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* BittersweetEnding: [[spoiler: In the end, the villains are all defeated and Plutonian gains his "redemption", but billions have died including nearly all of Earth's heroes (the only ones that we know are still alive are Gilgamesh, Kaidan, and Qubit), most of civilization has been destroyed (the only known civilization still standing is Coalville thanks to Max Damage), every survivor including the remaining heroes have lost someone they cared about deeply, and a warrior alien race is pissed off at Earth and liable to invade in the future is one of several threats on the horizon that Earth is vulnerable to especially with the Plutonian no longer around to protect them.]]

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* BittersweetEnding: [[spoiler: In the end, the villains are all defeated and Plutonian gains his "redemption", but billions have died including nearly all of Earth's heroes (the only ones that we know are still alive are Gilgamesh, Kaidan, and Qubit), most of civilization has been destroyed (the only known civilization still standing is Coalville thanks to Max Damage), every survivor including the remaining heroes have lost someone they cared about deeply, and a warrior alien race is pissed off at Earth and liable to invade in the future is one of several threats on the horizon that Earth is vulnerable to especially with the Plutonian no longer around to protect them.]]


* InUniverseCatharsis: The Plutonian's rampage is him letting out all his rage, frustration, and general negative feelings that were building up over the course of his life.



* CatharsisFactor: An In-Universe example for the Plutonian. His whole rampage is him letting out all his rage, frustration, and general negative feelings that were building up over the course of his life.


* BodyHorror: To summon Orian, one has to read the magic word, upon which he ''crawls out through your mouth,'' killing you in the process. To make it worse, '''he doesn't have to''', he just ''likes'' doing it.
* In the special, Kaidan explores her powers by summoning a [[Main/Youkai Bakeneko.]] Its initial appearance is that of a ghostly [[MegaNeko giant cat]] with an {{overly long tongue}}, tumorous lumps on the left side of its head, and what appears to be an infestation of tendril-like giant parasitic worms, before briefly mimicking Kaidan herself, but with purple skin and a [[ButterFace misshapen face]].

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To summon Orian, one has to read the magic word, upon which he ''crawls out through your mouth,'' killing you in the process. To make it worse, '''he doesn't have to''', he just ''likes'' doing it.
* ** In the special, Kaidan explores her powers by summoning a [[Main/Youkai [[{{Youkai}} Bakeneko.]] Its initial appearance is that of a ghostly [[MegaNeko giant cat]] with an {{overly long tongue}}, tumorous lumps on the left side of its head, and what appears to be an infestation of tendril-like giant parasitic worms, before briefly mimicking Kaidan herself, but with purple skin and a [[ButterFace misshapen face]].


* [[spoiler:GenuineHumanHide: As Plutonian is escaping from the intergalactic insane asylum / multi-layered hell he was placed in, he comes across a delusional patient with sand powers and a god complex. After killing him,he makes a replacement costume out of [[FlayingAlive the skins of the inmateís attendants.]]]]

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* [[spoiler:GenuineHumanHide: As GenuineHumanHide: When he's captured by the Vespa, Plutonian is subdued by being placed into a LotusEaterMachine while tied up in a straitjacket revealed to be material made from his skin. Later, as Plutonian is escaping from the [[spoiler:the intergalactic insane asylum / multi-layered asylum/multi-layered hell he was placed in, he comes across a delusional patient with sand powers and a god complex. After killing him,he him, he makes a replacement costume out of [[FlayingAlive the skins of the inmateís inmate's attendants.]]]]



* GreaterScopeVillain: The Vespa certainly qualify as they are planet conquering race that enslaves millions. [[spoiler: Hornet may qualify as he makes a DealWithTheDevil with the Vespa to enslave countless defenseless planets in order to [[BetrayalInsurance save Earth from the Plutonian]] on the [[AllForNothing ''chance'']] that Tony turns. [[ProperlyParanoid He was right.]]]]

