History CaptainErsatz / ComicBooks

28th Jan '18 2:10:32 PM CyberPhoenix
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** The Thunderer of Earth-7 is based on Wundajin of Earth-8, making him one of ComicBook/TheMightyThor as well. The differences in design between his world and that of Earth-8, and how the heroes of both worlds shared similar or identical codenames, suggested he was an [[UltimateUniverse "Ultimate"]] version, which was confirmed in ''The Just #1''. Similar characters from Earth-7 include Crusader (ComicBook/{{Ultimate|Marvel}} ComicBook/CaptainAmerica), Doc Future ([[ComicBook/UltimateFantasticFour Ultimate Mr Fantastic]]) and Golem ([[ComicBook/UltimateFantasticFour Ultimate The Thing]]). Strangely there also appears to be ersatz of none-ComicBook/UltimateMarvel characters including Walküre (ComicBook/{{Angela|MarvelComics}} who is from the main Marvel Universe) and Devilfist (Creator/DarkHorse's ComicBook/{{Hellboy}}).

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** The Thunderer of Earth-7 is based on Wundajin of Earth-8, making him one of ComicBook/TheMightyThor as well. The differences in design between his world and that of Earth-8, and how the heroes of both worlds shared similar or identical codenames, suggested he was an [[UltimateUniverse "Ultimate"]] version, which was confirmed in ''The Just #1''. Similar characters from Earth-7 include Crusader (ComicBook/{{Ultimate|Marvel}} ComicBook/CaptainAmerica), Doc Future ([[ComicBook/UltimateFantasticFour Ultimate Mr Fantastic]]) and Golem ([[ComicBook/UltimateFantasticFour Ultimate The Thing]]). Strangely there also appears to be ersatz of none-ComicBook/UltimateMarvel non-ComicBook/UltimateMarvel characters including Walküre (ComicBook/{{Angela|MarvelComics}} who is from the main Marvel Universe) and Devilfist (Creator/DarkHorse's ComicBook/{{Hellboy}}).
5th Dec '17 5:50:47 PM merotoker
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* Creator/MarvelComics' ComicBook/{{Deadpool}} (a.k.a. Wade Wilson) was originally a CaptainErsatz of Creator/DCComics' Comicbook/{{Deathstroke}} the Terminator (a.k.a. Slade Wilson); Co-creator Creator/RobLiefeld had previously worked with the original Deathstroke character during his term on the ''Comicbook/TeenTitans'' series. Deadpool quickly became a distinct character under the handling of various Marvel writers, to the point that all they really have in common now is being masked mercenary/assassins.

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* Creator/MarvelComics' ComicBook/{{Deadpool}} (a.k.a. Wade Wilson) was originally a CaptainErsatz of Creator/DCComics' Comicbook/{{Deathstroke}} the Terminator (a.k.a. Slade Wilson); Co-creator co-creator Creator/RobLiefeld had previously worked with the original Deathstroke character during his term on the ''Comicbook/TeenTitans'' series. Deadpool quickly became a distinct character under the handling of various Marvel writers, to the point that all they really have in common now is being masked mercenary/assassins.



** The Trod situation and the companion situation were parodied in an Eighth Doctor strip pastiching these original comic strips, in which the Eighth Doctor and his grandchildren John and Gillian battle [[http://www.alteredvistas.co.uk/assets/images/Eighth133.jpg ridiculous, vaguely Dalek-shaped monsters]] called Wargonns. {{Deconstructed}} when we realise the adventure is AllJustADream in which the Doctor is fantasising about a happy life.

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** The Trod situation and the companion situation were parodied in an Eighth Doctor strip pastiching these original comic strips, in which the Eighth Doctor and his grandchildren John and Gillian battle [[http://www.alteredvistas.co.uk/assets/images/Eighth133.jpg ridiculous, vaguely Dalek-shaped monsters]] called Wargonns. {{Deconstructed}} {{Deconstructed|Trope}} when we realise the adventure is AllJustADream in which the Doctor is fantasising about a happy life.



** The most recent Superman CaptainErsatz would probably be ComicBook/TheSentry, who is a damn near blatant "Marvelization" of Superman.

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** The most recent latest Superman CaptainErsatz would probably be ComicBook/TheSentry, who is a damn near blatant "Marvelization" of Superman.



