History Comicbook / Irredeemable

22nd Aug '16 6:56:46 AM SuperFeatherYoshi
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* SadisticChoice: During his [[spoiler:destruction of Singapore,]] the Plutonian caught his former teammate Qubit, who tried to evacuate citizens. The Plutonian allowed him to pick ten whom he'd let escape... [[spoiler:to painfully illustrate the answer to Qubit's question: "All that power, all that responsibility... what does that feel like?"]] only to [[spoiler:incinerate their flesh with his eye beams]].

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* SadisticChoice: During his [[spoiler:destruction of Singapore,]] the Plutonian caught his former teammate Qubit, who tried to evacuate citizens. The Plutonian allowed him to pick ten whom he'd let escape... [[spoiler:to painfully illustrate the answer to Qubit's question: "All that power, all that responsibility... what does that feel like?"]] only to [[spoiler:incinerate their flesh with his eye beams]].He then [[spoiler:incinerates every other Singaporean on the scene]].
2nd Aug '16 4:10:00 PM KizunaTallis
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* ItsPersonal: The Plutonian hates Max Damage because [[spoiler:Max was the first victim of Plutonian's unrestrained rage back when Max was a teen and Tony was still a boy. Max was a constant reminder to Tony that he wasn't a perfect Ace]].

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* ItsPersonal: The Plutonian hates and Max Damage hate each other because [[spoiler:Max was the first victim of Plutonian's unrestrained rage back when Max was a teen and Tony was still a boy. Max was a constant reminder to Tony that he wasn't a perfect Ace]].



* SuperDickery: Deconstructed; a flashback describes the Plutonian's relationship with a Lois Lane {{Expy}}, which occurs in a similar fashion as Superman and Lois Lane's in UsefulNotes/{{the Silver Age of comic|books}}s. Except when the Plutonian reveals his true identity, confidently expecting her to fall into his arms and agree to marry him, she freaks out about the sudden revelation of all the mind games he's been playing on her all this time. He doesn't take it well. A major recurring plot thread in these flashbacks to the Plutonian's "good days" seems to be his frustration over how even though he lives in a classic super-hero universe type setting, no-one reacts the way they did in the old comics.

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* SuperDickery: Deconstructed; a flashback describes the Plutonian's relationship with a his girlfriend Alana (a Lois Lane {{Expy}}, {{Expy}}), which occurs in a similar fashion as Superman and Lois Lane's in UsefulNotes/{{the Silver Age of comic|books}}s. Except when the Plutonian reveals his true identity, confidently expecting her to fall into his arms and agree to marry him, she freaks out about the sudden revelation of all the mind games he's been playing on her all this time. He doesn't time and angrily breaks up with him. Plutonian... did not take it well. A major recurring plot thread in these flashbacks to the Plutonian's "good days" seems to be his frustration over how even though he lives in a classic super-hero universe type setting, no-one reacts the way they did in the old comics.



* AbhorrentAdmirer: Modeus is this to The Plutonian. At first, the Plutonian finds it amusing, but eventually turns ugly as Modeus is more than willing to [[spoiler:beat the crap out of him and super-rape him]].

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* AbhorrentAdmirer: Modeus is this to The Plutonian. At first, the Plutonian finds it amusing, but it eventually turns ugly as Modeus is more than willing to [[spoiler:beat [[spoiler:[[GrandTheftMe take possession]] of Tony's ex-girlfriend's body, beat the crap out of him and super-rape him]].



** The other prison planet is a planet housed inside of a star, with a forcefield keeping the inmates in and the sun out. It's also in the middle of nowhere. The caretakers/guards only enter and exit through a heavily guarded teleport facility at the center of the planet.
* AllOfTheOtherReindeer: One of the motivating factors behind the Plutonian's FaceHeelTurn was the criticism he received from the population after all his acts of heroism. It's played with, however; despite a few critical and ungrateful voices, by and large the Plutonian was greatly loved, and the criticism he otherwise received tended to be for things he more or less deserved criticism for. It's heavily implied that the Plutonian, consumed by a desire to have ''everyone'' love him, simply couldn't tolerate ''any'' criticism whatsoever, no matter how justified.

