History PetTheDog / ComicBooks

7th Aug '16 10:09:07 AM nombretomado
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* Lobo of TheDCU parodies this: he is a relentless killing machine who often kills his bounties instead of capturing them, yet at the same time has a soft spot for "space dolphins". But he ''did'' once spare Aquaman's life because he felt he couldn't hurt somebody who loved dolphins as much as he did.

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* Lobo of TheDCU Franchise/TheDCU parodies this: he is a relentless killing machine who often kills his bounties instead of capturing them, yet at the same time has a soft spot for "space dolphins". But he ''did'' once spare Aquaman's life because he felt he couldn't hurt somebody who loved dolphins as much as he did.
17th Jun '16 2:06:43 AM ACW
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* In the [[TheSilverAgeOfComicBooks Silver]] and [[TheBronzeAgeOfComicBooks Bronze Ages,]] Comicbook/LexLuthor used to get PetTheDog moments once in a while, showing that EvenEvilHasStandards and that he hadn't completely forgotten he UsedToBeASweetKid before he turned criminal. [[Creator/ElliotSMaggin Elliot S! Maggin]] was the writer most likely to play up [[NobleDemon this aspect]] of Lex's personality, though other writers like Edmond Hamilton and Carey Bates did so as well. By contrast, both the [[TheGoldenAgeOfComicBooks Golden Age]] and PostCrisis versions of Lex have been portrayed almost exclusively as [[CompleteMonster Complete Monsters.]]

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* In the [[TheSilverAgeOfComicBooks Silver]] and [[TheBronzeAgeOfComicBooks Bronze Ages,]] Comicbook/LexLuthor used to get PetTheDog moments once in a while, showing that EvenEvilHasStandards and that he hadn't completely forgotten he UsedToBeASweetKid before he turned criminal. [[Creator/ElliotSMaggin Elliot S! Maggin]] was the writer most likely to play up [[NobleDemon this aspect]] of Lex's personality, though other writers like Edmond Hamilton and Carey Bates did so as well. By contrast, both the [[TheGoldenAgeOfComicBooks Golden Age]] and PostCrisis versions of Lex have been portrayed almost exclusively as [[CompleteMonster Complete Monsters.]]
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30th May '16 4:20:48 PM HelloLamppost
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* In the [[TheSilverAgeOfComicBooks Silver]] and [[TheBronzeAgeOfComicBooks Bronze Ages,]] Comicbook/LexLuthor used to get PetTheDog moments once in a while, showing that EvenEvilHasStandards and that he hadn't completely forgotten he UsedToBeASweetKid before he turned criminal. [[Creator/ElliotSMaggin Elliot S! Maggin]] was the writer most likely to play up this aspect of Lex's personality, though other writers like Edmond Hamilton and Carey Bates did so as well. By contrast, both the [[TheGoldenAgeOfComicBooks Golden Age]] and PostCrisis versions of Lex have been portrayed almost exclusively as [[CompleteMonster Complete Monsters.]]

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* In the [[TheSilverAgeOfComicBooks Silver]] and [[TheBronzeAgeOfComicBooks Bronze Ages,]] Comicbook/LexLuthor used to get PetTheDog moments once in a while, showing that EvenEvilHasStandards and that he hadn't completely forgotten he UsedToBeASweetKid before he turned criminal. [[Creator/ElliotSMaggin Elliot S! Maggin]] was the writer most likely to play up [[NobleDemon this aspect aspect]] of Lex's personality, though other writers like Edmond Hamilton and Carey Bates did so as well. well. By contrast, both the [[TheGoldenAgeOfComicBooks Golden Age]] and PostCrisis versions of Lex have been portrayed almost exclusively as [[CompleteMonster Complete Monsters.]]
30th May '16 4:16:21 PM HelloLamppost
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* In the [[TheSilverAgeOfComicBooks Silver]] and [[TheBronzeAgeOfComicBooks Bronze Ages,]] Comicbook/LexLuthor used to get PetTheDog moments once in a while, showing that EvenEvilHasStandards and that he hadn't completely forgotten he UsedToBeASweetKid before he turned criminal. [[Creator/ElliotSMaggin Elliot S! Maggin]] was the writer most likely to play up this aspect of Lex's personality, though other writers like Edmond Hamilton and Carey Bates did so as well. By contrast, both the [[TheGoldenAgeOfComicBooks Golden Age]] and PostCrisis versions of Lex have been portrayed almost exclusively as [[CompleteMonster Complete Monsters.]]
19th May '16 9:01:34 AM Doug86
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* [[ComicBook/DoctorOctopus Dr. Octopus]] from ComicBook/{{Spider-Man}} has gotten a few pet the dog moments over the decades, including trying to save Aunt May from Hammerhead and trying to develop a cure for AIDS in order to save his ex girl friend.

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* [[ComicBook/DoctorOctopus Dr. Octopus]] from ComicBook/{{Spider-Man}} ComicBook/SpiderMan has gotten a few pet the dog moments over the decades, including trying to save Aunt May from Hammerhead and trying to develop a cure for AIDS in order to save his ex girl friend.



