History Comicbook / Sleeper

5th Nov '16 4:40:01 PM Omnicron13
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* BittersweetEnding: [[spoiler: TAO is now back in his laboratory prison without a tongue to speak under Lynch's surveillance and his terrorist organization is disbanded, but Veronica and Miss Misery have been killed and Holden is now in a self aware permanent coma while mentally living in an illusory tropical world where he can spend eternity with his projected versions of Veronica and Miss Misery until brain death. It becomes a DownerEnding when you realize TAO will eventually be back and none of the issues that have gone on so far have been resolved.]]



* DespairEventHorizon: [[spoiler: Holden was mainly teetering on it, but fully crossed this after Veronica killed Miss Misery and he killed Veronica by his own killer response reflexes.]]



* ShooAwayTheClowns: After Genocide dies, the series becomes noticeably more dark and lets you know thinks have just become dead serious for Holden.



* UnPersoned: A reporter who stumbled onto a meeting of these shadow power players thought he got away with it when he's let go...only to return to find no one at his newspaper claimed to have known him, his apartment was occupied by someone else, his family suddenly vanishing and he ended up dying of a drug overdose on the streets.

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* UnPersoned: {{UnPerson}}: A reporter who stumbled onto a meeting of these shadow power players thought he got away with it when he's let go...only to return to find no one at his newspaper claimed to have known him, his apartment was occupied by someone else, his family suddenly vanishing and he ended up dying of a drug overdose on the streets.
12th Jun '16 5:49:47 PM nombretomado
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Holden Carver used to be a black ops operative for the American government agency known as International Operations. When his late father was revealed to have been a traitor, Carver stole a retrieved alien artifact and went rogue, eventually joining a syndicate of super-powered criminals run by supervillain Tao (formerly of the Comicbook/{{WildCATS}}).

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Holden Carver used to be a black ops operative for the American government agency known as International Operations. When his late father was revealed to have been a traitor, Carver stole a retrieved alien artifact and went rogue, eventually joining a syndicate of super-powered criminals run by supervillain Tao (formerly of the Comicbook/{{WildCATS}}).
ComicBook/WildCATs).



* ContinuityNod: To the Wildstorm universe and more specifically [[Creator/AlanMoore Moore’s]] run on WildCATS.

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* ContinuityNod: To the Wildstorm universe and more specifically [[Creator/AlanMoore Moore’s]] run on WildCATS.ComicBook/WildCATs.



* NotWhatItLooksLike: Grifter walking in on Kenesha A.K.A. [[WildCATS Savant]] having sex with a supervillain in a parking garage. He assumes the villain is raping her and is disappointed to find out that his [[DestinationDefenestration “heroic rescue”]] was a mistake.

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* NotWhatItLooksLike: Grifter walking in on Kenesha A.K.A. [[WildCATS [[ComicBook/WildCATs Savant]] having sex with a supervillain in a parking garage. He assumes the villain is raping her and is disappointed to find out that his [[DestinationDefenestration “heroic rescue”]] was a mistake.
27th May '16 4:36:46 AM erforce
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A comic book series by Creator/EdBrubaker and Sean Phillips, set in the {{WildStorm}} universe, combining Noir and {{superhero}}es. Originally introduced as 12-issue mini-series (March, 2003-March, 2004). It spawned the one-shot "Coup D'Etat: Sleeper" (April, 2004) and the sequel "Sleeper: Season 2". The later was another 12-issue series (August, 2004-July, 2005). Sleeper was preceded by a 5 issue miniseries called ''Series/PointBlank'' that effectively acts as a prelude, so tropes present in Point Blank are discussed here.

Holden Carver used to be a black ops operative for the American government agency known as International Operations. When his late father was revealed to have been a traitor, Carver stole a retrieved alien artifact and went rogue, eventually joining a syndicate of super-powered criminals run by supervillain Tao (formerly of the {{WildCATS}}).

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A comic book series by Creator/EdBrubaker and Sean Phillips, set in the {{WildStorm}} universe, combining Noir and {{superhero}}es. Originally introduced as 12-issue mini-series (March, 2003-March, 2004). It spawned the one-shot "Coup D'Etat: Sleeper" (April, 2004) and the sequel "Sleeper: Season 2". The later was another 12-issue series (August, 2004-July, 2005). Sleeper was preceded by a 5 issue miniseries called ''Series/PointBlank'' ''Comicbook/PointBlank'' that effectively acts as a prelude, so tropes present in Point Blank are discussed here.

