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[[quoteright:250:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/house_of_m_hardcover1_3655.jpg]] [[caption-width-right:250:Most of us are wondering what we're doing here...]] -->''No more mutants.'' A MarvelComics {{Miniseries}} with several tie-in books following the events of ''[[Comicbook/TheAvengers Avengers Disassembled]]''. Wanda Maximoff, better known as the ScarletWitch, suffers a reality-warping mental breakdown and is taken to Genosha by her father {{Magneto}}. When Wanda shows little sign of recovery, the ComicBook/{{X-Men}} and the [[Comicbook/TheAvengers Avengers]] meet to discuss what action should be taken next; they decide that Wanda must be killed. The combined teams arrive at Genosha when suddenly the world is swallowed by a bright white light... The scene cuts to Wolverine as he wakes up in a world that has completely changed: A world where mutants are the dominant species, humans are now a persecuted minority, and the United States is led by the House of Magneto. The now-scattered and [[LaserGuidedAmnesia mind-altered]] Avengers and X-Men must try to reunite and find out how to [[SetRightWhatOnceWentWrong reverse what happened]] on the day they arrived on Genosha. They later come across Layla Miller, a young girl who is aware that reality has been changed and who helps expose the truth about their "current" reality. Turns out Wanda's twin brother Pietro ({{Quicksilver}}) convinced her to rewrite reality into one where all the heroes got to have their greatest desires -- including Magneto's and Professor Xavier's -- which meant that Magneto's family ruled the mutants and the mutants ruled the world, and that Professor Xavier had died a meaningful death and mutants and humans live side-by-side (sort of). The Avengers and the X-Men confront Wanda after regaining their memories of the reality that existed before Wanda's CosmicRetCon. Wanda suffers another nervous breakdown and eventually restores the original reality, but [[BroughtDownToNormal depowers 99.99% of the world's mutants]] as well. Afterwards, she disappears without a trace and the reader is [[SequelHook given a clue]] that the depowering might not be as permanent as it seems. The House of M storyline is continued in ''X-Men: Decimation''. The next Marvel Comics CrisisCrossover is ''[[Comicbook/CivilWar Civil War]]'', followed by ''WorldWarHulk''. ---- !!Tropes found in the comic: * AlternateContinuity: The entire "House Of M" reality is a short-lived one. * BackFromTheDead: [[spoiler: Hawkeye. TWICE!]] * BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor: The Aesop of some of the tie-in miniseries. For instance, DoctorDoom managed to get almost everything he claimed to want: his mother alive, his face unscarred, Richards dead -- and he manages to lose it all, mostly at his own hands, by the end of the ''ComicBook/FantasticFour: House of M'' miniseries. * CallingTheOldManOut: Wanda to Magneto. * ContinuityPorn: When Layla unlocks Peter's memories, we get a two-page spread of the notable villains and events of Spidey's life. * CosmicRetcon * CrisisCrossover * EndOfTheWorldSpecial: Wanda. Twice. * FleetingDemographicRule: The Avengers went through a much more drastic reality warp caused by Morgan Le Fay only a few years earlier, and they reacted to ''that'' one almost as if it were ''routine,'' because they've been through so many similar incidents before. This time around, everyone acts as if they've never seen anything remotely like this, and they're all on the verge of stark panic. * {{Foreshadowing}}: In the House of M reality, Hulk is the leader of Australia and does a surprisingly good job at it. Then he goes and rules a desert world in WorldWarHulk. * AGlitchInTheMatrix: Wolverine realized that things were not right right away. * [[GodwinsLawOfTimeTravel Godwin's Law Of Reality Warping]] * HeroOfAnotherStory: CaptainAmerica. In this reality, he was never frozen in ice and got to continue his life post-war. He only cameos in the main mini-series as an old man (prompting the other heroes to just leave him be), but a tie-in issue of his own comic summarizes the different things he experienced during the intervening decades. ** Per her own desires, Ms. Marvel had managed to achieve widespread fame and acceptance as a hero in the House of M reality, even though she was explicitly a non-mutant. * HeroicBSOD: What kicks off the event (arguably, the entire event takes place ''within'' Wanda's blue screen). * HulkSpeak: Lampshaded. -->'''Hulk:''' Hulk... hates... personal pronouns. * ImprovisedWeapon: