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29th Jun '15 2:33:32 PM GinTonic
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Shout out: precised exactly to whom it was directed
* ShoutOut: All six of the covers are based on movie posters from the 80's:
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* ShoutOut: All six of the covers are based on movie posters from the 80's:80's (all written and/or directed by Creator/JohnHughes):
18th Feb '15 12:17:05 AM StrixObscuro
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[[quoteright:250:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/0c86500bc4547d77609d1a971cd3dcf9.png]] [[caption-width-right:250:The Loners]]
16th Feb '15 12:16:43 AM StrixObscuro
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* StartsWithSuicide: Played with. The first issue opens with a distraught-looking Julie about to jump off a building, but it turns out that she just really, ''really'' wanted to fly.
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* StartsWithSuicide: StartsWithASuicide: Played with. The first issue opens with a distraught-looking Julie about to jump off a building, but it turns out that she just really, ''really'' wanted to fly.
16th Feb '15 12:15:41 AM StrixObscuro
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'''''The Loners''''' was a six-issue Marvel Comics miniseries written by Creator/CBCebulski and drawn by Creator/KarlMoline. Spinning off from ''ComicBook/{{Runaways}}'', it tells the story of Excelsior, a support group for former teen superheroes, as they deal with a handful of supervillains and their own personal problems.
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'''''The Loners''''' was a six-issue Marvel Comics Creator/MarvelComics miniseries written by Creator/CBCebulski C.B. Cebulski and drawn by Creator/KarlMoline. Karl Moline. Spinning off from ''ComicBook/{{Runaways}}'', it tells the story of Excelsior, a support group for former teen superheroes, as they deal with a handful of supervillains and their own personal problems. problems. Originally planned as a twelve-issue series, it was cancelled after just six issues.

* BleachedUnderpants: The mini-series glosses over the less kid-friendly aspects of Mattie's backstory, like the fact that the guy who harvested her was her ex-boyfriend.
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* BadBadActing: It's implied that Julie can't act to save her life. * BleachedUnderpants: The mini-series glosses over the less kid-friendly aspects of Mattie's backstory, like the fact that the guy who harvested her for Mutant Growth Hormone was her ex-boyfriend.

* CListFodder: Played with. The entire team is made up of characters nobody else was using, and Darkhawk and Mattie nearly get killed by Nekra Sinclair, one of SpiderWoman's old enemies. * DarkAndTroubledPast: Mattie Franklin was horribly, horribly exploited by an ex-boyfriend who harvested her for MGH.
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* CListFodder: Played with. The entire team is made up of characters nobody else was using, and Darkhawk and Mattie nearly get killed by Nekra Sinclair, one of SpiderWoman's ComicBook/SpiderWoman's old enemies. * CuteMute: Hollow actually does speak at one or two points during the miniseries, but is otherwise mute. * DarkAndTroubledPast: Mattie Franklin was horribly, horribly exploited by an ex-boyfriend who harvested her for MGH.MGH. * TheDitz: Julie has worked hard to make herself appear to be an airheaded wannabe actress.

* EvenTheGirlsWantHer: Lightspeed has a crush on Turbo.
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* EvenTheGirlsWantHer: Lightspeed almost blurts out that she'd totally do Turbo if the opportunity came up. * EvilAlbino: Nekra Sinclair has snow-white skin, despite being born to a crush on Turbo.black woman.

* JapanesePoliteness: After the team runs afoul of Fujikawa Industries (which has been harvesting Mutant Growth Hormone from former superheroes and supervillains), Mickey, who is of Japanese descent, uses Japanese Politeness with Fuyumi Fujikawa to prevent her team from getting their asses kicked by Fujikawa's mooks.
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* JapanesePoliteness: After the team runs afoul of Fujikawa Industries (which has been harvesting Mutant Growth Hormone from former superheroes and supervillains), Mickey, who is of Japanese descent, uses Japanese Politeness with Fuyumi Fujikawa to prevent her team from getting their asses kicked by Fujikawa's mooks.

* ObfuscatingStupidity: Julie's apparent ditziness is all an act.
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* ObfuscatingStupidity: Julie's apparent ditziness is all an act.act to cover up the fact that she's having a lot of problems adjusting to life on her own. * TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: Mattie delivers one to the whole group at the end of the miniseries before walking away in disgust.

