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* MutantDraftBoard: A downplayed version of this trope is applied to Exobyte Heroes and Villains, who end up working for the Justice League and Secret Society respectively immediately after they get rescued from the Brainiac Harvester Ship, but it's also justified by the fact that with factions need to recruit Exobyte players to bulk up their forces against Brainiac and it's downplayed because said recruits are still free to do as they please outside missions.
5th Sep '16 8:05:45 AM RingSlinger
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* BunnyEarsLawyer: How Calculator apparently views The Riddler. "So he tells riddles. His check's clear."

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* BunnyEarsLawyer: How Calculator apparently views The Riddler. "So he tells riddles. His check's checks clear."
17th Jul '16 1:13:04 AM Morgenthaler
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* DangerouslyGenreSavvy: In the Cape Carmine Lighthouse Duo instance, Bane's thugs think they hear a noise. One of them suggests that it's just rats. Another responds, "Ain't rats. Ain't never rats!" and warns the others to tell their boss.
9th Jul '16 2:20:50 PM Vir
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*** Also there's the entire Brain Control thing, so not only are you turned into a ape, you're turned into a FacelessMook Ape.

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*** Also there's the entire Brain Control thing, so not only are you turned into a ape, you're turned into a FacelessMook {{Faceless Mook|s}} Ape.
9th Jul '16 2:20:28 PM Vir
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** The Task Force X/Suicide Squad option for PvP and certain world events is this too, allowing players to team up with the opposite faction.

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** The Task Force X/Suicide Squad option for PvP and certain world events PvE is this too, allowing players to team up with the opposite faction.



* ExplosiveLeash: Implied when you partake in a Task Force X/Suicide Squad group, as you'll see a visual of your character being outfitted with a collar accompanied by the sound of it being armed.



* GunsAreWorthless: {{Averted|Trope}} as pistols and rifles are effective at range but less effective for melee combat.

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* GunsAreWorthless: {{Averted|Trope}} as pistols and rifles are effective at range range, but less effective for melee combat.
6th Jul '16 10:24:35 PM Vir
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** Gotham does seem darker, but if you think about it, some of the quests are just as silly. [[http://stream1.gifsoup.com/view/22625/batman-bomb-o.gif Look at this gif]] and do the Bomb quest in Amusement Mile. Try not to laugh your butt off.
* AIIsACrapshoot: In the final Joker-entor mission pre-joining the Legion of Doom, you fight a robot Batman and Joker. The robot Joker goes insane and thinks it's the real Joker, forcing you to stop it from killing the real one.
* AllYourPowersCombined: The [[ThatOneBoss Armored Robotic Custodian]] is an extremely deadly example. If you had an inexperienced team, it might end up integrating the mobs it summon and (individually) gain [[MacrossMissileMassacre Rocket Barrage]] from [[PintSizedPowerhouse security drones]], [[SpinAttack Doom Spin]] from [[EliteMook OMAC Prime]], [[ThatOneAttack Sonic Blast]] from Omega Sentries, Riot Foam from Pacifier Drones, Stun Beam from Arrester Drones and [[TornadoMove Whirlwind Attack]] from [[AirborneMook Wing Armor]]. It is as insanely difficult as it sounds, and more.

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** Gotham does seem darker, but if you think about it, some of the quests are just as silly. [[http://stream1.gifsoup.com/view/22625/batman-bomb-o.gif Look at this gif]] and do the Bomb bomb quest in Amusement Mile. Try not to laugh your butt off.
* AIIsACrapshoot: In the final Joker-entor Joker-mentored mission pre-joining the Legion of Doom, you fight a robot Batman and Joker. The robot Joker goes insane and thinks it's the real Joker, forcing you to stop it from killing the real one.
* AllYourPowersCombined: The [[ThatOneBoss Armored Robotic Custodian]] is an extremely deadly example. If you had an inexperienced team, it might end up integrating the mobs it summon summons and (individually) gain [[MacrossMissileMassacre Rocket Barrage]] from [[PintSizedPowerhouse security drones]], [[SpinAttack Doom Spin]] from [[EliteMook OMAC Prime]], [[ThatOneAttack Sonic Blast]] from Omega Sentries, Riot Foam from Pacifier Drones, Stun Beam from Arrester Drones and [[TornadoMove Whirlwind Attack]] from [[AirborneMook Wing Armor]]. It is as insanely difficult as it sounds, and more.



* AlternateContinuity: Another one for the Multiversal Orrery, presumably. Of note is the fact that, while everything up to ComicBook/InfiniteCrisis seems to have happened here (Giganta's suit, Bane broke Batman's back, Doomsday is around, etc) the events of ComicBook/FinalCrisis and ComicBook/BlackestNight don't seem to have happened... yet. Though that said, Barry Allen, who returned in ''Final Crisis'', is [[LegacyCharacter one of the Flash]] in the game.

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* AlternateContinuity: Another one for the Multiversal Orrery, presumably. Of note is the fact that, while everything up to ComicBook/InfiniteCrisis seems to have happened here (Giganta's suit, Bane broke Batman's back, Doomsday is around, etc) etc.) the events of ComicBook/FinalCrisis and ComicBook/BlackestNight don't seem to have happened... yet. Though that said, Barry Allen, who returned in ''Final Crisis'', is [[LegacyCharacter one of the Flash]] in the game.



