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* AngelUnaware: Played with. He knows naturally that he is superhuman, but he doesn't know why he has these powers, what he is or where he's from.

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* AngelUnaware: Played with. He knows naturally that he is superhuman, but he doesn't know why he has these powers, what he is or where he's from.from [[spoiler:until his parents show him]].



* {{Foil}}: To Plutonian. One is the world's greatest hero who became its greatest monster while the other is one of its deadliest villains who's trying to redeem himself. One is an obvious Expy of Superman (and by extension other Superman expies) while the other evokes both supervillains like the Joker and ultra-violent anti-heroes like the Punisher. One dresses in either brightly colored spandex or {{Red and Black and Evil All Over}} spandex while the other wears a {{Badass Biker}} evoking outfit complete with leather jacket. One has had superpowers since as as long as he could remember while the other volunteered to acquire his as an adult. This especially becomes apparent when it's revealed that [[spoiler: Max and Tony actually met each-other when both were kids when the latter was a feral child called "The Wolf Boy." There it's shown that Max (real name Evan Cousins) came from a rather well-off (if dysfunctional) family that he cut his ties with once he became a serious supervillain while Tony was living like an animal with no knowledge of his own birth parents.]]

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* {{Foil}}: To Plutonian. One is the world's greatest hero who became its greatest monster while the other is one of its deadliest villains who's trying to redeem himself. One is an obvious Expy of Superman (and by extension other Superman expies) while the other evokes both supervillains like the Joker and ultra-violent anti-heroes like the Punisher. One dresses in either brightly colored spandex or {{Red and Black and Evil All Over}} spandex while the other wears a {{Badass Biker}} evoking outfit complete with leather jacket. One has had superpowers since as as long as he could remember while the other volunteered to acquire his as an adult. This especially becomes apparent when it's revealed that [[spoiler: Max and Tony actually met each-other when both were kids when the latter was a feral child called "The Wolf Boy." There it's shown that Max (real name Evan Cousins) came from a rather well-off (if dysfunctional) family that he cut his ties with once he became a serious supervillain while Tony was living like an animal with no knowledge of his own birth parents.]]bounced from unloving foster home to unloving foster home and surrounded by people who hated and feared him.


* {{Foil}}: To Plutonian. One is the world's greatest hero who became its greatest monster while the other is one of its deadliest villains who's trying to redeem himself. One is an obvious Expy of Superman (and by extension other Superman expies) while the other evokes both supervillains like the Joker and ultra-violent anti-heroes like the Punisher. One dresses in either brightly colored spandex or {{Red and Black and Evil All Over}} spandex while the other wears a {{Badass Biker}} evoking outfit complete with leather jacket. One has had superpowers since as as long as he could remember while the other volunteered to acquire his as an adult. This especially becomes apparent when it's revealed that [[spoiler: Max and Tony actually met each-other when both were kids when the latter was a feral child called "The Wolf Boy."]]

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* {{Foil}}: To Plutonian. One is the world's greatest hero who became its greatest monster while the other is one of its deadliest villains who's trying to redeem himself. One is an obvious Expy of Superman (and by extension other Superman expies) while the other evokes both supervillains like the Joker and ultra-violent anti-heroes like the Punisher. One dresses in either brightly colored spandex or {{Red and Black and Evil All Over}} spandex while the other wears a {{Badass Biker}} evoking outfit complete with leather jacket. One has had superpowers since as as long as he could remember while the other volunteered to acquire his as an adult. This especially becomes apparent when it's revealed that [[spoiler: Max and Tony actually met each-other when both were kids when the latter was a feral child called "The Wolf Boy."]]" There it's shown that Max (real name Evan Cousins) came from a rather well-off (if dysfunctional) family that he cut his ties with once he became a serious supervillain while Tony was living like an animal with no knowledge of his own birth parents.]]


* ExhaustionInducedIdiocy: He has to stay awake a pretty long time to get stronger, but the resulting sleep deprivation has realistic consequences.



* {{Foil}}: To Plutonian. One is the world's greatest hero who became its greatest monster while the other is one of its deadliest villains who's trying to redeem himself. One is an obvious Expy of Superman (and by extention other Superman expies) while the other evokes both supervillains like the Joker and ultraviolent anti-heroes like the Punisher. One dresses in either brightly colored spandex or {{Red and Black and Evil All Over}} spandex while the other wears a {{Badass Biker}} evoking outfit complete with leather jacket. One has had superpowers since as as long as he could remember while the other volunteered to acquire his as an adult. This especially becomes apparent when it's revealed that [[spoiler: Max and Tony actually met each-other when both were kids when the latter was a feral child called "The Wolf Boy."]]

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* {{Foil}}: To Plutonian. One is the world's greatest hero who became its greatest monster while the other is one of its deadliest villains who's trying to redeem himself. One is an obvious Expy of Superman (and by extention extension other Superman expies) while the other evokes both supervillains like the Joker and ultraviolent ultra-violent anti-heroes like the Punisher. One dresses in either brightly colored spandex or {{Red and Black and Evil All Over}} spandex while the other wears a {{Badass Biker}} evoking outfit complete with leather jacket. One has had superpowers since as as long as he could remember while the other volunteered to acquire his as an adult. This especially becomes apparent when it's revealed that [[spoiler: Max and Tony actually met each-other when both were kids when the latter was a feral child called "The Wolf Boy."]]


* {{Foil}}: To Plutonian. One is the world's greatest hero who became its greatest monster while the other is one of its deadliest villains who's trying to redeem himself. One is an obvious Expy of Superman (and by extention other Superman expies) while the other evokes both supervillains like The Joker and ultraviolent anti-heroes like The Punisher. One dresses in either brightly colored spandex or {{Red and Black and Evil All Over}} spandex while the other wears a {{Badass Biker}} evoking outfit complete with leather jacket. One has had superpowers since as as long as he could remember while the other volunteered to acquire his as an adult. This especially becomes apparent when it's revealed that [[spoiler: Max and Tony actually met each-other when both were kids when the latter was a feral child called "The Wolf Boy."]]

