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2nd Oct '17 5:11:50 AM Morgenthaler
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* BigBad: Lucifer actually kind of became this, at least for both Lady Death and Purgatori.
* BiggerBad: The Chaos Lord Armageddon.

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* %%* BigBad: Lucifer actually kind of became this, at least for both Lady Death and Purgatori.
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* BloodbathVillainOrigin: Bloodbath ''protagonist'' origins, too.
* BloodIsTheNewBlack:
* BloodSplatteredInnocents:
* BrainInAJar:

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* BulletproofHumanShield:

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* EyeScream:
* FreakOut:

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* GoodAngelBadAngel:
* GoodEyesEvilEyes:
* {{Gorn}}: And how.

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* %%* {{Gorn}}: And how.



* {{Woobie Destroyer of Worlds}}: {{Evil Ernie}}.

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* %%* {{Woobie Destroyer of Worlds}}: {{Evil Ernie}}.
2nd Oct '17 5:10:58 AM Morgenthaler
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* DisproportionateRetribution: Evil Ernie wants to kill everyone in order to bring Lady Death to Earth, but he also wants to make ''everyone'' pay for his abusive childhood and the fact that as a telepath he knew his neighbors refused to help him.
** Also Lady Death wants to wipe out humanity for her freedom to return to Earth, but the fact that she's still mad that she was burned at the stake as a witch in the Middle Ages for healing plague victims and because her father happened to be a Satanist is an added bonus.

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* DisproportionateRetribution: DisproportionateRetribution:
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Evil Ernie wants to kill everyone in order to bring Lady Death to Earth, but he also wants to make ''everyone'' pay for his abusive childhood and the fact that as a telepath he knew his neighbors refused to help him.
** Also Lady Death wants to wipe out humanity for her freedom to return to Earth, but the fact that she's still mad that she was burned at the stake as a witch in the Middle Ages for healing plague victims and because her father happened to be a Satanist is an added bonus.



* EvenEvilHasStandards: Lady Death tended to have a pretty strict code of honor, which often was the only thing making her more moral than her nemesis Purgatori. She also, despite being behind an attempt to carry out the mass murder of the entire human race, genuinely cared about the souls of the dead and was outraged when she learned that Heaven and Hell have been harvesting the dead for millennia for their own purposes.

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* EvenEvilHasStandards: EvenEvilHasStandards:
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Lady Death tended to have a pretty strict code of honor, which often was the only thing making her more moral than her nemesis Purgatori. She also, despite being behind an attempt to carry out the mass murder of the entire human race, genuinely cared about the souls of the dead and was outraged when she learned that Heaven and Hell have been harvesting the dead for millennia for their own purposes.



* EvenTheGirlsWantHer: Lady Death generally pulls three reactions from women: seething jealousy, attempts to destroy her, or... (And they're not mutually exclusive!)
** In Purgatori's case, she wanted to seduce ''and'' destroy her.

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* EvenTheGirlsWantHer: Lady Death generally pulls three reactions from women: seething jealousy, attempts to destroy her, or... (And they're not mutually exclusive!)
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exclusive!) In Purgatori's case, she wanted to seduce ''and'' destroy her.



* VillainProtagonist: One of the things that made Chaos! stand out was that they were completely and unabashedly all about this trope in their heyday. For examples, ''Purgatori: The Vampire Myth'' told Purgatori's origin story with a framing narrative about her in the modern day seeking to kill two ancient vampires she accidentally created to replenish her power, and ''Evil Ernie: Destroyer'' had an ''entire storyline'' about him wiping out the population of Atlanta with his zombie army and trying to initiate a nuclear holocaust. But in the company's latter years their protagonists, especially Chastity and Lady Death, became more traditional heroic protagonists, although Purgatori and Evil Ernie stuck pretty close to their original characterizations.
** In a letter to fans in the last issue of ''War of the Dead'' which was (originally) meant to be the end of Evil Ernie, Brian Pulido does claim he always thought of Evil Ernie as "the bad guy" and planned from the start that he would be killed by the "heroine" Mary Young.

