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28th Apr '17 1:46:49 PM ErikModi
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-->'''Dr. Horrible''': Also, I need to be a bit more careful about what I say on this blog. Apparently, Captain Hammer and the LAPD are among our viewers.
28th Apr '17 1:42:41 PM ErikModi
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* PatterSong: "Brand New Day" starts this way, and is a bit of a tongue twister. Neil Patrick Harris admits in the commentary it was incredibly difficult, and the crew admit they wrote it for him that way because he was the ''only'' person who could properly sing it.
28th Apr '17 6:39:14 AM ErikModi
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* AmusingInjuries: Well, Captain Hammer considers them amusing while he inflicts them on a helpless Dr. Horrible. Also, Captain Hammer's injuries from the exploding Death Ray, and by his reaction to them - "I think this is what pain feels like!"

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* AmusingInjuries: Well, Captain Hammer considers them amusing while he inflicts them on a helpless Dr. Horrible. Also, Captain Hammer's injuries from the exploding Death Ray, and by his reaction to them - "I think this is what pain feels like!"like!" Not amusing for him, [[AssholeVictim but very amusing for us.]]
26th Apr '17 3:39:22 PM MasamiPhoenix
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** Similarly, "Everything You Ever" starts with the lines "Here lies everything / The world I wanted at my feet." while Penny is literally lying at his feet.
26th Apr '17 3:15:24 PM MasamiPhoenix
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* RedOniBlueOni: The most prominent color in the auditorium is red for the beginning of Act III, as Captain Hammer makes his speech and sings "Everyone's a Hero." When Dr. Horrible reveals himself and his Freeze Ray, the lighting changes and the room appears blue, then goes back to normal when the Freeze Ray runs out of power.
18th Mar '17 11:52:51 AM nombretomado
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* DreamTeam: Written, directed, and produced by Creator/JossWhedon, with acting by FeliciaDay, NathanFillion, and Creator/NeilPatrickHarris.

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* DreamTeam: Written, directed, and produced by Creator/JossWhedon, with acting by FeliciaDay, NathanFillion, Creator/FeliciaDay, Creator/NathanFillion, and Creator/NeilPatrickHarris.



** That could also be interpreted as a ShoutOut to ''Series/{{Firefly}}'', another show written/conceived by Joss Whedon (in which NathanFillion, who plays Captain Hammer, is the captain of a spaceship).

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** That could also be interpreted as a ShoutOut to ''Series/{{Firefly}}'', another show written/conceived by Joss Whedon (in which NathanFillion, Creator/NathanFillion, who plays Captain Hammer, is the captain of a spaceship).



* ProductPlacement: Dr. Horrible uses a remote program on his iPhone for nefarious purposes. Guess who's sponsoring the episode downloads. It was actually NathanFillion's personal iPhone, so this is more a coincidence than anything else.

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* ProductPlacement: Dr. Horrible uses a remote program on his iPhone for nefarious purposes. Guess who's sponsoring the episode downloads. It was actually NathanFillion's Creator/NathanFillion's personal iPhone, so this is more a coincidence than anything else.



* ShoutOut / MythologyGag: Possibly. During their duet, Penny asks Captain Hammer (played by NathanFillion) what exactly he's supposed to be [[Series/{{Firefly}} the captain of]].

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* ShoutOut / MythologyGag: Possibly. During their duet, Penny asks Captain Hammer (played by NathanFillion) Creator/NathanFillion) what exactly he's supposed to be [[Series/{{Firefly}} the captain of]].
27th Feb '17 7:47:21 PM rodneyAnonymous
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!!From this point forward there are unmarked spoilers. Read ''after'' seeing the 'sodes. The trope references won't make much sense until you do, anyway.

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!!From this point forward there are unmarked spoilers. Read ''after'' seeing the 'sodes. The trope references won't make much sense until you do, anyway.
'sodes.
27th Feb '17 1:47:28 PM Fighteer
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* VillainLoveSong: "My Freeze Ray"
* VillainProtagonist
* VillainSong: It's called ''Doctor Horrible's Sing-Along Blog'', he sings the best songs, especially "My Freeze Ray", "Brand New Day", and "Slipping", which is this trope played straight to the moustache-twirling hilt.
** Captain Hammer hijacks "A Man's Gotta Do What A Man's Gotta Do", and then sings "Everyone's A Hero". They are both grade A Villain Songs.
* VillainBallMagnet: This trope was originally inspired by Dr. Horrible.
* VillainWithGoodPublicity: Well, a villainous kind of hero; Captain Hammer is a colossal dick, but nobody apart from Dr. Horrible [[OnlySaneMan seems to pick up on it]].
** {{Lampshade|Hanging}}d by Dr. Horrible in "Slipping" when he sings "the fee's too pricey/ for them to realize / your disguise is slipping." The implication is that everyone knows Captain Hammer is a jerk, but won't admit it because they don't want to lose their hero.
** Penny does, about halfway through in Act III. Although she showed signs of doubt in her relationship with Captain Hammer and in his personality as far back as Act II. If a woman describes the guy she dates with the words, "He's... nice." and "He's ok, I guess." she's trying very hard to persuade herself she's happy.
---> "And you believe there's good inside of everybody's heart / keep it safe and sound..."
---> "This is perfect for me...so they say. I guess it's pretty OK."
** Also subverted with Dr. Horrible, the actual villain. When his death ray accidentally kills Penny, he starts getting on the cover of newspapers as the most evil villain around - which is ''good'' for him, considering it cements his place as a high-ranking member in the Evil League of Evil and sends fear into the hearts of everyone who meets him, making him the perfect supervillain.
* VillainsOutShopping: Doctor Horrible's second scene takes place at a laundromat.

