History Main / GreatGazoo

1st Sep '17 9:41:19 AM CosmicFerret
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* With the popularity of Mxy and Bat-mite, it was planned to give TheFlash a helpful imp by the name of Mopee. However the {{Retcon}} involved was so hated that the very next issue ignored the entire thing. He was effectively out of continuity for decades, though appeared in two issues of the ''DC Super Friends'' series. During which he claimed to not only have given powers to the Flash, but also Superman, Wonder Woman, and [[BadassNormal Batman]]. No one buys any of it. [[spoiler: He also gets his first taste of the troublesome side of the trope, giving everyone at a convention super powers to prove he really can do it. Naturally [[TheImp Myx]] planned the whole thing.]]

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* With the popularity of Mxy and Bat-mite, it was planned to give TheFlash ComicBook/TheFlash a helpful imp by the name of Mopee. However the {{Retcon}} involved was so hated that the very next issue ignored the entire thing. He was effectively out of continuity for decades, though appeared in two issues of the ''DC Super Friends'' series. During which he claimed to not only have given powers to the Flash, but also Superman, Wonder Woman, and [[BadassNormal Batman]]. No one buys any of it. [[spoiler: He also gets his first taste of the troublesome side of the trope, giving everyone at a convention super powers to prove he really can do it. Naturally [[TheImp Myx]] planned the whole thing.]]
29th Aug '17 12:38:44 PM BeerBaron
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** Sanguine, the Daedric Prince of Debauchery and Passion. In ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim Skyrim]]'', his idea of fun time is going out on a pub crawl with some mortal he just met and getting them in more and more stupid scenarios until they wake up with a splitting headache, a brand new wife, and their old wife lying dead with her skull split open like a watermelon. The Dragonborn got off lightly in "A Night To Remember", having stolen a goat to sell to a giant to pay for a ring to marry a ''hagraven'' in Markarth and wreck a temple to Dibella.

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** Sanguine, the Daedric Prince of Debauchery [[FunPersonified Debauchery]] and Passion.[[TheHedonist Hedonism]]. He mostly plays with and, at worst, annoys mortals while attempting to drag them into sin with various vices. He is definitely one of the less serious Daedric Princes. His "[[EldritchLocation Myriad Realms of Oblivion]]" constantly reform to become the [[HappyPlace pleasure paradise]] of whoever is visiting. In ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim Skyrim]]'', his idea of fun time is going out on a pub crawl with some mortal he just met and getting them in more and more stupid scenarios until they wake up with a splitting headache, a brand new wife, and their old wife lying dead with her skull split open like a watermelon. The Dragonborn got off lightly in "A Night To Remember", having stolen a goat to sell to a giant to pay for a ring to marry a ''hagraven'' in Markarth Markarth, and wreck a temple to Dibella.
27th Aug '17 1:43:00 PM Shaid
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* The ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitans'' episode "Fractured" guest-stars Larry the Titan (also known as [[BackwardsName Nosyarg Kcid]]), a Bat-Mite-inspired "SuperDeformed Robin" imp from dimension 498.

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* The ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitans'' episode "Fractured" guest-stars Larry the Titan (also known as [[BackwardsName Nosyarg Kcid]]), a Bat-Mite-inspired "SuperDeformed Robin" imp from dimension 498.[[MindScrew four and nine eighths]].
11th Aug '17 7:12:00 AM Morgenthaler
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* A far more malevolent version is the ComicBook/XMen's enemy Mojo. He's from another dimension that he rules absolutely through a brain-numbing media empire, although he can only maintain ownership of the Mojoverse so long as his subjects like his programming. To that end, he uses his utter and complete mastery of magic (or sufficiently advanced science, maybe) to irritate the X-Men, so they have wacky adventures. He rarely attacks them outright; he does, however, have an army of baby clones of both the X-Men and of their enemies, including those of the Age of Apocalypse. Ominously, Dr. Strange once remarked that if Mojo ever decided to appear on Earth itself, it would be a very, very bad thing... Specifically, Mojo is a semi-humanoid invertebrate that moves mostly through technological aid, which makes television a lot more popular in his world since his people are more sedentary by nature. [[spoiler:As said though, their technology is sufficiently advanced and on top of that Mojo's presence gives off an [[WalkingWasteland anti-life effect]] while in the regular 616 world for unknown reasons.]]

