History ComicBook / Fray

13th Mar '15 2:01:43 PM bwburke94
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%% %% Tropes from the crossover arc "Time of Your Life" go on the Buffy comic page, not here. %%

Not to be confused with the band TheFray.
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Not to be confused with the band TheFray.Music/TheFray.

* WaifFu: It's a JossWhedon work, what else were you expecting?
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* WaifFu: It's a JossWhedon Creator/JossWhedon work, what else were you expecting?
5th Aug '14 5:44:14 PM Yuihime
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* SnarkToSnarkCombat: Mel and Urkonn hit it off well.

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%%* UnusuallyUninterestingSight* UnusuallyUninterestingSight: Mel's reaction to Urkonn is not what he'd expected. As she points out, there are enough strange-looking mutants ("I work for a ''fish''.") that he doesn't really stand out that much. Five-year-old Loo, upon being introduced to Urkonn, just asks if he has any candy.
31st Mar '14 4:47:24 AM kalel32688
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''Fray'' is an 8-issue ComicBook series written by JossWhedon. It's a SpinOff of the work that made Whedon famous, ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer''. Hundreds of years in the future, teenage cat burglar Melaka Fray discovers that she is [[TheChosenOne the Slayer]], one girl in all the world chosen to fight the vampires, demons, etc. Unfortunately, things have changed since Buffy took up the stake; the Watchers Council have gone insane waiting for the next Slayer to be called, and her only ally is the demon Urkonn, who has reasons of his own for helping her. But there's no time for doubts -- the monsters ''are'' back, and someone is planning on [[TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt ending the world]]. Again.
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''Fray'' is an 8-issue ComicBook series written by JossWhedon.Creator/JossWhedon. It's a SpinOff of the work that made Whedon famous, ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer''. Hundreds of years in the future, teenage cat burglar Melaka "Mel" Fray discovers that she is [[TheChosenOne the Slayer]], the one girl in all the world chosen to fight the vampires, demons, etc. Unfortunately, things have changed since Buffy took up the stake; the Watchers Council have gone insane waiting for the next Slayer to be called, and her only ally is the demon Urkonn, who has reasons of his own for helping her. But there's no time for doubts -- the doubts--the monsters ''are'' back, and someone is planning on [[TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt ending the world]]. Again.

* BigApplesauce: Of course, this being the 23rd century, Manhattan is now simply Haddyn. * BigBad: [[spoiler:Harth.]]
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* BigApplesauce: Of course, this being the 23rd century, Manhattan is now simply Haddyn. "Haddyn." * BigBad: [[spoiler:Harth.]][[spoiler:Harth]]

* ButForMeItWasTuesday: Inverted. Mel knows that for Icarus attacking her and killing Harth should have been Tuesday. So when they cross paths and Icarus ''does'' recognize her, (and knows that she's the Slayer) she realizes that something strange is going on... * TheCallKnowsWhereYouLive: Mel pretty much drags her feet over the whole Slayer thing until [[spoiler:she gets the crap beaten out of her by her now-undead twin brother, and Urkonn murders Loo, the closest thing she has to a little sister, to motivate her.]] * TheCallHasBadReception
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* ButForMeItWasTuesday: Inverted. Mel knows that for Icarus attacking her and killing Harth should have been Tuesday. So when they cross paths and Icarus ''does'' recognize her, her (and knows that she's the Slayer) Slayer), she realizes that something strange is going on... * TheCallKnowsWhereYouLive: Mel pretty much drags her feet over the whole Slayer thing until [[spoiler:she gets the crap beaten out of her by her now-undead twin brother, and Urkonn murders Loo, the closest thing she has to a little sister, to motivate her.]] * her]]. %%* TheCallHasBadReception

* TheDragon: Icarus. Previously the BigBad of Haddyn but DemotedToDragon by [[spoiler:Harth.]]
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* TheDragon: Icarus. Previously the BigBad of Haddyn but DemotedToDragon by [[spoiler:Harth.]][[spoiler:Harth]].

