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  • Name: The Authority Classification: First of the angels, falsegod, God, The Lord, fraud Powers and Abilities: None notable (used to be at least as strong as Metatron) Durability: Below Average Human level (Was killed by the wind) Range: A few feet Stamina: Virtually none Intelligence: Used to be high (tricked many of the angels into following him and many mortal races throughout the multiverse into worshipping), but became senile after he transferred his power to Metatron Weaknesses: If he is removed from his crystal cage, he will die instantly as his body is torn apart by the wind.
  • Worse than the nWo.
  • The Authority is published by DC Comics under the WildStorm imprint. Current price per issue is $2.99.
  • The Authority were a stable in the Lock Wrestling Federation in mid-2001. They feuded mostly with Lock and his Regime. The group was led by Iceman, who was originally joined by CoolJ, Sgt. Savage, and Rage. After Savage went rogue and Rage left the federation, the two were replaced by Crow and Psycho Charlie. CoolJ eventually defected to the Regime, and at Outlast Savage rejoined the group. The Authority disbanded after Iceman himself defected to the Regime in December 2001.
  • The Authority was the amazing sentient energy field that protected the matoran and turaga of Nortre Nui from the (species) Makuta of Kraahkan Mound.It is believed to be the last remnants of Nortre,the spirit that first created the city.Whenever a (species) Makuta tries to leave Kraahkan Mound,it seems to come out of nowhere,binding the Makuta up and shocking it with enormous amounts of electricity.Nowadays,no Makuta dares leave the island.Very little else is known about it,except it seems to stop working during huge disasters.
  • The Authority is a group of heel wrestlers and WWE management working at World Wrestling Entertainment. The Authority primarily refers to the power couple of Triple H and Stephanie McMahon, the leaders of the new corporation. The group was formed during the August 19, 2013 Monday Night Raw during the coronation ceremony of Randy Orton after he had won the WWE Championship at SummerSlam 2013 by cashing in his Money In The Bank contract and defeating Daniel Bryan in a screwjob. The group is aligned with various heel employees.
  • The Authority is a superhero comic book series published by DC Comics under the Wildstorm imprint. It was created by Warren Ellis and Bryan Hitch, and follows the adventures of the Authority, a superhero team mainly composed of Ellis-created characters from Stormwatch.
  • One of the few minor guilds to maintain the monopoly of an entire planet. The Authority controls all trade and merchandise in Byzantium Secundus, they are officially a water-gate guild and maintain the systems of dykes, damns and locks that preserve the land against the rising levels of water.
  • The Authority is one of 4 major powers in the universe. They specialize in combat weaponry. They make special weapons that only the members can get. They are more powerful the the kinds that are available to all.
  • Following the decimation of StormWatch and the destruction of SkyWatch by an alien infestation, former member of StormWatch Black, Jenny Sparks, created The Authority alongside her StormWatch Black teammates Swift and Jack Hawksmoor, with the goal to change the world, no matter what it takes. Among their members are The Engineer (Angela Spica) (the successor of the original Engineer), Jeroen Thornedike (the latest Doctor), Apollo and Midnighter (two former members of Henry Bendix's StormWatch Zero). The Authority made their first public appearance to stop Kaizen Gamorra, an old enemy of StormWatch, who wanted to take advantage of StormWatch's breakup to take revenge upon the world. To do this he used engineered super-soldiers to destroy first Moscow and then part of London. The Authority m
  • The Authority, or Mr. A, is an Insatiable crime lord with a number of Lost and Forsaken in his organization. He initially struck out as a vigilante after coming into his powers, but quickly realized that he could control others through fear--including gruesome displays of fiery strength against anyone who challenged him. He took over a werewolf drug ring and quickly grew it into a criminal empire. Notes: Fighting the Authority is never a one-on-one battle. It always involves fighting through goons, bodyguards, and eventually his Insatiable might. Be careful who you pick fights with.
  • Created by writer Warren Ellis and artist Bryan Hitch, The Authority took the standard superhero tropes and shook them up with a Manga-influenced "widescreen" style that used splash pages and large panels to make the business of saving the world actually look impressive for once. The team's original members were: As the series went on, the stories tended to get more and more outrageous, not to mention Anvilicious.
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  • The Authority, as featured on the cover for the Under New Management trade paperback . From left to right, the Doctor, Swift, Apollo, Jenny Sparks, Midnighter, the Engineer, and Jack Hawksmoor, with the infant Jenny Quantum at the back. Art by Frank Quitely.
