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18th Sep '17 8:41:57 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* Zee from ''WesternAnimation/MonsterHouse''. At first she's a nasty (though darkly humorous) subversion of the sweet and kind babysitter, but there are a few moments here and there that suggest she's not altogether bad and there's even some build-up as to her involvement in the titular Monster House (at one point she offers to go and see what DJ is so afraid of). Given the emphasis put on her in the film's first half, many GenreSavvy viewers expected her to turn up again in a ChekhovsGunman capacity, but ...[[TheUntwist nope]]. Instead [[WhatHappenedToTheMouse she disappears halfway through the film]] and only reappears for a tiny scene during the closing credits.

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* Zee from ''WesternAnimation/MonsterHouse''. At first she's a nasty (though darkly humorous) subversion of the sweet and kind babysitter, but there are a few moments here and there that suggest she's not altogether bad and there's even some build-up as to her involvement in the titular Monster House (at one point she offers to go and see what DJ is so afraid of). Given the emphasis put on her in the film's first half, many GenreSavvy viewers expected her to turn up again in a ChekhovsGunman capacity, but ...[[TheUntwist nope]]. Instead [[WhatHappenedToTheMouse she disappears halfway through the film]] and only reappears for a tiny scene during the closing credits.
22nd Jul '17 12:16:18 PM HelloLamppost
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* In the Silver and Bronze Age, Superman has a very occasionally recurring space pirate enemy named Amalak. He was very much a C-lister, but in his very last Pre-Crisis story, he received a VillainousUpgrade with a creepy BadAssBeard and returned on a RoaringRampageOfRevenge that involved unleashing a [[{{Kaiju}} giant monster]] on Metropolis -- which [[NightmareRetardant unfortunately was drawn in a way that was more cute than scary.]] Still, the effort to make Amalak into a more serious-seeming threat actually worked pretty well. Sadly, he died at the end of the storyline. Oddly, one of the very last Pre-Crisis Superman stories involved an encounter with an alien who looked exactly like Silver Age Amalak, but he is given a different name in the story and nobody notes the resemblance.

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* In the Silver and Bronze Age, Superman has a very occasionally recurring space pirate enemy named Amalak. He was very much a C-lister, but in his very last Pre-Crisis story, he received a VillainousUpgrade [[TookALevelInBadAss villainous upgrade]] with a creepy BadAssBeard and returned on a RoaringRampageOfRevenge that involved unleashing a [[{{Kaiju}} giant monster]] on Metropolis -- which [[NightmareRetardant unfortunately was drawn in a way that was more cute than scary.]] Still, the effort to make Amalak into a more serious-seeming threat actually worked pretty well. Sadly, he died at the end of the storyline. Oddly, one of the very last Pre-Crisis Superman stories involved an encounter with an alien who looked exactly like Silver Age Amalak, but he is given a different name in the story and nobody notes the resemblance.
22nd Jul '17 12:15:18 PM HelloLamppost
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* In the Silver and Bronze Age, Superman has a very occasionally recurring space pirate enemy named Amalak. He was very much a C-lister, but in his very last Pre-Crisis story, he received a VillainousUpgrade with a creepy BadAssBeard and returned on a RoaringRampageOfRevenge that involved unleashing a [[{{Kaiju}} giant monster]] on Metropolis -- which [[NightmareRetardant unfortunately was drawn in a way that was more cute than scary.]] Still, the effort to make Amalak into a more serious-seeming threat actually worked pretty well. Sadly, he died at the end of the storyline. Oddly, one of the very last Pre-Crisis Superman stories involved an encounter with an alien who looked exactly like Silver Age Amalak, but he is given a different name in the story and nobody notes the resemblance.
22nd Jul '17 12:07:25 PM HelloLamppost
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* The otherwise pretty forgettable ''Comicbook/{{Quasar}}'' spinoff ''Star Blasters'' introduced an alien robot villain named Skeletron. He claimed to be the sole survivor of an ancient race of machine creatures called the Turgentine Technenium, who had dominated a huge swath of the Marvel Universe eons ago, only to finally be destroyed in a tremendous war with the organic races of that era. He got killed, and the Turgentine Techenium hasn't been mentioned since.

