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22nd Feb '15 2:40:00 AM TheUnsquished
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And there you will find the [[strike: new]] [[strike: old]] other adventures of The SuperFogeys.

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And there you will find the [[strike: new]] [[strike: old]] other adventures of The SuperFogeys.
Super Fogeys.
7th Jul '14 2:49:49 AM AdamC
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*EnfantTerrible: Parodied with Dictator Tot, who's trying to take over the world at age three. Moreso with her apparent-partner Violet-Violet, who's two.
11th Nov '13 3:41:33 AM Chabal2
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* IntangibleWoman: Spy Gal's powers, though seldom used in favor of GoodOldFisticuffs.

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* IntangibleWoman: [[IntangibleMan Intangible Woman]]: Spy Gal's powers, though seldom used in favor of GoodOldFisticuffs.
11th Nov '13 3:40:56 AM Chabal2
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* SpotTheImposter: [[spoiler: Dr. Rocket is really the shapeshifter Herman, until after Herman is killed by Tangerine in a BrokenBase moment]]
* AntiHero: [[JerkAss Tangerine]]. Ain't nothing Tangerine won't do if he thinks it needs to 'cause he is a NinetiesAntiHero who's costume consists of a wife beater a jeans. In fact he is so hard core he started being an NominalHero in the 1960s before it was popular or involved pouches! He is the best at what he does, and what he does is apparently whatever the heck he feels like 'cause he is just that Badass. He hold a [[UnstoppableRage grudge]] like no other and he got his super hero name from [[WhatTheHellHero crushing villain's head like over ripe fruit before tearing them limb from limb]]. And if he wasn't kool enough already guess who gave turned him into a cyborg killing machine? [[spoiler: John FREAKING Kennedy as a 'Opps I'm sorry' for a peace corps disaster of which Tangerine was the only survivor. Though the unstopable killer part is probably not what Kennedy had intended Tangerine to do with his life afterwards.]] Also [[TheAlcoholic Tangerine likes beer]].

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* SpotTheImposter: [[spoiler: Dr. Rocket is really the shapeshifter Herman, until after Herman is killed by Tangerine in a BrokenBase moment]]
* AntiHero: [[JerkAss Tangerine]]. Ain't nothing Tangerine won't do if he thinks it needs to 'cause he is a NinetiesAntiHero who's whose costume consists of a wife beater a jeans. In fact he is so hard core he started being an a NominalHero in the 1960s before it was popular or involved pouches! He is the best at what he does, and what he does is apparently whatever the heck he feels like 'cause he is just that Badass. He hold a [[UnstoppableRage grudge]] like no other and he got his super hero name from [[WhatTheHellHero crushing villain's head like over ripe fruit before tearing them limb from limb]]. And if he wasn't kool kewl enough already guess who gave turned him into a cyborg killing machine? [[spoiler: John FREAKING Kennedy as a 'Opps I'm sorry' for a peace corps disaster of which Tangerine was the only survivor. Though the unstopable killer part is probably not what Kennedy had intended Tangerine to do with his life afterwards.]] Also [[TheAlcoholic Tangerine likes beer]].



* BadassGrandpa: despite being old and tired, the supers are very much capable of kicking ass.
* ButtMonkey: Jerry, at first.



* CloudCuckoolander: The HumanAliens Star Maiden, now -- but not when younger. She has DarkAndTroubledPast involving two kinds of ParentalAbandonment, but she got better once she hit Earth and was treated far better by its inhabitants. You don't get to see it for the most part... but every now and then, she might let a little thing slip during her WordSalad.



* CloudCuckoolander: The HumanAliens Star Maiden, now -- but not when younger. She has DarkAndTroubledPast involving two kinds of ParentalAbandonment, but she got better once she hit Earth and was treated far better by its inhabitants. You don't get to see it for the most part... but every now and then, she might let a little thing slip during her WordSalad.

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* CloudCuckoolander: The HumanAliens Star Maiden, now -- but not when younger. She has DarkAndTroubledPast involving two kinds of ParentalAbandonment, but she got better once she hit Earth CrimefightingWithCash: Money Man's "power", bribing a criminal with several million dollars and was treated far better by its inhabitants. You don't get to see it for a beach house in Carmel. His epiphany came when, brooding on the most part... but every now social injustice in the city, [[{{Franchise/Batman}} a bat crashed through his window]], and then, she might let a little thing slip during her WordSalad.he thought that, being rich, he could pay to replace it.



