History YMMV / TheLeagueOfExtraOrdinaryGentlemen

12th Jun '17 3:28:21 PM AmuckCricetine
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* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: The [[AuthorAppeal real]] [[NewMediaAreEvil reason]] is obvious, but from a Watsonian perspective, what happened to almost every major literary character since the middle of the twentieth century? Indeed, it is worth noting that in the older volumes Moore dove deep into many literary sources in building the world of the league, from the major players to the background characters. But by the time of ''1969'' and ''2009'', the number of literary sources takes a severe nosedive. The world of the League, and therefore, of literature itself, is constantly picked apart and depicted as collapsing, but it falls a bit flat when the reason for that seems to stem from the better part of over half a century's worth of characters and stories are completely absent.

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* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: The [[AuthorAppeal real]] [[NewMediaAreEvil reason]] is obvious, but from a Watsonian perspective, what happened to almost every major literary character since the middle of the twentieth century? Indeed, it is worth noting that in the older volumes Moore dove deep into many literary sources in building the world of the league, from the major players to the background characters. But by the time of ''1969'' and ''2009'', the number of literary sources takes a severe nosedive. The world of the League, and therefore, of literature itself, is constantly picked apart and depicted as collapsing, but it falls a bit flat when the reason for that seems to stem from the better part of over half a century's worth of characters and stories are completely absent.
10th Jun '17 2:56:15 PM nombretomado
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** The movie's EvilPlan involves a mysterious bad guy (who's eventually revealed to be [[spoiler: Professor Moriarty]]) trying to start WorldWarI a few decades early. ''Film/SherlockHolmesAGameOfShadows'', which came out almost a decade later, was about the same thing. [[spoiler: In this film, Moriarty even references the Reichenbach falls as where "that man died." Perhaps he got some plastic surgery, and tried to start his EvilPlan all over again, but went more ambitious by using the League?]]

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** The movie's EvilPlan involves a mysterious bad guy (who's eventually revealed to be [[spoiler: Professor Moriarty]]) trying to start WorldWarI UsefulNotes/WorldWarI a few decades early. ''Film/SherlockHolmesAGameOfShadows'', which came out almost a decade later, was about the same thing. [[spoiler: In this film, Moriarty even references the Reichenbach falls as where "that man died." Perhaps he got some plastic surgery, and tried to start his EvilPlan all over again, but went more ambitious by using the League?]]
4th Jun '17 2:24:43 PM nombretomado
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* GeniusBonus: If you got every single reference in this series without help... you need to make ''a lot'' more pages here at TVTropes.

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* GeniusBonus: If you got every single reference in this series without help... you need to make ''a lot'' more pages here at TVTropes.Wiki/TVTropes.
21st May '17 1:37:54 AM ACW
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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.]] 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: [[InvisibleJerkass Hawley Griffin, Griffin]], aka Literature/TheInvisibleMan, is a psychopath [[AxCrazy psychopath]] recruited by England so that his powers could be utilized for special missions. missions, and is [[AdaptationalVillainy far worse than his literary counterpart]]. Introduced hiding in an all-girls boarding school, Griffin's been taking advantage of his powers to [[RapeIsASpecialKindOfEvil rape the teenagers there.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, Griffin [[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, opposition; tries to get his teammates killed by selling out the location of their hideout's location, location; [[NoHoldsBarredBeatdown brutalizes Mina Murray]] while stealing valuable military information, information; and advises the Martians to use their Red Weed to destroy the Thames and incapacitate the [[CoolBoat Nautilus]].''[[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.
20th May '17 4:52:22 PM ACW
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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, Griffin attempts to abandon the league to their deaths when things get too dangerous. With the arrival of the invading Martians, 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 the location of their hideout, brutalizes Mina Murray while stealing valuable military information, and advises the Martians to use their Red Weed to destroy the Thames and incapacitate the ''Nautilus''. In a series where even monsters can be heroes, Griffin was never anything but a 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, hideout's location, [[NoHoldsBarredBeatdown 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 ''Nautilus''. [[CoolBoat 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.
10th May '17 11:39:46 PM Emperor_Oshron
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* NightmareFuel: The dead bodies fused to the remains of the train in ''Century 2009''.

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* NightmareFuel: The dead bodies fused to the remains of the train in ''Century 2009''.2009'', to say nothing of the flashback panels to the events of the massacre that caused that.
10th May '17 12:19:48 AM CaptainTedium
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* ValuesDissonance: The comic deliberately fakes this trope to create aesops such as "ORIENTALS, while BRILLIANT, are EVIL". Which we would like to stress is a verbatim quote.

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* ValuesDissonance: The comic deliberately fakes this trope to create aesops such as "ORIENTALS, while BRILLIANT, "The Chinese are EVIL".brilliant, but evil". Which we would like to stress is a verbatim quote.
27th Apr '17 8:23:57 AM SorPepita
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* TearJerker: [[TearJerker/TheLeagueOfExtraordinaryGentlemen Now has a page in need of]] WikiMagic.
27th Apr '17 8:20:57 AM SorPepita
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