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* CrushKillDestroy: Juston's Sentinel SAYS things like that when it detects Mutants.


* HeroAcademy: Avengers Academy, which trains future heroes.



* SuperheroSchool: Kind of the whole point.

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* SuperheroSchool: Kind of the whole point.Avengers Academy, which trains future superheroes.


Unrelated to the free-to-play mobile village simulator game [[VideoGame/Avengers Academy with the same name]].

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Unrelated to the free-to-play mobile village simulator game [[VideoGame/Avengers Academy [[VideoGame/AvengersAcademy with the same name]].



** Reptil who can turn into any Dinosaur. At first, it was only in parts, later he could change into a whole animal. [[spoiler: his adult self can change into any animal from the dimension that Moon-boy and Devil Dinosuar came from.]]

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** Reptil who can turn into any Dinosaur. At first, it was only in parts, later he could change into a whole animal. [[spoiler: his adult self can change into any animal from the dimension that Moon-boy and Devil Dinosuar Dinosaur came from.]]


Unrelated to the free-to-play mobile village simulator game ''Avengers Academy''.

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Unrelated to the free-to-play mobile village simulator game ''Avengers Academy''.[[VideoGame/Avengers Academy with the same name]].


* IronicEcho: Issue #37: [[spoiler:As Jeremy lays dying, Finesse repeats the same phrase he said when he attacked the group, reminding him of the Avengers Academy's ultimate goal: "[[Film/{{Scarface}} Say hello to the bad guy.]]"]]

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* IronicEcho: Issue #37: [[spoiler:As Jeremy lays dying, Finesse repeats the same phrase he said when he attacked the group, reminding him of the Avengers Academy's ultimate goal: "[[Film/{{Scarface}} "[[Film/{{Scarface 1983}} Say hello to the bad guy.]]"]]



* YouAreBetterThanYouThinkYouAre: In the final issue, just as the teachers are about to give the students their Level 3 Clearance as a graduation gift, Hazmat starts to lash out at the teachers by telling them the kids have always known they were enrolled out of fear they'd go off the deep end and turn to villainy. Giant-Man immediately responds that while that ''was'' the case at first, the students managed to rise to the occasion and prove themselves, time and again, as the heroes they are supposed to be, while Hawkeye points out that he himself was a "danger case" like them[[note]]When he joined the Avengers, people thought of him as a bad guy due to his first run-in with Iron Man[[/note]].

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* YouAreBetterThanYouThinkYouAre: In the final issue, just as the teachers are about to give the students their Level 3 Clearance as a graduation gift, Hazmat starts to lash out at the teachers by telling them the kids have always known they were enrolled out of fear they'd go off the deep end and turn to villainy. Giant-Man immediately responds that while that ''was'' the case at first, the students managed to rise to the occasion and prove themselves, time and again, as the heroes they are supposed to be, while Hawkeye points out that he himself was a "danger case" like them[[note]]When he joined the Avengers, people thought of him as a bad guy due to his first run-in with Iron Man[[/note]].Man, when the Black Widow (who was herself a villain at the time) manipulated him into fighting the ol' Shellhead[[/note]].


** For the teachers, we have: Hank Pym, who has undergone ''multiple'' psychotic breaks over his adult life, been divorced several times, and most recently spent a prolonged period as captive of the Skrulls. Tigra, whose mind has consistently been overwhelmed by her feral feline urges at several points (including an extended period where she had to be kept miniaturized in a cat enclosure to keep her from endangering people), and who was raped-by-proxy by a Skrull playing on her affection for Hank Pym, which got her pregnant. Robert Baldwin, who was the only survivor of an incident that killed 600 people, which broke him to the point he became obsessed with self-mutilation -- a practice he's ''still'' engaging in during the earliest issues.

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** For the teachers, we have: Hank Pym, who has undergone ''multiple'' psychotic breaks over his adult life, been divorced several times, and most recently spent a prolonged period as captive of the Skrulls. Tigra, whose mind has consistently been overwhelmed by her feral feline urges at several points (including an extended period where she had to be kept miniaturized in a cat enclosure to keep her from endangering people), and who was raped-by-proxy by a Skrull playing on her affection for Hank Pym, which got her pregnant. Robert Baldwin, who was the only survivor of an incident that killed 600 people, which broke him to the point he became obsessed with self-mutilation -- a practice he's ''still'' engaging in during the earliest issues. Vance Astrovik, who accidentally killed his dad with his powers. Quicksilver, who has been through the HeelFaceRevolvingDoor more times than one can count.

