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* {{Fetish}}: Magnitude has one for [[spoiler: shrinking women down and crushing them between microscope slides. He collects dead women and observes their corpses through a microscope when he's alone.]]


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* HeKnowsTooMuch: [[spoiler: Red was murdered by Justice America because she discovered most of the horrible secrets of the Alliance and was going to take them down.]]


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* SpannerInTheWorks: [[spoiler: Tilly, Red's aid and confidant, is the reason the Alliance died because she's the one who let Crimson know what Red hoped to accomplish. Had it not been for Tilly, Justice America would've gotten away with killing Red and the rest of the Alliance would've never paid for their crimes.]]


->"I'm never gonna get to kill the Justice League, but the Alliance better watch out."
-->--Tyler James

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->"I'm ->''"I'm never gonna get to kill the Justice League, but the Alliance better watch out."
-->--Tyler James
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-->-- '''Tyler James'''





** It's all but outright stated that [[spoiler: Mr. Collodi, the man who's actually Mold, is a child molester.]]
* XMeetsY: It's ''ComicBook/JusticeLeagueOfAmerica'' meets ''Literature/AndThenThereWereNone''.

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** It's all but outright stated that [[spoiler: Mr. Collodi, the man who's actually Mold, is a child molester.]]
* XMeetsY: It's ''ComicBook/JusticeLeagueOfAmerica'' meets ''Literature/AndThenThereWereNone''.
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** When Orion is confronted by members of the Omniverse Protectorate, their leader Jezella [[Film/TotalRecall has three breasts]].

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** When Orion is confronted by members of the Omniverse Protectorate, their leader Jezella [[Film/TotalRecall [[Film/TotalRecall1990 has three breasts]].


* CallingTheOldManOut: Crimson was originally Red's sidekick, but eventually left after the two started to butt heads. He ultimately cut ties with her completely upon finding out she had recruited a second Crimson Kid, a decision he finds abhorrent.

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* CallingTheOldManOut: Crimson was originally Red's sidekick, but eventually left after the two started to butt heads. He ultimately cut ties with her completely upon finding out she had recruited a second Crimson Kid, a decision he finds abhorrent. [[spoiler:Especially after she's murdered by Oxymoron.]]



* CassandraTruth: [[spoiler:Oxymoron was the one who first discovered the dark secrets the members of the alliance were keeping. He was eventually able to convince Red to start investigating, but notes that almost to the very end she thought/hoped that everything was just all part of a villainous plan of his.]]

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* CassandraTruth: [[spoiler:Oxymoron was the one who first discovered the dark secrets the members of the alliance were keeping. He was eventually able to convince Red to start investigating, but notes that almost to the very end she thought/hoped that everything was all just all part of a villainous plan of his.]]



** [[spoiler: Mazu had her aquatic minions drown a love rival in a bathtub. The rival's lover gets the blame for the crime despite being innocent, leading him to commit suicide. Mazu gets lured to a dry room and disemboweled by Mold in the form of that rival]]

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** Mazu made a pact with ocean spirits and gained power over the ocean. [[spoiler: Mazu She had her aquatic minions drown a love rival in a bathtub. The rival's lover gets the blame for the crime despite being innocent, leading him to commit suicide. Mazu gets lured to a dry room and disemboweled by Mold in the form of that rival]]



** [[spoiler: Red's ex-sidekick Crimson is the one killing the Alliance. He received a post-death message from Red telling him about her investigation. She wants him to take the Alliance down, but leave them alive. However, he's opted to kill them instead. He also executed Oxymoron, as he promised to do so to his replacement (who got murdered by Oxymoron on her first outing).]]

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** [[spoiler: Red's ex-sidekick Crimson is the one killing the Alliance. He received a post-death message from Red telling him about her investigation. She wants him to take the Alliance down, but leave them alive. However, he's opted to kill them instead. He also executed Oxymoron, as he promised to do so to his replacement (who got murdered by Oxymoron on her first solo outing).]]



* DidNotThinkThisThrough: Part of the tragedy of Mazu's backstory: [[spoiler:she had her underwater minions murder the woman involved with the man she loved. They did so by drowning her in her bathtub. Unfortunately, since said man was the only other person present in their home at the time, he was immediately blamed for the crime. Things got so bad for him that he eventually committed suicide.]]

