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* ContagiousPowers: The Brian Falsworth Union Jack gained ShockAndAwe powers after being struck by Thor's lightning.

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'''''Union Jack''''' was a 2007 Creator/MarvelComics mini-series written by Creator/ChristosGage and drawn by Creator/MikePerkins, in which the titular hero, Britain's champion, teams up with three other heroes (Contessa, Sabra, and the Arabian Knight) to battle an army of supervillains who are trying to launch an attack on London.

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'''''Union Jack''''' ''Union Jack'' was a 2007 Creator/MarvelComics mini-series written by Creator/ChristosGage and drawn by Creator/MikePerkins, in which the titular hero, Britain's champion, teams up with three other heroes (Contessa, Sabra, and the Arabian Knight) to battle an army of supervillains who are trying to launch an attack on London.



* ActionGirl: Sabra and the Contessa.

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* ActionGirl: Sabra is the champion of Israel, and the Contessa.Contessa was a highly-ranked SHIELD operative.



* BadassIsraeli: Sabra. Even the Arabian Knight grows to respect her.

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* BadassIsraeli: Sabra.Sabra once fought the ComicBook/IncredibleHulk to a standstill. Even the Arabian Knight grows to respect her.



* CaptainEthnic: Gage and Perkins made an effort to avoid this with Union Jack, Sabra and especially Arabian Knight. In the former case, they played down Chapman's connection to the extremely British Knights of Pendragon. In the latter cases, they gave Sabra and Arabian Knight less "ethnic" costumes and did away with the Arabian Knight's flying carpet (in universe, Knight explains that he had it taken apart and turned into a bulletproof vest.)

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* CaptainEthnic: Gage and Perkins made an effort to avoid this with Union Jack, Sabra and especially Arabian Knight. In the former case, they played down Chapman's connection to the extremely British Knights of Pendragon. In the latter cases, they gave Sabra and Arabian Knight less "ethnic" costumes and did away with the Arabian Knight's flying carpet (in universe, (in-universe, Knight explains that he had it taken apart and turned into a bulletproof vest.)



* SmugSnake: Shockwave declares himself to be the best martial-artist in the world because he once managed to beat Shang-Chi, and doesn't think that the fact that he had to use his powers to do it disqualifies him.



* ThisIsGonnaSuck: Jack O' Lantern invokes this trope by name just before Union Jack rams him into a wall.

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* ThisIsGonnaSuck: Jack O' Lantern Jack-O-Lantern invokes this trope by name just before Union Jack rams him into a wall.

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* BadassIsraeli: Sabra. Even the Arabian Knight grows to respect her.


* AffirmativeActionLegacy: Sort of. Chapman is the first working-class Union Jack. His predecessors were both in the upper class.



* BatmanGambit: The terrorists count on Union Jack trying to warn the public about the terrorist attack, and then attack the London Tower Bridge when everyone tries to flee the city.

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* BatmanGambit: The terrorists count on Union Jack trying to warn the public about the terrorist attack, and then attack the London Tower Bridge and Heathrow Airport when everyone tries to flee the city.



* DarkAndTroubledPast: Sabra lost her son in a terrorist attack.



* TheGhost: The Director General, who's being scapegoated for the British government's slow response to the R.A.I.D. attack.



* JerkassRealization: Arabian Knight tells Sabra that a woman's proper role is to be a mother. He hadn't known that Sabra ''was'' a mother, but lost her son in a terrorist attack.

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* JerkassRealization: Arabian Knight tells Sabra that a woman's proper role is to be a mother. He hadn't known that Sabra ''was'' a mother, but lost her son in a terrorist attack.attack until after she nearly broke his neck.


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* RoaringRampageOfRevenge: Union Jack spends most of the miniseries on one.


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* TeethClenchedTeamwork: Sabra and Arabian Knight are not thrilled to be working together, given that they're on opposite sides of the Arab-Israeli conflict.


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* WouldHitAGirl: After stripping her of her powers, Union Jack clocks Ecstasy for good measure. He wasn't inclined to be merciful after seeing what she'd done to her victims.


* ContinuityNod: Union Jack's relationship with Spitfire, which occurred during the ''ComicBook/Invaders'' series a few years earlier, is mentioned.

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* ContinuityNod: Union Jack's relationship with Spitfire, which occurred during the ''ComicBook/Invaders'' ''ComicBook/TheInvaders'' series a few years earlier, is mentioned.



* EvenEvilHasStandards: Batroc the Leaper was approached by R.A.I.D. for their planned attack, but turned them down. He also tried to talk his teammates Zaran and Machete out of it.

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* EvenEvilHasStandards: Batroc the Leaper was approached by R.A.I.D. for their planned attack, but turned them down. He also tried to talk his teammates Zaran and Machete out of it. it.
* FlyingBrick: Sabra.


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* JerkassRealization: Arabian Knight tells Sabra that a woman's proper role is to be a mother. He hadn't known that Sabra ''was'' a mother, but lost her son in a terrorist attack.


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* MindControl: Crossfire and the Corruptor both have this ability. The Corruptor uses it to temporarily turn Union Jack's allies against him.


'''''Union Jack''''' was a mini-series published by Creator/MarvelComics in the early 2000s, in which the titular hero, Britain's champion, teams up with three other heroes (Contessa, Sabra, and the Arabian Knight) to battle an army of supervillains who are trying to launch an attack on London.

