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* The current story arc of ''Webcomic/M9Girls'' is their origin story: the Girls get their powers at the scientific job they are working as interns.
11th Dec '16 10:56:28 PM tropeminer
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# '''SuperpowerfulGenetics''': They inherited their powers (whether the same or completely different) from, at least, one superpowered parent or ancestor; e.g., Spider-Man's daughter [[ComicBook/SpiderGirl Spider-Girl]], Violet and Dash from ''WesternAnimation/TheIncredibles'', [[ComicBook/{{Magneto}} Magneto's]] twin children ComicBook/{{Quicksilver}} and ComicBook/{{Scarlet Witch}} or the entire student body of Film/SkyHigh2005. Tends to overlap with Evolutionary Levels.

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# '''SuperpowerfulGenetics''': They inherited their powers (whether the same or completely different) from, at least, one superpowered parent or ancestor; e.g., Spider-Man's daughter [[ComicBook/SpiderGirl Spider-Girl]], Violet and Dash from ''WesternAnimation/TheIncredibles'', [[ComicBook/{{Magneto}} Magneto's]] twin children ComicBook/{{Quicksilver}} and ComicBook/{{Scarlet Witch}} or the entire student body of Film/SkyHigh2005.[[Film/SkyHigh2005 Sky High]]. Tends to overlap with Evolutionary Levels.
11th Dec '16 10:55:42 PM tropeminer
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# '''EvolutionaryLevels''': Sometimes, they're just simply born with superpowers maybe as a result of a BizarreBabyBoom, a mere biological fluke of some kind or other mysterious circumstances. These powers could manifest at any point in their life, though it often occurs [[PubertySuperpower during puberty]]; e.g., the [[ComicBook/XMen X-Men]].

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# '''EvolutionaryLevels''': Sometimes, they're just simply born with superpowers maybe as a result of a BizarreBabyBoom, a mere biological fluke of some kind or other mysterious circumstances. These powers could manifest at any point in their life, though it often occurs many examples have them especially occur [[PubertySuperpower during puberty]]; e.g., the [[ComicBook/XMen X-Men]].
11th Dec '16 9:08:11 PM ectostar
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* Parodied in ''Webcomic/TheInexplicableAdventuresOfBob,'' when [[WeirdnessMagnet Bob]] ends up randomly stumbling through five different super hero origins in the space of a few minutes (alien ring, radioactive spider bite, cosmic rays, sadistic Canadian scientists, etc.), resulting in his becoming so powerful that he can barely move without destroying his surroundings.
* 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.

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* Parodied in ''Webcomic/TheInexplicableAdventuresOfBob,'' when [[WeirdnessMagnet Bob]] ends up randomly stumbling through five different super hero origins in the space Jack Hawksmoor of ''ComicBook/{{The Authority}}'' has a few minutes (alien ring, radioactive spider bite, cosmic rays, sadistic Canadian scientists, etc.), resulting in his becoming so powerful that he can barely move without destroying his surroundings.
* Literature/{{Captain Underpants}}'s origin story is told in [[ShowWithinAShow one of George
particularly odd origin: He was repeatedly abducted and Harold's comics]] - altered by what 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 thought were aliens, who were in fact [[spoiler:time-travellers from the spray starch 70th century, in order to use him as a weapon to fight a rampaging Kansas City by bonding with Tokyo]]. ...yeah.
* {{Deconstructed}} by
the Warlords were using, but it ends up in post-Crisis ComicBook/CaptainAtom, whose actual origin was kept secret by the military, which "revealed" his son's underwear. Big Daddy Long Johns and pre-Crisis, [[UsefulNotes/TheSilverAgeOfComicBooks Silver Age]], Charlton comics origin as his wife, Princess Pantyhose, reluctantly decide origin 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.public.



* In the book ''Superpowers'' the character telling the story directly refuses to explain what happened to give the students their powers. Partly this is to keep the information out of the wrong hands, but mostly it's to avoid an avalanche of snide letters telling him his science is all wrong.
* Played with in ''[[Webcomic/M9Girls M9 Girls!]]'': The Girls get terminally ill after their FreakLabAccident. Of course, their mentor immediately proceeds to cure them with LEGOGenetics.

