History YMMV / IdentityCrisis

27th Feb '17 2:00:07 AM ThallianGold
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** Green Lantern at the time was Kyle, and pre-rebirth of the Corps, so his ring wouldn't have gone to Deathstroke in any event. It's also explained that Deathstroke deliberately broke Kyle's ring finger and was attempting to overpower Kyle in its use before Green Arrow ended the fight -- it's not clear that Deathstroke would have succeeded.
** A bigger problem with Black Canary is that her scream is far from her only ability, and she's canonically one of the finest martial artists in the DC Universe. Canary's probably the closest Deathstroke would have had to an even fight in a straight-up match, too.



** The core conceit of the book, using mind control to force people to forget about heroes' secret identities, had been part of comics for decades prior. Fans complained about how this series ruined Zatanna, but never seemed to remember that Zatanna really did mindwipe people in the 70s.



** An earlier event, the more nostalgic ''Silver Age'' series of "skip week" specials, also has agroup fof villains learning the Justice Leaguers' secrets...and in the end, Hawkman uses some Thanagarian technology to remove this knowledge from their minds, with the sanction of Superman and Batman. The whole thing is played as a ResetButton style happy ending. The Silver Age: Justice League chapter also contains a scene in which Doctor Light rejects Catwoman's advances, stating that he "has always been more interested in test tubes and Bunsen burners than the fairer sex."

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** An earlier event, the more nostalgic ''Silver Age'' series of "skip week" specials, also has agroup fof a group of villains learning the Justice Leaguers' secrets...and in the end, Hawkman uses some Thanagarian technology to remove this knowledge from their minds, with the sanction of Superman and Batman. The whole thing is played as a ResetButton style happy ending. The Silver Age: Justice League chapter also contains a scene in which Doctor Light rejects Catwoman's advances, stating that he "has always been more interested in test tubes and Bunsen burners than the fairer sex."


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** Or when [[Jean Loring killed Sue.]]
21st Oct '16 6:37:33 AM Scifimaster92
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* DeaderThanDisco: The miniseries was never lacking in detractors, but this was primarily ''because'' it was so big and popular; it was The Big Comic of 2004 That Everyone Was Talking About. Everywhere you went on comic sites, there were people debating over what it meant for the industry, whether [[DarkerAndEdgier its tonal shift]] boded darker stories, and whether the DCU would ever be the same again. But as the years ground on, the general opinion of ''Identity Crisis'' slipped from "controversial masterwork of our time" to "half-baked edgy fumble." Maybe it was how few of the story threads actually went anywhere or weren't promptly ignored or retconned, maybe it was how everyone tried to copy it at DC for a few years with increasingly weaker results, maybe it was that people started examining it and separating it from its hype and found that it was actually a very lacking story in many ways. Whatever it is, ''Identity Crisis'' has very few fans today, and whenever someone admits to remembering liking it, they'll usually be greeted by everyone else pointing out its plot holes.
20th Oct '16 3:09:20 PM strejda
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** This however backfired, since rather than becoming LoveToHate villain, many people simply found him way too loathsome and uncomfortable to read about-not helped by story-line in GreenArrow, where him being a rapist became pretty much his sole character trait. Said story-line was one of only two major appearances following Identity Crisis and he was killed off by Spectre merely three after this story.

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** This however backfired, since rather than becoming LoveToHate villain, many people simply found him way too loathsome and uncomfortable to read about-not helped by story-line in GreenArrow, where him being a rapist became pretty much his sole character trait. Said story-line was one of only two major appearances following Identity Crisis and he was killed off by Spectre merely three years after this story.
20th Oct '16 2:53:09 PM strejda
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** This however backfired, since rather than becoming LoveToHate villain, many people simply found him way too loathsome and uncomfortable to read about-not helped by story-line in GreenArrow, where him being a rapist became [[Flanderization pretty much his sole character trait.]] Said story-line was one of only two major appearances following Identity Crisis and he was killed off by Spectre merely three after this story.

