History ComicBook / Millennium

4th Oct '15 2:55:15 PM StFan
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* HeroWithBadPublicity: Completely inverted. Because the public had been temporarily turned against the heroes of Earth by ComicBook/{{Darkseid}} during last year's ''ComicBook/{{Legends}}'' crossover, during the events of ''Millennium'', the [[GenreSavvy majority of the public refuse to believe the Manhunters' attempts to discredit]] Earth's heroes and the Guardians. In fact, many of them act extremely trusting in [[TheAtoner order to compensate for letting Darkseid hoodwink them.]]
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* HeroWithBadPublicity: Completely inverted. Because the public had been temporarily turned against the heroes of Earth by ComicBook/{{Darkseid}} during last year's ''ComicBook/{{Legends}}'' ''ComicBook/{{Legends|DC}}'' crossover, during the events of ''Millennium'', the [[GenreSavvy majority of the public refuse to believe the Manhunters' attempts to discredit]] Earth's heroes and the Guardians. In fact, many of them act extremely trusting in [[TheAtoner order to compensate for letting Darkseid hoodwink them.]]
21st Sep '15 5:33:54 PM TitoMosquito
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Often considered among the worst of DC's crossovers, due to a variety of factors, but mainly because of a confusing number of tie-ins (56 issues!), blatant and inexplicable retcons, and a group of [[TheChosenOne Chosen Ones]] that were largely unlikable ethnic stereotypes. Its SpinOff, ComicBook/TheNewGuardians, didn't get much better, but [[NarmCharm at least]] featured Snowflame, a villain who got his powers from cocaine use, and The Hemo-Goblin, a vampire who gave people AIDS when he bit them.
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Often considered among the worst of DC's crossovers, due to a variety of factors, but mainly because of a confusing number of tie-ins (56 issues!), blatant and inexplicable retcons, and a group of [[TheChosenOne Chosen Ones]] that were largely unlikable ethnic stereotypes. Its SpinOff, ComicBook/TheNewGuardians, ''ComicBook/TheNewGuardians'', didn't get much better, but [[NarmCharm at least]] featured Snowflame, a villain who got his powers from cocaine use, and The Hemo-Goblin, a vampire who gave people AIDS when he bit them.
16th Sep '14 8:07:41 AM VicGeorge2011
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* CallForward: The ''[[ComicBook/AllStarSquadron Young All-Stars]]''' crossover, where the Green Lantern was guided by his ring to save three individuals who would become the parents and grandparent of three individuals that would be candidates for The New Guardians.
21st Aug '14 9:40:46 AM Anicomicgeek
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* CaptainEthnic: What most of The Chosen turned out to be in the end (and the major complaint about the series.) The worst example might be the Latino Gay Man (with AIDS) who transforms into... the sorcerer Extraño (Spanish for "Strange".)
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* CaptainEthnic: What most of The Chosen turned out to be in the end (and the major complaint about the series.) The worst example might be the Gregorio De La Vega, a Latino Gay Man (with AIDS) AIDS), who transforms into... the sorcerer Extraño (Spanish for "Strange".)
21st Aug '14 9:38:01 AM Anicomicgeek
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* HeroWithBadPublicity: Completely inverted. Because the public had been temporarily turned against the heroes of Earth by ComicBook/{{Darkseid}} during last year's ''ComicBook/{{Legends}}'' crossover, during the events of ''Millennium'', the [[GenreSavvy majority of the public refuse to believe the Manhunters' attempts to discredit]] Earth's heroes and the Guardians. In fact many of them act extremely trusting in [[TheAtoner order to compensate for letting Darkseid hoodwink them.]]
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* HeroWithBadPublicity: Completely inverted. Because the public had been temporarily turned against the heroes of Earth by ComicBook/{{Darkseid}} during last year's ''ComicBook/{{Legends}}'' crossover, during the events of ''Millennium'', the [[GenreSavvy majority of the public refuse to believe the Manhunters' attempts to discredit]] Earth's heroes and the Guardians. In fact fact, many of them act extremely trusting in [[TheAtoner order to compensate for letting Darkseid hoodwink them.]]