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* VillainProtagonist: One of the things that made Chaos! stand out was that they were completely and unabashedly all about this trope in their heyday. For examples, ''Purgatori: The Vampire Myth'' told Purgatori's origin story with a framing narrative about her in the modern day seeking to kill two ancient vampires she accidentally created to replenish her power, and ''Evil Ernie: Destroyer'' had an ''entire storyline'' about him wiping out the population of Atlanta with his zombie army and trying to initiate a nuclear holocaust. But in the company's latter years their protagonists, especially Chastity and Lady Death, became more traditional heroic protagonists, although Purgatori and Evil Ernie stuck pretty close to their original characterizations. \n** In a letter to fans in the last issue of ''War of the Dead'' which was (originally) meant to be the end of Evil Ernie, Brian Pulido does claim he always thought of Evil Ernie as "the bad guy" and planned from the start that he would be killed by the "heroine" Mary Young.
23rd Sep '17 12:50:00 PM cdenton
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Chaos had licensing deals to handle Wrestling/{{WWF}} characters and the ''Franchise/{{Halloween}}'' franchise, a pretty sizable fan community - affectionately called Chaos Fiends - and arguably one of the earliest comics fan communities to really make use of the Internet. Sadly, they were a casualty of the crash of the industry in the late '90s/early '00s.

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Chaos had licensing deals to handle Wrestling/{{WWF}} characters and the ''Franchise/{{Halloween}}'' franchise, franchise and a pretty sizable fan community - affectionately called Chaos Fiends - and that were arguably one of the earliest comics fan communities to really make use of the Internet. Sadly, they were a casualty of the crash of the industry in the late '90s/early '00s.
19th Sep '17 9:11:27 AM Morgenthaler
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One or two of its franchises do occasionally still see print after being auctioned off to other companies. ComicBook/LadyDeath, who quickly eclipsed Evil Ernie in popularity, is currently in series published by Boundless Comics. There have been various attempts to revive the company's other flagship characters, the most successful of these so far being the use of Evil Ernie as an AntiVillain in ''ComicBook/HackSlash''.

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One or two of its franchises do occasionally still see print after being auctioned off to other companies. ComicBook/LadyDeath, who [[BreakoutCharacter quickly eclipsed Evil Ernie in popularity, popularity]], is currently in series published by Boundless Comics. There have been various attempts to revive the company's other flagship characters, the most successful of these so far being the use of Evil Ernie as an AntiVillain in ''ComicBook/HackSlash''.
19th Sep '17 9:10:42 AM Morgenthaler
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Chaos! Comics was a comic book publisher that operated from 1994 until 2002. Founded by Brian Pulido, it originally began as a vehicle for ''Evil Ernie'', his idea for a movie turned comic book about an undead teenage serial killer who spearheads a ZombieApocalypse while goaded on by a supernatural being called ComicBook/LadyDeath, but it expanded into its own shared universe with multiple characters and titles. A company that specialized in ultraviolent horror, {{gorn}}, and dark fantasy with mostly VillainProtagonist and AntiHero characters, Chaos! is still generally remembered as kicking off the "Bad Girls" fad of '90s comics and being a prime example of the excesses of UsefulNotes/TheDarkAgeOfComicBooks - not that these are necessarily bad things.

Chaos had licensing deals to handle WWF characters and the ''Franchise/{{Halloween}}'' franchise, a pretty sizable fan community - affectionately called Chaos Fiends - and arguably one of the earliest comics fan communities to really make use of the Internet. Sadly, they were a casualty of the crash of the industry in the late '90s/early '00s.

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Chaos! Comics was a comic book publisher that operated from 1994 until 2002. Founded by Brian Pulido, it originally began as a vehicle for ''Evil Ernie'', his idea for a movie turned comic book about an undead teenage serial killer who spearheads a ZombieApocalypse while goaded on by a supernatural being called ComicBook/LadyDeath, but it expanded into its own shared universe with multiple characters and titles. A company that specialized in ultraviolent horror, {{gorn}}, and dark fantasy with mostly VillainProtagonist and AntiHero characters, Chaos! is still generally remembered as kicking off the "Bad Girls" "[[BadGirlComic Bad Girls]]" fad of '90s comics and being a prime example of the excesses of UsefulNotes/TheDarkAgeOfComicBooks - not that these are necessarily bad things.

