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12th May '17 10:12:27 PM Goldenface007
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* MookHorrorShow: The final showdown at the ranch, most notably during the sequence where the Crimson Bolt hangs a dead mook from the roof with a sign on his chest (painted in blood) that reads "BEHIND YOU", only for him to burst in through the window and violently kill the remaining henchmen.
25th Feb '17 8:56:37 PM hipsterelephant
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A 2010 BlackComedy written and directed by James Gunn, ''Super'' stars Creator/RainnWilson as Frank D'arbo, a man whose wife, Sarah (Creator/LivTyler), falls under the spell of a charismatic drug dealer named Jacques (Creator/KevinBacon). To deal with the trauma and take down Jacques, Frank fights crime using the superhero identity the Crimson Bolt, armed with a garish patchwork suit and a wrench. He is aided by an unstable comic book store employee, Libby (Creator/EllenPage), who becomes his sidekick, Boltie.

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A 2010 BlackComedy written and directed by James Gunn, Creator/JamesGunn, ''Super'' stars Creator/RainnWilson as Frank D'arbo, a man whose wife, Sarah (Creator/LivTyler), falls under the spell of a charismatic drug dealer named Jacques (Creator/KevinBacon). To deal with the trauma and take down Jacques, Frank fights crime using the superhero identity the Crimson Bolt, armed with a garish patchwork suit and a wrench. He is aided by an unstable comic book store employee, Libby (Creator/EllenPage), who becomes his sidekick, Boltie.
28th Oct '16 7:51:39 PM Mullon
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* AscendedFanboy: Libby. Subverted with Frank who, despite becoming a superhero, doesn't have much of an interest in comics and knows little about them. Though he does seem to watch The Holy Avenger often

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* AscendedFanboy: Libby. Subverted with Frank who, despite becoming a superhero, doesn't have much of an interest in comics and knows little about them. Though he does seem to watch The Holy Avenger oftenquite often.
29th Sep '16 10:23:12 PM FierceArtist
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* CrazyJealousGuy: It's ambiguous at the start whether Frank is a KnightInShiningArmour trying to rescue a DamselInDistress, or just a [[PsychoExBoyfriend jealous jilted lover]] who thinks his wife's new lover is "[[EntitledToHaveYou stealing her from me]]". The latter implication is certainly the one the police take, [[YouHaveToBelieveMe understandably]]. However, over the course of them film Jacques treatment of Sarah and Frank's [[spoiler:willingness to graciously give her up when she ultimately leaves him of her own free will]] suggest this is not the case. At least not ''entirely''.

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* CrazyJealousGuy: It's ambiguous at the start whether Frank is a KnightInShiningArmour trying to rescue a DamselInDistress, or just a [[PsychoExBoyfriend jealous jilted lover]] who thinks his wife's new lover is "[[EntitledToHaveYou stealing her from me]]". The latter implication is certainly the one the police take, [[YouHaveToBelieveMe understandably]]. However, over the course of them film Jacques treatment of Sarah and Frank's [[spoiler:willingness to graciously give her up when she ultimately leaves him of her own free will]] suggest this the latter is not the case. At least not ''entirely''.



* DeathBySecretIdentity: Almost everyone who knows Frank is The Crimson Avenger gets killed. That includes the police detective who puts two-and-two together, and gets shot by Jacques' men at Frank's house thinking that it was him. [[spoiler:To those same drug dealers near the climax, and even his KidSidekick gets killed. The only person who lives is Sarah. And after he saves her, he gives up crime fighting for good]].

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* DeathBySecretIdentity: Almost everyone who knows Frank is The Crimson Avenger Bolt gets killed. That includes the police detective who puts two-and-two together, and gets shot by Jacques' men at Frank's house thinking that it was him. [[spoiler:To those same drug dealers near the climax, and even his KidSidekick gets killed. The only person who lives is Sarah. And after he saves her, he gives up crime fighting for good]].


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* PoliticallyIncorrectHero: Boltie uses the word 'gay' in a derogatory fashion. In fact, Libby's first encounter with Frank has her describing the characters in the ''Holy Avenger'' comic as "looking like mongoloids".
15th Jul '16 5:41:01 PM TheNewBig
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* AffablyEvil: Libby. She'll help you pick out comics, invite you over to a cozy housewarming party, bandage you up when you've been shot in the leg, kill someone for (probably) keying a friend's car, save your life, go out shopping with you, [[spoiler: and rape you]]. Really, she's less "affably evil," more "affably sociopathic".

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* AffablyEvil: Libby. She'll help you pick out comics, invite you over to a cozy housewarming party, bandage you up when you've been shot in the leg, kill someone for (probably) keying a friend's car, save your life, go out shopping with you, [[spoiler: and rape you]]. Really, she's less "affably evil," more "affably sociopathic".
11th Apr '16 11:44:53 AM dsneybuf
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->"''Shut up, crime!''"
--> -- '''Frank/The Crimson Bolt'''

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\n->"''Shut [[caption-width-right:280:"Shut up, crime!''"
--> -- '''Frank/The Crimson Bolt'''
crime!"]]
17th Oct '15 9:59:38 AM ArmyOfShadows
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* DeathBySecretIdentity: Almost everyone who knows Frank is The Crimson Avenger gets killed. That includes the police detective who puts two-and-two together, and gets shot by Jacques' men at Frank's house thinking that it was him. [[spoiler:To those same drug dealers near the climax, and even his KidSidekick gets killed. The only reason who lives is Sarah. And after he saves her, he gives up for good]].

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* DeathBySecretIdentity: Almost everyone who knows Frank is The Crimson Avenger gets killed. That includes the police detective who puts two-and-two together, and gets shot by Jacques' men at Frank's house thinking that it was him. [[spoiler:To those same drug dealers near the climax, and even his KidSidekick gets killed. The only reason person who lives is Sarah. And after he saves her, he gives up crime fighting for good]].
19th May '15 7:15:09 PM nitpickeryandsuch
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* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: After [[spoiler: the police officer gets murdered in Frank's house]], it's never brought up or referenced to again in any way after that. I guess no one thought it was worth investigating.

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* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: After [[spoiler: the police officer gets murdered in Frank's house]], it's never brought up or referenced to again in any way after that. I guess no one thought it was worth investigating.
1st May '15 4:47:07 AM unclejack
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* AdvertisedExtra: Linda Cardellini gets her own spot in the animated opening credits despite only being in one scene.

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* AdvertisedExtra: Linda Cardellini Creator/LindaCardellini gets her own spot in the animated opening credits despite only being in one scene.
7th Apr '15 9:34:53 PM rushguy1
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* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: Jacques gives Frank an absolutely ''vicious'' one after the ranch shootout. And truth be told, [[JerkassHasAPoint he's not wrong]]:
-->'''Jacques:''' I mean, what are you thinking?! You think you're some kind of fucking hero?! Who the fuck do you think you're kidding? You fucking stupid son of a bitch; this is not about good and evil! This is about ''I'' had her, and ''you'' didn't! This is about, she loved me more because [[PunctuatedForEmphasis I! AM! FUCKING! INTERESTING!]]
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