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26th Jan '18 5:45:20 PM nombretomado
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No matter how near the cynical end of SlidingScaleOfIdealismVersusCynicism the major premise is, he will be idealistic. In the FiveManBand he is TheHero, on a SuperTeam or any other kind of [[TheSquad super group]] he will be TheCaptain. He can be very [[GoodIsNotNice harsh and strict]] - TheCowl may not get along with him. The AntiHero should not expect to see him among his fans. If you are a NinetiesAntiHero, better stay the hell away from him if you don't want to get your butt kicked. On the other hand, he is respectful of true patriots, no matter what country they serve - he will quickly recognize that their patriotism is akin to his own. The same goes with dissenters with his government's policies and/or his nation's current public sentiments, if their ultimate principles are in keeping with the larger ideals he values. For instance, if a historical 1960s American Captain Patriotic heard growls accusing MartinLutherKingJr of being a traitor simply because he is making the nation look bad by opposing its injustice, he'd be first to answer, "No, he is a true American patriot!"

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No matter how near the cynical end of SlidingScaleOfIdealismVersusCynicism the major premise is, he will be idealistic. In the FiveManBand he is TheHero, on a SuperTeam or any other kind of [[TheSquad super group]] he will be TheCaptain. He can be very [[GoodIsNotNice harsh and strict]] - TheCowl may not get along with him. The AntiHero should not expect to see him among his fans. If you are a NinetiesAntiHero, better stay the hell away from him if you don't want to get your butt kicked. On the other hand, he is respectful of true patriots, no matter what country they serve - he will quickly recognize that their patriotism is akin to his own. The same goes with dissenters with his government's policies and/or his nation's current public sentiments, if their ultimate principles are in keeping with the larger ideals he values. For instance, if a historical 1960s American Captain Patriotic heard growls accusing MartinLutherKingJr UsefulNotes/MartinLutherKingJr of being a traitor simply because he is making the nation look bad by opposing its injustice, he'd be first to answer, "No, he is a true American patriot!"
31st Dec '17 5:27:53 PM JoeMerl
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* On ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'', Varrick creates propaganda films in order to compel Republic City to go to war with the Northern Water Tribe. These "movers" star Nuktuk, an overly buff Water Tribe member who fits this trope.

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* On ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'', Varrick creates propaganda films in order to compel Republic City to go to war with the Northern Water Tribe. These "movers" star Nuktuk, an overly buff Southern Water Tribe member Tribesman[[note]]Actually played by Bolin, an Earthbender[[/note]] who fits this trope.
13th Dec '17 1:00:43 AM PaulA
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* ''ComicBook/TheBoys'' has at least two: the Homelander and Soldier Boy, ersazten of Superman and Captain America respectively. Being super"heroes" in a Creator/GarthEnnis comic, the first is naturally a hedonistic mass-murderer [[spoiler:gaslit into insanity by his secret clone]], and the second an easily-manipulated idiot who yells out a random state every time he ShieldBashes someone. [[spoiler:When Billy kills him, he makes his contempt for claiming to be a veteran (as a LegacyCharacter, the first one wasn't much smarter and got killed during his first deployment) clear, saying it's an insult to the dead soldiers of WW2]].

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* ''ComicBook/TheBoys'' has at least two: the Homelander and Soldier Boy, ersazten of Superman and Captain America respectively. Being super"heroes" in a Creator/GarthEnnis comic, the first is naturally a hedonistic mass-murderer [[spoiler:gaslit into insanity by his secret clone]], and the second an easily-manipulated idiot who yells out a random state every time he ShieldBashes someone. [[spoiler:When Billy kills him, he makes his contempt for claiming to be a veteran (as a LegacyCharacter, the first one wasn't much smarter and got killed during his first deployment) clear, saying it's an insult to the dead soldiers of WW2]].World War II]].
5th Dec '17 10:10:55 AM Chabal2
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* ''ComicBook/TheBoys'' has at least two: the Homelander and Soldier Boy, ersazten of Superman and Captain America respectively. Being super"heroes" in a Creator/GarthEnnis comic, the first is naturally a hedonistic mass-murderer [[spoiler:gaslit into insanity by his secret clone]], and the second an easily-manipulated idiot who yells out a random state every time he ShieldBashes someone. [[spoiler:When Billy kills him, he makes his contempt for claiming to be a veteran (as a LegacyCharacter, the first one wasn't much smarter and got killed during his first deployment) clear, saying it's an insult to the dead soldiers of WW2]].
30th Nov '17 2:00:16 PM DLMaximum1
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* In ''ComicBook/RisingStars'', corporate superhero [[CaptainGeographic Flagg]] (who later changes his name to Patriot), is working on his reputation as one. However, the real Captain Patriotic in this universe is officer Matthew Bright. Bright wanted to serve America and its people so much he joined the police force. He has to hide his powers, because Specials cannot be members of any force. And when the government found out and was trying to kick him out, his fellow police officers protested so much, they had to give up and try to use a LegalLoophole to forbid him from wearing a police uniform and badge, thus making it impossible for him to work. They underestimated his friends from the Police Department, who just brought an uniform and badge designed only for him.

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* In ''ComicBook/RisingStars'', corporate superhero [[CaptainGeographic Flagg]] (who later changes his name to Patriot), Patriot) is working on his reputation as one. However, the real Captain Patriotic in this universe is officer Matthew Bright. Bright wanted to serve America and its people so much he joined the police force. He has to hide his powers, because Specials cannot be members of any force. And when the government found out and was trying to kick him out, his fellow police officers protested so much, they had to give up and try to use a LegalLoophole to forbid him from wearing a police uniform and badge, thus making it impossible for him to work. They underestimated his friends from the Police Department, who just brought an uniform and badge designed only for him.



