History Comicbook / Zenith

29th Dec '15 2:56:40 PM LondonKdS
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* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: Evil hippie millionaire Scott Wallace is a blatant caricature of Richard Branson.
3rd May '15 8:30:07 PM folkner
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* BreakThemByTalking: How Zenith convinces [[spoiler:Wallace to stop his missile strike]] and without his telepathy no less.



* EvenBadMenLoveTheirMamas: Zenith's first feat of superhuman might? [[spoiler:Protecting his grandmother from a brutish CIA operative when he was just a lad.]]



* GoingCommando: Maximan 23 isn't wearing anything under that robe of his, flashing everyone below him as he addresses the room, but Zenith seems to be the only one that cares.



* GrandmaWhatMassiveHotnessYouHave: When [[spoiler:Ruby's youth is restored early in Book III]], Zenith takes a moment to tastefully admire the change.



* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Zenith might be a jerk, but he's not a bad guy and has been known to comfort people in distress in his own rough way.



* ObfuscatingStupidity: Zenith. WordOfGod says that he masks his actual intelligence level so people won't demand so much of him and on the off chance he'll have to outfox those people sometime down the line.

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* ObfuscatingStupidity: Zenith. WordOfGod says that he masks his actual intelligence level so people won't demand so much of him and on the off chance he'll have to outfox those people sometime down the line. Case in point, when Peyne catches him reading a book, he flippantly throws it away and acts like nothing had happened.


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* OtherMeAnnoysMe: Zenith doesn't care much for the polite and friendly Vertex, describing the experience of their first meeting as "horrible."


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* StraightGay: Eddie, Zenith's agent.


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* WhoWantsToLiveForever: Peter St John doesn't. The other surviving members of Cloud 9 would like to very much.
3rd May '15 1:49:10 AM saltan
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* DefectorFromDecadence: Peter St John refuses to abandon London like [[spoiler:the royal family and the rest of the government to avoid the coming nuclear strike they've condemned the rest of the city to]], opting to stay behind on the slimmest of chances that he'll be powerful enough [[spoiler:to stop the missiles.]]


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* EvenEvilHasStandards: Peter St John is a manipulative, pragmatic scoundrel, but no matter the era or incarnation, he is most definitely not on board with the plan his Cloud 9 colleagues cooked up despite how advantageous it would be for him personally.


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* GuileHero: Zenith and Peter St John. They're more about the guile than the hero aspect of this trope though.


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* ObfuscatingStupidity: Zenith. WordOfGod says that he masks his actual intelligence level so people won't demand so much of him and on the off chance he'll have to outfox those people sometime down the line.


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* SelfMadeOrphan: Zenith is forced to kill [[spoiler:what's left of his braindead father to protect himself at the end of Book II.]]


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* {{Troll}}: Zenith lives up to his moniker of "Superbrat", but most of his gross acts of flippant rudeness are meant to either throw people off balance or make them think less of him so they'll lower their guard.
20th Apr '15 4:27:53 AM jormis29
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* BlindSeer: Maximan of Alternative 23. He even has a [[NorseMythology raven perched on his shoulder]].

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* BlindSeer: Maximan of Alternative 23. He even has a [[NorseMythology [[Myth/NorseMythology raven perched on his shoulder]].
27th Feb '15 3:48:39 PM Ekuran
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* BriliantButLazy: Zenith. He's pound for pound one of the strongest superhuman in the series in terms of raw power and his mental faculties aren't wanting either; Peter St John, the comic's master manipulator, outright praises Zenith for more or less foreseeing the social media scene and expresses some disquiet that he sees through his illusions and schemes that manage to fool people "smarter" than him.

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* BriliantButLazy: BrilliantButLazy: Zenith. He's pound for pound one of the strongest superhuman in the series in terms of raw power and his mental faculties aren't wanting either; Peter St John, the comic's master manipulator, outright praises Zenith for more or less foreseeing the social media scene and expresses some disquiet that he sees through his illusions and schemes that manage to fool people "smarter" than him.
14th Dec '14 9:37:27 PM saltin
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* BriliantButLazy: Zenith. He's pound for pound one of the strongest superhuman in the series in terms of raw power and his mental faculties aren't wanting either; Peter St John, the comic's master manipulator, outright praises Zenith for more or less foreseeing the social media scene and expresses some disquiet that he sees through his illusions and schemes that manage to fool people "smarter" than him.
14th Nov '14 4:38:20 PM MRAustin
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* OldShame: Peter St John as Mandala in the 60's.

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* OldShame: Peter St John as seems genuinely ashamed of having been the super-hippy Mandala in the 60's.60's; Being such a prominent anti-establishment figure would indeed have been a very unusual history for a Conservative minister in the MargaretThatcher era of RealLife, but given that ''absolutely everybody'' knows he was Mandala, and that the press never seem to mention him without pointing it out, it goes far beyond fear of public embarrassment, becoming something much more personal, as if he can't quite believe he ever behaved that way.
14th Nov '14 4:29:23 PM MRAustin
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14th Nov '14 4:29:21 PM MRAustin
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* KeepCirculatingTheTapes: ''Zenith'' has been out of print for almost twenty years, and, because of complicated legal issues surrounding the copyrights, will probably stay that way for a while. The original printings of the trade paperback collections currently go up for hundreds of dollars on Internet auction sites (the original issues of 2000 A.D. are somewhat cheaper)
** Although as of May 2013, 2000AD have announced that they will finally be reprinting Zenith! Only 100,000 copies will be done however.
2nd Jun '13 2:34:52 AM Jimsicle
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** Although recently 2000AD have announced that they will finally be reprinting Zenith! Only 100,000 copies will be done however.

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** Although recently as of May 2013, 2000AD have announced that they will finally be reprinting Zenith! Only 100,000 copies will be done however.
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