History ComicBook / Taskmaster

8th Oct '17 9:10:23 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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* EvilMentor: He's does it for a living, running schools for mercenaries to train them as either {{Elite Mook}}s or full-fledged super-villains, although some of his students (like U.S. Agent and the original Spider-Woman) eventually qualified as heroes. He occasionally turns into a TreacherousAdvisor, especially when working for the Red Skull (in one case sending the worst students to be "sparring partners" for his boss, which was a death sentence) but can be more efficient by-the-book on his own sometimes hiring other super-villains to form formal academies, like the time Anaconda worked for him as a calisthenics instructor.



* EvilMentor: He's does it for a living, running schools for mercenaries to train them as either {{Elite Mook}}s or full-fledged super-villains, although some of his students (like U.S. Agent and the original Spider-Woman) eventually qualified as heroes. He occasionally turns into a TreacherousAdvisor, especially when working for the Red Skull (in one case sending the worst students to be "sparring partners" for his boss, which was a death sentence) but can be more efficient by-the-book on his own sometimes hiring other super-villains to form formal academies, like the time Anaconda worked for him as a calisthenics instructor.
31st Jul '17 1:46:09 AM grammy
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* SuperSenses: Is capable of perceiving and reacting to the world around him at faster-than-human levels, allowing him to function consciously while using his double speed ability and to perceive bullets in flight and catch them with his hands or otherwise deflect them.

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* SuperSenses: SuperReflexes: Is capable of perceiving and reacting to the world around him at faster-than-human levels, allowing him to function consciously while using his double speed ability and to perceive bullets in flight and catch them with his hands or otherwise deflect them.
31st Jul '17 1:44:36 AM grammy
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* DownerEnding: His miniseries ends with Mercedes successfully getting him to remember her... only for him to sacrifice those memories again to [[HeroicSacrifice save her from the villain of the story.]] The worst part is she implies this isn't even the first time this has happened and that he's remembered and forgotten her ''dozens of times.''

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* DownerEnding: DownerEnding:
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His miniseries ends with Mercedes successfully getting him to remember her... only for him to sacrifice those memories again to [[HeroicSacrifice save her from the villain of the story.]] The worst part is she implies this isn't even the first time this has happened and that he's remembered and forgotten her ''dozens of times.''



* EpicFail: '''ANYTIME''' when Taskmaster fights Deadpool, mainly due to the former's [[SacrificedBasicSkillForAwesomeTraining inability to fully remember non-survival actions]] and the latter's ConfusionFu.
** Seems to be changing as of Deadpool vs. Punisher #4. By making use of Frank Castle's no-nonsense combat style, Tasky was decisively beating the hell out of Wade before Frank managed to save him, and he even put up a solid fight against both at once.

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* EpicFail: EpicFail:
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'''ANYTIME''' when Taskmaster fights Deadpool, mainly due to the former's [[SacrificedBasicSkillForAwesomeTraining inability to fully remember non-survival actions]] and the latter's ConfusionFu.
** Seems to be changing as of *** Subverted in Deadpool vs. Punisher #4. By making use of Frank Castle's no-nonsense combat style, Tasky was decisively beating the hell out of Wade before Frank managed to save him, and he even put up a solid fight against both at once.



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%%* TheFaceless* TheFaceless: He never takes off his mask in-panel, whether others are around or not. When he is defeated and his mask is stolen in his own miniseries, we see him only in silhouette, and then from behind, before he retrieves his mask and makes sure the ones who took it aren't going to be telling anyone.
** One of the Udon comics actually did show him without the mask on... in a flashback to when he was twelve or so.
** Goes so far that when he's working with ComicBook/{{Deadpool}} and wearing a copy of his costume, he can be seen wearing his traditional skull mask underneath his Deadpool mask.
** It was shown once when ComicBook/MoonKnight defeated him and threatened to cut off his face literally but instead decided to just cut his mask off.



* HeelFaceRevolvingDoor / PunchClockVillain: In short, Taskmaster seems to go with whichever side will make him the most reliable, most hassle-free money.