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* The otherwise pretty forgettable ''Comicbook/{{Quasar}}'' spinoff ''Star Blasters'' introduced an alien robot villain named Skeletron. He claimed to be the sole survivor of an ancient race of machine creatures robots called the Turgentine Technenium, who had dominated a huge swath of the Marvel Universe eons ago, only to finally be destroyed in a tremendous war with the organic races of that era. He got killed, and the Turgentine Techenium hasn't been mentioned since.
22nd Jul '17 12:04:32 PM HelloLamppost
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* ''World's Finest'' #246-247 by "Zaney" Bob Haney is an extremely [[TheSilverAgeOfComicBooks Silver Age,]] entertainingly (if you're into [[WhatDoYouMeanItWasntMadeOnDrugs that kind of thing)]] insane story about Superman being framed for abusing his long-lost hunchbacked identical twin brother. Right. Not surprisingly, later stories did not reference it. However, [[MrExposition the plot is introduced]] by a little alien criminal guy named Ram Drood. We've never seen him before, but the JLA has apparently encountered him repeatedly and call him "the greatest space bum in all the galaxies!" We never learn what exactly he's done to earn himself that reputation, and he clearly lives his life on the shady side, and yet he also clearly isn't so villainous that JLA would feel obliged to haul him off to the SpacePolice or whatever, and they hear him out peacefully. In fact, he comes across as a fairly adorable and intriguing JerkWithAHeartOfGold who it would have been fun to see return once in a while, but unfortunately he's stuck in a story so ridiculous that no one wanted to revisit any elements of it.

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* ''World's Finest'' #246-247 by "Zaney" "Zany" Bob Haney is an extremely [[TheSilverAgeOfComicBooks Silver Age,]] entertainingly (if you're into [[WhatDoYouMeanItWasntMadeOnDrugs that kind of thing)]] insane story about Superman being framed for abusing his long-lost hunchbacked identical twin brother. Right. Not surprisingly, later stories did not reference it. However, [[MrExposition the plot is introduced]] by a little alien criminal guy named Ram Drood. We've never seen him before, but the JLA has apparently encountered him repeatedly and call him "the greatest space bum in all the galaxies!" We never learn what exactly he's done to earn himself that reputation, and he clearly lives his life on the shady side, and yet he also clearly isn't so villainous that JLA would feel obliged to haul him off to the SpacePolice or whatever, and they hear him out peacefully. In fact, he comes across as a fairly adorable and intriguing JerkWithAHeartOfGold who it would have been fun to see return once in a while, but unfortunately he's stuck in a story so ridiculous that no one wanted to revisit any elements of it.
22nd Jul '17 12:02:41 PM HelloLamppost
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* ''World's Finest'' #256-257 by "Zaney" Bob Haney is an extremely [[TheSilverAgeOfComicBooks Silver Age,]] entertainingly (if you're into [[WhatDoYouMeanItWasntMadeOnDrugs that kind of thing)]] insane story about Superman being framed for abusing his long-lost hunchbacked identical twin brother. Right. Not surprisingly, later stories did not reference it. However, [[MrExposition the plot is introduced]] by a little alien criminal guy named Ram Drood. We've never seen him before, but the JLA has apparently encountered him repeatedly and call him "the greatest space bum in all the galaxies!" We never learn what exactly he's done to earn himself that reputation, and he clearly lives his life on the shady side, and yet he also clearly isn't so villainous that JLA would feel obliged to haul him off to the SpacePolice or whatever, and they hear him out peacefully. In fact, he comes across as a fairly adorable and intriguing JerkWithAHeartOfGold who it would have been fun to see return once in a while, but unfortunately he's stuck in a story so ridiculous that no one wanted to revisit any elements of it.

