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26th May '16 8:48:51 AM narm00
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* The first [[ComicBook/TheAtom Atom]] was Al Pratt back during the 1940's, but the title was made most famous by the second bearer, Ray Palmer, in the 1960's. Palmer briefly passed on the identity to teenager Adam Cray during the 1980's, but became the Atom once again after Cray's murder. In 2006, Palmer was succeeded by Ryan Choi, but was again forced out of retirement after Choi was killed just a few years later during the ''ComicBook/BrightestDay'' event; the controversy over the racial implications of Choi's death resulted in it getting addressed during ''ComicBook/{{Convergence}}''.

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* The first [[ComicBook/TheAtom Atom]] was Al Pratt back during the 1940's, but the title was made most famous by the second bearer, Ray Palmer, in the 1960's. Palmer briefly passed on the identity to teenager Adam Cray during the 1980's, but became the Atom once again after Cray's murder. In 2006, Palmer was succeeded by Ryan Choi, but was again forced out of retirement after Choi was killed just a few years later during the ''ComicBook/BrightestDay'' event; the controversy over the racial implications of Choi's death resulted in it saw the death itself getting addressed during ''ComicBook/{{Convergence}}''.fixed in ''ComicBook/{{Convergence}}'', and in a younger version of Choi becoming the Atom in ''ComicBook/DCRebirth''.



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** Post-''Flashpoint'', Jaime is apparently the first Blue Beetle, but not the first bearer of the scarab. A younger Ted Kord is around, but as yet doesn't have a super-identity.

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** Post-''Flashpoint'', Jaime is apparently the first Blue Beetle, but not the first bearer of the scarab. A younger Ted Kord is around, but as yet doesn't have a super-identity.teams up with Jaime in ''ComicBook/DCRebirth'', inspired to create his own costume and equipment.



* VandalSavage from ''DC Comics'' eventually became GenreSavvy enough to figure out this trope and decided to go wipe out a few 'hero lines'. He got a couple but failed some as well. A steel-based villain was sent to kill Commander Steel's family. He was stabbed in the mouth, bleeding ensued and that gave steel powers to the man's grandson. [[NiceJobFixingItVillain Way to go, Savage]].

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* VandalSavage from ''DC Comics'' DC Comics eventually became GenreSavvy enough to figure out this trope and decided to go wipe out a few 'hero lines'. He got a couple but failed some as well. A steel-based villain was sent to kill Commander Steel's family. He was stabbed in the mouth, bleeding ensued and that gave steel powers to the man's grandson. [[NiceJobFixingItVillain Way to go, Savage]].



* ComicBook/DoctorFate is a hard one to keep track of, even without the ContinuitySnarl. The title passed from archaeologist Kent Nelson to mother-and-son duo Linda and Eric Strauss, then to Kent's wife Inza. Following ''ComicBook/ZeroHour'', Jared Stevens took up the mantle as simply "Fate", then was replaced by Hector Hall, who returned to being Doctor Fate. Hall in turn was succeeded by psychoanalyst Kent V. Nelson, the original Kent Nelson's grand-nephew. The legacy effectively got a fresh start after the New 52 reboot, with medical student Khalid Nassour taking up the mantle, leaving open whether there had been any Fates before him.

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* ComicBook/DoctorFate is a hard one to keep track of, even without the ContinuitySnarl. The title passed from archaeologist Kent Nelson to mother-and-son duo Linda and Eric Strauss, then to Kent's wife Inza. Following ''ComicBook/ZeroHour'', Jared Stevens took up the mantle as simply "Fate", then was replaced by Hector Hall, who returned to being Doctor Fate. Hall in turn was succeeded by psychoanalyst Kent V. Nelson, the original Kent Nelson's grand-nephew. The legacy effectively got a fresh start after the New 52 reboot, with medical student Khalid Nassour taking up the mantle, leaving open whether there mantle; his series eventually revealed that [[spoiler:Kent Nelson had been any Fates Doctor Fate before him.him]].
25th May '16 1:45:34 AM Anicomicgeek
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** Combining this with AgeLift and DecompositeCahracter, ComicBook/RasAlGhul is this: while this incarnation does use the Lazaraus Pit to extend his life as in other non-[[Film/TheDarkKnightTrilogy Nolan]] incarnations, Ra's al Ghul is only a title and unlike the 500-700+ year old man in the comics, each Ra's only rules the League of Assassins for 200 years.

