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4th Jul '13 1:18:40 AM erforce
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http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/blueberry.jpg ''Blueberry'' is a Franco-Belgian Western comic series originally written by Jean-Michel Charlier and illustrated by Jean Giraud (a.k.a. {{Moebius}}). The title character is a veteran of the AmericanCivilWar who was later sent to the WildWest. Born Michael Donovan, he later changed his name to evade prosecution for a crime he was framed for. When creating the series, Giraud was inspired by the time he had spent in the American West in the 1950s. The physical appearance of the character himself is based on French actor Jean-Paul Belmondo. Already fairly realistic in the first episodes, the series took advantage of loosened censorship laws in 1968 to get DarkerAndEdgier, with more overt depictions of violence and sexuality. In 1973, Giraud decided to redefine himself as Moebius, leaving the series to Colin Wilson (not to be confused with the British writer), who then passed it on to Michel Blanc-Dumont. Giraud later came back to ''Blueberry'' as a scenarist, and after Charlier's death in 1989, took over writing duties. A [[TheMovie film adaptation]] was directed by Jan Kounen in 2004, focusing on Blueberry's experimentation with Native American shamanism and trance-inducing drugs. ---- !!Contains examples of the following tropes: * TheAlcoholic: [=McClure=]. * AmericanCivilWar * AnimalAssassin: Interesting case. When Luckner is captured by Walley Blunt, and forced to find his gold since Walley withholds water from him, he eventually uses a concealed, live rattlesnake to kill him, and since he was unarmed, and Walley had extreme (justified) distrust of him, this was actually the only viable option to prevent his own death. Not a ComplexityAddiction this time. * BeautyEqualsGoodness: Subverted with the appropriately-named Angel Face, a {{Bishonen}} PsychoForHire. [[spoiler:In a case of LaserGuidedKarma, he ends up disfigured.]] * ClearMyName: At least he gets blamed for crimes more than once... * ComicBookFantasyCasting: The early version of the character closely resembles Jean-Paul Belmondo. * ExpositoryHairstyleChange: The comic takes a dark turn, and our hero loses his charmingly curling locks. * FemmeFatale: Chihuahua Pearl. * GeneralFailure / PoliticallyIncorrectVillain: Blueberry usually has to deal with one of these every so often, often trying to make sure [[VillainBall they don't end up riling the Native Americans for no damn reason]]. ** General Allister did the above by declaring war on the Indian tribes, right after Blueberry had signed a peace treaty. His army would be completely annihilated by said Indian tribes if it wasn't for Blueberry's actions. * LineOfSightName: Blueberry's choice of assumed name came on the spur of the moment. * ReptilesAreAbhorrent: Rattlesnakes turn up form time ot time in the main series, each time screwing everything even more for the heroes. Shall we sum it up? ** In Fort Navajo, probably the straightest example to date, a rattlesnake turns up for less than half a page, but kills Colonel Dickson, after which the racist [[PoliticallyIncorrectVillain Major Bascom]] gets in charge of the peace negotiations with the natives, causing him to betray them and try to capture the chieftains, after which the apache declares statewide war against the Americans, leading the Mexican governor of Chihuahua to supply them with weapons, in order to [[YankTheDogsChain drive the Americans out of Texas, and take it for Mexico to become Mexican president.]] Yes, had it not been for that snake, all of this would never had happened. ** A rattlesnake turns up again to be used as the above AnimalAssassin, used against Walley by Luckner. ** And again, Governor Emilliano Lopez from Chihuahua, uses tied up snakes pursuing captives form horseback as a torture method, used against Blueberry. * RollercoasterMine: In "La Piste des Navajos", Blueberry and [=McClure=] ride a chariot out of a collapsing mine. * ShoutOut : Corporal Blutch and Sergeant Chesterfield of ''LesTuniquesBleues'' make an appearance in one