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10th Dec '17 6:53:57 PM DustSnitch
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Compare with ClickbaitGag, an InUniverse use of one of Superdickery's web equivalents, Clickbait.
30th Nov '17 6:54:55 AM Muppet
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** Then there was that time they [[https://vignette.wikia.nocookie.net/marvel_dc/images/9/9a/Revenge_of_Young_Darkseid.png/revision/latest?cb=20111005192053 turned down a guy who wanted to join]], needless to say it went [[ComicBook/{{Darkseid}} very poorly]]

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** Then there was that time they [[https://vignette.wikia.nocookie.net/marvel_dc/images/9/9a/Revenge_of_Young_Darkseid.png/revision/latest?cb=20111005192053 turned down a guy who wanted to join]], needless [[StartOfDarkness so he decided to say it went become the greatest villain of all]] [[ComicBook/{{Darkseid}} very poorly]]and he succeeded]]
30th Nov '17 6:39:32 AM Muppet
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** Then there was that time they [[https://vignette.wikia.nocookie.net/marvel_dc/images/9/9a/Revenge_of_Young_Darkseid.png/revision/latest?cb=20111005192053 turned down a guy who wanted to join]], needless to say it went [[FromNobodyToNightmare very poorly]]

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** Then there was that time they [[https://vignette.wikia.nocookie.net/marvel_dc/images/9/9a/Revenge_of_Young_Darkseid.png/revision/latest?cb=20111005192053 turned down a guy who wanted to join]], needless to say it went [[FromNobodyToNightmare [[ComicBook/{{Darkseid}} very poorly]]
30th Nov '17 6:34:28 AM Muppet
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** Then there was that time they [[https://vignette.wikia.nocookie.net/marvel_dc/images/9/9a/Revenge_of_Young_Darkseid.png/revision/latest?cb=20111005192053 turned down a guy who wanted to join]], needless to say it went [[FromNobodyToNightmare very poorly]]
27th Nov '17 4:43:05 PM GunarmDyne
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** The [[HoYay (more than usual, at least)]] UST is easily explained -- if Merlin is contemplating killing Arthur, his eyes will be naturally drawn to his heart... and who can blame him if he gets distracted by [[TheHunk that chest?]]

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** The [[HoYay (more than usual, at least)]] UST is easily explained -- if Merlin is contemplating killing Arthur, his eyes will be naturally drawn to his heart... and who can blame him if he gets distracted by [[TheHunk [[{{Hunk}} that chest?]]
25th Nov '17 10:36:02 PM 64SuperNintendo
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* [[MemeticMutation The Goddamn Batman]] from ''ComicBook/AllStarBatmanAndRobinTheBoyWonder'' is probably the ultimate inversion. He's right up there with Silver Age Supes in being an asshole, if not even more (thanks to Creator/FrankMiller's patented DarkerAndEdgier style). The covers portray him like his regular counterpart: taking in Dick Grayson after his parents are murdered and raising him to help him cope with his grief. But in the actual story, he doesn't just offer the twelve-year-old Dick Grayson, [[DepartmentofRedundancyDepartment age twelve]], the chance to train to avenge his parents - he outright kidnaps the boy for kicks (complete with Dick getting his FaceOnAMilkCarton, as we see in a panel later). And his idea of teaching the [[RunningGag 12-year-old]] boy to toughen up? Leave him to fend for himself in the dark corners of the Batcave and deny him food - going so far as to tell him to catch some rats and eat them if he ever goes hungry. And he even lashes out at Alfred ''caring for the kid and feeding him properly''! In fact, the entire story is messed up from top to bottom, and Bats' behavior is just the beginning.

