History Series / WhoWantsToBeASuperhero

4th Sep '16 9:51:18 PM Tre
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Each week, Lee challenges the contestants to represent what "[[SuperHero superheroes]] are all about." The twist is that almost every challenge has a second SecretTestOfCharacter that will be obvious to the viewer. Each episode, one or more of the superheroes deemed the least deserving is eliminated. The grand prize for the winning superhero is to have his or her character star in a Dark Horse Comics comic book written by Lee. They also have a cameo appearance in an original movie to be aired on Creator/SciFiChannel; whether or not this can be considered a reward is debatable.

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Each week, Lee challenges the contestants to represent what "[[SuperHero superheroes]] are all about." The twist is that almost every challenge has a second SecretTestOfCharacter that will be obvious to the viewer. Each episode, one or more of the superheroes deemed the least deserving is eliminated. The grand prize for the winning superhero is to have his or her character star in a Dark Horse Comics comic book written by Lee. They also have a cameo appearance in an [[Film/SyfyOriginalMovie original movie movie]] to be aired on Creator/SciFiChannel; [[Creator/{{Syfy}} Sci Fi Channel]]; whether or not this can be considered a reward is debatable.
18th Apr '16 5:59:31 PM AkoSiKuya23
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** The Iron/Dark Enforcer from the first season also counts, but he's apparently [[MeanCharacterNiceActor a lot nicer]] in real life.

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** The Iron/Dark Enforcer from the first season also counts, but season. He often very abrasive and acts like he's above all the other contestants, regularly criticizing them (particularly Fat Momma). He's apparently [[MeanCharacterNiceActor a lot nicer]] in real life.



* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Fat Momma is a motherly super hero who has a soft spot for children and the more excitable contestants like Feedback. However, she's makes no attempt to disguise her [[BrutalHonesty disdain]] for those she doesn't like, particularly Iron Enforcer.



* SeriousBusiness: Being a superhero was this for Feedback: He grew up idolizing Stan Lee's comic book heroes and wanted to be just like them, so while on the show, he rigidly stuck to his superhero persona and followed the "rules" of being a superhero as he'd learned from the comics. It was even brought up by Fat Momma that Feedback was perhaps taking things a bit ''too'' seriously.

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* SeriousBusiness: SeriousBusiness:
** Stan Lee, while mostly acting like the CoolOldGuy we all know and love, is very serious about finding a super hero and when the contestants don't live up to his standards, his [[TranquilFury look of disapproval]] is not pretty.
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Being a superhero was this for Feedback: He grew up idolizing Stan Lee's comic book heroes and wanted to be just like them, so while on the show, he rigidly stuck to his superhero persona and followed the "rules" of being a superhero as he'd learned from the comics. It was even brought up by Fat Momma that Feedback was perhaps taking things a bit ''too'' seriously.


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* TranquilFury: Outside of scolding the contestants for partying at the beginning of season 1, whenever Stan Lee is disappointed in the contestants, he gives them a very cold disapproving frown. It's rather unnerving because he's usually such a [[CoolOldGuy jolly old guy]].
23rd Mar '16 8:38:09 PM Jdb1984
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** She was also voted on the show, rather than being hand-picked by Stan Lee.
23rd Mar '16 8:36:01 PM Jdb1984
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** Creature in Season 1 of the US version was also about being eco-friendly.
22nd Feb '16 7:33:19 PM RaustBD
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** Ty'Veculus was eliminated for trying to throw Lemuria under the bus to save his own skin. (Fat Momma also tried to eliminate Feedback, but this didn't count because she did it for Feedback's own well-being, reasoning that he took the competition so seriously that staying in it for much longer could emotionally destroy him.)

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** Ty'Veculus was eliminated for trying to throw Lemuria under the bus to save his own skin. (Fat Momma also tried to eliminate Feedback, but this didn't count because she did it for Feedback's own well-being, reasoning that he took the competition so seriously that staying in it for much longer could have emotionally destroy destroyed him.)
22nd Feb '16 7:33:07 PM RaustBD
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** Ty'Veculus was eliminated for trying to throw Lemuria under the bus to save his own skin. (Fat Momma also tried to eliminate Feedback, but this didn't count because she did it for Feedback's own well-being.)

