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19th Sep '16 1:07:59 PM Sharysa
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* ''[[{{WebOriginal/Takotsubo}} Takotsubo: The story of a superhero]]'' is a {{Deconstruction}} of this: Cord Cai is an unassuming Asian-American young man, [[TheAtoner who's trying to be good]] after a life of street gangs and homophobia. After his fiance Roland gets shot, the police barely manage to help, and Cord [[InterruptedSuicide attempts to jump off the Golden Gate, but gets spotted and taken to the hospital]]. Desperate for justice, Cord tracks down the murderer... [[BestServedCold and then shoots him.]] And then ''[[GenericEthnicCrimeGang starts a gang]]'' instead of becoming a superhero, [[TragicVillain because he thinks he's not good enough to get out of the streets.]] Of course, this will clearly be a {{Reconstruction}} since his alias is ''the TinMan,'' his gang works with the police to clean up civilian crime, and the story's tagline states that this is ''"[[YouAreBetterThanYouThinkYouAre the story of a superhero.]]"''

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* ''[[{{WebOriginal/Takotsubo}} Takotsubo: The story of a superhero]]'' is a {{Deconstruction}} of this: Cord Cai is an unassuming Asian-American young man, [[TheAtoner who's trying to be good]] after a life of street gangs and homophobia. After his fiance Roland gets shot, the police barely manage to help, and Cord [[InterruptedSuicide attempts to jump off the Golden Gate, but gets spotted and taken to the hospital]]. Desperate for justice, Cord tracks down the murderer... [[BestServedCold and then shoots him.]] And then ''[[GenericEthnicCrimeGang starts a gang]]'' instead of becoming a superhero, [[TragicVillain because he thinks he's not good enough to get out of the streets.]] Of course, this will clearly be a {{Reconstruction}} since his alias is ''the TinMan,'' his gang works with the police [[NeighborhoodFriendlyGangsters to clean up civilian crime, crime]], and the story's tagline states that this is ''"[[YouAreBetterThanYouThinkYouAre the story of a superhero.]]"''
19th Sep '16 1:05:46 PM Sharysa
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* ''[[{{WebOriginal/Takotsubo}} Takotsubo: The story of a superhero]]'' is a {{Deconstruction}} of this, as the protagonist is ''[[GenericEthnicCrimeGang an Asian gangster]]'' instead of a standard hero. Cord Cai is an unassuming Asian-American young man, [[TheAtoner who's trying to be good]] after a life of street gangs and homophobia. After his fiance Roland gets shot, the police barely manage to help, and Cord [[InterruptedSuicide attempts to jump off the Golden Gate, but gets spotted and taken to the hospital]]. Later on, he tracks down the murderer and shoots him [[TragicVillain because he thinks he's not good enough to be anything else.]] Of course, his gang alias is ''the TinMan'' and the story's tagline openly states that this is ''"[[YouAreBetterThanYouThinkYouAre the story of a superhero.]]"''

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* ''[[{{WebOriginal/Takotsubo}} Takotsubo: The story of a superhero]]'' is a {{Deconstruction}} of this, as the protagonist is ''[[GenericEthnicCrimeGang an Asian gangster]]'' instead of a standard hero. this: Cord Cai is an unassuming Asian-American young man, [[TheAtoner who's trying to be good]] after a life of street gangs and homophobia. After his fiance Roland gets shot, the police barely manage to help, and Cord [[InterruptedSuicide attempts to jump off the Golden Gate, but gets spotted and taken to the hospital]]. Later on, he Desperate for justice, Cord tracks down the murderer murderer... [[BestServedCold and then shoots him him.]] And then ''[[GenericEthnicCrimeGang starts a gang]]'' instead of becoming a superhero, [[TragicVillain because he thinks he's not good enough to be anything else.get out of the streets.]] Of course, this will clearly be a {{Reconstruction}} since his gang alias is ''the TinMan'' TinMan,'' his gang works with the police to clean up civilian crime, and the story's tagline openly states that this is ''"[[YouAreBetterThanYouThinkYouAre the story of a superhero.]]"''
17th Sep '16 10:39:05 AM Sharysa
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* ''[[{{WebOriginal/Takotsubo}} Takotsubo: The story of a superhero]]'' is a {{Deconstruction}} of this, as the protagonist is ''[[GenericEthnicCrimeGang an Asian gangster]]'' instead of a standard hero. Cord Cai is an unassuming Asian-American young man, [[TheAtoner who's trying to be good]] after a life of street gangs and homophobia. After his fiance Roland gets shot, the police barely manage to help, and Cord [[InterruptedSuicide attempts to jump off the Golden Gate, but gets spotted and taken to the hospital]]. Later on, he tracks down the murderer and shoots him [[TragicVillain because he thinks street law is the only way to make things fair.]] Of course, his gang alias is ''the TinMan'' and the story's tagline openly states that this is ''"[[YouAreBetterThanYouThinkYouAre the story of a superhero.]]"''

