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Mondragon 01-07-2013 12:26 PM

Dark Avengers - Blazing Logos
 
When a dark avenger leaves a blazing logo as warning an omen/calling card. An announcement that he's been there, watching or coming after you.
It's become a common and recognizable trope in movies, but I'm wondering how common?

Here's the ones I could find so far...

Zorro leaves his mark in- Zorro's Fighting Legion (1939)
Lighting up a hill side with a giant "Z' as warning to his enemies he's coming after them, and as a sort of signal for Zorro and the "Legion" to assemble.
(Predates the Bat-Signal.)

http://i221.photobucket.com/albums/d...icPictures.jpg

The Crow leaves his mark (1994)
http://sweb.cz/savagegarden/The%20Crow%20symbol.jpg

The Mask of Zorro leaves his mark (1998). This scene is a straight homage / reminder of the (1939) Zorro's Fighting Legion.
http://i221.photobucket.com/albums/d...roFlamingZ.jpgWatch it here - http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...xS4g2A#t=1308s

Also used extensively in the opening credits. And again in The Legend of Zorro (2005) promos - http://www.fwallpapers.net/pics/movi...-zorro_000.jpg

Dare Devil leaves his mark (2003)
http://img51.imageshack.us/img51/516...lazinglogo.jpg

The Punisher leaves his mark (2004)
http://img369.imageshack.us/img369/1...arssymbti6.jpg

FF leave their mark (2005) Not really dark avengers, but definitely follows the same trope. (Anyone know when it first appeared in the comic?)
http://img186.imageshack.us/img186/7...ingfourxp9.jpg

Opening credits a flaming V logo is used.http://img19.imageshack.us/img19/8268/vflamelogo.jpg V for Vendetta (2005)
And in the classic scene where he introduces himself to Evey, he slashes a "V" into a street poster, homage to Zorro's classic "Z" mark. - http://gifsoup.com/webroot/animatedgifs5/2633939_o.gif
Towards the end for a different take uses dominoes - http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lo...r7rco1_500.gif
And in the grand finally the fireworks create a giant blazing "V"


In The Dark Knight (2008) they somewhat used the idea for the add campaign and poster.
http://www.tribute.ca/tribute_object..._lg_poster.jpg

And finally physically appears full blown in Dark Knight Rises...

http://i226.photobucket.com/albums/d.../lightitup.gif

http://i.imgur.com/4IAcz.gif

Any others ?
Was it in X-Men did Phoenix ever make a flaming symbol? Ghost Rider? Hellboy?

James 01-07-2013 08:52 PM

Re: Dark Avengers - Blazing Logos
 
Geez, I always thought it was really cool...now that you've pointed out how often it happens I kind of feel the next time someone does it will be an eye-rolling moment.

Mondragon 01-09-2013 12:49 PM

Re: Dark Avengers - Blazing Logos
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by James (Post 24961445)
Geez, I always thought it was really cool...now that you've pointed out how often it happens I kind of feel the next time someone does it will be an eye-rolling moment.

Yeah it was pretty eye-rolley when it finally did show up in Dark Knight Rises, heck it was already played out when Punisher and DD did it after just seeing it in The Crow & Zorro, I was surprised to see Nolan go to it.
Still it's an awesome visual, and the trope persists, there's probably even more I'm missing.

James 01-09-2013 08:39 PM

Re: Dark Avengers - Blazing Logos
 
At least with the FF and Zorro it doesn't seem to take that long. Johnny Storm can zoom around in a few seconds and make a giant flaming 4, Zorro could probably have whipped a big ol' flaming Z up in about a minute. I guess DareDevil's one wouldn't have taken terribly long either. Others though, like Batman's and Punisher's, those probably took what? Half an hour at the very least, maybe an hour if not more. Surely those guys have better things to do.

"Hey Batman it's Gordon...so the whole city is under the control of a mad terrorist and everyone's freaking out and dying and oh the drama, think you can get on down here real quick?"

"No problem Jim, just gimmie like...another twenty minutes to finish the left wing here."

bbf2 01-09-2013 09:44 PM

Re: Dark Avengers - Blazing Logos
 
Isn't the Fantastic Four one actually Johnny's symbol to let the other three know to come to that place, (sort of like the Bat signal) and not a "calling card?" I know that's how it was used in the comics, don't remember exactly regarding the movies.

