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24th Jan '17 2:53:03 PM scaredinmate#94
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--> '''Midnighter:''' [''To a super powered goon''] Let me make this situation clear for you. I know what speacial abilities you have. I can see the enchancements. I can detect the increased electrical activity in your brain. I know what moves you're preparing to make. I've fought our fight already in my head, in a million different ways. I can hit you without you even ''seeing'' me. I'm what soldiers dream of growning into. I'm what children see when they first imagine what death is like. I'm the Midnighter. '''''Put the child down'''''.

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--> '''Midnighter:''' [''To a super powered goon''] Let me make this situation clear for you. I know what speacial special abilities you have. I can see the enchancements.enhancements. I can detect the increased electrical activity in your brain. I know what moves you're preparing to make. I've fought our fight already in my head, in a million different ways. I can hit you without you even ''seeing'' me. I'm what soldiers dream of growning growing into. I'm what children see when they first imagine what death is like. I'm the Midnighter. '''''Put the child down'''''.
24th Jan '17 2:51:46 PM scaredinmate#94
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* BadassBoast: TheMidnighter ''loves'' delivering these.
** '''Midnighter:''' [''To a super powered goon''] Let me make this situation clear for you. I know what speacial abilities you have. I can see the enchancements. I can detect the increased electrical activity in your brain. I know what moves you're preparing to make. I've fought our fight already in my head, in a million different ways. I can hit you without you even ''seeing'' me. I'm what soldiers dream of growning into. I'm what children see when they first imagine what death is like. I'm the Midnighter. '''''Put the child down'''''.
* BadassLongCoat: Midnighter

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* BadassBoast: TheMidnighter The Midnighter ''loves'' delivering these.
** --> '''Midnighter:''' [''To a super powered goon''] Let me make this situation clear for you. I know what speacial abilities you have. I can see the enchancements. I can detect the increased electrical activity in your brain. I know what moves you're preparing to make. I've fought our fight already in my head, in a million different ways. I can hit you without you even ''seeing'' me. I'm what soldiers dream of growning into. I'm what children see when they first imagine what death is like. I'm the Midnighter. '''''Put the child down'''''.
** Unfortunately, this gets flipped around later on, when [[BigBad Warrior King Regis]] delivers one of these to the Midnighter while simultaneously kicking his ass.
--> '''Regis:''' I can see inside your head, white boy. Did you think your little fight enhancements would let you kill '''''me'''''? You've never fought anything like me, boy. I am '''''Regis'''''. I have been raping and killing better humans than you for half a millennium. ''That's it''. ''Fight me''. Try to '''hurt''' me. I've lost count of how many men's fingers and women's nails have shattered on my skin. Your mothers and sisters will bear my children. You cannot stop me. Burn Albion, burn Europe -- it won't matter. I am '''Regis''', warrior king of this entire filthy planet -- And I will wipe myself with your skin when I'm done violating '''''yours'''''.
* BadassLongCoat: MidnighterMidnighter wears one quite nicely.



** '''Swift:''' [''singing''] Now I have often... Heard it spoken... That on this team I'm... just a token... The rest are white, but it's okay, because not one but two are gay... It sure can leave you feeling poor, when you're ethnicity du jour... When you're an ''Asian chick''... Asian ''chick''! way I get used it ''makes me sick''! Trapped here with this ''bunch of dicks''! Just cause I'm an Asian chick... Hollywood gets terrified when black men kiss white girls, as if two people fucking could somehow end the world but all Caucasian action's really not the wisest choice, so I get drafted in to please the goddamned village voice... 'cause I'm an ''Asian chick''... Asian chick! How the hell did I get picked? Who pulled this lousy rotten trick? On this poor Asian chick...? They always tell me that I should be played by Lucy Liu, But don't they know I saw '''''[[PrecisionFStrike Ecks versus fucking Sever too?]]''''' I'm stuck wit the Authority up here in space so high, my only girlfriend looks a bit like early CGI... It's no fun for an Asian chick... '''Asian chick'''! I should just leave this team of ''pricks''! Escape to live free double quick! Free to be... '''''An Asian... CHIIIIICK...'''''