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* LongLastingLastWords: PlayedForLaughs when Hercules pretends to be vanquished in a fight, but his pre-passing-out monologue goes on ''forever''.


* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: Giant-Man and Tigra are hit with this when the kids are called into action during the Fear Itself arc, especially when [[spoiler: Mettle kills a {{Mook}} and Tigra asks if he's prepared to do it again to protect civilians.]]
** Also, Veil and Jocasta when they realize [[spoiler: Briggs is going to take away the superpowers of everyone on Earth and only give them to the ones ''he'' deems "worthy."]]



* WhatHaveIDone: Giant-Man and Tigra are hit with this when the kids are called into action during the Fear Itself arc, especially when [[spoiler: Mettle kills a {{Mook}} and Tigra asks if he's prepared to do it again to protect civilians.]]
** Also, Veil and Jocasta when they realize [[spoiler: Briggs is going to take away the superpowers of everyone on Earth and only give them to the ones ''he'' deems "worthy."]]


* HollywoodDateless: Tigra of all people laments her dating impaired status during the series ("Single mom who sheds"). She could probably easily get dates--just not long term commitment.

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* HollywoodDateless: Tigra [[CuteMonsterGirl Tigra]], of all people people, laments her dating impaired status during the series ("Single mom who sheds"). She could probably easily get dates--just not long term commitment.



* KickTheSonOfABitch: Even though Tigra lambastes the participants for their actions, it's hard for the reader not to take some satisfaction when several of the Academy's students respond to learning how the Hood invaded Tigra's home, beat her viciously, made her beg for her life and threatened her mother, by deciding to PayEvilUntoEvil and do the same thing to him, putting up a video of the Hood pleading for his life on WebSite/YouTube.



* RewindReplayRepeat: [[spoiler:The more anti-heroic of the students decide to find the Hood, beat him up, and put him begging for mercy on Website/YouTube, in revenge for his attack on Tigra. While Tigra believes this was a totally inappropriate action and chews them out for it, she can't resist watching the scene, again and again...]]

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* RewindReplayRepeat: [[spoiler:The more anti-heroic of the students decide to find the Hood, beat him up, and put him begging for mercy on Website/YouTube, in revenge for his attack on Tigra. While Tigra believes this was a totally inappropriate action and chews them out for it, [[NotSoAboveItAll she can't resist watching the scene, again and again...again]]...]]

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* HurtFootHop: Hazmat once attempts to kick Rockslide in the groin. Rockslide is a mutant whose body built out of solid rock. Hazmat is a mere human girl in a suit. Hazmat ends up hopping up and down while clutching her foot in pain.


* BittersweetEnding: And not because of that Avengers Arena either. That's just salt in the wound.

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* BittersweetEnding: And not because of that Avengers Arena ComicBook/AvengersArena either. That's just salt in the wound. This series ends with:
** [[spoiler:Veil permanently depowered and even losing the health boost that she got when her mutation manifested, as well as being forced to go back to normal school... but where she is able to forcibly move up in the pecking order thanks to the confidence and fighting skills she learned at Avengers Academy.]]
** [[spoiler:Hazmat and Mettle being told they can't take more of Jeremy Briggs's cure, because ItOnlyWorksOnce, but deciding they can still have a relationship with each other at least.]]
** [[spoiler:Striker's face is seemingly permanently scarred by Jeremy Briggs... but he matures enough to realize that looks aren't everything, and he can still have a life with them.]]
** [[spoiler:Finesse losing her friendship with X-23 over the fact she used Laura's claws to kill Jeremy Briggs and let everybody think it was Laura who struck the killing blow, and seemingly loses Reptil to White Tiger.]]
** [[spoiler:The whole Avengers Academy team being told that they have officially graduated to rookie Avengers, and are on their way to becoming full-fledged Avengers in time.]]
** [[spoiler:Hank Pym and Tigra actually seem to be forming a healthy, stable relationship.]]
** [[spoiler:A new Avengers-based humanitarian program to better support superhumans to places where their powers can help in ways other than just beating bad guys is launched.]]