* PsychicBlockDefense: ComicBook/TheSpectre has great difficulty taking on the Manhunters because they have defenses in place against mystical manipulation. [[spoiler: He manages to break through eventually of course, he is ComicBook/TheSpectre after all.]] * RapeIsASpecialKindOfEvil: In the ComicBook/YoungAllStars tie-in Nazi supervillain Baron Blitzkrieg tells his troops not to rape a woman they captured because such behavior was unbecoming of Third Reich soldiers.
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* PsychicBlockDefense: ComicBook/TheSpectre has great difficulty taking on the Manhunters because they have defenses in place against mystical manipulation. [[spoiler: He manages to break through eventually eventually, of course, course; he is ComicBook/TheSpectre after all.]] * RapeIsASpecialKindOfEvil: In the ComicBook/YoungAllStars tie-in Nazi supervillain supervillain, Baron Blitzkrieg tells his troops not to rape a woman they captured because such behavior was unbecoming of Third Reich soldiers.

** However, the Comicbook/{{Legion of Super-Heroes}} crossover indicated that there was no trace of the Guardians then. Considering what happened with their series, its probably for the best.
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** However, the Comicbook/{{Legion of Super-Heroes}} crossover indicated that there was no trace of the Guardians then. Considering what happened with their series, its it's probably for the best.
21st Aug '14 9:23:50 AM Anicomicgeek
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* DoesntLikeGuns: Averted in the Batman tie-ins. While Batman abhors using guns on humans he has absolutely no problem with delivering a shotgun blast in the face to an alien robot. Robin also uses a gun to lay down suppressing fire when the robot's human agents try to rush him, although he is careful to not actually hit anybody.
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* DoesntLikeGuns: Averted in the Batman tie-ins. While Batman abhors using guns on humans humans, he has absolutely no problem with delivering a shotgun blast in the face to an alien robot. Robin also uses a gun to lay down suppressing fire when the robot's human agents try to rush him, although he is careful to not actually hit anybody.

* EvenEvilHasStandards: During his appearance in ''ComicBook/SecretOrigins'' the Manhunter Grandmaster expresses displeasure at the idea that the Axis powers might win UsefulNotes/WorldWarII. * ForTheEvulz: Why did the Manhunters want to prevent the next generation of Guardians? Out of spite, apparently (they were once the Guardians' enforcers, but were replaced by the more merciful [[Franchise/GreenLantern Green Lantern Corps.)
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* EvenEvilHasStandards: During his appearance in ''ComicBook/SecretOrigins'' ''ComicBook/SecretOrigins'', the Manhunter Grandmaster expresses displeasure at the idea that the Axis powers might win UsefulNotes/WorldWarII. * ForTheEvulz: Why did the Manhunters want to prevent the next generation of Guardians? Out of spite, apparently (they were once the Guardians' enforcers, but were replaced by the more merciful [[Franchise/GreenLantern Green Lantern Corps.Corps]].)
21st Aug '14 9:17:02 AM Anicomicgeek
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Often considered among the worst of DC's crossovers, due to a variety of factors, but mainly because of a confusing number of tie-ins (56 issues!), blatant and inexplicable retcons, and a group of [[TheChoseOne Chosen Ones]] that were largely unlikable ethnic stereotypes. Its SpinOff, ComicBook/TheNewGuardians, didn't get much better, but [[NarmCharm at least]] featured Snowflame, a villain who got his powers from cocaine use, and The Hemo-Goblin, a vampire who gave people AIDS when he bit them.
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Often considered among the worst of DC's crossovers, due to a variety of factors, but mainly because of a confusing number of tie-ins (56 issues!), blatant and inexplicable retcons, and a group of [[TheChoseOne [[TheChosenOne Chosen Ones]] that were largely unlikable ethnic stereotypes. Its SpinOff, ComicBook/TheNewGuardians, didn't get much better, but [[NarmCharm at least]] featured Snowflame, a villain who got his powers from cocaine use, and The Hemo-Goblin, a vampire who gave people AIDS when he bit them.
21st Aug '14 9:15:54 AM Anicomicgeek
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''Millennium'' was a DC Comics [[CrisisCrossover crossover]] miniseries published in the year 1988... twelve years before the actual millennium change. The basic concept was that the [[GuardianOfTheMultiverse Guardians Of The Universe]] chose ten humans to father the next race that will take over their duties, and they ask Earth's heroes to protect them from the Manhunters, a race of [[RidiculouslyHumanRobots androids]] with a grudge against the Guardians. Things get more complicated when it turns out that the Manhunters have infiltrated the personal lives of all of the heroes. Often considered among the worst of DC's crossovers, due to a variety of factors, but mainly because of a confusing number of tie-ins (56 issues!), blatant and inexplicable retcons, and a group of Chosen Ones that were largely unlikable ethnic stereotypes. Its SpinOff, ComicBook/TheNewGuardians, didn't get much better, but [[NarmCharm at least]] featured Snow Flame, a villain who got his powers from cocaine use, and The Hemo-Goblin, a vampire who gave people AIDS when he bit them.
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''Millennium'' was a DC Comics Creator/DCComics [[CrisisCrossover crossover]] miniseries published in the year 1988... twelve years before the actual millennium change. The basic concept was that the [[GuardianOfTheMultiverse Guardians Of The Universe]] chose ten humans to father the next race that will take over their duties, and they ask Earth's heroes to protect them from the Manhunters, a race of [[RidiculouslyHumanRobots androids]] with a grudge against the Guardians. Things get more complicated when it turns out that the Manhunters have infiltrated the personal lives of all of the heroes. Often considered among the worst of DC's crossovers, due to a variety of factors, but mainly because of a confusing number of tie-ins (56 issues!), blatant and inexplicable retcons, and a group of [[TheChoseOne Chosen Ones Ones]] that were largely unlikable ethnic stereotypes. Its SpinOff, ComicBook/TheNewGuardians, didn't get much better, but [[NarmCharm at least]] featured Snow Flame, Snowflame, a villain who got his powers from cocaine use, and The Hemo-Goblin, a vampire who gave people AIDS when he bit them.