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** The other prison planet is a planet housed inside of a star, with a forcefield force field keeping the inmates in and the sun out. It's also in the middle of nowhere. The caretakers/guards only enter and exit through a heavily guarded teleport facility at the center of the planet.
* AllOfTheOtherReindeer: One of the motivating factors behind the Plutonian's FaceHeelTurn was the criticism he received from the population after all his acts of heroism. It's played with, however; despite As a few critical and ungrateful voices, by and large the child, Plutonian was greatly loved, excluded from playing with other kids due to the pretty justified fear that he could accidentally hurt someone or cause other kinds of collateral damage. The isolation made him an easy target for bullies, and the criticism one time he otherwise received tended tried to be for things he more or less deserved criticism for. It's heavily implied that stand up to one (to defend another kid no less) resulted in the Plutonian, consumed by bully dying from a desire to have ''everyone'' love him, simply couldn't tolerate ''any'' criticism whatsoever, no matter how justified.simple shove.



* LotusEaterMachine: As a reference to ''ComicBook/ForTheManWhoHasEverything'', the Vespans have [[spoiler:stuck the Plutonian in one at the end of Chapter 19. When disengaged from it, he's ''still'' stuck inside, having chosen not to awaken.]]

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* LotusEaterMachine: As a reference to ''ComicBook/ForTheManWhoHasEverything'', the Vespans have [[spoiler:stuck the Plutonian in one at the end of Chapter 19. When disengaged from it, he's ''still'' stuck inside, having chosen not to awaken.]] His dream? That he was able to atone for his sins, literally erase everything away, and have a second chance. And then it starts to get ''weird'' and horrifying]].
* LoveHungry: The Plutonian was this down to the core. Sure, he saved the world and helped people, but [[SecretlySelfish it was mainly because he wanted everyone to love him]]. He CantTakeCriticism whenever he made a mistake (or even if the person commenting was just a bitter {{jerkass}}), making him utterly terrified of failure. And when he does make a ''really'' bad one (which loses him his sidekick's trust), that is when he goes off the deep end.



* SortingAlgorithmOfEvil: As brief as it is, the Plutonian's HeelFaceTurn also shakes up the supervillain community who had once seen him as the ultimate "goody-two-shoes" and they're not sure if he's really going to be on their side. Surprisingly, he's not. As a result, most of the other supervillains of the ''Irredeemable'' verse have either reformed (Max Damage), laid low, or just [[ScrewThisImOuttaHere quit altogether]].



** Qubit calls Cary out on [[spoiler:giving murderous supervillains full pardons in exchange for help]] when [[spoiler:Cary should be looking for his NotQuiteDead brother instead.]]

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** Qubit calls Cary out on [[spoiler:giving murderous supervillains full pardons in exchange for help]] help to clean Earth up]] when [[spoiler:Cary should be looking for his NotQuiteDead brother instead.]]



* WhosLaughingNow: This seems to be a major factor in the Plutonian's snap into madness. Flashbacks to his life as a hero show him to be very bad at dealing with critics, to the point that he often seemed to resent the people he felt obligated to save. In particular the villains the Plutonian used to fight are much less comfortable dealing with him once they know he has no trouble killing them.

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* WhosLaughingNow: This seems to be a major factor in the Plutonian's snap into madness. Flashbacks to his life as a hero show him to be very bad at dealing with critics, to the point that he often seemed to resent the people he felt obligated to save. In particular particular, the villains the Plutonian used to fight other supervillains are much less comfortable dealing with him once they know he has no trouble killing them.



* TheWorldIsNotReady / SecretIdentity: Tony makes the mistake of revealing to Alana his secret identity as the Plutonian, which only results in her revealing this to her co-workers and them revealing it to the world; it's implied that The Plutonian's Dan Hartigan was like Superman's Clark Kent, meaning his only possibility of blending in and having a normal life. Superman argues that ''he is Clark Kent'' and that he would go insane if he had to be Superman all the time[[note]]-as seen in ''WesternAnimation/SupermanTheAnimatedSeries''-[[/note]]; the story takes this point and amplifies it to its logical, albeit monstrous, conclusion, which is The Plutonian going insane for not being able to be Dan Hartigan (among other even more messed up things).

