History Comicbook / Exiles

9th Apr '16 1:54:10 PM TheOneWhoTropes
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Unlike many popular comics, this series stays surprisingly true to AnyoneCanDie. Much more often than not, a character's death is irreversible, and some of the partings are [[TearJerker especially moving]]. At least in the earlier parts of the series, whenever a character would die, he'd [[HeyItsThatGuy get a replacement]], one with a similar class of powers (substituting Sasquatch for [[spoiler: Thunderbird]], for instance). This was balanced by the fact that at least some of the characters got happy endings, either in the form of permanent vacation or being able to go back to their home realities and pick up their lives where they left off.

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Unlike many popular comics, this series stays surprisingly true to AnyoneCanDie. Much more often than not, a character's death is irreversible, and some of the partings are [[TearJerker especially moving]]. At least in the earlier parts of the series, whenever a character would die, he'd [[HeyItsThatGuy he'd get a replacement]], replacement, one with a similar class of powers (substituting Sasquatch for [[spoiler: Thunderbird]], for instance). This was balanced by the fact that at least some of the characters got happy endings, either in the form of permanent vacation or being able to go back to their home realities and pick up their lives where they left off.
14th Dec '15 2:11:15 PM Discar
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* ThePresidentsDaughter: One reality's Valeria Richards. Bonus points for being kept in suspended animation in the White House.
31st Jul '15 7:41:18 PM Scorntex
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* AbortedArc: Claremont's run on the title had Psylocke being visited by two godlike beings who claimed existence was "on a fast-track to the end". This didn't really come up afterward.
* AdaptationalVillainy: Very frequently, the team meets twisted mockeries of people they knew and loved, starting right off the bat with Professor X himself.



* AppropriatedAppellation: The team initially didn't have a name. They took it from a taunt from Jean Grey in their second reality.



* BeardOfEvil: The evil Charles Xavier has a beard suiting his behaviour.



* BreakTheCutie: Blink already came with some damage from her nightmarish childhood, but the experiences she goes through during her time away from the team break her.



* EnfantTerrible: The Exiles and Weapon X encounter one in their first-and-only team-up, the son of Rachel Summers and Franklin Richards, who has his mother's powers and absolutely neither of his parent's morals. Their mission is to kill him before he becomes a threat. [[spoiler:They don't, and try to TakeAThirdOption, but it doesn't work.]]



* FishOutOfWater: Mimic comes from one of the most pleasant realities we ever see, one where superheroes are ''adored''. About the only bad things we know about it are that Jean Grey is ([[ComicBookDeath probably]]) dead, and that [[ComicBook/FantasticFour Reed Richards]] abandoned his family in the pursuit of science. All the bleak realities the team visit begin to wear on Mimic after a while.

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* FishOutOfWater: FishOutOfWater:
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Mimic comes from one of the most pleasant realities we ever see, one where superheroes are ''adored''. About the only bad things we know about it are that Jean Grey is ([[ComicBookDeath probably]]) dead, and that [[ComicBook/FantasticFour Reed Richards]] abandoned his family in the pursuit of science. All the bleak realities the team visit begin to wear on Mimic after a while.while.
** Likewise, Blink comes from an utter craphole of a universe, so most of the common Marvel themes and tropes are utterly alien to her. She's made the leader mainly because she has no pre-conceived notions about the realities they visit.



* MissionControlIsOffItsMeds: After a while, the Timebroker begins getting increasingly hostile and irrational towards the team, culminating in his forcing Holocaust onto the team. It isn't until they find the Crystal Palace that they learn why: [[spoiler:He's a hologram being dictated by King Hyperion.]]
* NiceJobBreakingItHero:
** In their first reality, the team accidentally set free that Earth's greatest villain, and he proceeds to fry the minds of an entire cities' worth of people.
** In the second, their refusal to immediately kill Jean Grey results in the deaths of Cyclops, Storm, Angel and Wolverine.



* NukeEm: One version of Iron Man killed his reality's Hulk with a really big gamma bomb. Problem was, Simon Williams was standing next to him, and absorbed some of the energy, and, well...



* RageBreakingPoint: One bad reality too many makes Mimic snap.

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* RageBreakingPoint: One bad reality too many makes Mimic snap.snap, and beat an alternate Namor to death.


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* TheReveal: When Blink returns to the team, she doesn't act like she used to, being more nervous and withdrawn. It's not until she returns to the world the team left Sabretooth on that she tells Cal what happened. [[spoiler:David Richards took control of her and made her graphically murder the people behind the Sentinels with his powers.]]
20th Jun '15 10:45:17 PM KingClark
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The series got a SpiritualSuccessor" in Greg Pak's ''X-Treme X-Men''.

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The series got a SpiritualSuccessor" SpiritualSuccessor in Greg Pak's ''X-Treme X-Men''.
20th Jun '15 10:45:03 PM KingClark
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Currently, the series is not being published. As of July 2012, it will get a "spiritual successor" in Greg Pak's X-Treme X-Men.

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Currently, the The series is not being published. As of July 2012, it will get got a "spiritual successor" SpiritualSuccessor" in Greg Pak's X-Treme X-Men.
''X-Treme X-Men''.
22nd May '15 9:50:18 PM Scorntex
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* BittersweetEnding: The Iron Dominion arc. Stark's schemes are foiled, and he's murdered by Sue Richards, but most of the Inhumans are dead, having chosen to die rather than be Stark's slaves. Not to mention that Earth is still very badly messed up from all the other crap Stark pulled.



* BrainwashingForTheGreaterGood

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* BrainwashingForTheGreaterGoodBrainwashedAndCrazy: Inflicted on Blink, Longshot and Spider-Man 2099 in one of Claremont's stories, by a Hand-Hydra team-up.
* BrainwashingForTheGreaterGood: One reality has Doctor Doom inflicting this on the entire world. And it's profoundly creepy.



