History ComicBook / TheLeagueOfExtraordinaryGentlemen

12th Aug '17 11:23:28 PM jormis29
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* UncannyValley: In-universe, [[spoiler:the frozen corpse of Stardust the Super-Wizard. Both Moore's text and O'Neill's illustration for the piece emphasize [[http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-KVAvuR0Cpjw/TgmFW64bizI/AAAAAAAAFmc/S6qweQbB46A/s1600/superwizard.jpg just how warped a Fletcher Hanks creation would look in real life]], with its enormous stature, tiny head, and compacted rippling muscles.]]

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* UncannyValley: In-universe, [[spoiler:the frozen corpse of Stardust the Super-Wizard.ComicBook/StardustTheSuperWizard. Both Moore's text and O'Neill's illustration for the piece emphasize [[http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-KVAvuR0Cpjw/TgmFW64bizI/AAAAAAAAFmc/S6qweQbB46A/s1600/superwizard.jpg just how warped a Fletcher Hanks creation would look in real life]], with its enormous stature, tiny head, and compacted rippling muscles.]]
25th Jul '17 8:15:00 PM jormis29
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* GrandTheftMe: This is how Oliver Haddo has been keeping himself alive throughout the 20th century as his original body and subsequent ones aged and died. Among his more notable victims were Cosmo Gallion, the villain from ''TheAvengers'' episode "Warlock", and [[spoiler: Tom Riddle AKA Voldemort]]. He planned to take over the body of Turner from ''{{Performance}}'' but was stopped when Johnny Dean killed Cosmo's body mid-transit, forcing him to improvise.

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* GrandTheftMe: This is how Oliver Haddo has been keeping himself alive throughout the 20th century as his original body and subsequent ones aged and died. Among his more notable victims were Cosmo Gallion, the villain from ''TheAvengers'' ''Series/TheAvengers'' episode "Warlock", and [[spoiler: Tom Riddle AKA Voldemort]]. He planned to take over the body of Turner from ''{{Performance}}'' but was stopped when Johnny Dean killed Cosmo's body mid-transit, forcing him to improvise.
22nd Jul '17 7:48:55 PM DuckDuckNoose
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* UncannyValley: In-universe, [[spoiler:the frozen corpse of Stardust the Super-Wizard. Both Moore's text and O'Neill's illustration for the piece emphasize [[http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-QArsmfayr3o/T-zHF2jeBPI/AAAAAAAAADg/-qA9dyc2DZ0/s1600/Stardust+imprisoned.jpg just how warped a Fletcher Hanks creation would look in real life]], with its enormous stature, tiny head, and compacted rippling muscles.]]

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* UncannyValley: In-universe, [[spoiler:the frozen corpse of Stardust the Super-Wizard. Both Moore's text and O'Neill's illustration for the piece emphasize [[http://2.[[http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-QArsmfayr3o/T-zHF2jeBPI/AAAAAAAAADg/-qA9dyc2DZ0/s1600/Stardust+imprisoned.com/-KVAvuR0Cpjw/TgmFW64bizI/AAAAAAAAFmc/S6qweQbB46A/s1600/superwizard.jpg just how warped a Fletcher Hanks creation would look in real life]], with its enormous stature, tiny head, and compacted rippling muscles.]]
20th Jul '17 10:15:53 PM JulianLapostat
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* Volume 4: The Tempest -- The purported GrandFinale of the entire series. It will be a six issue series released in 2018. A multi-century arc that ties together all the plotlines from the earlier stories and settings, mixed with ''Literature/We''.
18th Jul '17 5:52:34 PM nombretomado
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* DystopiaIsHard: It's specifically shown that not only did the Ingsoc government only cover Britain itself, like some interpretations of ''Literature/NineteenEightyFour'' speculates, it also didn't last more than a few years, from the end of WW2 to the early 50s. [[spoiler:With Big Brother being assassinated in secret by James Bond]].

