Ex-Beings: A World Made Of Cardboard Tropes And Discussions Nov 4, 2020 17:23:03 GMT SuperKamiGuy1 likes this
Post by SuperKamiGuy1 on Nov 4, 2020 17:23:03 GMT
-The Raincoat Hero Is Acting Like This At The Start Of The Story.
Acting In The Shadows, Appearing Only Briefly, Not Talking, And Focusing On Getting The Job Done.
Having Said That, Raincoat Certainly Appears To Enjoy Trolling Criminals If The Treatment Of The Drunk Driver And Masked Killers Is Any Indication.
-The Raincoat Hero Appears To Have The Standard Flying Brick Powerset So Far.
-The Raincoat Hero Is Strong Enough To Catch A Falling Car And Carry It With Apparent Ease, Throw Around Normal Humans With Actual Ease, Can Stop A High Speeding Truck Cold, Carve Into The Steel Of A Truck Trailer With Bare Hands, And Dent The Roof Of A Truck With Casual Ease. All Of This Has Been Done Without Any Real Effort So Far.
The Raincoat Hero Also Casually Deflected Bullets With No Real Effort.
-Raincoat Can Zip Around Faster Than Normal Humans Can Process And Catch Up To Speeding Trucks With Ease With Good Enough Reflexes To Casually Deflect Speeding Bullets.
-Raincoat's Reaction To One Of The Killers Trying To Use A Gun, Followed By Deflecting The Bullets Aside.
-Played Straight By Bobby Jack. He's A Drunk Driver. 'Nuff Said.
-Averted By Jameson And His Friends. They Were Outmatched By The Killers Due To Their Prep Time, But Displayed No Stock Stupidity.
-The Masked Killers might've been inspired by The Strangers but are far more efficient.
While The Strangers spend way too much time trolling their victims before moving in for the kill, The Masked Killers are smart enough to rig the fight heavily in their favor by scoping out an area first, becoming familiar with their surroundings, stealing the ammo from their victims' guns just in case, removing power tools and gardening tools from the equation, and wait until its late at night and their victims are at their most vulnerable before swooping in and incapacitating their victims.
While The Strangers would spend an entire movie length toying with their victims, The Masked Killers incapacitate Jameson and his friends in under a minute and only play around after their victims are tied down, restrained and at their absolute mercy and even then its for about a minute before moving in for the kill. All of this on top of planning to burn down the cabin to destroy evidence.
Scarily competent for a group of minor villains.
-- Raincoat is this as well. There's no posing or posturing or monologuing so far. The hero finds criminals and takes them out in seconds, only pausing to lightly troll the last two once they're away from their hostages for a few a seconds before dropping them. The hero had the aforementioned masked killers panicking in seconds!
-The Masked Killers sucker punch their victims before they even realize what's going on with brute strength, bum rushing and tasers, incapacitating them in seconds and then tying them up heavily before making their kills. When confronted by the superhero, one of them immediately whips out a handgun and opens fire. It doesn't work but props for trying.
--Raincoat apparently prefers blitzing opponents before they realize what's going on.
-Bullets ricochet off of Raincoat's hand harmlessly much to the horror of the Masked Killers.
-The Masked Killers MO revolves around making these with a heaping amount of voyeurism.
-The Masked Killers are hinted to work for something like this.
-Bobby Jack is a straight up assholish example of one. Or a played straight example. Whichever you prefer!
-Bobby Jack and The Masked Killers. Caleb Chambers and his gang.
-Raincoat and The Masked Killers were hooded outfits.
-Raincoat gets this after the first two adventures. Raincoat takes out a domestic abuser, a shooter, a masked killer and street thugs along with saving a sinking boat and trolls the Westboro Cultist. This naturally starts getting serious attention with everyone talking about the hero.
-The Westboro Cultists are pretty obvious in their inspiration and get pelted with water balloons from the sky.
--Caleb Chambers is a giant potshot at the usual way Flash Thompson is depicted, showcasing exactly how such a character would appear to rational human beings.
--Another one is given to Whiplash. The school apparently used to have a similarly insane teacher to Thatcher but he was exposed by recording devices and all of the students he abused turned on him and told everyone about his insane behavior, causing him to not only get kicked out of the town but out of the town!
-Raincoat acts like this and is theorized as a potential government agent by conspiracy theorists, along with other wacky theories.
-Raincoat leaves the Greek Letters Chi and Kappa marked around the scenes of rescues, leading to the online community seeing that as the hero's name: Chi Kappa The Raincoat.
-Rockwick is shaping up to be this. It's even already been described as an absolute maze with bizarre architecture everywhere. While the citizens can navigate it easily enough, newcomers to the town getting lost is so common as to be a running joke for them.
-Raincoat gives the leader of the Masked Killers a super strong nutshot before throwing him into a wall.
-The Masked Killers use these to soften up their victims.
