History WhatTheHellHero / ComicBooks

15th May '16 9:34:35 AM nombretomado
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-->'''The Thing:'''' Oh yeah? Was that {{Magneto}} I saw sitting at the conference table?

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-->'''The Thing:'''' Oh yeah? Was that {{Magneto}} ComicBook/{{Magneto}} I saw sitting at the conference table?
13th Mar '16 8:42:40 PM WanderingBrowser
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* ComicBook/TheIlluminati got this a lot, including from ComicBook/BlackPanther (who thought the idea of the organization itself was a stupid one and refused to be a part of it), Uatu (for [[ComicBook/FantasticFour Reed Richards]] reuniting the Infinity Gems), and within their own ranks ([[ComicBook/SubMariner Namor]] chewing the group out after everyone but him and [[Franchise/XMen Professor Xavier]][[note]]who was missing at the time due to ComicBook/HouseOfM[[/note]] decided [[ComicBook/PlanetHulk launching the Hulk into space was a good idea]] [[ComicBook/WorldWarHulk and was right about the Hulk coming back pissed off]], and vice-versa when they learned that Namor still has thoughts about taking over the surface world).

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* ComicBook/TheIlluminati got this a lot, including from ComicBook/BlackPanther (who thought the idea of the organization itself was a stupid one and refused to be a part of it), Uatu (for [[ComicBook/FantasticFour Reed Richards]] reuniting the Infinity Gems), and within their own ranks ([[ComicBook/SubMariner Namor]] chewing the group out after everyone but him and [[Franchise/XMen Professor Xavier]][[note]]who was missing at the time due to ComicBook/HouseOfM[[/note]] decided [[ComicBook/PlanetHulk launching the Hulk into space was a good idea]] [[ComicBook/WorldWarHulk and was right about the Hulk coming back pissed off]], and vice-versa when they learned that Namor still has thoughts about taking over the surface world).world).
* As the page image shows, there was a run in the Bronze Age segment of ''UsefulNotes/TheDarkAgeOfComicBooks'' where ComicBook/GreenLantern and ComicBook/GreenArrow went traveling America together, confronting issues of the time. At one point, an elderly African-American asks where the (white) Hal Jordan was to help his people when he was so willing to help alien beings throughout the galaxy.
28th Feb '16 7:25:48 PM nombretomado
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-->'''{{Wolverine}}:''' Never thought I would see [[HeelFaceTurn you guys throw in with a guy like]] Doom.

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-->'''{{Wolverine}}:''' -->'''ComicBook/{{Wolverine}}:''' Never thought I would see [[HeelFaceTurn you guys throw in with a guy like]] Doom.



* In ''[[{{ComicBook.TheSandman}} The Sandman]]: Season of Mists'', Death calls Dream out for [[DisproportionateRetribution banishing his former lover to Hell for rejecting his advances]], admittedly thousands of years after the act itself.

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* In ''[[{{ComicBook.TheSandman}} The Sandman]]: ''ComicBook/TheSandman: Season of Mists'', Death calls Dream out for [[DisproportionateRetribution banishing his former lover to Hell for rejecting his advances]], admittedly thousands of years after the act itself.



* CaptainAmerica gives one to [[spoiler:Cyclops]] at the end of ''ComicBook/AvengersVsXMen'' after the latter tries to [[spoiler:Spin the restoration of the mutant populace into a victory, despite the damage caused by the entire fight.]]

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* CaptainAmerica ComicBook/CaptainAmerica gives one to [[spoiler:Cyclops]] at the end of ''ComicBook/AvengersVsXMen'' after the latter tries to [[spoiler:Spin the restoration of the mutant populace into a victory, despite the damage caused by the entire fight.]]
27th Feb '16 12:21:46 PM nombretomado
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* In one of the ''BlackWidow'' graphic novels, Natalia encounters two thugs, and she warns them that if they don't stand down neither will ever walk again. She kills one and renders the second unconscious. The What the Hell, Hero moment occurs after she proceeds to fulfil her promise by breaking the back of the unconscious survivor, causing a male companion to have a Squick moment which she shrugs off.

