History ComicBook / Transmetropolitan

9th Nov '17 2:33:07 AM ArcaneAzmadi
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* LittleNo: This is all Spider can utter when [[spoiler:the first fatal shot is fired that kicks off the massacre of students by government troops at Dick Cavett University.]]
16th Oct '17 9:27:15 AM CaptainCrawdad
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** [=McVeigh=] High School is a references to Timothy [=McVeigh=]
** Channon phones Spider from a street named Liddy, referencing G. Gorgon Liddy
** Spider states that "President Rodham" was caught fisting kittens, a reference to Hillary Rodham Clinton
** A senile television character named "Ronnie" is a reference to Ronald Reagan.

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** [=McVeigh=] High School is a references to bomber Timothy [=McVeigh=]
[=McVeigh=].
** Channon phones Spider from a street named Liddy, referencing G. Gorgon Liddy
Liddy of the Watergate scandal.
** Spider states that "President Rodham" was caught fisting kittens, a reference to Hillary Rodham Clinton
Clinton.
** A senile television character named "Ronnie" is a reference to Ronald Reagan.Reagan, who had Alzheimer's.



* NoPartyGiven: Two political parties exist, but they're referred to by whether they're in office or not. (The Beast's party is referred to -- by Spider -- as the [[FunWithAcronyms Party In Government]].) It's still implied to be a Liberal vs. Conservative sort. Notably, despite the general adherence to the "Opposition party"/"Party in office" descriptors, Callahan is identified in his first appearance as "D-Cal." Of the two Opposition party candidates shown, Callahan's campaign shows traits of the modern Democratic party (such as hiring Vita as a showpiece for women's representation despite giving Schact more power), while Heller's campaign shows some aspects of the modern Republican party (with an exaggeration of the party's neoliberal economic ideals). Further obscuring the issue, Callahan and Heller's party is red on the election map, while the Beast's party is blue.[[note]]prior to the 2000 election in the US, red was generally associated with liberal organizations, whereas blue was typically linked to conservative parties; the Bush vs. Gore coverage in the news media solidified the Red State/Blue State affiliations that we are familiar with today. Although bear in mind Ellis is British, where it's still blue for conservative and red for liberal, and the Smiler is reminiscent of Tony Blair, PM of the allegedly left-leaning New Labour party[[/note]]

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* NoPartyGiven: Two political parties exist, but they're referred to by whether they're in office or not. (The Beast's party is referred to -- by Spider -- as the [[FunWithAcronyms Party In Government]].) It's still implied to be a Liberal vs. Conservative sort. Notably, despite the general adherence to the "Opposition party"/"Party in office" descriptors, Callahan is identified in his first appearance as "D-Cal." Of the two Opposition party candidates shown, Callahan's campaign shows traits of the modern Democratic party (such as hiring Vita as a showpiece for women's representation despite giving Schact more power), while Heller's campaign shows some aspects of the modern Republican party (with an exaggeration of the party's neoliberal economic ideals). Further obscuring the issue, Callahan and Heller's party is red on the election map, while the Beast's party is blue.[[note]]prior to the 2000 election in the US, red was generally associated with liberal organizations, whereas blue was typically linked to conservative parties; the Bush vs. Gore coverage in the news media solidified the Red State/Blue State affiliations that we are familiar with today. Although bear in mind Ellis is British, where it's still blue for conservative and red for liberal, and the Smiler is reminiscent of Tony Blair, PM of the allegedly left-leaning New Labour party[[/note]]
15th Oct '17 3:27:08 PM PaulA
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-->'''Spider:''' Just a little reminder:\\
-when I talk about the doomed, the scum, the people who no longer give a shit, the people who look away from the pain in the streets, the people who don't care who runs the country...\\

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-->'''Spider:''' --->'''Spider:''' Just a little reminder:\\
-when when I talk about the doomed, the scum, the people who no longer give a shit, the people who look away from the pain in the streets, the people who don't care who runs the country...\\
15th Oct '17 3:24:07 PM PaulA
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-->'''Bill Rose:''' [[TroublingUnchildlikeBehavior Why are your kids selling themselves on the streets?]] [[ParentalNeglect Because you fucked up the job of raising them.]] That's what no one wants to hear. That we can't blame anything outside our houses.

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-->'''Bill --->'''Bill Rose:''' [[TroublingUnchildlikeBehavior Why are your kids selling themselves on the streets?]] [[ParentalNeglect Because you fucked up the job of raising them.]] That's what no one wants to hear. That we can't blame anything outside our houses.



-->'''Spider:''' ''[Has just beaten half the crap out of Fred Christ]'' Stand up.
-->'''Fred:''' Will you hit me if I stand up?
-->'''Spider:''' No. No more hitting.
-->''Fred stands up. Spider knocks the REST of the crap out of him, and then some.''
-->'''Spider:''' It's not nice when people lie to you, is it? ''Is it?''

