History Comicbook / Starman

11th Jul '16 6:32:47 PM Discar
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* [[OutsideContextHero Outside Context Anti-Hero]]: The Shade's powers explicitly come from a source outside that of supernatural forces such as magic, worked perfectly well when the Genesis event depowered everyone else, and render him immune to being converted into a Black Lantern.

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* [[OutsideContextHero Outside Context Anti-Hero]]: OutsideContextProblem: The Shade's powers explicitly come from a source outside that of supernatural forces such as magic, worked perfectly well when the Genesis event depowered everyone else, and render him immune to being converted into a Black Lantern.
24th Jun '16 10:17:02 PM Civanfan
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* NoBiochemicalBarriers: Referenced. By the 853rd century, food has become so pure and healthy that a cup of coffee from our time would ''probably'' not kill the drinker, but it would certainly make them quite sick.
24th Jun '16 10:10:24 PM Civanfan
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* FormerTeenRebel: Jack, owing to admitted neglect on Ted's part. As a youth got into trouble with the police numerous times, and even broke into a pharmacy at one point (implying a drug problem). Although he's hardly a straight arrow as an adult, he's mostly grown out of it (and matures further throughout the series).

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* FormerTeenRebel: Jack, owing to admitted neglect on Ted's part. As a youth he got into trouble with the police numerous times, and even broke into a pharmacy at one point (implying a drug problem). Although he's hardly a straight arrow as an adult, he's mostly grown out of it (and matures further throughout the series).



* HeelRealization: After his first heist, the Mist has a moment of contemplation and comes to the realization that his life would be defined not by his accomplishments as a scientist or a soldier, but by his his evil deeds. [[StartOfDarkness He's absolutely thrilled]].

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* HeelRealization: After his first heist, the Mist has a moment of contemplation and comes to the realization that his life would be defined not by his accomplishments as a scientist or a soldier, but by his his evil deeds. [[StartOfDarkness He's absolutely thrilled]].



-->'''Mist''': I'm not sure that I did. Not until this moment, anyway.

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-->'''Mist''': I'm not sure that I ''I'' did. Not until this moment, anyway.
23rd Jun '16 4:34:58 AM Civanfan
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* FormerTeenRebel: As a youth Jack was one of these, owing to admitted neglect on Ted's part. He got into trouble with the police numerous times, and even broke into a pharmacy at one point (implying a drug problem). Although he's hardly a straight arrow as an adult, he's mostly grown out of it (and grows up further throughout the series).

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* FormerTeenRebel: As a youth Jack was one of these, Jack, owing to admitted neglect on Ted's part. He As a youth got into trouble with the police numerous times, and even broke into a pharmacy at one point (implying a drug problem). Although he's hardly a straight arrow as an adult, he's mostly grown out of it (and grows up matures further throughout the series).
23rd Jun '16 4:13:18 AM Civanfan
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* CardCarryingVillain: The Mist. Both of them.

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* CardCarryingVillain: CardCarryingVillain:
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The Mist. Both of them.Mist revels in his cackling supervillainy.
** The Mist's daughter takes up his mantle, and seeks to refine herself into as dark a villain as he.


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* FormerTeenRebel: As a youth Jack was one of these, owing to admitted neglect on Ted's part. He got into trouble with the police numerous times, and even broke into a pharmacy at one point (implying a drug problem). Although he's hardly a straight arrow as an adult, he's mostly grown out of it (and grows up further throughout the series).


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* HeelRealization: After his first heist, the Mist has a moment of contemplation and comes to the realization that his life would be defined not by his accomplishments as a scientist or a soldier, but by his his evil deeds. [[StartOfDarkness He's absolutely thrilled]].
-->'''Mist''': [[CaptainObvious I'm a villain.]]
-->'''Henchman''': Err...yeah. We know, boss.
-->'''Mist''': I'm not sure that I did. Not until this moment, anyway.


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* InterplayOfSexAndViolence: [[spoiler:Ted Knight and Dinah Lance teamed up on several cases, and eventually the thrill of fighting side-by-side led to other thrills as well.]]


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* OffscreenMomentOfAwesome: Bobo references an [[NoodleIncident incident]] wherein he somehow managed to get away from ComicBook/DoctorFate, of all people. Sure it was with only fifty bucks left from his heist and the skin of his teeth, but still, ''Doctor Fate''.
4th May '16 5:27:03 PM Civanfan
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** When we get a glimpse into Barry O'Dare's POV, we see that he thinks of himself as the OnlySaneMan of the family, who never takes risks and doesn't stick his neck out. [[spoiler:We get to see just ''how'' different he is from the other O'Dares during the ''Grand Guignol'' arc, when he joins Culp's takeover of Opal City and kills his brother Matt.]]

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** When we get a glimpse into Barry O'Dare's POV, we see that he thinks of himself as the OnlySaneMan of the family, who never takes risks and doesn't stick has no taste for heroism or sticking his neck out. [[spoiler:We get to see just ''how'' different he is from the other O'Dares during the ''Grand Guignol'' arc, when he joins Culp's takeover of Opal City and kills his brother Matt.]]



