History Main / FakeUltimateHero

18th Aug '17 5:17:49 AM jormis29
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* The mini-series ''The American Way'' has in 1962, the U.S. defended by the Civil Defense Corps, a team of super-humans, including an alien. They're shown fighting in a city against an alien attack with an ad man watching in awe. Brought on by his old friends, the Kennedys, the man is stunned to learn the CDC is a massive fraud. Most have no powers, the "alien" is a guy in a costume and the whole thing was started to give the U.S. a push in a "superhuman arms race" and help public morale. While their stopping street crime and natural disasters are real, every "alien invasion" and "super-villain attack" is carefully planned out to have a minimum of property damage and no civilian deaths.

to:

* The mini-series ''The American Way'' ''ComicBook/TheAmericanWay'' has in 1962, the U.S. defended by the Civil Defense Corps, a team of super-humans, including an alien. They're shown fighting in a city against an alien attack with an ad man watching in awe. Brought on by his old friends, the Kennedys, the man is stunned to learn the CDC is a massive fraud. Most have no powers, the "alien" is a guy in a costume and the whole thing was started to give the U.S. a push in a "superhuman arms race" and help public morale. While their stopping street crime and natural disasters are real, every "alien invasion" and "super-villain attack" is carefully planned out to have a minimum of property damage and no civilian deaths.
10th Aug '17 12:17:18 PM MikeW
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* The mini-series ''The American Way'' has in 1962, the U.S. defended by the Civil Defense Corps, a team of super-humans, including an alien. They're shown fighting in a city against an alien attack with an ad man watching in awe. Brought on by his old friends, the Kennedys, the man is stunned to learn the CDC is a massive fraud. Most have no powers, the "alien" is a guy in a costume and the whole thing was started to give the U.S. a push in a "superhuman arms race" and help public morale. While their stopping street crime and natural disasters are real, every "alien invasion" and "super-villain attack" is carefully planned out to have a minimum of property damage and no civilian deaths.
** The comic kicks in when, during a fake "fight," Old Glory suffers a heart attack (from years of smoking) and dies, a seeming "casualty" of the fight. And when the ad man decides to bring in a "colored" hero, many in the team are against it in brutal ways.
27th Jul '17 4:36:58 PM Divra
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

** Captain Blackadder from series four earned his reputation fighting colonial wars, of which a prerequisite was "...that the enemy under no circumstances be allowed to have guns", and earned a Distinguished Service Order saving Field Marshal Haig from ten thousand Watusi warriors armed with sharpened slices of mango. None of his previous experience left him with any idea of how to handle half a million heavily armed Germans, so when the series begins, he's mostly looking for a way to not get horribly killed while keeping his reputation somewhat intact.
25th Jul '17 5:35:58 AM Trooper924
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

** In "The Big Job", Wander and Sylvia join up with [[TheSquad a group of seemingly badass soldiers]] fighting against Lord Hater called The Insurgent Generals who are on an important mission [[spoiler: [[PokeThePoodle to ruin Lord Hater's hot tub]]. Its revealed that for all their tough talk, the Generals are way too scared of Hater to even dare doing anything worse than that--much less actually fight him directly!]]
12th Jul '17 1:43:21 PM Sorantheman
Is there an issue? Send a Message


[[caption-width-right:278:[[EveryoneIsASuper Everyone can blow up mountains.]] But it takes a BadassNormal to keep the press at bay.]]

to:

[[caption-width-right:278:[[EveryoneIsASuper Everyone can blow up mountains.planets.]] But it takes a BadassNormal to keep the press at bay.]]
26th Jun '17 4:46:02 PM TristanJeremiah
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* ''Movie/AngryBirds'' has Mighty Eagle, who is the only bird in the Angry Birds franchise who can fly. Red used to look up to him in his child hood until [[BrokenPedestal he met him]]. As it turns out, he chooses not to fly or do much of anything out of [[DirtyCoward cowardice]], but [[SmallNameBigEgo but still thinks very highly of himself anyway]]. In the end of the movie, he hogs all the glory and gets an awesome statue anyway. This is a bit of TruthInTelevision, as real life eagles tend to rely on other animals to kill their prey for them, so they can swoop in at last second and steal it.