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** * In DC, at one point, had a lot of heroes with the book ''Superpowers'' the character telling the story directly refuses to explain what happened to give the students their powers. Partly this is to keep the information out of the wrong hands, but mostly it's to avoid an avalanche of snide letters telling him his "lucky accident" origins whose accidents had been rendered laughable as [[ScienceMarchesOn science is marched on]]. To reconcile this, they introduced the concept of a "metagene", a dormant gene carried by all wrong.
* Played with
these characters that activated in ''[[Webcomic/M9Girls M9 Girls!]]'': The Girls get terminally ill after the presence of these accidents that would have crippled or killed any other person who lacked the gene, thus transforming their FreakLabAccident. Of course, their mentor immediately proceeds to cure them with LEGOGenetics."lucky accident" heroes into "random selection" heroes.



* {{Deconstructed}} by the post-Crisis ComicBook/CaptainAtom, whose actual origin was kept secret by the military, which "revealed" his pre-Crisis, [[UsefulNotes/TheSilverAgeOfComicBooks Silver Age]], Charlton comics origin as his origin to the public.



* CiemWebcomicSeries. Stan Flippo was experimented on by aliens, who fused his genes with those of a mutated centipede. His ''[[LamarckWasRight daughter]]'' gets superpowers.
* In ''VideoGame/CityOfHeroes'', the above 5 origins are organized thusly: Magic, Kheldian/Natural, Science, Technology/Natural[[labelnote:*]]Natural can be "[[BadassNormal you're just that tough]]" OR "this is normal for your species"[[/labelnote]], and Mutant.
* Elliot of ''Webcomic/ElGoonishShive'' [[http://wiki.rpg.net/index.php/File:MPost20657-e22115fa0c_o.jpg reminds]] why most try keep their origin secret.
* In ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'' Buffy is explicitely referred to as TheChosenOne (though, even when we finally get told how Vampire Slayers came to be, who or what does the choosing is still left vague) and fights evil mainly BecauseDestinySaysSo and, with great ass-kicking ability, ComesGreatResponsibility.
* ''Series/{{Angel}}'', meanwhile, had its main character be of non-human stock (namely, a vampire) who fights other demons because he's TheAtoner who, if he plays the right role in the coming apocalypse, might [[IJustWantToBeNormal get to become human again]].
* Jack Hawksmoor of ''ComicBook/{{The Authority}}'' has a particularly odd origin: He was repeatedly abducted and altered by what he thought were aliens, who were in fact [[spoiler:time-travellers from the 70th century, in order to use him as a weapon to fight a rampaging Kansas City by bonding with Tokyo]]. ...yeah.
* "One day, at the scene of a fire, the cop found the perfect fireman axe. That was the day he became... ''Webcomic/AxeCop''." Yes, that's his whole origin.
* Interestingly, both Metro Man (a {{Superman}} {{Expy}}) and his arch-nemesis WesternAnimation/{{Megamind}} have the same initial origin mirroring Superman's - they're both from neighboring planets that were sucked into an UnrealisticBlackHole. The difference is, Metro Man looks human but has Superman's powers. Megamind has a large cranium, is completely blue, and is devilishly smart (he can also survive a MegatonPunch but otherwise has no powers). Also, while Metro Man was raised by loving, rich parents, Megamind was raised by convicts in prison.
* DC, at one point, had a lot of heroes with the "lucky accident" origins whose accidents had been rendered laughable as [[ScienceMarchesOn science marched on]]. To reconcile this, they introduced the concept of a "metagene", a dormant gene carried by all these characters that activated in the presence of these accidents that would have crippled or killed any other person who lacked the gene, thus transforming their "lucky accident" heroes into "random selection" heroes.

