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21st Apr '18 7:30:41 PM Psychadelico
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Moderately common, but because writers generally don't want to put the research into real world science, also commonly glossed over or left behind for one reason or another. As for how this job is relevant to a superhero's life... well, it depends. Usually, if you decide to go the route of the scientist, it means that your superpowers will probably be either the result or a byproduct of your experiments. It also means that, lucky you, you most likely won't have to worry about money, since your inventions will support you. In fact, most people in this field are usually career superheroes. You'll be joining such luminaries as:

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Moderately common, but because writers generally don't want to put the research into real world science, also commonly glossed over or left behind for one reason or another. As for how this job is relevant to a superhero's life... well, it depends. Usually, if you decide to go the route of the scientist, it means that your superpowers will probably be either the result or a byproduct of your experiments. It also means that, lucky you, you most likely won't have to worry about money, since your inventions will support you. In fact, most people in this field are usually career superheroes. If you don't feel you have what it takes to be a ScienceHero or GadgeteerGenius, never fret! Many a scientist superhero are not, or only ease into the role later on in their career (though you may still want to keep an eye out for symptoms of a developing case of [[MadScientist Science Related Memetic Disorder]]). You'll be joining such luminaries as:



* [[ComicBook/BlueBeetle Ted Kord]]



The Holy Grail of super day jobs: being paid to be a full time superhero! Like all things that seem too good to be true, this isn't exactly easy to get. First off, it usually requires [[SecretPublicIdentity you to give up your secret identity]], then you'll either need [[MutantDraftBoard some government agency]] or [[CorporateSponsoredSuperhero corporation to sponsor you]], or be brilliant enough that your grants will pay for everything. Then, be prepared to have absolutely no downtime: you'll be expected to leap into action for anything, which, if you find having a normal life as well as a super one important, might be a turn off. But, if everything goes well, you'll be living like a king doing what you would be doing anyway; you'll have ton of respect, groupies, a cool house and a ludicrous bank account that probably won't ever empty. Of course, one crisis later and you might lose it all, but, don't worry, [[StatusQuoIsGod you'll get it back... eventually]]. You'll be joining such luminaries as:

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The Holy Grail of super day jobs: being paid to be a full time superhero! Like all things that seem too good to be true, this isn't exactly easy to get. First off, it usually requires [[SecretPublicIdentity you to give up your secret identity]], then you'll either need [[MutantDraftBoard some government agency]] or [[CorporateSponsoredSuperhero corporation to sponsor you]], or be brilliant enough that your grants will pay for everything. Then, be prepared to have absolutely no downtime: you'll be expected to leap into action for anything, which, if you find having a normal life as well as a super one important, might be a turn off. Not to mention that your employers [[ConspiracyRedemption may not be as benevolent as you are]]. But, if everything goes well, you'll be living like a king doing what you would be doing anyway; you'll have ton of respect, groupies, a cool house and a ludicrous bank account that probably won't ever empty. Of course, one crisis later and you might lose it all, but, don't worry, [[StatusQuoIsGod you'll get it back... eventually]]. You'll be joining such luminaries as:
23rd Jan '18 2:15:18 PM nighttrainfm
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* [[Franchise/FantasticFour Susan Storm]]

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* [[Franchise/FantasticFour Susan Storm]]Storm]], during the "Wolf at the Door" arc.



* [[ComicBook/BlackLightning Jefferson Pierce]]
* [[ComicBook/{{Huntress}} Helena Bertinelli]]

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* [[ComicBook/BlackLightning Jefferson Pierce]]
Pierce]] is a high school principal with lightning powers.
* [[ComicBook/{{Huntress}} Helena Bertinelli]]Bertinelli]] is an English teacher.
18th Dec '17 7:53:58 AM nighttrainfm
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->'''Policeman:''' Nice job, Wally! ''That's'' the way to nail a crook.\\
'''Forensic Scientist [[Franchise/TheFlash Wally West]]:''' That's one way.

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->'''Policeman:''' Nice job, Wally! work! ''That's'' the way to nail a crook.\\
'''Forensic Scientist [[Franchise/TheFlash Wally West]]:''' That's It's one way.
13th Dec '17 12:23:35 PM SeptimusHeap
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* Most of the Comicbook/{{X-Men}} were this in the beginning. Several of them have lasted long enough to grow up and become ''teachers''. Whether the institute is a full-blown SuperheroSchool or a mutant school where only ''some'' of them are superheroes depends on the writer.

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* Most of the Comicbook/{{X-Men}} Comicbook/XMen were this in the beginning. Several of them have lasted long enough to grow up and become ''teachers''. Whether the institute is a full-blown SuperheroSchool or a mutant school where only ''some'' of them are superheroes depends on the writer.