* {{Expy}}: Captain Spectacular obvious for Superman. Would have been TheAce when younger if it weren't for a rather poor track record in his dealings with women, personal issues, failures, alcohol and ... well, maybe just appeared to be TheAce in his glory days...

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* DumbIsGood: Percy, the son of Zurida and Captain Spectacular.
* EarnYourHappyEnding: [[spoiler:Herman]] gets told his life has already been Hell, so now he gets to go to Heaven.
* EasyEvangelism: Tangerine becomes a complete pacifist after spending weeks in a cell with nothing to read but holy books from nearly every religion in the world.
* {{Expy}}: Captain Spectacular obvious is obviously one for Superman. Would have been TheAce when younger if it weren't for a rather poor track record in his dealings with women, personal issues, failures, alcohol and ... well, maybe just appeared to be TheAce in his glory days...days...
** Money Man's origin is the same as Batman's... except that he fights crime with money, after having to replace a window a bat broke through.



* FriendlyEnemy: Initially in the comic, the heroes and villains appear to be this. A later story arc has this with Captain Spectacular and Dr. Rocket [[spoiler: Until you find out it wasn't Dr. Rocket. The real Dr. Rocket subverts this so far]] Also subverted in that [[spoiler: Thrice Evil is actually forced into being docile]]. Soviet Sam however plays it straight. If the Pink Shade hadn't been 1. reformed and 2. killed by Tangerine anyway, she would have qualified.

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* FlyingBrick: Captain Spectacular.
* FriendlyEnemy: Initially in the comic, the heroes and villains appear to be this. A later story arc has this with Captain Spectacular and Dr. Rocket [[spoiler: Until you find out it wasn't Dr. Rocket. The real Dr. Rocket subverts this so far]] far.]] Also subverted in that [[spoiler: Thrice Evil is actually forced into being docile]]. Soviet Sam however plays it straight. If the Pink Shade hadn't been 1. reformed and 2. killed by Tangerine anyway, she would have qualified.qualified.
* GreenSkinnedSpaceBabe: Zurida, Captain Spectacular's ex-wife. Rhonda is a blue-skinned ex-flame of Swifty's.



* IntangibleWoman: Spy Gal's powers, though seldom used in favor of GoodOldFisticuffs.



* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: Soviet Sam did ''not'' take well to accidentally killing [[spoiler:Money Man.]]



* ObfuscatingDisability: [[spoiler:Jerry.]] PlayedForLaughs in one gag with Captain Spectacular, who is healed of his paralysis but prefers to keep the wheelchair so he doesn't have to wear pants.



* OrderliesAreCreeps: Gene. Dr. Klein has to keep telling him not to abuse the patients.
* PowerLimiter: Spy Gal gets slapped with one after her plan to infiltrate the retirement home turned out to be useless to prevent her escape.
* ScrewPolitenessImASenior: ''Swifty''.
* SkunkStripe: Spy Gal, from a bullet wound.
* SmugSuper: Swifty, in his younger days.
* SpotTheImposter: [[spoiler: Dr. Rocket is really the shapeshifter Herman, until after Herman is killed by Tangerine in a BrokenBase moment.]]
* StalkerWithACrush: [[spoiler:Jerry.]]



* WebcomicTime: When you throw in origin stories every other update, that happens.

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* TheDogWasTheMastermind: Okay, who expected ''[[spoiler:Jerry]]'' of all people to be the BigBad?
* UrineTrouble: Space Pig Urine (S.P.U.) is an instant soporific. Swifty in particular keeps pestering the resident Space Pig to piss on him, since he's so bored and cranky he just wants to sleep all day.
* WebcomicTime: When you throw in origin stories every other update, that it happens.
6th Mar '13 10:32:12 AM SeptimusHeap
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* AntiHero: [[JerkAss Tangerine]]. Ain't nothing Tangerine won't do if he thinks it needs to 'cause he is a NinetiesAntiHero who's costume consists of a wife beater a jeans. In fact he is so hard core he started being an HeroicSociopath in the 1960s before it was popular or involved pouches! He is the best at what he does, and what he does is apparently whatever the heck he feels like 'cause he is just that Badass. He hold a [[UnstoppableRage grudge]] like no other and he got his super hero name from [[WhatTheHellHero crushing villain's head like over ripe fruit before tearing them limb from limb]]. And if he wasn't kool enough already guess who gave turned him into a cyborg killing machine? [[spoiler: John FREAKING Kennedy as a 'Opps I'm sorry' for a peace corps disaster of which Tangerine was the only survivor. Though the unstopable killer part is probably not what Kennedy had intended Tangerine to do with his life afterwards.]] Also [[TheAlcoholic Tangerine likes beer]].

