History Franchise / DocSavage

21st Feb '17 7:59:05 PM Game_Fan
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* SuperSenses: Doc has the ability the hear even the slightest sounds as well as sounds beyond the range of normal human hearing. He has learned to discriminate smells like a bloodhound. He also has extraordinary vision such that, for instance, he can spot a person two miles away ''with his peripheral vision''.
20th Feb '17 9:14:11 AM Game_Fan
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* WealthyPhilanthropist: Doc has no need for money thanks to gold supplied by the Valley of the Vanished and thus donates anything of value he finds in his adventures to charitable works.
19th Feb '17 5:11:51 PM Game_Fan
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* MartialPacifist: Doc prefers to avoid violence but he's more than prepared to use it.



** Doc [[ThouShaltNotKill doesn't like killing]], and goes to great lengths to avoid it. His companions don't like lethal force either, but being less impressively-skilled than Doc, they sometimes do kill accidentally. Most often it's that Monk hit someone too hard, or Ham had to resort to his swordcane.

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** Doc [[ThouShaltNotKill doesn't like killing]], and goes to great lengths to avoid it. He even load his guns with special "mercy bullets" that cause unconsciousness rather than death. His companions don't like lethal force either, but being less impressively-skilled than Doc, they sometimes do kill accidentally. Most often it's that Monk hit someone too hard, hard or Ham had to resort to his swordcane.
19th Feb '17 11:09:02 AM MarkLungo
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** Jonas Venture Senior from ''TheVentureBros'' is a BrokenPedestal mixture of Doc Savage and [[WesternAnimation/JonnyQuest Benton Quest]].

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** Jonas Venture Senior from ''TheVentureBros'' ''WesternAnimation/TheVentureBros'' is a BrokenPedestal mixture of Doc Savage and [[WesternAnimation/JonnyQuest Benton Quest]].
19th Feb '17 10:59:51 AM Game_Fan
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* BrainwashingForTheGreaterGood: Captured criminals were sent to "the hospital" in upstate NY, where they got treatment through a special brain operation (never established exactly what part of the brainor what was done to it) that wiped out all knowledge of their past before they were re-trained with useful trades, conditioned to be law-abiding citizens, and were returned to society.

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* BrainwashingForTheGreaterGood: Captured criminals were sent to "the hospital" Doc's "Crime College" in upstate NY, NY where they got treatment through a special criminal tendency was removed by some sort of brain operation (never established exactly what part of the brainor what (it was done to it) popularly believed that wiped out all knowledge of their past this was possible at the time) before they were re-trained with useful trades, conditioned to be law-abiding citizens, and were returned to society.society with a new set of productive skills.



** Jonas Venture Senior from ''TheVentureBros'' is a BrokenPedestal mixture of Doc Savage and [[WesternAnimation/JonnyQuest Benton Quest]].



* ExitPursuedByABear: Jon Sunlight in ''Fortress of Solitude''.

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* ExitPursuedByABear: Jon John Sunlight in ''Fortress of Solitude''.



* GeniusBruiser: Doc, and to a lesser extent Monk and Renny, are the purest examples, but all of Doc's men could be said to qualify. Johnny was said to be much stronger than he looked, and [[WeakButSkilled his combat training didn't hurt]]. Even Long Tom, the guy who constantly looked to be maybe three steps from the grave, was said to be able to beat "nine out of ten men you'd meet on the street." And since each of Doc's men was the best in his chosen field (except for Doc himself, of course), they all seem to qualify as a GeniusBruiser.

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* GeniusBruiser: Doc, and to a lesser extent Monk and Renny, are the purest examples, but all of Doc's men could be said to qualify. Johnny was said to be much stronger than he looked, and [[WeakButSkilled his combat training didn't hurt]]. Even Long Tom, the guy who constantly looked to be maybe three steps from the grave, was said to be able to beat "nine "ninety-nine out of ten a hundred men you'd meet on the street." And since each of Doc's men was the best in his chosen field (except for Doc himself, of course), they all seem to qualify as a GeniusBruiser.



* InsufferableGenius: Averted. The books make it clear that Doc surpasses all of his team members even in their areas of expertise he feels no need to draw attention to that fact. Indeed its suggested that when time isn't critical he will intentionally overlook clues in order to avoid seeming too overbearing and give the team a chance to figure things out for themselves.



* NotThatKindOfDoctor: averted. Doc ''is'' that kind of doctor, and several other kinds as well.

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* NotThatKindOfDoctor: averted.Averted. Doc ''is'' that kind of doctor, and several other kinds as well.
19th Feb '17 10:40:30 AM Game_Fan
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* HypnoticEyes: Doc's golden eyes are apparently quite entrancing if you look into them too long.



* InstantSedation: Doc's quick-acting anaesthetic gas and "mercy bullets".
** Ham's sword cane is treated with one of Doc's quick-acting anaesthetics as well.

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* InstantSedation: Doc's quick-acting anaesthetic anesthetic gas and "mercy bullets".
** Ham's sword cane is treated with one of Doc's quick-acting anaesthetics anesthetics as well.



* SuperStrength: Doc is incredibly strong thanks to his training. Enough to crush a doorknob with his bare hands and jump several feet in the air without a running start.



* UniversalDriversLicense: Doc could operate any vehicle that existed in the 1930s (and in TheMovie one or two that didn't.)

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* UniversalDriversLicense: Doc could operate any vehicle that existed in the 1930s (and in 1930s. In TheMovie one or two he could use a few that didn't.)



* WorthlessYellowRocks: In ''Murder Melody'', the BeneathTheEarth kingdom of Subterranea uses gold for a huge variety of uses as it is the most abdundant and ductile metal avilable.

