History OffscreenMomentOfAwesome / ComicBooks

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.
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.
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