History ComicBook / TheBoys

8th Feb '18 7:18:06 AM Cryoclaste
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* PropagandaHero: The superheroes are all created by a serum that is dispensed by a MegaCorp that desperately wants to turn said superheroes into human weapons so they can get all the money and power that comes from being a part of US defense spending. Having failed to do that so far, they settle for peddling lame, Silver Age style stories that people eat up and make them imagine the heroes are saving the world on a daily basis. Of particular note is the CaptainAmerica CaptainErsatz, who is a DirtyCoward whose WWII heroism was faked and pure propaganda. (Which is pretty meta, considering CaptainAmerica is pretty much the poster boy for this trope.)

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* PropagandaHero: The superheroes are all created by a serum that is dispensed by a MegaCorp that desperately wants to turn said superheroes into human weapons so they can get all the money and power that comes from being a part of US defense spending. Having failed to do that so far, they settle for peddling lame, Silver Age style stories that people eat up and make them imagine the heroes are saving the world on a daily basis. Of particular note is the CaptainAmerica ComicBook/CaptainAmerica CaptainErsatz, who is a DirtyCoward whose WWII heroism was faked and pure propaganda. (Which is pretty meta, considering CaptainAmerica Captain America is pretty much the poster boy for this trope.)
21st Jan '18 1:59:23 PM ElSquibbonator
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** Their next masterpiece was the V.A.C. [=F7U=] Grizzly, which considered the worst aircraft ever flown by the US military, with thirteen being lost for every enemy aircraft they shot down. In-universe, it's stated that the Allies would have ''lost'' if Truman hadn't dropped nukes on Japan. It's named after the real-life Vought [=F7U]= Cutlass, which had a similarly dismal reputation, with nearly one-third being lost in crashes.

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** Their next masterpiece was the V.A.C. [=F7U=] Grizzly, which considered the worst aircraft ever flown by the US military, with thirteen being lost for every enemy aircraft they shot down. In-universe, it's stated that the Allies would have ''lost'' if Truman hadn't dropped nukes on Japan. It's named after the real-life Vought [=F7U]= [=F7U=] Cutlass, which had a similarly dismal reputation, with nearly one-third being lost in crashes.
21st Jan '18 1:58:54 PM ElSquibbonator
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** Their next masterpiece was the V.A.C. [=F7U=] Grizzly, which considered the worst aircraft ever flown by the US military, with thirteen being lost for every enemy aircraft they shot down. In-universe, it's stated that the Allies would have ''lost'' if Truman hadn't dropped nukes on Japan. It's named after the real-life Vought F7U Cutlass, which had a similarly dismal reputation, with nearly one-third being lost in crashes.

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** Their next masterpiece was the V.A.C. [=F7U=] Grizzly, which considered the worst aircraft ever flown by the US military, with thirteen being lost for every enemy aircraft they shot down. In-universe, it's stated that the Allies would have ''lost'' if Truman hadn't dropped nukes on Japan. It's named after the real-life Vought F7U [=F7U]= Cutlass, which had a similarly dismal reputation, with nearly one-third being lost in crashes.
21st Jan '18 1:57:46 PM ElSquibbonator
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** Their next masterpiece was the V.A.C. [=F7U=] Grizzly - basically the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brewster_F2A_Buffalo Brewster F2A Buffalo]] with the SerialNumbersFiledOff; considered the worst aircraft ever flown by the US military, with thirteen being lost for every enemy aircraft they shot down. In-universe, it's stated that the Allies would have ''lost'' if Truman hadn't dropped nukes on Japan.

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** Their next masterpiece was the V.A.C. [=F7U=] Grizzly - basically the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brewster_F2A_Buffalo Brewster F2A Buffalo]] with the SerialNumbersFiledOff; Grizzly, which considered the worst aircraft ever flown by the US military, with thirteen being lost for every enemy aircraft they shot down. In-universe, it's stated that the Allies would have ''lost'' if Truman hadn't dropped nukes on Japan. It's named after the real-life Vought F7U Cutlass, which had a similarly dismal reputation, with nearly one-third being lost in crashes.
16th Jan '18 8:32:06 PM shrikelet
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* AllohistoricalAllusion: The fictional M-20 rifle (See IncompetenceInc, below) is drawn as the [=SA80=], a British assault rifle with a reputation every bit as awful but very, very real.
28th Dec '17 2:59:59 PM nombretomado
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* StrawmanNewsMedia: After the President has his face ripped off by a wolverine, FoxNews claims the parents of the kid who brought it were Democrats.

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* StrawmanNewsMedia: After the President has his face ripped off by a wolverine, FoxNews Creator/FoxNewsChannel claims the parents of the kid who brought it were Democrats.
15th Dec '17 11:31:14 AM SeptimusHeap
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* BadassNormal: Though The Boys themselves only appear to be normal the Vought American troops play it straight, killing off a group of ComicBook/{{X-Men}} expies (all 60+ of them) in a matter of seconds using only present day weapons.

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* BadassNormal: Though The Boys themselves only appear to be normal the Vought American troops play it straight, killing off a group of ComicBook/{{X-Men}} ComicBook/XMen expies (all 60+ of them) in a matter of seconds using only present day weapons.
2nd Dec '17 11:07:56 AM Kalaong
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* InstantlyProvenWrong: Just about every single attempt at VA(C) pushing their product ends up this way. New carrier plane for the Pacific theater? Suddenly the Japanese aren't retreating as fast. Proving superheroes are the future of war? Decimated, along with their handler, by the Germans they'd accidentally lured back to the unprepared Americans. A revolutionary assault rifle? [[spoiler:The first 1000 troops it was issued to were found decapitated, their heads stuck on the worthless rifles.]] Prove that the supers can easily outperform a professional army? [[spoiler:Everybody aboard the flight dies when the supes botch the rescue. The only saving grace is that the plane ended up destroying the Brooklyn Bridge instead of the WTC.]]

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* InstantlyProvenWrong: Just about every single attempt at VA(C) pushing their product ends up this way. New carrier plane for the Pacific theater? Suddenly the Japanese aren't retreating as fast. Proving superheroes are the future of war? Decimated, along with their handler, by the Germans they'd accidentally lured back to the unprepared Americans. A revolutionary assault rifle? [[spoiler:The first 1000 troops it was issued to were found decapitated, their heads stuck on the worthless rifles.]] Prove that the supers can easily outperform a professional army? [[spoiler:Everybody aboard the flight dies when the supes botch the rescue. The only saving grace is that the plane ended even ends up destroying the Brooklyn Bridge instead of the WTC.WTC -- less densely populated but ''much'' more damaging to the city itself both economically and psychologically.]]
12th Nov '17 10:43:35 AM Stekenxu
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** Tek Knight. He has sex with a male telepathic android, a cup of hot coffee, his Alfred-Expy butler's ear and a watermelon. It turns out this is because of a tumor. Then again, many of the other supers have sex with anyone or anything and they don't have tumors.

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** Tek Knight. He has sex with a male telepathic android, a cup of hot coffee, his Alfred-Expy butler's ear ear, a watermelon, and a watermelon.(presumably) [[spoiler:his Nightwing-expy's mouth]]. It turns out this is because of a tumor. Then again, many of the other supers have sex with anyone or anything and they don't have tumors.
9th Nov '17 5:40:45 PM EmperorNorton
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** No one ever mentions why, but the War on Terror in this universe is being fought primarily in Pakistan. Several characters mention that the U.S. has troops on the ground there.
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