History ComicBook / WhatEverHappenedToTheManOfTomorrow

26th Jul '17 2:40:47 AM WillBGood
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* ThereWasADoor:[[http://i.stack.imgur.com/KUi5k.jpg Superman flies through the wall]] of the base of Toyman and Prankster. Since they had just murdered one of his oldest friends you cannot blame him for wanting to find them as soon as possible.

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* ThereWasADoor:[[http://i.ThereWasADoor: [[http://i.stack.imgur.com/KUi5k.jpg Superman flies through the wall]] of the base of Toyman and Prankster. Since they had just murdered one of his oldest friends you cannot blame him for wanting to find them as soon as possible.
29th Jun '17 4:11:15 AM CaptainTedium
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* NotSoHarmlessVillain: Everybody, really. Superman is deeply disturbed by this; when the nuisances of the past come back as murderers, what happens when the murderers come back? Special note to Toyman, Prankster, Bizarro, and Mxy.

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* NotSoHarmlessVillain: Everybody, really. Superman is deeply disturbed by this; when the nuisances of the past come back as murderers, what happens when the murderers come back? Special note to Toyman, Prankster, Bizarro, Toyman and Mxy.Prankster (who murder Pete Ross and out Superman's secret identity) as well as Bizarro (who destroys Bizarro World on purpose and goes on a killing spree to try and carry being Superman's opposite to its logical extreme) and Mxy (who turns out to be why all of Superman's enemies have become worse than they acted before).
14th Jun '17 1:46:28 AM CaptainTedium
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* OhCrap: Mr. Mxyzptlk's reaction to Superman holding the Phantom Zone Projector, which is why he attempts a VillainExitStageLeft. It gets him murdered by Superman.

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* OhCrap: OhCrap:
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Mr. Mxyzptlk's reaction to Superman holding the Phantom Zone Projector, Projector is one of pure terror, which is why he attempts a VillainExitStageLeft. VillainExitStageLeft by saying his name backwards to go back to the fifth dimension. It gets him murdered by Superman.Superman.
** The Legion of Supervillains are understandably horrified when Superman is enraged by discovering that Lightning Lord killed Lana Lang and opt to escape his wrath by fleeing back to the future.


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* VillainExitStageLeft:
** The Legion of Supervillains retreat to the 30th century when they realize that Superman is prepared to kill them for murdering Lana Lang.
** When Superman aims the Phantom Zone projector at Mxyzptlk, the fifth dimensional being attempts to escape by saying his name backwards, only to be torn in two from being sent to the Phantom Zone and the fifth dimension at the same time.
31st May '17 1:04:05 AM CaptainTedium
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* BodyHorror: The ''new'' Brainiac-Luthor "team" involves the latter forcibly possessing the former in such a way that Braniac is in full control whilst [[AndIMustScream Luthor is fully conscious]].

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* BodyHorror: The ''new'' Brainiac-Luthor "team" involves the latter former forcibly possessing the former latter in such a way that Braniac is in full control whilst [[AndIMustScream Luthor is fully conscious]].
26th May '17 6:00:16 AM CaptainTedium
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* EarnYourHappyEnding: Superman may have lost many of his friends and allies, but all of his enemies are now either dead, imprisoned, or have made the wise decision to leave him alone. In addition, he gets to settle down and start a family with Lois under a new identity.
26th May '17 5:56:48 AM CaptainTedium
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* BewareTheSillyOnes: Arguably the silliest character in DC Comics, Mr. Mxyzptlk, basically is the TropeCodifier here.

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* BewareTheSillyOnes: Arguably the silliest character in DC Comics, Mr. Mxyzptlk, basically Mxyzptlk is the TropeCodifier here.here, as he proves to be a serious threat in spite of his reputation as a ludicrous nuisance.
26th May '17 5:55:38 AM CaptainTedium
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* DiscOneFinalBoss: The Luthor/Brainiac fusion is set up as the main threat before it turns out Mxzyptlk is revealed to be behind everything.

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* DiscOneFinalBoss: The Luthor/Brainiac fusion is set up as the main threat before it turns out Mxzyptlk is revealed to be behind everything.
25th May '17 2:24:52 PM CaptainTedium
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* BigBad: Mxyzptlk.

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* BigBad: Mxyzptlk.Mxyzptlk turns out to be behind all the conflict.



* TheChessmaster: Mxyzptlk.

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* TheChessmaster: Mxyzptlk.Mxyzptlk orchestrates several events to get Superman's enemies to attack the Man of Steel with greater ferocity than before.



* DeathOfTheHypotenuse: Poor Lana. At least it was a HeroicSacrifice, but still. . .

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* DeathOfTheHypotenuse: Poor Lana.Superman is spared the pain of choosing between Lois and Lana when Lana meets her unfortunate end at the hands of Lightning Lord. At least it was a HeroicSacrifice, but still. . .



* DiscOneFinalBoss: The Luthor/Brainiac fusion.

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* DiscOneFinalBoss: The Luthor/Brainiac fusion.fusion is set up as the main threat before it turns out Mxzyptlk is revealed to be behind everything.



* EurekaMoment: The Legion's gift to Superman, and what the trophy is holding.

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* EurekaMoment: EurekaMoment:
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The Legion's gift to Superman, and what the trophy is holding.holding, turns out to be a clue on how Superman can win the final battle.



* TheEveryman: Jordan Elliot, to Superman's utter delight.
* ExactWords: I never saw ''Superman'' again.

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* TheEveryman: Jordan Elliot, to Superman's utter delight.
delight, is as normal and unremarkable as any other person.
* ExactWords: I never saw ''Superman'' again.[[note]]Because Superman now goes by Jordan Elliot[[/note]]



* ForTheEvulz: Mxyzptlk.

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* ForTheEvulz: Mxyzptlk.Mxyzptlk enacts his scheme for shits and giggles.



* GrandFinale: For [[UsefulNotes/TheSilverAgeOfComicBooks Silver Age]] Superman.

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* GrandFinale: For This story serves as the final ending for [[UsefulNotes/TheSilverAgeOfComicBooks Silver Age]] Superman.Superman, as it has many of his greatest enemies defeated for good and concludes with him [[EarnYourHappyEnding earning his happy ending]].



* MercyKill: Lana gives Lex one of these at his pleading.

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* MercyKill: Lana gives puts Lex one out of these his misery at his pleading.



* PuppeteerParasite: What Brainiac resorts to with Luthor.

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* PuppeteerParasite: What Brainiac resorts to with Luthor.taking over Luthor's body.



* {{Revenge}}: The main motive for the attack of the Metallos and Brainiac.

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* {{Revenge}}: The main motive for the attack of the Metallos and Brainiac.Brainiac is to get even with Superman beating them so many times in the past.
21st May '17 6:41:12 AM AnotherGuy
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* CanonImmigrant: Jonathan would become the son of Clark and Lois 30 years after this story was published as the new ComicBook/{{Superboy}}.
12th Apr '17 11:07:34 AM JulianLapostat
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* RealityWarper: The reason why Mxy becomes Superman's most dangerous foe, he more or less triggers RandomEventsPlot that upset the Silver Age status-quo, with harmless villains like the Toyman and the Prankster getting gritty violent reboots, Bizarro becoming an OmnicidalManiac, Superman's identity exposed in a random banner and of course the coalition of villains that lay siege at the Fortress of Solitude.
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