History MoralEventHorizon / ComicBooks

4th Jan '18 7:23:21 AM Owlorange1995
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* It's difficult to pinpoint the exact point when Eobard Thawne crossed the line, given that his appearances in ''Franchise/TheFlash'' add more and more atrocities to the list thanks to his abuse of time travel. At first, his status as a one-off EvilCounterpart was dispelled by him murdering Barry's wife Iris for refusing him. In ''ComicBook/{{Flashpoint}}'', he goes back in time to murder Barry's mother, allowing him to cross the line long before he met Iris. And ''then'' future comics revealed that he wiped his brother, his academic rival, and all the men his crush ever dated from existence before he terrified said crush into a catatonic state for rejecting him one time too many.
27th Dec '17 7:14:34 AM SeptimusHeap
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** ComicBook/DoctorOctopus and the rest of the Sinister Six, {{Spider-Man}}'s recurring VillainTeamUp, have all murdered a few times over the decades, but it usually happened to {{Asshole Victim}}s, so most readers could shrug it off and continue to at least partially root for them. Then came the early 90's storyline, ''Revenge Of The Sinister Six'' (not to be confused with the novel of the same name). As part of their plan to take over the world, they invade another dimension and steal the highly-advanced weaponry they find there. And to test it out, they kill ''over 143,000'' of that dimension's natives. Spidey himself is stunned, noting that the Six rarely if ever kill. Their bloody campaign continues when they return to Earth, killing at the bare minimum four dozen people (an explicitly given body count), and Octopus threatens to blow-up the world with orbiting weapon satellites if the assembled heroes don't stop fighting him. By the time it's over, a clearly soul-weary Spidey notes that way too many people are heading to the hospital or morgue.

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** ComicBook/DoctorOctopus and the rest of the Sinister Six, {{Spider-Man}}'s Franchise/SpiderMan's recurring VillainTeamUp, have all murdered a few times over the decades, but it usually happened to {{Asshole Victim}}s, so most readers could shrug it off and continue to at least partially root for them. Then came the early 90's storyline, ''Revenge Of The Sinister Six'' (not to be confused with the novel of the same name). As part of their plan to take over the world, they invade another dimension and steal the highly-advanced weaponry they find there. And to test it out, they kill ''over 143,000'' of that dimension's natives. Spidey himself is stunned, noting that the Six rarely if ever kill. Their bloody campaign continues when they return to Earth, killing at the bare minimum four dozen people (an explicitly given body count), and Octopus threatens to blow-up the world with orbiting weapon satellites if the assembled heroes don't stop fighting him. By the time it's over, a clearly soul-weary Spidey notes that way too many people are heading to the hospital or morgue.
19th Dec '17 11:22:15 PM narm00
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** This is useful in showing Dream's moral compass: he doesn't care that much, just wanting his stuff back and returning Dee to Arkham. It's also evidence of how the Sandman is not your typical comic. Dream doesn't have a heroic spaz attack, he doesn't beat up Dee, he doesn't even punish him. When it's all over, he gives Dee back the power to sleep. Dee once again becomes an old, addled man in an asylum. He may not have been redeemed, but he's not a monster either, even though even your most depraved villains seldom hold a candle to what he did.

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** This is useful in showing Dream's moral compass: he doesn't care that much, just wanting his stuff back and returning Dee to Arkham. It's also evidence of how the Sandman ''The Sandman'' is not your typical comic. Dream doesn't have a heroic spaz attack, he doesn't beat up Dee, he doesn't even punish him. When it's all over, he gives Dee back the power to sleep. Dee once again becomes an old, addled man in an asylum. He may not have been redeemed, but he's not a monster either, even though even your most depraved villains seldom hold a candle to what he did.
19th Jun '17 6:38:54 AM system
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7th Jun '17 1:17:24 AM DeathToTVTropes
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** He's breaking out all the stops in ''ComicBook/DeathOfTheFamily'', but one particular stand out point is giving the hyenas, that he and Harley raised, rabies. These are pets that he and Harley personally raised since they were babies! All this to spite Harley for not waiting and praying for his return (never mind that he didn't leave any indication that he was going to) and for getting together with Deadshot.

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** He's breaking pulling out all the stops in ''ComicBook/DeathOfTheFamily'', but one particular stand out point is giving the hyenas, that he and Harley raised, rabies. These are pets that he and Harley personally raised since they were babies! All this to spite Harley for not waiting and praying for his return (never mind that he didn't leave any indication that he was going to) and for getting together with Deadshot.
3rd Apr '17 11:37:04 AM Monolaf317
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* This will come as a surprise to some people, but ''WesternAnimation/SpongebobSquarepants'' and his friend Patrick qualify in one of their Nick Magazine comics. In it, after they discover a gigantic bowl of ice cream, they find themselves in another world with people made of ice-cream related food that look [[MakesJustAsMuchSenseInContext just like the duo and their friends]] [[AlternateUniverse back in Cikini Bottom]]. The dessert people welcome the two in open arms, which the two greatly return. [[spoiler: And by greatly return we mean GO BATSHIT CRAZY AND [[SugarApocalypse EAT EVERYONE]]!! We don't actually see it, but we do see Spongebob and Patrick's psychotic faces as they attack...and the very next panel is them, incredibly fat, and the whole town of ice cream reduced to a lifeless desert.]] JUST. WOW.