* AndYourRewardIsClothes: The game is loot based but the 'rare' drops just add costume styles.

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* AndYourRewardIsClothes: The game is loot based loot-based but the 'rare' drops just add costume styles.



** In addition, running 'The Vault' gives you the chance to get some costume pieces which are purely fanboy loot, such as hoodies with Franchise/GreenLantern or Lobo logos and baseball caps emblazoned with [[Franchise/{{Superman}} Bizarro's]] or Comicbook/{{Robin}}'s logos.

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** In addition, running 'The Vault' gives you the chance to get some costume pieces which are purely fanboy loot, such as hoodies with Franchise/GreenLantern or Lobo logos and baseball caps emblazoned with [[Franchise/{{Superman}} Bizarro's]] or Comicbook/{{Robin}}'s ComicBook/{{Robin}}'s logos.



** Tier three PvE iconic battle suits costs 20,000 marks of triumph, which are mostly earned in single or double digit batches.
** [[SerialEscalation Topped]] by the tier 4 suits, which costs 50,000 marks.

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** Tier three PvE 3 [=PvE=] iconic battle suits costs 20,000 marks of triumph, which are mostly earned in single or double digit batches.
** [[SerialEscalation Topped]] by the tier 4 suits, which costs cost 50,000 marks.



* AwesomeButImpractical: The Iconic powers (Save for the Innates). While the idea of using Superman's Heat Vision or a Batarang does sound cool, they require a lot of Power Points and have no power interactions (Which are very important in PVP and endgame content such as Hard Alerts and Raids).
** Recent patches changed this to make them work better and stronger although some of them are still passed in favor of [[BoringButPractical more practical powers]].

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* AwesomeButImpractical: The Iconic powers (Save for the Innates). While the idea of using Superman's Heat Vision or a Batarang does sound cool, they require a lot of Power Points and have no power interactions (Which are very important in PVP [=PvP=] and endgame content such as Hard Alerts and Raids).
** Recent patches changed this to make them work better and stronger stronger, although some of them are still passed in favor of [[BoringButPractical more practical powers]].



*** And 2). a better-fitted, canvas [[http://dcuniverseonline.wikia.com/wiki/File:ChestDetectiveFemale.jpg one]], more akin to {{Series/Columbo}}'s, which is the reward for collecting the scattered personnel files of the (former) [[ComicBook/GothamCentral Gotham Major Crimes Unit]].

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*** And 2). a better-fitted, canvas [[http://dcuniverseonline.wikia.com/wiki/File:ChestDetectiveFemale.jpg one]], more akin to {{Series/Columbo}}'s, Series/{{Columbo}}'s, which is the reward for collecting the scattered personnel files of the (former) [[ComicBook/GothamCentral Gotham Major Crimes Unit]].



* BalefulPolymorph: Inverted. There are times when your character will be transformed into something else for a mission, like a gorilla, giant zombie, or demon. You lose your own moves and fighting style, but have infinite power points while in this form, allowing you to use the transformation's (often very powerful) special attacks as much as you want.

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* BalefulPolymorph: Inverted.{{Inverted|Trope}}. There are times when your character will be transformed into something else for a mission, like a gorilla, giant zombie, or demon. You lose your own moves and fighting style, but have infinite power points while in this form, allowing you to use the transformation's (often very powerful) special attacks as much as you want.



** And once Brainiac is done, we have conflict between [[spoiler:[[BigBad Future Lex Luthor]]]] and [[spoiler:[[BigGood Future Batman]]]].
* BiggerBad: Trigon is able to [[CurbStompBattle curbstomp the entire Brainiac fleet]], but the fact that he's destroyed multiple dimensions may not bode well in the long run.

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** And once Brainiac is done, we have conflict between [[spoiler:[[BigBad Future [[spoiler:Future Lex Luthor]]]] Luthor]] and [[spoiler:[[BigGood Future Batman]]]].
* BiggerBad: Trigon is able to [[CurbStompBattle curbstomp the entire Brainiac fleet]], but the fact that he's destroyed multiple dimensions may not bode well in the long run.
Batman]]]].



** As of ''The War of Light Part 1'' DLC, players can become Red Lanterns, who are this trope in its purest form.

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** As of ''The War of Light Light, Part 1'' DLC, players can become Red Lanterns, who are this trope in its purest form.



** The Teen Titans by Trigon (Twice), Aquaman by Circe, Robin by Poison Ivy

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** The Teen Titans by Trigon (Twice), (twice), Aquaman by Circe, Robin by Poison IvyIvy.



*** Queen bee also hypnotizes some people who (apparently) came to help you during her boss fight.
** The Bat Family by Brother Eye and Krypto, ComicBook/{{Supergirl}}, ComicBook/PowerGirl, and Bizzaro by Brainiac in Raids.

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*** Queen bee Bee also hypnotizes some people who (apparently) came to help you during her boss fight.
** The Bat Family by Brother Eye and Krypto, ComicBook/{{Supergirl}}, ComicBook/PowerGirl, and Bizzaro Bizarro by Brainiac in Raids.



* BunnyEarsLawyer: How Calculator apparently views The Riddler. "So he tells riddles. His checks clear."