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* {{Foil}}: To Plutonian. One is the world's greatest hero who became its greatest monster while the other is one of its deadliest villains who's trying to redeem himself. One is an obvious Expy of Superman (and by extention other Superman expies) while the other evokes both supervillains like The the Joker and ultraviolent anti-heroes like The the Punisher. One dresses in either brightly colored spandex or {{Red and Black and Evil All Over}} spandex while the other wears a {{Badass Biker}} evoking outfit complete with leather jacket. One has had superpowers since as as long as he could remember while the other volunteered to acquire his as an adult. This especially becomes apparent when it's revealed that [[spoiler: Max and Tony actually met each-other when both were kids when the latter was a feral child called "The Wolf Boy."]]


* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: Annie's fate by the series' end is debatable. Armadale shoots down having her put into psychiatric care by pointing out the destruction visited upon the psychiatric hospitals and how they're in his words, "certainly not taking any new costumers." He brings up jailing her, but his choice of words point to that being temporary. It's never confirmed if and when Annie gets treatment for her issues. Or even if she gets out of jail, leaving her status by ''Incorruptible'''s end and future once she gets out of jail (if she ever does) unsure.]]

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* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: Annie's fate by the series' end is debatable. Armadale shoots down having her put into psychiatric care by pointing out the destruction visited upon the psychiatric hospitals and how they're in his words, "certainly not taking any new costumers." He brings up jailing her, but his choice of words point to that being temporary. It's never confirmed if and when Annie gets treatment for her issues. Or even if she gets out of jail, leaving her status by ''Incorruptible'''s end and future once she gets out of jail (if she ever does) unsure.]]

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* {{Foil}}: To Plutonian. One is the world's greatest hero who became its greatest monster while the other is one of its deadliest villains who's trying to redeem himself. One is an obvious Expy of Superman (and by extention other Superman expies) while the other evokes both supervillains like The Joker and ultraviolent anti-heroes like The Punisher. One dresses in either brightly colored spandex or {{Red and Black and Evil All Over}} spandex while the other wears a {{Badass Biker}} evoking outfit complete with leather jacket. One has had superpowers since as as long as he could remember while the other volunteered to acquire his as an adult. This especially becomes apparent when it's revealed that [[spoiler: Max and Tony actually met each-other when both were kids when the latter was a feral child called "The Wolf Boy."]]


* ChangelingTale: [[spoiler: He was an extraterrestrial probe that took on the shape of a human baby by reacting to the emotions of an insane woman that had killed her child]].

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* ChangelingTale: [[spoiler: He [[spoiler:He was an extraterrestrial probe that took on the shape of a human baby by reacting to the emotions of an insane woman that had killed her child]].child.]]



* EvilIsPetty: Early on, he makes Qubit[[note]][[spoiler: think he has to]][[/note]] choose just ten out of four million people in Singapore to save. [[spoiler: In truth, Tony was making Qubit [[ExactWords "choose ten"]] people that he would ''kill'' so that Qubit would understand what it was like to shoulder all the responsibility he had.]] And why was he destroying Singapore anyway? Because the UN ambassador from there lied to him about why they elected Tony as their absolute monarch.

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* EvilIsPetty: Early on, he makes Qubit[[note]][[spoiler: think Qubit[[note]][[spoiler:think he has to]][[/note]] choose just ten out of four million people in Singapore to save. [[spoiler: In [[spoiler:In truth, Tony was making Qubit [[ExactWords "choose ten"]] people that he would ''kill'' so that Qubit would understand what it was like to shoulder all the responsibility he had.]] And why was he destroying Singapore anyway? Because the UN ambassador from there lied to him about why they elected Tony as their absolute monarch.



* RealityWarper: [[spoiler: His ''real'' power.]]
* RedRightHand: [[spoiler: He gains an extra finger on each hand like his parents after his powers evolve.]]

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* RealityWarper: [[spoiler: His [[spoiler:His ''real'' power.]]
* RedRightHand: [[spoiler: He [[spoiler:He gains an extra finger on each hand like his parents after his powers evolve.]]



** [[spoiler: The Vespans trap him in a straitjacket made from fabric created from cloned samples of his own skin. When he proves too erratic for their own needs, they encase him in a diamond container and hurl him into a sun-contained insane asylum.]]

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** [[spoiler: The [[spoiler:The Vespans trap him in a straitjacket made from fabric created from cloned samples of his own skin. When he proves too erratic for their own needs, they encase him in a diamond container and hurl him into a sun-contained insane asylum.]]



* StrongAsTheyNeedToBe: [[spoiler: Deconstructed. Tony's powers are psionic based, so he really is making himself as strong as he subconsciously restricts himself.]]
* SuperHeroOrigin: Not even he knew what his origin was, possessing his powers as far back as he could remember. [[spoiler: Eventually the extraterrestrials, the Eleos, reveal that he was a probe they created from themselves to study the emotions of humans, which was drawn in by the maddened grief of a woman who'd just killed her baby and turned by her will accidentally into a replacement baby with the Eleos' powers.]]

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* StrongAsTheyNeedToBe: [[spoiler: Deconstructed.[[spoiler:Deconstructed. Tony's powers are psionic based, so he really is making himself as strong as he subconsciously restricts himself.]]
* SuperHeroOrigin: Not even he knew what his origin was, possessing his powers as far back as he could remember. [[spoiler: Eventually [[spoiler:Eventually the extraterrestrials, the Eleos, reveal that he was a probe they created from themselves to study the emotions of humans, which was drawn in by the maddened grief of a woman who'd just killed her baby and turned by her will accidentally into a replacement baby with the Eleos' powers.]]