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* ''ComicBook/XMen'': A far more malevolent version is the ComicBook/XMen's X-Men's enemy Mojo. He's from another dimension that he rules absolutely through a brain-numbing media empire, although he can only maintain ownership of the Mojoverse so long as his subjects like his programming. To that end, he uses his utter and complete mastery of magic (or sufficiently advanced science, maybe) to irritate the X-Men, so they have wacky adventures. He rarely attacks them outright; he does, however, have an army of baby clones of both the X-Men and of their enemies, including those of the Age of Apocalypse.''ComicBook/AgeOfApocalypse''. Ominously, Dr. Strange once remarked that if Mojo ever decided to appear on Earth itself, it would be a very, very bad thing... Specifically, Mojo is a semi-humanoid invertebrate that moves mostly through technological aid, which makes television a lot more popular in his world since his people are more sedentary by nature. [[spoiler:As said though, their technology is sufficiently advanced and on top of that Mojo's presence gives off an [[WalkingWasteland anti-life effect]] while in the regular 616 world for unknown reasons.]]
11th Aug '17 7:10:16 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''ComicBook/{{Wanted}}'' has Imp, who is another explicit {{Expy}} of Mr. Mxyzptlk. However, most of his powers are only alluded to off-panel, with the appendix mentioning that he once accidentally turned the entire world into cotton candy. On-page, he gets murdered by the Parasite-expy fairly quickly.
1st Aug '17 8:08:58 AM PDL
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This character is typically based on TheTrickster (i.e. one of many "gods of mischief" from mythology, from Loki to Coyote to Puck). Often they are a ScrewySquirrel or AmusingAlien whom the heroes often regard (usually with an irritated FacePalm at his return) as more like a pest than a serious menace. Sometimes the mishaps he causes are in fact a result of his BlueAndOrangeMorality. Sometimes he's an outright {{Jerkass}} {{Troll}}, in which case the heroes eventually get enough of his pranks and set out to stop him, but he can still be dangerously destructive if confronted improperly. The powers the Great Gazoo commands are by definition plot-breaking, so he usually has to be outsmarted or outwitted in order to be defeated. A direct assault never works.

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This character is typically based on TheTrickster (i.e. one of many "gods of mischief" from mythology, from Loki to Coyote to Puck). Often they are a ScrewySquirrel or AmusingAlien whom the heroes often regard (usually with an irritated FacePalm at his return) as more like a pest than a serious menace. Sometimes the mishaps he causes are in fact a result of his BlueAndOrangeMorality. Sometimes he's an outright {{Jerkass}} {{Troll}}, in which case the heroes eventually get enough of his pranks and set out to stop him, but he can still be dangerously destructive if confronted improperly. The powers the Great Gazoo commands are by definition plot-breaking, so he usually has to be outsmarted or outwitted in order to be defeated. A direct assault never works.
works. [[StoryBreakerPower Don't to count on his abilities to resolve the story either]].
27th Jul '17 11:16:43 AM BeerBaron
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** [[MadGod Sheogorath]], the Daedric prince of madness. His idea of divine wrath upon a village in [[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIVOblivion Cyrodiil]] is to ''make it rain flaming dogs''.
** Some versions of the creation myth paint Shor/Lorkan/Sep as this for creating the physical world, and along with it, the concept of mortality.
** Sanguine, the Daedric Prince of Debauchery and Passion. His idea of fun time is going out on a pub crawl with some mortal he just met and getting them in more and more stupid scenarios until they wake up with a splitting headache, a brand new wife, and their old wife lying dead with her skull split open like a watermelon. The Dragonborn got off lightly in "A Night To Remember", having stolen a goat to sell to a giant to pay for a ring to marry a ''hagraven'' in Markarth and wreck a temple to Dibella.

