History ComicBook / StormwatchPHD

13th Nov '17 7:28:26 PM StrixObscuro
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* BackFromTheDead: In Issue #5, Jackson reveals that Fahrenheit, Hellstrike, and Fuji, who had all been killed off in ''ComicBook/WildCATs'', were successfully revived after the new Doctor restored Winter.



* CanonDiscontinuity: According to this series, the events of ''ComicBook/TheMonarchy'' never occurred, and were in fact merely a year-long hallucination that resulted from Jeroen Thornedike spiking Jackson King's drink.



* TheVamp: Wanda Durst is this, using mind games and sex to get her way with others. However, she does have an honorable side that means she always keeps her promises (i.e. Having sex with Dr. Shaw during a deal despite the fact it was only to get him to attack some enemies.)

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* TakeThat: Issue #5 includes a dig at the short-lived ''ComicBook/TheAuthority'' spin-off ''ComicBook/TheMonarchy'', with Jackson King explaining that he suffered a year-long hallucination after Jeroen Thornedike spiked his drink.
* TheVamp: Wanda Durst is this, using mind games and sex to get her way with others. However, she does have an honorable side that means she always keeps her promises (i.e. Having having sex with Dr. Shaw during a deal despite the fact it was only to get him to attack some enemies.))
* WeddingSmashers: A flashback in Issue #5 shows Jackson and Christine's wedding being attacked by the Mercs.
19th Oct '17 10:04:23 PM StrixObscuro
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'''The Machinist/Dino Manolis''' -- ex-supervillain, low-budget high-effect gagdeteer of no small ability. Too bad he's potbellied, has a Ron Jeremy back and lives with his mother. Answers to whoever squeezes his balls the tightest.

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'''The Machinist/Dino Manolis''' -- ex-supervillain, low-budget high-effect gagdeteer gadgeteer of no small ability. Too bad he's potbellied, has a Ron Jeremy back and lives with his mother. Answers to whoever squeezes his balls the tightest.



Oh yeah, and Jackson King is their Augustus Gibbons. Having paid several prices -- small and large alike -- for the privilege of putting boot to ass for his planet, he conceived the PHD concept and recruited the team. Ultimately, he plans to have a PHD unit -- cheap, effective, human -- in every state.

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Oh yeah, and Jackson King is their Augustus Gibbons. Having paid several prices -- - small and large alike -- - for the privilege of putting boot to ass for his planet, he conceived the PHD concept and recruited the team. Ultimately, he plans to have a PHD unit -- - cheap, effective, human -- - in every state.



* BadassGrandpa: Slaughterhouse Smith, a superpowered crimelord woke up from a coma he's been in since the [[TheSixties 1960s]] and kicks everyone's ass while griping about how much better music and girls were in his day.

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* BadassGrandpa: Slaughterhouse Smith, a superpowered crimelord crimelord, woke up from a coma he's been in since the [[TheSixties 1960s]] and kicks everyone's ass while griping about how much better music and girls were in his day.


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* BeingGoodSucks: Machinist joined the PHD as an alternative to going back to prison. Since his work for the PHD is considered an alternative sentence rather than a job, he doesn't get paid for his work, his teammates constantly disrespect him, and [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking he's forced to go on a diet]].


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* YankTheDogsChain: In the second issue, Machinist goes undercover with the Walking Ghost's crew, where he discovers that Dirty Bomb is actually a fan of his and the two strike up a friendship that gives him a much-needed confidence boost. Of course, at the end of the issue, he's forced to turn against Dirty Bomb so that he can go back to the PHD, where he's treated like crap and doesn't even collect a regular paycheck.
19th Oct '17 9:40:23 PM StrixObscuro
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* AbusiveParents: Paris' childhood. Saying more would be a spoiler but ''damn''.

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* AbusiveParents: AbusiveParents:
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Paris' childhood. Saying more would be a spoiler but ''damn''.''damn''.
** Jackson King's father was a supervillain. He alludes to having been physically abused by him.
** Both of Wanda's parents were abusive, though it seems they preferred to hurt each other.



* AstralProjection GoneHorriblyWrong: [[spoiler: Jeremiah, Black Betty's mentor]]
* AwesomenessByAnalysis: Paris' metier.

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* AstralProjection GoneHorriblyWrong: [[spoiler: Jeremiah, [[spoiler:Jeremiah, Black Betty's mentor]]
* AwesomenessByAnalysis: Paris' metier.talent is analyzing others to find their weaknesses.



* BroughtDownToNormal / BroughtDownToBadass: Fahrenheit loses her pyrokinetic powers to brain damage rather than outright power suppression. As a result, she retains the mildly enhanced healing and durability that all [[DifferentlyPoweredIndividual SPBs]] possess.

