History OffscreenMomentOfAwesome / ComicBooks

2nd Feb '17 2:51:23 PM margdean56
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* In ''ComicBook/{{Watchmen}}'', all of the plot, flashbacks aside, is set after the SuperRegistrationAct, so a lot of the crime-fighting of the Minutemen (and the individual characters, after the Minutemen disbanded) is actually depicted offscreen. Some of the fights and acts are talked upon by lots of characters, and various events are retold by various points of view, and others are just mentioned briefly. Most of the flashbacks flesh out those events.
** This was partially remedied by the ''ComicBook/BeforeWatchmen'' event, which fleshed out many of the events that were only alluded to in the original.

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* In ''ComicBook/{{Watchmen}}'', all of the plot, flashbacks aside, is set after the SuperRegistrationAct, so a lot of the crime-fighting of the Minutemen (and the individual characters, after the Minutemen disbanded) is actually depicted offscreen. Some of the fights and acts are talked upon about by lots of characters, and various events are retold by from various points of view, and others are just mentioned briefly. Most of the flashbacks flesh out those events.
** This was partially remedied by the ''ComicBook/BeforeWatchmen'' event, ''ComicBook/BeforeWatchmen'', which fleshed out many of the events that were only alluded to in the original.
2nd Feb '17 2:45:27 PM margdean56
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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 [[TakeOurWordForIt take their word for it.]]
* Frau Totenkinder and Baba Yaga's duel in ''{{ComicBook/FABLES}}''. All we see were lightning strikes, silhouette of monsters, and King Cole scared shitless, and it still proved to be the best battle yet, and one of the sole reason of Totenkinder's [[TookALevelInBadass badass rep]].

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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 fans. How it happened, nobody knows, so everyone just has to [[TakeOurWordForIt take their word for it.]]
* Frau Totenkinder and Baba Yaga's duel in ''{{ComicBook/FABLES}}''. All we see saw were lightning strikes, silhouette silhouettes of monsters, and King Cole scared shitless, and it still proved to be the best battle yet, and one of the sole reason of reasons for Totenkinder's [[TookALevelInBadass badass rep]].
28th Sep '16 12:03:49 AM PaulA
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* In the 1980s, most of the X-Men faked their deaths during the "Fall Of The Mutants" storyline. The survivors formed a new team, Excalibur. The "dead" X-Men went around doing good in secret, until it eventually became clear to the world that they weren't dead. We never saw the moment when the members of Excalibur learned their old friends weren't dead, and instead learned, ''in the letter column,'' that they had found out and been in contact over the phone. Given that ChrisClaremont was writing both titles (he quit Excalibur after the point that the New Mutants, X-Factor, and others all knew the X-Men were alive), one wonders what happened that such an emotional moment was left off-screen.

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* In the 1980s, most of the X-Men faked their deaths during the "Fall Of The Mutants" storyline. The survivors formed a new team, Excalibur. The "dead" X-Men went around doing good in secret, until it eventually became clear to the world that they weren't dead. We never saw the moment when the members of Excalibur learned their old friends weren't dead, and instead learned, ''in the letter column,'' that they had found out and been in contact over the phone. Given that ChrisClaremont Creator/ChrisClaremont was writing both titles (he quit Excalibur after the point that the New Mutants, X-Factor, and others all knew the X-Men were alive), one wonders what happened that such an emotional moment was left off-screen.
13th Sep '16 10:16:26 AM Tron80
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* In ''[[ComicBook/{{Convergence}} Convergence #8]]'', [[spoiler:Franchise/{{Superman}} and his family from the pre-''ComicBook/{{Flashpoint}}'' universe, ''Comicbook/{{Supergirl}} and [[Franchise/TheFLash Barry Allen]] from the Silver Age, and [[Franchise/GreenLantern Hal Jordan]] from the pre-''ComicBook/ZeroHour'' universe travel to the past and prevent the ''ComicBook/CrisisOnInfiniteEarths'' from happening in the first place. Their actions are not shown but their efforts are successful and ensure the rebirth of the multiverse]].

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* In ''[[ComicBook/{{Convergence}} Convergence #8]]'', [[spoiler:Franchise/{{Superman}} and his family from the pre-''ComicBook/{{Flashpoint}}'' universe, ''Comicbook/{{Supergirl}} ''Comicbook/{{Supergirl}}'' and [[Franchise/TheFLash Barry Allen]] from the Silver Age, and [[Franchise/GreenLantern Hal Jordan]] from the pre-''ComicBook/ZeroHour'' universe travel to the past and prevent the ''ComicBook/CrisisOnInfiniteEarths'' from happening in the first place. Their actions are not shown but their efforts are successful and ensure the rebirth of the multiverse]].
13th Sep '16 10:15:50 AM Tron80
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* In ''[[ComicBook/{{Convergence}} Convergence #8]]'', [[spoiler:Superman and his family from the pre-''ComicBook/{{Flashpoint}}'' universe, Supergirl and Barry Allen from the Silver Age, and Hal Jordan from the pre-''ComicBook/ZeroHour'' universe travel to the past and prevent the ''ComicBook/CrisisOnInfiniteEarths'' from happening in the first place. Their actions are not shown but their efforts are successful and ensure the rebirth of the multiverse]].

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* In ''[[ComicBook/{{Convergence}} Convergence #8]]'', [[spoiler:Superman [[spoiler:Franchise/{{Superman}} and his family from the pre-''ComicBook/{{Flashpoint}}'' universe, Supergirl ''Comicbook/{{Supergirl}} and [[Franchise/TheFLash Barry Allen Allen]] from the Silver Age, and [[Franchise/GreenLantern Hal Jordan Jordan]] from the pre-''ComicBook/ZeroHour'' universe travel to the past and prevent the ''ComicBook/CrisisOnInfiniteEarths'' from happening in the first place. Their actions are not shown but their efforts are successful and ensure the rebirth of the multiverse]].
8th Sep '16 11:06:44 AM Gagaga_Madness
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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

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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 [[TakeOurWordForIt take their word for it.]]
6th Sep '16 6:50:41 PM Megadoomer
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** This is a running gag with Squirrel Girl, where she defeats someone like ComicBook/{{Thanos}} and ComicBook/{{Galactus}} off-screen while her team is dealing with a considerably smaller threat.
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.
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