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* BunnyEarsLawyer: How Calculator apparently views The Riddler. "So he tells riddles. His checks check's clear."



** At the end of [[spoiler:the Fortress of Solitude raids, after defeating Brainiac and General Zod, ComicBook/LexLuthor turns against Superman and attempts to send him to the PhantomZone. [[NoSell It doesn't work because the crystals are programmed that way.]]]]

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** At the end of [[spoiler:the the Fortress of Solitude raids, after [[spoiler:after defeating Brainiac and General Zod, ComicBook/LexLuthor Lex Luthor turns against Superman and attempts to send him to the PhantomZone. [[NoSell It doesn't work because the crystals are programmed that way.]]]]



* CombatMedic: Players have their damage outputs greatly reduced while in the healer role; however, kryptonian medics in the Fortress of Solitude is arguably more dangerous than infantry or snipers, having a special attack that hits over 3000, which is more than the max health of the average player at that level.

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* CombatMedic: Players have their damage outputs greatly reduced while in the healer role; however, kryptonian Kryptonian medics in the Fortress of Solitude is are arguably more dangerous than infantry or snipers, having a special attack that hits over 3000, which is more than the max health of the average player at that level.



* ADayInTheLimeLight: Some of the released DLC content seem to be this for lesser-known heroes/villains such as Dr. Fate/Felix Faust and Comicbook/{{Steel}}/T.O. Morrow in ''Hand of Fate'' and ''Home Turf'' respectively.

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* ADayInTheLimeLight: ADayInTheLimelight: Some of the released DLC content seem to be this for lesser-known heroes/villains heroes and villains such as Dr. Fate/Felix Faust and Comicbook/{{Steel}}/T.ComicBook/{{Steel}}/T.O. Morrow in ''Hand of Fate'' and ''Home Turf'' respectively.



--> Awesome, you can follow instructions.
--> So, Luthor wants you to make more Parasites? The Parasite who devours every energy source he sees? ... Yeah... [[SarcasmMode can't see this]] [[GoneHorriblyWrong going wrong]].
-->Just so you know, the Eye of Sin is not Trigon's actual eyeball. In case you were wondering.
-->Wrath demons? Niiice. Call me when Sloth and Greed show up. [[SelfDeprecation Now those are my kinda guys.]]

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--> Awesome, -->Awesome, you can follow instructions.
-->
instructions.\\
So, Luthor wants you to make more Parasites? The Parasite who devours every energy source he sees? ... Yeah... [[SarcasmMode can't see this]] [[GoneHorriblyWrong going wrong]].
-->Just
wrong]].\\
Just
so you know, the Eye of Sin is not Trigon's actual eyeball. In case you were wondering.
-->Wrath
wondering.\\
Wrath
demons? Niiice. Call me when Sloth and Greed show up. [[SelfDeprecation Now those are my kinda guys.]]



* DistractedByTheShiny: Colourful, [[PowerGlows glowing]] orbs found in random locations are residue [[AppliedPhlebotinum exobits]] that are key components in creating the most powerful equipment. Naturally, happens to players a lot.

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* DistractedByTheShiny: Colourful, Colorful, [[PowerGlows glowing]] orbs found in random locations are residue [[AppliedPhlebotinum exobits]] that are key components in creating the most powerful equipment. Naturally, happens to players a lot.



** The Taskforce X/Suicide Squad option for PvP is this too, allowing players to team up with the opposite faction.

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** The Taskforce Task Force X/Suicide Squad option for PvP and certain world events is this too, allowing players to team up with the opposite faction.



* EverythingsBetterWithMonkeys: This being DC, naturally. Nature heroes who specialize in transformation get an Ape form, and Gorilla Grodd and his army are a major villain group. The Ultra-Humanite also shows up in one of the alert missions, having taken control of Gorilla Island.
** Interestingly, Grodd is made out to be a credible threat, due to his ''[[AxCrazy psychotic hatred]]'' of humanity and missions and cut-scenes showing that being forcibly transformed into an ape is, you know, ''BodyHorror''.

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* EverythingsBetterWithMonkeys: This being DC, naturally. Nature heroes characters who specialize in transformation get an Ape form, and Gorilla Grodd and his army are a major villain group. The Ultra-Humanite also shows up in one of the alert missions, having taken control of Gorilla Island.
** Interestingly, Grodd is made out to be a credible threat, due to his ''[[AxCrazy psychotic hatred]]'' of humanity and missions and cut-scenes cutscenes showing that being forcibly transformed into an ape is, you know, ''BodyHorror''.



** As a magic hero you face Circe around lv 16. Turns out you need to focus on her mooks while Wonder Woman handles her, until the very end of the fight where you can help out

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** As a magic hero you face Circe around lv 16. Turns out you need to focus on her mooks while Wonder Woman handles her, until the very end of the fight where you can help outout.



* ForWantOfANail: The ''Origin Crisis'' Operations centers around alternate versions of heroes and villains such as [[spoiler: Superman as Lex Luthor's dragon.]]

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* ForWantOfANail: The ''Origin Crisis'' Operations centers around alternate versions of heroes and villains such as [[spoiler: Superman as Lex Luthor's dragon.[[TheDragon Dragon]].]]