* UnskilledButStrong: What allows him to be defeated by [[spoiler: Orian and Survivor]]. He's simply not used to having to fight physically skilled fighters with powers on par with his own. Weirdly, at the end of ''Incorruptible'', Max Damage tells a story about how he fought the Plutonian in a PowerNullifier field and expected this to be the case, but found that the guy was actually really tough even with no powers. [[UnreliableNarrator He could've just been making the story up, though]], and it's important to keep in mind that Max usually has serious issues related to the sleep deprivation needed to bring him up to full strength. And Tony's [[spoiler:RealityWarper powers were likely still in effect]].

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* UnskilledButStrong: What allows him to be defeated by [[spoiler: Orian [[spoiler:Orian and Survivor]]. He's simply not used to having to fight physically skilled fighters with powers on par with his own. Weirdly, at the end of ''Incorruptible'', Max Damage tells a story about how he fought the Plutonian in a PowerNullifier field and expected this to be the case, but found that the guy was actually really tough even with no powers. [[UnreliableNarrator He could've just been making the story up, though]], and it's important to keep in mind that Max usually has serious issues related to the sleep deprivation needed to bring him up to full strength. And Tony's [[spoiler:RealityWarper powers were likely still in effect]].



* BetterTheDevilYouKnow: [[spoiler: He decided to kill Orian using the anti-Plutonian wax bullet. Later on, he negotiated Plutonian's release from the Vespas when it's clear that Survivor is exhibiting traits of becoming like the Plutonian]].

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* BetterTheDevilYouKnow: [[spoiler: He [[spoiler:He decided to kill Orian using the anti-Plutonian wax bullet. Later on, he negotiated Plutonian's release from the Vespas when it's clear that Survivor is exhibiting traits of becoming like the Plutonian]].Plutonian.]]



* TechnicalPacifist: Right up until he kills [[spoiler: Orian]].

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* TechnicalPacifist: Right up until he kills [[spoiler: Orian]].[[spoiler:Orian]].



* VictorGainsLosersPowers: Not usually, but when he managed [[spoiler: to contain [[BodySurf Modeus]] in his considerable PsychicBlockDefense]], he gains the latter's intelligence and knowledge, allowing him to devise even more incredible devices with his Technopathy.

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* VictorGainsLosersPowers: Not usually, but when he managed [[spoiler: to [[spoiler:to contain [[BodySurf Modeus]] in his considerable PsychicBlockDefense]], he gains the latter's intelligence and knowledge, allowing him to devise even more incredible devices with his Technopathy.



* BroughtDownToBadass: [[spoiler: Subverted. He's more badass, only faking being weakened. He becomes much more powerful after Scylla's death.]]
* DroppedABridgeOnHim: [[spoiler: Gilgamos abruptly kills him under the mistaken belief that Cary and Elliot are mutual beneficiaries in the same energy pool. Scylla's ghost is horrified, not only because his brother was just murdered, but also he and Elliot both know that Cary is the source of the power. If he dies, it's gone.]]

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* BroughtDownToBadass: [[spoiler: Subverted.[[spoiler:Subverted. He's more badass, only faking being weakened. He becomes much more powerful after Scylla's death.]]
* DroppedABridgeOnHim: [[spoiler: Gilgamos [[spoiler:Gilgamos abruptly kills him under the mistaken belief that Cary and Elliot are mutual beneficiaries in the same energy pool. Scylla's ghost is horrified, not only because his brother was just murdered, but also he and Elliot both know that Cary is the source of the power. If he dies, it's gone.]]



* EntitledToHaveYou: [[spoiler: Once Scylla has been seemingly killed and Cary has become the world's most powerful super-hero]], he starts putting the moves on Kaidan, forcefully kissing her and obviously assuming she's his girlfriend now. Naturally, she isn't very receptive (especially once she finds out that [[spoiler:Scylla's NotQuiteDead after all]] and Cary has no interest in trying to find him).
* EveryoneHasStandards: He's shocked and appalled at how [[spoiler: Hornet gave coordinates to worlds the Paradigm had protected to the Vespa for their aid in countering Plutonian in case he went rogue.]]

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* EntitledToHaveYou: [[spoiler: Once [[spoiler:Once Scylla has been seemingly killed and Cary has become the world's most powerful super-hero]], he starts putting the moves on Kaidan, forcefully kissing her and obviously assuming she's his girlfriend now. Naturally, she isn't very receptive (especially once she finds out that [[spoiler:Scylla's NotQuiteDead after all]] and Cary has no interest in trying to find him).
* EveryoneHasStandards: He's shocked and appalled at how [[spoiler: Hornet [[spoiler:Hornet gave coordinates to worlds the Paradigm had protected to the Vespa for their aid in countering Plutonian in case he went rogue.]]



* IAmNotLeftHanded: [[spoiler: UpToEleven in his rematch against the Plutonian. Without one of his brothers sapping his powers, Charybdis can fight off Tony.]]
* KilledOffForReal: [[spoiler: Gilgamos stabs him]] late into the series.

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* IAmNotLeftHanded: [[spoiler: UpToEleven [[spoiler:UpToEleven in his rematch against the Plutonian. Without one of his brothers sapping his powers, Charybdis can fight off Tony.]]
* KilledOffForReal: [[spoiler: Gilgamos [[spoiler:Gilgamos stabs him]] late into the series.



* SmugSuper: [[spoiler: When he becomes powerful enough to fight off the Plutonian.]]