* The Comicbook/{{X-Men}}

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* The Comicbook/{{X-Men}}Comicbook/XMen
24th Nov '17 1:33:37 AM jormis29
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* [[ComicBook/TheSentry Robert Reynolds]] is a reporter for an ''encyclopedia'', at least in ''Age of the Sentry''.

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* [[ComicBook/TheSentry Robert Reynolds]] is a reporter for an ''encyclopedia'', at least in ''Age of the Sentry''.''ComicBook/AgeOfTheSentry''.
19th Nov '17 6:17:24 PM FruityOatyBars
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* [[ComicBook/MsMarvel2014 Kamala Khan]]
13th Nov '17 8:41:26 AM nighttrainfm
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Here, we have a sort of mix between the reporter and the private eye, at least in practice. Here, you'll take the case of your client as your SecretIdentity, and find the evidence to clear him as your hero identity, putting away the ''real'' bad guys at the same time. On the opposite track, you can prosecute a known criminal as your citizen identity, and attack them at the same time as a hero, putting two times the pressure on the villain. It's the perfect way to connect your two identities and help people as both a hero and a regular person. Here, it's probably best to pretend to be an associate of yourself (unless you don't have a SecretIdentity), so that people won't get suspicious that a superhero is always giving you information. Also, beware the vengeful crook: here, they'll know you put them away, even if they don't know your dual identity. Oh and as a lawyer you have to keep track of the copious amounts of time you're supposed to spend working, so be prepared to lie a lot or [[TripleShifter not get much sleep]] even by superhero standards. Other people in this field include:

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Here, we have a sort of mix between the reporter and the private eye, at least in practice. Here, you'll take the case of your client as your SecretIdentity, and find the evidence to clear him as your hero identity, putting away the ''real'' bad guys at the same time. On the opposite track, you can prosecute a known criminal as your citizen identity, and attack them at the same time as a hero, putting two times the pressure on the villain. It's the perfect way to connect your two identities and help people as both a hero and a regular person. Here, it's probably best to pretend to be an associate of yourself (unless you don't have a SecretIdentity), so that people won't get suspicious that a superhero is always giving you information. Also, beware the vengeful crook: here, they'll know you put them away, even if they don't know your dual identity. Oh Oh, and as a lawyer you have to keep track of the copious amounts of time you're supposed to spend working, so be prepared to lie a lot or [[TripleShifter not get much sleep]] even by superhero standards. Other people in this field include:
29th Oct '17 6:56:14 AM nighttrainfm
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* The Comicbook/{{X-Men}}, in the beginning.
** An odd variation as some of them are also ''teachers''.
*** Also a subversion, thanks to the X-Men living at a SuperheroSchool.

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* The Comicbook/{{X-Men}}, Most of the Comicbook/{{X-Men}} were this in the beginning.
** An odd variation as some
beginning. Several of them have lasted long enough to grow up and become ''teachers''. Whether the institute is a full-blown SuperheroSchool or a mutant school where only ''some'' of them are also ''teachers''.
*** Also a subversion, thanks to
superheroes depends on the X-Men living at a SuperheroSchool.writer.
29th Oct '17 6:51:04 AM nighttrainfm
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'''Forensic Scientist [[ComicBook/TheFlash Wally West]]:''' That's one way.

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'''Forensic Scientist [[ComicBook/TheFlash [[Franchise/TheFlash Wally West]]:''' That's one way.



* Most of [[LegacyCharacter the]] [[ComicBook/TheFlash Flashes]] have been affiliated with the police in some way or another, usually as some sort of analyst, but none as a full fledged officer.

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* Most of [[LegacyCharacter the]] [[ComicBook/TheFlash [[Franchise/TheFlash Flashes]] have been affiliated with the police in some way or another, usually as some sort of analyst, but none as a full fledged officer.
13th Sep '17 6:21:44 PM thatother1dude
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* ''ComicBook/{{Paperinik|NewAdventures}}'' is a way; since his alter ego is WesternAnimation/DonaldDuck, he retains Donald's habit of being unemployed, unemployable, or stuck in temporary low-paying menial jobs most of the time. In a fit of FridgeBrilliance, while this is explained by Donald's general bad habits, bad luck and less than stellar personality in regular Disney comics, in these stories the fact that Donald has to run off all the time, spends all nights patrolling, and constantly lies about his whereabouts gets him fired again and again.

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* ''ComicBook/{{Paperinik|NewAdventures}}'' is a way; since his alter ego is WesternAnimation/DonaldDuck, he retains Donald's habit of being unemployed, unemployable, or stuck in temporary low-paying menial jobs most of the time. In a fit of FridgeBrilliance, while While this is explained by Donald's general bad habits, bad luck and less than stellar personality in regular Disney comics, in these stories the fact that Donald has to run off all the time, spends all nights patrolling, and constantly lies about his whereabouts gets him fired again and again.
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