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Jamesbondcja

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« Reply #40 on: 10-20-2003 16:43 »
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Hmmm I just saw the trailer for Teen Titans on Toonami and it looks disapointing. - but in the end isnt that what DC is all about.

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« Reply #41 on: 02-29-2004 00:51 »

*big ass bump*

So, thanks to a certain female who used to post on this board, I've been introduced to Teen Titans. I must admit, I was skeptical at the begining, but the show has indeed won me over. It's much more dramatic than I thought it would be, and isn't just silly kids-fare (see "Apprentice" ) And when it's funny, it's jaw-droppingly funny. ("The Mad Mod" -- who's idea was it to have a 60's style British super villian?) It helps that it obviously doesn't take itself seriously, which is a good release from all these cartoons which are continuity-intensive.

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« Reply #42 on: 03-29-2004 22:10 »

I love Teen Titans, don't get me wrong, I watch it every time it's on. But somehow, I can't stand it at the same time. Mad Mod, one of my favorite episodes, I can barely watch because of the, how do I explain this... pain, that is inflicted on the characters. The suspence. This is a good thing, though, I guess, because it sort of makes the plot interesting. Like you think, even if just for a few seconds, that they will fail. But they don't.

Much like the Back to the Future Trilogy. My favorite movies ever, but the suspence absolutely kills me.
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« Reply #43 on: 03-30-2004 00:54 »

Great show.  Even got a shirt off of Cartoon Network .com
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« Reply #44 on: 03-30-2004 02:01 »

This thread title cracks me up.  I haven't seen the show but I understand it's some postmodern Superfriends.  I just keep imagining, like, the Venus of Urbino fighting crime.  Ah, spelling.
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« Reply #45 on: 03-30-2004 02:12 »

I wouldn't say it's post-modern. I'm not even sure where that would come from.  But that is a good idea for a tv show...famous painters travel through time to fight crime. I'd watch it.
Kryten

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« Reply #46 on: 03-30-2004 12:39 »

Yeah, they could call it "Teen Titians".

*crickets*

...cause, Titian is the name of an artist and... aw, screw it.
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« Reply #47 on: 03-30-2004 17:47 »

I like it. The Mad Mod is the best epsiode ever, yay for beatles refrences! i like the one with Terra,too. She and Beast Boy are such a cute couple!
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« Reply #48 on: 03-30-2004 19:38 »

 
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Originally posted by Kryten:
Yeah, they could call it "Teen Titians".

*crickets*

...cause, Titian is the name of an artist and... aw, screw it.

Umm... uh, look at the thread title.  Note the spelling.  That's where this bit started.
Kryten

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« Reply #49 on: 03-31-2004 02:09 »

...shaddap.
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« Reply #50 on: 04-01-2004 17:11 »

Yeah, listen to the nice mod! He can ban you!
Also, which is the Mad Mod episode?
evan

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« Reply #51 on: 04-01-2004 18:29 »

When the Titans are kidnapped by the crazy 60s-style-villian and put in the psychadelic school.
Kryten

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« Reply #52 on: 04-02-2004 01:31 »
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With Malcolm MacDowell as the Mod!

There are some REALLY great voices on this show... if you listen closely, you can hear:

Keith Szarabajka (Holtz on Angel) as Trigon
Roger "Squidward" Bumpass as Dr. Light
Tom Kenny as Mumbo and Fixit
Keith "Goliath" David as Atlas
John DiMaggio as the Mechanic
Lauren Tom as Jinx and Gizmo
Wil "Shut up, Wesley!" Wheaton as Aqualad
Jim "In just about everything" Cummings as The Master of Games

Nice assortment, eh?

David A

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« Reply #53 on: 04-02-2004 02:09 »

 
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Originally posted by Kryten:
With Malcolm MacDowell as the Mod!

There are some REALLY great voices on this show... if you listen closely, you can hear:

Keith Szarabajka (Holtz on Angel) as Trigon
Roger "Squidward" Bumpass as Dr. Light
Tom Kenny as Mumbo and Fixit
Keith "Goliath" David as Atlas
John DiMaggio as the Mechanic
Lauren Tom as Jinx and Gizmo
Wil "Shut up, Wesley!" Wheaton as Aqualad
Jim "In just about everything" Cummings as The Master of Games

Nice assortment, eh?

Don't forget Ron "Hellboy" Perlman as Slade, and Clancy "The Kurgan" Brown as Trident.