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'''''Union Jack''''' was a mini-series published by 2007 Creator/MarvelComics in the early 2000s, mini-series written by Creator/ChristosGage and drawn by Creator/MikePerkins, in which the titular hero, Britain's champion, teams up with three other heroes (Contessa, Sabra, and the Arabian Knight) to battle an army of supervillains who are trying to launch an attack on London.



* BerserkButton: Don't mess with England around Joey Chapman. Also, don't lecture Sabra about a woman's proper role.
* CallBack: Union Jack's relationship with Spitfire is mentioned.
* CListFodder: Most of the supervillains that appear as part of RAID's forces are C-listers.

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* BerserkButton: Don't mess with England around Joey Chapman. Also, don't do NOT lecture Sabra about how a woman's proper role.
role is as a wife and mother...
* CallBack: CaptainEthnic: Gage and Perkins made an effort to avoid this with Union Jack, Sabra and especially Arabian Knight. In the former case, they played down Chapman's connection to the extremely British Knights of Pendragon. In the latter cases, they gave Sabra and Arabian Knight less "ethnic" costumes and did away with the Arabian Knight's flying carpet (in universe, Knight explains that he had it taken apart and turned into a bulletproof vest.)
* ContinuityNod:
Union Jack's relationship with Spitfire Spitfire, which occurred during the ''ComicBook/Invaders'' series a few years earlier, is mentioned.
* CListFodder: Most of the supervillains that appear as part of RAID's R.A.I.D.'s forces are C-listers.



* GeniusBruiser: Jackhammer's got a Master's degree in engineering.

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* EvenEvilHasStandards: Batroc the Leaper was approached by R.A.I.D. for their planned attack, but turned them down. He also tried to talk his teammates Zaran and Machete out of it.
* FrenchJerk: Averted with Batroc the Leaper, who actually decides to help Union Jack, because he doesn't like terrorists.
* GeniusBruiser: Jackhammer's got a Master's master's degree in engineering.



* ThisIsGonnaSuck: Jack-O-Lantern invokes this trope by name just before Union Jack rams him into a wall.
* YouAreACreditToYourRace: Sabra and Arabian Knight take this attitude towards each other.

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* ShamefulStrip: Ecstasy is completely naked except for the darkness that she manipulates. When Union Jack wipes out her powers, she's left completely nude.
* ThisIsGonnaSuck: Jack-O-Lantern Jack O' Lantern invokes this trope by name just before Union Jack rams him into a wall.
* TookALevelInBadass: Union Jack, full stop.
* YouAreACreditToYourRace: Sabra and Arabian Knight take this attitude towards each other.other.
* YouAreBetterThanYouThinkYouAre: In the third issue, as Union Jack fights exhaustion - and guilt over all the people who were caught while trying to flee London in a panic after he let slip that there was a terrorist attack on the way - he gets a pep talk from a cabbie.


* TheManBehindTheMan: [[spoiler:Gavin, who allowed the attacks to happen in order to make his boss look bad so that she'd be fired and he'd get promoted]].



* ThisIsGonnaSuck: Jack-O-Lantern invokes this trope by name just before Union Jack rams him into a wall.

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* OhCrap: Jackhammer's expression when Union Jack sneaks up on him says it all.
* OneSteveLimit: Averted. There are at least three characters with "Jack" as part of their codename in this miniseries: Union Jack, Jack O'Lantern, and Jackhammer.
* ThisIsGonnaSuck: Jack-O-Lantern invokes this trope by name just before Union Jack rams him into a wall.wall.
* YouAreACreditToYourRace: Sabra and Arabian Knight take this attitude towards each other.


* BerzerkButton: Don't mess with England around Joey Chapman. Also, don't lecture Sabra about a woman's proper role.

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* BerzerkButton: BerserkButton: Don't mess with England around Joey Chapman. Also, don't lecture Sabra about a woman's proper role.

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->''"In the past, Union Jack was a man to reckon with, but this... this is a man to fear."''
-->-- Arabian Knight

'''''Union Jack''''' was a mini-series published by Creator/MarvelComics in the early 2000s, in which the titular hero, Britain's champion, teams up with three other heroes (Contessa, Sabra, and the Arabian Knight) to battle an army of supervillains who are trying to launch an attack on London.

!!This miniseries contains examples of:

* ActionGirl: Sabra and the Contessa.
* BadassNormal: Joey Chapman, the current Union Jack, is just an average working-class guy who happens to be in ridiculously good shape.
* BatmanGambit: The terrorists count on Union Jack trying to warn the public about the terrorist attack, and then attack the London Tower Bridge when everyone tries to flee the city.
* BerzerkButton: Don't mess with England around Joey Chapman. Also, don't lecture Sabra about a woman's proper role.
* CallBack: Union Jack's relationship with Spitfire is mentioned.
* CListFodder: Most of the supervillains that appear as part of RAID's forces are C-listers.
* DirtyCoward: Most of the supervillains turn into cowards after Chapman catches up to them.
* GeniusBruiser: Jackhammer's got a Master's degree in engineering.
* HumongousMecha: The Dreadnought.
* MultinationalTeam: In addition to the titular British hero, there's the Contessa (Italy), Sabra (Israel), and Arabian Knight (Saudi Arabia).
* ThisIsGonnaSuck: Jack-O-Lantern invokes this trope by name just before Union Jack rams him into a wall.

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