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14th Oct '17 3:15:02 PM nombretomado
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* ''Captain Zoom'', a MadeForTVMovie, deconstructs this trope pretty thoroughly. Note that Captain Zoom is a parody of ''Series/CaptainVideo'', above - Captain Zoom is set on the ''DuMont'' network, which ''Captain Video'' really ran on.

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* ''Captain Zoom'', a MadeForTVMovie, deconstructs this trope pretty thoroughly. Note that Captain Zoom is a parody of ''Series/CaptainVideo'', above - Captain Zoom is set on the ''DuMont'' [=DuMont=] network, which ''Captain Video'' really ran on.
2nd Sep '17 8:45:00 PM Vox
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Yes, his origins make him a DeadUnicornTrope, based more on [[Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries Captain Kirk]] and Creator/AdamWest's portrayal of Series/{{Batman}} than of the old ComicStrip/FlashGordon or ComicStrip/BuckRogers stories, but that does not stand in the way of his quest ForGreatJustice! Okay, it might, but even if he is an arrogant {{Jerkass}} (meant to mock the [[ValuesDissonance old values]], or [[HollywoodHistory what we think they were]]), that won't stop people from admiring him (or {{Green Skinned Space Babe}}s from falling into his arms) due to his deep, manly voice, [[LargeHam larger than life mannerisms]], dedication to truth and justice, and some of his trusty gadgets (RayGun mandatory).

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Yes, his origins make him a DeadUnicornTrope, based more on [[Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries Captain Kirk]] and Creator/AdamWest's portrayal of Series/{{Batman}} than of the old ComicStrip/FlashGordon or ComicStrip/BuckRogers stories, but that does not stand in the way of his quest ForGreatJustice! Okay, it might, but even if he is an arrogant {{Jerkass}} (meant to mock the [[ValuesDissonance old values]], or [[HollywoodHistory what we think they were]]), that won't stop people from admiring him (or {{Green Skinned Space Babe}}s from falling into his arms) due to his [[BadassBaritone deep, manly voice, voice]], [[LargeHam larger than life mannerisms]], dedication to truth and justice, and some of his trusty gadgets (RayGun mandatory).
28th Aug '17 10:01:41 PM MadAnthony94
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* The Vindicators, and especially Vance Maximus (Renegade Starsoldier), from ''RickAndMorty'', seem to be a more modern take on this, with Maximus himself being a clear nod to the film portrayal of [[Film/{{GuardiansOfTheGalaxy}} Star-Lord]]. This contrasts with Rick and the various sci-fi beings he usually interacts with, who are based more on cheesy eighties and nineties cartoons.
28th Aug '17 9:51:41 PM MadAnthony94
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** For that matter, the 2008 GuardiansOfTheGalaxy started on the very premise of deconstructing this trope, taking some of Marvel's forgotten characters who had played it straight and remaking them as severely flawed characters.
27th Aug '17 9:37:31 AM RedScharlach
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* The ''Literature/DoctorWhoNewAdventures'' novel ''The Highest Science'' has the Doctor discover a triangular video cassette showing "Captain Millennium" battling "Libidia, Queen of the Virenies", which he considers to be SoBadItsGood. (And when it ends on a cliffhanger with the Captain's assistant being threatened by an evil robot, he concludes it's "almost like real life, in a glamourised sort of way".)

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* The ''Literature/DoctorWhoNewAdventures'' novel ''The Highest Science'' has the Doctor discover a triangular video cassette showing "Captain Millennium" battling "Libidia, "Libida, Queen of the Virenies", which he considers to be SoBadItsGood. (And when it ends on a cliffhanger with the Captain's assistant being threatened by an evil robot, he concludes it's "almost like real life, in a glamourised glamorized sort of way".)



* ''Franchise/{{Ben 10}}'' and especially it sequels are known to play this trope straight. [[TheMenInBlack The Plumbers]] are a secret SpacePolice that deals with different inter-planetary issues, they travel between planets fighting against the bad guys with a different set of weapons or alien superpowers. It's clear that Ben wants to be like this, as he wanted to join in the first series a special organization that was mostly a lighthearted parody of this (They were portrayed rather cartoonish but still capable and useful) and in the flashforward episodes he is seen as a straight example of this trope. The sequel series ''WesternAnimation/Ben10AlienForce'' and ''WesternAnimation/Ben10UltimateAlien'' shows a very diverse set of Plumbers with many of them falling squarely on this trope.
** With the increasing SpaceOpera elements in the series, this is seen as a logical progression, inter-planetary travelling became a standard of the series, and many of the villians in the show are classical sci-fi enemies that must be dealt with a regular space hero.

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* ''Franchise/{{Ben 10}}'' and especially it sequels are known to play this trope straight. [[TheMenInBlack The Plumbers]] are a secret SpacePolice that deals with different inter-planetary issues, they travel between planets fighting against the bad guys with a different set of weapons or alien superpowers. It's clear that Ben wants to be like this, as he wanted to join in the first series a special organization that was mostly a lighthearted parody of this (They were portrayed as rather cartoonish but still capable and useful) and in the flashforward episodes he is seen as a straight example of this trope. The sequel series ''WesternAnimation/Ben10AlienForce'' and ''WesternAnimation/Ben10UltimateAlien'' shows a very diverse set of Plumbers with many of them falling squarely on this trope.
** With the increasing SpaceOpera elements in the series, this is seen as a logical progression, inter-planetary travelling became a standard of the series, and many of the villians villains in the show are classical sci-fi enemies that must be dealt with a regular space hero.
25th Aug '17 3:50:17 PM WillKeaton
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* ''SpaceAce''.

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* Ace, AKA Dexter, from ''SpaceAce''.
23rd Jul '17 11:03:29 AM MadAnthony94
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* Rocket Raccoon of the ''GuardiansOfTheGalaxy'' started as a very weird version of this trope plus FunnyAnimal. He later learned that the people he was protecting were actually abandoned mental patients; he'd been created to serve as the least-threatening asylum orderly possible. This leads to his modern characterization as a cynical, kleptomaniac bounty hunter.
16th Jul '17 10:14:44 PM HeroGal2347
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* Major Courage (a parody of Shatner's Kirk) of ''Courage of the Cosmos'', a ShowWithinAShow in the ''WesternAnimation/DuckTales'' episode, "[[Recap/DuckTalesS1E4WhereNoDuckHasGoneBefore Where No Duck Has Gone Before]]".

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* Major Courage (a parody of Shatner's Kirk) of ''Courage of the Cosmos'', a ShowWithinAShow in the ''WesternAnimation/DuckTales'' ''WesternAnimation/DuckTales1987'' episode, "[[Recap/DuckTalesS1E4WhereNoDuckHasGoneBefore Where No Duck Has Gone Before]]".
16th Jul '17 3:33:48 PM foxley
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* ''Comicbook/{{Nova}}'' becomes a reconstruction of this in ''Comicbook/{{Annihilation}}.

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* ''Comicbook/{{Nova}}'' becomes a reconstruction of this in ''Comicbook/{{Annihilation}}.
''Comicbook/{{Annihilation}}''.
* Lance Blastoff, from Creator/FrankMiller's ''Tales to Offend'', is a parody with the sexist and racist elements turned UpToEleven.
10th Jun '17 1:43:52 PM Vox
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