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20th Jul '17 4:54:16 PM SimYouLater
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* AcademyOfEvil: Praetorian Academy is a private school for metahumans that's not publicly traded, looks regimented and militaristic, dresses its students up in uniforms and faceless masks and gives them codenames, and its headmaster is a shadowy, enigmatic figure. [[spoiler:Subverted, as the intent behind it involves anything ''but'' releasing more supervillains into the wild.]]

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* AcademyOfEvil: Praetorian Academy is a private school for metahumans that's not publicly traded, looks regimented and militaristic, dresses its students up in uniforms and faceless masks and gives them codenames, and its headmaster is a shadowy, enigmatic figure. [[spoiler:Subverted, as the intent [[BewareTheSuperman intent]] behind it involves anything ''but'' [[MutantDraftBoard anything]] ''[[FantasticRacism but]]'' [[CapePunk releasing more supervillains supervillains]] into the wild.]]



** 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 Fogg starts using ([[EvenEvilHasStandards uninhabited]]) alternate universes as fuel sources for a machine that basically makes him omniscient, omniscient (and at full capacity, [[AGodAmI omnipotent]]), 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. Despite using the system on that universe regardless, this isn't a subversion of EvenEvilHasStandards, as said omniscience enabled Victor to obtain full godhood within a limited area using parts of the universe specifically targeted for being uninhabited and at a rate that in astronomy terms is basically next to nothing (see WritersHaveNoSenseOfScale for the commonality of works where the rate of usage ''would'' be in relatively significant portions). Though apparently Victor's standards don't have an issue with transforming a Mayor into a lamp [[ZigZaggedTrope but do have enough of an issue]] with AndIMustScream to make it painless and [[BreadEggsMilkSquick said Mayor to like it]].]]
20th Jul '17 1:56:16 PM JoeMerl
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* SpaceElevator: [[http://ps238.nodwick.com/comic/01152014/ Victor wanted to make one]].
20th Jul '17 2:01:08 AM StFan
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* MysteryMeat: According to Prospero the food in the cafeteria is evolving. According to Malphast it's amazing how readily it animates into a homunculus.
* {{Nanomachines}}: [[spoiler:The "ghost" of Aurora.]]

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* MysteryMeat: According to Prospero Prospero, the food in the cafeteria is evolving. According to Malphast Malphast, it's amazing how readily it animates into a homunculus.
* {{Nanomachines}}: {{Nanomachines}}:
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[[spoiler:The "ghost" of Aurora.]]



-->'''[[RealityWarper Toby]]:''' "The Bolt?" Don't you need lightning powers for that name?
-->'''Clothing-Monster:''' Like a ''bolt'' of ''cloth,'' you uneducated child!

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-->'''[[RealityWarper Toby]]:''' "The Bolt?" Don't you need lightning powers for that name?
-->'''Clothing-Monster:'''
name?\\
'''Clothing-Monster:'''
Like a ''bolt'' of ''cloth,'' you uneducated child!
19th Jul '17 3:57:12 PM JoeMerl
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* SpoofAesop: In the ''ComicStrip/Nodwick'' crossover.
-->"See, guys? Doing the right thing gets you ''not'' blown up and only ''lightly bruised'' by the falling pieces of your ''reward'' for a job ''well done!''"
19th Jul '17 3:49:48 PM JoeMerl
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* NonIndicativeName: [[http://ps238.nodwick.com/comic/01252012/ Or at least, counter-intuitive]].
-->'''[[RealityWarper Toby]]:''' "The Bolt?" Don't you need lightning powers for that name?
-->'''Clothing-Monster:''' Like a ''bolt'' of ''cloth,'' you uneducated child!
4th Jun '17 9:10:43 AM Rhodes7
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[[caption-width-right:229:With Liberty and Recess for All]]
10th May '17 6:06:16 AM Roo
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* FireForgedFriends: A variant on this with Argonaut (Ron) and Moon Shadow (Tyler), since Ron always was one of Tyler's closest friends -- [[LovesMyAlterEgo it's just Moon Shadow he can't stand]], always snapping at and belittling him. After having gone through a particularly harrowing adventure together, though, they seem to have made their peace.
5th Mar '17 8:26:10 PM Polaris
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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. It also helps that Toby feels BAD for Tyler, and attempts to assist Tyler whenever he can]].

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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. It also helps that Toby feels BAD for Tyler, and attempts to assist Tyler whenever he can]]. [[ZigZaggedTrope Possibly played straight, however]], [[spoiler: given that Toby implies he had to use his reality warper powers to ensure that their parents ''wouldn't'' favor him over Tyler, with the equivalent exchange being any possible friendship with Cecil.]]
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.
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