History YMMV / TheBoys

4th Feb '17 9:27:51 PM TomTheEducator
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* CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming: Even and especially though they're a pair of unhinged, AxCrazy nutters, pretty much all the interactions between The Frenchman and The Female are this. He never treats her as anything less than a human being, and ''never'' gives up on the hope that one day she can move past her homicidal yearnings. For her part, he is the only one that can touch her without losing body parts, and it's clear she cares deeply for him. One standout is where Frenchie tries to convince The Female to leave the team with him, offering ''himself'' as an outlet for the uncontrollable need to maim and kill she is afflicted with. Despite knowing in detail ''exactly'' what kind of nauseating, unbelievable damage she can inflict. The Female - who we have seen repatedly rip faces off, eviscerate ''explosively'', and woke from a coma by ''breaking Hughie's arm'' - immediately and absolutely refuses, almost looking about to cry. Then she gives Frenchie some of her ice-cream.
** Another one overlaps with Tearjerker, but if every HetereosexualLifePartners met AxCrazy...
--> "[[BilingualBonus Je suis votre ami.]] If I cannot be your friend I would as soon be dead. If it must be by your hand, so be it."
13th Dec '16 10:39:41 PM SarcasmKid
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* JerkassWoobie: Queen Maeve can be a genuinely unpleasant person who doesn't seem to care about anything that doesn't involve alcohol, but it turns out she was more or less traumatized by what happened on 9/11 and before then is implied to have genuinely wanted to be heroic. She became a BrokenBird in order to cope with her guilt, and has also been raped thanks to Homelander tricking her into having sex with Black Noir.



* WhatDoYouMeanItsNotSymbolic: So [[UsefulNotes/YanksWithTanks an American]], [[UsefulNotes/BritsWithBattleships a Brit]], [[UsefulNotes/GaulsWithGrenades a Frenchman]] and a [[UsefulNotes/RedsWithRockets nostalgic Russian]] [[CurbStompBattle beat the shit out of a]] [[ThoseWackyNazis Nazi]]? Nah, I'm sure [[UsefulNotes/WorldWarTwo there's no deeper meaning to it...]] This was actually [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]] in the scene itself. [[spoiler:The Boys quite cheerfully inform Stormfront that, while yes, they are representing the Allies, they are going to let the beat down be done by a representative of the folks who did it to the Germans in 1945: Cue Love Sausage!]]

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* WhatDoYouMeanItsNotSymbolic: So [[UsefulNotes/YanksWithTanks an American]], [[UsefulNotes/BritsWithBattleships a Brit]], [[UsefulNotes/GaulsWithGrenades a Frenchman]] and a [[UsefulNotes/RedsWithRockets nostalgic Russian]] [[CurbStompBattle beat the shit out of a]] [[ThoseWackyNazis Nazi]]? Nah, I'm sure [[UsefulNotes/WorldWarTwo there's no deeper meaning to it...]] This was actually [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]] in the scene itself. [[spoiler:The Boys quite cheerfully inform Stormfront that, while yes, they are representing the Allies, they are going to let the beat down be done by a representative of the folks who did it to the Germans in 1945: Cue Love Sausage!]]Sausage!]]
* TheWoobie: All of Superduper. Every other superhero group is made up of assholes, rapists, and murderers, but Superduper is more or less a halfway home for disabled kids. The kicker is that all of them honestly do want to be superheroes and use their powers, limited though they are, to try and help people. [[spoiler: And then they get stuck with Malchemical for a leader, who almost rapes Auntie Sis, Stool-Shadow, and Ladyfold before he's killed by Butcher. And then Butcher almost kills them when Klanker, who has Tourette's, screams "Fuckingcunt" at the worst possible moment. It takes Hughie begging Butcher not to in order for him to back off before he hurts one of them. The worst part is, most of them don't understand what's going on except for Auntie Sis. And most everybody either thinks they're a joke (like Malchemical) or will inevitably become just as fucked up as the Seven (like Butcher, who doesn't even really care that Malchemical was going to rape and torture them).]]
10th Oct '16 10:23:21 PM eaterofworlds
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* DarknessInducedAudienceApathy: After reading several of the other tropes, is it really that hard to believe?
2nd Sep '16 1:09:54 AM CaptainTedium
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* {{Anvilicious}}

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* {{Anvilicious}}{{Anvilicious}}: The comic is quite unbearably preachy about its message that superheroes suck. Of course, this ''is'' Creator/GarthEnnis we're talking about.



