History FanFic / UltimateSleepwalker

19th Feb '17 7:04:53 PM Agronac919
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* AdaptationalHeroism: Brian Banner was an abusive husband and father in the official comics. Here, however, he is the victim while his wife is the abuser who traumatizes young Bruce.
12th Jan '17 11:37:00 AM mattthelurker
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* [[spoiler:DisabilityAsAnExcuseForJerkassery]]: [[spoiler:When Moonstone's rampage puts him in a wheelchair, Rick is very embittered. He feels humiliated at needing his friends' help to do everything from taking notes in class to going to the bathroom, and starts to lash out at them. He smartens up once Red calls him out on his attitude.]]

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* [[spoiler:DisabilityAsAnExcuseForJerkassery]]: DisabilityAsAnExcuseForJerkassery: [[spoiler:When Moonstone's rampage puts him in a wheelchair, Rick is very embittered. He feels humiliated at needing his friends' help to do everything from taking notes in class to going to the bathroom, and starts to lash out at them. He smartens up once Red calls him out on his attitude.]]



* DoubleStandardRapeFemaleOnMale: [[spoiler:Does not apply here. Rebecca Banner's molestation of young Bruce is treated as a horrific thing.]]



* [[spoiler:DraggedOffToHell : This is the horrific fate that the Carrion demon inflicts on his victims. Subverted when Sleepwalker forces Carrion to release them to avoid being burned alive. Carrion later inflicts this on the humans who summoned him.]]

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* [[spoiler:DraggedOffToHell : This DraggedOffToHell: [[spoiler:This is the horrific fate that the Carrion demon inflicts on his victims. Subverted when Sleepwalker forces Carrion to release them to avoid being burned alive. Carrion later inflicts this on the humans who summoned him.]]



* [[spoiler:RapeIsOkayWhenItsFemaleOnMale]]: [[spoiler:''Oh'' '''''HELL''''' ''No!'']]
30th Dec '16 8:29:23 PM JM1982
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* BittersweetEnding: [[spoiler:Mephisto's attempts to enslave the minds of humanity has been defeated, Sleepwalker's honor has been redeemed among his own people, and the human cast are starting new chapters of their lives. However, Sleepwalker himself is dead, no one knows what happened to him, they will never be able to say goodbye to him, and he will never return home to the Mindscape.]]
28th Dec '16 2:51:07 PM JM1982
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** [[spoiler:Played deadly straight with Mephisto, who is revealed to have been taking advantage of the despair and sadism of human supervillains like Fever Pitch and General Wolfram in order to cause enough mayhem for him to enslave the minds of all humanity.

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** [[spoiler:Played deadly straight with Mephisto, who is revealed to have been taking advantage of the despair and sadism of human supervillains like Fever Pitch and General Wolfram in order to cause enough mayhem for him to enslave the minds of all humanity. ]]
28th Dec '16 2:49:49 PM JM1982
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* HeroicRROD: [[spoiler:Sleepwalker increasingly feels this during his battle against Mephisto, pushing himself far beyond his limits until he literally explodes from the sheer amount of energy he is channeling.]]



* RedRingsOfDeath: [[spoiler:Sleepwalker increasingly feels this during his battle against Mephisto, pushing himself far beyond his limits until he literally explodes from the sheer amount of energy he is channeling.]]
28th Dec '16 2:48:38 PM JM1982
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* TheHeroDies: [[spoiler:This ''would'' have happened to Sleepwalker, but Rick's intervention saves his life. It later happens for real in his battle against Mephisto in issue #99]]

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* TheHeroDies: [[spoiler:This ''would'' have happened to Sleepwalker, but Rick's intervention saves his life. It later happens for real in his battle against Mephisto in issue #99]]#99.]]
28th Dec '16 2:47:48 PM JM1982
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This series was started in September 2006, although it's only recently been imported to Fanfiction.net. You can find it [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/4628492/1/Ultimate_Sleepwalker_The_New_Dreams here]]. At 114 chapters, including 99 issues, eight Annuals, six Halloween Specials and one crossover, it'll take a significant a chunk of time to catch up-- but it's worth it for a well realised take on a cult character.

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This series was started in September 2006, although it's only recently been imported to Fanfiction.net. and ended in December 2016 over a decade later. You can find it the complete series [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/4628492/1/Ultimate_Sleepwalker_The_New_Dreams here]]. At 114 115 chapters, including 99 100 issues, eight Annuals, six Halloween Specials and one crossover, it'll take a significant a chunk of time to catch up-- but it's worth it for a well realised take on a cult character.



* DyingAlone: [[spoiler:Mephisto taunts Sleepwalker with this, but Sleepwalker merely considers it a suitable punishment for all his sins.]]



* GrandFinale: [[spoiler:Issue #100 ends the series, showing what happens to Sleepwalker's mate Sv'ara and his human friends as they come to terms with his death and continue on with their lives.]]



** [[spoiler:Played deadly straight with Mephisto, who is revealed to have been taking advantage of the despair and sadism of human supervillains like Fever Pitch and General Wolfram in order to cause enough mayhem for him to enslave the minds of all humanity.



* TheHeroDies: [[spoiler:This ''would'' have happened to Sleepwalker, but Rick's intervention saves his life.]]

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* TheHeroDies: [[spoiler:This ''would'' have happened to Sleepwalker, but Rick's intervention saves his life.]] It later happens for real in his battle against Mephisto in issue #99]]


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* HeroicSacrifice: [[spoiler:Sleepwalker gives his life to prevent Mephisto from enslaving the minds of humanity through the Mindscape.]]