* MotivationalLie: [[spoiler:Urkon kills Loo and makes Mel think that the vampires did it so she'd focus on her training, then go out and kick some ass. It worked, but when Mel realizes the truth, she's ''pissed''.]] * MulticoloredHair: Mel.
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* MotivationalLie: [[spoiler:Urkon [[spoiler:Urkonn kills Loo and makes Mel think that the vampires did it so she'd focus on her training, then go out and kick some ass. It worked, but when Mel realizes the truth, she's ''pissed''.]] * MulticoloredHair: Mel.Mel

* SayingTooMuch: [[spoiler:When Mel is rallying the people of Haddyn to fight against the incoming horde of vampires, Urkonn mentions that anyone who can't fight should stay inside for safety, since vampires have to be invited in. Mel then realizes that vampires didn't kill Loo -- Urkonn did.]] * SelfPlagiarism: Urkonn's MotivationalLie about a character's death because the heroes "needed the push" and the serpentine leviathan with monsters in its belly floating over Manhattan would both be repurposed in {{Film/TheAvengers}}. ** This comic also gave Whedon a chance to experiment once again with something of an AbortedArc from ''[[Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer Buffy]]'': [[spoiler:in the first season of Buffy, the Master created an UndeadChild known as the Anointed One, who was supposed to be a major player. Except the character never got to do much of anything and had to be [[DroppedABridgeOnHim unceremoniously killed off]] early in the second season because the child actor playing him was obviously growing too old too quickly to continue being believable. Harth gives Whedon a revisit that concept without the issues of a child actor, being censored for tv, or aging issues.]] * ShoutOut: After [[spoiler:Mel kills Ne-auth, and Harth flees]], one of the ads is the moving soda ad from ''Film/BladeRunner''. * TakeThatKiss: [[spoiler: [[BrotherSisterIncest Harth gives Mel one]] after she kills Ne-Auth and defeats him.]] * TattooedCrook: Icarus.
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* SayingTooMuch: [[spoiler:When Mel is rallying the people of Haddyn to fight against the incoming horde of vampires, Urkonn mentions that anyone who can't fight should stay inside for safety, since vampires have to be invited in. Mel then realizes that vampires didn't kill Loo -- Urkonn Loo--Urkonn did.]] * SelfPlagiarism: Urkonn's MotivationalLie about a character's death because the heroes "needed the push" and the serpentine leviathan with monsters in its belly floating over Manhattan would both be repurposed re-purposed in {{Film/TheAvengers}}. ''Film/TheAvengers''. ** This comic also gave Whedon a chance to experiment once again with something of an AbortedArc from ''[[Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer Buffy]]'': [[spoiler:in the first season of Buffy, the Master created an UndeadChild known as the Anointed One, who was supposed to be a major player. Except the character never got to do much of anything and had to be [[DroppedABridgeOnHim unceremoniously killed off]] early in the second season because the child actor playing him was obviously growing too old too quickly to continue being believable. Harth gives Whedon a chance to revisit that concept without the issues of a child actor, being censored for tv, or aging issues.issues]]. * ShoutOut: After [[spoiler:Mel kills Ne-auth and Harth flees]], one of the ads is the moving soda ad from ''Film/BladeRunner''. * TakeThatKiss: [[spoiler:[[BrotherSisterIncest Harth gives Mel one]] after she kills Ne-Auth and defeats him.]] * ShoutOut: After [[spoiler:Mel kills Ne-auth, and Harth flees]], one of the ads is the moving soda ad from ''Film/BladeRunner''. * TakeThatKiss: [[spoiler: [[BrotherSisterIncest Harth gives Mel one]] after she kills Ne-Auth and defeats him.]] * TattooedCrook: Icarus.Icarus

-->'''MEL:''' You hib me wib a girder! -->'''URKONN:''' How many claws am I holding up? -->'''MEL:''' You hib my face wib a whole girder! -->'''URKONN:''' You were meant to duck -->'''MEL:''' Can we skib degsteriby? * TreacherousAdvisor: Urkonn is helping Fray stop [[spoiler:Harth]] from starting the [[TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt apocalypse]] because his demon masters aren't ready for it yet, and supposed to kill her when she was done.
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-->'''MEL:''' -->'''Mel:''' You hib me wib a girder! -->'''URKONN:''' -->'''Urkonn:''' How many claws am I holding up? -->'''MEL:''' -->'''Mel:''' You hib my face wib a whole girder! -->'''URKONN:''' -->'''Urkonn:''' You were meant to duck -->'''MEL:''' duck. -->'''Mel:''' Can we skib degsteriby? * TreacherousAdvisor: Urkonn is helping Fray stop [[spoiler:Harth]] from starting the [[TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt apocalypse]] Apocalypse]] because his demon masters aren't ready for it yet, and supposed to kill her when she was done.