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* ''[[{{WebOriginal/Takotsubo}} Takotsubo: The story of a superhero]]'' is a {{Deconstruction}} of this, as the protagonist is ''[[GenericEthnicCrimeGang an Asian gangster]]'' instead of a standard hero. Cord Cai is an unassuming Asian-American young man, [[TheAtoner who's trying to be good]] after a life of street gangs and homophobia. After his fiance Roland gets shot, the police barely manage to help, and Cord [[InterruptedSuicide attempts to jump off the Golden Gate, but gets spotted and taken to the hospital]]. Later on, he tracks down the murderer and shoots him [[TragicVillain because he thinks street law is the only way he's not good enough to make things fair.be anything else.]] Of course, his gang alias is ''the TinMan'' and the story's tagline openly states that this is ''"[[YouAreBetterThanYouThinkYouAre the story of a superhero.]]"''
31st Jul '16 2:14:47 PM nombretomado
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* DCComics' ComicBook/AmbushBug claims that his costume was sent to Earth by a scientist who predicted (wrongly) that his planet would explode; along the way the clothes were bitten by a giant space radioactive spider. Obviously, this is a send-up of both {{Superman}}'s and {{Spider-Man}}'s origins. Considering Ambush Bug is crazy, he likely made up the whole thing.

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* DCComics' Creator/DCComics' ComicBook/AmbushBug claims that his costume was sent to Earth by a scientist who predicted (wrongly) that his planet would explode; along the way the clothes were bitten by a giant space radioactive spider. Obviously, this is a send-up of both {{Superman}}'s and {{Spider-Man}}'s origins. Considering Ambush Bug is crazy, he likely made up the whole thing.
25th Jul '16 11:45:02 PM Sharysa
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* ''[[{{WebOriginal/Takotsubo}} Takotsubo: The story of a superhero]]'' is a {{Deconstruction}} of this, seeing as it's a story about ''[[GenericEthnicCrimeGang the Asian gangster stereotype]]'' instead of a standard hero. Cord Cai is an unassuming Asian-American young man, [[TheAtoner who's trying to be good]] after a life of street gangs and homophobia. After his fiance Roland gets shot, the police barely manage to help, and Cord [[InterruptedSuicide attempts to jump off the Golden Gate, but gets spotted and taken to the hospital]]. Later on, he tracks down the murderer and shoots him [[TragicVillain because he thinks street law is the only way to make things fair.]] Of course, his gang alias is ''the TinMan'' and the story's tagline openly states that this is ''"[[YouAreBetterThanYouThinkYouAre the story of a superhero.]]"''

