History ComicBook / Starman

8th Nov '16 7:10:32 PM Morgenthaler
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* FightInTheNude: The Mist kidnaps, drugs, and rapes Jack, takes his clothes and his gear, and forces him to fight through a maze full of [[{{Mook}} mooks]]. [[BadAss He succeeds]].

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* FightInTheNude: The Mist kidnaps, drugs, and rapes Jack, takes his clothes and his gear, and forces him to fight through a maze full of [[{{Mook}} mooks]]. [[BadAss He succeeds]].succeeds.
27th Oct '16 12:57:14 PM morenohijazo
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* GravityIsPurple: Thom Kallor[=/=]Star Boy sometimes had purple effects show up when he used his gravity manipulation powers. His original costume was also primarily purple.
8th Sep '16 11:22:19 AM andersonh1
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* MillionairePlayboy: Ted Knight is filthy rich. He has no job, went to an exclusive prep school, has a butler to drive him around, and is never once seen working. He's described as "wealthy playboy Ted Grant". He outdoes Bruce Wayne in the RichIdiotWithNoDayJob category.

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* MillionairePlayboy: Ted Knight is filthy rich. He has no job, went to an exclusive prep school, has a butler to drive him around, and is never once seen working. He's described as "wealthy playboy Ted Grant". He outdoes Bruce Wayne in the RichIdiotWithNoDayJob category. Later on he's always seen doing something related to his astronomy hobby, but he clearly has all the time and funds that he needs to pursue that hobby.
8th Sep '16 11:16:44 AM andersonh1
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* Animorphism: One story involves a scientist who changes men into half-man, half beasts in order to make them better criminals. Starman himself is put through the process and ends up with a lion's head temporarily, though he's able to use the gravity rod to reverse the effects.

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* Animorphism: {{Animorphism}}: One story involves a scientist who changes men into half-man, half beasts in order to make them better criminals. Starman himself is put through the process and ends up with a lion's head temporarily, though he's able to use the gravity rod to reverse the effects.


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*{{Revival}}: An attempt was made in the Silver Age to revive Starman and Black Canary in the pages of the Brave and the Bold. Despite a couple of issues and some great Murphy Anderson art, the attempt did not catch fire.


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* StupidJetpackHitler: In one All-Star issue, Starman is in South America trying to figure out how the Nazis are bypassing the guards on mines that are producing ore vital to the war effort. The Nazis have developed a drill tank, that lets them tunnel right into the mines and steal whatever they like, with no one the wiser until Starman came along.


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** An All-Star story involves Starman traveling 500 years into the future to help retrieve portions of a bomb defense formula. Another has him travel into the past to try and help a man redeem his life and make up for past mistakes. Starman deals with time travel linked crimes in his own series, but actually travels in time as a member of the JSA.
20th Aug '16 9:38:23 PM Civanfan
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* AlienBlood: Mikaal's is green.



* CainAndAbel: [[spoiler:Matt and Barry O'Dare end up killing each other.]]



* DyingMomentOfAwesome: [[spoiler:Having contracted a fast-acting cancer from exposure to Dr. Phosphorus's powers, Ted knight decides he'd rather go out saving the city one last time.]]



* EvenEvilHasLovedOnes: Louie Soul, aka No Mercy was a psychopathic murderer whose relationship with his son switched between loving and abusive. Nevertheless, Frankie Soul is obsessed with avenging him.

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* EvenEvilHasLovedOnes: Louie Soul, aka No Mercy Mercy, was a psychopathic murderer whose relationship with his son switched between loving and abusive. Nevertheless, Frankie Soul is obsessed with avenging him.



* FaceDeathWithDignity: [[spoiler:Ted Knight convinces the Mist, who is in the middle of a VillainousBreakdown, to stand up and do this.]]



* GoOutWithaSmile: [[spoiler:Frankie Soul, having failed at avenging his father and knowing that Mikaal is going to kill him, just smiles, knowing he'd done his best.]]

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* GoOutWithaSmile: GoOutWithASmile: [[spoiler:Frankie Soul, having failed at avenging his father and knowing that Mikaal is going to kill him, just smiles, knowing he'd done his best.]]



* IHatePastMe: [[spoiler:The newly-resurrected Grundy]] is absolutely disgusted by his kind past self.



