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1st Jan '18 10:55:55 PM Gorank
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* Invoked by, of all people, The Penguin in the ''[[Series/{{Batman}}'']] episode in which he ran for Mayor of Gotham City [[Film/BatmanReturns
(wouldn't be the last time)]]. In the course of his campaign he refused to discuss any actual issues other than his "Batman's-a-criminal-and-I'm-a-hero" plank ("Issues only confuse people"); instead, he spouted all the usual clichés, kissed babies, adopted "Yankee Doodle" (with rewritten lyrics) as his campaign song, and even had a rock band dressed as Revolutionary Minutemen (Paul Revere & The Raiders) perform at one of his rallies.

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* Invoked by, of all people, The Penguin in the ''[[Series/{{Batman}}'']] episode in which he ran for Mayor of Gotham City [[Film/BatmanReturns
[[Film/BatmanReturns (wouldn't be the last time)]]. In the course of his campaign he refused to discuss any actual issues other than his "Batman's-a-criminal-and-I'm-a-hero" plank ("Issues only confuse people"); instead, he spouted all the usual clichés, kissed babies, adopted "Yankee Doodle" (with rewritten lyrics) as his campaign song, and even had a rock band dressed as Revolutionary Minutemen (Paul Revere & The Raiders) perform at one of his rallies.
1st Dec '17 4:26:26 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* Invoked by, of all people, The Penguin in the ''[[Series/{{Batman}}'']] episode in which he ran for Mayor of Gotham City [[BatmanReturns (wouldn't be the last time)]]. In the course of his campaign he refused to discuss any actual issues other than his "Batman's-a-criminal-and-I'm-a-hero" plank ("Issues only confuse people"); instead, he spouted all the usual clichés, kissed babies, adopted "Yankee Doodle" (with rewritten lyrics) as his campaign song, and even had a rock band dressed as Revolutionary Minutemen (Paul Revere & The Raiders) perform at one of his rallies.

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* Invoked by, of all people, The Penguin in the ''[[Series/{{Batman}}'']] episode in which he ran for Mayor of Gotham City [[BatmanReturns [[Film/BatmanReturns
(wouldn't be the last time)]]. In the course of his campaign he refused to discuss any actual issues other than his "Batman's-a-criminal-and-I'm-a-hero" plank ("Issues only confuse people"); instead, he spouted all the usual clichés, kissed babies, adopted "Yankee Doodle" (with rewritten lyrics) as his campaign song, and even had a rock band dressed as Revolutionary Minutemen (Paul Revere & The Raiders) perform at one of his rallies.
22nd Nov '17 11:49:02 PM i4wpuw6sh8
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* Invoked by, of all people, The Penguin in the ''[[Series/{{Batman}}'']] episode in which he ran for Mayor of Gotham City [[BatmanReturns(wouldn't be the last time)]]. In the course of his campaign he refused to discuss any actual issues other than his "Batman's-a-criminal-and-I'm-a-hero" plank ("Issues only confuse people"); instead, he spouted all the usual clichés, kissed babies, adopted "Yankee Doodle" (with rewritten lyrics) as his campaign song, and even had a rock band dressed as Revolutionary Minutemen (Paul Revere & The Raiders) perform at one of his rallies.

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* Invoked by, of all people, The Penguin in the ''[[Series/{{Batman}}'']] episode in which he ran for Mayor of Gotham City [[BatmanReturns(wouldn't [[BatmanReturns (wouldn't be the last time)]]. In the course of his campaign he refused to discuss any actual issues other than his "Batman's-a-criminal-and-I'm-a-hero" plank ("Issues only confuse people"); instead, he spouted all the usual clichés, kissed babies, adopted "Yankee Doodle" (with rewritten lyrics) as his campaign song, and even had a rock band dressed as Revolutionary Minutemen (Paul Revere & The Raiders) perform at one of his rallies.
22nd Nov '17 11:48:04 PM i4wpuw6sh8
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* Franchise/{{Superman}} fights for truth, justice and the American way.

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* Franchise/{{Superman}} fights for truth, justice and the American way. The comics have had him tack more toward a "citizen-of-the-world" stance in recent years, though.


