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25th Apr '17 3:46:40 AM rafi
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* ''Comicbook/SupermanVsTheAmazingSpiderMan'' provides the two most popular Capes of Franchise/TheDCU and the Marvel Universe: Superman and Spider-Man, respectively.
7th Apr '17 8:21:10 AM JapaneseTeeth
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* All Might of ''Manga/MyHeroAcademia'' is an AffectionateParody of this trope while also managing to play it straight. He is a typical [[UsefulNotes/TheSilverAgeOfComicBooks Silver Age]] SuperHero who also happens to be the world's most powerful hero as well as being considered the "symbol of peace" and the main source of inspiration not only for the main character, but also several other ones. Also somewhat of a DeconstructedCharacterArchetype since a critical wound has left him unable to maintain his powers or appearance for more than a short time, which is a secret to the general populace so he has to limit his power usage for the sake of keeping up his image. Adding to the {{Deconstruction}} is the fact that InUniverse he's set the bar for being a hero so outrageously high that numerous characters develop inferiority complexes from not being able to measure up.

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* All Might of ''Manga/MyHeroAcademia'' is an AffectionateParody of this trope while also managing to play it straight. He is a typical [[UsefulNotes/TheSilverAgeOfComicBooks Silver Age]] SuperHero who also happens to be the world's most powerful hero as well as being considered the "symbol of peace" and the main source of inspiration not only for the main character, but also several other ones. Also somewhat of a DeconstructedCharacterArchetype since a critical wound has left him unable to maintain his powers or appearance for more than a short time, which is a secret to the general populace so he has to limit his power usage for the sake of keeping up his image. Adding to the {{Deconstruction}} is the fact that InUniverse he's set the bar for being a hero so outrageously high that numerous characters develop inferiority complexes from not being able to measure up. And then [[spoiler: he retires, prompting all sort of villains who were previously too afraid to act to come out of the woodwork.]]
5th Mar '17 11:30:11 AM nombretomado
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* ComicBook/TheMightyThor is another MarvelComics Cape.

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* ComicBook/TheMightyThor is another MarvelComics Creator/MarvelComics Cape.
13th Feb '17 10:26:47 AM ConnorJohn
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** Of course, Atlas did start out as, and remained, pretty much the closest thing they had to TheCape. This was even lampshaded when Astra comments you could have put a [[Franchise/{{Superman}} big S on his chest]] and dared someone to claim it wasn't appropriate.

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** Of course, Atlas did start out as, and remained, pretty much the closest thing they had to TheCape. This was even lampshaded when Astra comments you could have put a [[Franchise/{{Superman}} big S on his chest]] and dared someone to claim it wasn't appropriate. However, it's subtly deconstructed by implying that Atlas feels a great amount of pressure to live up to people's expectations of the Cape and would have become rather burnt-out if not for [[MoralityPet Astra]].
7th Feb '17 2:04:35 PM AnotherDuck
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* Harmon Rabb of ''Series/{{JAG}}'' is an all-around heroic selfless nice guy.
26th Jan '17 6:25:37 AM guilhermekinni
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* In ''Fanfic/TheSecretReturnOfAlexMack'', the titular character is this. Being the first superhero to go public, she is also the most well-known and is always at the forefront in every disaster. Serving as an inspiration for later heroes. Half of the team she gathers only becomes heroes due to her influence.
17th Jan '17 5:54:55 PM nombretomado
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* [[Anime/{{Daitarn3}} Haran Banjo]] and [[MachineRobo Rom Stol]] get turned into these in ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWars''. When all seems lost, Haran Banjo will arrive on the scene (sometimes with a distinct yell of "DAIITAAAARN...COME HERE!!!") and will deliver his BadAssCreed and [[BadassBoast Boast]] of how Daitarn 3 is here to smash evil ambitions (along with fixing whatever the problem was). Rom Stol ''one ups'' this by always interrupting the villain with a yell of "MATE!" (HALT!) before going into a speech about justice, love, punishment et al., sometimes in improbable places (like on top of the stage boss' cockpit). Inevitably, he will be asked who he is, whereupon he declares that they "do not deserve to know [his] name."

