History Comicbook / Excalibur

10th Oct '16 8:54:55 PM SirSapphire
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* TookALevelInBadass: Nightcrawler went from the dorky and silly "fun" member of the X-Men to the leader of the European equivalent of Comicbook/TheAvengers. He even formed [[DefeatMeansFriendship former enemies]] The Technet into his own personal "N-Men" complete with X-Men-inspired uniforms.

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* TookALevelInBadass: Nightcrawler went from the dorky and silly "fun" member of the X-Men to the leader of the European equivalent of Comicbook/TheAvengers. He even formed [[DefeatMeansFriendship former enemies]] The Technet into his own personal "N-Men" complete with X-Men-inspired uniforms. And most of that he did ''with his leg broken.''
4th Oct '16 7:23:57 AM Anicomicgeek
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* ExecutiveMeddling: Put an end to the Wisdom/Kitty Pryde relationship.



* WrittenInInfirmity: Chris Claremont was seriously ill for several months while working on this title, so Frank Tieri took over during that time.
14th Jun '16 9:34:25 AM StFan
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* LighterAndSofter: This series was originally conceived as being more lighthearted than the [[ComicBook/XMen various]] [[ComicBook/XForce X-books]] [[ComicBook/{{X-Factor}} that were being published]] [[ComicBook/{{Wolverine}} at the time]], [[ComicBook/NewMutants which were pretty dark]] and to prove it they took [[EnsembleDarkhorse the most "fun" members of the X-Men]] (Nightcrawler and Kitty Pryde) and basically wrote the team around them.

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* LighterAndSofter: This series was originally conceived as being more lighthearted than the [[ComicBook/XMen various]] [[ComicBook/XForce X-books]] [[ComicBook/{{X-Factor}} [[ComicBook/XFactor that were being published]] [[ComicBook/{{Wolverine}} at the time]], [[ComicBook/NewMutants which were pretty dark]] and to prove it they took [[EnsembleDarkhorse the most "fun" members of the X-Men]] (Nightcrawler and Kitty Pryde) and basically wrote the team around them.
29th May '16 4:13:54 AM Doug86
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A Creator/MarvelComics SuperTeam, where the ComicBook/{{X-Men}} franchise intersected with the Marvel U.K. imprint.

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A Creator/MarvelComics SuperTeam, where the ComicBook/{{X-Men}} ComicBook/XMen franchise intersected with the Marvel U.K. imprint.



* ProgressivelyPrettier: When Nightcrawler first appeared in ComicBook/{{X-Men}} he was short and creepy looking. When he was moved to Excalibur, Alan Davis purposefully drew him standing at six feet tall and modeled his facial features after ErrolFlynn. Sure, he was still a blue elf but he was noticeably more charming-looking than his earlier Dave Cockrum incarnation. Other artists have followed suit for the most part.

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* ProgressivelyPrettier: When Nightcrawler first appeared in ComicBook/{{X-Men}} ComicBook/XMen he was short and creepy looking. When he was moved to Excalibur, Alan Davis purposefully drew him standing at six feet tall and modeled his facial features after ErrolFlynn. Sure, he was still a blue elf but he was noticeably more charming-looking than his earlier Dave Cockrum incarnation. Other artists have followed suit for the most part.
12th Mar '16 12:33:43 AM Unityd3v
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* LawyerFriendlyCameo: During their stay in New York after the events of ''[[CrisisCrossover Inferno]]'', we see a couple named [[ComicBook/{{Superman}} Lois and Clark]].
** Later on, during the ''Cross Time Caper'' storyline, Brian and Kitty are accosted by a pair of cops calling themselves the "[[LightNovel/DirtyPair Dirty Angels]]".



* LawyerFriendlyCameo: During their stay in New York after the events of ''[[CrisisCrossover Inferno]]'', we see a couple named [[ComicBook/{{Superman}} Lois and Clark]].
** Later on, during the ''Cross Time Caper'' storyline, Brian and Kitty are accosted by a pair of cops calling themselves the "[[LightNovel/DirtyPair Dirty Angels]]".
12th Mar '16 12:32:34 AM Unityd3v
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* LawyerFriendlyCameo: During their stay in New York after the events of ''[[CrisisCrossover Inferno]]'', we see a couple named [[ComicBook/{{Superman}} Lois and Clark]].
** Later on, during the ''Cross Time Caper'' storyline, Brian and Kitty are accosted by a pair of cops calling themselves the "[[LightNovel/DirtyPair Dirty Angels]]".
23rd Feb '16 8:47:13 PM Angeldeb82
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After the ''Mutant Massacre'' storyline left the X-Men broken, members Shadowcat and Nightcrawler were sent to Muir Island in Scotland to recuperate. As a result, they weren't with the X-Men when the team sacrificed their lives to defeat [[EldritchAbomination The Adversary]] on national tv during ''The Fall of the Mutants'', and like the rest of the world, didn't know the X-Men [[ComicBookDeath got better]] afterwards. Creator/ChrisClaremont and artist Alan Davis decided to use this opportunity to put the characters into a new team that incorporated the British characters ComicBook/CaptainBritain and his MagicalGirlfriend Meggan, who had little U.S. exposure at that point but ties to the X-Men through Cap's sister Psylocke.

