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21st Jun '16 5:16:41 PM nombretomado
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* This is the premise of ''TigerAndBunny''. All superheroes are sponsored by corporations, who seem to serve more of an entertainment and advertising function than actual fighting crime. All of the heroes featured on [=HeroTV=] are genuinely heroic, however, and are in the business at least in part because they want to help people. As such, it's a more idealistic take on the concept than one might expect. Worth noting is that in this case the products aren't {{Bland Name Product}}s but real ProductPlacement from the actual anime's sponsors like Pepsi, and Bandai.

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* This is the premise of ''TigerAndBunny''.''Anime/TigerAndBunny''. All superheroes are sponsored by corporations, who seem to serve more of an entertainment and advertising function than actual fighting crime. All of the heroes featured on [=HeroTV=] are genuinely heroic, however, and are in the business at least in part because they want to help people. As such, it's a more idealistic take on the concept than one might expect. Worth noting is that in this case the products aren't {{Bland Name Product}}s but real ProductPlacement from the actual anime's sponsors like Pepsi, and Bandai.
1st May '16 2:22:32 AM MorganWick
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In many superhero works, the problem comes up of WhereDoesHeGetAllThoseWonderfulToys Superheroes have to pay the bills, after all, and [[HeroismWontPayTheBills superheroics isn't really that lucrative]]. So what's a superhero to do? Well, if you weren't lucky enough to inherit a large fortune and head a major corporation, you can either find a day job or seek out sponsorship for your heroics! While some might turn to the government, others might want to head to the private sector for financing.

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In many superhero works, the problem comes up of WhereDoesHeGetAllThoseWonderfulToys Superheroes have to pay the bills, after all, and [[HeroismWontPayTheBills superheroics isn't really that lucrative]]. So what's a superhero to do? Well, if you weren't lucky enough to [[Franchise/{{Batman}} inherit a large fortune and head a major corporation, corporation]], you can either [[StockSuperheroDayJobs find a day job job]] or seek out sponsorship for your heroics! While some might turn to the government, others might want to head to the private sector for financing.
12th Mar '16 2:59:58 AM LinTaylor
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* ''WebComic/OnePunchMan'' generally averts this trope, since the heroes are part of a government organization and therefore get a salary. However, there are still a few "heroes" who are only in it for the money, and will gladly try to tear down other heroes in order to raise their own standings (and paychecks). The closest to this trope is the number one A-Class hero Amai Mask, who spends much more time acting and producing pop music than he does actually fighting evil. [[spoiler:He's also a colossal scumbag who has a twisted BeautyEqualsGoodness worldview and values image much more than actual heroics.]]
5th Feb '16 12:44:29 PM StFan
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* In ''Film/IronMan3'', Comicbook/WarMachine is given a patriotic paint job and rechristened as "Iron Patriot," which is said to have tested better in focus groups. WordOfGod is that the government specifically created Iron Patriot to cash-in on the goodwill superheroes were receiving after the events of ''Film/TheAvengers''.

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* In ''Film/IronMan3'', Comicbook/WarMachine is given a patriotic paint job and rechristened as "Iron Patriot," Patriot", which is said to have tested better in focus groups. WordOfGod is that the government specifically created Iron Patriot to cash-in on the goodwill superheroes were receiving after the events of ''Film/TheAvengers''.
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* TheFlash did this in an episode of ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague'', but Green Lantern scolded him upon hearing about it.
** After that episode it was made an official part of the Justice League charter that members do not do this.

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* TheFlash Franchise/TheFlash did this in an episode of ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague'', but Green Lantern scolded him upon hearing about it.
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it. After that episode it was made an official part of the Justice League charter that members do not do this.



13th Jan '16 9:09:15 PM jormis29
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* The ''{{WildCATS}}'' from ''{{Wildstorm}}'' were sponsored by different companies and entrepreneurs in the past.

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* The ''{{WildCATS}}'' ''ComicBook/WildCATS'' from ''{{Wildstorm}}'' ''Creator/{{Wildstorm}}'' were sponsored by different companies and entrepreneurs in the past.



* The Blur in ''SupremePower'' actually started as a corporate spokesman, seen in ads for everything from mp3 players to soda. After Nighthawk got him to start being heroic, he switched to a single sponsor -- Kyle Richmond/Nighthawk's own company.
* One of the major hooks behind ''[[ComicBook/XForce X-Statix]]'' was the fact that the team of mutant media darlings were also inveterate corporate shills.

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* The Blur in ''SupremePower'' ''ComicBook/SupremePower'' actually started as a corporate spokesman, seen in ads for everything from mp3 players to soda. After Nighthawk got him to start being heroic, he switched to a single sponsor -- Kyle Richmond/Nighthawk's own company.
* One of the major hooks behind ''[[ComicBook/XForce X-Statix]]'' ''ComicBook/XStatix'' was the fact that the team of mutant media darlings were also inveterate corporate shills.
8th Jan '16 4:47:08 PM NemoSpecific
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* The short-lived ''All-New Comicbook/{{X-Factor}}'' relaunch featured a new line-up sponsored by Serval Industries.
13th Dec '15 7:54:01 PM nombretomado
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* One of the major hooks behind ''[[XForce X-Statix]]'' was the fact that the team of mutant media darlings were also inveterate corporate shills.

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* One of the major hooks behind ''[[XForce ''[[ComicBook/XForce X-Statix]]'' was the fact that the team of mutant media darlings were also inveterate corporate shills.
6th Dec '15 5:38:16 PM nombretomado
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* In DC's ''SevenSoldiers'', The Manhattan Guardian was sponsored by a newspaper. A notable case in that the heroism was the primary reason why he was hired, rather than for advertising or public relations purposes.

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* In DC's ''SevenSoldiers'', ''ComicBook/SevenSoldiers'', The Manhattan Guardian was sponsored by a newspaper. A notable case in that the heroism was the primary reason why he was hired, rather than for advertising or public relations purposes.
5th Dec '15 9:57:12 AM Malitia
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* The post-''Comicbook/{{Secret Wars|2015}}'' relaunch of ''Comicbook/NewAvengers'' revolves around the A.I.M. corporation assembling and sponsoring their own team of Avengers.

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* The post-''Comicbook/{{Secret Wars|2015}}'' relaunch of ''Comicbook/NewAvengers'' ''Comicbook/{{New Avengers|2015}}'' revolves around the A.I.M. corporation assembling and sponsoring their own team of Avengers.
14th Nov '15 1:08:02 PM StFan
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* One of the hopefuls in ''{{Wildguard}}: Casting Call'' was Running Girl, a speedster who had her own shoe deal even before she debuted as a superhero. Currently, the deal's pending -- she didn't make Wildguard and the contract stipulates she be on a team. Human Shield mentioned being contacted by home security and plastic bag companies to act as a spokesman, but didn't say whether he was actually going for it.

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* One of the hopefuls in ''{{Wildguard}}: ''ComicBook/{{Wildguard}}: Casting Call'' was Running Girl, a speedster who had her own shoe deal even before she debuted as a superhero. Currently, the deal's pending -- she didn't make Wildguard and the contract stipulates she be on a team. Human Shield mentioned being contacted by home security and plastic bag companies to act as a spokesman, but didn't say whether he was actually going for it.
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