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* AntiHero: [[JerkAss Tangerine]]. Ain't nothing Tangerine won't do if he thinks it needs to 'cause he is a NinetiesAntiHero who's costume consists of a wife beater a jeans. In fact he is so hard core he started being an HeroicSociopath NominalHero in the 1960s before it was popular or involved pouches! He is the best at what he does, and what he does is apparently whatever the heck he feels like 'cause he is just that Badass. He hold a [[UnstoppableRage grudge]] like no other and he got his super hero name from [[WhatTheHellHero crushing villain's head like over ripe fruit before tearing them limb from limb]]. And if he wasn't kool enough already guess who gave turned him into a cyborg killing machine? [[spoiler: John FREAKING Kennedy as a 'Opps I'm sorry' for a peace corps disaster of which Tangerine was the only survivor. Though the unstopable killer part is probably not what Kennedy had intended Tangerine to do with his life afterwards.]] Also [[TheAlcoholic Tangerine likes beer]].
7th May '12 5:19:29 AM movie007
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Where do super folk go when it's time to get out of the game? To Valhalla, home for the super-tired.

And there you will find the [[strike: new]] [[strike: old]] other adventures of The SuperFogeys.

While the idea of retired super-heroes and villains isn't exactly new, the way it's handled in [[http://www.superfogeys.com The SuperFogeys]] is different: it has a well thought-out, long-running plot that goes far beyond the fare of bedpan, enema and [[IncrediblyLamePun old]] jokes. It also has a surprising number of touching and chilling moments, as well as going back to visit the origins of the cast when they were younger.