* {{Freemium}}: The game is actually fully playable to free players (with the exception of certain optional dungeons, and missions that are only enabled by paid-for {{DLC}}s), however free players have a fairly low cash cap and once the ceiling is hit, all the money is held off in a holding account which requires the player to buy coupons with real cash to withdraw. Paying subscribers have a higher cash cap. Also, free players are limited to two characters per account while paying subscribers can have more.
* GasMaskLongcoat: Possible for the Player Characters, especially during [[CharacterCustomization Character Creation]].

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* {{Freemium}}: The game is actually fully playable to free players (with the exception of certain optional dungeons, and missions that are only enabled by paid-for {{DLC}}s), [[DownloadableContent DLCs]]), however free players have a fairly low cash cap and once the ceiling is hit, all the money is held off in a holding account which requires the player to buy coupons with real cash to withdraw. Paying subscribers have a higher cash cap. Also, free players are limited to two characters per account while paying subscribers can have more.
* GasMaskLongcoat: Possible for the Player Characters, especially during [[CharacterCustomization Character Creation]].character creation]].



* GreenLanternRing: Light is one of the power sets. Heroes gets one of these and villains get yellow rings. Red Lanterns are in on the action too now, and can fight for either side.

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* GreaterScopeVillain: Trigon is able to [[CurbStompBattle curbstomp the entire Brainiac fleet]], but the fact that he's destroyed multiple dimensions may not bode well in the long run.
* GreenLanternRing: Light is one of the power sets. Heroes gets one of these and villains get yellow rings. Red Lanterns are in on the action too now, too, and can fight for either side.



* GunsAkimbo: The dual pistols weapon class, which implements a lot of GunFu in it's moves.

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* GunsAkimbo: The dual pistols weapon class, which implements a lot of GunFu in it's moves.its moves.
* GunsAreWorthless: {{Averted|Trope}} as pistols and rifles are effective at range but less effective for melee combat.



* HealingHands: If any fellow player gets knocked out, you can run up to them and hit the use key (within a certain small time frame) to return them to an upright position, though though only with about 10% of their health back. This at least means that they don't have to respawn and attempt to run back to the fight, which may not always be possible in an instance.

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* HealingHands: If any fellow player gets knocked out, you can run up to them and hit the use key (within a certain small time frame) to return them to an upright position, though though only with about 10% of their health back. This at least means that they don't have to respawn and attempt to run back to the fight, which may not always be possible in an instance.



* INeedAFreakingDrink: The reaction of a Gotham citizen upon being kidnapped by Joker's clowns then rescued by the player..

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* INeedAFreakingDrink: The reaction of a Gotham citizen upon being kidnapped by Joker's clowns then rescued by the player..player.



-->Face Bane, weakling! '''FACE YOUR DEFEAT!!'''
-->Nothing can stand against Bane! '''NOOOOTHIIIIING!!!'''
-->Once I regain my pure venom, '''I WILL ''BREAK YOU ALL''!!'''

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-->Face Bane, weakling! '''FACE YOUR DEFEAT!!'''
-->Nothing
DEFEAT!!'''\\
Nothing
can stand against Bane! '''NOOOOTHIIIIING!!!'''
-->Once
'''NOOOOTHIIIIING!!!'''\\
Once
I regain my pure venom, '''I WILL ''BREAK YOU ALL''!!'''



---> NOW! YOU! '''LIIIIIIIVE!!!!!!!!'''

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---> NOW! --->NOW! YOU! '''LIIIIIIIVE!!!!!!!!'''



---> '''Bizarro:''' Me am Bizarro! Bizarro number one! You am Bizarro's bessst friieeeend!

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---> '''Bizarro:''' --->'''Bizarro:''' Me am Bizarro! Bizarro number one! You am Bizarro's bessst friieeeend!



-->'''Circe''': Onto other matters...like your '''DESTRUCTION''', ''Wonder Woman''!
-->'''Circe''': I know your name! I know your face! And I know '''your days are NUMBERED'''!

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-->'''Circe''': Onto other matters...like your '''DESTRUCTION''', ''Wonder Woman''!
-->'''Circe''':
Woman''!\\
'''Circe''':
I know your name! I know your face! And I know '''your days are NUMBERED'''!



* LoadsAndLoadsOfLoading: After starting the game for the first time, the UsefulNotes/Playstation3 version requires an initial download that can take ''over six hours'', even on broadband!

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* LoadsAndLoadsOfLoading: After starting the game for the first time, the UsefulNotes/Playstation3 UsefulNotes/PlayStation3 version requires an initial download that can take ''over six hours'', even on broadband!



* TheMentor: Each player is mentored by a major superhero/supervillain, chosen based on your origin and morality. For Meta heroes, Superman and Lex Luthor. For Tech heroes, Batman and the Joker. For magic heroes, Wonder Woman and Circe.
* MightMakesRight: Circe seems to believe this. She thinks magic users own all magical exobytes and should also own the world. She see Wonder Woman as going against the "natural order of things" whenever she thwarts Circe's takeovers.

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* TheMentor: Each player is mentored by a major superhero/supervillain, chosen based on your origin and morality. For Meta heroes, Superman and Lex Luthor. For Tech heroes, Batman and the Joker. For magic Magic heroes, Wonder Woman and Circe.
* MightMakesRight: Circe seems to believe this. She thinks magic users own all magical exobytes and should also own the world. She see sees Wonder Woman as going against the "natural order of things" whenever she thwarts Circe's takeovers.