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* CiemWebcomicSeries. Stan Flippo was experimented on by aliens, who fused his genes with those of a mutated centipede. His ''[[LamarckWasRight daughter]]'' gets superpowers.
* In ''VideoGame/CityOfHeroes'', the above 5 origins are organized thusly: Magic, Kheldian/Natural, Science, Technology/Natural[[labelnote:*]]Natural can be "[[BadassNormal you're just that tough]]" OR "this is normal for your species"[[/labelnote]], and Mutant.
* Elliot of ''Webcomic/ElGoonishShive'' [[http://wiki.rpg.net/index.php/File:MPost20657-e22115fa0c_o.jpg reminds]] why most try keep their origin secret.
* In ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'' Buffy is explicitely referred to as TheChosenOne (though, even when we finally get told how Vampire Slayers came to be, who or what does the choosing is still left vague) and fights evil mainly BecauseDestinySaysSo and, with great ass-kicking ability, ComesGreatResponsibility.
* ''Series/{{Angel}}'', meanwhile, had its main character be of non-human stock (namely, a vampire) who fights other demons because he's TheAtoner who, if he plays the right role in the coming apocalypse, might [[IJustWantToBeNormal get to become human again]].
* Jack Hawksmoor of ''ComicBook/{{The Authority}}'' has a particularly odd origin: He was repeatedly abducted and altered by what he thought were aliens, who were in fact [[spoiler:time-travellers from the 70th century, in order to use him as a weapon to fight a rampaging Kansas City by bonding with Tokyo]]. ...yeah.
* "One day, at the scene of a fire, the cop found the perfect fireman axe. That was the day he became... ''Webcomic/AxeCop''." Yes, that's his whole origin.
* Interestingly, both Metro Man (a {{Superman}} {{Expy}}) and his arch-nemesis WesternAnimation/{{Megamind}} have the same initial origin mirroring Superman's - they're both from neighboring planets that were sucked into an UnrealisticBlackHole. The difference is, Metro Man looks human but has Superman's powers. Megamind has a large cranium, is completely blue, and is devilishly smart (he can also survive a MegatonPunch but otherwise has no powers). Also, while Metro Man was raised by loving, rich parents, Megamind was raised by convicts in prison.
* DC, at one point, had a lot of heroes with the "lucky accident" origins whose accidents had been rendered laughable as [[ScienceMarchesOn science marched on]]. To reconcile this, they introduced the concept of a "metagene", a dormant gene carried by all these characters that activated in the presence of these accidents that would have crippled or killed any other person who lacked the gene, thus transforming their "lucky accident" heroes into "random selection" heroes.
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* Deconstructed in ''Film/BatmanBegins'': [[{{Mooks}} Mook]] Joe Chill kills Bruce Wayne’s parents. BadCopIncompetentCop Gotham police cannot deliver justice to him. TheMafia Don Carmine Falcone gives Bruce Wayne a TheReasonYouSuckSpeech that forces him to begin TheHerosJourney, then he is trained by the [[MurderInc League of Assasins]] and outsmarts CorruptCorporateExecutive Earl to become Franchise/{{Batman}}. A possible explanation is that Gotham was a CorneredRattlesnake and it is trying to produce a superhero to survive: Notice that all of the forces oppressing Gotham were ThresholdGuardians that created the {{Superhero}} that will fight them.
* An odd retroactive example in the Literature/{{Leviathan}} trilogy by ScottWesterfeld turns the ''entire'' trilogy into one for a couple characters due to the ending. [[spoiler: The main characters Deryn and Alek make a career change from, respectively, a bio-zeppelin midshipman and Prince-in-exile to agents under the employ of the powerful Zoological Society. Some cryptic remarks in conjunction with the skills they learned throughout the trilogy and the experiences they've had would seem to suggest that they were recruited to be international espionage or diplomatic agents of some sort. However, we're never actually shown what the Zoological Society has planned and the trilogy is done at that point. Whatever the case, after the trilogy they are set up to become powerful and professional figures in the field of political intrigue, whereas they were competent but ragtag amateurs working off limited resources during the trilogy.]]

