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* AudienceAlienatingPremise: The 90s miniseries pretty much acknowledged humor books at the time were this with the cover of the 1st issue; Creator/PhilFoglio pitching the concept to a rather bored editor next to a graph showing the declining sales of humor comics, and the editor instead imagining the concept as a DarkerAndEdgier book.
* CompleteMonster: Not within the series itself, but during their appearance in the ''ComicBook/GreenArrow'' arc "Quiver", Stanley's grandfather turned out to be one. Stanley Dover Sr. was the [[HiddenVillain secret]] [[ArcVillain main villain]] of the [[StoryArc Quiver arc]]. We first meet Stanley Sr. when Green Arrow rescues him from a mugger. Stanley Sr. comes off as a [[BitchInSheepsClothing kindly old man]] and even becomes Green Arrow's assistant. However Stanley Sr. has a secret, he has been a [[Main/ReligionOfEvil Satanist]] since the 1950s. His wife left him when he suggested they [[HumanSacrifice sacrifice]] their first born [[OffingTheOffspring infant]] to a demon to gain [[Main/ImmortalityImmorality immortality]]. No longer married, Stanley Sr. traveled the world and studied the occult. Decades later he returned to America and moved to Star City. His daughter Shelia now grown up, made contact with him. Wanting to remain respected by the community, Stanley Sr. pretended to be a loving father. Shelia would often have Stanley Sr. baby sit her infant son, Stanley Dover Jr. One day, while baby sitting Stanley Jr., Stanley Sr. attempted to summon the [[ComicBook/StanleyAndHisMonster Beast With No Name]] and bind it to him. However the Beast bonded with Stanley Jr. instead. Years later, when Stanley Jr. was a teenager, Stanley Sr. found that the Beast had bonded to his grandson. So Stanley Sr. kidnapped his grandson and began to torture and starve him to force the Beast out. Stanley Sr. began to [[WouldHurtAChild murder children]] and feed their blood to his grandson. Stanley Sr. eventually [[TheReveal revealed his true colors]] to Green Arrow, planning on [[Main/GrandTheftMe transferring his soul into Green Arrow's body]] to further his power mad quest. Stanley Sr. also plans to [[Main/RapeIsASpecialKindOfEvil rape]] Mia Dearden, a former teenage prostitute Green Arrow had recently rescued.
** Averted with the Monster himself. Despite being a literal demon from literal hell, he's turned his back completely on evil. The worst things he's done are not be a super understanding boyfriend to Nyx and eat Stanley Sr., but in Spot's defense, Stanley Sr. is a CompleteMonster who tortured Stanley Jr. and not only did but was planning horrible things.

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* AudienceAlienatingPremise: The 90s miniseries pretty much acknowledged humor books at the time were this with the cover of the 1st issue; Creator/PhilFoglio pitching the concept to a rather bored editor next to a graph showing the declining sales of humor comics, and the editor instead imagining the concept as a DarkerAndEdgier book. \n* CompleteMonster: Not within the series itself, but during their appearance in the ''ComicBook/GreenArrow'' arc "Quiver", Stanley's grandfather turned out to be one. Stanley Dover Sr. was the [[HiddenVillain secret]] [[ArcVillain main villain]] of the [[StoryArc Quiver arc]]. We first meet Stanley Sr. when Green Arrow rescues him from a mugger. Stanley Sr. comes off as a [[BitchInSheepsClothing kindly old man]] and even becomes Green Arrow's assistant. However Stanley Sr. has a secret, he has been a [[Main/ReligionOfEvil Satanist]] since the 1950s. His wife left him when he suggested they [[HumanSacrifice sacrifice]] their first born [[OffingTheOffspring infant]] to a demon to gain [[Main/ImmortalityImmorality immortality]]. No longer married, Stanley Sr. traveled the world and studied the occult. Decades later he returned to America and moved to Star City. His daughter Shelia now grown up, made contact with him. Wanting to remain respected by the community, Stanley Sr. pretended to be a loving father. Shelia would often have Stanley Sr. baby sit her infant son, Stanley Dover Jr. One day, while baby sitting Stanley Jr., Stanley Sr. attempted to summon the [[ComicBook/StanleyAndHisMonster Beast With No Name]] and bind it to him. However the Beast bonded with Stanley Jr. instead. Years later, when Stanley Jr. was a teenager, Stanley Sr. found that the Beast had bonded to his grandson. So Stanley Sr. kidnapped his grandson and began to torture and starve him to force the Beast out. Stanley Sr. began to [[WouldHurtAChild murder children]] and feed their blood to his grandson. Stanley Sr. eventually [[TheReveal revealed his true colors]] to Green Arrow, planning on [[Main/GrandTheftMe transferring his soul into Green Arrow's body]] to further his power mad quest. Stanley Sr. also plans to [[Main/RapeIsASpecialKindOfEvil rape]] Mia Dearden, a former teenage prostitute Green Arrow had recently rescued.\n** Averted with the Monster himself. Despite being a literal demon from literal hell, he's turned his back completely on evil. The worst things he's done are not be a super understanding boyfriend to Nyx and eat Stanley Sr., but in Spot's defense, Stanley Sr. is a CompleteMonster who tortured Stanley Jr. and not only did but was planning horrible things.