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* SmugSuper: [[spoiler: When [[spoiler:When he becomes powerful enough to fight off the Plutonian.]]



* TookALevelInJerkass: More like several levels [[spoiler: after gaining his power boost]]. He immediately assumes leadership of the remaining Paradigm, gets easily angered when he thinks people aren't [[DudeWheresMyRespect in utter gratitude to him]], makes some creepy advances on Kaidan (which gets especially worse with the revelation that [[spoiler:Scylla survived that explosion in Inferno's lair]]), becomes quite a BadBoss to the new Paradigm members, and then he was willing to [[spoiler:murder Elliot to gain more power and become strong enough to kill Tony]].
* TwinDesynch: He and Scylla were always different, due to his shyness. [[spoiler: With the reveal of Elliot, and Cary's increasing arrogance, their differences become even more profound.]]

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* TookALevelInJerkass: More like several levels [[spoiler: after [[spoiler:after gaining his power boost]]. He immediately assumes leadership of the remaining Paradigm, gets easily angered when he thinks people aren't [[DudeWheresMyRespect in utter gratitude to him]], makes some creepy advances on Kaidan (which gets especially worse with the revelation that [[spoiler:Scylla survived that explosion in Inferno's lair]]), becomes quite a BadBoss to the new Paradigm members, and then he was willing to [[spoiler:murder Elliot to gain more power and become strong enough to kill Tony]].
* TwinDesynch: He and Scylla were always different, due to his shyness. [[spoiler: With [[spoiler:With the reveal of Elliot, and Cary's increasing arrogance, their differences become even more profound.]]



* WonderTwinPowers: Played with. [[spoiler: They don't share the same energy source, Elliott and Scylla are siphoning the energy off Cary to power themselves.]]

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* WonderTwinPowers: Played with. [[spoiler: They [[spoiler:They don't share the same energy source, Elliott and Scylla are siphoning the energy off Cary to power themselves.]]



* EleventhHourSuperpower: [[spoiler: Modeus possesses her and amplifies her power, allowing her to take on the Plutonian.]]

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* EleventhHourSuperpower: [[spoiler: Modeus [[spoiler:Modeus possesses her and amplifies her power, allowing her to take on the Plutonian.]]



* GravityMaster: [[spoiler: Her true power. When Modeus amplifies it, she also gains SuperStrength.]]

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* GravityMaster: [[spoiler: Her [[spoiler:Her true power. When Modeus amplifies it, she also gains SuperStrength.]]



* ImprobableAimingSkills: Her aim is the best on the team. [[spoiler: Justified in that her real power is to manipulate gravity on a minute scale subconsciously, allowing her to guide her bullets.]]

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* ImprobableAimingSkills: Her aim is the best on the team. [[spoiler: Justified [[spoiler:Justified in that her real power is to manipulate gravity on a minute scale subconsciously, allowing her to guide her bullets.]]



* PhysicalGod: [[spoiler: After her power up]].
* PoweredByAForsakenChild: [[spoiler: When Modeus boosts her powers, each punch is fueled by a star system.]]

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* PhysicalGod: [[spoiler: After [[spoiler:After her power up]].
* PoweredByAForsakenChild: [[spoiler: When [[spoiler:When Modeus boosts her powers, each punch is fueled by a star system.]]



* TrickBullet: Her main tools, [[spoiler: including a magic one that can kill the Plutonian.]]
* YourCheatingHeart: [[spoiler: Which contributed to the Plutonian's madness.]]

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* TrickBullet: Her main tools, [[spoiler: including [[spoiler:including a magic one that can kill the Plutonian.]]
* YourCheatingHeart: [[spoiler: Which [[spoiler:Which contributed to the Plutonian's madness.]]



* {{Necromantic}}: [[spoiler: With Scylla.]]

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* {{Necromantic}}: [[spoiler: With [[spoiler:With Scylla.]]



* NiceJobBreakingItHero: [[spoiler: He kills Survivor on the basis that he'd been becoming increasingly unstable, and would eventually be just as big a threat as Tony was. On top of that, he believed that killing him would grant Elliot, a kindly priest, the power instead. Unfortunately, Survivor was the ''source'' of the power, not a simple beneficiary. Killing him actually took away the power that Elliot had, which by that point was Survivor's equal.]]

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* NiceJobBreakingItHero: [[spoiler: He [[spoiler:He kills Survivor on the basis that he'd been becoming increasingly unstable, and would eventually be just as big a threat as Tony was. On top of that, he believed that killing him would grant Elliot, a kindly priest, the power instead. Unfortunately, Survivor was the ''source'' of the power, not a simple beneficiary. Killing him actually took away the power that Elliot had, which by that point was Survivor's equal.]]



* KilledOffForReal: [[spoiler: By Modeus in Samsara's body.]]

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* KilledOffForReal: [[spoiler: By [[spoiler:By Modeus in Samsara's body.]]



* AlwaysIdenticalTwins: [[spoiler: Subverted -- they're actually triplets.]]
* AndIMustScream: [[spoiler: In his brain-dead body.]]
* BackFromTheDead: [[spoiler: Of a sort. Kaidan summons his spirit through her ghost stories.]]
* DroppedABridgeOnHim: [[spoiler: Blown up by the Plutonian.]]
* EyeScream: That golden half-mask and red eye? He and his brother only have them because [[spoiler: the Plutonian smashed their heads together hard enough to cost them both an eye.]]

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* AlwaysIdenticalTwins: [[spoiler: Subverted [[spoiler:Subverted -- they're actually triplets.]]
* AndIMustScream: [[spoiler: In [[spoiler:In his brain-dead body.]]
* BackFromTheDead: [[spoiler: Of [[spoiler:Of a sort. Kaidan summons his spirit through her ghost stories.]]
* DroppedABridgeOnHim: [[spoiler: Blown [[spoiler:Blown up by the Plutonian.]]
* EyeScream: That golden half-mask and red eye? He and his brother only have them because [[spoiler: the [[spoiler:the Plutonian smashed their heads together hard enough to cost them both an eye.]]