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* Deconstructed in ''Film/BatmanBegins'': [[{{Mooks}} Mook]] Joe Chill kills Bruce Wayne’s parents. BadCopIncompetentCop Gotham police cannot deliver justice to him. TheMafia Don Carmine Falcone gives Bruce Wayne a TheReasonYouSuckSpeech that forces him to begin TheHerosJourney, then he is trained by the [[MurderInc League of Assasins]] and outsmarts CorruptCorporateExecutive Earl to become Franchise/{{Batman}}. A possible explanation is that Gotham was a CorneredRattlesnake and it is trying to produce a superhero to survive: Notice that all of the forces oppressing Gotham were ThresholdGuardians that created the {{Superhero}} that will fight them.
* An odd retroactive example in the Literature/{{Leviathan}} trilogy by ScottWesterfeld turns the ''entire'' trilogy into one for a couple characters due to the ending. [[spoiler: The main characters Deryn and Alek make a career change from, respectively, a bio-zeppelin midshipman and Prince-in-exile to agents under the employ of the powerful Zoological Society. Some cryptic remarks in conjunction with the skills they learned throughout the trilogy and the experiences they've had would seem to suggest that they were recruited to be international espionage or diplomatic agents of some sort. However, we're never actually shown what the Zoological Society has planned and the trilogy is done at that point. Whatever the case, after the trilogy they are set up to become powerful and professional figures in the field of political intrigue, whereas they were competent but ragtag amateurs working off limited resources during the trilogy.]]
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* ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'' lays it out in the OpeningNarration before every episode. All together now:
-->'''Katara:''' Water. Earth. Fire. Air. Long ago, the [[ElementalNation four nations]] lived together in harmony. [[MemeticMutation Then everything changed when the Fire Nation attacked.]] Only the [[TheChosenOne Avatar]], master of all four elements, could stop them. But when the world needed him most, he vanished. A hundred years passed and my brother and I discovered the [[LegacyCharacter new Avatar]], an [[BlowYouAway airbender]] named [[TheHero Aang]]. And although his airbending skills are great, he still has a lot to learn before he's ready to save anyone. But I believe Aang can save the world.

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* ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'' lays Deconstructed in ''Film/BatmanBegins'': [[{{Mooks}} Mook]] Joe Chill kills Bruce Wayne’s parents. BadCopIncompetentCop Gotham police cannot deliver justice to him. TheMafia Don Carmine Falcone gives Bruce Wayne a TheReasonYouSuckSpeech that forces him to begin TheHerosJourney, then he is trained by the [[MurderInc League of Assasins]] and outsmarts CorruptCorporateExecutive Earl to become Franchise/{{Batman}}. A possible explanation is that Gotham was a CorneredRattlesnake and it out is trying to produce a superhero to survive: Notice that all of the forces oppressing Gotham were ThresholdGuardians that created the {{Superhero}} that will fight them.
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* 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 OpeningNarration before every episode. All together now:
-->'''Katara:''' Water. Earth. Fire. Air. Long ago,
trance at the [[ElementalNation four nations]] lived together in harmony. [[MemeticMutation Then everything changed 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.
* In
the Fire Nation attacked.]] Only book ''Superpowers'' the [[TheChosenOne Avatar]], master character telling the story directly refuses to explain what happened to give the students their powers. Partly this is to keep the information out of the wrong hands, but mostly it's to avoid an avalanche of snide letters telling him his science is all four elements, could stop them. But when wrong.
* An odd retroactive example in
the world needed him most, he vanished. A hundred years passed Literature/{{Leviathan}} trilogy by ScottWesterfeld turns the ''entire'' trilogy into one for a couple characters due to the ending. [[spoiler: The main characters Deryn and my brother Alek make a career change from, respectively, a bio-zeppelin midshipman and I discovered Prince-in-exile to agents under the [[LegacyCharacter new Avatar]], an [[BlowYouAway airbender]] named [[TheHero Aang]]. And although his airbending employ of the powerful Zoological Society. Some cryptic remarks in conjunction with the skills they learned throughout the trilogy and the experiences they've had would seem to suggest that they were recruited to be international espionage or diplomatic agents of some sort. However, we're never actually shown what the Zoological Society has planned and the trilogy is done at that point. Whatever the case, after the trilogy they are great, he set up to become powerful and professional figures in the field of political intrigue, whereas they were competent but ragtag amateurs working off limited resources during the trilogy.]]
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* In ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'' Buffy is explicitely referred to as TheChosenOne (though, even when we finally get told how Vampire Slayers came to be, who or what does the choosing is
still has left vague) and fights evil mainly BecauseDestinySaysSo and, with great ass-kicking ability, ComesGreatResponsibility.
* ''Series/{{Angel}}'', meanwhile, had its main character be of non-human stock (namely,
a lot to learn before vampire) who fights other demons because he's ready to save anyone. But I believe Aang can save TheAtoner who, if he plays the world.right role in the coming apocalypse, might [[IJustWantToBeNormal get to become human again]].