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* VillainLoveSong: "My Freeze Ray"
* VillainProtagonist
* VillainSong: It's called ''Doctor Horrible's Sing-Along Blog'',
Ray" consists of Billy singing about how he sings would freeze time in order to have all the best songs, especially time in the world to tell Penny how much he loves her.
* VillainSong:
** Dr. Horrible:
"My Freeze Ray", "A Man's Gotta Do", "Brand New Day", and "Slipping", which is this trope played straight to "Slipping" are the moustache-twirling hilt.
classic set of IWantSong, IAmSong, IAmBecomingSong, and triumphant EvilGloating song.
** Captain Hammer hijacks "A Man's Gotta Do What A Man's Gotta Do", Do" to insert his signature boasting, and then sings "Everyone's A Hero". They are both grade A Villain Songs.
Hero" as a demotivator song disguised as an inspirational speech. Since he's the antagonist, they serve the role of villain song.
* VillainBallMagnet: This trope Dr. Horrible never wanted to be evil, but society (in the form of Captain Hammer) beat it into him that his intelligence was originally inspired by Dr. Horrible.
* VillainWithGoodPublicity: Well, a villainous kind
the stigma of hero; a MadScientist. Faced with no other choice, he adopted the role, and in doing so becomes truly evil.
* VillainWithGoodPublicity:
**
Captain Hammer is a colossal dick, but nobody apart from Dr. Horrible [[OnlySaneMan seems to pick up on it]].
** {{Lampshade|Hanging}}d by Dr.
it]]. In "Slipping", Horrible in "Slipping" when he sings "the fee's too pricey/ for them to realize / your disguise is slipping." The implication is opines that everyone knows Captain Hammer is a jerk, but won't admit it it's because society desperately wants heroes and isn't able to accept it when they don't want live up to lose their hero.
** Penny does,
the starry-eyed ideal. Penny, for her part, isn't exactly charmed by Hammer's personality, but only really understands his true colors in "Everyone's a Hero", when he boasts crudely about halfway through in Act III. Although she showed signs of doubt in her relationship sleeping with Captain Hammer and in his personality as far back as Act II. If a woman describes the guy she dates with the words, "He's... nice." and "He's ok, I guess." she's trying very hard to persuade herself she's happy.
---> "And you believe there's good inside of everybody's heart / keep it safe and sound..."
---> "This is perfect for me...so they say. I guess it's pretty OK."
her.
** Also subverted Inverted with Dr. Horrible, the actual villain. When He can't earn respect from anyone despite his best efforts, but when his death ray accidentally kills Penny, he starts getting on the cover of newspapers as the most evil villain around - -- which is ''good'' for him, considering it cements his place as a high-ranking member in the Evil League of Evil and sends fear into the hearts of everyone who meets him, making him him.
* VillainsOutShopping:
** In between evil schemes, Billy's got to do his laundry. And at
the perfect supervillain.
* VillainsOutShopping: Doctor
laundromat is his crush, Penny.
** Moist is introduced performing the mundane task of retrieving Dr.
Horrible's second scene takes place at a laundromat.mail.
27th Feb '17 1:27:41 PM Fighteer
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* BondVillainStupidity: Dr. Horrible, as a TechnicalPacifist, keeps trying to take out Captain Hammer using nonlethal methods, all of which fail spectacularly until Act III. There, he finally gains the upper hand, but can't bring himself to go through with the killing.
27th Feb '17 1:24:17 PM Fighteer
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* BlessedWithSuck: Moist has the power...'''''to be moist!'''''
* BlownAcrossTheRoom: Captain Hammer, upon firing Horrible's broken death ray. Justified as he's invulnerable.
* BondVillainStupidity: Kind of, in that Dr. Horrible really wants to get rid of Captain Hammer once and for all, but is a TechnicalPacifist who considers doing any real harm "not his style" so he resorts to all manner of non-lethal weapons instead (most of which don't work as planned, much to Captain Hammer's amusement). Even when he does finally decide to actually try to kill Captain Hammer, he still in the end can't actually bring himself to go through with it. (Meanwhile, Captain Hammer has absolutely no problems whatsoever with KillHimAlready.)