* HeroicSacrifice: [[spoiler: Drags Kurne to the spirit world so he can save Kaidan and Gil.]]
* ICannotSelfTerminate: [[spoiler: His words from beyond the grave are "kill me".]]

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* HeroicSacrifice: [[spoiler: Drags [[spoiler:Drags Kurne to the spirit world so he can save Kaidan and Gil.]]
* ICannotSelfTerminate: [[spoiler: His [[spoiler:His words from beyond the grave are "kill me".]]



* SoullessShell: [[spoiler: Leading to an unusual scenario where his spirit fights his corpse.]]

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* SoullessShell: [[spoiler: Leading [[spoiler:Leading to an unusual scenario where his spirit fights his corpse.]]



* WonderTwinPowers: Played with. [[spoiler: They don't share the same energy source, Elliott and Scylla are siphoning the energy off Cary to power themselves.]]

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* WonderTwinPowers: Played with. [[spoiler: They [[spoiler:They don't share the same energy source, Elliott and Scylla are siphoning the energy off Cary to power themselves.]]


The series' main character. A mysterious man with incredible powers, he was once the Earth's greatest and most beloved hero. Then one day something snapped inside him, and he went on a murderous rampage with no apparent aim other than spreading maximum pain and suffering across the globe. He's now the greatest threat the world has ever faced, and nobody knows how - or if - he can be stopped.

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The series' main character. A mysterious man with incredible powers, he was once the Earth's greatest and most beloved hero. Then one day something snapped inside him, and he went on a murderous rampage with no apparent aim other than spreading maximum pain and suffering across the globe. He's now the greatest threat the world has ever faced, and nobody knows how - -- or if - ''if'' -- he can be stopped.



* BlessedWithSuck: He didn't have the psychological strength to handle his super-senses - hearing literally every single cry for help and every little snide comment about him over the cheers drove him increasingly closer to the edge. His [[NighInvulnerable invulnerability]] is also so great that he CantHaveSexEver, since even if he doesn't move, his body hairs would cut through human flesh rather than bend. This becomes rather interesting once it's revealed that Tony is actually [[spoiler:a RealityWarper who's only tapping into the most basic applications of his powers to appear to be a FlyingBrick, so he's really only as strong as he ''thinks'' he is]]. It's never been remarked on, but it's possible to interpret all the "sucky" aspects of his powers as a manifestation of his own martyr complex.

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* BlessedWithSuck: He didn't have the psychological strength to handle his super-senses - -- hearing literally every single cry for help and every little snide comment about him over the cheers drove him increasingly closer to the edge. His [[NighInvulnerable invulnerability]] is also so great that he CantHaveSexEver, since even if he doesn't move, his body hairs would cut through human flesh rather than bend. This becomes rather interesting once it's revealed that Tony is actually [[spoiler:a RealityWarper who's only tapping into the most basic applications of his powers to appear to be a FlyingBrick, so he's really only as strong as he ''thinks'' he is]]. It's never been remarked on, but it's possible to interpret all the "sucky" aspects of his powers as a manifestation of his own martyr complex.



* FreudianExcuse: He got tossed from one foster home to another after his families discovered his powers. Several rejected him out of fear, and one mother even killed herself. And then there are the circumstances of his birth - [[spoiler:he was originally an alien probe that took on a human baby's form after reacting to the powerful emotions of a insane woman who had killed her child, which might have corrupted him from the start]]. He also [[spoiler:lived in the woods as a feral child, known as the Wolf Boy]]. He was already severely psychologically damaged by the time things began looking up which did not negate nor heal any of the damage he went through prior.

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* FreudianExcuse: He got tossed from one foster home to another after his families discovered his powers. Several rejected him out of fear, and one mother even killed herself. And then there are the circumstances of his birth - -- [[spoiler:he was originally an alien probe that took on a human baby's form after reacting to the powerful emotions of a insane woman who had killed her child, which might have corrupted him from the start]]. He also [[spoiler:lived in the woods as a feral child, known as the Wolf Boy]]. He was already severely psychologically damaged by the time things began looking up which did not negate nor heal any of the damage he went through prior.



* AlwaysIdenticalTwins: [[spoiler: Subverted - they're actually triplets.]]

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* AlwaysIdenticalTwins: [[spoiler: Subverted - [[spoiler:Subverted -- they're actually triplets.]]



* AlwaysIdenticalTwins: [[spoiler: Subverted - they're actually triplets.]]

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* AlwaysIdenticalTwins: [[spoiler: Subverted - -- they're actually triplets.]]



* DealWithTheDevil: [[spoiler: Sold out the entire universe to the Vespas in exchange for them leaving Earth alone.]] Horrific as it may be, this deal ''[[ProperlyParanoid did]]'' manage to stop Plutonian's rampage mid-series. [[SenselessSacrifice Pity the other party overestimated their containment protocols...]]

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* DealWithTheDevil: [[spoiler: Sold [[spoiler:Sold out the entire universe to the Vespas in exchange for them leaving Earth alone.]] Horrific as it may be, this deal ''[[ProperlyParanoid did]]'' manage to stop Plutonian's rampage mid-series. [[SenselessSacrifice Pity the other party overestimated their containment protocols...]]



* IDidWhatIHadToDo: [[spoiler: He gave the coordinates of every Earth-like planet that the Paradigm visited and saved to [[TheEmpire the Vespa]] in exchange for them leaving Earth alone and their help if Plutonian went evil. [[MoralEventHorizon Horrifying as it was]], his [[ProperlyParanoid paranoia was completely justified]]]].

