History EstablishingCharacterMoment / ComicBooks

27th Jul '16 6:10:16 AM Kakai
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* ''ComicBook/WhiteSand'' is chock-full of those:
** Drile's introduced as having tried to sell his Sand Master skills for money.
** The whole story starts with Kenton arguing with his father about skill vs. strength and how he wants to go through Mastrell's Path to prove his worth.
** Praxton, for that matter, is quickly established as a jerkass and Fantasy-Forbidding Father in the same argument.
** Aarik's first scene is beating up a thug in two sword moves and throwing a snarky comment before disappearing into the streets.
** Khrissalla enters the tent Kenton's recuperating in like a supermodel on a catwalk.
25th Apr '16 2:16:52 PM EDP
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* The first time we (clearly) see Xadhoom in ''ComicBook/PaperinikNewAdventures'' has her blasting her way through a wall, [[BigDamnHeroes save Paperinik from a group of Evronians]] and killing most of them with an awesome (if relatively subdued) display of her powers, ''[[LetsYouAndHimFight blast Paperinik because she mistook him for another Evronian]]'', notice that her Evronian-killing blast hasn't caused him any damage and thinking that either he wasn't Evronian or was just very tough, and switching to FrickinLaserBeams to make sure he'll die. This tells the reader that she ''hates'' Evronians and is intelligent enough to know how to kill them without harming non-Evronians, and hints to her being a scientist.
25th Apr '16 2:03:56 PM EDP
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* When she first appear in ''ComicBook/{{WITCH}}'', [[LovableAlphaBitch Cornelia Hale]] muses on how her friend Irma somehow managing to get interrogated in class only on what she studied is nothing special compared to what she's been pulling lately, teases her best friend Elyon about her bad grade in math and her crush on Matt Olsen before leaving her to deal alone with Irma and Hay Lin deciding a penitence for her bad grade, and then notices that [[NewTransferStudent Will and Taranee are getting bullied]] and reacts by [[BullyHunter sending the bullies running]] before effectively adopting the new students in her group of friends.
10th Apr '16 5:03:41 AM ading
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** The first time we see Dr. Manhattan he is shown as a giant which [[PhysicalGod showcases his power]] as well as his [[HumanoidAbomination truly alien nature to the rest of the world]]. He then responds to the news of The Comedian's death with [[BlueAndOrangeMorality "Life and death are meaningless abstracts. Why should I care?"]]

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** The first time we see Dr. Manhattan he is shown as a giant which [[PhysicalGod showcases his power]] as well as his [[HumanoidAbomination truly alien nature to the rest of the world]]. He then responds to the news of The Comedian's death with [[BlueAndOrangeMorality "Life and death are meaningless unquantifiable abstracts. Why should I care?"]]
10th Apr '16 5:03:27 AM ading
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** The first time we see Dr. Manhattan he is shown as a giant which [[PhysicalGod showcases his power]] as well as his [[HumanoidAbomination truly alien nature to the rest of the world]].

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** The first time we see Dr. Manhattan he is shown as a giant which [[PhysicalGod showcases his power]] as well as his [[HumanoidAbomination truly alien nature to the rest of the world]]. He then responds to the news of The Comedian's death with [[BlueAndOrangeMorality "Life and death are meaningless abstracts. Why should I care?"]]
6th Feb '16 3:11:50 PM TheWanderer
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* The opening panels of ''ComicBook/{{Lazarus}}'' have main character Forever Carlyle being shot multiple times and killed. Then [[HealingFactor she heals up]], gets back up, and completely wipes out her attackers.
29th Dec '15 8:17:05 AM Anddrix
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** [[http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2173/2178662096_5e771d5455_o.jpg This]] shows just about everything that you need to know about SelfDemonstrating/DoctorDoom.

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** [[http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2173/2178662096_5e771d5455_o.jpg This]] shows just about everything that you need to know about SelfDemonstrating/DoctorDoom.Doctor Doom.
30th Aug '15 6:27:48 PM Argon2
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[[folder: X-Men]]
[[AC: Bendis' ''Uncanny Franchise/XMen'']]
* Magneto is introduced when he fearlessly attacks a horde of killer robots. He goes on to lament the deterioriation of his power over metal and simultaneously establish that he is still a formidable opponent: these facts set up his [[DePower character]] and [[YourTerroristsAreOurFreedomFighters plot]] arcs.

[[AC: X-23]]
* Laura- despite her young age- has a lucid nightmare involving blood and corpses. She calmly explains the details of this dream, ending with:
-->''And it never ends. [[BrokenBird Never]].''
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4th Jul '15 10:36:15 PM Blazer
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** Subverted with Gwen Stacy; she shows up flirting with Flash Thompson and vaguely intrigued by Peter Parker, but after some CharacterDevelopment, the scene actually seems ''out'' of character.

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** Subverted with Gwen Stacy; she shows up flirting with Flash Thompson and vaguely intrigued by Peter Parker, but after some CharacterDevelopment, the scene actually seems ''out'' of character. Played straight with her alternate universe heroic counterpart ComicBook/SpiderGwen as the cover to ''Edge of ComicBook/SpiderVerse'' #2 has her changing into her costume, setting the comic book world ablaze.
16th Dec '14 10:33:39 AM Scorntex
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* The first issue of ''ComicBook/TransformersMoreThanMeetsTheEye'' is filled with them:
** Ultra Magnus is complaining about not being allowed to screen potential crewmembers, and angrily points out that he considers Autobots who wear their badge slanted untrustworthy. Then we see his P.O.V., and he's having to resist the urge to arrest [[ReformedButRejected Drift]] right there and then.
** Ratchet is talking with Bumblebee, trying to save a dying 'bot, but he fails and blames his aging hands.
** Prowl is arguing with Chromedome, with lots of subtext on both sides. Then Rewind cuts in, and he's filming the event just in case it might one day be important, instantly annoying Prowl. Later on, Rewind gets another moment when he defensively reacts to someone making a remark about having to walk somewhere (because Rewind turns into a datastick).
** Brainstorm appearing on the landing pad with a briefcase chained to his arm. Red Alert mentions his reputation as a MadScientist, backed up by Brainstorm refusing to say what's in the briefcase.
** [[{{Motormouth}} Swerve]] annoys Red Alert by jokingly calling himself "Megatron", and then squeeing about going on a quest. Red Alert informs him he can only come on board if he never speaks again.
** Rung tries to get on-board, only for Red Alert to not recognise him at all, despite Rung having been his psychiatrist for six centuries. Then he notes Rung's model-ship collection, and while describing it, Rung's arm is sliced off by a passing Cyclonus.
** Tailgate's first appearance is him at the bottom of a pit, legs gone and in a desperate need to get out to make an appointment on time. He manages to do so by blowing up some energon he had with him... and immediately freaks out on seeing an unconscious Whirl nearby.
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