** Averted with the Monster himself. Despite being a literal demon from literal hell, he's turned his back completely on evil.

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** Averted with the Monster himself. Despite being a literal demon from literal hell, he's turned his back completely on evil. The worst things he's done are not be a super understanding boyfriend to Nyx and eat Stanley Sr., but in Spot's defense, Stanley Sr. is a CompleteMonster who tortured Stanley Jr. and not only did but was planning horrible things.


* CompleteMonster: Not within the series itself, but during their appearance in the ''ComicBook/GreenArrow'' arc "Quiver", Stanley's grandfather turned out to be one. Stanley Dover Sr. was the [[HiddenVillain secret]] [[ArcVillain main villain]] of the [[StoryArc Quiver arc]]. We first meet Stanley Sr. when Green Arrow rescues him from a mugger. Stanley Sr. comes off as a [[BitchInSheepsClothing kindly old man]] and even becomes Green Arrow's assistant. However Stanley Sr. has a secret, he has been a [[Main/ReligionOfEvil Satanist]] since the 1950s. His wife left him when he suggested they [[HumanSacrifice sacrifice]] their first born [[OffingTheOffspring infant]] to a demon to gain [[Main/ImmortalityImmorality immortality]]. No longer married, Stanley Sr. traveled the world and studied the occult. Decades later he returned to America and moved to Star City. His daughter Shelia now grown up, made contact with him. Wanting to remain respected by the community, Stanley Sr. pretended to be a loving father. Shelia would often have Stanley Sr. baby sit her infant son, Stanley Dover Jr. One day, while baby sitting Stanley Jr., Stanley Sr. attempted to summon the [[ComicBook/StanleyAndHisMonster Beast With No Name]] and bind it to him. However the Beast bonded with Stanley Jr. instead. Years later, when Stanley Jr. was a teenager, Stanley Sr. found that the Beast had bonded to his grandson. So Stanley Sr. kidnapped his grandson and began to torture and starve him to force the Beast out. Stanley Sr. began to [[WouldHurtAChild murder children]] and feed their blood to his grandson. Stanley Sr. eventually [[TheReveal revealed his true colors]] to Green Arrow, planning on [[Main/GrandTheftMe transferring his soul into Green Arrow's body]] to further his power mad quest. Stanley Sr. also plans to [[Main/RapeIsASpecialKindOfEvil rape]] Mia Dearden, a former teenage prostitute Green Arrow had recently rescued.

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* CompleteMonster: Not within the series itself, but during their appearance in the ''ComicBook/GreenArrow'' arc "Quiver", Stanley's grandfather turned out to be one. Stanley Dover Sr. was the [[HiddenVillain secret]] [[ArcVillain main villain]] of the [[StoryArc Quiver arc]]. We first meet Stanley Sr. when Green Arrow rescues him from a mugger. Stanley Sr. comes off as a [[BitchInSheepsClothing kindly old man]] and even becomes Green Arrow's assistant. However Stanley Sr. has a secret, he has been a [[Main/ReligionOfEvil Satanist]] since the 1950s. His wife left him when he suggested they [[HumanSacrifice sacrifice]] their first born [[OffingTheOffspring infant]] to a demon to gain [[Main/ImmortalityImmorality immortality]]. No longer married, Stanley Sr. traveled the world and studied the occult. Decades later he returned to America and moved to Star City. His daughter Shelia now grown up, made contact with him. Wanting to remain respected by the community, Stanley Sr. pretended to be a loving father. Shelia would often have Stanley Sr. baby sit her infant son, Stanley Dover Jr. One day, while baby sitting Stanley Jr., Stanley Sr. attempted to summon the [[ComicBook/StanleyAndHisMonster Beast With No Name]] and bind it to him. However the Beast bonded with Stanley Jr. instead. Years later, when Stanley Jr. was a teenager, Stanley Sr. found that the Beast had bonded to his grandson. So Stanley Sr. kidnapped his grandson and began to torture and starve him to force the Beast out. Stanley Sr. began to [[WouldHurtAChild murder children]] and feed their blood to his grandson. Stanley Sr. eventually [[TheReveal revealed his true colors]] to Green Arrow, planning on [[Main/GrandTheftMe transferring his soul into Green Arrow's body]] to further his power mad quest. Stanley Sr. also plans to [[Main/RapeIsASpecialKindOfEvil rape]] Mia Dearden, a former teenage prostitute Green Arrow had recently rescued.rescued.
** Averted with the Monster himself. Despite being a literal demon from literal hell, he's turned his back completely on evil.