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* ''World's Finest'' #256-257 #246-247 by "Zaney" Bob Haney is an extremely [[TheSilverAgeOfComicBooks Silver Age,]] entertainingly (if you're into [[WhatDoYouMeanItWasntMadeOnDrugs that kind of thing)]] insane story about Superman being framed for abusing his long-lost hunchbacked identical twin brother. Right. Not surprisingly, later stories did not reference it. However, [[MrExposition the plot is introduced]] by a little alien criminal guy named Ram Drood. We've never seen him before, but the JLA has apparently encountered him repeatedly and call him "the greatest space bum in all the galaxies!" We never learn what exactly he's done to earn himself that reputation, and he clearly lives his life on the shady side, and yet he also clearly isn't so villainous that JLA would feel obliged to haul him off to the SpacePolice or whatever, and they hear him out peacefully. In fact, he comes across as a fairly adorable and intriguing JerkWithAHeartOfGold who it would have been fun to see return once in a while, but unfortunately he's stuck in a story so ridiculous that no one wanted to revisit any elements of it.
22nd Jul '17 11:59:10 AM HelloLamppost
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* ''World's Finest'' #256-257 by "Zaney" Bob Haney is an extremely [[TheSilverAgeOfComicBooks,]] entertainingly (if you're into [[WhatDoYouMeanItWasntMadeOnDrugs that kind of thing)]] insane story about Superman being framed for abusing his long-lost hunchbacked identical twin brother. Right. Not surprisingly, later stories did not reference it. However, [[MrExposition the plot is introduced]] by a little alien criminal guy named Ram Drood. We've never seen him before, but the JLA has apparently encountered him repeatedly and call him "the greatest space bum in all the galaxies!" We never learn what exactly he's done to earn himself that reputation, and he clearly lives his life on the shady side, and yet he also clearly isn't so villainous that JLA would feel obliged to haul him off to the SpacePolice or whatever, and they hear him out peacefully. In fact, he comes across as a fairly adorable and intriguing JerkWithAHeartOfGold who it would have been fun to see return once in a while, but unfortunately he's stuck in a story so ridiculous that no one wanted to revisit any elements of it.

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* ''World's Finest'' #256-257 by "Zaney" Bob Haney is an extremely [[TheSilverAgeOfComicBooks,]] [[TheSilverAgeOfComicBooks Silver Age,]] entertainingly (if you're into [[WhatDoYouMeanItWasntMadeOnDrugs that kind of thing)]] insane story about Superman being framed for abusing his long-lost hunchbacked identical twin brother. Right. Not surprisingly, later stories did not reference it. However, [[MrExposition the plot is introduced]] by a little alien criminal guy named Ram Drood. We've never seen him before, but the JLA has apparently encountered him repeatedly and call him "the greatest space bum in all the galaxies!" We never learn what exactly he's done to earn himself that reputation, and he clearly lives his life on the shady side, and yet he also clearly isn't so villainous that JLA would feel obliged to haul him off to the SpacePolice or whatever, and they hear him out peacefully. In fact, he comes across as a fairly adorable and intriguing JerkWithAHeartOfGold who it would have been fun to see return once in a while, but unfortunately he's stuck in a story so ridiculous that no one wanted to revisit any elements of it.
22nd Jul '17 11:58:28 AM HelloLamppost
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* ''World's Finest'' #256-257 is an extremely Silver Age, extremely Creator/BobHaney, entertainingly (if you're into [[TheSilverAgeOfComicBooks that kind of thing)]] insane story about Superman being framed for abusing his long-lost hunchbacked identical twin brother. Right. Not surprisingly, later stories did not reference it. However, [[MrExposition the plot is introduced]] by a little alien criminal guy named Ram Drood. We've never seen him before, but the JLA has apparently encountered him repeatedly and call him "the greatest space bum in all the galaxies!" We never learn what exactly he's done to earn himself that reputation, and he clearly lives his life on the shady side, and yet he also clearly isn't so villainous that JLA would feel obliged to haul him off to the SpacePolice or whatever, and they hear him out peacefully. In fact, he comes across as a fairly adorable and intriguing JerkWithAHeartOfGold who it would have been fun to see return once in a while, but unfortunately he's stuck in a story so ridiculous that no one wanted to revisit any elements of it.

