History ComicBook / NikolaiDante

13th Nov '16 10:17:33 AM CynicalBastardo
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* StrawFeminist: The nation of Amazonia runs on the notion that men are inferior. As such, men are second class citizens and the only reason Amazonia allies with the Tsar is so their soldiers can go out and kill men. As such, Nikolai is probably the worst choice of amabassador to the country, [[spoiler: though this doesn't stop their leader from eventually seducing him.]]
23rd Oct '16 7:35:12 AM EllaMegablast
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''Nikolai Dante'' is the eponymous hero of a comics series published in the weekly British science fiction anthology 2000 AD. Created by writer Robbie Morrison and artist Simon Fraser, Dante first appeared in 1997. Fraser was the primary artist for the first three years of the series, with support from artists such as Charlie Adlard, Henry Flint, Chris Weston and Andy Clarke. From 2000 the majority of the stories were painted by John Burns, until Fraser returned to the character in October 2006, when the two artists began to alternate on different stories. The current stories as of early 2012 have been confirmed by WordOfGod as the last arc of the series, The current Story called Sympathy for the Devil is its last.

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''Nikolai Dante'' is the eponymous hero of a comics series published in the weekly British science fiction anthology 2000 AD. Created by writer Robbie Morrison and artist Simon Fraser, Dante first appeared in 1997. Fraser was the primary artist for the first three years of the series, with support from artists such as Charlie Adlard, Henry Flint, Chris Weston and Andy Clarke. From 2000 the majority of the stories were painted by John Burns, until Fraser returned to the character in October 2006, when the two artists began to alternate on different stories. The current stories as of early 2012 have been confirmed by WordOfGod as the last arc of the series, The current Story called series; Sympathy for the Devil is its last.
last story.
15th Jun '16 6:16:13 PM Doug86
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* AnachronismStew: Nikolai's universe is apparently a combination of the far future and some part of pre-WorldWarOne.

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* AnachronismStew: Nikolai's universe is apparently a combination of the far future and some part of pre-WorldWarOne.pre-UsefulNotes/WorldWarI.
9th May '16 1:00:03 PM CynicalBastardo
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* EyepatchOfPower: Katarine Dante.

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* EyepatchOfPower: Katarine Dante. Although which eye [[DependingOnTheArtist depends on the artist]].
18th Apr '16 2:24:30 AM jormis29
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* ShoutOut: Several. Notably, narrators have included names like [[GeorgeLucas Georgi Lucasovich]] and [[FatherTed Edward Krilly]].

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* ShoutOut: Several. Notably, narrators have included names like [[GeorgeLucas [[Creator/GeorgeLucas Georgi Lucasovich]] and [[FatherTed [[Series/FatherTed Edward Krilly]].
12th Feb '16 10:44:56 AM CynicalBastardo
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* CatchPhrase: Nikolai has several:
** "Heroes/Honour be damned" tends be used when someone calls him a hero or tells him to act with honour.
** "I'm too cool to kill" is something of a BadassBoast when someone threatens him.
** He tends to introduce himself either as "[[BondJamesBond The name's Dante. Nikolai Dante]]" or "Dante's the name, X is the game."
** "Fuoco", "Diavolo" and "Bojemoi" are generally exclamations of surprise, though "Bojemoi" gets phased out after "The Courtship of Jena Makarov".


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* ChronicBackstabbingDisorder: The Countessa De Wynter will get various people to help her with heists and then try and have them killed.


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* CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass: Despite their [[DirtyCoward extreme cowardice]] and their reputation as the worst soldiers in the empire, Spatchcock and Flintlock manage to survive two revolutions and even save both Dante and Elena on different occasions. Even during the final battle against the Imperial army, they charge into the battle and distract Elizabeth Hawksmoore long enough for Elena to stick a grenade onto her.


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* PoweredArmor: The Order Of The Dragon wear massive powered suits of armour in battle. Both Richard and Elizabeth Hawksmoore, as heads of the Order, favour their signature battle armour. [[spoiler: Elena Kurakin finds a workaround thanks to Spatch and Flint and a grenade.]]
23rd Jan '16 9:14:53 PM nombretomado
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** Nikolai is at one point attacked by genetically engineered creatures called [[StrontiumDog Kreelers]].

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** Nikolai is at one point attacked by genetically engineered creatures called [[StrontiumDog [[ComicBook/StrontiumDog Kreelers]].
19th Dec '15 11:46:08 AM CynicalBastardo
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* OffWithHisHead: Due to a resurgence of swords and axes as battlefield weapons, decapitations are quite common occurrences in the strip. Notably, this happens to Lazarev at the end of his duel with Nikolai [[spoiler: and Papa Yeltsin by Dmitri/Arkaday]].
8th Dec '15 5:58:55 PM msq
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* GloriousMotherRussia: A somewhat twisted take on this trope, but the resurgent Russian Empire is not only a land of adventure. But also encompasses the ''entire planet'' by the the time the series takes place.



* GratuitousRussian: Given how most characters are actually Russian, it's justified.



* KlingonPromotion: The title of Tsar Of All The Russias seems to be passed over through revolution many, many times. Nikolai invokes this trope in Rudinshtein in order to save its people.

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* KlingonPromotion: The title of Tsar Of All The Russias seems to be passed over through revolution revolutions and rebellions many, many times. Nikolai invokes this trope in Rudinshtein in order to save its people.



* TheMafiya: The Russian aristocracy by and large trace their descent to the Mafiya clans that arose from the ashes of the Soviet Union. Elements of their code have thus endured as part of courtly tradition.



* OneWorldOrder: By the 27th Century, just about the entire planet is under direct or indirect Russian rule.

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* OneWorldOrder: By the 27th Century, just about the entire planet is under direct or indirect Russian rule. Although rebel groups still persist in what was once America.
3rd Dec '15 9:22:40 AM CynicalBastardo
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* ListOfTransgressions: In "The Memoirs Of Nikolai Dante", the Tsar is shown with a list of Nikolai's crimes, which describe him as a bandit, a brawler, a conman, a duellist, a thief [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking and a gigolo]].
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