History Comicbook / AllFallDown

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* LawyerFriendlyCameo: Appearances are made by Bruce Banner, Alfred, Tony Stark, the PowerPuff Girls and others.

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* LawyerFriendlyCameo: Appearances are made by Bruce Banner, Alfred, Tony Stark, the PowerPuff Girls WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls and others.
25th Nov '15 3:22:01 PM BobRiddle
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* RedShirt: Prince Chondric, Helios, Wind-Rider, Ukko, and Captain Spectacular.
5th Apr '15 8:06:27 AM Matchstick
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!!This book provides examples of the following tropes:

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!!This book provides !! ''All Fall Down'' contains examples of the following tropes:
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* WritingForTheTrade

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* WritingForTheTradeWritingForTheTrade

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15th Sep '13 5:00:06 PM Quanyails
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* AllYourPowersCombined: The protagonist, Sophie, experiences this with every superpower on Earth. Permanently.

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* AllYourPowersCombined: The protagonist, Sophie, experiences this with every superpower on Earth. Permanently.



* ArchnemesisDad: IQ to his son, IQ Squared.
* ArtificialIntelligence: AIQ Squared, the result of IQ Squared's contingency plan, in case he ever lost his genius.

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* ArchnemesisDad: IQ to his son, IQ Squared.
Squared.
* ArtificialIntelligence: AIQ Squared, the result of IQ Squared's contingency plan, in case he ever lost his genius.



* BigBrotherIsWatching: Being a {{Digitized Hacker}}, AIQ Squared is able to monitor all the main characters on a steady basis--to the point of eavesdropping in the Pentagon.

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* BigBrotherIsWatching: Being a {{Digitized Hacker}}, AIQ Squared is able to monitor all the main characters on a steady basis--to the point of eavesdropping in the Pentagon.



* BroughtDownToNormal: What happens to every superhero and super villain. Permanently. Many of them are locked in denial for a long time about staying that way.

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* BroughtDownToNormal: What happens to every superhero and super villain. Permanently. Many of them are locked in denial for a long time about staying that way.



* CentralTheme: Bad things happen. You *deal* with them, because they won't magically be reversed.

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* CentralTheme: Bad things happen. You *deal* ''deal'' with them, because they won't magically be reversed.



* ChestInsignia: Portia, Paradigm and Siphon.
* {{Cliffhanger}}: Chapters 3, 4 and 5 end this way.

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* ChestInsignia: Portia, Paradigm and Siphon.
Siphon.
* {{Cliffhanger}}: Chapters 3, 4 and 5 end this way.



* TheCommissionerGordon: Ex-superhero Plymouth fills this role for Sophie, training her in the use of her powers and coordinating her efforts with the US Government.

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* TheCommissionerGordon: Ex-superhero Plymouth fills this role for Sophie, training her in the use of her powers and coordinating her efforts with the US Government.



* CutLexLuthorACheck: The genius supervillain IQ lives in squalor, while his equally-brilliant son (a legitimate businessman) is worth billions.

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* CutLexLuthorACheck: The genius supervillain IQ lives in squalor, while his equally-brilliant son (a legitimate businessman) is worth billions.



* [[spoiler:DeadlyNosebleed:]] Siphon gets one of these before the end.
* [[spoiler:DeathActivatedSuperPower]]: AIQ Squared learns the hard way that [[spoiler: Siphon]] has this.

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* [[spoiler:DeadlyNosebleed:]] Siphon gets one of these before the end.
end.
* [[spoiler:DeathActivatedSuperPower]]: AIQ Squared learns the hard way that [[spoiler: Siphon]] has this.



* DeathTrap: [[spoiler:AIQ Squared]] employs a deadly {{Power Nullifier}} on the moon. [[spoiler: It succeeds in killing Siphon.]]
* {{Denouement}}: A {{Flash Forward}} at a funeral reveals the fates of several main characters:
** [[spoiler:Paradigm]] saves lives as a paramedic.

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* DeathTrap: [[spoiler:AIQ Squared]] employs a deadly {{Power Nullifier}} on the moon. [[spoiler: It succeeds in killing Siphon.]]
]]
* {{Denouement}}: A {{Flash Forward}} at a funeral reveals the fates of several main characters:
characters:
** [[spoiler:Paradigm]] saves lives as a paramedic.



** [[spoiler:Grace]] happily marries the woman of her dreams.

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** [[spoiler:Grace]] happily marries the woman of her dreams.



* [[spoiler:DiesWideOpen:]] Sophie's last panel.

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* [[spoiler:DiesWideOpen:]] Sophie's last panel.