* In "Spider-Man Family#4" the Puppet Master of the ComicBook/FantasticFour meets a young boy named Louis, and not only comforts him when he's picked on by bullies, he gives him the Spider-Man doll he was making to use in one of his evil schemes, willingly abandoning one of his evil plans to comfort a distraught boy he has only know for a few minutes.
* In '{Magazine/{{Mad}}'', this is parodied and even deconstructed in an article on "Compassionate Conservatives." The "compassionate" parts of the conservatives are typically described as hypocritical (deporting all illegal immigrants except for their gardeners) or inconsequential (giving last meals and a choice of an execution method to death row inmates while denying them appeals on DNA evidence.)

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* In "Spider-Man Family#4" Family #4" the Puppet Master of the ComicBook/FantasticFour meets a young boy named Louis, and not only comforts him when he's picked on by bullies, he gives him the Spider-Man doll he was making to use in one of his evil schemes, willingly abandoning one of his evil plans to comfort a distraught boy he has only know for a few minutes.
* In '{Magazine/{{Mad}}'', ''Magazine/{{Mad}}'', this is parodied and even deconstructed in an article on "Compassionate Conservatives." The "compassionate" parts of the conservatives are typically described as hypocritical (deporting all illegal immigrants except for their gardeners) or inconsequential (giving last meals and a choice of an execution method to death row inmates while denying them appeals on DNA evidence.)
14th May '16 3:59:03 AM Doug86
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* While ComicBook/EmmaFrost of the ''Comicbook/{{X-Men}}'' is still a bitch after [[HeelFaceTurn joining the team]], she gets more than enough Pet the Dog moments around [[MoralityPet X-23/Laura Kinney]]. While at first seemingly hostile to the younger girl due to her being a [[DistaffCounterpart female clone]] of Wolverine that was created solely as an assassin. It's eventually revealed that this is because Emma see's the [[NotSoDifferent same capacity to hurt others in Laura that she had when she was younger]] with the main difference being that the latter has no choice in the matter due to her conditioning to a "trigger scent" (which sends X into a berseker rage). Later on, we see Emma eventually warm up to Laura to the point where whenever whenever we see Emma in one of X-23's books, it more often than not involves her lamenting on how they've failed to treat her right.

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* While ComicBook/EmmaFrost of the ''Comicbook/{{X-Men}}'' ''Comicbook/XMen'' is still a bitch after [[HeelFaceTurn joining the team]], she gets more than enough Pet the Dog moments around [[MoralityPet X-23/Laura Kinney]]. While at first seemingly hostile to the younger girl due to her being a [[DistaffCounterpart female clone]] of Wolverine that was created solely as an assassin. It's eventually revealed that this is because Emma see's the [[NotSoDifferent same capacity to hurt others in Laura that she had when she was younger]] with the main difference being that the latter has no choice in the matter due to her conditioning to a "trigger scent" (which sends X into a berseker rage). Later on, we see Emma eventually warm up to Laura to the point where whenever whenever we see Emma in one of X-23's books, it more often than not involves her lamenting on how they've failed to treat her right.
26th Feb '16 11:51:03 PM StrixObscuro
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* Vril Dox has a couple of these in L.E.G.I.O.N. Right before he is raped and killed, he confesses to his unconscious teammates that he really does care about them, but he doesn't really know how to express that. When Lyrissa Mallor dies, he mourns for her, believing that without her, L.E.G.I.O.N. would not have gotten as far as it did. When Vril Dox finally gets to see his son, after Stealth believed that he would become just as controlling as he was of the rest of the group, Vril remembers his father being a controlling jerk, and himself being controlling to the Durlan. So he lets the mother have the child. awww.
* ComicBook/{{Catwoman}} obviously can't pet a ''dog'' without ruining the motif, but she's been subjected to a number of Pet The ''Cat'' moments, a prime example being [[http://www2.warnerbros.com/gothamgirls/play/files/GG_06.swf the ending of this web-toon]]. [[spoiler: She's not the least bit disappointed that she wound up saving kitties instead of stealing gemstones.]]

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* Vril Dox has a couple of these in L.E.G.I.O.N. Right before he is raped and killed, he confesses to his unconscious teammates that he really does care about them, but he doesn't really know how to express that. When Lyrissa Mallor dies, he mourns for her, believing that without her, L.E.G.I.O.N. would not have gotten as far as it did. When Vril Dox finally gets to see his son, after Stealth believed that he would become just as controlling as he was of the rest of the group, Vril remembers his father being a controlling jerk, and himself being controlling to the Durlan. So he lets the mother have the child. awww.
Awww.
* ComicBook/{{Catwoman}} obviously can't pet a ''dog'' without ruining the motif, but she's been subjected to a number of Pet The ''Cat'' moments, a prime example being [[http://www2.warnerbros.com/gothamgirls/play/files/GG_06.swf the ending of this web-toon]]. [[spoiler: She's [[spoiler:She's not the least bit disappointed that she wound up saving kitties instead of stealing gemstones.]]