* JourneyToTheCenterOfTheMind: After [[spoiler: Good Grundy dies, Jack and his allies enter his mind to try and bring him back before [[TheNthDoctor one of his evil selves can take over]]. After a [[BattleInTheCenterOfTheMind brawl against those evil selves]], it turns out to have been AllForNothing. Cyrus Gold (the original personaility) prefers being evil and Good Grundy doesn't really ''want'' to fight himself.]]

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* JourneyToTheCenterOfTheMind: After [[spoiler: Good Grundy dies, Jack and his allies enter his mind to try and bring him back before [[TheNthDoctor one of his evil selves can take over]]. After a [[BattleInTheCenterOfTheMind brawl against those evil selves]], it turns out to have been AllForNothing. Cyrus Gold (the original personaility) personality) prefers being evil and Good Grundy doesn't really ''want'' to fight himself.]]



* TeleporterAccident: The Zeta Beam works, not by disappear-in-one-place-reappear-in-another teleporting, but by actually shooting its subject across 25 trillion miles of space at LudicrousSpeed. Normally it's perfectly safe (no, really!), but when Opal City has an absolutely impenetrable force field around it, and the Bodines attack Adam Strange and his jury-rigged Zeta Beam device...well, let's just say it's a good thing we don't see the results.

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* TeleporterAccident: The Zeta Beam works, not by disappear-in-one-place-reappear-in-another teleporting, but by actually shooting its subject across 25 trillion miles of space at LudicrousSpeed. Normally it's perfectly safe (no, really!), but when Opal City has an absolutely impenetrable force field around it, and the Bodines attack Adam Strange and his jury-rigged Zeta Beam device...well, let's just say it's a good thing [[GoryDiscretionShot we don't see the results.see]] exactly how Ms. Bodine became a widow.



* WriteBackToTheFuture: [[spoiler:While in 1951, Jack hides a note explaining who he and David really are in one of Ted's journals. It's unclear how much detail he went into (Ted seems surprised by things you'd think Jack would have included), but it does explain some of his actions and statements through out the series.]]

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* WriteBackToTheFuture: [[spoiler:While in 1951, Jack hides a note explaining who he and David really are in one of Ted's journals. It's unclear how much detail he went into (Ted seems surprised by things you'd think Jack would have included), but it does explain some of his actions and statements through out throughout the series.]]



* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: Mikaal is said to have mauve hair, though most of the time he just looks like comic-book-style redhead.

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* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: Mikaal is said to have mauve hair, though most of the time he just looks like a comic-book-style redhead.
20th Aug '16 9:15:05 AM Civanfan
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* AddledAddict: Mikaal's drug addiction in the 70's took a severe toll on his mind.



* EvenEvilHasLovedOnes: Louie Soul, aka No Mercy was a psychopathic murderer whose relationship with his son switched between loving and abusive. Nevertheless, Frankie Soul is obsessed with avenging him.



** [[spoiler:The Mist had been a soldier in World War I, and earned a medal for his bravery.]]



** '''Mikail Tomas''': the current Starman has a body which is specifically built for outer space. In addition to being able to fly and survive in a vacuum, he can project energy blasts.

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** '''Mikail '''Mikaal Tomas''': the current Starman has a body which is specifically built for outer space. In addition to being able to fly and survive in a vacuum, he can project energy blasts.



* FormerTeenRebel: Jack, owing to admitted neglect on Ted's part. As a youth he got into trouble with the police numerous times, and even broke into a pharmacy at one point (implying a drug problem). Although he's hardly a straight arrow as an adult, he's mostly grown out of it (and matures further throughout the series).

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* FormerTeenRebel: Jack, owing to admitted neglect on Ted's part. As a youth he got into trouble with the police numerous times, and even broke into a pharmacy at one point (implying a drug problem). Although he's hardly a straight arrow strait-laced as an adult, he's mostly grown out of it (and matures further throughout the series).


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* GoOutWithaSmile: [[spoiler:Frankie Soul, having failed at avenging his father and knowing that Mikaal is going to kill him, just smiles, knowing he'd done his best.]]


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* JourneyToTheCenterOfTheMind: After [[spoiler: Good Grundy dies, Jack and his allies enter his mind to try and bring him back before [[TheNthDoctor one of his evil selves can take over]]. After a [[BattleInTheCenterOfTheMind brawl against those evil selves]], it turns out to have been AllForNothing. Cyrus Gold (the original personaility) prefers being evil and Good Grundy doesn't really ''want'' to fight himself.]]