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* DystopiaIsHard: It's specifically shown that not only did the Ingsoc government only cover Britain itself, like some interpretations of ''Literature/NineteenEightyFour'' speculates, it also didn't last more than a few years, from the end of WW2 [=WW2=] to the early 50s. [[spoiler:With Big Brother being assassinated in secret by James Bond]].
16th Jul '17 11:51:04 PM BeastC
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* GreaterScopeVillain: Above [[spoiler:Moriarty]], above the Moluscs, above Oliver Haddo, and above the Antrichrist are the [[Lietrature/CthulhuMythos Lovecraftian horrors]] that lurk in the cosmos of the League universe. ''Alan and the Sundered Veil'' reveal that such creatures are currently invading their universe through a hole in space-time, with seemingly nobody save the [[Literature/TheTimeMachine Time Traveller]] and anybody who is willing to help him to stop it.
19th Jun '17 6:03:07 PM SilentStranger
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* GrandTheftMe: This is how Oliver Haddo has been keeping himself alive throughout the 20th century as his original body and subsequent ones aged and died. Among his more notable victims were Cosmo Gallion, the villain from ''TheAvengers'' episode "Warlock", and [[spoiler: Tom Riddle AKA Voldemort]]. He planned to take over the body of Turner from ''{{Performance}}'' but was stopped when Johnny Dean killed Cosmo's body mid-transit, forcing him to improvise.


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* RoboticReveal: In ''River Of Ghosts'', it turns out that the feared resurrected Ayesha are actually just android copies of the original.
12th Jun '17 3:28:56 PM AmuckCricetine
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* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: The [[AuthorAppeal real]] [[NewMediaAreEvil reason]] is obvious, but from a Watsonian perspective, what happened to almost every major literary character since the middle of the twentieth century? Indeed, it is worth noting that in the older volumes Moore dove deep into many literary sources in building the world of the league, from the major players to the background characters. But by the time of ''1969'' and ''2009'', the number of literary sources takes a severe nosedive. The world of the League, and therefore, of literature itself, is constantly picked apart and depicted as collapsing, but it falls a bit flat when the reason for that seems to stem from the better part of over half a century's worth of characters and stories are completely absent.
26th May '17 5:00:37 AM CaptainTedium
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* MixAndMatchCreatures: Dr Moreau's creation H-142.
* TheMole: [[spoiler:Griffin allied with the Martians during their invasion]].

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* MixAndMatchCreatures: Dr Moreau's creation H-142.
H-142 is a hybrid bacterium of anthrax and streptococcus.
* TheMole: [[spoiler:Griffin allied with the Martians during their invasion]].invasion in Volume II]].



* OccultDetective: Carnacki

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* OccultDetective: CarnackiCarnacki is a detective of the occult.



* OpiumDen: Quatermain starts the comic in one.

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* OpiumDen: Quatermain starts the comic in one.an opium den.



* PoliticallyIncorrectHero: Various members of the League aren't exactly PC. Hyde refers to Captain Nemo as "darkie", Captain Nemo has a strong hatred of the English, and Raffles and Carnacki express contempt toward Orlando for being a "he-she".



** And the ''heroes'' aren't exactly the most PC bunch either - though interestingly, Nemo (the only actual minority on hand) is probably the most openly prejudiced.



* PsychoSidekick: ''Everyone'' except Mina and Allan, as well as possibly AJ Raffles and Carnacki.

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* PsychoSidekick: ''Everyone'' except Mina and Allan, as well as possibly AJ Raffles and Carnacki.Carnacki, is an ally of questionable sanity.



* PublicDomainCharacter: All of them, pretty much, save for those mentioned under LawyerFriendlyCameo above.

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* PublicDomainCharacter: All of them, pretty much, Just about every character featured in this comic is in the public domain, save for those mentioned under LawyerFriendlyCameo above.



* SkyPirate: Robur and Captain Mors

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* SkyPirate: Robur and Captain MorsMors are pirates who take to the skies.



* StealthPun: The Reverend Dr. Syn is described as "a mild-mannered clergyman from Kent". "Clark" is regional slang for clergy. That's right, he's a [[{{Superman}} mild-mannered Clark from Kent]].

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* StealthPun: The Reverend Dr. Syn is described as "a mild-mannered clergyman from Kent". "Clark" is regional slang for clergy. That's right, he's a [[{{Superman}} [[Franchise/{{Superman}} mild-mannered Clark from Kent]].



* TuxedoAndMartini: The basis of the mockery around James Bond.

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* TuxedoAndMartini: The basis of the mockery around James Bond.Bond is to lampoon and mock every aspect of the franchise.



* WhatKindOfLamePowerIsHeartAnyway: Mina and Allan set alongside the original Victorian League are underwhelming. Much of Mina's second League suffer from this and are relegated to defending themselves with pistols and swords.

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* WhatKindOfLamePowerIsHeartAnyway: Mina and Allan set alongside the original Victorian League are underwhelming. underwhelming, as they are normal people in comparison. Much of Mina's second League suffer from this having no remarkable abilities and are relegated to defending themselves with pistols and swords.
26th May '17 4:49:30 AM CaptainTedium
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** 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 [[spoiler:the Antichrist]]; 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:God appear and destroy him - in the form of Mary Poppins, self-proclaimed guardian of the world's children and their imaginations]].