%%* IKnowMortalKombat

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%%* IKnowMortalKombat* IKnowMortalKombat: He is capable of doing this, as this is his power. Due to "photographic reflexes", he can perfectly emulate any humanly possible physical action he's seen someone else perform, both in person and on video. He once used GunFu on a bunch of guys and claims he learned it from a Creator/JetLi movie marathon he'd watched the previous night. He has even been known to watch kung-fu movies on fast-forward and temporarily use the styles he saw at the same increased speed. Unfortunately, [[spoiler: it also erases an equal portion of memory from his brain to make space for the new technique, i.e., his name or knowing that he has a wife.]]



* LogicalWeakness: He is not capable of duplicating a physical feat if the effort to do so requires superhuman power.



* ProfessionalKiller
* PunchClockVillain: So much that he can even be a PunchClockHero sometimes.

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* %%* ProfessionalKiller
* PunchClockVillain: So much that he can even be a PunchClockHero sometimes. In short, Taskmaster seems to go with whichever side will make him the most reliable, most hassle-free money.



* VitriolicBestBuds: With SelfDemonstrating/{{Deadpool}}.

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* VitriolicBestBuds: With SelfDemonstrating/{{Deadpool}}.He and SelfDemonstrating/{{Deadpool}} have this type of "friendship"- perhaps said best by Taskmaster: "The things I do for the friends I can't stand..."
28th Jul '17 2:04:35 AM Buttzerker
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**It's also possible that due to his amnesia, he may simply have forgotten that she had foot claws or didn't get a chance to study up on her in the first place.
28th Jul '17 2:02:57 AM Buttzerker
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**Seems to be changing as of Deadpool vs. Punisher #4. By making use of Frank Castle's no-nonsense combat style, Tasky was decisively beating the hell out of Wade before Frank managed to save him, and he even put up a solid fight against both at once.
6th Mar '17 8:29:01 AM Eldritcho
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[[caption-width-right:294:''"Personally, I think we've done enough of the [[ColdBloodedTorture beating and torture]] and I'm ready to move straight to the [[OffWithHisHead beheading]]."'']]

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[[caption-width-right:350:"Personally,
I think we've done enough of the [[ColdBloodedTorture beating and torture]] and I'm ready to move straight to the [[OffWithHisHead beheading]]."'']]
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3rd Mar '17 7:40:28 PM Gregzilla
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** While fighting the [[ComicBook/{{X23}} new Wolverine]], he assumes that she has the same powers as her father. She uses this to her advantage when he makes him block a kick with his hand, only to pop her foot claws out while he's holding her foot.

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** While fighting the [[ComicBook/{{X23}} new Wolverine]], ComicBook/AllNewWolverine, he assumes that she has the same powers as her father. She uses this to her advantage when he makes him block a kick with his hand, only to pop her foot claws out while he's holding her foot.
3rd Dec '16 11:51:15 PM KingClark
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* WildCard: Taskmaster will work for HYDRA one moment and ComicBook/{{SHIELD}} the next - his only loyalty is to the one paying him.
** Seemed to be changing when [[spoiler: despite MODOK's expectations, Taskmaster genuinely joined SHIELD's side, and seems to have liked Mockingbird.]]

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* WildCard: WildCard:
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Taskmaster will work for HYDRA one moment and ComicBook/{{SHIELD}} the next - his only loyalty is to the one paying him.
** Seemed to be changing when [[spoiler: despite MODOK's [[spoiler:despite M.O.D.O.K.'s expectations, Taskmaster genuinely joined SHIELD's S.H.I.E.L.D.'s side, and seems to have liked Mockingbird.]]
23rd Oct '16 12:50:24 PM nombretomado
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* DeadpanSnarker: Since his debut, But particularly when written by GailSimone.

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* DeadpanSnarker: Since his debut, But particularly when written by GailSimone.Creator/GailSimone.
24th Jul '16 12:57:34 AM rafi
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%%* TheFaceless



* IKnowMortalKombat

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* ProfessionalKiller
* PunchClockVillain: So much that he can even be a PunchClockHero sometimes.
* RealMenWearPink: Likes the Spice Girls.
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