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12th Sep '17 8:45:01 PM foxley
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* LivingDinosaurs: In ''The Land of Terror'', Doc and his friends follow a corpse-laden trail to a prehistoric crater and mortal combat with dinosaurs!
18th Jun '17 10:07:31 AM Gosicrystal
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* TheAce: Doc

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* %%* TheAce: DocDoc.



** Inverted to AccidentallyAccurate in ''The Other World'', which has T-rexes walking around with upraised tails as per modern understanding, but which went against the prevailing theory of the time.

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** Inverted to AccidentallyAccurate AccidentallyCorrectWriting in ''The Other World'', which has T-rexes walking around with upraised tails as per modern understanding, but which went against the prevailing theory of the time.
31st May '17 10:41:01 PM MarkLungo
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* KnightTemplar: John Sunlight [[spoiler: and Doc at his lobotomising peak.]]

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* KnightTemplar: John Sunlight [[spoiler: and Doc at his lobotomising peak.]]peak]].



* {{Lobotomy}}: A common interpretation of what is done at Doc's Crime College but we never get the details beyond it being "a delicate brain operation" which cures criminal tendencies and erases memories. Certainly its not an actual lobotomy as the subjects are fully functional afterward and with their new skills are mentioned at one point as being in high demand.

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* {{Lobotomy}}: A common interpretation of what is done at Doc's Crime College but we never get the details beyond it being "a delicate brain operation" which cures criminal tendencies and erases memories. Certainly its it's not an actual lobotomy lobotomy, as the subjects are fully functional afterward and with their new skills are mentioned at one point as being in high demand.
31st May '17 10:38:43 PM MarkLungo
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* 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.

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* InsufferableGenius: Averted. The books make it clear that Doc surpasses all of his team members even in their areas of expertise expertise, but he feels no need to draw attention to that fact. Indeed its Indeed, it's 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.
31st May '17 10:37:09 PM MarkLungo
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* HighClassGlass: Johnny originally wears a pair of glasses with no prescription in the right eye (which functions just fine) and a very intense magnifying glass over his left, which was rendered blind in an accident. As he needed the magnifying glass for his work as an archaeologist and geologist, he decided wearing it in a pair of glasses would keep it conveniently at hand. After Doc operates on the eye (in #13 - "The Man Who Shook the Earth") and repairs the damage, Johnny ditches the glasses and begins carrying the magnifying lens as a monocle.

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* HighClassGlass: Johnny originally wears a pair of glasses with no prescription in the right eye (which functions just fine) and a very intense magnifying glass over his left, which was rendered blind in an accident. As he needed the magnifying glass for his work as an archaeologist and geologist, he decided wearing it in a pair of glasses would keep it conveniently at hand. After Doc operates on the eye (in #13 - "The ''The Man Who Shook the Earth") Earth'') and repairs the damage, Johnny ditches the glasses and begins carrying the magnifying lens as a monocle.
31st May '17 10:35:53 PM MarkLungo
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* ExposedToTheElements: Doc gets round this with another miraculous invention, a substance covering his body that prevents it from freezing (and somehow prevents his body from overheating as well) and makes a trek through Antarctica just a walk through the park.

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* ExposedToTheElements: Doc gets round this with another miraculous invention, a substance covering his body that prevents it from freezing (and somehow prevents his body from overheating as well) and makes a trek through Antarctica UsefulNotes/{{Antarctica}} just a walk through the park.
31st May '17 10:33:55 PM MarkLungo
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* CutPhoneLines: In ''The Men Who Smiled No More", Pat twice has a phone line cut on her as she is attempting to call Doc.

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* CutPhoneLines: In ''The Men Who Smiled No More", More'', Pat twice has a phone line cut on her as she is attempting to call Doc.



* EvilCounterpart: John Sunlight

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* EvilCounterpart: John SunlightSunlight.



* TheGreatPoliticsMessUp: Inverted: Doc once works with an agent of the Soviet OGPU. Since the book predates both the cold war and the revelations of the true horrors of [[UsefulNotes/JosefStalin Stalinism]] he's treated as just another [[{{Ruritania}} Ruritanian police officer.]]

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* TheGreatPoliticsMessUp: Inverted: Doc once works with an agent of the Soviet OGPU. Since the book predates both the cold war UsefulNotes/ColdWar and the revelations of the true horrors of [[UsefulNotes/JosefStalin Stalinism]] he's treated as just another [[{{Ruritania}} Ruritanian police officer.]]
31st May '17 10:30:38 PM MarkLungo
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* WalkingShirtlessScene: The James Bama covers ''always'' show Doc wearing a torn shirt.
31st May '17 10:28:00 PM MarkLungo
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After the commercial success of ''Radio/TheShadow'', the Street & Smith publishing company decided to try putting out another single-character PulpMagazine in the same vein, but not ''too'' similar. Lester Dent was chosen as the primary author on the strength of a Shadow fill-in novel he'd been asked to write (much later adapted by that series' author as ''The Golden Vulture''.) Writing under the name "Kenneth Robeson", Dent created one of the classic pulp characters, who ran in his own magazine from 1933 to 1949. A total of 181 issues appeared.

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After the commercial success of ''Radio/TheShadow'', the Street & Smith publishing company decided to try putting out another single-character PulpMagazine in the same vein, but not ''too'' similar. Lester Dent was chosen as the primary author on the strength of a Shadow fill-in novel he'd been asked to write (much later adapted by that series' author as ''The Golden Vulture''.) Writing under the name "Kenneth Robeson", Dent created one of the classic pulp characters, who ran in his own magazine from 1933 to 1949. A total of 181 issues appeared. \n The stories were reprinted as paperback novels in TheSixties, complete with stunning cover art by James Bama, and became best-sellers all over again.



** 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 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 or Ham had to resort to his swordcane.sword cane.



* ThinkingTic: The eponymous character is known for making an eerie trilling sound when in deep thought.

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* ThinkingTic: The eponymous character Doc is known for making an eerie trilling sound when in deep thought.



* UnreliableNarrator

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* UnreliableNarratorUnreliableNarrator:


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* WalkingShirtlessScene: The James Bama covers ''always'' show Doc wearing a torn shirt.
31st May '17 10:18:15 PM MarkLungo
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* BrainwashingForTheGreaterGood: Captured criminals were sent to Doc's "Crime College" in upstate NY where criminal tendency was removed by some sort of brain operation (it was popularly believed that this was possible at the time) before they were returned to society with a new set of productive skills.

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* BrainwashingForTheGreaterGood: Captured criminals were sent to Doc's "Crime College" in [[UsefulNotes/NewYorkState upstate NY New York]], where their criminal tendency was tendencies were removed by some sort of brain operation (it was popularly believed that this was possible at the time) before they were returned to society with a new set of productive skills.



** Mr Braunze: A Doc Savage pastiche who lives in the world of the original ''Comicbook/{{Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles|Mirage}}'' comics.

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** Mr Braunze: A Doc Savage pastiche who lives in the world of the original ''Comicbook/{{Teenage ''ComicBook/{{Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles|Mirage}}'' comics.
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