History ComicBook / Preacher

6th Jul '16 10:51:17 AM hullflyer
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** Starr's response to a [[SadistTeacher sadistic hand to hand combat instructor]] demanding to know how Starr would defeat him in unarmed combat? Starr [[CuttingTheKnot shoots him in the leg]] and responds that he never intends to ''be'' unarmed. Subverted in that over the course of the series, he frequently ''does'' find himself unarmed, and in big trouble - it would have been far more pragmatic to learn how deal with such a situation, which is why militaries still teach unarmed combat.

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** Starr's response to a [[SadistTeacher sadistic hand to hand combat instructor]] demanding to know how Starr would defeat him in unarmed combat? Starr [[CuttingTheKnot shoots him in the leg]] and responds that he never intends to ''be'' unarmed. Subverted in that over the course of the series, he frequently ''does'' find himself unarmed, and in big trouble - it would have been far more pragmatic to learn how to deal with such a situation, which is why militaries still teach unarmed combat.
18th Jun '16 9:18:15 AM Morgenthaler
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* TheArmiesOfHeaven: The Heavenly Host shows up, mostly at the end where they're slaughtered to an angel by the Saint of Killers. The story begins when one of the seraphim has sex with a succubus, birthing Genesis and starting the whole story.
11th Jun '16 5:46:45 AM pagad
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* EarthIsYoung: Literature/TheBible is literal truth, and the reason we have reason to believe otherwise is that [[GodIsFlawed God is desperate to be loved]]: If our lives are HellOnEarth and we don't have any reason to believe that God even ''exists'' but ''still'' love him anyway, then our love is such a sweet ego-boost in His eyes.
11th Jun '16 5:43:47 AM pagad
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* TheDreaded: The Saint of Killers absolutely terrifies everyone he comes into contact with, and with good reason. Up to and including ''[[spoiler: The Lord God Almighty]]''.
7th Jun '16 2:25:59 AM system
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6th Jun '16 12:35:08 PM katzanddogs
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* DepravedHomosexual: ''All'' the queer characters in the series are more or less depraved.

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* DepravedHomosexual: ''All'' of the queer gay characters in the series are more or less depraved.



* HeteronormativeCrusader: Discussed, with the main characters taking a very negative stand on this kind of behavior and certain villains being homophobic along with racist. Yet, at the same time, as mentioned throughout this page, homosexuals certainly aren't portrayed in a very flattering manner. But since almost ''no one'' is portrayed in a very flattering manner, this is pretty much par for the course.

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* HeteronormativeCrusader: Discussed, with the main characters taking a very negative stand on this kind of behavior and certain villains being homophobic along with racist. Yet, at the same time, as mentioned throughout this page, homosexuals gay people certainly aren't portrayed in a very flattering manner. But since almost ''no one'' is portrayed in a very flattering manner, this is pretty much par for the course.



** Homosexuality is always associated with mental illness, rape, exploitation or depravity. There are no healthy homosexuals in the whole series.

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** Homosexuality is always associated with mental illness, rape, exploitation or depravity. There are no healthy homosexuals gay people in the whole series.
30th May '16 12:57:13 PM GreyWriter
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** Jesse and Cassidy both share an immediate interest in whether or not someone prefers Stan and Ollie or Charlie Chaplin. Which is a very specific like or dislike to have in an era where silent movies were barely relevant anymore.

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** Jesse and Cassidy both share an immediate interest in whether or not someone prefers Stan Laurel and Ollie Hardy or Charlie Chaplin. Which is a very specific like or dislike to have in an era where silent movies were barely relevant anymore.
30th May '16 12:56:02 PM GreyWriter
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** At one point Tulip chats with a pleasant elderly bartender in an otherwise empty bar, and he mentions that he underwent chemical castration due to a mistake as he just happened to be in the hospital waiting room at the same time as a convicted pedophile with a very similar sounding last name, and he responded to that being called up. The problem is that the bartender consistently talks about it like it was a permanent and irreversible procedure without outright stating so. Chemical castration is a continuous treatment where the patient is given a drug which alters the body's hormone balance, with the most common method being an injection every three months. Plus, the bartender says he sued the city, got reparations and went through a divorce since this happened, which should have taken months in itself.

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** At one point Tulip Jesse and Tulip's friend Amy chats with a pleasant elderly bartender in an otherwise empty bar, and he mentions that he underwent chemical castration due to a mistake as he just happened to be in the hospital waiting room at the same time as a convicted pedophile with a very similar sounding last name, and he responded to that being called up. The problem is that the bartender consistently talks about it like it was a permanent and irreversible procedure without outright stating so. Chemical castration is a continuous treatment where the patient is given a drug which alters the body's hormone balance, with the most common method being an injection every three months. Plus, the bartender says he sued the city, got reparations and went through a divorce since this happened, which should have taken months in itself.



** Jesse and Cassidy both share an immediate interest in whether or not someone prefers Stan and Laurel or other silent movies [[note]]Was it Buster Keaton? Either him or Charlie Chaplin[[/note]]. Which is a very specific like or dislike to have in an era where silent movies were barely relevant anymore.

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** Jesse and Cassidy both share an immediate interest in whether or not someone prefers Stan and Laurel or other silent movies [[note]]Was it Buster Keaton? Either him Ollie or Charlie Chaplin[[/note]].Chaplin. Which is a very specific like or dislike to have in an era where silent movies were barely relevant anymore.
28th May '16 12:16:50 AM triscuitable
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** After the first quarter of the series or so, Jesse stops using the Word of God almost completely. He at first rationalizes it as not wanting to use it [[ComesGreatResponsibility for petty or selfish reasons]], then states that he just doesn't want to ''rely'' on it, given that its AchillesHeel makes it useless against prepared opponents. As a result, he often neglects to use it when he and his friends' lives are in danger, preferring instead to just fight it out and hope for the best. He even admits that he totally forgot about his power during one dicey situation.

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** After the first quarter of the series or so, Jesse stops using the Word of God almost completely. He at first rationalizes it as not wanting to use it [[ComesGreatResponsibility for petty or selfish reasons]], then states that he just doesn't want to ''rely'' on it, given that its AchillesHeel makes it useless against prepared opponents. As a result, he often neglects to use it when he and his friends' lives are in danger, preferring instead to just fight it out and hope for the best. He even admits that he totally forgot about his power during one dicey situation.


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*** [[InvokedTrope Invoked]] for laughs when Tulip asks him about his neglect to use the word after Jesse beat the entirety of les enfants du sang with his bare hands, prompting him to pause in-between smacking someone's face repeatedly into a tombstone:
--->'''Tulip''': "Why didn't you use the word?"
--->'''Jesse''': "...shit, I clean forgot all about it."
25th May '16 1:26:14 PM CaptainCrawdad
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* YouFailPharmacologyForever: When Tulip goes to a bar, she speaks to a barman who claims he was wrongfully chemically castrated (his name sounded similar to that of a pedophile). The thing is, he claims his testicles were rendered useless as if he was literally castrated. This does not work as one needs to be constantly chemically re-castrated in order for the effects to last. Given that this was written in the mid 90s, one could forgive Garth Ennis for not knowing this.
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