* ''Comicbook/HackSlash'' has sometimes included flashback panels of old enemies who haven't appeared in the actual comic yet, many of whom are [[Franchise/ANightmareOnElmStreet very]] [[Franchise/FridayThe13th recognisable]]. The slasher "X-O", who makes a more substantial appearance, is very clearly a hybrid of [[Franchise/{{Hellraiser}} Pinhead]] and [[Characters/BatmanRoguesGallery Mr. Zsasz]]. Also, the "Wunderkind" superhero comic that exists within the story is clearly a stand-in for ''[[Comicbook/{{Shazam}} Captain Marvel]]'', probably fictionalised because of the [[LoonyFan unflattering depiction]] of its fans.

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* ''Comicbook/HackSlash'' has sometimes included flashback panels of old enemies who haven't appeared in the actual comic yet, many of whom are [[Franchise/ANightmareOnElmStreet very]] [[Franchise/FridayThe13th recognisable]]. The slasher "X-O", who makes a more substantial appearance, is very clearly a hybrid of [[Franchise/{{Hellraiser}} Pinhead]] and [[Characters/BatmanRoguesGallery [[Characters/BatmanRoguesGalleryPart2 Mr. Zsasz]]. Also, the "Wunderkind" superhero comic that exists within the story is clearly a stand-in for ''[[Comicbook/{{Shazam}} Captain Marvel]]'', probably fictionalised because of the [[LoonyFan unflattering depiction]] of its fans.



* [[Characters/SpiderManLoveInterests Black Cat]] is often thought to be a knock-off of Comicbook/{{Catwoman}} due to their extremely similar costumes and motifs, as well as their [[DatingCatwoman forbidden romances with superheroes]]. However, this there is a good deal of contestation. The Black Cat was conceived as a foe for Comicbook/SpiderWoman, and Catwoman did not start wearing her iconic black leather outfit in the comics themselves until the 80's, long after Black Cat debuted. Though it must be noted however that Catwoman actually did wear such an outfit in the popular television show from the 1960's starring Adam West as seen played by Julie Newmar and Eartha Kitt. Whatever the case however, the Black Cat as conceived for ''Spider-Woman'' had little in common with the one that saw light in ''Amazing Spider-Man'' - she was supposed to be an outright heroine dressed in a 1930s style costume and a hat. When Felicia Hardy - a cat-burglar infatuated with Spider-Man - appeared, it seemed everybody except her creator Marv Wolfman saw the strong resemblance to Catwoman.

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* [[Characters/SpiderManLoveInterests Black Cat]] ComicBook/BlackCat is often thought to be a knock-off of Comicbook/{{Catwoman}} due to their extremely similar costumes and motifs, as well as their [[DatingCatwoman forbidden romances with superheroes]]. However, this there is a good deal of contestation. The Black Cat was conceived as a foe for Comicbook/SpiderWoman, and Catwoman did not start wearing her iconic black leather outfit in the comics themselves until the 80's, long after Black Cat debuted. Though it must be noted however that Catwoman actually did wear such an outfit in [[Series/{{Batman}} the popular television show from the 1960's 1960's]] starring Adam West as seen played by Julie Newmar and Eartha Kitt. Whatever the case however, the Black Cat as conceived for ''Spider-Woman'' had little in common with the one that saw light in ''Amazing Spider-Man'' - she was supposed to be an outright heroine dressed in a 1930s style costume and a hat. When Felicia Hardy - a cat-burglar infatuated with Spider-Man - appeared, it seemed everybody except her creator Marv Wolfman saw the strong resemblance to Catwoman.



* Marvel was almost going to let Warren Ellis use ComicBook/NickFury for his Comicbook/{{Nextwave}} series, [[http://goodcomics.comicbookresources.com/wp-content/uploads/2007/11/Nextwave%201.jpg until they saw what he planned on doing with him.]] They dropped the eyepatch and changed the character to Dirk Anger: Agent of H.A.T.E. They also had The Dread Rorkannu, Ruler of the Dim Dimensions, an {{expy}} of [[Comicbook/DoctorStrange Dormammu]].

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* Marvel was almost going to let Warren Ellis use ComicBook/NickFury for his Comicbook/{{Nextwave}} series, [[http://goodcomics.comicbookresources.com/wp-content/uploads/2007/11/Nextwave%201.[[https://lh3.ggpht.com/_M_dapy36XZ0/TQKib8pYZHI/AAAAAAAAASI/I5O8DIcib_c/s1600/nextwave.meat.big.jpg until they saw what he planned on doing with him.]] They dropped the eyepatch and changed the character to Dirk Anger: Agent of H.A.T.E. They also had The Dread Rorkannu, Ruler of the Dim Dimensions, an {{expy}} of [[Comicbook/DoctorStrange Dormammu]].



