History Comicbook / Empowered

23rd Jun '17 2:49:53 PM LondonKdS
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* GratuitousFrench: The White Knight, complete with absolutely horribly mangled gender agreement with articles and adjectives. Notably, Emp gets it right when she talks to him in French, suggesting that it's a deliberate implication of his incompetence rather than accidental on Warren's part.
11th Jun '17 5:52:47 AM mzytryck01
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* DownerEnding:
%%** Volume 5. Mentioned in the meta-interlude summing things up. That the series features more of these is something of a RunningGag in the recaps and epilogues.

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* DownerEnding:
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DownerEnding: Volume 5. Mentioned in the meta-interlude summing things up. That the series features more of these is something of a RunningGag in the recaps and epilogues.



%%* FreezeRay

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%%* FreezeRay* FreezeRay: One of the villains Thugboy used to Witless Minion for had one of these. It saves Thugboy's life when it allows him to (briefly) immobilise Willy Pete when he discovers the Minions' scam.



%%* HowDoIShotWeb

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%%* HowDoIShotWeb* HowDoIShotWeb: Emp's in-universe case of NewPowersAsThePlotDemands is often followed with a period of her trying to work out how to control them. She gradually gets more control over the suit's originally-known functions as well as the story continues.



%%* HuskyRusskie: The guy "tower head girl" got her superpowers from.

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%%* * HuskyRusskie: The guy "tower head girl" got her superpowers from.from appears to be one, though nothing else is known about him.



%%* InstantHumiliationJustAddYouTube

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%%* InstantHumiliationJustAddYouTube* InstantHumiliationJustAddYouTube: Emp's escapades would be humiliating enough as they are, but the fact that they almost all end up on the internet (sometimes so quickly she doesn't even have time to be rescued first) just makes it worse.



%%** Deathmonger

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%%** Deathmonger** Deathmonger's first mentioned as a generic "heavy hitter" but by Volume 6 it's clear what this really means; Deathmonger doesn't hesitate for a second to use lethal force on enemies, and keeps other superheroes as AndIMustScream body-puppeted slaves.


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* MagicalGirl: The "Soldier of Love" special has the titular character as a parody of the whole genre, complete with a transformation sequence that she's thoroughly sick of. When the soldier finds that her powers don't work against other magical girls, the reader discovers that [[spoiler: Emp herself is one, though she doesn't know it]].
14th May '17 6:24:43 PM ritzoreo
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* KarmaHoudini: Lots! Villains will often (not always) escape any punishment or retribution for their exploits.
** The two most dangerous, Willy Pete and Deathmonger are still at large.
** Empowered was once kidnapped to use as a poker bet amongst gangsters and then nonchalantly dumped when no one accepted her as payment.
** Major Havoc never really got any comeuppance for being such a jackass towards Emp.
7th May '17 11:52:13 PM ritzoreo
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* BondVillainStupidity: The Ayakami clan capture Ninjette twice in the series at a high loss of life, but despite her InUniverse reputation of being a dangerous, slippery, and difficult to kill ninja, they let both chances of killing her slip away by wasting precious panels describing to Ninjette what they plan to do to her.

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* BondVillainStupidity: The Ayakami clan capture Ninjette twice in the series at a high loss of life, but despite her InUniverse reputation of being a dangerous, slippery, and difficult to kill ninja, they let both ''both'' chances of killing her slip away by wasting precious panels describing to Ninjette what they plan to do to her.
7th May '17 11:51:18 PM ritzoreo
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* BondVillainStupidity: Despite Ninjette's InUniverse reputation of being a dangerous, slippery, and difficult to kill ninja, the Ayakami clan capture her at a high loss of life, but still ''twice'' let their chances of killing her and collecting the reward slip away by wasting precious panels describing in detail what they plan to do to her.