* BlessedWithSuck: The original cast is pretty much ''built'' on this. We have Veil who can turn into mist... yet her power is slowly killing her. Then we have Hazmat whose body produces deadly radiation, and has to be confined to a suit to protect others (think Captain Atom meets Rogue). Then there's Finesse, who is a super fighter but her brain can't handle all the information and in the future...its revealed she's [[spoiler: continually forgetting her daughter's name.]] And then there's Mettle, who was a champion surfer before his powers awakened granting him SuperStrength and NighInvulnerability...but making him look like a metal version of ComicBook/RedSkull (he even yells once 'I'm not related to Red Skull, I'm Jewish'). Striker and Reptil are the safest of them, but they've got issues of their own to work around (and Striker's aren't even related to his powers).

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* BlessedWithSuck: The original cast is pretty much ''built'' on this. We have Veil who can turn into mist... yet her power is slowly killing her. Then we have Hazmat whose body produces deadly radiation, and has to be confined to a suit to protect others (think Captain Atom meets Rogue). Then there's Finesse, who is a super fighter but her brain can't handle all the information and in information, causing her to discard social skills as "extraneous data", with the future...its revealed similarly empowered [[spoiler:Taskmaster]] stating that his own short-term memory suffers similarly, as his brain constantly dumps "useless" data to imprint more combat skills. [[spoiler: Sure enough, a future version of Finesse shows she has awful short-term memory, to the point that she's [[spoiler: continually forgetting her daughter's name.]] And then there's Mettle, who was a champion surfer before his powers awakened granting him SuperStrength and NighInvulnerability...but making him look like a metal version of ComicBook/RedSkull (he even yells once 'I'm not related to Red Skull, I'm Jewish'). Striker and Reptil are the safest of them, but they've got issues of their own to work around (and Striker's aren't even related to his powers).



* CatGirl: Tigra and White Tiger.

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* CatGirl: Tigra and White Tiger.Tiger, in different ways. Tigra is an ''actual'' catgirl, being half woman and half tiger -- which manifests as her looking like a human with clawed fingers and toes, cat-like eyes, a cat's tail, and a body covered in fur, with her son sticking to the same theme. White Tiger's costume and gender combine give her a vaguely cat-like trait, with horns on her mask symbolic of cat's ears and clawed fingers, but she's much more symbolic than Tigra.



* DysfunctionJunction: Both the teachers and the students.

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* DePower: [[spoiler: Jeremy Briggs' evil plan involves depowering every genetic-based superhuman in the world, and then selectively restoring only those individuals willing to work for him.]]
* DysfunctionJunction: Both the teachers and the students.students are ''severely'' messed up.
** For the teachers, we have: Hank Pym, who has undergone ''multiple'' psychotic breaks over his adult life, been divorced several times, and most recently spent a prolonged period as captive of the Skrulls. Tigra, whose mind has consistently been overwhelmed by her feral feline urges at several points (including an extended period where she had to be kept miniaturized in a cat enclosure to keep her from endangering people), and who was raped-by-proxy by a Skrull playing on her affection for Hank Pym, which got her pregnant. Robert Baldwin, who was the only survivor of an incident that killed 600 people, which broke him to the point he became obsessed with self-mutilation -- a practice he's ''still'' engaging in during the earliest issues.
** For the students, we have: Veil, who was a bullied and humiliated girl at high school who was given the ability to assume the form of ''any'' gas, including poisonous ones, and who is doomed to discorporate into nothing if she is not cured. Finesse, who seems to be a budding sociopath[[note]]although, when given her first "focus comic", she notes has never felt any desire to hurt anyone or enjoyed hurting animals; it's later implied that, like her in-all-probability father Taskmaster, her brain simply "dumps" social knowledge to have room for her photographic reflexes[[/note]]. Striker was bought up by an abusive StageMom and sexually molested by the manager she got for him, and whom she wouldn't believe was molesting him. Mettle's mutation trapped him in the form of a deformed monster with muted tactile senses. Even Reptil, the least-baggaged member of the initial students, had his parents kidnapped and is desperately looking for them.



%%* FogFeet: Veil.

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%%* * FogFeet: Veil.Veil looks like this when she flies, since it relies on converting her lower body into mist.



%%* MonsterModesty: Mettle.

