History ComicBook / Youngblood

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* MillitaryRankSuperheroVillainNames: Colonel Bravo, father of Shaft.
10th Feb '16 8:02:42 AM Anddrix
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* TheStraightAndArrowPath: [[MeaningfulName Shaft]], used a high-tech gravity-catapult longbow because he thought it [[RuleOfCool looked cooler]] than a gun. In later series, he's not above using guns depending on the situation, but still strongly prefers the bow because he considers it to be irrevocably his "thing".
10th Feb '16 7:42:38 AM Anddrix
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* MerchandiseDriven: In-universe only. Shaft would have to meet with the toy company to go over his action figures planned for the year. Four variants for 1993, and Badrock's gonna collect em all! ** In real life, the show [[WhatCouldHaveBeen almost had an animated series]] that was to air on FoxKids, as well as a tie-in toyline from {{Hasbro}}. When plans for the cartoon fell through, Hasbro cancelled the deal with Liefeld (since they wanted the show to promote the toys).
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* MerchandiseDriven: In-universe only.MerchandiseDriven: ** According to Creator/RobLiefeld, [[WhatCouldHaveBeen he almost had a deal]] for a cartoon on Creator/FoxKids, which would've been created for the sole purpose of promoting an action figure line from Mattel. When Fox signed an exclusive deal with [[Creator/MarvelComics Marvel]] (thus killing Liefeld's cartoon in the cradle), Mattel dropped the idea for the toy line. ** In-universe. Shaft would have to meet with the toy company to go over his action figures planned for the year. Four variants for 1993, and Badrock's gonna collect em all! ** In real life, the show [[WhatCouldHaveBeen almost had an animated series]] that was to air on FoxKids, as well as a tie-in toyline from {{Hasbro}}. When plans for the cartoon fell through, Hasbro cancelled the deal with Liefeld (since they wanted the show to promote the toys).all!
10th Feb '16 7:34:59 AM Anddrix
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* PoorlyDisguisedPilot: The second and third issues gave one of the flip-sides to ''ComicBook/{{Shadowhawk}}'' and ''ComicBook/{{Supreme}}'', respectively. The fourth issue featured a prelude to ''ComicBook/{{Pitt}}'', but without the flip-book format.
10th Feb '16 7:29:04 AM Anddrix
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* SelfMutilationDemonstration: A member once cut off his own arm when asked what powers he had.
10th Feb '16 7:27:31 AM Anddrix
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* SpockSpeak: The Occupant from Creator/AlanMoore's run talks like this. It's even {{Lampshaded}}: -->'''Occupant (while in possession of Comicbook/{{Suprem|e}}a)''': This must be perfect residence. None better. Has [[EyeBeams head-rays]]. Good for [[KillAllHumans cleaning]]... -->'''Big Brother''': "Cleaning" as in eradicating people, right? Whoa man, that's cold. Makes you sound real alien and inhuman...you ''Franchise/StarTrek'' sounding mother******!
10th Feb '16 7:25:47 AM Anddrix
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* TrickArrow: Shaft uses these sometimes, usually of the explosive variety.
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* TrickArrow: Shaft plays with the trope. His arrows are the standard pointy variety, but he has a trick bow that doesn't require a string. (According to the tech manual, it uses these sometimes, usually of focused ''artificial gravity'' to fire the explosive variety. arrows.) During Creator/AlanMoore's run, GoldenAge hero Waxman tried to get Shaft to consider using trick arrows, giving examples of older archer heroes who used them. [[spoiler:Not one of which had survived the experience]].
10th Feb '16 7:16:59 AM Anddrix
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* WeightWoe: As an example of EarlyInstallmentWeirdness, Shaft apparently had an eating disorder during the team's first volume, and was very self conscious about his weight. The seventh issue included a NightmareSequence where he gorges himself and becomes obese. Strangely, this is one of the most original storylines created by Creator/RobLiefeld, as it's virtually impossible to find comic books about male characters with eating disorders. This plot wasn't seen again in Shaft's later appearances.
10th Feb '16 6:54:32 AM Anddrix
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* WolverinePublicity: Badrock. He is an oddity in that his solo series was short-lived and he's much better known for Youngblood, but he was the star of the ''Marvel Team Up''-like ''Badrock and Company'' and has had many crossover minis -- including ones with Wolverine ''and'' Grifter!
10th Feb '16 6:37:23 AM Anddrix
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* WrittenSoundEffect: The series uses "[=eepBeep=]" for the sound of a beeping wrist communicator.
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