History HarsherInHindsight / ComicBooks

30th Dec '17 11:05:51 PM Anicomicgeek
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* ''ComicBook/BatmanAndCaptainAmerica'' has an famous moment where the ComicBook/TheJoker terminates his alliance with the ComicBook/RedSkull upon learning the Skull wasn't faking being a Nazi (the trope image of EvenEvilHasStandards). [[spoiler:Naturally, after the Skull caused a CosmicRetcon to turn Steve into everything he's sworn to fought against in ''ComicBook/CaptainAmericaSteveRogers'' and ''ComicBook/SecretEmpire'', fans took to pointing out that, until the latter's end saw the return of the true Steve Rgoers, Marvel's paragon had less morals that the man who [[ComicBook/TheKillingJoke crippled Barbara Gordon, tortured Commissioner Gordon]], and killed [[ComicBook/ADeathInTheFamily Jason Todd]] and [[ComicBook/BatmanNoMansLand Sarah Essen]].]]

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* ''ComicBook/BatmanAndCaptainAmerica'' has an famous moment where the ComicBook/TheJoker terminates his alliance with the ComicBook/RedSkull upon learning the Skull wasn't faking being a Nazi (the trope image of EvenEvilHasStandards). [[spoiler:Naturally, after the Skull caused a CosmicRetcon to turn Steve into everything he's sworn to fought against in ''ComicBook/CaptainAmericaSteveRogers'' and ''ComicBook/SecretEmpire'', fans took to pointing out that, until the latter's end saw the return of the true Steve Rgoers, Rogers, Marvel's paragon had less morals that the man who [[ComicBook/TheKillingJoke crippled Barbara Gordon, tortured Commissioner Gordon]], and killed [[ComicBook/ADeathInTheFamily Jason Todd]] and [[ComicBook/BatmanNoMansLand Sarah Essen]].]]
30th Dec '17 11:05:26 PM Anicomicgeek
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* ''ComicBook/BatmanAndCaptainAmerica'' has an infamous moment where the ComicBook/TheJoker terminates his alliance with the ComicBook/RedSkull upon learning the Skull wasn't faking being a Nazi. [[spoiler:Naturally, after the Skull caused a CosmicRetcon to turn Steve into everything he's sworn to fought against in ''ComicBook/CaptainAmericaSteveRogers'' and ''ComicBook/SecretEmpire'', fans took to pointing out that, until the latter's end saw the return of the true Steve Rgoers, Marvel's paragon now has less morals that the man who [[ComicBook/TheKillingJoke crippled Barbara Gordon, tortured Commissioner Gordon]], and killed [[ComicBook/ADeathInTheFamily Jason Todd]] and [[ComicBook/BatmanNoMansLand Sarah Essen]].]]

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* ''ComicBook/BatmanAndCaptainAmerica'' has an infamous famous moment where the ComicBook/TheJoker terminates his alliance with the ComicBook/RedSkull upon learning the Skull wasn't faking being a Nazi. Nazi (the trope image of EvenEvilHasStandards). [[spoiler:Naturally, after the Skull caused a CosmicRetcon to turn Steve into everything he's sworn to fought against in ''ComicBook/CaptainAmericaSteveRogers'' and ''ComicBook/SecretEmpire'', fans took to pointing out that, until the latter's end saw the return of the true Steve Rgoers, Marvel's paragon now has had less morals that the man who [[ComicBook/TheKillingJoke crippled Barbara Gordon, tortured Commissioner Gordon]], and killed [[ComicBook/ADeathInTheFamily Jason Todd]] and [[ComicBook/BatmanNoMansLand Sarah Essen]].]]
28th Dec '17 2:05:30 AM Anicomicgeek
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* ''ComicBook/BatmanAndCaptainAmerica'' has an infamous moment where the ComicBook/TheJoker terminates his alliance with the ComicBook/RedSkull upon learning the Skull wasn't faking being a Nazi. [[spoiler:Naturally, after the Skull caused a CosmicRetcon to turn Steve into everything he's sworn to fought against in ''ComicBook/CaptainAmericaSteveRogers'' and ''ComicBook/SecretEmpire'', fans took to pointing out that, until the latter's end saw the return of the true Steve Rgoers, Marvel's paragon now has less morals that the man who [[ComicBook/TheKillingJoke crippled Barbara Gordon, tortured Commissioner Gordon]], and killed [[ComicBook/ADeathInTheFamily Jason Todd]] and [[ComicBook/BatmanNoMansLand Sarah Essen]].]]
9th Nov '17 12:04:33 AM StrixObscuro
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* After [[spoiler: Ozymandias]] detonates his [[spoiler: psychic squid]] in ''ComicBook/{{Watchmen}}'', an airship can be seen crashed into the side of a New York skyscraper.

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* After [[spoiler: Ozymandias]] [[spoiler:Ozymandias]] detonates his [[spoiler: psychic [[spoiler:psychic squid]] in ''ComicBook/{{Watchmen}}'', an airship can be seen crashed into the side of a New York skyscraper.



** Having Speedy, Wonder Girl and Flash return to Cheshire, Terry Long and Francis Kane with the idea that this is a relief to them. [[spoiler: All three of these couples later go nuclear, one of them literally.]]

