History ComicBook / GlobalFrequency

24th Oct '17 11:52:27 AM caveman_killer
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''Global Frequency'' is a short GraphicNovel series by Creator/WarrenEllis and drawn a different artist every issue. It's built around a single idea: if TheWorldIsAlwaysDoomed, then why [[HoldingOutForAHero Hold Out For A Hero]]? What's stopping us from saving ourselves? Answer: not a damn thing.

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''Global Frequency'' is a short GraphicNovel series by Creator/WarrenEllis and drawn by a different artist every issue. It's built around a single idea: if TheWorldIsAlwaysDoomed, then why [[HoldingOutForAHero Hold Out For A Hero]]? What's stopping us from saving ourselves? Answer: not a damn thing.
14th Oct '17 6:12:59 PM PaulA
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-->I used to be with the non-lethal weaponry team at the Pentagon. Turns out most of it isn't non-lethal after all, and the current design paradigm is for use on civilian populations in times of unrest. My dad was at Kent Stat when the National Guard opened fire on the students. I quit. Ms. Zero hired me the next day.

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-->I --->I used to be with the non-lethal weaponry team at the Pentagon. Turns out most of it isn't non-lethal after all, and the current design paradigm is for use on civilian populations in times of unrest. My dad was at Kent Stat State when the National Guard opened fire on the students. I quit. Ms. Zero hired me the next day.



* MeaningfulName: Aleph is named for ''Creator/JorgeLuisBorges' '' "The Aleph", a point from where the entire universe can be observed simultaenously - just like how Aleph searches the whole world for threats from her HackerCave. It also has the narrator lie about the aleph's existence and permit it to be destroyed out of pettiness, which is often the ultimate cause of the threats the Frequency battles.

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* MeaningfulName: Aleph is named for ''Creator/JorgeLuisBorges' '' Creator/JorgeLuisBorges' "The Aleph", a point from where the entire universe can be observed simultaenously - -- just like how Aleph searches the whole world for threats from her HackerCave. It also has the narrator lie about the aleph's existence and permit it to be destroyed out of pettiness, which is often the ultimate cause of the threats the Frequency battles.
14th Oct '17 5:18:32 PM Kalaong
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* {{EMP}}: In "Big Wheel", one of the agents sent against the cyborg is equipped with EMP grenades. [[spoiler:It turns out that the cyborg's designers included EMP protection in the design]].

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* {{EMP}}: In "Big Wheel", one of the agents sent against the cyborg is equipped with EMP grenades. [[spoiler:It turns out that the cyborg's designers included EMP protection in the design]].design. The grenades are the only armament capable of slowing him down, however]].


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** On the other hand, conspiracies are often part of the backstories of GF agents.
-->I used to be with the non-lethal weaponry team at the Pentagon. Turns out most of it isn't non-lethal after all, and the current design paradigm is for use on civilian populations in times of unrest. My dad was at Kent Stat when the National Guard opened fire on the students. I quit. Ms. Zero hired me the next day.
14th Oct '17 5:12:04 PM Kalaong
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* MeaningfulName: Aleph is named for ''Creator/JorgeLuisBorges' '' "The Aleph", a point from where the entire universe can be observed simultaenously - just like how Aleph searches the whole world for threats from her HackerCave. It also has the narrator lie about the aleph's existence and permit it to be destroyed out of pettiness, which is often the ultimate cause of the threats the Frequency battles.



* HaveIMentionedIAmSexuallyActiveToday: After the female lead reels off a very lengthy list of her academic qualifications, all acquired at a very young age (she's no older than thirty), the male lead makes a joke about how she mustn't have found much time for a social life in the process. She gets surprisingly touchy and insists at length that she did, ending with the [[SuspiciouslySpecificDenial unconvincing and unsolicited information]] that she "had boyfriends". The clear implication is that she's still a virgin.