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** Ty'Veculus was eliminated for trying to throw Lemuria under the bus to save his own skin. (Fat Momma also tried to eliminate Feedback, but this didn't count because she did it for Feedback's own well-being.well-being, reasoning that he took the competition so seriously that staying in it for much longer could emotionally destroy him.)
2nd Nov '15 1:15:17 PM FF32
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* ScarfOfAsskicking: Hyperstrike had one. It was absent from his new costume until he seemed to add his old scarf to his new costume between scenes. [[spoiler:[[ChekovsGun Good thing too, because it wound up saving the day when he and the other heroes were trapped inside of a metal storage unit]]]].

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* ScarfOfAsskicking: Hyperstrike had one. It was absent from his new costume until he seemed to add his old scarf to his new costume between scenes. [[spoiler:[[ChekovsGun [[spoiler:[[ChekhovsGun Good thing too, because it wound up saving the day when he and the other heroes were trapped inside of a metal storage unit]]]].
28th Oct '15 9:27:38 PM RaustBD
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* QuoteMine: Regarding Stan's behavior towards Ms. Limelight, the "Last time on..." segment for the subsequent episode made him sound ''way'' worse than he really was, by making it sound like he flat-out told Ms. Limelight that she was dumb, when in reality, that quote was taken from part of a sentence where he said he ''didn't'' think she was dumb, that he thought she was smarter than she was letting on, and that it was just ObfuscatingStupidity on her part.

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* QuoteMine: Regarding Stan's Mindset's behavior towards Ms. Limelight, the "Last time on..." segment for the subsequent episode made him sound ''way'' worse than he really was, by making it sound like he flat-out told Ms. Limelight that she was dumb, when in reality, that quote was taken from part of a sentence where he said he ''didn't'' think she was dumb, that he thought she was smarter than she was letting on, and that it was just ObfuscatingStupidity on her part.
27th Oct '15 2:06:36 PM RaustBD
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* JerkassHasAPoint: That said, he was correct, in a sense. What the heroes were ''expected'' to do (and did) accomplished absolutely nothing heroic. They got themselves kidnapped, pandered to their captor's demands that 2+2 = 5 until she let them go, and then she got away scott-free. Had Mindset been alone in that challenge and not endangered any of his teammates, his decision would unarguably have been the truly heroic and brave choice.

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** The Iron/Dark Enforcer from the first season also counts, but he's apparently [[MeanCharacterNiceActor a lot nicer]] in real life.
* JerkassHasAPoint: That said, he was correct, Despite being a jerkass, Mindset's reasons for unintentionally sabotaging his team in the spelling bee were actually correct in a sense. What the heroes were ''expected'' to do (and did) accomplished absolutely nothing heroic. They got themselves kidnapped, pandered to their captor's demands that 2+2 = 5 until she let them go, and then she got away scott-free. Had Mindset been alone in that challenge and not endangered any of his teammates, his decision to suffer the bees rather than compromise the integrity of the english language would unarguably have been the truly heroic and brave choice.



* QuoteMine: Regarding Stan's behavior towards Ms. Limelight, the "Last time on..." segment for the subsequent episode made him sound WAY worse than he really was, by making it sound like he flat-out told Ms. Limelight that she was dumb, when in reality, that quote was taken from part of a sentence where he said he ''didn't'' think she was dumb, that he thought she was smarter than she was letting on, and that it was just ObfuscatingStupidity on her part.
** The Iron/Dark Enforcer from the first season also counts, but he's apparently [[MeanCharacterNiceActor a lot nicer]] in real life.

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* QuoteMine: Regarding Stan's behavior towards Ms. Limelight, the "Last time on..." segment for the subsequent episode made him sound WAY ''way'' worse than he really was, by making it sound like he flat-out told Ms. Limelight that she was dumb, when in reality, that quote was taken from part of a sentence where he said he ''didn't'' think she was dumb, that he thought she was smarter than she was letting on, and that it was just ObfuscatingStupidity on her part.
** The Iron/Dark Enforcer from the first season also counts, but he's apparently [[MeanCharacterNiceActor a lot nicer]] in real life.
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27th Oct '15 12:43:27 PM Eagal
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* CaptainErsatz[=/=]WritingAroundTrademarks: Mr. Mitzvah, in Season 2, originally entered as Peaceman, a character he'd invented and previously used as part of his charity work. When he learned he'd have to sign away the copyright to the character to be part of the show, he came up with the Mr. Mitzvah persona instead, which is pretty much just Peaceman with a goofier costume.

