History Comicbook / JimmyOlsen

31st Jul '16 12:06:00 PM nombretomado
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(Actually, it was UsefulNotes/{{the Silver Age of comic|books}}s, and many of [[DCComics DC's]] stories back then were sold on the basis of bizarre or unexpected turns of events- though Jimmy's were certainly the most varied of all.)

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(Actually, it was UsefulNotes/{{the Silver Age of comic|books}}s, and many of [[DCComics [[Creator/DCComics DC's]] stories back then were sold on the basis of bizarre or unexpected turns of events- though Jimmy's were certainly the most varied of all.)
12th Jul '16 3:24:20 AM Morgenthaler
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* RedHeadedHero: In many of his incarnations, Jimmy is both a good guy and a redhead.

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* RedHeadedHero: RedIsHeroic: In many of his incarnations, Jimmy is both a good guy and a redhead.
3rd Jun '16 12:03:54 AM HeroGal2347
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* UnderstandingBoyfriend: in one imaginary story, Jimmy got married to ComicBook/{{Supergirl}} when (thanks to Red Kryptonite amnesia) neither of them knew who she was. When his new wife recovered her memory and revealed that she was a super-powered alien, Jimmy thought it was "terrific."

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* UnderstandingBoyfriend: in In one imaginary story, Jimmy got married to ComicBook/{{Supergirl}} when (thanks to Red Kryptonite amnesia) neither of them knew who she was. When his new wife recovered her memory figured out she wasn't a normal young lady and revealed that she was a super-powered alien, Jimmy thought it was "terrific."


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* WoundedHeroWeakerHelper: Superman has been known to need help from Jimmy when he encounters too much Kryptonite -- examples include UsefulNotes/{{the Silver Age|of Comic Books}} story "The 1000 Pieces of Kryptonite" and the Action Comics story "A Friend in Need".
14th May '16 11:00:45 AM HeroGal2347
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* ActionHero: As Mr. Action.

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* %%* ActionHero: As Mr. Action.



* {{Adorkable}}: Jimmy's outdated clothing, innocent demeanor, and extreme loyalty to Superman make him this.
* AmbiguouslyGay: A few times, and hilariously so in ''ComicBook/AllStarSuperman''.

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* %%* {{Adorkable}}: Jimmy's outdated clothing, innocent demeanor, and extreme loyalty to Superman make him this.
* %%* AmbiguouslyGay: A few times, and hilariously so in ''ComicBook/AllStarSuperman''.



* BaldOfAwesome: How he's depicted in ''Series/{{Supergirl 2015}}''.
* BalefulPolymorph: Some of the forms Jimmy was turned into include:

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* %%* BaldOfAwesome: How he's depicted in ''Series/{{Supergirl 2015}}''.
* BalefulPolymorph: Jimmy's gone through a ''lot'' of transformations. Some of the forms Jimmy was turned into include:



** A giant turtle-man (in effect, a {{Kaiju}}).
*** Which becomes a MythologyGag when Olsen scored a TV job as "Turtle Boy".

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** A giant turtle-man (in effect, a {{Kaiju}}).
*** Which
{{Kaiju}})(which becomes a MythologyGag when Olsen scored a TV job as "Turtle Boy".Boy").



* HenpeckedHusband: A victim of the "henpecked boyfriend" variant; Lucy was as shrewish to Jimmy as Lois was to Superman.

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* HenpeckedHusband: A victim of the "henpecked boyfriend" variant; Lucy was as shrewish to Jimmy as Lois was to Superman.Superman (some would argue even more so).



* InstantFanClub: Jimmy had one, in some of the comics.

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* %%* InstantFanClub: Jimmy had one, in some of the comics.



