History Comicbook / Irredeemable

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.
7th Jan '17 7:02:24 AM JackDavid
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** Lieutenant Armadale is basically Commissioner Gordon with a lower rank.
11th Dec '16 12:15:08 PM R.G.
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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.
7th Dec '16 4:35:36 AM noheartxanother
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->''How did he come to this?\\
What became of the hope and promise once inside him?\\
What happens to the world when its savior betrays it?\\
What makes a hero '''[[TitleDrop irredeemable?]]'''''



The Plutonian was once Earth's champion, its greatest and most admired and trusted superhero. But something has gone terribly, terribly wrong. Seemingly without reason, the Plutonian has begun to wage war on humanity, killing indiscriminately, destroying entire cities and swiftly going from the planet's greatest hero to its worst mass murderer. A group of former friends and fellow superheroes, having narrowly escaped the Plutonian's ruthless and swift butchering of the superhero community, have determined to find a way to stop him; however, the Plutonian guarded his identity -- and most importantly, his weaknesses -- zealously, leaving them only with a few scraps of information to follow in order to find out why the Plutonian has turned his back on his former ideals -- and how to defeat him...

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The Plutonian was once Earth's champion, its greatest and first superhero, the most admired and trusted superhero. But of his kind, our savior...but something has gone terribly, terribly wrong. Seemingly without reason, the Plutonian has begun to wage war on humanity, killing indiscriminately, destroying annihilating entire cities and swiftly going overnight from the planet's greatest hero to its worst bloodiest mass murderer. A group of former friends and fellow superheroes, having narrowly escaped the Plutonian's ruthless and swift butchering of the superhero community, have are determined to find a way to stop him; however, the Plutonian guarded his identity -- and most importantly, his weaknesses -- zealously, leaving them only with a few scraps of information to follow in order to find out why the Plutonian has turned his back on his former ideals -- and how to defeat him...
6th Dec '16 5:48:29 PM Maljen
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*** Bette's dynamic with Tony before he fell from grace, [[spoiler: the reveal that she cheated on Gilgamos with him, and how she ends up spending the apocalypse in the lap of luxury surronded by attractive men might be nods to Oliver's characterization as a wealthy, carefree, and philandering socialite (if only when out of costume) in canon. The philandering in Bette's leading to tragedy.]]

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*** Bette's dynamic with Tony before he fell from grace, [[spoiler: the reveal that she cheated on Gilgamos with him, and how she ends up spending the apocalypse in the lap of luxury surronded by attractive men might be nods to Oliver's characterization as a wealthy, carefree, and philandering socialite (if only when he's out of costume) in canon. The philandering in Bette's case leading to tragedy.tragedy for not just herself and Gilgamos, but also the world itself from Tony's rampage.]]
4th Dec '16 10:00:27 PM Maljen
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*** Bette's dynamic with Tony before he fell from grace, [[spoiler: the reveal that she cheated on Gilgamos with him, and how she ends up spending the apocalypse in the lap of luxury surronded by attractive men might be nods to Oliver's characterization as a wealthy, carefree, and philandering socialite (if only when out of costume) in canon.]]

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*** Bette's dynamic with Tony before he fell from grace, [[spoiler: the reveal that she cheated on Gilgamos with him, and how she ends up spending the apocalypse in the lap of luxury surronded by attractive men might be nods to Oliver's characterization as a wealthy, carefree, and philandering socialite (if only when out of costume) in canon. The philandering in Bette's leading to tragedy.]]
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