* MookMedic: Multiple, for example in the Batcave raid, the Zetta drone summons nano repair units to heal itself

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* MookMedic: Multiple, for example in the Batcave raid, the Zetta drone summons nano repair units to heal itselfitself.



** And some of the PVP achievements refer to specific events in mainline DC. Defeat Batman as Bane to earn "[[{{ComicBook/Knightfall}} Breaking the Bat]]". Beat any Arkham inmate to get "[[Comicbook/ArkhamAsylumASeriousHouseOnSeriousEarth A Serious House]]".

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** And some of the PVP achievements refer to specific events in mainline DC. Defeat Batman as Bane to earn "[[{{ComicBook/Knightfall}} "[[ComicBook/{{Knightfall}} Breaking the Bat]]". Beat any Arkham inmate to get "[[Comicbook/ArkhamAsylumASeriousHouseOnSeriousEarth A Serious House]]".



* [[NiceJobBreakingItHero Nice Job Breaking It, Villain]]: The tutorial opens up with you (Hero or Villain) captured by Present!Braniac who is hunting down Exobyte-infected heroes and villains to extract their powers. While Present!Luthor has a entire Hospital set up to experiment on the Exobytes.

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* [[NiceJobBreakingItHero Nice Job Breaking It, Villain]]: The tutorial opens up with you (Hero or Villain) captured by Present!Braniac Present!Brainiac who is hunting down Exobyte-infected heroes and villains to extract their powers. While Present!Luthor has a entire Hospital hospital set up to experiment on the Exobytes.



* NotSoAboveItAll: [[spoiler:A briefing reveals that Future!Batman would prevent his parents being killed if given the opportunity. Even stating that he is willing to deal with any paradoxes that would result from this.]]
* NotSoDifferent: Both Heroes and Villains have several of these moments:
** During the Green Lantern vs Sinestro Corp storyline, both sides resort of capturing the other's rings to prevent them from finding new wielders.
** The Alternate Versions of Metropolis and Gotham are directly as of result of Future!Batman and Future!Luthor's meddling. [[spoiler:Implied to be in response to the other's attempt.]]

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* NotSoAboveItAll: [[spoiler:A A briefing reveals that Future!Batman [[spoiler:Future!Batman would prevent his parents being killed if given the opportunity. Even stating that he is willing to deal with any paradoxes that would result from this.]]
* NotSoDifferent: Both Heroes heroes and Villains villains have several of these moments:
** During the Green Lantern vs vs. Sinestro Corp storyline, both sides resort of to capturing the other's rings to prevent them from finding new wielders.
** The Alternate Versions alternate versions of Metropolis and Gotham are directly as of a result of Future!Batman and Future!Luthor's meddling. [[spoiler:Implied to be in response to the other's attempt.]]



* TheOnlyOneAllowedToDefeatYou: The intro brings this in, as seems to be the usual, between Batman and Joker. Upon seeing Batman being, quite literally, beaten by Deathstroke, Joker proceeds to make sure he gets the kill by shooting Batman. [[NoKillLikeOverkill With a bazooka]]. [[spoiler: Given that Future!Batman shows back up along with Future!Luthor...and Deathstroke doesn't make you wonder if Joker ''was'' aiming at Batman]]

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* TheOnlyOneAllowedToDefeatYou: The intro brings this in, as seems to be the usual, between Batman and Joker. Upon seeing Batman being, quite literally, beaten by Deathstroke, Joker proceeds to make sure he gets the kill by shooting Batman. [[NoKillLikeOverkill With a bazooka]]. [[spoiler: Given that Future!Batman shows back up along with Future!Luthor...and Deathstroke doesn't make you wonder if Joker ''was'' aiming at Batman]]Batman.]]



* PhlebotinumRebel: Brainiac accuses the player Heroes and Villians of going by this trope as he knows their powers technically came from him.

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* PhlebotinumRebel: Brainiac accuses the player Heroes heroes and Villians villians of going by this trope as he knows their powers technically came from him.



* RedEyesTakeWarning: Superman, during the intro as well as the final battle against Meta-Villains. [[spoiler:It doesn't help him for long. Black Adam could probably attest how painful it was though.]]

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* RedEyesTakeWarning: Superman, during the intro as well as the final battle against Meta-Villains.Meta villains. [[spoiler:It doesn't help him for long. Black Adam could probably attest how painful it was though.]]



** Raven advises the hero player to never let Cyborg and Beast Boy talk them into a game of [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0SO-5BJ2vTc&feature=related Stink Ball]].

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** Raven advises the hero player to never let Cyborg and Beast Boy talk them into a game of [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0SO-5BJ2vTc&feature=related com/watch?v=0SO-5BJ2vTc Stink Ball]].



