History WesternAnimation / SuperFriends

21st May '16 6:43:31 AM triton
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* GiantWoman: Giganta, obviously.
13th Feb '16 1:01:13 PM SteveMB
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* HumanitysWake

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* HumanitysWakeHumanitysWake: In "History of Doom", before alien visitors use time travel to hit the ResetButton.
25th Dec '15 7:50:39 PM nombretomado
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21st Oct '15 3:54:05 PM SuperLlama
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* AdultsAreUseless: Many times it was Wendy, Marvin and Wonder Dog that got in contact with the VillainOfTheWeek and manage to figure out their plans and sometimes even talk them down, leaving the actual superheroes with mop-up duty.

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* AdultsAreUseless: Many times in the original series it was Wendy, Marvin and Wonder Dog that got in contact with the VillainOfTheWeek and manage to figure out their plans and sometimes even talk them down, leaving the actual superheroes with mop-up duty.
21st Oct '15 3:53:37 PM SuperLlama
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* AdultsAreUseless: Many times it was Wendy, Marvin and Wonder Dog that got in contact with the VillainOfTheWeek and manage to figure out their plans and sometimes even talk them down, leaving the actual superheroes with mop-up duty.
18th Sep '15 3:47:27 PM nombretomado
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* The show was revived ''again'' in 1984 as the MerchandiseDriven '''''Super Friends: The Legendary Super Powers Show,''''' intended to tie in with the ''Super Powers'' toy line from Creator/{{Kenner}}. The show consisted of two 15-minute shorts, except for some two-part half-hours. It introduced Firestorm, who was so heavily spotlighted as to be accused of being a MartyStu. This was also the series that introduced {{Darkseid}} and his fellow villainous ComicBook/NewGods of Apokolips to animation, a decade before ''WesternAnimation/SupermanTheAnimatedSeries'', although many aspects of his personality were toned down from the original, and he was given a bizarre fixation on making Wonder Woman his bride.

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* The show was revived ''again'' in 1984 as the MerchandiseDriven '''''Super Friends: The Legendary Super Powers Show,''''' intended to tie in with the ''Super Powers'' toy line from Creator/{{Kenner}}. The show consisted of two 15-minute shorts, except for some two-part half-hours. It introduced Firestorm, who was so heavily spotlighted as to be accused of being a MartyStu. This was also the series that introduced {{Darkseid}} {{ComicBook/Darkseid}} and his fellow villainous ComicBook/NewGods of Apokolips to animation, a decade before ''WesternAnimation/SupermanTheAnimatedSeries'', although many aspects of his personality were toned down from the original, and he was given a bizarre fixation on making Wonder Woman his bride.



* NoHonorAmongThieves: Super Friends: The Legendary Super Powers Show had one episode titled "No Honor Among Thieves". In that episode, ComicBook/LexLuthor created a device to steal powers from the heroes and asked for {{Darkseid}}'s help. Luthor tried to doublecross Darkseid but Darkseid was CrazyPrepared enough to cover Luthor in kryptonite dust since, with {{Superman}}'s powers, comes [[KryptoniteFactor his weakness]]. Luthor still managed to use El Dorado's powers to send the powerless heroes the means to escape death. He then got a TitleDrop.

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* NoHonorAmongThieves: Super Friends: The Legendary Super Powers Show had one episode titled "No Honor Among Thieves". In that episode, ComicBook/LexLuthor created a device to steal powers from the heroes and asked for {{Darkseid}}'s {{ComicBook/Darkseid}}'s help. Luthor tried to doublecross Darkseid but Darkseid was CrazyPrepared enough to cover Luthor in kryptonite dust since, with {{Superman}}'s powers, comes [[KryptoniteFactor his weakness]]. Luthor still managed to use El Dorado's powers to send the powerless heroes the means to escape death. He then got a TitleDrop.
15th Sep '15 10:57:59 PM DarkStorm
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* CallARabbitASmeerp: Done oddly in the 1981 episode "The Aircraft Terror", where a jet plane was transformed into what was clearly a dragon, but everyone kept calling it a "bird monster". They used the same term for the other aircraft that were transformed in turn, even though most of the others were giant insects, and none of them had anything resembling feathers or beaks.



* ElementalShapeshifter: Zan could transform into various forms of water and ice.

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* ElementalShapeshifter: Zan could transform into various forms of water water, including ice and ice.steam.



* GoryDiscretionShot: Yes, believe it or not, in the episode "One Small Step For Superman", where a boy's beloved dog dies while protecting him from a bear just off-screen.



* IceMagicIsWater: Zan and Jayna's WonderTwinPowers are that Jayna can turn into animals and Zan can turn into water or ice or both.

