History WesternAnimation / SupermanVSTheElite

2nd Oct '17 12:54:50 PM BatmanKalEl
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* AdaptationalJerkass: ''Superman'', [[DownplayedTrope maybe]]. In the comic, Superman only pretends to [[spoiler: lobotomize Manchester Black by essentially giving him a flash-bang concussion.]] Here, it's left ambiguous, though [[spoiler: the flash-bang still happens]] which seems to hint he didn't actually [[spoiler: lobotimze Black]]. Anyone who didn't read the comic won't know any of this, however, and assume Superman did the dirty deed.

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* AdaptationalJerkass: ''Superman'', [[DownplayedTrope maybe]].to a lesser extent]]. In the comic, Superman only pretends to [[spoiler: lobotomize Manchester Black by essentially giving him a flash-bang concussion.]] Here, it's left ambiguous, though [[spoiler: the flash-bang still happens]] which seems to hint he didn't actually [[spoiler: lobotimze Black]]. Anyone who didn't read the comic won't know any of this, however, and assume Superman did the dirty deed.
7th Sep '17 5:52:40 PM BatmanKalEl
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* AdaptedOut: ComicBook/LexLuthor appears as the US president for a few panels in the original comic book and he's left out in the animated version.



* CompressedAdaptation: ComicBook/LexLuthor appears as the US president for a few panels in the original comic book and he's left out in the animated version.
7th Sep '17 5:49:11 PM BatmanKalEl
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* AdaptationalHeroism: The Elite is portrayed as ''far'' more sympathetic in this than the original comic and are more or less heroic during the first half rather than antagonistic from the get-go. In the comic they outright aim to kill the families of people who oppose them, whilst in the film they never do such a thing (yet).
* AdaptationalVillainy: ''Superman'', [[DownplayedTrope maybe]]. In the comic, Superman only pretends to [[spoiler: lobotomize Manchester Black by essentially giving him a flash-bang concussion.]] Here, it's left ambiguous, though [[spoiler: the flash-bang still happens]] which seems to hint he didn't actually [[spoiler: lobotimze Black]]. Anyone who didn't read the comic won't know any of this, however, and assume Superman did the dirty deed.

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* AdaptationalHeroism: The Elite is portrayed as ''far'' more sympathetic in this than the original comic and are more or less heroic during the first half rather than antagonistic from the get-go. In the comic they outright aim to kill the families of people who oppose them, whilst in the film they never do such a thing (yet).
* AdaptationalVillainy:
AdaptationalJerkass: ''Superman'', [[DownplayedTrope maybe]]. In the comic, Superman only pretends to [[spoiler: lobotomize Manchester Black by essentially giving him a flash-bang concussion.]] Here, it's left ambiguous, though [[spoiler: the flash-bang still happens]] which seems to hint he didn't actually [[spoiler: lobotimze Black]]. Anyone who didn't read the comic won't know any of this, however, and assume Superman did the dirty deed.deed.
* AdaptationalNiceGuy: The Elite is portrayed as ''far'' more sympathetic in this than the original comic and are more or less heroic during the first half rather than antagonistic from the get-go. In the comic they outright aim to kill the families of people who oppose them, whilst in the film they never do such a thing (yet).
3rd Sep '17 4:25:10 AM MarkLungo
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* DarkerAndEdgier[=/=]LighterAndSofter: The film is both at once! It's far less dark than the comic ''and'' far edgier than most DCAU productions.



** A literal example when the Elite are first introduced, hovering near a dock. The dock workers had been feeding a stray dog, which begins to bark at the Elite. Menagerie sends her slug-creatures after it, followed by [[SoundOnlyDeath the dog's cries of pain]] as it's killed offscreen.

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** A literal example when the Elite are first introduced, hovering near a dock. The dock workers had been feeding a stray dog, which begins to bark at the Elite. Menagerie sends her slug-creatures after it, followed by [[SoundOnlyDeath the dog's cries of pain]] as it's killed offscreen.KilledOffscreen.



* LighterAndSofter: The film is far less dark than the comic -- and the film is far edgier than most DCAU productions.



* MadeOfIron: Superman takes one of the worst beatings he's taken short of Doomsday. It's nowhere ''near'' enough.

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* MadeOfIron: Superman takes receives one of the worst beatings he's taken short of Doomsday. It's nowhere ''near'' enough.
3rd Sep '17 4:13:25 AM MarkLungo
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** Superman's lucky numbers are [[Series/{{LOST}} 4, 8, 15..]]
** The original comic story's title is based on the song "[[SnowcloneTitle What’s So Funny Bout Peace, Love and Understanding?]]" by Music/ElvisCostello.

