History Comicbook / Irredeemable

25th Sep '17 4:18:00 AM nighttrainfm
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** Hilariously, Volt is perfectly aware he's an Expy. As a black man with electrical super-powers, he's all too conscious that he's one of maybe a half-dozen other people with that exact description (ComicBook/{{Static}}, ComicBook/BlackLightning, Coldcast), and frequently bemoans it.

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** Hilariously, Volt is perfectly aware he's an Expy. As a black man with electrical super-powers, he's all too conscious that he's one of maybe a half-dozen other people with that exact description (ComicBook/{{Static}}, ComicBook/BlackLightning, Thunder Fall, Coldcast), and frequently bemoans it.
18th Sep '17 9:25:28 AM nighttrainfm
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** Hilariously, Volt is perfectly aware he's an Expy. As a black man with electrical super-powers, he's all too conscious that he's one of maybe a half dozen other people with that exact description (ComicBook/{{Static}}, ComicBook/BlackAdam, ComicBook/BlackLightning), and frequently bemoans it.

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** Hilariously, Volt is perfectly aware he's an Expy. As a black man with electrical super-powers, he's all too conscious that he's one of maybe a half dozen half-dozen other people with that exact description (ComicBook/{{Static}}, ComicBook/BlackAdam, ComicBook/BlackLightning), ComicBook/BlackLightning, Coldcast), and frequently bemoans it.
4th Sep '17 8:13:52 PM Peteman
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* {{Ungrateful Bastard}}s: Every superhero universe needs them, and like several such tropes they are brutally {{deconstruct|ion}}ed. SuperSenses meant that the Plutonian could constantly hear bitter {{Jerkass}}es, like the one from the football stadium he saved in a flashback depicted in the first issue and the EntitledBastard with the yacht, who made snide comments about his costume and refused to accept him no matter how many times he saved their asses. This was one of several factors that contributed to the Plutonian's breakdown.

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* {{Ungrateful Bastard}}s: Every superhero universe needs them, and like several such tropes they are brutally {{deconstruct|ion}}ed. SuperSenses meant that the Plutonian could constantly hear bitter {{Jerkass}}es, like the one from the football stadium he saved in a flashback depicted in the first issue and the EntitledBastard with the yacht, who made snide comments about his costume and refused to accept him no matter how many times he saved their asses. This was one of several factors that contributed to the Plutonian's breakdown.
7th Aug '17 8:46:51 PM MinisterOfSinister
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* KickTheSonOfABitch: Plutonian frying Modeus' face off is done for the sake of being evil, but considering that Modeus is one of the most dangerous criminals in the ''Irredeemable'' universe, it's kind of hard to feel sympathy for him.

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* KickTheSonOfABitch: Any time the Plutonian frying interacts with other bad guys.
** He tricks a posse of his old RoguesGallery into activating the self-destruct sequence to the Inferno's secret lair, pretending that the buttons he was handing them were kill switches that would incapacitate him somehow. The fact they were [[WhatAnIdiot stupid enough]] to believe he ''had'' a weakness, or that he would willingly hand the means to it over to his enemies even ''if'' such a thing existed, something he gloatingly lampshades, makes it easy to laugh their deaths off.
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Modeus' face off is done for the sake of being evil, but considering that Modeus is one of the most dangerous criminals in the ''Irredeemable'' universe, it's kind of hard to feel sympathy for him.


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* LikeAGodToMe: The Plutonian is repeatedly referred to in this manner owing to his PhysicalGod-like power levels, though it's seldom a compliment.


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* {{Ungrateful Bastard}}s: Every superhero universe needs them, and like several such tropes they are brutally {{deconstruct|ion}}ed. SuperSenses meant that the Plutonian could constantly hear bitter {{Jerkass}}es, like the one from the football stadium he saved in a flashback depicted in the first issue and the EntitledBastard with the yacht, who made snide comments about his costume and refused to accept him no matter how many times he saved their asses. This was one of several factors that contributed to the Plutonian's breakdown.
7th Aug '17 8:25:32 PM MinisterOfSinister
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-->'''The Hornet:''' "Puh-please... Not my daughter too... She's only a little girl..."\\
'''The Plutonian:''' "I know exactly what she is. She's a carbon bag of atoms and bioelectricity."

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-->'''The Hornet:''' "Puh-please...Puh-please... Not my daughter too... She's only a little girl..."\\
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'''The Plutonian:''' "I I know exactly what she is. She's a carbon bag of atoms and bioelectricity."


