History ComicBook / TheLeagueOfExtraordinaryGentlemen

21st Jul '16 2:39:02 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* ChekhovsSkill: Hyde's thermal vision. This being [[DangerouslyGenreSavvy Hyde]], he's smart enough not to tell Griffin about it, knowing that it might come in handy sometime. It is actually revealed to the reader in a single panel of a Hyde & Griffin in volume 1 showing Griffin in infrared. It isn't revealed that this was through Hyde's vision until the climax of volume 2.

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* ChekhovsSkill: Hyde's thermal vision. This being [[DangerouslyGenreSavvy Hyde]], Hyde, he's smart enough not to tell Griffin about it, knowing that it might come in handy sometime. It is actually revealed to the reader in a single panel of a Hyde & Griffin in volume 1 showing Griffin in infrared. It isn't revealed that this was through Hyde's vision until the climax of volume 2.
21st Jul '16 1:24:56 AM DiVolk
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* Volume 1 -- The OriginsEpisode where Campion Bond of M16 puts together the Team - Mina Murray (formerly Mina Harker from Bram Stoker's ''Literature/{{Dracula}}''), [[GreatWhiteHunter Allan Quatermain]] from ''Literature/KingSolomonsMines'', Dr. Jekyll/Mr. Hyde, 20 years after the events of [[Literature/TheStrangeCaseOfDrJekyllAndMrHyde Robert Louis Stevenson's book]], Hawley Griffin, the title character of ''Literature/TheInvisibleMan'' by Creator/HGWells; and the only character outside of English literature, Captain Nemo, from Creator/JulesVerne's ''Literature/TwentyThousandLeaguesUnderTheSea'' and ''Literature/TheMysteriousIsland''[[note]]the less renowned sequel where Nemo is revealed to be a Sikh Prince, Dakkar of Bundelkhand[[/note]] to combat "[[Franchise/FuManchu The Doctor]]" of Limehouse. The supplementary story(in the backpages of each issue in the Volume) "Alan and the Sundered Veil" serves as a prequel to the story, following on Quatermain's activities before his encounter with Mina.
* Volume 2 -- The gang is still working, and still unhappy about working, with M16 under the new M - [[Franchise/SherlockHolmes Mycroft Holmes]]. Their new threat is the Martian Invasion from Creator/HGWells' ''Literature/TheWarOfTheWorlds''. The supplementary story is ''The New Traveller's Almanac'' which serves as a sequel-and-postscript to the story and goes ReferenceOverdosed like never before, all of literature from ''Literature/{{Goldfinger}}'' to ''Literature/{{Gormenghast}}'' is located here.

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* Volume 1 -- The OriginsEpisode where Campion Bond of M16 MI6 puts together the Team - Mina Murray (formerly Mina Harker from Bram Stoker's ''Literature/{{Dracula}}''), [[GreatWhiteHunter Allan Quatermain]] from ''Literature/KingSolomonsMines'', Dr. Jekyll/Mr. Hyde, 20 years after the events of [[Literature/TheStrangeCaseOfDrJekyllAndMrHyde Robert Louis Stevenson's book]], Hawley Griffin, the title character of ''Literature/TheInvisibleMan'' by Creator/HGWells; and the only character outside of English literature, Captain Nemo, from Creator/JulesVerne's ''Literature/TwentyThousandLeaguesUnderTheSea'' and ''Literature/TheMysteriousIsland''[[note]]the less renowned sequel where Nemo is revealed to be a Sikh Prince, Dakkar of Bundelkhand[[/note]] to combat "[[Franchise/FuManchu The Doctor]]" of Limehouse. The supplementary story(in the backpages of each issue in the Volume) "Alan and the Sundered Veil" serves as a prequel to the story, following on Quatermain's activities before his encounter with Mina.
* Volume 2 -- The gang is still working, and still unhappy about working, with M16 MI6 under the new M - [[Franchise/SherlockHolmes Mycroft Holmes]]. Their new threat is the Martian Invasion from Creator/HGWells' ''Literature/TheWarOfTheWorlds''. The supplementary story is ''The New Traveller's Almanac'' which serves as a sequel-and-postscript to the story and goes ReferenceOverdosed like never before, all of literature from ''Literature/{{Goldfinger}}'' to ''Literature/{{Gormenghast}}'' is located here.