*** And, referencing Certain Characters' long histories: [[Film/BatmanTheMovie "Some Days You Just Can't Get Rid Of A Bomb"]]

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*** And, referencing Certain Characters' certain characters' long histories: [[Film/BatmanTheMovie "Some Days You Just Can't Get Rid Of A Bomb"]]



** In the Smallville alert, the Justice League sends in a team of four heroes against Doomsday, which may be a ShoutOut to the ''{{Series/Smallville}}'' show. In the show, [[Franchise/{{Superman}} Clark]], [[Franchise/TheFlash Bart]], ComicBook/BlackCanary and ComicBook/GreenArrow teamed against Doomsday; in the game, it's Steel, ComicBook/RedTornado, Black Canary and Green Arrow. Superman is stated to be unavailable in-game and Steel is one of the heroes that fills in after ComicBook/TheDeathOfSuperman. The only unexplained change is Flash to ComicBook/RedTornado, although both are primarily red.

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** In the Smallville alert, the Justice League sends in a team of four heroes against Doomsday, which may be a ShoutOut to the ''{{Series/Smallville}}'' ''Series/{{Smallville}}'' show. In the show, [[Franchise/{{Superman}} Clark]], [[Franchise/TheFlash Bart]], ComicBook/BlackCanary and ComicBook/GreenArrow teamed against Doomsday; in the game, it's Steel, ComicBook/RedTornado, Black Canary and Green Arrow. Superman is stated to be unavailable in-game and Steel is one of the heroes that fills in after ComicBook/TheDeathOfSuperman. The only unexplained change is Flash to ComicBook/RedTornado, although both are primarily red.



* {{Squee}} : Calculator, of all people.

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* {{Squee}} : {{Squee}}: Calculator, of all people.



** To a certain extent, ''you'' yourself if you play as a Villain. Sure, you may be taking orders from Luthor or Circe or Joker and you do beat up the big fishes, but your act of villainy of choice is among others, [[EvilIsPetty breaking ATMs for a few dollars payout.]]

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** To a certain extent, ''you'' yourself if you play as a Villain.villain. Sure, you may be taking orders from Luthor or Circe or Joker and you do beat up the big fishes, but your act of villainy of choice is among others, [[EvilIsPetty breaking ATMs for a few dollars payout.]]



** Trigon. When Heroes/Villains confront him in his prison, while he does occasionally attack you, you end up fighting Circe/Wonder Woman and maybe [[FlunkyBoss a few of his minions]] [[spoiler:Averted as of the Unholy Matrimony Raid where as a final boss you do have to fight Ol' Four Eyes]].
** Poison Ivy. All you do is fight [[BrainwashedAndCrazy Robin]] and her plant creatures. When she's the only one left. She quickly surrenders [[spoiler:Averted in the Arkham Asylum Alert where Poison Ivy is a Mini-Boss and part of the Final Trio of bosses in the last fight]].
* UnnecessaryCombatRoll: Pistols and Rifles have these sort of attacks, naturally.
* UnskilledButStrong: The Brawling combat style invokes this - most of its attacks are rudimentary swings and punches that nevertheless deals a lot of damage.

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** Trigon. When Heroes/Villains heroes/villains confront him in his prison, while he does occasionally attack you, you end up fighting Circe/Wonder Woman and maybe [[FlunkyBoss a few of his minions]] minions]]. [[spoiler:Averted as of the Unholy Matrimony Raid Raid, where as a final boss you do have to fight Ol' Four Eyes]].
** Poison Ivy. All you do is fight [[BrainwashedAndCrazy Robin]] and her plant creatures. When she's the only one left. She left, she quickly surrenders surrenders. [[spoiler:Averted in the Arkham Asylum Alert where Poison Ivy is a Mini-Boss mini-boss and part of the Final Trio final trio of bosses in the last fight]].
* UnnecessaryCombatRoll: Pistols and Rifles rifles have these sort of attacks, naturally.
* UnskilledButStrong: The Brawling combat style invokes this - most of its attacks are rudimentary swings and punches that nevertheless deals deal a lot of damage.



** Circe was probably almost unknown outside of rather hardcore Franchise/WonderWoman fans before now (her biggest previous "moment" was probably [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D0b7sE57wE4 her famous appearance]] on ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague Unlimited''). Now, she's one of the banner villains of the game and one that magic villain [=PCs=] interact with a lot; she's essentially been promoted to the third part of the villainous PowerTrio.

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** Circe was probably almost unknown outside of rather hardcore Franchise/WonderWoman fans before now (her biggest previous "moment" was probably [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D0b7sE57wE4 her famous appearance]] on ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague Unlimited'').''[[WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague Justice League Unlimited]]''). Now, she's one of the banner villains of the game and one that magic villain [=PCs=] interact with a lot; she's essentially been promoted to the third part of the villainous PowerTrio.



** Felix Faust was something of a laughingstock, C-List villain whose most memorable moment was having Isis [[GroinAttack castrate him with her bare hands]]. The game repackages Faust as a powerful necromancer who can go toe-to-toe with Zatanna and hold his own. He raises an army of zombies and very nearly steals the "power of Shazam" from Black Adam.

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** Felix Faust was something of a laughingstock, C-List C-list villain whose most memorable moment was having Isis [[GroinAttack castrate him with her bare hands]]. The game repackages Faust as a powerful necromancer who can go toe-to-toe with Zatanna and hold his own. He raises an army of zombies and very nearly steals the "power of Shazam" from Black Adam.