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* BlessedWithSuck: Moist has the power...'''''to be moist!'''''
to sweat profusely, all the time. He gained it when his father attempted to treat his dry skin with a radioactive humidifier.
* BlownAcrossTheRoom: Captain Hammer, upon firing Horrible's broken Hammer is flung across the auditorium from the exploding death ray. Justified as he's invulnerable.
ray. He's not seriously hurt only due to his NighInvulnerability.
* BondVillainStupidity: Kind of, in that Dr. Horrible really wants Horrible, as a TechnicalPacifist, keeps trying to get rid of take out Captain Hammer once and for all, but is a TechnicalPacifist who considers doing any real harm "not his style" so he resorts to using nonlethal methods, all manner of non-lethal weapons instead (most of which don't work as planned, much to Captain Hammer's amusement). Even when fail spectacularly until Act III. There, he does finally decide to actually try to kill Captain Hammer, he still in gains the end upper hand, but can't actually bring himself to go through with it. (Meanwhile, Captain Hammer has absolutely no problems whatsoever with KillHimAlready.)the killing.



* BreakTheHaughty: Inflicted on Captain Hammer by himself, most karmically.

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* BreakTheHaughty: Inflicted on Captain Hammer karmically destroys his own ego by himself, most karmically.injuring himself with the damaged Death Ray. As he has never felt pain before, he is unable to deal with it and becomes an emotional wreck.



* EvilMinions: Moist barely qualifies as a henchman, because in his own words, "Even at my most badass, I can only make people feel like they want to take a shower." On the other hand, he's got enough evil hours to be in the Henchmen's Union and has some rather vicious ideas.
--> '''Moist''': "Hourglass says she knows a kid in Iowa, grows up to be president. That'd be...big."
--> '''Dr. Horrible''': "...I'm not gonna KILL a little KID."
--> '''Moist''': "Smother an old lady."
--> '''Dr. Horrible''': "Do I even know you?"
* EvilSoundsDeep: Inverted. The DesignatedHero antagonist has a much deeper voice than the mostly-sympathetic VillainProtagonist.
** Though Hammer does sing higher than Dr. Horrible.
** Penny, who is an Ingenue, is an alto rather than a soprano as is traditionally done in musical theater.
* ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin: Bad Horse. And Moist, who, well...is.
** Speaking of Moist, about his double date he had with ''Bait and Switch'':
--> Moist: "I kind of thought I was supposed to end up with ''Bait'', but..."
** Lampshaded with the sticker label on the Stun Ray turned ''Death'' Ray.
** Averted with the Freeze Ray.
--> '''Doctor Horrible''': It's not a death ray or an ice beam / That's all Johnny Snow!

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* EvilMinions: Moist barely qualifies as a henchman, because in his own words, "Even at my most badass, I can only make people feel like they want to take a shower." On He at least tries to play the other hand, he's got enough evil hours to be in the Henchmen's Union and has part by offering Dr. Horrible some rather vicious ideas.
--> '''Moist''': "Hourglass says she knows a kid in Iowa, grows up
ways to be president. That'd be...big."
--> '''Dr. Horrible''': "...I'm not gonna KILL a little KID."
--> '''Moist''': "Smother an
get into the Evil League of Evil, such as killing children and old lady."
--> '''Dr. Horrible''': "Do I even know you?"
ladies.
* EvilSoundsDeep: Inverted. The DesignatedHero antagonist has a much deeper voice than the mostly-sympathetic VillainProtagonist.
ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin:
** Though Hammer does sing higher than Dr. Horrible.
** Penny, who is an Ingenue, is an alto rather than a soprano as is traditionally done in musical theater.
* ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin:
Bad Horse. And Moist, who, well...is.
Horse is literally a villainous horse.
** Speaking of Moist, about his Moist's "superpower" is uncontrollable sweating.
** Moist's
double date he had with ''Bait Bait and Switch'':
--> Moist: "I kind of thought I was supposed to end up
Switch ended with ''Bait'', but..."
him and Switch. Should've seen that one coming.
** Lampshaded with the sticker label on the Dr. Horrible's Stun Ray turned ''Death'' Ray.
** Averted
has "Stun Ray" written on it. When he changes it to a Death Ray, he tapes over the word "Stun" with the Freeze Ray.
--> '''Doctor Horrible''': It's not a death ray or an ice beam / That's all Johnny Snow!
"Death".
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