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24th May '16 1:14:59 PM FordPrefect
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* Zapp Brannigan of ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'', although unlike most examples he is explicitly a parody of [[Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries Captain Kirk]] (his character was originally pitched as "What if Creator/WilliamShatner was captain of the Enterprise rather than Kirk?).
* [[WesternAnimation/RenAndStimpy Commander Hoek and Cadet Stimpy]]

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* Zapp Brannigan of ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'', although unlike most examples he is explicitly a parody of [[Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries Captain Kirk]] (his character was originally pitched as "What if Creator/WilliamShatner was captain of the Enterprise rather than Kirk?).
Kirk?").
* [[WesternAnimation/RenAndStimpy Commander Hoek and Cadet Stimpy]]Stimpy]].
13th May '16 7:33:55 PM TARINunit9
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* [[TheLancer Buzz Lightyear]] of ''WesternAnimation/ToyStory''
** His {{spinoff}} cartoon ''WesternAnimation/BuzzLightyearOfStarCommand'' is notable for playing the {{trope}} somewhat straight.

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* Zig-zagged by [[TheLancer Buzz Lightyear]] of ''WesternAnimation/ToyStory''
** His
''WesternAnimation/ToyStory'', which plays up the parody factor because we see so little of the in-universe Buzz Lightyear franchise that it wouldn't stand out otherwise. The {{spinoff}} cartoon ''WesternAnimation/BuzzLightyearOfStarCommand'' is notable more of a straight SpaceOpera for playing the {{trope}} somewhat straight.kids once it had room to stretch its legs.
18th Apr '16 5:28:24 AM JackG
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->'''Dr Chaotica:''' Captain Proton!
->'''Tom Paris:''' Spaceman First Class, protector of Earth, scourge of intergalactic evil...at your service.
-->-- ''Series/StarTrekVoyager'', "Night"
9th Mar '16 6:22:47 AM MegaMarioMan
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* Captain Qwark of ''VideoGame/RatchetAndClank''

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* Captain Qwark of ''VideoGame/RatchetAndClank''''Franchise/RatchetAndClank''
10th Feb '16 7:53:23 AM Larkmarn
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* SelfDemonstrating/CaptainFalcon of ''VideoGame/FZero'' and ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros'' fame is this trope as seen through Japanese eyes, particularly in the latter where he is voiced in [[LargeHam overly hammy]] and [[TerseTalker terse]] FakeAmerican [[IntentionalEngrishForFunny Engrish]].

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* SelfDemonstrating/CaptainFalcon Captain Falcon of ''VideoGame/FZero'' and ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros'' fame is this trope as seen through Japanese eyes, particularly in the latter where he is voiced in [[LargeHam overly hammy]] and [[TerseTalker terse]] FakeAmerican [[IntentionalEngrishForFunny Engrish]].
18th Jan '16 9:48:05 AM Jeduthun
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In animation our hero is often drawn with [[LanternJawOfJustice an exaggerated chin]], a [[TopHeavyGuy top-heavy body]], to show off his space manliness!

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In animation our hero is often drawn with [[LanternJawOfJustice an exaggerated chin]], a [[TopHeavyGuy top-heavy body]], to show off his space manliness!
manliness! In still art, he almost certainly will feature in a parody of a ContemptibleCover, most likely including a LegCling.
7th Jan '16 4:25:48 PM nombretomado
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* ''SpaceGhost'' is a rare example that plays this trope completely straight.

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* ''SpaceGhost'' ''WesternAnimation/SpaceGhost'' is a rare example that plays this trope completely straight.
7th Jan '16 4:25:43 PM nombretomado
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* ''Comicbook/{{Nexus}}'' has more than a few elements of this, since he was based partly on SpaceGhost.

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* ''Comicbook/{{Nexus}}'' has more than a few elements of this, since he was based partly on SpaceGhost.WesternAnimation/SpaceGhost.
12th Dec '15 4:16:15 PM nombretomado
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* Used as a joke in-universe in the XWingSeries.

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* Used as a joke in-universe in the XWingSeries.Literature/XWingSeries.
15th Aug '15 1:36:05 AM IndirectActiveTransport
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[[AC:Professional Wrestling]]
* Masked {{legacy|character}} wrestler Astroman, primarily seen in the Dominican Republic, though Astroman III wasn't particularly heroic, suffering from ChronicBackStabbingDisorder to the point "The Betrayer" was his RedBaron.
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