History Creator / ChrisClaremont

4th Mar '18 4:42:35 PM nombretomado
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* ActionGirl: Claremont is arguably the TropeCodifier for the action girl in American superhero comics, along with writers like SteveGerber and TonyIsabella.

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* ActionGirl: Claremont is arguably the TropeCodifier for the action girl in American superhero comics, along with writers like SteveGerber Creator/SteveGerber and TonyIsabella.Creator/TonyIsabella.
17th Feb '18 4:18:03 AM Ramidel
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* GrayingMorality: Was iconic in introducing this to the X-Men. Most notably, he developed Magneto into the compelling AntiVillain that he's best known as. He also established a trend of more morally-flexible [[AntiHero Anti-Heroes]] in the X-Men's lineup, most famously ComicBook/{{Wolverine}}, and wrote stories about complex, no-win situations such as ''ComicBook/TheDarkPhoenixSaga''. While it never really got to GrayAndGreyMorality, there were considerably more shades of gray than in the Lee-Kirby X-Men.
5th Jan '18 5:22:04 PM dlchen145
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Chris Claremont (born 1950) is a comic book writer, most famous for his work as the writer of Comicbook/XMen from 1975 to 1991, and a few shorter runs later. During his first tenure on the series, ''Uncanny X-Men'' developed from one of the least popular Marvel comics to one of its flagship titles, and spawned many spin-offs (such as ''ComicBook/NewMutants'', ''Comicbook/XFactor'' and ''Comicbook/{{Excalibur}}''). His original 16-year run on ''Uncanny X-Men'' is one of the longest tenures by a single writer on any Big Two superhero comic, if not ''the'' longest, and it was him (along with people like Dave Cockrum and Creator/JohnByrne) that turned them into the pop-cultural juggernaut they remain to this day.

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Chris Christopher S. Claremont (born November 25, 1950) is a comic book writer, most famous for his work as the writer of Comicbook/XMen from 1975 to 1991, and a few shorter runs later. During his first tenure on the series, ''Uncanny X-Men'' developed from one of the least popular Marvel comics to one of its flagship titles, and spawned many spin-offs (such as ''ComicBook/NewMutants'', ''Comicbook/XFactor'' and ''Comicbook/{{Excalibur}}''). His original 16-year run on ''Uncanny X-Men'' is one of the longest tenures by a single writer on any Big Two superhero comic, if not ''the'' longest, and it was him (along with people like Dave Cockrum and Creator/JohnByrne) that turned them into the pop-cultural juggernaut they remain to this day.
25th Oct '17 5:49:05 PM nombretomado
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** Put it this way: compared to Claremont, ChrisCarter is an amateur.

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** Put it this way: compared to Claremont, ChrisCarter Creator/ChrisCarter is an amateur.
16th Oct '17 8:02:45 AM Aquila89
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** He's the child of two British veterans of World War II. Of ''course'' the Nazis figure heavily into his image of evil.

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** He's the child of two British veterans of World War II.II and Jewish on his mother's side. Of ''course'' the Nazis figure heavily into his image of evil.
16th Oct '17 7:59:22 AM Aquila89
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You can spot a comic he's written instantly from the dialogue, known by some fans as "Claremontese."

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[[SignatureStyle You can spot a comic he's written instantly from the dialogue, dialogue]], known by some fans as "Claremontese."
11th Oct '17 12:46:08 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 (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.

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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 (Ms Marvel, later Binary/Warbird/Captain Marvel) [[note]] While Marvel)[[note]]While he didn't create Carol, he is credited with having turned his run on her from averagely powered CListFodder to solid supporting character book essentially defined the character, and major league badass.it was he who [[RetCon added]] most of her backstory, including an Air Force background.[[/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.
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.
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