Holden Carver used to be a black ops operative for the American government agency known as International Operations. When his late father was revealed to have been a traitor, Carver stole a retrieved alien artifact and went rogue, eventually joining a syndicate of super-powered criminals run by supervillain Tao (formerly of the {{WildCATS}}).
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* [[SuperHeroOrigin Origin Story]]:In-universe villains use it to kill time between missions, and it’s the done thing to tell your origin story in third-person.

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* [[SuperHeroOrigin Origin Story]]:In-universe SuperHeroOrigin: In-universe villains use it to kill time between missions, and it’s the done thing to tell your origin story in third-person.



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27th May '16 4:35:52 AM erforce
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A comic book series by Creator/EdBrubaker and Sean Phillips, set in the {{WildStorm}} universe, combining Noir and {{superhero}}es. Originally introduced as 12-issue mini-series (March, 2003-March, 2004). It spawned the one-shot "Coup D'Etat: Sleeper" (April, 2004) and the sequel "Sleeper: Season 2". The later was another 12-issue series (August, 2004-July, 2005). Sleeper was preceded by a 5 issue miniseries called ''PointBlank'' that effectively acts as a prelude, so tropes present in Point Blank are discussed here.

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A comic book series by Creator/EdBrubaker and Sean Phillips, set in the {{WildStorm}} universe, combining Noir and {{superhero}}es. Originally introduced as 12-issue mini-series (March, 2003-March, 2004). It spawned the one-shot "Coup D'Etat: Sleeper" (April, 2004) and the sequel "Sleeper: Season 2". The later was another 12-issue series (August, 2004-July, 2005). Sleeper was preceded by a 5 issue miniseries called ''PointBlank'' ''Series/PointBlank'' that effectively acts as a prelude, so tropes present in Point Blank are discussed here.



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* XMeetsY: Commonly described as TheDeparted with superpowers.

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17th Apr '16 7:19:25 AM Morgenthaler
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* SupernaturalFearInducer: Peter Grimm has the ability to trap someone in a mental loop reliving their greatest fear until they die.



* YourHeadAsplode: Many characters meet their fate this way, notably [[spoiler:Miss Misery and Peter Grimm.]]

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* YourHeadAsplode: Many characters meet their fate this way, notably [[spoiler:Miss Misery and Peter Grimm.]]
18th Nov '15 10:41:36 AM MikeW
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* UnPersoned: A reporter who stumbled onto a meeting of these shadow power players thought he got away with it when he's let go...only to return to find no one at his newspaper claimed to have known him, his apartment was occupied by someone else, his family suddenly vanishing and he ended up dying of a drug overdose on the streets.
12th Aug '14 2:53:41 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* SupermanStaysOutOfGotham: The events are [[HandWave handwaved]] as being beneath the notice of the more public superhuman teams like TheAuthority.

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* SupermanStaysOutOfGotham: The events are [[HandWave handwaved]] as being beneath the notice of the more public superhuman teams like TheAuthority.''ComicBook/TheAuthority''.
3rd Aug '14 1:37:27 PM LentilSandEater
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* BadPowersBadPeople: Several characters but Miss Misery is especially notable. There is ''no'' good way to use her particular talents.
** There sort of is, but you have to convince her it’s a totally reprehensible thing to do.

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* BadPowersBadPeople: Several characters but Miss Misery is especially notable. There is ''no'' good The only way to get her to use her particular talents.
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powers for good is to convince trick her it’s a totally reprehensible thing to do.into thinking she's doing something truly reprehensible.
20th Feb '14 4:32:31 PM m8e
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Not to be confused with the WoodyAllen film.

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Not to be confused with the WoodyAllen Creator/WoodyAllen film.
19th Jan '14 10:55:30 PM nombretomado
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* ContinuityNod: To the Wildstorm universe and more specifically [[AlanMoore Moore’s]] run on WildCATS.

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* ContinuityNod: To the Wildstorm universe and more specifically [[AlanMoore [[Creator/AlanMoore Moore’s]] run on WildCATS.
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