History Comicbook / Preacher

26th Aug '16 7:53:43 AM CaptainCrawdad
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* TheStarscream: Starr, to d'Aronique, who thinks being GenreSavvy about this will make using him anyway less risky.

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* TheStarscream: Starr, to d'Aronique, who knows about it but still thinks being GenreSavvy about this will make using he can use him anyway less risky.to his advantage.
25th Aug '16 8:11:58 AM CaptainCrawdad
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** Cassidy's first gang of friends in America all have names that appear in the folk song "The Irish Rover."
25th Aug '16 8:10:44 AM CaptainCrawdad
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* GilliganCut: When Hoover starts getting worried about Starr's behavior, Featherstone reassures him that he's as stable and rational as ever. Cut to Starr throwing a computer through a high-rise window, with a scream of "FUCKING COMPUTERS!"

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* GilliganCut: GilliganCut:
** Cassidy talks about hanging around Irish poet Creator/BrenandBehan to listen to his witticisms. In the next panel, Behan is shown drunkenly cursing someone out and vomiting on himself.
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When Hoover starts getting worried about Starr's behavior, Featherstone reassures him that he's as stable and rational as ever. Cut to Starr throwing a computer through a high-rise window, with a scream of "FUCKING COMPUTERS!"



** Cassidy claims to have partied with "[[Creator/WilliamSBurroughs Bill Burroughs]]" and that a character in ''Literature/{{Junky}}'' was based on him.



** Cassidy name-drops a variety of famous people he's known. He also describes the ending of a film that summarizes his motivation at that moment.

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** Cassidy name-drops a variety of famous people he's known.
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He also describes the ending of a film claims to have partied with "[[Creator/WilliamSBurroughs Bill Burroughs]]" and that summarizes his motivation at that moment.a character in ''Literature/{{Junky}}'' was based on him.
*** He was there when poet Creator/DylanThomas died.
*** He hung around Creator/BrendanBehan, but disliked the poet's friends.
*** He implies being familiar with Creator/NormanMailer.



** One issue has the quote, "You sure are one lost dude, aren't you?" Author Garth Ennis offered up the issue's script if a reader could write in identifying the source. No one did. It was the Creator/ClintEastwood and Creator/JeffBridges heist movie ''Film/ThunderboltAndLightfoot''.
24th Aug '16 12:04:26 PM CaptainCrawdad
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* UnskilledButStrong: Cassidy.

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* UnskilledButStrong: Cassidy.Cassidy has SuperStrength, but doesn't know how to fight well because he never needed to learn how.



* WeakButSkilled: Jesse is weak relative to Cassidy, but the more skilled fighter. Cassidy never had to learn how to fight, because he can punch a man's head clean off his shoulders. Jesse was raised (read: repeatedly brutalised) by a bunch of psychopaths, and so ''had'' to learn how to hold his own in a fight. Inverted when he catches a punch that Cassidy throws, calmly orders him to fuck right off, and then equally calmly asks to be taken to the emergency room as he "just broke every bone in my god-damned hand..."
24th Aug '16 8:34:54 AM CaptainCrawdad
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* NegatedMomentOfAwesome: Cassidy tries to attack the Saint of Killers by ramming him with a pickup truck. The Saint doesn't even flinch, the truck ''crumples'' like paper, Cass gets flung through the windshield, past Hugo Root, to land practically on his head next to Jesse. He clearly thought ''that'' plan through... (His repeated tendency to not plan ahead or thoroughly is the main reason why he gets in so much trouble).

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* NegatedMomentOfAwesome: Cassidy tries to attack the Saint of Killers by ramming him with a pickup truck. The Saint doesn't even flinch, the truck ''crumples'' like paper, Cass gets flung through the windshield, past Hugo Root, to land practically on his head next to Jesse. He clearly thought ''that'' plan through... (His repeated tendency to not plan ahead or thoroughly is the main reason why he gets in so much trouble).through.



* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: [[JohnWayne The Duke]] and [[ElvisPresley The King]]
* NoDeadBodyPoops: Averted on two separate occasions, after hangings.
* NotUsingTheZWord: They curse, they kill, they blaspheme; but, despite the fact that one of the characters is undead and drinks blood, nobody says the word "vampire" even once. Cassidy does describe himself as "the V word", though...