* In a more recent issue of the ''Meg'', Dredd went up against an amnesiac Canadian mutant codenamed Weasel, whose fingers have been replaced with 'unbreakium' claws. His skeleton has been swapped with solid Boing[[{{Tradesnark}} ]], he had an incredibly powerful HealingFactor, and he tended to call people 'Bob'. As if he wasn't a blatant enough copy of ''Comicbook/XMen's'' ComicBook/{{Wolverine}}, at the end of the story, he returns to his pseudo-family - this consists of a woman with a stormcloud perpetually over her head, a cyclops, a beastly chap, an [[WingedHumanoid angelic guy]], and a big-headed bald man in a wheelchair.

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* In a more recent later issue of the ''Meg'', Dredd went up against an amnesiac Canadian mutant codenamed Weasel, whose fingers have been replaced with 'unbreakium' claws. His skeleton has been swapped with solid Boing[[{{Tradesnark}} ]], he had an incredibly powerful HealingFactor, and he tended to call people 'Bob'. As if he wasn't a blatant enough copy of ''Comicbook/XMen's'' ComicBook/{{Wolverine}}, Franchise/{{Wolverine}}, at the end of the story, he returns to his pseudo-family - this consists of a woman with a stormcloud perpetually over her head, a cyclops, a beastly chap, an [[WingedHumanoid angelic guy]], and a big-headed bald man in a wheelchair.



** Radioactive Man himself is Franchise/{{Superman}} (FlyingBrick powers, etc.), with elements of Franchise/{{Batman}} (his alter ego as "Claude Kane, millionaire layabout", a teenage sidekick) thrown in. His origin story is basically ComicBook/TheIncredibleHulk's.

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** Radioactive Man himself is Franchise/{{Superman}} (FlyingBrick powers, etc.), with elements of Franchise/{{Batman}} (his alter ego as "Claude Kane, millionaire layabout", a teenage sidekick) thrown in. His origin story is basically ComicBook/TheIncredibleHulk's.the ComicBook/IncredibleHulk's.



** Brave Heart/Purple Heart/Bleeding Heart/Heart of Darkness = Green Arrow (in background and liberal views); also has elements of Comicbook/IronMan, in that he owns a weapons company and funds the Superior Squadron. Like Ant-Man, he constantly changes his superhero persona. Additionally, being the leader of the Superior Squadron, it's fitting that the overall shape of his costume resembles that of Comicbook/{{Captain America}}, and his heart themes parallel different eras for Cap.
** Weasel Woman = a female version of ComicBook/{{Wolverine}}

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** Brave Heart/Purple Heart/Bleeding Heart/Heart of Darkness = Green Arrow (in background and liberal views); also has elements of Comicbook/IronMan, in that he owns a weapons company and funds the Superior Squadron. Like Ant-Man, he constantly changes his superhero persona. Additionally, being the leader of the Superior Squadron, it's fitting that the overall shape of his costume resembles that of Comicbook/{{Captain America}}, Comicbook/CaptainAmerica, and his heart themes parallel different eras for Cap.
** Weasel Woman = a female version of ComicBook/{{Wolverine}}Franchise/{{Wolverine}}



** Homer became [[Comicbook/TheIncredibleHulk the Inedible Bulk]] (including citing "the madder Bulk gets, the ''hungrier'' Bulk gets!" and "Bulk gnash!").

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** Homer became [[Comicbook/TheIncredibleHulk [[Comicbook/IncredibleHulk the Inedible Bulk]] (including citing "the madder Bulk gets, the ''hungrier'' Bulk gets!" and "Bulk gnash!").



* The ''ComicBook/{{Empowered}}'' series features The Maid Man, who (cross-dressing aside) is pretty much an Ersatz Franchise/{{Batman}}. He's a BadassNormal who fights supervillainy using a variety of Maid-themed gadgets and [[BatmanGambit Batman Gambits]] (relying on EMP to get captured while he's undercover with a team of Supervillains, so they can spring a surprise attack on them, for example). He also has a similar "code" and badass voice as the Dark Knight and is the one Hero that even the Supervillains seem to be genuinely intimidated by. In a nod to Creator/FrankMiller's [[ComicBook/AllStarBatmanAndRobinTheBoyWonder increasingly insane take on the Batman Mythos]], villains will usually refer to the character as [[MemeticMutation "The Goddamn Maid Man!"]] whenever he shows up.

