History YMMV / TheLeagueOfExtraOrdinaryGentlemen

5th Aug '16 9:39:37 PM Anddrix
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* CreatorsPet: Orlando is regarded as some as this in the ''Century'' trilogy. Worth noting though the character is a BaseBreaker who divides opinion.

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* CreatorsPet: Orlando is regarded as some as this in the ''Century'' trilogy. Worth noting though the character is a BaseBreaker BaseBreakingCharacter who divides opinion.



* HePannedItNowHeSucks: A big part of the reaction towards ''[[BaseBreaker Century: 2009]]'' comes from the fact that many fans felt that it boiled down to a mean-spirited hatchet-job directed at [[spoiler: Harry Potter]]. Whether fans' reactions were just this trope in action, or whether it was legitimately poorly-done and damaged the work from a literary standpoint is up for debate.

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* HePannedItNowHeSucks: A big part of the reaction towards ''[[BaseBreaker Century: 2009]]'' ''Century: 2009'' comes from the fact that many fans felt that it boiled down to a mean-spirited hatchet-job directed at [[spoiler: Harry Potter]]. Whether fans' reactions were just this trope in action, or whether it was legitimately poorly-done and damaged the work from a literary standpoint is up for debate.
31st Jul '16 6:31:42 AM DreamerCynist2
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* BaseBreaker: Orlando is this. To some readers, he/she is a BloodKnight who is LivingForeverIsAwesome personified. To other's he/she's a CreatorsPet and a one-note CampGay.

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* BaseBreaker: BaseBreakingCharacter: Orlando is this. To some readers, he/she is a BloodKnight who is LivingForeverIsAwesome personified. To other's he/she's a CreatorsPet and a one-note CampGay.
18th Jul '16 3:09:28 AM TheWildWestPyro
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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/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.

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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 attempting to rape [[{{Literature/Pollyanna}} Pollyanna Whittier]]. But, unlike his treatment of [[spoiler: ''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.
7th Jul '16 8:52:28 AM JulianLapostat
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* HePannedItNowHeSucks: A big part of the reaction towards ''[[BaseBreaker Century: 2009]]'' comes from the fact that it boils down to a mean-spirited hatchet-job directed at [[spoiler: Harry Potter]]. Whether fans' reactions were just this trope in action, or whether it was legitimately poorly-done and damaged the work from a literary standpoint is up for debate. (And the two aren't necessarily mutually exclusive.)

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* HePannedItNowHeSucks: A big part of the reaction towards ''[[BaseBreaker Century: 2009]]'' comes from the fact that many fans felt that it boils boiled down to a mean-spirited hatchet-job directed at [[spoiler: Harry Potter]]. Whether fans' reactions were just this trope in action, or whether it was legitimately poorly-done and damaged the work from a literary standpoint is up for debate. (And the two aren't necessarily mutually exclusive.)



* TakeThatScrappy: People who disliked [[spoiler: Literature/HarryPotter]] or who liked it but felt it was overrated in esteem and especially found the title character less interesting than the supporting cast enjoyed Moore's takedown of it in Century Vol 3.

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* TakeThatScrappy: TakeThatScrappy:
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People who disliked [[spoiler: Literature/HarryPotter]] or who liked it but felt it was overrated in esteem and especially found the title character less interesting than the supporting cast enjoyed Moore's takedown of it in Century Vol 3.3. These fans also point out that Moore's basic satirical message, i.e. a CharacterExaggeration of his IdiotHero tendencies and an attack on the stories overall "trust-fund orphan" narrative of entitled heroism and luck-driven victories is in fact completely accurate and moreover echoed criticisms of the book made by its own fans and [[spoiler:by Severus Snape within the stories. They note that Snape is the only HP character who is treated positively by Moore]].
4th Jul '16 12:51:29 PM TheMightyHeptagon
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** Alan Moore has long been well-known for practicing ceremonial magic and being an avid student of occultism and the mystic arts, and he (in)famously claimed in 2003 that he worships Glycon, a Roman snake god that was once the center of an ancient pagan cult. In 2011, he attracted a bit of controversy for portraying Literature/HarryPotter as a thoroughly unsympathetic {{Antichrist}} figure who's supposedly the epitome of everything wrong with the 21st century. In other words: Moore is an occultist who talks to snakes and has an [[ItsPersonal intense personal hatred]] of Harry Potter. Voldemort? Is that you...?
24th May '16 9:22:59 PM TheWildWestPyro
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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 depictions]] [[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: Mr. Hyde raping the Invisible Man, James Bond as an incompetent misogynist traitor instead of being a loyal, competent ProfessionalKiller, and Harry Potter as a whiny, self-pitying school shooter strung out on anti-depressants who becomes the Antichrist, which is pretty far off from his actual character]].

