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1st Sep '17 7:55:16 AM Apers0n
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* In the Netflix series [[Series/GLOW2017 GLOW]], Debbie's wrestling persona, Liberty Belle, is one.
28th Jul '17 2:30:53 AM bt8257
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The All American {{Face}} is one of the major stock characters of [[ProfessionalWrestling professional wrestling]]. He [[WearingAFlagOnYourHead drapes himself in the flag]], fights for Truth, Justice, and the American Way, and is as wholesome as Mom and Apple Pie (well, if Mom started using steroids, anyway). He's proud to be an American, and expresses it at every opportunity he gets, even when wrestling in foreign lands. His entrance theme usually has references to being an American, his wrestling gear is in red, white, and blue (if it's not an actual American flag print); he may even go so far as to wave an American flag as he walks down to the ring. Before he became a wrestler, he was either a collegiate All-American in some sport, or a soldier; if he's a soldier, he'll pepper his speech with military lingo in between proclaiming how much he loves America.

The All American Face is the natural enemy of the ForeignWrestlingHeel, and thus they often find themselves paired in feuds. The traditional climax to such a feud is a Flag Match, where the flags of the two nations are placed on opposite turnbuckles, and the winner is the first wrestler to recover his nation's flag and wave it. When the All American Face is getting his ass kicked, especially by the ForeignWrestlingHeel, expect the crowd to start in with the chant of "U.S.A.! U.S.A.!" (sometimes, this is enhanced by the winner's National Anthem being played after the match as well).

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The All American All-American {{Face}} is one of the major stock characters of [[ProfessionalWrestling professional wrestling]]. He [[WearingAFlagOnYourHead drapes himself in the flag]], fights for Truth, Justice, and the American Way, and is as wholesome as Mom and Apple Pie (well, if Mom started using steroids, anyway). He's proud to be an American, and expresses it at every opportunity he gets, even when wrestling in foreign lands. His entrance theme usually has references to being an American, his wrestling gear is in red, white, and blue (if it's not an actual American flag print); he may even go so far as to wave an American flag as he walks down to the ring. Before he became a wrestler, he was either a collegiate All-American in some sport, or a soldier; if he's a soldier, he'll pepper his speech with military lingo in between proclaiming how much he loves America.

The All American All-American Face is the natural enemy of the ForeignWrestlingHeel, and thus they often find themselves paired in feuds. The traditional climax to such a feud is a Flag Match, where the flags of the two nations are placed on opposite turnbuckles, and the winner is the first wrestler to recover his nation's flag and wave it. When the All American All-American Face is getting his ass kicked, especially by the ForeignWrestlingHeel, expect the crowd to start in with the chant of "U.S.A.! U.S.A.!" (sometimes, this is enhanced by the winner's National Anthem being played after the match as well).
25th Jun '17 3:13:43 AM Piterpicher
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* Jack Burton of ''Film/BigTroubleInLittleChina'' is a DeconstructiveParody of this. Burton sports a Creator/JamesDean pompadour and drawls like Creator/JohnWayne, but lives up to these iconic images of American masculinity with less than perfect aplomb. Overconfident and always slightly behind the information curve, his bombast sometimes pays off, but more often makes him the butt of a slapstick gag. For a light comic performance, KurtRussell walks a very precise tightrope, giving Jack a puppyish quality that redeems his made-in-America arrogance. The audience roots for him to succeed, and to be taken down a peg or two along the way.

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* Jack Burton of ''Film/BigTroubleInLittleChina'' is a DeconstructiveParody of this. Burton sports a Creator/JamesDean pompadour and drawls like Creator/JohnWayne, but lives up to these iconic images of American masculinity with less than perfect aplomb. Overconfident and always slightly behind the information curve, his bombast sometimes pays off, but more often makes him the butt of a slapstick gag. For a light comic performance, KurtRussell Creator/KurtRussell walks a very precise tightrope, giving Jack a puppyish quality that redeems his made-in-America arrogance. The audience roots for him to succeed, and to be taken down a peg or two along the way.
23rd Jun '17 11:58:46 PM LinTaylor
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* All Might from ''Manga/MyHeroAcademia'' is this trope in '''spades''', since he's an AffectionateParody of American comics [[TheCape Capes]] like ComicBook/{{Superman}} and ComicBook/CaptainAmerica. He's [[HairOFGold blonde-haired]], blue-eyed, tall, muscular, wears a costume that's predominantly red, white and blue, says things like "JusticeWillPrevail!" and ''means'' them, and his special attacks all have [[CallingYourAttacks names]] taken from places in America (i.e. "Texas Smash"). [[spoiler:He's actually Japanese; his real name is Toshinori Yagi.]]
28th Apr '17 4:45:14 PM KidDynamite
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* GLOW girl Americana.
8th Feb '17 6:42:50 PM erforce
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* [[Wrestling/XavierWoods Consequences Creed]] in Wrestling/{{TNA}} as a [[NoPunIntended consequence]] of him being an {{expy}} of [[Film/{{Rocky}} Apollo Creed]].