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* GreaterScopeVillain: The Vespa certainly qualify as they are planet conquering race that enslaves millions. [[spoiler: Hornet may qualify as he makes a DealWithTheDevil with the Vespa to enslave countless defenseless planets in order to [[BetrayalInsurance save Earth from the Plutonian]] on the [[AllForNothing ''chance'']] ''[[AllForNothing chance]]'' that Tony turns. [[ProperlyParanoid He was right.]]]]


* {{Deconstruction}}: Your standard deconstruction of Superman through an {{Expy}}, challenging the idea that someone given superpowers would automatically [[ComesGreatResponsibility do the right thing]] without being emotionally prepared to handle the job, and the concept of happily being a SlaveToPR without actual regard for what people think. The finale puts a meta twist on this: [[spoiler:when Qubit scatters Tony's essence throughout the multiverse in an attempt to give him his second chance, part of it helps inspire a pair of artists to create the first Superman comics. Thus,Superman is the reconstruction of the Plutonian.]]
** Irredeemable #25 also deconstructs the idea that [[spoiler: powers like Superman's or Plutonian's could ever be physically possible without absolutely shattering the laws of physics, much less accomplished by a being with the mass of an ordinary human]]. [[DeconReconSwitch Reconstructed]] - albeit horrifyingly, given the implications for what this means [[spoiler: Tony could do if he realized it - by the revelation that he's a RealityWarper, allowing him to sidestep physics altogether and do whatever he thinks he can.]]

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* {{Deconstruction}}: Your standard deconstruction of Superman through an {{Expy}}, challenging the idea that someone given superpowers would automatically [[ComesGreatResponsibility do the right thing]] without being emotionally prepared to handle the job, and the concept of happily being a SlaveToPR without actual regard for what people think. The finale puts a meta twist on this: [[spoiler:when Qubit scatters Tony's essence throughout the multiverse in an attempt to give him his second chance, part of it helps inspire a pair of artists to create the first Superman comics. Thus,Superman Thus, Superman is the reconstruction of the Plutonian.]]
** Irredeemable #25 also deconstructs the idea that [[spoiler: powers [[spoiler:powers like Superman's or Plutonian's could ever be physically possible without absolutely shattering the laws of physics, much less accomplished by a being with the mass of an ordinary human]]. [[DeconReconSwitch Reconstructed]] - -- albeit horrifyingly, given the implications for what this means [[spoiler: Tony [[spoiler:Tony could do if he realized it - -- by the revelation that he's a RealityWarper, allowing him to sidestep physics altogether and do whatever he thinks he can.]]

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* [[spoiler:GenuineHumanHide: As Plutonian is escaping from the intergalactic insane asylum / multi-layered hell he was placed in, he comes across a delusional patient with sand powers and a god complex. After killing him,he makes a replacement costume out of [[FlayingAlive the skins of the inmateís attendants.]]]]


* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: The Plutonian gets this a couple of times throughout the series, [[IgnoredEpiphany but it never takes him long to go back to massacring people]]. Max Damage has this after the Plutonian made him realize just what it felt like to be on the receiving end of a supervillain's rampage.

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* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: The Plutonian gets this a couple of times throughout the series, [[IgnoredEpiphany but it never takes him long to go back to massacring people]]. Max Damage has this after the Plutonian made him realize just what it felt like to be on the receiving end of a supervillain's rampage. [[spoiler:Unlike Plutonian, Max Damage's realization sticks and it starts his HeelFaceTurn.]]


* In the special, Kaidan explores her powers by summoning a [[Main/Yokai Bakeneko.]] Its initial appearance is that of a ghostly [[MegaNeko giant cat]] with an {{overly long tongue}}, tumorous lumps on the left side of its head, and what appears to be an infestation of tendril-like giant parasitic worms, before briefly mimicking Kaidan herself, but with purple skin and a [[ButterFace misshapen face]].