* FusionDance: [[spoiler:Prince Gavyn was apparently killed, but his essence actually crossed space to reach Earth, where it became a mysterious beam of light that hit Will Payton. At first, it seemed like a Power Booster type where Will Payton received cosmic powers at the cost of Gavyn's existence, but it turns out to be more of a Composite, with Will Payton having been killed on impact and an amnesiac Gavyn taking his body and memories as his own. Probably. They're still working it out.]]



* TheGreatestStoryNeverTold: By Farris Knight's time, Jack's tenure as Starman is almost completely lost to history, and Ted is only remembered for his scientific accomplishments--then again, it ''is'' over ''83,000'' years into the future.

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* TheGreatestStoryNeverTold: TheGreatestStoryNeverTold:
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By Farris Knight's time, Jack's tenure as Starman is almost completely lost to history, and Ted is only remembered for his scientific accomplishments--then again, it ''is'' over ''83,000'' years into the future.future.
** The full story of the Starman of 1951 goes unrevealed until [[spoiler:Jack goes back in time and meets him]].



* HeroicBSOD: As explained in flashbacks, Ted's response to his role in the creation of the atomic bomb. It forced him to live for years in a mental institution.

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* HeroicBSOD: As explained in flashbacks, Ted's response to his role in the creation of the atomic bomb. It forced him to live for years in a mental institution. [[spoiler:Just when he was getting better, his first love Doris Lee was killed, making him worse than before. He finally snaps out of it after solving her murder and becoming Starman again.]]


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* RoaringRampageOfRevenge: After the Tuesday Club blows up Brian "Scalphunter" Savage's offices, killing all his deputies but Carny O'Dare, he and Carny proceed to go on one of these, killing all fifty-seven members in one night. [[spoiler:[[InTheBack Too bad for him]], there were actually fifty-''eight''.]]
2nd May '16 1:14:57 PM Civanfan
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* AbsenceMakesTheHeartGoYonder: [[spoiler:After believing Prince Gavyn dead, Lady Merria eventually married his best friend Jediah Rikane. This turns out to have been a terrible mistake, and not just the way you may [[FaceHeelTurn be]] [[DrunkWithPower thinking.]]

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* AbsenceMakesTheHeartGoYonder: [[spoiler:After believing Prince Gavyn dead, Lady Merria eventually married his best friend Jediah Rikane. This turns out to have been a terrible mistake, and not just the way you may [[FaceHeelTurn be]] [[DrunkWithPower thinking.]]]]]]



** [[spoiler:After Ragdoll threatened the loved ones of Starman and his allies, Ted Knight blasted him--he thought--to death, and spent over a decade feeling guilty about it afterward. However, Ragdoll barely survived.]]

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** [[spoiler:After Ragdoll threatened the loved ones of Starman and his allies, Ted Knight blasted him--he thought--to death, and spent over a decade feeling guilty about it afterward. However, Ragdoll barely survived.survived, albeit in a terrible state.]]
30th Apr '16 11:54:05 PM Civanfan
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* MilhollandRelationshipMoment: [[spoiler:After Jack decides to retire as Starman, he meets his deceased father and brother one last time. With some trepidation he tells them that he plans to quit. Ted's response is basically to shrug and say that there would always be a Starman, no matter who, and when Jack's surprised at how casual he was about it to respond that not everything has to be dramatic.]]

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* MilhollandRelationshipMoment: [[spoiler:After Jack decides to retire as Starman, he meets his deceased father and brother one last time. With some trepidation he tells them that he plans to quit. Ted's response is basically to shrug and say that there would always be a Starman, no matter who, and when Jack's surprised at how casual he was about it to respond reply that not everything has to be dramatic.]]
30th Apr '16 11:35:10 PM Civanfan
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** The betrayal of [[spoiler:Medphyl]] foreshadows the betrayal of [[spoiler:Barry O'Dare]. [[spoiler:Both were police (or the equivalent in Medphyl's case), both turned traitor when offered power and wealth, and both express their surprise at just how easy it was for them to accept.]]

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** The betrayal of [[spoiler:Medphyl]] foreshadows the betrayal of [[spoiler:Barry O'Dare].O'Dare]]. [[spoiler:Both were police (or the equivalent in Medphyl's case), both turned traitor when offered power and wealth, and both express their surprise at just how easy it was for them to accept.]]
30th Apr '16 11:33:30 PM Civanfan
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** [[spoiler:Jediah Rikane, once one of Prince Gavyn's most loyal allies, found the taste of power he got after from marrying Lady Merria to his liking and quickly became a [[DrunkWithPower tyrant]].

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** [[spoiler:Jediah Rikane, once one of Prince Gavyn's most loyal allies, found the taste of power he got after from marrying Lady Merria to his liking and quickly became a [[DrunkWithPower tyrant]].tyrant]]]].
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