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6th May '16 4:54:30 AM VVK
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* {{Hypocrite}}: Manchester calls Superman a "self-righteous hypocrite".

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* {{Hypocrite}}: Manchester calls Superman a "self-righteous hypocrite". Speaking of hypocrites, that's just one of the many ways in which he complains about being given a taste of his own medicine. Didn't you say MightMakesRight?
6th May '16 4:04:27 AM VVK
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* JumpingOffTheSlipperySlope: The Elite jump suddenly from killing villains and dictators for a confused mixture of ForGreatJustice and saving innocents; to being ready to cheerfully kill Superman because he disagrees and openly declaring a "rule" that MightMakesRight. Which rule, by the way, would imply that the dictators were doing nothing wrong...

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* JumpingOffTheSlipperySlope: The Elite jump suddenly from killing villains and dictators for a confused mixture of ForGreatJustice and saving innocents; to being ready to cheerfully kill Superman because he disagrees and openly declaring a "rule" that MightMakesRight. Which rule, by the way, would imply that the dictators and villains were doing nothing wrong...
6th May '16 4:02:26 AM VVK
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* JumpingOffTheSlipperySlope: Superman is suspicious of the Elite, fearing that they'll go too far with their murderous actions. [[spoiler: Proven true when Manchester decides to destroy the city when Superman arrives, though he doesn't do it.]]

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* JumpingOffTheSlipperySlope: The Elite jump suddenly from killing villains and dictators for a confused mixture of ForGreatJustice and saving innocents; to being ready to cheerfully kill Superman is suspicious of the Elite, fearing because he disagrees and openly declaring a "rule" that they'll go too far with their murderous actions. [[spoiler: Proven true when Manchester decides to destroy MightMakesRight. Which rule, by the city when Superman arrives, though he doesn't do it.]]way, would imply that the dictators were doing nothing wrong...
6th May '16 3:29:24 AM VVK
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* DoNotDoThisCoolThing: Played with in-universe. Superman tries to convince the Elite to refrain from exercising their [[WhyDontYaJustShootHim own brand of justice]], despite the fact that they're getting worldwide public approval and support for it.
6th May '16 3:26:21 AM VVK
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* BrainsEvilBrawnGood: [[PlayingWithATrope Played with]]. Manchester Black has telepathic and telekinetic powers, both typical mental powers. On the other hand, Superman has FlyingBrick powers, standard brawn abilities. Their personalities are a complete inversion of the trope, though.

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* BrainsEvilBrawnGood: [[PlayingWithATrope Played with]]. Manchester Black has telepathic and telekinetic powers, both typical mental powers. On the other hand, Superman has FlyingBrick powers, standard brawn abilities. Their personalities are a complete inversion of the trope, though.
6th May '16 3:20:38 AM VVK
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* FingerFirearms: Subverted with Black, as he doesn't really need to use his hand like a gun to use his power, but still does so when he [[spoiler: kills Atomic Skull]].
6th May '16 3:12:36 AM VVK
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* ChekhovsGunman: The robots from the Fortress of Solitude. [[spoiler: If you hadn't seen them before, they'd seem quite the AssPull when it's revealed in the end that they've been helping Superman avoid collateral damage when he appeared to go berserk.]]

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* ChekhovsGunman: The robots from the Fortress of Solitude. [[spoiler: If you hadn't seen them before, they'd seem quite the AssPull when it's revealed in the end that they've been helping Superman avoid collateral damage when he appeared to go berserk.]]
6th May '16 3:08:37 AM VVK
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* ChekhovsGunman: The robots from the Fortress of Solitude. [[spoiler: If you hadn't seen them before, they'd seem quite the AssPull when it's revealed in the end that they've been helping Superman avoid collateral damage when he appeared to go berserk.]]
6th May '16 2:44:30 AM VVK
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* AdaptationalVillainy: ''Superman'', sort of. In the comic, Superman only pretends to [[spoiler: lobotomize Manchester Black.]] Here, he actually does it, as well as [[spoiler: strip the rest of the Elite of their superpowers,]] which Superman rarely does. [[spoiler: Justified, however, in that it's strongly implied their powers will return eventually.]]

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* AdaptationalVillainy: ''Superman'', sort of. In the comic, Superman only pretends to [[spoiler: lobotomize Manchester Black.]] Here, he actually does it, as well as [[spoiler: strip the rest of the Elite of their superpowers,]] which Superman rarely does. [[spoiler: Justified, however, in that it's strongly implied their powers will return eventually.]]
6th May '16 2:43:38 AM VVK
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* AdaptationDistillation[=/=]PragmaticAdaptation: The film adds more interaction between Superman and the Elite while also removing some of the "sillier" contents.[[note]]In the comics, they had a giant gorilla with a machine gun that was replaced with a bio-engineered "bug" creature, and Superman's demonstration of ThouShaltNotKill was on a Film/MenInBlack pastiche.[[/note]]
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