History Literature / InterviewingLeather

19th Mar '18 4:21:24 PM SteveMB
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* DarkMessiah: The Jack O'Knaves.

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* DarkMessiah: The Jack O'Knaves. Trey, and apparently the other [[EliteMooks Hearts]], are true believers who regard him as a great visionary.


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* FauxAffablyEvil: Jack O'Knaves can be charming when he wants to be, but that just accentuates his murderous insanity.
18th Mar '18 10:19:50 AM SteveMB
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** A few of the bottom-tier villains such as Rook and Bandolier have not-so-elaborate versions, operating out of an abandoned underground parking garage (Rook) and a space beneath the maintenance bay of a used-car dealership (Bandolier).
14th Mar '18 8:39:34 AM SteveMB
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* DarkActionGirl: The eponymous Leather.

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* DarkActionGirl: The eponymous Leather. She used to be a heroic ActionGirl before her FaceHeelTurn.
13th Mar '18 8:02:00 PM SteveMB
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* OffscreenVillainDarkMatter: Leather explains that sometimes she gives a target "the full business" of supervillain ranting and destruction, and sometimes she does quiet and efficient thefts. The former maintains her [[VillainCred notoriety]], the latter pays the bills.
12th Mar '18 4:26:11 AM SteveMB
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* DatingCatwoman: Leather can't sleep with normal humans because she [[DoesNotKnowHisOwnStrength Does Not Know Her Own Strength]] and finds that supervillains make poor boyfriends. If it wasn't for this trope...

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* DatingCatwoman: Leather [[ManOfSteelWomanOfKleenex can't sleep with normal humans humans]] because she [[DoesNotKnowHisOwnStrength Does Not Know Her Own Strength]] and finds that supervillains make poor boyfriends. If it wasn't for this trope...
6th Mar '18 4:33:02 PM acroyear
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** The Hearts (including Trey) are highly trained assistants and performers. [[spoiler:They're also recruited to be fanatics, often with the Jack having a specific plan to kill them right from the start.]]
** The Clubs (including Cater) are thugs and cannon fodder, though more highly trained and better equipped than the Jack's average henches.

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** *** The Hearts (including Trey) are highly trained assistants and performers. [[spoiler:They're also recruited to be fanatics, often with the Jack having a specific plan to kill them right from the start.]]
** *** The Clubs (including Cater) are thugs and cannon fodder, though more highly trained and better equipped than the Jack's average henches.
6th Mar '18 4:32:22 PM acroyear
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* EliteMooks: The Jack O'Knaves has a number of these organized by playing card suit (from 2 to 10 -- the Jack doesn't use Aces or Face Cards unless he's working an angle).

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* EliteMooks: Used by most Villains at the third tier and above.
** Leather has two trained bagmen (specializing in collecting the loot from a theft) and a wheelman (who specializes in driving).
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The Jack O'Knaves has a number of these organized by playing card suit (from 2 to 10 -- the Jack doesn't use Aces or Face Cards unless he's working an angle).



* PersonalMook: The Jack O'Knave designates high level personal assistants (such as his butler Mister River, his accountant Madam Bank, and his chauffeur Nickel) as the Diamonds suit (from 2-10). Diamonds run his infrastructure. Many of them are coerced into service, often through an ExplosiveLeash.

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* PersonalMook: Certain specialized henches are used by various criminals.
** Leather employs a Steve -- a professional hench whose job is to stand off to the side of a job, watching for police or superheroes. If she or her other henches get caught, the Steve's job is to leave the area without being noticed, and then call a specialized service who will arrange for legal assistance, empty out Leather's lair, destroy any evidence they can, and so forth.
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The Jack O'Knave designates high level personal assistants (such as his butler Mister River, his accountant Madam Bank, and his chauffeur Nickel) as the Diamonds suit (from 2-10). Diamonds run his infrastructure. Many of them are coerced into service, often through an ExplosiveLeash.
6th Mar '18 4:27:43 PM acroyear
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* PersonalMooks: The Jack O'Knave designates high level personal assistants (such as his butler Mister River, his accountant Madam Bank, and his chauffeur Nickel) as the Diamonds suit (from 2-10). Diamonds run his infrastructure. Many of them are coerced into service, often through an ExplosiveLeash.

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* PersonalMooks: PersonalMook: The Jack O'Knave designates high level personal assistants (such as his butler Mister River, his accountant Madam Bank, and his chauffeur Nickel) as the Diamonds suit (from 2-10). Diamonds run his infrastructure. Many of them are coerced into service, often through an ExplosiveLeash.
6th Mar '18 4:26:50 PM acroyear
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** The union makes certain its members are well compensated. That isn't the same as protecting them. [[spoiler:They don't care if the Jack O'Knaves kidnaps an accountant or butler and [[ExplosiveLeash implants a bomb in their head]] so long as he pays them their contracted rates.]]
6th Mar '18 4:22:44 PM acroyear
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** The Nightwatch is a [[Franchise/{{Batman}} Batmanesque Expy]] in ''Interviewing Trey.''



* TheCowl: The Nightwatch and Darkhood.



* DarkMessiah: The Jack O'Knaves.



*** In ''Interviewing Trey'' [[spoiler:the Buzzard asserts a number of inverted motivations, in particular the idea that heroes attract villains and danger -- using himself as the primary example.]]



* ElaborateUndergroundBase: The Jack O'Knaves has a number of ''Dispater's Pit'' casinos worldwide -- including literal inverted skyscraper-sized hotels that go down twenty floors or more.
* EliteMooks: The Jack O'Knaves has a number of these organized by playing card suit (from 2 to 10 -- the Jack doesn't use Aces or Face Cards unless he's working an angle).
** The Hearts (including Trey) are highly trained assistants and performers. [[spoiler:They're also recruited to be fanatics, often with the Jack having a specific plan to kill them right from the start.]]
** The Clubs (including Cater) are thugs and cannon fodder, though more highly trained and better equipped than the Jack's average henches.



** Also invoked by Beguile and Lady Violet.



* GoodNeedsEvil: Asserted by Leather. [[spoiler:Denied by Darkhood.]]

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* GoodNeedsEvil: Asserted by Leather. [[spoiler:Denied by Darkhood.]] [[spoiler:Inverted by the Buzzard.]]


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** In ''Interviewing Trey,'' a number of henches applying to work for the Jack O'Knaves are rejected on this basis -- of course, they're looking to replace a Las Vegas style magician's assistant [[spoiler: after the Jack O'Knaves killed the last one for stepping on his lines.]]
* MadScientistsBeautifulDaughter: Beguile is the paranormally beautiful daughter of the evil Doctor Guile.


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* PersonalMooks: The Jack O'Knave designates high level personal assistants (such as his butler Mister River, his accountant Madam Bank, and his chauffeur Nickel) as the Diamonds suit (from 2-10). Diamonds run his infrastructure. Many of them are coerced into service, often through an ExplosiveLeash.


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* SuperpoweredMooks: The Jack O'Knaves arranges for a number of his henches to gain powers -- organized (from 2-10) as Spades from playing cards. This includes Sawbuck.
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