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26th Jul '17 7:48:53 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* The Revenant is the Batman [[{{Expy}} analog]] with a heavy dose of GenreSavvy in the comic ''ComicBook/{{PS238}}''. At one point he muses "I sometimes think access to cash is the greatest superpower of all".

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* The Revenant is the Batman [[{{Expy}} analog]] with a heavy dose of GenreSavvy in the comic ''ComicBook/{{PS238}}''. At one point he muses "I sometimes think access to cash is the greatest superpower of all".
26th Jul '17 2:24:22 PM deimos415
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*** The 2017 film ''Film/{{Justice League|2017}}'', has him quite bluntly noting this to a curious Barry Allen:
--->'''Barry''': ...what are your superpowers, again?
--->'''Bruce''': I'm rich.
18th Jul '17 4:43:28 AM nighttrainfm
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** But since several teams had theirs built on the cheap, and at one point a cybercafe owner is shown to be able to fund the construction and maintenance of morphers, zords, bikes, and other assorted doodads, it's unlikely that Andrew spent a vast sum on his ops center.
*** Hayley (the aforementioned cybercafe owner) was a rocket scientist ("among other things") who ''built them herself''. Hartford would have had to hire rocket scientists. Also, the base in ''Operation Overdrive'' was a lot more elaborate than Dr. Oliver's basement in ''[[Series/PowerRangersDinoThunder Dino Thunder]]'', and the zords in ''Dino Thunder'' were found and tamed, not built.
5th Jul '17 5:14:09 PM nighttrainfm
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* Kate Bishop of ''ComicBook/YoungAvengers''. At the end of the first arc, she sets the team up in a run-down building owned by her family's business and uses a few connections in the fashion industry to replace their ruined costumes (or, in her case, just make one).

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* Kate Bishop of ''ComicBook/YoungAvengers''.ComicBook/KateBishop, back when the ComicBook/YoungAvengers were just starting out. At the end of the first arc, she sets the team up in a run-down building owned by her family's business and uses a few connections in the fashion industry to replace their ruined costumes (or, in her case, just make one). She's moved away from this since then, however, and as of 2017 her father is being built up as one of her ''enemies''.
26th May '17 8:32:26 AM Silverblade2
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*** Of course, this comes to a head during the New 52, where thanks to the devastation of ''ComicBook/DeathOfTheFamily'' and [[VillainSue The]] [[SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker Joker]], Nightwing spends a good part of his stay in Chicago (relatively) dirt poor--and thanks to the demolition of the Bat Family's trust of each other and personal pride, he pointedly refused to ask Bruce for financial help.

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*** Of course, this comes to a head during the New 52, where thanks to the devastation of ''ComicBook/DeathOfTheFamily'' and [[VillainSue The]] [[SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker Joker]], ComicBook/TheJoker, Nightwing spends a good part of his stay in Chicago (relatively) dirt poor--and thanks to the demolition of the Bat Family's trust of each other and personal pride, he pointedly refused to ask Bruce for financial help.
2nd May '17 11:57:08 AM CountDorku
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** Any Fate Core supers game that doesn't change the default skill list is going to have this, because Resources is a skill. Ones that import Absolute stunts from the ''ComicBook/AtomicRobo Role-Playing Game'' can allow a character, with one Stunt, to make it so that any Overcome attempt made with Resources ''succeeds automatically''. No matter how much money they're asking, you have more.
22nd Apr '17 5:19:14 AM Saveelich
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->'''Buttercup:''' You can't just ''buy'' superpowers!\\
'''Princess:''' Oh yeah? Tell that to Franchise/{{Batman}}.
-->-- ''WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls''

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->'''Buttercup:''' You can't just ''buy'' superpowers!\\
'''Princess:''' Oh yeah? Tell that to Franchise/{{Batman}}.
->'''[[Franchise/TheFlash Barry Allen]]:''' What are your superpowers again?\\
'''[[Franchise/{{Batman}} Bruce Wayne]]:''' I'm rich.
-->-- ''WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls''
''Film/{{Justice League|2017}}''
12th Mar '17 7:10:43 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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* In ''Film/MysteryMen'' (1999), a deliberate parody of superhero tropes, [[CorporateSponsoredSuperhero Lance Hunt]] pretends to be the millionaire benefactor of Captain Amazing when he is actually himself Captain Amazing. This character also fits the CorruptCorporateExecutive trope. It's implied that he made a lot of his money with advertising. Basically, imagine a Nascar racer fighting crime.

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* In ''Film/MysteryMen'' (1999), a deliberate parody of superhero tropes, [[CorporateSponsoredSuperhero Lance Hunt]] pretends to be the millionaire benefactor of Captain Amazing when he is actually himself Captain Amazing. This character also fits the CorruptCorporateExecutive trope. It's implied that he made a lot of his money with advertising. Basically, imagine a Nascar UsefulNotes/{{NASCAR}} racer fighting crime.
5th Mar '17 10:10:25 AM Bissek
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* ''MANTIS'' was a short lived prime time crime fighter show on FOX centring around a wealthy robotics engineer who was left paraplegic after stopping a stray bullet when an armed robbery ended in a shootout with the police. He designed and prototyped [[CoolWheelchair a powered exoskeleton]] to restore his mobility, apparently in his free time, then realised the inherent potential for awesome that this represented and turned it into a suit of full-on PoweredArmor.

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* ''MANTIS'' was a short lived prime time crime fighter show on FOX centring centering around a wealthy robotics engineer who was left paraplegic after stopping a stray bullet when an armed robbery ended in a shootout with the police. He designed and prototyped [[CoolWheelchair a powered exoskeleton]] to restore his mobility, apparently in his free time, then realised the inherent potential for awesome that this represented and turned it into a suit of full-on PoweredArmor.




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* The premise of ''Series/{{APB}}'' is billionaire Gideon Reeves paying the mayor of Chicago $90 million to take over a police district, and then equipping it with high-tech gear of his own design, most of which the Chicago PD would never have been able to afford if they'd had to get a budget request for said things past the mayor's office instead of having the head of a major high technology firm giving them the stuff for free.
11th Feb '17 8:24:37 PM Snowy66
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* ''Series/{{Arrow}}'': Has the protagonist Oliver Queen using his family's fortune to engineer high-tech gear in his crusade to fight crime. He can also take a less direct approach, such as using his wealth to buy a priceless jewel to serve as bait for a jewel thief.
--> '''Oliver''': "You know us billionaire vigilantes... we ''do'' love our toys."
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