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* DidNotThinkThisThrough: Part of the tragedy of Mazu's backstory: [[spoiler:she had her underwater minions murder the woman involved with the man she loved. They did so by drowning her in her a bathtub. Unfortunately, since said man was the only other person present in their home the hotel room at the time, he was immediately blamed for the crime. Things got so bad for him that he eventually committed suicide.]]



* GracefulLoser: [[spoiler:Oxymoron is caught off-guard when Crimson attacks him and breaks his neck after the two plan to kill the Alliance. However, as he sits dying, he chuckles and assures Crimson that he's now ready to go through with the whole scheme.]]

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* GracefulLoser: [[spoiler:Oxymoron is caught off-guard when Crimson attacks him and breaks his neck after the two plan to kill the Alliance. However, as he sits dying, he chuckles and assures Crimson that he's now ready to go through with the whole scheme.scheme and [[GoOutWithASmile goes out with a smile]].]]


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** When Crimson is relating some of Oxymoron's crimes, he mentions a time when the villain beat a girl to death with a crowbar while quoting Dr. Seuss. [[spoiler:It's eventually revealed via flashback that the girl in question was Sally, the second Crimson Kid.]]


-->'''[[Spoiler:Crimson]]''': You do realize how many things need to go right for this plan to work, don't you?

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-->'''[[Spoiler:Crimson]]''': -->'''[[spoiler:Crimson]]''': You do realize how many things need to go right for this plan to work, don't you?


* RubeGoldbergHatesYourGuts: [[spoiler:''Everything'' that happens in the series is all part of the plan to kill off the Alliance in revenge for Red's murder. [[LampshadedTrope Lampshaded]] when Oxymoron lays it all out for Crimson:]]
-->[[Spoiler:'''Crimson''']]: You do realize how many things need to go right for this plan to work, don't you?

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* RubeGoldbergHatesYourGuts: [[spoiler:''Everything'' that happens in the series is all part of the massively complex plan to kill off the Alliance in revenge for Red's murder. [[LampshadedTrope Lampshaded]] when Oxymoron lays it all out for Crimson:]]
-->[[Spoiler:'''Crimson''']]: -->'''[[Spoiler:Crimson]]''': You do realize how many things need to go right for this plan to work, don't you?



* StrawFeminist: Bellona, who makes no secret of how much she hates men in general.

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* StrawFeminist: Bellona, who makes no secret of how much she hates men in general. Mazu is the only member of the team that she treats with any sort of respect or concern.


* EtTuBrute: [[spoiler:When Red discovered all of her teammates' horrible secrets, she shared her findings with Justice America since she never found any evidence of wrongdoing on his part and believed him to be the friend and hero she always thought he was. He then immediately attacks and ultimately kills her.]]

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* EtTuBrute: [[spoiler:When Red discovered all of her teammates' horrible secrets, she shared her findings with Justice America since she never found any evidence of wrongdoing on his part and believed him to be the friend and hero she always thought he was. He She's then immediately betrayed when he attacks and ultimately kills her.]]



* FoeYay: [[spoiler: Oxymoron admits to Crimson that he loved Red, in his own warped way.]]



* RubeGoldbergHatesYourGuts: [[spoiler:'Everything' that happens in the series is all part of the plan to kill off the Alliance in revenge for Red's murder. [[LampshadedTrope Lampshaded]] when Oxymoron lays it all out for Crimson:]]
-->[[Spoiler:''Crimson'']]: You do realize how many things need to go right for this plan to work, don't you?

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* RubeGoldbergHatesYourGuts: [[spoiler:'Everything' [[spoiler:''Everything'' that happens in the series is all part of the plan to kill off the Alliance in revenge for Red's murder. [[LampshadedTrope Lampshaded]] when Oxymoron lays it all out for Crimson:]]
-->[[Spoiler:''Crimson'']]: -->[[Spoiler:'''Crimson''']]: You do realize how many things need to go right for this plan to work, don't you?



-->''Douglass'': Known as a sensory bomb. Within seconds, it causes permanent blindness. Lights out for everyone. But that's the least of it. Next, it cranks up the perception of the other four senses to the max -- whispers become shouts, nudges become jabs, and the slightest aroma becomes an overwhelming stank. The body isn't made to handle that kind of sensory overload. Most are dead in minutes.

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-->''Douglass'': -->'''Douglass''': Known as a sensory bomb. Within seconds, it causes permanent blindness. Lights out for everyone. But that's the least of it. Next, it cranks up the perception of the other four senses to the max -- whispers become shouts, nudges become jabs, and the slightest aroma becomes an overwhelming stank. The body isn't made to handle that kind of sensory overload. Most are dead in minutes.