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* BondVillainStupidity: Despite Ninjette's The Ayakami clan capture Ninjette twice in the series at a high loss of life, but despite her InUniverse reputation of being a dangerous, slippery, and difficult to kill ninja, the Ayakami clan capture her at a high loss of life, but still ''twice'' they let their both chances of killing her and collecting the reward slip away by wasting precious panels describing in detail to Ninjette what they plan to do to her.
7th May '17 11:47:11 PM ritzoreo
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* BondVillainStupidity: Despite Ninjette's InUniverse reputation of being a dangerous, slippery, and difficult to kill ninja, the Ayakami clan capture her at a high loss of life, but still waste their chances of killing her and collecting the reward ''twice'' by wasting precious panels describing in detail what they plan to do to her.

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* BondVillainStupidity: Despite Ninjette's InUniverse reputation of being a dangerous, slippery, and difficult to kill ninja, the Ayakami clan capture her at a high loss of life, but still waste ''twice'' let their chances of killing her and collecting the reward ''twice'' slip away by wasting precious panels describing in detail what they plan to do to her.
7th May '17 11:43:41 PM ritzoreo
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* BondVIllainStupidity: Despite Ninjette's InUniverse reputation of being a dangerous, slippery, and difficult to kill ninja, the Ayakami clan capture her at a high loss of life, but still waste their chances of killing her and collecting the reward ''twice'' by wasting precious panels describing in detail what they plan to do to her.

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* BondVIllainStupidity: BondVillainStupidity: Despite Ninjette's InUniverse reputation of being a dangerous, slippery, and difficult to kill ninja, the Ayakami clan capture her at a high loss of life, but still waste their chances of killing her and collecting the reward ''twice'' by wasting precious panels describing in detail what they plan to do to her.
7th May '17 11:42:31 PM ritzoreo
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* BondVIllainStupidity: Despite Ninjette's InUniverse reputation of being a dangerous, slippery, and difficult to kill ninja, the Ayakami clan capture her at a high loss of life, but still waste their chances of killing her and collecting the reward ''twice'' by wasting precious panels describing in detail what they plan to do to her.
21st Apr '17 7:33:49 AM Malady
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* CerebusSyndrome: The first three volumes are mostly comedy, with occasional hints at more dramatic plot developments and backstories. Volume four goes all out, opening with Ninjette apparently dealing with PTSD. Five sees [[spoiler:Emp's Crowning Moment of Awesome from the previous book being not only papered over by her {{Jerkass}} teammates but outright turned against her and the death of one (maybe two) main characters plus a horde of C-listers.]] Six takes the dark note at the end of five and ''runs'' with it, and is quite frankly highly disturbing. Also thoroughly [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]]. The fifth volume ends on a FourthWallMailSlot with the characters hoping the next book will be LighterAndSofter. The sixth volume ends with them complaining that it wasn't. Book 8 is by far the darkest yet, with downright nightmarish imagery.

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* CerebusSyndrome: The first three volumes are mostly comedy, with occasional hints at more dramatic plot developments and backstories. Volume four goes all out, opening with Ninjette apparently dealing with PTSD. Five sees [[spoiler:Emp's Crowning Moment of Awesome from the previous book being not only papered over by her {{Jerkass}} teammates but outright turned against her and the death of one (maybe two) main characters plus a horde of C-listers.]] Six takes the dark note at the end of five and ''runs'' with it, and is quite frankly highly disturbing. Also thoroughly [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]].{{lampshade|Hanging}}d. The fifth volume ends on a FourthWallMailSlot with the characters hoping the next book will be LighterAndSofter. The sixth volume ends with them complaining that it wasn't. Book 8 is by far the darkest yet, with downright nightmarish imagery.



* CharacterTitle: Empowered.



* ChillyReception: Emp is treated like a joke or an annoyance by the other Superhomeys, if not outright bullied, as with Sistah Spooky. It turns out [[spoiler: Spooky used magic against Emp to make this worse, making herself look better by comparison]].

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* ChillyReception: Emp is treated like a joke or an annoyance by the other Superhomeys, if not outright bullied, as with Sistah Spooky. It turns out [[spoiler: Spooky [[spoiler:Spooky used magic against Emp to make this worse, making herself look better by comparison]].



