History WesternAnimation / Superfriends

30th Jul '16 3:59:52 PM SteveMB
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* CivilianVillain: In "Conquerers of the Future", the Legion of Doom pretended to have done a group FaceHeelTurn. The ploy turned out to be ''[[{{Padding}} completely irrelevant]]'' to their plan.

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* CivilianVillain: In "Conquerers of the Future", the Legion of Doom pretended to have done a group FaceHeelTurn.HeelFaceTurn. The ploy turned out to be ''[[{{Padding}} completely irrelevant]]'' to their plan.
19th Jul '16 3:08:06 PM morenohijazo
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* DefectorFromParadise: Remarked upon in an episode, wherein Professor Goodfellow creates a master computer that can regulate thousands of robots around the world, automating almost every human activity. He theorizes that this will spark a new Renaissance of human research and creativity. Instead, the professor is told that many citizens had resorted to [[GoneHorriblyWrong vandalism, fighting and anarchy]] because ''they had nothing else to do.'' This is an [[InvertedTrope inverted case of this trope]], because of the occurrence of unrest and subsequent rebellion within a Utopian setting due to its idyllic nature instead of defection.
29th Jun '16 3:16:39 AM Anicomicgeek
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* RoleReprisal: In the last two seasons, Adam West had come back to reprise his role as Series/{{Batman}}.
16th Jun '16 8:09:30 PM DarkStorm
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* {{Catchphrase}}

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* {{Catchphrase}}[[Catchphrase/WesternAnimation Catchphrase]]
16th Jun '16 8:07:55 PM DarkStorm
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** Analogues for Apache Chief/Longshadow, El Dorado and Samurai (gender-swapped in the latter's case) have also been seen in ''WesternAnimation/YoungJustice''. Static fills in for Black Vulcan.

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** Analogues for Apache Chief/Longshadow, El Dorado and Samurai (gender-swapped in the latter's case) have also been seen in ''WesternAnimation/YoungJustice''. Static {{ComicBook/Static}} fills in for Black Vulcan.



* [[Catchphrase/WesternAnimation Catchphrase]]
** Batman would say, "Great Gotham!"
** In the 1973-74 season Wendy would often say "Let's go tell the Super Friends" when the kids found out something.

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* [[Catchphrase/WesternAnimation Catchphrase]]
{{Catchphrase}}
** Batman would say, All of them had a trademark exclamation: Superman's "Great Gotham!"
Scott!", Batman's "Great Gotham!", Wonder Woman's "Merciful Minerva!", Aquaman's "Great Neptune!", Black Vulcan's "Great lightning!", and so on.
** In the 1973-74 season Wendy would often say "Let's go tell the Super Friends" Friends!" when the kids found out something.



** Naturally, Batman, who could pull out any gadget to deal with a situation.

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** Naturally, Batman, who could pull out any gadget to deal with a situation. He even had a communicator in his tooth if he was otherwise immobilized.



* [[EarlyInstallmentWeirdness/WesternAnimation Early Installment Weirdness]]: In "The Power Pirate", the first episode of the 1973-74 season.



* EverybodyLaughsEnding: 1973-74 episodes "The Balloon People", "The Fantastic Frerps", "The Mysterious Moles", "The Power Pirate", "Professor Goodfellow's G.E.E.C.", "The Shamon U", "The Watermen" and "The Weather Maker".

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* EverybodyLaughsEnding: 1973-74 episodes "The Balloon People", "The Fantastic Frerps", "The Mysterious Moles", "The Power Pirate", "Professor Goodfellow's G.E.E.C.", "The Shamon U", "The Watermen" and "The Weather Maker". In other seasons, often occurred at the end of any episode featuring the Wonder Twins or, more rarely, Robin.



** "The Wild Cards" had "Ace" [[spoiler: who was really TheJoker, backed by Darkseid.]] give one also done by FrankWelker.

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** "The Wild Cards" had "Ace" [[spoiler: who was really TheJoker, backed by Darkseid.]] Darkseid]] give one also done by FrankWelker.



* FiveManBand



* GiantWoman: Giganta, obviously.

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* GiantWoman: Giganta, obviously. Less obviously, one-shot villainess Dr. Amy Zahn.



* 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.

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* 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. (The boy's father claims that the dog "ran away", but his expression says otherwise)



* [[HeelFaceTurn/WesternAnimation Heel Face Turn]]: This happened at the end of almost all of the 1973/74 episodes after the Super Friends explained to the villains the errors of their ways. It usually involved the villain(s) sincerely apologizing and promising to change their behavior.

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* [[HeelFaceTurn/WesternAnimation Heel Face Turn]]: This happened at the end of almost all of the 1973/74 episodes after the Super Friends explained to the villains the errors of their ways. It usually involved the villain(s) sincerely apologizing and promising to change their behavior. Even some later episodes featured this (like the 1980 episode "Big Foot", which was resolved peacefully once Batman pulled out a translator).



* ImpossiblyCoolClothes



* LeotardOfPower



* NonHumanSidekick: Wonder Dog in first season, Gleek afterward.

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* NonHumanSidekick: Wonder Dog in the first season, Gleek afterward.



* PlotTailoredToTheParty

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* PlotTailoredToThePartyPlotTailoredToTheParty: Almost any episode featuring Aquaman.



** Dr. Amy Zahn, who decided to show the world that women were not the weaker sex by turning herself into a ShoutOut to Film/AttackOfThe50FootWoman. Subverted in that she almost tested the same formula on ''Batman'', especially since Wonder Woman was right there.
* StockFootage
* SuperHero

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** Dr. [[PunnyName Amy Zahn, Zahn]], who decided to show the world that women were not the weaker sex by turning herself into a ShoutOut to Film/AttackOfThe50FootWoman. Subverted in that she almost tested the same formula on ''Batman'', especially since Wonder Woman was right there.
* StockFootage
StockFootage: Not as much as you'd expect from Hanna-Barberra, but many of the shots of the Superfriends leaving the Hall of Justice are reused.
* SuperHeroSuperHero: One of the most well-known depictions of the main DC stable, for better or for worse.



* TalkingAnimal: Jayna in animal form, Gorilla Grodd.

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* TalkingAnimal: Jayna in animal form, and Gorilla Grodd.Grodd. Also, "Circus of Horrors" features a group of them as the main villains.



* TemporalParadox - A Grandfather Paradox in the ''Challenge of the Super Friends'' episode "Secret Origins Of The Super Friends".

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* TemporalParadox - TemporalParadox: A Grandfather Paradox in the ''Challenge of the Super Friends'' episode "Secret Origins Of The Super Friends".



* UnderwearOfPower



*** 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, 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-ridiculousness shape, which leads to their defeat and capture.

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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, 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-ridiculousness shape, shapes, which leads to their defeat and capture.
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.
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