History YMMV / Armageddon2001

16th Jul '17 7:41:23 AM ThallianGold
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* Technology Marches On: Accounted for Matthew Ryder, before becoming Waverider, deliberately uses obsolete technology from the late 20th century incompatible with that of 2001, to prevent Monarch's minions from finding his plans if discovered. Truth in Television, since by 2001, computers and peripherals that could read 3.5" diskettes were already rare.

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* Technology Marches On: TechnologyMarchesOn: Accounted for Matthew Ryder, before becoming Waverider, deliberately uses obsolete technology from the late 20th century incompatible with that of 2001, to prevent Monarch's minions from finding his plans if discovered. Truth in Television, TruthInTelevision, since by 2001, computers and peripherals that could read 3.5" diskettes were already rare.
11th Jun '17 11:04:30 PM ThallianGold
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* ShockingSwerve: The reveal of Monarch's identity didn't make sense, as Hawk was of only average intelligence, had no tech savvy, and was dedicated to chaos over order, all in violation of Monarch's personality. This is because it was changed at the eleventh hour after the story's ending was leaked. Even worse, ever since then DC has tried to do damage control by ''also'' cramming the original plan in, until no one cares anymore who Monarch actually is.

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* ShockingSwerve: The reveal of Monarch's identity didn't make sense, as Hawk was of only average intelligence, had no tech savvy, and was dedicated to chaos over order, all in violation of Monarch's personality. This is because it was changed at the eleventh hour after the story's ending was leaked. Even worse, ever since then DC has tried to do damage control by ''also'' cramming the original plan in, until no one cares anymore who Monarch actually is.is.
** Hawk is also specifically one of the few heroes with a future where he survives to fight Monarch in hand-to-hand combat in 2001.
* Technology Marches On: Accounted for Matthew Ryder, before becoming Waverider, deliberately uses obsolete technology from the late 20th century incompatible with that of 2001, to prevent Monarch's minions from finding his plans if discovered. Truth in Television, since by 2001, computers and peripherals that could read 3.5" diskettes were already rare.
11th Jun '17 10:59:18 PM ThallianGold
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* ShockingSwerve: The reveal of Monarch's identity didn't make sense, as Hawk was of only average intelligence, had no tech savvy, and was dedicated to chaos over order, all in violation of Monarch's personality. This is because it was changed at the eleventh hour after the story's ending was leaked. Even worse, ever since then DC has tried to do damage control by ''also'' cramming the original plan in, until no one cares anymore who Monarch actually is.
* TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodPlot: Armageddon 2001 was a rare CrisisCrossover that was generally well-received by fans, critics, and creative teams alike, since it didn't step on current continuity much and allowed speculative looks at heroes ten years down the road. Once the final issue came out, however, Armageddon 2001 became synonymous with taking a premise and torpedoing it in the name of a twist ending.

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* ShockingSwerve: The reveal of Monarch's identity didn't make sense, as Hawk was of only average intelligence, had no tech savvy, and was dedicated to chaos over order, all in violation of Monarch's personality. This is because it was changed at the eleventh hour after the story's ending was leaked. Even worse, ever since then DC has tried to do damage control by ''also'' cramming the original plan in, until no one cares anymore who Monarch actually is.
* TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodPlot: Armageddon 2001 was a rare CrisisCrossover that was generally well-received by fans, critics, and creative teams alike, since it didn't step on current continuity much and allowed speculative looks at heroes ten years down the road. Once the final issue came out, however, Armageddon 2001 became synonymous with taking a premise and torpedoing it in the name of a twist ending.
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11th Jun '17 10:57:44 PM ThallianGold
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* TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodPlot: Armageddon 2001 was a rare CrisisCrossoverEvent that was generally well-received by fans, critics, and creative teams alike, since it didn't step on current continuity much and allowed speculative looks at heroes ten years down the road. Once the final issue came out, however, Armageddon 2001 became synonymous with taking a premise and torpedoing it in the name of a twist ending.

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* TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodPlot: Armageddon 2001 was a rare CrisisCrossoverEvent CrisisCrossover that was generally well-received by fans, critics, and creative teams alike, since it didn't step on current continuity much and allowed speculative looks at heroes ten years down the road. Once the final issue came out, however, Armageddon 2001 became synonymous with taking a premise and torpedoing it in the name of a twist ending.
11th Jun '17 10:57:31 PM ThallianGold
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* ExecutiveMeddling: Fans quickly guessed that Captain Atom was Monarch, with enough of them doing so early on that DC rewrote the finale to change it to Hawk.



* ShockingSwerve: The reveal of Monarch's identity didn't make sense. This is because it was changed at the eleventh hour after the story's ending was leaked. Even worse, ever since then DC has tried to do damage control by ''also'' cramming the original plan in, until no one cares anymore who Monarch actually is.

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* ShockingSwerve: The reveal of Monarch's identity didn't make sense.sense, as Hawk was of only average intelligence, had no tech savvy, and was dedicated to chaos over order, all in violation of Monarch's personality. This is because it was changed at the eleventh hour after the story's ending was leaked. Even worse, ever since then DC has tried to do damage control by ''also'' cramming the original plan in, until no one cares anymore who Monarch actually is.is.
* TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodPlot: Armageddon 2001 was a rare CrisisCrossoverEvent that was generally well-received by fans, critics, and creative teams alike, since it didn't step on current continuity much and allowed speculative looks at heroes ten years down the road. Once the final issue came out, however, Armageddon 2001 became synonymous with taking a premise and torpedoing it in the name of a twist ending.
25th Nov '16 4:15:29 PM BobSaget9
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** The declaration of 2001 [[UsefulNotes/TheWarOnTerror being a bad year]]. That's all.
31st Aug '16 4:13:57 PM Nentuaby
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* TheButlerDidIt: Did you even notice that [[spoiler:Hawk]] is ''in'' the trope image? Not exactly the biggest name in the DCU.
2nd Dec '15 2:23:57 AM MisterCPC
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* HarsherInHindsight: In the first Superman future, we see Superman become a KnightTemplar after losing all of his loved ones to a nuclear bomb, with Batman being the primary one opposing him. Flash forward [[VideoGame/InjusticeGodsAmongUs twenty-two years later]]...
7th Jul '14 9:53:17 AM Eegah
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* ShockingSwerve: The reveal of Monarch's identity didn't make sense. This is because it was changed at the eleventh hour.

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* ShockingSwerve: The reveal of Monarch's identity didn't make sense. This is because it was changed at the eleventh hour.hour after the story's ending was leaked. Even worse, ever since then DC has tried to do damage control by ''also'' cramming the original plan in, until no one cares anymore who Monarch actually is.
10th Oct '13 8:02:33 AM XSpectreGreyX
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* ShockingSwerve: The reveal of Monarch's identity didn't make sense. This is because it was changed at the eleventh hour.
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