History Comicbook / TheDarkness

29th May '16 12:07:28 PM TheOneWhoTropes
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** Volume 1, Chapter 15, page 15: ''Every girl's crazy 'bout a [[ZZTop sharp dressed man]]''.

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** Volume 1, Chapter 15, page 15: ''Every girl's crazy 'bout a [[ZZTop [[Music/ZZTop sharp dressed man]]''.
21st Mar '16 8:30:36 PM Omnicron13
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* TooSpicyForYogSothoth: In Issue #71, Jackie was attacked by [[EldritchAbomination The Witch in the Walls]] who tried to feed on his memories. Jackie's memories, those that included actions by and against him, were so horrendously vile that they actually poisoned and killed The Witch.
13th Mar '16 3:44:03 PM Omnicron13
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* EvilMatriarch: Jackie's grandmother, Adrienne Estacado, is revealed to be the mastermind behind the multiple assassination attempts he experienced in Issue #20. She's wanted to kill him to steal the Darkness from his body.

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* EvilMatriarch: Jackie's grandmother, Adrienne Estacado, is revealed to be the mastermind behind the multiple assassination attempts he experienced in Issue #20. She's wanted She wants to kill him to steal the power of the Darkness from his body.
13th Mar '16 3:41:38 PM Omnicron13
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* EvilMatriarch: Jackie's grandmother, Adrienne Estacado, is revealed to be the mastermind behind the multiple assassination attempts he experienced in Issue #20. She's wanted to kill him to steal the Darkness from his body.
14th Apr '15 6:04:13 PM nombretomado
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* DarkAge

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* DarkAgeUsefulNotes/TheDarkAgeOfComicBooks
29th Dec '14 4:54:23 PM nombretomado
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''The Darkness'' was one of Top Cow Productions' crown jewels of the [[TheNineties 1990]]s' DarkerAndEdgier trend, created by Marc Silvestri, along with some assistance from GarthEnnis (who wrote the first comic arc) and David Wohl. The hitman in question is known as Jackie Estacado, adopted son of don Frankie Franchetti, and from the first few panels of the first issue, was obviously not disturbed by the lifestyle into which he had been brought, and actually relished it. However, as soon as his [[DangerousSixteenthBirthday 21st birthday]] came to fruition, he inherited the evil known as the Darkness, which granted him abilities beyond his wildest blood-spattered dreams, the most infamous being the Darklings, the aforementioned little gremlin bastards that act somewhat as his multiple tiny alter-egos that are mostly interested in spouting off politically incorrect commentary and humor, but can disembowel an enemy at a moment's notice if Jackie commands it.

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''The Darkness'' was one of Top Cow Productions' crown jewels of the [[TheNineties 1990]]s' DarkerAndEdgier trend, created by Marc Silvestri, along with some assistance from GarthEnnis Creator/GarthEnnis (who wrote the first comic arc) and David Wohl. The hitman in question is known as Jackie Estacado, adopted son of don Frankie Franchetti, and from the first few panels of the first issue, was obviously not disturbed by the lifestyle into which he had been brought, and actually relished it. However, as soon as his [[DangerousSixteenthBirthday 21st birthday]] came to fruition, he inherited the evil known as the Darkness, which granted him abilities beyond his wildest blood-spattered dreams, the most infamous being the Darklings, the aforementioned little gremlin bastards that act somewhat as his multiple tiny alter-egos that are mostly interested in spouting off politically incorrect commentary and humor, but can disembowel an enemy at a moment's notice if Jackie commands it.
11th Jul '14 6:02:59 PM crazysamaritan
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* AffablyEvil: Butcher Joyce. He and Jackie have friendly chats while disposing of bodies.

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* AffablyEvil: AffablyEvil:
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Butcher Joyce. He and Jackie have friendly chats while disposing of bodies.



* AmbitionIsEvil
** Subverted in the third series' first arc where the Darkness says that Jackie's ambitions with his enhanced power are incredibly banal, amounting to being a petty dictator when he could have saved or conquered the world. It doubles as a ReasonYouSuckSpeech.