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  • The Authority, or Mr. A, is an Insatiable crime lord with a number of Lost and Forsaken in his organization. He initially struck out as a vigilante after coming into his powers, but quickly realized that he could control others through fear--including gruesome displays of fiery strength against anyone who challenged him. He took over a werewolf drug ring and quickly grew it into a criminal empire. Mr. A is surrounded at all times by at least four bodyguards. He appears to be a handsome red-headed man who always dresses in sharp suits; if he reveals his Horrible Form, he resembles a humanoid mass of molten lava. Legend: ControllingLife: IndulgentMoment: Molten EarthHunger: PowerMental Attributes: Intelligence 2, Wits 4, Resolve 3Physical Attributes: Strength 6, Dexterity 3, Stamina 4 Social Attributes: Presence 5, Manipulation 3, Composure 3 Mental Skills: Investigation 3, Occult 2, Politics 4 (Criminal) Physical Skills: Athletics 3, Brawl (Crush) 5, Larceny 3, Survival 2, Weaponry 3 Social Skills: Expression 2, Intimidation (Reputation) 4, Persuasion 3, Socialize 3, Subterfuge 3, Streetwise 4 Merits: Allies (Criminals) 5, Allies (Forsaken) 3, Allies (Lost) 2, Contacts (Street), Contacts (Police), Contacts (Criminal), Contacts (Legal), Epic Potential (Strength), Fame 3, Patient Atavisms: Looming Presence, Titanic Blow Esurients: Impossible Vista, Intruder, Obedience, Your Power is Mine Nightmares: Fear is Contagious, You Must Obey Lair: 3 Health: 9 Willpower: 6 Satiety: 6 Size: 5 Speed: 13 Initiative: 6 Defense: 6 Armor: 2/0 (always wears an armor lining in his suits) Notes: Fighting the Authority is never a one-on-one battle. It always involves fighting through goons, bodyguards, and eventually his Insatiable might. Be careful who you pick fights with.
  • Name: The Authority Classification: First of the angels, falsegod, God, The Lord, fraud Powers and Abilities: None notable (used to be at least as strong as Metatron) Durability: Below Average Human level (Was killed by the wind) Range: A few feet Stamina: Virtually none Intelligence: Used to be high (tricked many of the angels into following him and many mortal races throughout the multiverse into worshipping), but became senile after he transferred his power to Metatron Weaknesses: If he is removed from his crystal cage, he will die instantly as his body is torn apart by the wind.
  • Worse than the nWo.
  • Following the decimation of StormWatch and the destruction of SkyWatch by an alien infestation, former member of StormWatch Black, Jenny Sparks, created The Authority alongside her StormWatch Black teammates Swift and Jack Hawksmoor, with the goal to change the world, no matter what it takes. Among their members are The Engineer (Angela Spica) (the successor of the original Engineer), Jeroen Thornedike (the latest Doctor), Apollo and Midnighter (two former members of Henry Bendix's StormWatch Zero). The Authority made their first public appearance to stop Kaizen Gamorra, an old enemy of StormWatch, who wanted to take advantage of StormWatch's breakup to take revenge upon the world. To do this he used engineered super-soldiers to destroy first Moscow and then part of London. The Authority managed to stop the attack on London, then predicted the third and final attack in Los Angeles in time to avert it. Midnighter ended Gamorra's threat by using the Carrier to destroy the superhuman clone factory on Gamorra's island.[1] The Authority later involved to stop an invasion by a parallel Earth, specifically a parallel Britain called Sliding Albion. A reality which Jenny Sparks was very familiarized and met the said parallel world before when their shiftships first appeared in 1920. Sliding Albion is a world where open contact between aliens (the blues) and humans during the 16th century led to interbreeding and an imperialist culture similar to the Victorian British Empire. After the Authority repelled the initial wave of attacks at Los Angeles, Jenny took the Carrier to the Sliding Albion universe where she had the Doctor destroy Italy and what's left of the blues' regime along with it. In an all-frequencies message, she told the people to take advantage of the second chance.[2] During the closing days of 1999, strange alien creatures began building unknown structures in Africa and on the Moon. This prompted the previous Doctors to reveal to the current Doctor a vital secret: the original creator of Earth, the closest thing to the concept of "God" that exists, had returned from a grand tour of the universe to find humanity as an unwanted infestation in its "retirement home". Thus "God" is terraforming Earth to be habitable for itself (and uninhabitable for humans) in time for the arrival of its person, which is an immense pyramid-shaped object the size of the Moon. The Engineer convinced the Carrier to leave Earth orbit. The Authority piloted the Carrier into the approaching "God" through a pore and manage to navigate to its brain. On the route they encountered the being's immune system as well as a civilization that has evolved from parasites over billions of years. During the closing minutes of December 31, 1999, Jenny Sparks carried out her final act as the Spirit of the Twentieth Century, electrocuting the creature's brain to death before dying in Jack Hawksmoor's arms.