History WesternAnimation / LegionOfSuperHeroes

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* CanonImmigrant: Alexis Luthor was officially introduced into the DCUniverse in Creator/GrantMorrison's ''ComicBook/TheMultiversity'' series.

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* CanonImmigrant: Alexis Luthor was officially introduced into the DCUniverse Franchise/DCUniverse in Creator/GrantMorrison's ''ComicBook/TheMultiversity'' series.
31st Jan '16 7:32:06 AM CaptainTedium
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* AnimalEyes: Ironically Timber Wolf's are of the slitted, cat-like variety.

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* AnimalEyes: Ironically Timber Wolf's are of the slitted, slit, cat-like variety.



* BattleInTheCenterOfTheMind: With a FusionDance, even.

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* BattleInTheCenterOfTheMind: With a FusionDance, even.Happens in "Dark Victory" when Superman and Kell-El try to help Brainiac 5 defeat Brainiac 1.0.



* BookEnds: For both seasons; more so in the second.

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* BookEnds: For both seasons; more so The first season begins with the Legion recruiting a young Clark Kent and ends with him being returned to his own time. The same applies with Superman X in the second.second season.



** Superman in "Brain Drain." He [[PoweredArmor finds a way to compensate.]]

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** Superman in "Brain Drain." Drain" when under the rays of the planet's red sun. He [[PoweredArmor finds a way to compensate.]]



* ChessMotifs

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* ChessMotifsChessMotifs: In "Dark Victory", Brainiac 5's mental battle against Brainiac 1.0 is first represented as the two playing chess with pieces bearing the likenesses of the Legion.



* DisneyDeath: Happens in "Fear Factory" when Brainiac 5 sacrifices himself to shut down Quavermass-12, but comes back thanks to giving Superman a backup copy of himself prior to entering the space station's mainframe.

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* DisneyDeath: DisneyDeath:
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Happens in "Fear Factory" when Brainiac 5 sacrifices himself to shut down Quavermass-12, but comes back thanks to giving Superman a backup copy of himself prior to entering the space station's mainframe.mainframe.
** Superman gets his own in the first part of "Dark Victory" when he appears to die from prolonged exposure to a Kryptonite crown. The second part has him recover with the revelation that he merely went into a temporary death-like state to fight off the Kryptonite poisoning.



* EnemyWithin: [[spoiler:Brainiac 1.0.]]
* EnforcedPlug: Parodied.

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* EnemyWithin: The finale of the second season has Brainiac 5 taken over by [[spoiler:Brainiac 1.0.]]
* %%* EnforcedPlug: Parodied.



* FusionDance: In the second SeasonFinale.

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* FusionDance: In the second SeasonFinale.The final battle against Brainiac 1.0 in Brainiac 5's mind has Superman merge with Superman X.



* IfYouKillHimYouWillBeJustLikeHim: Lightning Lad comes this close to fatally violating WouldntHitAGirl...
* InTheBack: [[spoiler:Brainiac]] does this to Imperiex in the Season 2 finale.

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* %%* IfYouKillHimYouWillBeJustLikeHim: Lightning Lad comes this close to fatally violating WouldntHitAGirl...
* InTheBack: [[spoiler:Brainiac]] does this to quite literally stabs Imperiex in the back in the first part of the Season 2 finale.



* MessianicArchetype

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* MessianicArchetypeMessianicArchetype: Superman becomes this in "Dark Victory" when he seemingly dies from wearing a Kryptonite crown only to miraculously return alive and well.



* PinocchioSyndrome: Brainiac 5.

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* %%* PinocchioSyndrome: Brainiac 5.



* PowerNullifier: Powers of this series' version of Nemesis Kid.

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* PowerNullifier: Powers of this This series' version of Nemesis Kid.Kid can nullify others' powers, in contrast to his comics counterpart, who temporarily gains new powers needed to stop his enemies.