Mondragon 01-22-2013 01:10 PM

Re: Dark Avengers - Blazing Logos
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by bbf2 (Post 24973735)
Isn't the Fantastic Four one actually Johnny's symbol to let the other three know to come to that place, (sort of like the Bat signal) and not a "calling card?" I know that's how it was used in the comics, don't remember exactly regarding the movies.

Sure, that's how the original Zorro's Fighting Legion one was used too, hence the running theme and why I included it from the start.
It could be used to call his Legion when he needed them to assemble, and simultaneously as symbol not just to his enemies to let them know that he's out there watching them, but also to the people he protects that he's out there watching over them.

It can serve several ends, IE everyone can see it - ally or allies, villains, and also the general populace, hence the impact-full effect seems to be a running theme behind lighting it up. Unlike a "personal call".
Anyway, there are obvious fine points between each instance , but the running theme is still there in the repeated trope pictured.

Here is yet another instance- Any others?

From Smallville -
http://img21.imageshack.us/img21/377...zinglogosz.jpg

Mondragon 01-28-2013 09:21 PM

Re: Dark Avengers - Blazing Logos
 
Awesome gif versions.

http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lk...7bnqo1_500.gif

http://i1181.photobucket.com/albums/...psf6605685.gif

http://i.imgur.com/WdyS4Y7.gif

http://i.imgur.com/Z6AbLmk.gif

http://i411.photobucket.com/albums/p...R-VENDETTA.gif

http://i226.photobucket.com/albums/d.../lightitup.gif

http://i.imgur.com/4IAcz.gif

Anu Sharma 02-15-2013 12:17 AM

Re: Dark Avengers - Blazing Logos
 
Yes, I really very enjoy to watch this great Movie. The Story of this movie is too interesting and enjoyable.

Mondragon 02-18-2013 03:26 AM

Re: Dark Avengers - Blazing Logos
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Anu Sharma (Post 25193611)
Yes, I really very enjoy to watch this great Movie. The Story of this movie is too interesting and enjoyable.

Wait, which story, what movie? :huh::yay:

The Sarge 02-18-2013 12:49 PM

Re: Dark Avengers - Blazing Logos
 
The flaming 4 first appears in Fantastic 4 #1.
Oddly enough though, it wasn't created by johnny, but a special flare gun reed created.

Mondragon 02-19-2013 05:22 PM

Re: Dark Avengers - Blazing Logos
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by The Sarge (Post 25213479)
The flaming 4 first appears in Fantastic 4 #1.
Oddly enough though, it wasn't created by johnny, but a special flare gun reed created.

http://img547.imageshack.us/img547/6606/ffflaregun.jpg

Awesome 1961, a flare-gun would have been the modern take on it. I wonder when Johnny was first depicted lighting up the four?

As far as comics, this just comes out today.
http://img580.imageshack.us/img580/1...lazinglogo.jpg

There's probably many more in the comics, I seem to remember Green Lantern Alan Scott using it, although I'm not finding the image.
I liked how his power tended to be depicted as burning mystic flames whiles the Corps energy was more solid light, not sure if they still do that?

Mondragon 02-20-2013 09:33 PM

Re: Dark Avengers - Blazing Logos
 
Some more extended gifs and vid references.
- The (1939) Zorro scene - http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...3qTFVeo#t=424s
And - http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...WU_Z9oQ#t=263s
http://gifsforum.com/images/gif/othe...14ff1bdf1d.gif http://gifsforum.com/images/gif/othe...8fedc8469c.gif

And the (1998) remake - http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...xS4g2A#t=1308s
http://gifsforum.com/images/gif/othe...3e0f01fe32.gif

The grand finally explosion and fireworks from "V" (2005)- http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...hnUKehU#t=230s
http://gifsforum.com/images/gif/othe...9f5642649b.gif

Daredevil (2003)- http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...P3YFk_YHA#t=6s
http://gifsforum.com/images/gif/othe...a0ba4278dc.gif

Punisher (2004)
http://gifsforum.com/images/gif/othe...c0d413368f.gif

Smallville S9 (2009)= http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...LmUXiaY#t=124s
http://gifsforum.com/images/gif/othe...5006b49666.gif Clark Kent leaves a scorching reverse Zhttp://gifsforum.com/images/gif/othe...8c1bb8a10f.gif.:oldrazz: -
Again Clark Kent is hardly the "Dark Avenger" type, though the season where they apparently explore his darker more primal side and dress him in flowing black, is when the familiar trope ominously appears.
They seem to go hand in hand.

Help find any more!


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