* TheDreaded: Nearly everyone fears the Ghoul.

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* TheDreaded: Nearly everyone fears the Ghoul.



* DrowningMySorrows: Portia attempts this after the loss of her powers, as do several superhero wannabes after being disarmed by the Ghoul.

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* DrowningMySorrows: Portia attempts this after the loss of her powers, as do several superhero wannabes after being disarmed by the Ghoul.



* ElectricTorture: [[spoiler:Siphon]] endures a form of this while on a deathtrap power-nullifying platform.

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* ElectricTorture: [[spoiler:Siphon]] endures a form of this while on a deathtrap power-nullifying platform.



* EndingMemorialService: [[spoiler: Grace delivers one of these for Sophie,]] with strong implications that the heroes and villains will eventually find closure and move on.

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* EndingMemorialService: [[spoiler: Grace delivers one of these for Sophie,]] with strong implications that the heroes and villains will eventually find closure and move on.



* EstablishingSeriesMoment: In chapter one, a news vendor comforts a small boy by telling him "Nothin' bad ever lasts in the comics. Death, doom, disaster? There's nothin' they can't fix." Moments later, a superhero plummets out of the sky, destroying the news stand and dying instantly.
* EverythingsBetterWithMonkeys: The shape-shifter, Phylum, spends the book as a chimpanzee as a result of losing his powers.

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* EstablishingSeriesMoment: In chapter one, a news vendor comforts a small boy by telling him "Nothin' bad ever lasts in the comics. Death, doom, disaster? There's nothin' they can't fix." Moments later, a superhero plummets out of the sky, destroying the news stand and dying instantly.
instantly.
* EverythingsBetterWithMonkeys: The shape-shifter, Phylum, spends the book as a chimpanzee as a result of losing his powers.



* ExactWords: "Nothing *on Earth* is unlawful about what's taking place."
* FaceDeathWithDignity: [[spoiler:Siphon]] manages to pull this off.

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* ExactWords: "Nothing *on Earth* ''on Earth'' is unlawful about what's taking place."
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* FaceDeathWithDignity: [[spoiler:Siphon]] manages to pull this off.



* FacelessGoons: The Order of Despots has a small army of them on their moon base.
* FakeOutOpening: The story begins with a hero having his powers drained by a Mad Scientist. It's revealed to be a comic book, read by a small boy.

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* FacelessGoons: The Order of Despots has a small army of them on their moon base.
base.
* FakeOutOpening: The story begins with a hero having his powers drained by a Mad Scientist. It's revealed to be a comic book, read by a small boy.



* FallenHero: [[spoiler: Pronto]] will do *anything* to get his powers back.
* FalseReassurance: "Nothing *on Earth* is unlawful about what's taking place."

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* FallenHero: [[spoiler: Pronto]] will do *anything* ''anything'' to get his powers back.
back.
* FalseReassurance: "Nothing *on Earth* ''on Earth'' is unlawful about what's taking place."



* TheGlomp: Grace tackles Sophie with one of these after seeing her for the first time in months.

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* TheGlomp: Grace tackles Sophie with one of these after seeing her for the first time in months.



* HowDoIShotWeb: Sophie suffers from this at first, using several powers by accident until she learns to bring them under control.
* IJustWantToBeSpecial: Virtually everyone that lost their powers wants them back.
* IKnowYoureInThereSomewhereFight: Members of the Pantheon try to reach out to [[spoiler:Pronto]] this way. They don't quite succeed.
* ImpossibleGenius: Both IQ and IQ Squared are these. The former built doomsday weapons, the latter created a software empire worth billions.
* InMediasRes: The story begins with superheroes already falling out of the sky.

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* HowDoIShotWeb: Sophie suffers from this at first, using several powers by accident until she learns to bring them under control.
control.
* IJustWantToBeSpecial: Virtually everyone that lost their powers wants them back.
back.
* IKnowYoureInThereSomewhereFight: Members of the Pantheon try to reach out to [[spoiler:Pronto]] this way. They don't quite succeed.
succeed.
* ImpossibleGenius: Both IQ and IQ Squared are these. The former built doomsday weapons, the latter created a software empire worth billions.
billions.
* InMediasRes: The story begins with superheroes already falling out of the sky.



* InterfaceWithAFamiliarFace: AIQ Squared looks and sounds exactly like IQ Squared, when he was still a super genius.

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* InterfaceWithAFamiliarFace: AIQ Squared looks and sounds exactly like IQ Squared, when he was still a super genius.



* ItNeverGetsAnyEasier: In Chapter 1, Dr. Young finds himself overwhelmed by the sheer number of injured superheroes coming in at once.

