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14th Jan '16 1:06:11 PM Morgenthaler
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* The new ''[[Franchise/TheFlash Flash]]'' character Turbine seems like he was created to cash in on the renewed interest in the Tuskegee Airmen after the release of the movie ''RedTails''.
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* The new ''[[Franchise/TheFlash Flash]]'' character Turbine seems like he was created to cash in on the renewed interest in the Tuskegee Airmen after the release of the movie ''RedTails''.''Film/RedTails''.
25th Dec '15 4:39:51 PM nombretomado
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This isn't the same as an ''existing'' hero's ability or story being tweaked in response to the times, such as SilverAge technobabble revisionism. Compare with CaptainEthnic, CyclicNationalFascination, TotallyRadical, and WereStillRelevantDammit. Contrast with OldSuperhero, who is outdated ''on purpose''. Particularly prone to being the subject of ReimaginingTheArtifact if brought back.
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This isn't the same as an ''existing'' hero's ability or story being tweaked in response to the times, such as SilverAge [[UsefulNotes/TheSilverAgeOfComicBooks Silver Age]] technobabble revisionism. Compare with CaptainEthnic, CyclicNationalFascination, TotallyRadical, and WereStillRelevantDammit. Contrast with OldSuperhero, who is outdated ''on purpose''. Particularly prone to being the subject of ReimaginingTheArtifact if brought back.
10th Oct '15 9:28:54 AM nombretomado
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* The ''Comicbook/{{Earth 2}}'' version of ComicBook/JimmyOlsen from the {{New 52}} is an Edward Snowden-style "[[TheCracker Hacktivist]]" rather than a print journalist.
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* The ''Comicbook/{{Earth 2}}'' version of ComicBook/JimmyOlsen from the {{New ComicBook/{{New 52}} is an Edward Snowden-style "[[TheCracker Hacktivist]]" rather than a print journalist.
24th Sep '15 5:38:07 PM comicwriter
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* Similarly, books like ''Comicbook/TheMovement'' and ''We Are Comicbook/{{Robin}}'' were created in response to youth-heavy social movies of the 2010's, like Black Lives Matter and Occupy Wall Street.
5th Sep '15 4:19:53 PM nombretomado
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* In the ''Roleplay/GlobalGuardiansPBEMUniverse'', there is Headbanger, a hair-metal themed supervillain (who shows lots of chest hair, has big poofy 1980s rock-star hair, and makeup) who uses ThePowerOfRock as a weapon. Glitterball was a disco-themed hero active in the late 1970s. Speedway is a {{NASCAR}}-themed speedster. Yo-Yo uses gimmicked yo-yos as weapons.
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* In the ''Roleplay/GlobalGuardiansPBEMUniverse'', there is Headbanger, a hair-metal themed supervillain (who shows lots of chest hair, has big poofy 1980s rock-star hair, and makeup) who uses ThePowerOfRock as a weapon. Glitterball was a disco-themed hero active in the late 1970s. Speedway is a {{NASCAR}}-themed UsefulNotes/{{NASCAR}}-themed speedster. Yo-Yo uses gimmicked yo-yos as weapons.
9th May '15 5:55:15 PM Gamecubist
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* ComicBook/{{Dazzler}} (pictured at right), who later became a member of the Comicbook/XMen, was introduced with disco-based powers and costume (white jumpsuit and roller skates) just as disco [[DeaderThanDisco was dying]]. It didn't help that she was given a big marketing push, meeting up with the likes of Galactus in a vain attempt to make the character cool, or that the entire project had begun as a proposal for a [[LiveActionAdaptation live action film]] starring Bo Derek. But at least she wasn't called the Disco Dazzler, as originally planned.
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* ComicBook/{{Dazzler}} (pictured at right), who later became a member of the Comicbook/XMen, was introduced with disco-based powers and costume (white jumpsuit and roller skates) just as disco [[DeaderThanDisco was dying]].dying. It didn't help that she was given a big marketing push, meeting up with the likes of Galactus in a vain attempt to make the character cool, or that the entire project had begun as a proposal for a [[LiveActionAdaptation live action film]] starring Bo Derek. But at least she wasn't called the Disco Dazzler, as originally planned.