* StakingTheLovedOne
* StatusQuoIsGod: At the very end of the penultimate episode of Season 1, Bouncing Boy is elected the leader of the Legion. After the time skip between Season 1 and 2 it seems that Cosmic Boy has been made the leader again. So from the audience's perspective Bouncing Boy was only the leader for 2 episodes before they changed it back.

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* %%* StakingTheLovedOne
* StatusQuoIsGod: StatusQuoIsGod:
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At the very end of the penultimate episode of Season 1, Bouncing Boy is elected the leader of the Legion. After the time skip between Season 1 and 2 it seems that Cosmic Boy has been made the leader again. So from the audience's perspective Bouncing Boy was only the leader for 2 episodes before they changed it back.back.
** For most of the second season, Triplicate Girl [[spoiler:loses her third self and goes by Duo Damsel.]] By the end of the series, [[spoiler:her third self returns and is reunited with the rest of her.]]



* UnspokenPlanGuarantee
* UnwinnableTrainingSimulation: Twice.

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* %%* UnspokenPlanGuarantee
* UnwinnableTrainingSimulation: Twice.UnwinnableTrainingSimulation:
** Bouncing Boy fails a training simulation in "Chain of Command", which causes him to doubt whether he's suitable for being leader of the Legion.
** "The Man from the Edge of Tomorrow" begins its first part with Brainiac 5 running a simulation that ends with him sacrificing himself to end the threat.
31st Jan '16 6:21:35 AM CaptainTedium
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* TheAtoner: Dream Girl in her {{backstory}}. [[ReformedButRejected Lightning Lad doesn't buy it.]]

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* TheAtoner: Dream Girl in her {{backstory}}. {{backstory}}, who wants to make amends for using her precognitive dreams to con people. [[ReformedButRejected Lightning Lad doesn't buy it.it initially.]]



* ProphecyTwist: "In Your Dreams."

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* ProphecyTwist: "In Your Dreams."Dreams" involves the Legion using Dream Girl's dreams to predict the strategies of Dark Circle and have an advantage over them. Ultimately, Dark Circle capture Dream Girl and attempt to use her to get an advantage over the Legion, but they fail when it turns out that what they thought was a vision of the Legion getting killed was actually a vision of the Legion's holograms.
31st Jan '16 5:50:03 AM CaptainTedium
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* RoleReprisal: Creator/CoreyBurton reprises his Franchise/{{DCAU}} role as [[spoiler:ComicBook/Brainiac]].

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* RoleReprisal: Creator/CoreyBurton reprises his Franchise/{{DCAU}} role as [[spoiler:ComicBook/Brainiac]].[[spoiler:ComicBook/{{Brainiac}}]].
31st Jan '16 5:43:32 AM CaptainTedium
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* OnlyTheWorthyMayPass: "[[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Trials]]."

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* OnlyTheWorthyMayPass: "[[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Trials]].""Trials" involves Zyx losing his powers and having to regain them by completing trials that prove he is worthy of them.



* SpoiledSweet: Phantom Girl.

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* SpoiledSweet: Phantom Girl.Girl's mother always shows her affection towards her and she's a kindhearted person.



* TailorMadePrison: [[spoiler:Mordru at the end of "Trials."]]

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* TailorMadePrison: [[spoiler:Mordru at At the end of "Trials."]]"Trials", Mordru is defeated by being sealed in metal, with Star Boy using his weight manipulation powers to sink him to the center of Zerok to ensure he can't return.



* TransformationTrauma: "Trials."

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* TransformationTrauma: "Trials.""Trials" has Mordru inflict painful transformations on the Legionnaires when trying to stop Zyx and Superman X from defeating him.
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** Of course, R.J. Brande probably counts as well.

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** Of course, R.J. Brande probably counts as well.well, since he is stated to be one of the richest people in the galaxy.



* WholeEpisodeFlashback: "In the Beginning."

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* WholeEpisodeFlashback: Most of "In the Beginning."Beginning" consists of flashbacks explaining how Cosmic Boy, Lightning Lad, and Saturn Girl first met and how the Legion was founded.
31st Jan '16 4:26:37 AM CaptainTedium
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** A dog and a cat resembling Krypto and Streaky respectively can be seen in Kandor in the episode "Message in a Bottle".



