History YMMV / Transmetropolitan

26th Feb '17 10:56:47 AM nombretomado
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** On the penultimate pages of the series, Spider [[spoiler:puts a cigarette in his mouth for OneLastSmoke, draws a handgun, puts it under his chin, and it turns out to be a lighter.]] Sad part? Three years later, Spider's inspiration, HunterSThompson, did the exact same thing... [[spoiler: except the gun was real.[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hunter_S._Thompson#Death]]]]

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** On the penultimate pages of the series, Spider [[spoiler:puts a cigarette in his mouth for OneLastSmoke, draws a handgun, puts it under his chin, and it turns out to be a lighter.]] Sad part? Three years later, Spider's inspiration, HunterSThompson, Creator/HunterSThompson, did the exact same thing... [[spoiler: except the gun was real.[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hunter_S._Thompson#Death]]]]
4th Feb '17 6:05:13 PM Eagal
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* MoralEventHorizon: [[spoiler:Vita Severn's murder.]]
* SomeAnvilsNeedToBeDropped: You can't do a tribute to HunterSThompson and not be anvilicious. 'Business', about child prostitution, is arguably the most famous.

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* MoralEventHorizon: Calahan did a lot of shitty things, but the first one we learn about is ordering [[spoiler:Vita Severn's murder.]]
* SomeAnvilsNeedToBeDropped: You can't do a tribute to HunterSThompson and not be anvilicious. 'Business', about child prostitution, is arguably the most famous.
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4th Feb '17 6:03:22 PM Eagal
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** Arguably the Beast. His argument to Spider is that, due to the limits of his power, he cannot be expected to do more than the bare minimum. He's not corrupt so much as beaten down and jaded, skating through the time remaining in his term. He's what happens when cynicism wins, as a contrast to Spider's angry, frustrated idealism.

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** Arguably the The Beast. His argument to Spider is that, due to the limits of his power, he cannot be expected to do more than the bare minimum. He's not corrupt so much as beaten down and jaded, skating through the time remaining in his term. He's what happens when cynicism wins, as a contrast to Spider's angry, frustrated idealism.
4th Feb '17 6:02:33 PM Eagal
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** Ellis comes up with ''another'' one of his disturbing and insightful summaries, which could apply to both the "Transient Movement" and transsexuals; the world ''hurt'' them, and going tran is their way of coping with it. Sometimes it works. Sometimes it doesn't. Sometimes it makes them easy meat for opportunistic demagogues...
-->'''Fred Christ''': You know where most transients start? In the psychiatrist's office. High incidence of dissociative identity disorder. High incidence of self-mutilation. Suicide attempts. Alienation. I mean, fuck, look at us. We're fucking walking alienation. For every transient who wants to explore a new genome, I can give you ten who thought all their problems would be solved by getting another body. Compared to 95% of transients, I'm a god. And you know, when the change gets hold, it gets into your visual cortex, and your sex center. You might see skinny grey things, but in my perception, I'm fucking Marilyn Monroe nine times a day... ''(cue MegatonPunch from [[BullyHunter Channon]])''

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** Ellis comes up with ''another'' one of his disturbing and insightful summaries, which could apply to both the "Transient Movement" and transsexuals; the world ''hurt'' them, and going tran trans is their way of coping with it. Sometimes it works. Sometimes it doesn't. Sometimes it makes them easy meat for opportunistic demagogues...
-->'''Fred Christ''': You know where most transients start? In the psychiatrist's office. High incidence of dissociative identity disorder. High incidence of self-mutilation. Suicide attempts. Alienation. I mean, fuck, look at us. We're fucking walking alienation. For every transient who wants to explore a new genome, I can give you ten who thought all their problems would be solved by getting another body. Compared to 95% of transients, I'm a god. And you know, when the change gets hold, it gets into your visual cortex, and your sex center. You might see skinny grey things, but in my perception, I'm fucking Marilyn Monroe nine times a day... ''(cue MegatonPunch punch from [[BullyHunter Channon]])''
12th Nov '16 5:10:40 PM ThallianGold
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12th Nov '16 5:04:20 PM ThallianGold
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** The Whorehopper is TheGhost, only appearing via phone to kick Jerusalem's ass into gear, and then only by phone. After the election, he disappears entirely from the narrative, with nobody even commenting on the absence. It's possible that the Whorehopper isn't real, just another of Spider's mental problems.
30th Sep '16 5:32:35 AM Kalaong
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* CrazyAwesome - The whole thing, but ''especially'' Spider.
* CrossesTheLineTwice - And then hops back and forth over the line some more before firing a bowel disruptor into the air indiscriminately.