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* AmbitionIsEvil
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AmbitionIsEvil: Subverted in the third series' first arc where the Darkness says that Jackie's ambitions with his enhanced power are incredibly banal, amounting to being a petty dictator when he could have saved or conquered the world. It doubles as a ReasonYouSuckSpeech.



* AxeCrazy: Jackie (and pretty much everyone else).
** Jackie's BlueAndOrangeMorality amounts to a stylized version of the mafia's own. Drugs and murder are okay but not killing people outside of the business.

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* AxeCrazy: Jackie (and pretty much everyone else).
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else). Jackie's BlueAndOrangeMorality amounts to a stylized version of the mafia's own. Drugs and murder are okay but not killing people outside of the business.



* BigNo: When Jackie learns about the whole [[CelibateHero celibacy clause]]. Called into question somewhat when it turns out he can make his own fun.
** Doubles as FridgeLogic when it never occurs to Jackie to get a vasectomy or date women who are incapable of giving birth.
*** Given that The Darkness quickly heals any injuries Jackie sustains, including complete self-immolation when he ''wanted'' to die, it's safe to say that if he did indeed get a vasectomy The Darkness would instantly undo it to ensure it's continued existence.
**** But is never envisaged that Jackie just can't forget vaginal intercourse and have other sexuals pratrices.

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* BigNo: When Jackie learns about the whole [[CelibateHero celibacy clause]]. Called into question somewhat when it turns out he can make his own fun.
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fun. Doubles as FridgeLogic when it never occurs to Jackie to get a vasectomy (self-healing may nullify this option) or date women who are incapable of giving birth.
*** Given that The Darkness quickly heals any injuries Jackie sustains, including complete self-immolation when he ''wanted'' to die, it's safe to say that if he did indeed get a vasectomy The Darkness would instantly undo it to ensure it's continued existence.
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birth. But is he never envisaged that Jackie just can't forget vaginal intercourse and have other sexuals pratrices.sexual practices.



* PetTheDog: [[spoiler:With Jenny, Jenny's sister, the Magdalena, Marisol...]]

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* PetTheDog: [[spoiler:With PetTheDog:
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Jenny, Jenny's sister, the Magdalena, Marisol...]]



* PluckyComicRelief: The Darklings are [[ComedicSociopathy foul-mouthed imps with a talent for evisceration]].
** Until [[spoiler: his return from Hell.]] Then they stop being so funny.

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* PluckyComicRelief: The Darklings are [[ComedicSociopathy foul-mouthed imps with a talent for evisceration]].
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evisceration]]. Until [[spoiler: his return from Hell.]] Then they stop being so funny.



* PsychoLesbian: The Angelus.
** It initially seemed to be something within the Angelus itself since the second Angelus hints at creating female sexual partners.

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* PsychoLesbian: The Angelus.
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Angelus. It initially seemed seems to be something within the Angelus itself since the second Angelus hints at creating female sexual partners.



* StrawFeminist: Appolonia
** Her father ''thinks'' she's one of these.

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* StrawFeminist: Appolonia
** Her
Appolonia's father ''thinks'' she's one of these.



* StuffedInTheFridge
** Done better than most in the fact that it is a realistic consequence of Jackie's choices.

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* StuffedInTheFridge
** Done better than most in the fact that it is
StuffedInTheFridge: Jackie gets stuffed as a realistic consequence of Jackie's her choices.



* TakeThat: In one scene, the Magdalena holds up an [[Series/SesameStreet Elmo]] doll and asks what kind of sick and twisted mind could create such a thing.
** Subverted with the fact she's biding for time by saying something insane in hopes of distracting Jackie long enough [[spoiler: to shoot him.]]
** Jackie finds a [[Franchise/StarWars Darth Vader]] toy that says, "You don't know the power of the Dark Side." Annoyed, Jackie says it knows nothing and smashes it.