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* The ''ComicBook/{{Empowered}}'' series features The Maid Man, who (cross-dressing aside) is pretty much an Ersatz Franchise/{{Batman}}. He's a BadassNormal who fights supervillainy using a variety of Maid-themed gadgets and [[BatmanGambit Batman Gambits]] {{Batman Gambit}}s (relying on EMP to get captured while he's undercover with a team of Supervillains, so they can spring a surprise attack on them, for example). He also has a similar "code" and badass voice as the Dark Knight and is the one Hero that even the Supervillains seem to be genuinely intimidated by. In a nod to Creator/FrankMiller's [[ComicBook/AllStarBatmanAndRobinTheBoyWonder increasingly insane take on the Batman Mythos]], villains will usually refer to the character as [[MemeticMutation "The Goddamn Maid Man!"]] whenever he shows up.



** Night Fox = Batman (with some Iron Man and Doc Savage elements)... only he's [[spoiler: in gay-love with his Robin/Nightwing analogue.]]
* Big Daddy from ''ComicBook/KickAss'', is one of ''ComicBook/ThePunisher'', minus the skull. [[spoiler:And tragic backstory, it turns out]].

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** Night Fox = Batman (with some Iron Man and Doc Savage elements)... only he's [[spoiler: in gay-love with his Robin/Nightwing analogue.]]
analogue]].
* Big Daddy from ''ComicBook/KickAss'', is one of ''ComicBook/ThePunisher'', minus the skull. [[spoiler:And tragic backstory, it turns out]].out.]]



** The heroes of Earth-8 are all based off Creator/MarvelComics characters. The Retaliators (ComicBook/TheAvengers) consist of the American Crusader (ComicBook/CaptainAmerica), Machinehead (Comicbook/IronMan), Behemoth (Comicbook/TheIncredibleHulk), Wundajin (Comicbook/TheMightyThor), The Bug (Comicbook/SpiderMan), Deadeye (ComicBook/{{Hawkeye}}), Red Dragon (Comicbook/BlackWidow), Kite (ComicBook/TheWasp crossed with a {{Gender Flip}}ped [[Comicbook/TheFalcon Falcon]]), Mighty Max ([[ComicBook/MsMarvel Captain Marvel]]), Ladybug (ComicBook/SpiderWoman) and Hyperius (either [[ComicBook/SquadronSupreme Hyperion]] or ComicBook/TheSentry). There's also the Future Family (the Comicbook/FantasticFour), the G-Men (the Comicbook/XMen), Lord Havok (Doctor Doom), the Power Celestial ([[ComicBook/{{Galactus}} the Power]] [[ComicBook/SilverSurfer Cosmic]] and Celestials), and Stuntmaster (Comicbook/{{Daredevil}}).

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** The heroes of Earth-8 are all based off Creator/MarvelComics characters. The Retaliators (ComicBook/TheAvengers) consist of the American Crusader (ComicBook/CaptainAmerica), Machinehead (Comicbook/IronMan), Behemoth (Comicbook/TheIncredibleHulk), (Comicbook/IncredibleHulk), Wundajin (Comicbook/TheMightyThor), The Bug (Comicbook/SpiderMan), Deadeye (ComicBook/{{Hawkeye}}), Red Dragon (Comicbook/BlackWidow), Kite (ComicBook/TheWasp crossed with a {{Gender Flip}}ped [[Comicbook/TheFalcon Falcon]]), Mighty Max ([[ComicBook/MsMarvel Captain Marvel]]), Ladybug (ComicBook/SpiderWoman) and Hyperius (either [[ComicBook/SquadronSupreme Hyperion]] or ComicBook/TheSentry). There's also the Future Family (the Comicbook/FantasticFour), the G-Men (the Comicbook/XMen), Lord Havok (Doctor Doom), (ComicBook/DoctorDoom), the Power Celestial ([[ComicBook/{{Galactus}} the Power]] [[ComicBook/SilverSurfer Cosmic]] and Celestials), and Stuntmaster (Comicbook/{{Daredevil}}).