** Jimmy had one with Forager (technically Forager III) in ''ComicBook/CountdownToFinalCrisis''. Forager is one of the "Bugs" from [[ComicBook/NewGods New Genesis]]... in other words, a humanoid insect. However, [[StatusQuoIsGod she breaks up with him at the end of the serial]] and goes on to form a team with [[ComicBook/WonderGirl Donna Troy]], [[GreenLantern Kyle Rayner]] and [[ComicBook/TheAtom Ray Palmer]] with the intention of serving as "multiversial border guards".

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** Jimmy had one with Forager (technically Forager III) in ''ComicBook/CountdownToFinalCrisis''. Jimmy is a human; Forager is one of the "Bugs" from [[ComicBook/NewGods New Genesis]]... in other words, a humanoid insect. However, [[StatusQuoIsGod she breaks up with him at the end of the serial]] and goes on to form a team with [[ComicBook/WonderGirl Donna Troy]], [[GreenLantern Kyle Rayner]] and [[ComicBook/TheAtom Ray Palmer]] with the intention of serving as "multiversial border guards".



* TransformationComic: Practically; just look at the page image!

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* %%* TransformationComic: Practically; just look at the page image!
14th May '16 7:47:22 AM AriRockefeller
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* SuperDickery: The original ''Website/{{Superdickery}}'' website even has its own DrinkingGame for him! For anyone interested, there's only one rule; if Jimmy gets a super-power, take a shot. Warning: You'll get plastered in no time flat. One cover is worth ''four shots'' alone. [[spoiler: Then there is the cover for the Planet of the Thousand Jimmies...]]

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* SuperDickery: The original ''Website/{{Superdickery}}'' website even has its own DrinkingGame for him! For anyone interested, there's only one rule; if Jimmy gets a super-power, take a shot. Warning: You'll get plastered in no time flat. One cover is worth ''four shots'' alone. Being reminded you're still playing the game constitutes a penalty shot. [[spoiler: Then there is the cover for the Planet of the Thousand Jimmies...]]
8th Apr '16 1:51:11 PM MarkLungo
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* BaldOfAwesome: How he's depicted in ''Series/{{Sueprgirl 2015}}''.

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* BaldOfAwesome: How he's depicted in ''Series/{{Sueprgirl ''Series/{{Supergirl 2015}}''.
8th Apr '16 1:50:29 PM MarkLungo
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The continued interest in the character just goes to show Jimmy is likely to remain a part of the Superman Mythos forever.

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The continued interest in the character just goes to show Jimmy is likely to remain a part of the Superman Mythos forever. [[spoiler:Except in the Film/DCExtendedUniverse, where he appears in ''Film/BatmanVSupermanDawnOfJustice'' just long enough to [[WeHardlyKnewYe get killed off]].]]



* BaldOfAwesome: How he's depicted in ''Series/{{Sueprgirl 2015}}''.



* CaptainErsatz: Superman and Jimmy Olsen become ''Franchise/{{Batman}}'' and ''Comicbook/{{Robin}}'' [[{{Expy}} Expies]] Nightwing and Flamebird in the bottled city of Kandor, allowing Jimmy to fight crime alongside a depowered Superman (since Kandor is under a red sun.)

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* CaptainErsatz: Superman and Jimmy Olsen become ''Franchise/{{Batman}}'' and ''Comicbook/{{Robin}}'' ''ComicBook/{{Robin}}'' [[{{Expy}} Expies]] Nightwing and Flamebird in the bottled city of Kandor, allowing Jimmy to fight crime alongside a depowered Superman (since Kandor is under a red sun.)



* RaceLift: A new version of the character appears in CBS's ''Series/{{Supergirl}}'' series, played by Mehcad Brooks, a black man.

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* RaceLift: A new version of the character appears in CBS's ''Series/{{Supergirl}}'' ''Series/{{Supergirl 2015}}'' series, played by Mehcad Brooks, Creator/MehcadBrooks, a black man.
20th Mar '16 5:52:15 AM narm00
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Jimmy's role has since waned over the decades; while he still appears in most versions of Superman, his role as best friend has effectively been taken over by Lois, as she not only is more agreeable, but is now *married* to Superman. Besides, most writers seem to recall Jimmy more for his silly adventures than for his serious ones. His last major story arc (which took place in the much-maligned ''ComicBook/CountdownToFinalCrisis'' series) had him apparently gaining all the powers he had during his Silver Age series, but out of his control; it was eventually revealed that the reason was because [[spoiler: Darkseid had chosen him as the vessel of the energy for the dying New Gods... for some reason]].)