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« Reply #54 on: 09-14-2004 04:16 »

I would just like to say that "Teen Titans" is now one of my favorite shows ever - and I'm 19. I love the writing, especially because it's supposed to be a kids show, but it deals with serious topics very well - like the "Aftershock" Pts. 1 and 2 episode, which was an excellent way of working with the issue many kids worry about - ie, losing a best friend you've known for ages (like literally losing a friend, or they move away, or you two have a fight and don't speak, etc, etc...) for one. I like how despite it's a kids show, they don't win all the time. And for all the people complaining that it's just a PG-rated FLCL anime ripoff is only looking at the animation and not actually watching the show. I suggest you people pay attention to the actual show and not just the animation, because it's possibly one of the best TV shows on TV at the moment. I can tell you one thing: it's certainly better than other sugarpuffinplumstrawberry-ed up kid's shows where everything's happy go-lucky. Teen Titans is awesome. And besides, Lauren Tom and John DiMaggio do voices for the show. And Hellboy, too! C'mon, people!

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Kryten

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« Reply #55 on: 09-14-2004 10:26 »

Special note for Futurama fans... John DiMaggio's got a recurring role all season as "Brother Blood".
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« Reply #56 on: 09-15-2004 13:59 »

Oh, and one hypothetical question no one should answer but think about: Did Slade die?

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« Reply #57 on: 09-16-2004 00:59 »

I highly doubt it, considering one of the writers said the Slade and Terra storylines will be wrapped up in the fourth season. 

What did everyone think of "Betrothed"?  I enjoy Blackfire, but I thought the episode was a little weak, except for a few jokes.

Another question- what's your favorite episode?  I really dig "Switched" and "Nevermore."

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« Reply #58 on: 09-16-2004 01:09 »

"Nevermore," "Mad Mod," "Aftershock Pt. 1," "Aftershock Pt. 2."


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« Reply #59 on: 09-16-2004 02:09 »

 
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What did everyone think of "Betrothed"?  I enjoy Blackfire, but I thought the episode was a little weak, except for a few jokes.

'swas alright, I suppose.  Robin's reactions were the best part of the whole episode.

Now, perhaps I'm going crazy, but in that same episode, I could have sworn I saw Kif, or a Kif-like-alien, in the Tamoranian jail.  I need a screencap to show I'm not going insane.
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« Reply #60 on: 09-16-2004 03:45 »

 
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Oh, and one hypothetical question no one should answer but think about: Did Slade die?

Having read a lot of the comics back in the 80s, I think that we can safely assume that Slade will be back.


 
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Another question- what's your favorite episode?

"Forces of Nature"
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« Reply #61 on: 09-18-2004 13:43 »

New Episode this Saturday @8 - TV Tome synopsis:

Cyborg is infected by a nasty virus and the other Teen Titans must go within Cyborg and destroy the virus before things get worse.    
Notes from TV Tome:      
-This is a spoof of the Fantasic Voyage
-Brother Blood possibly appears in this episode; since he's Cyborg's arch enemy.

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evan

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« Reply #62 on: 09-18-2004 16:08 »

What is with all cartoon shows having "Fantastic Voyage"-ish episodes?  The cliche is dead, animation-writer people, just accept it.
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« Reply #63 on: 09-19-2004 01:31 »

doesn't matter. episode was damned funny. Besides, even Futurama did a rip on it - remember "Parasites Lost?"

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evan

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« Reply #64 on: 10-02-2004 20:33 »
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I suppose I should review tonight's episode, Haunted.  Overall, I do enjoy the dramatic episodes of TT much more than the comedic ones.  Plus, I love continuity-heavy episodes.  Tonight's offering had both.  First, we have the possible return of Slade, who's been haunting Robin in his mind ever since Slade supposedly died at the end of last season.  I definately liked the "crazy Robin" aspect of the show.  We now know for sure that the TT Robin is Dick Grayson, because we see Robin's parents die during a flashback.  The three locations where the seismic generators are located have been seen in previous Slade-centric episodes.  That's a nice touch.

It seems like Raven's always getting a new power every so often.  Now she can enter people's minds?  IMO, she's the most powerful Titan, yet she never does any of the cool stuff she can do.

Overall, season 3's on a really good start.  I think the writers are doing the best they can for being a "kid-centric" series.

edit - so how did Cinderblock break out of jail?  And what happened to his being attached to Plasmus and Overload?
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« Reply #65 on: 10-02-2004 22:30 »

Now, about the theme song.  Puffy AmiYumi suck ass.  How the hell did such a manufactured pop band get such credibility? 

*remembers that I already said any band that covers Guitar Wolf is OK in my book*

Puffy AmiYumi rule!
evan

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« Reply #66 on: 10-02-2004 23:29 »

I dunno...any Japanese girl group that has surf solos can't be all that bad...I guess.
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« Reply #67 on: 10-03-2004 00:57 »

Okay, "haunted" was a great ep. i missed the beginning, but the ending was - dare I say this - almost farscape quality. In fact, I was half expecting to find out the suit Robin wore for Slade in the "Apprentice" episodes somehow got a chip with a copy of Slade in Robin's head, like in Farscape....however, it was great ep. This show just keeps gettin' better and better.

