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11th Mar '17 11:50:27 AM PhantomRider
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* Similar to the Crossfire and Union Jack examples, in both ''WesternAnimation/SpiderManTheAnimatedSeries'' and ''WesternAnmiation/TheSpectacularSpiderMan'', Miles Warren doesn't don his Jackal costume or use that codename--though given the latter was CutShort, it is entirely possible that he could've at some point.

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* Similar to the Crossfire and Union Jack examples, in both ''WesternAnimation/SpiderManTheAnimatedSeries'' and ''WesternAnmiation/TheSpectacularSpiderMan'', Miles Warren doesn't don his Jackal costume or use that codename--though given the latter was that he appeared in both series just before they were CutShort, it is entirely possible that he could've at some point.
15th Feb '17 12:32:54 PM Jhamin
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* The original AdamWest ''Series/Batman'' was filled with spandex left and right, but it fell into this trope with the Riddler. Actor Frank Gorshin found the 60s era spandex costumes incredibly uncomfortable and would only agree to keep returning if he regularly wore something else. The production staff custom-made him a green and purple three-piece suit and bowler covered in question marks. This ended up becoming an IconicCostume for decades.

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* The original AdamWest ''Series/Batman'' was filled with spandex left and right, but it fell into this trope with the Riddler. Actor Frank Gorshin found the 60s era spandex costumes incredibly uncomfortable and would only agree to keep returning if he the Riddler regularly (but not exclusively) wore something else. The production staff custom-made him a green and purple three-piece suit and bowler covered in question marks. This ended up becoming an IconicCostume [[IconicOutfit the best known]] look of the character for decades.
15th Feb '17 12:31:01 PM Jhamin
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* The original AdamWest ''Series/Batman'' was filled with spandex left and right, but it fell into this trope with the Riddler. Actor Frank Gorshin found the 60s era spandex costumes incredibly uncomfortable and would only agree to keep returning if he regularly wore something else. The production staff custom-made him a green and purple three-piece suit and bowler covered in question marks. This ended up becoming an IconicCostume for decades.
3rd Jan '17 7:07:07 PM Rhodes7
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* The IPB in ''Literature/{{TheInfected}}'' have codenames, but no masks or secret identities. Masked vigilantes are illegal, they're federal agents. The dress code varies, Team One (the PR fluff team) have colorful, distinctive constumes lacking only in masks to help sell the superhero image as best they can without breaking any laws. Team Two, which is a combat unit, have uniform blue jumpsuits. Team Three, the misfits who for whatever reason have to work alone in the field, wear whatever they want, usually casual clothing.
26th Nov '16 10:48:55 AM Brick3621
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* VideoGame/{{Overwatch}} has yet to identify its characters as superheroes, and probably won't ever for two important reasons: They almost all [[SuperheroPackingHeat use guns]], and the titular organization was formed to combat the [[RobotWar Omnic Crisis.]] Despite this, many of the characters have unique powers, backstories, and appearances that wouldn't be out of place in a typical comic book.

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* VideoGame/{{Overwatch}} ''VideoGame/{{Overwatch}}'' has yet to identify its characters as superheroes, and probably won't ever never will for two important reasons: They almost all [[SuperheroPackingHeat use guns]], and the titular organization was formed to combat the [[RobotWar Omnic Crisis.]] Despite this, many of the characters have unique powers, backstories, and appearances that wouldn't be out of place in a typical comic book.
6th Oct '16 8:31:09 AM LondonKdS
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* In many ways, [[Series/DoctorWho The Doctor]]: You mean his possessing two hearts, superhuman intelligence, the ability to regenerate his entire physical being and numerous other far-out abilities demonstrated throughout the series aren't superpowers? The main character even has a code name that he goes by in lieu of a 'proper' name.

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* In many ways, [[Series/DoctorWho The the Doctor]]: You mean his possessing two hearts, superhuman intelligence, the ability to regenerate his entire physical being and numerous other far-out abilities demonstrated throughout the series aren't superpowers? The main character even has a code name that he goes by in lieu of a 'proper' name.
3rd Oct '16 1:19:39 PM TeraChimera
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* ''Film/TheGreenHornet:'' Kato explicitly states "no tights" in the 2011 movie. The Green Hornet actually predates the spandex trend in superheroes and neither Kato nor the Hornet actually wore "tights" in any of their iterations.