Ms. Marvel, the greatest hero of the world (at least in this reality) fights against Sir Warren Traveler, an evil sorcerer. Her powers are useless against magic, so how can she defeat him? Well, how about throwing a random alley cat to his face? * IndulgentFantasySegue: A tragic one at the beginning when Wanda gives birth to her twin sons while surrounded by her friends and family... only to be forcefully pulled out of her fantasy by Professor X * LaResistance: The Human Resistance Movement, led by Luke Cage * LotusEaterMachine: Wanda's altered reality is this for ''the entire Marvel Universe.'' All the heroes who could oppose her are given new lives doing what makes them happy, partly because it's what Wanda wants, partly to keep them from rebelling and trying to change reality back. * NiceJobFixingItVillain: Wanda used her power to alter reality and give everyone their deepest desires. Even [[{{Wolverine}} the guy]] whose deepest desire is that his LaserGuidedAmnesia be undone, so he'll remember his entire life again... Even the fact that he's living in an altered reality which she created. Oops. * NotQuiteHuman: The mutants, obviously. * OracularUrchin: Layla Miller. Also a MacGuffinGirl. * RealityWarper: The Scarlet Witch * RetGone: In-story example with [[spoiler:Charles Xavier]] and [[spoiler:the ComicBook/FantasticFour]] ** In the latter's case, actually, only [[spoiler:Reed and Sue die.]] Ben becomes an irrational version of the Thing (which Dr. Doom refers to as "It") and Johnny goes on to become an underground mecha fighter, like Tony Stark and his dad. * RippleEffectProofMemory: Ironically, Wanda's LotusEaterMachine effect gives Wolverine this as a side-effect of his wish to remember everything. * RoaringRampageOfRevenge: Initially averted. After finding out that the reality shift has ([[spoiler:resurrected Gwen Stacy and Uncle Ben]]), Spider-Man tells Wolverine he's going to kill the Scarlet Witch. Wolverine says that he won't give Spidey the chance. ** Played straight [[spoiler:when Magneto finds out that Quicksilver had the Scarlet Witch alter reality]]. * ShipperOnDeck: Wanda herself, oddly. The new world she creates has several characters romantically involved (e.g. Wolverine and Mystique) who were never shown 'together' before. * StatusQuoIsGod: Played straight & averted. ** "No More Mutants" - Averted, in that a large number of mutants ''are'' depowered & the X-Men underwent a massive shift in their position in the Marvel universe because of this. Played straight, with most of the 98% of mutants who lost their powers being unknown to the reader, and the majority of the named characters being C-List characters or lower with the big name mutants retaining their powers - Really, the only major mutant characters who lose their powers are [[spoiler:Magneto & his children]], and even then, it's only temporary. ** CharacterDevelopment - Averted, Wolverine remembering everything he'd previously forgotten. Played straight, in that despite the TraumaCongaLine he goes through during the story, there are no lasting effects for Peter Parker & his memories of the "House of M" timeline are never mentioned again. *** The first issue of the follow-up mini, ''Son of M'', shows Peter angsting over his lost life pretty hard. When he encounters Pietro, he mocks him for losing his powers, gives him a TheReasonYouSuckSpeech, and even suggests he kill himself (He doesn't really mean it, though, and is horrified when [[BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor Pietro jumps off the building they're on]]). * SuperiorSpecies [[spoiler: Pietro]] convinces Wanda to rewrite reality using this as one of the excuses. She's thoroughly disillusioned about it by the end, though. * VillainWorld: The premise, though it's presented as a (semi-)benevolent dictatorship. {{Magneto}} is now the ultimate authority, with smaller territories being delegated to less-scrupulous villains like [[ComicBook/{{X-Men}} Apocalypse]] and DoctorDoom). Mutants have it much better than [[FantasticRacism nonmutants]], who are distinctly second-class citizens. * WhamLine: --> '''Wanda:''' No more mutants. * WistfulAmnesia: Former superheroes reverted to ordinary humans have a lingering sensation of loss. It doesn't help that mutants rule the world, leaving the powerless to languish in a state of depression called "Dead End Syndrome." * WithGreatPowerComesGreatInsanity * WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds: Oh, Wanda... ----
