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First published in 2002, it was later adapted into a 2006 pilot episode for the Creator/SciFiChannel by Creator/BryanFuller, creator of ''Series/DeadLikeMe'', ''Series/{{Wonderfalls}}'', and ''Series/PushingDaisies'', with Creator/PaulGiamatti as the title character. The pilot was not picked for a series.

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First published in 2002, it was later adapted into a 2006 pilot episode for the Creator/SciFiChannel [[Creator/{{Syfy}} Sci-Fi Channel]] by Creator/BryanFuller, creator of ''Series/DeadLikeMe'', ''Series/{{Wonderfalls}}'', and ''Series/PushingDaisies'', with Creator/PaulGiamatti as the title character. The pilot was not picked for a series.


An Eisner-award winning one shot comic book by ''ComicBook/{{Hellboy}}'' creator Mike Mignola. First published in 2002. It was adapted into a 2006 pilot episode for [[Creator/{{Syfy}} Sci Fi Channel]] by Creator/BryanFuller, creator of ''Series/DeadLikeMe'', ''Series/{{Wonderfalls}}'' and ''Series/PushingDaisies'' with Paul Giamatti as the title character. The pilot was not picked for a series.

Both feature a Victorian robot who works as a secret agent for President UsefulNotes/AbrahamLincoln, who has the ability to place his head onto different robot bodies for whatever occasion suits him.

See it [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XbsDvGtTRWU here]].

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An Eisner-award winning one shot one-shot comic book by ''ComicBook/{{Hellboy}}'' creator Mike Mignola. First published in 2002. It was adapted into a 2006 pilot episode for [[Creator/{{Syfy}} Sci Fi Channel]] by Creator/BryanFuller, creator of ''Series/DeadLikeMe'', ''Series/{{Wonderfalls}}'' and ''Series/PushingDaisies'' with Paul Giamatti as the title character. The pilot was not picked for a series.

Both feature
Creator/MikeMignola about a Victorian robot who works as a secret agent for President UsefulNotes/AbrahamLincoln, who has the ability to place his head onto different robot bodies for whatever occasion suits him.

See First published in 2002, it was later adapted into a 2006 pilot episode for the Creator/SciFiChannel by Creator/BryanFuller, creator of ''Series/DeadLikeMe'', ''Series/{{Wonderfalls}}'', and ''Series/PushingDaisies'', with Creator/PaulGiamatti as the title character. The pilot was not picked for a series.

You can watch the pilot
[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XbsDvGtTRWU here]].
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** Subverted with Mr. Dog. Zombie shoots him, realizes he's bullet proof, and promptly has the Demigod crush him.

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** Subverted with Mr. Dog. Zombie shoots him, realizes he's bullet proof, bulletproof, and promptly has the Demigod crush him.


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Both feature a Victorian robot who works as a secret agent for President UsefulNotes/{{Abraham Lincoln}}, who has the ability to place his head onto different robot bodies for whatever occasion suits him.

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Both feature a Victorian robot who works as a secret agent for President UsefulNotes/{{Abraham Lincoln}}, UsefulNotes/AbrahamLincoln, who has the ability to place his head onto different robot bodies for whatever occasion suits him.


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%%* AlternateHistory* AlternateHistory: The premise is of Screw-On Head's secret exploits under, at least, UsefulNotes/AbrahamLincoln.



%%* HighTurnoverRate: Head's Manservants.

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%%* * HighTurnoverRate: Head's Manservants.Manservants. This is due to Emperor Zombie's petty vendetta against any butler that Mr. Head hires.



-->'''Emperor Zombie:''' Ew! It's not a jewel, it's a dirty old piece of crap!
%%* NighInvulnerability: Mr. Dog!

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-->'''Emperor '''Emperor Zombie:''' Ew! It's not a jewel, it's a dirty old piece of crap!
%%* NighInvulnerability: Mr. Dog!Dog is shot multiple times and still lives.

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->''"There are two histories, one that is told and one that isn't. I, UsefulNotes/AbrahamLincoln, do order that America's strangest, most secret histories will only be recorded in one book. These are the adventures of the Amazing Screw-On Head."''

An Eisner-award winning one shot comic book by ''ComicBook/{{Hellboy}}'' creator Mike Mignola. First published in 2002. It was adapted into a 2006 pilot episode for [[Creator/{{Syfy}} Sci Fi Channel]] by Creator/BryanFuller, creator of ''Series/DeadLikeMe'', ''Series/{{Wonderfalls}}'' and ''Series/PushingDaisies'' with Paul Giamatti as the title character. The pilot was not picked for a series.

Both feature a Victorian robot who works as a secret agent for President UsefulNotes/{{Abraham Lincoln}}, who has the ability to place his head onto different robot bodies for whatever occasion suits him.

See it [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XbsDvGtTRWU here]].