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** From the series' primary CreationMyth, Lorkhan. He was one of the et'Ada ("original spirits") who convinced/tricked some of his fellow et'Ada into sacrificing large portions of their divine power in order to create Mundus, the mortal plane. The [[OurElvesAreBetter races of Mer (Elves)]] generally view this as a [[GreaterScopeVillain malevolent]] act which robbed their divine ancestors of their pre-creation immortality and forced them to experience mortal suffering and loss. The races of Men, however, view this as a [[GreaterScopeParagon benevolent]] act which freed the spirits from the [[HellOfAHeaven "prison" of pre-creation unchanging stasis]]. In both cases, Lorkhan is still viewed as a trickster figure.
** Sheogorath, the [[OurGodsAreDifferent Daedric Prince]] of
[[MadGod Sheogorath]], Madness]]. He's a CloudCuckoolander prone to [[MoodSwinger Mood Swings]] where he can range from AxeCrazy to AffablyEvil at the Daedric prince drop of madness. His idea a hat. Though he can seem charming and harmless one second, he is still a ''god'' and very capable of divine wrath upon a village in [[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIVOblivion Cyrodiil]] is to ''make it rain flaming dogs''.
** Some versions of
[[ColonyDrop hurling planets]] or raining down ''flaming dogs'' if the creation myth paint Shor/Lorkan/Sep as this for creating the physical world, and along with it, the concept of mortality.
mood strikes him.
** Sanguine, the Daedric Prince of Debauchery and Passion. His In ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim Skyrim]]'', his idea of fun time is going out on a pub crawl with some mortal he just met and getting them in more and more stupid scenarios until they wake up with a splitting headache, a brand new wife, and their old wife lying dead with her skull split open like a watermelon. The Dragonborn got off lightly in "A Night To Remember", having stolen a goat to sell to a giant to pay for a ring to marry a ''hagraven'' in Markarth and wreck a temple to Dibella.
18th Jun '17 9:27:09 AM Pfff133
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12th Jun '17 2:23:01 PM Arachnos
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* Bill Cipher from ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls'' may be considered one. Albeit an arguably darker take on the trope. WordOfGod is that he's "A Trickster [[{{Jerkass}} jerk]]."

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* Bill Cipher from ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls'' may be considered one. Albeit an arguably is another much darker take on this trope, to the trope. WordOfGod is that he's point of subversion. "A Trickster trickster [[{{Jerkass}} jerk]]."jerk]]" according to WordOfGod, Bill has the voice, the look and the mannerisms of a Gazoo, but even at his best he is creepier than Discord (above) '''at his worst'''. Right off the bat, [[EstablishingCharacterMoment one of the first things we see him do]] is rip all the teeth out of a deer's mouth, and he gets '''worse''' as the series progresses. By the finale, [[spoiler:where he flat-out invades our dimension,]] he's more ''ComicBooks/EmperorJoker'' than GreatGazoo.
12th Jun '17 2:06:49 PM Arachnos
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* Discord, the spirit of Chaos and Disharmony, opening baddie of ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'''s second season, zigzags this trope like no tomorrow. A RealityWarper, Trickster Villain, he uses his powers to screw with the mane cast. He seems at first like he'll be a classic example, dancing inside stained glass windows and summoning chocolate rain, but when he starts using MindRape and MoreThanMindControl to turn Twilight's friends against her, [[SubvertedTrope he turns out to be a fair bit nastier than is the norm for this type]]. By Season 3, [[HeelFaceTurn he has reformed]], but his mischievous nature goes untamed, making him a straight example - he's still a JerkAss but in a far more lighthearted way, and his antics - [[TricksterMentor intentionally or not]] - end up teaching the main characters valuable lessons. [[FaceHeelTurn Then he temporarily goes back to being evil]] when he's manipulated by [[BigBad Tirek]], who betrays him once he [[YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness outlives his usefulness]], so he [[HeelFaceTurn reforms]] '''[[HeelFaceRevolvingDoor again]]''' and starts playing the trope straight once more.

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* Discord, the spirit of Chaos and Disharmony, opening baddie of ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'''s ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic''s second season, zigzags this trope like no tomorrow. A RealityWarper, Trickster Villain, he uses his powers to screw with the mane cast. He seems at first like he'll be a classic example, dancing inside stained glass windows and summoning chocolate rain, but when he starts using MindRape and MoreThanMindControl to turn Twilight's friends against her, [[SubvertedTrope he turns out to be a fair bit nastier than is the norm for this type]]. By Season 3, [[HeelFaceTurn he has reformed]], but his mischievous nature goes untamed, making him a straight example - he's still a JerkAss but in a far more lighthearted way, and his antics - [[TricksterMentor intentionally or not]] - end up teaching the main characters valuable lessons. [[FaceHeelTurn Then he temporarily goes back to being evil]] when he's manipulated by [[BigBad Tirek]], who betrays him once he [[YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness outlives his usefulness]], so he [[HeelFaceTurn reforms]] '''[[HeelFaceRevolvingDoor again]]''' and starts playing the trope straight once more.
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