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** 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 [[spoiler:the Antichrist]]; 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]] transparent when he has [[spoiler:God appear and destroy him - in the form of Mary Poppins, self-proclaimed guardian of the world's children and their imaginations]].



* BadassBoast: [[spoiler:Literature/Mary Poppins AKA '''God''']] - gives out a string of these as she's facing off with the Antichrist:

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* BadassBoast: [[spoiler:Literature/Mary Poppins [[spoiler:Literature/MaryPoppins AKA '''God''']] - gives out a string of these as she's facing off with the Antichrist:



** Dr Moreau's hybrids, which are presented not as graceful humanoids, but as twisted, half-insane beastmen who's very existance is a mockery of nature.

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** Dr Moreau's hybrids, which are presented not as graceful humanoids, but as twisted, half-insane beastmen who's whose very existance existence is a mockery of nature.



* CharacterExaggeration:

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* CharacterExaggeration: A lot of characters portrayed in a negative light have certain flaws taken to their logical extreme.



* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything: In ''Century: 2009'', the Invisible College school massacre is framed and discussed as if it were Columbine-style school massacre [[FromBadToWorse where the student doing the massacring has magic powers.]]
** And the panels in which the massacre is actually portrayed resemble a first-person shooter video game. Fitting, since video games were blamed for Columbine in real life.

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* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything: In ''Century: 2009'', the Invisible College school massacre is framed and discussed as if it were Columbine-style school massacre [[FromBadToWorse where the student doing the massacring has magic powers.]]
** And
]] In addition, the panels in which the massacre is actually portrayed resemble a first-person shooter video game. Fitting, since video games were blamed for Columbine in real life.



%%* FiveManBand: The 1900s league.
%%** TheLeader: Wilhelmina Murray
%%** TheLancer: Allan Quatermain
%%** TheBigGuy: A.J. Raffles
%%** TheSmartGuy: Thomas Carnacki
%%** TheHeart: Orlando



* FrankensteinsMonster: Victor Frankenstein's creature is shown to have survived the events of the novel, and is currently ruling over other automatons in Toyland. And he's married to E.T.A. Hoffman's Olympia, one of the first robots in fiction.

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* FrankensteinsMonster: Victor Frankenstein's creature is shown to have survived the events of [[Literature/{{Frankenstein}} the novel, novel]], and is currently ruling over other automatons in Toyland. And he's married to E.T.A. Hoffman's Olympia, one of the first robots in fiction.



* {{God}}: Revealed to be [[spoiler:Literature/MaryPoppins]].

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* {{God}}: Revealed to be [[spoiler:Literature/MaryPoppins]].[[spoiler:Literature/MaryPoppins]] in the third and final installment of ''Century''.



* HeroicSacrifice: [[spoiler:Mr. Hyde dies when defending London from the Martians]].
** [[spoiler:After climbing the leg, ripping the carapace off the machine, then ''eating the Martian inside''.]]

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* HeroicSacrifice: Two characters give their lives to safe others.
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[[spoiler:Mr. Hyde dies when defending London from the Martians]].
** [[spoiler:After
Martians. After climbing the leg, ripping the carapace off the machine, then ''eating the Martian inside''.]]



* KarmicRape: [[spoiler:the Invisible Man]]'s rape by [[spoiler:Mr. Hyde]] is treated this way. May overlap with PayEvilUntoEvil depending on whether you consider [[spoiler:Hyde]] an AntiHero or just another villain.

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* KarmicRape: [[spoiler:the Invisible Man]]'s rape by [[spoiler:Mr. Hyde]] is treated this way.as a fitting punishment, given that he himself was a rapist and it was done in retaliation to harming Mina. May overlap with PayEvilUntoEvil depending on whether you consider [[spoiler:Hyde]] an AntiHero or just another villain.



* LadyOfWar: Mina

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* LadyOfWar: MinaLadyOfWar:
** Mina will go into battle when she needs to.



* LawyerFriendlyCameo:

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* LawyerFriendlyCameo:LawyerFriendlyCameo: Some copyrighted characters appear in the series, many of them given slightly altered names or only referred to by [[FirstNameBasis their given name]] or [[LastNameBasis their surname]] to avoid lawsuits.



* MagicCarpet: Gullivar Jones

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* MagicCarpet: Gullivar JonesJones has a flying carpet.
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