History ComicBook / JonahHex

7th Apr '18 8:28:11 PM Malady
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** One clear example was the group that Jonah Hex once joined (against his will) called Five Warriors From Forever. The team was created by a time-based villain called Lord of Time and consisted of heroes from different historical periods, such as the Viking Prince (who is a viking), Black Pirate (who is, off course, a pirate), Miss Liberty (a vigilante from the American Revolution), and Enemy Ace (a WWI German pilot), and were gifted with various powers that allowed them to beat both the JusticeLeague and the Justice Society.

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** One clear example was the group that Jonah Hex once joined (against his will) called Five Warriors From Forever. The team was created by a time-based villain called Lord of Time and consisted of heroes from different historical periods, such as the Viking Prince (who is a viking), Black Pirate (who is, off course, a pirate), Miss Liberty (a vigilante from the American Revolution), and Enemy Ace (a WWI German pilot), and were gifted with various powers that allowed them to beat both the JusticeLeague ComicBook/JusticeLeague and the Justice Society.
14th Mar '18 7:09:20 AM Estvyk
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Jonah has a rather grim background. Raised with unrelenting abuse from his drunken father, the boy was sold as a slave to a Native American Apache tribe. Years passed and he saved the Apache chief from a puma. He was adopted by the chief as his own son, and the chief's real son grew to resent him. When the boys came of age, Jonah's adoptive brother left him for dead during their rite of passage, in the hands of an enemy tribe. Facing torture, Jonah was saved by white bounty hunters who massacred the tribe for their scalps, and shot him too after he objected to their killing of children.

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Jonah has a rather grim background. Raised with unrelenting abuse from his drunken father, the boy was sold as a slave to a Native American Apache tribe. Years passed and he saved the Apache chief from a puma. He was adopted by the chief as his own son, and the chief's real son grew to resent him. When the boys came of age, age and undertook their rite of passage, Jonah's adoptive brother left him for dead during their rite of passage, in the hands of an enemy tribe.tribe after deliberately getting him caught. Facing torture, Jonah was saved by white bounty hunters who massacred the tribe for their scalps, and shot him too after he objected to their killing of children.
14th Mar '18 7:01:03 AM Estvyk
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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.

Eventually, he was adopted by another Native American chief, but was challenged to a duel of honor by his jealous son who cheated in his favor. When Jonah was forced to kill him with a knife, the chief punished him by scarring his face, giving him the hideous "Mark of the Demon."

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Jonah has a rather grim background. Raised with unrelenting abuse from his drunken father, the boy was sold as a slave to a Native American tribe, until Apache tribe. Years passed and he saved the Apache chief from a puma. He was adopted by the chief as his own son, and the chief's real son grew to resent him. When the boys came of age age, Jonah's adoptive brother left him for dead during their rite of passage, in the hands of an enemy tribe. Facing torture, Jonah was saved by white bounty hunters who massacred the tribe for their scalps, and shot him too after he objected to their killing of children.

Somehow he survived, and made his way back to the white man's world. He became a scout for the US Army and eventually
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.

Eventually, he was adopted by another Native American chief, but was challenged returned to his old Apache tribe and called his brother out for his treachery. They were made to fight a duel of honor by with only [[AnAxeToGrind tomahawks]], but his jealous son who cheated in his favor. When brother had sabotaged Jonah's weapon and gloated about it with nobody else hearing. Jonah was forced to kill him with a knife, breaking the law, with no way of proving he had been cheated himself. The chief punished him by scarring branding his face, face with a heated tomahawk, giving him the hideous "Mark of the Demon."
22nd Feb '18 5:02:06 PM foxley
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* HandyFeet: In "Sawdust and Slow Death" in ''Jonah Hex'' #15 (original series), Jonah joins a circus and becomes the unwilling target of an armless knife-thrower who throws knives with his feet (possibly inspired by the silent movie ''Film/TheUnknown'').
15th Jan '18 4:03:43 AM moloch
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* GunsAkimbo: Jonah's trademark weapons are his twin massive Colt Dragoons.
* TheGunslinger: Jonah is the preeminent example in the DCU.



* WeirdWest: The three Vertigo mini-series were this, as they included things like functioning Voodoo, humanoid tentacle monsters from time before man, and Native American bear spirits.
** There's also the TimeTravel escapades.

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* WeirdWest: Despite debuting in ''Weird Western Tales'', most Jonah Hex tales aren't actually WeirdWest stories. The three Vertigo mini-series were this, a full-on example of this though, as they included things like functioning Voodoo, humanoid tentacle monsters from time before man, and Native American bear spirits.
** There's also the TimeTravel escapades.
spirits. That said, because they are part of Franchise/TheDCU, there's always a certain amount of WeirdWest potential in any story, and Jonah's [[TimeTravel time travelled]] at least twice, including spending a few years living in a post-apocalyptic future.
31st Dec '17 10:12:21 PM 64SuperNintendo
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* GodIsEvil : Jonah expresses this view on several occasions, believing that the kind, just God of Christianity is just a comforting delusion for those who don't know God's cruelty as well as he does.

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* GodIsEvil : GodIsEvil: Jonah expresses this view on several occasions, believing that the kind, just God of Christianity is just a comforting delusion for those who don't know God's cruelty as well as he does.
8th Dec '17 4:45:52 AM Farnham
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* SexSlave: Emmylou Hartley ended up as this when Indians attacked her family's wagon train. The only survivors of the attack were herself, her older sister and her cousin. Her sister shot herself with her husband's rifle rather than surrender, while her cousin was tortured to death when she refused a forced marriage with an Indian. With her cousin's fate in mind, Emmylou submitted, escaping her captors four years later and encountering Jonah Hex, who saved her from her pursuers.

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* SexSlave: Emmylou Hartley ended up as this when Indians attacked her family's wagon train. The only survivors of the attack massacre were herself, her older sister and her cousin. Her sister shot herself with her husband's rifle rather than surrender, while her cousin was tortured to death when she refused a forced marriage with an Indian. With her cousin's fate in mind, Emmylou submitted, escaping her captors four years later and encountering Jonah Hex, who saved her from her pursuers.
8th Dec '17 4:44:57 AM Farnham
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* SexSlave: Emmylou Hartley ended up as this when Indians attacked her family's wagon train. The only survivors of the attack were herself, her older sister and her cousin. Her sister shot herself with her husband's rifle rather than surrender, while her cousin was tortured to death when she refused a forced marriage with an Indian. With her cousin's fate in mind, Emmylou submitted, escaping her captors four years later and encountering Jonah Hex, who saved her from her pursuers.
27th Nov '17 8:31:46 AM Farnham
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* KavorkaMan: Jonah is as ugly as sin, and has little in the way of social skills, but has maintained relationships with some incredibly gorgeous women: White Fawn, Mei Ling, Stiletta, Gina Gold, Tall Bird, etc.

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* KavorkaMan: Jonah is as ugly as sin, and has little in the way of social skills, but has maintained relationships with some incredibly gorgeous women: White Fawn, Mei Ling, Emmylou Hartley, Adrian Sterling, Stiletta, Gina Gold, Tall Bird, etc.


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* StrongFamilyResemblance: Jason Hex, as an adult, is shown to resemble his father Jonah greatly (or, rather, Jonah before his face was disfigured) despite being half-"Celestial" (i.e., Chinese) on his mother's side.
9th Nov '17 2:13:50 PM foxley
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* MadASlave: Jonah's father sold him into slavery with an Apache tribe at the age of 13, in 1851.

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* MadASlave: MadeASlave: Jonah's father sold him into slavery with an Apache tribe at the age of 13, in 1851.
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