* AudienceAlienatingPremise: The 90s miniseries pretty much acknowledged humor books at the time were this with the cover of the 1st issue; Phil Fogio pitching the concept to a rather bored editor next to a graph showing the declining sales of humor comics, and the editor instead imagining the concept as a DarkerAndEdgier book.

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* AudienceAlienatingPremise: The 90s miniseries pretty much acknowledged humor books at the time were this with the cover of the 1st issue; Phil Fogio Creator/PhilFoglio pitching the concept to a rather bored editor next to a graph showing the declining sales of humor comics, and the editor instead imagining the concept as a DarkerAndEdgier book.

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* AudienceAlienatingPremise: The 90s miniseries pretty much acknowledged humor books at the time were this with the cover of the 1st issue; Phil Fogio pitching the concept to a rather bored editor next to a graph showing the declining sales of humor comics, and the editor instead imagining the concept as a DarkerAndEdgier book.


* CompleteMonster: Not within the series itself, but during their appearance in the ''ComicBook/GreenArrow'' arc "Quiver", Stanley's father turned out to be one. Stanley Dover Sr. was the [[HiddenVillain secret]] [[ArcVillain main villain]] of the [[StoryArc Quiver arc]]. We first meet Stanley Sr. when Green Arrow rescues him from a mugger. Stanley Sr. comes off as a [[BitchInSheepsClothing kindly old man]] and even becomes Green Arrow's assistant. However Stanley Sr. has a secret, he has been a [[Main/ReligionOfEvil Satanist]] since the 1950s. His wife left him when he suggested they [[HumanSacrifice sacrifice]] their first born [[OffingTheOffspring infant]] to a demon to gain [[Main/ImmortalityImmorality immortality]]. No longer married, Stanley Sr. traveled the world and studied the occult. Decades later he returned to America and moved to Star City. His daughter Shelia now grown up, made contact with him. Wanting to remain respected by the community, Stanley Sr. pretended to be a loving father. Shelia would often have Stanley Sr. baby sit her infant son, Stanley Dover Jr. One day, while baby sitting Stanley Jr., Stanley Sr. attempted to summon the [[ComicBook/StanleyAndHisMonster Beast With No Name]] and bind it to him. However the Beast bonded with Stanley Jr. instead. Years later, when Stanley Jr. was a teenager, Stanley Sr. found that the Beast had bonded to his grandson. So Stanley Sr. kidnapped his grandson and began to torture and starve him to force the Beast out. Stanley Sr. began to [[WouldHurtAChild murder children]] and feed their blood to his grandson. Stanley Sr. eventually [[TheReveal revealed his true colors]] to Green Arrow, planning on [[Main/GrandTheftMe transferring his soul into Green Arrow's body]] to further his power mad quest. Stanley Sr. also plans to [[Main/RapeIsASpecialKindOfEvil rape]] Mia Dearden, a former teenage prostitute Green Arrow had recently rescued.

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* CompleteMonster: Not within the series itself, but during their appearance in the ''ComicBook/GreenArrow'' arc "Quiver", Stanley's father grandfather turned out to be one. Stanley Dover Sr. was the [[HiddenVillain secret]] [[ArcVillain main villain]] of the [[StoryArc Quiver arc]]. We first meet Stanley Sr. when Green Arrow rescues him from a mugger. Stanley Sr. comes off as a [[BitchInSheepsClothing kindly old man]] and even becomes Green Arrow's assistant. However Stanley Sr. has a secret, he has been a [[Main/ReligionOfEvil Satanist]] since the 1950s. His wife left him when he suggested they [[HumanSacrifice sacrifice]] their first born [[OffingTheOffspring infant]] to a demon to gain [[Main/ImmortalityImmorality immortality]]. No longer married, Stanley Sr. traveled the world and studied the occult. Decades later he returned to America and moved to Star City. His daughter Shelia now grown up, made contact with him. Wanting to remain respected by the community, Stanley Sr. pretended to be a loving father. Shelia would often have Stanley Sr. baby sit her infant son, Stanley Dover Jr. One day, while baby sitting Stanley Jr., Stanley Sr. attempted to summon the [[ComicBook/StanleyAndHisMonster Beast With No Name]] and bind it to him. However the Beast bonded with Stanley Jr. instead. Years later, when Stanley Jr. was a teenager, Stanley Sr. found that the Beast had bonded to his grandson. So Stanley Sr. kidnapped his grandson and began to torture and starve him to force the Beast out. Stanley Sr. began to [[WouldHurtAChild murder children]] and feed their blood to his grandson. Stanley Sr. eventually [[TheReveal revealed his true colors]] to Green Arrow, planning on [[Main/GrandTheftMe transferring his soul into Green Arrow's body]] to further his power mad quest. Stanley Sr. also plans to [[Main/RapeIsASpecialKindOfEvil rape]] Mia Dearden, a former teenage prostitute Green Arrow had recently rescued.

