History TemptingFate / ComicBooks

29th Aug '17 11:22:08 AM HalcyonDayz
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* In ''ComicBook/UltimateXMen'' series two, calling them "Nimrod" sentinels. Nimrod is Hebrew for rebel. Seriously, it's like Ult-Obama and minions (anybody who sends WMDs after kids is NOT a hero) were just asking for a Sentinel rebellion. For the record, they're named after Biblical Nimrod (Genesis 10:8-9, described as a "mighty hunter before the Lord), who may be by some, including myself, conflated with the king who supervised the construction of the Tower of Babel. Nimrods are indeed "mighty hunters" of mutants, especially innocent children, but they are especially prone to rebel. Any use of Sentinels appears to be a bit of Tempting Fate, considering how often they rebel against their creators across the various X-Men media. The one exception that comes to mind would be at the end of ''X-Men Evolution'', when Apocalypse was trying to turn the world into mutants by means of radiation from satellites. S.H.I.E.L.D. in that show using specially reprogrammed Sentinels to try to destroy the satellites before they could fully activate/charge/whatever was a good move, and justifiable considering that hundreds of millions of people all around the world (if not a billion or two) would have DIED, probably in torment, from Apocalypse's actions.

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* In ''ComicBook/UltimateXMen'' series two, calling them "Nimrod" sentinels. Nimrod is Hebrew for rebel. Seriously, it's like Ult-Obama and minions (anybody who sends WMDs [=WMDs=] after kids is NOT a hero) were just asking for a Sentinel rebellion. For the record, they're named after Biblical Nimrod (Genesis 10:8-9, described as a "mighty hunter before the Lord), who may be by some, including myself, conflated with the king who supervised the construction of the Tower of Babel. Nimrods are indeed "mighty hunters" of mutants, especially innocent children, but they are especially prone to rebel. Any use of Sentinels appears to be a bit of Tempting Fate, considering how often they rebel against their creators across the various X-Men media. The one exception that comes to mind would be at the end of ''X-Men Evolution'', when Apocalypse was trying to turn the world into mutants by means of radiation from satellites. S.H.I.E.L.D. in that show using specially reprogrammed Sentinels to try to destroy the satellites before they could fully activate/charge/whatever was a good move, and justifiable considering that hundreds of millions of people all around the world (if not a billion or two) would have DIED, probably in torment, from Apocalypse's actions.
29th Jul '17 8:29:43 PM euan112358
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:: [[ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill So Anakin shoves him into an escape pod and fires him into a nearby star.]]

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:: ** [[ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill So Anakin shoves him into an escape pod and fires him into a nearby star.]]


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* One segment of ''ComicStrip/CalvinAndHobbes'' [[https://wheelsms.files.wordpress.com/2015/01/calvin-hobbes-snowball-fight.jpg?w=645&h=457 has Calvin try and snowball Susie in the back]], only to miss with [[ATeamFiring every single one]]. After the barrage ends, Susie turns around to laugh at Calvin's throwing ability... and THAT'S when Calvin's aim finally pays off.
14th Jun '17 3:43:13 PM CurledUpWithDakka
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** Now there's the merc/murderer/PsychoForHire Bullseye. His cotume has a bullseye on his ''forehead.'' why? Becuase he also has one carved there. He has a target on his head ''out of costume'' (subverted when he spent a year and a half real-time dressed as Hawkeye).

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** Now there's the merc/murderer/PsychoForHire Bullseye. His cotume costume has a bullseye on his ''forehead.'' why? Becuase Because he also has one carved there. He has a target on his head ''out of costume'' (subverted when he spent a year and a half real-time dressed as Hawkeye).
19th May '17 4:51:01 AM LadyJaneGrey
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** In another arc, Linus' hobby is building snowmen; he builds lots and ''lots'' of snowmen. However, he gets a little DrunkWithPower, and starts talking to them like a general leading an army. "I am your ''leader''!" he shouts to his "troops". "Stand behind me and you will be ''invincible''! Nothing can stop us, [[SkywardScream nothing, nothing, '''NOTHING!'''" And then the sun comes out and melts them all.

