History Comicbook / DoomPatrol

23rd Nov '17 10:53:45 AM SarcasmKid
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* MarySue: Alice Debries aka "The Breeze" of the Brotherhood of Nada was so good at everything that everyone got bored of her. Incidentally, she's never had it hard and there's nothing that doesn't come easy to her.

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* MarySue: Invoked in-universe with Alice Debries aka "The Breeze" of the Brotherhood of Nada Nada. She was so good at everything that everyone got bored of her. Incidentally, she's never had it hard and there's nothing that doesn't come easy to her.
23rd Nov '17 8:38:39 AM saltin
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* ManicPixieDreamGirl: A non-romantic example with Terry None in Gerard Way's volume. She just shows up at Casey Brinke's apartment one day, does a tap dance for her birthday because she thought Casey looked sad on the subway, and [[spoiler: accidentally blows up Casey's asshole roommate]] before moving in with her.

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* ManicPixieDreamGirl: A non-romantic example with Terry None in Gerard Way's volume. She just shows up at Casey Brinke's apartment one day, does a tap dance for her birthday because she thought Casey looked sad on the subway, and [[spoiler: accidentally blows up Casey's asshole roommate]] before moving in with her. Though after [[spoiler:Lotion]] makes himself scarce, Casey decides to [[spoiler:have sex with Terry in the meantime.]]
* MarySue: Alice Debries aka "The Breeze" of the Brotherhood of Nada was so good at everything that everyone got bored of her. Incidentally, she's never had it hard and there's nothing that doesn't come easy to her.


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* TokenEvilTeammate: The Brotherhood of Nada seems even less malevolent than their Dada predecessors with the very notable exception of the Brutalist who feeds on the pain and misfortune of others by beating them to death.
23rd Nov '17 8:34:17 AM saltin
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* FaceHeelTurn: "D" or [[spoiler:The Disappointment]] used to be a superhero called [[spoiler:Haxxalon the Star Archer]], but the cancelation of his comicbook right before he was to be married to the love of his life, Starlene, turned him into a deicidal {{Yandere}} obsessed with bringing about the matrimonial story that never was.
16th Nov '17 3:28:23 AM moloch
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* AnyoneCanDie: Usually only at the end of one writer's run or the start of the next, but it's practically tradition to kill a few characters to clean the slate.
12th Nov '17 4:03:33 PM moloch
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In 1963, Creator/DCComics published a book with a new kind of superhero team: the Doom Patrol. They were loners, misfits, mistrusted by the public, and led by a genius in a wheelchair. Despite obvious similarities, this team actually came out several months before ''ComicBook/XMen'' was published by the [[Creator/MarvelComics distinguished competition]], which has led to accusations of plagiarism. The entire series was written by Arnold Drake and pencilled almost entirely by Bruno Premiani. The Patrol first appeared in ''My Greatest Adventure'' #80 (June, 1963) and continued appearing in subsequent issues. With #86 (March, 1964), the book was renamed after the team. While the X-Men eventually flourished in the [[TheSeventies 1970s]], initial sales of ''Doom Patrol'' died down and the original series ended quickly when Drake decided to go out with a [[NoOneCouldSurviveThat bang]] and [[KillEmAll kill them all off]]. The last issue was numbered #121 (September-October, 1968).

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In 1963, Creator/DCComics published a book with a new kind of superhero team: the Doom Patrol. They were loners, misfits, mistrusted by the public, and led by a genius in a wheelchair. Despite obvious similarities, this team actually came out several months before ''ComicBook/XMen'' was published by the [[Creator/MarvelComics distinguished competition]], which has led to accusations of plagiarism. The entire series was written by Arnold Drake (with an assist on the first issue by Bob Haney) and pencilled almost entirely by Bruno Premiani. The Patrol first appeared in ''My Greatest Adventure'' #80 (June, 1963) and continued appearing in subsequent issues. With #86 (March, 1964), the book was renamed after the team. While the X-Men eventually flourished in the [[TheSeventies 1970s]], initial sales of ''Doom Patrol'' died down and the original series ended quickly when Drake decided to go out with a [[NoOneCouldSurviveThat bang]] and [[KillEmAll kill them all off]]. The last issue was numbered #121 (September-October, 1968).



