History Comicbook / BlackOrchid

22nd Jul '16 2:54:06 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* DangerouslyGenreSavvy: The villain in the first issue of the miniseries, who famously turns out to be completely immune to BondVillainStupidity.
3rd Mar '16 7:29:20 PM Jayalaw
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* AxCrazy: Carl Thorne, to put it mildly. He killed [[spoiler: his wife Susan after she blew the whistle on him]]. then killed [[spoiler: Sylvain after Luthor refused to give him his job back, before destroying his lab work while drunk]].



** Orchid herself is tied up just before being executed.

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** The first Orchid herself is tied up just before being executed.



* ConsultingAConvictedKiller: Batman provides some assistance to "Black Orchid," a fellow crimefighter, so that she can talk to Poison Ivy at Arkham Asylum.



* CutLexLuthorACheck: Fittingly, Lex Luthor wants to do this with the Black Orchid seeds.



* HeWhoFightsMonsters: [[spoiler:The second Black Orchid, Flora, becomes increasingly disillusioned with humanity as the series progresses, until she decides to try and wipe them all out. She fails, and is killed with liquid nitrogen. At the moment of her death, Suzy, the younger Orchid who used to be her companion, takes on the Black Orchid name.]]

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* HeWhoFightsMonsters: HeWhoFightsMonsters:
** Pointed out by Poison Ivy that in having locked her up, that she's not allowed sunlight, which she needs as a plant person, and she doesn't get parole for having been committed but instead has to "prove" that she is sane, and the only reason the guards don't rape her because she scares them. Though she is a hazard to Gotham, she's not being given humanitarian treatment by Gotham's civil servants.
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[[spoiler:The second Black Orchid, Flora, becomes increasingly disillusioned with humanity as the series progresses, until she decides to try and wipe them all out. She fails, and is killed with liquid nitrogen. At the moment of her death, Suzy, the younger Orchid who used to be her companion, takes on the Black Orchid name.]]



* SayMyName: And what saves the second Black Orchid, "Hello, Carl."



* TooDumbToLive: Carl Thorne in the miniseries, who does increasingly stupid things in his efforts to impress Lex Luthor. [[spoiler: It ultimately gets him killed.]]

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* TooDumbToLive: Carl Thorne in the miniseries, who does increasingly stupid things in his efforts to impress Lex Luthor. Being drunk while [[spoiler: setting fire to the Orchid hybrids' greenhouse]] did not help. [[spoiler: It ultimately gets him killed.]]
9th Feb '16 3:04:14 PM SarcasmKid
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* CoolOldLady: The wood dryad Tanawah from the ongoing series. She eventually declares herself "The Dryad of New York City" during her spotlight issue.


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* DoubleStandardRapeFemaleOnMale: Subverted. [[spoiler: As Flora's actions become morally ambiguous, she uses her pheromone manipulation on Elliot Weems to become his wife, and she pretty much rapes him to create more orchid seeds. This is meant to demonstrate Flora reaching the MoralEventHorizon rather than a punishment for Elliot's actions, although Elliot's standing as a CorruptCorporateExecutive makes the situation a bit gray.]]


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* TooDumbToLive: Carl Thorne in the miniseries, who does increasingly stupid things in his efforts to impress Lex Luthor. [[spoiler: It ultimately gets him killed.]]
* WiseBeyondTheirYears: Suzy shows shades of this during the ongoing series, though it's less that she's wise and more that she's showing common sense. This is especially evident in #16 while she's travelling the Splinterlands, and just about everybody she meets has got their heads up their asses.
3rd Oct '15 5:16:45 PM StFan
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A Black Orchid resembling the original, classic version is now a member of the ''JusticeLeagueDark'' in DC's rebooted {{New 52}} continuity. The fate of the Gaiman version of the character has yet to be confirmed.

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A Black Orchid resembling the original, classic version is now a member of the ''JusticeLeagueDark'' ComicBook/JusticeLeagueDark in DC's rebooted {{New 52}} ''ComicBook/{{New 52}}'' continuity. The fate of the Gaiman version of the character has yet to be confirmed.
12th Mar '15 7:08:45 PM nombretomado
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To begin at the beginning: Black Orchid was created by writer Sheldon Mayer and artist Tony [=DeZuniga=], and debuted in ''Adventure Comics'' #428 (July, 1973), during the early days of the BronzeAge. After three try-out issues of ''Adventure Comics'', she became the regular back-up feature in ''ComicBook/ThePhantomStranger'' for the next few years.

