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''Bad Guys'' is a comic book spin-off from the TV series ''WesternAnimation/{{Gargoyles}}'', written by series creator Creator/GregWeisman. It ran for one six-issue story arc before the publisher, Slave Labor Graphics, fell out with Disney over licensing fees. A collected edition was published in 2009.

The premise of the series involves various antagonists from the series being recruited by a mysterious figure to form a secret strike force working "for the angels". They're expendable, they're deniable, but this might just be their shot at redemption.

!!This series provides examples of:

* AnimalThemedSuperbeing: The Tazmanian Tiger, a villain who appears in the first issue.
* AntiAdvice: When John wishes to showcase his trustworthiness, he gets the members of the Redemption Squad to meet other Illuminati members. Yama and Fang speak with Thailog, who says "Fang can vouch for me." Fang says "Yeah, Thailog's my kinda gargoyle." Afterwards, Yama states the team cannot trust John and his crew, because Fang said Thailog was trustworthy, but the team knows that Fang knows they don't trust him. Cue a smug looking Fang telling them "You're welcome".
* ArtisticLicenseGeography:
** Apparently, Australia is so small that it makes sense to live at Uluru and pop over to Sydney to foil bank robberies. (In terms of distance, this is like trying to fight crime in New York while living in Oklahoma.)
** It looks as if the Notre-Dame cathedral in Paris is just next to the official entrance of the Catacombs. In real life, there are about 2.6 km between these two places.
* BlastingItOutOfTheirHands:
** Hunter shoots Dingo's gun out of his hand when they first meet.
** Pistol does the same to Hunter in issue five, as does Points to Fang.
* BoxedCrook: The premise of the series.
* BreathWeapon: Bardolph breathes fire.
* DarkerAndEdgier: Though the show itself generally didn't shy away from some dark elements, ''Bad Guys'' gets away with quite a lot of graphic violence that would never have made it into the show. (Also the occasional profanity.)
* DeathByOriginStory: [[spoiler:Mariah Monmouth is murdered by John Oldcastle just seconds before Harry (AKA Dingo) comes home. He never found out about the murder and John raised him as his partner in crime.]]
* DeliberateInjuryGambit: Yama uses this against Points. Yama reminds Points that he will heal at sunrise, but Points won't.
* DescriptionCut:
-->'''Matrix''': Hunter is an entity of admirable logic... She will have reasons for her absence.\\
'''Dingo''': Yeah, guess we know the sheila's not out sightseeing.\\
''[cut to Hunter standing outside Notre Dame de Paris, apparently sightseeing]''
* DualWielding:
** Unlike the series, Yama make use of two katanas.
** Points is also an adept of this, only with a longsword and a katana.
* DrivenToSuicide: [[spoiler:Tasha]], after being mutated by Dr. Sevarius.
* EiffelTowerEffect:
** Every sequence set in Paris (there are several, as that's where the team is based) opens with a shot of the Eiffel Tower.
** The scene in Sydney in the first issue opens with a shot of the Opera House.
* FatBastard: [[spoiler:John Oldcastle aka Falstaff.]]
* FiveManBand:
** TheHero: Hunter
** TheLancer: Dingo
** TheSmartGuy: Matrix
** TheBigGuy: Yama
** SixthRanger: Fang
* FlashbackWithinAFlashback: Issue three features a WholeEpisodeFlashback to the team's training period, within which Hunter has several flashbacks to her own personal past. Different art styles are used to distinguish the different levels of flashback.
* {{Fundoshi}}: Yama is shown to wear a fundoshi while in stone sleep.
* GetARoom: One of Dingo and Hunter's arguments is interrupted by Fang telling them to "go park somewhere and get cozy... you're steaming up the portholes".
* GunsAkimbo: Hunter and Dingo loves this trope.
* TheGunslinger: Pistol
* KatanasAreJustBetter: Yama's WeaponOfChoice.
* InMediasRes: The first issue opens with the team in the middle of a mission, which is going badly. The story arc proceeds with a series of {{Whole Episode Flashback}}s showing how the team came together.
* MadScientist: Dr. Sevarius
* MasterSwordsman: Points
* MechaMooks: The opponents in the big fight scene that frames the flashbacks in the first five issues.
* MultinationalTeam: With members from Scotland, Australia, Japan, and the USA, answering to a French MysteriousEmployer.
* MyFavoriteShirt: During the big fight scene, one of the MechaMooks succeeds in breaking one of Yama's swords. Yama destroys it with his bare hands while shouting [[PunctuatedForEmphasis "That... was... my... good... sword!"]]
* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: It is heavily hinted that Fang goes through this when the group discovers [[spoiler:that Tasha committed suicide by hanging herself]]. His first reaction is a stunned expression of shock on his face, then he tries making a lightbulb joke, which earns him a fierce punch on the gut from Yama that causes him to fall to his knees. A furious Yama is about to decapitate Fang and is barely being held back by Dingo, but we see Fang is still staring in shock at where [[spoiler:Tasha's dead body is hanging]] before turning his attention back to the squad.
