History Film / Super

9th Feb '18 3:17:20 PM marcoasalazarm
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%%* DeadSidekick

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%%* DeadSidekick* DeadSidekick: [[spoiler:Boltie, during the final confrontation. It drives Frank berserk]].



* SuperZeroes

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* SuperZeroesSuperZeroes: The story makes it pretty clear that Frank's actions as a superhero are the result of an unhinged mind first, a man looking for something to do after losing the woman he loved second and a man looking to do good a pretty close third.



* ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill: An extremely disturbing example occurs at the end when Frank starts to massacre Jacques' gang; [[spoiler: he stabs a guy to death after setting him on fire, he blows three guys away with a pipe bomb, blasts two clearly dead bodies with a shotgun, blasts a guy who lost his arms in the pipe bomb attack and was begging not to be killed, headshots a gangster in the house, smashes the back of Creator/MichaelRooker's head into jelly on the corner of a fireplace foundation, and stabs Jacques over and over until the screen fades to red.]] Sweet. Baby. Jesus.

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* ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill: An extremely disturbing example occurs at the end when Frank starts to massacre Jacques' gang; [[spoiler: he [[spoiler:he stabs a guy to death after setting him on fire, he blows three guys away with a pipe bomb, blasts two clearly dead bodies with a shotgun, blasts a guy who lost his arms in the pipe bomb attack and was begging not to be killed, headshots a gangster in the house, smashes the back of Creator/MichaelRooker's head into jelly on the corner of a fireplace foundation, and stabs Jacques over and over until the screen fades to red.]] Sweet. Baby. Jesus.



* WrenchWhack: Crimson Bolt's WeaponOfChoice.

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* WrenchWhack: Crimson Bolt's WeaponOfChoice.
WeaponOfChoice. Played realistically -- people hit with it don't come out looking pretty, one even getting a cracked skull on-screen.
9th Feb '18 3:10:20 PM valhallaerikson
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* SpiritualAntithesis: It's Kick-Ass but with Travis Bickle as the main protagonist.
9th Feb '18 3:03:00 PM valhallaerikson
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** Basically when you have a superhero that isn't among the Fiction500 then that would mean he doesn't have much to go by in terms of gadgets. The bulk of the gadgets The Crimson Bolt has are usually common items a person would buy from a store and his costume doesn't protect him from heavy gunfire. High tech equipment and fancy armor are necessities that The Crimson Bolt doesn't have.
28th Dec '17 6:35:36 PM erforce
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* WolverineClaws: Boltie's WeaponOfChoice. Also doubles as ActorAllusion since her actress is part of the ''Film/XMen'' film series.

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* WolverineClaws: Boltie's WeaponOfChoice. Also doubles as ActorAllusion since her actress is part of the ''Film/XMen'' film series.''Film/XMenFilmSeries''.



* WrenchWhack: Crimson Bolt's WeaponOfChoice.

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* WrenchWhack: Crimson Bolt's WeaponOfChoice.WeaponOfChoice.

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19th Dec '17 12:31:07 AM Fireblood
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* ThroughTheEyesOfMadness: It's left unclear if Frank actually heard God's voice and received visions from him, or is just mentally ill. The latter is quite possible given his unhinged behavior, and even he's unsure at one point if he's really hearing God's voice or just his own mind.

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* ThroughTheEyesOfMadness: It's left unclear if Frank actually heard God's voice and received visions from him, or is just mentally ill. The latter is quite possible given his unhinged behavior, and even he's unsure at one point if he's really hearing God's voice or just in his own mind.
19th Dec '17 12:19:32 AM Fireblood
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* MissionFromGod: Frank believes he's on one to become a superhero, after receiving visions/hearing voices he believes are God's.

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* MissionFromGod: Frank believes he's on one to become a superhero, after receiving visions/hearing voices he believes are God's.from God.
19th Dec '17 12:11:13 AM Fireblood
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* ThroughTheEyesOfMadness: It's left unclear if Frank actually hearing God's voice and receiving visions from him, or is just mentally ill. The latter is quite possible given his unhinged behavior, and even he's unsure at one point if he's really hearing God's voice or just his own mind.

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* ThroughTheEyesOfMadness: It's left unclear if Frank actually hearing heard God's voice and receiving received visions from him, or is just mentally ill. The latter is quite possible given his unhinged behavior, and even he's unsure at one point if he's really hearing God's voice or just his own mind.



* WaifFu: Deconstructed. Libby's build has her struggling with the bulky body armor and the only hand-to-hand fight not by surprise, has her thrown against a wall pretty quickly. Her demonstration in her apartment of her acrobatic fighting style is pure WhatTheFuAreYouDoing.
* 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.

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* WaifFu: Deconstructed. Libby's build has her struggling with the bulky body armor and the only hand-to-hand fight fight, not by surprise, surprisingly, has her thrown against a wall pretty quickly. Her demonstration in her apartment of her acrobatic fighting style is pure WhatTheFuAreYouDoing.
* 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. They did say they were getting rid of the body, however.
19th Dec '17 12:09:15 AM Fireblood
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* FragileSpeedster: Libby's main asset is her speed. [[spoiler: When she wore a very heavy armor, it leads to her death.]]

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* FragileSpeedster: Libby's main asset is her speed. [[spoiler: When she wore a wears very heavy armor, it leads to her death.]]



* HeelRealization: Zig-Zags this trope. Frank has some awareness that he's crossing lines with his actions and has more than one WhatHaveIDone especially when witnessing Boltie in action but he doesn't stop and he actually becomes more violent as he goes.

