History Creator / ChrisClaremont

9th Aug '17 5:26:10 PM DarkPhoenix94
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* AcePilot: Claremont loves aviation and [[ActionGirl super-impressive heroines]], so a whole slew of his female characters are commercial or military crack pilots: Betty Bradock (Psylocke), Carol Danvers (Miss Marvel) and Madelyne Pryor are only the most famous of them. They get numerous enough that it might well be a deliberate wink to the fans when he is content to make Nightcrawler's similarly air-themed girlfriend Amanda a "mere" stewardess, rather than a command pilot.

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* AcePilot: Claremont loves aviation and [[ActionGirl super-impressive heroines]], so a whole slew of his female characters are commercial or military crack pilots: Betty Bradock (Psylocke), Carol Danvers (Miss (Ms Marvel, later Binary/Warbird/Captain Marvel) [[note]] While he didn't create Carol, he is credited with having turned her from averagely powered CListFodder to solid supporting character and major league badass.[[/note]] and Madelyne Pryor are only the most famous of them. They get numerous enough that it might well be a deliberate wink to the fans when he is content to make Nightcrawler's similarly air-themed girlfriend Amanda a "mere" stewardess, rather than a command pilot.



* AmbiguouslyGay: Mystique/Destiny, Karma, Northstar

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* AmbiguouslyGay: Mystique/Destiny, Karma, Northstarand Northstar.



* AuthorAppeal: Claremont's mother was a British World War II veteran and a bona fide badass; he's also heavily influenced by Creator/RobertAHeinlein. When he looked at mainstream American comic books in the mid-seventies when he started, he saw almost no female characters he liked, and set out to redress the problem, creating or heavily influencing several dozen of [[ActionGirl Marvel's primary heroines]], including characters who are still considered pillars of the universe to this day. As such, he's arguably one of the most influential superhero writers of all time.
** Unfortunately, things that ''also'' appeal to Claremont include mind control (and characters heroically overcoming it), body horror, characters being somehow "corrupted" into evil or sensual versions of themselves, villains who pursue the romantic attentions of a heroine, and flimsy excuses for female characters ending up half-naked. He's also been unable to shake a rumor, started in the mid-2000s by an [[HateDom angry former fan]], that he's actually very much [[PerverseSexualLust in love with Storm]].

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* AuthorAppeal: Claremont's mother was a British World War II veteran and a bona fide badass; he's also heavily influenced by Creator/RobertAHeinlein. When he looked at mainstream American comic books in the mid-seventies when he started, he saw almost no female characters he liked, and set out to redress the problem, creating or heavily influencing several dozen of [[ActionGirl Marvel's primary heroines]], including characters who are still considered pillars of the universe to this day.day - in fact, he invented pretty much every famous X-Man or X-Woman who wasn't part of the original team, and reinvented and revamped Jean Grey (turning her from average telekinetic into psychic goddess), Magneto (turning him from standard B-Movie villain to morally complex WellIntentionedExtremist), and Carol Danvers (turning her from second string Avenger and victim of a horrendous storyline that led to her being PutOnABus to cosmic level powerhouse, Binary). As such, he's arguably one of the most influential superhero writers of all time.
** Unfortunately, things that ''also'' appeal to Claremont include mind control (and characters heroically overcoming it), body horror, characters being somehow "corrupted" into evil or sensual versions of themselves, villains who pursue the romantic attentions of a heroine, and flimsy excuses for female characters ending up half-naked. He's also been unable to shake a rumor, rumour, started in the mid-2000s by an [[HateDom angry former fan]], that he's actually very much [[PerverseSexualLust in love with Storm]].
9th Jul '17 5:11:13 PM IdumeanPatriot
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* AcePilot: Claremont loves aviation and [[ActionGirl super-impressive heroines]], so a whole slew of his female characters are commercial or military crack pilots: Betty Bradock (Psylocke), Carol Danvers (Miss Marvel) and Madelyne Pryor are only the most famous of them. They get numerous enough that it might well be a deliberate wink to the fans when he is content to make Nightcrawler's similarly air-themed girlfriend Amanda a "mere" stewardess, rather than a command pilot.
19th May '17 6:56:08 AM BookReaderUSA
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* CreatorBacklash: Not so much regarding his works, but Claremont has gone on the record that he feels that both Creator/Disney =/= Creator/MarvelComics ''AND'' Creator/TwentiethCenturyFox has caused the ComicBook/XMen to be sidelined since the former doesn't have the film rights to the franchise and the latter does. He also argues that if Disney had bought Marvel when the latter had the film rights to all their characters, the X-Men would be the predominant comic of the Franchise/MarvelUniverse. It should be noted that this was before Marvel announced ''ComicBook/ResurrXion'', a planned triumphant relaunch of the X-Men in response to the response about the sidelining.

