History Comicbook / AlphaFlight

3rd Dec '16 1:16:30 PM Xtifr
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Alpha Flight is a fictional superhero team published by Creator/MarvelComics, noteworthy for being one of the few [[UsefulNotes/{{Canada}} Canadian]] superhero teams. Created by comic book writer/artist Creator/JohnByrne -[[AuthorAppeal who is himself Canadian]]- the team first appeared in ''ComicBook/UncannyXMen'' #120 (April 1979). It's considered an X-Men spinoff even though they're more like Canadian [[ComicBook/TheAvengers Avengers]]. Throughout most of its history, the team has worked for Department H, a fictitious branch of Canada's Department of National Defence that deals with super-powered persons. Most team members have [[CaptainEthnic distinctly Canadian attributes]], such as Inuit or First Nations heritage. Their name refers to the three levels of training that team members undergo- Alpha, Beta and Gamma- with Gamma Flight being the least trained and Alpha Flight the best. The other flights tend to act as sidekicks for Alpha (though one version of Gamma Flight [[FaceHeelTurn went rogue]].)

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Alpha Flight ''Alpha Flight'' is a fictional superhero team published by Creator/MarvelComics, noteworthy for being one of the few [[UsefulNotes/{{Canada}} Canadian]] superhero teams. Created by comic book writer/artist Creator/JohnByrne -[[AuthorAppeal who is himself Canadian]]- the team first appeared in ''ComicBook/UncannyXMen'' #120 (April 1979). It's considered an X-Men spinoff even though they're more like Canadian [[ComicBook/TheAvengers Avengers]]. Throughout most of its history, the team has worked for Department H, a fictitious branch of Canada's Department of National Defence that deals with super-powered persons. Most team members have [[CaptainEthnic distinctly Canadian attributes]], such as Inuit or First Nations heritage. Their name refers to the three levels of training that team members undergo- Alpha, Beta and Gamma- with Gamma Flight being the least trained and Alpha Flight the best. The other flights tend to act as sidekicks for Alpha (though one version of Gamma Flight [[FaceHeelTurn went rogue]].)
27th Oct '16 8:44:49 PM Omnicron13
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* MamaBear: Heather becomes this for her daughter Claire to a horrible extreme and acts as a deconstruction for the trope because of the actions she commits in the same of possessive motherhood. Her desire to gain custody of her daughter leads her to join an evil political party that takes over her country, kill her daughter's kind adopted parents which are actually her distant cousins, and eventually kidnap her daughter and head off to parts unknown without her husband's knowledge.

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* MamaBear: Heather becomes this for her daughter Claire to a horrible extreme and acts as a deconstruction for the trope because of the actions she commits in the same of possessive motherhood.commits. Her desire to gain custody of her daughter leads her to join an evil political party that takes over her country, kill her daughter's kind adopted parents which are actually her distant cousins, and eventually kidnap her daughter and head off to parts unknown without her husband's knowledge.
27th Oct '16 8:43:50 PM Omnicron13
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* MamaBear: Heather becomes this for her daughter Claire to a horrible extreme and acts as a deconstruction for the trope because of the actions she commits in the same of possessive motherhood. Her desire to gain custody of her daughter leads her to join an evil political party that takes over her country, kill her daughter's kind adopted parents which are actually her distant cousins, and eventually kidnap her daughter and head off to parts unknown without her husband's knowledge.
12th Sep '16 6:28:00 AM kyojikasshu
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* EmbarrassingFirstName: Madison Jeffries was given this treatment early on. For his first several appearances, he was simply referred to as "Mr. Jeffries", until Heather looked up his file.
5th Jul '16 6:16:59 AM SniperJ
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As of ''ComicBook/AllNewAllDifferentMarvel'', the Alpha Flight program - including Aurora, Sasquatch, Puck, and [[ComicBook/AstonishingXMen Abigail Brand]] - has replaced S.W.O.R.D. as Earth's primary defense against alien threats, under the command of [[ComicBook/MsMarvel Captain Marvel]]. They are appearing as supporting characters in her comic.
3rd Jun '16 8:41:01 PM apeman33
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* DarkerAndEdgier: The second and fourth series attempt to make Alpha Flight EXTREME. The second series in particular was a case of "FollowTheLeader" by turning the book into an X-Files clone, if

