History ComicBook / FiftyTwo

17th Jun '18 7:36:44 PM lalaTKG
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** When Luthor first gets his superpowers at the end of one issue, his shirt is torn in the shape of Superman's hexagonal logo. According to WordOfGod, it began as an accident, but went with the StealthPun.

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** When Luthor first gets his superpowers at the end of one issue, his shirt is torn in the shape of Superman's hexagonal logo. According to WordOfGod, [[invoked]]WordOfGod, it began as an accident, but went with the StealthPun.
17th Jun '18 7:35:17 PM lalaTKG
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* TwoferTokenMinority: Renee Montoya, a Hispanic lesbian, and her on-again/of-again girlfriend, Kate Kane, a Jewish lesbian.

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* TwoferTokenMinority: Renee Montoya, a Hispanic lesbian, and her on-again/of-again on-again/off-again girlfriend, Kate Kane, a Jewish lesbian.
8th Jun '18 6:48:09 PM Molly_Hats
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* TeleFrag: Some of the heroes experienced this after the crisis. Hawkgirl grew to 20 feet tall due to Bumblebee, Alan Scott lost both [[EyeScream his eyes (and got one that wasn't his own)]], Cyborg and Firestorm were fused together, and Red Tornado ended up split into pieces, one of which was embedded in Mal Duncan.
8th Jun '18 6:32:22 PM Molly_Hats
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* BodyHorror: Many of the superheroes in the temporary hospital at Saint Camillus qualify. Due to a teleportation accident, various heroes ended up fused together. Special mention to Cyborg and Firestorm, whose nervous systems were fused together, but most of all to Alan Scott.

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* BodyHorror: Many of the superheroes in the temporary hospital at Saint Camillus qualify. Due to a [[TeleFrag teleportation accident, accident]], various heroes ended up fused together. Special mention to Cyborg and Firestorm, whose nervous systems were fused together, but most of all to Alan Scott.
8th Jun '18 6:30:43 PM Molly_Hats
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* BodyHorror: Many of the superheroes in the temporary hospital at Saint Camillus qualify. Due to a teleportation accident, various heroes ended up fused together. Special mention to Cyborg and Firestorm, whose nervous systems were fused together, but most of all to Alan Scott.
--> '''Alan''': I lost an eye. And it turns out the one I do have isn't even my own.
8th Jun '18 6:24:13 PM Molly_Hats
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* HypocriticalHumor: After a depowered [[Franchise/{{Superman}} Clark Kent]] scores an interview with Supernova by throwing himself out of a high window in order to get caught, Lois throws the newspaper with the story at him.
--> '''Lois''': What ever possessed you to throw yourself out a window to get someone's attention?
--> '''Clark''': The memory of you asking me that with a straight face will last a lifetime. Lois, you wrote the playbook on this.
5th Jun '18 12:11:52 AM Gesperitia
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* PapaWolf: Despite having a strained relationship with her throughout the entire series, the instant John Henry Irons figures that Luthor has Natasha hostage he goes on a full-on rampage, beating up all the villains in his path to make a beeline for his niece and does not quit, even when Luthor reveals [[spoiler: he has Superman's powers]].
12th Mar '18 8:22:18 PM merotoker
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* In the wake of a teleportation accident, ComicBook/AdamStrange, Comicbook/AnimalMan, and [[Comicbook/TeenTitans Starfire]] must find their own way back home with limited supplies (including a lack of eyes in their pilot, Adam). Their journey not only puts them against some of the darkest forces in space, but makes them a target for the evil [[EldritchAbomination Lady Styx]]. In order to survive long enough to find someone to help them return home, they are forced to join up with Lobo, [[MindScrew now a cardinal in an interplanetary religion of nonviolence devoted to a gigantic space dolphin]].

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* In the wake of a teleportation accident, ComicBook/AdamStrange, Comicbook/AnimalMan, and [[Comicbook/TeenTitans Starfire]] Comicbook/{{Starfire}} must find their own way back home with limited supplies (including a lack of eyes in their pilot, Adam). Their journey not only puts them against some of the darkest forces in space, but makes them a target for the evil [[EldritchAbomination Lady Styx]]. In order to survive long enough to find someone to help them return home, they are forced to join up with Lobo, [[MindScrew now a cardinal in an interplanetary religion of nonviolence devoted to a gigantic space dolphin]].



* AsteroidThicket: Turned UpToEleven; apparently the thicket that ComicBook/AdamStrange, Comicbook/AnimalMan, and [[Comicbook/TeenTitans Starfire]] are stuck in has a diameter measured in ''parsecs''. This is handwaved with the explanation that it is not a natural asteroid field, but that comes nowhere close to explaining the sheer amount of mass that is present.

