History RefugeInAudacity / ComicBooks

13th Dec '15 9:50:42 AM Rothul
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** Neither Diabolik was the one pulling the most outrageous plan, that was Ginko. In "Mocking Diabolik" Ginko needed to escort ten ancient golden statues to the police station for safekeeping while the museum prepared a Diabolik-proof room to expose them, without Diabolik getting them. And Diabolik was spying on him, and he had no idea where the bug was (and, in another example of this trope, Diabolik had bugged ''the last round of Ginko's gun'') So, what did he do? First, he and his men [[spoiler: planted fake hints to indicate a certain mob boss was interested to those statues, then they stole ''those Diabolik's gadgets that had been confiscated after past heists, and '''used them to steal the statues'''.'' After which Ginko 'discovered' the fake hints and started putting pressure on the mob boss, getting Diabolik to surveil him while the Diabolik-proof room was completed and the statues exposed]]. As you can see, [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin the title of that story was quite justified]].

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** Neither Diabolik was the one pulling the most outrageous plan, that was Ginko. In "Mocking Diabolik" Ginko needed to escort ten ancient golden statues to the police station for safekeeping while the museum prepared a Diabolik-proof room to expose them, without Diabolik getting them. And Diabolik was spying on him, and he had no idea where the bug was (and, in another example of this trope, Diabolik had bugged ''the last round of Ginko's gun'') So, what did he do? First, he and his men [[spoiler: planted fake hints to indicate a certain mob boss was interested to those statues, then they stole ''those Diabolik's gadgets that had been confiscated after past heists, and '''used them to steal the statues'''.'' After which Ginko 'discovered' the fake hints and started putting pressure on the mob boss, getting Diabolik to surveil him while the Diabolik-proof room was completed and the statues exposed]].then revealed]]. As you can see, [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin the title of that story was quite justified]].
25th Sep '15 3:14:31 PM EDP
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* One of the reasons nobody can tell that Paperinik is actually DonaldDuck [[ClarkKenting in spite of the only camouflage being a]] DominoMask is that Paperinik is a well-known MasterOfDisguise who has disguised himself as ''Donald Duck'' on multiple occasions.
** A variant of the above is the second story where he faced a villain called ''the'' [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Master of Disguise]]. In revenge for being unmasked at the end of the first story, the Master of Disguise captured Paperinik, unmasked him on live television... And then, ''two other Paperiniks entered the room and took off the masks, revealing themselves as Gladstone and Fethry, as Donald asked them before before being captured''. End result: the villain got distracted long enough for Donald to free himself and lead his cousins into delivering a righteous beat-up, and everyone was convinced it was a bait from the actual Paperinik who enjoyed the show on TV from his lair.
22nd May '15 2:37:03 AM Malitia
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* ''[[ComicBook/LokiAgentOfAsgard Loki: Agent of Asgard]]'': In issue 1, surrounded by the Avengers and looking decidedly guilty of ''something'', Loki takes his only remaining option. He tells them the absolute truth as to why he's there, namely that he's working for the All-Mother as part of a secret plan to protect Asgard.

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* ''[[ComicBook/LokiAgentOfAsgard Loki: Agent of Asgard]]'': In issue 1, surrounded by the Avengers and looking decidedly guilty of ''something'', Loki takes his their only remaining option. He tells They tell them the absolute truth as to why he's they're there, namely that he's they're working for the All-Mother as part of a secret plan to protect Asgard.
24th Nov '14 1:05:53 PM EDP
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** Eva had been arrested, and between the prison being in a swamp with a train as the only way in or out and [[SympatheticInspectorAntagonist Ginko]]'s surveillance, he had no idea how to break her out before she was sentenced to death and executed. So, what did he do? First, he ''kidnapped a top model'' leaving a wounded witness to make everyone think he had dumped Eva with the goal of getting Ginko to drop the surveillance or, at least, pity judge and jury into giving her a lesser sentence. As Ginko [[ProperlyParanoid still kept up the surveillance]] but Eva had been sentenced to thirty years of jail, Diabolik went for his plan B: distract away Ginko while he caused a ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Typhoid_fever typhoid fever]] outbreak'' in the prison (Eva had recently been inoculated so she was immune) to force the evacuation, knowing that they would put the healthy prisoners in the back and reserved the forward side (that jerked less), and thus Eva would be safe when he ''derailed the train''.

