History YMMV / TheLeagueOfExtraOrdinaryGentlemen

19th Jan '16 8:04:10 AM GothicProphet
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* RetroactiveRecognition: Shane West (Sawyer) currently plays Michael in ''Series/{{Nikita}}''. It's a little bit funny, because Peta Wilson (Mina) got her start as the lead on ''Film/LaFemmeNikita'', of which ''Nikita'' is a remake
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* RetroactiveRecognition: Shane West (Sawyer) currently plays Michael in ''Series/{{Nikita}}''. It's a little bit funny, because Peta Wilson (Mina) got her start as the lead on ''Film/LaFemmeNikita'', of which ''Nikita'' is a remakeremake. ----
15th Jan '16 12:14:36 PM DreamerCynist2
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*** Jekyll: A mild-mannered Doctor who, at times, transforms into his large, super-strength alter ego. *** [[spoiler:An attack on the heroes' cool transport by the prettyboy bad guy and his inside knowledge, and he's working for an even more dangerous foe.]]
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*** Jekyll: A mild-mannered Doctor who, at times, transforms into his large, super-strength super-strong and ferocious alter ego. *** [[spoiler:An attack on the heroes' cool transport by the prettyboy pretty boy bad guy and his inside knowledge, and he's working for an even more dangerous foe.]]

* RetroactiveRecognition: Shane West (Sawyer) currently plays Michael in ''Series/{{Nikita}}''. ** Somewhat funny, because Peta Wilson (Mina) got her start as the lead on ''Film/LaFemmeNikita'', of which ''Nikita'' is a remake
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* RetroactiveRecognition: Shane West (Sawyer) currently plays Michael in ''Series/{{Nikita}}''. ** Somewhat ''Series/{{Nikita}}''. It's a little bit funny, because Peta Wilson (Mina) got her start as the lead on ''Film/LaFemmeNikita'', of which ''Nikita'' is a remake
13th Jan '16 5:54:18 AM DreamerCynist2
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** There's the question of whether Moore's ''really'' TruerToTheText than most other adaptations, or whether he's really just [[DarkerAndEdgier pushing for the darkest possible depiction]] [[AuthorAppeal for his private enjoyment]]. Particular sore spots include: Mina Murray being a divorced woman when she was HappilyMarried to Jonathan Harker in the original novel, [[spoiler: Hyde raping the Invisible Man, James Bond as an incompetent misogynist traitor, and Harry Potter as a whiny, self-pitying school shooter strung out on anti-depressants]].
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** There's the question of whether Moore's ''really'' TruerToTheText than most other adaptations, or whether he's really just [[DarkerAndEdgier pushing for the darkest possible depiction]] [[AuthorAppeal for his private enjoyment]]. Particular sore spots include: Mina Murray being a divorced woman when she was HappilyMarried to Jonathan Harker in the original novel, [[spoiler: Hyde raping the Invisible Man, James Bond as an incompetent misogynist traitor, and Harry Potter as a whiny, self-pitying school shooter strung out on anti-depressants]].anti-depressants who becomes the anti-christ]].
8th Jan '16 3:58:26 PM DreamerCynist2
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** The ''Century'' trilogy is very divisive amongst readers, with some hailing it for its more experimental qualities, well-done characterization, and the many [[SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome Awesome Moments]] that occur. Others slam due it due to Moore's [[NostalgiaFilter virtually all modern culture]], [[NewMediaAreEvil thematic antiquarianism in a series that had once critiqued that kind of thinking]], [[CreatorsPet Orlando, a two-note character who seemingly exists only to provide]] AuthorAppeal and his [[ShallowParody mean-spirited]] treatment of [[Franchise/JamesBond modern]] franchise [[Franchise/HarryPotter characters]].
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** The ''Century'' trilogy is very divisive amongst readers, with some hailing it for its more experimental qualities, well-done characterization, and the many [[SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome Awesome Moments]] that occur. Others slam due it due to Moore's [[NostalgiaFilter attitude towards virtually all modern culture]], [[NewMediaAreEvil the indulgence in thematic antiquarianism in a series that had once critiqued that kind of thinking]], [[CreatorsPet Orlando, a two-note character who seemingly exists only to provide]] AuthorAppeal and his [[ShallowParody mean-spirited]] treatment of [[Franchise/JamesBond modern]] franchise [[Franchise/HarryPotter characters]].