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To begin at the beginning: Black Orchid was created by writer Sheldon Mayer and artist Tony [=DeZuniga=], and debuted in ''Adventure Comics'' #428 (July, 1973), during the early days of the BronzeAge.UsefulNotes/{{the Bronze Age|OfComicBooks}}. After three try-out issues of ''Adventure Comics'', she became the regular back-up feature in ''ComicBook/ThePhantomStranger'' for the next few years.
24th Jul '14 11:38:47 PM Scoutstr295
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Black Orchid is a relatively obscure Creator/DCComics superhero whose big moment of fame came in a miniseries written by Creator/NeilGaiman, with art by Creator/DaveMcKean. (There's a well-known anecdote to the effect that when Gaiman asked his DC editor if he could do a Black Orchid story, he then had to explain to her who Black Orchid was.) In particular, there's one very famous expectation-subverting scene; at the time this page was created, that scene alone was responsible for fully half of the Black Orchid-related trope examples on this wiki.

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Black Orchid is a relatively obscure Creator/DCComics superhero superheroine whose big moment of fame came in a miniseries written by Creator/NeilGaiman, with art by Creator/DaveMcKean. (There's a well-known anecdote to the effect that when Gaiman asked his DC editor if he could do a Black Orchid story, he then had to explain to her who Black Orchid was.) In particular, there's one very famous expectation-subverting scene; at the time this page was created, that scene alone was responsible for fully half of the Black Orchid-related trope examples on this wiki.
22nd Jan '14 10:21:10 AM LadyMomus
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To begin at the beginning: Black Orchid was created by writer Sheldon Mayer and artist Tony [=DeZuniga=], and debuted in ''Adventure Comics'' #428 (July, 1973), during the early days of the BronzeAge. After three try-out issues of ''Adventure Comics'', she became the regular back-up feature in ''ThePhantomStranger'' for the next few years.

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To begin at the beginning: Black Orchid was created by writer Sheldon Mayer and artist Tony [=DeZuniga=], and debuted in ''Adventure Comics'' #428 (July, 1973), during the early days of the BronzeAge. After three try-out issues of ''Adventure Comics'', she became the regular back-up feature in ''ThePhantomStranger'' ''ComicBook/ThePhantomStranger'' for the next few years.
15th Jan '14 6:00:49 AM LadyMomus
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She began reappearing in the late 1980s, as some of the children who had read her adventures became comic book writers themselves. She appeared in an issue of ''BlueDevil'' where various mystic themed characters gave conflicting origin stories for her that parodied some of the more famous Marvel origin stories. She made a string of appearances with John Ostrander's ''Comicbook/SuicideSquad'', putting her mastery of disguise to good use. And then in 1988 came Neil Gaiman's ''Black Orchid'' miniseries.

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She began reappearing in the late 1980s, as some of the children who had read her adventures became comic book writers themselves. She appeared in an issue of ''BlueDevil'' ''ComicBook/BlueDevil'' where various mystic themed characters gave conflicting origin stories for her that parodied some of the more famous Marvel origin stories. She made a string of appearances with John Ostrander's ''Comicbook/SuicideSquad'', putting her mastery of disguise to good use. And then in 1988 came Neil Gaiman's ''Black Orchid'' miniseries.
30th Dec '13 3:41:41 PM LadyMomus
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* ProductionForeshadowing: Batman makes a brief cameo in the Gaiman mini, represented as a mysterious shadowy figure who speaks in white writing on an irregular black speech bubble. Gaiman liked the speech effect so much he decided to recycle it for the supernatural protagonist of ''Comicbook/TheSandman''. And in ''ArkhamAsylumASeriousHouseOnSeriousEarth'', which also had Creator/DaveMcKean art, Batman has the same white writing on black bubble.

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* ProductionForeshadowing: Batman makes a brief cameo in the Gaiman mini, represented as a mysterious shadowy figure who speaks in white writing on an irregular black speech bubble. Gaiman liked the speech effect so much he decided to recycle it for the supernatural protagonist of ''Comicbook/TheSandman''. And in ''ArkhamAsylumASeriousHouseOnSeriousEarth'', ''Comicbook/ArkhamAsylumASeriousHouseOnSeriousEarth'', which also had Creator/DaveMcKean art, Batman has the same white writing on black bubble.
26th Nov '13 7:45:34 PM PaulA
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* NotMyDriver: In an issue of ''SuicideSquad'', Black Orchid impersonated bad guy William Heller's chauffeur. She does it not to kidnap him, however, but so she can eavesdrop on conversations between him and his advisors.

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* NotMyDriver: In an issue of ''SuicideSquad'', ''ComicBook/SuicideSquad'', Black Orchid impersonated bad guy William Heller's chauffeur. She does it not to kidnap him, however, but so she can eavesdrop on conversations between him and his advisors.
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