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* ''[[{{WebOriginal/Takotsubo}} Takotsubo: The story of a superhero]]'' is a {{Deconstruction}} of this, seeing as it's a story about the protagonist is ''[[GenericEthnicCrimeGang the an Asian gangster stereotype]]'' gangster]]'' instead of a standard hero. Cord Cai is an unassuming Asian-American young man, [[TheAtoner who's trying to be good]] after a life of street gangs and homophobia. After his fiance Roland gets shot, the police barely manage to help, and Cord [[InterruptedSuicide attempts to jump off the Golden Gate, but gets spotted and taken to the hospital]]. Later on, he tracks down the murderer and shoots him [[TragicVillain because he thinks street law is the only way to make things fair.]] Of course, his gang alias is ''the TinMan'' and the story's tagline openly states that this is ''"[[YouAreBetterThanYouThinkYouAre the story of a superhero.]]"''
25th Jul '16 11:39:18 PM Sharysa
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* ''[[{{WebOriginal/Takotsubo}} Takotsubo: The story of a superhero]]'' is a {{Deconstruction}} of this, seeing as it's a story about ''[[GenericEthnicCrimeGang the Asian gangster stereotype]]'' instead of a standard hero. Cord Cai is a sweet and unassuming Asian-American young man, [[TheAtoner who's trying to be good]] after a life of street gangs and homophobia. Then his fiance Roland gets shot, the police barely manage to help, and Cord goes through a [[InterruptedSuicide thwarted suicide attempt]] before he tracks down the murderer and shoots him [[TragicVillain because he thinks street law is the only way to make things fair.]] Of course, his gang alias is ''the TinMan'' and the story's tagline openly states that this is ''"[[YouAreBetterThanYouThinkYouAre the story of a superhero.]]"''

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* ''[[{{WebOriginal/Takotsubo}} Takotsubo: The story of a superhero]]'' is a {{Deconstruction}} of this, seeing as it's a story about ''[[GenericEthnicCrimeGang the Asian gangster stereotype]]'' instead of a standard hero. Cord Cai is a sweet and an unassuming Asian-American young man, [[TheAtoner who's trying to be good]] after a life of street gangs and homophobia. Then After his fiance Roland gets shot, the police barely manage to help, and Cord goes through a [[InterruptedSuicide thwarted suicide attempt]] before attempts to jump off the Golden Gate, but gets spotted and taken to the hospital]]. Later on, he tracks down the murderer and shoots him [[TragicVillain because he thinks street law is the only way to make things fair.]] Of course, his gang alias is ''the TinMan'' and the story's tagline openly states that this is ''"[[YouAreBetterThanYouThinkYouAre the story of a superhero.]]"''
23rd Jul '16 2:56:06 PM nombretomado
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* {{Captain Underpants}}'s origin story is told in [[ShowWithinAShow one of George and Harold's comics]] - he was born as "Little Baby Underpants" on the planet Underpantyworld, which was under attack by the Wedgie Warlords. Little Baby Underpants's father, Big Daddy Long Johns, created an amulet intended to prevent the planet's destruction from the spray starch the Warlords were using, but it ends up in his son's underwear. Big Daddy Long Johns and his wife, Princess Pantyhose, reluctantly decide to save Little Baby Underpants instead, and they slingshot him (using his underwear) to Earth, where he is adopted and renamed "Captain" by an old couple. Captain's birth parents eventually appeared to him in a dream, revealing his origins and inspiring him to become a superhero. Outside of the comics, Captain Underpants was created when George and Harold use a 3D Hypno Ring on their [[SadistTeacher mean principal]] Benny Krupp and can't properly undo the hypnotic trance as they lost the instructions. Resorting to breaking the trance by dumping water on his head, Krupp can be put back in the trance at the snap of a finger. He later gains superpowers as Captain Underpants when given superpower juice, though wearing clothes as Mr. Krupp keeps these powers dormant.

