History ComicBook / JonahHex

10th Sep '16 12:30:30 AM WanderingBrowser
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* TimeTravel: As mentioned elsewhere, Jonah has traveled in time in various stories. It's also been used for several cross-overs outside of comic book media, such as his involvement in a time-travel story in the ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague'' 90s cartoon, or his connection to time-traveler Rip Hunter in 2016's ''Series/LegendsOfTomorrow''.



* TwoFaced: Jonah's iconic scars, which hideously mutilate his right cheek, though exactly how badly it does so varies depending on the artist. Exposed teeth and a blind, milky eye are common.



* WeirdWest: The three Vertigo mini-series were this, as they included things like Voodoo, humanoid tentacle monsters from time before man and Native American bear spirits.

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* WeirdWest: The three Vertigo mini-series were this, as they included things like functioning Voodoo, humanoid tentacle monsters from time before man man, and Native American bear spirits.spirits.
** There's also the TimeTravel escapades.
17th Aug '16 7:37:01 AM Chabal2
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* BodyHorror: Tallulah Black was scarred so badly that even hardened bandits (one of whom raped his own sister) suffered TheLoinsSleepTonight rather than rape her.



** Hex comes across a fair few opportunities to settle down, but refuses each and every one in favor of his lonely bounty hunting lifestyle.

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** Hex comes across a fair few opportunities to settle down, but refuses each and every one in favor of his lonely bounty hunting lifestyle. In one case, he got as far as building a cabin only to set it on fire by the end of the arc.



* CallingTheOldManOut: Subverted in the final story with Jonah's father, where instead of TheReasonYouSuckSpeech expected by Woodson, Jonah waits for him to be ambushed and [[spoiler:shot in the gut before telling him "I came here to watch you die".]] Woodson alternates between explaining it was ToughLove and self-pity.



* CircusEpisode: Jonah joins a travelling circus as a trick shooter in #15 of the original series.

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* CircusEpisode: Jonah joins a travelling circus as a trick shooter in #15 of the original series. In the second, he has run-ins with a CircusOfFear.



* TheDogBitesBack: [[spoiler:Chako]] gets told to go away one time too many, leading him to betray Jonah and get shot in return.



* EvenEvilHasStandards: Jonah's father won't win any awards for parenting anytime soon, but he joins a manhunt for a pedophile and helps torture him to death.



* TheFundamentalist: [[spoiler:Tallulah's]] unborn child is beaten out of her by a religious fundamentalist who thinks children born out of wedlock are a sin, then claims she's doing the Lord's work.
* GatlingGood: Early Gatling guns occasionally appear, in Jonah's hands or villains'.



* MemeticBadass: Jonah, InUniverse. [[MeaningfulName "Tall Tales"]] has kids discussing his fabled feats like killing ten men with one ricocheting bullet, then get to meet him. He certainly lives up to their expectations.



* TheNativeRival: Jonah's saving of the Apache chief he was sold into slavery to earned him this trope.

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* TheNativeRival: Jonah's saving of the Apache chief he was sold into slavery to earned him this trope.trope with the chief's son Noh Tante.



* PayEvilUntoEvil: Some stories have Jonah as a borderland VillainProtagonist, where this trope ends up being invoked.

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* PayEvilUntoEvil: PayEvilUntoEvil:
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Some stories have Jonah as a borderland VillainProtagonist, where this trope ends up being invoked.invoked.
** Woodson takes part in the torture and mutilation of a pedophile child murderer.



* RecycledPlot: The first story of the first and second series has Jonah sent to look for a rich man's son, who's been kidnapped and forced into pit fights by carnies (against other kids in the first, dogs in the second). In both cases, the kid dies and Jonah returns the corpse to the family, having ensured the KarmicDeath of the kidnappers (forcing them to fight on a clifftop/eaten alive by pit dogs).



* StillWearingTheOldColors: Jonah still wears his Confederate Army uniform.

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* StillWearingTheOldColors: Jonah still wears his Confederate Army uniform. One story believes this is done on purpose, so as to get people to stay away.


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* ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill: One story has a montage of Jonah taking out a long list of criminals. One of them ends up opening the outhouse door to find a cannon pointing at him.
2nd Aug '16 11:52:27 PM foxley
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* BloodSport: In ''All-Star Western'' #7-9, ComicBook/JonahHex gets involved in an underground pit fights in New Orleans where the battles are to the death.

