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YMMV: Nova
    For the Comic Book 

  • Base Breaker: Sam Alexander. While some fans have been willing to give him a chance, others don't want anything to do with him.
  • Ensemble Darkhorse: Cosmo, who debuted in two issues of Nova's fourth series and was so popular he became a regular character in Guardians of the Galaxy.
    • Richard Rider himself for the Marvel Universe in general. He was originally a C-list version of Green Lantern before Keith Giffen and DnA turned him into a major character in the cosmic side of the Marvel Universe and gained a cult following among Marvel fans.
  • Growing the Beard: Some fans thinks Sam's series is starting to get good thanks to Gerry Duggan's writing.
  • Memetic Mutation: "I pulled him inside out and saved the universe. What have you done lately, X?"
  • My Real Daddy: Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning — their take on the character forced everybody else to stop treating him as an inexperienced rookie.
  • Replacement Scrappy: Sam Alexander seems to have become one.

    For the Novel 

  • Incest Subtext: Prince and Ruby Red's relationship can start to look a little... iffy. Let's not forget that Ruby dies from anaphylactic shock after kissing her brother's corpse; apparently quite, erm, passionately, since she was killed almost instantly.

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