History ComicBook / TheIncal

19th May '17 12:14:56 AM saltin
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* DeusExMachina: The Incal has a tendency to bail the heroes out when their task proves insurmountable, but it's quite iffy on when it lends its help.



* FreudianExcuse: '''Before the Incal''' reveals the many horrific and complex roots of Difool's cynicism and selfishness.



* TookALevelInBadass: '''Before the Incal''' shows how John went from being a helpless orphan to a not-quite-as-helpless Class-R detective. He does this sporadically when he possesses the Incal, but even without it he takes a few on his own by the time '''Final Incal''' ends.



* UsedFuture: On of the earlier examples of this. Used to contrast the gritty conditions of the lower classes and the ancient coldness of the Technos with the aristocratic upper classes and the [[CrystalSpiresAndTogas vibrant new age aesthetics]] of everything related to the Incal itself. Especially noticeable in ''Final Incal'' due to Ladrönn's more realistic style.

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* UsedFuture: On of the earlier examples of this. Used to contrast the gritty conditions of the lower classes and the ancient coldness of the Technos with the aristocratic upper classes and the [[CrystalSpiresAndTogas vibrant new age aesthetics]] of everything related to the Incal itself. Especially noticeable in ''Final Incal'' due to Ladrönn's more realistic style.style.
* UsedToBeASweetKid: Difool.
9th Dec '16 11:33:39 AM Xtifr
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'''The Incal''' (''L'Incal'') is a sci-fi [[ComicBook comic series]] by writer Creator/AlejandroJodorowsky and artist Creator/{{Moebius}} and is the center-piece of the former's ComicBook/MetabaronsUniverse. The project was born out of, and recycled many concepts from, the two's failed attempt to make a film adaption of Film/{{Dune}}. Despite Jodorowsky having every major event of the comic planned out beforehand, and the series only being 6 volumes long, it took 8 years to complete.

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'''The Incal''' ''The Incal'' (''L'Incal'') is a sci-fi [[ComicBook comic series]] by writer Creator/AlejandroJodorowsky and artist Creator/{{Moebius}} and is the center-piece of the former's ComicBook/MetabaronsUniverse. The project was born out of, and recycled many concepts from, the two's failed attempt to make a film adaption of Film/{{Dune}}. Despite Jodorowsky having every major event of the comic planned out beforehand, and the series only being 6 volumes long, it took 8 years to complete.
10th Jul '16 7:13:06 PM saltin
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* ClippedWingAngel: The President's final Necrobot form. Although it still has its uses.
10th Jul '16 7:09:27 PM saltin
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* BeneathSuspicion: One of Difool's greatest assets, and arguably why his teammates keep him around against his will, is that he's the perfect diversion due to how unassuming and slight he is as a character.
* BigBad: The Great Darkness.
* ButtMonkey: John Difool, subject to injuries both comical and horrific.


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* DarkIsNotEvil: The Black Incal. While it's used to construct the Shadow Eggs and was originally in the possession of the brutal Tanatah, it's a necessary component to form the complete Incal with its Light twin.


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* HeelFaceTurn: Outside of Deepo, most of the allies Difool picks up are people who have exploited or tried to have him killed in the past.
* HoneyTrap: How Animah keeps compelling Difool to stay and help the Incal. To his chagrin, he's always aware that he's being played, but is too infatuated with her to refuse.


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* ScrewThisImOuttaHere: Attempted by John multiple times.
1st Feb '16 11:02:05 AM drac0blade
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* DrivenToSuicide: Difool lives and grew up near a suicide spot so popular it has just been named Suicide Ally. ''Before'' the reveal that [[spoiler: his mother was one of it's victims and a young Difool tried doing the same.]]

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* DrivenToSuicide: Difool lives and grew up near a suicide spot so popular it has just been named Suicide Ally. ''Before'' the reveal that [[spoiler: his mother was one of it's its victims and a young Difool tried doing the same.]]
1st Feb '16 10:51:05 AM drac0blade
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* DrivenToSuicide: Difool lives and grew up near a suicide spot so popular it has just been named Suicide Ally. ''Before'' reveal that [[spoiler: his mother was one of it's victims and a young Difool tried doing the same.]]