** In ComicBook/JLAAvengers Superman had to carry Cap's shield at some point. He felt honored.

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** In ComicBook/JLAAvengers ''ComicBook/JLAAvengers'', Superman had to carry Cap's shield at some point. He felt honored.
30th Nov '17 1:52:48 PM DLMaximum1
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** Other DC characters who embody this trope are Major Victory, Lady Liberty, the first Star-Spangled Kid, and [[Comicbook/StarsAndSTRIPE Stargirl and Stripe]].

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** Other DC characters who embody this trope are Major Victory, Lady Liberty, the first Star-Spangled Kid, and [[Comicbook/StarsAndSTRIPE Stargirl and Stripe]].S.T.R.I.P.E.]]
30th Nov '17 12:35:30 PM DLMaximum1
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* Other Marvel examples include: Miss America, Citizen V, Josiah X or Patriot from ''ComicBook/YoungAvengers'' (the latter two are actually the son and grandson of one of the guys to wear the mantle of Captain America after Steve Rogers). Also the [=Superpatriot=]/[=USAgent=], the original Patriot, the Spirit of '76, the Defender, Jack Flagg, the Free Spirit, American Eagle, etc. The first three especially, since at one point or another they were Captain America themselves! Of course, there are dozens of failed attempts at replicating the Captain America formula for success (or prototypical attempts that didn't fare well either). Anti-Cap (the Navy's Super-Sailor), Protocide (failed early attempt), GI Max, Nuke, the 50s Cap who went crazy, etc.

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* Other Marvel examples include: Miss America, Citizen V, Josiah X or Patriot from ''ComicBook/YoungAvengers'' (the latter two are actually the son and grandson of one of the guys to wear the mantle of Captain America after Steve Rogers). Also the [=Superpatriot=]/[=USAgent=], the original Patriot, the Spirit of '76, the Defender, Jack Flagg, the Free Spirit, American Eagle, etc. The first three especially, since at one point or another they were Captain America themselves! Of course, there are dozens of failed attempts at replicating the Captain America formula for success (or prototypical attempts that didn't fare well either). Anti-Cap (the Navy's Super-Sailor), Protocide (failed early attempt), GI Max, Nuke, the 50s Cap who went crazy, etc.
30th Nov '17 12:13:37 PM DLMaximum1
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* Other Marvel examples include: Miss America, Citizen V, Josiah X or Patriot from ''ComicBook/YoungAvengers''(the latter two are actually the son and grandson of one of the guys to wear the mantle of Captain America after Steve Rogers). Also the [=Superpatriot=]/[=USAgent=], the original Patriot, the Spirit of '76, the Defender, Jack Flagg, the Free Spirit, American Eagle, etc. The first three especially, since at one point or another they were Captain America themselves! Of course, there are dozens of failed attempts at replicating the Captain America formula for success (or prototypical attempts that didn't fare well either). Anti-Cap (the Navy's Super-Sailor), Protocide (Failed early attempt), GI Max, Nuke, the 50s Cap who went crazy, etc.

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* Other Marvel examples include: Miss America, Citizen V, Josiah X or Patriot from ''ComicBook/YoungAvengers''(the ''ComicBook/YoungAvengers'' (the latter two are actually the son and grandson of one of the guys to wear the mantle of Captain America after Steve Rogers). Also the [=Superpatriot=]/[=USAgent=], the original Patriot, the Spirit of '76, the Defender, Jack Flagg, the Free Spirit, American Eagle, etc. The first three especially, since at one point or another they were Captain America themselves! Of course, there are dozens of failed attempts at replicating the Captain America formula for success (or prototypical attempts that didn't fare well either). Anti-Cap (the Navy's Super-Sailor), Protocide (Failed (failed early attempt), GI Max, Nuke, the 50s Cap who went crazy, etc.



*** Speaking of Captain Britain, his Ultimate Universe counterpart portrays him as part of an EU-sponsored task force, rather than being empowered magically and being a living representation fo the UK. Among his teammates there's Captain France, Captain Italy and Captain Spain.

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*** Speaking of Captain Britain, his Ultimate Universe counterpart portrays him as part of an EU-sponsored task force, rather than being empowered magically and being a living representation fo of the UK. Among his teammates teammates, there's Captain France, Captain Italy and Captain Spain.



*** Overman of DC's [[TheMultiverse Earth-10]] is a TragicVillain--a Superman adopted by Nazi Germany in a world where the Nazis went on to win World War Two, who has abiding guilt over their atrocities.

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*** Overman of DC's [[TheMultiverse Earth-10]] is a TragicVillain--a Superman adopted by Nazi Germany in a world where the Nazis went on to win World War Two, II, who has abiding guilt over their atrocities.



** Earth-23 has a black Superman who, in his secret identity, became US President. Naturally enough, solicits and fans call him President Superman.

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** Earth-23 has a black Superman who, in his secret identity, became US U.S. President. Naturally enough, solicits and fans call him President Superman.
21st Nov '17 10:23:43 AM KamenRiderOokalf
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* The SuperSentai series ''Series/BattleFeverJ'' had a whole ''team'' of these themed around dance and sport.

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* The SuperSentai ''Franchise/SuperSentai'' series ''Series/BattleFeverJ'' had a whole ''team'' of these themed around dance and sport.
21st Oct '17 11:21:17 PM pvsage
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** The {{Elseworld}} comic ''ComicBook/SupermanRedSon'' replaces the S in Superman's shield with the hammer and sickle of Russian Communism and has him fighting for Communist values.
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