History ComicBook / GodLovesManKills

26th Jun '17 3:59:30 AM hullflyer
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* BaitAndSwitchGunshot: Stryker is aiming a gun at Kitty Pryde, his words indicating he intends to kill her. A whole panel is filled with the sound effect "Bang!" [[spoiler: Next, we see a policeman holding a smoking gun, and a bystander yells: "That cop shot the reverend!"]]

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* BaitAndSwitchGunshot: Stryker is aiming a gun at Kitty Pryde, his words indicating he intends to kill her. A whole panel is filled with the sound effect "Bang!" [[spoiler: Next, we see a policeman holding a smoking gun, and a bystander yells: "That cop shot the reverend!"]]reverend!" The scene currently provides the trope's page image.]]
4th Mar '17 2:05:25 PM nombretomado
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* DarkerAndEdgier: This story is pretty heavy stuff even by [[TheEighties '80s]] [[MarvelComics Marvel comic]] standards, and it's definitely a bit darker than the regular ''COmicBook/XMen'' title was at the time.

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* DarkerAndEdgier: This story is pretty heavy stuff even by [[TheEighties '80s]] [[MarvelComics [[Creator/MarvelComics Marvel comic]] standards, and it's definitely a bit darker than the regular ''COmicBook/XMen'' title was at the time.
1st Feb '17 1:12:34 PM MisterCPC
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* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: The police watching over Stryker's rally comment on their disbelief over his message and later step in to help the X-Men. Another is the unnamed senator in the audience.

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* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: The police watching over Stryker's rally comment on their disbelief over his message and later step in to help the X-Men. Another is the unnamed senator in the audience. [[spoiler:Said senator also turns out to be a mutant unbeknownst to himself or others.]]
19th Jun '16 7:13:47 AM k410ren
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* DeadGuyOnDisplay: The two children murdered by Anne in the opening are strung up on a child's swing, with boards that say "mutie" around their necks.


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* EliteMook: Some Purifiers are equipped with metal armor that have some sort of wrist-mounted energy weapon. However, they're utterly useless against Magneto, who can deflect their bolts and take apart their suits.


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* MonumentalDamage: In a DreamSequence created by Stryker, Prof. X is crucified atop World Trade Center Tower 1. Madison Square Garden also gets its roof shattered by Magneto in his BigEntrance.


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* WeHaveWaysOfMakingYouTalk: Nightcrawler uses this (with the panel focusing on his teeth) to force Stryker's lead scientist to give up the location of Cyclops and Storm.
29th May '16 5:05:07 AM Doug86
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A GraphicNovel first published in 1982, ''God Loves, Man Kills'' is one of the most famous ''Comicbook/{{X-Men}}'' stories from the Claremont period. Writing in the midst of the rise of televangelists of the 1980s, Creator/ChrisClaremont and artist Brent Anderson presented a story with a new foe for the X-Men who stood out from previous villains: the Reverend William Stryker, a SinisterMinister who believes mutants are demons from hell that must be completely eradicated.

Taking on issues such as prejudice, religion and the growing Christian fundamentalism of the time, the story proved to be a hit and was one of the primary influences for the second ''Film/{{X-Men}}'' movie.

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A GraphicNovel first published in 1982, ''God Loves, Man Kills'' is one of the most famous ''Comicbook/{{X-Men}}'' ''Comicbook/XMen'' stories from the Claremont period. Writing in the midst of the rise of televangelists of the 1980s, Creator/ChrisClaremont and artist Brent Anderson presented a story with a new foe for the X-Men who stood out from previous villains: the Reverend William Stryker, a SinisterMinister who believes mutants are demons from hell that must be completely eradicated.

Taking on issues such as prejudice, religion and the growing Christian fundamentalism of the time, the story proved to be a hit and was one of the primary influences for the second ''Film/{{X-Men}}'' ''Film/XMen'' movie.



* EnemyMine: William Stryker's crusade against Mutants provides the need for Magneto to team up with the X-Men to confront him. This was the first instance of an alliance between Magneto and the team, which would later lead to bigger repercussions down the road, including becoming a regular event on [[WesternAnimation/{{X-Men}} X-Men: The Animated Series]] in the 1990s.