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* IceMagicIsWater: Zan and Jayna's WonderTwinPowers are that Jayna can turn into animals and Zan can turn into water or (including ice or both.even steam).



** And don't forget Zan of the Wonder Twins. Jayna's power is kind of cool: she can turn into any sort of animal from any planet. Zan turns into ''water''. And ice. And unlikely ice constructions. That's it. Congratulations, Zan, you just made Aquaman look cool by comparison. Some old Creator/CartoonNetwork ads lampooned this ''without'' mercy. "I could be defeated by a sponge! And it wouldn't even have to be an ''evil'' sponge!" And he's another underutilization case. Just ask Marvel's Hydro-Man what you can do with that power. In fact, he could apparently do ANYTHING he could describe with water or ice. It's been over thirty years, but this troper clearly remembers him transforming into an ice jetpack which Jayna then wore in her eagle form to fly at supersonic speeds! How does Jayna get to an emergency? She turns into an eagle. How does Zan get there? He turns into water. Then he has to flow into a pail so Gleek can carry him while Jayna carries ''Gleek'' with her talons.

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** And don't forget Zan of the Wonder Twins. Jayna's power is kind of cool: she can turn into any sort of animal from any planet.planet (including mythical creatures - she's become a mermaid, a centaur, and a sphinx in the comic, and a winged serpent in the cartoon). Zan turns into ''water''. And ice. And unlikely ice constructions. That's it. Congratulations, Zan, you just made Aquaman look cool by comparison. Some old Creator/CartoonNetwork ads lampooned this ''without'' mercy. "I could be defeated by a sponge! And it wouldn't even have to be an ''evil'' sponge!" And he's another underutilization case. Just ask Marvel's Hydro-Man what you can do with that power. In fact, he could apparently do ANYTHING he could describe with water or ice. It's been over thirty years, but this troper clearly remembers him transforming into an ice jetpack which Jayna then wore in her eagle form to fly at supersonic speeds! How does Jayna get to an emergency? She turns into an eagle. How does Zan get there? He turns into water. Then he has to flow into a pail so Gleek can carry him while Jayna carries ''Gleek'' with her talons.



*** For the Wonder Twins, it was more that they were written to be inexperienced (and borderline-useless comic relief) rather than any flaws in their actual powers. When faced with an army of cavemen in "Planet of the Neanderthals", they quickly and easily took out the whole group by turning into a brontosaurus and a gigantic hand made of water. But normally they turn into small, weak, and/or overly-specialized-to-the-point-of-ridiculousnesss shapes, which leads to their downfall.

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*** For the Wonder Twins, it was more that they were written to be inexperienced (and borderline-useless comic relief) rather than any flaws in their actual powers. When faced with an army of cavemen in "Planet of the Neanderthals", they quickly and easily took out the whole group by turning into a brontosaurus and a gigantic hand made of water. water, and in "Mxyzptlk's Flick", they easily defeated a T. Rex by turning into an enormous spider and a catapult (Jayna webbed it up, and then Zan catapulted it into the distance). But normally they turn into small, weak, and/or overly-specialized-to-the-point-of-ridiculousnesss shapes, overly-specialized-to-the-point-of-ridiculousness shape, which leads to their downfall.defeat and capture.
31st Aug '15 6:59:10 AM Arivne
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* TheDarknessGazesBack: Subverted in the opening title of the original (1973-74) show. When Wonder Dog looks into the darkness he sees a pair of eyes. However, they're quickly revealed to be a reflection of Wonder Dog's eyes in a mirror. Watch it [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ANCjrzSJOsU#t=45s here]].

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* TheDarknessGazesBack: Subverted in the opening title of the original (1973-74) show. When Wonder Dog looks into the darkness he sees a pair of eyes. However, they're quickly revealed to be a reflection of Wonder Dog's eyes in a mirror. Watch it [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ANCjrzSJOsU#t=45s here]].
22nd Jul '15 11:26:17 AM kchishol
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* WeNeedADistraction: The Super Friends are so powerful that in "Rub 3 Times for Disaster," the most feasible way to distract the entire team is to hijack a nuclear ballistic submarine's missiles and launch them against random cities around the world, thus forcing the superheroes to scurry around the world to stop them.
14th Jul '15 3:40:55 PM StClair
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** "The Darkseid Deception" had Darkseid impersonate Steve Trevor. [[spoiler: His GlowingEyesofDoom, though, give him away.]]

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** "The Darkseid Deception" had Darkseid impersonate Steve Trevor. [[spoiler: His GlowingEyesofDoom, GlowingEyesOfDoom, though, give him away.]]
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