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** This however backfired, since rather than becoming LoveToHate villain, many people simply found him way too loathsome and uncomfortable to read about-not helped by story-line in GreenArrow, where him being a rapist became [[Flanderization pretty much his sole character trait.]] trait. Said story-line was one of only two major appearances following Identity Crisis and he was killed off by Spectre merely three after this story.
20th Oct '16 2:52:22 PM strejda
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** This however backfired, since rather than becoming LoveToHate villain, many people simply found him way too loathsome and uncomfortable to read about-not helped by story-line in GreenArrow, where him being a rapist became [[Flanderization pretty much his sole character trait.]] Said story-line was one of only two major appearances following Identity Crisis and he was killed off by Spectre merely three after this story.
17th Oct '16 8:30:51 PM HamburgerTime
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* OvershadowedByControversy: Even people that haven't read it know it as "that superhero comic with an explicit rape scene."
31st Jul '16 1:26:50 AM vexer
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* CreatorsPet: The writer is an admitted Deathstroke fanboy who wanted to establish his favorite character as a badass. And he did so in the most fanboyish way possible: clumsily. Deathstroke's victory over a JusticeLeagueOfAmerica team can only be described as a complete and total Ass Pull. Sure, the team of heroes he fought didn't include Batman, Superman, or Wonder Woman (two of whom would barely notice Deathstroke if he attacked them, and the third, Batman, would be ready for him if he did), but it ''did'' include the Flash and Green Lantern, neither of whom was portrayed as actually ''knowing how their own frigging powers worked'' during the fight. Key pieces are being somehow faster than the prototypical SuperSpeed superhero and overpowering Green Lantern's ring by developing stronger willpower (a facet that would be a reason for ''him'' to have the ring to begin with, not to mention not being how the ring works at all). It also included a direct reversal in how the Atom's powers normally work (the Atom ''does'' normally retain full mass when he shrinks) for no reason that was ever stated, and a complete and arbitrary nerfing of Black Canary's superpowers (she's easily able to rip through several feet of steel-reinforced concrete with her Canary Cry, but apparently penetrating a single layer of burlap over her mouth is beyond her abilities if it's ''Deathstroke's'' burlap sack). So it was, in fact, embarrassing. For the writer.

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* CreatorsPet: The writer is an admitted Deathstroke fanboy who wanted to establish his favorite character as a badass. And he did so in the most fanboyish way possible: clumsily. Deathstroke's victory over a JusticeLeagueOfAmerica team can only be described as a complete and total Ass Pull. Sure, the team of heroes he fought didn't include Batman, Superman, or Wonder Woman (two of whom would barely notice Deathstroke if he attacked them, and the third, Batman, would be ready for him if he did), but it ''did'' include the Flash and Green Lantern, neither of whom was portrayed as actually ''knowing how their own frigging powers worked'' during the fight. Key pieces are being somehow faster than the prototypical SuperSpeed superhero and overpowering Green Lantern's ring by developing stronger willpower (a facet that would be a reason for ''him'' to have the ring to begin with, not to mention not being how the ring works at all). It also included a direct reversal in how the Atom's powers normally work (the Atom ''does'' normally retain full mass when he shrinks) for no reason that was ever stated, and a complete and arbitrary nerfing of Black Canary's superpowers (she's easily able to rip through several feet of steel-reinforced concrete with her Canary Cry, but apparently penetrating a single layer of burlap over her mouth is beyond her abilities if it's ''Deathstroke's'' burlap sack). So it was, in fact, embarrassing. For the writer.
19th Jul '16 5:43:43 AM astrakhan
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** A quieter one: Sue's funeral is the last physical appearance of [[{{Starman}} Jack Knight]] (he's next to Stargirl).
14th Jul '16 1:08:00 PM firejewel
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* HarsherIn Hindsight:

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11th Jul '16 12:57:24 PM OmarKarindu
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* HarsherIn Hindsight:
** All those stories from the 1940s, 1950s, and 1960s in which the heroes use super-hypnosis and magic rings and so on to alter the villains' minds or remove knowledge of their secret identities from others read very differently given the revelations of this series. So does Doctor Light's time as an IneffectualSympatheticVillain.
** ''Justice League of America'' volume 1, #122 gets hit especially hard: it's a story that explains how the Leaguers decided to reveal their identities to one another, after Doctor Light uses "Amnesium" to scramble their knowledge of their alter egos, learn their secrets, and nearly kill them all. In the end, Light is mindwiped with the Amnesium to remove his ill-gotten knowledge. The story's title? "The Great Identity Crisis."
** An earlier event, the more nostalgic ''Silver Age'' series of "skip week" specials, also has agroup fof villains learning the Justice Leaguers' secrets...and in the end, Hawkman uses some Thanagarian technology to remove this knowledge from their minds, with the sanction of Superman and Batman. The whole thing is played as a ResetButton style happy ending. The Silver Age: Justice League chapter also contains a scene in which Doctor Light rejects Catwoman's advances, stating that he "has always been more interested in test tubes and Bunsen burners than the fairer sex."
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