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* ItNeverGetsAnyEasier: In Chapter 1, Dr. Young finds himself overwhelmed by the sheer number of injured superheroes coming in at once.



* ItsAlwaysSunnyAtFunerals: Both funerals are held on bright, sunny days.
* JustBetweenYouAndMe: [[spoiler: AIQ Squared]] delivers this in the final chapter, explaining how and why Siphon was manipulated into a position where [[spoiler: she would be helpless to prevent her powers being stripped from her, killing her in the process.]]
* LawyerFriendlyCameo: Appearances are made by Bruce Banner, Alfred, Tony Stark, the PowerPuff Girls and others.
* LegionOfDoom: The Order of Despots is this to the Pantheon.

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* ItsAlwaysSunnyAtFunerals: Both funerals are held on bright, sunny days.
days.
* JustBetweenYouAndMe: [[spoiler: AIQ Squared]] delivers this in the final chapter, explaining how and why Siphon was manipulated into a position where [[spoiler: she would be helpless to prevent her powers being stripped from her, killing her in the process.]]
]]
* LawyerFriendlyCameo: Appearances are made by Bruce Banner, Alfred, Tony Stark, the PowerPuff Girls and others.
others.
* LegionOfDoom: The Order of Despots is this to the Pantheon.



* LuredIntoATrap: [[spoiler:AIQ Squared]] creates this using a [[spoiler: hoax]] massive asteroid and a shrink ray on the moon that runs on Living Batteries.
* MakeItLookLikeAnAccident: [[spoiler:AIQ Squared's]] plot involves this, Siphon, and a Power Nullifier on the moon.
* ManipulativeBastard: Using [[spoiler: Phylum's voice box, AIQ Squared]] manipulates [[spoiler: Pronto]] into selling his soul for the chance to get his powers back.

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* LuredIntoATrap: [[spoiler:AIQ Squared]] creates this using a [[spoiler: hoax]] massive asteroid and a shrink ray on the moon that runs on Living Batteries.
Batteries.
* MakeItLookLikeAnAccident: [[spoiler:AIQ Squared's]] plot involves this, Siphon, and a Power Nullifier on the moon.
moon.
* ManipulativeBastard: Using [[spoiler: Phylum's voice box, AIQ Squared]] manipulates [[spoiler: Pronto]] into selling his soul for the chance to get his powers back.



* MyBrainIsBig: IQ and IQ Squared had extra-large heads while they were super-geniuses. Their craniums were reduced to normal in The Fall.

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* MyBrainIsBig: IQ and IQ Squared had extra-large heads while they were super-geniuses. Their craniums were reduced to normal in The Fall.



* PowerGlows: Siphon exhibits this to a blinding degree [[spoiler:shortly before she dies.]]
* PowerNullifier: Sophie is a walking one, and IQ Squared designed a device to do this to super-powered villains in prison... including his father.
* PowersInTheFirstEpisode: This is Sophie, at first. She has stolen every power on Earth, with no idea at first how to use them.

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* PowerGlows: Siphon exhibits this to a blinding degree [[spoiler:shortly before she dies.]]
]]
* PowerNullifier: Sophie is a walking one, and IQ Squared designed a device to do this to super-powered villains in prison... including his father.
father.
* PowersInTheFirstEpisode: This is Sophie, at first. She has stolen every power on Earth, with no idea at first how to use them.



* RoguesGallery: Before they lost their powers en masse, the Order of Despots was this to the Pantheon.

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* RoguesGallery: Before they lost their powers en masse, the Order of Despots was this to the Pantheon.



* ShapeshifterModeLock: Entertaining children in hospital, the shape-shifter Phylum [[spoiler:is permanently trapped in the form of a chimpanzee.]]

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* ShapeshifterModeLock: Entertaining children in hospital, the shape-shifter Phylum [[spoiler:is permanently trapped in the form of a chimpanzee.]] ]]



* SmugSnake: AIQ Squared is this to absolutely everyone.

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* SmugSnake: AIQ Squared is this to absolutely everyone.



* SpaceBase: The Order of Despots has one of these on the moon. It is seen in first in a flashback, and is later visited in the present.

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* SpaceBase: The Order of Despots has one of these on the moon. It is seen in first in a flashback, and is later visited in the present.



* SuperheroSchool: How Sophie learned to control her powers: she was coached by Plymouth, an ex-hero, along with a stack of 'How To' books.

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* SuperheroSchool: How Sophie learned to control her powers: she was coached by Plymouth, an ex-hero, along with a stack of 'How To' books.



