History Comicbook / Foolkiller

8th Jan '17 2:36:30 PM nombretomado
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** It should be noted that the continuity of the MAX series with the mainstream Marvel universe isn't 100% official. Some of its stories seem to be apocryphal, similar to UltimateMarvel.

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** It should be noted that the continuity of the MAX series with the mainstream Marvel universe isn't 100% official. Some of its stories seem to be apocryphal, similar to UltimateMarvel.ComicBook/UltimateMarvel.
15th Dec '16 5:18:54 AM saltin
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* ConfessedToALesserCrime: In the 2016 series, Greg goes after his patients who instead of addressing their very serious malefic actions (such as, but not limited to, rape, assault, and murder), opt to talk about their more banal compulsions such as OCD, Chronic Bedwetting, and being a Furry.

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* ConfessedToALesserCrime: ConfessToALesserCrime: In the 2016 series, Greg goes after his patients who instead of addressing their very serious malefic actions (such as, but not limited to, rape, assault, and murder), opt to talk about their more banal compulsions such as OCD, Chronic Bedwetting, and being a Furry.
15th Dec '16 5:16:28 AM saltin
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* APupilOfMineUntilHeTurnedEvil: After he was released from the mental institute, Greg game to regret helping Kurt become the third Foolkiller due to his more extreme (and deranged) brand of crimefighting.

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* APupilOfMineUntilHeTurnedEvil: APupilOfMineUntilHeTurnedToEvil: After he was released from the mental institute, Greg game to regret helping Kurt become the third Foolkiller due to his more extreme (and deranged) brand of crimefighting.


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* MotiveDecay: Kurt and Greg both came to suffer from this, going from vigilantes to hired guns in their own ways although after leaving the Mercs for Money, Greg's appetite for slaughtering fools is coming back.
15th Dec '16 5:11:35 AM saltin
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* APupilOfMineUntilHeTurnedEvil: After he was released from the mental institute, Greg game to regret helping Kurt become the third Foolkiller due to his more extreme (and deranged) brand of crimefighting.


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* BerserkButton: FOOLS!


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* ConfessedToALesserCrime: In the 2016 series, Greg goes after his patients who instead of addressing their very serious malefic actions (such as, but not limited to, rape, assault, and murder), opt to talk about their more banal compulsions such as OCD, Chronic Bedwetting, and being a Furry.


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* GogglesDoNothing: Greg's second Foolkiller costume is equipped with an ever-present and seldom-used pair of goggles. The glasses he wears as a psychologist are also phony though they're meant to prop up his image as a respectable mental health care specialist.


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* PsychoPsychologist: Greg is an interesting offshoot of one of these. If you're willing to change your ways and become a better person, you get an understanding and sincere psychologist. If you decide to stay a bad guy, well, you get the psycho.
12th Nov '16 11:36:02 AM EmperorNorton
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The second Foolkiller, Greg Salinger, unexpectedly reappeared in 2016's Marvel NOW! relaunch as a member of Deadpool's "Mercs for Money": a sort of satellite organization of mercenaries and freelancers who ostensibly worked under Deadpool's command. Due to the unexpected popularity of the ''Mercs for Money'' spinoff book, Salinger received a solo book in late 2016, by Max Bemis and Dalabor Talajic. It follows Salinger as he attempts to retire his costumed persona in favor of a life as a successful psychologist, but naturally, it doesn't quite take.
23rd Jun '16 10:07:19 PM Zeke
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The original Foolkiller was introduced in ''ComicBook/ManThing'' #3 (March, 1974) and killed in the the following issue. Several individuals have adopted the mantle of the Foolkiller, such as Ross G. Everbest, Greg Salinger, Kurt Gerhardt, and Mike Trace. Trace's incarnation appears in the Creator/MarvelMAX universe. Each incarnation modified the definition of "fool" to fit his mission. Everbest, being a devout Christian, sought out those whom he considered sinners. Salinger, on the other hand, hunted those whom he deemed lacked a poetic soul. Gerhardt's razor sharp definition of fool caused him to target those whom he judged to be guilty pursuing "momentary gratification" at the expense of others.

