History Comicbook / TheAuthority

4th Sep '17 3:59:42 AM VioletVisions
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** During the G7 Authority ark, Swift and the Engineer both get brainwashed and handed over to men they would normally loathe as a SexSlave and an abused wive, respectively. It happens off-screen, but both of them were clearly stated to have been used for sex without their consent many times. Needless to say, Swift is very, very angry once her brainwashing breaks down, and the first thing she does [[spoiler: after killing her abuser is freeing the Engineer from hers.]] Also, Apollo was [[AttemptedRape almost raped]] again during this storyline, this time by his bi-curious replacement Teuton who'd been using him as a punching bag for weeks. Thankfully, [[spoiler: Midnighter arrived just in time to put a constiction bolt through the bastard's brain.]]

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** During the G7 Authority ark, arc, Swift and the Engineer both get brainwashed and handed over to men they would normally loathe as a SexSlave and an abused wive, respectively. It happens off-screen, but both of them were clearly stated to have been used for sex without their consent many times. Needless to say, Swift is very, very angry once her brainwashing breaks down, and the first thing she does [[spoiler: after killing her abuser is freeing the Engineer from hers.]] Also, [[spoiler: Apollo was [[AttemptedRape almost raped]] again during this storyline, this time by his bi-curious replacement Teuton who'd been using him as a punching bag for weeks. Thankfully, [[spoiler: Midnighter arrived just in time to put a constiction construction bolt through the bastard's brain.]]
4th Sep '17 3:55:20 AM VioletVisions
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*** "Sociopathic" means "completely without empathy or remorse", not simply "brutally violent and willing to kill". If the Midnighter was truly sociopathic, he wouldn't bother to limit his violence to people who harm innocents or his family and friends. Nor would he be capable of truly loving Apollo and caring deeply about baby Jenny. [[note]]Sociopaths are capable of romantic obsession and sexual attraction, of course, but they can't ''care'' about other people's feelings and well-being, making them emotionally abusive partners and neglectful parents at best. Midnighter, for all his faults, is never that.[[/note]] And at least his later solo comics make clear that he really doesn't like the killing machine been turned into and that he can't do anything better with it other than point it in the right direction (even though he clearly enjoys the fights while they happen), which does imply some capacity for remorse and ethical thinking.


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** To be fair though, they had been sharing the Carrier with ''thousands'' of dirt-poor refugees for quite some time at that point, and the statement read more like Midnighter wanted them gone because the overpopulation stress caused him to have thoughts about these people that he wasn't proud of, making him realize his subconscious racism. He wasn't casually flinging racist slurs around or anything like that.


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** During the G7 Authority ark, Swift and the Engineer both get brainwashed and handed over to men they would normally loathe as a SexSlave and an abused wive, respectively. It happens off-screen, but both of them were clearly stated to have been used for sex without their consent many times. Needless to say, Swift is very, very angry once her brainwashing breaks down, and the first thing she does [[spoiler: after killing her abuser is freeing the Engineer from hers.]] Also, Apollo was [[AttemptedRape almost raped]] again during this storyline, this time by his bi-curious replacement Teuton who'd been using him as a punching bag for weeks. Thankfully, [[spoiler: Midnighter arrived just in time to put a constiction bolt through the bastard's brain.]]
28th Aug '17 2:13:19 PM Frankencastle
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* AuthorAvatar: During Mark Millar's run, Jack Hawksmoor was pretty much transformed into Millar's political mouthpiece. And he wasn't [[{{Anvilicious}} subtle about it either]].
25th Aug '17 2:41:21 AM Farnham
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* CerebusSyndrome: ''A Man Called Kev'', the last Kev arc. While it also has humorous elements like in the previous Kev arcs, the story is notably darker and more somber in tone. Also noteworthy is the fact that none of the Authority make an appearance in the arc.


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* ThrowTheDogABone: Kev in his last story arc. He is blackmailed into leaving the UK for good with an old pornographic movie he once filmed in his youth with a now-famous German porn star, and his last two surviving buddies and teammates Bob and Danny are both killed. On the other hand, he manages to avenge their deaths and begins a new life in the States growing cannabis and caring for Danny's tiger with his new girlfriend.
22nd Aug '17 1:47:16 PM Frankencastle
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** At one point, Midnighter gives us his personal opinion on ''Series/Friends'':

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** At one point, Midnighter gives us his personal opinion on ''Series/Friends'':''Series/{{Friends}}'':
22nd Aug '17 1:45:53 PM Frankencastle
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* TakeThat: Creator/MarkMillar's first arc infamously had pot shots of standard tropes of superhero comics, Creator/MarvelComics (the villains being based on the heroes of the Franichse/MarvelUniverse and the BigBad more or less being Creator/JackKirby), and UsefulNotes/BillClinton. One of the miniseries went so far as to compare Clinton to UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler.