to:

* ''Movie/AngryBirds'' ''Film/AngryBirds'' has Mighty Eagle, who is the only bird in the Angry Birds franchise who can fly. Red used to look up to him in his child hood until [[BrokenPedestal he met him]]. As it turns out, he chooses not to fly or do much of anything out of [[DirtyCoward cowardice]], but [[SmallNameBigEgo but still thinks very highly of himself anyway]]. In the end of the movie, he hogs all the glory and gets an awesome statue anyway. This is a bit of TruthInTelevision, as real life eagles tend to rely on other animals to kill their prey for them, so they can swoop in at last second and steal it.
26th Jun '17 4:43:27 PM TristanJeremiah
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* ''Movie/AngryBirds'' has Mighty Eagle, who is the only bird in the Angry Birds franchise who can fly. Red used to look up to him in his child hood until [[BrokenPedestal he met him]]. As it turns out, he chooses not to fly or do much of anything out of [[DirtyCoward cowardice]], but [[SmallNameBigEgo but still thinks very highly of himself anyway]]. In the end of the movie, he hogs all the glory and gets an awesome statue anyway. This is a bit of TruthInTelevision, as real life eagles tend to rely on other animals to kill their prey for them, so they can swoop in at last second and steal it.
25th Jun '17 2:52:28 PM PsychoNormal91
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

** [[spoiler:Hifumi Togo, the Star Confidant of the same game, is also an example, as her mother has been fixing her matches to help increase her fame. Unlike Akechi, Hifumi wasn't in on any of this and didn't learn until late in her Confidant, and was more along the lines of an UnwittingPawn for her mother.]]
24th Jun '17 2:32:51 PM nombretomado
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* ''DragonQuest'' games revel in this trope. Just about every single one features a total faker that takes all the credit for your party's hard work (Prince Charmles in ''VideoGame/DragonQuestVIII'', Ragley in ''VideoGame/DragonQuestVII'', and so forth). Though how their efforts fare differs from game to game.

to:

* ''DragonQuest'' ''VideoGame/DragonQuest'' games revel in this trope. Just about every single one features a total faker that takes all the credit for your party's hard work (Prince Charmles in ''VideoGame/DragonQuestVIII'', Ragley in ''VideoGame/DragonQuestVII'', and so forth). Though how their efforts fare differs from game to game.
22nd Jun '17 8:42:38 PM SSJMagus
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* The self-praising braggart Volstagg, of the ''Warriors Three'' from Creator/MarvelComics. For a time, his cowardice was his best weapon. The tree he was hiding in would break, dropping his not-inconsiderable bulk onto a roaming bad guy. Or the room he 'recons' (hides in) holds the InfinityPlusOneSword needed to send the demon back home. Turned upside down in that he becomes a regular hero. Canon that he was 'Home Alone' in the city of Asgard and pretty much kicked an invading army out all by himself.

to:

* The self-praising braggart Volstagg, of the ''Warriors Three'' from Creator/MarvelComics. For a time, his cowardice was his best weapon. The tree he was hiding in would break, dropping his not-inconsiderable bulk onto a roaming bad guy. Or the room he 'recons' (hides in) holds the InfinityPlusOneSword needed to send the demon back home. Turned upside down in that he becomes a regular hero. Canon that he was 'Home Alone' in the city of Asgard and pretty much kicked an invading army out all by himself. And then when Vostagg hit the DespairEventHorizon after failing to save a group of orphan children, he claimed [[ComicBook/UltimateMarvel the Ultimate Marvel version of Mjolnir]] for himself and declared that he would now be a brutal AntiHero version of his old friend Thor.
This list shows the last 10 events of 243. Show all.
http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/article_history.php?article=Main.FakeUltimateHero