''Doom Patrol'' vol. 2 was launched in October, 1987, still written by Kupperberg. Eventually, most of the original team was revealed to have been resurrected in some way or alive all along, and the new book added a number of other characters which colored within the superhero lines and didn't quite set the world on fire. Then came Creator/GrantMorrison, who dedicated them more specifically to fighting "weird" crime and disasters. His first StoryArc, "Crawling from the Wreckage", built up the weirdness of the comic to extremes and delved into some adult subject matter. There were scissormen from imaginary worlds, the Brotherhood of [[TrueArtIsIncomprehensible Dada]], the Men from N.O.W.H.E.R.E and a friendly "[[GeniusLoci transvestite street]]" named, well... Danny the Street. Just in case you were wondering, he dresses like a boulevard. No, really. And then it got even weirder. He left and, with the switchover of the book to Creator/VertigoComics, Rachel Pollack, more well known as a tarot expert and prose fiction writer, took over. She had much the same approach, but the book did not retain its popularity and it got cancelled. The title ended with issue #87 (February, 1995).

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''Doom Patrol'' vol. 2 was launched in October, 1987, still written by Kupperberg. Eventually, most of the original team was revealed to have been resurrected in some way or alive all along, and the new book added a number of other characters which colored within the superhero lines and didn't quite set the world on fire. Then came Creator/GrantMorrison, who dedicated them more specifically to fighting "weird" crime and disasters. His first StoryArc, "Crawling from the Wreckage", built up the weirdness of the comic to extremes and delved into some adult subject matter. There were scissormen from imaginary worlds, the Brotherhood of [[TrueArtIsIncomprehensible Dada]], the Men from N.O.W.H.E.R.E and a friendly "[[GeniusLoci [[friendly GeniusLoci transvestite street]]" street]] named, well... Danny the Street. Just in case you were wondering, he dresses like a boulevard. No, really. And then it got even weirder. He left and, with the switchover of the book to Creator/VertigoComics, Rachel Pollack, more well known as a tarot expert and prose fiction writer, took over. She had much the same approach, but the book did not retain its popularity and it got cancelled. The title ended with issue #87 (February, 1995).



* {{Retcon}}: All over the damn place.
** One of the [[MindScrew wilder]], and more famous, examples is the recontextualization of the group's origin by Creator/GrantMorrison at the end of his run.

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* {{Retcon}}: All over the damn place.
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** One of the [[MindScrew wilder]], and more famous, examples is the recontextualization of the group's origin by Creator/GrantMorrison at the end of his run.run, when it turns out the Chief has been... well, not EvilAllAlong, exactly, but certainly had much bigger plans for the team than he told them, and had caused the accidents that turned them into "freaks' in the first place. Amusingly, like the Comicbook/SwampThing retcon, it holds up surprisingly well when you read the original series, where a lot of the Chief's innocent actions and acquaintances [[HarsherInHindsight become a lot more suspicious]].[[note]]Why did the Chief build the Moon robot Rog - the one the Brotherhood stole to try and steal the Statue of Liberty - with an evil snarl on his face anyway?[[/note]]



** Gerard Way's run re-establishes the previous ''Doom Patrol'' series as having happened, and possibly throws aside their New 52 -era ''Comicbook/JusticeLeague'' appearances.

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** Gerard Way's run re-establishes the previous ''Doom Patrol'' series as having happened, and possibly implicitly throws aside their New 52 -era ''Comicbook/JusticeLeague'' appearances.



* TomatoInTheMirror: [[spoiler: The Cliff]] we've known for the first few issues of Arcudi's run isn't actually the real one at all. [[spoiler: He's one of Dorothy's imaginary friends.]]



* {{Transsexual}}: Coagula

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* {{Transsexual}}: CoagulaCoagula, who's also the first trans superhero.



* VitriolicBestBuds: In the original run, Cliff, Larry, Steve, and Gar. They all fought with each other like crazy but did care for each other.