Chaos had licensing deals to handle WWF Wrestling/{{WWF}} characters and the ''Franchise/{{Halloween}}'' franchise, a pretty sizable fan community - affectionately called Chaos Fiends - and arguably one of the earliest comics fan communities to really make use of the Internet. Sadly, they were a casualty of the crash of the industry in the late '90s/early '00s.
19th Sep '17 9:09:41 AM Morgenthaler
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23rd Jul '17 3:40:46 PM MarcoPolo250
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Chaos! Comics was a comic book publisher that operated from 1994 until 2002. Founded by Brian Pulido, it originally began as a vehicle for ''Evil Ernie'', his idea for a movie turned comic book about an undead teenage serial killer who spearheads a ZombieApocalypse while goaded on by a supernatural being called ComicBook/LadyDeath, but it expanded into its own shared universe with multiple characters and titles. A company that specialized in ultraviolent horror, {{gorn}}, and dark fantasy with mostly VillainProtagonist and AntiHero characters, Chaos! is still generally remembered as kicking off the "Bad Girls" fad of '90s comics and being a prime example of the excesses of UsefulNotes/TheDarkAgeOfComicBooks - not that these are necessarily bad things. Despite getting licensing deals to handle WWF characters and the ''Franchise/{{Halloween}}'' franchise as well as having a pretty sizable fan community, affectionately called Chaos Fiends and arguably one of the earliest comics fan communities to really make use of the Internet, Chaos! was a casualty of the crash of the industry in the late '90s/early '00s.

One or two of its franchises do occasionally still see print after being auctioned off to other companies. Lady Death, who quickly eclipsed Evil Ernie in popularity, is currently in series published by Boundless Comics. Also there have been various attempts to revive the company's other flagship characters, the most successful of these so far being the use of Evil Ernie as an AntiVillain in ''ComicBook/HackSlash''.

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Chaos! Comics was a comic book publisher that operated from 1994 until 2002. Founded by Brian Pulido, it originally began as a vehicle for ''Evil Ernie'', his idea for a movie turned comic book about an undead teenage serial killer who spearheads a ZombieApocalypse while goaded on by a supernatural being called ComicBook/LadyDeath, but it expanded into its own shared universe with multiple characters and titles. A company that specialized in ultraviolent horror, {{gorn}}, and dark fantasy with mostly VillainProtagonist and AntiHero characters, Chaos! is still generally remembered as kicking off the "Bad Girls" fad of '90s comics and being a prime example of the excesses of UsefulNotes/TheDarkAgeOfComicBooks - not that these are necessarily bad things. Despite getting

Chaos had
licensing deals to handle WWF characters and the ''Franchise/{{Halloween}}'' franchise as well as having franchise, a pretty sizable fan community, community - affectionately called Chaos Fiends - and arguably one of the earliest comics fan communities to really make use of the Internet, Chaos! was Internet. Sadly, they were a casualty of the crash of the industry in the late '90s/early '00s.

One or two of its franchises do occasionally still see print after being auctioned off to other companies. Lady Death, ComicBook/LadyDeath, who quickly eclipsed Evil Ernie in popularity, is currently in series published by Boundless Comics. Also there There have been various attempts to revive the company's other flagship characters, the most successful of these so far being the use of Evil Ernie as an AntiVillain in ''ComicBook/HackSlash''.



** {{Evil Ernie}}.

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** {{Evil Ernie}}.Evil Ernie



** ComicBook/{{Purgatori}}.
** Chastity.
** Cremator.
** Jade.
** Omen.
** Lady Demon.
** Bad Kitty.
** Smiley The Psychotic Button.
** The Cryptic Writings of Music/{{Megadeth}}.
** Music/InsaneClownPosse.
** Static-X.
** Wrestling/{{Chyna}}.
** [[Wrestling/DwayneJohnson The Rock]].
** [[Wrestling/MickFoley Mankind]].
** [[Wrestling/StoneColdSteveAustin "Stone Cold" Steve Austin]].
** Wrestling/TheUndertaker.
** Halloween.

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** ComicBook/{{Purgatori}}.
ComicBook/{{Purgatori}}
** Chastity.
Chastity
** Cremator.
Cremator
** Jade.
Jade
** Omen.
Omen
** Lady Demon.
Demon
** Bad Kitty.
Kitty
** Smiley The Psychotic Button.
Button
** The Cryptic Writings of Music/{{Megadeth}}.
Music/{{Megadeth}}
** Music/InsaneClownPosse.
Music/InsaneClownPosse
** Static-X.
Static-X
** Wrestling/{{Chyna}}.
Wrestling/{{Chyna}}
** [[Wrestling/DwayneJohnson The Rock]].
Rock]]
** [[Wrestling/MickFoley Mankind]].
Mankind]]
** [[Wrestling/StoneColdSteveAustin "Stone Cold" Steve Austin]].
Austin]]
** Wrestling/TheUndertaker.
Wrestling/TheUndertaker
** Halloween.Franchise/{{Halloween}}



* CrisisCrossover: Even Chaos! had one, ''Armageddon'', about...well, Armageddon, a [[GodofEvil God of Evil]] embodying the principle of entropy and the attempts of Chaos! characters, especially Omen, to stop it from destroying the universe. In a weird reversal of the trope-namer, this actually ''established'' a multiverse. Besides changing the status quo of the franchises, it gave rise to an attempt to bring in more diverse genres to Chaos!, including a sci-fi title. It didn't work, or rather it didn't have a chance to work; Chaos! Comics went under even before some of the new titles saw print.

