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22nd Jun '16 9:10:05 AM Schol-R-LEA
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* ''Literature/WhateleyUniverse'': In 'Silent Nacht', it is mentioned that in cities like Los Angeles where there are multiple superteams, they usually wait until the police call on them (for both legal and PR reasons), and make sure that they don't interfere with another team's takedowns unless invited to. This leads to a scene where one team is watching another getting their butts handed to them on TV, eating popcorn and making snarky comments about their rival fellow heroes.
** It is also mentioned in 'Razzlr Dazzle' that the Dark Avenger (a CaptainErsatz combination of the Shadow, Batman, and the Punisher) had a habit of pissing off other costumed heroes by jumping into the middle of the another hero's bust, guns blazing. He did this in Chicago one time in the mid-1930s, to the Champion (the world's Superman equivalent), who got so angry at the Dark Avenger's gun-happy recklessness that he tried to arrest him.
9th Jun '16 12:07:37 AM Gravidef
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** A black and white Batman back up story has him calling in Superman as a glorified ambulance when a woman falls down with heart damage. Naturally the Big Blue Cheese gets in a pissy mood but can't do much about it with the badly injured woman right there.

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** A black "The Call," a short story in the ''Batman Black and white White'' series, thoroughly discusses this trope. It's revealed that Batman back up story has him calling carries a small communicator that can instantly summon Superman, but he only uses it in Superman as extreme emergencies--in the context of the story, a glorified ambulance when a young woman falls down with heart damage. Naturally is shot in the Big Blue Cheese gets in throat by a pissy mood but mobster during a raid on a party, and Batman, who swears by ThouShallNotKill, knows that he can't do much get her to a hospital in time. Superman makes short work of the healing process, but as he does, he talks with Bruce about it with the badly injured woman right there.whole situation--the Dark Knight never calls the rest of the Justice League for help, for example. The two ultimately come to an understanding, pointing out that regardless of their methods of heroism, they both play a crucial role in protecting people, and that's what matters most.
7th Jun '16 9:22:29 AM AnotherGuy
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** The Justice League is absent in VideoGame/BatmanArkhamKnight because after your 1st bomb encounter, Arkham Knight's threat was broadcasted worldwide to prevent outside involvement less there be a big crater where Gotham used to be.

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** The Justice League is absent in VideoGame/BatmanArkhamKnight ''VideoGame/BatmanArkhamKnight'' because after your 1st bomb encounter, Arkham Knight's threat was broadcasted worldwide to prevent outside involvement less there be a big crater where Gotham used to be.be. A mook comments that he's worried about "[[ComicBook/{{Superman}} that freak from Metropolis]]" intervening, so it's probably due to the rapid developments that the other heroes didn't get involved - it was over before other heroes ''could'' react.
7th Jun '16 9:18:29 AM AnotherGuy
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** In a somewhat funny if grim aversion, during ''Battle For The Cowl'', where Batman is believed to be dead and the villains of Gotham are all rampaging, Nightwing runs around trying to deal with the problems and quickly decides 'Nope' and calls in 20-25 other superhero allies of his to help him bring order back to Gotham.

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** In a somewhat funny if grim aversion, during ''Battle For The Cowl'', where Batman is believed to be dead and the villains of Gotham are all rampaging, Nightwing runs around trying to deal with the problems and quickly decides 'Nope' and calls in 20-25 other superhero allies of his to help him bring order back to Gotham. He probably remembers the ''last'' time [[ComicBook/{{Knightfall}} Batman tried to deal with that situation himself]].
3rd Jun '16 9:25:12 PM 64SuperNintendo
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** ''Film/ThorTheDarkWorld'' avoids this by setting the large bulk of the story in other realms besides Midgard and the Earth scenes in London. This second part involves a lot of telporting that Mjölnir has trouble keeping up with.

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** ''Film/ThorTheDarkWorld'' avoids this by setting the large bulk of the story in other realms besides Midgard and the Earth scenes in London. This second part involves a lot of telporting teleporting that Mjölnir has trouble keeping up with.
1st Jun '16 10:12:04 AM kquinn0830
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** Mostly averted in ''Film/CaptainAmericaCivilWar'', where the events of the film are so great that not only do Iron Man and the Avengers get drawn in, but so do Comicbook/BlackPanther and Ant-Man as well. The film actually averts a common instance of this trope: When Falcon mentions that they could use Ant-Man's help right now, ''he actually goes out and picks him up''.