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* VitriolicBestBuds: In the original run, Cliff, Larry, Steve, and Gar. They all fought with each other like crazy but did care for each other. (Well... Cliff and Larry cared for each other and eventually for Gar. Steve... [[ButtMonkey not quite so much]].)
12th Nov '17 12:26:53 PM moloch
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As part of [[Music/MyChemicalRomance Gerard Way]]'s Creator/YoungAnimal imprint at DC, a new ongoing title launched as the imprint's flagship book, written by Way himself.

The Doom Patrol featured prominently in the final season premier of ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitans,'' since Titans member Beast Boy was a Doom Patrol alumnus, while the Brotherhood of Evil would become the antagonists for the rest of the season. The team got ADayInTheLimelight in ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheBraveAndTheBold'', fighting Animal-Vegetable-Mineral Man and General Zahl. They also got their own series of shorts on ''WesternAnimation/DCNation''.

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As part of [[Music/MyChemicalRomance Gerard Way]]'s Creator/YoungAnimal imprint at DC, a new ongoing title launched as the imprint's flagship book, written by Way himself.

himself. It also became apparent that, despite the [[Comicbook/New52 major reboot a few years earlier]], the Patrol's history was still intact, with Way's run picking up from elements of Giffen's.

The Doom Patrol featured prominently in the final season premier premiere of ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitans,'' since Titans member Beast Boy was a Doom Patrol alumnus, while the Brotherhood of Evil would become the antagonists for the rest of the season. The team got ADayInTheLimelight in ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheBraveAndTheBold'', fighting Animal-Vegetable-Mineral Man and General Zahl. They also got their own series of shorts on ''WesternAnimation/DCNation''.



* CanonDiscontinuity: As far as Gerard Way's ''Doom Patrol'' is concerned, the team that appeared in the New 52 -era ''Comicbook/JusticeLeague'' don't count, and instead the series picks up an ambiguous amount of time after Giffen's series ended. The Doom Patrol is relatively rare among DC titles in that it's never had a true reboot (except for Creator/JohnByrne's, which rapidly got un-rebooted), and all the previous series "count" to [[BroadStrokes some]] [[ComicbookTime extent]].



* DarkAndTroubledPast

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* DarkAndTroubledPastDarkAndTroubledPast:
9th Nov '17 3:26:05 PM DLMaximum1
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** The Chief, he is stuck in a wheelchair but still orchestrates the creation of the Doom Patrol.

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** The Chief, Chief -- he is stuck in a wheelchair wheelchair, but still orchestrates the creation of the Doom Patrol.



* TheHeart: In original series, Elastigirl. The only reason the team worked was because of her.

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* TheHeart: In original series, Elastigirl.Elasti-Girl. The only reason the team worked was because of her.



* NewPowersAsThePlotDemands: Crazy Jane. [[JustifiedTrope Justified]] in that she has 64 separate personalities with 64 separate powers. Not all the personalities are nice, either. One of the Doom Patrol's enemies, The Quiz, also has "Every power you haven't thought of," literally, so in order to fight her, people have to constantly think of and/or shout out a long list of all known superpowers. Unfortunately nobody can ever think of every superpower so the Quiz has yet to be defeated in a conventional battle (that we get to see).

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* NewPowersAsThePlotDemands: Crazy Jane. [[JustifiedTrope Justified]] in that she has 64 separate personalities with 64 separate powers. Not all the personalities are nice, either. One of the Doom Patrol's enemies, The Quiz, also has "Every power you haven't thought of," literally, so in order to fight her, people have to constantly think of and/or shout out a long list of all known superpowers. Unfortunately nobody can ever think of every superpower superpower, so the Quiz has yet to be defeated in a conventional battle (that we get to see).



* RagtagBunchOfMisfits: Every incarnation, but most notably Fever, Kid Slick, Freak, and Negative Man II, who were relatively normal but faced difficulty working as a team.

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* RagtagBunchOfMisfits: Every incarnation, but most notably Fever, Kid Slick, Freak, and Negative Fast Forward ("Negative Man II, II"), who were relatively normal but faced difficulty working as a team.



*** At 11:30 there was an outbreak of spirit skywriting which continued for an hour and a half.

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*** At 11:30 11:30, there was an outbreak of spirit skywriting which continued for an hour and a half.



