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22nd Dec '17 10:51:15 AM nighttrainfm
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** An episode has the team trying alternate identities, and Blossom becomes a ComicBook/CaptainAmerica wannabe with a patriotic themed car -- which promptly gets stuck in a traffic jam on the way to a rescue.

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** An episode has the team trying alternate identities, and Blossom becomes a ComicBook/CaptainAmerica wannabe with a patriotic themed car -- which [[RealityEnsues promptly gets stuck in a traffic jam jam]] on the way to a rescue.
22nd Dec '17 10:49:00 AM nighttrainfm
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* ComicBook/SpiderMan's Spider-Mobile was introduced, both InUniverse and in RealLife, as part of a corporate deal (with a car company and a [[MerchandiseDriven toy company]], respectively.) In a lovely bit of WriterRevolt, Spidey, being like many lifelong New Yorkers an untrained driver, accidentally drives it into the East River almost as soon as he gets it. It's shown up once or twice since then, and Spidey is still embarrassed about the whole ordeal.

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* ComicBook/SpiderMan's ComicBook/SpiderMan:
** The
Spider-Mobile was introduced, both InUniverse and in RealLife, as part of a corporate deal (with a car company and a [[MerchandiseDriven toy company]], respectively.) In a lovely bit of WriterRevolt, Spidey, being like many lifelong New Yorkers an untrained driver, accidentally drives it into the East River almost as soon as he gets it. It's shown up once or twice since then, and Spidey is still embarrassed about the whole ordeal.
21st Dec '17 4:39:02 AM StFan
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* ''Anime/CodeGeass''

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* ''Anime/CodeGeass''''Anime/CodeGeass'':



-->"To the Mokubamobile!"\\
"There isn't a Mokubamobile!"

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-->"To %%-->"To the Mokubamobile!"\\
"There %%"There isn't a Mokubamobile!"



* ''Anime/DokiDokiPrecure'' has Alice/Cure Rosetta's bright fuchsia limousine.

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* %%* ''Anime/DokiDokiPrecure'' has Alice/Cure Rosetta's bright fuchsia limousine.



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* In ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyEquestriaGirlsRainbowRocks'', the human version of Vinyl Scratch owns a sweet ride very much following her color scheme, with musical notes decorations and a hood ornament shaped like DJ Pon-3's unicorn counterpart. (The toy version even has a detachable windshield that can be used as CoolShades.) It has various{{fan nickname}}s (Vinylmobile, [=DJmobile=], Wubmobile...) with the most popular being Bassmobile. To top it all, [[spoiler:it is a TransformingVehicle that can become a DJ booth with several big speakers and a laser light show]].
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%%* ''SesameStreet''

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%%* ''SesameStreet''''Sesame Street''



* Roland Rat's Ratmobile (also seen in his superhero identity of Ratman). Although it actually more fits the design ethos of his sidekick Kevin the Gerbil, being a bright pink Ford Anglia with "RATMOBILE" written across the sides.
** The comic strip version of Roland's Ratman persona has a Ratmobile that better fits the trope, being a drag racer shaped like his own head.
* Lady Penelope's Rolls Royce, FAB 1, in ''Series/{{Thunderbirds}}'' - a bright pink limousine, heavily customised and upgraded, featuring bullet-proof armour, machine guns, smokescreen, oil slick and hydrofoils. For a secret agent, Penelope isn't exactly discreet in her choice of transport.

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* Roland Rat's Ratmobile (also seen in his superhero identity of Ratman). Although it actually more fits the design ethos of his sidekick Kevin the Gerbil, being a bright pink Ford Anglia with "RATMOBILE" written across the sides.
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sides. The comic strip version of Roland's Ratman persona has a Ratmobile that better fits the trope, being a drag racer shaped like his own head.
* Lady Penelope's Rolls Royce, FAB 1, in ''Series/{{Thunderbirds}}'' - -- a bright pink limousine, heavily customised and upgraded, featuring bullet-proof armour, machine guns, smokescreen, oil slick and hydrofoils. For a secret agent, Penelope isn't exactly discreet in her choice of transport.
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* BatmanArkhamKnight: Played for laughs. Three thugs [[note]]and the rest of Gotham[[/note]] discover Batman's secret identity. HilarityEnsues.
--> '''Thug 1''': (Jokingly): Oh no! He's coming to get us in the Waynemobile!
--> '''Thug 2''': (Joining in): Look out boys! Wayne-a-rangs!
--> '''Thug 3''': Quick! Quick! Run away! He's gonna beat us into a bloody pulp while wearing his heavily armored Waynesuit! (Quiets down, frightened) Actually. Yeah. Keep out of his way.