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-->'''Spider:''' ''[Has ''[has just beaten half the crap out of Fred Christ]'' Stand up.
-->'''Fred:'''
up.\\
'''Fred:'''
Will you hit me if I stand up?
-->'''Spider:'''
up?\\
'''Spider:'''
No. No more hitting.
-->''Fred
hitting.\\
''[Fred
stands up. Spider knocks the REST of the crap out of him, and then some.''
-->'''Spider:'''
]''\\
'''Spider:'''
It's not nice when people lie to you, is it? ''Is it?''



-->'''Spider:''' ''[firing wildly]'' ''FUCK YOU! FUCK YOU! FUCK YOU!'' Fuckers! Fuckers! Die fuck-pigs ''die'' fucking ''bastards.'' Fucking ''dead'' you hear me you cock-suckers. Fuck you! '''FUCK YOU!'''

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-->'''Spider:''' --->'''Spider:''' ''[firing wildly]'' ''FUCK YOU! FUCK YOU! FUCK YOU!'' Fuckers! Fuckers! Die fuck-pigs ''die'' fucking ''bastards.'' Fucking ''dead'' you hear me you cock-suckers. Fuck you! '''FUCK YOU!'''



-->'''Spider''': You didn't have to do that gnashing chewing mime with those goddamn things''[...]''
-->'''Channon''': Thorry.

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-->'''Spider''': -->'''Spider:''' You didn't have to do that gnashing chewing mime with those goddamn things''[...]''
-->'''Channon''':
]''\\
'''Channon:'''
Thorry.



--> '''Zero Tactility Leader''' ''"We have your wife."''
--> '''Spider''' ''"I have considered this information carefully. I have decided that I [[CatchPhrase do not give two tugs of a dead dog's cock]] about my '''ex'''-wife and that [[YouCanKeepHer you may keep her. Goodbye."]]''

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--> '''Zero -->'''Zero Tactility Leader''' ''"We Leader:''' We have your wife."''
--> '''Spider''' ''"I
\\
'''Spider:''' I
have considered this information carefully. I have decided that I [[CatchPhrase do not give two tugs of a dead dog's cock]] about my '''ex'''-wife and that [[YouCanKeepHer you may keep her. Goodbye."]]'']]



-->'''Maker:''' '''Why''' did I give up drugs today?

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-->'''Maker:''' '''Why''' ''Why'' did I give up drugs today?



--->'''Fred Christ''': ''You know where most transients start? In the psychiatrist's office. High incidence of dissociative identity disorder. High incidence of self-mutilation. Suicide attempts. Alienation. I mean, fuck, look at us. We're fucking walking alienation. For every transient who wants to explore a new genome, I can give you ten who thought all their problems would be solved by getting another body. Compared to 95% of transients, I'm a god. And you know, when the change gets hold, it gets into your visual cortex, and your sex center. You might see skinny grey things, but in my perception, I'm fucking Marilyn Monroe nine times a day.''

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--->'''Fred Christ''': ''You Christ:''' You know where most transients start? In the psychiatrist's office. High incidence of dissociative identity disorder. High incidence of self-mutilation. Suicide attempts. Alienation. I mean, fuck, look at us. We're fucking walking alienation. For every transient who wants to explore a new genome, I can give you ten who thought all their problems would be solved by getting another body. Compared to 95% of transients, I'm a god. And you know, when the change gets hold, it gets into your visual cortex, and your sex center. You might see skinny grey things, but in my perception, I'm fucking Marilyn Monroe nine times a day.''



-->'''Little Girl:''' I've lost my mommy.
-->'''Spider:''' Sssh. Nothing to worry about. No need to cry.
-->'''Little Girl:''' Will you help me?
-->'''Spider:''' 'Course I will, sweetheart. Why else d'you think I've stayed here all these years?

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-->'''Little --->'''Little Girl:''' I've lost my mommy.
-->'''Spider:'''
mommy.\\
'''Spider:'''
Sssh. Nothing to worry about. No need to cry.
-->'''Little
cry.\\
'''Little
Girl:''' Will you help me?
-->'''Spider:'''
me?\\
'''Spider:'''
'Course I will, sweetheart. Why else d'you think I've stayed here all these years?



* TakeThat: As might be expected for an AuthorTract based on Hunter S. Thompson and making frequent references to ''Literature/AModestProposal'', every issue has this to some extent about topics ranging from shallow mass media, to political corruption, to religion as a means to oppress and abuse people rather than comfort them. The biggest, most ongoing TakeThat, though, is probably for the audience itself.
-->'''Spider:''' You people don't know what the truth is! It's there, just under their bullshit, but you never look! That's what I hate most about this fucking city -- lies are news and the truth is obsolete!
-->'''Spider''': Just a little reminder:
-->when I talk about the doomed, the scum, the people who no longer give a shit, the people who look away from the pain in the streets, the people who don't care who runs the country...
-->...when I talk about the filth of the city...
-->...I'm talking about '''you'''.
** The first volume contains a rip on Series/CharliesAngels, with a show about three bisexual survivalist women guided by a disembodied voice on mindless killing and sex, on a channel literally for lonely virgins.

