History Comicbook / TheNightGwenStacyDied

13th Oct '17 2:06:03 PM Aquila89
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* OOCIsSeriousBusiness: Spidey is known for his [[YouFightLikeACow constant wisecracking]] during fights. In this story, he doesn't make any jokes while fighting with the Goblin ''because he's pissed''.

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* OOCIsSeriousBusiness: Spidey is known for his [[YouFightLikeACow constant wisecracking]] during fights. In this story, he doesn't make any jokes while fighting with the Goblin ''because he's pissed''.murderously angry''.
17th Sep '17 11:16:21 PM Pamina
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* UnbuiltTrope: This is the one comic that started the entire [[StuffedIntoTheFridge Woman In Refrigerators]] trend, predating the TropeNamer by a good two decades. The motivations for it behind-the-scenes were identical to the general trope, using the girl's death to add to the hero's {{Angst}} and provide him something to feel badly about.

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* UnbuiltTrope: This is the one comic that started the entire [[StuffedIntoTheFridge Woman In Refrigerators]] trend, predating the TropeNamer by a good two decades. The motivations for it behind-the-scenes were identical to the general trope, using the girl's death to add to the hero's {{Angst}} and provide him something to feel badly about. But it stands apart from the countless later examples in two important ways:
16th Sep '17 10:01:28 PM Pamina
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* AmbiguousSituation: Was Gwen already dead when the Goblin threw her off the bridge, or just unconscious? There's contextual evidence pointing to both.

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* AmbiguousSituation: Was Gwen already dead when the Goblin threw her off the bridge, or just unconscious? And even if she was alive when he threw her, was it "the shock of the fall" that killed her, or the whiplash from Spider-Man's webline catching her? There's contextual evidence pointing to both.
26th Aug '17 4:41:41 AM Aquila89
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* WhamEpisode: A hero never failed so spectacularly before. This storyline is considered one of the signs of the shift from the [[UsefulNotes/TheSilverAgeOfComicBooks Silver Age]] to [[UsefulNotes/TheBronzeAgeOfComicBooks Bronze Age]]. The death of a main supporting character (excluding [[DeathByOriginStory those killed off at the beginning]]), let alone the {{love interest|s}}, was unheard of at the time.

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* WhamEpisode: A comic book hero never failed so spectacularly before. This storyline is considered one of the signs of the shift from the [[UsefulNotes/TheSilverAgeOfComicBooks Silver Age]] to [[UsefulNotes/TheBronzeAgeOfComicBooks Bronze Age]]. The death of a main supporting character (excluding [[DeathByOriginStory those killed off at the beginning]]), let alone the {{love interest|s}}, was unheard of at the time.
23rd Jul '17 8:25:03 PM Kazuto
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The event was adapted into a NoBudget fan film called ''The Green Goblin's Last Stand'', and was apparently the story that Creator/DavidCronenberg wanted to tell when he was being considered for the director of the original movie during its decades-long period of DevelopmentHell. It was also more loosely adapted into official Marvel movies: ''Film/SpiderMan1'', which used the "throw the hero's girlfriend off a bridge" scenario as part of the climactic battle (although she's Mary Jane and she survives), and ''Film/TheAmazingSpiderMan2'', which actually the cinematic version of Gwen Stacey off (although Harry Osborn is the one to do the deed).

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The event was adapted into a NoBudget fan film called ''The Green Goblin's Last Stand'', and was apparently the story that Creator/DavidCronenberg wanted to tell when he was being considered for the director of the original movie during its decades-long period of DevelopmentHell. It was also more loosely adapted into official Marvel movies: ''Film/SpiderMan1'', which used the "throw the hero's girlfriend off a bridge" scenario as part of the climactic battle (although she's Mary Jane and she survives), and ''Film/TheAmazingSpiderMan2'', which actually killed the cinematic version of Gwen Stacey Stacy off (although Harry Osborn is the one to do the deed).
18th Jul '17 2:19:44 AM KingClark
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The event was adapted into a NoBudget fan film called ''The Green Goblin's Last Stand'', and was apparently the story that Creator/DavidCronenberg wanted to tell when he was being considered for the director of the original movie during its decades-long period of DevelopmentHell. It was also more loosely adapted into official Marvel movies: ''Film/SpiderMan1'', which used the "throw the hero's girlfriend off a bridge" scenario as part of the climactic battle (although she's Mary Jane and she survives), and ''Film/TheAmazingSpiderMan2'', which actually the cinematic version of Gwen Stacey off.