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* BatmanArkhamKnight: ''VideoGame/BatmanArkhamKnight'': Played for laughs. Three thugs [[note]]and (and the rest of Gotham[[/note]] Gotham) discover Batman's secret identity. HilarityEnsues.
--> '''Thug 1''': (Jokingly): -->'''Thug 1:''' ''[jokingly]'' Oh no! He's coming to get us in the Waynemobile!
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Waynemobile!\\
'''Thug 2''': (Joining in): 2:''' ''[joining in]'' Look out boys! Wayne-a-rangs!
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Wayne-a-rangs!\\
'''Thug 3''': 3:''' Quick! Quick! Run away! He's gonna beat us into a bloody pulp while wearing his heavily armored Waynesuit! (Quiets ''[quiets down, frightened) frightened]'' Actually. Yeah. Keep out of his way.



* ''WesternAnimation/DarkwingDuck'' has his plane, the Thunderquack, and his bike (with [[CoolSidecar sidecar]]), the Ratcatcher, both very duck-themed and keeping with his overall color scheme. Note that the Thunderquack is in-universe AscendedFanon; Launchpad built it for his favourite hero before even meeting him.
** After all of these get scavenged for recycling materials by Gosalyn, Darkwing proclaims "To the ''Quackcycle''!", which turns out to be a regular tricycle with a goofy name.

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* ''WesternAnimation/DarkwingDuck'' has his plane, the Thunderquack, and his bike (with [[CoolSidecar sidecar]]), the Ratcatcher, both very duck-themed and keeping with his overall color scheme. Note that the Thunderquack is in-universe AscendedFanon; Launchpad built it for his favourite favorite hero before even meeting him.
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him. After all of these get scavenged for recycling materials by Gosalyn, Darkwing proclaims "To the ''Quackcycle''!", which turns out to be a regular tricycle with a goofy name.



* ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague'' features Franchise/{{The Flash}}mobile, which is actually just a pimped-out van he bought with endorsement money he made appearing in commercials. As GreenLantern points out, it's completely ridiculous. Somewhat justified, though, considering its real purpose isn't getting around... at least not in that sense...
-->'''GreenLantern''': Why do you need a van... [[Radar/JusticeLeague wait, don't answer that. I don't wanna know.]]

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* ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague'' features Franchise/{{The Flash}}mobile, which is actually just a pimped-out van he bought with endorsement money he made appearing in commercials. As GreenLantern Franchise/GreenLantern points out, it's completely ridiculous. Somewhat justified, though, considering its real purpose isn't getting around... at least not in that sense...
-->'''GreenLantern''': -->'''Green Lantern:''' Why do you need a van... [[Radar/JusticeLeague wait, don't answer that. I don't wanna know.]]



%%* WesternAnimation/YinYangYo! parodies this trope in one (hilarious) ocassion:
%%-->'''Yang''': To the Foo-mobile!
%%-->'''Yin''': Uhm... We don't have a Foo-mobile...
%%-->'''Yang''': To the dirty public bus!
* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons''

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%%* WesternAnimation/YinYangYo! parodies this trope in one (hilarious) ocassion:
%%-->'''Yang''':
occasion:
%%-->'''Yang:'''
To the Foo-mobile!
%%-->'''Yin''':
Foo-mobile!\\
%%'''Yin:'''
Uhm... We don't have a Foo-mobile...
%%-->'''Yang''':
Foo-mobile...\\
%%'''Yang:'''
To the dirty public bus!
* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons''''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'':



* In one episode of ''Challenge of the {{WesternAnimation/Superfriends}}'', Batman had a ''bat rocket.'' Which he flew to the ''moon.'' In under ''one minute.''

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* In one episode of ''Challenge of the {{WesternAnimation/Superfriends}}'', WesternAnimation/{{Superfriends}}'', Batman had a ''bat rocket.'' Which he flew to the ''moon.'' In under ''one minute.''



* ''WesternAnimation/{{Batfink}}'' had the Batillac.
* On ''WesternAnimation/MightyMouse: The New Adventures,'' Bat-Bat (being a ''Franchise/{{Batman}}'' spoof) had the Manmobile. It had arms and legs instead of wheels.