* Orm in the New 52 ''{{Comicbook/Aquaman}}'' book is [[AdaptationalHeroism noticeably less evil than before Flashpoint]], but he regards land-dwellers with disdain. When the prison he's kept in is destroyed, he leaves, but not before murdering one of the guards who was nice to him as thanks (which he does seem to regard as a mercy considering the man was wounded and likely was going to die a more painful death at the hands of the prisoners). He meets a woman, Erin, on the way to the sea, whose son is being attacked by escaped prisoners. He disregards her and tells her that when he was Tommy's age, 8, he had learned to defend himself, and it's her fault for not teaching him. He leaves and goes back under the sea, before returning to help them while admitting that 8 is too young an age to die. Later, it is revealed that he stayed with them through [[ComicBook/ForeverEvil the Crime Syndicate's invasion of Earth]].

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* Orm in the New 52 ''{{Comicbook/Aquaman}}'' ''Comicbook/{{Aquaman}}'' book is [[AdaptationalHeroism noticeably less evil than before Flashpoint]], but he regards land-dwellers with disdain. When the prison he's kept in is destroyed, he leaves, but not before murdering one of the guards who was nice to him as thanks (which he does seem to regard as a mercy considering the man was wounded and likely was going to die a more painful death at the hands of the prisoners). He meets a woman, Erin, on the way to the sea, whose son is being attacked by escaped prisoners. He disregards her and tells her that when he was Tommy's age, 8, he had learned to defend himself, and it's her fault for not teaching him. He leaves and goes back under the sea, before returning to help them while admitting that 8 is too young an age to die. Later, it is revealed that he stayed with them through [[ComicBook/ForeverEvil the Crime Syndicate's invasion of Earth]].



* In ''{{Magazine/Mad}}'', this is parodied and even deconstructed in an article on "Compassionate Conservatives." The "compassionate" parts of the conservatives are typically described as hypocritical (deporting all illegal immigrants except for their gardeners) or inconsequential (giving last meals and a choice of an execution method to death row inmates while denying them appeals on DNA evidence).

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* In ''{{Magazine/Mad}}'', '{Magazine/{{Mad}}'', this is parodied and even deconstructed in an article on "Compassionate Conservatives." The "compassionate" parts of the conservatives are typically described as hypocritical (deporting all illegal immigrants except for their gardeners) or inconsequential (giving last meals and a choice of an execution method to death row inmates while denying them appeals on DNA evidence).evidence.)



* Crossing over with RealLife, one autobiographical comic story details the summer the author spent working in a resturant run by the tyrannical butcher Yarborough, who would, almost every day, take out his frustrations on Francis, a deaf-mute waitress with a cyst on her breast, usually with the same rants of "YOU DUMMY! GOD DAMN YOUR SOUL, YOU DUMMY YOU!" Years after he quit, the author runs into his replacement who tells him that Yarborough died a few years ago...and left Francis enough money to set her up for life!

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* Crossing over with RealLife, one autobiographical comic story details the summer the author spent working in a resturant restaurant run by the tyrannical butcher Yarborough, who would, almost every day, take out his frustrations on Francis, a deaf-mute waitress with a cyst on her breast, usually with the same rants of "YOU DUMMY! GOD DAMN YOUR SOUL, YOU DUMMY YOU!" Years after he quit, the author runs into his replacement who tells him that Yarborough died a few years ago...ago... and left Francis enough money to set her up for life!life.
31st Dec '15 12:54:18 AM Anddrix
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* {{Lobo}} of TheDCU parodies this: he is a relentless killing machine who often kills his bounties instead of capturing them, yet at the same time has a soft spot for "space dolphins". But he ''did'' once spare Aquaman's life because he felt he couldn't hurt somebody who loved dolphins as much as he did.

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* {{Lobo}} Lobo of TheDCU parodies this: he is a relentless killing machine who often kills his bounties instead of capturing them, yet at the same time has a soft spot for "space dolphins". But he ''did'' once spare Aquaman's life because he felt he couldn't hurt somebody who loved dolphins as much as he did.
26th Dec '15 8:39:30 PM erforce
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** Also in the film [[Film/{{Hellboy}} Hellboy II: The Golden Army]], Prince Nuada had a literal pet the dog moment. {{Justified|Trope}} by the fact that his big problem is with humans overrunning the planet and pushing out other species, so it's natural that he's a lot nicer to dogs than humans.

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** Also in the film [[Film/{{Hellboy}} Hellboy II: The Golden Army]], ''Film/HellboyIITheGoldenArmy'', Prince Nuada had a literal pet the dog moment. {{Justified|Trope}} by the fact that his big problem is with humans overrunning the planet and pushing out other species, so it's natural that he's a lot nicer to dogs than humans.
25th Nov '15 7:07:00 PM Austin
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* In ''[[Creator/CrossGen Negation]]'', the Saurian party member subverts her pet the [[CallASmeerpARabbit Kaliman retriever]] moment when she names him "tasty treat" in her people's language.

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* In ''[[Creator/CrossGen Negation]]'', ''ComicBook/{{Negation}}'', the Saurian party member subverts her pet the [[CallASmeerpARabbit Kaliman retriever]] moment when she names him "tasty treat" in her people's language.
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