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[[quoteright:250:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/house_of_m_hardcover1_3655.jpg]] [[caption-width-right:250:Most of us are wondering what we're doing here...]] -->''No more mutants.'' A MarvelComics {{Miniseries}} with several tie-in books following the events of ''[[Comicbook/TheAvengers Avengers Disassembled]]''. Wanda Maximoff, better known as the ScarletWitch, suffers a reality-warping mental breakdown and is taken to Genosha by her father {{Magneto}}. When Wanda shows little sign of recovery, the ComicBook/{{X-Men}} and the [[Comicbook/TheAvengers Avengers]] meet to discuss what action should be taken next; they decide that Wanda must be killed. The combined teams arrive at Genosha when suddenly the world is swallowed by a bright white light... The scene cuts to Wolverine as he wakes up in a world that has completely changed: A world where mutants are the dominant species, humans are now a persecuted minority, and the United States is led by the House of Magneto. The now-scattered and [[LaserGuidedAmnesia mind-altered]] Avengers and X-Men must try to reunite and find out how to [[SetRightWhatOnceWentWrong reverse what happened]] on the day they arrived on Genosha. They later come across Layla Miller, a young girl who is aware that reality has been changed and who helps expose the truth about their "current" reality. Turns out Wanda's twin brother Pietro ({{Quicksilver}}) convinced her to rewrite reality into one where all the heroes got to have their greatest desires -- including Magneto's and Professor Xavier's -- which meant that Magneto's family ruled the mutants and the mutants ruled the world, and that Professor Xavier had died a meaningful death and mutants and humans live side-by-side (sort of). The Avengers and the X-Men confront Wanda after regaining their memories of the reality that existed before Wanda's CosmicRetCon. Wanda suffers another nervous breakdown and eventually restores the original reality, but [[BroughtDownToNormal depowers 99.99% of the world's mutants]] as well. Afterwards, she disappears without a trace and the reader is [[SequelHook given a clue]] that the depowering might not be as permanent as it seems. The House of M storyline is continued in ''X-Men: Decimation''. The next Marvel Comics CrisisCrossover is ''[[Comicbook/CivilWar Civil War]]'', followed by ''WorldWarHulk''. ---- !!Tropes found in the comic: * AlternateContinuity: The entire "House Of M" reality is a short-lived one. * BackFromTheDead: [[spoiler: Hawkeye. TWICE!]] * BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor: The Aesop of some of the tie-in miniseries. For instance, DoctorDoom managed to get almost everything he claimed to want: his mother alive, his face unscarred, Richards dead -- and he manages to lose it all, mostly at his own hands, by the end of the ''ComicBook/FantasticFour: House of M'' miniseries. * CallingTheOldManOut: Wanda to Magneto. * ContinuityPorn: When Layla unlocks Peter's memories, we get a two-page spread of the notable villains and events of Spidey's life. * CosmicRetcon * CrisisCrossover * EndOfTheWorldSpecial: Wanda. Twice. * FleetingDemographicRule: The Avengers went through a much more drastic reality warp caused by Morgan Le Fay only a few years earlier, and they reacted to ''that'' one almost as if it were ''routine,'' because they've been through so many similar incidents before. This time around, everyone acts as if they've never seen anything remotely like this, and they're all on the verge of stark panic. * {{Foreshadowing}}: In the House of M reality, Hulk is the leader of Australia and does a surprisingly good job at it. Then he goes and rules a desert world in WorldWarHulk. * AGlitchInTheMatrix: Wolverine realized that things were not right right away. * [[GodwinsLawOfTimeTravel Godwin's Law Of Reality Warping]] * HeroOfAnotherStory: CaptainAmerica. In this reality, he was never frozen in ice and got to continue his life post-war. He only cameos in the main mini-series as an old man (prompting the other heroes to just leave him be), but a tie-in issue of his own comic summarizes the different things he experienced during the intervening decades. ** Per her own desires, Ms. Marvel had managed to achieve widespread fame and acceptance as a hero in the House of M reality, even though she was explicitly a non-mutant. * HeroicBSOD: What kicks off the event (arguably, the entire event takes place ''within'' Wanda's blue screen). * HulkSpeak: Lampshaded. -->'''Hulk:''' Hulk... hates... personal pronouns. * ImprovisedWeapon: Ms. Marvel, the greatest hero of the world (at least in this reality) fights against