-->Orion: I don't [[LampshadeHanging totally recall]].

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-->Orion: -->'''Orion''': I don't [[LampshadeHanging totally recall]].



-->Employee: [[spoiler:The Puppeteer is dead. The rig isn't here. We've lost control of Mold.]]

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-->Employee: -->'''Employee''': [[spoiler:The Puppeteer is dead. The rig isn't here. We've lost control of Mold.]]



-->Justice America: [[spoiler:Because I killed her.]]

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-->Justice America: -->'''Justice America''': [[spoiler:Because I killed her.]]


* FoeYay: [[spoiler: Oxymoron admits to Crimson that he loved Red, in his own warped way.]]



** [[spoiler:When Crimson is revealed to be the one murdering the Alliance, several panels show the various deaths and how he accomplished them.]]
* OOCIsSeriousBusiness: Oxymoron is almost always [[SlasherSmile smiling]] or [[EvilLaugh laughing]]. [[spoiler:When Crimson confronts him in regards to Red's murder, he becomes angry and serious, and even starts to cry from sadness as he claims that he genuinely loved her.]]



* RubeGoldbergHatesYourGuts: [[spoiler:'Everything' that happens in the series is all part of the plan to kill off the Alliance in revenge for Red's murder. [[LampshadedTrope Lampshaded]] when Oxymoron lays it all out for Crimson:]]
-->[[Spoiler:''Crimson'']]: You do realize how many things need to go right for this plan to work, don't you?



-->Douglass: Known as a sensory bomb. Within seconds, it causes permanent blindness. Lights out for everyone. But that's the least of it. Next, it cranks up the perception of the other four senses to the max -- whispers become shouts, nudges become jabs, and the slightest aroma becomes an overwhelming stank. The body isn't made to handle that kind of sensory overload. Most are dead in minutes.

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-->Douglass: -->''Douglass'': Known as a sensory bomb. Within seconds, it causes permanent blindness. Lights out for everyone. But that's the least of it. Next, it cranks up the perception of the other four senses to the max -- whispers become shouts, nudges become jabs, and the slightest aroma becomes an overwhelming stank. The body isn't made to handle that kind of sensory overload. Most are dead in minutes.



** Crimson refers to Mold as WesternAnimation/Gumby at one point. [[spoiler:It's eventually revealed that Mold's creators based his appearance on the character in order to project a friendly image.]]

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** Crimson refers to Mold as WesternAnimation/Gumby {{WesternAnimation/Gumby}} at one point. [[spoiler:It's eventually revealed that Mold's creators based his appearance on the character in order to project a friendly image.]]


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* TenLittleMurderVictims: But of course.

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* DeadPersonImpersonation: [[spoiler:A hijacked Mold takes on the forms of Red, Oxymoron, and all of the deceased Alliance members when confronting Justice America. Not only does this trick him into thinking the former two are both still alive, it gets him so mad that he attacks with lethal force... and leaves him with the dead Mold for Bellona to find.]]


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* HairTriggerTemper: Bellona is extremely belligerent and combative. [[spoiler:It's what gets her killed in the end.]]


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* SensoryOverload: One of the supplementary pieces relates a time that Oxymoron used a special gas called TN-X to murder a bar full of people with a particularly lethal case of this:
-->Douglass: Known as a sensory bomb. Within seconds, it causes permanent blindness. Lights out for everyone. But that's the least of it. Next, it cranks up the perception of the other four senses to the max -- whispers become shouts, nudges become jabs, and the slightest aroma becomes an overwhelming stank. The body isn't made to handle that kind of sensory overload. Most are dead in minutes.


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** Crimson refers to Mold as WesternAnimation/Gumby at one point. [[spoiler:It's eventually revealed that Mold's creators based his appearance on the character in order to project a friendly image.]]


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** It's all but outright stated that [[spoiler: Mr. Collodi, the man who's actually Mold, is a child molester.]]

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* BorrowedCatchphrase: Orion mentions the old "I am my brother's keeper" adage more than once. [[spoiler:He got it from his twin brother, who was the one who was supposed to inherit the power belt he wears.]]