14th Dec '15 1:18:16 PM FF32
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** Once ''Century: 2009'' finally revealed the Moonchild's identity, many fans of [[spoiler: Harry Potter]] objected to the entire storyline not necessarily because of Moore's treatment of the character, but because it wasn't nearly as interesting as it could have been. If Moore had managed to rein in [[AuthorOnBoard his hatred of today's pop culture]], and [[ShallowParody had actually familiarized himself with the character enough to make his portrayal feel authentic]], it ''could'' have been a genuinely fascinating look at youthful rebellion, the paranoia of the post-9/11 world, and [[BecauseDestinySaysSo the conflict between destiny and free will]]. Instead, [[spoiler: Harry]] is just portrayed as a one-note [[TeensAreMonsters foul-mouthed teen with an attitude problem]]. Regardless of how you might feel about the source material, that's hardly the basis for an interesting villain.
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** Once ''Century: 2009'' finally revealed the Moonchild's identity, many fans of [[spoiler: Harry Potter]] objected to the entire storyline not necessarily because of Moore's treatment of the character, but because it wasn't nearly as interesting as it could have been. If Moore had managed to rein in [[AuthorOnBoard [[WriterOnBoard his hatred of today's pop culture]], and [[ShallowParody had actually familiarized himself with the character enough to make his portrayal feel authentic]], it ''could'' have been a genuinely fascinating look at youthful rebellion, the paranoia of the post-9/11 world, and [[BecauseDestinySaysSo the conflict between destiny and free will]]. Instead, [[spoiler: Harry]] is just portrayed as a one-note [[TeensAreMonsters foul-mouthed teen with an attitude problem]]. Regardless of how you might feel about the source material, that's hardly the basis for an interesting villain.
27th Nov '15 2:57:39 PM maxwellsilver
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Sink Hole.
* CompleteMonster: Hawley Griffin, aka Literature/TheInvisibleMan, is a psychopath recruited by England so his powers could be utilized for special missions. Introduced hiding in an all-girls boarding school, Griffin's been taking advantage of his powers to rape the teenagers there. He's already impregnated three girls and is apprehended in the process of raping a fourth. When he joins the league, it's not out of any sense of altruism but because he's been promised a cure for his condition, a pardon for his crimes, and a large sum of money. During his tenure on the team, Griffin displays streaks of cruelty and cowardice in equal measure. At one point he beats an innocent constable to death simply because he wanted the man's clothes, and at the climax of the team's first adventure, [[DirtyCoward Griffin attempts to abandon the league to their deaths when things get too dangerous.]] With the arrival of the invading Martians, [[LesCollaborateurs Griffin eagerly approaches them and sells out his entire planet to the invaders just so he can rule alongside them.]] Griffin gives the Martians information on where the human artillery positions are so they can slaughter their opposition, tries to get his teammates killed by selling out their hideout's location, [[NoHoldsBarredBeatdown brutalizes Mina Murray]] while stealing valuable military information, and advises the Martians to use their Red Weed to destroy the Thames and incapacitate the [[CoolBoat Nautilus]]. In a series where [[BlackAndGrayMorality even monsters can be heroes]], Griffin was never anything but a [[ItsAllAboutMe selfish, megalomaniacal snake]] who was willing to let his race be butchered and enslaved just so he could rule over what was left.
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* CompleteMonster: Hawley Griffin, aka Literature/TheInvisibleMan, is a psychopath recruited by England so his powers could be utilized for special missions. Introduced hiding in an all-girls boarding school, Griffin's been taking advantage of his powers to rape the teenagers there. He's already impregnated three girls and is apprehended in the process of raping a fourth. When he joins the league, it's not out of any sense of altruism but because he's been promised a cure for his condition, a pardon for his crimes, and a large sum of money. During his tenure on the team, Griffin displays streaks of cruelty and cowardice in equal measure. At one point he beats an innocent constable to death simply because he wanted the man's clothes, and at the climax of the team's first adventure, [[DirtyCoward Griffin attempts to abandon the league to their deaths when things get too dangerous.]] dangerous. With the arrival of the invading Martians, [[LesCollaborateurs Griffin eagerly approaches them and sells out his entire planet to the invaders just so he can rule alongside them.]] them. Griffin gives the Martians information on where the human artillery positions are so they can slaughter their opposition, tries to get his teammates killed by selling out the location of their hideout's location, [[NoHoldsBarredBeatdown hideout, brutalizes Mina Murray]] Murray while stealing valuable military information, and advises the Martians to use their Red Weed to destroy the Thames and incapacitate the [[CoolBoat Nautilus]]. ''Nautilus''. In a series where [[BlackAndGrayMorality even monsters can be heroes]], heroes, Griffin was never anything but a [[ItsAllAboutMe selfish, megalomaniacal snake]] snake who was willing to let his race be butchered and enslaved just so he could rule over what was left.