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* In ''VideoGame/CityOfHeroes'', the above 5 origins are organized thusly: Magic, Kheldian/Natural, Science, Technology/Natural[[labelnote:*]]Natural can be "[[BadassNormal you're just that tough]]" OR "this is normal for your species"[[/labelnote]], and Mutant.
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* "One day, at the scene of a fire, the cop found the perfect fireman axe. That was the day he became... ''Webcomic/AxeCop''." Yes, that's his whole origin.
* Parodied in ''Webcomic/TheInexplicableAdventuresOfBob,'' when [[WeirdnessMagnet Bob]] ends up randomly stumbling through five different super hero origins in the space of a few minutes (alien ring, radioactive spider bite, cosmic rays, sadistic Canadian scientists, etc.), resulting in his becoming so powerful that he can barely move without destroying his surroundings.
* Webcomic/CiemWebcomicSeries. Stan Flippo was experimented on by aliens, who fused his genes with those of a mutated centipede. His ''[[LamarckWasRight daughter]]'' gets superpowers.
* Elliot of ''Webcomic/ElGoonishShive'' [[http://wiki.rpg.net/index.php/File:MPost20657-e22115fa0c_o.jpg reminds]] why most try keep their origin secret.
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* ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'' lays it out in the OpeningNarration before every episode. All together now:
-->'''Katara:''' Water. Earth. Fire. Air. Long ago, the [[ElementalNation four nations]] lived together in harmony. [[MemeticMutation Then everything changed when the Fire Nation attacked.]] Only the [[TheChosenOne Avatar]], master of all four elements, could stop them. But when the world needed him most, he vanished. A hundred years passed and my brother and I discovered the [[LegacyCharacter new Avatar]], an [[BlowYouAway airbender]] named [[TheHero Aang]]. And although his airbending skills are great, he still has a lot to learn before he's ready to save anyone. But I believe Aang can save the world.
* Interestingly, both Metro Man (a {{Superman}} {{Expy}}) and his arch-nemesis WesternAnimation/{{Megamind}} have the same initial origin mirroring Superman's - they're both from neighboring planets that were sucked into an UnrealisticBlackHole. The difference is, Metro Man looks human but has Superman's powers. Megamind has a large cranium, is completely blue, and is devilishly smart (he can also survive a MegatonPunch but otherwise has no powers). Also, while Metro Man was raised by loving, rich parents, Megamind was raised by convicts in prison.
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6th Dec '16 6:17:22 PM VanHohenheimOfXerxes
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-->'''Katara:''' Water. Earth. Fire. Air. Long ago, the [[ElementalNation four nations]] lived together in harmony. [[MemeticMutation Then everything changed when the Fire Nation attacked.]] Only [[TheChosenOne the Avatar]], master of all four elements, could stop them. But when the world needed him most, he vanished. A hundred years passed and my brother and I discovered the [[LegacyCharacter new Avatar]], an [[BlowYouAway airbender]] named [[TheHero Aang]]. And although his airbending skills are great, he still has a lot to learn before he's ready to save anyone. But I believe Aang can save the world.

