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Old 01-07-2013, 12:26 PM   #1
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Default 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.)



The Crow leaves his mark (1994)


The Mask of Zorro leaves his mark (1998). This scene is a straight homage / reminder of the (1939) Zorro's Fighting Legion.
Watch 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)


The Punisher leaves his mark (2004)


FF leave their mark (2005) Not really dark avengers, but definitely follows the same trope. (Anyone know when it first appeared in the comic?)


Opening credits a flaming V logo is used. 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.


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





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


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Old 01-07-2013, 08:52 PM   #2
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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.

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Old 01-09-2013, 12:49 PM   #3
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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.


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Old 01-09-2013, 08:39 PM   #4
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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."

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Old 01-09-2013, 09:44 PM   #5
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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.

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Old 01-22-2013, 01:10 PM   #6
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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 -


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Old 01-28-2013, 09:21 PM   #7
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Awesome gif versions.















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Yes, I really very enjoy to watch this great Movie. The Story of this movie is too interesting and enjoyable.

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Old 02-18-2013, 03:26 AM   #9
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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?


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Old 02-18-2013, 12:49 PM   #10
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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.

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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.


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.


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?


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Old 02-20-2013, 09:33 PM   #12
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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


And the (1998) remake - http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...xS4g2A#t=1308s


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


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


Punisher (2004)


Smallville S9 (2009)= http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...LmUXiaY#t=124s
Clark Kent leaves a scorching reverse Z. -
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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