History ComicBook / TheFilth

20th Aug '16 8:01:07 PM StrixObscuro
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* FridgeBrilliance: What if Feely ''is'' a pedophile, and the Filth (as the "cleaners" of society) are his mind's way of coping, by providing the illusion of an outside group willing to "clean" him up?
20th Aug '16 7:59:59 PM StrixObscuro
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** In "Us. vs. Them", Sharon Jones

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** In "Us. vs. Them", Sharon Jones was turned into a living machine by a depraved billionaire.
** Secret Original, Ultra-Humanitarian, and Eve manage to pierce the Fourth Wall. The results of two-dimensional beings trying to exist in a three-dimensional space are... not pretty.



* BrokenAngel: Secret Original was once his universe's version of ComicBook/{{Superman}}, but he tried to BreakTheFourthWall, and though his superpowers saved him from dying, he was left almost completely paralyzed and in constant pain.

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* BrokenAngel: Secret Original was once his universe's version of ComicBook/{{Superman}}, but he tried to BreakTheFourthWall, break through the Fourth Wall, and though his superpowers saved him from dying, he was left almost completely paralyzed and in constant pain.



* CreatorBreakdown: The whole series is the result of such a breakdown.
20th Aug '16 7:24:59 PM StrixObscuro
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* AnythingThatMoves: Tex Porneau is the living embodiment of this trope, going so far as to [[spoiler: create a breed of human-sized flying sperm so that he can LITERALLY FUCK THE ENTIRE CITY OF LOS ANGELES]]. Anders Klimakks, with his career as a porn star/[[spoiler: bio-engineered sex god]] and his nearly 900-woman mating record, is also a perfect example of this trope.
* AscendedFanboy: Max starts out describing himself as this. Then [[spoiler: after he's killed, the body he's worked so hard to get into comic book superhero shape is hijacked and used by another aspiring superman]].
* BodyHorror: Sharon Jones in "Us v Them".

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* AnythingThatMoves: Tex Porneau is the living embodiment of this trope, going so far as to [[spoiler: create [[spoiler:create a breed of human-sized flying sperm so that he can LITERALLY FUCK THE ENTIRE CITY OF LOS ANGELES]]. Anders Klimakks, with his career as a porn star/[[spoiler: bio-engineered star/[[spoiler:bio-engineered sex god]] and his nearly 900-woman mating record, is also a perfect example of this trope.
* AscendedFanboy: Max starts out describing himself as this. Then [[spoiler: after [[spoiler:after he's killed, the body he's worked so hard to get into comic book superhero shape is hijacked and used by another aspiring superman]].
* BodyHorror: BodyHorror:
** In "Us. vs. Them",
Sharon Jones in "Us v Them".



* BrokenAngel: Secret Original.
* TheCallKnowsWhereYouLive
* CaptainErsatz: According to Morrison, the story started out as a pitch for Marvel Comics' ''ComicBook/{{Nick Fury}}'', but was seen as too strange and radical a change for the character - i.e. the reader being told that [[spoiler: Fury is in fact an injectable fake personality inserted into several unassuming saps over the years by a shadowy uber-organisation.]]
** Nevertheless, a few years later Brian Bendis and Jonathan Hickman created a vaguely similar idea for Fury - his organisation, SHIELD, has been puppets of his enemy, HYDRA, since its creation - and it was published.

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* BrokenAngel: Secret Original.
Original was once his universe's version of ComicBook/{{Superman}}, but he tried to BreakTheFourthWall, and though his superpowers saved him from dying, he was left almost completely paralyzed and in constant pain.
* TheCallKnowsWhereYouLive
TheCallKnowsWhereYouLive: Ned keeps trying to escape the Hand, but they always find him.
* CaptainErsatz: According to Morrison, the story started out as a pitch for Marvel Comics' ''ComicBook/{{Nick Fury}}'', but was seen as too strange and radical a change for the character - i.e. the reader being told that [[spoiler: Fury [[spoiler:Fury is in fact an injectable fake personality inserted into several unassuming saps over the years by a shadowy uber-organisation.]]
** Nevertheless, a few years later Brian Bendis and Jonathan Hickman created a vaguely similar idea for Fury - his organisation, SHIELD, has been puppets a puppet of his enemy, HYDRA, since its creation - and it was published.