** The second ComicBook/BatmanAndTheOutsiders tie-in features the Outsiders defending the underground kingdom of Abyssia from the Manhunters.
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** The second ComicBook/BatmanAndTheOutsiders ''[[ComicBook/BatmanAndTheOutsiders Outsiders]]'' tie-in features the Outsiders defending the underground kingdom of Abyssia from the Manhunters.

* CaptainEthnic: What most of The Chosen turned out to be in the end (and the major complaint about the series.) ** The worst example might be the Latino Gay Man (with AIDS) who transforms into... the sorcerer Extraño (Spanish for "Strange".)
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* CaptainEthnic: What most of The Chosen turned out to be in the end (and the major complaint about the series.) ** ) The worst example might be the Latino Gay Man (with AIDS) who transforms into... the sorcerer Extraño (Spanish for "Strange".)

* DeepCoverAgent: Every comic published at the time was [[ExecutiveMeddling forced to reveal]] that one member of the cast was a Manhunter spy, never mind how much sense it made. Example: in Superman's case, the ''entire'' population of Series/{{Smallville}}! (via MindControl.)
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* DeepCoverAgent: Every comic published at the time was [[ExecutiveMeddling forced to reveal]] that one member of the cast was a Manhunter spy, never mind how much sense it made. Example: in Superman's Franchise/{{Superman}}'s case, the ''entire'' population of Series/{{Smallville}}! Smallville! (via MindControl.)