* SecretKeeper: Brainy, about Superman's weaknesses, and the fact that he keeps a chunk of Kryptonite in his safe.



* ThisLooksLikeAJobForAquaman: "[[BadassNormal Karate]] [[{{Determinator}} Kid]]."

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* ThisLooksLikeAJobForAquaman: "[[BadassNormal Karate]] [[{{Determinator}} Kid]].""Karate Kid" involves the recruiting of a Legionnaire named Karate Kid, who has no real powers, but his strong determination helps him defeat Grimbor after he neutralizes the powers of the other Legionnaires.



* TokenMinorityCouple: Fangirls who were not that familiar with the comic tended to {{ship|sThatPassInTheNight}} Dream Girl and Cosmic Boy together in fan fiction because they didn't see any other options.



* VillainTeamUp: The brief alliance between the Fatal Four and the Legion of Super Villains in Part 2 of the second season premiere.

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* VillainTeamUp: The brief alliance between the Fatal Four (Validus was absent because he became Imperiex's minion, which is an example itself) and the Legion of Super Villains in Part 2 of the second season premiere.



* WithACapitalT: "Unnatural Alliances."

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* WithACapitalT: "Unnatural Alliances."Alliances" has a variation on this.



* YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness: With the reversal that the ''boss'' has outlived the ''minion's'' purposes...

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* YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness: With the reversal that the ''boss'' has outlived the ''minion's'' purposes...purposes when [[spoiler:Imperiex is killed by Brainiac 1.0.]]
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* AbortedArc: Both Drax and Alexis are forgotten about after their debut episodes.

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* AbortedArc: Both Drax and Alexis are forgotten about after their debut episodes.episodes, though the latter makes a brief cameo on Takron Galtos in "Sundown".



* AdaptationalWimp: Karate Kid only got on because the VillainOfTheWeek [[ThisLooksLikeAJobForAquaman was nullifying powers.]] Comic Karate Kid is on the team because he's strong enough to fistfight Kryptonians with nothing but sheer unrealistic training skill.
* AdvertisedExtra: The Fatal Five were only the main villains of two episodes.

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* AdaptationalWimp: Karate Kid only got on because the VillainOfTheWeek MonsterOfTheWeek [[ThisLooksLikeAJobForAquaman was nullifying powers.]] Comic Karate Kid is on the team because he's strong enough to fistfight Kryptonians with nothing but sheer unrealistic training skill.
* AdvertisedExtra: AdvertisedExtra:
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The Fatal Five were only the main villains of two episodes.



* AmbiguouslyGay

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* AmbiguouslyGayAmbiguouslyGay:



* AmnesiacDissonance: Ron-Karr.

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* AmnesiacDissonance: Ron-Karr.Ron-Karr [[spoiler:impersonates Superman with his memories altered to make his imitation more believable]] in "Who Am I?" He remembers his alignment when [[spoiler:Computo's scanning of his memories reveals a memory of the Legion of Super Villains.]]



* CowboyEpisode: "Unnatural Alliances."

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* CowboyEpisode: "Unnatural Alliances."Alliances" has the Legion battle Terra-Man and his gang, who are modeled after Wild West outlaws.



* EnemyMine: The first SeasonFinale "Sundown" and the second season's "Unnatural Alliances."

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* EnemyMine: The first SeasonFinale "Sundown" and has the Legion team up with the Fatal Five, while the second season's season episode "Unnatural Alliances."Alliances" has Superman X team up with Imperiex to defeat Terra-Man.



* MemoryGambit: "Who Am I?"

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* MemoryGambit: "Who Am I?"I?" involves Chameleon Boy impersonating Persuader to spy on Imperiex with his memories altered to make him believe he actually ''is'' Persuader so that his performance is more believable. It also turns out that Imperiex has infiltrated the Legion with the same method by [[spoiler:having Ron-Karr impersonate Superman.]]