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* CreatorBacklash: Not so much regarding his works, but Claremont has gone on the record that he feels that both Creator/Disney =/= Creator/MarvelComics Creator/{{Disney}}[=/=]Creator/MarvelComics ''AND'' Creator/TwentiethCenturyFox has caused the ComicBook/XMen to be sidelined since the former doesn't have the film rights to the franchise and the latter does. He also argues that if Disney had bought Marvel when the latter had the film rights to all their characters, the X-Men would be the predominant comic of the Franchise/MarvelUniverse. It should be noted that this was before Marvel announced ''ComicBook/ResurrXion'', a planned triumphant relaunch of the X-Men in response reaction to the response about backlash against the sidelining.
10th May '17 5:01:21 AM DarkPhoenix94
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Claremont was one of the first superhero writers to deliberately set out to create strong female protagonists who were often the most powerful members of any given team. During his original time at Marvel, he created or strongly influenced many of the female characters that remain centrepieces of the line today, including Storm, Jean Grey, Rachel Grey-Summers, Rogue, Misty Knight, Colleen Wing, Kitty Pryde, [[ComicBook/MsMarvel Carol Danvers]], Jessica Drew, and the Empress Lilandra. He also codified Magneto as a morally complex WellIntentionedExtremist, turned Wolverine from one-shot Hulk villain into a pop-culture phenomenon, and rung in an era of far more sweeping stories, creating some of the most recognisable stories in comics history - in particular, ''ComicBook/DarkPhoenixSaga'', ''ComicBook/DaysOfFuturePast'' and ''ComicBook/GodLovesManKills''. This makes him one of the single most influential writers in comic-book history (and through ''X-Men'', to ''all of pop culture''), to the point where [[Film/XMenFilmSeries four out of the nine current X-Men films]] are directly based on stories he wrote, and the other five (''{{Film/Logan}}'' possibly excepted) were all very heavily influenced by them. However, modern audiences mostly know him, if they know him at all, as "that guy with the strong mind-control, S&M gear, and dominatrix fetish who used to write ''X-Men''."

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Claremont was one of the first superhero writers to deliberately set out to create strong female protagonists who were often the most powerful members of any given team. During his original time at Marvel, he created or strongly influenced many of the female characters that remain centrepieces of the line today, including Storm, Jean Grey, Rachel Grey-Summers, Rogue, Misty Knight, Colleen Wing, Kitty Pryde, [[ComicBook/MsMarvel Carol Danvers]], Jessica Drew, and the Empress Lilandra. He also codified Magneto as a morally complex WellIntentionedExtremist, turned Wolverine from one-shot Hulk villain into a pop-culture phenomenon, and rung in an era of far more sweeping stories, creating some of the most recognisable stories in comics history - in particular, ''ComicBook/DarkPhoenixSaga'', ''ComicBook/TheDarkPhoenixSaga'', ''ComicBook/DaysOfFuturePast'' and ''ComicBook/GodLovesManKills''. This makes him one of the single most influential writers in comic-book history (and through ''X-Men'', to ''all of pop culture''), to the point where [[Film/XMenFilmSeries four out of the nine current X-Men films]] are directly based on stories he wrote, and the other five (''{{Film/Logan}}'' possibly excepted) were all very heavily influenced by them. However, modern audiences mostly know him, if they know him at all, as "that guy with the strong mind-control, S&M gear, and dominatrix fetish who used to write ''X-Men''."
10th May '17 5:01:05 AM DarkPhoenix94
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* CreatorBacklash: Not so much regarding his works, but Claremont has gone on the record that he feels that both Creator/Disney =/= Creator/MarvelComics ''AND'' Creator/TwentiethCenturyFox has caused the ComicBook/XMen to be sidelined since the former doesn't have the film rights to the franchise and the latter does. He also argues that if Disney had bought Marvel when the latter had the film rights to all their characters, the X-Men would be the predominant comic of the Franchise/MarvelUniverse.[[note]]This is before Marvel announced ''ComicBook/ResurrXion'', which is planned to be a relaunch of the X-Men in response to the response about the sidelining.[[/note]]

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* CreatorBacklash: Not so much regarding his works, but Claremont has gone on the record that he feels that both Creator/Disney =/= Creator/MarvelComics ''AND'' Creator/TwentiethCenturyFox has caused the ComicBook/XMen to be sidelined since the former doesn't have the film rights to the franchise and the latter does. He also argues that if Disney had bought Marvel when the latter had the film rights to all their characters, the X-Men would be the predominant comic of the Franchise/MarvelUniverse.[[note]]This is It should be noted that this was before Marvel announced ''ComicBook/ResurrXion'', which is a planned to be a triumphant relaunch of the X-Men in response to the response about the sidelining.[[/note]]



** For values of "recent" that can be read "the past thirty", yes. In addition to ideas that were outright rejected by the higher-ups (most famously, his plan for Mystique and Destiny to be Nightcrawler's parents, with the shapeshifting ''female'' Mystique being his father), most of his storylines get interrupted by Marvel sending him to a different book, and bringing in a new writer who scraps Claremont's plans. Although it has gotten worse lately.

