History Comicbook / PS238

23rd Jan '17 11:40:57 AM StFan
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** ''In''verted in [[spoiler: Zodon's space-station "son" and the Argosian starship. Both were built by outright jerkasses but turned out to be quite amiable and willing to help, and they generally just keep themselves out of the way whenever they aren't needed.]]

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** ''In''verted in [[spoiler: Zodon's [[spoiler:Zodon's space-station "son" and the Argosian starship. Both were built by outright jerkasses but turned out to be quite amiable and willing to help, and they generally just keep themselves out of the way whenever they aren't needed.]]



** Also the subject of a story arc, when [[spoiler: Von Fogg starts using ([[EvenEvilHasStandards uninhabited]]) alternate universes as fuel sources for a machine that basically makes him omniscient, while destroying universes in the process. Von Fogg targets a universe that Zodon had disguised as uninhabited, due to the fact that Zodon hid his birth parents there.]]

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** Also the subject of a story arc, when [[spoiler: Von [[spoiler:Von Fogg starts using ([[EvenEvilHasStandards uninhabited]]) alternate universes as fuel sources for a machine that basically makes him omniscient, while destroying universes in the process. Von Fogg targets a universe that Zodon had disguised as uninhabited, due to the fact that Zodon hid his birth parents there.]]



--> ''Alexandria'': I hope you've got a place for all this juice, or I'm going to need a good '''dry cleaner''' if I ever want to wear this uniform again.

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--> ''Alexandria'': -->'''Alexandria:''' I hope you've got a place for all this juice, or I'm going to need a good '''dry cleaner''' if I ever want to wear this uniform again.



** American Eagle and Patriot Act also act like this on-camera. [[spoiler: Off-camera, however, Patriot Act is surprisingly reserved and thoughtful.]]

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** American Eagle and Patriot Act also act like this on-camera. [[spoiler: Off-camera, [[spoiler:Off-camera, however, Patriot Act is surprisingly reserved and thoughtful.]]



* DrunkWithPower: Subverted. [[spoiler: Victor von Fogg]] obtains a machine that grants ultimate power over the shape of the universe, but it also grants him perspective. He is frustrated that he is incapable of doing anything evil with it.

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* DrunkWithPower: Subverted. [[spoiler: Victor [[spoiler:Victor von Fogg]] obtains a machine that grants ultimate power over the shape of the universe, but it also grants him perspective. He is frustrated that he is incapable of doing anything evil with it.



** Deconstructed as being a F.I.S.S. (flight, invulnerability, strength and speed). This package is so common that F.I.S.S. heroes are given a number, and often know their number without much thought. Julie, one of the current [=PS238=] students, is number 84, which ties into her character development greatly, especially when she [[spoiler: inspires a huge number of F.I.S.S. heroes to take their numbers as hero names, and she ends up accidentally founding the Infinity Vanguard, a super-hero group primarily for Flying Bricks.]]

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** Deconstructed as being a F.I.S.S. (flight, invulnerability, strength and speed). This package is so common that F.I.S.S. heroes are given a number, and often know their number without much thought. Julie, one of the current [=PS238=] students, is number 84, which ties into her character development greatly, especially when she [[spoiler: inspires [[spoiler:inspires a huge number of F.I.S.S. heroes to take their numbers as hero names, and she ends up accidentally founding the Infinity Vanguard, a super-hero group primarily for Flying Bricks.]]



* ParentalNeglect: Tyler. His parents largely ignore him for the majority of the plot, later [[spoiler: forgetting about him completely in favor of his actually super-powered clone-slash-brother, Toby. Toby is the only one who actually cares for Tyler at all, and actually attempts to help him at several points, including when Tyler was stuck on the Argosian starship millions of lightyears from home. Toby replaced Tyler with a construct that was implied to be barely anything like Tyler, and acted "Odd". The worst part? HIS PARENTS NEVER NOTICED.]]
** Sadly, and unsurprisingly, this seems to apply to many super-heroes and their children, with the only exceptions being Julie, whose parents are just normal people, and the Emerald Gauntlet family, who apparently makes a point NOT to be. Particularly egregious is Atlas towards his son, Ron, which leads to [[spoiler: Ron's parents divorcing, which he believes is his fault.]]

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* ParentalNeglect: Tyler. His parents largely ignore him for the majority of the plot, later [[spoiler: forgetting [[spoiler:forgetting about him completely in favor of his actually super-powered clone-slash-brother, Toby. Toby is the only one who actually cares for Tyler at all, and actually attempts to help him at several points, including when Tyler was stuck on the Argosian starship millions of lightyears from home. Toby replaced Tyler with a construct that was implied to be barely anything like Tyler, and acted "Odd". The worst part? HIS PARENTS NEVER NOTICED.]]
** Sadly, and unsurprisingly, this seems to apply to many super-heroes and their children, with the only exceptions being Julie, whose parents are just normal people, and the Emerald Gauntlet family, who apparently makes a point NOT to be. Particularly egregious is Atlas towards his son, Ron, which leads to [[spoiler: Ron's [[spoiler:Ron's parents divorcing, which he believes is his fault.]]