* TeamTitle

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* TeamTitleTeamTitle: The Legion of Super Heroes share their name with the show's title.



* TimeSkip: Season 2 takes place two years after the end of Season 1.

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* TimeSkip: Season 2 takes place two years after the end of Season 1.1, at least from the Legionnaire's point of view. Superman also returns from the 21st century to aid the Legion, but he's physically grown much older and it is even stated by Brainiac 5 that they need the help of a more experienced Superman.
30th Jan '16 11:36:05 AM CaptainTedium
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The show had a very [[UsefulNotes/TheSilverAgeOfComicBooks Silver Age]] tone to it, but the most noticeable and [[TheyChangedItNowItSucks controversial]] change from the source material was turning team genius Brainiac 5 from a HumanAlien into an [[MechanicalLifeforms android]]. WordOfGod is that this was supposed to tie him more closely to his ancestor the original Brainiac, as well as avoiding having to explain how an an organic can be the 'descendant' of a robot, clearing away a fifty-year-old example of WritingAroundTrademarks.

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The show had a very [[UsefulNotes/TheSilverAgeOfComicBooks Silver Age]] tone to it, but the most noticeable and [[TheyChangedItNowItSucks controversial]] change from the source material was turning team genius Brainiac 5 from a HumanAlien into an [[MechanicalLifeforms android]]. WordOfGod is that this was supposed to tie him more closely to his ancestor the original Brainiac, as well as avoiding having to explain how an an organic can be the 'descendant' of a robot, clearing away a fifty-year-old example of WritingAroundTrademarks.



* {{Acrofatic}}: Bouncing Boy.

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* {{Acrofatic}}: Bouncing Boy.Boy is pretty fast for someone of his girth.



* AndIMustScream: One interpretation of [[spoiler:Ayla Ranzz]] before "Chained Lightning."

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* AndIMustScream: AndIMustScream:
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One interpretation of [[spoiler:Ayla Ranzz]] before she regains her physical form in "Chained Lightning."



* AntiHeroSubstitute: Superman X.
* ArbitrarySkepticism: Brainiac 5 refuses to believe in magic.

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* AntiHeroSubstitute: Superman X.
X is not quite as nice as the original Superman.
* ArbitrarySkepticism: Brainiac 5 refuses to believe in magic.magic even though pretty much everyone in the Legion has extraordinary powers.



* BigBad: Imperiex in Season 2.

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* BigBad: Imperiex is the main antagonist in Season 2.



* BroughtDownToNormal: Superman in "Brain Drain." He [[PoweredArmor finds a way to compensate.]]

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* BroughtDownToNormal: BroughtDownToNormal:
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Superman in "Brain Drain." He [[PoweredArmor finds a way to compensate.]]



* CainAndAbel: Lightning Lad and [[strike:Lightning Lord]] Mekt.

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* CainAndAbel: Lightning Lad and [[strike:Lightning Lord]] Mekt.Mekt are brothers who are initially not on good terms. By "Chained Lightning", however, their hostility towards each other ends.



* CardCarryingVillain: A bit of a ''plot point'' in the episode "Phantoms". Phantom Zone escapee Drax hears the voices of his still-imprisoned parents in his head, constantly reminding him that he's ''evil'' and always will be. Supervillains really do make AbusiveParents.

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* CardCarryingVillain: CardCarryingVillain:
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A bit of a ''plot point'' in the episode "Phantoms". Phantom Zone escapee Drax hears the voices of his still-imprisoned parents in his head, constantly reminding him that he's ''evil'' and always will be. Supervillains really do make AbusiveParents.



* ClearMyName: "Cry Wolf" for Timberwolf.

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* ClearMyName: "Cry Wolf" for Timberwolf.has Timber Wolf try to prove that he didn't murder his father. It turns out that [[spoiler:he ''did'' kill him, but it was a clone and he was mind-controlled into doing the deed by the real Dr. Londo.]]



