History YMMV / TheSpectre

14th Aug '16 9:18:14 AM Dr.XXX
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** Who has more influence over the Spectre? The host or the angel?
3rd Aug '14 8:48:52 AM Morgenthaler
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* AlternateCharacterInterpretation: GoodIsNotNice or CompleteMonster who just happens to go after other monsters (while not caring about who gets in the way)? Also raises questions about the DCU's version of God for employing him, [[RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgement but that's potentially a more touchy subject.]]

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* AlternateCharacterInterpretation: GoodIsNotNice or CompleteMonster villain who just happens to go after other monsters villains (while not caring about who gets in the way)? Also raises questions about the DCU's version of God for employing him, [[RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgement but that's potentially a more touchy subject.]]
3rd Jun '14 7:42:34 AM tafelshrew
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* AlternateCharacterInterpretation: GoodIsNotNice or CompleteMonster who just happens to go after other monsters (while not caring about who gets in the way)? Also raises questions about the DCU's version of God for employing him, [[RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgement but that's potentially a more touchy subject.]]
14th Mar '14 6:46:51 PM megazilla
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\n* CreepyAwesome: He's built around this trope. His powers mean unless the plot requires him to lose, he will tear through anything in his path in the most horrific way imaginable, literally, since his powers are only limited by whatever he ways he can think of.

23rd Dec '13 9:55:12 AM Lightysnake
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* CompleteMonster: Not him, but his victims. Those whom the Spectre kills usually ''deserve'' it. (But, see Throwaway Country in Main)

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* CompleteMonster: Not him, but his victims. Those whom the Spectre kills usually ''deserve'' it. (But, see Throwaway Country in Main)

13th Jun '13 7:46:06 PM TVRulezAgain
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* BadassDecay: Following the loss of Hal Jordan as his human anchor, the Spectre went on a rampage of DisproportionateRetribution before being manipulated by the new Eclipso (Jean Loring). Some of the decay was briefly undone after Crispus Allen became the new host, until the spirit was first subdued by a reawakened Cain, then left weakened at the hands of Mandrakk in ''Final Crisis''. He became completely overcome by a Black Lantern ring in ''BlackestNight'', and even after he regained control he couldn't do a thing to Nekron because he has no soul.

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* BadassDecay: Following the loss of Hal Jordan as his human anchor, the Spectre went on a rampage of DisproportionateRetribution before being manipulated by the new Eclipso (Jean Loring). Some of the decay was briefly undone after Crispus Allen became the new host, until the spirit was first subdued by a reawakened Cain, then left weakened at the hands of Mandrakk in ''Final Crisis''. He became completely overcome by a Black Lantern ring in ''BlackestNight'', ''Comicbook/BlackestNight'', and even after he regained control he couldn't do a thing to Nekron because he has no soul.
8th Sep '12 11:33:23 PM Gregzilla
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* CrowningMomentOfAwesome: At the height of his power, the Anti-Monitor is about to grab (literally) the entire DCU in the palm of his hand, he sarcastically asks who ''dares'' to stand against him... the Spectre '''dares''', giving the remaining heroes valuable time.
* CompleteMonster: Those whom the Spectre kills usually ''deserve'' it. (But, see Throwaway Country in Main)
* FridgeHorror: During TheInterregnum and early SilverAge, the Spectre was forbidden to actually ''kill'' anyone. The writers got around this by having him do things like turn criminals into [[AndIMustScream inanimate objects.]] Since the [[ComicsCode Comics Code Authority]] let him get away with it, they must not have realized exactly what they had done.
* NightmareFuel: Put this way. In the SilverAge, his entire shtick was killing people [[AndIMustScream WITHOUT ACTUALLY KILLING THEM]].
** ''Everything he does'' is this. Even the LighterAndSofter ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheBraveAndTheBold'' series has him turning a MadScientist into cheese, but leaving him very much alive and conscious (and then releasing the scientist's hundreds of trained rats.)

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* CrowningMomentOfAwesome: At the height of his power, the Anti-Monitor is about to grab (literally) the entire DCU in the palm of his hand, he sarcastically asks who ''dares'' to stand against him... the Spectre '''dares''', giving the remaining heroes valuable time.
* CompleteMonster: Not him, but his victims. Those whom the Spectre kills usually ''deserve'' it. (But, see Throwaway Country in Main)
* FridgeHorror: During TheInterregnum and early SilverAge, the Spectre was forbidden to actually ''kill'' anyone. The writers got around this by having him do things like turn criminals into [[AndIMustScream inanimate objects.]] Since the [[ComicsCode Comics Code Authority]] let him get away with it, they must not have realized exactly what they had done.
* NightmareFuel: Put this way. In the SilverAge, his entire shtick was killing people [[AndIMustScream WITHOUT ACTUALLY KILLING THEM]].
** ''Everything he does'' is this. Even the LighterAndSofter ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheBraveAndTheBold'' series has him turning a MadScientist into cheese, but leaving him very much alive and conscious (and then releasing the scientist's hundreds of trained rats.)
21st Jun '12 8:17:16 AM Noxie
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* FridgeHorror: During TheInterregnum and early SilverAge, the Spectre was forbidden to actually ''kill'' anyone. The writers got around this by having him do things like turn criminals into [[AndIMustScream inanimate objects.]] Since the [[ComicsCode Comics Code Authority]] let him get away with it, they must not have realized exactly what they had done.
20th Jun '12 10:50:59 AM Willbyr
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* HighOctaneNightmareFuel: Put this way. In the SilverAge, his entire shtick was killing people [[AndIMustScream WITHOUT ACTUALLY KILLING THEM]].
** ''Everything he does'' is this. Even the LighterAndSofter ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheBraveAndTheBold'' series has him turning a MadScientist into cheese, but leaving him very much alive and conscious (and then releasing the scientist's hundreds of trained rats.)

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* HighOctaneNightmareFuel: NightmareFuel: Put this way. In the SilverAge, his entire shtick was killing people [[AndIMustScream WITHOUT ACTUALLY KILLING THEM]].
** ''Everything he does'' is this. Even the LighterAndSofter ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheBraveAndTheBold'' series has him turning a MadScientist into cheese, but leaving him very much alive and conscious (and then releasing the scientist's hundreds of trained rats.))

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20th Jun '12 9:03:15 AM lu127
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** In fairness, they're usally justified examples: Eclipso is his predescessor, Mandrakk is an EldritchAbomination beyond the universe(and probably beyond God), and Nekron is the void incarnate(as he puts it, destroying him is like annihilating space itself).
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