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* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: [[JohnWayne The Duke]] and [[ElvisPresley The King]]
King]].
* NoDeadBodyPoops: Averted NoSell: The Saint of Killers never sells ''anything.'' The most clear example of the trope is when Cassidy punches him on two separate occasions, after hangings.
the chin with his SuperStrength, and the Saint just stares at him.
* NotUsingTheZWord: They curse, they kill, they blaspheme; but, despite the fact that No one of the characters is undead and drinks blood, nobody ever says the word "vampire" even once. "vampire." When Jesse realizes what he is, Cassidy does describe himself as only confirms that he's "the V word", though...'V' word."
24th Aug '16 8:24:01 AM CaptainCrawdad
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** Cassidy says that when he first became a vampire in 1916, there weren't movies like ''Film/FrightNight'' to tell him what he was.
** Cassidy says he figured out what he is by reading ''Literature/{{Dracula}}''
** One issue has the quote, "You sure are one lost dude, aren't you?" Author Garth Ennis offered up the issue's script if a reader could write in identifying the source. No one did. It was the Creator/ClintEastwood and Creator/JeffBridges heist movie ''Film/ThunderboltAndLightfoot''.
24th Aug '16 8:17:48 AM CaptainCrawdad
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** In Cassidy's flashback, Creator/DylanThomas' is shown suddenly and unexpectedly collapsing on the sidewalk outside of a bar. While Thomas did go on a bender before his premature death, his health declined over the course of several days, and he was taken to a hospital before he fell into a coma and died.

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** In Cassidy's flashback, Creator/DylanThomas' Creator/DylanThomas is shown suddenly and unexpectedly collapsing on the sidewalk outside of a bar. While Thomas did go on a bender before his premature death, his health declined over the course of several days, and he was taken to a hospital before he fell into a coma and died.
24th Aug '16 8:17:24 AM CaptainCrawdad
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* ArtisticLicenseHistory: In Cassidy's flashback sequence from "Proud Americans", which chronicles the failed 1916 Easter Rising in Dublin, Patrick Pearse is shown dramatically quoting the famous refrain from Creator/WilliamButlerYeats' poem "Easter 1916"...which was written ''about'' the Easter Rising a month after it happened. Yeah.

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* ArtisticLicenseHistory: ArtisticLicenseHistory:
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In Cassidy's flashback sequence from "Proud Americans", which chronicles the failed 1916 Easter Rising in Dublin, Patrick Pearse is shown dramatically quoting the famous refrain from Creator/WilliamButlerYeats' poem "Easter 1916"...1916," which was written ''about'' the Easter Rising a month after it happened. Yeah.happened.
** In Cassidy's flashback, Creator/DylanThomas' is shown suddenly and unexpectedly collapsing on the sidewalk outside of a bar. While Thomas did go on a bender before his premature death, his health declined over the course of several days, and he was taken to a hospital before he fell into a coma and died.
23rd Aug '16 8:12:01 AM CaptainCrawdad
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* BilingualBonus: Jesse says that he met a friendly French bartender and repeats something the man said to him in French. It translates to "Americans are idiots." A few pages later, Jesse has picked a fight with the bartender.



* FrenchJerk: [[FamousNamedForeigner Napoleon]] [[CheeseEatingSurrenderMonkeys Vichy]]. "I 'ave come to eat your horses". So absurd that in any other series it would qualify as a parody of the trope.

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* FrenchJerk: The French are very acceptable targets in the series.
** Jesse's mother comes from L'Angelles, a line of evil French-Americans. She tried to escape from them by running away, but his evil maternal grandmother dragged her whole family back.
** The D'Aronique family is the French bloodline that leads the Grail. The L'Angelles are a splinter from their line. Allfather D'Aronique is the monstrously fat and evil current Allfather. Jesse's grandmother is his aunt.
** Jesse talks about meeting a French bartender who pretends to be friendly but is actually insulting him in French. At the end of the issue, he's apparently caught on and isn't happy.
** In the prequel issue on Jody and T.C.,
[[FamousNamedForeigner Napoleon]] [[CheeseEatingSurrenderMonkeys Vichy]]. "I 'ave come to eat your horses". So absurd that in any other series it would qualify as a parody of the trope.



** Sexual Investigators' [[OopNorth Bob Glover]].

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** Sexual Investigators' [[OopNorth Bob Glover]].Glover]], mostly through their use of "fookin'"


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** When Cassidy pretends to be Jesse Custer, his dialogue shows that he's hazarding a pretty cartoonish Southern accent.


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* JustAFleshWound: When Jesse storms Masada, he stabs Starr in the abdomen with a knife. Starr collapses, but soon has enough strength to start fighting again. A few issues later, which only span about an hour, and Starr's injury is completely forgotten.
22nd Aug '16 8:17:25 AM CaptainCrawdad
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** Jesse makes a short tirade about how much he hates people calling their girlfriend or boyfriend their "partner."
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