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24th May '17 7:35:51 PM AntMan
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** There's also his partner, "The ''Wondrous'' [[ComicBook/TheWasp Wasp]]".
24th May '17 7:28:28 PM AntMan
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** Though not as prevalent as most examples, the team itself has occasionally beet called "the ''Fabled'' Fantastic Four".
7th May '17 9:15:08 PM igordebraga
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A ComicBook [[NamingConventions Naming Convention]] - sort of - with roots in UsefulNotes/{{the Silver Age|of Comic Books}}. The superhero's name is preceded by some sort of silly, over-the-top adjective. Usually in the actual book's title even if rarely used in the story.

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A ComicBook [[NamingConventions Naming Convention]] - sort of - with roots in UsefulNotes/{{the Silver Age|of Comic Books}}. The superhero's name is preceded by some sort of silly, over-the-top adjective.adjective such as "The Egregious Trope-Man". Usually in the actual book's title even if rarely used in the story.


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* The ''Happy-Go-Lucky'' [[Comicbook/PatsyWalker Hellcat]].
20th Apr '17 4:38:43 PM DragonRanger
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** There's also the ''ComicBook/TotallyAwesomeHulk'', who is Amadeus Cho, not Bruce Banner; and the descriptor reflects how Amadeus is an immature teenager who enjoys his powers.

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** There's also the ''ComicBook/TotallyAwesomeHulk'', who is Amadeus Cho, ComicBook/AmadeusCho, not Bruce Banner; and the descriptor reflects how Amadeus is an immature teenager who enjoys his powers.powers rather than angsting about them as Bruce does.



* The ''Legendary'' Star-Lord (a ''ComicBook/GuardiansOfTheGalaxy'' spinoff)

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* The ''Legendary'' Star-Lord (a ''ComicBook/GuardiansOfTheGalaxy'' spinoff)ComicBook/StarLord



* The ''Mighty'' [[ComicBook/MsMarvel Captain Marvel]]''



* Parodied mercilessly (*rimshot*) in ''Literature/TheRulesOfSupervillainy'' with Gary Karkofsky a.k.a "Merciless: The Supervillain without Mercy TM." Just about everyone comments on the redundancy.
* In ''Literature/TheNewHumans'' the most powerful, most feared [[DifferentlyPoweredIndividual Demihuman]] is known simply as... the Flying Man.



** The Impossibles had a lot of villains like that: The Diabolical Dauber, The Devilish Dragster, The Insidious Inflator, The Not So Nice Mr. Ice,...

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** The Impossibles had a lot of villains like that: The Diabolical Dauber, The Devilish Dragster, The Insidious Inflator, The Not So Nice Mr. Ice,...Ice...
4th Apr '17 1:17:30 AM DemonDuckofDoom
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* ''WesternAnimation/UltimateAvengers''
3rd Apr '17 6:57:33 PM Rhodes7
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* In ''Literature/TheNewHumans'' the most powerful, most feared [[DifferentlyPoweredIndividual Demihuman]] is known simply as... the Flying Man.
27th Mar '17 10:32:54 AM kyojikasshu
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** Marvel also uses "[[TheNewAdventures All-New, All-Different]]" from time to time. It originated with a roster overhaul for the X-Men, and is now a go-to phrase to hype up {{ReTool}}s and relaunches. Case in point, 2015's ''ComicBook/AllNewAllDifferentMarvel'' relaunch. {{Legacy Character}}s may also get "All-New" in their titles, which then stick as a simple way to differentiate them from the original (such as the cases of [[ComicBook/WarMachine Iron Man]], [[ComicBook/AllNewGhostRider Ghost Rider]], [[ComicBook/TheFalcon Captain America]], and [[ComicBook/AllNewWolverine Wolverine]]).

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** Marvel also uses "[[TheNewAdventures All-New, All-Different]]" from time to time. It originated with a roster overhaul for the X-Men, and is now a go-to phrase to hype up {{ReTool}}s and relaunches. Case in point, 2015's ''ComicBook/AllNewAllDifferentMarvel'' relaunch. {{Legacy Character}}s may also get "All-New" in their titles, which then stick as a simple way to differentiate them from the original (such as the cases of [[ComicBook/WarMachine Iron Man]], [[ComicBook/AllNewGhostRider Ghost Rider]], [[ComicBook/TheFalcon Captain America]], and [[ComicBook/AllNewWolverine Wolverine]]).Wolverine]]).
27th Mar '17 10:30:07 AM kyojikasshu
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* In general, when a franchise has multiple books, some of them will have adjectives in their titles and one won't; this one is usually given the FanNickname "The ''Adjectiveless'' ________". This was mostly seen in the 90s, when ''Uncanny X-Men'' ran alongside a title simply called ''X-Men''.
** Marvel also uses "[[TheNewAdventures All-New, All-Different]]" from time to time. It originated with a roster overhaul for the X-Men, and is now a go-to phrase to hype up {{ReTool}}s and relaunches. Case in point, 2015's ''ComicBook/AllNewAllDifferentMarvel'' relaunch. {{Legacy Character}}s may also get "All-New" in their titles, which then stick as a simple way to differentiate them from the original (such as the cases of [[ComicBook/AllNewGhostRider Ghost Rider]], [[ComicBook/TheFalcon Captain America]], and [[ComicBook/AllNewWolverine Wolverine]]).

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* In general, when a franchise has multiple books, some of them will have adjectives in their titles and one won't; this one is usually given the FanNickname "The ''Adjectiveless'' ________". This was mostly seen in the 90s, when ''Uncanny with the ''Spider-Man'' series joining ''The Amazing Spider-Man'', ''The Spectacular Spider-Man'', and ''Web of Spider-Man'', and ''X-Men'' Vol. 2 joining ''The Uncanny X-Men'' ran alongside a title simply called ''X-Men''.
(originally ''X-Men'' Vol. 1).
** Marvel also uses "[[TheNewAdventures All-New, All-Different]]" from time to time. It originated with a roster overhaul for the X-Men, and is now a go-to phrase to hype up {{ReTool}}s and relaunches. Case in point, 2015's ''ComicBook/AllNewAllDifferentMarvel'' relaunch. {{Legacy Character}}s may also get "All-New" in their titles, which then stick as a simple way to differentiate them from the original (such as the cases of [[ComicBook/WarMachine Iron Man]], [[ComicBook/AllNewGhostRider Ghost Rider]], [[ComicBook/TheFalcon Captain America]], and [[ComicBook/AllNewWolverine Wolverine]]).
14th Mar '17 6:04:03 PM pepsimax
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* The ''Savage''/''Sensational'' ComicBook/SheHulk

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* The ''Savage''/''Sensational'' ''Savage''/''[[ComicBook/SensationalSheHulk Sensational]]'' ComicBook/SheHulk
13th Mar '17 12:43:09 PM DragonRanger
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* The ''Fearless'' [[ComicBook/TheDefenders Defenders]], a short-lived AmazonBrigade team. The name comes from a ''Comicbook/FearItself'' spinoff, ''The Fearless''; and is likely doomed to be shorthand for "not ''that'' Defenders team, the all-girl one".

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* The ''Fearless'' [[ComicBook/TheDefenders Defenders]], ''[[ComicBook/FearlessDefenders Fearless]]'' Defenders, a short-lived AmazonBrigade team. The name comes from a ''Comicbook/FearItself'' spinoff, ''The Fearless''; and is likely doomed to be shorthand for "not ''that'' Defenders [[ComicBook/TheDefenders Defenders]] team, the all-girl one".
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