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* CerebusRetcon: The series ''is'' a part of Franchise/TheDCU, and in its first few arcs especially wasn't shy about brutally [[{{Deconstruction}} deconstructing]] lighthearted Silver Age concepts in ways you'd you'd normally expect from the likes of Creator/AlanMoore or Creator/GarthEnnis. Special mention goes to ''The Doll's House'', which twists [[ComicBook/InfinityInc Hector Hall]] (DC's last, more conventionally superhero-y Sandman) into [[spoiler:the DeadAllAlong fantasy of the horrifically-abused Jed Walker (himself a remnant of an even earlier, even more lighthearted Sandman series)]].



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* YouAreNotAlone:
** Rose is fretting as her little brother lays unconscious in a hospital room, with Gilbert watching over him. The residents of the apartment house gather to cheer her up; Hal makes tea, while Barbie and Ken offer platitudes, and Chantal and Zelda offer to tell her a comforting story.
** Barbie's roommate Wanda has been taking her of her since the divorce with Ken. Foxglove and Hazel also immediately go with Thessaly to rescue Barbie from the Cuckoo.
** When Delirium has a FreakOut on Earth, Desire of all her sisters comes to take her home.
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%%* {{Trickster}}: Loki and Robin Goodfellow/Puck, among others.

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%%* {{Trickster}}: TheTrickster: Loki and Robin Goodfellow/Puck, among others.


* DreamWithinADream: The main character being the Lord of Dreams, this comes up a lot.

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* DreamWithinADream: The main character being the Lord of Dreams, this comes up a lot. Most notably the FateWorseThanDeath he inflicts upon Alex Burgess.


* DreamWithinADream: The main character being the Lord of Dreams, this comes up a lot.



* DreamWithinADream: The main character being the Lord of Dreams, this comes up a lot.

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* DreamWithinADream: The main character being DreamsVsNightmares: Played with in the Lord "Doll's House" arc, in which Dream chases down a bunch of Dreams, this comes up sentient dreams and nightmares that got loose during his confinement. On the one hand, his capture of Brute and Glob and the Corinthian are unambiguously good things, as they are nightmares who have created terrible problems in the waking world. On the other hand, Fiddler's Green is a lot.perfectly harmless dream who just wanted to experience the physical world, and didn't see the harm in doing so while his master was away, and yet Dream treats him no better than the nightmares.


* DeathOfAChild: In "The Sound of Her Wings", [[spoiler: with an actual infant, no less. One of the people Death claims that day is an infant who randomly dies from Sudden Infant Death Syndrome]].



* InfantImmortality: Heartbreakingly averted in "The Sound of Her Wings", [[spoiler: with an actual infant, no less. One of the people Death claims that day is an infant who randomly dies from Sudden Infant Death Syndrome]].


* IHaveManyNames: Naturally, most of the immortal beings pick up multiple names. Morpheus is described in ''Season of Mists'' as collecting names the way others collect friends. He is called Lord Shaper (by the fairies), King of Stories, Oneiros (by Calliope), and Kai'ckul (by Nada) among others. The Hecatae Sisters get in on this when they are first summoned by Morpheus, calling themselves about three names each in a single page.

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* IHaveManyNames: Naturally, most of the immortal beings pick up multiple names. Morpheus is described in ''Season of Mists'' as collecting names the way others collect friends. He is called Lord Shaper (by the fairies), King of Stories, Oneiros (by Calliope), Calliope, though this is just "Dream" in Greek), and Kai'ckul (by Nada) among others. The Hecatae Sisters get in on this when they are first summoned by Morpheus, calling themselves about three names each in a single page.

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** While Lucifer never does show his full powers, he is treated as being as far above Morpheus as Morpheus was above Azazel in the previous example. It's explicitly stated that he could take on the entire rest of Hell and win.


* BiTheWay: When we first meet Hal we assume he's gay, but WordOfGod says that he has a fling with Rose later. Then again ''everybody'' wants Rose, so this might be a case of "IfItsYouItsOkay".

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* BiTheWay: When we first meet Hal we assume he's gay, but WordOfGod says that he has a fling with Rose later. Then again ''everybody'' wants Rose, Rose (being a descendant of desire), so this might be a case of "IfItsYouItsOkay".


* AnthropomorphicPersonification: The Endless, personifications of the concept embodied in their name. Destruction claims that by existing they also define their opposite, though Dream is skeptical. A great many dreams are this (though some are less anthropomorphic than others). An early pair of villains are Brute and Glob, the dream personifications of [[BrainsAndBrawn Brute Strength and Base Cunning]]. [[SociopathicHero The Corinthian]] and his successor were created as Morpheus's attempt at a masterpiece: the personification of the dark side of humanity. In ''Endless Nights'' we meet {{Anthropomorphic Personification}}s of individual stars. Overall, the trope is thoroughly {{deconstructed|Trope}}: what is it like to personify a timeless concept, especially a tragic one, like Death or Despair or Destruction? [[AppealToInherentNature Are you eternally bound to your cosmic duty,]] or is your role in the universe escapable?

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* AnthropomorphicPersonification: The Endless, personifications of the concept embodied in their name. Destruction claims that by existing they also define their opposite, though Dream is skeptical. A great many dreams are this (though some are less anthropomorphic than others). An early pair of villains are Brute and Glob, the dream personifications of [[BrainsAndBrawn Brute Strength and Base Cunning]]. [[SociopathicHero The Corinthian]] and his successor were created as Morpheus's attempt at a masterpiece: the personification of the dark side of humanity. In ''Endless Nights'' we meet {{Anthropomorphic Personification}}s of individual stars.stars (the ending narration reveals that it was all a bedtime story from Sol to Earth). Overall, the trope is thoroughly {{deconstructed|Trope}}: what is it like to personify a timeless concept, especially a tragic one, like Death or Despair or Destruction? [[AppealToInherentNature Are you eternally bound to your cosmic duty,]] or is your role in the universe escapable?


* Zettai Ryouiki: Rose Walker sports Grade A in Part Six of ''The Kindly Ones.''

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* Zettai Ryouiki: ZettaiRyouiki: Rose Walker sports Grade A in Part Six of ''The Kindly Ones.''

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* Zettai Ryouiki: Rose Walker sports Grade A in Part Six of ''The Kindly Ones.''
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* SupernaturallyValidatedTransPerson: A DoubleSubversion; a trans woman can't perform magic restricted to women...but this turns out to be because the specific deity providing that specific magic is behind the times and refuses to allow it. [[spoiler: Even after Wanda dies and her parents bury her under her dead name in men's clothes, her spirit appears as a woman and {{Death}} (who's been around a smidge longer than life has existed in the universe[[note]]by contrast, said goddess exists only thanks to ClapYourHandsIfYouBelieve[[/note]]) acknowledges her as such.]]

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* TheBodyPartsThatMustNotBeNamed: At one point, some adults talk about men thinking with their "dorks". This is because at the time, Creator/DCComics was squeamish about rude language.


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