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YMMV / The Order

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The comic book miniseries:

  • Hilarious in Hindsight: In issue #6, the Order meets with Sadie Sinclair, the Marvel Universe mayor of San Francisco, who suggests that they relocate to her city, given the team's troubles with finding a base in Los Angeles, saying that she'd really love for San Francisco to have its own superhero team. Sometime later, she gets her wish, when the X-Men relocate to an island off the coast.
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  • Jerkass Woobie: Mulholland Black is a pain in the ass to her teammates. On the other hand, she spends most of the series struggling to get her powers to work, and whereas the others all have high-paying careers to fall back on, she is facing homelessness if she washes out.

The Netflix series

  • Angst? What Angst?: Jack reacts with just a little more sadness he gets when dumped by Alyssa when his grandfather, his only family left, dies. One would expect a tad more of a reaction to that or at least a bigger amount of anger towards Edward for killing him.
  • Cliché Storm: The show is more or less your average YA Urban Fantasy story, uses tropes and archetypes that have already been done many times, especially on the mid-2000. Some fans really don't mind it, finding that show comfortably familiar.
  • Complete Monster: Edward Coventry, despite his charismatic and affable nature, is really an ambitious sorcerer willing to do anything to gain ultimate power. As leader of the Hermetic Order of the Blue Rose, Edward used his own members as he saw fit, treating them like disposable pawns in order to achieve his goals. When Edward learns that he may be able to construct the Vade Maecum Infernal and earn god-like powers, he forces the Order to focus solely on finding the book's pages, ignoring how dangerous it could be to create such a book. He has the Order sacrifice a group of civilians; instructs one of his minions to kidnap innocent people so he can turn them into monsters capable of destroying the Knights of Saint Christopher; and attempts to cajole his youngest son into being a sacrifice, similar to his wife. When Vera becomes wary of Edward's plans, he commands Alyssa to murder her just so she can't stop his schemes. Later on, after Edward is nearly finished completing the book, he tries to kill Jack Morton, his other son, and threatens to torture Alyssa if she doesn't watch despite her consistent loyalty to him.

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