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* BroughtDownToNormal / BroughtDownToBadass: BreatherEpisode: In the fourth issue, Black Betty, Fahrenheit, and Gorgeous have a girls' night out.
* BroughtDownToNormal[=/=]BroughtDownToBadass:
Fahrenheit loses her pyrokinetic powers to brain damage rather than outright power suppression. As a result, she retains the mildly enhanced healing and durability that all [[DifferentlyPoweredIndividual SPBs]] possess.possess.
* BrownNote: Black Betty has a tattoo on her chest that causes nausea and vomiting to those who look at it.



* DarkMistress / HotConsort: Lady Decadence, to Lord Defile.
* DysfunctionJunction / HiddenDepths: Though they appear mostly stable at first, it's revealed nearly all of them have severe issues.

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* DarkMistress / HotConsort: DarkMistress[=/=]HotConsort: Lady Decadence, to Lord Defile.
* DysfunctionJunction / HiddenDepths: DysfunctionJunction: Though they the individual team members appear mostly stable at first, it's revealed nearly all of them have severe issues.



* FlawExploitation: Paris' specialty.



* FlawExploitation: Paris' speciality.



* HappilyMarried: Ebony and Ivory, two retired Stormwatch members from the 1980s who are killed in issue 10.

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* HappilyMarried: Ebony and Ivory, two retired Stormwatch members from the 1980s 1980's who are killed in issue 10.10.
* HiddenDepths: When not working for the PHD, Paris spends his time caring for rescued animals.



* MoreThanMindControl: [[spoiler: Jackson King assures Fahrenheit that her actions were the result of Defile messing with her mind and she's not to blame for betraying the team. However, it turns out Jackson was lying. She knew what she was doing, but Jackson realizes Fahrenheit should've received therapy for her PTSD and that she still needs it, and that at the end of the day she helped defeat Defile and his men and no one got killed.]]
* MrFixit / GadgeteerGenius: Dino Manolis is the low-budget version. Can turn your Discman into a laser weapon but probably can't build you a teleporter.
** He also can't genuinely create anything, just improve on someone else's ideas and creations.
* PerkyGoth: Black Betty all the way.

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* MoreThanMindControl: [[spoiler: Jackson [[spoiler:Jackson King assures Fahrenheit that her actions were the result of Defile messing with her mind and she's not to blame for betraying the team. However, it turns out Jackson was lying. She knew what she was doing, but Jackson realizes Fahrenheit should've received therapy for her PTSD and that she still needs it, and that at the end of the day she helped defeat Defile and his men and no one got killed.]]
* MrFixit / GadgeteerGenius: MrFixit[=/=]GadgeteerGenius: Dino Manolis is the low-budget version. Can turn your Discman into a laser weapon but probably can't build you a teleporter.
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teleporter. He also can't genuinely create anything, just improve on someone else's ideas and creations.
* MundaneUtility: In the opening of the fourth issue, Black Betty manages to weaken the Ferryman with Greek Orthodox prayers; the Ferryman draws his powers from the Ancient Greek pantheon, which was supplanted by the rise of the Greek Orthodox Church.
* MyBelovedSmother: The Machinist still lives with his mother, who constantly badgers him.
* PerkyGoth: Black Betty all the way. She's even modeled after the TropeNamer, [[Series/{{NCIS}} Abby Sciuto]].



* PlayingWithFire / AnIcePerson: Fahrenheit and The Cooler had a bit of a rivalry going.

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* PlayingWithFire / AnIcePerson: PlayingWithFire[=/=]AnIcePerson: Fahrenheit and The Cooler had a bit of a rivalry going.



* SleepingWithTheBoss: Black Betty subtly encourages her teammates to assume that she's sleeping with her mentor Jeremiah [[spoiler:in order to cover up the fact that Jeremiah is comatose.]]



* {{Telekinesis}}/{{Telepathy}} - Jackson King.

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* {{Telekinesis}}/{{Telepathy}} - {{Telekinesis}}/{{Telepathy}}: Jackson King.King's powerset involves both telekinesis and telepathy.



* XtremeKoolLetterz: In the fourth issue Gorgeous, Fahrenheit, and Betty encounter two {{Jerkass}} members of "Team Xtreme," a super group which fights crime with super-powered skateboards and motorcross gear.

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* XtremeKoolLetterz: In the fourth issue issue, Gorgeous, Fahrenheit, and Betty encounter two {{Jerkass}} members of "Team Xtreme," a super group which fights crime with super-powered skateboards and motorcross gear.
5th Aug '16 4:47:14 PM Omnicron13
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* FemmeFatale: Gorgeous has shades of this, along with TheVamp.

