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8th Jan '18 1:05:32 AM Tuomas
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*** [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_best-selling_comic_series Here]] is in an incomplete list of all-time best selling comic book series. Out of the 34 titles on the list, 7 (or 8, if you count ''The Phantom'') are superhero titles.

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*** [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_best-selling_comic_series Here]] is in an incomplete list of all-time best selling comic book series. Out of the 34 titles on the list, 7 (or 8, if you count ''The Phantom'') are superhero titles. comics. Note also that the big numbers titles like ''Batman'', ''Superman'', and ''Spider-Man'' have were mostly accumulated during the Golden, Silver, and Bronze Age. These days those titles sell way less than popular European comics like ''Asterix'' or many manga titles.
8th Jan '18 1:01:07 AM Tuomas
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**** [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_best-selling_comic_series Here]] is in an incomplete list of all-time best selling comic book series. Out of the 34 titles on the list, 7 (or 8, if you count ''The Phantom'') are superhero titles.
6th Jan '18 7:30:55 AM DoctorNemesis
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* Isn't it dangerous to cosplay as a super hero or villain in a world where they actually exist? Wouldn't dressing up as Batman, Deadpool, or Spider-man get you killed by an actual super villain? Would you walk around in the street dressed as Gambit knowing anti-mutant hate groups are around? Also, cosplaying as the Joker would be as tasteless as cosplaying as Hitler in real life.

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* Isn't it dangerous to cosplay as a super hero or villain in a world where they actually exist? Wouldn't dressing up as Batman, Deadpool, or Spider-man get you killed by an actual super villain? Would you walk around in the street dressed as Gambit knowing anti-mutant hate groups are around? Also, cosplaying as the Joker would be as tasteless as cosplaying as Hitler in real life.life.
** Even within a fictional universe, there are probably a plethora of other fictional characters that any would-be cosplayer would be able to dress up as without incurring any of these problems.
14th Dec '17 2:38:21 PM Anddrix
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** I believe that Spider-Man is a very [[LoveItOrHateIt polarizing]] character in universe. Some people love him and think he's a great hero, all the more because he doesn't quite get the kind of recognition the Fantastic Four are used to; some other believe he is a menace, if not an outright criminal, as is being advertised by the Daily Bugle. But yeah, at best, he's accepted as a hero by 50% of the general public, while the other half think he is a danger, possibly working with the criminals he's seen fighting.

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** I believe that Spider-Man is a very [[LoveItOrHateIt polarizing]] polarizing character in universe. Some people love him and think he's a great hero, all the more because he doesn't quite get the kind of recognition the Fantastic Four are used to; some other believe he is a menace, if not an outright criminal, as is being advertised by the Daily Bugle. But yeah, at best, he's accepted as a hero by 50% of the general public, while the other half think he is a danger, possibly working with the criminals he's seen fighting.
25th Oct '17 3:28:44 AM SuperMagneto
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* Isn't it dangerous to cosplay as a super hero or villain in a world where they actually exist? Wouldn't dressing up as Batman, Deadpool, or Spider-man get you killed by an actual super villain? Would you walk around in the street dressed as Gambit knowing anti-mutant hate groups are around? Also, dressing up as the Joker would be as tasteless as dressing up as Hitler.

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* Isn't it dangerous to cosplay as a super hero or villain in a world where they actually exist? Wouldn't dressing up as Batman, Deadpool, or Spider-man get you killed by an actual super villain? Would you walk around in the street dressed as Gambit knowing anti-mutant hate groups are around? Also, dressing up cosplaying as the Joker would be as tasteless as dressing up cosplaying as Hitler.Hitler in real life.
25th Oct '17 3:26:04 AM SuperMagneto
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* Isn't it dangerous to cosplay as a super hero or villain in a world where they actually exist? Wouldn't dressing up as Batman, Deadpool, or Spider-man get you killed by a "real-life" super villain? Would you walk around dressed as Gambit knowing anti-mutant hate group are lurking around? Also, dressing up as the Joker would be as tasteless as dressing up as Hitler.

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* Isn't it dangerous to cosplay as a super hero or villain in a world where they actually exist? Wouldn't dressing up as Batman, Deadpool, or Spider-man get you killed by a "real-life" an actual super villain? Would you walk around in the street dressed as Gambit knowing anti-mutant hate group groups are lurking around? Also, dressing up as the Joker would be as tasteless as dressing up as Hitler.
25th Oct '17 3:23:19 AM SuperMagneto
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* Super hero cosplay doesn't seem like a good idea if you live in a world where they actually exist. Wouldn't dressing up as Batman, Deadpool, or Spider-man get you killed by a real super villain? Would you walk around dressed as Gambit knowing anti-mutant hate group are lurking around? Also, dressing up as the Joker would be as tasteless as dressing up as Hitler.

