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19th Apr '17 2:00:32 AM kome360
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** So they got the intern to do it.
--> Morbo says new job at Justice League is tireless job for tired old worker. Try [Insert Product Name Here] [Insert Slogan Here].
11th Mar '17 8:50:12 PM StrixObscuro
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** [=LexCorp=] also sponsored one iteration of ''ComicBook/InfinityIncorporated''.

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** [=LexCorp=] also sponsored one iteration of ''ComicBook/InfinityIncorporated''.''ComicBook/InfinityInc''.
11th Mar '17 8:49:10 PM StrixObscuro
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* Creator/DCComics also had Aztek, who was sponsored by [[ComicBook/LexLuthor LexCorp]] so that they could have their own member on the [[JusticeLeagueOfAmerica JLA]].

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* Creator/DCComics also had Aztek, who was sponsored by [[ComicBook/LexLuthor LexCorp]] so that they could have their own member on the [[JusticeLeagueOfAmerica JLA]].[[ComicBook/JusticeLeagueOfAmerica JLA]].
** [=LexCorp=] also sponsored one iteration of ''ComicBook/InfinityIncorporated''.


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* The Marvel Universe's version of the Greek gods have a front company called the Olympus Group that bails them out when they have problems with mortal authorities, which would thus technically make ComicBook/{{Hercules}} and ComicBook/{{Ares}} corporate-sponsored heroes.
* In ''ComicBook/TheRedTen'', the titular ten are a corporate-backed {{expy}} of the Justice League.
11th Mar '17 8:27:13 PM CurledUpWithDakka
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* Used partly on ''Film/{{Hancock}}''. Ray was a marketing executive, and in one of Hancock's visits to his house saw a logo Ray made as part of a charity campaign he was doing (with little success). [[spoiler:At the end of the movie, he makes a replica of it ON THE MOON, so everybody could see it.]] It was a good deed between friends rather than actual bussiness but you know Ray would get a lot of business after that.

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* Used partly on ''Film/{{Hancock}}''. Ray was a marketing executive, and in one of Hancock's visits to his house saw a logo Ray made as part of a charity campaign he was doing (with little success). [[spoiler:At the end of the movie, he makes a replica of it ON THE MOON, so everybody could see it.]] It was a good deed between friends rather than actual bussiness business but you know Ray would get a lot of business after that.
20th Aug '16 1:15:09 PM ChronoLegion
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* A variation in ''Literature/{{Corpies}}'', where the titular term is a derogatory name for PEERS (Privately Employed Emergency Response Supers) used by actual licensed Heroes. Unlike Heroes, PEERS are employed by corporations and typically feature logos of their sponsors on their uniforms. They are also not allowed to engage supervillains (except in self-defense) and are limited to rescue and disaster recovery work.

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* A variation in ''Literature/{{Corpies}}'', where the titular term is a derogatory name for PEERS (Privately Employed Emergency Response Supers) used by actual licensed Heroes. Unlike Heroes, PEERS are employed by corporations and typically feature logos of their sponsors on their uniforms. They are also not allowed to engage supervillains (except in self-defense) and are limited to rescue and disaster recovery work. Some PEERS teams work with cops, while others employ Hero liaisons. A liaison's job is to use his or her experience to determine if an emergency is caused by a Super or a [[PowerIncontinence Powered]] and to either keep the team away or confront the Super/Powered, while the team focused on rescue work.
20th Aug '16 1:05:17 PM ChronoLegion
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* A variation in ''Literature/{{Corpies}}'', where the titular term is a derogatory name for PEERS (Privately Employed Emergency Response Supers) used by actual licensed Heroes. Unlike Heroes, PEERS are employed by corporations and typically feature logos of their sponsors on their uniforms. They are also not allowed to engage supervillains (except in self-defense) and are limited to rescue and disaster recovery work.
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31st Jul '16 10:01:25 AM nombretomado
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* DCComics also had Aztek, who was sponsored by [[ComicBook/LexLuthor LexCorp]] so that they could have their own member on the [[JusticeLeagueOfAmerica JLA]].

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* DCComics Creator/DCComics also had Aztek, who was sponsored by [[ComicBook/LexLuthor LexCorp]] so that they could have their own member on the [[JusticeLeagueOfAmerica JLA]].
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.]]
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