* SuspiciouslySpecificDenial: "Nothing *on Earth* is unlawful about what's taking place."
* SuspiciouslySpecificSermon: Father Hector delivers a sermon on remaining strong in the face of adversity, intercut with a {{flashback}} to the Pantheon duking it out with the Order of Despots on the moon.

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* SuspiciouslySpecificDenial: "Nothing *on Earth* ''on Earth'' is unlawful about what's taking place."
* SuspiciouslySpecificSermon: Father Hector delivers a sermon on remaining strong in the face of adversity, intercut with a {{flashback}} to the Pantheon duking it out with the Order of Despots on the moon.



* TellMeAgain: Pronto requests a recap of the Pantheon's plan in the flashback in chapter two.
* [[spoiler:TheHeroDies:]] [[spoiler: Sophie does. No-one gets their powers back.]]
* ThisCannotBe: [[spoiler:AIQ Squared]] says something to this effect moments before his downfall.

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* TellMeAgain: Pronto requests a recap of the Pantheon's plan in the flashback in chapter two.
two.
* [[spoiler:TheHeroDies:]] [[spoiler: Sophie does. No-one gets their powers back.]]
]]
* ThisCannotBe: [[spoiler:AIQ Squared]] says something to this effect moments before his downfall.



* TragicDream: Any hopes the heroes or villains have about ever getting their powers back.

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* TragicDream: Any hopes the heroes or villains have about ever getting their powers back.



* TreacherousQuestGiver: [[spoiler:AIQ Squared]] is this to Siphon and the Pantheon when he sends them on a mission to the moon.
* TropaholicsAnonymous: Paradigm admits to Portia that since The Fall, he's been attending meetings at 'Remaining Heroes'.

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* TreacherousQuestGiver: [[spoiler:AIQ Squared]] is this to Siphon and the Pantheon when he sends them on a mission to the moon.
moon.
* TropaholicsAnonymous: Paradigm admits to Portia that since The Fall, he's been attending meetings at 'Remaining Heroes'.



* TwoFirstNames: Our heroine, Sophie Mitchell.

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* TwoFirstNames: Our heroine, Sophie Mitchell.
15th Sep '13 4:56:53 PM Quanyails
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* AnimalThemedSuperbeing: Phylum *was* this, being able to turn into any animal he wished. [[spoiler:Now he's a chimpanzee for life.]]

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* AnimalThemedSuperbeing: Phylum *was* ''was'' this, being able to turn into any animal he wished. [[spoiler:Now he's a chimpanzee for life.]]



* HollywoodPudgy: Portia laments having gained nine pounds since she lost her powers (and her superhero metabolism).
29th Aug '13 11:15:16 PM CaseyJonesCaseyJones
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* [[spoiler:TheHeroDies:]] [[spoiler: Sophie does. No-one gets their powers back.]]
13th May '13 10:43:58 PM CharlesPhipps
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* SuddenlySexuality: A rare good version as we discover only in her last panel that Siphon's best friend is a lesbian [[spoiler: and eventually gets married in Ghoul's church.]]
27th Feb '13 12:32:46 PM SeptimusHeap
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* BurningBuildingRescue: Siphon performs one of these in the course of her duties... [[spoiler:moments before she's arrested for Super-Manslaughter.]]
1st Dec '12 5:11:12 AM johnnye
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* BalefulPolymorph: Entertaining children in hospital, the shape-shifter Phylum [[spoiler:is permanently trapped in the form of a chimpanzee.]]


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* ShapeshifterModeLock: Entertaining children in hospital, the shape-shifter Phylum [[spoiler:is permanently trapped in the form of a chimpanzee.]]
11th Apr '12 2:58:01 PM frogpatrol
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''All Fall Down'' (2011) is a comic created by Casey Jones and Anvit Randeria, along with half a dozen other illustrators. It tells the story of Sophie Mitchell, a teenager who accidentally steals every last superpower on Earth. Several heroes and villains die or are injured as a result of losing their powers while in use. Sophie is acquired by the government and trained to become Siphon, the world's last superhero; while the ex-heroes and villains strive to pick up their lives and move on... not all of them succeed.

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''All Fall Down'' (2011) is a comic GraphicNovel created by Casey Jones and Anvit Randeria, along with half a dozen other illustrators. It tells the story of Sophie Mitchell, a teenager who accidentally steals every last superpower on Earth. Several heroes and villains die or are injured as a result of losing their powers while in use. Sophie is acquired by the government and trained to become Siphon, the world's last superhero; while the ex-heroes and villains strive to pick up their lives and move on... not all of them succeed.
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