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* EnemyMine: William Stryker's crusade against Mutants provides the need for Magneto to team up with the X-Men to confront him. This was the first instance of an alliance between Magneto and the team, which would later lead to bigger repercussions down the road, including becoming a regular event on [[WesternAnimation/{{X-Men}} [[WesternAnimation/XMen X-Men: The Animated Series]] in the 1990s.
6th Sep '15 7:36:26 PM Anicomicgeek
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* WhatCouldHaveBeen: Neal Adams did about ten pages worth of pencil art, then was replaced for reasons.
11th Aug '15 8:14:37 AM Discar
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->~ '''Magneto'''

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->~ -->-- '''Magneto'''



* ArmorPiercingQuestion: Happens early on in the novel, with Kitty punching out a fellow student for coming down on the side of Stryker's crusade. When [[CoolBigSis Stevie Hunter]], her African-American dance instructor, tells her his rhetoric was "just words," Kitty responds with an enraged:
-->'''Kitty''': "What if he'd called me a '''nigger'''-lover, Stevie? Would you have been so damn tolerant '''then?!'''"

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* ArmorPiercingQuestion: ArmorPiercingQuestion:
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Happens early on in the novel, with Kitty punching out a fellow student for coming down on the side of Stryker's crusade. When [[CoolBigSis Stevie Hunter]], her African-American dance instructor, tells her his rhetoric was "just words," Kitty responds with an enraged:
-->'''Kitty''': "What --->'''Kitty''': What if he'd called me a '''nigger'''-lover, Stevie? Would you have been so damn tolerant '''then?!'''"'''then?!'''



-->Magneto: Sheath your claws, Wolverine. Magneto is here as a friend...and, if you'll have me, an ally.

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-->Magneto: -->'''Magneto:''' Sheath your claws, Wolverine. Magneto is here as a friend...and, if you'll have me, an ally.
9th Feb '15 12:57:58 AM alchixinren
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* OffModel: In the one critical panel where Stryker points at Nightcrawler and denounces his "inhumanity", Brent Anderson forgets to draw his tail - a point which he specifically mentions in the notes for the re-release.



* WhatCouldHaveBeen: NealAdams did about ten pages worth of pencil art, then was replaced for reasons.

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* WhatCouldHaveBeen: NealAdams Neal Adams did about ten pages worth of pencil art, then was replaced for reasons.
14th May '14 8:02:02 AM DesertDragon
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A story first published in 1982, ''God Loves, Man Kills'' is one of the most famous ''Comicbook/{{X-Men}}'' stories from the Claremont period. Writing in the midst of the rise of televangelists of the 1980s, Creator/ChrisClaremont and artist Brent Anderson presented a story with a new foe for the X-Men who stood out from previous villains: the Reverend William Stryker, a SinisterMinister who believes mutants are demons from hell that must be completely eradicated.

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A story GraphicNovel first published in 1982, ''God Loves, Man Kills'' is one of the most famous ''Comicbook/{{X-Men}}'' stories from the Claremont period. Writing in the midst of the rise of televangelists of the 1980s, Creator/ChrisClaremont and artist Brent Anderson presented a story with a new foe for the X-Men who stood out from previous villains: the Reverend William Stryker, a SinisterMinister who believes mutants are demons from hell that must be completely eradicated.
7th May '14 7:43:52 AM SeptimusHeap
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* ColdBloodedTorture: Magneto does... something to the Purifiers to make them tell the X-Men of Stryker's plans. Only [[TheMessiah Nightcrawler]] provides objection to it. Also a case of BadGuysDoTheDirtyWork. Nightcrawler averts this when he takes his own prisoner (Stryker's brainwashing expert), preferring instead to use threats and his own demonic looks to intimidate the man.

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* ColdBloodedTorture: Magneto does... something to the Purifiers to make them tell the X-Men of Stryker's plans. Only [[TheMessiah [[AllLovingHero Nightcrawler]] provides objection to it. Also a case of BadGuysDoTheDirtyWork. Nightcrawler averts this when he takes his own prisoner (Stryker's brainwashing expert), preferring instead to use threats and his own demonic looks to intimidate the man.
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