* Solomon Grundy is often referred to as being DC's answer to ComicBook/TheIncredibleHulk, though he predates Hulk by quite a while. He ended up gaining some of Hulk's characterization as time went on, including a variable personality and HulkSpeak. His appearances in ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague'' played this up even further, with him being pursued by the military and gaining the CatchPhrase "GRUNDY CRUSH!"

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* Solomon Grundy is often referred to as being DC's answer to ComicBook/TheIncredibleHulk, the ComicBook/IncredibleHulk, though he predates Hulk by quite a while. He ended up gaining some of Hulk's characterization as time went on, including a variable personality and HulkSpeak. His appearances in ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague'' played this up even further, with him being pursued by the military and gaining the CatchPhrase "GRUNDY CRUSH!"



** The Kraken is ComicBook/{{Wolverine}} without claws, although his power makes him a parody of Comicbook/{{Aquaman}} and his popular criticism of having a rather pointless power.

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** The Kraken is ComicBook/{{Wolverine}} Franchise/{{Wolverine}} without claws, although his power makes him a parody of Comicbook/{{Aquaman}} and his popular criticism of having a rather pointless power.



* ''Everyone's'' [[FightingSpirit "Stands"]] in the 1997 one-shot comic ''Diesel''. Being a complete rip-off of the ''Stardust Crusaders'' arc of ''Manga/{{JoJosBizarreAdventure}}'', it's not to hard to "base" your characters' stands on other anime and even American comics. The protagonist's stand is based heavily on both [[ComicBook/TheIncredibleHulk Hulk]] and Pitt, a 90's anti-hero, with wild hair similar to [[Manga/DragonBall a super-Saiyan]] or {{WesternAnimation/Freakazoid}}'s.

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* ''Everyone's'' [[FightingSpirit "Stands"]] in the 1997 one-shot comic ''Diesel''. Being a complete rip-off of the ''Stardust Crusaders'' arc of ''Manga/{{JoJosBizarreAdventure}}'', ''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure'', it's not to too hard to "base" your characters' stands on other anime and even American comics. The protagonist's stand is based heavily on both [[ComicBook/TheIncredibleHulk [[ComicBook/IncredibleHulk Hulk]] and Pitt, a 90's anti-hero, with wild hair similar to [[Manga/DragonBall a super-Saiyan]] or {{WesternAnimation/Freakazoid}}'s.



* In the ''Comicbook/{{Nikolai Dante}}'' story "The Romanov Job", Nikolai is pursued by Luther Emmannuel, a man who looks and acts exactly like Comicbook/{{Luther Arkwright}}; it's even mentioned that Arkwright is an alias of his. Nikolai also teams up with a group of master criminals, all of whom are based on other comic villains.

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* In the ''Comicbook/{{Nikolai Dante}}'' ''Comicbook/NikolaiDante'' story "The Romanov Job", Nikolai is pursued by Luther Emmannuel, a man who looks and acts exactly like Comicbook/{{Luther Arkwright}}; it's even mentioned that Arkwright is an alias of his. Nikolai also teams up with a group of master criminals, all of whom are based on other comic villains.



** Grushko Creel is Crusher Creel, the Absorbing Man, enemy of Comcibook/{{The Mighty Thor}}
** In the "Amerika" storyline, the rebel leader is Major Victory, who is a recoloured Comicbook/{{Captain America}}.

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** Grushko Creel is Crusher Creel, the Absorbing Man, enemy of Comcibook/{{The Mighty Thor}}
Comicbook/TheMightyThor.
** In the "Amerika" storyline, the rebel leader is Major Victory, who is a recoloured Comicbook/{{Captain America}}.Comicbook/CaptainAmerica.
17th Oct '17 3:31:31 PM Daedalis
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* The hero C.O.M.Bat of ''ComicBook/{{Plutona}}'' is described as "some rich guy in combat armor" and is an obvious invocation of Franchise/{{Batman}}.
15th Sep '17 10:25:11 AM CosmicFerret
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** Radioactive Man himself is Franchise/{{Superman}} (FlyingBrick powers, etc.), with elements of Franchise/{{Batman}} (his alter ego as "Claude Kane, millionaire layabout", a teenage sidekick) thrown in. His origin story is basically the ComicBook/IncredibleHulk's.