[[spoiler:[''[[VomitDiscretionShot vomits]]'']]]\\

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[[spoiler:[''[[VomitDiscretionShot vomits]]'']]]\\[[spoiler:[''{{vomit|DiscretionShot}}s]]'']]]\\



** [[invoked]] Parodied in a ShowWithinAShow SlashFic about Empowered and Sistah Spooky.

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** [[invoked]] {{Invoked}} and Parodied in a ShowWithinAShow SlashFic about Empowered and Sistah Spooky.



* KilledMidSentence: [[spoiler: Mindf██k]] is killed this way.
-->[[spoiler:'''Mindf██k:''' I love you, Theresa. I'll '''always''' love y--]]

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* KilledMidSentence: [[spoiler: Mindf██k]] [[spoiler:Mindf██k]] is killed this way.
-->[[spoiler:'''Mindf██k:''' I love you, Theresa. I'll '''always''' love y--]]love]] y--



* KnightOfCerebus: Willy Pete is a horrifying individual who is rarely, if ever, played for laughs. His standard method of killing? [[spoiler: Literally skull-fucking people to death, because the skull is the only part of the body strong enough to not be incinerated by his powers before he, uh...finishes.]] Oh, and he's a cannibal. Just because he likes to taste; [[TheNeedless he doesn't need to eat]].

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* KnightOfCerebus: Willy Pete is a horrifying individual who is rarely, if ever, played for laughs. His standard method of killing? [[spoiler: Literally [[spoiler:Literally skull-fucking people to death, because the skull is the only part of the body strong enough to not be incinerated by his powers before he, uh...finishes.]] Oh, and he's a cannibal. Just because he likes to taste; [[TheNeedless he doesn't need to eat]].



** Empowered regularly [[NoFourthWall breaks the fourth wall]] when she appears in the title pages of stories; Ninjette and [=ThugBoy=] {{lampshade}} this when they appear and have no idea who she's talking to.

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** Empowered regularly [[NoFourthWall [[BreakingTheFourthWall breaks the fourth wall]] when she appears in the title pages of stories; Ninjette and [=ThugBoy=] {{lampshade}} this when they appear and have no idea who she's talking to.



* {{Portmanteau}}: Adam Warren ''really'' loves using these for world-specific neologisms.

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* {{Portmanteau}}: Adam Warren ''really'' loves using these for world-specific neologisms.neologisms, like ''Supranym''.



* ProtagonistTitle: Empowered.



%%* SayItWithHearts

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%%* SayItWithHearts* SayItWithHearts: Sometimes, ''Empowered'' does this. Such as in [[http://www.empoweredcomic.com/comic/volume-3-page-23 Volume 3, Page 23]]:
--> [[spoiler:''Thugboy'': But]] we ''didn't'' actually, [[spoiler:uh, make sweet love in Frank's truck, as I recall...]]
--> ''Empowered'': Maybe ''not''...
--> ''Empowered'': ... But I totally would've, if you'd asked...! ♥



* TheSecretOfLongPorkPies: Almost every single one of the attendees of the superhero event the Capeys eats the catered food. Some even comment on how delicious the food is. [[spoiler: The villain dWARf formerly Fleshmaster has laced every single bit of food with the processed remains of Wet Blanket. Wet Blanket nullified any power in proximity. Even the vegetarian options were laced.]]

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* TheSecretOfLongPorkPies: Almost every single one of the attendees of the superhero event the Capeys eats the catered food. Some even comment on how delicious the food is. [[spoiler: The [[spoiler:The villain dWARf formerly Fleshmaster has laced every single bit of food with the processed remains of Wet Blanket. Wet Blanket nullified any power in proximity. Even the vegetarian options were laced.]]
19th Apr '17 1:58:40 PM Malady
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* AutoErotica: In [[http://www.empoweredcomic.com/comic/volume-3-page-21 Volume 3, Page 21]] "depict[s] Emp and Thugboy having sex in the driverís seat of a compact SUV".
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