However, Jimmy later got his own mini-series, starting as a co-feature in Action Comics, before getting canceled, and later reprinted with the storyline complete. In fact, it was praised as one of the best series' of the year, and deeper delving into Jimmy's character, particularly his Genre Savviness about his cosmic plaything status, has yielded surprisingly solid results. Imagine Jimmy as the non-time traveling [[Series/DoctorWho Doctor]] of the DCU. This storyline also finally introduced the popular ''Series/{{Smallville}}'' character Chloe Sullivan into official DC Comics continuity, and paired the two fellow [[CanonImmigrant Canon Immigrants]] (Chloe from ''Series/{{Smallville}}'', Jimmy from the radio serials) together.

This renewed interest in the character just goes to show, Jimmy is likely to remain a part of the Superman Mythos forever.

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Jimmy's role has since waned over the decades; while he still appears in most versions of Superman, his role as best friend has was effectively been taken over by Lois, Lois in the post-ComicBook/{{Crisis|OnInfiniteEarths}} era, as she not only is was more agreeable, but is now also *married* to Superman. Besides, most writers seem to recall Jimmy more for his silly adventures than for his serious ones. His last major story arc (which took place in the much-maligned ''ComicBook/CountdownToFinalCrisis'' series) had him apparently gaining all the powers he had during his Silver Age series, but out of his control; it was eventually revealed that the reason was because [[spoiler: Darkseid had chosen him as the vessel of the energy for the dying New Gods... for some reason]].)

However, Jimmy later got his own mini-series, starting as a co-feature in Action Comics, before getting canceled, and later reprinted with the storyline complete. In fact, it was praised as one of the best series' series of the year, and deeper delving into Jimmy's character, particularly his Genre Savviness about his cosmic plaything status, has yielded surprisingly solid results. Imagine Jimmy as the non-time traveling [[Series/DoctorWho Doctor]] of the DCU. This storyline also finally introduced the popular ''Series/{{Smallville}}'' character Chloe Sullivan into official DC Comics continuity, and paired the two fellow [[CanonImmigrant Canon Immigrants]] (Chloe from ''Series/{{Smallville}}'', Jimmy from the radio serials) together.

This renewed The continued interest in the character just goes to show, show Jimmy is likely to remain a part of the Superman Mythos forever.



* ActionHero: As Mr. Action.



* AmbiguouslyGay: A few times, and hilariously so in ''ComicBook/AllStarSuperman''.



* ActionHero: As Mr. Action.



* AmbiguouslyGay: A few times, and hilariously so in ''ComicBook/AllStarSuperman''.



* ArchEnemy: He gets his own arch-enemy in the ''Action Comics'' backup strip: a young Lexcorp executive called Sebastian Mallory. He aknowledges that "Superman's Pal vs ComicBook/LexLuthor's protege" might seem a bit obvious, but they really do hate each other.

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* ArchEnemy: He gets his own arch-enemy in the ''Action Comics'' backup strip: a young Lexcorp executive called Sebastian Mallory. He aknowledges acknowledges that "Superman's Pal vs ComicBook/LexLuthor's protege" might seem a bit obvious, but they really do hate each other.