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** Radioactive Man himself is Franchise/{{Superman}} (FlyingBrick powers, etc.), with elements of Franchise/{{Batman}} (his alter ego as "Claude Kane, millionaire layabout", a teenage sidekick) thrown in. His origin story is basically the ComicBook/IncredibleHulk's.ComicBook/TheIncredibleHulk's.



** Homer became [[Comicbook/IncredibleHulk the Inedible Bulk]] (including citing "the madder Bulk gets, the ''hungrier'' Bulk gets!" and "Bulk gnash!").

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** Homer became [[Comicbook/IncredibleHulk [[Comicbook/TheIncredibleHulk the Inedible Bulk]] (including citing "the madder Bulk gets, the ''hungrier'' Bulk gets!" and "Bulk gnash!").



** The heroes of Earth-8 are all based off Creator/MarvelComics characters. The Retaliators (ComicBook/TheAvengers) consist of the American Crusader (ComicBook/CaptainAmerica), Machinehead (Comicbook/IronMan), Behemoth (the Comicbook/IncredibleHulk), Wundajin (Comicbook/TheMightyThor), The Bug (Comicbook/SpiderMan), Deadeye (ComicBook/{{Hawkeye}}), Red Dragon (Comicbook/BlackWidow), Kite (ComicBook/TheWasp crossed with a {{Gender Flip}}ped [[Comicbook/TheFalcon Falcon]]), Mighty Max ([[ComicBook/MsMarvel Captain Marvel]]), Ladybug (ComicBook/SpiderWoman) and Hyperius (either [[ComicBook/SquadronSupreme Hyperion]] or ComicBook/TheSentry). There's also the Future Family (the Comicbook/FantasticFour), the G-Men (the Comicbook/XMen), Lord Havok (Doctor Doom), the Power Celestial ([[ComicBook/{{Galactus}} the Power]] [[ComicBook/SilverSurfer Cosmic]] and Celestials), and Stuntmaster (Comicbook/{{Daredevil}}).

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** The heroes of Earth-8 are all based off Creator/MarvelComics characters. The Retaliators (ComicBook/TheAvengers) consist of the American Crusader (ComicBook/CaptainAmerica), Machinehead (Comicbook/IronMan), Behemoth (the Comicbook/IncredibleHulk), (Comicbook/TheIncredibleHulk), Wundajin (Comicbook/TheMightyThor), The Bug (Comicbook/SpiderMan), Deadeye (ComicBook/{{Hawkeye}}), Red Dragon (Comicbook/BlackWidow), Kite (ComicBook/TheWasp crossed with a {{Gender Flip}}ped [[Comicbook/TheFalcon Falcon]]), Mighty Max ([[ComicBook/MsMarvel Captain Marvel]]), Ladybug (ComicBook/SpiderWoman) and Hyperius (either [[ComicBook/SquadronSupreme Hyperion]] or ComicBook/TheSentry). There's also the Future Family (the Comicbook/FantasticFour), the G-Men (the Comicbook/XMen), Lord Havok (Doctor Doom), the Power Celestial ([[ComicBook/{{Galactus}} the Power]] [[ComicBook/SilverSurfer Cosmic]] and Celestials), and Stuntmaster (Comicbook/{{Daredevil}}).



* Solomon Grundy is often referred to as being DC's answer to the IncredibleHulk, though he predates Hulk by quite a while. He ended up gaining some of Hulk's characterization as time went on, including a variable personality and HulkSpeak. His appearances in ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague'' played this up even further, with him being pursued by the military and gaining the CatchPhrase "GRUNDY CRUSH!"

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* Solomon Grundy is often referred to as being DC's answer to the IncredibleHulk, ComicBook/TheIncredibleHulk, though he predates Hulk by quite a while. He ended up gaining some of Hulk's characterization as time went on, including a variable personality and HulkSpeak. His appearances in ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague'' played this up even further, with him being pursued by the military and gaining the CatchPhrase "GRUNDY CRUSH!"
3rd Sep '17 7:46:34 AM DaibhidC
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* Though she didn't start off as such, Hippolyta (aka Warrior Woman) was made into an Ersatz of Franchise/WonderWoman in ''[[ComicBook/TheDefenders Fearless Defenders]]''.