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* DarkerAndEdgier: The second and fourth series attempt to make Alpha Flight EXTREME. The second series in particular was a case of "FollowTheLeader" by turning the book into an X-Files clone, if clone.
* ADayInTheLimelight: Most of the first 8 or 9 issues of the original series cast the spotlight on one of the individual members of the team before going into the storyline which resulted in Mac!Guardian's death.
21st May '16 4:08:18 PM Doug86
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The team was originally just a part of {{Wolverine}}'s backstory; he left Alpha Flight to join the X-Men. Their first appearance was an attempt to force him to return, during which a fight ensued. They proved popular with readers and after a second appearance in the pages of ''X-Men'' in 1983, Byrne launched an eponymous series featuring the group, which continued until 1994. Three short-lived revivals have been attempted since, the most recent titled Omega Flight, in April 2007. Most infamously, the ''entire'' team was killed off in one panel [[TheWorfeffect just to set up how dangerous]] The Collective, a new Avengers foe, was.

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The team was originally just a part of {{Wolverine}}'s ComicBook/{{Wolverine}}'s backstory; he left Alpha Flight to join the X-Men. Their first appearance was an attempt to force him to return, during which a fight ensued. They proved popular with readers and after a second appearance in the pages of ''X-Men'' in 1983, Byrne launched an eponymous series featuring the group, which continued until 1994. Three short-lived revivals have been attempted since, the most recent titled Omega Flight, in April 2007. Most infamously, the ''entire'' team was killed off in one panel [[TheWorfeffect just to set up how dangerous]] The Collective, a new Avengers foe, was.
24th Jan '16 10:52:08 AM nombretomado
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* ThirdLineSomeWaiting: [[FishPeople Fish girl]] and Newfoundlander Marrina spent more time in her own subplot than on the team. Most readers know her better as an honorary Avenger and [[{{Sub-Mariner}} Namor's wife]] whom he had to kill when her alien powers spiraled out of control.

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* ThirdLineSomeWaiting: [[FishPeople Fish girl]] and Newfoundlander Marrina spent more time in her own subplot than on the team. Most readers know her better as an honorary Avenger and [[{{Sub-Mariner}} [[ComicBook/SubMariner Namor's wife]] whom he had to kill when her alien powers spiraled out of control.
11th Jan '16 1:35:38 AM HelloLamppost
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* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: The last issue of ''Comicbook/CrystarCrystalWarrior'' guest-starrs Alpha Flight. When a Chaos creature winds up on Earth, Puck recognizes it and reveals that he visited that series's dimensional realm of Crystallium years ago and met Crystar's late father. In the thirty years since then, this NoodleIncident has never been explained.

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* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: The last issue of ''Comicbook/CrystarCrystalWarrior'' guest-starrs Alpha Flight. When a Chaos creature winds up on Earth, Puck recognizes it and reveals that he visited that series's dimensional realm of Crystallium years ago and met Crystar's late father. father. In the thirty years since then, this NoodleIncident has [[NoodleIncident we've never been explained.told how the dickens this happened or what he was talking about.]]
11th Jan '16 1:34:35 AM HelloLamppost
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* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: The last issue of ''Comicbook/CrystarCrystalWarrior'' guest-starred Alpha Flight, and Puck suddenly announced that he had visited that series's dimensional realm of Crystallium years ago and met Crystar's father, and clearly recognized the place and its weird wildlife. In the thirty years since then, this NoodleIncident has never been explained.

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* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: The last issue of ''Comicbook/CrystarCrystalWarrior'' guest-starred guest-starrs Alpha Flight, and Flight. When a Chaos creature winds up on Earth, Puck suddenly announced recognizes it and reveals that he had visited that series's dimensional realm of Crystallium years ago and met Crystar's father, and clearly recognized the place and its weird wildlife. late father. In the thirty years since then, this NoodleIncident has never been explained.
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