Sir Warren Traveler, an evil sorcerer. Her powers are useless against magic, so how can she defeat him? Well, how about throwing a random alley cat to his face? * IndulgentFantasySegue: A tragic one at the beginning when Wanda gives birth to her twin sons while surrounded by her friends and family... only to be forcefully pulled out of her fantasy by Professor X * LaResistance: The Human Resistance Movement, led by Luke Cage * LotusEaterMachine: Wanda's altered reality is this for ''the entire Marvel Universe.'' All the heroes who could oppose her are given new lives doing what makes them happy, partly because it's what Wanda wants, partly to keep them from rebelling and trying to change reality back. * NiceJobFixingItVillain: Wanda used her power to alter reality and give everyone their deepest desires. Even [[{{Wolverine}} the guy]] whose deepest desire is that his LaserGuidedAmnesia be undone, so he'll remember his entire life again... Even the fact that he's living in an altered reality which she created. Oops. * NotQuiteHuman: The mutants, obviously. * OracularUrchin: Layla Miller. Also a MacGuffinGirl. * RealityWarper: The Scarlet Witch * RetGone: In-story example with [[spoiler:Charles Xavier]] and [[spoiler:the ComicBook/FantasticFour]] ** In the latter's case, actually, only [[spoiler:Reed and Sue die.]] Ben becomes an irrational version of the Thing (which Dr. Doom refers to as "It") and Johnny goes on to become an underground mecha fighter, like Tony Stark and his dad. * RippleEffectProofMemory: Ironically, Wanda's LotusEaterMachine effect gives Wolverine this as a side-effect of his wish to remember everything. * RoaringRampageOfRevenge: Initially averted. After finding out that the reality shift has ([[spoiler:resurrected Gwen Stacy and Uncle Ben]]), Spider-Man tells Wolverine he's going to kill the Scarlet Witch. Wolverine says that he won't give Spidey the chance. ** Played straight [[spoiler:when Magneto finds out that Quicksilver had the Scarlet Witch alter reality]]. * ShipperOnDeck: Wanda herself, oddly. The new world she creates has several characters romantically involved (e.g. Wolverine and Mystique) who were never shown 'together' before. * StatusQuoIsGod: Played straight & averted. ** "No More Mutants" - Averted, in that a large number of mutants ''are'' depowered & the X-Men underwent a massive shift in their position in the Marvel universe because of this. Played straight, with most of the 98% of mutants who lost their powers being unknown to the reader, and the majority of the named characters being C-List characters or lower with the big name mutants retaining their powers - Really, the only major mutant characters who lose their powers are [[spoiler:Magneto & his children]], and even then, it's only temporary. ** CharacterDevelopment - Averted, Wolverine remembering everything he'd previously forgotten. Played straight, in that despite the TraumaCongaLine he goes through during the story, there are no lasting effects for Peter Parker & his memories of the "House of M" timeline are never mentioned again. *** The first issue of the follow-up mini, ''Son of M'', shows Peter angsting over his lost life pretty hard. When he encounters Pietro, he mocks him for losing his powers, gives him a TheReasonYouSuckSpeech, and even suggests he kill himself (He doesn't really mean it, though, and is horrified when [[BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor Pietro jumps off the building they're on]]). * SuperiorSpecies [[spoiler: Pietro]] convinces Wanda to rewrite reality using this as one of the excuses. She's thoroughly disillusioned about it by the end, though. * VillainWorld: The premise, though it's presented as a (semi-)benevolent dictatorship. {{Magneto}} is now the ultimate authority, with smaller territories being delegated to less-scrupulous villains like [[ComicBook/{{X-Men}} Apocalypse]] and DoctorDoom). Mutants have it much better than [[FantasticRacism nonmutants]], who are distinctly second-class citizens. * WhamLine: --> '''Wanda:''' No more mutants. * WistfulAmnesia: Former superheroes reverted to ordinary humans have a lingering sensation of loss. It doesn't help that mutants rule the world, leaving the powerless to languish in a state of depression called "Dead End Syndrome." * WithGreatPowerComesGreatInsanity * WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds: Oh, Wanda... ----[[redirect:ComicBook/HouseOfM]]
24th Oct '13 2:25:15 PM Gregzilla
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* HulkSpeak: Lampshaded. -->'''Hulk:''' Hulk... hates... personal pronouns.
