History NotSoDifferent / ComicBooks

8th Jan '17 6:32:33 AM ACW
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*In ''ComicBook/FuryMax'', Col. Rudi Gagarin points this out to Nick Fury.
1st Jan '17 1:59:45 PM Tron80
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[[quoteright:350:[[Comicbook/{{Supergirl}} http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/supergirl_volume5_issue57_page04.jpg]]]]
[[caption-width-right:350:Short-tempered, insecure original and short-tempered, insecure Bizarro clone]]
2nd Nov '16 1:43:41 PM StFan
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* Done across two different ''dimensions'' by JonathanHickman with Reed Richards, scientist, explorer and leader of ComicBook/FantasticFour from the MarvelUniverse and his evil UltimateMarvel counterpart. Compare the two speeches, both written by Hickman:
-->'''MarvelUniverse Reed Richards:''' So we'll begin here. With you and me. With a new focus for your ongoing and never-ending education. Our curriculum will start at survival and end at the edge of an eternal tomorrow. The rules are simple. I teach one class and it's pass or fail. Welcome to the Future Foundation.
-->'''UltimateMarvel Reed Richards:''' And we'll begin here... with you and me. We're going to have a new focus for my ongoing and never-ending education. The experiment will start with survival and end on milennial tomorrow. My rules are simple. In the dome it's evolve or become extinct. Welcome children. Welcome to tomorrow. I'm sorry. Most of you are not going to make it.

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* Done across two different ''dimensions'' by JonathanHickman Creator/JonathanHickman with Reed Richards, scientist, explorer and leader of ComicBook/FantasticFour from the MarvelUniverse Franchise/MarvelUniverse and his evil UltimateMarvel ComicBook/UltimateMarvel counterpart. Compare the two speeches, both written by Hickman:
-->'''MarvelUniverse -->'''Marvel Universe Reed Richards:''' So we'll begin here. With you and me. With a new focus for your ongoing and never-ending education. Our curriculum will start at survival and end at the edge of an eternal tomorrow. The rules are simple. I teach one class and it's pass or fail. Welcome to the Future Foundation.
-->'''UltimateMarvel
Foundation.\\
'''Ultimate Marvel
Reed Richards:''' And we'll begin here... with you and me. We're going to have a new focus for my ongoing and never-ending education. The experiment will start with survival and end on milennial millennial tomorrow. My rules are simple. In the dome it's evolve or become extinct. Welcome children. Welcome to tomorrow. I'm sorry. Most of you are not going to make it.



* Invoked in ''[[TheUltimates Ultimate Avengers]]'', where Comicbook/GhostRider convinces Comicbook/ThePunisher to spare his life after pointing out that they both were driven to become [[AntiHero Anti-Heroes]] in order to avenge murdered loved ones.

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* Invoked in ''[[TheUltimates ''[[ComicBook/TheUltimates Ultimate Avengers]]'', where Comicbook/GhostRider convinces Comicbook/ThePunisher to spare his life after pointing out that they both were driven to become [[AntiHero Anti-Heroes]] in order to avenge murdered loved ones.
2nd Nov '16 2:16:10 AM Tron80
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* Franchise/{{Superman}}:
** In ''Comicbook/KryptonNoMore'', Superman has been tricked into believing he is a mutant human (long story). After defeating two mutant super-villains, Superman thinks that they are not so different:
--->'''Superman:''' The ironic part is They and I have so much in common! We were all victims of mutation, yet they turned their powers against the normal world...
** ''Comicbook/TheBlackRing'' provides a rare example where it's the ''hero'' who utters this line. When Comicbook/LexLuthor realizes that Superman is Clark Kent, Superman tries to show thim that [[http://supermania78.com/word/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/AC_900_2.jpg they are more similar than Luthor wants to believe]]. Luthor being Luthor, he refuses to admit it.
--->'''Superman:''' You see, Lex? We're more similar than you think.
4th Sep '16 12:40:42 AM Tron80
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-->''[[ShutUpHannibal Tell me something]] I don't know.'' [[Awesome/ThePunisher (throws grenade)]]

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-->''[[ShutUpHannibal Tell me something]] I don't know.'' [[Awesome/ThePunisher (throws grenade)]]grenade)
4th Sep '16 12:36:57 AM Tron80
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* That he is NotSoDifferent from his greatest enemies, especially SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker, is repeatedly shown to be one of Franchise/{{Batman}}'s greatest fears. It's not an unfounded idea either; he may not be cruel or a murderer, but he's still not the sanest guy. In fact, one of the reasons that his RoguesGallery is considered the greatest in comics is because each of them are a dark reflection of a certain aspect of his personality.