** [[{{BFG}} Rifles]]: A somewhat slow, yet powerful ranged weapon. It also allows its users to move while shooting (yet, [[ImprobableAimingSkills never misses]]). Several other skills integrate a GrenadeLauncher, a Flamethrower, and [[StuffBlowingUp Mortars]].
** [[GunsAkimbo Dual Pistols]]: These are much quicker on the trigger and are among the fastest weapons in the game; however, its full-auto attack has its damage divided among enemies in a very wide area in front of the user. Like the Rifle above, there are skills that allow the user to move while shooting, but the movements are much faster and cover more ground although they are limited to just toward and away from the target.

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** [[{{BFG}} Rifles]]: A somewhat slow, yet powerful ranged weapon. It also allows its users to move while shooting (yet, [[ImprobableAimingSkills never misses]]). Several other skills integrate a GrenadeLauncher, {{grenade launcher}}, a Flamethrower, flamethrower, and [[StuffBlowingUp Mortars]].
mortars]].
** [[GunsAkimbo Dual Pistols]]: These are much quicker on the trigger and are among the fastest weapons in the game; however, its full-auto attack has its damage divided among enemies in a very wide area in front of the user. Like the Rifle rifle above, there are skills that allow the user to move while shooting, but the movements are much faster and cover more ground although they are limited to just toward and away from the target.



** One-Handed: Includes a variety of [[CoolSword Cool Swords]], [[AnAxeToGrind Axes]], and [[CarryABigStick Maces]]. Its {{Combos}} vary between power and speed.
** Two-Handed: Often a {{BFS}} or [[DropTheHammer Hammer]], these specialize in heavy damage per hit, heavy {{Knockback}}, and have the slowest attack rate in the game to compensate.
** DualWielding: Uses the same varieties as One-Handed but also includes [[KnifeNut Daggers]] and smaller clubs. It has a moderately fast attack rate, but its combos rely on timing and can take a while to do; but when pulled off, the effect can be either a stun, an AreaOfEffect {{Knockback}}, or a [[EverythingIsBetterWithSpinning Spinning Move]] that pushes enemies aside as it knocks them down repeatedly.
** SimpleStaff / BladeOnAStick: These hardly have any ranged attacks, but their melee is the most varied and dynamic and can chain stuns while ending the combo with a AreaOfEffect {{Knockback}}.

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** One-Handed: Includes a variety of [[CoolSword Cool Swords]], [[AnAxeToGrind Axes]], axes]], and [[CarryABigStick Maces]].maces]]. Its {{Combos}} vary between power and speed.
** Two-Handed: Often a {{BFS}} or [[DropTheHammer Hammer]], hammer]], these specialize in heavy damage per hit, heavy {{Knockback}}, {{knockback}}, and have the slowest attack rate in the game to compensate.
** DualWielding: Uses the same varieties as One-Handed but also includes [[KnifeNut Daggers]] and smaller clubs. It has a moderately fast attack rate, but its combos rely on timing and can take a while to do; but when pulled off, the effect can be either a stun, an AreaOfEffect {{Knockback}}, or a [[EverythingIsBetterWithSpinning Spinning Move]] spinning move]] that pushes enemies aside as it knocks them down repeatedly.
** SimpleStaff / BladeOnAStick: These hardly have any ranged attacks, but their melee is the most varied and dynamic and can chain stuns while ending the combo with a AreaOfEffect {{Knockback}}.{{knockback}}.



** [[LuckilyMyShieldWillProtectMe Shields]] (Requires The Last Laugh [[DownloadableContent DLC]]): Relatively slow weapon with moderate {{Knockback}} and stuns. [[ThrowingYourShieldAlwaysWorks Shield throws]] are also a staple.

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** [[LuckilyMyShieldWillProtectMe Shields]] Shield]] (Requires The ''The Last Laugh Laugh'' [[DownloadableContent DLC]]): Relatively slow weapon with moderate {{Knockback}} {{knockback}} and stuns. [[ThrowingYourShieldAlwaysWorks Shield throws]] are also a staple.



* {{Wildcard}}: Joker, who gives the security codes to both Hero and Villain safehouses and headquarters to each other.

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* {{Wildcard}}: WildCard: Joker, who gives the security codes to both Hero and Villain safehouses and headquarters to each other.



* WolfpackBoss: The Rogues in Stryker Island is this. You're facing Weather Wizard, Mirror Master, Captain Cold and Heat Wave at once. Indidually, they are they have less hp than 'standard' bosses. Fighting them together however, leads to a rather chaotic encounter where you will have to decide who to focus down first. Generally, the first to die is either Weather Wizard [[note]]since he deals a ''lot'' of damage and can ruin positioning[[/note]] or Mirror Master [[note]]if left alone, his clones can easily overwhelm your party[[/note]]. Heat Wave and Captain Cold are much easier to deal with, although they have a certain mechanic that makes it beneficial to kill them at the same time instead of focusing one of them down. [[note]]Heat Wave will debuff you for plenty of fire damage while Captain Cold will debuff you which will encase you in unbreakable ice for prolonged period if left alone. Getting hit by Heat Wave while having Captain Cold's debuff and vice versa is the only way to remove the debuffs[[/note]]
* WorfHadTheFlu: The weakness of green and yellow lanterns are explained with Brainiac messing with the power rings.
* WorkingWithTheEx: [[spoiler:Circe and Ares,]] as of the conclusion of the [[spoiler:Throne of the Dead raid.]]