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* {{Captain Literature/{{Captain Underpants}}'s origin story is told in [[ShowWithinAShow one of George and Harold's comics]] - he was born as "Little Baby Underpants" on the planet Underpantyworld, which was under attack by the Wedgie Warlords. Little Baby Underpants's father, Big Daddy Long Johns, created an amulet intended to prevent the planet's destruction from the spray starch the Warlords were using, but it ends up in his son's underwear. Big Daddy Long Johns and his wife, Princess Pantyhose, reluctantly decide to save Little Baby Underpants instead, and they slingshot him (using his underwear) to Earth, where he is adopted and renamed "Captain" by an old couple. Captain's birth parents eventually appeared to him in a dream, revealing his origins and inspiring him to become a superhero. Outside of the comics, Captain Underpants was created when George and Harold use a 3D Hypno Ring on their [[SadistTeacher mean principal]] Benny Krupp and can't properly undo the hypnotic trance as they lost the instructions. Resorting to breaking the trance by dumping water on his head, Krupp can be put back in the trance at the snap of a finger. He later gains superpowers as Captain Underpants when given superpower juice, though wearing clothes as Mr. Krupp keeps these powers dormant.
17th Jul '16 11:35:48 PM Sharysa
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* ''{{WebOriginal/Takotsubo}}'' is a {{Deconstruction}} of the superhero origin, dealt with specifically in the short story ''Gunsmoke''. Cord Cai is a sweet and unassuming Asian-American young man [[TheAtoner who's trying to be good]] after a life of street gangs and homophobia. Then his fiance Roland gets shot, the police barely manage to help, and he feels like [[TragicVillain his only option left is to become a gangster anyway.]] Of course, his gang alias is ''the TinMan'' and the story's tagline openly states that ''"[[InternalizedCategorism Despite his own beliefs,]] he is in fact a hero."''

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* ''{{WebOriginal/Takotsubo}}'' ''[[{{WebOriginal/Takotsubo}} Takotsubo: The story of a superhero]]'' is a {{Deconstruction}} of the superhero origin, dealt with specifically in the short this, seeing as it's a story ''Gunsmoke''. about ''[[GenericEthnicCrimeGang the Asian gangster stereotype]]'' instead of a standard hero. Cord Cai is a sweet and unassuming Asian-American young man man, [[TheAtoner who's trying to be good]] after a life of street gangs and homophobia. Then his fiance Roland gets shot, the police barely manage to help, and Cord goes through a [[InterruptedSuicide thwarted suicide attempt]] before he feels like tracks down the murderer and shoots him [[TragicVillain his because he thinks street law is the only option left is way to become a gangster anyway.make things fair.]] Of course, his gang alias is ''the TinMan'' and the story's tagline openly states that ''"[[InternalizedCategorism Despite his own beliefs,]] he this is in fact ''"[[YouAreBetterThanYouThinkYouAre the story of a hero."''superhero.]]"''
11th Jun '16 12:53:46 PM Sharysa
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* ''{{WebOriginal/Takotsubo}}'' is a {{Deconstruction}} of the superhero origin, dealt with specifically in the short story ''Gunsmoke''. Cord Cai is a sweet and unassuming young man [[TheAtoner trying to be good]] after a hard life of street gangs and homophobia. Then his fiance Roland gets shot, the police barely manage to help, and he feels like [[TragicVillain his only option left is to become a gangster anyway.]] Of course, his gang alias is ''the TinMan'' and the story's tagline openly states that ''"[[InternalizedCategorism Despite his own beliefs,]] he is in fact a hero."''

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* ''{{WebOriginal/Takotsubo}}'' is a {{Deconstruction}} of the superhero origin, dealt with specifically in the short story ''Gunsmoke''. Cord Cai is a sweet and unassuming Asian-American young man [[TheAtoner who's trying to be good]] after a hard life of street gangs and homophobia. Then his fiance Roland gets shot, the police barely manage to help, and he feels like [[TragicVillain his only option left is to become a gangster anyway.]] Of course, his gang alias is ''the TinMan'' and the story's tagline openly states that ''"[[InternalizedCategorism Despite his own beliefs,]] he is in fact a hero."''
11th Jun '16 12:52:54 PM Sharysa
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* ''{{WebOriginal/Takotsubo}}'' is a {{Deconstruction}} of the superhero origin, dealt with specifically in the short story ''Gunsmoke''. Cord Cai is a sweet and unassuming young man [[TheAtoner trying to be good]] after a hard life of street gangs and homophobia. Then his fiance Roland gets shot, the police barely manage to help, and he feels like [[TragicVillain his only option left is to become a gangster anyway.]] Of course, his gang alias is ''the TinMan'' and the story's tagline openly states that ''"[[InternalizedCategorism Despite his own beliefs,]] he is in fact a hero."''
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