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* From ''The Nearness of You'', a story about a man who's haunted by memories of a woman he's never met. It turns out that woman is his wife, but she was one of many casualties in some CrisisCrossover event that {{RetCon}}ed her from existence. The Hanged Man offers to erase the memories for him, but he refuses. Before The Hanged Man leaves he asks if anyone else chose to forget:

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* From ''The Nearness of You'', a story about a man who's haunted by memories of a woman he's never met. It turns out that woman is his wife, but she was one of many casualties in some CrisisCrossover event that {{RetCon}}ed her from existence. The Hanged Man offers to erase the memories for him, but he refuses.declines. Before The Hanged Man leaves he asks if anyone else chose to forget:

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** Much later, in issue 50, it turns out that the same man has started up a support group for people who have been affected/harmed by superpowered events, trying to support them while still keeping the memory of his retconned wife fresh in his mind.

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** At the end of "Tarnished Angel", Ruiz, who'd previously been extremely hostile toward Steeljack, thanks him for stopping the fallen El Hombre.


** [[spoiler: As a result of his actions, Samaritans takes on its first male student, unnamed but heavily implied to be Joey.]]

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** [[spoiler: As a result of his actions, Samaritans Samothrace takes on its first male student, unnamed but heavily implied to be Joey.]]


** [[spoiler: As a result of his actions, Samaritans takes on its first make student, unnamed but heavily implied to be Joey.]]

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** [[spoiler: As a result of his actions, Samaritans takes on its first make male student, unnamed but heavily implied to be Joey.]]

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** [[spoiler: As a result of his actions, Samaritans takes on its first make student, unnamed but heavily implied to be Joey.]]

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* In "Confession", it's revealed that the Crossbreed (a superteam composed of evangelical Christians) is fully aware that the Confessor is a vampire, but keep his secret because they believe (correctly) that he is a true hero.


-->'''The Hanged Man:''' [[AC:No one forgets. No one. Good night, Michael Teniceck. Sleep well.]]

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-->'''The --->'''The Hanged Man:''' [[AC:No one forgets. No one. Good night, Michael Teniceck. Sleep well.]]

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* The "Tarnished Angel" arc had Steeljack meet Quarrel, and accidentally piss her off trying to tell her that her father, the first Quarrel, would be proud of the life she's made. Flash-forward to the Vertigo series, and Steeljack mentions she helped him start up his private detective agency.


* Caplinville. ''Everyone'' knows the local superhero's identity. And there's a large reward out for him as a fugitive from justice. their reaction? Faced with a CoverBreakingSuperPower use, they blandly tell the most improbable stories to explain it away. And they come to his aid when he's overwhelmed by a ZergRush of enemies.

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* Caplinville. ''Everyone'' knows the local superhero's identity. And there's a large reward out for him as a fugitive from justice. their reaction? Faced with a CoverBreakingSuperPower CoverBlowingSuperPower use, they blandly tell the most improbable stories to explain it away. And they come to his aid when he's overwhelmed by a ZergRush of enemies.



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* Caplinville. ''Everyone'' knows the local superhero's identity. And there's a large reward out for him as a fugitive from justice. their reaction? Faced with a CoverBreakingSuperPower use, they blandly tell the most improbable stories to explain it away. And they come to his aid when he's overwhelmed by a ZergRush of enemies.


* This, from ''The Nearness of You'':

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* This, from From ''The Nearness of You'':You'', a story about a man who's haunted by memories of a woman he's never met. It turns out that woman is his wife, but she was one of many casualties in some CrisisCrossover event that {{RetCon}}ed her from existence. The Hanged Man offers to erase the memories for him, but he refuses. Before The Hanged Man leaves he asks if anyone else chose to forget:



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* Starfighter's story. The story has a slight ominous tone, as the elderly hero is losing connection to the source of his power. But it's revealed that it's simply because the power believes he has earned a peaceful retirement, and it has found five suitable successors to him, including his daughter. The last pages show Starfighter simply relaxing on his palace's balcony, watching his wife fly, drinking a beer, and writing.


** It's worth noticing that "The Nearness of You" is Kurt Busiek's own favorite, because [[WordOfGod it's the one story idea that looked just as good as a finished comic as it did in his head]].

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** It's worth noticing noting that "The Nearness of You" is Kurt Busiek's own favorite, because [[WordOfGod it's the one story idea that looked just as good as a finished comic as it did in his head]].



* Issue 16. Especially the part where Starbright manages to convince his main enemy, Simon Says, into reforming, by sheer dint of who he was: richest kid in town and the high-school quarterback, the sort of person Simon hated, was in fact the super-hero who never stopped believing Simon could have been so much more. And then, when he dies in a HeroicSacrifice, it's enough to convince Simon not only to give up super-villainly, but become the next Starbright [[spoiler:herself]].

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* Issue Vertigo issue 16. Especially the part where Starbright manages to convince his main enemy, Simon Says, into reforming, by sheer dint of who he was: the richest kid in town and the high-school quarterback, the sort of person Simon hated, was in fact the super-hero who never stopped believing Simon could have been so much more. And then, when he dies in a HeroicSacrifice, it's enough to convince Simon not only to give up super-villainly, super-villainy, but become the next Starbright [[spoiler:herself]].

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