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* WolfpackBoss: The Rogues in Stryker Island is are this. You're facing Weather Wizard, Mirror Master, Captain Cold and Heat Wave at once. Indidually, they are they have less hp than 'standard' bosses. Fighting them together however, leads to a rather chaotic encounter where you will have to decide who to focus down first. Generally, the first to die is either Weather Wizard [[note]]since he deals a ''lot'' of damage and can ruin positioning[[/note]] or Mirror Master [[note]]if left alone, his clones can easily overwhelm your party[[/note]]. Heat Wave and Captain Cold are much easier to deal with, although they have a certain mechanic that makes it beneficial to kill them at the same time instead of focusing one of them down. [[note]]Heat Wave will debuff you for plenty of fire damage while Captain Cold will debuff you which will encase you in unbreakable ice for a prolonged period if left alone. Getting hit by Heat Wave while having Captain Cold's debuff and vice versa is the only way to remove the debuffs[[/note]]
* WorfHadTheFlu: The weakness of green Green and yellow lanterns Yellow Lanterns are explained with Brainiac messing with the power rings.
* WorkingWithTheEx: [[spoiler:Circe and Ares,]] as of the conclusion of the [[spoiler:Throne Throne of the Dead raid.]]
17th May '16 2:36:59 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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''DC Universe Online'' is a SuperHero {{MMORPG}}, following on the heels of ''VideoGame/ChampionsOnline'' and ''VideoGame/CityOfHeroes''. The game is set in the [[Franchise/TheDCU DC Universe]] and allows the players to [[AnAdventurerIsYou create any character they want]] without the usual class system of [=MMOs=], as they can mix and match using any combination of powers (e.g. mind attacks), weapons (e.g. dual wielding pistols) and abilities (e.g. super speed), and align themselves with either the famous [[BlackAndWhiteMorality heroes or villains]] of the universe, whereupon they are mentored by one of the big three of either side (e.g. Franchise/{{Batman}} for technological heroes, or SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker for technological villains). The player can explore the fully realized cities of both [[CityOfAdventure Gotham and Metropolis]] (as well as the surrounding areas during certain missions) at will as they complete quests and battle against/with other players and iconic characters from the Universe. Compared to other {{MMORPG}}s it has a bigger focus on fast-paced combat, storytelling and player customization, as it is optimised for the Playstation3 as well as [=PCs=]. The game was released on January 11, 2011 and became [[{{Freemium}} free to play]] November 1, 2011.

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''DC Universe Online'' is a SuperHero {{MMORPG}}, following on the heels of ''VideoGame/ChampionsOnline'' and ''VideoGame/CityOfHeroes''. The game is set in the [[Franchise/TheDCU DC Universe]] and allows the players to [[AnAdventurerIsYou create any character they want]] without the usual class system of [=MMOs=], as they can mix and match using any combination of powers (e.g. mind attacks), weapons (e.g. dual wielding pistols) and abilities (e.g. super speed), and align themselves with either the famous [[BlackAndWhiteMorality heroes or villains]] of the universe, whereupon they are mentored by one of the big three of either side (e.g. Franchise/{{Batman}} for technological heroes, or SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker for technological villains). The player can explore the fully realized cities of both [[CityOfAdventure Gotham and Metropolis]] (as well as the surrounding areas during certain missions) at will as they complete quests and battle against/with other players and iconic characters from the Universe. Compared to other {{MMORPG}}s it has a bigger focus on fast-paced combat, storytelling and player customization, as it is optimised for the Playstation3 UsefulNotes/Playstation3 as well as [=PCs=]. The game was released on January 11, 2011 and became [[{{Freemium}} free to play]] November 1, 2011.



* LoadsAndLoadsOfLoading: After starting the game for the first time, the Playstation3 version requires an initial download that can take ''over six hours'', even on broadband!

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* LoadsAndLoadsOfLoading: After starting the game for the first time, the Playstation3 UsefulNotes/Playstation3 version requires an initial download that can take ''over six hours'', even on broadband!
29th Apr '16 11:11:59 AM Misterian
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* PhlebotinumRebel: Brainiac accuses the player Heroes and Villians of going by this trope as he knows their powers technically came from him.
--> '''Brainiac:''' "My sensors indicate you have strong exobyte gifted powers. Why do you fight against me? Your gifts are gifts from me. They came from my future technology. You are a child of Brainiac. Do not fight. Join your master. Give me your powers. Become one with Brainiac.
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** A district of Gotham City is named [[Film/SupermanTheMovie Otisburg]].
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** In addition, running 'The Vault' gives you the chance to get some costume pieces which are purely fanboy loot, such as hoodies with Franchise/GreenLantern or SelfDemonstrating/{{Lobo}} logos and baseball caps emblazoned with [[Franchise/{{Superman}} Bizarro's]] or Comicbook/{{Robin}}'s logos.

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** In addition, running 'The Vault' gives you the chance to get some costume pieces which are purely fanboy loot, such as hoodies with Franchise/GreenLantern or SelfDemonstrating/{{Lobo}} Lobo logos and baseball caps emblazoned with [[Franchise/{{Superman}} Bizarro's]] or Comicbook/{{Robin}}'s logos.
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