*** At 12:30 the Embryo Stains invaded the marrow of a nightclub owner and forced him to compose terrifying poetry.

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*** At 12:30 12:30, the Embryo Stains invaded the marrow of a nightclub owner and forced him to compose terrifying poetry.



* TakeThat: Towards the end of his run, Morrison put out a one-shot Doom Patrol special entitled "Doom Force." It highlighted every trope of the [[Creator/RobLiefeld Liefeldian]] [[UsefulNotes/TheDarkAgeOfComicBooks Dark Age]] had to offer, from the artistic failings to the horrible characters. It ended with one member of [[strike:ComicBook/YoungBlood]] Doom Force dead, and the remaining members declaring him a creep, walking away in an EverybodyLaughsEnding.

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* TakeThat: Towards the end of his run, Morrison put out a one-shot Doom Patrol special entitled "Doom Force." Force". It highlighted every trope of the [[Creator/RobLiefeld Liefeldian]] [[UsefulNotes/TheDarkAgeOfComicBooks Dark Age]] had to offer, from the artistic failings to the horrible characters. It ended with one member of [[strike:ComicBook/YoungBlood]] Doom Force dead, and the remaining members declaring him a creep, walking away in an EverybodyLaughsEnding.



** Rebis, who is a combination of Larry Trainor and a nurse. Cliff still refers to him/her as "Larry," even though Rebis denies being Larry Trainor anymore.

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** Rebis, who is a combination of Larry Trainor and a nurse. Cliff still refers to him/her as "Larry," "Larry", even though Rebis denies being Larry Trainor anymore.
9th Nov '17 3:19:54 PM DLMaximum1
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In 1963, Creator/DCComics published a book with a new kind of superhero team: the Doom Patrol. They were loners, misfits, mistrusted by the public, and led by a genius in a wheelchair. Despite obvious similarities, this team actually came out several months before ''ComicBook/XMen'' was published by the [[Creator/MarvelComics distinguished competition]], which has led to accusations of plagiarism. The entire series was written by Arnold Drake and pencilled almost entirely by Bruno Premiani. The Patrol first appeared in ''"My Greatest Adventure''" #80 (June, 1963) and continued appearing in subsequent issues. With #86 (March, 1964), the book was renamed after the team. While the X-Men eventually flourished in the [[TheSeventies 1970s]], initial sales of ''Doom Patrol'' died down and the original series ended quickly when Drake decided to go out with a [[NoOneCouldSurviveThat bang]] and [[KillEmAll kill them all off]]. The last issue was numbered #121 (September-October, 1968).

[[NotQuiteDead It didn't quite stick]]. Over a decade later, the team was relaunched, with all new characters reminiscent of the older ones... and it turned out Robotman survived because he was everyone's favorite anyway. The second version of the Patrol appeared in ''"Showcase''" #94-96 (August-December, 1977), written by Paul Kupperberg. Sales were not good enough to get them a new title, but they went on to become regulars of the DC universe, receiving guest appearances in Kupperberg-written titles featuring Comicbook/{{Supergirl}}, the Comicbook/TeenTitans, and Franchise/{{Superman}}.

''"Doom Patrol''" vol. 2 was launched in October, 1987, still written by Kupperberg. Eventually, most of the original team was revealed to have been resurrected in some way or alive all along, and the new book added a number of other characters which colored within the superhero lines and didn't quite set the world on fire. Then came Creator/GrantMorrison, who dedicated them more specifically to fighting "weird" crime and disasters. His first StoryArc, "Crawling from the Wreckage", built up the weirdness of the comic to extremes and delved into some adult subject matter. There were scissormen from imaginary worlds, the Brotherhood of [[TrueArtIsIncomprehensible Dada]], the Men from N.O.W.H.E.R.E and a friendly "[[GeniusLoci transvestite street]]" named, well... Danny the Street. Just in case you were wondering, he dresses like a boulevard. No, really. And then it got even weirder. He left and, with the switchover of the book to Creator/VertigoComics, Rachel Pollack, more well known as a tarot expert and prose fiction writer, took over. She had much the same approach, but the book did not retain its popularity and it got cancelled. The title ended with issue #87 (February, 1995).