[3] Sparks' leadership was unofficially passed down to Jack Hawksmoor's. Under his new leadership, The Authority achieved a more higher independence and becoming more active in worldly affairs even if disrupting the status quo in order to making a finer world. The team tried but failed to procure Jenny Quantum, the newborn Spirit of the Twenty-First Century, already proven to be more powerful than Sparks ever was. Instead, she was taken by a superhero-creating mastermind, Dr. Jacob Krigstein, who wanted Jenny so he can shape the next century through her. The Authority and Earth's heroes battled Krigstein's superhumans before Swift cuts a deal for custody of Jenny with Krigstein, who is granted lab space aboard the Carrier, and the chance to exercise his imagination reforming the dictatorships The Authority overthrows.[4] The Authority also faced the Earth itself, which was about to catastrophically reverse its magnetic poles, spurred on to do so by a former, rogue Doctor who was stripped of his powers when he went renegade. In exchange for one hour's worth of full power from the current Doctor, the renegade agrees to save humanity. With no other options, The Authority evacuated the entire population of Earth to alternate Earths, then agree to the exchange. The renegade took on and almost completely destroys the Authority with his new power before the full scope of his powers and experience caught up to him, and he was overwhelmed with empathy for all the living creatures left on Earth. Apollo and the Engineer killed him and the Earth's population returned home, some thrilled by their adventures.[5] Because of The Authority's interference with the activities of Earth's governments, they are targeted for elimination by the G7 nations - consisting the U.S.A., Britain, Germany, Italy, Japan, France, and Canada - and be replace with a group more subject to their interests. G7 send their secret weapon, an American hillbilly named Seth Cowie whom they turned into a monstrous superhuman stated to have over a thousand super powers, to attack the Authority. Seth neutralized all of The Authority except for Midnighter, who managed to escape with baby Jenny Quantum.[6] The ideals of the original Authority gave way to the unprincipled new team, who worked directly for the G7 nations, do not questioned orders, and have all they can wish for. The new team possessed the same powers and/or distinctive appearances as the original team, and most take variations of their names. The electrically-powered, Union Flag-clad Colonel (Britain) was patterned after Jenny Sparks, Swift was replaced with Rush (Canada), the Doctor was replaced with the Surgeon (France), Engineer is replaced with the Machine (Japan), Apollo was replaced with Teuton (Germany), Midnighter was replaced with Last Call (Italy), and Hawksmoor was replaced with Street (USA).[7] However, Midnighter, the only member of the Authority to have escaped, infiltrated the Carrier and freed his imprisoned lover Apollo. And between them they killed the rest of the new Authority, leaving only Seth to deal with.[8] At a G7 reunion, Swift finds herself freed from her mind control due to the death of Machine just in time to find out about Seth's "off-button" code phrase. The original Authority regroup but Seth again took them all down, leaving only baby Jenny - who spoke aloud the code phrase and turned Seth back into an easily-defeated human. Following the disposition of the American President, who orchestrated the overthrow of The Authority's, Apollo and Midnighter married, and adopting Jenny Quantum.[9] As a consequence for their actions, the U.S. government branded The Authority as a hostile power. The Authority saw to other threats including a multiversal corporation Reality Incorporated, - which intended to wiped out or enslave Earth - and a former actor and active metahuman, John Clay, who had begun infecting members of the public with a highly contagious psychic virus which causes utter devotion to himself under his so-called Church of transcendence, and channeled a portion of the infected's energies into him, turning him into a physical metahuman of the highest order. Members of The Authority struggled in vain to avoid "the transcendence," with only Apollo, Swift and the Engineer left active. However, Midnighter actively fought the change, and the Doctor, although infected, used his link to the former Doctors and the Garden of Ancestral Memory to freed himself, allowing him to psychically hijack Clay's psionic control network and inverted it. The Doctor killed Clay and created the Church of the Shaman, seeking to provide a religious alternative for many of those who had felt disillusioned by conventional religions in the wake of Clay's cult through his Church of the Shaman.
  • The Authority is published by DC Comics under the WildStorm imprint. Current price per issue is $2.99.
  • The Authority were a stable in the Lock Wrestling Federation in mid-2001. They feuded mostly with Lock and his Regime. The group was led by Iceman, who was originally joined by CoolJ, Sgt. Savage, and Rage. After Savage went rogue and Rage left the federation, the two were replaced by Crow and Psycho Charlie. CoolJ eventually defected to the Regime, and at Outlast Savage rejoined the group. The Authority disbanded after Iceman himself defected to the Regime in December 2001.
