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19th Dec '16 8:47:50 AM Bluemargay
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* In MarvelComics, the original Human Torch was neither a human nor a torch but an android that burned on contact with air. The reason for his odd name is that at the time, "human torches" (performers who lit themselves on fire) were a well-known circus act. Since they're rarely seen today, modern readers parse the words separately and get confused.
** In Universe-X there were Human Torches. They were torches but they weren't human.

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* In MarvelComics, the original Human Torch was neither a human nor a torch but an android that burned on contact with air. The reason for his odd name is that at the time, "human torches" (performers who lit themselves on fire) were a well-known circus act. Since they're rarely seen today, modern readers parse the words separately and get confused.
** In Universe-X there were Human Torches. They were torches but they weren't human.



* While ComicBook/IronMan's prototype suit was originally iron, the material of other versions has varied depending on continuity. In most of the comics, the suits have had iron in some form in the outer shell, usually enhanced in some way with [[DeflectorShield forcefields]]. In some continuities, it's explained that Tony was inspired by the Black Sabbath song, though ironically the lyrics describe a FallenHero (and the comics hero himself predated the song by seven years).

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* While ComicBook/IronMan's prototype suit was originally iron, the material of other versions has varied confused.
depending on continuity. In most of the comics, the suits have had iron in some form in the outer shell, usually enhanced in some way with [[DeflectorShield forcefields]]. In some continuities, it's explained that Tony was inspired by the Black Sabbath song, though ironically the lyrics describe a FallenHero (and the comics hero himself predated the song by seven years).



* The ''Toys/{{Uglydolls}}'' comic "So, You Want to be A Ninja", has Ninja Batty Shogun training Wedgehead in the art of ninjitsu, part of which involves giving different and wildly incorrect names to things that already exist. Ninja Fries and Ninja Ketchup are actually onion rings and sweet chili sauce, while Ninja Tacos are microwave burritos. Do not question your sensei!

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* The ''Toys/{{Uglydolls}}'' comic "So, You Want to be A Ninja", has Ninja Batty Shogun training Wedgehead in the art of ninjitsu, part of which involves giving different and wildly incorrect names to things that already exist. Ninja Fries and Ninja Ketchup are actually onion rings and sweet chili sauce, while Ninja Tacos are microwave burritos. Do not question your sensei!sensei!
* When the character Gwenpool was introduced, Marvel fans were disappointed to find out that she wasn't Gwen Stacy as Deadpool but rather a person named Gwen Poole
16th Nov '16 8:14:35 PM ZootyCutie94
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* MarvelComics' Hulkling has nothing to do with the Hulk, except that his combat form is also big and green. He's actually [[NonhumanHumanoidHybrid half-Kree and half-Skrull]] in fact, his father was the original [[ComicBook/CaptainMarVell Captain Marvel]].

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* MarvelComics' Hulkling has nothing to do with the Hulk, except that his combat form is also big and green. He's actually [[NonhumanHumanoidHybrid half-Kree and half-Skrull]] in fact, his father was the original [[ComicBook/CaptainMarVell Captain Marvel]].Marvel]].
* The ''Toys/{{Uglydolls}}'' comic "So, You Want to be A Ninja", has Ninja Batty Shogun training Wedgehead in the art of ninjitsu, part of which involves giving different and wildly incorrect names to things that already exist. Ninja Fries and Ninja Ketchup are actually onion rings and sweet chili sauce, while Ninja Tacos are microwave burritos. Do not question your sensei!
16th Oct '16 6:09:57 AM LorienTheYounger
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* ''ComicBook/TheTenSeconders'': "Hero" is the leader of the Gods, but he's more of a supervillain than a superhero, being a tyrannical maniac who spearheaded the destruction of human civilization and keeps at least one of his fellow Gods in captivity.

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* ''ComicBook/TheTenSeconders'': "Hero" is the leader of the Gods, but he's more of a supervillain than a superhero, being a tyrannical maniac who spearheaded the destruction of human civilization and keeps at least one of his fellow Gods in captivity.captivity.
* MarvelComics' Hulkling has nothing to do with the Hulk, except that his combat form is also big and green. He's actually [[NonhumanHumanoidHybrid half-Kree and half-Skrull]] in fact, his father was the original [[ComicBook/CaptainMarVell Captain Marvel]].
7th Aug '16 5:20:44 PM Piromano80
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* MarvelComics' "Night Nurse" secretly treats wounded superheroes. As [[http://www.comicpow.com/2013/09/06/the-night-nurse-doctor-to-superheroes/ she reveals to us]] in ''ComicBook/DoctorStrange: The Oath", she's actually a doctor, but "Night General Practitioner" isn't as catchy.

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* MarvelComics' "Night Nurse" secretly treats wounded superheroes. As [[http://www.comicpow.com/2013/09/06/the-night-nurse-doctor-to-superheroes/ she reveals to us]] in ''ComicBook/DoctorStrange: The Oath", Oath'', she's actually a doctor, but "Night General Practitioner" isn't as catchy.catchy.
** And as seen in her apparition in ''ComicBook/MarvelDivas'', she isn't against attending at high noon either.
31st Jul '16 9:54:34 AM nombretomado
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* The Silver Sorceress, a DCComics character introduced in 1971 as a deliberate CaptainErsatz of Marvel's ComicBook/ScarletWitch, wore a costume that of course... consisted entirely of gold, brown, and red shades. When she became part of the [[JusticeLeagueOfAmerica Justice League]] over a decade later, she did have silver ''hair'' at least, though it was completely covered by her elaborate headgear and a {{Retcon}} in any event -- in her first appearance, she was depicted with brown hair.