album. * SpinoffBabies: A separate series relates Blueberry's years as a young soldier during the AmericanCivilWar. * TrippyFinaleSyndrome: The film adaptation climaxes with a drug-induced trance. * ThemeNaming: in universe, Eggskull names his dogs after biblical figures of evil. The first two are named Gog and Magog, the third one is named Baal. * ThoseTwoBadGuys: Cole Timbley and Walley Blunt, two secondary villains form The Lost Dutchmans Mine, and The Ghost Fires Golden Bullets, repeatedly interspeaks with each other during conversations, finishes each others sentences, asks each others opinions, and gives the other right. However, when Blueberry shoots Cole in self-defense, Walley steps into action as a much more competent villain, actually matching Luckner, although eventually getting killed by him. * TheWestern * YouFailHistoryForever : The album ''Trois Hommes Pour Atlanta'' features a monk. Seriously. ---- <<|FrenchBelgianComicBooks|>>
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http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/blueberry.jpg ''Blueberry'' is a Franco-Belgian Western comic series originally written by Jean-Michel Charlier and illustrated by Jean Giraud (a.k.a. {{Moebius}}). The title character is a veteran of the AmericanCivilWar who was later sent to the WildWest. Born Michael Donovan, he later changed his name to evade prosecution for a crime he was framed for. When creating the series, Giraud was inspired by the time he had spent in the American West in the 1950s. The physical appearance of the character himself is based on French actor Jean-Paul Belmondo. Already fairly realistic in the first episodes, the series took advantage of loosened censorship laws in 1968 to get DarkerAndEdgier, with more overt depictions of violence and sexuality. In 1973, Giraud decided to redefine himself as Moebius, leaving the series to Colin Wilson (not to be confused with the British writer), who then passed it on to Michel Blanc-Dumont. Giraud later came back to ''Blueberry'' as a scenarist, and after Charlier's death in 1989, took over writing duties. A [[TheMovie film adaptation]] was directed by Jan Kounen in 2004, focusing on Blueberry's experimentation with Native American shamanism and trance-inducing drugs. ---- !!Contains examples of the following tropes: * TheAlcoholic: [=McClure=]. * AmericanCivilWar * AnimalAssassin: Interesting case. When Luckner is captured by Walley Blunt, and forced to find his gold since Walley withholds water from him, he eventually uses a concealed, live rattlesnake to kill him, and since he was unarmed, and Walley had extreme (justified) distrust of him, this was actually the only viable option to prevent his own death. Not a ComplexityAddiction this time. * BeautyEqualsGoodness: Subverted with the appropriately-named Angel Face, a {{Bishonen}} PsychoForHire. [[spoiler:In a case of LaserGuidedKarma, he ends up disfigured.]] * ClearMyName: At least he gets blamed for crimes more than once... * ComicBookFantasyCasting: The early version of the character closely resembles Jean-Paul Belmondo. * ExpositoryHairstyleChange: The comic takes a dark turn, and our hero loses his charmingly curling locks. * FemmeFatale: Chihuahua Pearl. * GeneralFailure / PoliticallyIncorrectVillain: Blueberry usually has to deal with one of these every so often, often trying to make sure [[VillainBall they don't end up riling the Native Americans for no damn reason]]. ** General Allister did the above by declaring war on the Indian tribes, right after Blueberry had signed a peace treaty. His army would be completely annihilated by said Indian tribes if it wasn't for Blueberry's actions. * LineOfSightName: Blueberry's choice of assumed name came on the spur of the moment. * ReptilesAreAbhorrent: Rattlesnakes turn up form time ot time in the main series, each time screwing everything even more for the heroes. Shall we sum it up? ** In Fort Navajo, probably the straightest example to date, a rattlesnake turns up for less than half a page, but kills Colonel Dickson, after which the racist [[PoliticallyIncorrectVillain Major Bascom]] gets in charge of the peace negotiations with the natives, causing