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* IDidWhatIHadToDo: [[spoiler: He [[spoiler:He gave the coordinates of every Earth-like planet that the Paradigm visited and saved to [[TheEmpire the Vespa]] in exchange for them leaving Earth alone and their help if Plutonian went evil. [[MoralEventHorizon Horrifying as it was]], his [[ProperlyParanoid paranoia was completely justified]]]].



* ProperlyParanoid: He was afraid that one day the Plutonian would snap on the grounds that even if he genuinely ''was'' the pillar of virtue that his teammates thought he was, no single person could hold the weight of the world without eventually breaking. Even before there were any visible signs that the Plutonian (who Hornet truly considered to be his best friend) would turn, he made a deal with the alien Vespa to return and stop him, in return for the coordinates of every Earth-like planet the Paradigm ever visited along with the teleportation technology necessary to reach them. He hates having to have made such a deal, but it [[spoiler: saved Earth from being overrun by the Vespa, and created a contingency plan in case Tony went rogue.]]

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* ProperlyParanoid: He was afraid that one day the Plutonian would snap on the grounds that even if he genuinely ''was'' the pillar of virtue that his teammates thought he was, no single person could hold the weight of the world without eventually breaking. Even before there were any visible signs that the Plutonian (who Hornet truly considered to be his best friend) would turn, he made a deal with the alien Vespa to return and stop him, in return for the coordinates of every Earth-like planet the Paradigm ever visited along with the teleportation technology necessary to reach them. He hates having to have made such a deal, but it [[spoiler: saved [[spoiler:saved Earth from being overrun by the Vespa, and created a contingency plan in case Tony went rogue.]]rogue]].



* {{Expy}}: A loose one of Jimmy Olson.
* FacialHorror: [[spoiler: When Modeus has possessing his body, The Plutonian says that he could not hate him because he had the face of his beloved sidekick... then Plutonian uses his heat-vision to deform Samsara's face.]]

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* {{Expy}}: A loose one of Jimmy Olson.
Olsen.
* FacialHorror: [[spoiler: When [[spoiler:When Modeus has possessing his body, The Plutonian says that he could not hate him because he had the face of his beloved sidekick... then Plutonian uses his heat-vision to deform Samsara's face.]]



* TheReveal: [[spoiler: Modeus has been hiding in Samsara, possessing his body and waiting for the right time to make his return.]]

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* TheReveal: [[spoiler: Modeus [[spoiler:Modeus has been hiding in Samsara, possessing his body and waiting for the right time to make his return.]]



* AwesomeMcCoolname: Invoked - his real name is Evan Cousins.

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* AwesomeMcCoolname: Invoked - -- his real name is Evan Cousins.



* EarnYourHappyEnding: [[spoiler: It isn't easy and he makes a lot of mistakes along the way, but Max's choice to redeem himself does pay off in the end, with Coalville becoming a beacon of hope in the post-Plutonian world as one of the most intact places on the planet due largely to his efforts, the populace eventually recognizing (and adoring) him as their new hero, him growing and becoming a happier person, and assuring Jailbait that he will wait for her.]]

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* EarnYourHappyEnding: [[spoiler: It [[spoiler:It isn't easy and he makes a lot of mistakes along the way, but Max's choice to redeem himself does pay off in the end, with Coalville becoming a beacon of hope in the post-Plutonian world as one of the most intact places on the planet due largely to his efforts, the populace eventually recognizing (and adoring) him as their new hero, him growing and becoming a happier person, and assuring Jailbait that he will wait for her.]]



* {{Expy}}: Max Damage combines elements of Metallo (especially the frustration at losing his senses when he powers up) and Giganta. Silver Age Giganta got stronger and tougher but less intelligent when she grew - Max loses brainpower more indirectly, through the severe sleep deprivation necessary to bring him up to full strength. His biker-evoking design, rugged appearance and crude habits might be nods to ComicBook/ThePunisher and SelfDemonstrating/{{Lobo}} as well (especially the latter since Lobo has faced Superman before). His habit of taking on much younger female sidekicks alludes to ComicBook/{{The Joker}}.

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* {{Expy}}: Max Damage combines elements of Metallo (especially the frustration at losing his senses when he powers up) and Giganta. Silver Age Giganta got stronger and tougher but less intelligent when she grew - -- Max loses brainpower more indirectly, through the severe sleep deprivation necessary to bring him up to full strength. His biker-evoking design, rugged appearance and crude habits might be nods to ComicBook/ThePunisher and SelfDemonstrating/{{Lobo}} as well (especially the latter since Lobo has faced Superman before). His habit of taking on much younger female sidekicks alludes to ComicBook/{{The Joker}}.



* HorrifyingTheHorror: On the receiving end. Watching the Plutonian become history's greatest monster overnight absolutely terrified - or at least severely unbalanced - him.

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* HorrifyingTheHorror: On the receiving end. Watching the Plutonian become history's greatest monster overnight absolutely terrified - -- or at least severely unbalanced - -- him.



* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: In a fashion - witnessing the Plutonian's rampage for himself made him realize how small the {{Muggle}}s felt when they were suffering the wrath of supervillains, driving him to make a HeelFaceTurn.

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* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: In a fashion - -- witnessing the Plutonian's rampage for himself made him realize how small the {{Muggle}}s felt when they were suffering the wrath of supervillains, driving him to make a HeelFaceTurn.



* WouldHurtAChild: Pre-HeelFaceTurn, [[spoiler: he killed a certain attorney's 12-years old son]]. Some even consider it his MoralEventHorizon.