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* DrivenToSuicide: Difool lives and grew up near a suicide spot so popular it has just been named Suicide Ally. ''Before'' the reveal that [[spoiler: his mother was one of it's victims and a young Difool tried doing the same.]]
13th Aug '15 9:14:18 AM DannyVElAcme
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* MeaningfulName: John DiFool. Yes, his name alludes to the fact that he's kind of a dumbass, but in [[TarotMotifs the Tarot]], [[UsefulNotes/TarotCards the Fool]] is the first of the Major Arcana, and symbolizes chaos, infinite possibility and the beginning of a journey, which are all motifs that apply to John.

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* MeaningfulName: John DiFool.Difool. Yes, his name alludes to the fact that he's kind of a dumbass, but in [[TarotMotifs the Tarot]], [[UsefulNotes/TarotCards the Fool]] is the first of the Major Arcana, and symbolizes chaos, infinite possibility and the beginning of a journey, which are all motifs that apply to John.
13th Aug '15 9:13:39 AM DannyVElAcme
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* MindScrew: gradually becomes this toward the end of the original series, and pops up from time to time in the prequel and sequels.
* NonHumanSidekick: Deepo; Difool's (eventually) talking "concrete seagull".
* PettingZooPeople: Kill Wolfhead, who resemble a dog despite his name in the English translation, and a few others. The sequel and prequel reveal that they are actually genetically modified humans.

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* MeaningfulName: John DiFool. Yes, his name alludes to the fact that he's kind of a dumbass, but in [[TarotMotifs the Tarot]], [[UsefulNotes/TarotCards the Fool]] is the first of the Major Arcana, and symbolizes chaos, infinite possibility and the beginning of a journey, which are all motifs that apply to John.
* MindScrew: gradually Gradually becomes this toward the end of the original series, and pops up from time to time in the prequel and sequels.
* NonHumanSidekick: Deepo; Deepo, Difool's (eventually) talking "concrete seagull".
* PettingZooPeople: Kill Wolfhead, who resemble resembles a dog despite his name in the English translation, and a few others. The sequel and prequel reveal that they are actually genetically modified humans.
12th Jun '15 7:08:11 PM Willbyr
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* SpiritualPredecessor: Like [[Film/{{Dune}} its inspiration]], a lot of this series' ideas ended up being reused in other works, most notably ''{{Warhammer 40000}}'' and ''Film/TheFifthElement''.

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* SpiritualPredecessor: Like [[Film/{{Dune}} its inspiration]], a lot of this series' ideas ended up being reused in other works, most notably ''{{Warhammer ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'' and ''Film/TheFifthElement''.
9th May '15 11:52:21 AM SeptimusHeap
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'''The Incal''' (''L'Incal'') is a sci-fi [[ComicBook comic series]] by writer Creator/AlejandroJodorowsky and artist Creator/{{Moebius}} and is the center-piece of the former's MetabaronsUniverse. The project was born out of, and recycled many concepts from, the two's failed attempt to make a film adaption of Film/{{Dune}}. Despite Jodorowsky having every major event of the comic planned out beforehand, and the series only being 6 volumes long, it took 8 years to complete.

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'''The Incal''' (''L'Incal'') is a sci-fi [[ComicBook comic series]] by writer Creator/AlejandroJodorowsky and artist Creator/{{Moebius}} and is the center-piece of the former's MetabaronsUniverse.ComicBook/MetabaronsUniverse. The project was born out of, and recycled many concepts from, the two's failed attempt to make a film adaption of Film/{{Dune}}. Despite Jodorowsky having every major event of the comic planned out beforehand, and the series only being 6 volumes long, it took 8 years to complete.



''For other spin-offs and related media see: the MetabaronsUniverse.''

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''For other spin-offs and related media see: the MetabaronsUniverse.ComicBook/MetabaronsUniverse.''
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