22nd Nov '15 9:01:10 AM FF32
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* FranchiseOriginalSin: Moore has used the series as a means of [[TakeThat performing mean-spirited hatchet jobs on characters he doesn't like]] since the beginning. The very first volume featured [[Literature/TheInvisibleMan Griffin]] literally raping both [[Literature/RebeccaOfSunnybrookFarm Becky Randall]] and [[{{Literature/Pollyanna}} Pollyanna Whittier]]. But, unlike his treatment of [[spoiler: ''Franchise/Harry Potter'' and ''Franchise/JamesBond'']], the characters in question were old-tyme enough that they didn't have strong fanbases to be offended at their treatment. And, ''also'' unlike them, the hatchet-job was a side-note within the plot rather than a central part of the narrative.
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* FranchiseOriginalSin: Moore has used the series as a means of [[TakeThat performing mean-spirited hatchet jobs on characters he doesn't like]] since the beginning. The very first volume featured [[Literature/TheInvisibleMan Griffin]] literally raping both [[Literature/RebeccaOfSunnybrookFarm Becky Randall]] and [[{{Literature/Pollyanna}} Pollyanna Whittier]]. But, unlike his treatment of [[spoiler: ''Franchise/Harry Potter'' ''Franchise/HarryPotter'' and ''Franchise/JamesBond'']], the characters in question were old-tyme enough that they didn't have strong fanbases to be offended at their treatment. And, ''also'' unlike them, the hatchet-job was a side-note within the plot rather than a central part of the narrative.
21st Nov '15 5:27:29 PM SpectralTime
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** The ''Century'' trilogy is very divisive amongst readers, with some hailing it for its more experimental qualities, well-done characterization, and the many [[SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome Awesome Moments]] that occur. Others slam due it due to Moore's [[NostalgiaFilter attitude towards everything after 1969]], [[NewMediaAreEvil thematic antiquarianism in a series that had once critiqued that kind of thinking]], [[CreatorsPet Orlando, a two-note character who seemingly exists only to provide]] AuthorAppeal and his [[ShallowParody mean-spirited]] treatment of [[Franchise/JamesBond modern]] franchise [[Franchise/HarryPotter characters]].
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** The ''Century'' trilogy is very divisive amongst readers, with some hailing it for its more experimental qualities, well-done characterization, and the many [[SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome Awesome Moments]] that occur. Others slam due it due to Moore's [[NostalgiaFilter attitude towards everything after 1969]], virtually all modern culture]], [[NewMediaAreEvil thematic antiquarianism in a series that had once critiqued that kind of thinking]], [[CreatorsPet Orlando, a two-note character who seemingly exists only to provide]] AuthorAppeal and his [[ShallowParody mean-spirited]] treatment of [[Franchise/JamesBond modern]] franchise [[Franchise/HarryPotter characters]].
26th Oct '15 6:41:12 PM SpectralTime
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* FranchiseOriginalSin: Moore has used the series as a means of [[TakeThat performing mean-spirited hatchet jobs on characters he doesn't like]] since the beginning. The very first volume featured [[Literature/TheInvisibleMan Griffin]] literally raping both [[Literature/RebeccaOfSunnybrookFarm Becky Randall]] and [[{{Literature/Pollyanna}} Pollyanna Whittier]]. But, unlike his treatment of [[spoiler: ''Franchise/Harry Potter'' and ''Franchise/JamesBond'']], the characters in question were old-tyme enough that they didn't have strong fanbases to be offended at their treatment. And, ''also'' unlike them, the hatchet-job was a side-note within the plot rather than a central part of the narrative.
29th Sep '15 11:36:05 PM JulianLapostat
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Moore doesn't criticize modern characters for being modern, he rather likes Harry Lime, Graham Greene, movies made in the 60s and rock and punk music.
** The ''Century'' trilogy is very divisive amongst readers, with some hailing it for its more experimental qualities, well-done characterization, and the many [[SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome Awesome Moments]] that occur. Others slam due it due to Moore's [[NostalgiaFilter attitude towards everything after 1969]], [[NewMediaAreEvil thematic antiquarianism in a series that had once critiqued that kind of thinking]], [[CreatorsPet Orlando, a two-note character who seemingly exists only to provide]] AuthorAppeal and his [[ShallowParody mean-spirited]] treatment of [[Franchise/JamesBond modern]] [[Franchise/HarryPotter characters]] for being modern.
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** The ''Century'' trilogy is very divisive amongst readers, with some hailing it for its more experimental qualities, well-done characterization, and the many [[SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome Awesome Moments]] that occur. Others slam due it due to Moore's [[NostalgiaFilter attitude towards everything after 1969]], [[NewMediaAreEvil thematic antiquarianism in a series that had once critiqued that kind of thinking]], [[CreatorsPet Orlando, a two-note character who seemingly exists only to provide]] AuthorAppeal and his [[ShallowParody mean-spirited]] treatment of [[Franchise/JamesBond modern]] franchise [[Franchise/HarryPotter characters]] for being modern.characters]].
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