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* AsteroidThicket: Turned UpToEleven; apparently the thicket that ComicBook/AdamStrange, Comicbook/AnimalMan, and [[Comicbook/TeenTitans Starfire]] Comicbook/{{Starfire}} are stuck in has a diameter measured in ''parsecs''. This is handwaved with the explanation that it is not a natural asteroid field, but that comes nowhere close to explaining the sheer amount of mass that is present.



* BatmanGambit: Ralph Dibny's plan to defeat [[spoiler: Felix Faust and Neron.]]

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* BatmanGambit: Ralph Dibny's plan to defeat [[spoiler: Felix Faust and Neron.]]Neron]].



* CListFodder: Good-bye [[spoiler: ComicBook/ElongatedMan, Question, Terra-Man, Terra, Devilance, Captain Comet, and the entire population of Bialya.]]

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* CListFodder: Good-bye [[spoiler: ComicBook/ElongatedMan, Question, Terra-Man, Terra, Devilance, Captain Comet, and the entire population of Bialya.]]Bialya]].



* DarkerAndEdgier: Classic villain Egg Fu was transformed into the horrific and monstrous Chang Tzu, who killed a henchman because he ''might'' have once called him "Egg Fu." According to the WordOfGod, Morrison was ''begging'' them to retain the prehensile mustache, but he was voted down.

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* DarkerAndEdgier: DarkerAndEdgier:
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Classic villain Egg Fu was transformed into the horrific and monstrous Chang Tzu, who killed a henchman because he ''might'' have once called him "Egg Fu." According to the WordOfGod, Morrison was ''begging'' them to retain the prehensile mustache, but he was voted down.



* DontAsk / YouDoNOTWantToKnow: [[spoiler: Booster on where Waverider got his future corpse from. He doesn't want to know, either.]]

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* DontAsk / YouDoNOTWantToKnow: [[spoiler: Booster on where Waverider got his future corpse from. He doesn't want to know, either.]]either]].



** After the Cult of Conner, as Ralph Dibny edges closer and closer to despair and insanity he begins to perpetually carry around a hip flask and frequently drinks, regardless of the situation. [[spoiler: [[SubvertedTrope He is drinking]] ''[[SuperSerum gingold]]'', keeping Felix Faust off balance by giving the impression that he is getting drunk]].

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** After the Cult of Conner, as Ralph Dibny edges closer and closer to despair and insanity he begins to perpetually carry around a hip flask and frequently drinks, regardless of the situation. [[spoiler: [[SubvertedTrope He is drinking]] ''[[SuperSerum gingold]]'', keeping Felix Faust off balance by giving the impression that he is getting drunk]].drunk.]]



* EvilAllAlong: [[spoiler:Sobek, who is actually Famine. Dr. Fate, who is actually Felix Faust, and Skeets, who is actually possessed by Mr. Mind.]]

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* EvilAllAlong: [[spoiler:Sobek, who is actually Famine. Dr. Fate, who is actually Felix Faust, and Skeets, who is actually possessed by Mr. Mind.]]Mind]].



** Natasha was written as wearing proper welding gear in the scene of her building her own armor, but the artist drew her without proper protection and [[MaleGaze focused on her chest when she hit an air pocket]]. The writers were very disappointed with the change, since it not only made Natasha less sympathetic when she gets burned, but also undercut her argument with her uncle. By recklessly forging ahead without protective gear, she shows that she really is not ready for the responsibility of wielding PowerArmor, and the legitimate disagreement she has with John Henry begins to become more one-sided.

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** Natasha was written as wearing proper welding gear in the scene of her building her own armor, but the artist drew her without proper protection and [[MaleGaze focused on her chest when she hit an air pocket]]. The writers were very disappointed with the change, since it not only made Natasha less sympathetic when she gets burned, but also undercut her argument with her uncle. By recklessly forging ahead without protective gear, she shows that she really is not ready for the responsibility of wielding PowerArmor, PoweredArmor, and the legitimate disagreement she has with John Henry begins to become more one-sided.



** [[spoiler: Hannibal, the metahuman Everyman. Really, is it a surprise that a character named '''''[[Literature/TheSilenceOfTheLambs Hannibal]]''''' was a cannibal?]].

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** [[spoiler: Hannibal, the metahuman Everyman. Really, is it a surprise that a character named '''''[[Literature/TheSilenceOfTheLambs Hannibal]]''''' was a cannibal?]].cannibal?]]



* LastDisrespects: Only a handful second-rate heroes are present at ComicBook/BoosterGold's funeral, and even they make it clear that [[OnlyInItForTheMoney they are only there because they are being paid]].

