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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}}''!
28th May '16 2:01:42 PM comicwriter
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* The live-action version of ''TheFlash'' put the protagonist in costume, though they went to great lengths to [[JustifiedTrope rationalize]] it by having his powers [[MagicPants shred normal clothing]]. Only one of his Rogues' Gallery wore anything resembling the gaudy apparel of his comic-book counterpart, though -- and that one was a {{Cloudcuckoolander}}.
* ''[[ComicBook/IncredibleHulk The Incredible Hulk]]''. [[FanNickname "Ol' Purple Pants."]]

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* The live-action version of ''TheFlash'' ''Series/TheFlash'' put the protagonist in costume, though they went to great lengths to [[JustifiedTrope rationalize]] it by having his powers [[MagicPants shred normal clothing]]. Only one of his Rogues' Gallery wore anything resembling the gaudy apparel of his comic-book counterpart, though -- and that one was a {{Cloudcuckoolander}}.
* ''[[ComicBook/IncredibleHulk The ''[[Series/TheFlash2014 Flash]]'' reboot zig-zags this. Flash and many of the other metahuman characters do wear costumes, but there's also a lot of villains who don't wear any sort of costumes or uniforms.
* In the unaired ''Comicbook/PowerPack'' TV pilot, the costumes from the comic are nowhere to be seen.
* ''[[Series/TheIncredibleHulk
The Incredible Hulk]]''. [[FanNickname "Ol' Purple Pants."]]
28th May '16 1:57:40 PM comicwriter
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** ''Film/TheIncredibleHulk'' likewise avoids people wearing tights in keeping with its comic counterpart. Again, there are no code names or secret identities. The Hulk always wore a shredded version of whatever he was wearing when someone [[YouWouldntLikeMeWhenImAngry got Banner angry]]. That, or the [[MagicPants ever-invincible purple pants]]. Only recently in the Comicbook/MarvelNOW relaunch and ''[[WesternAnimation/HulkAndTheAgentsOfSMASH Hulk and the Agents of S.M.A.S.H.]]'' did Marvel attempt to give the Hulk anything resembling a costume.

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** ''Film/TheIncredibleHulk'' likewise avoids people wearing tights in keeping with its comic counterpart. Again, there are no code names or secret identities. The Hulk always wore a shredded version of whatever he was wearing when someone [[YouWouldntLikeMeWhenImAngry got Banner angry]]. That, or the [[MagicPants ever-invincible purple pants]]. Only recently Interestingly, he does wear special Stark-made stretch pants with in the Comicbook/MarvelNOW relaunch and ''[[WesternAnimation/HulkAndTheAgentsOfSMASH Hulk and the Agents ''Age of S.M.A.S.H.]]'' did Marvel attempt Ultron'', but they're hard to give the Hulk anything resembling a costume.notice.
17th May '16 11:01:59 AM TotemicHero
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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 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.
16th May '16 12:28:12 PM nombretomado
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* The graphic novel ''Comicbook/TheAvengers: Endless Wartime'', has {{Wolverine}} operating without any sort of costume, in order to make him more closely resemble his counterpart from the ''Film/XMen'' movies. The other Avengers ''do'' wear costumes, since their Comicbook/MarvelNOW outfits were explicitly designed to make them look more like their [[MarvelCinematicUniverse MCU]] counterparts.

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* The graphic novel ''Comicbook/TheAvengers: Endless Wartime'', has {{Wolverine}} operating without any sort of costume, in order to make him more closely resemble his counterpart from the ''Film/XMen'' movies. The other Avengers ''do'' wear costumes, since their Comicbook/MarvelNOW outfits were explicitly designed to make them look more like their [[MarvelCinematicUniverse [[Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse MCU]] counterparts.
7th May '16 12:02:43 AM nombretomado
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** In the same vein, GeneratorRex's hero is wearing arguably normal clothing, but his (government mandated) job is being the only line of defense against mindless [[PersonOfMassDestruction Persons of Mass Destruction]].

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** In the same vein, GeneratorRex's ''WesternAnimation/GeneratorRex'''s hero is wearing arguably normal clothing, but his (government mandated) job is being the only line of defense against mindless [[PersonOfMassDestruction Persons of Mass Destruction]].
1st May '16 11:01:32 AM ZemplinTemplar
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* The ''VideoGame/{{Thief}}'' series' protagonist, Garrett, goes for an InTheHood look, along with a longer cloak that also doubles as his impromptu cape. Other than that, though, he wears practical, period clothing with minimal decorative elements. The 2014 reboot attempt gave his typical clothing a more comic book-y makeover, but still based on in many ways on the clothing he had in the third game of the original series.
23rd Apr '16 6:30:59 AM nighttrainfm
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** ComicBook/TheRunaways, although they're not superheroes [[HeroicNeutral yet]], do this since they are already known to the villains and they don't have anything better. [[spoiler:Except for Arsenal when he joins them.]]

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** ComicBook/TheRunaways, The Runaways, although they're not superheroes [[HeroicNeutral yet]], do this since they are already known to the villains and they don't have anything better. [[spoiler:Except for Arsenal when he joins them.]]
10th Apr '16 4:26:18 PM Masterweaver
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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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