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[[caption-width-right:207:[[ForScience "Villain, retreat before the clenched fists of science!"]]]]
''The Five Fists of Science'' is a SteamPunk graphic novel created by Creator/MattFraction and Steven Sanders. It was published by {{Image}} in 2006. The plot involves NikolaTesla and MarkTwain combining forces to try to bring about world peace through superior firepower. In the introduction, Twain explains that [[BasedOnAGreatBigLie the story does not concern itself very much with historical accuracy]], which is fairly obvious by the plot.

Twain and Tesla use [[ForScience science]], trickery and media manipulation to try and scare world leaders into listening to them and taking their ideas on board. They are aided by Baroness Bertha Von Suttner and the wholly fictional Timothy Boone, and together they fight the dark forces led by the dastardly dickhead inventor [[RevengeFic Thomas Edison]], John Pierpont Morgan, Andrew Carnegie and Guglielmo Marconi (who didn't invent radio). The inventors and financiers are collaborating on a bizarre new skyscraper, the Innsmouth Tower, which has already caused construction workers to die in mysterious accidents on the building site.
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!!This graphic novel provides examples of:

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* BasedOnATrueStory: Funny enough, Twain and Tesla were friends in real life and actually ''did'' have a plan to end all war through a super science weapon.
* BasedOnAGreatBigLie: It is presented as a true story, but granted it is PlayedForLaughs. The explanation for there being no proof of the story is: [[spoiler:J.P. Morgan financed a cover-up of the comic's events]]
* BeethovenWasAnAlienSpy: Bar one, all of the main characters are historical figures. Dwell on that for a minute.
* BigfootSasquatchAndYeti: Edison captures the Yeti [[spoiler:so he can lock up Tesla with it, due to Tesla's phobia of hair.]]
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[[folder: D-F]]
* EldritchAbomination: J.P. Morgan's OneWingedAngel transformation.
* ForScience: Everything Tesla does is for science. And peace.
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[[folder: G-I]]
* HistoricalVillainUpgrade: Thomas Edison is a [[Creator/HPLovecraft Lovecraftian]] sorcerer trying to summon a demon.
* HumongousMecha: The steampunk robot Tesla builds.
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[[folder: P-R]]
* RevengeFic: Clearly a Revenge Fic on Thomas Edison, like most stories featuring Tesla and Edison. And who can blame it?
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[[folder: S-U]]
* SteamPunk: This one is obvious.
* TheyFightCrime: Master Serbian scientist Nikola Tesla and revolutionary American author Mark Twain. No further explanation required.
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