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** For values of "recent" that can be read "the past thirty", forty", yes. In addition to ideas that were outright rejected by the higher-ups (most famously, his plan for Mystique and Destiny to be Nightcrawler's parents, with the shapeshifting ''female'' Mystique being his father), most of his storylines get interrupted by Marvel sending him to a different book, and bringing in a new writer who scraps Claremont's plans. Although it has gotten worse lately.



* GodwinsLaw / ThoseWackyNazis: For whatever reasons, Claremont appears fascinated with the Nazis. Nearly ''every'' human X-Men villain he wrote is compared to Nazis at some point by sympathetic characters, and not infrequently, they are also ''objectively'' either actual Nazi bitter-enders or government conspiracies that like PuttingOnTheReich. This isn't limited to his X-Men writing, either; his work on ''Captain America'' and other titles also shoe-horned in numerous references to Nazis and the Jewish holocaust. (Cap, of course, always had some Nazi villains, but rarely to the extent Claremont did it.)

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* GodwinsLaw / ThoseWackyNazis: GodwinsLaw[=/=]ThoseWackyNazis: For whatever reasons, Claremont appears fascinated with the Nazis. Nearly ''every'' human X-Men villain he wrote is compared to Nazis at some point by sympathetic characters, and not infrequently, they are also ''objectively'' either actual Nazi bitter-enders or government conspiracies that like PuttingOnTheReich. This isn't limited to his X-Men writing, either; his work on ''Captain America'' and other titles also shoe-horned in numerous references to Nazis and the Jewish holocaust. (Cap, of course, always had some Nazi villains, but rarely to the extent Claremont did it.)



** And since it heavily influenced the character of Magneto, making him a much more sympathetic and compelling character, it's arguable that (at least at times) TropesAreNotBad.



* {{Soaperizing}}

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* {{Soaperizing}}
{{Soaperizing}}: Turned the X-Men into the ludicrously complicated and absurdly incestuous superpowered soap opera that we know and love.
10th May '17 4:55:41 AM DarkPhoenix94
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Claremont was one of the first superhero writers to deliberately set out to create strong female protagonists. During his original time at Marvel, he created or strongly influenced many of the female characters that remain centerpieces of the line today, including Storm, Jean Grey, Rogue, Misty Knight, Colleen Wing, Kitty Pryde, [[ComicBook/MsMarvel Carol Danvers]], Jessica Drew, and the Empress Lilandra. This makes him one of the single most influential writers in comic-book history (and through ''X-Men'', to ''all of pop culture''), although modern audiences mostly know him as "that guy with the strong mind-control, S&M gear, and dominatrix fetish who used to write ''X-Men''."

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Claremont was one of the first superhero writers to deliberately set out to create strong female protagonists. protagonists who were often the most powerful members of any given team. During his original time at Marvel, he created or strongly influenced many of the female characters that remain centerpieces centrepieces of the line today, including Storm, Jean Grey, Rachel Grey-Summers, Rogue, Misty Knight, Colleen Wing, Kitty Pryde, [[ComicBook/MsMarvel Carol Danvers]], Jessica Drew, and the Empress Lilandra. He also codified Magneto as a morally complex WellIntentionedExtremist, turned Wolverine from one-shot Hulk villain into a pop-culture phenomenon, and rung in an era of far more sweeping stories, creating some of the most recognisable stories in comics history - in particular, ''ComicBook/DarkPhoenixSaga'', ''ComicBook/DaysOfFuturePast'' and ''ComicBook/GodLovesManKills''. This makes him one of the single most influential writers in comic-book history (and through ''X-Men'', to ''all of pop culture''), although to the point where [[Film/XMenFilmSeries four out of the nine current X-Men films]] are directly based on stories he wrote, and the other five (''{{Film/Logan}}'' possibly excepted) were all very heavily influenced by them. However, modern audiences mostly know him, if they know him at all, as "that guy with the strong mind-control, S&M gear, and dominatrix fetish who used to write ''X-Men''."



He returned to Marvel in the late nineties, writing ''ComicBook/FantasticFour'' and ''X-Treme X-Men'' with Salvador Larroca and Igor Kordey. He was later put on ''Exiles'', which was later relaunched as ''New Exiles'' before being canceled, and the alternate-universe reboot ''ComicBook/XMenForever''. His most recent comics project, ending in April of 2014, was ''Nightcrawler'' with Todd Nauck.

