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7th Oct '15 2:45:44 AM KizunaTallis
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* CatGirl: Catwoman, natch. She can see in the dark, has cat-like reflexes and the ability to jump really far, and can shoot out really long claws.



* CatGirl: Catwoman, natch. She can see in the dark, has cat-like reflexes and the ability to jump really far, and can shoot out really long claws.



* InNameOnly: This trope is a deliberate unifying premise in the series. Unlike {{Elseworld}}s, which is a re-imagining of a DC character that usually retains most of the core elements, this series attaches the existing names to completely different characters with different powers, costumes, origins, appearances, and personalities. Usually, the only common element is that they're metahumans in a modern setting.
* JumpedAtTheCall: Catwoman is easily the most enthusiastic of the superheroes to fight crime

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* InNameOnly: This trope is a deliberate unifying premise in the series. Unlike {{Elseworld}}s, which is a re-imagining of a DC character that usually retains most of the core elements, this series attaches the existing names to completely different characters with different powers, costumes, origins, appearances, and personalities. Usually, the only common element is that they're metahumans (or vigilantes) in a modern setting.
* JumpedAtTheCall: Catwoman is and Flash are easily the most enthusiastic of the superheroes to fight crimecrime.



* LineOfSightName: Superman names himself Clark Kent by seeing the words spelled out on a van and a street sign, respectively.



* LineOfSightName: Superman names himself Clark Kent by seeing the words spelled out on a van and a street sign, respectively.



* SelfMadeMan: Wheras Bruce Wayne was born with a silver spoon in his mouth, Wayne Williams is this.

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* SelfMadeMan: Wheras Whereas Bruce Wayne was born with a silver spoon in his mouth, Wayne Williams is this.
3rd Oct '15 4:50:55 PM KizunaTallis
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** Superman just wants to go home, and he figures he can turn humanity's minds toward space exploration once they're free of the distractions of war and crime.

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** Superman just wants to go back home, and he figures he can turn humanity's minds toward space exploration once they're free of the distractions of war and crime.



* CityOfAdventure: ''Not'' New York, or a DC equivalent. In this universe LA is the superhero capital of the world.

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* CityOfAdventure: ''Not'' It's actually ''not'' New York, or a DC equivalent. equivalent, this time. In this universe LA universe, [[HollywoodCalifornia Los Angeles]] is the superhero capital of the world.


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* {{Handwave}}: By his own admission, Stan admitted in a commentary bubble that Salden/Superman's picking up on speaking English really quickly due to it's extreme simplicity compared to Kryptonian is this.


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* SelfMadeMan: Wheras Bruce Wayne was born with a silver spoon in his mouth, Wayne Williams is this.
2nd Oct '15 9:48:20 AM KizunaTallis
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* ElementalPowers: Aquaman is made of water. He's basically a heroic version of the Marvel Villain Hydroman.

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* ElementalPowers: Aquaman is made of water. He's basically a heroic version of the Marvel Villain Hydroman.villain Hydroman.
* EvilMakesYouMonstrous: After Guitez fuses with the dark entity, requiring Maria to kill him via ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice.



* KidAppealCharacter: Flash, by virtue of being the the character to [[JumpedAtTheCall jump to the call]], the optimist and the youngest of the cast.

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* KidAppealCharacter: Flash, by virtue of being the the character to [[JumpedAtTheCall jump to the call]], having the optimist most optimistic personality, and is the youngest of the cast.



* PrisonsAreGymnasiums: Part of Batman's backstory; after being framed for a crime he didn't commit, the skinny Wayne Williams started exercising strenuously until he had nearly doubled in size. He also spent a lot of time in the prison library, training his mind to match his body.

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* PrisonsAreGymnasiums: Part of Batman's backstory; after being framed for a crime he didn't commit, the skinny Wayne Williams started exercising strenuously until he had nearly doubled in size. He also spent a lot of time in the prison library, [[GeniusBruiser training his mind to match his body.body]].



* ProWrestlingIsReal: Batman is a massively popular pro wrestler by day, and though the theatrics of wrestling are at the forefront, the "theater" part isn't.
* RaceLift: Batman's black, Robin's Hispanic and Wonder Woman is Peruvian and gets her powers from {{Mayincatec}} mythology.

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* PromotedToLoveInterest: Inverted with Lois Lane in this 'verse. In every other incarnation of Superman's story, she's consistently shown as the Man of Steel's primary love interest, but here she's simply his agent who cares more for the money his superhuman abilities can bring.
* ProWrestlingIsReal: Batman is a massively popular pro wrestler pro-wrestler by day, and though the theatrics of wrestling are at the forefront, the "theater" part isn't.
* RaceLift: Batman's black, Robin's Hispanic Hispanic, and Wonder Woman is Peruvian and gets her powers from {{Mayincatec}} mythology.



** Each source from the LineOfSightName mentioned above had two names. Salden chose Clark Kent, but another possible combination could be [[SpiderMan Peter Parker]].

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** Each source from the LineOfSightName mentioned above had two names. Salden (Superman) chose Clark Kent, but another possible combination could be [[SpiderMan [[ComicBook/SpiderMan Peter Parker]].