** In general, spies, whether good or bad, are regarded as [[GreyAndGrayMorality inherently shifty characters]] with M, the leader of M16 and the creator of the league, revealed in ''Volume 1'' to be [[spoiler:James Moriarty]] and his successor, the nominally good Mycroft Holmes shown to be if possible, more ruthless. ''The Black Dossier'' takes this even further with a very negative portrayal of Cold War era spy fiction, M16 pulling TheCoup and installing Big Brother from ''Literature/NineteenEightyFour'' and being led by [[spoiler:[[Film/TheThirdMan Harry Lime]]]] with characters like [[Series/TheAvengers Emma Peel]] shown as little more than an UnwittingPawn and Franchise/JamesBond a misogynist scumbag [[spoiler:who is a traitor to England and working for the CIA and becomes a KarmaHoudini VillainWithGoodPublicity.]]

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** In general, spies, whether good or bad, are regarded as [[GreyAndGrayMorality inherently shifty characters]] with M, the leader of M16 MI6 and the creator of the league, revealed in ''Volume 1'' to be [[spoiler:James Moriarty]] and his successor, the nominally good Mycroft Holmes shown to be if possible, more ruthless. ''The Black Dossier'' takes this even further with a very negative portrayal of Cold War era spy fiction, M16 MI6 pulling TheCoup and installing Big Brother from ''Literature/NineteenEightyFour'' and being led by [[spoiler:[[Film/TheThirdMan Harry Lime]]]] with characters like [[Series/TheAvengers Emma Peel]] shown as little more than an UnwittingPawn and Franchise/JamesBond a misogynist scumbag [[spoiler:who is a traitor to England and working for the CIA and becomes a KarmaHoudini VillainWithGoodPublicity.]]
18th Jul '16 3:35:56 AM JulianLapostat
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* WritingAroundTrademarks: For characters that are not yet in the public domain, Moore resorts to cunning disguises while leaving essential clues.
** "Jimmy" is never addressed as James Bond by any character on-page or in the background. He's referred to be a grandson of Campion Bond, he looks and dresses like James Bond does, but he remains OnlyKnownByTheirNickname.
** For the Harry Potter characters, Voldemort and Harry Potter are never referred to by name. The former introduces himself to Mina at the Hyde Park 60s concert by stating, "Well, [[Literature/HarryPotterAndTheChamberOfSecrets my first nameís Tom, my middle nameís a marvel, and my last nameís a conundrum]]" echoing a famous palindrome that alludes to Voldemort.
** Harry is never quite portrayed directly since his overall look is too distinct and overexposed so [[spoiler:Moore introduces him in First person as he mows down his supporting cast with doubles of Draco, Neville, Ginny, Ron, Hermione, [=McGonagall=], Snape and Dumbledore, after which he breaks his glasses and shaves his head and puts a bandage across his forehead where the scar was, with only his GreenEyes left from his original visual cue]].
18th Jul '16 3:23:26 AM JulianLapostat
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** In ''Century: 2009'', however, his portrayal of Literature/HarryPotter is not only unflattering but also inconsistent with how that character appears in their original source material. Although his portrayal of the character as an EntitledBastard SpoiledBrat who's an UnwittingPawn echoes in-universe complaints by [[spoiler:Severus Snape, who is the only character treated with respect by Moore]]. Moore makes his opinion of that work of fiction particularly [[{{Anvilicious}} transparent]] when he has [[spoiler:Mary Poppins appear and destroy him, in her role as 'guardian of the world's children and their imaginations']].



** In ''Century: 2009'', his portrayal of Literature/HarryPotter is generally quite mean-spirited and satirical, making fun of its WorldBuilding and cast of characters with the single exception of [[spoiler:Severus Snape, who gets]] a FacingTheBulletsOneLiner, and whose in-universe dismissal of Harry as an EntitledBastard celebrity coasting off better wizards is Moore's own view of the character and its series and influence, an opinion made particularly [[{{Anvilicious}} transparent]] when he has [[spoiler:Mary Poppins appear and destroy him, in her role as 'guardian of the world's children and their imaginations']].