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* The Silver Sorceress, a DCComics Creator/DCComics character introduced in 1971 as a deliberate CaptainErsatz of Marvel's ComicBook/ScarletWitch, wore a costume that of course... consisted entirely of gold, brown, and red shades. When she became part of the [[JusticeLeagueOfAmerica Justice League]] over a decade later, she did have silver ''hair'' at least, though it was completely covered by her elaborate headgear and a {{Retcon}} in any event -- in her first appearance, she was depicted with brown hair.



* DC's ''Vigilante'' (Adrian Chase) occasially fought a pair of assassins named Cannon (who wielded blades) and Saber (who used guns).

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* DC's ''Vigilante'' (Adrian Chase) occasially occasionally fought a pair of assassins named Cannon (who wielded blades) and Saber (who used guns).
7th Jun '16 12:58:33 AM Morgenthaler
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* ComicBook/{{Nightcrawler}} of the Franchise/XMen has nothing to do with worms. His body is covered in dark blue, nearly black fur, which is probably where the "night" part comes from. However, he's trained acrobat and does a lot of jumping around and not much crawling. He does crouch, however.

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* ComicBook/{{Nightcrawler}} of the Franchise/XMen has nothing to do with worms. His body is covered in dark blue, nearly black fur, which is probably where the "night" part comes from. However, he's trained acrobat and does a lot of jumping around and not much crawling. He does crouch, however.however.
* ''ComicBook/TheTenSeconders'': "Hero" is the leader of the Gods, but he's more of a supervillain than a superhero, being a tyrannical maniac who spearheaded the destruction of human civilization and keeps at least one of his fellow Gods in captivity.
6th Jan '16 3:28:38 PM margdean56
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** Lampshaded in [[Film/TheAvengers2012 the movie]], where as [[spoiler:Agent Coulson]] lays dying he says that he's okay with it, as the team would never work without something to... well, he ends there, but "avenge" is implied. Later on, Iron Man states that if they can't save the world, they ''will'' avenge it. Prior to that, "the Avengers Initiative" was just SHIELD's codename for the program.

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** Lampshaded in [[Film/TheAvengers2012 the movie]], where as [[spoiler:Agent Coulson]] lays lies dying he says that he's okay with it, as the team would never work without something to... well, he ends there, but "avenge" is implied. Later on, Iron Man states that if they can't save the world, they ''will'' avenge it. Prior to that, "the Avengers Initiative" was just SHIELD's codename for the program.
4th Jan '16 7:42:53 AM SeptimusHeap
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* MarvelComics' "Night Nurse" secretly treats wounded superheroes. As [[http://www.comicpow.com/2013/09/06/the-night-nurse-doctor-to-superheroes/ she reveals to us]] in ''DoctorStrange: The Oath", she's actually a doctor, but "Night General Practitioner" isn't as catchy.

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* MarvelComics' "Night Nurse" secretly treats wounded superheroes. As [[http://www.comicpow.com/2013/09/06/the-night-nurse-doctor-to-superheroes/ she reveals to us]] in ''DoctorStrange: ''ComicBook/DoctorStrange: The Oath", she's actually a doctor, but "Night General Practitioner" isn't as catchy.
28th Dec '15 4:08:04 PM Anddrix
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* DoctorDoom is not actually [[MorallyAmbiguousDoctorate a doctor]], but FanWank says he might have given himself an honorary one as ruler of Latveria. It should be noted that [[ThirdPersonPerson Doom himself]] almost never calls himself "Doctor" Doom, but simply "Doom" (ALLCAPS optional).

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* DoctorDoom Doctor Doom is not actually [[MorallyAmbiguousDoctorate a doctor]], but FanWank says he might have given himself an honorary one as ruler of Latveria. It should be noted that [[ThirdPersonPerson Doom himself]] almost never calls himself "Doctor" Doom, but simply "Doom" (ALLCAPS optional).
13th Dec '15 4:58:21 PM nombretomado
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* The [[Comicbook/XMen X-Men's]] resident [[DeathDealer card-obsessed Badass]] is named ComicBook/{{Gambit}}, even though "gambit" is commonly used as a chess term. However, "gambit" is conversationally used outside of chess contexts, e. g. in debating, to refer to a calculated maneuver in general. When the priest Ruy López de Segura introduced the word into the language of chess in 1561, he used an already existing term from Italian, ''dare il gambetto''. This came from the language of wrestling and meant "to use your leg to trip up your opponent".

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* The [[Comicbook/XMen X-Men's]] ComicBook/XMen's resident [[DeathDealer card-obsessed Badass]] is named ComicBook/{{Gambit}}, even though "gambit" is commonly used as a chess term. However, "gambit" is conversationally used outside of chess contexts, e. g. in debating, to refer to a calculated maneuver in general. When the priest Ruy López de Segura introduced the word into the language of chess in 1561, he used an already existing term from Italian, ''dare il gambetto''. This came from the language of wrestling and meant "to use your leg to trip up your opponent".



* ComicBook/{{Nightcrawler}} of the XMen has nothing to do with worms. His body is covered in dark blue, nearly black fur, which is probably where the "night" part comes from. However, he's trained acrobat and does a lot of jumping around and not much crawling. He does crouch, however.

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* ComicBook/{{Nightcrawler}} of the XMen Franchise/XMen has nothing to do with worms. His body is covered in dark blue, nearly black fur, which is probably where the "night" part comes from. However, he's trained acrobat and does a lot of jumping around and not much crawling. He does crouch, however.
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