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* %%* ''WesternAnimation/{{Batfink}}'' had the Batillac.
* On ''WesternAnimation/MightyMouse: The New Adventures,'' Adventures'', Bat-Bat (being a ''Franchise/{{Batman}}'' spoof) had has the Manmobile. It had has arms and legs instead of wheels.
17th Dec '17 8:11:12 AM SeptimusHeap
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This trope doesn't necessarily include [[SignatureTeamTransport ''iconic'' vehicles.]] While the ComicBook/{{X-Men}}'s Blackbird is identifiable by fans, it doesn't continue their visual theme, and it wouldn't be recognized by someone who wasn't familiar with it. A good determiner is to ask yourself, "If I saw this for the first time on the street, how likely would I be to identify it as belonging to <character>?".

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This trope doesn't necessarily include [[SignatureTeamTransport ''iconic'' vehicles.]] While the ComicBook/{{X-Men}}'s ComicBook/XMen's Blackbird is identifiable by fans, it doesn't continue their visual theme, and it wouldn't be recognized by someone who wasn't familiar with it. A good determiner is to ask yourself, "If I saw this for the first time on the street, how likely would I be to identify it as belonging to <character>?".
7th Dec '17 3:44:11 PM AaronOfMpls
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* Google's fleet of [[http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/e/e9/Google_Street_View_Car_in_Villa-Lobos_Park_in_S%C3%A3o_Paulo.jpg/800px-Google_Street_View_Car_in_Villa-Lobos_Park_in_S%C3%A3o_Paulo.jpg Street View cars]].

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* Google's fleet of [[http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/e/e9/Google_Street_View_Car_in_Villa-Lobos_Park_in_S%C3%A3o_Paulo.jpg/800px-Google_Street_View_Car_in_Villa-Lobos_Park_in_S%C3%A3o_Paulo.[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Google_Street_View_Car_in_Villa-Lobos_Park_in_São_Paulo.jpg Street View cars]].
26th Oct '17 9:24:59 AM nlpnt
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Most of the time a CoolCar; if the character isn't supposed to be particularly enthusiastic about cars, or fabulously wealthy, or have specialized transportation needs it counts as an ImprobablyCoolCar. For a specific type of Thememobile, see {{Faceship}}. Not to be confused with the [[IncrediblyLamePun Pope Mobile]], although it is an example of this trope. May overlap with SignatureTeamTransport. Most of the [[MerchandiseDriven toyetic]] live-action 1960s TropeMakers were customized by George Barris, the only leading Southern California-based customizer/showrod builder willing to work to Hollywood's hurry-up-and-wait production schedule more than once.

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Most of the time a CoolCar; if the character isn't supposed to be particularly enthusiastic about cars, or fabulously wealthy, or have specialized transportation needs it counts as an ImprobablyCoolCar. For a specific type of Thememobile, see {{Faceship}}. Not to be confused with the [[IncrediblyLamePun Pope Mobile]], although it is an example of this trope. May overlap with SignatureTeamTransport.

Most of the [[MerchandiseDriven toyetic]] live-action 1960s TropeMakers were customized by George Barris, the only leading Southern California-based customizer/showrod builder willing to work to Hollywood's hurry-up-and-wait production schedule more than once.
11th Oct '17 1:37:14 PM Thranx
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** There are multiple "bathtub" model Fantasticars out there that have survived the Fantastic Four's post-Secret Wars sabbatical. One key perk Maria Hill used to get Ben Grimm to sign on with SHIELD in 2016 was a classic "bathtub" Fantasticar as his "company" ride.
11th Oct '17 1:30:44 PM Thranx
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** The Spider-Mobile concept was mocked relentlessly in-universe from its very first mention. It was proposed to Spidey by a sleazy pair of ad men [[InkSuitActor who looked suspiciously like editors Stan Lee and Roy Thomas]] and his immediate reaction was to declare "the idea of a Spider-Mobile is first-class '''dumb'''."
1st Oct '17 9:16:27 AM Odacon_Spy
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** In ''ComicBook/WhateverHappenedToTheCapedCrusader'', ComicBook/TheJoker, Two-Face, AND ComicBook/{{Catwoman}} have these. Others probably do as well, given the slightly... odd... nature of the piece, however these are the only ones we're shown.

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** In ''ComicBook/WhateverHappenedToTheCapedCrusader'', ComicBook/TheJoker, Two-Face, ComicBook/TwoFace, AND ComicBook/{{Catwoman}} have these. Others probably do as well, given the slightly... odd... nature of the piece, however these are the only ones we're shown.
26th Sep '17 4:09:25 PM Hemma
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If the vehicle stands out from being at least some decades old in the setting, it is an example of HerosClassicCar.

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If the vehicle stands out from being at least some decades old in the setting, it is an example of the HerosClassicCar.
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