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** Eva had been arrested, and between the prison being in a swamp with a train as the only way in or out and [[SympatheticInspectorAntagonist Ginko]]'s surveillance, he had no idea how to break her out before she was sentenced to death and executed. So, what did he do? First, he ''kidnapped a top model'' leaving a wounded witness to make everyone think he had dumped Eva with the goal of getting Ginko to drop the surveillance or, at least, pity judge and jury into giving her a lesser sentence. As Ginko [[ProperlyParanoid still kept up the surveillance]] but Eva had been sentenced to thirty years of jail, Diabolik went for his plan B: distract away Ginko while he caused a ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Typhoid_fever typhoid fever]] outbreak'' in the prison (Eva had recently been inoculated so she was immune) to force the evacuation, knowing that they would put the healthy prisoners in the back and reserved the forward side (that jerked less), and thus Eva would be safe when he ''derailed the train''. That's not the most outrageous thing he did.
** Neither Diabolik was the one pulling the most outrageous plan, that was Ginko. In "Mocking Diabolik" Ginko needed to escort ten ancient golden statues to the police station for safekeeping while the museum prepared a Diabolik-proof room to expose them, without Diabolik getting them. And Diabolik was spying on him, and he had no idea where the bug was (and, in another example of this trope, Diabolik had bugged ''the last round of Ginko's gun'') So, what did he do? First, he and his men [[spoiler: planted fake hints to indicate a certain mob boss was interested to those statues, then they stole ''those Diabolik's gadgets that had been confiscated after past heists, and '''used them to steal the statues'''.'' After which Ginko 'discovered' the fake hints and started putting pressure on the mob boss, getting Diabolik to surveil him while the Diabolik-proof room was completed and the statues exposed]]. As you can see, [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin the title of that story was quite justified]].
24th Sep '14 1:13:09 PM margdean56
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* SelfDemonstrating/{{Deadpool}} ''is'' this. Like when he made 372,844 pancakes just so he could pull a joke on Domino and teach her a lesson. Or when he kicked ComicBook/CaptainAmerica in the balls just so he could save the world instead of Cap. Or how he shrunk the Rhino down with Pym Particles and kept him as a pet/key chain. He doesn't hide in audacity he eats, sleeps, and breathes it.

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* SelfDemonstrating/{{Deadpool}} ''is'' this. Like when he made 372,844 pancakes just so he could pull a joke on Domino and teach her a lesson. Or when he kicked ComicBook/CaptainAmerica in the balls just so he could save the world instead of Cap. Or how he shrunk shrank the Rhino down with Pym Particles and kept him as a pet/key chain. He doesn't hide in audacity he audacity--he eats, sleeps, and breathes it.
13th Jul '14 7:58:09 PM Scorntex
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* ''[[ComicBook/LokiAgentOfAsgard Loki: Agent of Asgard]]'': In issue 1, surrounded by the Avengers and looking decidedly guilty of ''something'', Loki takes his only remaining option. He tells them the absolute truth as to why he's there, namely that he's working for the All-Mother as part of a secret plan to protect Asgard.
24th Jun '14 8:57:01 AM erforce
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* ComicBook/ThePunisher villain Barracuda, in his spinoff series, uses this to escape death by volcano. He and his group of mercenaries are working for Luna, a homophobic dictator who falls for Barracuda's {{Crossdresser}} second-in-command Fifty. Luna's sudden but inevitable betrayal lands 'Cuda and Fifty in a helicopter over a volcano with Luna about to make them jump in at gunpoint, leading Barracuda to make Fifty [[WeNeedADistraction buy them some time]]...

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* ComicBook/ThePunisher ''ComicBook/ThePunisherMAX'' villain Barracuda, in his spinoff series, miniseries, uses this to escape death by volcano. He and his group of mercenaries are working for Luna, a homophobic dictator who falls for Barracuda's {{Crossdresser}} second-in-command Fifty. Luna's sudden but inevitable betrayal lands 'Cuda and Fifty in a helicopter over a volcano with Luna about to make them jump in at gunpoint, leading Barracuda to make Fifty [[WeNeedADistraction buy them some time]]...
13th Jun '14 12:12:54 PM EDP
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* Over the years, ComicBook/{{Diabolik}} has pulled out quite the shit. We'll now report something he did early on:
** Eva had been arrested, and between the prison being in a swamp with a train as the only way in or out and [[SympatheticInspectorAntagonist Ginko]]'s surveillance, he had no idea how to break her out before she was sentenced to death and executed. So, what did he do? First, he ''kidnapped a top model'' leaving a wounded witness to make everyone think he had dumped Eva with the goal of getting Ginko to drop the surveillance or, at least, pity judge and jury into giving her a lesser sentence. As Ginko [[ProperlyParanoid still kept up the surveillance]] but Eva had been sentenced to thirty years of jail, Diabolik went for his plan B: distract away Ginko while he caused a ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Typhoid_fever typhoid fever]] outbreak'' in the prison (Eva had recently been inoculated so she was immune) to force the evacuation, knowing that they would put the healthy prisoners in the back and reserved the forward side (that jerked less), and thus Eva would be safe when he ''derailed the train''.
1st Feb '14 2:12:15 PM LadyMomus
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** During the initial run of ''Batman, Incorporated'', Batman reveals his secret identity on an Internet message board, knowing full well that people will suspect Bruce Wayne of being Batman after he publically announces his company's support for Batman's efforts. By putting the information on the Internet, he reckons people will dismiss it as just another crazy rumor. As if to prove his point, a troll immediately responds that Wayne is ''obviously'' a different person.
* {{Catwoman}} pulled this off in her very first appearance in ''TheBatmanAdventures'' (1992). While stealing a necklace from a museum, she's caught by a security guard with a gun. Rather than panicking, she simply acts as if he ''doesn't'' have a gun, leaving the guard so rattled that he [[HeroicBSOD freezes up]] and is still babbling after Catwoman has escaped.