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** --> '''Swift:''' [''singing''] Now I have often... Heard it spoken... That on this team I'm... just a token... The rest are white, but it's okay, because not one but two are gay... It sure can leave you feeling poor, when you're ethnicity du jour... When you're an ''Asian chick''... Asian ''chick''! way I get used it ''makes me sick''! Trapped here with this ''bunch of dicks''! Just cause I'm an Asian chick... Hollywood gets terrified when black men kiss white girls, as if two people fucking could somehow end the world but all Caucasian action's really not the wisest choice, so I get drafted in to please the goddamned village voice... 'cause I'm an ''Asian chick''... Asian chick! How the hell did I get picked? Who pulled this lousy rotten trick? On this poor Asian chick...? They always tell me that I should be played by Lucy Liu, But don't they know I saw '''''[[PrecisionFStrike Ecks versus fucking Sever too?]]''''' I'm stuck wit the Authority up here in space so high, my only girlfriend looks a bit like early CGI... It's no fun for an Asian chick... '''Asian chick'''! I should just leave this team of ''pricks''! Escape to live free double quick! Free to be... '''''An Asian... CHIIIIICK...'''''
24th Jan '17 2:36:10 PM scaredinmate#94
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%%* BadassCrew* BadassBoast: TheMidnighter ''loves'' delivering these.
** '''Midnighter:''' [''To a super powered goon''] Let me make this situation clear for you. I know what speacial abilities you have. I can see the enchancements. I can detect the increased electrical activity in your brain. I know what moves you're preparing to make. I've fought our fight already in my head, in a million different ways. I can hit you without you even ''seeing'' me. I'm what soldiers dream of growning into. I'm what children see when they first imagine what death is like. I'm the Midnighter. '''''Put the child down'''''.


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* TokenMinority: Swift, the sole non-white member in the team. ''Relentlessly mocked and lampshaded'' in Garth Ennis' run.
** '''Swift:''' [''singing''] Now I have often... Heard it spoken... That on this team I'm... just a token... The rest are white, but it's okay, because not one but two are gay... It sure can leave you feeling poor, when you're ethnicity du jour... When you're an ''Asian chick''... Asian ''chick''! way I get used it ''makes me sick''! Trapped here with this ''bunch of dicks''! Just cause I'm an Asian chick... Hollywood gets terrified when black men kiss white girls, as if two people fucking could somehow end the world but all Caucasian action's really not the wisest choice, so I get drafted in to please the goddamned village voice... 'cause I'm an ''Asian chick''... Asian chick! How the hell did I get picked? Who pulled this lousy rotten trick? On this poor Asian chick...? They always tell me that I should be played by Lucy Liu, But don't they know I saw '''''[[PrecisionFStrike Ecks versus fucking Sever too?]]''''' I'm stuck wit the Authority up here in space so high, my only girlfriend looks a bit like early CGI... It's no fun for an Asian chick... '''Asian chick'''! I should just leave this team of ''pricks''! Escape to live free double quick! Free to be... '''''An Asian... CHIIIIICK...'''''
19th Jan '17 12:50:20 AM DustSnitch
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* {{Jobber}}: There was a period where the Authority didn't have their own ongoing series, yet were still supposed to be the most powerful superhero team of their Earth. This led to the team only being used so that they could be jerks to the protagonists of other series, then swatted down to show off how cool those other heroes were. Examples include ''Stormwatch: Team Achilles'', and Creator/GailSimone's ''ComicBook/{{Gen 13}}'' (where they substitute "[[HeelRealization realize what jerks they're being]]" for "swatted down"). Notably ''not'' the case in ''[[ComicBook/CaptainAtom Captain Atom: Armageddon]]'', where they were portrayed as the {{Badass}}es they are... it's just they were up against [[AlwaysSomeoneBetter a bigger Badass than they were]].

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* {{Jobber}}: There was a period where the Authority didn't have their own ongoing series, yet were still supposed to be the most powerful superhero team of their Earth. This led to the team only being used so that they could be jerks to the protagonists of other series, then swatted down to show off how cool those other heroes were. Examples include ''Stormwatch: Team Achilles'', and Creator/GailSimone's ''ComicBook/{{Gen 13}}'' (where they substitute "[[HeelRealization realize what jerks they're being]]" for "swatted down"). Notably ''not'' the case in ''[[ComicBook/CaptainAtom Captain Atom: Armageddon]]'', where they were portrayed as the {{Badass}}es badasses they are... it's just they were up against [[AlwaysSomeoneBetter a bigger Badass than they were]].
8th Jan '17 11:43:19 AM SeptimusHeap
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** A prime example is when [[spoiler: Apollo is subdued and then raped by a member of a government-sponsored superteam given the directive to neutralize The Authority. In a later confrontation this same super is paralyzed from the waist down by Apollo and the last we see of him is a look of horror on his face as The Midnighter stands over him with an evil grin, holding a rusty, but operational jackhammer.]] [[FreudWasRight Make whichever Dr. Horrible references you deem appropriate.]]