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* This will come as a surprise to some people, but ''WesternAnimation/SpongebobSquarepants'' and his friend Patrick qualify in one of their Nick Magazine comics. In it, after they discover a gigantic bowl of ice cream, they find themselves in another world with [[AnthropomorphicFood people made of ice-cream related food that look look]] [[MakesJustAsMuchSenseInContext just like the duo and their friends]] [[AlternateUniverse back in Cikini Bikini Bottom]]. The dessert people welcome the two in open arms, which the two greatly return. [[spoiler: And by greatly return we mean GO BATSHIT CRAZY AND [[SugarApocalypse EAT EVERYONE]]!! We don't actually see it, but we do see Spongebob and Patrick's psychotic faces as they attack...and the very next panel is them, incredibly fat, and the whole town of ice cream reduced to a lifeless desert.]] JUST. WOW. (Though in their defense, probably, the ice cream was ImpossiblyDeliciousFood.)
29th Mar '17 7:30:47 AM Anicomicgeek
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** In the Ultimate Universe Magneto crossed it for good when he brings about the events of ''Ultimatum'' and kills millions of innocent people, including numerous ''mutants''. Just to make it clear to the audience that he's too far gone to be redeemed, he callously kills Multi Man when Multi Man tries to stand up to him. His actions are so atrocious that Cyclops snaps and breaks his no killing rule for the first and only time and blows his head off out of disgust.

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** In the Ultimate Universe Magneto crossed it for good when he brings about the events of ''Ultimatum'' and kills millions of innocent people, including numerous ''mutants''. Just to make it clear to the audience that he's too far gone to be redeemed, he callously kills Multi Multiple Man when Multi Multiple Man tries to stand up to him. His actions are so atrocious that Cyclops snaps and breaks his no killing rule for the first and only time and blows his head off out of disgust.
5th Mar '17 5:52:39 PM nombretomado
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* {{Marvel}} rogue [[JekyllAndHyde Mr. Hyde]] was always a violent, brutal thug of a villain, but his true MEH crossing would have to be in Avengers #275 and #276, when he beat the Avengers' butler Jarvis half to death while Jarvis was tied up and helpless. Hyde did this just to hurt ComicBook/CaptainAmerica, who could only watch as the horrible scene played out.

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* {{Marvel}} {{Creator/Marvel}} rogue [[JekyllAndHyde Mr. Hyde]] was always a violent, brutal thug of a villain, but his true MEH crossing would have to be in Avengers #275 and #276, when he beat the Avengers' butler Jarvis half to death while Jarvis was tied up and helpless. Hyde did this just to hurt ComicBook/CaptainAmerica, who could only watch as the horrible scene played out.
14th Feb '17 8:44:54 PM WillBGood
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** For starters, the kickstarter of the whole plot: Joker [[spoiler: kidnaps Lois and links the trigger to a nuke set in Metropolis to her heartbeat. He then uses Kryptonite-laced Joker gas to make Superman think he's fighting Doomsday when in reality...it was Lois. The kicker? Lois was 'pregnant'. Not only that. Joker said he decided to go after Superman because it was "Easy mode" for him and he was tired of losing to Batman.]] Joker's actions were Superman's StartOfDarkness.

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** For starters, the kickstarter of the whole plot: Joker [[spoiler: kidnaps Lois and links the trigger to a nuke set in Metropolis to her heartbeat. He then uses Kryptonite-laced Joker gas to make Superman think he's fighting Doomsday when in reality...it was Lois. The kicker? Lois was 'pregnant'.''pregnant''. Not only that. Joker said he decided to go after Superman because it was "Easy mode" for him and he was tired of losing to Batman.]] Joker's actions were Superman's StartOfDarkness.
8th Jan '17 4:55:48 PM nombretomado
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* VandalSavage, being an immortal villain in DC Comics continuity, has had several millennia and hundreds, if not possibly thousands, of opportunities to cross it, with just a few of the examples we know about listed on his character page. Of those listed, however, perhaps his most disturbing MEH-crossing candidate is [[spoiler:setting up his daughter Scandal to be raped because [[IWantGrandkids he wants an heir]]]].

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* VandalSavage, ComicBook/VandalSavage, being an immortal villain in DC Comics continuity, has had several millennia and hundreds, if not possibly thousands, of opportunities to cross it, with just a few of the examples we know about listed on his character page. Of those listed, however, perhaps his most disturbing MEH-crossing candidate is [[spoiler:setting up his daughter Scandal to be raped because [[IWantGrandkids he wants an heir]]]].
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