** Anything Deathstroke touches dies, including himself.

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** Anything Deathstroke [[TouchOfDeath touches dies, dies]], including himself.
4th Aug '15 3:24:30 PM KizunaTallis
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* BeardlessProtectionProgram: Batman got out of prison knowing that Handz would be after him, so he shaved his head bald and turned his goatee into a handlebar mustache.

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* BeardlessProtectionProgram: Batman got out of prison knowing that Handz would be after him, so he shaved his head bald [[BaldOfAwesome bald]] and turned his goatee into a [[BadassMoustache handlebar mustache.mustache]].



%%* GeneticEngineeringIsTheNewNuke: Genetic engineering to survive time travel.

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%%* * GeneticEngineeringIsTheNewNuke: Genetic This is how Mary/Flash gets her powers. It's also stated that genetic engineering is needed to survive time travel.



%%* KidAppealCharacter: Flash.
* LukeIAmYourFather: Wonder Woman learns that her father is Guitez' puppet.

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%%* * KidAppealCharacter: Flash.
Flash, by virtue of being the the character to [[JumpedAtTheCall jump to the call]], the optimist and the youngest of the cast.
* LukeIAmYourFather: Wonder When Maria/Wonder Woman learns that her father is Guitez' Guitez's puppet.



%%* {{Mayincatec}}: Wonder Woman's culture can be summed up as this.

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%%* * {{Mayincatec}}: Wonder Maria/Wonder Woman's culture can be summed up as this.



* RaceLift: Batman's black, Robin's Hispanic and Wonder Woman is Peruvian.

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* RaceLift: Batman's black, Robin's Hispanic and Wonder Woman is Peruvian.Peruvian and gets her powers from {{Mayincatec}} mythology.



%%* TheDarkSide: The purple side anyway.

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%%* * TheDarkSide: The purple side anyway.anyway. Reverend Darrk and his cult worship it and use the darkness to their own ends.



* XtremeKoolLetterz: Handz.

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* XtremeKoolLetterz: Handz.Handz, the gangster that kicks off Batman's origin story.
30th Jul '15 5:50:41 PM HeWhoMustNotBeUsernamed
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* CityOfAdventure: ''Not'' New York, or a DC equivalent. In this universe LA is the superhero capital of the world.
7th Jul '15 2:02:42 PM Theokal3
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In 2001, Creator/StanLee was asked to re-write [[Franchise/TheDCU the DC Universe]] from the bottom up. Wait... Batman's the son of a cop? Superman's an AntiHero? Robin's a thief? How did all this happen?

ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin, ''Just Imagine...'' was a series started in 2001, when Stan Lee collaborated with Creator/DCComics to reimagine DC's biggest heroes from his own storytelling perspective. Origins are radically changed (as are the causes for their powers) while still keeping to the basic mythologies of the various characters.

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In 2001, Creator/StanLee was asked to re-write [[Franchise/TheDCU the DC Universe]] from the bottom up. Wait... Batman's Batman\'s the son of a cop? Superman's Superman\'s an AntiHero? Robin's Robin\'s a thief? How did all this happen?

ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin, ''Just \'\'Just Imagine...'' \'\' was a series started in 2001, when Stan Lee collaborated with Creator/DCComics to reimagine DC's DC\'s biggest heroes from his own storytelling perspective. Origins are radically changed (as are the causes for their powers) while still keeping to the basic mythologies of the various characters.



** Superman just wants to go home, and he figures he can turn humanity's minds toward space exploration once they're free of the distractions of war and crime.

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** Superman Superman, though not because he is more violent or pragmatic than his mainstream self, but rather because his motivations for doing good are rather selfish: he just wants to go home, and he figures he can turn humanity's humanity\'s minds toward space exploration once they're they\'re free of the distractions of war and crime.



* DisposableWoman: Superman's wife Lyella, and possibly Cathy for Green Lantern.
* DistaffCounterpart: Flash is female in this 'verse. There are female Flashes in the regular DC 'verse as well (Iris West and Jesse Quick), who may be inspirations for this character.
* ElementalPowers: Aquaman is made of water. He's basically a heroic version of the Marvel Villain Hydroman.

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* DisposableWoman: Superman's Superman\'s wife Lyella, and possibly Cathy for Green Lantern.
* DistaffCounterpart: Flash is female in this 'verse. \'verse. There are female Flashes in the regular DC 'verse \'verse as well (Iris West and Jesse Quick), who may be inspirations for this character.
* ElementalPowers: Aquaman is made of water. He's He\'s basically a heroic version of the Marvel Villain Hydroman.



* InNameOnly: This trope is a deliberate unifying premise in the series. Unlike {{Elseworld}}s, which is a re-imagining of a DC character that usually retains most of the core elements, this series attaches the existing names to completely different characters with different powers, costumes, origins, appearances, and personalities. Usually, the only common element is that they're metahumans in a modern setting.

