History YMMV / SwampThing

17th Mar '17 12:59:46 PM kensu
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* CompleteMonster: [[BigBad Anton Arcane]] is a MadScientist turned EvilSorcerer obsessed with immortality and its secrets. First seen attempting to steal the Swamp Thing's body, Arcane failed and died in the attempt. His soul, however, returned from hell to steal the body of his niece Abigail Arcane's husband, Matthew Cable. In the guise of Matthew, Anton raped Abigail and consigned her soul to hell in his place. In his new position on earth, Arcane attempted to drive reality itself to insanity, using the souls of resurrected serial killers to cause destruction as the innocent succumb to savage, homicidal urges.

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* CompleteMonster: [[BigBad Anton Arcane]] is a MadScientist turned EvilSorcerer obsessed with immortality and its secrets. First seen attempting to steal the Swamp Thing's body, Arcane failed and died in the attempt. His soul, however, returned from hell to steal the body of his niece Abigail Arcane's husband, Matthew Cable. In the guise of Matthew, Anton raped Abigail and consigned her soul to hell in his place. In his new position on earth, Arcane attempted to drive reality itself to insanity, using the souls of resurrected serial killers to cause destruction as the innocent succumb to savage, homicidal urges. Oh, and a little thing called WorldWarII? Arcane was responsible for that. Yes, all of it.
17th Mar '17 12:55:40 PM kensu
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* RecycledScript: The time travel storyline that ended Rick Veitch's run has the same structure as a Len Wein issue (yes, a single issue) involving time travel. In both cases Swamp Thing would be thrown through time, would meet several of the locals, as well as an immortal that he keeps running into, and would eventually come in contact with an object (a crystal in the first case, the chunk of amber in the second) which would launch him back into the timestream. The big difference is that the Wein story Swamp Thing is moving forward in time, and the Veitch stories he's moving backwards. It's especially strange that Swamp Thing doesn't even {{Lampshade}} this, since time travel is actually a pretty uncommon experience for him.
28th Feb '17 3:11:38 PM kensu
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* CanonDiscontinuity: Everything between Len Wein's last issue on the original series and the first issue of Saga of The Swap Thing. Len Wein literally says this in the letters page: those stories '''did not happen'''.

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* CanonDiscontinuity: Everything between Len Wein's last issue on the original series and the first issue of Saga of The Swap Swamp Thing. Len Wein literally says this in the letters page: those stories '''did not happen'''.
28th Feb '17 3:10:56 PM kensu
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* CanonDiscontinuity: Everything between Len Wein's last issue on the original series and the first issue of Saga of The Swap Thing. Len Wein literally says this in the letters page: those stories '''did not happen'''.
16th Dec '16 9:25:30 PM Clown-Face
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** In the New 52, Anton Arcane's new incarnation is a being of boundless cruelty. In his pursuit of immortality, Arcane took over the elemental force of The Rot, [[DarkIsNotEvil the natural force of death and decay]] and subsumed it to his will. Arcane extends the Rot to devour all that lives and trap the world in deathless limbo he can rule. Arcane even forced his own nephew to be the Rot's avatar, devouring his mind from within. In Arcane's battles with Swamp Thing, Alec Holland saw a future where Arcane gruesomely tortured and beheaded Abigail and saw lobotomized clones Arcane had made of her as cannon fodder. He's so damn ''awful'' that The Rot itself secretly goes behind his back to ally with Swamp Thing so they can oust him for an avatar that ''isn't'' such a monster.

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** In the New 52, Anton Arcane's new incarnation is a being of boundless cruelty. In his pursuit of immortality, Arcane took over the elemental force of The Rot, [[DarkIsNotEvil the natural force of death and decay]] and subsumed it to his will. Arcane extends the Rot to devour all that lives and trap the world in deathless limbo he can rule. Arcane even forced his own nephew to be the Rot's avatar, devouring his mind from within. In Arcane's battles with Swamp Thing, Alec Holland saw a future where Arcane gruesomely tortured and beheaded Abigail and saw lobotomized clones Arcane had made of her as cannon fodder. He's so damn ''awful'' that The Rot itself secretly goes behind his back to ally with Swamp Thing so they can oust him for an avatar that ''isn't'' such a monster.
4th Dec '16 9:22:24 AM timtom15
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* ZeroEpisodeWonder: [[Creator/NeilGaiman Neil Gaiman's]] run on Swamp Thing, cancelled after Gaiman withdrew in protest over the controversial censorship of the intended climax of Rick Veitch's previous run.