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'''Tropes Used:'''
* ActionGirl: Spy Gal. She's also had time as a DarkActionGirl in the past, but did a HeelFaceTurn. She's also the OnlySaneMan, ironic considering her cover was initially feigning senility.
* SpotTheImposter: [[spoiler: Dr. Rocket is really the shapeshifter Herman, until after Herman is killed by Tangerine in a BrokenBase moment]]
* AntiHero: [[JerkAss Tangerine]]. Ain't nothing Tangerine won't do if he thinks it needs to 'cause he is a NinetiesAntiHero who's costume consists of a wife beater a jeans. In fact he is so hard core he started being an HeroicSociopath in the 1960s before it was popular or involved pouches! He is the best at what he does, and what he does is apparently whatever the heck he feels like 'cause he is just that Badass. He hold a [[UnstoppableRage grudge]] like no other and he got his super hero name from [[WhatTheHellHero crushing villain's head like over ripe fruit before tearing them limb from limb]]. And if he wasn't kool enough already guess who gave turned him into a cyborg killing machine? [[spoiler: John FREAKING Kennedy as a 'Opps I'm sorry' for a peace corps disaster of which Tangerine was the only survivor. Though the unstopable killer part is probably not what Kennedy had intended Tangerine to do with his life afterwards.]] Also [[TheAlcoholic Tangerine likes beer]].
* AscendedFanboy: [[spoiler: The Third Man/Dr. Klein]] in a case of CreateYourOwnVillain.
* TheAtoner: Several. Herman, who succeeds in a BitterSweetEnding. Soviet Sam, and he's probably only been forgiven by Captain Spectacular. SpyGal also qualifies, WordOfGod stating that the core of her present-day character is due to regret of how she spent her early youth.
* CardCarryingVillain: All the bad guys (except one or two) played for laughs.
* CaptainErsatz: Captain Spectacular, Swifty, Star Maiden and Tangerine immediately come to mind, although neither their back-stories nor their old age experiences match Superman, The Flash, Wonder Woman or [[JerkAss Wolverine]]. But there's a definite flavour of them in the Fogeys... although Star Maiden is more Supergirl at times.
* TheChessmaster: The Third Man. Seems to have a particular soft spot for Jerry and SpyGal for some reason...
* CoolAndUnusualPunishment: Occurs to young Tangerine when he finds out his future self will abandon his anti-hero ways.
* CloudCuckoolander: The HumanAliens Star Maiden, now -- but not when younger. She has DarkAndTroubledPast involving two kinds of ParentalAbandonment, but she got better once she hit Earth and was treated far better by its inhabitants. You don't get to see it for the most part... but every now and then, she might let a little thing slip during her WordSalad.
* DeadpanSnarker: Swifty, oh-so-much, but recent strips also show he's a JerkWithAHeartOfGold and FailureKnight as well. Naturally, in his younger days he was a HandsomeLech due to being an {{expy}} of The Flash.
* {{Expy}}: Captain Spectacular obvious for Superman. Would have been TheAce when younger if it weren't for a rather poor track record in his dealings with women, personal issues, failures, alcohol and ... well, maybe just appeared to be TheAce in his glory days...
* FailureKnight: In the past, Captain Spectacular was TheAce, but after a few tragedies becomes this. He avoids being a BrokenAce in the comic because his failures aren't exactly unknown.
* FriendlyEnemy: Initially in the comic, the heroes and villains appear to be this. A later story arc has this with Captain Spectacular and Dr. Rocket [[spoiler: Until you find out it wasn't Dr. Rocket. The real Dr. Rocket subverts this so far]] Also subverted in that [[spoiler: Thrice Evil is actually forced into being docile]]. Soviet Sam however plays it straight. If the Pink Shade hadn't been 1. reformed and 2. killed by Tangerine anyway, she would have qualified.
* {{Homage}}: Obviously.
* HeterosexualLifePartners: Captain Spectacular and Jerry.
* HurtingHero: All the heroes.
* KidSidekick: In their origin stories, played straight. Currently, it's subverted and parodied as Jerry is an old man.
* NiceJobBreakingItHero: Captain Spectacular on several occasions, one of which was critical. Swifty on several occasions. Tangerine as well on several occasions, but unlike the previous examples he has no remorse.
* OldSuperhero: Subverted as it's all the main characters.
* SuperHeroOrigin: Everyone. Even people who were dead by the first comic.
* WebcomicTime: When you throw in origin stories every other update, that happens.
* WhamEpisode: Several, and each and every time you will be given subtle hints as to when it's coming. The biggest one was revealed August 19th, 2010, and if you check the comic's archives you will find a long trail of hints leading up to it.
* WhosLaughingNow: [[spoiler: Jerry, oh-so-much.]]

!!FiveManBand: ''Several versions!''
[[foldercontrol]]
[[folder:In Origin, Heroes]]
* TheHero: Captain Spectacular.
* TheLancer: Swifty
* TheSmartGuy: Money Man, and later Spy Gal fulfils this role, except she's not weak. At all.
* TheBigGuy: Tangerine
* TheChick: Both Star Maiden and Jerry count.
* SixthRanger: Star Maiden
* TeamPet: Jerry.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:In Origin, Villains]]
* TheHero: Mr. Crook
* TheLancer: Johnny Be Bad
* TheSmartGuy: Dr. Rocket
* TheBigGuy: Soviet Sam
* TheChick: The Pink Shade
* SixthRanger: Thrice Evil
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[[folder:Initial Comic Time Line]]
* TheHero: Captain Spectacular
* TokenEvilTeammate: Dr. Rocket
* TheLancer: Swifty
* TheSmartGuy: Spy Gal, her powers disabled by AppliedPhlebotinum and leaving her the OnlySaneMan in Valhalla.
* TheChick: Jerry
* TheSixthRanger: Star Maiden, later the Third Man.
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[[folder:Current Comic Time Line]]
* TheHero: Captain Spectacular
* TheLancer: Swifty
* TheSmartGuy: Spy Gal, her powers disabled by AppliedPhlebotinum and leaving her the OnlySaneMan in Valhalla.
* TheChick: Star Maiden
* TeamPet: Jerry
* TheSixthRanger: Dr. Rocket. It's a long story.
[[/folder]]
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