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* CrazyAwesome - CrazyAwesome: The whole thing, but ''especially'' Spider.
* CrossesTheLineTwice - CrossesTheLineTwice: And then hops back and forth over the line some more before firing a bowel disruptor into the air indiscriminately.



* EnsembleDarkhorse - The Chair Leg of Truth.

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* EnsembleDarkhorse - EnsembleDarkhorse: The Chair Leg of Truth.



* FamilyUnfriendlyAesop - Like so many things in the series it CrossesTheLineTwice:

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* FamilyUnfriendlyAesop - FamilyUnfriendlyAesop: Like so many things in the series it CrossesTheLineTwice:



* MisaimedFandom - Ellis has repeatedly said that Spider is not a role model to be emulated. And yet...

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* MisaimedFandom - MisaimedFandom: Ellis has repeatedly said that Spider is not a role model to be emulated. And yet...



* SomeAnvilsNeedToBeDropped - You can't do a tribute to HunterSThompson and not be anvilicious. 'Business', about child prostitution, is arguably the most famous.
* {{Squick}} - Yelena drinking the bottle of tequila on election night. Rather than a worm it has a ''cockroach'' in it and we're treated to an extreme close-up of her slowly ''[[NauseaFuel biting it in half!]]''

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* SomeAnvilsNeedToBeDropped - SomeAnvilsNeedToBeDropped: You can't do a tribute to HunterSThompson and not be anvilicious. 'Business', about child prostitution, is arguably the most famous.
* {{Squick}} - {{Squick}}: Yelena drinking the bottle of tequila on election night. Rather than a worm it has a ''cockroach'' in it and we're treated to an extreme close-up of her slowly ''[[NauseaFuel biting it in half!]]''
17th Sep '16 1:30:29 PM Kalaong
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-->'''Fred Christ''': You know where most transients start? In the psychiatrist's office. High incidence of dissociative identity disorder. High incidence of self-mutilation. Suicide attempts. Alienation. I mean, fuck, look at us. We're fucking walking alienation. For every transient who wants to explore a new genome, I can give you ten who thought all their problems would be solved by getting another body. Compared to 95% of transients, I'm a god. And you know, when the change gets hold, it gets into your visual cortex, and your sex center. You might see skinny grey things, but in my perception, I'm fucking Marilyn Monroe nine times a day... '''(cue MegatonPunch from [[BullyHunter Channon]])''

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-->'''Fred Christ''': You know where most transients start? In the psychiatrist's office. High incidence of dissociative identity disorder. High incidence of self-mutilation. Suicide attempts. Alienation. I mean, fuck, look at us. We're fucking walking alienation. For every transient who wants to explore a new genome, I can give you ten who thought all their problems would be solved by getting another body. Compared to 95% of transients, I'm a god. And you know, when the change gets hold, it gets into your visual cortex, and your sex center. You might see skinny grey things, but in my perception, I'm fucking Marilyn Monroe nine times a day... '''(cue ''(cue MegatonPunch from [[BullyHunter Channon]])''
17th Sep '16 1:28:47 PM Kalaong
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** The future is a chaotic mess and always will be, but the past was always worse. So if you see something weird, suck it up and deal instead of turning on your NostalgiaFilter.
** Sex is like any other kind of drug; insane fun, but only between consenting adults. Inflict either on a kid and you deserve nothing less than a CruelAndUnusualDeath.



** There's a recurring undertone of "Pornography is exploitative and harms sexual progress".
17th Sep '16 1:22:32 PM Kalaong
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** Ellis comes up with ''another'' one of his disturbing and insightful summaries, which could apply to both the "Transient Movement" and transsexuals; the world ''hurt'' them, and going tran is their way of coping with it. Sometimes it works. Sometimes it doesn't. Sometimes it makes them easy meat for opportunistic demagogues...
-->'''Fred Christ''': You know where most transients start? In the psychiatrist's office. High incidence of dissociative identity disorder. High incidence of self-mutilation. Suicide attempts. Alienation. I mean, fuck, look at us. We're fucking walking alienation. For every transient who wants to explore a new genome, I can give you ten who thought all their problems would be solved by getting another body. Compared to 95% of transients, I'm a god. And you know, when the change gets hold, it gets into your visual cortex, and your sex center. You might see skinny grey things, but in my perception, I'm fucking Marilyn Monroe nine times a day... '''(cue MegatonPunch from [[BullyHunter Channon]])''
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