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20th Sep '16 2:05:11 PM kuchiki222
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* InUniverse. In {{Anime/DragonBallZ Dragon Ball Z}}, the resident FakeUltimateHero Mr. Satan actually helped in saving the world, and possibly the entire universe. How? [[spoiler:He actually requested the residents of Earth to share their energy with him (actually Goku), and they readily agree, as Mr Satan is famed for saving the world from Cell (again, actually Gohan) and hence they share their energy with 'him', allowing Goku to FINALLY defeat Kid Buu. The most egregious part is that when Goku himself requested the denizens of Earth to share energy, they didn't cooperate, [[KillEmAll as they all have been revived recently, having been killed by Fat Buu and later Super Buu]], and hence skeptical.]] Good thing Goku brought Mr. Satan along.

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* InUniverse. In {{Anime/DragonBallZ Dragon Ball Z}}, {{Anime/DragonBallZ}}, the resident FakeUltimateHero Mr. Satan actually helped in saving the world, and possibly the entire universe. How? [[spoiler:He actually requested the residents of Earth to share their energy with him (actually Goku), and they readily agree, as Mr Satan is famed for saving the world from Cell (again, actually Gohan) and hence they share their energy with 'him', allowing Goku to FINALLY defeat Kid Buu. The most egregious part is that when Goku himself requested the denizens of Earth to share energy, they didn't cooperate, [[KillEmAll as they all have been revived recently, having been killed by Fat Buu and later Super Buu]], and hence skeptical.]] Good thing Goku brought Mr. Satan along.
20th Sep '16 2:04:35 PM kuchiki222
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* InUniverse. In {{Anime/DragonBallZ}}, the resident FakeUltimateHero Mr. Satan actually helped in saving the world, and possibly the entire universe. How? [[spoiler:He actually requested the residents of Earth to share their energy with him (actually Goku), and they readily agree, as Mr Satan is famed for saving the world from Cell (again, actually Gohan) and hence they share their energy with 'him', allowing Goku to FINALLY defeat Kid Buu. The most egregious part is that when Goku himself requested the denizens of Earth to share energy, they didn't cooperate, [[KillEmAll as they all have been revived recently, having been killed by Fat Buu and later Super Buu]],and hence skeptical.]] Good thing Goku brought Mr. Satan along.

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* InUniverse. In {{Anime/DragonBallZ}}, {{Anime/DragonBallZ Dragon Ball Z}}, the resident FakeUltimateHero Mr. Satan actually helped in saving the world, and possibly the entire universe. How? [[spoiler:He actually requested the residents of Earth to share their energy with him (actually Goku), and they readily agree, as Mr Satan is famed for saving the world from Cell (again, actually Gohan) and hence they share their energy with 'him', allowing Goku to FINALLY defeat Kid Buu. The most egregious part is that when Goku himself requested the denizens of Earth to share energy, they didn't cooperate, [[KillEmAll as they all have been revived recently, having been killed by Fat Buu and later Super Buu]],and Buu]], and hence skeptical.]] Good thing Goku brought Mr. Satan along.
20th Sep '16 1:54:21 PM kuchiki222
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* InUniverse. In {{Anime/DragonBallZ}}, the resident FakeUltimateHero Mr. Satan actually helped in saving the world, and possibly the entire universe. How? [[spoiler:He actually requested the residents of Earth to share their energy with him (actually Goku), and they readily agree, as Mr Satan is famed for saving the world from Cell (again, actually Gohan) and hence they share their energy with 'him', allowing Goku to FINALLY defeat Kid Buu. The most egregious part is that when Goku himself requested the denizens of Earth to share energy, they didn't cooperate, [[KillEmAll as they all have been revived recently, having been killed by Fat Buu and later Super Buu]],and hence skeptical.]] Good thing Goku brought Mr. Satan along.
10th Sep '16 12:02:43 AM Yib
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-->'''Deadpool:''' Your temdemcy to come back from the brink of death has nothing to do with your healing factor. Your mutant power isn't regeneration. It's ''popularity''.

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-->'''Deadpool:''' Your temdemcy tendency to come back from the brink of death has nothing to do with your healing factor. Your mutant power isn't regeneration. It's ''popularity''.
10th Sep '16 12:00:38 AM Yib
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-->'''Deadpool:''' Your temdemcy to come back from the brink of death has nothing to do with your healing factor. Your mutant power isn't regeneration. It's ''popularity''.
6th Aug '16 3:12:58 PM nombretomado
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*** On the subject of Wonder Woman, in the 90's there was a series of DC Versus Marvel trading cards. When it came time for the long-awaited [[Comicbook/JusticeLeagueOfAmerica Justice League]] vs. [[Comicbook/TheAvengers Avengers]] set, the artist had Wonder Woman, arguably the most powerful heroine in the DCUniverse, face off against ...Comicbook/BlackWidow. While Black Widow is extremely popular and very kickass in her own right, she's still a BadassNormal with no superpowers, and as such shouldn't be much of a threat to Wonder Woman.

