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16th Sep '17 9:56:57 AM Silverblade2
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* Despite the fact that Creator/MarvelComics's version of New York City has been the site of multiple alien invasions, a demonic infestation, has suffered through every kind of cockamamie plot imaginable, and is routinely targeted by {{supervillain}}s of every stripe, there has never been any sort of mass exodus or serious damage to the economy in spite of all the upheavals. (Probably because ComicBook/DamageControl repairs everything so efficiently.) When 9/11 rolled around, it portrayed ComicBook/TheKingpin, SelfDemonstrating/{{Magneto}}, and Dr. Doom as sincerely moved. Problem is, the Franchise/MarvelUniverse has had much worse. Magneto was actually ''killed'' in such an attack, on Genosha, which killed 16 million people. 9/11, by MU standards, was actually a low-impact event. Furthermore, while the Kingpin might be moved by love for his city, there is no real reason why Dr. Doom would care either way. All comics publishers were in a bind there, because with New York as the home of the ComicBook/FantasticFour and ComicBook/TheAvengers, or the ComicBook/XMen in the same state, or Franchise/{{Superman}} ''on Earth'', it's hard to believe it could still happen, but would have been seen as disrespectful to ignore it. It gets worse. Juggernaut was seen there crying. Juggernaut, in the past, has actually knocked down one of the two buildings himself and laughed out loud about it.

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* Despite the fact that Creator/MarvelComics's version of New York City has been the site of multiple alien invasions, a demonic infestation, has suffered through every kind of cockamamie plot imaginable, and is routinely targeted by {{supervillain}}s of every stripe, there has never been any sort of mass exodus or serious damage to the economy in spite of all the upheavals. (Probably because ComicBook/DamageControl repairs everything so efficiently.) When 9/11 rolled around, it portrayed ComicBook/TheKingpin, SelfDemonstrating/{{Magneto}}, ComicBook/{{Magneto}}, and Dr. Doom as sincerely moved. Problem is, the Franchise/MarvelUniverse has had much worse. Magneto was actually ''killed'' in such an attack, on Genosha, which killed 16 million people. 9/11, by MU standards, was actually a low-impact event. Furthermore, while the Kingpin might be moved by love for his city, there is no real reason why Dr. Doom would care either way. All comics publishers were in a bind there, because with New York as the home of the ComicBook/FantasticFour and ComicBook/TheAvengers, or the ComicBook/XMen in the same state, or Franchise/{{Superman}} ''on Earth'', it's hard to believe it could still happen, but would have been seen as disrespectful to ignore it. It gets worse. Juggernaut was seen there crying. Juggernaut, in the past, has actually knocked down one of the two buildings himself and laughed out loud about it.
8th Sep '17 1:57:06 PM ironballs16
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* This is often how TheAlcoholic in a family is treated, or at least their drinking problem.

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* This is often how TheAlcoholic in a family is treated, or at least their drinking problem. And the BlackSheep in general, really.
2nd Sep '17 2:04:19 PM nombretomado
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* In ''The Sanctuary Telepath'' Helen and Janine still call each other sisters after a century, all the while pointedly ignoring that the connection between them was Janine's brother/Helen's ex-fiancé who turned into a [[JackTheRipper serial killer]]. Of course this is a very comfortable arrangement for Janine as she [[SecretKeeper knows much more than she lets on]]...

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* In ''The Sanctuary Telepath'' Helen and Janine still call each other sisters after a century, all the while pointedly ignoring that the connection between them was Janine's brother/Helen's ex-fiancé who turned into a [[JackTheRipper [[UsefulNotes/JackTheRipper serial killer]]. Of course this is a very comfortable arrangement for Janine as she [[SecretKeeper knows much more than she lets on]]...
30th Aug '17 12:20:11 PM Shadoboy
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** Members of their extended family include a ''boneless'' chicken, a sow, a black sheep and a half-human, half-snail hybrid (whose parents, as we see, are a human woman and a tiny snail). And we also see their grandparents were a human and a hen. It's... a big mess, really.
15th Aug '17 3:11:03 AM Vir
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* Cow and Chicken from ''WesternAnimation/CowAndChicken'' are, somehow, siblings, despite being [[DepartmentofRedundancyDepartment a cow and a chicken]]. Nobody in the cast questions it; absurdly, not even their own HUMAN parents.

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* Cow and Chicken from ''WesternAnimation/CowAndChicken'' are, somehow, siblings, despite being [[DepartmentofRedundancyDepartment [[DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment a cow and a chicken]]. Nobody in the cast questions it; absurdly, not even their own HUMAN parents.
15th Aug '17 3:10:40 AM Vir
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--->'''Chicken:''' Mama had a chicken!\\

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--->'''Chicken:''' -->'''Chicken:''' Mama had a chicken!\\
13th Aug '17 6:05:21 AM gophergiggles
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** Most online web communities have some manner of rule, either official or unspoken, that either restricts politics and religion to one single "containment thread", if mentioning and discussing it isn't prohibited outright.
11th Aug '17 6:59:58 AM Morgenthaler
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If this is the result of time travel, see CaughtInTheRipple.
3rd Aug '17 8:50:19 PM shokolove
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* Cow and Chicken from ''WesternAnimation/CowAndChicken'' are, somehow, siblings, despite being [[DepartmentofRedundancyDepartment a cow and a chicken]]. Nobody in the cast questions it; absurdly, not even their own parents.

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* Cow and Chicken from ''WesternAnimation/CowAndChicken'' are, somehow, siblings, despite being [[DepartmentofRedundancyDepartment a cow and a chicken]]. Nobody in the cast questions it; absurdly, not even their own HUMAN parents.
3rd Aug '17 8:47:30 PM shokolove
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* Cow and Chicken from ''WesternAnimation/CowAndChicken'' are, somehow, siblings, despite being [[DepartmentofRedundancyDepartment a cow and a chicken]]. Nobody in the cast questions it; absurdly, not even their own parents.
--->'''Chicken:''' Mama had a chicken!\\
'''Cow:''' Mama had a cow!\\
'''Both:''' Dad was proud, he didn't care how!
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