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The original Foolkiller was introduced in ''ComicBook/ManThing'' #3 (March, 1974) and killed in the the following issue. Several individuals have adopted the mantle of the Foolkiller, such as Ross G. Everbest, Greg Salinger, Kurt Gerhardt, and Mike Trace. Trace's incarnation appears in the Creator/MarvelMAX universe. Each incarnation modified the definition of "fool" to fit his mission. Everbest, being a devout Christian, sought out those whom he considered sinners. Salinger, on the other hand, hunted those whom who he deemed lacked a poetic soul. Gerhardt's razor sharp razor-sharp definition of fool caused him to target those whom he judged to be guilty of pursuing "momentary gratification" at the expense of others.
19th Mar '16 11:50:52 AM avon
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* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: Mal Flapton is Reverend Al Sharpton. Darren Waite is a thinly disguised Donald Trump. Runyan Moody is Morton Downey Jr, right down to a thinly disgused version of the Loudmouth logo. This creates a dilemma as the Marvel Universe is supposedly a mirror of the real one. Therefore, Sharpton, Trump, Limbaugh, and Downey allegedly do exist in the Marvel Universe as some of them have been referred in dialogue or briefly visually depicted, which is protected under satirical rights.

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* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: Mal Flapton is Reverend Al Sharpton. Darren Waite is a thinly disguised Donald Trump. Runyan Moody is Morton Downey Jr, right down to a thinly disgused version of the Loudmouth logo. This creates a dilemma as the Marvel Universe is supposedly a mirror of the real one. Therefore, Sharpton, Trump, Limbaugh, and Downey allegedly do exist in the Marvel Universe as some of them have been referred in dialogue or briefly visually depicted, which is protected under satirical rights.
4th Mar '16 11:33:08 PM nombretomado
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** The Foolkiller was a suspect of the Scourge of Crime supervillain killings (in the CaptainAmerica series.) But he wasn't involved. The Scourge turned out to be a ''whole group'' of self-righteous vigilantes, organized by an old WWII hero, The Angel. Maybe there's a similar setup for the Foolkillers.

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** The Foolkiller was a suspect of the Scourge of Crime supervillain killings (in the CaptainAmerica ComicBook/CaptainAmerica series.) But he wasn't involved. The Scourge turned out to be a ''whole group'' of self-righteous vigilantes, organized by an old WWII hero, The Angel. Maybe there's a similar setup for the Foolkillers.
26th Jan '16 2:19:46 PM avon
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* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: Mal Flapton is Reverend Al Sharpton. Darren Waite is a thinly disguised Donald Trump. Runyan Moody is a pastiche of Rush Limbaugh and Morton Downey Jr. This creates a dilemma as the Marvel Universe is supposedly a mirror of the real one. Therefore, Sharpton, Trump, Limbaugh, and Downey do exist in the Marvel Universe as they have been referred to or briefly depicted, which is protected under satirical rights.

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* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: Mal Flapton is Reverend Al Sharpton. Darren Waite is a thinly disguised Donald Trump. Runyan Moody is a pastiche of Rush Limbaugh and Morton Downey Jr.Jr, right down to a thinly disgused version of the Loudmouth logo. This creates a dilemma as the Marvel Universe is supposedly a mirror of the real one. Therefore, Sharpton, Trump, Limbaugh, and Downey allegedly do exist in the Marvel Universe as they some of them have been referred to in dialogue or briefly visually depicted, which is protected under satirical rights.
26th Jan '16 2:15:43 PM avon
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* OddNameOut: In the Foolkiller limited series, whenever Steve Gerber inserted a character based on a real life figure, the character's real life analog is somewhat derivable from the fictional name. For example, Mal Flapton (an analog of Al Sharpton). However, the source of the name Runyan Moody is hard to trace back to its inspiration of Morton Downey Jr.
** This is a case of NoCelebritiesWereHarmed.


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* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: Mal Flapton is Reverend Al Sharpton. Darren Waite is a thinly disguised Donald Trump. Runyan Moody is a pastiche of Rush Limbaugh and Morton Downey Jr. This creates a dilemma as the Marvel Universe is supposedly a mirror of the real one. Therefore, Sharpton, Trump, Limbaugh, and Downey do exist in the Marvel Universe as they have been referred to or briefly depicted, which is protected under satirical rights.
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