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* TakeThat: TakeThat:
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In one scene, the Magdalena holds up an [[Series/SesameStreet Elmo]] Elmo doll (from ''Series/SesameStreet'') and asks what kind of sick and twisted mind could create such a thing.
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thing. Subverted with the fact she's biding for time by saying something insane in hopes of distracting Jackie long enough [[spoiler: to shoot him.]]
** Jackie finds a [[Franchise/StarWars Darth Vader]] ''Franchise/StarWars'' toy (Darth Vader) that says, "You don't know the power of the Dark Side." Annoyed, Jackie says it knows nothing and smashes it.



* ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill
** As of the third volume, Jackie has eliminated no less than four entire crime families.
* ThroughTheEyesOfMadness: After coming BackFromTheDead, Jackie begins to hallucinate seeing his associates as rotting corpses.

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* ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill
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ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill: As of the third volume, Jackie has eliminated no less than four entire crime families.
* ThroughTheEyesOfMadness: ThroughTheEyesOfMadness:
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After coming BackFromTheDead, Jackie begins to hallucinate seeing his associates as rotting corpses.



* TroublingUnchildlikeBehaviour: Even before a certain traumatic FreudianExcuse-worthy event Appolonia is displaying [[TheSociopath sociopathic behavior]] with her dolls...
** It becomes FridgeBrilliance and FridgeHorror when you realize that her father [[spoiler: was probably molesting her, kissing her on the lips when she's comatose.]]

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* TroublingUnchildlikeBehaviour: Even before a certain traumatic FreudianExcuse-worthy event Appolonia is displaying [[TheSociopath sociopathic behavior]] with her dolls...
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dolls... It becomes FridgeBrilliance and FridgeHorror when you realize that her father [[spoiler: was probably molesting her, kissing her on the lips when she's comatose.]]



* TheUnderworld: According to Danny Estacado, a previous host of the Darkness Entity, and Nick (who is actually the true Devil that religious stories of Lucifer and The Devil are all based on) all souls - whether they were good or evil in life - eventually fall into Hell. A rather disheartening side note is that there actually is a Heaven in the series but no human soul has ever been seen to enter it due to the fact only "beings of light" are allowed entrance.



* WhosLaughingNow: Don Franchetti's wife. [[spoiler: [[ForcedToWatch Franchetti made her watch him take a blowtorch to her lover]] and she was so horribly traumatized that she was rendered catatonic. [[OhCrap Then she becomes]] [[WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds the Angelus]]]] [[IronicEcho "Let me show you how much I love you."]]

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* WhosLaughingNow: WhosLaughingNow:
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Don Franchetti's wife. [[spoiler: [[ForcedToWatch Franchetti made her watch him take a blowtorch to her lover]] and she was so horribly traumatized that she was rendered catatonic. [[OhCrap Then she becomes]] [[WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds the Angelus]]]] [[IronicEcho "Let me show you how much I love you."]]
27th Jun '14 10:56:26 AM unruil
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****But is never envisaged that Jackie just can't forget vaginal intercourse and have other sexuals pratrices.
30th Mar '14 4:20:32 PM xanderiskander
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* PowersDoTheFighting: The Darkness can frequently use his powers to produce shadowy masses of tentacles, in order to drag, mutilate, or capture his foes.
14th Jan '14 12:48:32 PM Necromaster
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* NotBloodSiblings - Jackie and Appolonia.

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* NotBloodSiblings - NotBloodSiblings: Jackie and Appolonia.



* RevealingHug [[PsychoticSmirk when Appolonia is introduced]] and is reunited with [[ArchnemesisDad dear old dad.]]
* RightHandCat Appolonia is introduced with one, its {{Lampshaded}}, and [[DefiedTrope Defied]]

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* RevealingHug RevealingHug: [[PsychoticSmirk when Appolonia is introduced]] and is reunited with [[ArchnemesisDad dear old dad.]]
* RightHandCat RightHandCat: Appolonia is introduced with one, its {{Lampshaded}}, and [[DefiedTrope Defied]]



* SiblingRivalry - Jackie and Appolonia

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* SiblingRivalry - SiblingRivalry: Jackie and Appolonia
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