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* WorthlessYellowRocks: In ''Murder Melody'', the BeneathTheEarth kingdom of Subterranea uses gold for a huge variety of uses as it is the most abdundant abundant and ductile metal avilable.available.
19th Feb '17 10:33:18 AM Game_Fan
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* MadeOfIron: Doc is durable enough to jump out a third story window without harm.



* MightyWhitey

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* MightyWhiteyMightyWhitey: Doc is a classic example.
31st Jan '17 8:21:50 PM PaulA
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** Most of the physical science at least seems plausible... but the novels' include [[RuleOfCool kangaroo t-rexes]]. [[ScienceMarchesOn Early paleontologists]] ''did'' believe T-rexes hopped, because a kangaroo is the only living biped with a long tail[[note]]Kangaroo T-Rexes also show up in Creator/ArthurConanDoyle's ''Literature/TheLostWorld.''[[/note]], but the theory was on its way out by the time the novels were written.

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** Most of the physical science at least seems plausible... but the novels' include [[RuleOfCool kangaroo t-rexes]]. [[ScienceMarchesOn Early paleontologists]] ''did'' believe T-rexes hopped, because a kangaroo is the only living biped with a long tail[[note]]Kangaroo T-Rexes also show up in Creator/ArthurConanDoyle's ''Literature/TheLostWorld.''[[/note]], ''Literature/{{The Lost World|1912}}''.[[/note]], but the theory was on its way out by the time the novels were written.
5th Dec '16 3:50:31 PM Xtifr
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But despite Doc's amazing prowess in science and athletics, he was still only one man. So he gathered a team of five companions, each expert in their own field and totally dedicated to Doc's cause.

!! These men were:

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But despite Doc's amazing prowess in science and athletics, he was still only one man. So he gathered a team of five companions, each expert in their own field and totally dedicated to Doc's cause. \n\n!! These men were:
5th Dec '16 3:50:03 PM Xtifr
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Doc Savage was '''Clark Savage, Jr.''', raised from birth to be the pinnacle of human physical and mental achievement, and to use his gifts for the good of all mankind. (This being the pulps, pursuing that goal largely meant neck-punching criminals and warlords.) Doc was often called the Man of Bronze because of his well-tanned skin, coppery hair and gold-flecked eyes. He was a near-giant in stature, yet so perfectly formed that people only noticed his size when comparing him to nearby objects.

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Doc Savage was '''Clark Clark Savage, Jr.''', , raised from birth to be the pinnacle of human physical and mental achievement, and to use his gifts for the good of all mankind. (This being the pulps, pursuing that goal largely meant neck-punching criminals and warlords.) Doc was often called the Man of Bronze because of his well-tanned skin, coppery hair and gold-flecked eyes. He was a near-giant in stature, yet so perfectly formed that people only noticed his size when comparing him to nearby objects.



'''These men were:'''

* '''Brigadier General Theodore Marley "Ham" Brooks''', Harvard-trained lawyer.
* '''Lieutenant Colonel Andrew Blodgett "Monk" Mayfair''', one of the world's foremost chemists.
* '''Colonel John "Renny" Renwick''', leading engineer known for his oversized fists.
* '''William Harper "Johnny" Littlejohn''', geologist and archaeologist.
* '''Major Thomas J. "Long Tom" Roberts''', electrical wizard.

Doc's lovely cousin '''Patricia Savage''' sometimes joined their adventures, but was never considered a core member of the group.

Doc Savage has also had a RadioDrama, more than one ComicBook series, and [[Film/DocSavage a rather campy movie in 1975]]. He was [[ProtoSuperhero a big influence]] on later pulp and comic book superheroes, including Franchise/{{Superman}} (who borrowed, among other things, Doc's Arctic Fortress of Solitude), Franchise/{{Batman}} (who took on the renaissance man traits and the utility belt), Franchise/IndianaJones (Savage was a major influence on the archetype of the adventurous globe-trotting pulp hero) and maybe even the ComicBook/FantasticFour (go [[http://www.dialbforblog.com/archives/48/ here]] for more information). A new movie is being prepped by Shane Black of ''Film/LethalWeapon'' and ''Film/IronMan3'' fame, with Wrestling/DwayneJohnson as the titular Man of Bronze.

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'''These !! These men were:'''

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* '''Brigadier Brigadier General Theodore Marley "Ham" Brooks''', Brooks, Harvard-trained lawyer.
* '''Lieutenant Lieutenant Colonel Andrew Blodgett "Monk" Mayfair''', Mayfair, one of the world's foremost chemists.
* '''Colonel Colonel John "Renny" Renwick''', Renwick, leading engineer known for his oversized fists.
* '''William William Harper "Johnny" Littlejohn''', Littlejohn, geologist and archaeologist.
* '''Major Major Thomas J. "Long Tom" Roberts''', Roberts, electrical wizard.

Doc's lovely cousin '''Patricia Savage''' Patricia Savage sometimes joined their adventures, but was never considered a core member of the group.

Doc Savage ''Doc Savage'' has also had a RadioDrama, more than one ComicBook series, and [[Film/DocSavage a rather campy movie in 1975]]. He was [[ProtoSuperhero a big influence]] on later pulp and comic book superheroes, including Franchise/{{Superman}} (who borrowed, among other things, Doc's Arctic Fortress of Solitude), Franchise/{{Batman}} (who took on the renaissance man traits and the utility belt), Franchise/IndianaJones (Savage was a major influence on the archetype of the adventurous globe-trotting pulp hero) and maybe even the ComicBook/FantasticFour (go [[http://www.dialbforblog.com/archives/48/ here]] for more information). A new movie is being prepped by Shane Black of ''Film/LethalWeapon'' and ''Film/IronMan3'' fame, with Wrestling/DwayneJohnson as the titular Man of Bronze.
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