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* TakeThat: TakeThat:
**
As might be expected for an AuthorTract based on Hunter S. Thompson and making frequent references to ''Literature/AModestProposal'', every issue has this to some extent about topics ranging from shallow mass media, to political corruption, to religion as a means to oppress and abuse people rather than comfort them. The biggest, most ongoing TakeThat, though, is probably for the audience itself.
-->'''Spider:''' --->'''Spider:''' You people don't know what the truth is! It's there, just under their bullshit, but you never look! That's what I hate most about this fucking city -- lies are news and the truth is obsolete!
-->'''Spider''': -->'''Spider:''' Just a little reminder:
-->when
reminder:\\
-when
I talk about the doomed, the scum, the people who no longer give a shit, the people who look away from the pain in the streets, the people who don't care who runs the country...
-->...
country...\\
...
when I talk about the filth of the city...
-->...
city...\\
...
I'm talking about '''you'''.
** The first volume contains a rip on Series/CharliesAngels, ''Series/CharliesAngels'', with a show about three bisexual survivalist women guided by a disembodied voice on mindless killing and sex, on a channel literally for lonely virgins.
15th Oct '17 3:17:43 PM PaulA
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--> '''Maker''': ''"'''Why''' did I give up drugs today?"''

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--> '''Maker''': ''"'''Why''' -->'''Maker:''' '''Why''' did I give up drugs today?"''today?
15th Oct '17 11:05:07 AM zarpaulus
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* INeedAFreakingDrink: Variant, after Stompanado takes a dump on Spider's Maker:
--> '''Maker''': ''"'''Why''' did I give up drugs today?"''
16th Aug '17 2:06:31 PM nitrokitty
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* AIGettingHigh: Just about everyone in Transmetropolitan is on drugs, and the computers are no exception. In fact, Spider Jerusalem's trademark CoolShades were created by a fabricator AI that was stoned out of its mind on machine drugs at the time.
16th Jul '17 8:01:24 PM CHLORINEGARGOYLE
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** Spider believes it to be this when he discovers he has [[MakesJustAsMuchSenseInContext become television.]] His assistant is unimpressed by his drama and tells him to just [[ItMakesSenseInContext eat his Caribou eyes.]]
* BadassBoast

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** Spider believes it to be this when he discovers he has [[MakesJustAsMuchSenseInContext become television.]] "become television" by way of participating in the senseless commercialized outrage culture (namely, by harassing television personalities as they're live on air) - and becoming one of the constantly angry and moralistic television personalities he hates as a result. His assistant is unimpressed by his drama and tells him to just [[ItMakesSenseInContext eat his Caribou eyes.]]
* BadassBoastBadassBoast: Shortly after being beaten to near-death by corrupt cops...



* ButForMeItWasTuesday: Spider routinely causes collateral damage and even destroys lives in revealing his truths. In one specific case he brought a film student along for an investigation into a club using libido enhancers to incite orgies that are then filmed and sold. Spider protected himself but didn't even warn the student, resulting in her participation that destroyed her reputation and family. When she comes back for revenge later he doesn't know her name or care.

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* ButForMeItWasTuesday: Spider routinely causes collateral damage and even destroys lives in revealing his truths. In one specific case case, he brought a film student along for an investigation into a club using libido enhancers to incite orgies that are then filmed and sold. Spider protected himself but didn't even warn the student, resulting in her participation that destroyed her reputation and family. When she comes back for revenge later he family - leading to a [[BatmanGambit years/decades-long plot to get hired at Spider's newspaper, work her way up, and try to murder him via assassins]]. He doesn't know remember her name or care.name, and only that she volunteered to carry his stuff into the place, and has absolutely no idea she's behind [[GambitPileup half of the assassination attempts on him during that arc.]]
16th Jul '17 7:53:08 PM CHLORINEGARGOYLE
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* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: Bill Rose, the man who runs the orphanage most of the child prostitutes come from in "Business". Spider thinks he's responsible for their actions... only to learn Rose, while not at fault for it, is perfectly aware of what they're doing, but has ''no'' ability to stop them, as hard as he - and the government, several religious organizations, and charities try. He tries to protect them and gives one of the most intelligent speeches in the series.

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* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: Bill Rose, the man who runs the orphanage most of the child prostitutes come from in "Business". Spider thinks he's responsible for their actions... only to learn Rose, while not at fault for it, is perfectly aware of what they're doing, but has ''no'' ability to stop them, as hard as he - and the government, several religious organizations, the public, and charities try. He tries to protect them (even as they spiral into self-abuse anyway) and gives one of the most intelligent speeches monologues in the series.series on human nature.
16th Jul '17 7:51:25 PM CHLORINEGARGOYLE
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* ItsAllAboutMe: Society in general has taken this trait. People care only for themselves and their own pleasure. Other people and the rest of the world in general are only around to facilitate this.

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* ItsAllAboutMe: Society (especially in Spider's eyes) in general has taken this trait. People care only for themselves and their own pleasure. Other people and the rest of the world in general are only around to facilitate this.


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* JadeColoredGlasses: Half-literal - [[FashionableAsymmetry one-half of Spider's glasses]] is jade-colored, while the other is rose-colored. True to form, Spider swings between hardened, cynical misanthropy and loathing/abuse of everyone around him, and loving, idealistic hope that humanity - a beautiful, loving species in his eyes - can change for the better, no matter hw long it takes.
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