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* In one of the ''BlackWidow'' ''ComicBook/BlackWidow'' graphic novels, Natalia encounters two thugs, and she warns them that if they don't stand down neither will ever walk again. She kills one and renders the second unconscious. The What the Hell, Hero moment occurs after she proceeds to fulfil her promise by breaking the back of the unconscious survivor, causing a male companion to have a Squick moment which she shrugs off.
13th Jan '16 5:39:26 PM nombretomado
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* Happens several times in the ''SquadronSupreme'' limited series, as the Squadron continue their efforts to take over the world. Most of the callouts are given by Blackhawk, but Amphibian gets in a few licks too.

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* Happens several times in the ''SquadronSupreme'' ''ComicBook/SquadronSupreme'' limited series, as the Squadron continue their efforts to take over the world. Most of the callouts are given by Blackhawk, but Amphibian gets in a few licks too.
13th Jan '16 12:45:24 AM Doug86
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* In the 2003 series, ''Trinity'', which details the first meeting between Franchise/{{Superman}}, Franchise/{{Batman}}, and WonderWoman, Wonder Woman gives one to Batman when they first meet and Batman uses the JackBauerInterrogationTechnique on a mook for info.

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* In the 2003 series, ''Trinity'', which details the first meeting between Franchise/{{Superman}}, Franchise/{{Batman}}, and WonderWoman, Franchise/WonderWoman, Wonder Woman gives one to Batman when they first meet and Batman uses the JackBauerInterrogationTechnique on a mook for info.



* In ''ComicBook/{{Superman}}/ComicBook/{{Shazam}}: [[http://scans-daily.dreamwidth.org/3657027.html#cutid1 First Thunder]],'' Supes plans to give Captain Marvel one of these after he went on a RoaringRampageOfRevenge over the death of a young boy. After he a.) finds Cap crying, b.) learns that the murdered boy was his best friend, and c.) learns that Cap is [[OlderAlterEgo actually a ten-year-old boy]], he calmly asks how he got his powers...and gives one of these to [[TheArchmage the Wizard]] instead, demanding to know how he could choose a ten-year-old boy as his Champion. To his credit, the Wizard acknowledges the point, and asks Superman to mentor Billy for him.

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* In ''ComicBook/{{Superman}}/ComicBook/{{Shazam}}: ''Franchise/{{Superman}}/ComicBook/{{Shazam}}: [[http://scans-daily.dreamwidth.org/3657027.html#cutid1 First Thunder]],'' Supes plans to give Captain Marvel one of these after he went on a RoaringRampageOfRevenge over the death of a young boy. After he a.) finds Cap crying, b.) learns that the murdered boy was his best friend, and c.) learns that Cap is [[OlderAlterEgo actually a ten-year-old boy]], he calmly asks how he got his powers...and gives one of these to [[TheArchmage the Wizard]] instead, demanding to know how he could choose a ten-year-old boy as his Champion. To his credit, the Wizard acknowledges the point, and asks Superman to mentor Billy for him.



* ''{{Superman}}'' was given by one of these in the wake of the New Krypton event, in which a woman chewed out Superman for being offworld when her husband died of a brain tumour, claiming that he could have saved him. This apparently led Superman to attempt to reconnect with humanity by WalkingTheEarth. There has been some issue taken with the woman's rant. Firstly, readers are skeptical that Superman's heat vision is superior to all medical technology for the purposes of removing inoperable brain tumours. Superman helps humanity purely for selfless reasons, making chewing him out for not saving a specific person seem just slightly ungrateful. And Superman was occupied at the time trying to prevent a war between New Krypton and Earth, meaning that he was in fact still dealing with humanity's problems. And finally, the New Krypton event ended with humans blowing up the planet, killing most of the Kryptonians. Meaning that the woman is yelling at him for being distracted by humanity ''committing genocide against Superman's species''. In short, it's odd that Superman's reaction was to decide he needed to reconnect with humanity, instead of having to restrain himself from demonstrating the effect of Kryptonian heat vision on the human brain.

