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15th Jan '17 10:59:20 PM narm00
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** A number of people see ComicBook/TheMightyThor as Superman's equivalent due having similar powers (flight, super strength), coming from another planet, and being seen as a god by the people of Earth. The red cape helps as well.
** Yet another Superman equivalent was created via Sun God, a solar-powered FlyingBrick with EyeBeams, SuperSenses, and general NiceGuy persona.

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** A number of people see ComicBook/TheMightyThor as Superman's equivalent due to having similar powers (flight, super strength), coming from another planet, world, and being seen as a god by the people of Earth. The red cape helps as well.
** Yet another Superman equivalent was created via is Sun God, a solar-powered FlyingBrick with EyeBeams, SuperSenses, and general NiceGuy persona.



* In recent years, the Comicbook/BlueBeetle is shaping up to be DC's Spider-Man counterpart, both of them being wisecracking bug-themed (well, spiders are arachnids, but still..) superheroes who have an AffirmativeActionLegacy.

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* In recent years, From around ''ComicBook/InfiniteCrisis'' on the Comicbook/BlueBeetle is has been shaping up to be DC's Spider-Man counterpart, both of them being wisecracking bug-themed (well, spiders are arachnids, but still..still...) superheroes who have an AffirmativeActionLegacy. This's actually older than they think - Ted Kord's Blue Beetle and Spidey share a common creator in Steve Ditko (and as a result, both had a flirtation with Objectivism early on).
6th Jan '17 8:30:52 PM nombretomado
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* A number of companies tried to make their own equivalents to Mattel's {{Franchise/Barbie}}. One notable example is Hasbro's Maxie. Although {{Jem}} predated her, she was primarily music themed, with Jem mainly shown as a singer (although Hasbro had planned to have Jem "branch out" at one point before the toyline was discontinued). Maxie is a much closer equivalent as a girl featured in many different roles (although she is mainly a high school student), though not as many as Barbie.

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* A number of companies tried to make their own equivalents to Mattel's {{Franchise/Barbie}}. One notable example is Hasbro's Maxie. Although {{Jem}} WesternAnimation/{{Jem}} predated her, she was primarily music themed, with Jem mainly shown as a singer (although Hasbro had planned to have Jem "branch out" at one point before the toyline was discontinued). Maxie is a much closer equivalent as a girl featured in many different roles (although she is mainly a high school student), though not as many as Barbie.
11th Dec '16 12:38:18 PM rjd1922
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* Despite being years apart in their release history, and being made by companies with little-to-no tangible connection to each other, the StoryArcs of the {{Protagonist}} in Creator/{{Bioware}}'s ''VideoGame/KnightsofTheOldRepublic'' and Spike Chunsoft's ''VideoGame/SuperDanganronpa2'' have a lot of similarities. Both games star {{AmnesiacHero}}es who appear to be average Joes at first, [[spoiler:but their backstories reveal them to have been very evil people who played a major role in driving the conflict of their own stories. The similarities are even more apparent if you play the Light-Sided route in ''KOTOR'' as Revan (the KOTOR protagonist) and Hajime (the Danganronpa 2 protagonist) turn out to be really benevolent {{NiceGuy}}s who are a far cry from their former evil personalities, and in the end they reject their former identities and decide to start with a clean slate as the heroic people they've become.]]

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* Despite being years apart in their release history, and being made by companies with little-to-no tangible connection to each other, the StoryArcs of the {{Protagonist}} in Creator/{{Bioware}}'s ''VideoGame/KnightsofTheOldRepublic'' Creator/{{BioWare}}'s ''VideoGame/KnightsOfTheOldRepublic'' and Spike Chunsoft's ''VideoGame/SuperDanganronpa2'' ''VisualNovel/SuperDanganronpa2'' have a lot of similarities. Both games star {{AmnesiacHero}}es {{Amnesiac Hero}}es who appear to be average Joes at first, [[spoiler:but their backstories reveal them to have been very evil people who played a major role in driving the conflict of their own stories. The similarities are even more apparent if you play the Light-Sided route in ''KOTOR'' as Revan (the KOTOR ''KOTOR'' protagonist) and Hajime Hinata (the Danganronpa 2 ''Danganronpa 2'' protagonist) turn out to be really benevolent {{NiceGuy}}s {{Nice Guy}}s who are a far cry from their former evil personalities, and in the end they reject their former identities and decide to start with a clean slate as the heroic people they've become.]]
18th Nov '16 7:10:36 AM R.G.
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* DC's Rampage has a similar set of powers and origin to Marvel's Hulk. Some fans have also said that Doomsday is DC's Hulk equivalent in terms of power and appearance.