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* In the special, Kaidan explores her powers by summoning a [[Main/Yokai [[Main/Youkai Bakeneko.]] Its initial appearance is that of a ghostly [[MegaNeko giant cat]] with an {{overly long tongue}}, tumorous lumps on the left side of its head, and what appears to be an infestation of tendril-like giant parasitic worms, before briefly mimicking Kaidan herself, but with purple skin and a [[ButterFace misshapen face]].


* In the special, Kaidan explores her powers by summoning a [[Yokai Bakeneko.]] Its initial appearance is that of a ghostly [[MegaNeko giant cat]] with an {{overly long tongue}}, tumorous lumps on the left side of its head, and what appears to be an infestation of tendril-like giant parasitic worms, before briefly mimicking Kaidan herself, but with purple skin and a [[ButterFace misshapen face]].

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* In the special, Kaidan explores her powers by summoning a [[Yokai [[Main/Yokai Bakeneko.]] Its initial appearance is that of a ghostly [[MegaNeko giant cat]] with an {{overly long tongue}}, tumorous lumps on the left side of its head, and what appears to be an infestation of tendril-like giant parasitic worms, before briefly mimicking Kaidan herself, but with purple skin and a [[ButterFace misshapen face]].

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*In the special, Kaidan explores her powers by summoning a [[Yokai Bakeneko.]] Its initial appearance is that of a ghostly [[MegaNeko giant cat]] with an {{overly long tongue}}, tumorous lumps on the left side of its head, and what appears to be an infestation of tendril-like giant parasitic worms, before briefly mimicking Kaidan herself, but with purple skin and a [[ButterFace misshapen face]].


* AbusiveParents: The only foster father who didn't reject him is a strange case, while he did try to teach Tony right from wrong, his methods sometimes were... questionable, the example, we are most prominently shown is when at christmas his foster parents get him exactly what he wants for Christmas, even gets to open them and see what he got, upon thanking them for getting the presents his foster father immediately tell him to rewrap them up and come with him to give them to homeless kids, not even allowed to keep one, while not exactly super abusive like most examples of the trope, it's apparent this way of "teaching" was common for his foster father to do, meaning Tony was probably deprived of even the slightest things that would maybe help him be a kid, probably what gave him his perfection complex that added to insecurities, probably the icing on the cake was the next panel show Tony listening in as his foster parents arguing about the fact that the kids did not even like or appreciate the presents that Tony had to grudgingly give away.

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* AbusiveParents: The Bill Hartigan is a strange case in that while he (and by extension his wife, who was much more lenient) was the only foster father parent who didn't reject him is a strange case, while he or fear Tony's powers and did try to teach Tony him responsibility and right from wrong, his methods sometimes were... questionable, the example, we are most prominently shown were sometimes... questionable (if not downright extreme). One standout example is when when, at christmas his foster parents get him exactly what he wants for one Christmas, the Hartigans got Tony all the presents he wanted that year, and even gets to open them and see what he got, upon got. Upon thanking them for getting the presents his foster father presents, Bill then immediately tell tells him to rewrap wrap them back up and come with him to give them to homeless kids, not even allowed allowing him to keep one, while one. While not exactly super abusive like most examples of the trope, it's apparent this way of "teaching" was common for his foster father Bill to do, meaning Tony was probably deprived of even the slightest things that would maybe help him be a kid, probably what gave him kid and might've even been the root of his perfection perfectionist complex that added to insecurities, probably his already long list of insecurities. Probably the icing on the cake was the next panel show showing Tony listening in as his foster parents arguing argue about the fact that the homeless kids did not even like or appreciate the presents that Tony had to grudgingly give away.

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* CatharsisFactor: An In-Universe example for the Plutonian. His whole rampage is him letting out all his rage, frustration, and general negative feelings that were building up over the course of his life.


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** [[spoiler:In the epilogue, he's telling a bunch of people about]] the time he locked himself and The Plutonian in a field generator that nullified both of their powers. Max figured that, with all his powers, the Plutonian thought he'd never need to learn hand-to-hand combat. The Plutonian proved him wrong.