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-->'''Katara:''' Water. Earth. Fire. Air. Long ago, the [[ElementalNation four nations]] lived together in harmony. [[MemeticMutation Then everything changed when the Fire Nation attacked.]] Only the [[TheChosenOne the Avatar]], master of all four elements, could stop them. But when the world needed him most, he vanished. A hundred years passed and my brother and I discovered the [[LegacyCharacter new Avatar]], an [[BlowYouAway airbender]] named [[TheHero Aang]]. And although his airbending skills are great, he still has a lot to learn before he's ready to save anyone. But I believe Aang can save the world.
6th Dec '16 6:16:19 PM VanHohenheimOfXerxes
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-->'''Katara:''' [[ElementalNation Water. Earth. Fire. Air. Long ago, the four nations lived together in harmony.]] [[MemeticMutation Then everything changed when the Fire Nation attacked.]] Only [[TheChosenOne the Avatar]], master of all four elements, could stop them. But when the world needed him most, he vanished. A hundred years passed and my brother and I discovered the [[LegacyCharacter new Avatar]], an [[BlowYouAway airbender]] named [[TheHero Aang]]. And although his airbending skills are great, he still has a lot to learn before he's ready to save anyone. But I believe Aang can save the world.

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-->'''Katara:''' [[ElementalNation Water. Earth. Fire. Air. Long ago, the [[ElementalNation four nations nations]] lived together in harmony.]] harmony. [[MemeticMutation Then everything changed when the Fire Nation attacked.]] Only [[TheChosenOne the Avatar]], master of all four elements, could stop them. But when the world needed him most, he vanished. A hundred years passed and my brother and I discovered the [[LegacyCharacter new Avatar]], an [[BlowYouAway airbender]] named [[TheHero Aang]]. And although his airbending skills are great, he still has a lot to learn before he's ready to save anyone. But I believe Aang can save the world.
6th Dec '16 6:15:27 PM VanHohenheimOfXerxes
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-->'''Katara:''' [[ElementalNation Water. Earth. Fire. Air. Long ago, the four nations lived together in harmony.]] [[MemeticMutation Then everything changed when the Fire Nation attacked.]] Only [[TheChosenOne the Avatar]], master of all four elements, could stop them. But when the world needed him most, he vanished. A hundred years passed and my brother and I discovered the new Avatar, an airbender named [[TheHero Aang]]. And although his airbending skills are great, he still has a lot to learn before he's ready to save anyone. But I believe Aang can save the world.

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-->'''Katara:''' [[ElementalNation Water. Earth. Fire. Air. Long ago, the four nations lived together in harmony.]] [[MemeticMutation Then everything changed when the Fire Nation attacked.]] Only [[TheChosenOne the Avatar]], master of all four elements, could stop them. But when the world needed him most, he vanished. A hundred years passed and my brother and I discovered the [[LegacyCharacter new Avatar, Avatar]], an airbender [[BlowYouAway airbender]] named [[TheHero Aang]]. And although his airbending skills are great, he still has a lot to learn before he's ready to save anyone. But I believe Aang can save the world.
13th Oct '16 11:19:44 AM Morgenthaler
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# '''SuperpowerfulGenetics''': They inherited their powers (whether the same or completely different) from, at least, one superpowered parent or ancestor; e.g., Spider-Man's daughter [[ComicBook/SpiderGirl Spider-Girl]], Violet and Dash from ''WesternAnimation/TheIncredibles'', [[ComicBook/{{Magneto}} Magneto's]] twin children ComicBook/{{Quicksilver}} and ComicBook/{{Scarlet Witch}} or the entire student body of Film/SkyHigh. Tends to overlap with Evolutionary Levels.

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# '''SuperpowerfulGenetics''': They inherited their powers (whether the same or completely different) from, at least, one superpowered parent or ancestor; e.g., Spider-Man's daughter [[ComicBook/SpiderGirl Spider-Girl]], Violet and Dash from ''WesternAnimation/TheIncredibles'', [[ComicBook/{{Magneto}} Magneto's]] twin children ComicBook/{{Quicksilver}} and ComicBook/{{Scarlet Witch}} or the entire student body of Film/SkyHigh.Film/SkyHigh2005. Tends to overlap with Evolutionary Levels.
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.]]"''
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