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* CompleteMonster: Not within the series itself, but during their appearance in the ''ComicBook/GreenArrow'' arc "Quiver", Stanley's father turned out to be one. Stanley Dover Sr. was the [[HiddenVillain secret]] [[ArcVillain main villain]] of the [[StoryArc Quiver arc]]. We first meet Stanley Sr. when Green Arrow rescues him from a mugger. Stanley Sr. comes off as a [[BitchInSheepsClothing kindly old man]] and even becomes Green Arrow's assistant. However Stanley Sr. has a secret, he has been a [[Main/ReligionOfEvil Satanist]] since the 1950s. His wife left him when he suggested they [[HumanSacrifice sacrifice]] their first born [[OffingTheOffspring infant]] to a demon to gain [[Main/ImmortalityImmorality immortality]]. No longer married, Stanley Sr. traveled the world and studied the occult. Decades later he returned to America and moved to Star City. His daughter Shelia now grown up, made contact with him. Wanting to remain respected by the community, Stanley Sr. pretended to be a loving father. Shelia would often have Stanley Sr. baby sit her infant son, Stanley Dover Jr. One day, while baby sitting Stanley Jr., Stanley Sr. attempted to summon the [[ComicBook/StanleyAndHisMonster Beast With No Name]] and bind it to him. However the Beast bonded with Stanley Jr. instead. Years later, when Stanley Jr. was a teenager, Stanley Sr. found that the Beast had bonded to his grandson. So Stanley Sr. kidnapped his grandson and began to torture and starve him to force the Beast out. Stanley Sr. began to [[WouldHurtAChild murder children]] and feed their blood to his grandson. Stanley Sr. eventually [[TheReveal revealed his true colors]] to Green Arrow, planning on [[Main/GrandTheftMe transferring his soul into Green Arrow's body]] to further his power mad quest. Stanley Sr. also plans to [[Main/RapeIsASpecialKindOfEvil rape]] Mia Dearden, a former teenage prostitute Green Arrow had recently rescued.

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* CompleteMonster: Not within the series itself, but during their appearance in the ''ComicBook/GreenArrow'' arc "Quiver", Stanley's father turned out to be one. Stanley Dover Sr. was the [[HiddenVillain secret]] [[ArcVillain main villain]] of the [[StoryArc Quiver arc]]. We first meet Stanley Sr. when Green Arrow rescues him from a mugger. Stanley Sr. comes off as a [[BitchInSheepsClothing kindly old man]] and even becomes Green Arrow's assistant. However Stanley Sr. has a secret, he has been a [[Main/ReligionOfEvil Satanist]] since the 1950s. His wife left him when he suggested they [[HumanSacrifice sacrifice]] their first born [[OffingTheOffspring infant]] to a demon to gain [[Main/ImmortalityImmorality immortality]]. No longer married, Stanley Sr. traveled the world and studied the occult. Decades later he returned to America and moved to Star City. His daughter Shelia now grown up, made contact with him. Wanting to remain respected by the community, Stanley Sr. pretended to be a loving father. Shelia would often have Stanley Sr. baby sit her infant son, Stanley Dover Jr. One day, while baby sitting Stanley Jr., Stanley Sr. attempted to summon the [[ComicBook/StanleyAndHisMonster Beast With No Name]] and bind it to him. However the Beast bonded with Stanley Jr. instead. Years later, when Stanley Jr. was a teenager, Stanley Sr. found that the Beast had bonded to his grandson. So Stanley Sr. kidnapped his grandson and began to torture and starve him to force the Beast out. Stanley Sr. began to [[WouldHurtAChild murder children]] and feed their blood to his grandson. Stanley Sr. eventually [[TheReveal revealed his true colors]] to Green Arrow, planning on [[Main/GrandTheftMe transferring his soul into Green Arrow's body]] to further his power mad quest. Stanley Sr. also plans to [[Main/RapeIsASpecialKindOfEvil rape]] Mia Dearden, a former teenage prostitute Green Arrow had recently rescued.

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