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* TakeThat: Creator/MarkMillar's Mark Millar's first arc infamously had pot shots of standard tropes of superhero comics, Creator/MarvelComics (the villains being based on the heroes took this to a ridiculous extreme by fighting (and utterly destroying) satirical versions of the Franichse/MarvelUniverse Avengers, the Fantastic Four, S.H.I.E.L.D., and the BigBad more or less X-Men and the main villain being Creator/JackKirby), Creator/JackKirby; he's specifically described as "the guy who would've created all your favorite comic books" if he hadn't been hired by the US government. The series as a whole has ''a lot'' of AuthorAppeal, and UsefulNotes/BillClinton. One of they're not subtle about it either. The authors explained this was a deliberate poke at traditional superheroes who they felt embodied and maintained the miniseries went so far as to compare Clinton to UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler.status quo. He even takes shots at Charles Atlas bodybuilding ads. Also;



** Speaking of Clinton, Millar hated him, and so his run on the series and the Jenny Sparks mini-series had several jabs against him. One of the issues of the mini-series even goes so far as to implicitly compare Clinton to '''''Adolf Hitler'''''.
** At one point, Midnighter gives us his personal opinion on ''Series/Friends'':
--> Midnighter: You watching Friends? Is it ''the one where Phoebe really gets on your nerves" or "the one where you realized they're all thirty five and actually kind of creepy"?



* TokenGoodTeammate: When the Authority is replaced with a new corporate sponsored team that consists of seven representatives from the worlds seven richest nations. The Canadian representative Rush falls neatly into this trope. Unlike the rest of her teammates who are depicted as sadistic, power hungry, amoral assholes. She is the only one who is shown to have any sense of morality and decency. And is often calling out The Colonel for his boorish behavior.

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* TokenGoodTeammate: When the Authority is replaced with a new corporate sponsored team that consists of seven representatives from the worlds seven richest nations. The Canadian representative Rush falls neatly into this trope. Unlike the rest of her teammates who are depicted as sadistic, power hungry, amoral assholes. She is the only one who is shown to have any sense of morality and decency. And is often calling out The Colonel for his boorish behavior.
22nd Aug '17 1:36:12 PM Frankencastle
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* WeAllLiveInAmerica: This pops up a number of times during Mark Millar's run. For instance, at one point the American Jack Hawksmoor tells Swift to put her "knickers" on. Another more egregious example occurs when a not-so-thinly-veiled Captain America, {{Expy}} inexplicably uses the term "filthy little native ''buggers''".
1st Aug '17 2:43:38 PM Frankencastle
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* CrapsackWorld: Why does ''anyone'' live in major cities anymore given the rate at which they're leveled in the series?

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* CrapsackWorld: Why does ''anyone'' live in major cities anymore given The team runs into these every now and then, like Sliding Albion, where human and aliens have lived peacefully since the rate at which they're leveled in 16th Century, but went on so many world wars that most of the series?civilization is destroyed, world is literally poisoned, both races are slowly dying, China has been turned into giant rape camp and all is ruled by mad dictator and mass murderer. Or alternate Earth where a maniac called Adolf X had lead to extermination of all non-black people on the planet and created fascist dictatorship. Or the Earth where life is controlled by an Eldritch Abomination, that feeds on our life energy, its whole presence causes general misery to some people and occasionally makes them commit suicide or other horrible acts. Other than that, it's a world exactly like ours.
1st Aug '17 2:39:13 PM Frankencastle
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* GrievousHarmWithABody: This quote from Jack says is all that needs to be said.
--> '''Jack Hawksmoor:''' You realize you're talking to a man with a human head in his hands who has every intention of using it to beat these people to death?
28th May '17 4:25:24 PM nombretomado
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Created by writer WarrenEllis and artist Bryan Hitch, ''The Authority'' took the standard superhero tropes and shook them up with a {{manga}}-influenced "widescreen" style that used splash pages and large panels to make the business of saving the world actually look impressive for once.

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Created by writer WarrenEllis Creator/WarrenEllis and artist Bryan Hitch, ''The Authority'' took the standard superhero tropes and shook them up with a {{manga}}-influenced "widescreen" style that used splash pages and large panels to make the business of saving the world actually look impressive for once.
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