him to betray them and try to capture the chieftains, after which the apache declares statewide war against the Americans, leading the Mexican governor of Chihuahua to supply them with weapons, in order to [[YankTheDogsChain drive the Americans out of Texas, and take it for Mexico to become Mexican president.]] Yes, had it not been for that snake, all of this would never had happened. ** A rattlesnake turns up again to be used as the above AnimalAssassin, used against Walley by Luckner. ** And again, Governor Emilliano Lopez from Chihuahua, uses tied up snakes pursuing captives form horseback as a torture method, used against Blueberry. * RollercoasterMine: In "La Piste des Navajos", Blueberry and [=McClure=] ride a chariot out of a collapsing mine. * ShoutOut : Corporal Blutch and Sergeant Chesterfield of ''LesTuniquesBleues'' make an appearance in one album. * SpinoffBabies: A separate series relates Blueberry's years as a young soldier during the AmericanCivilWar. * TrippyFinaleSyndrome: The film adaptation climaxes with a drug-induced trance. * ThemeNaming: in universe, Eggskull names his dogs after biblical figures of evil. The first two are named Gog and Magog, the third one is named Baal. * ThoseTwoBadGuys: Cole Timbley and Walley Blunt, two secondary villains form The Lost Dutchmans Mine, and The Ghost Fires Golden Bullets, repeatedly interspeaks with each other during conversations, finishes each others sentences, asks each others opinions, and gives the other right. However, when Blueberry shoots Cole in self-defense, Walley steps into action as a much more competent villain, actually matching Luckner, although eventually getting killed by him. * TheWestern * YouFailHistoryForever : The album ''Trois Hommes Pour Atlanta'' features a monk. Seriously. ---- <<|FrenchBelgianComicBooks|>>[[redirect:Comicbook/{{Blueberry}}]]
10th Mar '13 7:38:46 PM Quag15
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** General Allister did the above by declaring war on the Indian tribes, right after Blueberry had signed a peace treaty. His army would be completely annihilated by said Indian tribes if it wasn't for Blueberry's actions.

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30th Nov '12 10:22:42 AM TheAmazingShay
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** In Fort Navajo, probably the straightest example to date, a rattlesnake turns up for less than half a page, but kills Colonel Dickson, after which the racist [[PoliticallyIncorrectVillain Major Bascom]] gets in charge of the peace negotiations with the natives, causing him to betray them and try to capture the chieftains, after which [[ItGotWorse the apache declares statewide war against the Americans]], leading the Mexican governor of Chihuahua to supply them with weapons, in order to [[YankTheDogsChain drive the Americans out of Texas, and take it for Mexico to become Mexican president.]] Yes, had it not been for that snake, all of this would never had happened.
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** In Fort Navajo, probably the straightest example to date, a rattlesnake turns up for less than half a page, but kills Colonel Dickson, after which the racist [[PoliticallyIncorrectVillain Major Bascom]] gets in charge of the peace negotiations with the natives, causing him to betray them and try to capture the chieftains, after which [[ItGotWorse the apache declares statewide war against the Americans]], Americans, leading the Mexican governor of Chihuahua to supply them with weapons, in order to [[YankTheDogsChain drive the Americans out of Texas, and take it for Mexico to become Mexican president.]] Yes, had it not been for that snake, all of this would never had happened.
29th Oct '12 12:35:53 PM Fijure
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* AnimalAssassin: Interesting case. When Luckner is captured by Walley Blunt, and forced to find his gold since Walley withholds water from him, he eventually uses a concealed, live rattlesnake to kill him, and since he was unarmed, and Walley had extreme (justified) distrust of him, this was actually the only viable option to prevent his own death. Not a ComplexityAddiction this time.