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*** On the subject of Wonder Woman, in the 90's there was a series of DC Versus Marvel trading cards. When it came time for the long-awaited [[Comicbook/JusticeLeagueOfAmerica Justice League]] vs. [[Comicbook/TheAvengers Avengers]] set, the artist had Wonder Woman, arguably the most powerful heroine in the DCUniverse, Franchise/DCUniverse, face off against ...Comicbook/BlackWidow. While Black Widow is extremely popular and very kickass in her own right, she's still a BadassNormal with no superpowers, and as such shouldn't be much of a threat to Wonder Woman.
27th Jul '16 6:24:11 PM comicwriter
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* Heroes aren't the only ones with Popularity Power. Doctor Doom has become a villainous equivalent of Batman who can defeat anyone (given enough "prep time" (admittedly a FAR more stable claim than Batman, but still quite ridiculous)). Despite being the villain of the story, the good doctor has gained [[DracoInLeatherPants an immense following of fans]] who believe he's capable of defeating anyone and anything, including the most powerful beings in the comic books multiverse. Given enough time to study opponents, it is said that Doom could defeat Thanos, Galactus, Magneto, Hulk, Thor, Darkseid, Superman, Batman, Silver Surfer, Jesus, and even the almighty Rubik's Cube. It really is an almost endless list.

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* Heroes aren't the only ones with Popularity Power. Doctor Doom DoctorDoom has become a villainous equivalent of Batman who can defeat anyone (given enough "prep time" (admittedly a FAR more stable claim than Batman, but still quite ridiculous)). Despite being the villain of the story, the good doctor has gained [[DracoInLeatherPants an immense following of fans]] who believe he's capable of defeating anyone and anything, including the most powerful beings in the comic books multiverse. Given enough time to study opponents, it is said that Doom could defeat Thanos, Galactus, {{Thanos}}, {{Galactus}}, Magneto, Hulk, Thor, Darkseid, Superman, Batman, Silver Surfer, Jesus, and even the almighty Rubik's Cube. It really is an almost endless list.



* That time Spidey took down Firelord, a former Herald of Galactus. We're talking Silver Surfer-level power. Granted, Firelord swore he would fight Spider-Man in [[CombatByChampion single combat]] (and not just, you know, OBLITERATE NEW YORK STATE WITH A THOUGHT). Spidey beat him after throwing him in the East River, tricking him into a building in the process of being demolished, and exploding a gas station on him, but come on. This guy flies through stars!

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* That time Spidey took down Firelord, a former Herald of Galactus. We're talking Silver Surfer-level SilverSurfer-level power. Granted, Firelord swore he would fight Spider-Man in [[CombatByChampion single combat]] (and not just, you know, OBLITERATE NEW YORK STATE WITH A THOUGHT). Spidey beat him after throwing him in the East River, tricking him into a building in the process of being demolished, and exploding a gas station on him, but come on. This guy flies through stars!
14th Jul '16 8:06:39 AM Tyrathius
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* ''Film/BatmanVSupermanDawnOfJustice'': Batman has the advantage for most of the fight and nearly kills Superman at it's climax, despite obviously being the far weaker character and practically everyone in-universe telling him he's no match for Supes. Admittedly it was the first time Clark was exposed to Kryptonite in this continuity so he didn't see it coming, and [[LetsYouAndHimFight he didn't really want to fight Batman to begin with]], but the fight still heavily relies on making Superman a dumb FlyingBrick who [[ForgotAboutHisPowers doesn't use any of his powers]] except SuperStrength (for example, Bats is somehow able to blind him with smoke grenades, despite Superman having X-Ray vision and super hearing). Of course, Batman is generally the more popular character to begin with, and after the mixed reception to ''Film/ManOfSteel'' Warner Bros. weren't confident in Superman as the leading man for the DC film universe, so this film was trying to push Batman as hard as it could.
9th Jul '16 8:07:21 PM Nyame
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* With the retirement of Wrestling/DanielBryan, Wrestling/DeanAmbrose became the most popular wrestler on the main roster. While he isn't as popular as Bryan (no one is), the fans made it blatantly clear that they wanted him in the main event of ''Wrestling/WrestleMania 32''. Hence, the disappointment when the company gave that spot to Wrestling/RomanReigns (again) to, according to rumors, crown him as the next top babyface and Cena's successor for several years. They were ''so'' unhappy that it took the return of [[spoiler:Wrestling/ShaneMcMahon]] and Ambrose getting the Wrestling/BrockLesnar match (making him one of the sub-main events) to stop the majority from boycotting the PPV all together.

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* With the retirement of Wrestling/DanielBryan, Wrestling/DeanAmbrose became the most popular wrestler on the main roster. While he isn't as popular as Bryan (no one is), the fans made it blatantly clear that they wanted him in the main event of ''Wrestling/WrestleMania 32''. Hence, the disappointment when the company gave that spot to Wrestling/RomanReigns (again) to, according to rumors, crown him as the next top babyface and Cena's successor for several years. They were ''so'' unhappy that it took the return of [[spoiler:Wrestling/ShaneMcMahon]] and Ambrose getting the Wrestling/BrockLesnar match (making him one of the sub-main events) to stop the majority from boycotting the PPV all together. Then the match happened, and it being a standard Lesnar squash (albeit a no holds barred extended one) caused fans to turn against everyone involved ''except'' Dean (because of this trope and because Dean was more-or-less the MVP of ''Wrestling/WrestleMania'' season, putting in so much work that it would be a disservice to everyone if they ''didn't'' reward him in some fashion). [[spoiler:The pop when he finally won the WWE Championship at the 2016 ''Wrestling/MoneyInTheBank'' PPV was easily one of the loudest heard all year]].
16th Jun '16 8:20:07 PM nombretomado
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** Although there are a few well-known instances of Captain America subverting this trope. There are plenty of battles where he shows up, makes an inspirational speech about determination over power, then gets his ass handed to him (most famously against Korvac, {{Thanos}}, and the Masters of Evil).

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** Although there are a few well-known instances of Captain America subverting this trope. There are plenty of battles where he shows up, makes an inspirational speech about determination over power, then gets his ass handed to him (most famously against Korvac, {{Thanos}}, ComicBook/{{Thanos}}, and the Masters of Evil).
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