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In 1963, Creator/DCComics published a book with a new kind of superhero team: the Doom Patrol. They were loners, misfits, mistrusted by the public, and led by a genius in a wheelchair. Despite obvious similarities, this team actually came out several months before ''ComicBook/XMen'' was published by the [[Creator/MarvelComics distinguished competition]], which has led to accusations of plagiarism. The entire series was written by Arnold Drake and pencilled almost entirely by Bruno Premiani. The Patrol first appeared in ''"My ''My Greatest Adventure''" Adventure'' #80 (June, 1963) and continued appearing in subsequent issues. With #86 (March, 1964), the book was renamed after the team. While the X-Men eventually flourished in the [[TheSeventies 1970s]], initial sales of ''Doom Patrol'' died down and the original series ended quickly when Drake decided to go out with a [[NoOneCouldSurviveThat bang]] and [[KillEmAll kill them all off]]. The last issue was numbered #121 (September-October, 1968).

[[NotQuiteDead It didn't quite stick]]. Over a decade later, the team was relaunched, with all new characters reminiscent of the older ones... and it turned out Robotman survived because he was everyone's favorite anyway. The second version of the Patrol appeared in ''"Showcase''" ''Showcase'' #94-96 (August-December, 1977), written by Paul Kupperberg. Sales were not good enough to get them a new title, but they went on to become regulars of the DC universe, receiving guest appearances in Kupperberg-written titles featuring Comicbook/{{Supergirl}}, the Comicbook/TeenTitans, and Franchise/{{Superman}}.

''"Doom Patrol''" ''Doom Patrol'' vol. 2 was launched in October, 1987, still written by Kupperberg. Eventually, most of the original team was revealed to have been resurrected in some way or alive all along, and the new book added a number of other characters which colored within the superhero lines and didn't quite set the world on fire. Then came Creator/GrantMorrison, who dedicated them more specifically to fighting "weird" crime and disasters. His first StoryArc, "Crawling from the Wreckage", built up the weirdness of the comic to extremes and delved into some adult subject matter. There were scissormen from imaginary worlds, the Brotherhood of [[TrueArtIsIncomprehensible Dada]], the Men from N.O.W.H.E.R.E and a friendly "[[GeniusLoci transvestite street]]" named, well... Danny the Street. Just in case you were wondering, he dresses like a boulevard. No, really. And then it got even weirder. He left and, with the switchover of the book to Creator/VertigoComics, Rachel Pollack, more well known as a tarot expert and prose fiction writer, took over. She had much the same approach, but the book did not retain its popularity and it got cancelled. The title ended with issue #87 (February, 1995).



** Even the Chief gets in on it; after [[spoiler:creating nanomachines]] he says that now they have the technology to be like gods, though he admits it sounds over the top.

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** Even the Chief gets in on it; after [[spoiler:creating nanomachines]] nanomachines]], he says that now they have the technology to be like gods, though he admits it sounds over the top.



* TheAntiGod: Decreator, also known as Anti-God, the first shadow cast by God's light. Once awakened, it will unmake all existence. However, Crazy Jane points out that it's a reflection, a vibration...and therefore, can be interfered with like any other wave-form. With the help of Rebis and an occultist they manage to set up a counter-vibration that almost completely cancels out the Unmaker so that it's now only unmaking the universe very, ''very'' slowly. One bit at a time...

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* TheAntiGod: Decreator, also known as Anti-God, the first shadow cast by God's light. Once awakened, it will unmake all existence. However, Crazy Jane points out that it's a reflection, a vibration... and therefore, can be interfered with like any other wave-form. With the help of Rebis and an occultist occultist, they manage to set up a counter-vibration that almost completely cancels out the Unmaker so that it's now only unmaking the universe very, ''very'' slowly. One bit at a time...



* TheArtifact: Rita Farr and Beast Boy were dressing in the red-and-white costumes from their ''Doom Patrol Volume #1'' days for decades after the rest of the team retired them. It's all the more jarring since the loss of the outfits' "team uniform" status highlights how little relevance it has to either character as an individual. At least Beast Boy had one version featuring a paw print design.