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* ExactWords: [[spoiler:After Orion is found guilty by the Omniverse Protectorate, Jezella explains that his punishment is to be immediately stripped of his belt. Orion is relieved since he thinks this means that he'll just have to go back to a normal life. She then makes it clear that she did mean "immediately"... and proceeds to take the belt from him while they're still in space, sending him plummeting back down to Earth.]]


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* WhamLine: Several:
** One of Kingston Lear's employees is sent to check on someone called "the Puppeteer" [[spoiler:and finds him murdered]]:
-->Employee: [[spoiler:The Puppeteer is dead. The rig isn't here. We've lost control of Mold.]]
** When Justice America reveals why he's so sure Red isn't the one murdering the members of the Alliance:
-->Justice America: [[spoiler:Because I killed her.]]

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* ShoutOut:
** When Orion is confronted by members of the Omniverse Protectorate, their leader Jezella [[Film/TotalRecall has three breasts]].
-->Orion: I don't [[LampshadeHanging totally recall]].

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* KnowWhenToFoldThem: Said almost word-for-word by Orion after the deaths of [[spoiler:Androika, Master Mage, and Throttle]]. He decides to leave the island and flies off into space.


** [[spoiler: Master Mage fuels magic by murdering prostitutes. He's killed when his magic staff is tampered with to open a portal to Hell.]]

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** [[spoiler: Master Mage is a sorcerer who wields a magic staff. [[spoiler:He fuels his blood magic by murdering prostitutes. He's killed when his magic staff is tampered with to open a portal to Hell.]]



** Androika is a highly advanced android. [[spoiler:She killed her inventors when she's first brought online. She self-destructs when the killer uploads virus into her.]]

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** Androika is a highly advanced highly-advanced android. [[spoiler:She killed her inventors when she's first brought online. She self-destructs when the killer uploads virus into her.]]



* GoOutWithASmile: Oxymoron, whose corpse still has his trademark grin despite being dead for quite some time. Even when his body is left a charred mess by an explosion, the smile still remains, much to Orion's discomfort.

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* GoOutWithASmile: Oxymoron, whose corpse still has his trademark grin despite being dead for quite some time. Even when his body is left a charred mess by an explosion, the smile still remains, much to Orion's Crimson's discomfort.


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** The criminal who murdered Red's parents tried to shoot her as well despite her youth.


* AIIsACrapshoot: Androika is described as the most advanced artificial intelligence on the planet. [[spoiler:An e-mail from one of her creators suggests that she suffered an existential crisis, which eventually led to her killing them.]]



** Bellona is the queen of the Amazons and had been trying for centuries to have a daughter.[[spoiler:She lures sailors to her island and kills them after sex; if she finds out that she's having a boy, she has it aborted. Dies in a fight with Justice America after she's tricked into thinking he's the murderer when her jaw is blasted through.]]

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** Bellona is the queen of the Amazons and had been trying for centuries to have a daughter. [[spoiler:She lures sailors to her island and kills them after sex; if she finds out that she's having a boy, she has it aborted. Dies in a fight with Justice America after she's tricked into thinking he's the murderer when her jaw is blasted through.]]



** Orion inherited his power belt from an alien cop who crash-landed on Earth. [[spoiler: It was actually his identical twin brother. After his brother used the belt to save Orion from thugs, a drunk Orion snatched the belt from his brother and accidentally pushes him off a cliff. In a panic from all the people dying, he flees to outer space where he's caught by space police who punish him by taking his belt while he's still in Earth's gravitational field and he burns on reentry.]]

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** Orion inherited his power belt from an alien cop who crash-landed on Earth. [[spoiler: It [[spoiler:It was actually his identical twin brother. After his brother used the belt to save Orion from thugs, a drunk Orion snatched the belt from his brother and accidentally pushes him off a cliff. In a panic from all the people dying, he flees to outer space where he's caught by space police who punish him by taking his belt while he's still in Earth's gravitational field and he burns on reentry.]]



* MoodWhiplash: When Red is about to be murdered, her killer points a gun at her head, pulls the trigger... and nothing happens. Red calls them an asshole and bluntly points out that the safety is still on.



* ThouShaltNotKill: Red, being based on ComicBook/Batman, firmly maintained this sort of code. [[spoiler: That's why Crimson knows she would be ashamed of his actions.]]

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* ThouShaltNotKill: Red, being based on ComicBook/Batman, Batman, firmly maintained this sort of code. [[spoiler: That's why Crimson knows she would be ashamed of his actions.]]

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