History Literature / ExHeroes

27th Apr '16 5:46:56 PM rockgecko
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--> '''Zaapp:''' You guys thought I was crazy, didnít you?

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--> '''Zaapp:''' '''Zzzap:''' You guys thought I was crazy, didnít you?
27th Apr '16 5:46:03 PM rockgecko
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'''Stealth:''' She was already dead.

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--> '''Stealth:''' She was already dead.
9th Mar '16 2:31:00 PM LeonardoRegulus
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* BiTheWay: Stealth, sort of. She experimented with both genders in college before giving the whole thing up as a waste of time. [[spoiler: She eventually begins a relationship with Saint George.]]
* TheCape: The Mighty Dragon, known more commonly as St George by the time of the main events of the book.



* StraightMan: Stealth plays this to Barry due to being TheComicallySerious
* TheCowl: Stealth.
* CursedWithAwesome: Stealth is a statuesque knockout of a woman who made a significant amount of money as an underwear model, but she's also a genius polymath. Much of the reason why she's a masked superhero in the first place is because she had a great deal of trouble getting anyone in academia to take the ex-model seriously.
* DeadpanSnarker: George has shown signs of this from time to time.
--> '''Stealth''': From what I understand, you have not needed your abilities past strength and invulnerability. I am sure I could throw you from the top of any structure of significant height and your ability to fly would reassert itself.
--> '''George''': Thanks, I love you, too.



* HopeBringer: George's status as this to survivors is brought up in several books.
* OnceAnEpisode: Every book's epilogue consists of St. George musing on the events of the particular book and its aftermath atop the Mount's water tower with another hero.
* TheSpock: Illogical things drive Stealth nuts.
* UnfortunateNames: George Bailey

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* HopeBringer: George's status as this to survivors is brought up in several books.
* OnceAnEpisode: Every book's epilogue consists of St. George musing on the events and aftermath of the particular book and its aftermath atop the Mount's water tower with another hero.
* TheSpock: Illogical things drive Stealth nuts.
* UnfortunateNames: George Bailey
hero.



* BadassCrew: The Heroes, but also the regular Joes that guard the Wall and do the scavenging runs.

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* BadassCrew: The Heroes, heroes, but also the regular Joes that guard the Wall and do the scavenging runs.



--> '''Stealth:''' ďYes.Ē

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--> '''Stealth:''' ďYes.ĒYes.



--> '''St. George:''' What the hell?!\\
'''Stealth:''' She was already dead,

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--> '''St. George:''' What the hell?!\\
hell?!
'''Stealth:''' She was already dead,dead.



* HumanNotepad: Hale.

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* HumanNotepad: Hale.Max.



* OhCrap: When Hale got the original tattoos that would allow him to contain Cairax, he mentioned to the magic user why he needed them, and who it was he had sealed away in his little pendant. The magic user gives a massive OhCrap, because unlike most people, he knows who Cairax is, and what he is capable of... and they were in the middle of Paris, where Cairax could easily hurt a whole lot of people if he escaped. Max's reaction when he found out that Regenerator left the Mount with his powers.
* PistolWhipping: Stealth does this to max

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* OhCrap: When Hale got the original tattoos that would allow him to contain Cairax, he mentioned to the magic user why he needed them, and who it was he had sealed away in his little pendant. The magic user gives a massive OhCrap, because unlike most people, he knows who Cairax is, and what he is capable of... and they were in the middle of Paris, where Cairax could easily hurt a whole lot of people if he escaped. escaped.
** Also
Max's reaction when he found out that Regenerator left the Mount with his powers.
powers, [[spoiler: though this was an act.]]
* PistolWhipping: Stealth does this to maxMax



* TongueTrauma: How Hale as Cairax died, despite [[GroinAttack cruder rumors]].

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* TongueTrauma: How Hale Max as Cairax died, despite [[GroinAttack cruder rumors]].