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* TheWorldIsNotReady / SecretIdentity: TheWorldIsNotReady: Tony makes the mistake of revealing to Alana his secret identity as the Plutonian, which only results in her revealing this to her co-workers and them revealing it to the world; it's implied that The Plutonian's Dan Hartigan was like Superman's Clark Kent, meaning his only possibility of blending in and having a normal life. Superman argues that ''he is Clark Kent'' and that he would go insane if he had to be Superman all the time[[note]]-as seen in ''WesternAnimation/SupermanTheAnimatedSeries''-[[/note]]; the story takes this point and amplifies it to its logical, albeit monstrous, conclusion, which is The Plutonian going insane for not being able to be Dan Hartigan (among other even more messed up things).



* {{Ephebophile}}: Max Damage likes 'em young: he met sidekick/girlfriend {{Jailbait}} in a brothel when she was fifteen and he was 28-30. She's sixteen when the series rolls around, but his HeelFaceTurn drove him to break up with her for a JailbaitWait.

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* {{Ephebophile}}: Max Damage likes 'em young: he met sidekick/girlfriend {{Jailbait}} in a brothel when she was fifteen and he was 28-30.[[VagueAge somewhere between 30 and 40]]. She's sixteen when the series rolls around, but his HeelFaceTurn drove him to break up with her for a JailbaitWait.
16th Jul '16 9:41:40 AM DeisTheAlcano
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** An odd example for Kaidan, who chose Scylla over Cary, even though the former was a bit childish and cocky at times, because she liked his initiative and openness (as well as his general kindness and cimpassion). Cary tries to make the moves on her after Scylla's disappearance, but she and Qubit fear he is becoming [[HeWhoFightsMonsters as bad as the Plutonian]].

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** An odd example for Kaidan, who chose Scylla over Cary, even though the former was a bit childish and cocky at times, because she liked his initiative and openness (as well as his general kindness and cimpassion).compassion). Cary tries to make the moves on her after Scylla's disappearance, but she and Qubit fear he is becoming [[HeWhoFightsMonsters as bad as the Plutonian]].
15th Jul '16 11:40:40 PM KizunaTallis
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** An odd example for Kaidan, who chose Scylla over Cary, even though the former was a bit childish and cocky at times, because she liked his initiative and openness. Cary tries to make the moves on her after Scylla's disappearance, but she and Qubit fear he is becoming [[HeWhoFightsMonsters as bad as the Plutonian]].

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** An odd example for Kaidan, who chose Scylla over Cary, even though the former was a bit childish and cocky at times, because she liked his initiative and openness.openness (as well as his general kindness and cimpassion). Cary tries to make the moves on her after Scylla's disappearance, but she and Qubit fear he is becoming [[HeWhoFightsMonsters as bad as the Plutonian]].



* ArmorPiercingQuestion / INeverSaidItWasPoison: The Plutonian casually asking after the Hornet's wife by name, when the Hornet had not divulged her identity to any of his teammates, clued him in to the instability beneath Tony's facade.



** Starting in issue #31, Engineered Extinction becomes probable. [[spoiler: Australia and India have been hit with a massive wave of radiation; the total death count is roughly a third of humanity]]
** Culminating in issue #34, where Qubit confirmed that [[spoiler: life will be extinct in three generations, and his plans were not going well since the radiation was not behaving like he expected.]]
** And hanging over the series after issue #25 is the knowledge that [[spoiler: Plutonian doesn't actually have super-strength/flight/heat vision/etc. but is actually an unwitting RealityWarper who's only tapping into the most basic applications of his abilities. If he realized this and figured out how to use even the most elementary powers he's really capable of, all his destruction thus far could be nothing, very possibly even [[ApocalypseHow/ClassX4 shattering reality]]. Thankfully it's averted]].