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* WouldHurtAChild: Pre-HeelFaceTurn, [[spoiler: he [[spoiler:he killed a certain attorney's 12-years old son]]. Some even consider it his MoralEventHorizon.



* AxCrazy: Ends up as this. Complete with [[spoiler: murdering Qubit for rejecting her from the Paradigm and calling her a poser.]]

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* AxCrazy: Ends up as this. Complete with [[spoiler: murdering [[spoiler:murdering Qubit for rejecting her from the Paradigm and calling her a poser.]]poser]].



* {{Expy}}: Of Commissioner Jim Gordon.
** Subverted [[spoiler: when Armadale learns that Max Damage killed a child while he was still a villain. Falling back into alcoholism, he ironically is actually named Police Commissioner, only to uselessly facilitate St. Lucifer's conquest of Coalville, making him almost an Expy of Batman's Commissioner ''Loeb''.]]

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* {{Expy}}: Of Commissioner Jim Gordon.
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Gordon. Subverted [[spoiler: when [[spoiler:when Armadale learns that Max Damage killed a child while he was still a villain. Falling back into alcoholism, he ironically is actually named Police Commissioner, only to uselessly facilitate St. Lucifer's conquest of Coalville, making him almost an Expy of Batman's Commissioner ''Loeb''.]]''Loeb'']].



* BrainUploading: [[spoiler: His bodies have included the lobotomized Samsara, a robotic duplicate of himself, Cutter and Bette Noir. He tries to take over Qubit, but Qubit contains him with his psychic shields.]]

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* BrainUploading: [[spoiler: His [[spoiler:His bodies have included the lobotomized Samsara, a robotic duplicate of himself, Cutter and Bette Noir. He tries to take over Qubit, but Qubit contains him with his psychic shields.]]



* ChildProdigy: He was just as much of a genius when he was younger. [[spoiler: In fact he helped imprison the Plutonian's parents.]]

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* ChildProdigy: He was just as much of a genius when he was younger. [[spoiler: In fact [[spoiler:In fact, he helped imprison the Plutonian's parents.]]



* BollywoodNerd: Downplayed - she's Indian and certainly intelligent, but isn't "nerdy".

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* BollywoodNerd: Downplayed - -- she's Indian and certainly intelligent, but isn't "nerdy".



* TheRevealPromptsRomance: Subverted - when Plutonian revealed he and her coworker Dan Hartigan were [[ClarkKenting were one and the same]], Alana was utterly freaked out by the fact that Tony had lied to her about this double life for years and breaks up with him for it.

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* TheRevealPromptsRomance: Subverted - -- when Plutonian revealed he and her coworker Dan Hartigan were [[ClarkKenting were one and the same]], Alana was utterly freaked out by the fact that Tony had lied to her about this double life for years and breaks up with him for it.



* TheAlcatraz: [[spoiler: They're escaping from it.]]

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* TheAlcatraz: [[spoiler: They're [[spoiler:They're escaping from it.]]



* BodySnatcher: [[spoiler: Cutter is possessed by Modeus.]]

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* BodySnatcher: [[spoiler: Cutter [[spoiler:Cutter is possessed by Modeus.]]



* FlyingBrick: Auroran [[spoiler: because he mimics the Plutonian's powers.]]

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* FlyingBrick: Auroran [[spoiler: because [[spoiler:because he mimics the Plutonian's powers.]]



* PowerBornOfMadness: Cutter's powers depend on her mental state - when she's freed and calms down, the amount of damage she can do decreases. [[spoiler: It's actually {{Foreshadowing}} that Modeus is possessing her body.]]

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* PowerBornOfMadness: Cutter's powers depend on her mental state - -- when she's freed and calms down, the amount of damage she can do decreases. [[spoiler: It's [[spoiler:It's actually {{Foreshadowing}} that Modeus is possessing her body.]]



* TheSymbiote: [[spoiler: Auroran was this for the Plutonian, latching onto him and being so overwhelmed by the tide of emotions and the weight of his life story that he wanted to help heal Tony]].

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* TheSymbiote: [[spoiler: Auroran [[spoiler:Auroran was this for the Plutonian, latching onto him and being so overwhelmed by the tide of emotions and the weight of his life story that he wanted to help heal Tony]].



* EldritchAbomination: Subverted - while their true form is [[YouCannotGraspTheTrueForm too much for mortal minds to comprehend]] and they are very powerful {{reality warper}}s who can smack the Plutonian around easily, they're actually pretty nice, styling themselves as keepers of knowledge on time and space who were intrigued by human emotions. When they were imprisoned, they chose not to break out for fear of harming humanity with the radiation used to seal them and often held pleasant conversations with their guards.

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* EldritchAbomination: Subverted - -- while their true form is [[YouCannotGraspTheTrueForm too much for mortal minds to comprehend]] and they are very powerful {{reality warper}}s who can smack the Plutonian around easily, they're actually pretty nice, styling themselves as keepers of knowledge on time and space who were intrigued by human emotions. When they were imprisoned, they chose not to break out for fear of harming humanity with the radiation used to seal them and often held pleasant conversations with their guards.





** The whole alien sound virus incident came about from Tony giving a piece of alien technology to a human scientist to study after figuring it would help contribute to humanity.



* ThePerfectionist: His inability to handle criticism and the fallout from his own mistakes played a major part in his fall.

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* ThePerfectionist: His inability to handle criticism criticism, extreme fear of failure, and the fallout from his own mistakes played a major part in his fall.



Gilgamos' wife, and master sharpshooter who uses specialized bullets. It's later revealed that [[spoiler: she's been having an affair with the Plutonian]].

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Gilgamos' wife, and master sharpshooter who uses specialized bullets. It's later revealed that [[spoiler: she's [[spoiler:she's been having an affair with the Plutonian]].