* CompositeCharacter: In "Phantoms," Drax is based on a hodgepodge of Phantom Zone criminals, is implied to be the son of General Zod and Faora/Ursa, and has many design elements of the non-Kryptonian Zod from ''Superman: Birthright''.
** Superman X is one of Conner Kent and Lar Gand/Mon-El.

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* CompositeCharacter: CompositeCharacter:
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In "Phantoms," Drax is based on a hodgepodge of Phantom Zone criminals, is implied to be the son of General Zod and Faora/Ursa, and has many design elements of the non-Kryptonian Zod from ''Superman: Birthright''.
** Superman X is one of Conner Kent (clone of Superman), Lar Gand/Mon-El (Superman's powers with an immunity to Kryptonite), and Lar Gand/Mon-El.the Superman of the 853rd century (successor of Superman from even further in the future).



* ConquerorFromTheFuture: Imperiex.

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* ConquerorFromTheFuture: Imperiex.Imperiex is from the 41st century and tries to conquer the universe.



* DisneyDeath: Triplicate Girl's third self is neutralized in the season two premiere, prompting her to change her name to Duo Damsel. By the end of the season, her third self is restored following the defeat of Imperiex.

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* DisneyDeath: Triplicate Girl's third self is neutralized Happens in "Fear Factory" when Brainiac 5 sacrifices himself to shut down Quavermass-12, but comes back thanks to giving Superman a backup copy of himself prior to entering the season two premiere, prompting her to change her name to Duo Damsel. By the end of the season, her third self is restored following the defeat of Imperiex.space station's mainframe.



* EarlyBirdCameo

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* EarlyBirdCameoEarlyBirdCameo:



* EvilCounterpart: Drax is an Evil Counterpart to Superman. They have the same powers and both are Kryptonians since it is implied that his father is General Zod.

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* EvilCounterpart: EvilCounterpart:
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Drax is an Evil Counterpart to Superman. They have the same powers and both are Kryptonians since it is implied that his father is General Zod.Zod.
** Prior to his HeelFaceTurn in "Chained Lightning", Mekt Ranzz served as a villainous equivalent of his brother Garth due to having the same lightning-based powers and being more selfish and dishonest.



* LegacyCharacter: Brainiac 5.

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* LegacyCharacter: LegacyCharacter:
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Brainiac 5.5 is descended from the original Brainiac.



* TheNoseKnows: Timber Wolf has heightened senses thanks to being a humanoid wolf.

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* TheNoseKnows: Timber Wolf has heightened senses thanks to being a humanoid wolf.wolf and is able to tell what happened during the [[spoiler:faked]] murder of his father just by scent.



* PurpleEyes: Brainiac 5.

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* PurpleEyes: Brainiac 5.5 has purple eyes.



* RagtagBunchOfMisfits: The Subs.

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* RagtagBunchOfMisfits: The Subs.Legion of Substitute Heroes consists of several rejected Legionnaire wannabes with powers that were deemed too useless.



* ShootTheDog: What Super[[strike:boy]]man ''thinks'' he's doing in "Fear Factory." Fortunately [[spoiler:Brainiac 5]] always [[BrainUploading carries a spare copy]].
* ShoutOut

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* ShootTheDog: What Super[[strike:boy]]man ''thinks'' he's doing in "Fear Factory." Factory" by letting [[spoiler:Brainiac 5]] sacrifice himself to shut down Quavermass-12. Fortunately [[spoiler:Brainiac 5]] always [[BrainUploading carries a spare copy]].
* ShoutOutShoutOut:



* TelescopingRobot: Brainiac 5's limbs can extend.

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* TelescopingRobot: Brainiac 5's neck and limbs can extend.
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* TheResolutionWillNotBeTelevised

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* TheResolutionWillNotBeTelevisedTheResolutionWillNotBeTelevised: While the show was cancelled after the second season, the ComicBookAdaptation had stories taking place after the show until it was cancelled itself after the 20th issue.
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