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* RobotWar: One of the later issues is a standalone story where Rom encounters a civilization in a civil war with its own machinery. [[spoiler: Rom tries to broker a peace, but neither side will see reason and they [[DownerEnding end up destroying each other.]]]]

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* RobotWar: One of the later issues is a standalone story where Rom encounters a civilization in a civil war with its own machinery. [[spoiler: Being part man and part machine himself, Rom tries to broker a peace, but [[spoiler:but neither side will see reason and they [[DownerEnding end up destroying each other.]]]]


* RobotWar: One of the later issues is a standalone story where Rom encounters a civilization in a civil war with its own machinery. [[spoiler: Rom tries to broker a peace, but both sides are unreasonable and [[DownerEnding end up destroying each other.]]]]

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* RobotWar: One of the later issues is a standalone story where Rom encounters a civilization in a civil war with its own machinery. [[spoiler: Rom tries to broker a peace, but both sides are unreasonable neither side will see reason and they [[DownerEnding end up destroying each other.]]]]


* RobotWar: One of the last issues of the series is a standalone story where Rom encounters a civilization in a civil war with its own machinery. [[spoiler: Rom tries mightily to broker a peace, but both sides are unreasonable amd [[DownerEnding end up annihilating each other.]]]]

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* RobotWar: One of the last later issues of the series is a standalone story where Rom encounters a civilization in a civil war with its own machinery. [[spoiler: Rom tries mightily to broker a peace, but both sides are unreasonable amd and [[DownerEnding end up annihilating destroying each other.]]]]

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* RobotWar: One of the last issues of the series is a standalone story where Rom encounters a civilization in a civil war with its own machinery. [[spoiler: Rom tries mightily to broker a peace, but both sides are unreasonable amd [[DownerEnding end up annihilating each other.]]]]

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* BadassBoast: When soldiers use a flamethrower on Rom.
--> '''Rom:''' I have flown past the stars human, your pale, pitiful fire cannot harm me!


* EvenEvilHasStandards: How bad are the Dire Wraiths? The ''Skrulls'' consider these beings the scum of the universe, hate them even more than the Kree and even aid Earth in attacking a Wraith base.

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* EvenEvilHasStandards: How bad are the Dire Wraiths? The ''Skrulls'' consider these beings the scum of the universe, hate them even more than the Kree and even aid Earth in attacking a Wraith base. It certainly helps that the Dire Wraiths are, in fact, an offshoot of their own, so there's bad blood between them helping said animosity.
** When Galactus tries to eat the Dark Nebula, the source of Dire Wraith powers, it makes him sick and nearly kills him. That's right, even a cosmic-level being who devours worlds and who survived the Big Bang can't stand the Dire Wraiths.



* HeelFaceTurn: Not anyone from ROM's cast specifically, but rather a major Marvel character who eventually turned good at least partly because of ROM - {{ComicBook/Rogue}} (who was with the Brotherhood of Evil Mutants at the time), who kissed ROM to try and steal his powers, and instead absorbed part of his kindness and decency. She was surprised to find that [[GoodFeelsGood she liked it.]] By the end of the issue she was questioning which side she was on, and as a result (and her inability to control her powers), she eventually quit the Brotherhood and joined the X-Men. This is one major example of how ROM's presence in the MCU permanently affected it in a major way.

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* HeelFaceTurn: Not anyone from ROM's cast specifically, but rather a major Marvel character who eventually turned good at least partly because of ROM - {{ComicBook/Rogue}} (who was with the Brotherhood of Evil Mutants at the time), who kissed ROM to try and steal his powers, and instead absorbed part of his kindness and decency. She was surprised to find that [[GoodFeelsGood she liked it.]] By the end of the issue she was questioning which side she was on, and as a result (and her inability to control her powers), she eventually quit the Brotherhood and joined the X-Men. This is one major example of how ROM's presence in the MCU Marvel Universe permanently affected it in a major way.way. Unfortunately, since Marvel no longer owns the rights to the character, said HFT has since been retconned in various ways to not include the Spaceknight, but her very first one was as a result of him.



* MagicVersusScience: Both between the Dire Wraiths and the Galadorians, and between male and female Wraiths. There are a handful of Wraith warlocks, but otherwise male Wraiths are scientifically oriented and females are magically oriented. Happily, there was never a chance of the two disciplines being [[{{Magitek}} combined]]; the two sexes hated each other.