3rd Sep '13 9:38:40 AM Bluecatcinema
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*** The first issue of the follow-up mini, ''Son of M'', shows Peter angsting over his lost life pretty hard. When he encounters Pietro, he mocks him for losing his powers, gives him a TheReasonYouSuckSpeech, and even suggests he kill himself (He doesn't really mean it, though, and is horrified when [[BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor Pietro jumps off the building they're on]]).
10th Aug '13 2:53:36 PM TypoKiller
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* AGlitchInTheMatrix: Wolverine realized that things were not rght right away.
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* AGlitchInTheMatrix: Wolverine realized that things were not rght right right away.
6th Jul '13 1:35:32 PM Gregzilla
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* NiceJobBreakingItHero: The greatest example ever, since the world that Wanda creates is a haven for mutants and humans, a perfect world for everyone (except maybe Wolverine) and Professor Xavier has explicitly said many time that he would be willing to die if it meant that his dream of a perfect world where there was peace between humans and mutants came to pass. So the "heroes" wreck this perfect world that Professor Xavier would be more that willing to accept, and give Wanda a nervous breakdown and destroy this paradise to do exactly what Xavier would not want. ** It's not "perfect" for everyone. Humans are outright discriminated against, and though its not as bad as it often gets in the regular verse for mutants it is worse in one sense in that it is enforced by ''law''; {{Spider-Man}} has to go ''on the run'' when the world finds out he isn't a mutant (though this has more to do with him being exposed as ''lying'' about having been a mutant). {{Magneto}} isn't the only ruler either as he allows the likes of Apocalypse and DoctorDoom to have their own territories; the former has outright slavery and the latter has made the Thing his mindless "pet" after the rest of the ComicBook/FantasticFour died. Both actively scheme against Magneto too, so the world could swiftly take a darker turn. Not to mention that even if everything is better on the whole Wanda is ''still'' a mentally unstable threat to the MultiVerse (this event alone actually caused it severe damage) and this whole thing could have crashed at any moment without the heroes learning anything. Especially when you consider the hints that Wanda was subconsciously helping them and sabotaging her own universe, and in the end decides she ''hated'' it. ** So basically you have enslavement in Egypt, brutal human experiments in Japan and that's just the everyday stuff. Magneto pretty much plans to wipe out Wakanda, a whole country, just because it is governed by humans. It was already broken before the Heroes took action.
9th Jun '13 7:58:31 AM GrigorII
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* ImprobableWeaponUser: Ms. Marvel, the greatest hero of the world (at least in this reality) fights against Sir Warren Traveler, an evil sorcerer. Her powers are useless against magic, so how can she defeat him? Well, how about throwing a random alley cat to his face?
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* ImprobableWeaponUser: ImprovisedWeapon: Ms. Marvel, the greatest hero of the world (at least in this reality) fights against Sir Warren Traveler, an evil sorcerer. Her powers are useless against magic, so how can she defeat him? Well, how about throwing a random alley cat to his face?
8th Jun '13 8:06:34 PM GrigorII
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* ImprobableWeaponUser: Ms. Marvel, the greatest hero of the world (at least in this reality) fights against Sir Warren Traveler, an evil sorcerer. Her powers are useless against magic, so how can she defeat him? Well, how about throwing a random alley cat to his face?
18th May '13 10:40:41 PM TVRulezAgain
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* WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds: Oh, Wanda...
24th Mar '13 5:21:59 AM GrigorII
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* BizarroEpisode: The nature of the crossover caused a few for some titles that tied in to it. Many Marvel comics did an issue set in the House of M reality that had little or nothing to do with those books' ongoing storylines.
24th Mar '13 5:19:14 AM GrigorII
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* Foreshadowing: In the House of M reality, Hulk is the leader of Australia and does a surprisingly good job at it. Then he goes and rules a desert world in WorldWarHulk.
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* Foreshadowing: {{Foreshadowing}}: In the House of M reality, Hulk is the leader of Australia and does a surprisingly good job at it. Then he goes and rules a desert world in WorldWarHulk. * AGlitchInTheMatrix: Wolverine realized that things were not rght right away.
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