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17th Jun '17 9:29:50 AM nombretomado
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* [[SpiderMan Peter Parker/Spider-Man]] is often held up as the epitome of this within superhero comics, and possibly the key to the franchise success. Admittedly, he's not a strict example, as he's consistently portrayed as responsible, hardworking, highly intelligent, and when the going gets tough, [[YouFightLikeACow a wiseass]]. However, compare him to his contemporaries: he's the average working stiff where the others include [[Franchise/FantasticFour super-scientists]], [[ComicBook/IronMan a millionaire playboy]], [[ComicBook/CaptainAmerica an idolized war hero]], and [[ComicBook/TheMightyThor a god]]. Some writers (JoeQuesada especially) tend to turn this into ThisLoserIsYou. He fills the role so perfectly, many other attempts to make an Everyman superhero wind up compared to him.

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* [[SpiderMan Peter Parker/Spider-Man]] is often held up as the epitome of this within superhero comics, and possibly the key to the franchise success. Admittedly, he's not a strict example, as he's consistently portrayed as responsible, hardworking, highly intelligent, and when the going gets tough, [[YouFightLikeACow a wiseass]]. However, compare him to his contemporaries: he's the average working stiff where the others include [[Franchise/FantasticFour super-scientists]], [[ComicBook/IronMan a millionaire playboy]], [[ComicBook/CaptainAmerica an idolized war hero]], and [[ComicBook/TheMightyThor a god]]. Some writers (JoeQuesada (Creator/JoeQuesada especially) tend to turn this into ThisLoserIsYou. He fills the role so perfectly, many other attempts to make an Everyman superhero wind up compared to him.
10th Jun '17 9:42:51 AM WikiGuardianAngel
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* ''Anime/CodeGeass'': Kaname Ougi is the very example of what an Everyman would most likely do when things go horrendously wrong. Diethard points out how this makes Ougi important to the Black Knights because they can't live on "stars alone" and need an average person for the common people to relate with.
* Everyman leads occur more than you'd think in romantic[=/=]{{ecchi}} anime and/or arcs, letting the audience project themselves upon him. In {{hentai}}, they're legion.

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* ''Anime/CodeGeass'': Kaname Ougi is the very example of what an Everyman would most likely do when things go horrendously wrong. Diethard points out how this makes Ougi important to the Black Knights because they can't live on "stars alone" and need an average person for the common people to relate with.
* Everyman leads occur more than you'd think in romantic[=/=]{{ecchi}} anime and/or arcs, letting the [[AudienceSurrogate audience project themselves upon him.them]]. In {{hentai}}, they're legion.


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* ''Anime/CodeGeass'': Kaname Ougi is the very example of what an Everyman would most likely do when things go horrendously wrong. Diethard points out how this makes Ougi important to the Black Knights because they can't live on "stars alone" and need an average person for the common people to relate with.
2nd Jun '17 7:39:40 PM Gesperitia
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** A huge part of her appeal also comes from the fact that she is a Muslim girl, reflecting the broader inclusion of different races, religions, and genders in the modern world.
2nd Jun '17 7:37:55 PM Gesperitia
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* [[Comicbook/MsMarvel2014 Kamala Khan a.k.a. Ms Marvel]] has been repeatedly described as the true successor to Spider-Man, as the Everyman for millennials. She's dorky, connected to the internet, constantly being underestimated by her conservative family for being unruly, ultimately wants to do some good in the world, and is a fanboy of all the heroes who have come before her.

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* [[Comicbook/MsMarvel2014 Kamala Khan a.k.a. Ms Marvel]] has been repeatedly described as the true successor to Spider-Man, as Spider-Man for the Everyman for millennials.millennial age. She's dorky, connected to the internet, constantly being underestimated by her conservative family for being unruly, ultimately wants to do some good in the world, and is a fanboy of all the heroes who have come before her.
2nd Jun '17 7:36:28 PM Gesperitia
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* [[Comicbook/MsMarvel2014 Kamala Khan a.k.a. Ms Marvel]] has been repeatedly described as the true successor to Spider-Man, as the Everyman for millennials. She's dorky, connected to the internet, constantly being underestimated by her conservative family for being unruly, ultimately wants to do some good in the world, and is a fanboy of all the heroes who have come before her.
21st Apr '17 12:25:26 PM TronEladio
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* ''Series/TheWire'': The cast is chock full of these, to the point where it would be safe to say that 75% of the show's characters are everymen/women. One of the main attractions of the show was that every viewer had at least one (but probably more than that) character they could easily identify with.
9th Apr '17 6:25:20 PM BNSF1995
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* WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants was depicted as this in the early seasons, before being Flanderized into an obnoxious manchild. Episodes after the second movie restored many of his previous everyman attributes.
23rd Mar '17 2:32:42 PM gb00393
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* ''Series/GameOfThrones'': Ned Stark might be a Lord, but he's a hard-working man who is unfamiliar with the twisted inner workings of King's Landing.
2nd Feb '17 8:33:03 AM Morgenthaler
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* The titular character from TimothyGoesToSchool
* Horace in ''TheProblemSolverz''.
* Nitz in ''{{Undergrads}}''. He's lazy and sarcastic, but far less "out there" than any of his friends, and is known for having few extreme interests or opinions.

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* The titular character from TimothyGoesToSchool
WesternAnimation/TimothyGoesToSchool
* Horace in ''TheProblemSolverz''.
''WesternAnimation/TheProblemSolverz''.
* Nitz in ''{{Undergrads}}''.''WesternAnimation/{{Undergrads}}''. He's lazy and sarcastic, but far less "out there" than any of his friends, and is known for having few extreme interests or opinions.
15th Jan '17 10:07:22 PM Heartlesswithaheart
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* Kuririn from ''Manga/DragonBall''. Unlike the Saiyans and Piccolo, Kuririn has a life outside of martial arts training. We see him fall in love, get married and have a daughter. His extremely non-descript appearance also adds to his accessibility as a character.

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* Kuririn Krillin from ''Manga/DragonBall''. Unlike the Saiyans and Piccolo, Kuririn Krillin has a life outside of martial arts training. We see him fall in love, get married and have a daughter. His extremely non-descript appearance also adds to his accessibility as a character.
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