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* Super hero Isn't it dangerous to cosplay doesn't seem like as a good idea if you live super hero or villain in a world where they actually exist. exist? Wouldn't dressing up as Batman, Deadpool, or Spider-man get you killed by a real "real-life" super villain? Would you walk around dressed as Gambit knowing anti-mutant hate group are lurking around? Also, dressing up as the Joker would be as tasteless as dressing up as Hitler.
25th Oct '17 3:20:18 AM SuperMagneto
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* Isn't it dangerous to cosplay in the Marvel and DC universe? Wouldn't dressing up as Batman or Spider-man get you killed by a real super villain?

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* Isn't it dangerous to Super hero cosplay doesn't seem like a good idea if you live in the Marvel and DC universe? a world where they actually exist. Wouldn't dressing up as Batman Batman, Deadpool, or Spider-man get you killed by a real super villain?villain? Would you walk around dressed as Gambit knowing anti-mutant hate group are lurking around? Also, dressing up as the Joker would be as tasteless as dressing up as Hitler.
25th Oct '17 3:13:17 AM SuperMagneto
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** I don't think the idea is that no female character or female LoveInterest should ever be killed off. The idea is more that a rather high percentage of female characters exist primarily or solely as one-dimensional ciphers who exist mainly to be killed off in some fashion (often quite gratuitously violent) in order to act as motivation for a (usually) male character, usually to go on some kind of RoaringRampageOfRevenge. Like, all those male action heroes who have a dead wife or girlfriend (who doesn't really have any kind of characterisation or identity of her own beyond "beautiful saintly angel") somewhere in the backstory who herself basically don't really have any effect on the story except for making the hero go "I'm angry about this, let's kill some bad people, grr." The problem isn't female characters dying in and of itself (since death is a fact of life that is worthy of being explored, and women die as well as men), it's one-dimensional female characters who have no other effect on the story except to motivate a male character by dying horribly.

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** I don't think the idea is that no female character or female LoveInterest should ever be killed off. The idea is more that a rather high percentage of female characters exist primarily or solely as one-dimensional ciphers who exist mainly to be killed off in some fashion (often quite gratuitously violent) in order to act as motivation for a (usually) male character, usually to go on some kind of RoaringRampageOfRevenge. Like, all those male action heroes who have a dead wife or girlfriend (who doesn't really have any kind of characterisation or identity of her own beyond "beautiful saintly angel") somewhere in the backstory who herself basically don't really have any effect on the story except for making the hero go "I'm angry about this, let's kill some bad people, grr." The problem isn't female characters dying in and of itself (since death is a fact of life that is worthy of being explored, and women die as well as men), it's one-dimensional female characters who have no other effect on the story except to motivate a male character by dying horribly.horribly.
* Isn't it dangerous to cosplay in the Marvel and DC universe? Wouldn't dressing up as Batman or Spider-man get you killed by a real super villain?
18th Oct '17 6:14:08 AM DoctorNemesis
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* Could somebody explain the Women in Refrigerators criticism to this troper? Is the idea supposed to be that no female love interest should ever be killed off? If so, what kind of logic is that? What makes female love interests any more "worthy" than any other kind of characters to warrant the double standard?

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* Could somebody explain the Women in Refrigerators criticism to this troper? Is the idea supposed to be that no female love interest should ever be killed off? If so, what kind of logic is that? What makes female love interests any more "worthy" than any other kind of characters to warrant the double standard?standard?
** I don't think the idea is that no female character or female LoveInterest should ever be killed off. The idea is more that a rather high percentage of female characters exist primarily or solely as one-dimensional ciphers who exist mainly to be killed off in some fashion (often quite gratuitously violent) in order to act as motivation for a (usually) male character, usually to go on some kind of RoaringRampageOfRevenge. Like, all those male action heroes who have a dead wife or girlfriend (who doesn't really have any kind of characterisation or identity of her own beyond "beautiful saintly angel") somewhere in the backstory who herself basically don't really have any effect on the story except for making the hero go "I'm angry about this, let's kill some bad people, grr." The problem isn't female characters dying in and of itself (since death is a fact of life that is worthy of being explored, and women die as well as men), it's one-dimensional female characters who have no other effect on the story except to motivate a male character by dying horribly.
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