* YoungerThanTheyLook: Julie is only seventeen.
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* StartsWithSuicide: Played with. The first issue opens with a distraught-looking Julie about to jump off a building, but it turns out that she just really, ''really'' wanted to fly. * StuffedInTheFridge: Julie gets brutally stabbed by Hollow for no other reason than to give Johnny something to angst about. * TropaholicsAnonymous: Excelsior basically functions as one of these, with suiting up or using your powers being the equivalent of "falling off the wagon". * WithGreatPowerComesGreatInsanity: Both Chris and Phil are slowly being driven crazy by their respective power sources. * YoungerThanTheyLook: Julie is only seventeen.seventeen, which may explain [[spoiler:why she doesn't want her family to find out where she's living.]]
8th Jan '14 8:30:00 PM StrixObscuro
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* CallBack: The mini-series references Mattie's guest appearance in ''ComicBook/Alias'', the events of ''ComicBook/CivilWar'', and [[spoiler:the death of Hornet at the hands of a brainwashed Wolverine]].
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* CallBack: The mini-series references Mattie's guest appearance in ''ComicBook/Alias'', ''ComicBook/{{Alias}}'', the events of ''ComicBook/CivilWar'', and [[spoiler:the death of Hornet at the hands of a brainwashed Wolverine]].
8th Jan '14 8:28:01 PM StrixObscuro
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** Issue 2 = ''Film/FerrisBueller'sDayOff''
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** Issue 2 = ''Film/FerrisBueller'sDayOff''''Film/FerrisBuellersDayOff''
8th Jan '14 8:25:06 PM StrixObscuro
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->''Using less of your powers does not make you powerless.'' -->-- Tagline

* BleachedUnderpants: The mini-series glosses over the less kid-friendly aspects of Mattie's backstory, like the fact that the guy who harvested her was her ex-boyfriend. * BloodKnight: Darkhawk is constantly itching for a fight. * CallBack: The mini-series references Mattie's guest appearance in ''ComicBook/Alias'', the events of ''ComicBook/CivilWar'', and [[spoiler:the death of Hornet at the hands of a brainwashed Wolverine]].

* CuteMute: Hollow... for a given value of "cute".
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* CuteMute: Hollow... DarkAndTroubledPast: Mattie Franklin was horribly, horribly exploited by an ex-boyfriend who harvested her for a given value of "cute".MGH.

* CuteMute: Hollow... for DramaQueen: Julie Power does constant drama as a given value way of "cute".making people less curious about the things she'd rather not talk about.

* CuteMute: Hollow... GoodThingYouCanHeal: Julie gets brutally stabbed by Hollow and ends up in the hospital, which is not good for a given value her because [[spoiler:she doesn't want her family to know what she's up to. Luckily, she manages to heal quickly enough to flee before her family is contacted]]. * JapanesePoliteness: After the team runs afoul of "cute".Fujikawa Industries (which has been harvesting Mutant Growth Hormone from former superheroes and supervillains), Mickey, who is of Japanese descent, uses Japanese Politeness with Fuyumi Fujikawa to prevent her team from getting their asses kicked by Fujikawa's mooks.

* RobotGirl: Red Ronin.
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* RobotGirl: Namie the Red Ronin.Ronin. * ShoutOut: All six of the covers are based on movie posters from the 80's: ** Issue 1 = ''Film/TheBreakfastClub'' ** Issue 2 = ''Film/FerrisBueller'sDayOff'' ** Issue 3 = ''Film/WeirdScience'' ** Issue 4 = ''Film/PrettyInPink'' ** Issue 5 = ''Film/SomeKindOfWonderful'' ** Issue 6 = ''Film/SixteenCandles''
22nd Dec '13 5:56:48 PM StrixObscuro
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* MyGreatestFailure: Ricochet is haunted by his decision not to back up his best buddy Hornet on what sounded like a wild goose chase... [[spoiler:and ended up being a fatal encounter with a mind-controlled ComicBook/Wolverine]].
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* MyGreatestFailure: Ricochet is haunted by his decision not to back up his best buddy Hornet on what sounded like a wild goose chase... [[spoiler:and and ended up being a [[spoiler:a fatal encounter with a mind-controlled ComicBook/Wolverine]].ComicBook/{{Wolverine}}]]. * ObfuscatingStupidity: Julie's apparent ditziness is all an act.

* StalkerWithACrush: Phil Urich, towards Mickey.
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* StalkerWithACrush: Phil Urich, towards Mickey.Mickey. * YoungerThanTheyLook: Julie is only seventeen.
22nd Dec '13 11:42:52 AM StrixObscuro
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'''''The Loners''''' was a six-issue Marvel Comics miniseries written by Creator/CBCebulski and drawn by Creator/KarlMoline. Spinning off from ''ComicBook/Runaways'', it tells the story of Excelsior, a support group for former teen superheroes, as they deal with a handful of supervillains and their own personal problems.
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'''''The Loners''''' was a six-issue Marvel Comics miniseries written by Creator/CBCebulski and drawn by Creator/KarlMoline. Spinning off from ''ComicBook/Runaways'', ''ComicBook/{{Runaways}}'', it tells the story of Excelsior, a support group for former teen superheroes, as they deal with a handful of supervillains and their own personal problems.
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