History OffscreenMomentOfAwesome / ComicBooks

13th Aug '16 3:35:44 PM LadyJaneGrey
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* This is how {{Spider Man}} defeated [[CosmicEntity Firelord]], someone ''way'' above his power class, shocking the Avengers and likely the fans, how it happened, nobody knows, so everyone just has to TakeTheirWordForIt



* The {{Wolverine}}[=/=]Lobo fight in ''ComicBook/MarvelVsDC'' took place entirely behind a bar. Most likely because there was no plausible way the writers could think of to have Wolverine (who, at the time, had been stripped of his adamantium skeleton and claws) beat a {{Superman}}-class powerhouse like Lobo.

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* The {{Wolverine}}[=/=]Lobo fight in ''ComicBook/MarvelVsDC'' took place entirely behind a bar. Most likely because there was no plausible way the writers could think of to have Wolverine (who, at the time, had been stripped of his adamantium skeleton and claws) beat a {{Superman}}-class powerhouse like Lobo. (It's later revealed that Professor Xavier [[ThrowingTheMatch paid him to take a dive]]; EveryManHasHisPrice, even Lobo.)
21st May '16 9:13:17 PM erforce
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** Celestia also mentions [[Film/{{Ghostbusters}} a giant marshmallow pony wrecking Manhattan]], and the rest of the conversation implies she had to take care of many other threats as well.

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** Celestia also mentions [[Film/{{Ghostbusters}} [[Film/{{Ghostbusters 1984}} a giant marshmallow pony wrecking Manhattan]], and the rest of the conversation implies she had to take care of many other threats as well.
14th May '16 4:02:45 AM Doug86
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* Fantomex gets one in the ''ComicBook/{{X-Men}}'' story arc "Nation X". A group of vicious mutant-hunting monsters known as Predator X attack the X-Men island of Utopia, each one requiring an entire team to narrowly defeat. One of them escapes to New York, and the X-Men track it down...only to find that Fantomex has already killed it single-handedly. Without a scratch on him. In a sewer, without even getting his nice white costume dirty.

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* Fantomex gets one in the ''ComicBook/{{X-Men}}'' ''ComicBook/XMen'' story arc "Nation X". A group of vicious mutant-hunting monsters known as Predator X attack the X-Men island of Utopia, each one requiring an entire team to narrowly defeat. One of them escapes to New York, and the X-Men track it down...only to find that Fantomex has already killed it single-handedly. Without a scratch on him. In a sewer, without even getting his nice white costume dirty.
6th May '16 4:15:27 PM Scorntex
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* From the third ''ComicBook/ContestOfChampions'', the fourth issue has [[BadassNormal Stick]] somehow managing to knock out [[FlyingBrick a Silver Age version of]] ComicBook/TheSentry. [[spoiler:But it's a subversion. Stick actually convinced him to take a dive as part of their plan.]]
** Issue 6 has [[BigBad The Maestro]] versus The Grandmaster. It manages to last four minutes, but we only see the end result: The big green guy complaining about how it ''wasn't'' fun, while the Grandmaster lies on the floor waiting for his bones to knit back together.
15th Jan '16 4:46:53 PM nombretomado
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* SquirrelGirl does this all the time. In ComicBook/NewAvengers, for example, she takes down a Nazi mech. She then runs into three more. She charges them as they open fire. We next see her at Avengers Mansion, battered and bleeding.

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* SquirrelGirl ComicBook/SquirrelGirl does this all the time. In ComicBook/NewAvengers, for example, she takes down a Nazi mech. She then runs into three more. She charges them as they open fire. We next see her at Avengers Mansion, battered and bleeding.
21st Dec '15 3:46:35 AM lrrose
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* In the first issue of ''ComicBook/{{Magekiller}}'', Marius defeats an arcane horror and two rage demons by himself offpanel.
19th Dec '15 5:24:28 PM nombretomado
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* During Chris Claremont's run on ''Comicbook/FantasticFour'', Susan Richards faces off against Absorbing Man, SheHulk and Ben Grimm(the latter two being BrainwashedAndCrazy at the time) for threatening Valeria, her time-lost, alternate-universe daughter [[TimeyWimeyBall (it's complicated)]]. Reed Richards urges Johnny Storm, Valeria and a visiting Comicbook/SpiderMan to stand back and let Susan deal with the three powerhouses, seeing this fight as "therapy" for her. We never see the resulting fight, we just read a few random sound-effects and see reaction shots of Reed ([[SpockSpeak "An excellent synthesis of form and function."]]), Johnny("Oh, that's gotta hurt!"), Valeria("Hit 'im again, Mom!") and Spider-Man("I never, never, ''never'' want to make her mad at me!").
** An issue of ''Comicbook/FantasticFour'' during John Byrne's run starts with the team returning from a cosmic adventure, which we never actually see. When SheHulk (who was subbing for the Thing at the time) comments that their adventure [[LeaningOnTheFourthWall would provide some entertaining stories for their comic book]], the Human Torch comments, "I dunno, Jen. Last I heard there's a theory among the publishing companies that 'Cosmic Doesn't Sell'." This leads to a brief AuthorFilibuster where Johnny Storm, speaking for John Byrne, advises the readers to contact Marvel Comics and tell them that they want Cosmic stories.