* BadassNormal: Pre-Crisis, Jimmy did some pretty heroic things, mostly to avoid the inevitable debris of hanging around the planet's most powerful being, on top of providing exposés of crime rings for public viewing. Technically, this is mostly a case of DependingOnTheWriter; the Jimmy Olsen from ''Superman's Pal, Jimmy Olsen'' #1 is '''very''' different from the one that starred in ''[[MeaningfulRename Superman Family]]'' #222. Sadly, ''post''-Crisis Jimmy stayed a [[StatusQuoIsGod complete and total putz until a few years ago]].
** Nick Spencer's Action Comics story, "Jimmy Olsen's Big Week" basically runs with this. Sure, Jimmy's a CosmicPlaything, but he's genre savvy and clever enough to deal with everything from genies to evil mid-level [=LexCorp=] employees. He's the DCU's [[Series/DoctorWho Doctor]].

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* BadassNormal: Pre-Crisis, Jimmy did some pretty heroic things, mostly to avoid the inevitable debris of hanging around the planet's most powerful being, on top of providing exposés of crime rings for public viewing. Technically, this is mostly a case of DependingOnTheWriter; the Jimmy Olsen from ''Superman's Pal, Jimmy Olsen'' #1 is '''very''' different from the one that starred in ''[[MeaningfulRename Superman Family]]'' #222. Sadly, ''post''-Crisis Jimmy stayed a [[StatusQuoIsGod complete and total putz putz]] until a few years ago]].
the 2000s.
** Nick Spencer's Action Comics story, story "Jimmy Olsen's Big Week" basically runs with this. Sure, Jimmy's a CosmicPlaything, but he's genre savvy and clever enough to deal with everything from genies to evil mid-level [=LexCorp=] employees. He's the DCU's [[Series/DoctorWho Doctor]].



* CloningBlues: The Newsboy Legion. Pre-[[ComicBook/CrisisOnInfiniteEarths Crisis]], they're [[UncannyFamilyResemblance the completely identical sons of]] [[ItRunsInTheFamily the original Newsboy Legion from]] UsefulNotes/TheGoldenAgeOfComicBooks, whose fathers made tiny clones of, [[MoralDissonance without their prior consent]]. Post-Crisis, their UncannyFamilyResemblance is explained by them being direct clones of their "fathers".

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* CloningBlues: The Newsboy Legion. Pre-[[ComicBook/CrisisOnInfiniteEarths Crisis]], they're [[UncannyFamilyResemblance the completely identical sons of]] [[ItRunsInTheFamily the original Newsboy Legion from]] UsefulNotes/TheGoldenAgeOfComicBooks, whose fathers made tiny clones of, of them, [[MoralDissonance without their prior consent]]. Post-Crisis, their UncannyFamilyResemblance is explained by them being direct clones of their "fathers".



* InstantFanClub: Jimmy had one, in some of the comics.



* InterspeciesFriendship: Superman is Kryptonian; Jimmy is a human. But that doesn't keep them from being fairly close.



* InterspeciesFriendship: Superman is Kryptonian; Jimmy is a human. But that doesn't keep them from being fairly close.
* InstantFanClub: Jimmy had one, in some of the comics.



* TheLoad: In [[UsefulNotes/TheSilverAgeOfComicBooks the silver age]], [[ComicBook/PostCrisis modern]] comics have managed to avert this to an extent, by making him a closer friend of Clark Kent's than Superman's.

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* TheLoad: In [[UsefulNotes/TheSilverAgeOfComicBooks the silver age]], age]]; [[ComicBook/PostCrisis modern]] comics have managed to avert this to an extent, by making him a closer friend of Clark Kent's than Superman's.



* PintSizedPowerhouse: in the earlier stories of his series. Jimmy was 5' 10" but could take on taller and brawnier crooks, sometimes more than one at a time. In "Superman's Ex-Pal", he gets into a scrap with the BigBad. The bad guy never lands a hit on Jimmy, who pummels him sufficiently to keep him from getting away.

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* PintSizedPowerhouse: in In the earlier stories of his series. Jimmy was 5' 10" but could take on taller and brawnier crooks, sometimes more than one at a time. In "Superman's Ex-Pal", he gets into a scrap with the BigBad. The bad guy never lands a hit on Jimmy, who pummels him sufficiently to keep him from getting away.