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* LastDisrespects: Only a handful of second-rate heroes are present at ComicBook/BoosterGold's funeral, and even they make it clear that [[OnlyInItForTheMoney they are only there because they are being paid]].



--->'''ComicBook/AdamStrange''': You know what we didn't need? One more disaster, one more roadblock. One more f^&*ing '''twist'''!

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--->'''ComicBook/AdamStrange''': -->'''ComicBook/AdamStrange''': You know what we didn't need? One more disaster, one more roadblock. One more f^&*ing '''twist'''!



* StableTimeLoop: [[spoiler: Mister Mind gets caught in one, until later in ComicBook/BoosterGold's own title. Booster and Rip Hunter also set one up to fake Booster's death and make him into Supernova.]]

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* StableTimeLoop: [[spoiler: Mister Mind gets caught in one, until later in ComicBook/BoosterGold's own title. Booster and Rip Hunter also set one up to fake Booster's death and make him into Supernova.]]Supernova]].



* TakeUpMySword: [[spoiler: Renee becomes The Question.]]

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* TakeUpMySword: [[spoiler: Renee becomes The Question.]]Question]].



* ThanatosGambit: [[spoiler: Ralph Dibny uses his death to trap both Felix Faust and Neron in the Tower of Fate for eternity, since by killing him before he removed the binding spells around the tower, there is no way to escape.]]

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* ThanatosGambit: [[spoiler: Ralph Dibny uses his death to trap both Felix Faust and Neron in the Tower of Fate for eternity, since by killing him before he removed the binding spells around the tower, there is no way to escape.]] escape]].



* TruthSerums: Played with when Lex Luthor kidnaps Clark Kent and gives him an experimental truth serum which his scientists explain is a synthetic recreation of WonderWoman's magic lasso. He then asks Clark, who broke the story about new hero Supernova, why it is that Superman is [[ItsAllAboutMe toying with Luthor by pretending to be someone else]]. Clark, {{laughing mad}}ly, informs Lex that he does not know who is under the Supernova mask, but he is absolutely certain of one thing: [[CrowningMomentOfFunny it is not Superman]]. Creator commentary in the trade paperbacks points out that this scene, and perhaps the entire future path of DC comics, could have gone so differently if Luthor had simply known to ask ''the right question''.

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* TruthSerums: Played with when Lex Luthor kidnaps Clark Kent and gives him an experimental truth serum which his scientists explain is a synthetic recreation of WonderWoman's Franchise/WonderWoman's magic lasso. He then asks Clark, who broke the story about new hero Supernova, why it is that Superman is [[ItsAllAboutMe toying with Luthor by pretending to be someone else]]. Clark, {{laughing mad}}ly, informs Lex that he does not know who is under the Supernova mask, but he is absolutely certain of one thing: [[CrowningMomentOfFunny it is not Superman]]. Creator commentary in the trade paperbacks points out that this scene, and perhaps the entire future path of DC comics, could have gone so differently if Luthor had simply known to ask ''the right question''.



* WhamShot: [[spoiler: Osiris being chowed down on by what the Black Adam Family thought was a Talky Tawny {{Expy}}, but actually one of the Four Horsemen of Apokolips.]]

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* WhamShot: [[spoiler: Osiris being chowed down on by what the Black Adam Family thought was a Talky Tawny {{Expy}}, but actually one of the Four Horsemen of Apokolips.]]Apokolips]].



* WrongGenreSavvy: Renee Montoya. Her years on the Gotham City Police Department have taught her much about surveillance and the seedy underbelly of Gotham, and she is not even that surprised to fall down a hidden trap door after she enters the building... [[GenreShift and then she discovers the nightmarish alien monster and crates full of laser weaponry]].

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* WrongGenreSavvy: WrongGenreSavvy:
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Renee Montoya. Her years on the Gotham City Police Department have taught her much about surveillance and the seedy underbelly of Gotham, and she is not even that surprised to fall down a hidden trap door after she enters the building... [[GenreShift and then she discovers the nightmarish alien monster and crates full of laser weaponry]].
15th Dec '17 7:18:26 PM drac0blade
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-->[[spoiler: '''Ralph Dibney:''' The flask? Full of gingold.]]

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-->[[spoiler: '''Ralph Dibney:''' The flask? Full of gingold.]]It's not booze, Faust. ''Gingold.'']]



---> '''Ralph:''' [[spoiler: The flask? Full of Gingold.]]

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---> '''Ralph:''' [[spoiler: The flask? Full of Gingold.]]It's not booze, Faust. ''Gingold.'']]
5th Sep '17 6:25:17 AM defender2222
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** [[spoiler: Subverted a quarter of the way through. While Booster does seek to be the big hero the moment he enters the Rip's lab it all becomes an act to defeat Mr. Mind]]
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