* GranolaGirl: Soon.

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* GranolaGirl: Soon.Dr. Li Soon, the creator of I-Life, who dreamed of using her tiny, simple creations to make peace between living organisms and viruses, and instead ended up creating a sentient biological weapon.



* LonersAreFreaks: Subverted; loner Greg is the most empathic character in the comic.

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* LonersAreFreaks: Subverted; loner Greg is the most empathic empathetic character in the comic.



* WhatDoYouMeanItsNotSymbolic: The cosmic garbage trucks cross dimensions by engaging Ninth Gear ("faster than the speed of wall.") A character in ''ComicBook/TheInvisibles'' mentions that nine is the favorite number of the Hindu god Ganesh, Remover Of Obstacles. Other references to religion and cosmology are sprinkled throughout the story.
27th Dec '15 7:56:08 PM dr_toonie
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** [[http://media.comicvine.com/uploads/3/31566/1101280-dmitri_9_super.jpg Sorta like this...]]
10th Sep '15 7:13:46 PM nombretomado
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* CaptainErsatz: According to Morrison, the story started out as a pitch for Marvel Comics' ''{{Nick Fury}}'', but was seen as too strange and radical a change for the character - i.e. the reader being told that [[spoiler: Fury is in fact an injectable fake personality inserted into several unassuming saps over the years by a shadowy uber-organisation.]]

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* CaptainErsatz: According to Morrison, the story started out as a pitch for Marvel Comics' ''{{Nick ''ComicBook/{{Nick Fury}}'', but was seen as too strange and radical a change for the character - i.e. the reader being told that [[spoiler: Fury is in fact an injectable fake personality inserted into several unassuming saps over the years by a shadowy uber-organisation.]]
1st Jun '15 10:47:46 PM nombretomado
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* WhatDoYouMeanItsNotSymbolic: The cosmic garbage trucks cross dimensions by engaging Ninth Gear ("faster than the speed of wall.") A character in ''TheInvisibles'' mentions that nine is the favorite number of the Hindu god Ganesh, Remover Of Obstacles. Other references to religion and cosmology are sprinkled throughout the story.

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* WhatDoYouMeanItsNotSymbolic: The cosmic garbage trucks cross dimensions by engaging Ninth Gear ("faster than the speed of wall.") A character in ''TheInvisibles'' ''ComicBook/TheInvisibles'' mentions that nine is the favorite number of the Hindu god Ganesh, Remover Of Obstacles. Other references to religion and cosmology are sprinkled throughout the story.
5th Jan '13 1:54:28 PM SeptimusHeap
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* DeadBabyComedy
31st Dec '12 10:31:06 AM JeffWeskamp
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* BodyHorror -- Sharon Jones in "Us v Them".
* {{Brainwashed}} -- Ned Slade has been brainwashed into thinking that he is sad loner Greg Feely. [[spoiler:But this is subverted toward the end of the series when it is revealed that Feely is the true identity and The Hand are trying to turn him ''into'' Ned Slade.]]

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* BodyHorror -- BodyHorror: Sharon Jones in "Us v Them".
* {{Brainwashed}} -- {{Brainwashed}}: Ned Slade has been brainwashed into thinking that he is sad loner Greg Feely. [[spoiler:But this is subverted toward the end of the series when it is revealed that Feely is the true identity and The Hand are trying to turn him ''into'' Ned Slade.]]



* CaptainErsatz -- According to Morrison, the story started out as a pitch for Marvel Comics' ''{{Nick Fury}}'', but was seen as too strange and radical a change for the character - i.e. the reader being told that [[spoiler: Fury is in fact an injectable fake personality inserted into several unassuming saps over the years by a shadowy uber-organisation.]]