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* [[MemeticMutation The Goddamn Batman]] from ''ComicBook/AllStarBatmanAndRobinTheBoyWonder'' is probably the ultimate inversion. He's right up there with Silver Age Supes in being an asshole, if not even more (thanks to Creator/FrankMiller's patented DarkerAndEdgier style). The covers portray him like his regular counterpart: taking in Dick Grayson after his parents are murdered and raising him to help him cope with his grief. But in the actual story, he doesn't just offer the twelve-year-old Dick Grayson, [[DepartmentofRedundancyDepartment [[DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment age twelve]], the chance to train to avenge his parents - he outright kidnaps the boy for kicks (complete with Dick getting his FaceOnAMilkCarton, as we see in a panel later). And his idea of teaching the [[RunningGag 12-year-old]] boy to toughen up? Leave him to fend for himself in the dark corners of the Batcave and deny him food - going so far as to tell him to catch some rats and eat them if he ever goes hungry. And he even lashes out at Alfred ''caring for the kid and feeding him properly''! In fact, the entire story is messed up from top to bottom, and Bats' behavior is just the beginning.
19th Nov '17 1:20:22 PM gophergiggles
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* The prologue mission of ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil6'' is a FlashForward that features a seriously injured Leon and Helena staring down Ada Wong in a helicopter and fleeing as she shoots at them. When you actually get to that part late in Leon's campaign, Ada's instead actually firing at the infected around them in a BigDamnHeroes moment. [[spoiler:It was done to make the Ada doppleganger, actually the BigBad Carla Radames, seem like Ada had genuinely pulled a HeelFaceTurn]].
18th Nov '17 11:31:11 AM Valiona
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* The ninth volume of ''LightNovel/AccelWorld'' has a preview picture of a scene in which Kuroyukihime, as Black Lotus, announces her intention to kill Haruyuki's duel avatar, Silver Crow[[note]]Losing all of one's points in Brain Burst results in being permanently barred from it, and losing all associated memories[[/note]] after calling him to a meeting on the Unlimited Neural Field. When the novel gets to that scene, Haruyuki initially is horrified by the idea that Kuroyukhime betrayed him and lured him into a trap, until he realizes that [[spoiler:Black Vise is impersonating Black Lotus, having waited to ambush him]].
18th Nov '17 6:42:09 AM MinisterOfSinister
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** This tactic didn't go away anytime near the Bronze Age or the Modern Age either. The cover for the 1991 annual of ''The Adventures of Superman'' showed Supes and [[HopelessSuitor Maxima]] making out in a graveyard, with Maxima seated on the tombstone of Lois Lane, ''Superman's dead pregnant wife!'' The actual story inside, apart from taking place in an AlternateUniverse, is also far more [[DueToTheDead tasteful]] and [[TearJerker poignant]], showing how Lois' death during pregnancy sends Superman into a HeroicBSOD that leads him to abandon Earth, then get attacked by hostile aliens and rescued by Maxima, and thereafter how even amidst Almeracian political intrigue she comforts him through his mourning, grows as a person through Superman's influence and eventually becomes his SecondLove.
29th Oct '17 4:50:13 AM lillolillo
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** All too often, though, the torment of another character by Superman (often someone he's supposed to be friends or loved ones with) really does occur, and for no apparent constructive reason at all. In one silver age comic, Superman puts Lois Lane (You know? The love of his life?) through an embarrassing and gut-wrenching physical transformation (namely massive weight-gain) without her permission, allegedly to keep an assassin from recognizing her and killing her. Of course, even supposing that reason held any water at all, that still doesn't excuse how Superman pretends not to recognize Lois immediately after the transformation, [[http://www.cracked.com/article_25052_12-wtf-superhero-scenes-that-will-melt-your-brain-into-mush.html and even out-and-out insults her appearance]]. Keep in mind that this is the TropeCodifier for the FlyingBrick saying this.
-->'''Superman''': (''While carrying fat!Lois'') Pardon my saying so, Miss... but you're quite a load! ''*Puff*'' The girl I most often fly with is slender... Lois Lane!

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** All too often, though, the torment of another character by Superman (often someone he's supposed to be friends or loved ones with) really does occur, and for no apparent constructive reason at all. In one silver age comic, Superman puts Lois Lane (You know? The love of his life?) through an embarrassing and gut-wrenching physical transformation (namely massive weight-gain) without her permission, allegedly to keep an assassin from recognizing her and killing her. Of course, even supposing that reason held any water at all, that still doesn't excuse how Superman pretends not to recognize Lois immediately after the transformation, [[http://www.cracked.com/article_25052_12-wtf-superhero-scenes-that-will-melt-your-brain-into-mush.html and even out-and-out insults her appearance]].appearance. Keep in mind that this is the TropeCodifier for the FlyingBrick saying this.
-->'''Superman''': --->'''Superman''': (''While carrying fat!Lois'') Pardon my saying so, Miss... but you're quite a load! ''*Puff*'' The girl I most often fly with is slender... Lois Lane!