--> '''Alan Moore''': I would say, that if youíre talking about a line of progress, if it can be called progress, that runs from Creator/BertoltBrechtís Theatre/TheThreepennyOpera, to Donald Cammellís Film/{{Performance}}, to Franchise/HarryPotter, I donít think you can really see that as anything but a decline.

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--> '''Alan Moore''': I would say, that if youíre talking about a line of progress, if it can be called progress, that runs from Creator/BertoltBrechtís Creator/BertoltBrecht’s Theatre/TheThreepennyOpera, to Donald Cammellís Film/{{Performance}}, to Franchise/HarryPotter, I donít think you can really see that as anything but a decline.



** Franchise/HarryPotter gets a comparatively better deal since he has a FreudianExcuse. [[spoiler: He's TheAntichrist appointed by Oliver Haddo/Tom Riddle/Voldemort to bring the new aeon, whose adventures in Hogwarts was all a ruse to keep him diverted from his real path]].[[note]]He has an epic FreakOut and goes KillEmAll on Hogwarts, murdering Ron, Hermione, Draco, [=McGonagall=], Ginny, Dumbledore, Hagrid and Snape(who gives a DefiantToTheEnd speech) before settling at Grimmauld Place for ten years taking anti-depressant pills and procrastinating on self pity[[/note]]. His portrayal as a whiny SpoiledBrat is Moore's TakeThat on the milennial generation which he feels is increasingly conservative and anti-intellectual, and obsessed with fame and celebrity.

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** Franchise/HarryPotter gets a comparatively better deal since he has a FreudianExcuse. [[spoiler: He's is TheAntichrist appointed by Oliver Haddo/Tom Riddle/Voldemort to bring the new aeon, whose adventures in Hogwarts was all a ruse to keep him diverted from his real path]].[[note]]He has an epic FreakOut and goes KillEmAll on Hogwarts, murdering Ron, Hermione, Draco, [=McGonagall=], Ginny, Dumbledore, Hagrid and Snape(who gives a DefiantToTheEnd speech) before settling at Grimmauld Place for ten years taking anti-depressant pills and procrastinating on self pity[[/note]]. His portrayal as a whiny SpoiledBrat is Moore's TakeThat on the milennial generation which he feels is increasingly conservative and anti-intellectual, and obsessed culture's obsession with celebrity riffing on the implications of TheHero being famous for doing nothing, content to be an UnwittingPawn while remaining essentially mediocre in skill and knowledge and yet recieve unmerited fame and celebrity.praise, a CharacterExaggeration of in-Universe sentiments voiced by [[spoiler:Severus Snape]].
16th Jul '16 2:24:24 PM Doug86
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* GentlemanThief: Two of the originals, AJ Raffles and ArseneLupin.

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* GentlemanThief: Two of the originals, AJ Raffles and ArseneLupin.Literature/ArseneLupin.
10th Jul '16 8:46:08 PM JulianLapostat
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* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: Terner and The Purple Orchestra are quite obviously Music/MickJagger and Music/TheRollingStones.
* NoHistoricalFiguresWereHarmed: As a {{Deconstruction}} and {{Pastiche}} of literary fiction, it portrays many fictional characters in the past as substitutes for historical figures:
** ''Black Dossier'' argues that John Dee, the Elizabethan Occultist, was the inspiration for both Prospero from Theatre/TheTempest and Johannes Subtil in Ben Jonson's ''The Alchemist''.
** Moore also argues that Harry Lime from Film/TheThirdMan was based on Kim Philby, the leader of the Cambridge Soviet spies, while Literature/HoratioHornblower replaces Admiral Nelson on the Column on Trafalgar Square.
** Likewise the third volume explores the many versions of Creator/AleisterCrowley: Oliver Haddo, Macato, Karswell, Cosmo Gallion, many of them being occultists interested in sex and drugs as a means to access the higher mysteries.
23rd Jun '16 8:32:42 PM nombretomado
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** Lovecraft's own make an appearance... [[spoiler:in a Jeeves and Wooster story.]] Quatermain and Mina also comes across one of them when they're investigating the bizarre occurences in New England, alongside Randolph Carter.
*** They also show up in a prequel story concerning Quatermaine's activities just after he faked his death, where his body is possessed by a nameless Elder Thing while his spirit encounters the [[TheTimeMachine Time Traveller]], [[Literature/JohnCarterOfMars John Carter]] and Randolph Carter on the astral plane.