* TookALevelInBadass: In his ''Superman Family'' stories, Jimmy got much tougher as an IntrepidReporter, ready to punch out the bad guys without Superman's help. His ''ComicBook/ActionComics'' story runs with this, and the idea that Jimmy is essential The Doctor of the DC universe. He's resourceful, a talented journalist, fit, and {{genre savvy}} enough to stop Sebastian's schemes.

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* TookALevelInBadass: In his ''Superman Family'' stories, Jimmy got much tougher as an IntrepidReporter, ready to punch out the bad guys without Superman's help. His ''ComicBook/ActionComics'' story runs with this, and the idea that Jimmy is essential essentially The Doctor of the DC universe. He's resourceful, a talented journalist, fit, and {{genre savvy}} enough to stop Sebastian's schemes.



* UndyingLoyalty: Extreme loyalty (to Superman) was intended to be Jimmy's foremost quality. Because of the PublicityDerailment of UsefulNotes/{{the Silver Age|of Comic Books}}, it wasn't always portrayed very well. This is exemplified in ''ComicBook/TheNew52'' when Clark reveals his identity to Jimmy and he's one of the few who stands by Superman's side when Lois outs him in ''ComicBook/SupermanTruth''.

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* UndyingLoyalty: Extreme loyalty (to Superman) was intended to be Jimmy's foremost quality. Because of the PublicityDerailment of UsefulNotes/{{the Silver Age|of Comic Books}}, it wasn't always portrayed very well. This is exemplified in ''ComicBook/TheNew52'' the ''ComicBook/{{New 52}}'' when Clark reveals his identity to Jimmy Jimmy, and he's one of the few who stands by Superman's side when Lois outs him in ''ComicBook/SupermanTruth''.
12th Mar '16 8:44:01 PM HeroGal2347
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* RevealingCoverup: A group of crooks were running a scam with one pretending to be the Man of Steel and asking for money to guard various valuables. This attracts Jimmy Olsen's attention, as not only did the fake Supes fail to recognize him, but also he was aware that Superman would never ask for money for his services. The scam attracts further suspicion when Jimmy attacks and is easily able to give the fake Superman trouble, causing the crook to yell for his partners to shoot him "before he ruins everything!" A little late for that...
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* {{Bromance}}: With Superman.
** They ''tried'' to give him one with Robin back in UsefulNotes/{{the Silver Age|of Comic Books}}.



* CameraFiend: Some versions of Jimmy.

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* CameraFiend: Some versions of Jimmy.Jimmy are photographers.



* ConvenientlyAnOrphan: Like Superman, Jimmy is sometimes written as parentless.
* CloningBlues: The Newsboy Legion. Pre-[[ComicBook/CrisisOnInfiniteEarths Crisis]], they're [[UncannyFamilyResemblance the completely identical sons of]] [[ItRunsInTheFamily the original Newsboy Legion from]] UsefulNotes/TheGoldenAgeOfComicBooks, whose fathers made tiny clones of, [[WhatTheHellHero without their prior consent]]. Post-Crisis, their UncannyFamilyResemblance is explained by them being direct clones of their "fathers".
* CosmicPlaything: Jimmy didn't need to know Superman or even do anything extraordinary for things to ''just happen'' to him.
** FridgeBrilliance: That may be ''why'' he's Superman's best friend.