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* ''{{Superman}}'' ''Franchise/{{Superman}}'' was given by one of these in the wake of the New Krypton event, in which a woman chewed out Superman for being offworld when her husband died of a brain tumour, claiming that he could have saved him. This apparently led Superman to attempt to reconnect with humanity by WalkingTheEarth. There has been some issue taken with the woman's rant. Firstly, readers are skeptical that Superman's heat vision is superior to all medical technology for the purposes of removing inoperable brain tumours. Superman helps humanity purely for selfless reasons, making chewing him out for not saving a specific person seem just slightly ungrateful. And Superman was occupied at the time trying to prevent a war between New Krypton and Earth, meaning that he was in fact still dealing with humanity's problems. And finally, the New Krypton event ended with humans blowing up the planet, killing most of the Kryptonians. Meaning that the woman is yelling at him for being distracted by humanity ''committing genocide against Superman's species''. In short, it's odd that Superman's reaction was to decide he needed to reconnect with humanity, instead of having to restrain himself from demonstrating the effect of Kryptonian heat vision on the human brain.
12th Jan '16 6:14:14 AM DoctorNemesis
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** Some of this is lampshaded in the example, in that the other people around when the woman lays into Superman point out in Superman's defense that it wasn't exactly as if he was just dicking around twiddling his thumbs as her husband died.
*** Considering her comments kicked off the massive DorkAge that is "Superman: Grounded", this is less LampshadeHanging and more StrawmanHasAPoint.

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** Some of this is lampshaded in the example, in It should be noted that the other people around when the woman lays into Superman point out in Superman's defense that it wasn't exactly as if he was just dicking around twiddling his thumbs as her husband died.
*** Considering her comments kicked off the massive DorkAge
died, and that he was rather preoccupied with some rather apocalyptic situations at the time. It is "Superman: Grounded", up the individual reader whether this is less constitutes a LampshadeHanging and more StrawmanHasAPoint.or StrawmanHasAPoint, considering that her comments nevertheless kicked off ''SupermanGrounded'' (widely considered a massive DorkAge).
12th Jan '16 6:07:58 AM DoctorNemesis
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** A later issue plays with it; when Wonder Woman raises the point to Superman again in condemning Batman, Superman points out that while he and she can afford to be a bit gentler in their methods seeing as their words and actions are backed up with superpowers, Batman is essentially an ordinary guy playing on the same playing field as them with what basically amounts to a handful of gadgets to compensate, and so needs to take a more sharp-edged approach or else he might be killed. Wonder Woman concedes that Superman has a point.

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** A later issue plays with it; when Wonder Woman raises the point to Superman again in condemning Batman, Superman points out that while he and she can afford to be a bit gentler in their methods seeing as their words and actions are backed up with superpowers, Batman is essentially an ordinary guy playing on the same playing field as them with what basically amounts to a handful of gadgets to compensate, and so needs to take a more sharp-edged approach or else he might be killed. Superman also admits that in light of Batman's undeniable courage into throwing himself into these kinds of situations despite this handicap, he can't bring himself to get self-righteous over Batman's methods no matter how much he disagrees with them, since he sometimes finds himself wondering whether he'd have Batman's courage if he didn't have superpowers. Wonder Woman concedes that Superman has a point.
29th Dec '15 8:35:14 AM Anddrix
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-->'''{{Wolverine}}:''' Never thought I would see [[HeelFaceTurn you guys throw in with a guy like]] [[SelfDemonstrating/DoctorDoom Doom]].

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-->'''{{Wolverine}}:''' Never thought I would see [[HeelFaceTurn you guys throw in with a guy like]] [[SelfDemonstrating/DoctorDoom Doom]].Doom.
13th Dec '15 8:00:48 PM nombretomado
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* ComicBook/{{X 23}} herself gets this quite a bit. She was raised to be a ruthless, emotionless killing machine, and her cold detachment arguably ''does'' make her an even better killer than Logan himself. Needless to say, this conflicts ''significantly'' with Laura's friends and teammates in the X-Men, and she gets this ''a lot'' over her willingness to kill and use the JackBauerInterrogationTechnique. By the time of her solo series, her participation in {{X-Force}} has strained her relationships with many of the younger X-Men, and Surge ''especially'' delivers some pretty scathing criticism of Laura's involvement.

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* ComicBook/{{X 23}} herself gets this quite a bit. She was raised to be a ruthless, emotionless killing machine, and her cold detachment arguably ''does'' make her an even better killer than Logan himself. Needless to say, this conflicts ''significantly'' with Laura's friends and teammates in the X-Men, and she gets this ''a lot'' over her willingness to kill and use the JackBauerInterrogationTechnique. By the time of her solo series, her participation in {{X-Force}} ComicBook/XForce has strained her relationships with many of the younger X-Men, and Surge ''especially'' delivers some pretty scathing criticism of Laura's involvement.
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