* AllMenArePerverts: According to Madelynís therapist Sylvester no matter what is wrong with her or how complicated it makes that process college guys would still want to sleep with her

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* AllMenArePerverts: According to Madelynís therapist Sylvester Sylvester, no matter what is wrong with her or how complicated it makes that process college guys would still want to sleep with herher.



* AnArmAndALeg: This was how they defeated Gibbs he saw it as penance for falling under Smiths control
* AndIMustScream: This seems to be what happened to Christian Nguyen

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* AnArmAndALeg: This was how they defeated Gibbs Gibbs; he saw it as penance for falling under Smiths Smith's control
* AndIMustScream: This seems to be what happened to Christian Nguyen Nguyen.



* {{BFG}}: Barry compared his blast to this

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* {{BFG}}: Barry compared his blast to thisthis.



* BittersweetEnding: Everyone is saved, Smith is defeated but Cerberus is destroyed and Christian Nyugen is either dead or trapped in a nightmare world

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* BittersweetEnding: Everyone is saved, Smith is defeated but Cerberus is destroyed and Christian Nyugen is either dead or trapped in a nightmare worldworld.



* BuffySpeak: Madyline devolved into this when trying to explain to George who Barry is

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* BuffySpeak: Madyline Madelyn devolved into this when trying to explain to George who Barry isis.



--> '''Madyline''': Give me a break. Iím just a sophomore.

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--> '''Madyline''': '''Madelyn''': Give me a break. Iím just a sophomore.



--> '''George''': What

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--> '''George''': WhatWhat?






** Its contagious after George and Stealth got their memories back they tried to convince Freedom and Cerberus to no avail.

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** Its contagious It's contagious: after George and Stealth got their memories back they tried to convince Freedom and Cerberus to no avail.



* CoolVersusAwesome: St George vs the Cerberus armor.

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* CoolVersusAwesome: St St. George vs the Cerberus armor.



* DangerouslyGenreSavvy: Stealth was the first person Smith took out
* DidntThinkThisThrough: George going to Stealthís hotel room
* DroppedABridgeOnHim: George finding out that Stealthís father was an international terrorist

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* DangerouslyGenreSavvy: Stealth was the first person Smith took out
out.
* DidntThinkThisThrough: George going to Stealthís hotel room
room.
* DroppedABridgeOnHim: George finding out that Stealthís father was an international terroristterrorist.



* Foreshadowing: The Author left a set-in-plain-sight clue that Agent Smith and Christian Smith were somehow going to be up to no good together.

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* Foreshadowing: {{Foreshadowing}}: The Author left a set-in-plain-sight clue that Agent Smith and Christian Smith were somehow going to be up to no good together.



** There are also the hints that Driver wasnít real meaning that George has been fighting Smiths manipulation since the beginning.
* HeroWorshipper: Corpse girl seems to be this for St. George
* HiddenInPlainSight: Stealth father has long since perfected this which is why he can stay in a hotel surrounded by paparazzi.
* IKnowYouKnowIKnow: Barry attempted this as a joke to Stealth
* ImStandingRightHere: Barry to George when he offered to relieve Freedom

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** There are also the hints that Driver wasnít real meaning that George has been fighting Smiths Smith's manipulation since the beginning.
* HeroWorshipper: Corpse girl Girl seems to be this for St. George
* HiddenInPlainSight: Stealth Stealth's father has long since perfected this this, which is why how he can stay in a hotel surrounded by paparazzi.
* IKnowYouKnowIKnow: Barry attempted this as a joke to Stealth
Stealth.
* ImStandingRightHere: Barry to George when he offered to relieve FreedomFreedom.



* MusclesAreMeaningless: Do to how hard it was for them contain him the NSA thought George was on something.

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* MusclesAreMeaningless: Do Due to how hard it was for them contain him the NSA thought George was on something.