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* ConvenientlyAnOrphan: Like Superman, Jimmy is sometimes written as parentless.parentless, presumably to explain why his mother and father aren't freaking out about all the trouble he gets into on a daily basis.
* CloningBlues: The Newsboy Legion. Pre-[[ComicBook/CrisisOnInfiniteEarths Crisis]], they're [[UncannyFamilyResemblance the completely identical sons of]] [[ItRunsInTheFamily the original Newsboy Legion from]] UsefulNotes/TheGoldenAgeOfComicBooks, whose fathers made tiny clones of, [[WhatTheHellHero [[MoralDissonance without their prior consent]]. Post-Crisis, their UncannyFamilyResemblance is explained by them being direct clones of their "fathers".
* CosmicPlaything: Jimmy didn't need to know Superman or even do anything extraordinary for things to ''just happen'' to him.
** FridgeBrilliance: That
him. Then again, [[FridgeBrilliance that may be ''why'' be]] ''[[FridgeBrilliance why]]'' [[FridgeBrilliance he's Superman's best friend.friend]].
* CrazyPrepared: In ''ComicBook/SupermanSecretOrigin'', Jimmy apparently carries more than one camera.
-->'''Soldier''': I thought we confiscated his camera!
-->'''Jimmy Olsen''': A good reporter is always prepared! I have a dozen spares! ''[[BlindedByTheLight (blinds the soldiers with the camera's flash and escapes)]]''



* [[HenpeckedHusband Henpecked Boyfriend]]: Lucy was as shrewish to Jimmy as Lois was to Superman.

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* [[HenpeckedHusband Henpecked Boyfriend]]: HenpeckedHusband: A victim of the "henpecked boyfriend" variant; Lucy was as shrewish to Jimmy as Lois was to Superman.Superman.
* HeterosexualLifePartners:
** Jimmy and Superman/Clark are (at least in some continuities) very close friends. In the new 52, they are roughly the same age and share an apartment.
** Jimmy and ComicBook/{{Robin}} were often portrayed as friends during the Silver Age. They were never as close to each other as to Superman and Franchise/{{Batman}}, but being {{Kid Sidekick}}s together meant they had something in common. They even temporarily had a team of their own.



* [[IHaveYourWife I Have Your Sidekick]]: Jimmy was frequently taken hostage to get to Superman, to the degree where he tried to [[DefiedTrope defy]] it once or twice.

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* [[IHaveYourWife I Have Your Sidekick]]: IHaveYourWife: Jimmy was frequently taken hostage to get to Superman, to the degree where he tried to [[DefiedTrope defy]] it once or twice.



* IntergenerationalFriendship: Modern stories tend to emphasize his tagline of "Superman's Friend!" with this, making Jimmy and Clark (rather than Superman, necessarily) close friends despite their age difference[[note]] Which tends to be a smaller age difference than the Silver Age anyway[[/note]].
* InterspeciesRomance: Jimmy had one with Forager (technically Forager III) in ''ComicBook/CountdownToFinalCrisis''. Forager is one of the "Bugs" from [[ComicBook/NewGods New Genesis]]... in other words, a humanoid insect. However, [[StatusQuoIsGod she breaks up with him at the end of the serial]] and goes on to form a team with [[ComicBook/WonderGirl Donna Troy]], [[GreenLantern Kyle Rayner]] and [[ComicBook/TheAtom Ray Palmer]] with the intention of serving as "multiversial border guards".

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* IntergenerationalFriendship: Modern stories tend to emphasize his tagline of "Superman's Friend!" Pal!" with this, making Jimmy and Clark (rather than Superman, necessarily) close friends despite their age difference[[note]] Which tends to be a smaller age difference than the Silver Age anyway[[/note]].
* InterspeciesRomance: InterspeciesRomance:
**
Jimmy had one with Forager (technically Forager III) in ''ComicBook/CountdownToFinalCrisis''. Forager is one of the "Bugs" from [[ComicBook/NewGods New Genesis]]... in other words, a humanoid insect. However, [[StatusQuoIsGod she breaks up with him at the end of the serial]] and goes on to form a team with [[ComicBook/WonderGirl Donna Troy]], [[GreenLantern Kyle Rayner]] and [[ComicBook/TheAtom Ray Palmer]] with the intention of serving as "multiversial border guards".guards".
** In one "[[WhatIf imaginary]]" story, Jimmy got married to ComicBook/{{Supergirl}} -- or rather, to her SecretIdentity, Linda Lee Danvers. Finding out that his new wife was the alien superheroine who had been flirting with him was a shock, [[UnderstandingBoyfriend but he ultimately took it rather well.]]