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* HearingVoices: Frank frequently hears a voice which he believes is God's. Even he is unclear on whether it's just in his own mind at times however.
* HeelRealization: Zig-Zags this trope. Zigzagged. Frank has some awareness that he's crossing lines with his actions and has more than one WhatHaveIDone WhatHaveIDone, especially when witnessing Boltie in action action, but he doesn't stop and he actually becomes more violent as he goes.



* HypocriticalHumor: After telling Frank not to make a joke about her name ("Libby's on your label") after she introduces herself, Libby makes fun of him when he tells her his name.

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* HypocriticalHumor: After telling Frank not to make a joke about her name ("Libby's on your label") after she introduces herself, Libby makes fun of him when he tells her his name.name, which he immediately points and complains about.



* KidSidekick: Boltie to the Crimson Bolt. She's less of a KidHero than a PsychoSupporter[=/=]PoisonousFriend (Yes, compared to Libby, the lunatic who bashes in people's heads in with a wrench is an idealist). It's also pointed out that, being 22 years old, Libby is really only a kid when compared to Frank.

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* KidSidekick: Boltie to the Crimson Bolt. She's less of a KidHero than a PsychoSupporter[=/=]PoisonousFriend (Yes, (yes, compared to Libby, the lunatic who bashes in people's heads in with a wrench is an idealist). It's also pointed out that, being 22 years old, Libby is really only a kid when compared to Frank.



* MaybeMagicMaybeMundane: Whether Frank is actually having visions or if he is simply hallucinating is never revealed.
** If he ''is'' actually having visions, then it would mean that the Holy Avenger is more than some TV actor playing a role, that he's real, and some sort of actual emissary from God.

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* MaybeMagicMaybeMundane: Whether Frank is actually having visions or if he is simply just hallucinating is never revealed.
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revealed. If he ''is'' actually having visions, then it would mean that the Holy Avenger is more than some TV actor playing a role, that he's real, and some sort of actual emissary from God.God.
* MissionFromGod: Frank believes he's on one to become a superhero, after receiving visions/hearing voices he believes are God's.



* ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill: An extremely disturbing example occurs at the end when Frank starts to massacre Jacques' gang; [[spoiler: he stabs a guy to death after setting him on fire, he blows three guys away with a pipe bomb, blasts two clearly dead bodies with a shotgun, blasts a guy who lost his arms in the pipe bomb attack and was begging not to be killed, headshots a gangster in the house, smashes Creator/MichaelRooker's head into jelly on the corner of a fireplace foundation, and stabs Jacques over and over until the screen fades to red.]] Sweet. Baby. Jesus.

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* ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill: An extremely disturbing example occurs at the end when Frank starts to massacre Jacques' gang; [[spoiler: he stabs a guy to death after setting him on fire, he blows three guys away with a pipe bomb, blasts two clearly dead bodies with a shotgun, blasts a guy who lost his arms in the pipe bomb attack and was begging not to be killed, headshots a gangster in the house, smashes the back of Creator/MichaelRooker's head into jelly on the corner of a fireplace foundation, and stabs Jacques over and over until the screen fades to red.]] Sweet. Baby. Jesus.



** Though Frank did object to Boltie trying to kill the keying guy. It's not clear whether it was the severity of the crime (or lack thereof), the fact that Boltie didn't seem sure they had the right guy, or this trope that was the cause.

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** Though Frank did object to Boltie trying to kill the keying guy. It's not clear whether it was the severity of the crime (or lack thereof), the fact that Boltie didn't seem sure they had the right guy, guy or this trope that was the cause.


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* ThroughTheEyesOfMadness: It's left unclear if Frank actually hearing God's voice and receiving visions from him, or is just mentally ill. The latter is quite possible given his unhinged behavior, and even he's unsure at one point if he's really hearing God's voice or just his own mind.
8th Oct '17 10:29:15 AM nombretomado
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* TheCameo: Creator/LloydKaufman of Creator/{{Troma}} fame (where James Gunn got his start) and William Katt of ''TheGreatestAmericanHero'' both make appearances.

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* TheCameo: Creator/LloydKaufman of Creator/{{Troma}} fame (where James Gunn got his start) and William Katt of ''TheGreatestAmericanHero'' ''Series/TheGreatestAmericanHero'' both make appearances.
30th Sep '17 10:41:45 AM nombretomado
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* {{Expy}}: The Holy Avenger, of {{Bibleman}}.

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* {{Expy}}: The Holy Avenger, of {{Bibleman}}.Series/{{Bibleman}}.



* {{Parody}}: The Holy Avenger is a parody of {{Bibleman}} and other ReligiousEdutainment.

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* {{Parody}}: The Holy Avenger is a parody of {{Bibleman}} Series/{{Bibleman}} and other ReligiousEdutainment.



* ShoutOut: To {{Bibleman}} (the Holy Avenger t.v. show) and Fletcher Hanks (the Holy Avenger ComicBook looks like his work).

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* ShoutOut: To {{Bibleman}} Series/{{Bibleman}} (the Holy Avenger t.v. show) and Fletcher Hanks (the Holy Avenger ComicBook looks like his work).



* StylisticSuck: The Holy Avenger TV show and ComicBook, based on the character of {{Bibleman}} and the work of bizarre GoldenAge comic artist Fletcher Hanks, respectively.

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* StylisticSuck: The Holy Avenger TV show and ComicBook, based on the character of {{Bibleman}} Series/{{Bibleman}} and the work of bizarre GoldenAge comic artist Fletcher Hanks, respectively.
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