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« Reply #68 on: 10-03-2004 03:18 »

 
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First, we have the possible return of Slade, who's been haunting Robin in his mind ever since Slade supposedly died at the end of last season.  I definately liked the "crazy Robin" aspect of the show.

Is it just me, or does anyone else think that Changeling Beast Boy was remarkably unconcerned about the possibility of Slade's return?  After what Slade did to Terra, you'd think that Beast Boy would want revenge.  He did in the comics.

 
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We now know for sure that the TT Robin is Dick Grayson, because we see Robin's parents die during a flashback.

Yup.

 
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It seems like Raven's always getting a new power every so often.  Now she can enter people's minds?

Raven had empathic abilities in the comics, so I wouldn't exactly call that a new power.  It's just one that we haven't seen her use before on the show.

 
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IMO, she's the most powerful Titan, yet she never does any of the cool stuff she can do.

That's Raven in a nutshell.  She's afraid to use her full powers, for reasons that should be obvious by now.

 
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so how did Cinderblock break out of jail?

He smashed through the wall and walked out?  He's made of freaking stone.  How do they keep him in jail to begin with?

 
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And what happened to his being attached to Plasmus and Overload?

Plasmus turns human when he's unconscious right?  Maybe he just separated from the other two naturally.

Any qualified electrician would have been able to remove Overload.

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« Reply #69 on: 10-03-2004 03:31 »

Uh, just a question: I wanna read the comics, but do I start with The New Teen Titans or Teen Titans Go!?

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David A

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« Reply #70 on: 10-03-2004 04:50 »

Well, that depends.

Teen Titans takes place in the regular DC continuity.  It features Raven, Starfire, Beast Boy, and Cyborg as mentors to a new generation of Titans: the current Robin (Tim Drake), Superboy, Impulse, and the new Wonder Girl (about whom I know nothing, so don't ask).  I've never read it, so I can't really comment on it.

(Unless you really did mean The New Teen Titans, which was the title of the old Teen Titans comic book from the 80s, which the animated series is heavily inspired by.  If you can get your hands on any issues I'd highly recommend them.  Some of them should be available in trade paperback form.)

Teen Titans Go! is a comic book version of the animated series.  If you're only familiar with the animated version of the Titans, that might be right up your alley.
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« Reply #71 on: 10-03-2004 17:31 »
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Thanks. I just discovered I have a June 94 copy of "New Titans" from way back when I went to a comic book store to get pogs and they were clearing out their backlog of comics by selling the pogs along with a bag of like 5 or so randomly picked comics...

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We now know for sure that the TT Robin is Dick Grayson, because we see Robin's parents die during a flashback.

Where was that in "Haunted," exactly? I was under the impression from the "Divide and Conquer" DVD that the animated Robin is just Robin, neither Dick Grayson nor Tim Drake. Thus the reason the Robin in the animated series never takes off his costume.


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« Reply #72 on: 10-03-2004 17:37 »
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please delete this second post, mods.
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« Reply #73 on: 10-03-2004 17:49 »

No. Nevar.
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« Reply #74 on: 10-03-2004 18:57 »

 
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Originally posted by SlaytanicMaggot:

EDIT:
 Where was that in "Haunted," exactly? I was under the impression from the "Divide and Conquer" DVD that the animated Robin is just Robin, neither Dick Grayson nor Tim Drake. Thus the reason the Robin in the animated series never takes off his costume.


When Raven's going through Robin's mind, we can see a brief flash of two people plummeting to their deaths from a highwire.  Dick Grayson's parents were acrobats that died performing a similiar stunt.  Second, in "Fractured," Larry the Titan's "real" name is "Nosyarg Kcid" (Dick Grayson backwards), as shown when he's first introduced.  In "How Long is Forever?", Grayson became Nightwing, not Drake. Finally, although David might be a better source, it was Grayson/Starfire, not Drake/Starfire.

Also, from "Fractured," when Beast Boy draws the chart about Larry's origin, you can see "Jason Todd" as one of the off-shoots of Robin. Cute.
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« Reply #75 on: 10-03-2004 19:49 »
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EDIT: You may yet be wrong, evan. From TV Tome:

Everyone knows that Dick Grayson's parents died in their trapeze act when Tony Zucco cut their rope after not getting protection from the circus owner. What many people forget is that Tim Drake was in the audience when that happened too, showing up in the comic, Batman #436. There is still a possibly that Tim is Robin since both Dick & Tim's origin happened at the same place.

I just have one question now: WILL JOEL SHUMACHER FUCKING EXPLAIN HIMSELF NOW?!?!?!?