* ThirdPersonPerson: Tyler slips into this once, when [[spoiler: confirming that he, as Moon Shadow, is going to stop Charles]]. It marks his transition from being an ActionSurvivor to a BadassNormal.

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* ThirdPersonPerson: Tyler slips into this once, when [[spoiler: confirming [[spoiler:confirming that he, as Moon Shadow, is going to stop Charles]]. It marks his transition from being an ActionSurvivor to a BadassNormal.



* WellDoneSonGuy: Tyler, possibly. His parents are pretty much in denial about him not having powers for a long time, and when [[spoiler: his clone brother Toby gets powers, they completely ditch Tyler by the wayside to focus all their attention on Toby. A later scene implies that they FORGOT TYLER'S NAME. This might make up at least SOME of his reasoning in training under the Revanent]].

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* WellDoneSonGuy: Tyler, possibly. His parents are pretty much in denial about him not having powers for a long time, and when [[spoiler: his [[spoiler:his clone brother Toby gets powers, they completely ditch Tyler by the wayside to focus all their attention on Toby. A later scene implies that they FORGOT TYLER'S NAME. This might make up at least SOME of his reasoning in training under the Revanent]].
23rd Jan '17 8:17:04 AM Malady
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* BringMyBrownPants: [[http://ps238.nodwick.com/comic/12242012/ Here]]:
--> ''Alexandria'': I hope you've got a place for all this juice, or I'm going to need a good '''dry cleaner''' if I ever want to wear this uniform again.
17th Jul '16 1:44:44 PM StFan
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!!''[=PS238=]'' provides examples of:
17th Jul '16 1:40:31 PM StFan
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* GlamourFailure: Zodon attempts to adjust his personal hologram to impersonate an adult, so that [[spoiler:he can play blackjack in Vegas]]. Instead, he retains his "kid" form, but [[BodyHorror stretches his face until it's four feet high.]] Hilariously, [[FailedASpotCheck he doesn't seem to notice]] until someone points it out to him.
** Zodon has problems with this. At first, his hologram was calibrated incorrectly, making it look like he was putting food down his shirt while he was eating.

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* GlamourFailure: GlamourFailure:
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Zodon attempts to adjust his personal hologram to impersonate an adult, so that [[spoiler:he can play blackjack in Vegas]]. Instead, he retains his "kid" form, but [[BodyHorror stretches his face until it's four feet high.]] Hilariously, [[FailedASpotCheck he doesn't seem to notice]] until someone points it out to him.
** Zodon has problems with this. At this earlier; at first, his hologram was is calibrated incorrectly, making it look like he was is putting food down his shirt while he was is eating.
17th Jul '16 7:12:12 AM spudwalt
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** Zodon has problems with this. At first, his hologram was calibrated incorrectly, making it look like he was putting food down his shirt while he was eating.
17th Mar '16 8:40:18 AM Camolot
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* CloningBlues: Averted. [[spoiler:Tyler's clone gets a name (Toby), develops cosmic powers, and is adopted by his parents, who are delighted -- to the point where Tyler is worried they'll like his new "brother" better.]] However, [[spoiler:Cecil rejects Toby, though he remains close friends with Tyler]].

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* CloningBlues: Averted. [[spoiler:Tyler's clone gets a name (Toby), develops cosmic powers, and is adopted by his parents, who are delighted -- to the point where Tyler is worried they'll like his new "brother" better.]] However, [[spoiler:Cecil rejects Toby, though he remains close friends with Tyler]].Tyler. It also helps that Toby feels BAD for Tyler, and attempts to assist Tyler whenever he can]].
17th Mar '16 8:33:10 AM Camolot
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** Deconstructed as being a F.I.S.S. (flight, invulnerability, strength and speed). This package is so common that F.I.S.S. heroes are just given a number. Julie, one of the current [=PS238=] students, is number 84.

