History ComicBook / UniversalWarOne

13th Nov '15 1:37:31 PM StFan
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Universal War One is a six-part French comic book limited series written, penciled, and inked by Denis Bajram. The first issue, The Genesis, was initially published in France by Soleil Productions in 1998. Due to its popularity, it was translated and released in English by Marvel Comics. The genre is military science fiction, and the series deals with such ideas as time dilation and time travel.

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Universal ''Universal War One One'' is a six-part French comic book limited series written, penciled, and inked by Denis Bajram. The first issue, The Genesis, was initially published in France by Soleil Productions in 1998. Due to its popularity, it was translated and released in English by Marvel Comics. The genre is military science fiction, and the series deals with such ideas as time dilation and time travel.



A sequel series titled Universal War Two started in 2013.

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A sequel series titled Universal ''Universal War Two Two'' started in 2013.



'''Tropes used include'''

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'''Tropes used include'''
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* WordOfGod: the comic issue [[spoiler: in which New York (and the Earth) is destroyed]] was released soon after September 11th attacks. Some readers thought this was a very bad joke. The author had to write a note, explaining it was just a coincidence. sinced the whole scenario for the 6 books were wrtten ahead of the first books' publication.
27th Sep '14 3:56:31 AM Manawyddan
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* UnsufferableGenius: Kalish. He is a misanthropist who is largely superior in intelligence to everyone else. He gets better over the course of the story.

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* UnsufferableGenius: InsufferableGenius: Kalish. He is a misanthropist who is largely superior in intelligence to everyone else. He gets better over the course of the story.
18th Feb '14 12:46:20 PM Gnome
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* BlackAndGreyMorality: The main characters are all anti heroes of some sort. And The UEF isn't liked by most non western country (as shown in Milorad's and Amina's backstories), but at least they don't [[spoiler: cut planets in half.]]. Can also be considered a Grey and grey morality as there are some empathetic figures in the CIC.



* DarkAndTroubledPast: Amina
* DeusExMachina: one of the few examples where a ''deus ex machina'' ending is justified by the plot.

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* CrazyPrepared: the author, who wrote the whole cycle before starting to draw, and claims that he's had the wireframe for two more cycles from the beginning. It backfired on 9/11 (see word of God below).
* DarkAndTroubledPast: Amina
Amina. And Milorad. [[spoiler: and Mr thin. though it's also Marios's dark and trouble present.]]
* DeusExMachina: one of the few examples where a ''deus ex machina'' ending is justified by the plot. Also counts as a sequel hook, given the potential implications.



* EarthShatteringKaboom played straight with [[spoiler: planet Uranus and the Earth.]]

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* EarthShatteringKaboom played straight with The rings of Saturn in the first book. [[spoiler: And later planet Uranus and the Earth.Earth. Not an actual kaboom though: the wormhole tech isn't shwto broduce any sound.]]



* TheFederation: the United Earthes.

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* TheFederation: the United Earthes.



* GratuitousEnglish
* HeroicBSOD: Kalish, after [[spoiler:the destruction of the Earth.]]

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* GratuitousEnglish
GratuitousEnglish: French graphic novel/comic book, english title...most in universe english is justified in the US dominated setting though.
* HeroicBSOD: Kalish, after [[spoiler:the destruction of the Earth. And later when he achieves teleportation, and realises the potential uses of such an invention.]]



* OneManIndustrialRevolution: Kalish.

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* OneManIndustrialRevolution: Kalish.[[spoiler: Also, Mr thin, AKA Mario. He didn't actually invent anything, but he was able to help other people invent antigrav tech, resulting in the setting.]]



* SceneryPorn

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* SceneryPornSceneryPorn: Denis Bajram wanted the set to be epic and it shows.



* TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture: the story is set 100 years into the future, but the society and technology is almost the same as today. The only major scientific advantances are atomic fusion and anti-gravity. No [[{{Robot}} intelligent robots]], no [[{{Transhuman}} cybernetics]]. The society ? Ruled by a U.N./NATO expy. And they bombed Serbia, like NATO did in the end of the 1990ies.

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* TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture: the story is set 100 years into the future, but the society and technology is almost the same as today. The only major scientific advantances are atomic fusion and anti-gravity. No [[{{Robot}} intelligent robots]], no [[{{Transhuman}} cybernetics]]. The society ? Ruled by a U.N./NATO expy. And they bombed Serbia, like NATO did in the end of the 1990ies. [[spoiler: the fast progress in thos two areas are due to a stable time loop, justifying a setting with huge spaceships but little other advanced technologies.]]