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* CaptainErsatz -- CaptainErsatz: According to Morrison, the story started out as a pitch for Marvel Comics' ''{{Nick Fury}}'', but was seen as too strange and radical a change for the character - i.e. the reader being told that [[spoiler: Fury is in fact an injectable fake personality inserted into several unassuming saps over the years by a shadowy uber-organisation.]]



* CrapsackWorld -- The whole point of ''The Filth'' is to explore the worst excesses of society.
* CreatorBreakdown -- The whole series is the result of such a breakdown.

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* CrapsackWorld -- CrapsackWorld: The whole point of ''The Filth'' is to explore the worst excesses of society.
* CreatorBreakdown -- CreatorBreakdown: The whole series is the result of such a breakdown.



* DoubleStandardRapeFemaleOnMale -- In "The World of Anders Klimakks".

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* DoubleStandardRapeFemaleOnMale -- DoubleStandardRapeFemaleOnMale: In "The World of Anders Klimakks".



* ElectricInstantGratification -- Max Thunderstone mentions that scientists have discovered enlightenment is analagous to an epileptic seizure in a certain area of the brain. Part of his plan to uplift humanity is to show people how to push their own "Buddha Button".
* FiveManBand -- Ned Slade's "special squad" of the RagtagBunchOfMisfits from the five divisions of the Hand, with Ned as TheHero, Cameron Spector as TheLancer, Dmitri-9 (little, but a vicious killer) as TheBigGuy, Moog Mercury as TheSmartGuy, and Miami Nil as TheChick. Alternatively, since Greg Feely questions everything Ned does you could argue that Feely/Slade is his own Lancer.
* FourthWall -- Played with in "Structures and Ultrastructures".

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* ElectricInstantGratification -- ElectricInstantGratification: Max Thunderstone mentions that scientists have discovered enlightenment is analagous to an epileptic seizure in a certain area of the brain. Part of his plan to uplift humanity is to show people how to push their own "Buddha Button".
* FiveManBand -- FiveManBand: Ned Slade's "special squad" of the RagtagBunchOfMisfits from the five divisions of the Hand, with Ned as TheHero, Cameron Spector as TheLancer, Dmitri-9 (little, but a vicious killer) as TheBigGuy, Moog Mercury as TheSmartGuy, and Miami Nil as TheChick. Alternatively, since Greg Feely questions everything Ned does you could argue that Feely/Slade is his own Lancer.
* FourthWall -- FourthWall: Played with in "Structures and Ultrastructures".



* FunetikAksent -- Cameron Spector. A lot of exposition in the comic is spoken by her, which makes it all the more harder to figure out.
* GenreSavvy -- Max Thunderstone. Arguably also a case of WrongGenreSavvy, as he thinks he's the "hero" of the story and the Hand are the villains.

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* FunetikAksent -- FunetikAksent: Cameron Spector. A lot of exposition in the comic is spoken by her, which makes it all the more harder to figure out.
* GenreSavvy -- GenreSavvy: Max Thunderstone. Arguably also a case of WrongGenreSavvy, as he thinks he's the "hero" of the story and the Hand are the villains.



* IntrepidFictioneer -- As noted in the summary above, this is S.O.P. for The Hand.
* NotSoImaginaryFriend -- In "#*%$ Police".
* LimitedWardrobe -- Fair enough: The Hand all have standard uniforms... but Greg always wears the same dirty shirt and trousers.
* LonersAreFreaks -- Subverted; loner Greg is the most empathic character in the comic.
* TheMenInBlack -- Subverted.

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* IntrepidFictioneer -- IntrepidFictioneer: As noted in the summary above, this is S.O.P. for The Hand.
* NotSoImaginaryFriend -- NotSoImaginaryFriend: In "#*%$ Police".
* LimitedWardrobe -- LimitedWardrobe: Fair enough: The Hand all have standard uniforms... but Greg always wears the same dirty shirt and trousers.
* LonersAreFreaks -- LonersAreFreaks: Subverted; loner Greg is the most empathic character in the comic.
* TheMenInBlack -- TheMenInBlack: Subverted.