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** Superman's lucky numbers are [[Series/{{LOST}} 4, 8, 15..15...]]
** The original comic story's title is based on the song "[[SnowcloneTitle What’s So Funny Bout Peace, Love and Understanding?]]" Understanding?]]", written by Music/NickLowe and [[CoveredUp popularized]] by Music/ElvisCostello.



* SillyRabbitCynicismIsForLosers: The Elite prepresent the cynical, "pragmatic" option of just killing the enemy and intimidating anyone who might oppose them into submission by [[MightMakesRight virtue of sheer firepower]]. They mock Superman for his idealism and principles...until the Big Blue Boyscout puts on a pretty graphic display of how it can be used against them.

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* SillyRabbitCynicismIsForLosers: The Elite prepresent represent the cynical, "pragmatic" option of just killing the enemy and intimidating anyone who might oppose them into submission by [[MightMakesRight virtue of sheer firepower]]. They mock Superman for his idealism and principles...until the Big Blue Boyscout puts on a pretty graphic display of how it can be used against them.



* StockFootage: The monitor room in the Elite's headquarters shows scenes from ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeagueDoom'', namely the bound and gagged police officers being rescued by TheFlash.

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* StockFootage: The monitor room in the Elite's headquarters shows scenes from ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeagueDoom'', namely the bound and gagged police officers being rescued by TheFlash.Franchise/TheFlash.



** A lighter example early on: although Superman is a highly ethical and moral hero, he's not above using his superpowers to steal a hot story (usually about himself) from Lois. At least he's honest and upfront about it before he does it. This is a common element to their working relationship across all adaptations. It's likely that the whole conversation [[RunningGag Running Gag]] between them and is their way of flirting.
* SurveillanceAsThePlotDemands: Justified with The Elite, as you can always see cameras broadcasting everything they did floating around them.

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** A lighter example early on: although Superman is a highly ethical and moral hero, he's not above using his superpowers to steal a hot story (usually about himself) from Lois. At least he's honest and upfront about it before he does it. This is a common element to their working relationship across all adaptations. It's likely that the whole conversation [[RunningGag Running Gag]] is a RunningGag between them and is their way of flirting.
* SurveillanceAsThePlotDemands: Justified with The Elite, as you can always see cameras broadcasting everything they did do floating around them.
3rd Sep '17 1:58:54 AM AnotherGuy
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''Superman vs. The Elite'' is a movie in the WesternAnimation/DCUniverseAnimatedOriginalMovies line based on the ''Franchise/{{Superman}}'' story, "What's So Funny About Truth, Justice, & the American Way?", centered on the Man of Steel dealing with a new group of [[AntiHero anti-heroes]] called "The Elite", who kill criminals, earning them public acclaim. Superman opposes this, and attempts to take them down before things get worse.

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''Superman vs. The Elite'' is a movie in the WesternAnimation/DCUniverseAnimatedOriginalMovies line based on the ''Franchise/{{Superman}}'' story, "What's So Funny About Truth, Justice, & the American Way?", Way?" (''ComicBook/ActionComics'' #775), centered on the Man of Steel dealing with a new group of [[AntiHero anti-heroes]] called "The Elite", who kill criminals, earning them public acclaim. Superman opposes this, and attempts to take them down before things get worse.
3rd Sep '17 1:48:47 AM AnotherGuy
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* ShoutOut: Superman's lucky numbers are [[Series/{{LOST}} 4, 8, 15..]]

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* ShoutOut: ShoutOut:
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Superman's lucky numbers are [[Series/{{LOST}} 4, 8, 15..]]]]
** The original comic story's title is based on the song "[[SnowcloneTitle What’s So Funny Bout Peace, Love and Understanding?]]" by Music/ElvisCostello.
3rd Sep '17 1:44:37 AM AnotherGuy
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* LighterAndSofter: The film is far less dark than the comic -- and the film is far edgier than most DCAU productions.
3rd Sep '17 1:13:32 AM AnotherGuy
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* AdaptationalHeroism: The Elite is portrayed as ''far'' more sympathetic in this than the original comic and are more or less heroic during the first half rather than antagonistic from the get-go. In the comic they outright aim to kill the families of people who oppose them, whilst in the film they never do such a thing.

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* AdaptationalHeroism: The Elite is portrayed as ''far'' more sympathetic in this than the original comic and are more or less heroic during the first half rather than antagonistic from the get-go. In the comic they outright aim to kill the families of people who oppose them, whilst in the film they never do such a thing.thing (yet).
18th Aug '17 8:48:33 PM WiddershinsDaughter
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* MadeOfIron: Superman takes one of the worst beatings he's taken short of Doomsday. It's nowhere ''near'' enough.
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