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** Solomon Grundy, as a plant-based being, is greatly weakened by having weed-killers and similar toxins pumped into him.


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* OutlawCouple: The Bodines, who are a shout-out to Film/NaturalBornKillers.


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* {{Polyamory}}: Mikaal engaged in a relationship with a guy and a girl in the 70's. It ended rather decisively. [[spoiler:The girl, while sleeping with random guys for their drugs/money picked up one of Mikaal's old foes, a villain named No Mercy, and Mikaal walked in on them. During their fight, the other man in the relationship showed up and got killed by No Mercy, who Mikaal blasted out a window.]]


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* TeleporterAccident: The Zeta Beam works, not by disappear-in-one-place-reappear-in-another teleporting, but by actually shooting its subject across 25 trillion miles of space at LudicrousSpeed. Normally it's perfectly safe (no, really!), but when Opal City has an absolutely impenetrable force field around it, and the Bodines attack Adam Strange and his jury-rigged Zeta Beam device...well, let's just say it's a good thing we don't see the results.


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* WriteBackToTheFuture: [[spoiler:While in 1951, Jack hides a note explaining who he and David really are in one of Ted's journals. It's unclear how much detail he went into (Ted seems surprised by things you'd think Jack would have included), but it does explain some of his actions and statements through out the series.]]
20th Aug '16 7:21:26 AM Civanfan
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* YouKilledMyFather: Frankie Soul's father (a villain named No Mercy) died fighting Mikaal Tomas, and in spite of their [[AbusiveParents cominplcated]], relationship, he seeks to avenge him.

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* YouKilledMyFather: Frankie Soul's father (a villain named No Mercy) died fighting Mikaal Tomas, and in spite of their [[AbusiveParents cominplcated]], complicated]], relationship, he Frankie seeks to avenge him.
20th Aug '16 7:20:30 AM Civanfan
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* IKnowYoureInThereSomewhereFight: [[spoiler:Mikaal spends his fight with Grundy trying to get through to the good Grundy he knew, but this [[TheNthDoctor reborn]] Grundy isn't having it--until he suddenly dives to save Mikaal from a sniper's bullet, sacrificing his life without being able to explain why.]]

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* IKnowYoureInThereSomewhereFight: [[spoiler:Mikaal spends his fight with Grundy trying to get through to the good Grundy he knew, but this [[TheNthDoctor reborn]] Grundy isn't having it--until he suddenly dives to save Mikaal from a sniper's bullet, shot, sacrificing his life without being able to explain why.]]


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* YouKilledMyFather: Frankie Soul's father (a villain named No Mercy) died fighting Mikaal Tomas, and in spite of their [[AbusiveParents cominplcated]], relationship, he seeks to avenge him.
16th Aug '16 12:41:48 PM andersonh1
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* Animorphism: One story involves a scientist who changes men into half-man, half beasts in order to make them better criminals. Starman himself is put through the process and ends up with a lion's head temporarily, though he's able to use the gravity rod to reverse the effects.
15th Aug '16 8:34:30 AM andersonh1
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* LovesMyAlterEgo: the series plays with this a bit by having Doris occasionally compare Ted to Starman, and ask why he can't be as much of a man as Starman. She only does it a few times, and it could be just an attempt to make Ted jealous.



* WhatDoesSheSeeInHim: In one story, a guest character asks Doris Lee why she stays with Ted, when all he does is claim to be sick and ditch her any time something exciting happens. She responds that she just feels sorry for him. At other times she remarks that he's a lot of fun when he's not having one of his fainting spells, so presumably we only see the two of them at the worst possible moments, when Ted has to make up an excuse so he can go be Starman. Or Doris could be a GoldDigger, because Ted is loaded with money.

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* WhatDoesSheSeeInHim: In one story, a guest character Bill Baxter asks Doris Lee why she stays with Ted, when all he does is claim to be sick and ditch her any time something exciting happens. She responds that she just feels sorry for him. At other times she remarks that he's a lot of fun when he's not having one of his fainting spells, so presumably we only see the two of them at the worst possible moments, when Ted has to make up an excuse so he can go be Starman. Or Doris could be a GoldDigger, because Ted is loaded with money.money.
* YourCheatingHeart: Doris once goes swimming with guest character Bill Baxter when Ted refuses to go. At the end of the story, she admits to Starman that she kind of liked Bill. Keep in mind this is when she was engaged to Ted.
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