* DidYouJustFlipOffCthulhu: Thunderbird manages to break Galactus' armor and throw a bomb into him, though that quickly leads into BrokeYourArmPunchingOutCthulhu, since John is rendered comatose by the explosion.



* EyeScream: Inflicted on a version of Iron Man by Longshot.

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* EyeScream: Inflicted on a version of Weapon X's Iron Man by Longshot.



* InSpiteOfANail: In the Skrull dominated reality, despite Earth having been ruled since the 1800s, almost all the normal Marvel heroes are still there.



* NiceJobFixingItVillain: The Skrulls of one Earth run away when Galactus comes looking for dinner... leaving a planet filled with superhumans trained in how to fight. Terrax the Slayer in particular learns just how well they can fight.



* ThePresidentsDaughter: One reality's Valeria Richards. Bonus points for being kept in suspended animation in the White House.



* ScrewThisImOutOfHere: An entire planet's worth of Skrulls up and abandon the Earth they've ruled for a hundred years the minute they see Galactus coming.



* WrenchWench: Kat Pryde

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* WrenchWench: Kat PrydePryde
* WrongGenreSavvy: Issue 1 has a big honking moment of this. The team are told to "find the one who would lead you", which all of them (save Blink) assume means Professor Xavier. They bust him out... and he turns out to be a villain. It's this exact reason Mimic puts Blink in charge.
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7th Oct '14 1:06:18 AM LongLiveHumour
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There's more to [[MarvelUniverse the universe]] than we know. There are hundreds, thousands, perhaps infinite versions of reality, each branching off from choices that were made differently, from events that had different outcomes. In one world, a familiar [[IronMan superhero]] became a world-wrecking dictator. In yet another, the man who we've all known as [[TheParagon the champion of superhuman equality]] instead became [[OmnicidalManiac the most feared mutant on the planet]].

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There's more to [[MarvelUniverse the universe]] than we know. There are hundreds, thousands, perhaps infinite versions of reality, each branching off from choices that were made differently, from events that had different outcomes. In one world, a familiar [[IronMan [[ComicBook/IronMan superhero]] became a world-wrecking dictator. In yet another, the man who we've all known as [[TheParagon the champion of superhuman equality]] instead became [[OmnicidalManiac the most feared mutant on the planet]].
24th Jul '14 3:47:37 AM Zark
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** In a darker example of this trope, one Mimic copied powers of Professor X and Magneto and became his world's greatest supervillain. [[spoiler: Until the team's Mimic convinced him [[HeelFaceTurn to reform]].]]
26th May '14 3:21:50 PM Scorntex
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* AlternateUniverseReedRichardsIsAwesome: In the second reality they come to, it's implied that reality's version of Mimic shares much of his history with the team's Mimic.

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* AlternateUniverseReedRichardsIsAwesome: In the second reality they come to, it's implied that reality's version of Mimic shares much of his history with the team's Mimic.Mimic, meaning he'd eventually lead the X-Men to unbelievable heights. Or he would have, if half the X-Men hadn't been killed by [[spoiler:Jean Grey]].
** In a reality ruled by Skrulls since the eighteen hundreds, Reed Richards is one of the only free superpowered beings, and is able to reverse-engineer Skrull tech in a few days.
** One Reed Richards realised his reality's version of Iron Man was evil, and planned accordingly.



* ChangingOfTheGuard

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* ChangingOfTheGuardChangingOfTheGuard: Frequently.
* CurbStompBattle: Mimic versus an alternate version of Steve Rodgers in a world ruled by Skrulls. It's a title gladiatorial fight, and it lasts all of five seconds, ending decidedly in Mimic's favor.


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* NoHoldsBarredBeatDown: An alternate of Namor inflicts one on Mimic, who returns the favor moments later.


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** Everyone's reaction to finding themselves in Mojoworld.


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* TemptingFate: Terrax announces there is no mortal mightier than he. Cue [[ComicBook/IncredibleHulk the strongest one there is]].
26th May '14 5:39:59 AM Scorntex
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* AlternateUniverseReedRichardsIsAwesome: In the second reality they come to, it's implied that reality's version of Mimic shares much of his history with the team's Mimic.



* EvilCounterpart: Every member of Weapon X is a morally murky version of established characters, like a She-Hulk who works as a leg-breaker, a Peter Parker merged with the Carnage symbiote, or an Iron Man who started a world war.
* EyeScream: Inflicted on a version of Iron Man by Longshot.



* KillerRobot: Everyone hates Sentinels.
** Weapon X's iteration of Vision has no compunctions about murdering children.
* KillItWithFire: Mimic's solution to a murderous version of Namor. He was in a bad mood that day.



* NoSell: Blink tries to teleport the Hulk. It doesn't work.
* NotHisSled: In their second mission, the team arrives at the [[ComicBook/TheDarkPhoenixSaga Trial of the Phoenix]] and assume that Jean Grey has just been replaced by the Phoenix. She hasn't.

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* NoSell: In issue #4 a version of Nightcrawler tries teleporting multiple times to disable Nocturne, who's more than used to the effects, what with being his daughter.
** in issue #5,
Blink tries to teleport the Hulk. It doesn't work.
* NotHisSled: In their second mission, the team arrives at the [[ComicBook/TheDarkPhoenixSaga Trial of the Phoenix]] and assume that Jean Grey has just been replaced by the Phoenix. She hasn't.hasn't, which becomes a problem when they're told their mission is to kill her.



** TokenGoodTeammate: While Colossus is this to Weapon X.

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** TokenGoodTeammate: While Colossus is Sabretooth, and then Colossus, are this to Weapon X.


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* WouldHurtAChild: Weapon X.
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