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* NotSoDifferent: Charybdis becomes increasingly like the Plutonian as time goes on. By the time the comic draws to a close, his allies are wondering if he's anything resembling an improvement over Tony after all.


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** At one stage the US President wonders if [[ComicBook/TheKillingJoke maybe the Plutonian snapped because he had "one really bad day"]].
15th Jun '17 6:36:10 PM Anddrix
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* HonorBeforeReason: Max Damage destroying most of his villain gear and ill-gotten loot as part of his HeelFaceTurn. Resources that would've been invaluable in fighting The Plutonian (the reason for the turn in the first place). He's invoking this trope intentionally, reasoning that he has to be perfect now, but he isn't sure how to do it. [[spoiler:It's implied in places that he's not very good at this, as he may have killed another supervillain and definitely handed over some white supremacists over to the people they previously attacked.]] Another reason he might have done this is because he's GenreSavvy enough to know that nobody would trust him if he still had all his weapons, after seeing that their BigGood turned on them. ''Irredeemable'' makes it pretty clear '''no-one''' had weapons capable of really hurting The Plutonian. Ultimately, the explanation for this trope is right there in the title. Max has to be ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin because he knows that if he doesn't do absolutely everything he can to be totally and utterly [[TitleDrop incorruptible]], he'll either backslide or never be good enough to challenge the worst supervillain the world has ever known. Thus all the money and gadgets and vehicles have to go, since in his words it's all "blood money".

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* HonorBeforeReason: Max Damage destroying most of his villain gear and ill-gotten loot as part of his HeelFaceTurn. Resources that would've been invaluable in fighting The Plutonian (the reason for the turn in the first place). He's invoking this trope intentionally, reasoning that he has to be perfect now, but he isn't sure how to do it. [[spoiler:It's implied in places that he's not very good at this, as he may have killed another supervillain and definitely handed over some white supremacists over to the people they previously attacked.]] Another reason he might have done this is because he's GenreSavvy smart enough to know that nobody would trust him if he still had all his weapons, after seeing that their BigGood turned on them. ''Irredeemable'' makes it pretty clear '''no-one''' had weapons capable of really hurting The Plutonian. Ultimately, the explanation for this trope is right there in the title. Max has to be ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin because he knows that if he doesn't do absolutely everything he can to be totally and utterly [[TitleDrop incorruptible]], he'll either backslide or never be good enough to challenge the worst supervillain the world has ever known. Thus all the money and gadgets and vehicles have to go, since in his words it's all "blood money".
20th May '17 2:42:19 PM Eagal
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* GenreSavvy: Max Damage decides to switch sides because he was smart enough to know that the Plutonian turning evil meant there was nobody around to protect the general populace from aliens, demons, and one another. This, coupled with the Plutonian killing millions with no end in sight, meant the human race could die out in a matter of months if someone didn't try to pick up the slack. But also WrongGenreSavvy, as he intentionally wastes resources due to having acquired them through villainy while keeping his name and appearance from his life of crime. For a while, he even keeps Jailbait on as a sidekick -- and all the while, expressing frustration at people not trusting him. This behavior flew in UsefulNotes/{{the Silver Age|of Comic Books}} comics (Hawkeye and Black Widow most famously), but not so much after RealityEnsues.
17th Mar '17 2:04:38 PM rmctagg09
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* RegionalRedecoration: The Plutonian sinks Singapore into the ocean. This is ''not'' the worst thing he's done.
6th Mar '17 3:28:56 PM Wyldchyld
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* NoodleIncident: [[MsFanservice Jailbait's]] [[FetishFuel cage match]] against the {{Hentai}} [[{{Fanservice}} Brothers]]. [[spoiler:Jailbait won]]. And it was hot.

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* NoodleIncident: [[MsFanservice Jailbait's]] [[FetishFuel cage match]] match against the {{Hentai}} [[{{Fanservice}} Brothers]]. [[spoiler:Jailbait won]]. And it was hot.
2nd Feb '17 12:43:36 AM KingClark
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* BodyHorror: To summon Orian, one has to read the magic word, upon which he ''crawls out through your mouth,'' killing you in the process.
** To make it worse, '''he doesn't have to''', he just ''likes'' doing it.

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* BodyHorror: To summon Orian, one has to read the magic word, upon which he ''crawls out through your mouth,'' killing you in the process.
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process. To make it worse, '''he doesn't have to''', he just ''likes'' doing it.
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