-The fat masked killer is able to casually sneak up on one of his victims and swiftly take him out. While Jameson obviously didn't expect an attack, it's still rather impressive considering his size contrast to the thinner and more athletic members of his gang.
-Justified. Raincoat prefers throwing villains around to avoid hurting them too much since it's easier to control.
-The Masked Killers like to spy on and film their victims before moving in for the kills and placing the videos online...including filming them while they're in the bathroom, showering or changing.
Fortunately they didn't get a chance to upload the videos but it's still highly disgusting.
-Every confrontation The Raincoat has turns out this way so far. Justified as The Raincoat is a Flying Brick up against normals at this point in the story.
--Clementine Kane's 'fight' against a Trio of Bullies has turns out this way, with Clementine casually dancing around the bullies and using some deadly dodging around them to trick the bullies into hurting each other.
-How Clementine handles bullies, letting them wear each other out, hit each other and run into each other and stumble over things without throwing a punch. By the the end of the fight, the bullies are exhausted and sore from hitting each other and stumbling around and Clementine has barely done anything.
-Caleb Chambers and his gang TRIES to be this. They certainly hits most of the notes but their fight with Clementine is played for comedy with them getting humiliated left right and center, turning them into buttmonkeys and removing their threat level entirely.
-The Bullies try to be this but see above for how that goes for them.
--The killer gang and the drunk driver are a more accurate depiction. While not a threat to the hero, they come very close to murdering innocent people, either through sheer cruelty and sadism or drunken inebriation.
-When Clementine is being attacked by a gang of bullies, the rest of the students simply film it rather than stepping in to help despite drastically outnumbering the bullies. This actually works to Clementine's benefit though as the evidence helps solidify her story.
-The School Principal, when finding evidence that a bully attacked students with full intent to do bodily harm, gives them a chance to explain their side but nevertheless hands down sentences, especially when they mouth off to him, but also gives Clementine a warning for tripping up a bully and giving him a clear threat, even if it was meant as a joke.
Compare to most fiction, and IRL, where the bullies would escape unpunished and Clementine would be blamed for everything.
-Caleb Chambers is this to the usual generic psycho bully seen in most fiction such as Flash Thompson. Rather than an overwhelming brute that the hero cowers in fear from, he's treated like an absolute joke by the protagonist and his behavior, while certainly violent, doesn't appear to endear him to his peers in the least, reducing him to a screaming child blindly flailing around in a fight and yelling and cursing when things don't go his way. Usually, the bully would be able to get away even with mouthing off to teachers and authority figures, but snapping at the principal gets him an extended suspension and a follow up detention to look forward to.
--There's also one to the fake threats used in Karate Kid. While she might've been intending to scare the bullies straight, the principal quite rightly pointed out that Clementine went too far with it and while she didn't get into too much trouble, she was still punished for it.
---Another one is given to Whiplash. The school apparently used to have a similarly insane teacher to Thatcher but he was exposed by recording devices and all of the students he abused turned on him and told everyone about his insane behavior, causing him to not only get kicked out of the town but out of the town!
-A few of the students go right back to eating lunch while watching the 'fight' in the cafeteria.
-How the bullies really come off to people. Ditto the drunk driver seen earlier in the story.
-The Masked Killers have no qualms about attacking and attempting to murder innocent women just as much as men.
--Caleb and his gang try but Clementine dunks on them.
-Clementine incorporates a few dance moves while styling on the bullies.
-Going with above, Clementine is rocking out to music and mouthing the lyrics while dancing around the bullies.
-Attempted by the bullies. The 'fight' in the cafeteria starts because one of them threw a football at another kid for no reason. Clementine intercepted it and threw it in the trash. Gross but no harm done. The bullies attempt to beat the hell out of her for this. She responds by trolling them.
-Clementine Kane enjoys punking and dancing around and trolling her enemies rather than fighting them directly. Her favorite tactic so far shown to be deadly dodging.
-Rockwick is NOT Normal! Aside from taking place in a rather bizarrely designed town the school's layout is described as looking like a labyrinth and metallic and shiny on the outside with all of the students taking what could be described as College level courses and they're served fine dining.
Adding to the hilarity is that the students see all of this as being completely normal, implying that the other schools around Rockwick are at a similar level!
-Inverted. When the Principal calls Clementine's parents and tells them about the fight, they do show a sense of fear but it's not for Clementine, rather, they were afraid of what Clementine could have done to the bullies! Practically spelling out that Clementine is in fact The Raincoat.
-What the series ultimately aims to be towards Superman, with some twists, after all of the grimdark expies of Big Blue and constantly making him evil for stupid reasons.
LOOKING AT YOU DC GAMES!
So yeah, expect Clementine's story to call back to what we love about Big Blue as her character grows and develops through the story, rather than just GenericEvilSupermanClone#346262529289389242. As much as I love Homelander, this isn't that kind of story.
Don't expect any Batwank either.