*** He'd never marry either of them, for [[http://www.hishgraphics.com/blog/images/superdickery5.jpg this reason]]. And, of course, is totally a dick in explaining it.
*** Bizarrely, the whole prove-his-identity-to-get-him-to-marry-me bit seems to have been valid for Superman. A comic in which he went back in time to get away from Lois and Lana had him meet [[ThirdOptionLoveInterest another girl]] who -- surprise -- came to the same conclusion and tried to get his secret identity. She never ''tells'' Superman that this is her plan, but when he gets back to the present and finds out that she's become fat, he expresses relief that he didn't end up having to marry her. Perhaps Superman is subject to the [[IKnowYourTrueName True Name]] effect?

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*** He'd never marry either of them, for [[http://www.hishgraphics.com/blog/images/superdickery5.jpg this reason]]. And, of course, is totally a dick in explaining it.
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** Bizarrely, the whole prove-his-identity-to-get-him-to-marry-me bit seems to have been valid for Superman. A comic in which he went back in time to get away from Lois and Lana had him meet [[ThirdOptionLoveInterest another girl]] who -- surprise -- came to the same conclusion and tried to get his secret identity. She never ''tells'' Superman that this is her plan, but when he gets back to the present and finds out that she's become fat, he expresses relief that he didn't end up having to marry her. Perhaps Superman is subject to the [[IKnowYourTrueName True Name]] effect?



*** The cover that provides the page image? [[spoiler:Superman overheard an oracle saying that Superman would destroy "his son" on the 17th, so he tries to drive Jimmy away before that happened. After he succeeds, he explains the truth to Jimmy - only to learn that the oracle meant an artificial ''sun'' he'd created long ago - and cancelled adoptions can't be renewed. Plus, [[ProphecyTwist he kind of destroyed his "son" anyway by doing all that to Jimmy]].]]

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*** ** The cover that provides the page image? [[spoiler:Superman overheard an oracle saying that Superman would destroy "his son" on the 17th, so he tries to drive Jimmy away before that happened. After he succeeds, he explains the truth to Jimmy - only to learn that the oracle meant an artificial ''sun'' he'd created long ago - and cancelled adoptions can't be renewed. Plus, [[ProphecyTwist he kind of destroyed his "son" anyway by doing all that to Jimmy]].]]



*** Perhaps even more important, many of these covers were made by people ''not otherwise involved in writing the books,'' after which point the writers would make up a story attempting to justify it (or blatantly ignoring it!) as best they could.

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*** ** Perhaps even more important, many of these covers were made by people ''not otherwise involved in writing the books,'' after which point the writers would make up a story attempting to justify it (or blatantly ignoring it!) as best they could.



** [[http://www.cracked.com/article_20069_5-classic-superman-comics-that-prove-he-used-to-be-dick.html?wa_user1=1&wa_user2=Weird+World&wa_user3=article&wa_user4=feature_module This]] list from Website/{{Cracked}} gives some highlights. Unlike previous examples, all these are from Golden Age comics, when Superman wasn't the boy scout the world came to know.



* The various incarnations of the ComicBook/{{Legion of Super-Heroes}}, particularly in their [[SecretTestOfCharacter secret character tests]] for Superboy, and in their periodic tryouts for new members.

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* The various incarnations of the ComicBook/{{Legion of Of Super-Heroes}}, particularly in their [[SecretTestOfCharacter secret character tests]] for Superboy, ComicBook/{{Superboy}} and ComicBook/{{Supergirl}}, and in their periodic tryouts for new members.



** The latest round of Legion stories had a handful of people they rejected from the team being so devastated they turn homicidal and take over the Earth. Oops. Of course, it also explained that the real reason they were rejected was for being dangerously unstable.

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** The latest round of "Superman and the Legion stories of Super-Heroes" by Creator/GeoffJohns had a handful of people they rejected from the team being so devastated they turn homicidal and take over the Earth. Oops. Of course, it also explained that the real reason they were rejected was for being dangerously unstable.
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