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23rd Jun '16 5:33:51 AM Pren
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* ShoutOut: There were 113 specials born. The protagonist - who was conceived at the exact moment of the Flash and is thus the 113th Special - is named John. In the Bible, John 1:13 reads: "Who were born not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God."

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There were 113 specials born. The protagonist - who was conceived at the exact moment of the Flash and is thus the 113th Special - is named John. In the Bible, John 1:13 reads: "Who were born not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God." "
** JMS throws in a couple nods to his previous work on ''Series/BabylonFive'', with the phrase "signs and portents," and the ability to kill someone by telekinetically crushing their carotid artery.
4th Mar '16 11:54:09 PM blackemperorexe
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** The Hero's ability is control of energy fields, supposedly minor and not of much use. He actually controls the power itself and is by far the deadliest.

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** The Hero's Poet's ability is control of energy fields, supposedly minor and not of much use. He actually controls the power itself and is by far the deadliest.



* PubertySuperPower: Averted for the most part as all of the "Specials" were taken around the age of six and most of them had their powers activated over the next few years, mostly triggered at need (e.g. falling off a floor caused some to fly). Then there were some whose powers weren't activated until adulthood such as Cathy. Elizabeth is one of the rare ones as her power just turned on one day in high school.

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* PubertySuperPower: Averted for the most part as all of the "Specials" were taken around the age of six and most of them had their powers activated over the next few years, mostly triggered at need (e.g. falling off a floor caused some to fly). Then there were some whose powers weren't activated until adulthood such as Cathy. Elizabeth Chandra is one of the rare ones as her power just turned on one day in high school.



* SeriesContinuityError: Chandra is stated to be unable to fly, even after the power increase at the end of volume 1, and is usually seen being carried by John or Randy. Except when the writer or artist forgets, and depicts her flying anyway.



* SoBeautifulItsACurse: Elizabeth has a power that she is seen by everyone as the most beautiful person they can imagine. This hurts her in that no one sees the real her, and sees her as their own object of lust. [[spoiler:Later she gets the power to inspire love instead of lust.]]

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* SoBeautifulItsACurse: Elizabeth Chandra has a power that she is seen by everyone as the most beautiful person they can imagine. This hurts her in that no one sees the real her, and sees her as their own object of lust. [[spoiler:Later she gets the power to inspire love instead of lust.]]


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* WhatKindOfLamePowerIsHeartAnyway: Paula Ramirez has the ability to sing beautifully in some manner that goes beyond her voice, almost like telepathically beaming beauty in to the brains of her listeners. Unlike every other Special important enough to have a name and appear in multiple issues right up to the end series, this ability is never used in any plot- or thematically-relevant or way.
4th Mar '16 11:37:24 PM blackemperorexe
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** ... except for [[spoiler: Joshua]], who misses out on the power increase because he doesn't feel he deserves it - there's a psychological component to the Specials' abilities that isn't clearly defined. Also [[spoiler: Cathy Jean]], who wasn't even aware that [[spoiler:she]] had powers in the first place; while everyone else is running around nigh-invincible, shrugging off machine-gun fire, [[spoiler: she gets killed by a single bullet.]]
5th Dec '14 5:18:33 AM ThallianGold
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** Oddly averted with more difficult math -- while 113 women in a small town being pregnant sounds like a large number, about 3.13% of women are pregnant at any time. Adding in the male half of the population, this comes to just over 8000 people in Pederson, and doesn't even account for multiple births.
23rd Nov '14 2:13:13 AM Aquila89
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* CorporateSponsoredSuperhero: Patriot.

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* CorporateSponsoredSuperhero: Patriot.Originally Patriot, who is sponsored by Nexus Corp. [[spoiler:Once he's freed from Critical Maas's mind control, his first movie is to quit and expose the unethical practices of Nexus Corp.]]
23rd Nov '14 2:09:46 AM Aquila89
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* KillEmAll: [[spoiler: At the end, all Specials are dead. The two most important non-Special characters also die.]]

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* KillEmAll: [[spoiler: At the end, all Specials are dead. The two most important non-Special characters - Dr. Welles and General Paulson - also die.]]
3rd Oct '14 3:04:00 PM Ares101
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* TheCape: Patriot set out to be this due to being a huge superhero fan, but it was the capeless Matthew Bright who better embodies the ideals of this kind of hero. He wanted to help people so badly that he got a fake identity in order to be a police officer, since Specials were banned from any government service. At one point an investigation into some bombings results in several fellow officers being trapped in a burning building. To use his powers to save them means exposing himself as a Special, losing his job and being subject to a media circus, as well as the scorn of his friends. Matthew's inner thoughts says it all.
-->'''Matthew:''' "I signed on to save lives. If I meant that, then I had to do what was necessary. Or it was all a lie. Whoever did this was smart, all right. Lead me on a wild goose-chase. And now my men are trapped inside the building I didn't search. I can't let them die. I refuse. Damn the exposure, '''I refuse'''.
19th Sep '14 12:00:24 PM morenohijazo
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* ImmunityDisability: One man's power is invulnerability from external harm--but this also leaves him highly insensitive to any form of touch, except on the back of his tongue, where he could still taste. He developed an eating disorder and became an indestructible obese man.
5th Sep '14 1:04:04 PM Chabal2
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* FeelNoPain: One of the Supers doesn't feel anything when he's hit (and is functionally invulnerable)... but on the other hand, he can't feel anything but taste, which is why he's obese.


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* NoSell: Subverted. One guy is completely invulnerable, but he's one of the first to be killed [[spoiler:by asphyxiation.]]
28th Aug '14 11:16:44 AM Aquila89
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* TimeSkip: 10 years between issue #8 and #9.
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