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%%* * MonsterModesty: Mettle.Mettle is always clothed from the waist down, even after his shirts have been shot or burned off. Justified in that, unlike some mutants with similarly deformed bodies, Mettle is still fully anatomically correct below the waist.



** But not by original teacher Tigra, runs around in a bikini. Counts as FridgeBrilliance when you consider the West Coast Manor is in California, and its probably hot enough for her already, as she's covered in fur 24/7. She even [[LampshadeHanging lampshades]] this in recent issues where the students and the Runaways meet up.
%%* ShockAndAwe: Striker.

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** But not by original teacher Tigra, runs around in a bikini. Counts as FridgeBrilliance when you consider the West Coast Manor is in California, and its probably hot enough for her already, as she's covered in fur 24/7. She even [[LampshadeHanging lampshades]] this in recent some issues where the students and the Runaways meet up.
%%* * ShockAndAwe: Striker.Striker has the ability to create and manipulate electricity.



%%* {{Tsundere}}: Hazmat

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%%* * {{Tsundere}}: HazmatHazmat and her interactions with Meetle, at least at first.



* VillainHasAPoint: Whilst Jeremy Briggs is ultimately revealed to be a bad guy, even the Avengers Academy students give him the credit that he does have some valid points about using superpowers for humanitarian effects instead of just being glorified vigilantes.



* WellIntentionedExtremist: Jeremy Briggs in spades.

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* WellIntentionedExtremist: Jeremy Briggs in spades. He rejects the whole idea of becoming a superhero, but is dedicated, in his way, to helping people, founding a multi-million corporation with the aid of similar super-powered teens to begin enacting real social changes. [[spoiler:Even his plans for world domination are rooted in the idea that the "older generation" are too caught up in their pointless super-powered brawls to do something useful.]]


''Avengers Academy'' is a spinoff of Marvel's highly popular ''[[Comicbook/TheAvengers Avengers]]'' franchise. ''Avengers Academy'' is exactly what it says on the tin, a school for young and up coming super humans. Started during the 'Heroic Age' it stood out from the other Avengers titles by featuring largely new characters (the students) and some less prominent existing characters (the staff). The first story arc features Hank Pym (Ant-Man, Giant Man and many more) starting up the school to teach the first class how to be heroes and how to live with their various physical and emotional scars. Starting in issue #21 a brand new story arc begins featuring most of the original students, joined by a number of existing Marvel teens, some joining the main cast, the others being in the background as part timers. The school was also moved to Los Angeles to the West Coast Avengers compound and several members of the staff changed.

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''Avengers Academy'' is a spinoff of Marvel's highly popular ''[[Comicbook/TheAvengers ''[[ComicBook/TheAvengers Avengers]]'' franchise. ''Avengers Academy'' is exactly what it says on the tin, a school for young and up coming super humans. Started during the 'Heroic Age' it stood out from the other Avengers titles by featuring largely new characters (the students) and some less prominent existing characters (the staff). The first story arc features Hank Pym (Ant-Man, Giant Man and many more) starting up the school to teach the first class how to be heroes and how to live with their various physical and emotional scars. Starting in issue #21 a brand new story arc begins featuring most of the original students, joined by a number of existing Marvel teens, some joining the main cast, the others being in the background as part timers. The school was also moved to Los Angeles to the West Coast Avengers compound and several members of the staff changed.



The title lasted for 39 issues (August, 2010- January, 2013) and some of the cast appeared in the DarkerAndEdgier ''Comicbook/AvengersArena'' series as part of the ''Marvel NOW!'' relaunch. Also see ''Comicbook/YoungAvengers'' for another Avengers-affiliated young team.

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The title lasted for 39 issues (August, 2010- January, 2013) and some of the cast appeared in the DarkerAndEdgier ''Comicbook/AvengersArena'' ''ComicBook/AvengersArena'' series as part of the ''Marvel NOW!'' relaunch. Also see ''Comicbook/YoungAvengers'' ''ComicBook/YoungAvengers'' for another Avengers-affiliated young team.



* LetsYouAndHimFight: Happens between the Avengers Academy Students and {{Comicbook/The Avengers}} in Issue #21 then again between the students and the ComicBook/XMen in the next issue!

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* LetsYouAndHimFight: Happens between the Avengers Academy Students and {{Comicbook/The Avengers}} ComicBook/TheAvengers in Issue #21 then again between the students and the ComicBook/XMen in the next issue!