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He returned to Marvel in the late nineties, writing ''ComicBook/FantasticFour'' and ''X-Treme X-Men'' with Salvador Larroca and Igor Kordey. He was later put on ''Exiles'', which was later relaunched as ''New Exiles'' before being canceled, cancelled, and the alternate-universe reboot ''ComicBook/XMenForever''. His most recent comics project, ending in April of 2014, was ''Nightcrawler'' with Todd Nauck.



*** And a few of the men. His novelization for the third X-Men movie has Iceman practically melting (no pun intended) over Angel. HilariousInHindSight.

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*** And a few of the men. His novelization for the third X-Men movie has Iceman practically melting (no pun intended) over Angel. HilariousInHindSight.
29th Apr '17 4:11:42 AM jormis29
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* CreatorBacklash: Not so much regarding his works, but Claremont has gone on the record that he feels that both Creator/Disney =/= Creator/MarvelComics ''AND'' Creator/TwentiethCenturyFox has caused the ComicBook/XMen to be sidelined since the former doesn't have the film rights to the franchise and the latter does. He also argues that if Disney had bought Marvel when the latter had the film rights to all their characters, the X-Men would be the predominant comic of the Franchise/MarvelUniverse.[[note]]This is before Marvel announced ''[=ResurrXion=]'', which is planned to be a relaunch of the X-Men in response to the response about the sidelining.[[/note]]

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* CreatorBacklash: Not so much regarding his works, but Claremont has gone on the record that he feels that both Creator/Disney =/= Creator/MarvelComics ''AND'' Creator/TwentiethCenturyFox has caused the ComicBook/XMen to be sidelined since the former doesn't have the film rights to the franchise and the latter does. He also argues that if Disney had bought Marvel when the latter had the film rights to all their characters, the X-Men would be the predominant comic of the Franchise/MarvelUniverse.[[note]]This is before Marvel announced ''[=ResurrXion=]'', ''ComicBook/ResurrXion'', which is planned to be a relaunch of the X-Men in response to the response about the sidelining.[[/note]]
14th Feb '17 6:53:31 AM AlternativeCola
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* CreatorBacklash: Not so much regarding his works, but Claremont has gone on the record that he feels that both Creator/Disney =/= Creator/MarvelComics ''AND'' Creator/TwentiethCenturyFox has caused the ComicBook/XMen to be sidelined since the former doesn't have the film rights to the franchise and the latter does. He also argues that if Disney had bought Marvel when the latter had the film rights to all their characters, the X-Men would be the predominant comic of the Franchise/MarvelUniverse.[[note]]This is before Marvel announced ''ResurrXion'', which is planned to be a relaunch of the X-Men in response to the response about the sidelining.[[/note]]

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* CreatorBacklash: Not so much regarding his works, but Claremont has gone on the record that he feels that both Creator/Disney =/= Creator/MarvelComics ''AND'' Creator/TwentiethCenturyFox has caused the ComicBook/XMen to be sidelined since the former doesn't have the film rights to the franchise and the latter does. He also argues that if Disney had bought Marvel when the latter had the film rights to all their characters, the X-Men would be the predominant comic of the Franchise/MarvelUniverse.[[note]]This is before Marvel announced ''ResurrXion'', ''[=ResurrXion=]'', which is planned to be a relaunch of the X-Men in response to the response about the sidelining.[[/note]]
14th Feb '17 6:50:56 AM AlternativeCola
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* CreatorBacklash: Not so much regarding his works, but Claremont has gone on the record that he feels that both Creator/Disney =/= Creator/MarvelComics ''AND'' Creator/TwentiethCenturyFox has caused the ComicBook/XMen to be sidelined since the former doesn't have the film rights to the franchise and the latter does. He also argues that if Disney had bought Marvel when the latter had the film rights to all their characters, the X-Men would be the predominant comic of the Franchise/MarvelUniverse.

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* CreatorBacklash: Not so much regarding his works, but Claremont has gone on the record that he feels that both Creator/Disney =/= Creator/MarvelComics ''AND'' Creator/TwentiethCenturyFox has caused the ComicBook/XMen to be sidelined since the former doesn't have the film rights to the franchise and the latter does. He also argues that if Disney had bought Marvel when the latter had the film rights to all their characters, the X-Men would be the predominant comic of the Franchise/MarvelUniverse. [[note]]This is before Marvel announced ''ResurrXion'', which is planned to be a relaunch of the X-Men in response to the response about the sidelining.[[/note]]
12th Feb '17 9:54:54 PM BookReaderUSA
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