History Fridge / KingdomCome

5th Jul '15 3:46:21 PM nombretomado
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* FridgeBrilliance: At the end, the Silver Age villains who formed the "Mankind Liberation League" to exploit the superhuman conflict receive a bout of LaserGuidedKarma by being forced to work in Bruce Wayne's hospital at the end. Notice, however, that a further level of of Karma is active in what duties they've been assigned; would-be world conquerors and mass-murderers LexLuthor and Lord Naga are assigned demeaning roles like mopping floors and emptying chamber pots, while relatively low-level thieves like the Riddler and Comicbook/{{Catwoman}} get relatively minor jobs.

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* FridgeBrilliance: At the end, the Silver Age villains who formed the "Mankind Liberation League" to exploit the superhuman conflict receive a bout of LaserGuidedKarma by being forced to work in Bruce Wayne's hospital at the end. Notice, however, that a further level of of Karma is active in what duties they've been assigned; would-be world conquerors and mass-murderers LexLuthor ComicBook/LexLuthor and Lord Naga are assigned demeaning roles like mopping floors and emptying chamber pots, while relatively low-level thieves like the Riddler and Comicbook/{{Catwoman}} get relatively minor jobs.
14th Apr '15 6:34:11 PM nombretomado
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* FridgeBrilliance, in a meta sense. The event that forced Superman et al. out of retirement is the destruction of Kansas, which was caused by the death of Captain Atom. Captain Atom is somewhat obscure, but much better known is his CaptainErsatz: [[ComicBook/{{Watchmen}} Dr. Manhattan]]. Just one of several interesting ties between the story that[[note]]perhaps unintentionally[[/note]] launched TheDarkAgeOfComicBooks, and its best-known {{Deconstruction}}.

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* FridgeBrilliance, in a meta sense. The event that forced Superman et al. out of retirement is the destruction of Kansas, which was caused by the death of Captain Atom. Captain Atom is somewhat obscure, but much better known is his CaptainErsatz: [[ComicBook/{{Watchmen}} Dr. Manhattan]]. Just one of several interesting ties between the story that[[note]]perhaps unintentionally[[/note]] launched TheDarkAgeOfComicBooks, UsefulNotes/TheDarkAgeOfComicBooks, and its best-known {{Deconstruction}}.
19th Dec '14 11:22:12 PM AnotherGuy
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** Blackgate is not a supervillain prison, but a regular jail, so thousands of ''normal'' inmates were killed.

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** Blackgate is not a supervillain prison, but a regular jail, so thousands of ''normal'' inmates were killed. Arkham is famous for its super-powered wing, but it's still just a sanitarium, and plenty of ''normal'' people, including out-patients, were probably there, too.
19th Dec '14 11:21:19 PM AnotherGuy
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* At one point, as covered under StrawmanHasAPoint on the YMMV page, the NinetiesAntiHero characters imprisoned by the Justice League complain that killing was the only way to stop threats like Genosyde. However, a previous issue has Batman mention that Genosyde blew up Arkham Asylum, Blackgate Penitentiary, and Belle Reve, the three most prominent supervillain prisons in the DC Universe, killing almost all of Batman's villains (and scorews of villains in general, one presumes). This would make Genosyde more like an especially extreme example of the "newblood" vigilantes, who have already been described as spending more time fighting amongst themselves than anything else.

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* At one point, as covered under StrawmanHasAPoint on the YMMV page, the NinetiesAntiHero characters imprisoned by the Justice League complain that killing was the only way to stop threats like Genosyde. However, a previous issue has Batman mention that Genosyde blew up Arkham Asylum, Blackgate Penitentiary, and Belle Reve, the three most prominent supervillain prisons in the DC Universe, killing almost all of Batman's villains (and scorews of villains in general, one presumes). This would make Genosyde more like an especially extreme example of the "newblood" vigilantes, who have already been described as spending more time fighting amongst themselves than anything else.else.
** Blackgate is not a supervillain prison, but a regular jail, so thousands of ''normal'' inmates were killed.
6th Dec '14 6:15:27 AM OmarKarindu
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* FridgeBrilliance, in a meta sense. The event that forced Superman et al. out of retirement is the destruction of Kansas, which was caused by the death of Captain Atom. Captain Atom is somewhat obscure, but much better known is his CaptainErsatz: [[ComicBook/{{Watchmen}} Dr. Manhattan]]. Just one of several interesting ties between the story that[[note]]perhaps unintentionally[[/note]] launched TheDarkAgeOfComicBooks, and its best-known {{Deconstruction}}.