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* TheArtifact: Rita Farr and Beast Boy were dressing in the red-and-white costumes from their ''Doom Patrol Volume #1'' Patrol'' (vol. 1) days for decades after the rest of the team retired them. It's all the more jarring since the loss of the outfits' "team uniform" status highlights how little relevance it has to either character as an individual. At least Beast Boy had one version featuring a paw print design.



* BananaPeel: The [[http://superdickery.com/images/stories/monkeys/doompatrol034009fa.jpg cover of Doom Patrol #34]] showed a heavily armed gorilla (Monsieur Mallah) walking along the street pushing a baby carriage and about to slip on a banana peel.

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* BananaPeel: The [[http://superdickery.com/images/stories/monkeys/doompatrol034009fa.jpg cover of Doom Patrol ''Doom Patrol'' #34]] showed a heavily armed gorilla (Monsieur Mallah) walking along the street pushing a baby carriage and about to slip on a banana peel.



* BreakupBreakout: Beast-Boy was introduced in this comic, but it was after the original Patrol was (almost) entirely killed off that he got tied up with the ComicBook/TeenTitans.

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* BreakupBreakout: Beast-Boy Beast Boy was introduced in this comic, but it was after the original Patrol was (almost) entirely killed off that he got tied up with the ComicBook/TeenTitans.



* BreatherEpisode: Subverted. The arc that introduced Rhea Jones awakening from her coma had various side bits that were shaping up the final confrontation with the Men from N.O.W.H.E.R.E. and Flex Mentallo, but the arc itself had the main team travelling in space when all this took place.

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* BreatherEpisode: Subverted. The arc that introduced Rhea Jones awakening from her coma had various side bits that were shaping up the final confrontation with the Men from N.O.W.H.E.R.E. and Flex Mentallo, but the arc itself had the main team travelling traveling in space when all this took place.



* FauxAffablyEvil: Darren Jones likes to believe he's a normal guy living a 1950s sitcom esque life with his wife in the suburbs, complete with a LaughTrack built into his house. This is the first indicator that he's a dangerously insane and hypocritical idiot obsessed with stomping out anything considered to be a "Quirk," using a knock-off version of the Men from N.O.W.H.E.R.E. to hunt down strange things and destroy them. Both issues he's in rapidly point out how disturbing Darren is despite how "normal" he insists he is. He engages in such activities as eating "skinless stew" (which appears to be made from blood and bugs), gouged his wife's eyes out and made her wear googly eyes, planned to use something called "love worms" on her when she pointed out that they themselves are strange, and his boss seems to have a lava lamp for a head.

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* FauxAffablyEvil: Darren Jones likes to believe he's a normal guy living a 1950s sitcom esque life with his wife in the suburbs, complete with a LaughTrack built into his house. This is the first indicator that he's a dangerously insane and hypocritical idiot obsessed with stomping out anything considered to be a "Quirk," "Quirk", using a knock-off version of the Men from N.O.W.H.E.R.E. to hunt down strange things and destroy them. Both issues he's in rapidly point out how disturbing Darren is despite how "normal" he insists he is. He engages in such activities as eating "skinless stew" (which appears to be made from blood and bugs), gouged his wife's eyes out and made her wear googly eyes, planned to use something called "love worms" on her when she pointed out that they themselves are strange, and his boss seems to have a lava lamp for a head.
7th Nov '17 12:16:36 PM crashkey
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* ShoutOut: Danny the Street is named for Danny [=laRue=] (Rue is French for "street").
** Crazy Jane's name comes from WB Yeats' "Crazy Jane On God". Her "manager" personality is named Driver 8, after the Music/{{REM}} song.
6th Nov '17 9:09:42 PM lalalei2001
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* DyingMomentOfAwesome: General Zahl forces a SadisticChoice on the Patrol - save their own skins, or save a dinky fishing village off the coast of Maine with a population of only thirteen people, a sacrifice that's not likely to be remembered. The Patrol grins and makes their choice:

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* DyingMomentOfAwesome: General Captain Zahl forces a SadisticChoice on the Patrol - save Patrol--save their own skins, or save a dinky fishing village off the coast of Maine with a population of only thirteen people, a sacrifice that's not likely to be remembered. The Patrol grins and makes their choice:
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