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[…] would lead the League of Extraordinary Gentlepersons in 1996? Agent Scully, of course. This is a great concept, with lots of hidden treasures in the […]

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RHinoeraptor said on September 27th, 2012 at 3:00 am

Awesome team! But without Mulder, Agent Scully will need a partner for this operation. I believe Special Agent Dale Cooper is unnassigned at the moment.

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Wooly Rupert said on November 5th, 2012 at 10:43 am

I can’t help but notice the beefy saxophone player from Lost Boys never made the cut.

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I’ma bringin’ this back, even if it’s ancient. There’s some great possibilities not mentioned in the comments.

70s: Andre the Giant
Arthur Bishop (The Mechanic)
Carl Kolchak
Carrie White
Joey Ramone (because it’s awesome, that’s why)
Nami Matsushima (Female Prisoner: Scorpion; I wanted to get Meiko Kaji in here somewhere, but Lady Snowblood is a period piece.)

80s: The Brother (The Brother from Another Planet)
Brundlefly (The Fly)
Bub (Day of the Dead)
Buckaroo Banzai
Cameron Vale (Scanners)
Dr. Herbert West (Re-Animator)
FBI Special Agent Lloyd Gallagher (The Hidden)
Master Splinter (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles)
Otto Maddox (Repo Man)

90s: Interpol Agent Chun-Li Xiang (Street Fighter II)
Julie Walker (Return of the Living Dead III)
Rei Ayanami (Neon Genesis: Evangelion)
The Undertaker

00s: Kakihara or Ichi (Ichi the Killer)

I think what Sims’ 80s League and a lot of commentators neglect is exactly what MGK mentions: the League always contains monsters. Sims’ League is cool as a badass action team, but didn’t feel League-ish to me (although the Lisa inclusion was a great idea).

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The Black Fedora said on May 17th, 2013 at 9:31 pm

My list goes like this

1. Wayne Szalinski
2. T-100
3. Chucky
4. Fred (a selectively invisible psychopath)
5. Vinny Gambini
6. Dana Scully

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[…] of Saved By The Bell, I do recall with pleasure Christopher Bird‘s nineties League Of Extraordinary Gentlemen having a rather engaging listing for […]

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underscorex said on April 17th, 2015 at 10:52 am

Years late for this one, but I always wanted to see a Blaxploitation League set in the mid-70s.

It’s 1977 and America is in crisis. On the west coast, a strange plague is racing through LA’s ghettos – zombiism. Not the flesh-crazed monsters that tormented Pennsylvania a decade earlier, the old kind. The vodou kind.

Everything the government has tried has failed – the Black Six are believed to have gone turncoat and joined Kojah’s forces. Nobody’s heard from the Joneses – Black Belt or Cleopatra, in a month. Full aware that Colonel Austin could never successfully infiltrate Watts, much less any of the radical movements found there, OSI reinstates the League budget line, creating a Special Unit designed to work within the Afro-American community:

* The Rev. Dr. Garnett Williams, priest, exorcist, and expert on indigenous African religious practices. He is ostensibly the team’s leader, tasked with keeping the hot-headed bunch together.
* Flower Child Coffin, nurse, infiltrator, amateur marksman.
* Pete Wheatstraw, a streetwise hustler with the gift of gab and a powerful but dangerous secret.
* Dr. Henry Pryde, the brilliant physician who survived his fall from Watts Towers, but has traded one “inner demon” for another – his unusual abilities are kept in check by an addiction to heroin.
* Ganja Green, a beautiful and seductive vampire, with her own mysterious reasons for joining the group.

A man of the cloth, a nurse, a hustler, and two unusual “monsters”. To get close to Kojah and his inner circle will take guts, guile, and more than a little style.

SPOILER ALERT: Colonel Kojah is actually a thrall of the immortal Prince Mamuwalde, who plans to use the zombi army to reclaim control of his homeland, Zamunda.

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I remember reading this back when it was originally posted, but it wasn’t until this week I understood the “stop the flow of time itself” reference. In my defense, I was too old to be interested in Saved by the Bell when it was on.

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