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** A prime example is when [[spoiler: Apollo is subdued and then raped by a member of a government-sponsored superteam given the directive to neutralize The Authority. In a later confrontation this same super is paralyzed from the waist down by Apollo and the last we see of him is a look of horror on his face as The Midnighter stands over him with an evil grin, holding a rusty, but operational jackhammer.]] [[FreudWasRight Make whichever Dr. Horrible references you deem appropriate.]]
25th Dec '16 5:58:17 AM Morgenthaler
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* {{Badass}}: Midnighter
** Let's just save time by saying that this trope applies to ''all'' of the team members.
21st Dec '16 6:06:43 PM scaredinmate#94
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* AwesomenessByAnalysis: Midnighter. The Midnighter starts every battle by first running the whole thing through the supercomputer in his head a million times, analyzing every possible outcome, so he'll know precisely how the battle will go, and what he'll have to do. He's particularly fond of telling people that he's already beaten them a million times, so doing it one more will be simple.

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* AwesomenessByAnalysis: Midnighter. The Midnighter starts every battle by first running the whole thing through the supercomputer in his head a million times, analyzing every possible outcome, so he'll know precisely how the battle will go, and what he'll have to do. He's particularly fond of telling people that he's already beaten them a million times, so doing it one once more will be simple.



** This was rather effectively inverted in ''Captain Atom:Armageddon. The Midnighter saw Captain Atom as just another target for a NoHoldsBarredBeatdown. Instead, Captain Atom treated the Midnighter to a toal CurbStompBattle, showing that sometimes AwesomeByAnalysis is no match for raw, unadulterated, world-shaking power.
** Also fails when a supervillain summons the ''Joker'' of all people. The Joker despite being human, is so pyschotic and unpredictable that the only thing Midnighter can do is stand there... staring at him.

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** This was rather effectively inverted in ''Captain Atom:Armageddon.Atom:Armageddon''. The Midnighter saw Captain Atom as just another target for a NoHoldsBarredBeatdown. Instead, Captain Atom treated the Midnighter to a toal total CurbStompBattle, showing that sometimes AwesomeByAnalysis is no match for raw, unadulterated, world-shaking power.
** Also fails when a supervillain summons the ''Joker'' of all people. The Joker despite being human, is so pyschotic psychotic and unpredictable that the only thing Midnighter can do is stand there... staring at him.
21st Dec '16 6:04:51 PM scaredinmate#94
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* AwesomenessByAnalysis: Midnighter. "I've already played this fight in my head, a million times, from each and every angle."

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* AwesomenessByAnalysis: Midnighter. "I've already played this fight The Midnighter starts every battle by first running the whole thing through the supercomputer in my head, his head a million times, from each and analyzing every angle."possible outcome, so he'll know precisely how the battle will go, and what he'll have to do. He's particularly fond of telling people that he's already beaten them a million times, so doing it one more will be simple.
** He even puts this on a business card once in an effort to save time, This failed, as the card ended up getting punched into his forehead. Ouch.
** This was rather effectively inverted in ''Captain Atom:Armageddon. The Midnighter saw Captain Atom as just another target for a NoHoldsBarredBeatdown. Instead, Captain Atom treated the Midnighter to a toal CurbStompBattle, showing that sometimes AwesomeByAnalysis is no match for raw, unadulterated, world-shaking power.
** Also fails when a supervillain summons the ''Joker'' of all people. The Joker despite being human, is so pyschotic and unpredictable that the only thing Midnighter can do is stand there... staring at him.
21st Dec '16 5:57:11 PM scaredinmate#94
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--> '''Midnighter:''' The real question here is whether killing me is going to make you feel more worthwhile, or are you still going to that damp little cell you eat and sleep in. Will you still be alone tonight with your sexual power fantasies about the people who boss you around?
--> '''Thug:''' Shut the hell up!
--> '''Midnighter:''' I've been there, man. I know what it's like to be in one of those black ops units where you can't even remember your own name. I didn't have a conversation in years. Nobody cares if you live or die. If anything happens to you, they'll just make another one. Nobody's interested in what you've got to say. You're just a weapon with a larynx. God, your probably forty years old and you've never even been held have you?
19th Dec '16 5:05:49 PM scaredinmate#94
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* PetTheDog: An '''''extremely rare''''' Midnighter example. When an Iron Man {{Expy}} is about to execute him, Midnighter is able to talk him out of it (''which is a feat unto itself'') while delivering an extremely effective BreakingSpeech that proves so effective that the Iron Man {{Expy}} is left a psychological mess. Cut to the next panel, where we Midnighter and the goon ''[[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming actually embracing one another with a hug]]''. Even Jack is impressed.

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* PetTheDog: An '''''extremely rare''''' Midnighter [[BloodKnight Midnighter]] example. When an Iron Man {{Expy}} is about to execute him, Midnighter is able to talk him out of it (''which is a feat unto itself'') while delivering an extremely effective BreakingSpeech that proves so effective that the Iron Man {{Expy}} is left a psychological mess. train wreck. Cut to the next panel, where we see the Midnighter and the goon ''[[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming '''''[[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming actually embracing one another with a hug]]''. hug]]'''''. Even Jack [[SociopathicHero Jack]] is impressed.
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