And this is also from TV Tome. Let's just  say it looks like Bender's found a new job:

At the end when the mask's eye glows red is a clue, slade's eyes have never glowed red - but someone else's have - and they have the power to control people's minds....

and now that I know that, I will now say that "Haunted" was a Farscape-quality episode. And people say kids won't understand all this type of writing. Gimme a fucking break.
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David A

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« Reply #76 on: 10-04-2004 14:49 »

 
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Thanks. I just discovered I have a June 94 copy of "New Titans" from way back when I went to a comic book store to get pogs and they were clearing out their backlog of comics by selling the pogs along with a bag of like 5 or so randomly picked comics...

June 94, eh?  Who all was on the team then?

 
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I was under the impression from the "Divide and Conquer" DVD that the animated Robin is just Robin, neither Dick Grayson nor Tim Drake. Thus the reason the Robin in the animated series never takes off his costume.

That's the official answer, according to Sam Register, Cartoon Network senior vice president of original animation.

However, Glen Murakami, producer of the show, has said that, in his mind, Robin is Dick Grayson.

 
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Finally, although David might be a better source, it was Grayson/Starfire, not Drake/Starfire.

Not to mention that it was Grayson who was a founding member of the new Teen Titans, along with Raven, Starfire, Changeling, and Cyborg; and it was Grayson who fought against Slade Wilson (a.k.a. Deathstroke the Terminator).

 
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Everyone knows that Dick Grayson's parents died in their trapeze act when Tony Zucco cut their rope after not getting protection from the circus owner. What many people forget is that Tim Drake was in the audience when that happened too, showing up in the comic, Batman #436. There is still a possibly that Tim is Robin since both Dick & Tim's origin happened at the same place.

Tim Drake may have been in the audience when that happened, but I'd hardly call that his origin.  He didn't become Robin until many years later.

 
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I just have one question now: WILL JOEL SHUMACHER FUCKING EXPLAIN HIMSELF NOW?!?!?!?

Explain what?  The fact that he's a talentless hack?

I'm not sure what you're referring to.  I assume it has something to do with his Batman movies, which I haven't seen.  Either way, Joel Schumacher is a talentless hack.

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« Reply #77 on: 10-04-2004 15:07 »
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Explain what?  The fact that he's a talentless hack?

I'm not sure what you're referring to.  I assume it has something to do with his Batman movies, which I haven't seen.  Either way, Joel Schumacher is a talentless hack.

In "Batman and Robin" Two-Face kills Grayson's parents, remember?

EDIT: oh, and that June 94 comic apparently is #111, the third volume in this storyline:

'New Titans #109-111 [1994]: Starfire faces the greatest ordeal of her life. Trapped beneath the earth in Brazil, she must confront the Tamaranean ritual called Kynasf'rr, a ritual that could leave her one of the strongest warriors in the universe - or dead. Dick searches for her in the Amazon. The rest of the Titans secure space satellite USS Argus from a group of eco-terrorists. Pantha finds evidence implicating Steve Dayton in the experiments that created her. The search for Starfire leads Nightwing to the jungles of Brazil, where a changed Koriand'r is worshipped as a warrior goddess following the Tamaran coming-of-age ritual. Meanwhile, changes in the core team continue as the Titans move into their new headquarters - a satellite controlled by Checkmate.'

So if I can recall without having that comic book in front of me, the memebers in that particular issue were: Nightwing (though out of costume in the Brazilian jungle), Starfire, Pantha, Baby Wildebeest, Red Star, and I believe Beast Boy (although according to the site, he's still called Changeling in this comic.)

 http://titanstower.com/source/libindex/ntitansindex.html  scroll down to "New Titans #109-11."
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« Reply #78 on: 10-04-2004 15:16 »

 
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 In "Batman and Robin" Two-Face kills Grayson's parents, remember?

No, I don't remember, because I haven't seen that movie.

Anyway, the Joker didn't kill Bruce Wayne's parents; Joe Chill did.  And the Penguin isn't a flipper-handed freak who lives in the sewers and eats raw fish.

What's your point?
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« Reply #79 on: 10-04-2004 15:23 »

 
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 In "Batman and Robin" Two-Face kills Grayson's parents, remember?


A lot is different from the Batman movies and Batman comic continuity.  For example, the Joker, the Penguin, etc. aren't all dead just because they did in their respective movies.  Shumacker just tried to fit in as many origins into one movie as he could.  I'm sure other characters with lengthy backstories will get the same treatment in other comic movies.

It took me a second viewing, but I finally caught where I remembered the locations of the "seismic generators" before.  The bridge is from "Divide and Conquer," the plaza is from "Forces of Nature," and the amusement park is from "Betrayl."
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