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* DC's Rampage has a similar set of powers and origin to Marvel's Hulk. Some fans have also said that Doomsday is DC's Hulk equivalent in terms of power and appearance. Not to mention Solomon Grundy.
18th Nov '16 6:40:08 AM akaun6899
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** This even applied up recently, though to a much lesser extent. Pokémon aired on Cartoon Network, with reruns of older episodes airing on sister network Boomerang, until 2016, when The Pokémon Company International made a deal with Creator/DisneyXD to air the show exclusively. Digimon Fusion briefly aired on Nickelodeon, before being shunted to Nicktoons, where it remains today.

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** This even applied up until recently, though to a much lesser extent. Pokémon aired on Cartoon Network, with reruns of older episodes airing on sister network Boomerang, until 2016, when The Pokémon Company International made a deal with Creator/DisneyXD to air the show exclusively. Digimon Fusion briefly aired on Nickelodeon, before being shunted to Nicktoons, where it remains today.
17th Nov '16 6:44:01 PM akaun6899
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** Even today, this applies, though to a much lesser extent. Pokémon nows airs on Cartoon Network, with reruns of older episodes airing on sister network Boomerang. Digimon Fusion briefly aired on Nickelodeon, before being shunted to Nicktoons, where it remains today.

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** Even today, this applies, This even applied up recently, though to a much lesser extent. Pokémon nows airs aired on Cartoon Network, with reruns of older episodes airing on sister network Boomerang.Boomerang, until 2016, when The Pokémon Company International made a deal with Creator/DisneyXD to air the show exclusively. Digimon Fusion briefly aired on Nickelodeon, before being shunted to Nicktoons, where it remains today.
16th Nov '16 2:52:00 AM Morgenthaler
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12th Nov '16 11:40:42 AM Chytus
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* Thanks to cultural syncretism, and on rare occasions, complete coincidence, Christianity shares many similarities with various other (older) religions. {{Jesus}} in particular seems to have several counterparts in other cultures, which makes a lot of sense if you think about it - most notably Horus, Mithra, and Dionysus (which are also similar to each other), all of which come from mythologies Christianity incorporated numerous elements of.
** Actually the similarities with said characters are few and far between. More often they only similar in the most basic senses of the words. Said similarities are only claimed due to them being blown out of portion by writers looking for a connection. Often things which are claimed as the same are not at all alike, for instance a parallel is drawn between the use of Bread and Wine by Dionysus and Christ's followers, however for Dionysus it was a symbol of hedonism and self pleasure, Dionysus being the god of such things, while with Christ it is used to represent him giving his body and blood to his followers. All in all, most similarities are rarely as similar as its sometimes claimed and there is very little evidence of them taking inspiration from each other.

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* Thanks to cultural syncretism, and on rare occasions, complete coincidence, Christianity shares many similarities with various other (older) religions. {{Jesus}} in particular seems to have several counterparts in other cultures, which makes a lot of sense if you think about it - most notably Horus, Mithra, and Dionysus (which are also similar to each other), all of which come from mythologies Christianity incorporated numerous elements of.
** Actually the similarities with said characters are few and far between. More often they only similar in the most basic senses of the words. Said similarities are only claimed due to them being blown out of portion by writers looking for a connection. Often things which are claimed as the same are not at all alike, for instance a parallel is drawn between the use of Bread and Wine by Dionysus and Christ's followers, however for Dionysus it was a symbol of hedonism and self pleasure, Dionysus being the god of such things, while with Christ it is used to represent him giving his body and blood to his followers. All in all, most similarities are rarely as similar as its sometimes claimed and there is very little evidence of them taking inspiration from each other.
29th Oct '16 5:38:20 PM comicwriter
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* Creator/{{Mattel}}'s ''DC Multiverse'' line was launched as their answer to Creator/{{Hasbro}}'s ''Marvel Legends'' line, just with DCUniverse characters instead of MarvelUniverse ones.

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* Creator/{{Mattel}}'s ''DC Multiverse'' line was launched as their answer to Creator/{{Hasbro}}'s ''Marvel Legends'' line, just with DCUniverse Franchise/DCUniverse characters instead of MarvelUniverse ones.
29th Oct '16 5:34:33 PM comicwriter
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* Creator/{{Mattel}}'s ''DC Multiverse'' line was launched as their answer to Creator/{{Hasbro}}'s ''Marvel Legends'' line, just with DCUniverse characters instead of MarvelUniverse ones.
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