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After the ''Mutant Massacre'' storyline left the X-Men broken, members Shadowcat and Nightcrawler were sent to Muir Island in Scotland to recuperate. As a result, they weren't with the X-Men when the team sacrificed their lives to defeat [[EldritchAbomination The Adversary]] on national tv during ''The Fall of the Mutants'', and like the rest of the world, didn't know the X-Men [[ComicBookDeath [[DeathIsCheap got better]] afterwards. Creator/ChrisClaremont and artist Alan Davis decided to use this opportunity to put the characters into a new team that incorporated the British characters ComicBook/CaptainBritain and his MagicalGirlfriend Meggan, who had little U.S. exposure at that point but ties to the X-Men through Cap's sister Psylocke.



* BritishAccents
* BritainIsOnlyLondon (Averted)

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* BritishAccents
UsefulNotes/BritishAccents
* BritainIsOnlyLondon (Averted)BritainIsOnlyLondon: Averted.



* CloudCuckooLander: The Crazy Gang, and their creator, Mad Jim Jaspers.

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* CloudCuckooLander: {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: The Crazy Gang, and their creator, Mad Jim Jaspers.



* DeathIsCheap (Well... it is a comic book, after all.)

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* DeathIsCheap (Well...DeathIsCheap: Well... it is a comic book, after all.)



* OddBallInTheSeries: This series was not only LighterAndSofter than the other x-related titles, took place on a different continent altogether (Europe), and had many non-mutants on the roster (a rarity for "X-teams"), but it features somewhat obscure MarvelUK characters that had little to nothing to do with the X-Men, and the stories were mostly sci-fi and fantasy based when most X-titles focused on whatever mutant hysteria was going on at any given time.

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* OddBallInTheSeries: OddballInTheSeries: This series was not only LighterAndSofter than the other x-related titles, took place on a different continent altogether (Europe), and had many non-mutants on the roster (a rarity for "X-teams"), but it features somewhat obscure MarvelUK characters that had little to nothing to do with the X-Men, and the stories were mostly sci-fi and fantasy based when most X-titles focused on whatever mutant hysteria was going on at any given time.



* TheChessmaster: Merlyn. And Roma. But mostly Merlyn. Roma is a Chessmaster to most characters, but to Merlyn she's just another pawn.



* TheChessmaster: Merlyn. And Roma. But mostly Merlyn. Roma is a Chessmaster to most characters, but to Merlyn she's just another pawn.



* BecomingTheMask: Sage tries to infiltrate Albion's origanisation, which she succeeds at, only to become her false identity. Things go horribly worse from there.

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* BecomingTheMask: Sage tries to infiltrate Albion's origanisation, organisation, which she succeeds at, only to become her false identity. Things go horribly worse from there.



-->'''Lady of the Lake''': [[WhatTheHellHero You did not have to kill everyone here]].\\
'''Sir Percy:''' [[ShutUpKirk Oh pardon me, does madam not approve]]?

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-->'''Lady of the Lake''': [[WhatTheHellHero You did not have to kill everyone here]].\\
here.]]\\
'''Sir Percy:''' [[ShutUpKirk Oh pardon me, does madam not approve]]?approve?]]



* KudzuPlot: See TheChrisCarterEffect above.

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* KudzuPlot: See TheChrisCarterEffect above.TheChrisCarterEffect.



* OffWithTheirHead: Sage, overtaken by her cover identity, beheads Dark Cyclops.

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* OffWithTheirHead: OffWithHisHead: Sage, overtaken by her cover identity, beheads Dark Cyclops.



* TheyKilledKenny: Dazzler keeps finding herself dying, then coming back to life. Exactly why is never explained.

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* TheyKilledKenny: TheyKilledKennyAgain: Dazzler keeps finding herself dying, then coming back to life. Exactly why is never explained.
17th Dec '15 10:46:30 AM Morgenthaler
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* HeroicSacrifice: There have been many, over the years. Meggan's heroic sacrifice was especially sad, because it was in a tie-in book for the ComicBook/HouseOfM crossover where she saved the whole universe and nobody read it. [[spoiler: At least she's finally back now, after [[LikeABadassOutOfHell bringing some hope to Hell for good measure]].]]

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* HeroicSacrifice: There have been many, over the years. Meggan's heroic sacrifice was especially sad, because it was in a tie-in book for the ComicBook/HouseOfM crossover where she saved the whole universe and nobody read it. [[spoiler: At least she's finally back now, after [[LikeABadassOutOfHell bringing some hope to Hell for good measure]].measure.]]
28th Nov '15 4:11:00 PM nombretomado
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** When he's (temporarily) killed during SecretInvasion, it's said that everyone in Britain felt it.

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** When he's (temporarily) killed during SecretInvasion, ''ComicBook/SecretInvasion'', it's said that everyone in Britain felt it.
3rd Nov '15 3:25:58 PM nombretomado
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* EvilCostumeSwitch: Subverted. Rachel Summers eventually ditches her original spiked red bodysuit (which was based on her [[MadeASlave Hound]] costume) and settles for the blood-red ensemble of [[TheDarkPhoenixSaga Dark Phoenix]]. But she's not pulling a FaceHeelTurn; she just prefers these colors over "Light" Phoenix's costume. "[Dark Phoenix] might have been a threat to the universe... but she had '''great''' taste in clothes!"

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* EvilCostumeSwitch: Subverted. Rachel Summers eventually ditches her original spiked red bodysuit (which was based on her [[MadeASlave Hound]] costume) and settles for the blood-red ensemble of [[TheDarkPhoenixSaga [[ComicBook/TheDarkPhoenixSaga Dark Phoenix]]. But she's not pulling a FaceHeelTurn; she just prefers these colors over "Light" Phoenix's costume. "[Dark Phoenix] might have been a threat to the universe... but she had '''great''' taste in clothes!"
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