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** Having Speedy, Wonder Girl and Flash return to Cheshire, Terry Long and Francis Kane with the idea that this is a relief to them. [[spoiler: All [[spoiler:All three of these couples later go nuclear, one of them literally.]]



*** And then the third issue of the new Runaways has [[spoiler:Chase accidentally activating Victorious during an attempt to revive Victor.]]



* May 6-7, 2016 were not good days for [[spoiler: ComicBook/WarMachine]] in any medium. The former saw the release of ''Film/CaptainAmericaCivilWar'', which [[spoiler: saw he crippled following a stray blast from ComicBook/TheVision damaging his armor]] and the latter saw the release of the Free Comic Book Day special that kick starts ''ComicBook/CivilWarII'' [[spoiler: with his death by ComicBook/{{Thanos}} being what set things off.]]

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* May 6-7, 2016 were not good days for [[spoiler: ComicBook/WarMachine]] [[spoiler:ComicBook/WarMachine]] in any medium. The former saw the release of ''Film/CaptainAmericaCivilWar'', which [[spoiler: saw [[spoiler:saw he crippled following a stray blast from ComicBook/TheVision damaging his armor]] and the latter saw the release of the Free Comic Book Day special that kick starts ''ComicBook/CivilWarII'' [[spoiler: with [[spoiler:with his death by ComicBook/{{Thanos}} being what set things off.]]
8th Nov '17 5:04:09 AM Anicomicgeek
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* ''ComicBook/IdentityCrisis'':
** All those stories from the 1940s, 1950s, and 1960s in which the heroes use super-hypnosis and magic rings and so on to alter the villains' minds or remove knowledge of their secret identities from others read very differently given the revelations of this series. So does Doctor Light's time as an IneffectualSympatheticVillain.
** ''Justice League of America'' volume 1, #122 gets hit especially hard: it's a story that explains how the Leaguers decided to reveal their identities to one another, after Doctor Light uses "Amnesium" to scramble their knowledge of their alter egos, learn their secrets, and nearly kill them all. In the end, Light is mindwiped with the Amnesium to remove his ill-gotten knowledge. The story's title? "The Great Identity Crisis."
** An earlier event, the more nostalgic ''Silver Age'' series of "skip week" specials, also has a group of villains learning the Justice Leaguers' secrets... and in the end, Hawkman uses some Thanagarian technology to remove this knowledge from their minds, with the sanction of Superman and Batman. The whole thing is played as a ResetButton style happy ending. ''The Silver Age: Justice League'' chapter also contains a scene in which Doctor Light rejects Catwoman's advances, stating that he "has always been more interested in test tubes and Bunsen burners than the fairer sex."
** The whole reveal that [[spoiler:Dr. Light raped Sue, given that Jeremy Piven, who voiced the Elongated Man in ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague Unlimited'', has been accused of sexual assault.]]
24th Aug '17 4:02:54 PM theladyfromplanetx
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* The ChooseYourOwnAdventure Dole-Playing Game ''You Are Maggie Thatcher'' was a CharacterExaggeration of the much-reviled prime minister, and yet the whole thing did not look all too implausible in real life. For example, one of the options was to privatize the police force, which David Cameron actually proposed years later.

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* The ChooseYourOwnAdventure Dole-Playing Role-Playing Game ''You Are Maggie Thatcher'' was a CharacterExaggeration of the much-reviled prime minister, and yet the whole thing did not look all too implausible in real life. For example, one of the options was to privatize the police force, which David Cameron actually proposed years later.



* ''ComicBook/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicIDW'': [[https://derpiboo.ru/130528?scope=scpe38fdad652e79b23f7803964305a8dae0ea7ea38e This image]] since the first act!
16th Apr '17 2:53:43 AM Silverblade2
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* The end of ''ComicBook/KickAss'' Volume 1, where Chris sets up his AvengingTheVillain story-line by quoting SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker, with volume 2 crossing the MoralEventHorizon by [[spoiler:causing a mass shoot-out in a suburban area]]. The Aurora Theater shootings make this uncomfortable to some. The fact that he started with [[spoiler:a group of children]] makes it [[FromBadToWorse even worse after the Newtown shootings]].

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* The end of ''ComicBook/KickAss'' Volume 1, where Chris sets up his AvengingTheVillain story-line by quoting SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker, ComicBook/TheJoker, with volume 2 crossing the MoralEventHorizon by [[spoiler:causing a mass shoot-out in a suburban area]]. The Aurora Theater shootings make this uncomfortable to some. The fact that he started with [[spoiler:a group of children]] makes it [[FromBadToWorse even worse after the Newtown shootings]].
17th Mar '17 10:42:04 PM StrixObscuro
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** The arc that introduces Victor has Nico vowing to rip his damn heart out if it ever appears that he's going to become [[SuperpoweredEvilSide Victorious]]. [[ComicBook/TheVision2015 Fast forward to 2016]], where Victor is murdered by Virginia Vision, who rips his heart out after he accidentally kills her son. His last thought is that at least he never became Victorious.
17th Mar '17 2:11:16 AM Anicomicgeek
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* Part of Creator/ChaosComics character Chastity's backstory was being molested as a child by her father. Justiniano, the artist for ''Theatre of Pain'', the miniseries that detailed her backstory, was arrested for possession of child pornography.
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