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* [[Wrestling/XavierWoods Consequences Creed]] in Wrestling/{{TNA}} as a [[NoPunIntended consequence]] of him being an {{expy}} of [[Film/{{Rocky}} [[Franchise/{{Rocky}} Apollo Creed]].



* Rocky is the embodiment of this trope in ''[[Film/{{Rocky}} Rocky IV]]''.
** Rocky was more a simple American hero. Apollo, in-universe, actually used the All American Face gimmick in the first and fourth movies. Though the first time it was to celebrate the American bicentennial and the second time it was because he was the American competitor in an international boxing match. But he takes it to the extreme in that latter match making even Rocky visibly embarrassed.

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* ''Franchise/{{Rocky}}''
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Rocky is the embodiment of this trope in ''[[Film/{{Rocky}} Rocky IV]]''.
** Rocky
''Film/RockyIV''. Before that, he was more a simple American hero. hero.
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Apollo, in-universe, actually used the All American Face gimmick in the first [[Film/{{Rocky}} first]] and fourth [[Film/RockyIV fourth]] movies. Though the first time it was to celebrate the American bicentennial and the second time it was because he was the American competitor in an international boxing match. But he takes it to the extreme in that latter match making even Rocky visibly embarrassed.
31st Dec '16 7:29:17 PM LaptopGuy
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** They actually were not sure what angle they were going to take with him when he was first signed to WWE. His promos were just generic bios about his Olympic victories and seemed to play him up as this. He oversold it at his first television debut, and the audience started booing him. The execs took it and ran with it, and got word to him in the ring that he was a heel now and should act like an asshole. The rest is history.

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** They actually were not sure what angle Angle they were going to take with him when he was first signed to WWE. His promos were just generic bios about his Olympic victories and seemed to play him up as this. He oversold it at his first television debut, and the audience started booing him. The execs took it and ran with it, and got word to him in the ring that he was a heel now and should act like an asshole. The rest is history.
12th Nov '16 4:35:57 PM nombretomado
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* Jack Burton of ''Film/BigTroubleInLittleChina'' is a DeconstructiveParody of this. Burton sports a JamesDean pompadour and drawls like JohnWayne, but lives up to these iconic images of American masculinity with less than perfect aplomb. Overconfident and always slightly behind the information curve, his bombast sometimes pays off, but more often makes him the butt of a slapstick gag. For a light comic performance, KurtRussell walks a very precise tightrope, giving Jack a puppyish quality that redeems his made-in-America arrogance. The audience roots for him to succeed, and to be taken down a peg or two along the way.

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* Jack Burton of ''Film/BigTroubleInLittleChina'' is a DeconstructiveParody of this. Burton sports a JamesDean Creator/JamesDean pompadour and drawls like JohnWayne, Creator/JohnWayne, but lives up to these iconic images of American masculinity with less than perfect aplomb. Overconfident and always slightly behind the information curve, his bombast sometimes pays off, but more often makes him the butt of a slapstick gag. For a light comic performance, KurtRussell walks a very precise tightrope, giving Jack a puppyish quality that redeems his made-in-America arrogance. The audience roots for him to succeed, and to be taken down a peg or two along the way.
22nd Sep '16 11:07:51 PM TitoMosquito
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** With both Superman and Wonder Woman, DC has tried to downplay this over the last several years when it has been seen as unfashionable to be patriotic (and in the case of Superman Returns, could potentially impact his international box office sales).

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** With both Superman and Wonder Woman, DC has tried to downplay this over the last several years when it has been seen as unfashionable to be patriotic (and in the case of Superman Returns, ''Superman Returns'', could potentially impact his international box office sales).



** In a one off story, Superman once mentioned that he was planning on renouncing his American citizenship [[note]] though it was mainly because his actions were being interpreted as official US policy due to his longstanding mostly solid relationship with the US government.[[/note]] A story showed up very quickly afterwards where Superman expressed his love of America, as an alien whom America adopted like so many others.

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** In a one off story, Superman once mentioned that he was planning on renouncing his American citizenship [[note]] though citizenship[[note]]though it was mainly because his actions were being interpreted as official US policy due to his longstanding mostly solid relationship with the US government.[[/note]] government[[/note]]. A story showed up very quickly afterwards where Superman expressed his love of America, as an alien whom America adopted like so many others.
2nd Sep '16 3:11:27 PM TitoMosquito
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* ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'' in the episode The Blind Bandit, Fire Nation Man is this for the Fire Nation.

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* ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'' in the episode The "The Blind Bandit, Bandit", Fire Nation Man is this for the Fire Nation. Nation.
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