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* ReptilesAreAbhorrent: Rattlesnakes turn up form time ot time in the main series, each time screwing everything even more for the heroes. Shall we sum it up? ** In Fort Navajo, probably the straightest example to date, a rattlesnake turns up for less than half a page, but kills Colonel Dickson, after which the racist [[PoliticallyIncorrectVillain Major Bascom]] gets in charge of the peace negotiations with the natives, causing him to betray them and try to capture the chieftains, after which [[ItGotWorse the apache declares statewide war against the Americans]], leading the Mexican governor of Chihuahua to supply them with weapons, in order to [[YankTheDogsChain drive the Americans out of Texas, and take it for Mexico to become Mexican president.]] Yes, had it not been for that snake, all of this would never had happened. ** A rattlesnake turns up again to be used as the above AnimalAssassin, used against Walley by Luckner. ** And again, Governor Emilliano Lopez from Chihuahua, uses tied up snakes pursuing captives form horseback as a torture method, used against Blueberry.

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* ThoseTwoBadGuys: Cole Timbley and Walley Blunt, two secondary villains form The Lost Dutchmans Mine, and The Ghost Fires Golden Bullets, repeatedly interspeaks with each other during conversations, finishes each others sentences, asks each others opinions, and gives the other right. However, when Blueberry shoots Cole in self-defense, Walley steps into action as a much more competent villain, actually matching Luckner, although eventually getting killed by him.
14th Aug '12 9:32:57 AM Quag15
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* FemmeFatale: Chihuahua Pearl.
17th May '12 2:07:32 PM Sannom
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* ThemeNaming: in universe, Eggskull names his dogs after biblical figures of evil. The first two are named Gog and Magog, the third one is named Baal.
13th Mar '12 12:10:42 AM CaoCao
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* ShoutOut : Corporal Blutch and Sergeant Chesterfield of LesTuniquesBlueues make an appearance in one album.
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* ShoutOut : Corporal Blutch and Sergeant Chesterfield of LesTuniquesBlueues ''LesTuniquesBleues'' make an appearance in one album.
6th Oct '11 10:58:38 PM CaoCao
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When creating the series, Giraud was inspired by the time he had spent in the American West in the 1950s. The physical appearance of the character himself is based on French actor Jean-Paul Belmondo. Already fairly realistic in the first episodes, the series took advantage of loosened censorship laws in 1968 to get DarkerAndEdgier, with more overt depictions of violence and sexuality. In 1973, Giraud decided to redefine himself as Moebius, leaving the series to Colin Wilson (not to be confused with the British writer), who then passed it on to Michel Blanc-Dumont. Giraud later cane back to ''Blueberry'' as a scenarist, and after Charlier's death in 1989, took over writing duties.
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When creating the series, Giraud was inspired by the time he had spent in the American West in the 1950s. The physical appearance of the character himself is based on French actor Jean-Paul Belmondo. Already fairly realistic in the first episodes, the series took advantage of loosened censorship laws in 1968 to get DarkerAndEdgier, with more overt depictions of violence and sexuality. In 1973, Giraud decided to redefine himself as Moebius, leaving the series to Colin Wilson (not to be confused with the British writer), who then passed it on to Michel Blanc-Dumont. Giraud later cane came back to ''Blueberry'' as a scenarist, and after Charlier's death in 1989, took over writing duties.

* ComicBookFantasyCasting: Early version of the character closely resembles Jean-Paul Belmondo.
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* ComicBookFantasyCasting: Early The early version of the character closely resembles Jean-Paul Belmondo.
6th Oct '11 5:19:28 PM Micah
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* ShoutOut / HeyItsThatGuy : Corporal Blutch and Sergeant Chesterfield of LesTuniquesBlueues make an appearance in one album.
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* ShoutOut / HeyItsThatGuy : Corporal Blutch and Sergeant Chesterfield of LesTuniquesBlueues make an appearance in one album.
13th Sep '11 12:51:50 PM hideyho
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* GeneralFailure / PoliticallyIncorrectVillain: Blueberry usually has to deal with one of these every so often, often trying to make sure [[NiceJobBreakingItHerod they don't end up riling the Native Americans for no damn reason]].
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* GeneralFailure / PoliticallyIncorrectVillain: Blueberry usually has to deal with one of these every so often, often trying to make sure [[NiceJobBreakingItHerod [[VillainBall they don't end up riling the Native Americans for no damn reason]].
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