* EvenEvilHasStandards: During his appearance in ''SecretOrigins'' the Manhunter Grandmaster expresses displeasure at the idea that the Axis powers might win UsefulNotes/WorldWarII. * ForTheEvulz: Why did the Manhunters want to prevent the next generation of Guardians? Out of spite, apparently (they were once the Guardians' enforcers but were replaced by the more merciful GreenLanternCorps.) * HeroWithBadPublicity: Completely inverted. Because the public had been temporarily turned against the heroes of Earth by ComicBook/{{Darkseid}} during last year's "Legends" crossover, during the events of Millennium the [[GenreSavvy majority of the public refuse to believe the Manhunters' attempts to discredit]] Earth's heroes and the Guardians. In fact many of them act extremely trusting in [[TheAtoner order to compensate for letting Darkseid hoodwink them.]]
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* EvenEvilHasStandards: During his appearance in ''SecretOrigins'' ''ComicBook/SecretOrigins'' the Manhunter Grandmaster expresses displeasure at the idea that the Axis powers might win UsefulNotes/WorldWarII. * ForTheEvulz: Why did the Manhunters want to prevent the next generation of Guardians? Out of spite, apparently (they were once the Guardians' enforcers enforcers, but were replaced by the more merciful GreenLanternCorps.[[Franchise/GreenLantern Green Lantern Corps.) * HeroWithBadPublicity: Completely inverted. Because the public had been temporarily turned against the heroes of Earth by ComicBook/{{Darkseid}} during last year's "Legends" ''ComicBook/{{Legends}}'' crossover, during the events of Millennium ''Millennium'', the [[GenreSavvy majority of the public refuse to believe the Manhunters' attempts to discredit]] Earth's heroes and the Guardians. In fact many of them act extremely trusting in [[TheAtoner order to compensate for letting Darkseid hoodwink them.]]

* MagiBabble: The speech given by the Guardian to the Chosen, trying to sound very profound but being {{Narm}} instead.
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* MagiBabble: The speech given by the Guardian to the Chosen, trying to sound very profound profound, but being {{Narm}} instead.

* OmniscientMoralityLicense: During UsefulNotes/WorldWarII the Starheart forces [[Franchise/GreenLantern Alan Scott]] to take actions that are moderately destructive to the Allied war effort in order to make sure the ancestors of the Chosen are not killed before they procreate.
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* OmniscientMoralityLicense: During UsefulNotes/WorldWarII UsefulNotes/WorldWarII, the Starheart forces [[Franchise/GreenLantern Alan Scott]] to take actions that are moderately destructive to the Allied war effort in order to make sure the ancestors of the Chosen are not killed before they procreate.

* RapeIsASpecialKindOfEvil: In the YoungAllStars tie-in Nazi supervillain Baron Blitzkrieg tells his troops not to rape a woman they captured because such behavior was unbecoming of Third Reich soldiers.
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* RapeIsASpecialKindOfEvil: In the YoungAllStars ComicBook/YoungAllStars tie-in Nazi supervillain Baron Blitzkrieg tells his troops not to rape a woman they captured because such behavior was unbecoming of Third Reich soldiers.
1st Feb '14 2:57:06 PM LadyMomus
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Often considered among the worst of DC's crossovers, due to a variety of factors, but mainly because of a confusing number of tie-ins (56 issues!), blatant and inexplicable retcons, and a group of Chosen Ones that were largely unlikable ethnic stereotypes. Its SpinOff, TheNewGuardians, didn't get much better, but [[NarmCharm at least]] featured Snow Flame, a villain who got his powers from cocaine use, and The Hemo-Goblin, a vampire who gave people AIDS when he bit them.
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Often considered among the worst of DC's crossovers, due to a variety of factors, but mainly because of a confusing number of tie-ins (56 issues!), blatant and inexplicable retcons, and a group of Chosen Ones that were largely unlikable ethnic stereotypes. Its SpinOff, TheNewGuardians, ComicBook/TheNewGuardians, didn't get much better, but [[NarmCharm at least]] featured Snow Flame, a villain who got his powers from cocaine use, and The Hemo-Goblin, a vampire who gave people AIDS when he bit them.

** Also, WonderWoman spends some time in Tartarus during her tie-ins. ** The second BatmanAndTheOutsiders tie-in features the Outsiders defending the underground kingdom of Abyssia from the Manhunters.
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** Also, WonderWoman Franchise/WonderWoman spends some time in Tartarus during her tie-ins. ** The second BatmanAndTheOutsiders ComicBook/BatmanAndTheOutsiders tie-in features the Outsiders defending the underground kingdom of Abyssia from the Manhunters.

** The worst example might be the Latino Gay Man (with Aids) who transforms into... the sorcerer Extraño (Spanish for "Strange".)
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** The worst example might be the Latino Gay Man (with Aids) AIDS) who transforms into... the sorcerer Extraño (Spanish for "Strange".)