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* MoreThanMindControl: [[spoiler:Mephisto says outright that he did not orchestrate the different human villains whose plots benefited his own. Instead, he subtly manipulated several of them to do things that would benefit him. Many more villains acted on their own, independent of his control, which he later exploited.]]


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* RedemptionEqualsDeath: [[spoiler:Sleepwalker's sacrifice in issue #99 leads to the Silent Ones acknowledging they were wrong to condemn him before and declaring him a hero worthy of his name.]]


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* RedRingsOfDeath: [[spoiler:Sleepwalker increasingly feels this during his battle against Mephisto, pushing himself far beyond his limits until he literally explodes from the sheer amount of energy he is channeling.]]


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* WhatYouAreInTheDark: [[spoiler:Sleepwalker has reached a DespairEventHorizon, wanting desperately to go home and feeling like he's finally permanently disgraced himself by killing Psyko. He can't see any way to stop Mephisto's scheme, and nearly gives in to Mephisto's offer to send him back to the Mindscape]].


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* YouShallNotPass: [[spoiler:This is how Sleepwalker prevents Mephisto from enslaving the minds of humanity through the Mindscape.]]
27th Dec '16 7:33:28 AM JM1982
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* GreenAndMean: Subverted in that Sleepwalker has green skin, but he's also the hero of the story.


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* PurpleIsPowerful: Sleepwalker wears a purple cowl, gloves and boots, and arm and leg wrappings.
20th Nov '16 12:01:14 PM JM1982
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* AdaptationalSpeciesChange: Carrion is a walking version of TheVirus in the official comics. Here, Carrion is one of a species of supernatural vengeance demons from Hell.
* AdaptationalVillainy:
** Bruce Banner's mother is an innocent victim of her husband Brian's abuse in the official comics. Here, however, she is the abuser who traumatizes young Bruce, while Brian is a victim.
** In the official comics, Malcolm [=McBride=] is a TragicVillain infected by TheVirus and turned into the horrific Carrion. His mother Martha is a good-natured woman who tries desperately to save her son. In this story, the McBrides are the definition of EvilIsPetty, although their names are changed to Sam and Sylvia as part of the WholePlotReference below.


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* WholePlotReference: Annual #7, titled "Dragging Me To Hell", is a rip on the 2009 horror film ''Film/DragMeToHell'', with the additional twist in that the innocent victim has a supernatural protector of her own who doesn't take kindly to anyone threatening his charges.
20th Oct '16 12:00:30 PM ChaoticNovelist
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* BigBadassWolf: General Wolfram was originally a puny human named Claude Cramer. He later turns into a fifteen-foot tall wolf-creature with razor-sharp fangs and claws.



* BreakingSpeech: Psyko gives one of these to Sleepwalker while also delivering a vicious NoHoldsBarredBeatdown. Sleepwalker later throws it back in Psyko's face after Rick brings him to his senses.



* GreaterScopeVillain: Groups like HYDRA, Doctor Doom and AIM are mentioned several times in passing, although they don't appear in the series because their activities are outside the street level and supernatural actions that Sleepwalker is involved in.

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* GreaterScopeVillain: GreaterScopeVillain:
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Groups like HYDRA, Doctor Doom and AIM are mentioned several times in passing, although they don't appear in the series because their activities are outside the street level and supernatural actions that Sleepwalker is involved in.



* HannibalLecture: Psyko gives one of these to Sleepwalker while also delivering a vicious NoHoldsBarredBeatdown. Sleepwalker later throws it back in Psyko's face after Rick brings him to his senses.



* HeartIsAnAwesomePower: Think that the Bookworm's ability to bring to life anything he reads about is lame? Try saying that after he gets his hands on some works by [[spoiler:H.P. Lovecraft.]]



* [[HenpeckedHusband Henpecked Boyfriend]]: Alyssa is wonderfully compassionate and supportive, helping Rick deal with his problems. She's also got him completely whipped.
* [[spoiler:TheHeroDies]]: [[spoiler:This ''would'' have happened to Sleepwalker, but Rick's intervention saves his life.]]

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* [[HenpeckedHusband Henpecked Boyfriend]]: HenpeckedHusband: Henpacked ''boyfriend'' in this case; Alyssa is wonderfully compassionate and supportive, helping Rick deal with his problems. She's also got him completely whipped.
* [[spoiler:TheHeroDies]]: *TheHeroDies: [[spoiler:This ''would'' have happened to Sleepwalker, but Rick's intervention saves his life.]]



* WhatKindOfLamePowerIsHeartAnyway: Think that the Bookworm's ability to bring to life anything he reads about is lame? Try saying that after he gets his hands on some works by [[spoiler:H.P. Lovecraft.]]



* WolfMan: General Wolfram was originally a puny human named Claude Cramer. He later turns into a fifteen-foot tall wolf-creature with razor-sharp fangs and claws.



* XanatosGambit: Cobweb trapping Sleepwalker in Rick's mind ties back into one of these. Every time Sleepwalker thought he would have defeated Cobweb, it all turned out to be part of a larger EvilPlan that [[spoiler:Sleepwalker only barely manages to stop by the skin of his teeth.]]

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* XanatosGambit: XanatosGambit:
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Cobweb trapping Sleepwalker in Rick's mind ties back into one of these. Every time Sleepwalker thought he would have defeated Cobweb, it all turned out to be part of a larger EvilPlan that [[spoiler:Sleepwalker only barely manages to stop by the skin of his teeth.]]
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