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* FemmeFatale: Gorgeous has shades of this, along with TheVamp.TheShrink.
2nd Aug '16 4:49:03 PM Omnicron13
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* TheVamp: Wanda Durst is this, using mind games and sex to get her way with others. However, she does have an honorable side that means she always keeps her promises (i.e. Having sex with Dr. Shaw during a deal despite the fact it was only to get him to attack some enemies.)
22nd Nov '15 2:54:34 AM VampireBuddha
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The 2007 iteration of ''ComicBook/StormWatch'' created by Christos Gage and (mostly) drawn by Doug Mahnke, ''Stormwatch PHD'' emerged from the [[CrisisCrossover line-wide event]] known as Worldstorm. Part of the fallout was that the UN-sponsored Stormwatch Prime could no longer afford to be profligate with their funding. Then [[BaldBlackLeaderGuy Jackson King]], Weatherman of Stormwatch Prime, has a brainwave. He introduced PHD (Post-Human Division) with a mission statement of street-level Stormwatch ops on the cheap, crewed (for the most part) by people who would normally be support staff. Technically the series lasted for 24 issues (January, 2007-January, 2010), but it was retooled into effectively a different book after issue #12, due to [[AfterTheEnd Worlds' End]], another line-wide event.

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The 2007 iteration of ''ComicBook/StormWatch'' ''ComicBook/{{Stormwatch}}'' created by Christos Gage and (mostly) drawn by Doug Mahnke, ''Stormwatch PHD'' emerged from the [[CrisisCrossover line-wide event]] known as Worldstorm. Part of the fallout was that the UN-sponsored Stormwatch Prime could no longer afford to be profligate with their funding. Then [[BaldBlackLeaderGuy Jackson King]], Weatherman of Stormwatch Prime, has a brainwave. He introduced PHD (Post-Human Division) with a mission statement of street-level Stormwatch ops on the cheap, crewed (for the most part) by people who would normally be support staff. Technically the series lasted for 24 issues (January, 2007-January, 2010), but it was retooled into effectively a different book after issue #12, due to [[AfterTheEnd Worlds' End]], another line-wide event.



'''Liam Mendoza aka Callsign Paris''' -- Iliad, not Hilton; otherwise deceptively boring. Late of Stormforce (the special ops army StormWatch ''used'' to have), Paris is a specialist in counter-SPB close-quarters-combat (much like Jukko Hamalainen of Team Achilles.) He has a phenomenal talent for spotting vulnerability in opponents, be it in anatomy or in fighting style.

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'''Liam Mendoza aka Callsign Paris''' -- Iliad, not Hilton; otherwise deceptively boring. Late of Stormforce (the special ops army StormWatch Stormwatch ''used'' to have), Paris is a specialist in counter-SPB close-quarters-combat (much like Jukko Hamalainen of Team Achilles.) He has a phenomenal talent for spotting vulnerability in opponents, be it in anatomy or in fighting style.
21st Oct '15 10:09:03 AM StFan
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2nd Sep '15 8:51:08 AM DeadlyDoctor
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* GothGirlsKnowMagic: Black Betty is a PerkyGoth who also happens to be a powerful mystic.
7th Oct '13 8:35:25 AM JIKTV
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* AstralProjection gone HorriblyWrong: [[spoiler: Jeremiah, Black Betty's mentor]]

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* AstralProjection gone HorriblyWrong: GoneHorriblyWrong: [[spoiler: Jeremiah, Black Betty's mentor]]
8th Aug '13 11:56:04 AM Greenygal
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The 2007 iteration of ''ComicBook/StormWatch'' created by Christos Gage and (mostly) drawn by Doug Mahnke, ''Stormwatch PHD'' emerged from the [[CrisisCrossover line-wide event]] known as Worldstorm. Part of the fallout was that the UN-sponsored Stormwatch Prime could no longer afford to be profligate with their funding. Then [[BaldBlackLeaderGuy Jackson King]], Weatherman of Stormwatch Prime, has a brainwave. He introduced PHD (Post-Human Division) with a mission statement of street-level Stormwatch ops on the cheap, crewed (for the most part) by people who would normally be support staff. The series lasted for 24 issues (January, 2007-January, 2010).

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The 2007 iteration of ''ComicBook/StormWatch'' created by Christos Gage and (mostly) drawn by Doug Mahnke, ''Stormwatch PHD'' emerged from the [[CrisisCrossover line-wide event]] known as Worldstorm. Part of the fallout was that the UN-sponsored Stormwatch Prime could no longer afford to be profligate with their funding. Then [[BaldBlackLeaderGuy Jackson King]], Weatherman of Stormwatch Prime, has a brainwave. He introduced PHD (Post-Human Division) with a mission statement of street-level Stormwatch ops on the cheap, crewed (for the most part) by people who would normally be support staff. The Technically the series lasted for 24 issues (January, 2007-January, 2010).2010), but it was retooled into effectively a different book after issue #12, due to [[AfterTheEnd Worlds' End]], another line-wide event.



* StraightGay: The New Romantic. His father was the original Romantic back in the forties, but added the New Wave motif to his costume since it was TheEighties. He also notes the irony of his pheromone manipulation working only on women while he's gay. Betty and Fahrenheit both mention after they finish questioning him how badly they had to fight back the urge to have sex with him right there.

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* StraightGay: The New Romantic. His father was the original Romantic back in the forties, but he added the New Wave motif to his costume since it was TheEighties. He also notes the irony of his pheromone manipulation working only on women while he's gay. Betty and Fahrenheit both mention after they finish questioning him how badly they had to fight back the urge to have sex with him right there.
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