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** Combining this with AgeLift and DecompositeCahracter, DecompositeCharacter, ComicBook/RasAlGhul is this: while this incarnation does use the Lazaraus Pit to extend his life as in other non-[[Film/TheDarkKnightTrilogy Nolan]] incarnations, Ra's al Ghul is only a title and unlike the 500-700+ year old man in the comics, each Ra's only rules the League of Assassins for 200 years.
25th May '16 1:40:44 AM Anicomicgeek
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** Combining this with AgeLift and DecompositeCahracter, ComicBook/RasAlGhul is this: while this incarnation does use the Lazaraus Pit to extend his life as in other non-[[Film/TheDarkKnightTrilogy Nolan]] incarnations, Ra's al Ghul is only a title and unlike the 500-700+ year old man in the comics, each Ra's only rules the League of Assassins for 200 years.
21st May '16 9:58:06 PM Anicomicgeek
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*** [[spoiler: As of ''ComicBook/DCRebirth'', The Joker himself is this: UsefulNotes/{{The Golden Age|OfComicBooks}} Joker, the Joker who [[ComicBook/TheKillingJoke crippled Barbara Gordon]], and the Joker [[ComicBook/DeathOfTheFamily who destroyed the Bat-family]] aren't the same guy, but rather different people.]]
20th May '16 2:11:51 PM Doug86
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* From the StarTrekNovelVerse, there's Astraea, leader of the Oralian faith and vessel for the guiding spirit, Oralius.

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* From the StarTrekNovelVerse, Franchise/StarTrekNovelVerse, there's Astraea, leader of the Oralian faith and vessel for the guiding spirit, Oralius.
19th May '16 10:10:46 AM Doug86
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* ComicBook/{{Spider-Man}}:

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19th May '16 9:40:24 AM narm00
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* JamesRobinson's ''Comicbook/{{Starman}}'':

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* JamesRobinson's Creator/JamesRobinson's ''Comicbook/{{Starman}}'':



*** In yet ''another'' BadFuture, Terry inherited the title from Bruce, and got sent back in time to SetRightWhatOnceWentWrong, ending up five years into the future of the main DCU. He died in the attempt, and the Tim Drake of that future took up the mantle, travelling to the present of the main DCU to complete Terry's mission, then getting thrown to Terry's time, where Tim takes his place.

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*** In yet ''another'' BadFuture, Terry inherited the title from Bruce, and got sent back in time to SetRightWhatOnceWentWrong, [[ComicBook/TheNew52FuturesEnd ending up five years into the future of the main DCU.DCU]]. He died in the attempt, and the Tim Drake of that future took up the mantle, travelling to the present of the main DCU to complete Terry's mission, then getting thrown to Terry's time, where Tim takes his place.



*** In ''ComicBook/{{Earth 2}}'', Bruce-as-Batman dies in the first issue; much later, another Batman emerges, who turns out to be [[spoiler:Bruce's father Thomas Wayne, who secretly survived the mob hit that killed his wife.]]

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*** In ''ComicBook/{{Earth 2}}'', Bruce-as-Batman dies in the first issue; much later, another Batman emerges, who turns out to be [[spoiler:Bruce's father Thomas Wayne, who secretly survived the mob hit that killed his wife.]] He in turn is replaced by [[spoiler:Earth-2's Dick Grayson.]]



* Aquaman also had a replacement when he became the Dweller in the Depths. This proven to only be temporary, and the replacement Aquaman underwent ChuckCunninghamSyndrome. Then have also been two Aquagirls (not counting a pair of one-shot characters that took the name for a single issue). The first Aquagirl, Tula, was revived in the New 52, but does not use the name Aquagirl, nor is she a superheroine (she's [[BashBrothers Bash Sisters]] with Mera).
* ArchieComics had published a superhero comic dubbed "the Mighty Crusaders" (Long story!) Well, currently, their teenage children have taken their place to become the ''Comicbook/NewCrusaders''.

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* Aquaman also had a replacement when he became the Dweller in the Depths. This proven proved to only be temporary, and the replacement Aquaman underwent ChuckCunninghamSyndrome. Then have also been two Aquagirls (not counting a pair of one-shot characters that took the name for a single issue). The first Aquagirl, Tula, was revived in the New 52, but does not use the name Aquagirl, nor is she a superheroine (she's [[BashBrothers Bash Sisters]] with Mera).
* ArchieComics Franchise/ArchieComics had published a superhero comic dubbed "the Mighty Crusaders" (Long story!) Well, currently, their teenage children have taken their place to become the ''Comicbook/NewCrusaders''.



** After the death of the UltimateUniverse version of Peter Parker, the Comicbook/UltimateSpiderMan mantle passed to a young boy named Miles Morales. The ''ComicBook/AllNewAllDifferentMarvel'' continuation after ''ComicBook/SecretWars2015'' has Miles take up the mantle of the mainstream Spidey, though in this case, Peter's just retired and helping Miles in a mentoring role.

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** After the death of the UltimateUniverse version of Peter Parker, the Comicbook/UltimateSpiderMan mantle passed to a young boy named Miles Morales. The ''ComicBook/AllNewAllDifferentMarvel'' continuation after ''ComicBook/SecretWars2015'' has Miles take up share the Spider-Man mantle of with Peter after arriving in the mainstream Spidey, though in this case, Peter's just retired and helping Miles in a mentoring role.universe.



* {{Wolverine}}'s nemesis Silver Samurai is one example. The original was a guy named Kenuichiro Harada, who was replaced by his son Shin after his death.