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** In another arc, Linus' hobby is building snowmen; he builds lots and ''lots'' of snowmen. However, he gets a little DrunkWithPower, and starts talking to them like a general leading an army. "I am your ''leader''!" he shouts to his "troops". "Stand behind me and you will be ''invincible''! Nothing can stop us, [[SkywardScream nothing, nothing, '''NOTHING!'''" nothing,]] '''[[SkywardScream NOTHING!]]'''" And then the sun comes out and melts them all.
11th May '17 11:56:46 AM morenohijazo
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* ''ComicBook/MortadeloYFilemon'': In a short story, the Superintendent is checking the TIA's account book, and has just reprimanded Filemón over an incident that has cost them a lot of money. No prize for guessing what happens after this line:

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* ''ComicBook/MortadeloYFilemon'': In a short story, the Superintendent is checking the TIA's account book, and has just reprimanded Filemón over an incident that has cost them a lot of money. No prize for guessing what happens after this line:


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** The Súper is telling the pair about their next assignment. It looks dangerous, but the Súper assures that their lives will not be at risk. Filemón, worried, asks again whether it is true they will be safe. "As true as this closet is made of wood!", the Súper replies, hitting a nearby closet for emphasis, "May the world fall on my head if I'm lying!". The desk globe that was on the closet falls right on his head.
2nd Jan '17 1:05:00 AM Tron80
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* Several examples in Franchise/{{Superman}} story ''Comicbook/KryptoniteNevermore'':
** After all Kryptonite on Earth has been turned to iron, a Daily Planet headline declares Superman had become really invulnerable. Comicbook/JimmyOlsen screams that Superman has nothing to be afraid of now. Shortly after a doppelganger begins draining Superman's powers.
** Clark has to come up with a way to stop a swarm of ants, and thinks "But there's no hurry No immediate danger!" A second later, two monstrous ants kick him from behind.
** In issue #238 Superman sets out to arrest a pirate band. Since they appear to be only armed with guns he thinks: "Maybe this task won't be as tough as I figured". Then they start the magma-hose.
1st Jan '17 11:45:12 PM Tron80
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** In the modern version of ''Comicbook/TheSupergirlFromKrypton'', Kara thanks Harbinger for making her welcome and tells "I think we're going to be friends for a long time". A few minutes later, Darkseid's army assaults Paradise Island and Harbinger dies trying to protect Kara.
1st Jan '17 11:17:19 PM Tron80
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** Supergirl's father is physically incapable of keeping his mouth shut. In ''Comicbook/TheSupergirlFromKrypton'' he had this to tell a while before a meteor storm struck Argo and forced him to send his daughter to Earth:
--->'''Zor-El:''' Our child can grow up safely as long as the leaden shield under our community wards off those kryptonite radiations!
30th Dec '16 3:53:32 AM LadyJaneGrey
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* ''ComicStrip/{{Peanuts}}'' has a few where the universe often takes offense to a character's BadassBoast:
** In one arc, Linus gets a new hobby, drawing on air. Simply put, he traces things on air with his finger, and being a MrImagination, perceives it as art, one that costs no money and needs no materials. However, he enjoys it a little too much, saying "nothing can interrupt your work! Nothing, ''nothing!''" And then it starts to rain.
** In another arc, Linus' hobby is building snowmen; he builds lots and ''lots'' of snowmen. However, he gets a little DrunkWithPower, and starts talking to them like a general leading an army. "I am your ''leader''!" he shouts to his "troops". "Stand behind me and you will be ''invincible''! Nothing can stop us, [[SkywardScream nothing, nothing, '''NOTHING!'''" And then the sun comes out and melts them all.
3rd Dec '16 1:28:53 AM Tron80
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[[quoteright:350:[[Comicbook/{{Supergirl}} http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/action_comics_270_page025.jpg]]]]
[[caption-width-right:350:You have just tempted Murphy... again?]]
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