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** Starting in issue #31, Engineered Extinction becomes probable. [[spoiler: Australia and India have been hit with a massive wave of radiation; the total death count is roughly a third of humanity]]
humanity]].
** Culminating in issue #34, where Qubit confirmed that [[spoiler: life will be extinct in three generations, and his plans were not going well since the radiation was not behaving like he expected.]]
It's ultimately averted at the final issue, but it's made clear Earth isn't out of the woods just yet]].
** And hanging over the series after issue #25 is the knowledge that [[spoiler: Plutonian doesn't actually have super-strength/flight/heat vision/etc. vision/etc, but is actually an unwitting RealityWarper who's only tapping into the most basic applications of his abilities. If he realized this and figured out how to use even the most elementary powers he's really capable of, all his destruction thus far could be nothing, very possibly even [[ApocalypseHow/ClassX4 shattering reality]]. Thankfully it's averted]].



* BewareTheSuperman: The series is essentially an examination in what would happen if ComicBook/{{Superman}} went bad for real.

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* BewareTheSuperman: The series is essentially an examination in what would happen if ComicBook/{{Superman}} went bad for real. Lampshaded by the Hornet and a US military general, who liken it to angering a god.



* {{Deconstruction}}: Your standard deconstruction of Superman through an {{Expy}}, challenging the idea that someone given superpowers would automatically [[ComesGreatResponsibility do the right thing]] without being emotionally prepared to handle the job, and the concept of happily being a SlaveToPR without actual regard for what people think. The finale puts a meta twist on this: [[spoiler:when Qubit scatters Tony's essence throughout the multiverse in an attempt to give him his second chance, part of it helps inspire a pair of artists to create the first Superman comics. Superman is the reconstruction of the Plutonian.]]

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* {{Deconstruction}}: Your standard deconstruction of Superman through an {{Expy}}, challenging the idea that someone given superpowers would automatically [[ComesGreatResponsibility do the right thing]] without being emotionally prepared to handle the job, and the concept of happily being a SlaveToPR without actual regard for what people think. The finale puts a meta twist on this: [[spoiler:when Qubit scatters Tony's essence throughout the multiverse in an attempt to give him his second chance, part of it helps inspire a pair of artists to create the first Superman comics. Superman Thus,Superman is the reconstruction of the Plutonian.]]



** The Plutonian is essentially one of these for ComicBook/{{Superman}}. Gone very, very wrong. And with none of Superman's weaknesses. He's also very evocative of ''ComicBook/{{Supreme}}'' and ''ComicBook/{{Miracleman}}'' in appearance. In fact, his costume is nearly identical to Apollo's from ''Grounded''.

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** The Plutonian is essentially one of these for ComicBook/{{Superman}}. Gone ComicBook/{{Superman}}, albeit gone very, very ''very'' wrong. And with none of Superman's weaknesses. He's also very evocative of ''ComicBook/{{Supreme}}'' and ''ComicBook/{{Miracleman}}'' in appearance. In fact, his costume is nearly identical to Apollo's from ''Grounded''.



** Max Damage combines elements of Metallo ([[SenseLossSadness especially the frustration at losing his senses when he powers up]]) and [[WonderWoman Giganta]]. Silver Age Giganta got stronger and tougher, but less intelligent, when she grew - Max loses brainpower more indirectly, through the severe sleep deprivation necessary to bring him up to full strength.

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** Max Damage combines elements of Metallo ([[SenseLossSadness especially the frustration at losing his senses when he powers up]]) and [[WonderWoman [[ComicBook/WonderWoman Giganta]]. Silver Age Giganta got stronger and tougher, but less intelligent, when she grew - Max loses brainpower more indirectly, through the severe sleep deprivation necessary to bring him up to full strength.
5th Jul '16 7:47:37 AM Scoutstr295
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* ArmorPiercingQuestion/INeverSaidItWasPoison: The Plutonian casually asking after the Hornet's wife by name, when the Hornet had not divulged her identity to any of his teammates, clued him in to the instability beneath Tony's facade.

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* ArmorPiercingQuestion/INeverSaidItWasPoison: ArmorPiercingQuestion / INeverSaidItWasPoison: The Plutonian casually asking after the Hornet's wife by name, when the Hornet had not divulged her identity to any of his teammates, clued him in to the instability beneath Tony's facade.
5th Jul '16 7:46:41 AM Scoutstr295
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* ArmorPiercingQuestion: The Plutonian casually asking after the Hornet's wife by name, when the Hornet had not divulged her identity to any of his teammates, clued him in to the instability beneath Tony's facade.