* UnsufferableGenius: Kalish. He is a misanthropist who is largely superior in intelligence to everyone else. He gets better over the course of the story.



* WordOfGod: the comic issue [[spoiler: in which New York (and the Earth) is destroyed]] was released soon after September 11th attacks. Some readers thought this was a very bad joke. The author had to write a note, explaining it was just a coincidence.
* WrongTimeTravelSavvy

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* WordOfGod: the comic issue [[spoiler: in which New York (and the Earth) is destroyed]] was released soon after September 11th attacks. Some readers thought this was a very bad joke. The author had to write a note, explaining it was just a coincidence.
coincidence. sinced the whole scenario for the 6 books were wrtten ahead of the first books' publication.
* WrongTimeTravelSavvyWrongTimeTravelSavvy: most of the cast, mostly [[spoiler: Balti, the CIC station's scientist.]]
2nd Jan '14 5:09:29 AM Chabal2
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A sequel series titled Universal War Two started in 2013.
17th Mar '13 1:52:57 PM tlegall
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* AlmostDeadGuy: [[spoiler: Balti.]]



* HurlItIntoTheSun: subverted, the BigBad sends a space station into the sun, not to destroy the station but to destroy the sun !
* MadScientist: there is a double subversion: [[spoiler: the scientist who invented the wormhole is the only one to care about a possible TimeParadox, so he kills the fools who want to 'go home' even if it may destroy the universe. He seems to be the OnlySaneMan. However, when Kalish explains him there is no way to create a time paradox, the scientist refuses to listen, showing that he is in fact insane.]]

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* HurlItIntoTheSun: subverted, inverted, the BigBad sends a space station into the sun, not to destroy the station but to destroy the sun !
* MadScientist: there is a double subversion: [[spoiler: the scientist who invented the SpaceStation that generates the wormhole is the only one to care about a possible TimeParadox, so he kills the fools who want to 'go home' even if it may destroy the universe. He seems to be the OnlySaneMan. However, when Kalish explains him there is no way to create a time paradox, the scientist refuses to listen, listen and kills himself, showing that he is in fact insane.]]
3rd Sep '12 9:38:32 PM mlsmithca
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* DidNotDoTheResearch: distances between planets are not accurate.
18th Jul '12 3:59:32 AM FELH2
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* ArtificialGravity: all space travelling ships use anti-G engine, most of the plot [[IncrediblyLamePun bend]] around them.



* ArtificialGravity: all space travelling ships use anti-G engine, most of the plot [[{{IncrediblyLamePun}} bend]] around them.



* CoolStarship: the Gengis Khan and some other spaceships have a really cool design.

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* CoolStarship: the Gengis Khan and some other spaceships have a really cool design.



* EarnYourHappyEnding: litterally.



* EarnYourHappyEnding: litterally.



* UniverseBible: each issue's title refers to an event of TheBible and each chapter starts with a quotation of the fictional ''Bible of Canaan''.

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* UniverseBible: each issue's title refers to an event of TheBible Literature/TheBible and each chapter starts with a quotation of the fictional ''Bible of Canaan''.
9th Jun '12 5:21:30 PM DarkConfidant
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* [=~Chekhov's Skill~=]: Mario's engineering degree.

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* [=~Chekhov's Skill~=]: ChekhovsSkill: Mario's engineering degree.
31st May '12 6:33:52 AM tlegall
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* AntiHero: the main characters are mostly criminals waiting for a trial in martial court.

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* AntiHero: the main characters (except two) are mostly criminals waiting for a trial in martial court.



* BurialInSpace: [[spoiler: Balti]] is buried in space.
* CharacterDevelopment: all the main cast, especially Mario.

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* BurialInSpace: [[spoiler: Balti]] is buried in space.
Balti.]]
* CharacterDevelopment: all the main cast, especially special mention to Mario.



* DrivenToSuicide: [[spoiler: 'Balti' prefers to die in a trapped corridor because he thinks it is the only way to avoid a 'time loop' paradox.]]

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* DrivenToSuicide: [[spoiler: 'Balti' prefers to die in a trapped corridor because he thinks it is the only way to avoid a 'time loop' paradox.TemporalParadox.]]
31st May '12 6:12:58 AM tlegall
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* AntiHero: the protagonists are mostly criminals waiting for a trial in martial court.

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* AntiHero: the protagonists main characters are mostly criminals waiting for a trial in martial court.



* HurlItIntoTheSun: Subverted, the BigBad sends a space station into the sun, not to destroy the station but to destroy the sun !

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* HurlItIntoTheSun: Subverted, subverted, the BigBad sends a space station into the sun, not to destroy the station but to destroy the sun !
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