* NiceJobFixingItVillain: Played with if Smith never killed Doctor Soresonís family Corpse Girl would have never been born thus she would have never kept her memories while in the prison
** Furthermore even though she can control the subconscious of multiple people the sheer [[BrainwashedAndCrazy irrationality of Gibbs actions when she had him fight George made it far easier to believe George over him]].
* NoSell: George in the rematch between him and Freedom

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* NiceJobFixingItVillain: Played with if Smith never killed Doctor Soresonís Sorensenís family Corpse Girl would have never been born created, thus she would have never kept her memories while in the prison
prison.
** Furthermore even though she can control the subconscious of multiple people people, the sheer [[BrainwashedAndCrazy irrationality of Gibbs actions when she had him fight George made it far easier to believe George over him]].
* NoSell: George in the rematch between him and FreedomFreedom.



* NotWhatItLooksLike: Averted Madyline mentioned having posters of him in her bedroom while telling George the CassandraTruth causing him to nip their conversation in the bud.

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* NotWhatItLooksLike: Averted Madyline Averted: Madelyn mentioned having posters of him in her bedroom while telling George the CassandraTruth causing him to nip their conversation in the bud.



* PoliceAreUseless: Played with given the fact that no one saw Madelyn shoot George and their training didnít account for the fact that he was invulnerable they figured the shooter while shooting multiple times only struck once.

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* PoliceAreUseless: Played with given the fact that no one saw Madelyn shoot George and their training didnít account for the fact that he was invulnerable invulnerable, they figured the shooter while shooting multiple times only struck once.



* PuppeteerParasite: It turns out Smith accidentally did this to Christian Nguyen in Ex-Patriots.

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* PuppeteerParasite: It turns out Smith accidentally did this to Christian Nguyen in Ex-Patriots.''Ex-Patriots''.



* RealityEnsues: Yes George is [[NighInvulnerability Nigh Invulnerable]] but he doesnít no that so he instantly went into shock when Madyline shot him.
** Outside of her suit Danielle is not superhuman or have CharlesAtlasSuperpower so a multi mile walk to find a bunch of different people takes a lot out of her

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* RealityEnsues: Yes George is [[NighInvulnerability Nigh Invulnerable]] Invulnerable]], but he doesnít no know that so he instantly went into shock when Madyline Madelyn shot him.
** Outside of her suit Danielle is not superhuman or and doesn't have CharlesAtlasSuperpower CharlesAtlasSuperpower, so a multi mile walk to find a bunch of different people takes a lot out of herher.



* RefugeInAudacity: Even George was shocked that his IndyPloy to get into Stealthís hotel room worked
** Madelyn decision to shoot George given that until that point she never actually witnessed him being super strong in the dreamverse
*** Averted because it didn't work

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* RefugeInAudacity: Even George was shocked that his IndyPloy to get into Stealthís hotel room worked
worked.
** Madelyn decision to shoot George given that until that point she never actually witnessed him being super strong in the dreamverse
alternate world.
*** Averted because it didn't work work.



* ScreamsLikeALittleGirl: Barry did this when he shifted while in a cab

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* ScreamsLikeALittleGirl: Barry did this when he shifted while in a cabcab.



* TailorMadePrison: One of these shows up, [[spoiler: just, instead of a physical one, it's a mental one.]]
* TheCameo: Madylineís roommate turns out to be Banzai
* TheChewToy: St George is put through a lot of abuse throughout the series though it seems to be taken up to eleven in book 4. George himself illustrated it perfectly.

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* TailorMadePrison: One of these shows up, [[spoiler: just, but instead of a physical one, it's a mental one.]]
* TheCameo: Madylineís Madelynís roommate turns out to be Banzai
Banzai.
* TheChewToy: St St. George is put through a lot of abuse throughout the series though it seems to be taken up to eleven in book 4. George himself illustrated it perfectly.



* FantasticRacism: Madelyne is subject to this from the survivors the island who think she's an Ex.

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* FantasticRacism: Madelyne is subject to this from the survivors the island who think she's an Ex.ex.
* HalfTheManHeUsedToBe: Nautilus rips [[spoiler: Madelyn]] in half. [[spoiler: she]] gets better though.



* PeepingTom: One of the Islanders is a creep who watches Madelyne as she undresses despite the fact she's a teenager.

