredClosetGay: [[spoiler:Bradbury talks a lot about banging girls, acts overly macho, and uses many gay slurs, but is actually a closeted gay man with a crush on Hundred]].

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* ArmoredClosetGay: [[spoiler:Bradbury talks a lot about banging girls, acts overly macho, and uses many gay slurs, but is actually a closeted gay man with a crush on Hundred]].Hundred. When Bradbury finally comes out to Hundred and gets rebuffed, Bradbury goes right back into denial, punching Hundred and calling him a faggot]].



* WeekendInventor: Mitchell.

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* WeekendInventor: Mitchell.Mitchell makes things he sees in his dreams.


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* WhamLine: [[spoiler:"I'm a politician. I lie." Hundred reveals that he's been playing even his closest friends for fools]].
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* VicePresidentWho: [[spoiler:Mitchell, at the end of the series.]]
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* WeCanRuleTogether: Jack Pherson originally wanted to join forced with Mitchell, but he had nothing of it.

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* WeCanRuleTogether: Jack Pherson originally wanted to join forced forces with Mitchell, but he Mitchell had nothing of it.
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** Travelers from other dimensions mention [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brane branes]], a concept from string theory related to higher dimensions.
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* BookEnds: Hundred begins and ends the comic telling his story to his jetpack.



* DownerEnding: [[spoiler:It's implied in the final issue that Hundred rigged his own election. He then turns his back on Bradbury and kills Kremlin to protect his political career. The sudden reveal of villainy in our seemingly idealistic hero is a major downer. There's also the ambiguous threat of whether the extra-dimensional invaders will try again]].

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* DownerEnding: [[spoiler:It's implied in the final issue that Hundred rigged his own election. He then turns his back on Bradbury and kills Kremlin to protect his political career. The sudden reveal of villainy in our seemingly idealistic hero is a major downer. There's also the ambiguous threat of whether the extra-dimensional invaders will try again]].again. This is lampshaded in the end, when Hundred says that most comics never end, which prevents them from becoming a tragedy]].



** The Hundred from the other dimension quotes "I Am the Walrus."



** Kremlin tells Mrs. Hundred that Ted Kennedy would never be president because he [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chappaquiddick_incident didn't go back for the girl]].



* SurrogateSoliloquy: At first the fireman killer seems to be telling his philosophy to a lover, until it's revealed that he's speaking to the oxygen tank that he uses to masturbate.

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* SurrogateSoliloquy: SurrogateSoliloquy:
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At first the fireman killer seems to be telling his philosophy to a lover, until it's revealed that he's speaking to the oxygen tank that he uses to masturbate. masturbate.
** In the BookEnds, Hundred tells his life story to his jetpack.
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