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* MagicVersusScience: Both between the Dire Wraiths and the Galadorians, and between male and female Wraiths. There are a handful of Wraith warlocks, but otherwise male Wraiths are scientifically oriented and females are magically oriented. Happily, there was never a chance of the two disciplines being [[{{Magitek}} combined]]; the two sexes hated each other.other to the point of {{Gendercide}}.



* VoluntaryShapeshifting: The Wraiths could take on human form for subterfuge and deception.

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* VoluntaryShapeshifting: The Wraiths could take on human form for subterfuge and deception. In fact, this was one of the reasons Rom wasn't looked at kindly at first- his analyzer could detect which people were actually Wraiths, but no one ''else'' could tell, so when he sent them into Limbo, they didn't see a hero taking out vile monsters from space, they saw him vaporizing normal humans seemingly at random.

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* EmergencyPresidentialAddress: The "Prime Director" of the [[HumanAliens Galadorians]] made a public speech announcing the coming invasion by the [[VoluntaryShapeshifting DireWraiths]] and asking for volunteers to be transformed into [[{{Cyborg}} Spaceknights]] to counter it. Rom is the first to volunteer, inspiring a total of 2000 people to do so.
** Years later Rom would met the actual President of the United States (UsefulNotes/RonaldReagan at the time) and expressly compare him to the Prime Director.


* AlwaysChaoticEvil: The Wraiths, with one or two exceptions.

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* AlwaysChaoticEvil: The Wraiths, with one or two exceptions. They self-identify as evil and revel in it.


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Marvel no longer has the rights to Rom himself, ''but'' they do own everything else from the series including the Spaceknights (Mantlo pretty much invented everything for the comic) and they occasionally make cameos; for example the (human) Rom, unnamed, and Brandy were at Rick Jones' wedding, and a 2000 miniseries set in the near future featured Rom's sons as Spaceknights. ComicBook/AllNewAllDifferentMarvel will see ComicBook/{{Venom}} join the Spaceknights.

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Marvel no longer has the rights to Rom himself, ''but'' they do own everything else from the series including the Spaceknights (Mantlo pretty much invented everything for the comic) and they occasionally make cameos; for example the (human) Rom, unnamed, and Brandy were at Rick Jones' wedding, and a 2000 miniseries set in the near future featured Rom's sons as Spaceknights. ComicBook/AllNewAllDifferentMarvel will see ComicBook/{{Venom}} join the Spaceknights.
Spaceknights. Rom himself eventually adopted the name Artour, after Myth/KingArthur.


The events in the comics began 200 years ago on Galador, a planet in the "Golden Galaxy" whose population was (apparently) [[HumanAliens perfectly human]] (no explanation was given for this.) When the Galadorians find out that they're about to be invaded by the evil, shapeshifting "Dire Wraiths", they worry because the have no space fleet to defend themselves with. The Galadorian scientists instead invent cyborg "armors" that could be used to give a person the powers to fight in space on their own. Galador's "Prime Director" asks for volunteers to be transformed, promising that their "humanities" (the parts of their bodies removed to fit in the armors) would be preserved and restored to them after the Wraiths' defeat. The first to volunteer was a young man named Rom; his example inspired a total of 2000 other Galadorians into becoming Spaceknights. Rom was given Galador's greatest weapon, The Neutralizer, which had the power to banish Dire Wraiths to the dimension of Limbo without killing them (the other knights had other weapons.) He also possessed The Analyzer, a device that could make a Wraith's true form visible.

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The events in the comics began 200 years ago on Galador, a planet in the "Golden Galaxy" whose population was (apparently) [[HumanAliens perfectly human]] (no explanation was given for this.) When the Galadorians find out that they're they are about to be invaded by the evil, shapeshifting "Dire Wraiths", they worry because the they have no space fleet to defend themselves with. The Galadorian scientists instead invent cyborg "armors" that could be used to give a person the powers to fight in space on their own. Galador's "Prime Director" asks for volunteers to be transformed, promising that their "humanities" (the parts of their bodies removed to fit in the armors) would be preserved and restored to them after the Wraiths' defeat. The first to volunteer was a young man named Rom; his example inspired a total of 2000 other Galadorians into becoming Spaceknights. Rom was given Galador's greatest weapon, The Neutralizer, which had the power to banish Dire Wraiths to the dimension of Limbo without killing them (the other knights had other weapons.) He also possessed The Analyzer, a device that could make a Wraith's true form visible.

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