* DeepCoverAgent: Every comic published at the time was [[ExecutiveMeddling forced to reveal]] that one member of the cast was a Manhunter spy, never mind how much sense it made. Example: in Superman's case, the ''entire'' population of {{Smallville}}! (via MindControl.) ** The [[WonderWoman Greek god of nature, Pan]], turned out to have been replaced by an alien robot, too.
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* DeepCoverAgent: Every comic published at the time was [[ExecutiveMeddling forced to reveal]] that one member of the cast was a Manhunter spy, never mind how much sense it made. Example: in Superman's case, the ''entire'' population of {{Smallville}}! Series/{{Smallville}}! (via MindControl.) ** The [[WonderWoman [[Franchise/WonderWoman Greek god of nature, Pan]], turned out to have been replaced by an alien robot, too.

* EvenEvilHasStandards: During his appearance in ''SecretOrigins'' the Manhunter Grandmaster expresses displeasure at the idea that the Axis powers might win WorldWarII.
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* EvenEvilHasStandards: During his appearance in ''SecretOrigins'' the Manhunter Grandmaster expresses displeasure at the idea that the Axis powers might win WorldWarII.UsefulNotes/WorldWarII.

* HeroWithBadPublicity: Completely inverted. Because the public had been temporarily turned against the heroes of Earth by {{Darkseid}} during last year's "Legends" crossover, during the events of Millennium the [[GenreSavvy majority of the public refuse to believe the Manhunters' attempts to discredit]] Earth's heroes and the Guardians. In fact many of them act extremely trusting in [[TheAtoner order to compensate for letting Darkseid hoodwink them.]] * KryptoniteIsEverywhere: The Manhunters painted their ''entire homeworld'' yellow in case a GreenLantern found it.
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* HeroWithBadPublicity: Completely inverted. Because the public had been temporarily turned against the heroes of Earth by {{Darkseid}} ComicBook/{{Darkseid}} during last year's "Legends" crossover, during the events of Millennium the [[GenreSavvy majority of the public refuse to believe the Manhunters' attempts to discredit]] Earth's heroes and the Guardians. In fact many of them act extremely trusting in [[TheAtoner order to compensate for letting Darkseid hoodwink them.]] * KryptoniteIsEverywhere: The Manhunters painted their ''entire homeworld'' yellow in case a GreenLantern Franchise/GreenLantern found it.

* OmniscientMoralityLicense: During WorldWarTwo the Starheart forces [[GreenLantern Alan Scott]] to take actions that are moderately destructive to the Allied war effort in order to make sure the ancestors of the Chosen are not killed before they procreate.
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* OmniscientMoralityLicense: During WorldWarTwo UsefulNotes/WorldWarII the Starheart forces [[GreenLantern [[Franchise/GreenLantern Alan Scott]] to take actions that are moderately destructive to the Allied war effort in order to make sure the ancestors of the Chosen are not killed before they procreate.

* PsychicBlockDefense: TheSpectre has great difficulty taking on the Manhunters because they have defenses in place against mystical manipulation. [[spoiler: He manages to break through eventually of course, he is TheSpectre after all.]]
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* PsychicBlockDefense: TheSpectre ComicBook/TheSpectre has great difficulty taking on the Manhunters because they have defenses in place against mystical manipulation. [[spoiler: He manages to break through eventually of course, he is TheSpectre ComicBook/TheSpectre after all.]]

* RefusedTheCall: [[GreenLantern Tom Kalmaku]] decides at the last minute that he doesn't want to be one of the Chosen.
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* RefusedTheCall: [[GreenLantern [[Franchise/GreenLantern Tom Kalmaku]] decides at the last minute that he doesn't want to be one of the Chosen.
1st Oct '13 6:00:29 PM TitoMosquito
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* EvenEvilHasStandards: During his appearance in SecretOrigins the Manhunter Grandmaster expresses displeasure at the idea that the Axis powers might win WorldWarII.
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* EvenEvilHasStandards: During his appearance in SecretOrigins ''SecretOrigins'' the Manhunter Grandmaster expresses displeasure at the idea that the Axis powers might win WorldWarII.
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