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* ZeroEpisodeWonder: [[Creator/NeilGaiman Neil Gaiman's]] run on Swamp Thing, cancelled after Gaiman withdrew in protest over the controversial censorship of the intended climax of Rick Veitch's previous run.

4th Dec '16 9:04:47 AM timtom15
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* ZeroEpisodeWonder: [[Creator/NeilGaiman Neil Gaiman's]] run on Swamp Thing, cancelled after Gaiman withdrew in protest over the controversial censorship of the intended climax of Rick Veitch's previous run.
24th May '16 5:40:14 AM KamenRiderKrypton
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* FanonDisContinuity: People tend to view the series solely in terms of the Creator/AlanMoore run, which may be because the rest of it has either never been collected in trade form or is otherwise notoriously difficult to find. It's generally accepted that the Wrightson-Wein run is pretty good and that the tail end of the Plasko run is required reading to fully get the Alan Moore run, while the Creator/BrianKVaughan run...isn't.

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* FanonDisContinuity: FanonDiscontinuity: People tend to view the series solely in terms of the Creator/AlanMoore run, which may be because the rest of it has either never been collected in trade form or is otherwise notoriously difficult to find. It's generally accepted that the Wrightson-Wein run is pretty good and that the tail end of the Plasko run is required reading to fully get the Alan Moore run, while the Creator/BrianKVaughan run...isn't.
4th Apr '16 4:19:16 PM WanderingBrowser
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** In the New 52, Anton Arcane's new incarnation is a being of boundless cruelty. In his pursuit of immortality, Arcane took over the elemental force of The Rot, [[DarkIsNotEvil the natural force of death and decay]] and subsumed it to his will. Arcane extends the Rot to devour all that lives and trap the world in deathless limbo he can rule. Arcane even forced his own nephew to be the Rot's avatar, devouring his mind from within. In Arcane's battles with Swamp Thing, Alec Holland saw a future where Arcane gruesomely tortured and beheaded Abigail and saw lobotomized clones Arcane had made of her as cannon fodder.

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** In the New 52, Anton Arcane's new incarnation is a being of boundless cruelty. In his pursuit of immortality, Arcane took over the elemental force of The Rot, [[DarkIsNotEvil the natural force of death and decay]] and subsumed it to his will. Arcane extends the Rot to devour all that lives and trap the world in deathless limbo he can rule. Arcane even forced his own nephew to be the Rot's avatar, devouring his mind from within. In Arcane's battles with Swamp Thing, Alec Holland saw a future where Arcane gruesomely tortured and beheaded Abigail and saw lobotomized clones Arcane had made of her as cannon fodder. He's so damn ''awful'' that The Rot itself secretly goes behind his back to ally with Swamp Thing so they can oust him for an avatar that ''isn't'' such a monster.
10th Oct '15 10:13:34 AM nombretomado
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* InvincibleVillain: Arcane during the {{New 52}} with new re-imagined Rot based powers that allow him to instantly kill, turn undead, and take control of any living thing that has even a single dead cell in it, anywhere in the entire world at any time. There are no functional limits to this power, only that champions of the Green and Red can sometimes resist it, but even then Arcane can just steal somebody's appearance and kill them before they can attack. He is also effectively unkillable as he can just reform a body from any corpse. Add to the fact that he's been around for centuries, effortlessly killing champions of both the Green and Red, until finally [[spoiler: infecting and taking over the entire world in the Rotworld segment along with killing and cloning Abby]]. He only loses not through any action of the heroes, when he's declared to be TOO successful as a villain, and [[spoiler: the Parliament of Rot withdraws their support and allow them to rewind time to before his victory]].

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* InvincibleVillain: Arcane during the {{New ComicBook/{{New 52}} with new re-imagined Rot based powers that allow him to instantly kill, turn undead, and take control of any living thing that has even a single dead cell in it, anywhere in the entire world at any time. There are no functional limits to this power, only that champions of the Green and Red can sometimes resist it, but even then Arcane can just steal somebody's appearance and kill them before they can attack. He is also effectively unkillable as he can just reform a body from any corpse. Add to the fact that he's been around for centuries, effortlessly killing champions of both the Green and Red, until finally [[spoiler: infecting and taking over the entire world in the Rotworld segment along with killing and cloning Abby]]. He only loses not through any action of the heroes, when he's declared to be TOO successful as a villain, and [[spoiler: the Parliament of Rot withdraws their support and allow them to rewind time to before his victory]].
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