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* {{Squick}}{{Squick}}: Assloads of it. For starters, we have a lot of gruesome violence and one of the characters is a grown man who needs his mother's breast milk to survive.
28th Aug '16 3:38:57 AM Morgenthaler
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* WhatDoYouMeanItsNotSymbolic: So [[YanksWithTanks an American]], [[BritsWithBattleships a Brit]], [[GaulsWithGrenades a Frenchman]] and a [[RedsWithRockets nostalgic Russian]] [[CurbStompBattle beat the shit out of a]] [[ThoseWackyNazis Nazi]]? Nah, I'm sure [[WorldWarTwo there's no deeper meaning to it...]] This was actually [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]] in the scene itself. [[spoiler:The Boys quite cheerfully inform Stormfront that, while yes, they are representing the Allies, they are going to let the beat down be done by a representative of the folks who did it to the Germans in 1945: Cue Love Sausage!]]

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* WhatDoYouMeanItsNotSymbolic: So [[YanksWithTanks [[UsefulNotes/YanksWithTanks an American]], [[BritsWithBattleships [[UsefulNotes/BritsWithBattleships a Brit]], [[GaulsWithGrenades [[UsefulNotes/GaulsWithGrenades a Frenchman]] and a [[RedsWithRockets [[UsefulNotes/RedsWithRockets nostalgic Russian]] [[CurbStompBattle beat the shit out of a]] [[ThoseWackyNazis Nazi]]? Nah, I'm sure [[WorldWarTwo [[UsefulNotes/WorldWarTwo there's no deeper meaning to it...]] This was actually [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]] in the scene itself. [[spoiler:The Boys quite cheerfully inform Stormfront that, while yes, they are representing the Allies, they are going to let the beat down be done by a representative of the folks who did it to the Germans in 1945: Cue Love Sausage!]]
14th Jun '16 11:54:15 PM crazyrabbits
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* FridgeHorror: When Tek-Knight sent [[KidSidekick Laddio]] away to visit all the other super teams in a effort to keep himself from [[AnythingThatMoves involuntarily raping]] the boy, he explicitly said to even visit the [[HarmfulToMinors G-Men and all their spin-off teams.]] [[WhatHappenedToTheMouse We never see Laddio again after that.]]
3rd Jun '16 10:51:08 AM Thranx
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** This isn't exactly prescience on Ennis's part; Starfire's sexuality has been seesawing since her introduction, mainly depending on whether DC is marketing her towards younger teens or adult readers.
7th Jan '16 2:04:16 AM JulianLapostat
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* SpiritualSuccessor: To ''Marshal Law'' and Alan Moore's superhero satires in ''Miracleman'' and ''Watchmen''.
2nd Dec '15 6:40:30 AM Farnham
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** WordOfGod says that this is intentional, partly because his introspective brooding and doubt what allows Hughie to retain his humanity and thus ultimately stand out as the good guy amidst a crowd of violently sociopathic monsters, and also because, well, realistically everyone has character flaws that they're just incapable of getting over, and Hughie's just happens to be self-pity.

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** WordOfGod says that this is intentional, partly because his introspective brooding and doubt is what allows Hughie to retain his humanity and thus ultimately stand out as the good guy amidst a crowd of violently sociopathic monsters, and also because, well, realistically everyone has character flaws that they're just incapable of getting over, and Hughie's just happens to be self-pity.
3rd May '15 10:03:35 AM DoctorNemesis
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** WordOfGod says that this is intentional, partly because his introspective brooding and doubt what allows Hughie to retain his humanity and thus ultimately stand out as the good guy amidst a crowd of violently sociopathic monsters, and also because, well, realistically everyone has character flaws that they're just incapable of getting over, and Hughie's just happens to be self-pity.
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