* BittersweetEnding: [[spoiler: In the end, the villains are all defeated and Plutonian gains his "redemption", but billions have died including nearly all of Earth's heroes, civilization has been destroyed, every survivor including the remaining heroes have lost someone they cared about deeply, and a warrior alien race is pissed off at Earth and liable to invade in the future is one of several threats on the horizon that Earth is vulnerable to especially with the Plutonian no longer around to protect them.]]

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* BittersweetEnding: [[spoiler: In the end, the villains are all defeated and Plutonian gains his "redemption", but billions have died including nearly all of Earth's heroes, heroes (the only ones that we know are still alive are Gilgamesh, Kaidan, and Qubit), most of civilization has been destroyed, destroyed (the only known civilization still standing is Coalville thanks to Max Damage), every survivor including the remaining heroes have lost someone they cared about deeply, and a warrior alien race is pissed off at Earth and liable to invade in the future is one of several threats on the horizon that Earth is vulnerable to especially with the Plutonian no longer around to protect them.]]


*** In another, Tony killed an [[DomesticAbuser abusive foster father]] in the hopes that it would make his foster mother love him. Instead, she was terrified and eventually committed suicide.

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*** In another, Tony killed an [[DomesticAbuser [[DomesticAbuse abusive foster father]] in the hopes that it would make his foster mother love him. Instead, she was terrified and eventually committed suicide.


* MuggleFosterParents: Deconstructed. Having a foster son with a SuperpowerLottery means no privacy and poses a threat to your other kids. Many of Plutonianís foster parents are ultimately DrivenToSuicide. And itís no better for the child, who can hear everything their foster parents say, creating massive insecurity. Being bounced from home to home proves to be Tonyís StartOfDarkness.



* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: The US president who holds the press conference with Plutonian when they announce the formation of the Paradigm greatly resembles UsefulNotes/AlGore.



* OmnicidalManiac

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* OmnicidalManiacOmnicidalManiac: Plutonian becomes this.



* PhysicalGod: Plutonian is the strongest being on the planet, and nothing in the (comic) universe so far (with the exception of Max Damage, Survivor and the Eleos) has a chance against him. [[spoiler:He's a reality warper, making him ''more'' god-like, although he's unaware of his true abilities. His parents have his powers to a greater degree and can ''also'' TimeTravel]].

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* PhysicalGod: Plutonian is the strongest being on the planet, and nothing in the (comic) universe so far (with the exception of Max Damage, Survivor Survivor, the Eleos, and Bette Noire [[spoiler:once Modeus taps into the Eleos) full extent of her powers]]) has a chance against him. [[spoiler:He's a reality warper, making him ''more'' god-like, although he's unaware of his true abilities. His parents have his powers to a greater degree and can ''also'' TimeTravel]].



* SecretKeeper: Subverted. Dan Hartiganís workmates are about the tell the world the Plutonianís SecretIdentity immediately after they find out, and they would have had the Plutonian not quickly flown into outer space and destroyed their satellite. When he returns, he is BurningWithAnger.



* UnexpectedSuccessor: General Walter Ehrlich becomes President of the United States after the Plutonian (apparently) kills the President, Vice President, and [[TwentyFifthAmendment all others in the Constitutional line of succession]]. These [[KilledOffscreen deaths all happen offscreen]], but there is a shot of the White House half-destroyed.



* UnReveal: Qubit never says what he sees in the Survivorís mind that leads him to ally with Modeus and rescue the Plutonian.



** Qubit calls Cary out on [[spoiler:giving murderous supervillains full pardons in exchange for help to clean Earth up]] when [[spoiler:Cary should be looking for his NotQuiteDead brother instead.]]

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** Survivor is furious with Qubit for foiling his plan to kill Plutonian. Survivor later tells a group of farmers that Qubit is helping that he let Plutonian get away, and they begin to physically attack him.
** Qubit calls Cary Survivor out on [[spoiler:giving murderous supervillains full pardons in exchange for help to clean Earth up]] when [[spoiler:Cary should be looking for his NotQuiteDead brother instead.]]

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