* UnusuallyUninterestingSight * WaifFu: Its a JossWhedon work, what else were you expecting?
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* %%* UnusuallyUninterestingSight * WaifFu: Its It's a JossWhedon work, what else were you expecting?
31st Mar '14 1:34:55 AM eschlowx
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* SelfPlagiarism: Urkonn's MotivationalLie about a character's death because the heroes "needed the push" and the serpentine leviathan with monsters in its belly floating over Manhattan would both be repurposed in {{Film/TheAvengers}}. ** This comic also gave Whedon a chance to experiment once again with something of an AbortedArc from ''[[Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer Buffy]]'': [[spoiler:in the first season of Buffy, the Master created an UndeadChild known as the Anointed One, who was supposed to be a major player. Except the character never got to do much of anything and had to be [[DroppedABridgeOnHim unceremoniously killed off]] early in the second season because the child actor playing him was obviously growing too old too quickly to continue being believable. Harth gives Whedon a revisit that concept without the issues of a child actor, being censored for tv, or aging issues.]]

* TakeThatKiss: [[spoiler: [[BrotherSisterIncest Harth gives Mel one]] after she kills Ne-Auth and defeats him.]]

* SelfPlagiarism: Urkonn's MotivationalLie about a character's death because the heroes "needed the push" and the serpentine leviathan with monsters in its belly floating over Manhattan would both be repurposed in {{Film/TheAvengers}}. ** This comic also gave Whedon a chance to experiment once again with something of an AbortedArc from ''[[Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer Buffy]]'': [[spoiler:in the first season of Buffy, the Master created an UndeadChild known as the Anointed One, who was supposed to be a major player. Except the character never got to do much of anything and had to be [[DroppedABridgeOnHim unceremoniously killed off]] early in the second season because the child actor playing him was obviously growing too old too quickly to continue being believable. Harth gives Whedon a revisit that concept without the issues of a child actor, being censored for tv, or aging issues.]]
6th Jan '14 8:15:04 AM TheWanderer
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* SelfPlagiarism: Urkonn's MotivationalLie about a character's death because the heroes "needed the push" and the serpentine leviathan with monsters in its belly floating over Manhattan would both be repurposed in {{Film/TheAvengers}}
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* SelfPlagiarism: Urkonn's MotivationalLie about a character's death because the heroes "needed the push" and the serpentine leviathan with monsters in its belly floating over Manhattan would both be repurposed in {{Film/TheAvengers}}{{Film/TheAvengers}}. ** This comic also gave Whedon a chance to experiment once again with something of an AbortedArc from ''[[Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer Buffy]]'': [[spoiler:in the first season of Buffy, the Master created an UndeadChild known as the Anointed One, who was supposed to be a major player. Except the character never got to do much of anything and had to be [[DroppedABridgeOnHim unceremoniously killed off]] early in the second season because the child actor playing him was obviously growing too old too quickly to continue being believable. Harth gives Whedon a revisit that concept without the issues of a child actor, being censored for tv, or aging issues.]]
9th Jun '13 8:29:37 AM Ellipse
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* BareYourMidriff: Every outfit Mel wears.
18th May '13 7:59:34 PM Eegah
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* AndTheAdventureContinues: The ending feels exactly like a setup for more stories that don't actually exist and were never planned to.
11th May '13 2:46:11 PM nombretomado
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* BadFuture: Quoth Whedon, "The rich get richer, the poor get poorer, and there are [[FlyingCar flying cars]]." It isn't exactly ''VForVendetta'', but jeez...
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* BadFuture: Quoth Whedon, "The rich get richer, the poor get poorer, and there are [[FlyingCar flying cars]]." It isn't exactly ''VForVendetta'', ''ComicBook/VForVendetta'', but jeez...
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