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* ''World's Finest'' #256-257 by "Zaney" Bob Haney is an extremely Silver Age, extremely Creator/BobHaney, [[TheSilverAgeOfComicBooks,]] entertainingly (if you're into [[TheSilverAgeOfComicBooks [[WhatDoYouMeanItWasntMadeOnDrugs that kind of thing)]] insane story about Superman being framed for abusing his long-lost hunchbacked identical twin brother. Right. Not surprisingly, later stories did not reference it. However, [[MrExposition the plot is introduced]] by a little alien criminal guy named Ram Drood. We've never seen him before, but the JLA has apparently encountered him repeatedly and call him "the greatest space bum in all the galaxies!" We never learn what exactly he's done to earn himself that reputation, and he clearly lives his life on the shady side, and yet he also clearly isn't so villainous that JLA would feel obliged to haul him off to the SpacePolice or whatever, and they hear him out peacefully. In fact, he comes across as a fairly adorable and intriguing JerkWithAHeartOfGold who it would have been fun to see return once in a while, but unfortunately he's stuck in a story so ridiculous that no one wanted to revisit any elements of it.
22nd Jul '17 11:55:39 AM HelloLamppost
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* ''World's Finest'' #256-257 is an extremely Silver Age, extremely Creator/BobHaney, entertainingly (if you're into [[TheSilverAgeOfComicBooks that kind of thing)]] insane story about Superman being framed for abusing his long-lost hunchbacked identical twin brother. Right. Not surprisingly, later stories did not reference it. However, [[MrExposition the plot is introduced'' by a little alien criminal guy named Ram Drood. We've never seen him before, but the JLA has apparently encountered him repeatedly and call him "the greatest space bum in all the galaxies!" We never learn what exactly he's done to earn himself that reputation, and he clearly lives his life on the shady side, and yet he also clearly isn't so villainous that JLA would feel obliged to haul him off to the SpacePolice or whatever, and they hear him out peacefully. In fact, he comes across as a fairly adorable and intriguing JerkWithAHeartOfGold who it would have been fun to see return once in a while, but unfortunately he's stuck in a story so ridiculous that no one wanted to revisit any elements of it.

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* ''World's Finest'' #256-257 is an extremely Silver Age, extremely Creator/BobHaney, entertainingly (if you're into [[TheSilverAgeOfComicBooks that kind of thing)]] insane story about Superman being framed for abusing his long-lost hunchbacked identical twin brother. Right. Not surprisingly, later stories did not reference it. However, [[MrExposition the plot is introduced'' introduced]] by a little alien criminal guy named Ram Drood. Drood. We've never seen him before, but the JLA has apparently encountered him repeatedly and call him "the greatest space bum in all the galaxies!" We never learn what exactly he's done to earn himself that reputation, and he clearly lives his life on the shady side, and yet he also clearly isn't so villainous that JLA would feel obliged to haul him off to the SpacePolice or whatever, and they hear him out peacefully. In fact, he comes across as a fairly adorable and intriguing JerkWithAHeartOfGold who it would have been fun to see return once in a while, but unfortunately he's stuck in a story so ridiculous that no one wanted to revisit any elements of it.
22nd Jul '17 11:55:02 AM HelloLamppost
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* ''World's Finest'' #256-257 is an extremely Silver Age, extremely Creator/BobHaney, entertainingly (if you're into [[TheSilverAgeOfComicBooks that kind of thing)]] insane story about Superman being framed for abusing his long-lost hunchbacked identical twin brother. Right. Not surprisingly, later stories did not reference it. However, [[MrExposition the plot is introduced'' by a little alien criminal guy named Ram Drood. We've never seen him before, but the JLA has apparently encountered him repeatedly and call him "the greatest space bum in all the galaxies!" We never learn what exactly he's done to earn himself that reputation, and he clearly lives his life on the shady side, and yet he also clearly isn't so villainous that JLA would feel obliged to haul him off to the SpacePolice or whatever, and they hear him out peacefully. In fact, he comes across as a fairly adorable and intriguing JerkWithAHeartOfGold who it would have been fun to see return once in a while, but unfortunately he's stuck in a story so ridiculous that no one wanted to revisit any elements of it.
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