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* During Chris Claremont's run on ''Comicbook/FantasticFour'', Susan Richards faces off against Absorbing Man, SheHulk ComicBook/SheHulk and Ben Grimm(the latter two being BrainwashedAndCrazy at the time) for threatening Valeria, her time-lost, alternate-universe daughter [[TimeyWimeyBall (it's complicated)]]. Reed Richards urges Johnny Storm, Valeria and a visiting Comicbook/SpiderMan to stand back and let Susan deal with the three powerhouses, seeing this fight as "therapy" for her. We never see the resulting fight, we just read a few random sound-effects and see reaction shots of Reed ([[SpockSpeak "An excellent synthesis of form and function."]]), Johnny("Oh, that's gotta hurt!"), Valeria("Hit 'im again, Mom!") and Spider-Man("I never, never, ''never'' want to make her mad at me!").
** An issue of ''Comicbook/FantasticFour'' during John Byrne's run starts with the team returning from a cosmic adventure, which we never actually see. When SheHulk ComicBook/SheHulk (who was subbing for the Thing at the time) comments that their adventure [[LeaningOnTheFourthWall would provide some entertaining stories for their comic book]], the Human Torch comments, "I dunno, Jen. Last I heard there's a theory among the publishing companies that 'Cosmic Doesn't Sell'." This leads to a brief AuthorFilibuster where Johnny Storm, speaking for John Byrne, advises the readers to contact Marvel Comics and tell them that they want Cosmic stories.
10th Sep '15 8:55:46 AM StFan
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* The overuse of this trope was one of the criticisms of ''Comicbook/ContestOfChampions II''. In the later issues, certain fights were only depicted in a single panel with a caption stating who won. While some of these were at least semi-plausible (Comicbook/SpiderMan defeating Beast, BlackPanther defeating several of the NewWarriors, Comicbook/{{Gambit}} defeating {{Quicksilver}}), a few got to truly ludicrous levels, with Comicbook/BlackWidow beating WonderMan and then taking down the entirety of {{X-Force}} by herself.

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* The overuse of this trope was one of the criticisms of ''Comicbook/ContestOfChampions II''. In the later issues, certain fights were only depicted in a single panel with a caption stating who won. While some of these were at least semi-plausible (Comicbook/SpiderMan defeating Beast, BlackPanther ComicBook/BlackPanther defeating several of the NewWarriors, ComicBook/NewWarriors, Comicbook/{{Gambit}} defeating {{Quicksilver}}), ComicBook/{{Quicksilver}}), a few got to truly ludicrous levels, with Comicbook/BlackWidow beating WonderMan ComicBook/WonderMan and then taking down the entirety of {{X-Force}} ComicBook/XForce by herself.
25th Aug '15 11:27:15 AM comicwriter
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* The overuse of this trope was one of the criticisms of ''Comicbook/ContestOfChampions II''. In the later issues, certain fights were only depicted in a single panel with a caption stating who won. While some of these were at least semi-plausible (Comicbook/SpiderMan defeating Beast, BlackPanther defeating several of the NewWarriors, Comicbook/{{Gambit}} defeating {{Quicksilver}}), a few got to truly ludicrous levels, with Comicbook/BlackWidow beating WonderMan and then polishing the entirety of {{X-Force}} by herself.

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* The overuse of this trope was one of the criticisms of ''Comicbook/ContestOfChampions II''. In the later issues, certain fights were only depicted in a single panel with a caption stating who won. While some of these were at least semi-plausible (Comicbook/SpiderMan defeating Beast, BlackPanther defeating several of the NewWarriors, Comicbook/{{Gambit}} defeating {{Quicksilver}}), a few got to truly ludicrous levels, with Comicbook/BlackWidow beating WonderMan and then polishing taking down the entirety of {{X-Force}} by herself.
25th Aug '15 11:26:37 AM comicwriter
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* The overuse of this trope was one of the criticisms of ''Comicbook/ContestOfChampions II''. In the later issues, certain fights were only depicted in a single panel with a caption stating who won. While some of these were at least semi-plausible (Comicbook/SpiderMan defeating Beast, BlackPanther defeating several of the NewWarriors, Comicbook/{{Gambit}} defeating {{Quicksilver}}), a few got to truly ludicrous levels, with Comicbook/BlackWidow beating WonderMan and then polishing the entirety of Comicbook/{{X-Force}} by herself.

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* The overuse of this trope was one of the criticisms of ''Comicbook/ContestOfChampions II''. In the later issues, certain fights were only depicted in a single panel with a caption stating who won. While some of these were at least semi-plausible (Comicbook/SpiderMan defeating Beast, BlackPanther defeating several of the NewWarriors, Comicbook/{{Gambit}} defeating {{Quicksilver}}), a few got to truly ludicrous levels, with Comicbook/BlackWidow beating WonderMan and then polishing the entirety of Comicbook/{{X-Force}} {{X-Force}} by herself.
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