* MysteriousEmployer: The man Hunter reports to, who is only addressed as "Sir" or "Mr. Director", and appears only in silhouette. (Hunter claims at one point to be working for Interpol, but even assuming ''she's'' been told the truth, she has less than no reason to be honest with the person she says it to.)
* NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast:
** Hunter.
** Fang.
* NewYearHasCome: Issue four does the "villain targets the Times Square crowd" plot.
* OnceMoreWithClarity: Dingo, as a boy, was taken in by a family friend after his mother abandoned him. This is shown twice: first as young-Dingo remembers it, then later from the point of view of the man who took him in, this time including the truth about what happened to his mother.
* ThePlan: Fang, of all people, manages to pull off a rather light but no less ingenious one in the final chapter, with how he discovers Falstaff's group is not to be trusted and how he lets his teammates know without arousing any suspicion.
* PunctuatedForEmphasis: "That... was... my... good... sword!"
* RaceAgainstTheClock: When the squad corners Dr. Sevarius, he tells them that one of his subordinates has a container of mutagenic formula set to release at exactly midnight at Times Square on the crowd of partygoers who are celebrating New Year's Eve. They only barely manage to avert it in time.
* RecurringExtra: Several of the recurring extras from ''Gargoyles'' appear in this series.
** Vinnie Grigori, who moved to Japan near the end of ''Gargoyles'', makes an appearance in Tokyo in the second issue.
** The Yuppie Couple are in the New Year's Eve crowd at Times Square in issue four.
* RedemptionQuest: What most of the protagonists are on.
* SadClown: Fang. He's just as shocked and horrified as everyone else to find out [[spoiler:Tasha hung herself]]. He just dealt with it by making an inappropriate light bulb joke.
* ShoutOut:
** Shout-outs ShoutOut/ToShakespeare are plentiful, as in the original series. In particular, there's Falstaff's gang, who are all named after Falstaff's drinking buddies in ''Theatre/HenryIV'' (and Falstaff's real name is John Oldcastle, which is the name of the historical figure Shakespeare is reputed to have based his Falstaff on). Their base is Eastcheap Island, named after the area of London where Shakespeare's Falstaff and his buddies went drinking.
** In the first issue, Dingo has set up as a superhero. The onlookers' dialogue when he makes his big entrance is a riff on Franchise/{{Superman}}'s famous "Look! Up in the sky!" opening narration.
** In the scene where Hunter talks to her brother, the television in the background is showing a hockey game; all the names mentioned in the commentary are actors who worked on ''Gargoyles''. The first name, Easton, is the actor who played Hunter, and the rest played characters connected to her (family members, the Redemption Squad, their MysteriousEmployer) -- with one exception: Spiner, mentioned as being in possession of the puck, played Puck.
** Fang addresses one of the MechaMooks as "Anime/{{Gigantor}}".
* ShoutOutThemeNaming: Falstaff and his gang.
* SlapSlapKiss: Hunter and Dingo have this going on big time.
* SmurfettePrinciple: Robyn.
* SpitTake: Dingo, when Hunter announces that their first mission will take them to New York (where, as she recently reminded him, he's still a wanted man).
* StabTheScorpion: During the big fight scene, Yama throws two throwing stars at Fang. Fang dodges, and they hit the mook who was sneaking up behind him.
* SuperSpeed: Mistress Quickly.
* TeethClenchedTeamwork
* TemptingFate: Dingo, on being recruited for the Redemption Squad: "What's the worst that could happen?"
* ThatsNoMoon: [[spoiler:"Eastcheap's not an island. It's a ship."]]
* TokenEvilTeammate: They've all been villains at one point or another, but they all have good moments, or shades of TheAtoner, except Fang, who's just a jerk to everyone. [[spoiler:Though his warning the team about Falstaff not being trustworthy and his reaction at Tasha's suicide hint that he may not be entirely evil.]]
* WantedPoster: The cover image for each issue was a wanted poster for the character featured in that issue.
* WhatAnIdiot: After the squad has managed to capture Sevarius, he points out that Fang will be spreading the mutagen at a very, very crowded Times Square, so they lock Sevarius up in a cell and go capture Fang, only to find Sevarius gone once that's done. Granted, the squad was in a hurry to stop Fang, but could it have really been too much to ask to properly frisk Sevarius to make sure he didn't have any keys to the cell, or knock him unconscious, or tie him up, or release the mutated captives to keep a better eye on him, or even leave behind a piece of Matrix to keep an eye on him? The entire thing makes the squad look very badly, [[spoiler:especially because Sevarius's escape causes Tasha to commit suicide]].
* WhenTheClockStrikesTwelve: The time bomb in issue four. Given LampshadeHanging: it's explicitly because its designer is a fan of Drama, and the subordinate in charging of keeping the heroes away from it complains about not being provided with a way to foil them by setting it off early.
* WholeEpisodeFlashback: Each of the first five issues features one.
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