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* CaptainErsatz[=/=]WritingAroundTrademarks: CaptainErsatz: Mr. Mitzvah, in Season 2, originally entered as Peaceman, a character he'd invented and previously used as part of his charity work. When he learned he'd have to sign away the copyright to the character to be part of the show, he came up with the Mr. Mitzvah persona instead, which is pretty much just Peaceman with a goofier costume.



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* CodeNameCodeName: Part and parcel of the superhero schtick.



** DitzyGenius: Claims to have gotten straight As all through high school and college.

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** * DitzyGenius: Ms. Limelight Claims to have gotten straight As all through high school and college.



* [[HoistByHisOwnPetard Hoist By His/Her Own Petard]]: Since this is a reality TV show that promotes superheroic behavior, rather than backstabbing "winner takes all" tactics, every contestant who was eliminated was legitimately eliminated due to having a failing of some kind or a major-screw up. The only exceptions were Rotiart (who wasn't a real contestant and in fact part of a challenge, thus having to leave of his own free will once his role was over) and Fat Momma (for whom no explanation for her elimination was given):

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* [[HoistByHisOwnPetard Hoist By His/Her Own Petard]]: HoistByHisOwnPetard: Since this is a reality TV show that promotes superheroic behavior, rather than backstabbing "winner takes all" tactics, every contestant who was eliminated was legitimately eliminated due to having a failing of some kind or a major-screw up. The only exceptions were Rotiart (who wasn't a real contestant and in fact part of a challenge, thus having to leave of his own free will once his role was over) and Fat Momma (for whom no explanation for her elimination was given):



*** JerkassHasAPoint: That said, he was correct, in a sense. What the heroes were ''expected'' to do (and did) accomplished absolutely nothing heroic. They got themselves kidnapped, pandered to their captor's demands that 2+2 = 5 until she let them go, and then she got away scott-free. Had Mindset been alone in that challenge and not endangered any of his teammates, his decision would unarguably have been the truly heroic and brave choice.
** QuoteMine / ManipulativeEditing: Regarding his behavior towards Ms. Limelight, the "Last time on..." segment for the subsequent episode made him sound WAY worse than he really was, by making it sound like he flat-out told Ms. Limelight that she was dumb, when in reality, that quote was taken from part of a sentence where he said he ''didn't'' think she was dumb, that he thought she was smarter than she was letting on, and that it was just ObfuscatingStupidity on her part.
** The Iron/Dark Enforcer from the first season also counts, but he's apparently [[MeanCharacterNiceActor a lot nicer]] in real life.

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*** * JerkassHasAPoint: That said, he was correct, in a sense. What the heroes were ''expected'' to do (and did) accomplished absolutely nothing heroic. They got themselves kidnapped, pandered to their captor's demands that 2+2 = 5 until she let them go, and then she got away scott-free. Had Mindset been alone in that challenge and not endangered any of his teammates, his decision would unarguably have been the truly heroic and brave choice.
** QuoteMine / ManipulativeEditing: Regarding his behavior towards Ms. Limelight, the "Last time on..." segment for the subsequent episode made him sound WAY worse than he really was, by making it sound like he flat-out told Ms. Limelight that she was dumb, when in reality, that quote was taken from part of a sentence where he said he ''didn't'' think she was dumb, that he thought she was smarter than she was letting on, and that it was just ObfuscatingStupidity on her part.
** The Iron/Dark Enforcer from the first season also counts, but he's apparently [[MeanCharacterNiceActor a lot nicer]] in real life.
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* QuoteMine: Regarding Stan's behavior towards Ms. Limelight, the "Last time on..." segment for the subsequent episode made him sound WAY worse than he really was, by making it sound like he flat-out told Ms. Limelight that she was dumb, when in reality, that quote was taken from part of a sentence where he said he ''didn't'' think she was dumb, that he thought she was smarter than she was letting on, and that it was just ObfuscatingStupidity on her part.
** The Iron/Dark Enforcer from the first season also counts, but he's apparently [[MeanCharacterNiceActor a lot nicer]] in real life.
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