History FreudianExcuse / ComicBooks

18th Oct '17 11:53:41 AM WillBGood
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** Which would make this one rare example of Cap being a [[JerkAss hypocritical douche]], since he himself did well enough to study art at college before he joined up. The Skull is his ArchEnemy and a [[{{Understaement}} thoroughly unpleasant individual]] besides, so he might probably be forgiven for this lapse.

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** Which would make this one rare example of Cap being a [[JerkAss hypocritical douche]], since he himself did well enough to study art at college before he joined up. The Skull is his ArchEnemy and a [[{{Understaement}} [[{{Understatement}} thoroughly unpleasant individual]] besides, so he might probably be forgiven for this lapse.
7th Oct '17 3:59:11 AM Ccook1956
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-->'''Dr. Doom:''' If I had been invited to go on that panty raid, the Dr. Doom you see before you would not exist! I could have been a fun guy!!
7th Oct '17 3:57:23 AM Ccook1956
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* Played for laughs: In the one-shot special ''The Fantastic Four Roast'' (February, 1982), Dr. Doom explains the cause of the accident that turned him evil: he wasn't invited to go on a panty raid with Reed and his college buddies.
18th Sep '17 2:18:58 PM Borjigin
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* The Mandarin from Iron Man was orphaned at an early age, and raised by an aunt who hated him. Instead of raising him to be a decent human being, she raised him to be a sort of super-soldier; a savage master of martial arts, science, and deviousness. Worse, she spent every last bit of the gold he inherited doing this, robbing him to pay for twisting him. By adulthood, he was a twisted monster/Übermensch combo without enough money to even pay his property taxes.
27th Aug '17 12:50:31 AM Doug86
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* 616 DoctorDoom has traces of this as well. His mother sold her [[DealWithTheDevil soul]] to [[BigRedDevil Mephisto]] in order to acquire greater magical powers, and she got killed when he was still a babe. His father tried to use science for the good of mankind, only to be oppressed by an [[AristocratsAreEvil local baron]] forcing him and Victor to run. Depending on the book you're reading, either Victor saw his father freeze to death or they were saved just in time.. only for his father to die of an illness... And then when he is about to save his mother, his most magnificent machine blows up... [[NeverMyFault Because of that Richards]].....

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* 616 DoctorDoom ComicBook/DoctorDoom has traces of this as well. His mother sold her [[DealWithTheDevil soul]] to [[BigRedDevil Mephisto]] in order to acquire greater magical powers, and she got killed when he was still a babe. His father tried to use science for the good of mankind, only to be oppressed by an [[AristocratsAreEvil local baron]] forcing him and Victor to run. Depending on the book you're reading, either Victor saw his father freeze to death or they were saved just in time.. only for his father to die of an illness... And then when he is about to save his mother, his most magnificent machine blows up... [[NeverMyFault Because of that Richards]].....
25th Aug '17 11:37:23 AM bfunc
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* Dex-Starr is a homicidal ''kitty cat'' in the ComicBook/GreenLantern books (he's also a Red Lantern, which helps a lot with the "homicidal" part ... helps him actually ''be'' homicidal, that is). One story shows how he got that way, and it's pretty heartbreaking.
15th May '17 12:40:53 PM CaptainTedium
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* ''TheFlash'' has a pile of unhappy backstories subverted (and not) to varying degrees, including --

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* ''TheFlash'' ''ComicBook/TheFlash'' has a pile of unhappy backstories subverted (and not) to varying degrees, including --


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* The second story in the tenth and final issue of the ''ComicBook/{{Madballs}}'' comic book published by Star Comics (a defunct subsidiary of Creator/MarvelComics) had the Madballs battle a villain named Grammar Moses. After she is beaten, she explains to the Madballs that she became a villain because she wanted to be an English teacher, but no one would hire her. The Madballs take pity on her crushed dreams and allow her to be their own private tutor.
16th Apr '17 2:56:11 AM Silverblade2
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** SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker himself likes to make fun of this trope, by making up horrible child abuse stories in order to mess with people's minds. He did this most notably in ''Mad Love''.

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** SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker ComicBook/TheJoker himself likes to make fun of this trope, by making up horrible child abuse stories in order to mess with people's minds. He did this most notably in ''Mad Love''.
22nd Mar '17 5:53:21 PM comicwriter
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** In the ComicBook/{{New 52}}, it's established that as a teenager, Lex had the chance to develop a cure that could have save his [[IllGirl dying sister Lena]]. Instead, he sat by and did nothing because he was afraid of what would happen should he fail. When Lena died later that year, a grieving Lex vowed to never let anything stand in the way of him reaching his goals ever again. [[spoiler: This turns out to be a lie. Lex DID try to find a cure, but it failed and left her an invalid. However, unlike his fictionalized account, Lex claims this failure made him stronger]].

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** In the ComicBook/{{New 52}}, it's established that as a teenager, Lex had the chance to develop a cure that could have save saved his [[IllGirl dying sister Lena]]. Instead, he sat by and did nothing because he was afraid of what would happen should he fail. When Lena died later that year, a grieving Lex vowed to never let anything stand in the way of him reaching his goals ever again. [[spoiler: This turns out to be a lie. Lex DID try to find a cure, but it failed and left her an invalid. However, unlike his fictionalized account, Lex claims this failure made him stronger]].
13th Feb '17 7:06:17 AM comicwriter
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* Marvel's Comicbook/{{Loki}} would probably count. First, there is the fact that he is a midget giant who was abused by his real father for being weak and small. After he helps kill said father, he is adopted by Odin, who does so only because he is convinced that it is the only way to appease the spirit of his own dead father. After he is adopted, it is implied that [[TheUnfavourite Odin neglected him wholly in favor of his real son, Thor.]] Thor, in return, is implied to be one of maybe a hand full of people who like Loki, as well as maybe being one the only people who actually love him. For Loki, this boils down to a seething self-hatred, which he in turn projects onto Thor, which he only does because he knows that his brother will never completely turn him away. Lampshaded by Valeria Richards and Loki in issue #7 of ''Comicbook/LokiAgentOfAsgard'':

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Marvel's Comicbook/{{Loki}} would probably count. First, there is the fact that he is a midget giant who was abused by his real father for being weak and small. After he helps kill said father, he is adopted by Odin, who does so only because he is convinced that it is the only way to appease the spirit of his own dead father. After he is adopted, it is implied that [[TheUnfavourite Odin neglected him wholly in favor of his real son, Thor.]] Thor, in return, is implied to be one of maybe a hand full of people who like Loki, as well as maybe being one the only people who actually love him. For Loki, this boils down to a seething self-hatred, which he in turn projects onto Thor, which he only does because he knows that his brother will never completely turn him away. Lampshaded by Valeria Richards and Loki in issue #7 of ''Comicbook/LokiAgentOfAsgard'':


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** Gorr from Jason Aaron's run was born on a deeply religious desert planet that was in the midst of a horrible drought. At a young age, he witnessed his mother being violently killed and eaten by a pack of wild animals shortly after she had expressed her faith in a higher power. Then, as a young man, he watched his pregnant wife fall to her death while she screamed for their gods to save her. [[TraumaCongaLine After that]], his children all starved to death, with the last one dying in his arms. The final humiliation came when the other members of his tribe attacked him and kicked him out after he tried to bury his son's body, which went against their religious customs. All of this inspired a deep, seething hatred of gods within Gorr, and when two injured deities fell from the sky one day, he killed them both and took their enchanted weapons. Adopting the name '''Gor the God Butcher''', he set off across the cosmos to kill any gods he stumbled upon, with the ultimate goal of creating a universe free of religious tyranny.
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