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* BloodSport: In ''All-Star Western'' #7-9, ComicBook/JonahHex Jonah gets involved in an underground pit fights in New Orleans where the battles are to the death.
2nd Aug '16 11:51:50 PM foxley
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* BloodSport: In ''All-Star Western'' #7-9, ComicBook/JonahHex gets involved in an underground pit fights in New Orleans where the battles are to the death.
2nd Aug '16 11:44:45 PM foxley
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* ArmedLegs: In ''All-Star Western'' #7-9, Jonah battles an organisation called August 7. One of its most dangerous members is Z.C. Branke; a gladiator who fights with blades mounted on her ankles like a gamecock's spurs.
2nd Aug '16 1:20:56 PM MelancholicMonkey
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Jonah has a rather grim background. Raised with unrelenting abuse from his drunken father, the boy was sold to a Native American tribe, until he came of age and joined the Confederate forces in UsefulNotes/TheAmericanCivilWar. Deciding to resign his commission after the Emancipation Proclamation was signed, he inadvertently left clues to his old unit which led to it being found by Union forces. Wrongly accused as a traitor, Hex left on his own, unwanted by either side even while he still wore his gray Confederate officer's uniform.

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Jonah has a rather grim background. Raised with unrelenting abuse from his drunken father, the boy was sold to a Native American tribe, until he came of age and joined the Confederate forces in UsefulNotes/TheAmericanCivilWar. Hex was appointed an officer as a result of his repeated success in battle. Deciding to resign his commission after the Emancipation Proclamation was signed, he inadvertently left clues to his old unit which led to it being found by Union forces. Wrongly accused as a traitor, Hex left on his own, unwanted by either side even while he still wore his gray Confederate officer's uniform.
1st Jul '16 7:09:02 PM foxley
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* MolotovCocktail: In "Weird Western Tales'' #31, the [=McCandless=] gang try to burn Jonah and the sheriff out of the sheriff's house with a barrage of kerosene bombs. Jonah and sheriff turn the tables of them, first of all by shooting the bottles while the gang members are holding them, and them flinging some of the remaining bombs at other gang members and shooting them while they are in the air.
23rd Jun '16 1:12:11 AM foxley
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* EyepatchOfPower: Among thee many scars that Tallulah Black bears is a missing left eye, which she covers with an eyepatch.

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* EyepatchOfPower: Among thee the many scars that Tallulah Black bears is a missing left eye, which she covers with an eyepatch.eyepatch.
* FakinMacGuffin: In #9 and #10 of the original series, {{Bandito}} el Papagayo forces Jonah to aid him in a raid on a Mexican fortress in Veracruz to steal a store of gold bars. After a series of double-crosses that have left almost everyone except Jonah dead, Jonah is caught outside with the gold during a storm. The rain washes the gold paint off the bars, revealing them to be worthless. It turns out the Mexican government had secretly removed the gold from the fortress several days before the raid, leaving behind the fake gold as a distraction.
23rd Jun '16 1:05:34 AM foxley
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* CutHimselfShaving

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* CutHimselfShavingCutHimselfShaving: Jonah's various explanations for his facial scars , which range from "cut myself shaving" to "chigger bite" to "my toothpick slipped".



* FastestGunInTheWest: Jonah has this reputation, though (in some issues) his own view is similar to Will Munny of Unforgiven - it's not the fastest gun who wins, it's the man who can draw the fastest AND still remain accurate (which with Wild West revolvers is easier said than done) albeit in most cases, this is still him, of course.

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* FastestGunInTheWest: Jonah has this reputation, though (in some issues) his own view is similar to Will Munny of Unforgiven ''Film/{{Unforgiven}}'' - it's not the fastest gun who wins, it's the man who can draw the fastest AND still remain accurate (which with Wild West revolvers is easier said than done) albeit in most cases, this is still him, of course.
20th Jun '16 12:53:36 AM foxley
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* YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness: In #10 of the original series, el Papagayo has his men transport the stolen gold across a rickety rope bridge. When they have carried the majority of of it across, he cuts the bridge down while they are on it so he will not have to share the gold.
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