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* {{Wolverine}}'s ComicBook/{{Wolverine}}'s nemesis Silver Samurai is one example. The original was a guy named Kenuichiro Harada, who was replaced by his son Shin after his death.



* MarvelComics' ComicBook/ImmortalIronFist was {{Ret Con}}ned to being a legacy character, with a lineage stretching back hundreds of years. This is why Iron Fist is immortal: the position will never die, only its occupants. This is also true of the other immortal weapons; there will always be a Dog Brother #1, always a Cobra Warrior, etc.

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* MarvelComics' Creator/MarvelComics' ComicBook/ImmortalIronFist was {{Ret Con}}ned to being a legacy character, with a lineage stretching back hundreds of years. This is why Iron Fist is immortal: the position will never die, only its occupants. This is also true of the other immortal weapons; there will always be a Dog Brother #1, always a Cobra Warrior, etc.



* ''StarWarsLegacy'':

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* [[MarvelComics Marvel's]] Imperial Guard has several legacy characters in its ranks.

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* [[MarvelComics [[Creator/MarvelComics Marvel's]] Imperial Guard has several legacy characters in its ranks.



* Immortal Man in Darkness of TheDCU's ComicBook/GreatTen is not actually immortal; the technology that gives him his powers will eventually kill him, and they simply keep replacing him. The "Immortal" name is a publicity thing. When one dies, there's a whole set of guys waiting in the wings to replace him. "''You'' are immortal now!" And yes, pilots line up for the privilege to fly the Dragonwing even after being informed that it will be the death of them; the latest describes the first time he saw the craft as "love at first sight".

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* Immortal Man in Darkness of TheDCU's Franchise/TheDCU's ComicBook/GreatTen is not actually immortal; the technology that gives him his powers will eventually kill him, and they simply keep replacing him. The "Immortal" name is a publicity thing. When one dies, there's a whole set of guys waiting in the wings to replace him. "''You'' are immortal now!" And yes, pilots line up for the privilege to fly the Dragonwing even after being informed that it will be the death of them; the latest describes the first time he saw the craft as "love at first sight".



* Clint Barton, better known as Hawkeye, has taken on three identities in his lifetime:

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* Clint Barton, better known as Hawkeye, ComicBook/{{Hawkeye}}, has taken on three identities in his lifetime:



* ''ComicBook/TheFoxHunt's'' titular crimefighter known as The Fox, a.k.a. Paul Patton Jr., took up the costume and name from his father, Paul Patton Sr.. Paul son Shinji also adopts the moniker "Ghost Fox" through the course of the story.
** Out of this particular Fox's universe, "The Fox" has actually gone through 5 differing incarnations at varying points in time since its inception as a part of Franchise/ArchieComics' superhero line back in the 1940's.

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* ''ComicBook/TheFoxHunt's'' titular crimefighter known as The Fox, a.k.a. Paul Patton Jr., took up the costume and name from his father, Paul Patton Sr.. Paul Sr. Paul's son Shinji also adopts the moniker "Ghost Fox" through during the course of the story.
** Out of Outside this particular Fox's universe, "The Fox" has actually gone through 5 differing incarnations at varying points in time since its inception as a part of Franchise/ArchieComics' superhero line back in the 1940's.
16th May '16 7:56:08 PM AndyLA
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** Chibi-Usa, being in training to become the next Sailor Moon, although she only ever appears in-series as a BrattyHalfPint {{Sidekick}} with a cute addition to the name.

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** Chibi-Usa, being in training to become the next Sailor Moon, although she only ever appears in-series as a BrattyHalfPint {{Sidekick}} with a cute addition to the name. The final arc of the manga implies that, on the future, she does indeed become the new Sailor Moon, since she brings her own quartet of Sailor Guardians [[spoiler:(the former Amazoness Quartet)]] to help Moon in the final battle against Sailor Galaxia.
15th May '16 11:24:00 PM nombretomado
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* ''Film/AntMan'' is the first MarvelCinematicUniverse movie that features this with Scott Lang inheriting the [[Comicbook/AntMan titular superhero title]] from the aging Hank Pym. Likewise in TheStinger, [[spoiler:Hank's daughter, Hope, will inherit the Comicbook/TheWasp title from her mother, Janet]].

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* ''Film/AntMan'' is the first MarvelCinematicUniverse Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse movie that features this with Scott Lang inheriting the [[Comicbook/AntMan titular superhero title]] from the aging Hank Pym. Likewise in TheStinger, [[spoiler:Hank's daughter, Hope, will inherit the Comicbook/TheWasp title from her mother, Janet]].
15th May '16 10:01:44 PM PaulA
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* The film version of ''Film/ThePhantom'' (see below).

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* The [[Film/ThePhantom1943 1943 film version serial]] and [[Film/ThePhantom1996 1996 feature film]] versions of ''Film/ThePhantom'' (see below).''The Phantom'' both follow the comic in having the hero inherit a heroic legacy from his father.
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