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!!''The Amazing Screw-On Head'' provides examples of:

* AdaptationExpansion: The TV Pilot gives a much more detailed back story than the comic.
%%* AffablyEvil: Emperor Zombie.
%%* AlternateHistory
* AmbiguouslyGay: Emperor Zombie:
-->'''Zombie:''' I hear you're a demigod. That must be fantastic for you.\\
'''Demigod:''' I don't know about fantastic...\\
'''Zombie:''' I do!
* AnimatedAdaptation: Contrary to most animated adaptations of Mignola's work, this one retains Mignola's own art style, with a ''lot'' of [[{{Chiaroscuro}} blacks]].
* BattleButler: Emperor Zombie as well (or Mr. Zombie, as he is called when the demigod shows up). [[spoiler:He was the Amazing Screw-on Head's original butler]].
%%** Mr. Groin.
* BlackComedy
* {{Eagleland}}: Parodied and played for laughs.
-->'''Head:''' America is counting on me Mr. President, and by America, I mean The World.\\
'''Head:''' All really intelligent people should be cremated, for the sake of national security!
* BossBattle: Scharnhorst (the guy with the flamethrower) is an ImmuneToBullets supersoldier who almost single-handedly takes out Zombie's QuirkyMinibossSquad. It takes some questionable physics to defeat him.
-->'''Scharnhorst:''' MAKE WAY FOR SCHARNHORST!
* CensorShadow: Used for when the werewolf and Patience turn back to human.
%%* {{Chiaroscuro}}: Mignola's trademark style.
%%* EverythingsBetterWithMonkeys: Ricky.
%%* EverythingsDeaderWithZombies: Emperor Zombie!
* EvilIsNotAToy: Subverted. Gung the Magnificent tries to tell Zombie the Demigod is too dangerous to summon, when it shows up, it's really kind of shy, and gladly accepts Zombie as its [[TheDragon second in command]].
* EvilIsPetty: Emperor Zombie has a [[LampshadeHanging self-described]] "petty vengeance fetish" against Screw-on Head's butlers.
* EvilLaugh: Zombie unleashes one when he becomes able to read the Scroll Of Gung -- but ends up giggling uncontrollably.
-->'''Emperor Zombie:''' There... there's actually a little joke in here -- Gung was ''funny''!
* EvilTastesGood:
-->'''Emperor Zombie:''' ''You'' let ''me'' down. You went on and on about how sweet the candy was, then told me not to put it in my mouth and got mad at me when I did.\\
'''Screw-On Head:''' If by "candy" you mean "ancient forbidden evil" then, yes, I told you not to put it in your mouth.
* ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin: The Museum of Dangerous Books and Papers.
* FanDisservice: One of Zombie's elderly henchwomen is a werewolf, who fought off a group of soldiers in her wolf-woman form. Upon resuming her human form she was covered only by a ShadowCensor.
%%* GeekyTurnOn: Zombie gives us a villain variation with Patience.
%%* HighTurnoverRate: Head's Manservants.
* HistoricalDomainCharacter: Head answers directly to UsefulNotes/AbrahamLincoln.
%%* HistoricalInJoke: The Homestead Act.
* HurricaneOfPuns:
-->'''Lincoln:''' Groin's just looking out for your behind, Head, you can't keep him at arm's length!
* LettingTheAirOutOfTheBand: When Emperor Zombie discovers the [[SealedEvilInACan legendary jewel]] he's been seeking is actually a mouldy old turnip.
%%* LosingYourHead: The main character lives in this trope.
* MoodWhiplash:
-->'''Emperor Zombie:''' ''[[[LargeHam Dramatically]]]'' Here it is! Bangang Pagro-Esh... the Left Eye of Nog... the jewel worshipped by the wizards of Mu and the black priests of Atlantis, finally passed down to Gung the Magnificent who was chosen by the ''GODS'' to conquer the world with it! And now, it's mi...\\
''[suddenly notices what he's holding]''\\
-->'''Emperor Zombie:''' Ew! It's not a jewel, it's a dirty old piece of crap!
%%* NighInvulnerability: Mr. Dog!
%%* NinjaZombiePirateRobot: The entire premise.
%%* OneEpisodeWonder
* QuirkyMiniBossSquad: The werewolf old woman and her cannibal partner. [[AndZoidberg And a monkey]].
%%* ReallySevenHundredYearsOld: Patience.
%%* SealedEvilInACan
* ShootingSuperman:
** Imperial German soldiers do this to the werewolf woman. Happens later in the same scene where Ricky and the other woman try shooting Scharnhorst.
** Subverted with Mr. Dog. Zombie shoots him, realizes he's bullet proof, and promptly has the Demigod crush him.
* SkywardScream:
** Head attempts one of these when Zombie abducts Patience.
--->'''Screw-On Head:''' DAMN YOU, MR. MANIFO -- excuse me. DAMN YOU, EMPEROR ZOMBIE!
** And [[CallBack once again]] when Patience abducts Mr. Dog by impaling him with an anchor:
--->'''Screw-On Head:''' DAMN YOU, PATIENCE!
* SteamPunk: Robots, flamethrowers, and airships abound.
%%* WolfMan
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