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16th Aug '17 2:06:31 PM nitrokitty
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* AIGettingHigh: Just about everyone in Transmetropolitan is on drugs, and the computers are no exception. In fact, Spider Jerusalem's trademark CoolShades were created by a fabricator AI that was stoned out of its mind on machine drugs at the time.
16th Jul '17 8:01:24 PM CHLORINEGARGOYLE
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** Spider believes it to be this when he discovers he has [[MakesJustAsMuchSenseInContext become television.]] His assistant is unimpressed by his drama and tells him to just [[ItMakesSenseInContext eat his Caribou eyes.]]
* BadassBoast

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** Spider believes it to be this when he discovers he has [[MakesJustAsMuchSenseInContext become television.]] "become television" by way of participating in the senseless commercialized outrage culture (namely, by harassing television personalities as they're live on air) - and becoming one of the constantly angry and moralistic television personalities he hates as a result. His assistant is unimpressed by his drama and tells him to just [[ItMakesSenseInContext eat his Caribou eyes.]]
* BadassBoastBadassBoast: Shortly after being beaten to near-death by corrupt cops...



* ButForMeItWasTuesday: Spider routinely causes collateral damage and even destroys lives in revealing his truths. In one specific case he brought a film student along for an investigation into a club using libido enhancers to incite orgies that are then filmed and sold. Spider protected himself but didn't even warn the student, resulting in her participation that destroyed her reputation and family. When she comes back for revenge later he doesn't know her name or care.

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* ButForMeItWasTuesday: Spider routinely causes collateral damage and even destroys lives in revealing his truths. In one specific case case, he brought a film student along for an investigation into a club using libido enhancers to incite orgies that are then filmed and sold. Spider protected himself but didn't even warn the student, resulting in her participation that destroyed her reputation and family. When she comes back for revenge later he family - leading to a [[BatmanGambit years/decades-long plot to get hired at Spider's newspaper, work her way up, and try to murder him via assassins]]. He doesn't know remember her name or care.name, and only that she volunteered to carry his stuff into the place, and has absolutely no idea she's behind [[GambitPileup half of the assassination attempts on him during that arc.]]
16th Jul '17 7:53:08 PM CHLORINEGARGOYLE
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* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: Bill Rose, the man who runs the orphanage most of the child prostitutes come from in "Business". Spider thinks he's responsible for their actions... only to learn Rose, while not at fault for it, is perfectly aware of what they're doing, but has ''no'' ability to stop them, as hard as he - and the government, several religious organizations, and charities try. He tries to protect them and gives one of the most intelligent speeches in the series.

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* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: Bill Rose, the man who runs the orphanage most of the child prostitutes come from in "Business". Spider thinks he's responsible for their actions... only to learn Rose, while not at fault for it, is perfectly aware of what they're doing, but has ''no'' ability to stop them, as hard as he - and the government, several religious organizations, the public, and charities try. He tries to protect them (even as they spiral into self-abuse anyway) and gives one of the most intelligent speeches monologues in the series.series on human nature.
16th Jul '17 7:51:25 PM CHLORINEGARGOYLE
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* ItsAllAboutMe: Society in general has taken this trait. People care only for themselves and their own pleasure. Other people and the rest of the world in general are only around to facilitate this.

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* ItsAllAboutMe: Society (especially in Spider's eyes) in general has taken this trait. People care only for themselves and their own pleasure. Other people and the rest of the world in general are only around to facilitate this.


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* JadeColoredGlasses: Half-literal - [[FashionableAsymmetry one-half of Spider's glasses]] is jade-colored, while the other is rose-colored. True to form, Spider swings between hardened, cynical misanthropy and loathing/abuse of everyone around him, and loving, idealistic hope that humanity - a beautiful, loving species in his eyes - can change for the better, no matter hw long it takes.
25th Apr '17 5:07:30 PM PaulA
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** He and the Filthy Assistants also bust out some pretty impressive strings of swearing when things go wrong.
** The most-prominent on-page example comes in volume 2 when some assassins come to Spider's apartment to kill him and he goes ''berserk'' on them.
-->'''Spider:''' ''<firing wildly> FUCK YOU! FUCK YOU! FUCK YOU!'' Fuckers! Fuckers! Die fuck-pigs ''die'' fucking ''bastards.'' Fucking ''dead'' you hear me you cock-suckers. Fuck you! '''FUCK YOU!'''

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** He Spider and the Filthy Assistants also bust out some pretty impressive strings of swearing when things go wrong.
** The most-prominent on-page example comes in In volume 2 when some assassins come to Spider's apartment to kill him and he goes ''berserk'' on them.
-->'''Spider:''' ''<firing wildly> FUCK ''[firing wildly]'' ''FUCK YOU! FUCK YOU! FUCK YOU!'' Fuckers! Fuckers! Die fuck-pigs ''die'' fucking ''bastards.'' Fucking ''dead'' you hear me you cock-suckers. Fuck you! '''FUCK YOU!'''
25th Apr '17 9:10:36 AM ArcaneAzmadi
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** The most-prominent on-page example comes in volume 2 when some assassins come to Spider's apartment to kill him and he goes ''berserk'' on them.
-->'''Spider:''' ''<firing wildly> FUCK YOU! FUCK YOU! FUCK YOU!'' Fuckers! Fuckers! Die fuck-pigs ''die'' fucking ''bastards.'' Fucking ''dead'' you hear me you cock-suckers. Fuck you! '''FUCK YOU!'''
13th Apr '17 4:42:04 PM eroock
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* HitchhikersLeg: Channon, Spider Jerusalem's female bodyguard, goes straight to flashing her boobs to hail a cab in pouring rain. This being the City, home of every weird fetish imaginable, it takes Yelena joining in, and both stepping into the street, to get the driver to stop.
29th Mar '17 2:22:25 PM eroock
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-->--'''Yelena Rossini'''

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-->--'''Yelena -->-- '''Yelena Rossini'''
18th Feb '17 2:03:43 AM PaulA
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* OnlyALighter: Spider Jerusalem develops a fast-progressing neurodegenerative disorder with very little chance of recovering. In the epilogue he has barely any manual dexterity left, [[spoiler: his assistants leave him alone for a minute and he whips out what looks like a gun and slowly draws it towards his head, then lights a cigarette with it. Revealing that he is recovering after all.]]

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* OnlyALighter: Spider [[spoiler:Spider Jerusalem develops a fast-progressing neurodegenerative disorder with very little chance of recovering. In the epilogue he has barely any manual dexterity left, [[spoiler: his assistants leave him alone for a minute and he whips out what looks like a gun and slowly draws it towards his head, head... then lights a cigarette with it. Revealing it, revealing that he is recovering after all.]]
17th Feb '17 8:18:30 AM Aggron9988
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* OnlyALighter: Spider Jerusalem develops a fast-progressing neurodegenerative disorder with very little chance of recovering. In the epilogue he has barely any manual dexterity left, [[spoiler: his assistants leave him alone for a minute and he whips out what looks like a gun and slowly draws it towards his head, then lights a cigarette with it. Revealing that he is recovering after all.]]
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