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* [[Anime/{{Daitarn3}} Haran Banjo]] and [[MachineRobo [[Toys/MachineRobo Rom Stol]] get turned into these in ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWars''. When all seems lost, Haran Banjo will arrive on the scene (sometimes with a distinct yell of "DAIITAAAARN...COME HERE!!!") and will deliver his BadAssCreed and [[BadassBoast Boast]] of how Daitarn 3 is here to smash evil ambitions (along with fixing whatever the problem was). Rom Stol ''one ups'' this by always interrupting the villain with a yell of "MATE!" (HALT!) before going into a speech about justice, love, punishment et al., sometimes in improbable places (like on top of the stage boss' cockpit). Inevitably, he will be asked who he is, whereupon he declares that they "do not deserve to know [his] name."
3rd Jan '17 10:23:46 PM LinTaylor
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* Saitama in ''Webcomic/OnePunchMan'' is both an aversion and a straight send up of a classic superhero. He's often selfish and is only a hero because IJustWantToBeBadass. He's a bit of a BloodKnight at heart and he literally dreams of fighting something that can give him a challenge. His knowledge of the world he lives in is borderline nonexistent at times. However, he inspires devotion from the heroes around him for a reason. Genos, PersonOfMassDestruction and cliche android boy hero, regards Saitama as his teacher. He's the WorldsStrongestMan who lives in virtual obscurity, but doesn't use his absurd power for anything except being a hero. He doesn't care about the ranks as long as they don't inconvenience him, and he fought off monsters for years without realizing he wasn't getting credit for his work.

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* Saitama in ''Webcomic/OnePunchMan'' is both an odd example. Initially he comes off as an aversion since he just wants fame, fortune, and [[BloodKnight a straight send up of a classic superhero. He's often selfish and is only a hero because IJustWantToBeBadass. He's a bit of a BloodKnight at heart and he literally dreams of fighting something that can give good fight]] to alleviate the soul-crushing ennui that's affected him a challenge. His knowledge of since he became the world he lives in is borderline nonexistent at times. WorldsStrongestMan. However, he inspires devotion from as the story progresses, we get glimpses of a more idealistic side of his character, tying into the fact that unlike many heroes around who really are just in it for money or acclaim, he's wanted to be a hero since he was a kid and thus has a good idea of what a hero ''should'' be like. Thus, he starts making himself into a SilentScapegoat, willingly painting himself as a scam artist who mooches off of other heroes' hard work, in order to maintain the public's trust in other heroes -- not just the noble ones, but the selfish {{Jerkass}}es too. Over time this hurts his image with the public, but he accrues a small circle of TrueCompanions who know him for a reason. Genos, PersonOfMassDestruction the good person he really is, and cliche android boy hero, regards this seems to make him happy. Probably reaches its peak in the climax of the Hero Hunter arc, where Saitama as his teacher. He's [[spoiler:talks Garou down by correctly surmising that rather than hating heroes, he loved them and simply got disillusioned by the WorldsStrongestMan who lives in virtual obscurity, but doesn't use his absurd power for anything except being dark side that came from making heroics a hero. He doesn't care profession.]]
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about the ranks as long as they don't inconvenience him, and he fought off monsters for years ''OPM'' without realizing giving a nod to Mumen Rider. He might just be an ordinary man on a bicycle, but he's noble, kind-hearted, and above all else brave. When a giant monster who had defeated a dozen other heroes threatened innocent civilians, Mumen fought him despite knowing that he wasn't getting credit stood no chance, all while delivering an epic WorldOfCardboardSpeech. There's a ''reason'' he's one of the most beloved heroes, both in-universe and out; if his body were as strong as his heart, Mumen would give Superman a run for his work. money.
30th Dec '16 1:18:39 AM Tron80
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** In ''Comicbook/SupermanBrainiac'', Jonathan Kent explains that his son's real and greatest power is not being mightier than a locomotive or faster than a speeding bullet.
--->'''Jonathan:''' Your greatest power isn't being able to fly or see through walls. It's knowing what the right thing to do is.
20th Nov '16 8:12:14 PM BattleMaster
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* Atlas in ''ComicBook/PS238''.

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* Atlas in ''ComicBook/PS238''.''ComicBook/PS238'' seems to be a mild deconstruction. His chronic heroism destroys his marriage since he's never there for his wife, and he ultimately abandons Earth and his depowered son in order to take control of his homeworld in order to try and fix it. Julie 84 is a much straighter example.
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