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* Though she didn't start off as such, Hippolyta (aka Warrior Woman) was made into an Ersatz of Franchise/WonderWoman in ''[[ComicBook/TheDefenders Fearless Defenders]]''.''ComicBook/FearlessDefenders''.
3rd Sep '17 7:43:01 AM DaibhidC
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* Captain Action was an action figure in the sixties, whose gimmick was that he came with costumes of Superman, Batman, Spider-Man, Green Hornet, Phantom etc. He was relaunched with a comic from Moonstone in the 2000s, with a backstory where his suit enabled him to temporarily duplicate other heroes' powers and abilities. Unfortunately, Moonstone obviously didn't have the rights to the heroes whose costumes were used by the action figure (except Phantom), so he duplicates characters called Savior, Green Circle and so on.
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** [[AllStarSquadron Iron Munro]] is basically the Golden Age Superman (though he's supposedly a descendent of [[Literature/{{Gladiator}} Hugo Danner]] in a DevelopmentGag) with Doc Savage's design, as he was explicitly created to fill the gap in the team when Superman became unusable.
** Along with Mister Majestic above, Creator/{{Wildstorm}} also boasts The High (Superman if he got burnt out on superheroing and decided to take more drastic measures to change the world) and Apollo (same powerset and power source, same role in the team, and he's close to a Batman expy... namely, his his husband). Ironically, it's considered a CrapsackWorld.
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** The Green Pedestrian Palm is blatantly Franchise/GreenLantern; fittingly, a portrait of the real Green Lantern appears in the background of one panel.

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** The Green Pedestrian Palm is blatantly Franchise/GreenLantern; fittingly, a portrait of the real Green Lantern appears in the background of one panel. He's also heavily based on the Green Cross Man, a superhero created in TheSeventies to educate children how to safely cross the street.
21st Jun '17 5:46:28 AM Doug86
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** Officer Lupo is basically [[ComicBook/{{Batman}} Commissioner Gordon]].

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** Officer Lupo is basically [[ComicBook/{{Batman}} [[Franchise/{{Batman}} Commissioner Gordon]].
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** Atlas from ''Comicbook/{{PS238}},'' though he starts to undergo DerivativeDifferentiation whenever he comes in focus. For one, [[spoiler:he and the LoisLane counterpart divorce]]; and then later, he discovers that [[spoiler:he's a HiddenBackupPrince, not the LastOfHisKind]].

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** Atlas from ''Comicbook/{{PS238}},'' though he starts to undergo DerivativeDifferentiation whenever he comes in focus. For one, [[spoiler:he and the LoisLane Lois Lane counterpart divorce]]; and then later, he discovers that [[spoiler:he's a HiddenBackupPrince, not the LastOfHisKind]].



* ''Comicbook/{{Supreme}}'''s entire universe is a tribute to DC's [[UsefulNotes/TheSilverAgeOfComicBooks Silver Age]]. Supreme is Superman, Supremium is Kryptonite, Suprema is Supergirl, Professor Night is Batman, Twilight is Robin, Darius Dax is Lex Luthor, Diana Dane is Lois Lane, Emerpus and Shadow Supreme are Bizarro, Glory is Wonder Woman, Doc Rocket is the Flash, [[Comicbook/BlackestNight Black Hand]] [[HilariousInHindsight is the Green Lantern]], Roy Roman is Aquaman, Mighty Man is Captain Marvel, the Fisherman is the Green Arrow...

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* ''Comicbook/{{Supreme}}'''s entire universe is a tribute to DC's [[UsefulNotes/TheSilverAgeOfComicBooks Silver Age]]. Supreme is Superman, Supremium is Kryptonite, Suprema is Supergirl, Comicbook/{{Supergirl}}, Professor Night is Batman, Franchise/{{Batman}}, Twilight is Robin, Comicbook/{{Robin}}, Darius Dax is Lex Luthor, Comicbook/LexLuthor, Diana Dane is Lois Lane, Comicbook/LoisLane, Emerpus and Shadow Supreme are Bizarro, SelfDemonstrating/{{Bizarro}}, Glory is Wonder Woman, Franchise/WonderWoman, Doc Rocket is the Flash, [[Comicbook/BlackestNight Franchise/TheFlash, Black Hand]] [[HilariousInHindsight Hand is the Green Lantern]], Franchise/GreenLantern, Roy Roman is Aquaman, Comicbook/{{Aquaman}}, Mighty Man is [[Comicbook/{{Shazam}} Captain Marvel, Marvel]], the Fisherman is the Green Arrow...Comicbook/GreenArrow...
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