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The event was adapted into a NoBudget fan film called ''The Green Goblin's Last Stand'', and was apparently the story that Creator/DavidCronenberg wanted to tell when he was being considered for the director of the original movie during its decades-long period of DevelopmentHell. It was also more loosely adapted into official Marvel movies: ''Film/SpiderMan1'', which used the "throw the hero's girlfriend off a bridge" scenario as part of the climactic battle (although she's Mary Jane and she survives), and ''Film/TheAmazingSpiderMan2'', which actually the cinematic version of Gwen Stacey off.off (although Harry Osborn is the one to do the deed).
18th Jul '17 2:19:14 AM KingClark
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The event was adapted into a NoBudget fan film called ''The Green Goblin's Last Stand''. It was also more loosely adapted into official Marvel movies - ''Film/SpiderMan1'' and ''Film/TheAmazingSpiderMan2'' - the latter of which actually killed the character off.

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The event was adapted into a NoBudget fan film called ''The Green Goblin's Last Stand''. Stand'', and was apparently the story that Creator/DavidCronenberg wanted to tell when he was being considered for the director of the original movie during its decades-long period of DevelopmentHell. It was also more loosely adapted into official Marvel movies - ''Film/SpiderMan1'' movies: ''Film/SpiderMan1'', which used the "throw the hero's girlfriend off a bridge" scenario as part of the climactic battle (although she's Mary Jane and ''Film/TheAmazingSpiderMan2'' - the latter of she survives), and ''Film/TheAmazingSpiderMan2'', which actually killed the character cinematic version of Gwen Stacey off.
10th Jul '17 10:03:53 AM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* UnbuiltTrope: This is the one comic that started the entire [[StuffedIntoTheFridge Woman In Refrigerators]] trend, predating the TropeNamer by a good two decades. The motivations for it behind-the-scenes were identical to the general trope, using the girl's death to add to the hero's {{Angst}} and provide him something to feel badly about.
** At that time, where superhero comics were generally seen to lack consequences, a WhamEpisode where the hero outright fails was quite new and unexpected and seen as a daring RealityEnsues. Unlike later examples such as Jason Todd or Sue Dibny, the story was promoted and presented as "just another Spider-Man adventure" and the finale felt like a SurprisinglySuddenDeath to most readers. A one-time effect that is impossible to repeat or appreciate in retrospect especially after the dark age of comics.
** Unlike other examples, Gwen's death had deep, meaningful consequences to Spider-Man's character and mythos, and Conway and later writers treated the death as Spider-Man's ShockingDefeatLegacy, inspiring him to be a better and more heroic character and elevating Gwen to respectfully become TheLostLenore even as MJ became his SecondLove. The trope it inspired is ILetGwenStacyDie and not "''Dropped From A Bridge''" for a reason.
15th Jun '17 6:55:58 PM DoctorCooper
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* [[NiceJobBreakingItHero Nice Job Breaking Gwen's Neck, Spidey!]]: If you go by that explanation. One of the cruelest examples of this trope ever.

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* [[NiceJobBreakingItHero Nice Job Breaking Gwen's Neck, Spidey!]]: NiceJobBreakingItHero: If you go by that explanation. One of the cruelest examples of this trope ever.
21st May '17 11:59:46 PM RNGeenaDavis
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* {{Foreshadowing}}: The shown cover image. Notice which picture the tiny Spider Man is standing on? While his bigger self is wondering who's going to die? Although this probably is accidental.

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* {{Foreshadowing}}: The shown There are a number of visual clues on the cover image. Notice hinting that Gwen will be the one to die, not the least of which picture is the tiny Spider Man fact that the smaller Spider-Man is standing on? While on her portrait. Also, close inspection of the position of his bigger self feet, shoulders and head indicate that he is wondering who's going to die? Although this probably is accidental.not actually facing forward, but rather, looking at Gwen.
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