  • The Authority was the amazing sentient energy field that protected the matoran and turaga of Nortre Nui from the (species) Makuta of Kraahkan Mound.It is believed to be the last remnants of Nortre,the spirit that first created the city.Whenever a (species) Makuta tries to leave Kraahkan Mound,it seems to come out of nowhere,binding the Makuta up and shocking it with enormous amounts of electricity.Nowadays,no Makuta dares leave the island.Very little else is known about it,except it seems to stop working during huge disasters.
  • The Authority is a group of heel wrestlers and WWE management working at World Wrestling Entertainment. The Authority primarily refers to the power couple of Triple H and Stephanie McMahon, the leaders of the new corporation. The group was formed during the August 19, 2013 Monday Night Raw during the coronation ceremony of Randy Orton after he had won the WWE Championship at SummerSlam 2013 by cashing in his Money In The Bank contract and defeating Daniel Bryan in a screwjob. The group is aligned with various heel employees.
  • Created by writer Warren Ellis and artist Bryan Hitch, The Authority took the standard superhero tropes and shook them up with a Manga-influenced "widescreen" style that used splash pages and large panels to make the business of saving the world actually look impressive for once. The original series appeared in May, 1999. The story continued on from the recently cancelled Stormwatch, where most of the team members first appeared during Ellis's run. Ellis started The Authority by blowing up Moscow and continued in suitably bombastic fashion, threatening the Earth with an imperialistic army from an alternate universe and a battle with God itself. Hitch's detailed but kinetic panels conveyed the action with aplomb and the series's style essentially spawned the trend for Decompressed Comics. Later writers took the team in a slightly different direction. Picking up on the idea that the team originally formed to improve the world, not just save it, they had them executing dictators, defusing international crises and even pulling a coup d'etat on the US Government itself. However, as Status Quo Is God, they have only rarely been able to effect any kind of serious change. The team's original members were: * Jenny Sparks, "The Spirit of the 20th Century" (a woman who is reborn every 100 years, embodying that century's--or in past times, era's--central concept - in this case, electricity. She was the leader of Stormwatch's black-ops subteam, and assembled the Authority to continue their job on her terms.) * Apollo, "The Sun God" (a Superman pastiche with powers of flight, indestructibility and laser vision, lover of the Midnighter. A Super Soldier who became a Phlebotinum Rebel from a Stormwatch splinter cell before reconciling with the main organization.) * The Midnighter, "Night's Bringer of War" (a Batman pastiche who can work out how to win a fight in his head before it's even begun; he is also Apollo's gay lover and later husband. He shared an origin with his partner.) * The Doctor, "The Shaman" (the mightiest magic-user on Earth and the latest in a long line of shamans to defend the planet; also an ex-junkie.) * The Engineer, "The Maker" (A woman whose blood was replaced by nanotechnology, making her a Chrome Champion Gadgeteer Genius who can create her gadgets at will.) * Jack Hawksmoor, "The King of Cities" (A man experimented on by aliens who were actually humans from the 70th century who has a symbiotic relationship with cities, granting Super Strength and psychic abilities relating to a city and what happens within it. He was a member of Jenny's Stormwatch Black team.) * Swift, "The World's Greatest Huntress" (A woman with the ability to grow wings and claws, low-level Flying Brick powers, and superhuman senses. Part of Jenny Sparks's Stormwatch team, and in fact the only character from pre-Ellis Stormwatch to survive into The Authority.) Both Jenny Sparks and The Doctor eventually died and were replaced by Legacy Characters, Jenny's next incarnation (Jenny Quantum) and another Doctor, respectively. As of 2007, the other members remain in the team, and other characters, such as Rose Tattoo (Another ex-Stormwatch member and the Spirit of Murder, transformed by the current doctor into the Spirit of Life), have joined the team. As the series went on, the stories tended to get more and more outrageous, not to mention Anvilicious. Rather aggressively satirized in the Superman comic book What's So Funny About Truth, Justice and the American Way?, where their equivalents beat up Superman, who was concerned about what he considered to be their violent methods and the pointlessness of killing them. He worked it out without killing them although it didn't look that way, making it a very frightening moment.
  • The Authority is a superhero comic book series published by DC Comics under the Wildstorm imprint. It was created by Warren Ellis and Bryan Hitch, and follows the adventures of the Authority, a superhero team mainly composed of Ellis-created characters from Stormwatch.
  • One of the few minor guilds to maintain the monopoly of an entire planet. The Authority controls all trade and merchandise in Byzantium Secundus, they are officially a water-gate guild and maintain the systems of dykes, damns and locks that preserve the land against the rising levels of water.
  • The Authority is one of 4 major powers in the universe. They specialize in combat weaponry. They make special weapons that only the members can get. They are more powerful the the kinds that are available to all.
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