* ScrewThisImOuttaHere: [[spoiler:Essentially, this is Veil's immediate reaction after all that the kids have been through in ''Comicbook/FearItself''. She is so traumatized that they were essentially dropped in the middle of a war (no thanks to Absorbing Man's irrational grudge against Hank Pym) that she jumps ship to work with Jeremy Briggs the day after everything's over.]]

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* ScrewThisImOuttaHere: [[spoiler:Essentially, this is Veil's immediate reaction after all that the kids have been through in ''Comicbook/FearItself''.''ComicBook/FearItself''. She is so traumatized that they were essentially dropped in the middle of a war (no thanks to Absorbing Man's irrational grudge against Hank Pym) that she jumps ship to work with Jeremy Briggs the day after everything's over.]]



* ShootTheShaggyDog [[spoiler: Veil gets one of these during the Comicbook/FearItself event, where she finds and rescues a mother from a collapsed building, only for the mother to be gunned down in front of her daughter just after being saved.]]

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* ShootTheShaggyDog [[spoiler: Veil gets one of these during the Comicbook/FearItself ComicBook/FearItself event, where she finds and rescues a mother from a collapsed building, only for the mother to be gunned down in front of her daughter just after being saved.]]



* ThisIsGonnaSuck: {{Crisis Crossover}} Comicbook/FearItself has the students trapped in another dimension being pursued by two of the "Worthy", villains who through magic {{Took a Level in Badass}} and are now at [[ComicBook/TheMightyThor Thor]]'s power level and intent on killing the students to get back at Giant-Man.

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* ThisIsGonnaSuck: {{Crisis Crossover}} Comicbook/FearItself ''ComicBook/FearItself'' has the students trapped in another dimension being pursued by two of the "Worthy", villains who through magic {{Took a Level in Badass}} and are now at [[ComicBook/TheMightyThor Thor]]'s power level and intent on killing the students to get back at Giant-Man.

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* BrokenBird: All of the original students and staff. They are all in their own way damaged. There’s a reason Tigra refers to the staff as the black sheep of the Avengers.


* MsFanService: For a teacher Tigra wears very little! {{Lampshaded}} several times by the students, but especially when she meets Emma Frost in issue #22.

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* MsFanService: MsFanservice: For a teacher Tigra wears very little! {{Lampshaded}} several times by the students, but especially when she meets Emma Frost in issue #22.


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* NotSoDifferent: They have this first with the Runaways (which results in Lightspeed and Karolina becoming a couple, but there's also Victor bonding with White Tiger and Reptil over their Latino heritage, and Nico and Hazmat engaging in SnarkToSnarkCombat), then with the Jean Grey School kids (like Rockslide giving Mettle advice on loving a girl even when you have a body of inorganic matter, and Anole giving Striker tips on how to handle being the one gay kid in class).


* BlessedWithSuck: The original cast is pretty much ''built'' on this. We have Veil who can turn into mist...yet her power is slowly killing her. Then we have Hazmat whose body produces deadly radiation, and has to be confined to a suit to protect others (thin Captain Atom meets Rogue). Then there's Finesse, who is a super fighter but her brain can't handle all the information and in the future...its revealed she's [[spoiler: continually forgetting her daughter's name.]] Then there's Mettle, who was a champion surfer before his powers awakened granting him SuperStrength and NighInvulnerability...but making him look like a metal version of ComicBook/RedSkull (he even yells once 'I'm not related to Red Skull, I'm Jewish'). Reptil's the safest of them, but he's got issues of his own to work around.

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* BlessedWithSuck: The original cast is pretty much ''built'' on this. We have Veil who can turn into mist... yet her power is slowly killing her. Then we have Hazmat whose body produces deadly radiation, and has to be confined to a suit to protect others (thin (think Captain Atom meets Rogue). Then there's Finesse, who is a super fighter but her brain can't handle all the information and in the future...its revealed she's [[spoiler: continually forgetting her daughter's name.]] Then And then there's Mettle, who was a champion surfer before his powers awakened granting him SuperStrength and NighInvulnerability...but making him look like a metal version of ComicBook/RedSkull (he even yells once 'I'm not related to Red Skull, I'm Jewish'). Reptil's Striker and Reptil are the safest of them, but he's they've got issues of his their own to work around. around (and Striker's aren't even related to his powers).

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