* MadScientist: Often the cause of Jimmy's transformations.

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* MadScientist: Often the cause of Jimmy's transformations.transformations was one of Metropolis' scientists doing an experiment.



* NiceGuy: Most of Jimmy's incarnations are kind and friendly.
* NotMakingThisUpDisclaimer: some of the stories ''have'' to be seen to be believed. To list just one example, in ''Superman's Pal Jimmy Olsen #86'', Jimmy ended up [[http://the-isb.blogspot.com/2007/04/mind-shattering-madness-of-jimmy-olsen_09.html time traveling to World War II]] and ''teaming up with Hitler''.

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* NiceGuy: Most of Jimmy's incarnations are kind and friendly. \n He is also arguably Superman's most loyal supporter, cemented by the ''Truth'' storyline.
* NotMakingThisUpDisclaimer: some Some of the stories ''have'' to be seen to be believed. To list just one example, in ''Superman's Pal Jimmy Olsen #86'', Jimmy ended up [[http://the-isb.blogspot.com/2007/04/mind-shattering-madness-of-jimmy-olsen_09.html time traveling to World War II]] and ''teaming up with Hitler''.



* RedHeadedHero: In most of his incarnations.
* SuperDickery: The original ''Website/{{Superdickery}}'' website even has its own DrinkingGame for him! For anyone interested, there's only one rule; if Jimmy gets a super-power, take a shot.
** Warning: You'll get plastered in no time flat. One cover is worth ''four shots'' alone. [[spoiler: Then there is the cover for the Planet of the Thousand Jimmies...]]
* SuperpowerSillyPutty: The patron saint of this trope.

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* RedHeadedHero: In most many of his incarnations.
incarnations, Jimmy is both a good guy and a redhead.
* SuperDickery: The original ''Website/{{Superdickery}}'' website even has its own DrinkingGame for him! For anyone interested, there's only one rule; if Jimmy gets a super-power, take a shot.
**
shot. Warning: You'll get plastered in no time flat. One cover is worth ''four shots'' alone. [[spoiler: Then there is the cover for the Planet of the Thousand Jimmies...]]
* SuperpowerSillyPutty: The patron saint of this trope. Jimmy has had (and lost) so many superpowers that there is an entire collection called ''The Many Transformations of Jimmy Olsen.''



* UndyingLoyalty: This (to Superman) was intended to be Jimmy's foremost quality. Because of the PublicityDerailment of UsefulNotes/{{the Silver Age|of Comic Books}}, it wasn't always portrayed very well. This is exemplified in ''ComicBook/TheNew52'' when Clark reveals his identity to Jimmy and he's one of the few who stands by Superman's side when Lois outs him in ''ComicBook/SupermanTruth''.
* UnluckilyLucky: Even in his more competent iterations he's a world-class WeirdnessMagnet with a tendency to get into major trouble as a result. However, except for a few occasions, he always comes out with nary a scratch or even angst.

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* UndyingLoyalty: This Extreme loyalty (to Superman) was intended to be Jimmy's foremost quality. Because of the PublicityDerailment of UsefulNotes/{{the Silver Age|of Comic Books}}, it wasn't always portrayed very well. This is exemplified in ''ComicBook/TheNew52'' when Clark reveals his identity to Jimmy and he's one of the few who stands by Superman's side when Lois outs him in ''ComicBook/SupermanTruth''.
* UnluckilyLucky: Even in his more competent iterations he's a world-class WeirdnessMagnet with a tendency to get into major trouble as a result. However, except for a few occasions, he always comes out with nary a scratch [[AngstWhatAngst or even angst. angst.]]



* ZanyScheme: Jimmy either made them, or got involved in them.

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* ZanyScheme: Jimmy either made them, crazy schemes, or got involved in them.
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