* AllGirlsWantBadBoys: She felt bored with her straightforward relationship with Gilgamos, and was one of the few to sense the Plutonian's hidden dark side, and was attracted to it.

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* AllGirlsWantBadBoys: Deconstructed for tragedy and horror. She felt bored with her straightforward relationship with Gilgamos, and was one of the few to sense the Plutonian's hidden dark side, and was attracted to it.it. However, that dark side ran much deeper than she originally thought.



* NiceJobBreakingItHero: Read above on HeroicBSOD.

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* NiceJobBreakingItHero: Read above Turns out that she [[spoiler:could've stopped the Plutonian sooner, but didn't act on HeroicBSOD.it because it would end up revealing her affair with Tony]].



* AllGirlsWantBadBoys: Played Straight and Deconstructed again like with Bette Noir except with opposite effects. Both Scylla and Charybdis loved her and she knew it, but she chose to hook up with the brazen {{Jerkass}} Scylla over the timid and humble Charybdis at the time due to finding his ShrinkingViolet nature to be weak and cowardly. This eventually contributed to his eventually mental breakdown after he started going mad with power after his brother's apparent death.

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* AllGirlsWantBadBoys: Played Straight straight and Deconstructed deconstructed again like with Bette Noir except with opposite effects. Both Scylla and Charybdis loved her and she knew it, but she chose to hook up with the brazen {{Jerkass}} Scylla over the timid and humble Charybdis at the time due to finding his ShrinkingViolet nature to be weak and cowardly. This eventually contributed had a part in contributing to his eventually eventual mental breakdown after he started going mad with power after his brother's apparent death.



* EverythingIsRacist: One of his major flaws. He tends to go on rather weird tangents about this. In a flashback, he did at one point accusing Bette of only wanting to be with Gil because he was white.

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* EverythingIsRacist: One of his major flaws. He tends to go on rather weird tangents about this. In a flashback, he did at one point accusing accused Bette of only wanting to be with Gil because he was white.



* {{Expy}}: Max Damage combines elements of Metallo (especially the frustration at losing his senses when he powers up) and Giganta. Silver Age Giganta got stronger and tougher but less intelligent when she grew - Max loses brainpower more indirectly, through the severe sleep deprivation necessary to bring him up to full strength. His biker-evoking design, rugged apppearance and crude habits might be nods to ComicBook/ThePunisher and SelfDemonstrating/{{Lobo}} as well (especially the latter since Lobo has faced Superman before). His habit of taking on much younger female sidekicks alludes to ComicBook/{{The Joker}}.

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* {{Expy}}: Max Damage combines elements of Metallo (especially the frustration at losing his senses when he powers up) and Giganta. Silver Age Giganta got stronger and tougher but less intelligent when she grew - Max loses brainpower more indirectly, through the severe sleep deprivation necessary to bring him up to full strength. His biker-evoking design, rugged apppearance appearance and crude habits might be nods to ComicBook/ThePunisher and SelfDemonstrating/{{Lobo}} as well (especially the latter since Lobo has faced Superman before). His habit of taking on much younger female sidekicks alludes to ComicBook/{{The Joker}}.


* BadassLongcoat: As is befitting a 10th doctor Expy.

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* BadassLongcoat: As is befitting a 10th doctor Expy.Expy, though itís shorter than most examples.

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* AllGirlsWantBadBoys: Played Straight and Deconstructed again like with Bette Noir except with opposite effects. Both Scylla and Charybdis loved her and she knew it, but she chose to hook up with the brazen {{Jerkass}} Scylla over the timid and humble Charybdis at the time due to finding his ShrinkingViolet nature to be weak and cowardly. This eventually contributed to his eventually mental breakdown after he started going mad with power after his brother's apparent death.


* WildChild: When he was a kid, the Plutonian [[spoiler:crashed a car that was transporting him in the woods outside of Coalville. From there, he went to live in an abandoned warehouse, feeding on the wildlife nearby. He eventually became a local UbranLegend called the "Coalville Wolf Boy"]]. During that time, he [[spoiler:attacked a young Evan Cousins (back before he was Max Damage) and his female friend]]. This is the reason why [[spoiler:Max Damage was a BerserkButton for Tony. Max is the one person who knows about that, and as such, is a constant reminder to Tony that he's not a paragon of perfection]].

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* WildChild: When he was a kid, the Plutonian [[spoiler:crashed a car that was transporting him in the woods outside of Coalville. From there, he went to live in an abandoned warehouse, feeding on the wildlife nearby. He eventually became a local UbranLegend UrbanLegend called the "Coalville Wolf Boy"]]. During that time, he [[spoiler:attacked a young Evan Cousins (back before he was Max Damage) and his female friend]]. This is the reason why [[spoiler:Max Damage was a BerserkButton for Tony. Max is the one person who knows about that, and as such, is a constant reminder to Tony that he's not a paragon of perfection]].

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* TragicVillain: He had a very troubled childhood, and eventually snapped because of people's ingratitude. However, it still doesn't excuse his crimes as his parents observed.

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* BadassLongcoat: As is befitting a 10th doctor Expy.


* BrownNote: See BodyHorror above. The worst part is that you don't even have to ''vocalize'' it, just looking at it and registering it in your brain is enough. Even more frightening is that he can apparently impart this ability to others. He does it for [[spoiler:Survivor]], which makes it not only just a way to summon him in the first place but also a glorified form on teleportation once he's already summoned.

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* BrownNote: See BodyHorror above. The worst part is that you don't even have to ''vocalize'' it, just looking at it and registering it in your brain is enough. Even more frightening is that he can apparently impart this ability to others. He does it for [[spoiler:Survivor]], which makes it not only just a way to summon him in the first place but also a glorified g(l)orified form on teleportation once he's already summoned.

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