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* FridgeBrilliance, in a meta sense. The event that forced Superman et al. out of retirement is the destruction of Kansas, which was caused by the death of Captain Atom. Captain Atom is somewhat obscure, but much better known is his CaptainErsatz: [[ComicBook/{{Watchmen}} Dr. Manhattan]]. Just one of several interesting ties between the story that[[note]]perhaps unintentionally[[/note]] launched TheDarkAgeOfComicBooks, and its best-known {{Deconstruction}}.{{Deconstruction}}.
* At one point, as covered under StrawmanHasAPoint on the YMMV page, the NinetiesAntiHero characters imprisoned by the Justice League complain that killing was the only way to stop threats like Genosyde. However, a previous issue has Batman mention that Genosyde blew up Arkham Asylum, Blackgate Penitentiary, and Belle Reve, the three most prominent supervillain prisons in the DC Universe, killing almost all of Batman's villains (and scorews of villains in general, one presumes). This would make Genosyde more like an especially extreme example of the "newblood" vigilantes, who have already been described as spending more time fighting amongst themselves than anything else.
6th Aug '13 8:29:55 AM Viira
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* FridgeBrilliance, in a meta sense. The event that forced Superman et al. out of retirement is the destruction of Kansas, which was caused by the death of Captain Atom. Captain Atom is somewhat obscure, but much better known is his CaptainErsatz: [[ComicBook/{{Watchmen}} Dr. Manhattan]]. Just one of several interesting ties between the story that[[hottip:*:perhaps unintentionally]] launched TheDarkAgeOfComicBooks, and its best-known {{Deconstruction}}.

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* FridgeBrilliance, in a meta sense. The event that forced Superman et al. out of retirement is the destruction of Kansas, which was caused by the death of Captain Atom. Captain Atom is somewhat obscure, but much better known is his CaptainErsatz: [[ComicBook/{{Watchmen}} Dr. Manhattan]]. Just one of several interesting ties between the story that[[hottip:*:perhaps unintentionally]] that[[note]]perhaps unintentionally[[/note]] launched TheDarkAgeOfComicBooks, and its best-known {{Deconstruction}}.
23rd Apr '13 10:12:39 AM DocLoki
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** Another, not mutually exclusive possibility: those with some degree of compassion (Catwoman) or at least no desire to cause harm to innocents (Riddler) work with patients, while the murderous ones are given jobs that don't put vulnerable people within their reach.

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** Another, not mutually exclusive possibility: those with some degree of compassion (Catwoman) or at least no desire to cause harm to innocents (Riddler) work with patients, while the murderous ones are given jobs that don't put vulnerable people within their reach. In particular, the Riddler is seen dealing with a small child, a role that someone of his talents would probably find about the right audience.
30th Jan '13 10:16:55 AM nombretomado
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* FridgeBrilliance, in a meta sense. The event that forced Superman et al. out of retirement is the destruction of Kansas, which was caused by the death of Captain Atom. Captain Atom is somewhat obscure, but much better known is his CaptainErsatz: [[{{Watchmen}} Dr. Manhattan]]. Just one of several interesting ties between the story that[[hottip:*:perhaps unintentionally]] launched TheDarkAgeOfComicBooks, and its best-known {{Deconstruction}}.

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* FridgeBrilliance, in a meta sense. The event that forced Superman et al. out of retirement is the destruction of Kansas, which was caused by the death of Captain Atom. Captain Atom is somewhat obscure, but much better known is his CaptainErsatz: [[{{Watchmen}} [[ComicBook/{{Watchmen}} Dr. Manhattan]]. Just one of several interesting ties between the story that[[hottip:*:perhaps unintentionally]] launched TheDarkAgeOfComicBooks, and its best-known {{Deconstruction}}.
20th Apr '12 11:32:16 AM DoctorWorm
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** Another, not mutually exclusive possibility: those with some degree of compassion (Catwoman) or at least no desire to cause harm to innocents (Riddler) work with patients, while the murderous ones are given jobs that don't put vulnerable people within their reach.

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** Another, not mutually exclusive possibility: those with some degree of compassion (Catwoman) or at least no desire to cause harm to innocents (Riddler) work with patients, while the murderous ones are given jobs that don't put vulnerable people within their reach.reach.
* FridgeBrilliance, in a meta sense. The event that forced Superman et al. out of retirement is the destruction of Kansas, which was caused by the death of Captain Atom. Captain Atom is somewhat obscure, but much better known is his CaptainErsatz: [[{{Watchmen}} Dr. Manhattan]]. Just one of several interesting ties between the story that[[hottip:*:perhaps unintentionally]] launched TheDarkAgeOfComicBooks, and its best-known {{Deconstruction}}.
16th Feb '12 8:04:52 AM Steinman77
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* FridgeBrilliance: At the end, the Silver Age villains who formed the "Mankind Liberation League" to exploit the superhuman conflict receive a bout of LaserGuidedKarma by being forced to work in Bruce Wayne's hospital at the end. Notice, however, that a further level of of Karma is active in what duties they've been assigned; would-be world conquerors and mass-murderers LexLuthor and Lord Naga are assigned demeaning roles like mopping floors and emptying chamber pots, while relatively low-level thieves like the Riddler and Comicbook/{{Catwoman}} get relatively minor jobs.

to:

* FridgeBrilliance: At the end, the Silver Age villains who formed the "Mankind Liberation League" to exploit the superhuman conflict receive a bout of LaserGuidedKarma by being forced to work in Bruce Wayne's hospital at the end. Notice, however, that a further level of of Karma is active in what duties they've been assigned; would-be world conquerors and mass-murderers LexLuthor and Lord Naga are assigned demeaning roles like mopping floors and emptying chamber pots, while relatively low-level thieves like the Riddler and Comicbook/{{Catwoman}} get relatively minor jobs.jobs.
** Another, not mutually exclusive possibility: those with some degree of compassion (Catwoman) or at least no desire to cause harm to innocents (Riddler) work with patients, while the murderous ones are given jobs that don't put vulnerable people within their reach.
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