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* Invoked by, of all people, The Penguin in the ''[[Series/{{Batman}}'']] episode in which he ran for Mayor of Gotham City [[BatmanReturns(wouldn't be the last time)]]. In the course of his campaign he refused to discuss any actual issues other than his "Batman's-a-criminal-and-I'm-a-hero" plank ("Issues only confuse people"); instead, he spouted all the usual clichés, kissed babies, adopted "Yankee Doodle" (with rewritten lyrics) as his campaign song, and even had a rock band dressed as Revolutionary Minutemen (Paul Revere & The Raiders) perform at one of his rallies.
22nd Nov '17 11:34:12 PM i4wpuw6sh8
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** The best example is probably Wrestling/TorrieWilson, who had as her unofficial nickname "The Girl Next Door" and was played up by WWE as precisely that (albeit one who posed for ''Playboy'' twice and wasn't shy about displaying LesYay tendencies. Nowhere was this more apparent than at two consecutive editions of ''The Great American Bash'' (2004-2005): she was the mascot for both events, wearing a stars-and-stripes top hat and tuxedo at the first and appearing in a poster for the second saluting with a slightly psychedelic American flag design.

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** The best example is probably Wrestling/TorrieWilson, who had as her unofficial nickname "The Girl Next Door" and was played up by WWE as precisely that (albeit one who posed for ''Playboy'' twice and wasn't shy about displaying LesYay tendencies.tendencies). Nowhere was this more apparent than at two consecutive editions of ''The Great American Bash'' (2004-2005): she was the mascot for both events, wearing a stars-and-stripes top hat and tuxedo at the first and appearing in a poster for the second saluting with a slightly psychedelic American flag design.
22nd Nov '17 11:31:42 PM i4wpuw6sh8
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** A few other Divas have played up the trope, although more subtly. The best example is probably Wrestling/TorrieWilson, who had as her unofficial nickname "The Girl Next Door" and was played up by WWE as precisely that (albeit one who posed for ''Playboy'' twice and wasn't shy about displaying LesYay tendencies. Nowhere was this more apparent than at two consecutive editions of ''The Great American Bash'' (2004-2005): she was the mascot for both events, wearing a stars-and-stripes top hat and tuxedo at the first and appearing in a poster for the second saluting with a slightly psychedelic American flag design. Similarly, Wrestling/MichelleMcCool was known as "The All-American Diva" before her permanent FaceHeelTurn.

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** * A few other Divas have played up the trope, although more subtly. subtly.
**
The best example is probably Wrestling/TorrieWilson, who had as her unofficial nickname "The Girl Next Door" and was played up by WWE as precisely that (albeit one who posed for ''Playboy'' twice and wasn't shy about displaying LesYay tendencies. Nowhere was this more apparent than at two consecutive editions of ''The Great American Bash'' (2004-2005): she was the mascot for both events, wearing a stars-and-stripes top hat and tuxedo at the first and appearing in a poster for the second saluting with a slightly psychedelic American flag design.
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Similarly, Wrestling/MichelleMcCool was known as "The All-American Diva" before her permanent FaceHeelTurn.
22nd Nov '17 11:30:17 PM i4wpuw6sh8
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* Debra Miceli, in her gimmicks as [[Wrestling/{{Madusa}} Alundra Blaze]] in the WWF and Madusa in WCW. Further, "Madusa" is a {{portmanteau}} of "Made in the U.S.A.".

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* Debra Miceli, in her gimmicks as [[Wrestling/{{Madusa}} Alundra Blaze]] in the WWF and Madusa in WCW. Further, "Madusa" is a {{portmanteau}} of "Made in the U.S.A."."
** A few other Divas have played up the trope, although more subtly. The best example is probably Wrestling/TorrieWilson, who had as her unofficial nickname "The Girl Next Door" and was played up by WWE as precisely that (albeit one who posed for ''Playboy'' twice and wasn't shy about displaying LesYay tendencies. Nowhere was this more apparent than at two consecutive editions of ''The Great American Bash'' (2004-2005): she was the mascot for both events, wearing a stars-and-stripes top hat and tuxedo at the first and appearing in a poster for the second saluting with a slightly psychedelic American flag design. Similarly, Wrestling/MichelleMcCool was known as "The All-American Diva" before her permanent FaceHeelTurn.
22nd Nov '17 11:20:30 PM i4wpuw6sh8
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** JBL was really more of a self-serving politician type, [[ItsAllAboutMe caring far more about himself than his country]] and spewing patriotic rhetoric because he thought that was what the fans wanted to hear. His disdain for immigrants was (kayfabe) genuine, though.
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).
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