History ComicBook / PlasticMan

16th Mar '17 6:09:23 PM Skylite
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In his origin story, Plastic Man was "Eel" O'Brian, a gangster. One night while robbing a chemical company, things went awry as O'Brian was shot and fell into a vat of unknown chemicals; the rest of his gang abandoned him as they made their getaway. He managed to escape and was taken in by a monastery, where he recovered. The betrayal by his own men and the kindness of the monks inspired him to change his life, and he started using his newfound [[VoluntaryShapeshifting shapeshifting powers]] (he can change into anything he can imagine, but always retaining the same colors) to battle crime as "Plastic Man". He kept his SecretIdentity as O'Brian in order to infiltrate the underworld, but eventually joined the FBI.

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In his origin story, Plastic Man was Patrick "Eel" O'Brian, a gangster. One night while robbing a chemical company, things went awry as O'Brian was shot and fell into a vat of unknown chemicals; the rest of his gang abandoned him as they made their getaway. He managed to escape and was taken in by a monastery, where he recovered. The betrayal by his own men and the kindness of the monks inspired him to change his life, and he started using his newfound [[VoluntaryShapeshifting shapeshifting powers]] (he can change into anything he can imagine, but always retaining the same colors) to battle crime as "Plastic Man". He kept his SecretIdentity as O'Brian in order to infiltrate the underworld, but eventually joined the FBI.
24th Feb '17 6:22:34 PM AnotherGuy
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* BewareTheNiceOnes: Plas is ridiculed often, but in ''JLA'', he proved just how formidable he can be.

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* BewareTheNiceOnes: BewareTheSillyOnes: Plas is ridiculed often, but in ''JLA'', he proved just how formidable he can be.
8th Jan '17 3:01:39 AM JustTroper
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* SeductiveMummy: The villainess Disco Mummy, as the name implies, is an attractive disco-themed Aztec mummy.
3rd Jan '17 6:19:19 AM Lloigor
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As you can imagine, given the potential for zanyness of his powers, Plastic Man soon became more of a comedy series, especially after gaining a man named Woozy Winks as a {{sidekick}}. Many of his villains were even sillier, being parodies of ComicStrip/DickTracy criminals or having [[PunnyName pun-based names]].

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As you can imagine, given the potential for zanyness zaniness of his powers, Plastic Man soon became more of a comedy series, especially after gaining a man named Woozy Winks as a {{sidekick}}. Many of his villains were even sillier, being parodies of ComicStrip/DickTracy criminals or having [[PunnyName pun-based names]].



In this new version, Plastic Man was never rehabilitated by monks, and briefly considered suicide in the first issue because he considered himself no longer human, until he decided to become a hero instead. Woozy, meanwhile, was now a former mental patient who was quite content in his comfortable padded cell before he got booted out thanks to "something called 'Reaganomics.'" While it was slightly more mature, it was mature the way ''WesternAnimation/TheRenAndStimpyShow'' was more mature then ''WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes''.

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In this new version, Plastic Man was never rehabilitated by monks, and briefly considered suicide in the first issue because he considered himself no longer human, until he decided to become a hero instead. Woozy, meanwhile, was now a former mental patient who was quite content in his comfortable padded cell before he got booted out thanks to "something called 'Reaganomics.'" While it was slightly more mature, it was mature the way ''WesternAnimation/TheRenAndStimpyShow'' was more mature then than ''WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes''.



Kyle Baker wrote and illustrated an unashamedly cartoony series from 2004 to 2006, which was much loved by critics and ignored by everyone else. Bakerís series returned to the origin of the Jack Cole stories and mocked the ultra-seriousness of modern superhero comics.

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Kyle Baker wrote and illustrated an unashamedly cartoony series from 2004 to 2006, which was much loved much-loved by critics and ignored by everyone else. Bakerís series returned to the origin of the Jack Cole stories and mocked the ultra-seriousness of modern superhero comics.
28th Oct '16 1:52:37 PM nombretomado
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* EatingTheEnemy: The [[TheGoldenAgeOfComicBooks Golden Age]] ComicBook/PlasticMan villain Mister Aqua had the ability to turn into water. He was defeated when Plastic Man's sidekick, Woozy Winks, drank him.

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* EatingTheEnemy: The [[TheGoldenAgeOfComicBooks [[UsefulNotes/TheGoldenAgeOfComicBooks Golden Age]] ComicBook/PlasticMan villain Mister Aqua had the ability to turn into water. He was defeated when Plastic Man's sidekick, Woozy Winks, drank him.



* UsefulNotes/TheGoldenAgeOfComicBooks
6th Sep '16 11:39:07 AM ZombieAladdin
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In this new version, Plastic Man was never rehabilitated by monks, and briefly considered suicide in the first issue because he considered himself no longer human, until he decided to become a hero instead. Woozy, meanwhile, was now a former mental patient who was quite content in his comfortable padded cell before he got booted out thanks to "something called 'Reaganomics.'" While it was slightly more mature, it was mature the way "Ren and Stimpy" was more mature then "Loony Tunes."

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In this new version, Plastic Man was never rehabilitated by monks, and briefly considered suicide in the first issue because he considered himself no longer human, until he decided to become a hero instead. Woozy, meanwhile, was now a former mental patient who was quite content in his comfortable padded cell before he got booted out thanks to "something called 'Reaganomics.'" While it was slightly more mature, it was mature the way "Ren and Stimpy" ''WesternAnimation/TheRenAndStimpyShow'' was more mature then "Loony Tunes."
''WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes''.
28th Aug '16 6:55:43 PM AnotherGuy
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*** In an issue of JLA, Wonder Woman is at home, about to change her clothes, and suddenly turns and addresses the red and yellow light fixture on the wall: "If my body were the last thing you ever saw, would it be worth it?". Plas sheepishly departs.

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*** In an issue of JLA, Wonder Woman is at home, about to change her clothes, and [[http://i.stack.imgur.com/4OHRU.png suddenly turns and addresses addresses]] the red and yellow light fixture on the wall: "If my body were the last thing you ever saw, would it be worth it?". Plas sheepishly departs.
28th Aug '16 6:54:02 PM AnotherGuy
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** One in-story example: in a JLA issue, he posed as Big Barda's dress. It took the rest of the League to hold back her UnstoppableRage upon discovering.

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** One in-story example: in a JLA issue, [[http://static.comicvine.com/uploads/original/1/18993/664668-jla_33_2.jpg he posed as Big Barda's dress.dress]]. It took the rest of the League to hold back her UnstoppableRage upon discovering.
5th Aug '16 1:59:46 AM Psychadelico
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* WeaksauceWeakness: The Kyle Baker run gave him a few (high and especially low temperatures, [[HollywoodAcid acetone]], and ''[[OnlyLikeCanCutLike rubber bullets]]'') to keep his NighInvulnerability from becoming a story-breaker. None of these are shown to actually be deadly to him, [[SlapStick but they do hurt.]]

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* WeaksauceWeakness: The Kyle Baker run gave him a few (high few: high and especially low temperatures, [[HollywoodAcid acetone]], and ''[[OnlyLikeCanCutLike rubber bullets]]'') to keep his NighInvulnerability from becoming a story-breaker.bullets]]''. None of these are shown to actually be deadly to him, [[SlapStick but they do hurt.]]
5th Aug '16 1:57:36 AM Psychadelico
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** "Ew! You melted my butt!"

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** "Ew! "Ew... You melted my butt!"
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