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* CrisisCrossover: Even Chaos! had one, ''Armageddon'', about...well, Armageddon, a ''Armageddon''. It was about the eponymous [[GodofEvil God of Evil]] embodying the principle of entropy and the attempts of Chaos! characters, especially Omen, to stop it from destroying the universe. In a weird reversal of the trope-namer, this actually ''established'' a multiverse. Besides changing the status quo of the franchises, it gave rise to an attempt to bring in more diverse genres to Chaos!, including a sci-fi title. It didn't work, or rather it didn't have a chance to work; Chaos! Comics went under even before some of the new titles saw print.
18th Jul '17 11:28:26 AM ACW
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Chaos! Comics was a comic book publisher that operated from 1994 until 2002. Founded by Brian Pulido, it originally began as a vehicle for ''Evil Ernie'', his idea for a movie turned comic book about an undead teenage serial killer who spearheads a ZombieApocalypse while goaded on by a supernatural being called ComicBook/LadyDeath, but it expanded into its own shared universe with multiple characters and titles. A company that specialized in ultraviolent horror, gorn, and dark fantasy with mostly VillainProtagonist and AntiHero characters, Chaos! is still generally remembered as kicking off the "Bad Girls" fad of '90s comics and being a prime example of the excesses of UsefulNotes/TheDarkAgeOfComicBooks - not that these are necessarily bad things. Despite getting licensing deals to handle WWF characters and the ''Franchise/{{Halloween}}'' franchise as well as having a pretty sizable fan community, affectionately called Chaos Fiends and arguably one of the earliest comics fan communities to really make use of the Internet, Chaos! was a casualty of the crash of the industry in the late '90s/early '00s.

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Chaos! Comics was a comic book publisher that operated from 1994 until 2002. Founded by Brian Pulido, it originally began as a vehicle for ''Evil Ernie'', his idea for a movie turned comic book about an undead teenage serial killer who spearheads a ZombieApocalypse while goaded on by a supernatural being called ComicBook/LadyDeath, but it expanded into its own shared universe with multiple characters and titles. A company that specialized in ultraviolent horror, gorn, {{gorn}}, and dark fantasy with mostly VillainProtagonist and AntiHero characters, Chaos! is still generally remembered as kicking off the "Bad Girls" fad of '90s comics and being a prime example of the excesses of UsefulNotes/TheDarkAgeOfComicBooks - not that these are necessarily bad things. Despite getting licensing deals to handle WWF characters and the ''Franchise/{{Halloween}}'' franchise as well as having a pretty sizable fan community, affectionately called Chaos Fiends and arguably one of the earliest comics fan communities to really make use of the Internet, Chaos! was a casualty of the crash of the industry in the late '90s/early '00s.
20th Jan '17 4:39:55 AM MarcoPolo250
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In 2014, Chaos! was revived and rebooted by Dynamite Comics through a titular miniseries starring Evil Ernie and another miniseries, simply titled Chaos!, by [[ComicBook/HackSlash Tim Seeley]], which serves to reintroduce the core Chaos! characters - except Lady Death, who is replaced by [[SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute Lady Hel]].

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In 2014, Chaos! was revived and rebooted by Dynamite Comics Creator/DynamiteComics through a titular miniseries starring Evil Ernie and another miniseries, simply titled Chaos!, by [[ComicBook/HackSlash Tim Seeley]], which serves to reintroduce the core Chaos! characters - except Lady Death, who is replaced by [[SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute Lady Hel]].
5th Nov '16 8:05:36 AM TheNerevarine
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** Purgatori.

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** Purgatori.ComicBook/{{Purgatori}}.



* AndIMustScream: Once she's turned from an Egyptian slave girl to a pissed off vampire/demon, Purgatori returns to her former lover, the queen who tried to kill her, and the husband she was willing to kill her for and seals them both in a tomb...''after'' she's turned them into vampires.
* ArtisticLicenseHistory: Purgatori's origin story refers to the city of Alexandria, but it's clear that it takes place in the second millennium BC when Alexandria wasn't founded by Alexander the Great until 331 BC. If you're feeling charitable, you could say that they're referring to Rhacotis, the native Egyptian city that Alexandria was built around. Also Egypt's tombs and pyramids were built by paid workers, not slave labor, although to be fair this is still a widespread misconception.
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