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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 depictions]] [[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: Mr. Hyde raping the Invisible Man, James Bond as an incompetent misogynist traitor instead of being a loyal, competent ProfessionalKiller, and Harry Potter as a whiny, self-pitying school shooter self-pitying, school-shooting chav strung out on anti-depressants who becomes the Antichrist, which is pretty far off from his actual character]].



** The same applies for people who enjoyed the trolling of James Bond, even by Bond fans who felt the character was so overexposed they found this revisionist version entertaining. The fact that Jimmy is so hilariously bad at his job and a bungling wimp makes him less of a TakeThat and more of a dark DeconstructiveParody for Bond fans.

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** The same applies for people who enjoyed the trolling of James Bond, even by Bond fans who felt the character was so overexposed they found this revisionist version entertaining. The fact that Jimmy is so hilariously bad at his job and a bungling wimp who can barely get laid makes him less of a TakeThat and more of a dark DeconstructiveParody for Bond fans.
24th May '16 9:20:35 PM TheWildWestPyro
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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: Mr. Hyde raping the Invisible Man, James Bond as an incompetent misogynist traitorous murderer instead of being a loyal, competent BadassNormal ProfessionalKiller, and Harry Potter as a whiny, self-pitying school shooter strung out on anti-depressants who becomes the Antichrist, which is pretty far off from his actual character]].

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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]] depictions]] [[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: Mr. Hyde raping the Invisible Man, James Bond as an incompetent misogynist traitorous murderer traitor instead of being a loyal, competent BadassNormal ProfessionalKiller, and Harry Potter as a whiny, self-pitying school shooter strung out on anti-depressants who becomes the Antichrist, which is pretty far off from his actual character]].
24th May '16 9:18:18 PM TheWildWestPyro
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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 who becomes the anti-christ]].

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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: Mr. Hyde raping the Invisible Man, James Bond as an incompetent misogynist traitor, traitorous murderer instead of being a loyal, competent BadassNormal ProfessionalKiller, and Harry Potter as a whiny, self-pitying school shooter strung out on anti-depressants who becomes the anti-christ]].Antichrist, which is pretty far off from his actual character]].



* TakeThatScrappy: People who disliked [[spoiler: Literature/HarryPotter]] or who liked it but felt it was overrated in esteem and especially found the title character less interesting than the supporting cast enjoyed Moore's takedown of it in Century Vol 3. The same applies for people who enjoyed the trolling of James Bond, even by the character's fans who felt the character was so overexposed they found this revisionist version entertaining.

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* TakeThatScrappy: People who disliked [[spoiler: Literature/HarryPotter]] or who liked it but felt it was overrated in esteem and especially found the title character less interesting than the supporting cast enjoyed Moore's takedown of it in Century Vol 3.
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The same applies for people who enjoyed the trolling of James Bond, even by the character's Bond fans who felt the character was so overexposed they found this revisionist version entertaining.entertaining. The fact that Jimmy is so hilariously bad at his job and a bungling wimp makes him less of a TakeThat and more of a dark DeconstructiveParody for Bond fans.
10th Mar '16 11:15:34 PM Eagal
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* GeniusBonus: Pretty much every damn page.

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* GeniusBonus: Pretty much every damn page.%%* GeniusBonus
27th Feb '16 9:27:20 AM nombretomado
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*** And they're all working at the behest of a mysterious government figure. The only ones that don't match are Thor and Hawkeye [[note]]unless you include Quartermain, who is a crack shot, or reformed thief Skinner (assuming MCU Hawkeye shares that part of the comic version's past)[[/note]], but other than that, one almost expects Quartermain to yell "[[Film/TheAvengers League, Assemble!]]"

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*** And they're all working at the behest of a mysterious government figure. The only ones that don't match are Thor and Hawkeye [[note]]unless you include Quartermain, who is a crack shot, or reformed thief Skinner (assuming MCU Hawkeye shares that part of the comic version's past)[[/note]], but other than that, one almost expects Quartermain to yell "[[Film/TheAvengers "[[ComicBook/TheAvengers League, Assemble!]]"
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