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18th Jun '16 8:58:11 AM nighttrainfm
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* The ''Invincible'' ComicBook/IronMan. Currently being joined by a sister title, ''International'' Iron Man. He briefly became the ''Superior'' Iron Man shortly after ''Spider-Man'' ended its own ''Superior'' run. There was no direct connection between the two, both books involved their protagonists acting outside their usual morals - Spidey due to a body-swap, Tony due to having his morals magically inverted.

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* The ''Invincible'' ComicBook/IronMan. Currently being joined by a sister title, ''International'' Iron Man. He briefly became the ''Superior'' Iron Man shortly after ''Spider-Man'' ended its own ''Superior'' run. There was no direct connection between the two, but both books involved their protagonists acting outside dropping their usual morals principles - Spidey due to a body-swap, Tony due to having his morals magically inverted.
18th Jun '16 8:57:23 AM nighttrainfm
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*** Similarly, the ''[[ComicBook/SuperiorSpiderMan Superior]]'' Spider-Man is [[spoiler:ComicBook/DoctorOctopus having hijacked Peter's body]].

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*** Similarly, the ''[[ComicBook/SuperiorSpiderMan Superior]]'' Spider-Man is [[spoiler:ComicBook/DoctorOctopus ComicBook/DoctorOctopus having hijacked Peter's body]].body.



* The ''Invincible'' ComicBook/IronMan. Currently being joined by a sister title, ''International'' Iron Man.
** He briefly became the ''Superior'' Iron Man shortly after ''Spider-Man'' ended its own ''Superior'' run. While there's no direct connection between the two, Marvel explained that Iron Man's use of ''Superior'' is supposed to reflect that he was in a morally-grey WellIntentionedExtremist phase that mirrored how the Superior Spider-Man was a VillainProtagonist.

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* The ''Invincible'' ComicBook/IronMan. Currently being joined by a sister title, ''International'' Iron Man.
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Man. He briefly became the ''Superior'' Iron Man shortly after ''Spider-Man'' ended its own ''Superior'' run. While there's There was no direct connection between the two, Marvel explained that Iron Man's use of ''Superior'' is supposed both books involved their protagonists acting outside their usual morals - Spidey due to reflect that he was in a morally-grey WellIntentionedExtremist phase that mirrored how the Superior Spider-Man was a VillainProtagonist.body-swap, Tony due to having his morals magically inverted.
11th Jun '16 5:34:58 AM StFan
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Keep in mind that not just any descriptors qualify for the trope - "[[TheNewAdventures New Trope-Man]]" is too simple, but "All-New, All-Different Trope-Man" can be sufficiently over-the-top. Now mostly used in the modern day either due to the GrandfatherClause or as a deliberate homage to UsefulNotes/{{the Silver Age|of Comic Books}}. If the superhero gets a movie, expect the descriptor to be used at least once.

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Keep in mind that not just any descriptors qualify for the trope - -- "[[TheNewAdventures New Trope-Man]]" is too simple, but "All-New, All-Different Trope-Man" can be sufficiently over-the-top. Now mostly used in the modern day either due to the GrandfatherClause or as a deliberate homage to UsefulNotes/{{the Silver Age|of Comic Books}}. If the superhero gets a movie, expect the descriptor to be used at least once.






* The ''Great and Powerful'' [[ThirdPersonPerson Trixie]] from the ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' episode "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS1E6BoastBusters Boast Busters]]."
** And don't forget "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E8TheMysteriousMareDoWell The Mysterious Mare Do Well]]."
** Trixie appears to be a ShoutOut to TheWizardOfOz, given that it's ''exactly'' the same phrase ("I am Oz, the Great and Powerful! ... Pay no attention to the man behind the curtain.")

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* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'':
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The ''Great and Powerful'' [[ThirdPersonPerson Trixie]] from the ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' the episode "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS1E6BoastBusters Boast Busters]]."
** And don't forget "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E8TheMysteriousMareDoWell The Mysterious Mare Do Well]]."
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" Trixie appears to be a ShoutOut to TheWizardOfOz, ''Film/TheWizardOfOz'', given that it's ''exactly'' the same phrase ("I am Oz, the Great and Powerful! ... Pay no attention to the man behind the curtain.")")
** And don't forget "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E8TheMysteriousMareDoWell The Mysterious Mare Do Well]]".
19th Mar '16 2:27:22 PM nombretomado
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* Discussed in the episode of ''TheBigBangTheory'' "The Hofstadter Isotope" since Penny knows that her nephew wants a Spider-Man comic book for his birthday but is unfamiliar with the adjectival system.

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* Discussed in the episode of ''TheBigBangTheory'' ''Series/TheBigBangTheory'' "The Hofstadter Isotope" since Penny knows that her nephew wants a Spider-Man comic book for his birthday but is unfamiliar with the adjectival system.
5th Feb '16 12:35:24 PM Morgenthaler
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26th Dec '15 4:21:05 PM jormis29
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* The ''Unbeatable'' ComicBook/SquirrelGirl

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* The ''Unbeatable'' ''[[ComicallyInvincibleHero Unbeatable]]'' ComicBook/SquirrelGirl
26th Dec '15 11:42:06 AM nombretomado
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A ComicBook [[NamingConventions Naming Convention]] - sort of - with roots in the SilverAge. 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.

Keep in mind that not just any descriptors qualify for the trope - "[[TheNewAdventures New Trope-Man]]" is too simple, but "All-New, All-Different Trope-Man" can be sufficiently over-the-top. Now mostly used in the modern day either due to the GrandfatherClause or as a deliberate homage to the SilverAge. If the superhero gets a movie, expect the descriptor to be used at least once.

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A ComicBook [[NamingConventions Naming Convention]] - sort of - with roots in the SilverAge.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.

Keep in mind that not just any descriptors qualify for the trope - "[[TheNewAdventures New Trope-Man]]" is too simple, but "All-New, All-Different Trope-Man" can be sufficiently over-the-top. Now mostly used in the modern day either due to the GrandfatherClause or as a deliberate homage to the SilverAge.UsefulNotes/{{the Silver Age|of Comic Books}}. If the superhero gets a movie, expect the descriptor to be used at least once.
24th Dec '15 12:16:56 PM Pichu-kun
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* ''Anime/MiraculousLadybug''

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* ''Anime/MiraculousLadybug''''WesternAnimation/MiraculousLadybug''
3rd Nov '15 8:52:56 PM nombretomado
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** When Hercules took over Hulk's book, it was retitled from ''The Incredible Hulk'' to ''The {{Incredible Herc|ules}}''.

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** When Hercules took over Hulk's book, it was retitled from ''The Incredible Hulk'' to ''The {{Incredible ''ComicBook/{{The Incredible Herc|ules}}''.
1st Nov '15 1:05:20 PM Gideoncrawle
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->''"Of all the descriptive names of all the things people say when they hear a hero in action, The Amazing Spider-Man, The Incredible Hulk, The Invincible Iron Man, the only descriptive word for this guy is '[[ComicBook/AllStarBatmanAndRobinTheBoyWonder The God-damn Batman]]!" ''

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->''"Of all the descriptive names of all the things people say when they hear a hero in action, The Amazing Spider-Man, The Incredible Hulk, The Invincible Iron Man, the only descriptive word for this guy is '[[ComicBook/AllStarBatmanAndRobinTheBoyWonder The 'The God-damn Batman]]!" Batman!" ''
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