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* ''Film/TheGreenHornet:'' Kato explicitly states "no tights" in the 2011 movie. The Green Hornet actually predates the spandex trend in superheroes and neither Kato nor the Hornet actually wore "tights" in any of their iterations. However, aside from the lack of tights, the situation in the film is a bit complicated. Brett, being a ManChild essentially becomes the Hornet because he wants to be a superhero (albeit one aiming for a ZeroApprovalGambit to avoid collateral). His "nemesis", crime boss Chudnofsky, is obsessed with image and being scary, even making a supervillainy weapon, a double-barrelled pistol. ("Do you know how hard it was to make this?") Later on, he develops the persona of '''BLOODNOFSKY''', complete with a costume of a red gas mask and red overcoat. However, every single moment of this on both sides is thoroughly lampshaded as being utterly ridiculous, and Chudnofsky becoming '''BLOODNOFSKY''' is presented as a symptom of his SanitySlippage rather than his becoming a supervillain.



* Played with in ''Film/TheGreenHornet''. Brett, being a ManChild essentially becomes the Hornet because he wants to be a superhero (albeit one aiming for a ZeroApprovalGambit to avoid collateral). His "nemesis", crime boss Chudnofsky, is obsessed with image and being scary, even making a supervillainy weapon, a double-barrelled pistol. ("Do you know how hard it was to make this?") Later on, he develops the persona of '''BLOODNOFSKY''', complete with a costume of a red gas mask and red overcoat. However, every single moment of this on both sides is thoroughly lampshaded as being utterly ridiculous, and Chudnofsky becoming '''BLOODNOFSKY''' is presented as a symptom of his SanitySlippage rather than his becoming a supervillain.
3rd Oct '16 1:16:44 PM TeraChimera
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* Played with in ''Film/TheGreenHornet''. Brett, being a ManChild essentially becomes the Hornet because he wants to be a superhero (albeit one aiming for a ZeroApprovalGambit to avoid collateral). His "nemesis", crime boss Chudnofsky, is obsessed with image and being scary, even making a supervillainy weapon, a double-barrelled pistol. ("Do you know how hard it was to make this?") Later on, he develops the persona of '''BLOODNOFSKY''', complete with a costume of a red gas mask and red overcoat. However, every single moment of this on both sides is thoroughly lampshaded as being utterly ridiculous, and Chudnofsky becoming '''BLOODNOFSKY''' is presented as a symptom of his SanitySlippage rather than his becoming a supervillain.


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* In spite of being a TimeMaster and getting his powers in a FreakLabAccident, Jack Joyce in ''VideoGame/QuantumBreak'' never even considers getting an outfit or a codename, the closest the game gets to mentioning superheroes is when Nick compares him to an [[ComicBook/XMen X-Man]] (which doubles as an ActorAllusion for his actor, Shawn Ashmore), and [[SuperheroPackingHeat he uses guns just as much as his time powers]].
24th Sep '16 4:17:40 AM Morgenthaler
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** This was a result of some players' playstyles, but was not what the writers intended. The word superhero implies a certain constellation of tropes, tone, and ideas which the default tone of each game really didn't fit well, with the possible exception of HunterTheReckoning as a deconstruction. Vampire was intended to be gothic horror, Werewolf cosmic horror, Changeling post-modern chivalric romance and UrbanFantasy, and so on. "Individuals with powers far beyond the ken of mortal men who fight a greater evil" would be an apt description of everything from TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons to TabletopGame/CallOfCthulhu (as players learn spells) to TabletopGame/{{Shadowrun}}, and few would consider any of these games to fit the superhero genre.

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** This was a result of some players' playstyles, but was not what the writers intended. The word superhero implies a certain constellation of tropes, tone, and ideas which the default tone of each game really didn't fit well, with the possible exception of HunterTheReckoning TabletopGame/HunterTheReckoning as a deconstruction. Vampire was intended to be gothic horror, Werewolf cosmic horror, Changeling post-modern chivalric romance and UrbanFantasy, and so on. "Individuals with powers far beyond the ken of mortal men who fight a greater evil" would be an apt description of everything from TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons to TabletopGame/CallOfCthulhu (as players learn spells) to TabletopGame/{{Shadowrun}}, and few would consider any of these games to fit the superhero genre.
25th Jul '16 8:04:27 PM Willbyr
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** Although Alex does gain the ability to grow a really cool full-body armor halfway through the game. [[RuleOfCool Full-body armor]] [[LawyerFriendlyCameo that looks like]] ''{{Guyver}}''!

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** Although Alex does gain the ability to grow a really cool full-body armor halfway through the game. [[RuleOfCool Full-body armor]] [[LawyerFriendlyCameo that looks like]] ''{{Guyver}}''!''Manga/{{Guyver}}''!
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