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YMMV / Plastic Man

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  • Can't Un-Hear It: You're probably imagining either Tom Kenny or Dana Snyder as Eel when reading his dialogue in the comics.
  • First Installment Wins: The most critically acclaimed and respected period of Plastic Man is when creator Jack Cole oversaw the original run for the now defunct Quality Comics. It was one of the few superhero titles featured in the Comics Journal 100 Greatest Comics list.
  • Memetic Mutation: Powder that makes you say "yes!"note 
  • Moment of Awesome: As Eel O'Brian. In one story where the members of the Justice League were separated into two halves, their "civilian" and "super" personas, Eel was the one who got the "civilian" team together, including having to knock some sense into Bruce Wayne by pistol-whipping him and chewing him out. And finally, when the chips were down against the superpowered forms, Eel rallied the troops to challenge the nigh-omnipotent villains. "Who Dares Stand Against Us?" "We do."
    • In Injustice: Gods Among Us, he manages to get his son and all the prisoners (both heroes and villains) from the Regime's (Knight Templar Fallen Hero Justice League led by Superman) underwater prison, which is definitely not a Cardboard Prison. With only one casualty (Kilowog)!
  • Nightmare Fuel:
    • Not in the main continuity, but in The Dark Knight Strikes Again, Plastic Man's gone off the deep end after being in a compression chamber for a couple decades, and he doesn't limit himself when utilizing his powers. Batman is extremely cautious when approaching him. His face and demeanor when he's released are quite jarring.
      Batman: He could kill us all. For him, it'd be easy.
    • The debut of the New 52 Plas. Brrrrr....
    • Flashpoint Plas is a hitman who specializes in Orifice Invasion and is very touchy on his status as Ambiguously Human.
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  • Tearjerker: Mixed with Heartwarming Moments is Plastic Man and Batman dealing with his son.


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