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* That he is NotSoDifferent from his greatest enemies, especially SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker, Comicbook/TheJoker, is repeatedly shown to be one of Franchise/{{Batman}}'s greatest fears. It's not an unfounded idea either; he may not be cruel or a murderer, but he's still not the sanest guy. In fact, one most of the reasons that members of his RoguesGallery is considered the greatest in comics is because each of them Rogues Gallery are a dark reflection of a certain aspect of his personality.



* ''Comicbook/{{Supergirl}}'' and ''Comicbook/{{Lobo}}'' in the ''Comicbook/{{New 52}}''. Although the former is a hero devoted to protect people and her cousin Franchise/{{Superman}}'s protegee and the latter is a violent jerkass and AntiHero at best, both of them are two angry, lonely aliens and the last of their respective kinds. In the ''Comicbook/RedDaughterOfKrypton'', Lobo tells this to Supergirl:
-->'''Lobo:''' I know, because I was like you once. Bitter. Alone. Mad as Hell. But I didn't let it consume me. I put it to work.

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* ''Comicbook/{{Supergirl}}'' ''Comicbook/{{Supergirl}}''
** Supergirl
and ''Comicbook/{{Lobo}}'' in the ''Comicbook/{{New 52}}''. Although the former is a hero devoted to protect people and her cousin Franchise/{{Superman}}'s protegee and the latter is a violent jerkass and AntiHero at best, both of them are two angry, lonely aliens and the last of their respective kinds. In the ''Comicbook/RedDaughterOfKrypton'', Lobo tells this to Supergirl:
-->'''Lobo:''' --->'''Lobo:''' I know, because I was like you once. Bitter. Alone. Mad as Hell. But I didn't let it consume me. I put it to work.work.
** Several examples in ''Comicbook/SupergirlRebirth'':
*** When Kara fights Lar-On, she explains that they are not so different in order to appease him.
---->'''Supergirl:''' I know your anger. Your confusion. I remember it from when I was stranded here. Disoriented. A different language. Different world.
*** While she sees Supergirl's rocket leaving Earth, her foster mother thinks is how her biological parents felt when they blasted their only daughter off into space to save her.
---->'''Eliza:''' Look at her go. It feels strange, Chase, blasting Kara off into space. This must be how her real parents felt.\\
'''Cameron:''' I think they'd relate.
27th Jul '16 5:20:56 AM Tron80
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* ''Comicbook/{{Supergirl}}'' and ''Comicbook/{{Lobo}}'' in the ''Comicbook/{{New 52}}''. Although the former is a hero devoted to protect people and her cousin Franchise/{{Superman}}'s protegee and the latter is a violent jerkass and AntiHero at best, both of them are two angry, lonely aliens and the last of their respective kinds. In the ''Comicbook/RedDaughterOfKrypton'', Lobo tells this to Supergirl:
-->'''Lobo:''' I know, because I was like you once. Bitter. Alone. Mad as Hell. But I didn't let it consume me. I put it to work.
12th Jun '16 11:37:39 AM EDP
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* Will Vandom and [[FallenHero Nerissa]] in ''ComicBook/{{WITCH}}''. This is actually played for drama: [[PersonalityPowers the Guardians of Kandrakar have similar personalities to the ones with their same powers in previous and following generations]], and [[HerosEvilPredecessor as Nerissa was her predecessor]] Will fears to become evil just like her, and while Nerissa never points it out other villains ''do''.
6th Jun '16 10:35:52 PM Anddrix
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* In ''ComicBook/UltimateFantasticFour'', Diablo pulls this on Reed Richards, saying they're both alchemists just looking for answers.

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* In ''ComicBook/UltimateFantasticFour'', Diablo pulls says this on about himself and Reed Richards, saying they're Richards after observing how far they both alchemists just looking went to discover the secrets of the universe and amoral drive for answers. science. [[spoiler:Considering Reeds eventual lapse into villainy, this point becomes even more poignant]].
22nd May '16 7:36:07 PM FF32
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* In ''ComicBook/TheSandmanOverture'', Night notes that Dream and Desire are too similar which resulted in their disagreements, while Dream insists that they're nothing alike by insisting that Desire is selfish, manipulative and single-minded, three qualities that DO apply to Dream. Moreover, [[spoiler:Desire actively works with Dream to save all of reality, proving that Desire also takes his/her responsibilities seriously.]]
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