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** Lovecraft's own make an appearance... [[spoiler:in a Jeeves and Wooster story.]] Quatermain and Mina also comes across one of them when they're investigating the bizarre occurences occurrences in New England, alongside Randolph Carter.
*** They also show up in a prequel story concerning Quatermaine's activities just after he faked his death, where his body is possessed by a nameless Elder Thing while his spirit encounters the [[TheTimeMachine [[Literature/TheTimeMachine Time Traveller]], [[Literature/JohnCarterOfMars John Carter]] and Randolph Carter on the astral plane.
22nd Jun '16 5:23:30 AM gewunomox
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* FictionalCounterpart: Not just to places and things but fictional representations of people even come into play as well. Most notably [[Film/TheGreatDictator Adenoid Hynkel]] taking UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler's place in WWII. Also, ''Music/TheRutles'' were the biggest band of TheSixties. Instead of Mick Jagger and Creator/TheRollingStones, we have Terner from ''The Purple Orchestra''[[note]]Based on the film ''Film/{{Performance}}'' which had Mick Jagger in the leading role[[/note]] complete with AlternateUniverse ''Sympathy for the Devil''. Other notable ones include HoratioHornblower taking Nelson's place in British military history, and the identity of UsefulNotes/JackTheRipper being [[Theatre/TheThreepennyOpera Mack The Knife]]. Finally, the BigBad of ''Century'', Oliver Haddo, is an expy of real-life mystic Creator/AleisterCrowley.

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* FictionalCounterpart: Not just to places and things but fictional representations of people even come into play as well. Most notably [[Film/TheGreatDictator Adenoid Hynkel]] taking UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler's place in WWII. Also, ''Music/TheRutles'' were the biggest band of TheSixties. Instead of Mick Jagger and Creator/TheRollingStones, Music/TheRollingStones, we have Terner from ''The Purple Orchestra''[[note]]Based on the film ''Film/{{Performance}}'' which had Mick Jagger in the leading role[[/note]] complete with AlternateUniverse ''Sympathy for the Devil''. Other notable ones include HoratioHornblower taking Nelson's place in British military history, and the identity of UsefulNotes/JackTheRipper being [[Theatre/TheThreepennyOpera Mack The Knife]]. Finally, the BigBad of ''Century'', Oliver Haddo, is an expy of real-life mystic Creator/AleisterCrowley.



** ''Century: 1969'' features an AlternateUniverse version of "SympathyForTheDevil" as performed by Terner, a character played by Mick Jagger in ''Film/{{Performance}}'' and his [[TheRollingStones Purple Orchestra]] with replacement lyrics that scan in perfect alignment to the original.

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** ''Century: 1969'' features an AlternateUniverse version of "SympathyForTheDevil" as performed by Terner, a character played by Mick Jagger in ''Film/{{Performance}}'' and his [[TheRollingStones [[Music/TheRollingStones Purple Orchestra]] with replacement lyrics that scan in perfect alignment to the original.
21st Jun '16 7:56:17 AM MCanter89
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** [[spoiler:The mÃnage à trois between Quatermain, Mina and Orlando.]]

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** [[spoiler:The mÃnage à mãnage ã trois between Quatermain, Mina and Orlando.]]
13th Jun '16 1:40:31 AM PaulA
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* BadassGrandpa: [[Creatior/EdgarAllanPoe Auguste]] [[Film/MurdersInTheRueMorgue Dupin]] is Mina and Allan's liaison in Paris, and despite being in his late ''90s'' if not early ''100s'', he looks Mr. Hyde straight in the face and blasts his ear off with his pepperbox pistol. Mina is impressed.

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* BadassGrandpa: [[Creatior/EdgarAllanPoe Auguste]] [[Film/MurdersInTheRueMorgue Dupin]] Literature/CAugusteDupin is Mina and Allan's liaison in Paris, and despite being in his late ''90s'' if not early ''100s'', he looks Mr. Hyde straight in the face and blasts his ear off with his pepperbox pistol. Mina is impressed.
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