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* InNameOnly: This trope is a deliberate unifying premise in the series. Unlike {{Elseworld}}s, which is a re-imagining of a DC character that usually retains most of the core elements, this series attaches the existing names to completely different characters with different powers, costumes, origins, appearances, and personalities. Usually, the only common element is that they're they\'re metahumans in a modern setting.



* LukeIAmYourFather: Wonder Woman learns that her father is Guitez' puppet.

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* LukeIAmYourFather: Wonder Woman learns that her father is Guitez' Guitez\' puppet.



%%* {{Mayincatec}}: Wonder Woman's culture can be summed up as this.
* NormalFishInATinyPond: On Krypton, all police officers are [[SuperCop genetically engineered]] to be superstrong and durable, except Superman. That's right; on Krypton, Superman was the TeamNormal!
* PrisonsAreGymnasiums: Part of Batman's backstory; after being framed for a crime he didn't commit, the skinny Wayne Williams started exercising strenuously until he had nearly doubled in size. He also spent a lot of time in the prison library, training his mind to match his body.

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%%* {{Mayincatec}}: Wonder Woman's Woman\'s culture can be summed up as this.
* NormalFishInATinyPond: On Krypton, all police officers are [[SuperCop genetically engineered]] to be superstrong and durable, except Superman. That's That\'s right; on Krypton, Superman was the TeamNormal!
* PrisonsAreGymnasiums: Part of Batman's Batman\'s backstory; after being framed for a crime he didn't didn\'t commit, the skinny Wayne Williams started exercising strenuously until he had nearly doubled in size. He also spent a lot of time in the prison library, training his mind to match his body.



* ProWrestlingIsReal: Batman is a massively popular pro wrestler by day, and though the theatrics of wrestling are at the forefront, the "theater" part isn't.
* RaceLift: Batman's black, Robin's Hispanic and Wonder Woman is Peruvian.

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* ProWrestlingIsReal: Batman is a massively popular pro wrestler by day, and though the theatrics of wrestling are at the forefront, the "theater" \"theater\" part isn't.isn\'t.
* RaceLift: Batman's Batman\'s black, Robin's Robin\'s Hispanic and Wonder Woman is Peruvian.



** Shazam keeps saying "Shazam" and is BroughtDownToNormal each time.
** Green Lantern is vulnerable to the color purple, which just happens to be the color of the energy he's fighting.

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** Shazam keeps saying "Shazam" \"Shazam\" and is BroughtDownToNormal each time.
** Green Lantern is vulnerable to the color purple, which just happens to be the color of the energy he's he\'s fighting.



* YouKilledMyFather: Batman says this to the gangster responsible for his father's death.

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* YouKilledMyFather: Batman says this to the gangster responsible for his father's father\'s death.
1st Apr '15 2:28:29 PM KingClark
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* BeardlessProtectionProgram: Batman got out of prison knowing that Handz would be after him, so he shaved his head bald and turned his goatee into a handlebar mustache.
%%* BigBad: Crisis

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* BeardlessProtectionProgram: Batman got out of prison knowing that Handz would be after him, so he shaved his head bald and turned his goatee into a handlebar mustache.
mustache.
%%* BigBad: CrisisCrisis.



* FaceHeelTurn: [[spoiler: Robin/Hawkman]]

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* FaceHeelTurn: [[spoiler: Robin/Hawkman]]Robin/Hawkman.]]



* InNameOnly: This trope is a deliberate unifying premise in the series. Unlike {{Elseworld}}s, which is a re-imagining of a DC character that usually retains most of the core elements, this series attaches the existing names to completely different characters with different powers, costumes, origins, appearances, and personalities --Usually, the only common element is that they're metahumans in a modern setting.

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* InNameOnly: This trope is a deliberate unifying premise in the series. Unlike {{Elseworld}}s, which is a re-imagining of a DC character that usually retains most of the core elements, this series attaches the existing names to completely different characters with different powers, costumes, origins, appearances, and personalities --Usually, personalities. Usually, the only common element is that they're metahumans in a modern setting.



%%* KidAppealCharacter: Flash

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%%* KidAppealCharacter: FlashFlash.



%%* TheNudifier: Green Lantern and Parasite
%%* TheStarscream: Adam Strange
%%* ThoseTwoGuys: Fly-By-Night Comics

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%%* TheNudifier: Green Lantern and Parasite
Parasite.
%%* TheStarscream: Adam Strange
Strange.
%%* ThoseTwoGuys: Fly-By-Night ComicsComics.



* XtremeKoolLetterz: Handz

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* XtremeKoolLetterz: HandzHandz.
18th Feb '15 11:59:00 PM FordPrefect
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The characters as follows:

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The characters as follows:were:
18th Feb '15 11:58:34 PM FordPrefect
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** Catwoman is vain, and something of a kleptomaniac, (much like the original)!

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** Catwoman is vain, vain and something of a kleptomaniac, kleptomaniac (much like the original)!original!).
9th Jun '14 6:34:58 PM silverbolt1
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** Each source from the LineOfSightName mentioned above had two names. Salden chose Clark Kent, but another possible combination could be [[SpiderMan Peter Parker]].
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