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* PeepingTom: One of the Islanders is a creep who watches Madelyne Madelyn as she undresses despite the fact she's a teenager.
8th Mar '16 7:41:37 AM LeonardoRegulus
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A sequel, ''Ex-Patriots'', was released in 2011. It follows the continuing adventures of the original heroes and adds a second group of survivors seemingly saved by the military.

A third book, ''Ex-Communication'', was released July 9, 2013, and deals with the return of Max Hale and Cairax Murrain.

Book four, ''Ex-Purgatory'', was released on January 14, 2014. It sets off on a slightly different path, following George and Company in an alternate reality.

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A sequel, ''Ex-Patriots'', was released in 2011. It follows the continuing adventures of the original heroes and adds a second group of survivors seemingly saved by the military.

A third book, ''Ex-Communication'', was released July 9, 2013, and deals with the return of Max Hale and Cairax Murrain.

a hero long presumed dead.

Book four, ''Ex-Purgatory'', was released on January 14, 2014. It sets off on a slightly different path, following George and Company company in an alternate reality.



** Saint George for Superman.

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** Saint St. George for Superman.



** Zzzap generally fulfills the role of the Flash

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** Zzzap generally fulfills fulfils the role of the FlashFlash, though he has the powers of the Living Laser.



* OnceAnEpisode: Every book's epilogue consists of St. George musing on the events of the particular book and its aftermath atop the Mount's water tower with another hero.



* ZombieApocalypse: One of the big examples of it, humanity being on the verge of extinction.[[/folder]]

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* ZombieApocalypse: One of the big examples of it, humanity being on the verge of extinction.extinction.
[[/folder]]
4th Feb '16 2:27:23 PM CharlesPhipps
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%%* ANuclearError: [[spoiler: Handwaved by saying he figured out how to fire the missiles somehow.]]

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%%* ANuclearError: [[spoiler: Handwaved by saying he figured out how * AmbiguouslyBi: Only to fire the missiles somehow.]]Driver who believes Cerberus may be attracted to a (female) Sergeant despite her being involved with a number of men at the same time.
2nd Feb '16 7:24:12 PM Eagal
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* KickTheDog: Nautilus uses the children on Lemuria as human shields to keep George and Zzzap in line, knowing that they WouldntHurtAChild.



* WouldHurtAChild: Nautilus uses the children on Lemuria as human shields to keep George and Zzzap in line.
2nd Feb '16 7:22:13 PM Eagal
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* FantasticRacism: Dead Girl is subject to this from the survivors the island who think she's an Ex.

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* FantasticRacism: Dead Girl Madelyne is subject to this from the survivors the island who think she's an Ex.


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* INeverSaidItWasPoison: Nautilus' story starts to fall apart when he mentions that The Mount was built out a film studio. Since neither George, Barry nor Madelyne had mentioned that, it was a clue that Nautilus knew that L.A. hadn't been nuked and was aware of other survivors.
2nd Feb '16 7:16:34 PM Eagal
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* AtrociousAlias: A number of people comment on how terrible a super-name "The Driver" is.
2nd Feb '16 7:15:21 PM Eagal
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* ForScience: Cerberusís defense for getting Madelyn to attack Legion.

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* ForScience: Cerberusís defense Played for getting laughs when the gang finds out that Legion can't see Madelyn, so Cerberus suggests that Madelyn to attack Legion.one of the zombies he was controlling. "For science".



* OrwellianEditor: Nautilus has rewritten history so he's best friends with Saint George and the majority of the world's cities were nuked.

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* HeroicSacrifice: Cesar essentially pulls a bone out of his arm in order to help put the fence around Eden back up.
* OrwellianEditor: Nautilus has rewritten history so he's best friends with Saint George and the majority of the world's cities were nuked.nuked to contain the ex-virus.
2nd Feb '16 6:53:45 PM Eagal
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Added DiffLines:

* WouldHurtAChild: Nautilus uses the children on Lemuria as human shields to keep George and Zzzap in line.
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