History TemptingFate / ComicBooks

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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?]]
3rd Dec '16 12:56:24 AM Tron80
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*** In ''Supergirl vol.5 #34'' Kara questions the wisdom of having a Brainiac's robot keeping Argo's shields up, and asks what would happen if it woke up. Her father reiterates over and again it can't and won't turn itself back on. Despite everything, the robot woke up and nearly killed them.
** In ''Supergirl vol.6 #19'', several Luthor's henchmen are trying to seize Supergirl. Two of them comment that she's just a kid and they'd hate to see what she could do when she grows up. Cue ''Comicbook/PowerGirl'' -an adult Supergirl from an alternate universe- showing up and trashing them.

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*** In ''Supergirl ''[[Comicbook/{{Supergirl 2005}} Supergirl vol.5 #34'' 5]]'' #34 Kara questions the wisdom of having a Brainiac's robot keeping Argo's shields up, and asks what would happen if it woke up. Her father reiterates over and again it can't and won't turn itself back on. Despite everything, the robot woke up and nearly killed them.
** In ''Supergirl ''[[Comicbook/{{Supergirl 2011}} Supergirl vol.6 #19'', 6]]'' #19, several Luthor's henchmen are trying to seize Supergirl. Two of them comment that she's just a kid and they'd hate to see what she could do when she grows up. Cue ''Comicbook/PowerGirl'' -an adult Supergirl from an alternate universe- showing up and trashing them.


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* ''Comicbook/SupermanVsTheAmazingSpiderMan'' provides several examples:
** Franchise/SpiderMan thinks "This must be your lucky day!" when he runs into several crooks. Then he runs into Comicbook/DoctorOctopus, nearly gets killed, several cops try to arrest him, and he runs out of web-fluid. He decides "Hero, your lucky day — This is not!"
** Several guards seeing Comicbook/LexLuthor to his cell assure that he will not walk free this time and they got him good. Good grief...
** Spider-Man is aware that he should have kept his mouth shut when he made a remark about trite death traps:
--->'''Peter:''' Huh? The old "suddenly shutting door" trick, eh? I was hoping for something more imagina— Whoops! Machine guns in the floorboards — something tells me I should have kept my mouth shut!
29th Oct '16 9:27:39 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:
-->'''Super:''' This is incredible! May my mustache fall if I find an even higher note of expenses!
21st Oct '16 9:02:46 AM Tron80
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** Linda does this ''twice'' in ''Action Comics #270''. At the beginning, she is bored and wishing she had loads of important rescues to perform. All of sudden she has to undertake a space mission and fight a super-villain undersea to save Atlantis right after. After returning home, she thinks "What an action-jammed day! To think I was sad, earlier, because I didn't have '''enough''' action! The rest of the day will probably will be quiet..." Cue Batman and Robin needing her help.
8th Oct '16 5:50:28 AM Tron80
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** When Kara and Stephanie Brown -Comicbook/{{Batgirl}} II- first team up, Supergirl wants to charge in and take down the villains, but Stepth suggests that it is not a good idea. Then Kara asks her, "It's the first Supergirl-Batgirl team up, what can go wrong?". Steph made sure to give her a sarcastic "You were saying?" when the pair was overwhelmed by Toyman's robots.

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** When Kara and Stephanie Brown -Comicbook/{{Batgirl}} II- III- first team up, Supergirl wants to charge in and take down the villains, but Stepth suggests that it is not a good idea. Then Kara asks her, "It's the first Supergirl-Batgirl team up, what can go wrong?". Steph made sure to give her a sarcastic "You were saying?" when the pair was overwhelmed by Toyman's robots.
8th Oct '16 5:50:03 AM Tron80
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** When Kara and Stephanie Brown -Comicbook/{{Batgirl}} II- first team up, Supergirl wants to charge in and take down the villains, but Stepth suggests that it is not a good idea. Then Kara asks her, "It's the first Supergirl-Batgirl team up, what can go wrong?". Steph made sure to give her a sarcastic "You were saying?" when the pair was overwhelmed by Toyman's robots.
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