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** Mostly averted in ''Film/CaptainAmericaCivilWar'', where the events of the film are so great that not only do Iron Man and the Avengers get drawn in, but so do Comicbook/BlackPanther and Ant-Man as well. The only ones who don't show up are Thor ([[Film/ThorRagnarok who has other things to worry about]]) and Hulk (who is still missing after the events of ''Age of Ultron''). The film actually averts a common instance of this trope: When Falcon mentions that they could use Ant-Man's help right now, ''he actually goes out and picks him up''. Furthermore, the ending of the film makes this a JustifiedTrope for much of Phase 3. Between [[spoiler:Captain America and his team of Avengers (Ant-Man, Falcon, Hawkeye, and Scarlet Witch) being branded as fugitives and forced to remain in hiding, Winter Soldier being left in stasis under the supervision of Black Panther, Black Widow disappearing, War Machine being crippled without an exoskeleton and most likely retired from superheroics, and Vision left in a state of depression after he accidentally crippled War Machine]], the only superheroes left to interact are Iron Man and Spider-Man.
28th May '16 8:33:12 PM nombretomado
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* The ''VideoGame/SpiderMan'' games for the PlayStation:

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* The ''VideoGame/SpiderMan'' games for the PlayStation:UsefulNotes/PlayStation:
27th May '16 11:29:15 PM KJMackley
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* Subverting this drives a lot of the conflict in ''Film/BatmanVSupermanDawnOfJustice''. Gotham is a direct sister city to Metropolis, separated by the bay. Wayne Industries has almost as much investment in Metropolis as Lex Corp, and it's shown that the building Zod destroyed with his heat vision in the climax of ''Film/ManOfSteel'' was Wayne Financial, and that Bruce Wayne knew many of the employees personally, and he blames Superman for the entire incident. The film continues to acknowledge that Superman's "area of operation" is far larger than just Metropolis, and is seen doing heroic acts around the world.

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* Subverting this drives a lot of the conflict in ''Film/BatmanVSupermanDawnOfJustice''. Gotham is a direct sister city to Metropolis, separated by the bay. Wayne Industries has almost as much investment in Metropolis as Lex Corp, Corp and it's shown that the building Zod destroyed with his heat vision in the climax of ''Film/ManOfSteel'' was Wayne Financial, and that Financial. In addition to that, [[{{Revision}} Bruce Wayne was there that day]], knew many of the employees personally, personally and he blames Superman for the entire incident. The film continues to acknowledge that Superman's "area of operation" is far larger than just Metropolis, and is seen doing heroic acts around the world.
27th May '16 11:26:48 PM KJMackley
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* Subverting this drives a lot of the conflict in ''Film/BatmanVSupermanDawnOfJustice''. Gotham is a direct sister city to Metropolis, separated by the bay. Wayne Industries has almost as much investment in Metropolis as Lex Corp, and it's shown that the building Zod destroyed with his heat vision in the climax of ''Film/ManOfSteel'' was Wayne Financial, and that Bruce Wayne knew many of the employees personally, and he blames Superman for the entire incident. The film continues to acknowledge that Superman's "area of operation" is far larger than just Metropolis, and is seen doing heroic acts around the world.
24th May '16 6:43:53 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* The American ''{{Voltron}}'' franchise has King Zarkon of Planet Doom as a vassal of the Drule empire from the Vehicle Voltron series. Given how many times Zarkon and Lotor have had their butts kicked by the Lion Force Voltron, as well as their overall untrustworthiness, it raises the question as to why the Drules haven't sent a fleet or two to planet Doom to effect a change in management. Also, the Drule robeasts that regularly fail to destroy the Vehichle Voltron and the Explorer fleet are nowhere in the same league as Haggar's magical robeasts. Why didn't they enlist Haggar's expertise in fighting the Explorer and Vehicle Voltron? Especially given that VV, being an Earth knockoff imitation, was obviously technologicagally inferior to the definitely {{Magitek}} Lion Voltron. Additionally, the Drules were looking for a new planet as their home planet was doomed. Why couldn't they just go to planet Doom whether Zarkon liked it or not? The real-life reason for this, of course, is due to the fact that Lion Force Voltron and Vehicle Voltron are [[CutAndPasteTranslation based on]] [[Anime/GoLion two separate]] [[Anime/DairuggerXV original anime]].

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* The American ''{{Voltron}}'' ''Anime/{{Voltron}}'' franchise has King Zarkon of Planet Doom as a vassal of the Drule empire from the Vehicle Voltron series. Given how many times Zarkon and Lotor have had their butts kicked by the Lion Force Voltron, as well as their overall untrustworthiness, it raises the question as to why the Drules haven't sent a fleet or two to planet Doom to effect a change in management. Also, the Drule robeasts that regularly fail to destroy the Vehichle Voltron and the Explorer fleet are nowhere in the same league as Haggar's magical robeasts. Why didn't they enlist Haggar's expertise in fighting the Explorer and Vehicle Voltron? Especially given that VV, being an Earth knockoff imitation, was obviously technologicagally inferior to the definitely {{Magitek}} Lion Voltron. Additionally, the Drules were looking for a new planet as their home planet was doomed. Why couldn't they just go to planet Doom whether Zarkon liked it or not? The real-life reason for this, of course, is due to the fact that Lion Force Voltron and Vehicle Voltron are [[CutAndPasteTranslation based on]] [[Anime/GoLion two separate]] [[Anime/DairuggerXV original anime]].
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