** And since any connection between skateboards and the term "thrashing" has largely passed out of public awareness, his name [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast just sounds]] [[FreudWasRight awfully nasty]] (although Spider-Man [[LampshadeHanging made a joke]] along this line in ''1991''.) He fought with twin escrima sticks so the thrashing part of his name could easily be applied to his weapons of choice.
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** And since any connection between skateboards and the term "thrashing" has largely passed out of public awareness, his name [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast just sounds]] [[FreudWasRight awfully nasty]] (although Spider-Man [[LampshadeHanging made a joke]] along this line in ''1991''.) He fought with twin escrima eskrima sticks so the thrashing part of his name could easily be applied to his weapons of choice.

* It's hard to tell whether ''Marvel: The Lost Generation'''s Hipster, a skinny, goateed beatnik and total JiveTurkey operating in late 1950s San Francisco, is intended as a spoof or a completely straight portrayal of this trope. However, he's inarguably an example. When he meets Sunshine, a woman with psychadelic powers, he changes his costume and name to become Captain Hip.
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* It's hard to tell whether ''Marvel: The Lost Generation'''s Hipster, a skinny, goateed beatnik and total JiveTurkey operating in late 1950s San Francisco, is intended as a spoof or a completely straight portrayal of this trope. However, he's inarguably definitely an example. When he meets Sunshine, a woman with psychadelic powers, he changes his costume and name to become Captain Hip.
24th Apr '15 9:09:27 PM rodneyAnonymous
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doh, "rather well", but same comments
24th Apr '15 9:08:36 PM rodneyAnonymous
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"rather very"? two modifiers to an adjective, one minus and the other plus?
[[caption-width-right:300:I must be a creature of the night, black, terrible...'''a mirror ball!''']]
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[[caption-width-right:300:I must be a creature of the night, black, terrible... '''a mirror ball!''']]

* ComicBook/GhostRider is actually a combination of two different fads at the time the character was created in the early 1970s: stunt cycling and characters with horror-themed origins, which were then popular at Creator/MarvelComics. Thankfully, his occult adventures and highly distinctive design fit in rather well during the 1980s and '90s, especially with the influx of [[NinetiesAntiHero anti-heroes in the 1990s]]. His popularity has faded considerably in recent years, however.
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* ComicBook/GhostRider is actually a combination of two different fads at the time the character was created in the early 1970s: stunt cycling and characters with horror-themed origins, which were then popular at Creator/MarvelComics. Thankfully, his occult adventures and highly distinctive design fit in rather well during the 1980s and '90s, especially with the influx of [[NinetiesAntiHero anti-heroes in the 1990s]]. His popularity has faded considerably in recent years, however.
14th Apr '15 5:42:36 PM nombretomado
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* '''Adam X the X-Treme,''' from the early, well, [[DarkAge guess which decade]], who was almost made a ''completely unignorable'' OldShame by virtue of being ''the third Summers brother''. Fortunately, he vanished before the writers revealed that, and it ended up being someone completely different about a decade later. He hasn't disappeared completely, considering a few recent appearances - and it's still entirely possible he's the ''fourth'' Summers brother, if only a half-brother.
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* '''Adam X the X-Treme,''' from the early, well, [[DarkAge [[UsefulNotes/TheDarkAgeOfComicBooks guess which decade]], who was almost made a ''completely unignorable'' OldShame by virtue of being ''the third Summers brother''. Fortunately, he vanished before the writers revealed that, and it ended up being someone completely different about a decade later. He hasn't disappeared completely, considering a few recent appearances - and it's still entirely possible he's the ''fourth'' Summers brother, if only a half-brother.
3rd Mar '15 9:53:13 AM AnotherGuy
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** There was a karate fad in the United States in the 1950s and 1960s. He was reworked to fit the kung fu fad of the 1970s. He still predates the movie ''Film/TheKarateKid'' by decades, so he's not quite as derivative as he sounds.
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** There was a karate fad in the United States in the 1950s and 1960s. He was reworked to fit the kung fu fad of the 1970s. He still predates the movie ''Film/TheKarateKid'' by decades, decades[[note]]In fact, the film states that it's not related to the DC Comics character, and had to get DC's permission to use the title.[[/note]], so he's not quite as derivative as he sounds.
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