* {{Nanomachines}} -- In "Us v Them".

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* {{Nanomachines}} -- {{Nanomachines}}: In "Us v Them".



* OmniscientMoralityLicense -- The Hand [[IDidWhatIHadToDo do horrible things]] in order to [[StatusQuoIsGod maintain the status quo]].
* OutWithABang -- In "The World of Anders Klimakks".
* PaedoHunt -- Greg is targeted by one after he tries to buck the system.
* PaintingTheMedium -- Max Thunderstone projects visible thought bubbles.

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* OmniscientMoralityLicense -- OmniscientMoralityLicense: The Hand [[IDidWhatIHadToDo do horrible things]] in order to [[StatusQuoIsGod maintain the status quo]].
* OutWithABang -- OutWithABang: In "The World of Anders Klimakks".
* PaedoHunt -- PaedoHunt: Greg is targeted by one after he tries to buck the system.
* PaintingTheMedium -- PaintingTheMedium: Max Thunderstone projects visible thought bubbles.



* RecursiveReality -- The Paperverse, created in the labs of The Crack, which in turn is reached by dimension-hopping garbage trucks and is implied to be [[spoiler:a microscopic base on Greg Feely's kitchen floor.]] The Hand is presented as society's immune system, and its agents are antibodies.

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* RecursiveReality -- RecursiveReality: The Paperverse, created in the labs of The Crack, which in turn is reached by dimension-hopping garbage trucks and is implied to be [[spoiler:a microscopic base on Greg Feely's kitchen floor.]] The Hand is presented as society's immune system, and its agents are antibodies.



* ShowWithinAShow -- In this case a comic within a comic.

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* ShowWithinAShow -- ShowWithinAShow: In this case a comic within a comic.



* ViolentGlaswegian -- Cameron Spector.

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* ViolentGlaswegian -- ViolentGlaswegian: Cameron Spector.



* WhatDoYouMeanItsNotSymbolic -- The cosmic garbage trucks cross dimensions by engaging Ninth Gear ("faster than the speed of wall.") A character in ''TheInvisibles'' mentions that nine is the favorite number of the Hindu god Ganesh, Remover Of Obstacles. Other references to religion and cosmology are sprinkled throughout the story.

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* WhatDoYouMeanItsNotSymbolic -- WhatDoYouMeanItsNotSymbolic: The cosmic garbage trucks cross dimensions by engaging Ninth Gear ("faster than the speed of wall.") A character in ''TheInvisibles'' mentions that nine is the favorite number of the Hindu god Ganesh, Remover Of Obstacles. Other references to religion and cosmology are sprinkled throughout the story.
12th Dec '12 11:31:49 AM SeptimusHeap
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* PaintingTheFourthWall -- Max Thunderstone projects visible thought bubbles.

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* PaintingTheFourthWall PaintingTheMedium -- Max Thunderstone projects visible thought bubbles.
6th Aug '12 9:58:43 AM Solle
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Creator/GrantMorrison's thematic follow-up to ''ComicBook/TheInvisibles'', ''The Filth'' is a ''very'' darkly humourous maxiseries about Greg Feely, a hapless loner who lives alone with his ailing cat and subsists on a diet of chocolate and pornography, who one day discovers that he is really Ned Slade, a gun-toting interdimensional agent. The series lasted for 13 issues (August, 2002-October, 2003).

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Creator/GrantMorrison's thematic follow-up to ''ComicBook/TheInvisibles'', ''The Filth'' is a ''very'' darkly humourous maxiseries about Greg Feely, a hapless loner who lives alone with his ailing cat and subsists on a diet of chocolate and pornography, who one day discovers that he is really Ned Slade, a gun-toting interdimensional agent. The series lasted for story is told in 13 issues (August, 2002-October, 2002 - October, 2003).
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