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Old 06-16-2013, 10:46 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Which superhero cliches and formulaic storylines do you dislike?

Which are most problematic or ruin superhero stories most?
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Old 06-16-2013, 12:25 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Re: Which superhero cliches and formulaic storylines do you dislike?

The "I have every power and am invincible" cliche. Superman is probably the most boring super hero imaginable. Green Lantern is a close second though.

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Old 06-16-2013, 07:10 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Re: Which superhero cliches and formulaic storylines do you dislike?

I dislike how every character coincidentally knows every other character. Similarly I dislike how every event and revelation is accidental, at least on the heroes' part. They don't usually intentionally continue the storyline.
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Old 06-16-2013, 09:18 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Re: Which superhero cliches and formulaic storylines do you dislike?

The bad guy usually has some ridiculously complicated plan the hero just stumbles into and stops by accident.

And if the hero does get caught, the villain has to give some stupid monologue about how awesome they are instead of you know, just killing the guy on sight.
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Old 06-16-2013, 09:35 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Re: Which superhero cliches and formulaic storylines do you dislike?

The good guy always wins. I would love to see the bad guy actually win.
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Old 06-16-2013, 10:02 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Re: Which superhero cliches and formulaic storylines do you dislike?

Watch/read game of thrones. It's not over yet but I can safely say the good guy has no assurance of success or even survival.
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Old 06-17-2013, 01:39 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Re: Which superhero cliches and formulaic storylines do you dislike?

Also, when people, especially those who know both the superhero and his alter ego, can't figure it out, is really stupid.
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Re: Which superhero cliches and formulaic storylines do you dislike?

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The "I have every power and am invincible" cliche. Superman is probably the most boring super hero imaginable. Green Lantern is a close second though.
Superman does not have every power and nor is he invincible. You really need to read comics again or something because he's nowhere near the walking Deus Ex Machina you make him out to be.

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Old 06-17-2013, 02:03 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Re: Which superhero cliches and formulaic storylines do you dislike?

Come on man obviously I was exaggerating for dramatic effect, I do it all the time. Despite how much I dislike superman I'm pretty familiar with his character.
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Old 06-17-2013, 02:26 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Re: Which superhero cliches and formulaic storylines do you dislike?

lol sorry. i just get really defensive when i hear that argument since i hear it all. the. dang. time.
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Old 06-18-2013, 09:50 AM   #11 (permalink)
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Re: Which superhero cliches and formulaic storylines do you dislike?

Superman may be ultra-powerful, but so are many of his major foes.

I also am annoyed when the villain became evil simply due to a minor wrongdoing, which wouldn't transform a real person into a criminal, whether he/she was superhuman or not.
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