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* HaveIMentionedIAmSexuallyActiveToday: After the female lead Agent 555 Dr. Katrina Finch reels off a very lengthy list of her academic qualifications, all acquired at a very young age (she's no older than thirty), so the male lead makes a joke about how she mustn't have found much time for a social life in the process. She gets surprisingly touchy and insists at length that she did, ending with the [[SuspiciouslySpecificDenial unconvincing and unsolicited information]] that she "had boyfriends". The clear implication is that she's still a virgin.virgin.
* ItIsPronouncedTroPAY: It's somewhat noticeable that Miranda and Finch are careful to pronounce Aleph's name as "Ay-Lef", which is of course the correct pronunciation, but not what most would think upon first reading it.
7th Oct '17 6:37:05 AM Kalaong
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** A villainous example are Miranda's kidnappers, who've analyzed the Global Frequency's operations so thoroughly that they can calculate down to the second how long they have to try and break her before the heroes kick down the door. [[spoiler:Fortunately everybody pulls out the stops enough to throw their calculations ''just'' barely off.]]

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** A villainous example are Miranda's kidnappers, who've analyzed the Global Frequency's operations so thoroughly that they can calculate they've calculated down to the second how long they have to try and break her before the heroes kick down the door. [[spoiler:Fortunately everybody pulls out the stops enough to throw their calculations ''just'' barely off.]]beat the clock by ''one'' second]].
23rd Aug '17 7:05:00 PM PaulA
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* GenreSavvy: Miranda's kidnappers, unfortunately; they're well aware that the Global Frequency will eventually track them down and have a running countdown until they're out of time to break Miranda and go to [[WhyDontYouJustShootHim Plan B]].
23rd Aug '17 1:13:18 PM Kafkesque
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* GenreSavvy: Miranda's kidnappers, unfortunately; they're well aware that the Global Frequency will eventually track them down and have a running countdown until they're out of time to break Miranda and go to [[WhyDontYouJustShootHim Plan B]].
23rd Aug '17 1:10:08 PM Kafkesque
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* AwesomenessByAnalysis: Aleph, who apparently keeps track of the entire Internet 24/7 and organizes, cross-references and prioritizes basically everything that happens in the world to make sure the Frequency's efforts are directed at the right problems. A quantum computer could ''maybe'' approach her capacity for parallel processing.

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* AwesomenessByAnalysis: AwesomenessByAnalysis:
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Aleph, who apparently keeps track of the entire Internet 24/7 and organizes, cross-references and prioritizes basically everything that happens in the world to make sure the Frequency's efforts are directed at the right problems. A quantum computer could ''maybe'' approach her capacity for parallel processing.processing.
** A villainous example are Miranda's kidnappers, who've analyzed the Global Frequency's operations so thoroughly that they can calculate down to the second how long they have to try and break her before the heroes kick down the door. [[spoiler:Fortunately everybody pulls out the stops enough to throw their calculations ''just'' barely off.]]
16th Jan '17 9:35:01 AM DustSnitch
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Malfunctioning LostSuperweapon? They can track him, identify the tech, locate and interrogate the designer and ShootTheDog if necessary. While TheMenInBlack are still getting dressed. Runaway PsychoPrototype? They can be on the scene with geeks, {{Badass}}es and even an inside informant while TheGovernment is ''still'' arguing whether or not to just NukeEm. AlienInvasion via TheVirus? TerroristsWithoutACause? ThePlague? The talent is out there to make it go away. Ordinary people can do extraordinary things with the right technology and a [[JumpedAtTheCall fair chance]]. Agent, [[BadassCreed You Are On The Global Frequency.]]

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Malfunctioning LostSuperweapon? They can track him, identify the tech, locate and interrogate the designer and ShootTheDog if necessary. While TheMenInBlack are still getting dressed. Runaway PsychoPrototype? They can be on the scene with geeks, {{Badass}}es badasses and even an inside informant while TheGovernment is ''still'' arguing whether or not to just NukeEm. AlienInvasion via TheVirus? TerroristsWithoutACause? ThePlague? The talent is out there to make it go away. Ordinary people can do extraordinary things with the right technology and a [[JumpedAtTheCall fair chance]]. Agent, [[BadassCreed You Are On The Global Frequency.]]
10th Dec '16 8:09:30 AM Kalaong
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* GrievousHarmWithABody: The Frenchman finished off Lionel Welfare by ripping off his arm and shoving it down his throat. They were both supposed to be BadassNormal[=s=].

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* GrievousHarmWithABody: The Frenchman finished off Lionel Welfare by ripping off his arm and shoving it down his throat. They were both supposed to be BadassNormal[=s=].{{Badass Normal}}s.
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