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* ArmorPiercingQuestion: ArmorPiercingQuestion/INeverSaidItWasPoison: The Plutonian casually asking after the Hornet's wife by name, when the Hornet had not divulged her identity to any of his teammates, clued him in to the instability beneath Tony's facade.
5th Jul '16 7:43:49 AM Scoutstr295
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* ArmorPiercingQuestion: The Plutonian casually asking after the Hornet's wife by name, when the Hornet had not divulged her identity to any of his teammates, clued him in to the instability beneath Tony's facade.
25th May '16 11:10:37 AM KizunaTallis
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* EldritchAbomination: The Eleos are nigh-omnipotent {{Reality Warper}}s who can smack Plutonian around with ease, and they claim that [[YouCannotGraspTheirTrueForm their true form is too much for the brain to perceive.]] That said, they're actually pretty nice, styling themselves as knowledge keepers of the multiverse intrigued by humanity, and when they were sealed by a specialized radiation, they chose not to break containment to not harm the human race, instead settling for friendly chats with whoever's assigned to watch their imprisonment. [[spoiler: They're also Plutonian's origin race.]]
* EverythingIsRacist: Volt had a tendency to pull this out. There are some scenes where his hair-trigger accusations of racism genuinely find their mark, but there are others that don't, like accusing Bette of preferring Gil because he's not black.

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* EldritchAbomination: The Eleos are nigh-omnipotent {{Reality Warper}}s who can smack Plutonian around with ease, and they claim that [[YouCannotGraspTheirTrueForm [[YouCannotGraspTheTrueForm their true form is too much for the brain to perceive.]] That said, they're actually pretty nice, styling themselves as knowledge keepers of the multiverse intrigued by humanity, and when they were sealed by a specialized radiation, they chose not to break containment so as to not harm the human race, instead settling for friendly chats with whoever's assigned to watch their imprisonment. [[spoiler: They're also Plutonian's origin race.]]
* EverythingIsRacist: Volt had a tendency to pull this out. There are some scenes where his hair-trigger accusations of racism genuinely find their mark, but there are others that other times when they don't, like accusing Bette of preferring Gil because he's not black.
7th May '16 3:09:12 PM KizunaTallis
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''Irredeemable'' is a ComicBook series written by Creator/MarkWaid, with art by Peter Krause and Diego Barretto.

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''Irredeemable'' '''Irredeemable''' is a ComicBook series written by Creator/MarkWaid, with art by Peter Krause and Diego Barretto.


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In May 2016, news has come that Creator/TwentiethCenturyFox has the rights to a [[http://deadline.com/2016/05/irredeemable-movie-adam-mckay-tommy-wirkola-boom-studios-fox-1201749508/ film adaptation]]. The adaptation will be directed by Adam [=McKay=] (''Film/TheBigShort'' and ''Film/{{Anchorman}}'').
7th May '16 12:01:50 PM KizunaTallis
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** Modeus is an Expy of ComicBook/LexLuthor with a little bit of [[AiIsACrapshoot Brainiac]] thrown in.

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** Modeus is an Expy of ComicBook/LexLuthor with a little bit of [[AiIsACrapshoot Brainiac]] thrown in. Curiously, WordOfGod states that Modeus and the Plutonian's relationship is a bit closer to Batman and ComicBook/TheJoker's.



* ZombieApocalypse: The Sonic Plague [[BodyHorror liquefies children' flesh and animates their bones.]] Worst part is that it spreads like wildfire through the ''screams'' of the living. The Paradigm managed to stop it before it gets out, but the damage is done and this is one of the biggest reasons of Plutonian's FaceHeelTurn.

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* ZombieApocalypse: The Sonic Plague [[BodyHorror liquefies children' children's flesh and animates their bones.]] Worst part is that it spreads like wildfire through the ''screams'' of the living. The Paradigm managed to stop it before it gets out, out of control, but the damage is done and this is plays into one of the biggest reasons of behind the Plutonian's FaceHeelTurn.
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