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** Deconstructed as being a F.I.S.S. (flight, invulnerability, strength and speed). This package is so common that F.I.S.S. heroes are just given a number. number, and often know their number without much thought. Julie, one of the current [=PS238=] students, is number 84.84, which ties into her character development greatly, especially when she [[spoiler: inspires a huge number of F.I.S.S. heroes to take their numbers as hero names, and she ends up accidentally founding the Infinity Vanguard, a super-hero group primarily for Flying Bricks.]]
17th Mar '16 8:27:00 AM Camolot
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** Sadly, and unsurprisingly, this seems to apply to many super-heroes and their children, with the only exceptions being Julie, whose parents are just normal people, and the Emerald Gauntlet family, who apparently makes a point NOT to be. Particularly egregious is Atlas towards his son, Ron, which leads to [[spoiler: Ron's parents divorcing, which he believes is his fault.]]



* StrawCharacter / PompousPoliticalPundit: Jenny (American Eagle) and Dillon (USA PATRIOT Act) both sound like they learned how to speak from political sound bites and 24-hour news channels. Neither one's backing party is explicitly identified, though Dillon's dialogue would fit comfortably with a conservative Republican, while Jenny reads like a conservative Democrat.

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* StrawCharacter / PompousPoliticalPundit: Jenny (American Eagle) and Dillon (USA PATRIOT Act) both sound like they learned how to speak from political sound bites and 24-hour news channels. Neither one's backing party is explicitly identified, though Dillon's dialogue would fit comfortably with a conservative Republican, while Jenny reads like a conservative Democrat. It's implied that this is completely an act for the cameras, though; when out on his own, Dillon is quiet, reserved and thoughtful.
17th Mar '16 8:14:39 AM Camolot
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* ParentalNeglect: Tyler. His parents largely ignore him for the majority of the plot, later [[spoiler: forgetting about him completely in favor of his actually super-powered clone-slash-brother, Toby. Toby is the only one who actually cares for Tyler at all, and actually attempts to help him at several points, including when Tyler was stuck on the Argosian starship millions of lightyears from home. Toby replaced Tyler with a construct that was implied to be barely anything like Tyler, and acted "Odd". The worst part? HIS PARENTS NEVER NOTICED.]]
17th Mar '16 5:15:57 AM MattStriker
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* AIIsACrapshoot: Averted. Human [=AIs=], like Doctor Positron, exist and they're all perfectly nice. The only exception was Prospero's robot companion, which was implied to have gotten damaged in the crash. [[spoiler:TheSingularity is pretty nice too, for an omnipotent extradimensional AI. Think of it as a sort of omnipotent schoolteacher with a somewhat quirky sense of humour.]]
** Especially inverted in [[spoiler: Zodon's space-station "son" and the Argosian starship. Both are quite amiable and willing to help, and they generally just keep themselves out of the way whenever they aren't needed.]]
* AlternateUniverse: Tyler sees a few alternate versions of himself in the Castle Beyond Time and Space. One is a JerkassWoobie who is one of the most powerful people on the planet but has a hair-trigger temper, another is more along the lines of what his parents wanted (but lives in a world conquered by aliens), and the third is a ridiculously powerful telepath who accidentally turned the human race into a benevolent HiveMind he himself is unable to join, making him the last individual on Earth.
** Also the subject of a story arc, when [[spoiler: Vonfogg starts using ([[EvenEvilHasStandards uninhabited]]) alternate universes as fuel sources for a machine that basically makes him omniscient, while destroying universes in the process. Vonfogg targets a universe that Zodon had disguised as uninhabited, due to the fact that Zodon hid his birth parents there.]]

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* AIIsACrapshoot: AIIsACrapshoot:
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Averted. Human [=AIs=], like Doctor Positron, exist and they're all perfectly nice. The only exception was Prospero's robot companion, which was implied to have gotten damaged in the crash. [[spoiler:TheSingularity is pretty nice too, for an omnipotent extradimensional AI. Think of it as a sort of omnipotent schoolteacher with a somewhat quirky sense of humour.]]
** Especially inverted ''In''verted in [[spoiler: Zodon's space-station "son" and the Argosian starship. Both are were built by outright jerkasses but turned out to be quite amiable and willing to help, and they generally just keep themselves out of the way whenever they aren't needed.]]
* AlternateUniverse: AlternateUniverse:
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Tyler sees a few alternate versions of himself in the Castle Beyond Time and Space. One is a JerkassWoobie who is one of the most powerful people on the planet but has a hair-trigger temper, another is more along the lines of what his parents wanted (but lives in a world conquered by aliens), and the third is a ridiculously powerful telepath who accidentally turned the human race into a benevolent HiveMind he himself is unable to join, making him the last individual on Earth.
** Also the subject of a story arc, when [[spoiler: Vonfogg Von Fogg starts using ([[EvenEvilHasStandards uninhabited]]) alternate universes as fuel sources for a machine that basically makes him omniscient, while destroying universes in the process. Vonfogg Von Fogg targets a universe that Zodon had disguised as uninhabited, due to the fact that Zodon hid his birth parents there.]]
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