History WesternAnimation / SupermanVsTheElite

14th Jul '17 4:28:54 AM NightShade96
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* CompressedAdaptation: LexLuthor appears as the US president for a few panels in the original comic book and he's left out in the animated version.

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* CompressedAdaptation: LexLuthor 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.
10th Jul '17 8:51:53 AM Nintendoman01
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* BothSidesHaveAPoint: The main conflict. Superman adamantly sticks to his ThouShaltNotKill policy even as the Elite gains public support for killing the bad guys, and when the Elite later declare that ''they'' decide who the villains are, and that "people who endanger innocent lives" can apply to more than just criminals and terrorists, it shows how the Elite's methods can lead to JumpingOffTheSlipperySlope and HeWhoFightsMonsters territory. On the other hand, the Elite believe their way is better since Superman just beating up criminals and having them thrown in [[CardboardPrison improper prisons]] leads to JokerImmunity and allows villains like the Atomic Skull to just keep killing.
6th Jul '17 3:52:16 PM LentilSandEater
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The plot in both the original comic and the movie is based on Superman's effectiveness at being a superhero in the much darker, cynical world that grew in the 90's of comic books, ultimately questioning if his old fashioned moral standards are still relevant against the more ruthless villains of the present today.

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The plot in both the original comic and the movie is based on Superman's effectiveness at being a superhero in the much darker, cynical world that grew in the 90's of comic books, ultimately questioning if his old fashioned moral standards are still relevant against the more ruthless villains of the present today.
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3rd Jul '17 1:01:12 PM AnotherGuy
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* IAmNotLeftHanded: Early in the film, Superman is getting tossed around by a bioweapon until Black points out that it isn't alive and tells him to stop holding back. Superman defeats it in seconds. Later, Superman appears to be nearly outmatched by the Elite and Atomic Skull [[spoiler:to the point where the Elite think they've killed him in a CurbStompBattle]]. Since they've apparently forgotten the earlier incident, [[spoiler:[[BewareTheSuperman he demonstrates just how outclassed they are.]]]]

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* IAmNotLeftHanded: Early in the film, Superman is getting tossed around by a bioweapon until Black points out that it isn't alive and tells him to stop holding back. Superman defeats it in seconds. Later, Superman appears to be nearly outmatched by the Elite and Atomic Skull [[spoiler:to the point where the Elite think they've killed him in a CurbStompBattle]]. Since they've apparently forgotten the earlier incident, [[spoiler:[[BewareTheSuperman he demonstrates just how outclassed they are.]]]]]] Manchester realizes it too late.]]
-->'''Manchester Black:''' He's been playing us this whole time!
3rd Jul '17 12:50:24 PM AnotherGuy
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** As if to refute this argument, ''ComicBook/ActionComics [[ComicBook/DCRebirth Rebirth]]'' has Atomic Skull having a HeelFaceTurn and joining Maggie Sawyer's squad on the Metropolis PD.
25th Jun '17 10:59:59 AM Gaon
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* AdaptationalBadass: Due AdaptationExpansion, the Elite and Superman alike get to show a lot more of their fighting chops than they did in the original story.


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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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* RetCanon: A few of the things this movie established about Manchester Black later made their way into canon (such as the FingerGun gesture).
15th Jun '17 4:45:58 AM ManEFaces
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** Manchester Black is specifically based on Spider Jerusalem from ''ComicBook/{{Transmetropolitan}}''.
*** Since Spider is based on Creator/HunterSThompson, does this make Manchester a double expy?
30th May '17 3:18:20 PM DarkPhoenix94
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* PersonOfMassDestruction: Superman, obviously.
** Coldcast and Manchester Black, particularly the latter, whose PsychicPowers are capable of punching a hole in a mountain and whose WaveMotionGun effect can [[spoiler: stagger an all-out Superman.]]
15th May '17 10:16:06 PM AgentSkyblueM7
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* AdaptationalVillainy: ''Superman'', 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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* AdaptationalVillainy: ''Superman'', maybe.[[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.lobotimze Black]]. Anyone who didn't read the comic won't know any of this, however, and assume Superman did the dirty deed.
28th Apr '17 8:27:09 AM ritzoreo
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* CompressedAdaptation: LexLuthor appears as the US president for a few panels in the original comic book and he's left out in the animated version.
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