History Comicbook / TheInvisibles

3rd Mar '16 12:43:21 PM foxley
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* ObfuscatingDisability: The mysterious Blind Chess Player may actually be {{Satan}}, [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Enoch_%28Biblical_figure%29 Enoch]], or another character in the comic itself, but he definitely isn't actually blind. [[SuperSenses Positively the reverse.]]
14th Jan '16 9:26:23 AM LondonKdS
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* FlockOfWolves: Every member of the Metropolitan Police's secret occult crime squad Division X is actually an Invisible double-agent.


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* MemoryGambit: Some Invisible agents temporarily submerge their own knowledge of being Invisibles to better blend into the background, such as [[spoiler:George Harper]].
27th Dec '15 2:35:16 PM LondonKdS
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* RapeAsBackstory: Parodied when Robin deliberately creates a false memory of being abused by her father as a distraction for the sexually-depraved Quimper, when he tries to GrandTheftMe her.



* TextualCelebrityResemblance: The Blind Chessplayer is drawn at times to look exactly like Creator/RichardEGrant. His resemblance to "an actor" is commented on within the story by Dane, after his conversation with him at Dulce.

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* TextualCelebrityResemblance: The Blind Chessplayer is drawn at times to look exactly like Creator/RichardEGrant. His resemblance to "an actor" is commented on within the story by Dane, after his their conversation with him at Dulce.
27th Dec '15 2:31:13 PM LondonKdS
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* TextualCelebrityResemblance: The Blind Chessplayer is drawn at times to look exactly like Creator/RichardEGrant. His resemblance to "an actor" is commented on within the story.

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* TextualCelebrityResemblance: The Blind Chessplayer is drawn at times to look exactly like Creator/RichardEGrant. His resemblance to "an actor" is commented on within the story.story by Dane, after his conversation with him at Dulce.
27th Dec '15 12:41:43 PM LondonKdS
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** All of the "Division X" characters are Expies of figures from 1970s British police series:
*** Paddy Crowley is George Cowley from ''Series/TheProfessionals''.
*** George Harper and Jack Flint are George Carter and Jack Regan from ''Series/TheSweeney''.
*** Jon Six is Series/JasonKing from ''Series/DepartmentS'' and later his own eponymous show.
26th Dec '15 3:32:53 PM LondonKdS
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* TextualCelebrityResemblance: The Blind Chessplayer is drawn at times to look exactly like Creator/RichardEGrant. His resemblance to "an actor" is commented on within the story.
25th Dec '15 12:25:21 PM LondonKdS
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** Gideon Stargrave is an Expy of Creator/MichaelMoorcock's protagonist [[Literature/TheCorneliusChronicles Jerry Cornelius]]. The caption boxes relating to him even parody the distinctive chapter titles and prose style of the Cornelius stories.

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** Gideon Stargrave is an Expy of Creator/MichaelMoorcock's protagonist [[Literature/TheCorneliusChronicles Jerry Cornelius]]. The caption boxes relating to him even parody the distinctive chapter titles and prose style of the Cornelius stories. It later turns out that the Cornelius stories exist in-universe and King Mob was consciously imitating them.
25th Dec '15 1:30:52 AM LondonKdS
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** According to WordOfGod, Ragged Robin is an expy of Crazy Jane from ''Comicbook/DoomPatrol'', the series Morrison used to write before The Invisibles.

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** According to WordOfGod, Ragged Robin is not just an expy of Crazy Jane from ''Comicbook/DoomPatrol'', the series Morrison used to write before The Invisibles.Invisibles, but an alternate-universe version of her.
24th Dec '15 4:03:31 PM LondonKdS
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* {{Expy}}: According to WordOfGod, Ragged Robin is an expy of Crazy Jane from ''Comicbook/DoomPatrol'', the series Morrison used to write before The Invisibles.

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According to WordOfGod, Ragged Robin is an expy of Crazy Jane from ''Comicbook/DoomPatrol'', the series Morrison used to write before The Invisibles.Invisibles.
** Gideon Stargrave is an Expy of Creator/MichaelMoorcock's protagonist [[Literature/TheCorneliusChronicles Jerry Cornelius]]. The caption boxes relating to him even parody the distinctive chapter titles and prose style of the Cornelius stories.
** Lewis Brodie, the Outer Church agent who captures King Mob and Fanny, is a parody of Bodie from ''Series/TheProfessionals'', played by Lewis Collins.
16th Dec '15 11:03:25 AM Marowmerowmer
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** That last bit is pretty much the point of the work—as a chaos magician, he intended for it to be a hypersigil. A normal sigil is (briefly) a magic spell encapsulated in a picture; a hypersigil would be a sigil with the added dimension of time.
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