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** During the initial run of ''Batman, Incorporated'', Batman reveals his secret identity on an Internet message board, knowing full well that people will suspect Bruce Wayne of being Batman after he publically publicly announces his company's support for Batman's efforts. By putting the information on the Internet, he reckons people will dismiss it as just another crazy rumor. As if to prove his point, a troll immediately responds that Wayne is ''obviously'' a different person.
* {{Catwoman}} ComicBook/{{Catwoman}} pulled this off in her very first appearance in ''TheBatmanAdventures'' ''ComicBook/TheBatmanAdventures'' (1992). While stealing a necklace from a museum, she's caught by a security guard with a gun. Rather than panicking, she simply acts as if he ''doesn't'' have a gun, leaving the guard so rattled that he [[HeroicBSOD freezes up]] and is still babbling after Catwoman has escaped.



* {{Deadpool}} ''is'' this. Like when he made 372,844 pancakes just so he could pull a joke on Domino and teach her a lesson. Or when he kicked {{Captain America}} in the balls just so he could save the world instead of Cap. Or how he shrunk the Rhino down with Pym Particles and kept him as a pet/key chain. He doesn't hide in audacity he eats, sleeps, and breathes it.

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* {{Deadpool}} SelfDemonstrating/{{Deadpool}} ''is'' this. Like when he made 372,844 pancakes just so he could pull a joke on Domino and teach her a lesson. Or when he kicked {{Captain America}} ComicBook/CaptainAmerica in the balls just so he could save the world instead of Cap. Or how he shrunk the Rhino down with Pym Particles and kept him as a pet/key chain. He doesn't hide in audacity he eats, sleeps, and breathes it.



* In ''Comicbook/JusticeLeagueInternational'', Maxwell Lord introduces himself to the League by acting like he's already working for them, i.e. giving Dr. Light a League communicator and turning up at headquarters to introduce BoosterGold as their newest member.
* In both the Post-Crisis and New 52 continuities, ''{{Superman}}'' keeps his civilian identity secret by pretending he doesn't have one. He reasons (correctly) that while a mask lampshades that you're hiding something, people will assume that a demigod who clearly doesn't need money or other material things does not have a day job and would not bother with the trivial nonsense of mortal life.
* A villain who snorts cocaine isn't anything special. A villain who ''gets his superpowers'' from cocaine, on top of being a top-grade ham, is CrazyAwesome, which is how Snowflame achieved EnsembleDarkhorse status in TheNewGuardians.
* {{Punisher}} villain Barracuda, in his spinoff series, uses this to escape death by volcano. He and his group of mercenaries are working for Luna, a homophobic dictator who falls for Barracuda's {{Crossdresser}} second-in-command Fifty. Luna's sudden but inevitable betrayal lands 'Cuda and Fifty in a helicopter over a volcano with Luna about to make them jump in at gunpoint, leading Barracuda to make Fifty [[WeNeedADistraction buy them some time]]...

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* In ''Comicbook/JusticeLeagueInternational'', Maxwell Lord introduces himself to the League by acting like he's already working for them, i.e. giving Dr. Light a League communicator and turning up at headquarters to introduce BoosterGold ComicBook/BoosterGold as their newest member.
* In both the Post-Crisis and New 52 ComicBook/{{New 52}} continuities, ''{{Superman}}'' ''Franchise/{{Superman}}'' keeps his civilian identity secret by pretending he doesn't have one. He reasons (correctly) that while a mask lampshades that you're hiding something, people will assume that a demigod who clearly doesn't need money or other material things does not have a day job and would not bother with the trivial nonsense of mortal life.
* A villain who snorts cocaine isn't anything special. A villain who ''gets his superpowers'' from cocaine, on top of being a top-grade ham, is CrazyAwesome, which is how Snowflame achieved EnsembleDarkhorse status in TheNewGuardians.
ComicBook/TheNewGuardians.
* {{Punisher}} ComicBook/ThePunisher villain Barracuda, in his spinoff series, uses this to escape death by volcano. He and his group of mercenaries are working for Luna, a homophobic dictator who falls for Barracuda's {{Crossdresser}} second-in-command Fifty. Luna's sudden but inevitable betrayal lands 'Cuda and Fifty in a helicopter over a volcano with Luna about to make them jump in at gunpoint, leading Barracuda to make Fifty [[WeNeedADistraction buy them some time]]...
16th Jul '13 4:24:06 PM StrixObscuro
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** During the initial run of ''Batman, Incorporated'', Batman reveals his secret identity on an Internet message board, knowing full well that people will suspect Bruce Wayne of being Batman after he publically announces his company's support for Batman's efforts. By putting the information on the Internet, he reckons people will dismiss it as just another crazy rumor. As if to prove his point, a troll immediately responds that Wayne is ''obviously'' a different person.
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