History WesternAnimation / SupermanTheatricalCartoons

14th Aug '17 11:12:02 AM MisterCPC
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* HeroicMime: Not as Clark Kent, but Superman doesn't seem to talk when he's on the job. Until "The Arctic Giant", that is.

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* HeroicMime: Not as Clark Kent, but Superman doesn't seem to talk when he's on the job. Until "The Arctic Giant", that is. That said, even in the majority of the shorts after that he remains silent most of the time (aside from the "Arctic Giant," the only other shorts where he speaks are "The Magnetic Telescope," "Japoteurs," "Destruction, Inc.," and "Jungle Drums.")
10th Jun '17 11:01:04 PM TitoMosquito
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* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hiN-9xsP9l4&feature=related The Mummy Strikes]]: February 19, 1943

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* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hiN-9xsP9l4&feature=related com/watch?v=DsD8fm_XRdo The Mummy Strikes]]: February 19, 1943



* HoistHeroOverHead: In "Terror on the Midway", the killer gorilla lifted Superman over its head and threw him by the fire.



* KryptoniteFactor: While never named outright, Superman finds himself powerless against the comet in ''"Magnetic Telescope", which constantly emits a SicklyGreenGlow and hurls Superman back to earth unconscious every time he attempts to attack it directly, strongly implying that the comet is made of the trope-naming mineral.

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* KryptoniteFactor: While never named outright, Superman finds himself powerless against the comet in ''"Magnetic "Magnetic Telescope", which constantly emits a SicklyGreenGlow and hurls Superman back to earth unconscious every time he attempts to attack it directly, strongly implying that the comet is made of the trope-naming mineral.
19th Mar '17 1:35:02 AM apeman33
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* BitchInSheepsClothing: Lois is this to Clark when it comes to getting the story before he does. In one case, she drives off just as he's trying to get in her car but he takes the opportunity to change into Superman. In "Volcano," she ''steals his press pass,'' which prevents Clark from being inside the security perimeter when the volcano erupts.
11th Oct '16 2:18:58 AM BrokenEye
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* BiggerOnTheInside: Close examination of the villain's underwater lair in "Electric Earthquake" shows that it's only a few times larger than the elevator used to reach it in exterior shots, but cavernous in interior shots.
* BirdPeople: The inhabitants of "The Underground World"


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* EarthquakeMachine: The plot of "Electric Earthquake", natch


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** In the backstory for "The Underground World", Prof. Henderson explains that his father disappeared years ago while exploring the titular caverns. Later, when Clark and Lois visit the caverns a large statue of Henderson Sr. can be seen towering over the its tribal (and visibly non-human) inhabitants.


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* UnderwaterBase: The villain in "Electric Earthquake" has one.
11th Oct '16 2:02:40 AM BrokenEye
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* UnnecessarilyLargeVessel: The aptly named Giant Bomber in "Japoteurs". Even considering the fact that it also serves as an AirbornAircraftCarrier for regular-sized bombers, the extreme difference in size shows that it's still considerably larger than it needs to be.

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* UnnecessarilyLargeVessel: The aptly named Giant Bomber in "Japoteurs". Even considering the fact that it also serves as an AirbornAircraftCarrier AirborneAircraftCarrier for regular-sized bombers, the extreme difference in size shows that it's still considerably larger than it needs to be.
11th Oct '16 2:00:25 AM BrokenEye
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* CoolPlane: The aptly named Giant Bomber in "Japoteurs", which dwarfs its own air traffic control tower and [[AirborneAircraftCarrier has a rapid-fire runway for normal-sized bombers on its back]].

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* CoolPlane: The [[UnnecessarilyLargeVessel aptly named Giant Bomber Bomber]] in "Japoteurs", which dwarfs its own air traffic control tower and [[AirborneAircraftCarrier has a rapid-fire runway for normal-sized bombers on its back]].


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* UnnecessarilyLargeVessel: The aptly named Giant Bomber in "Japoteurs". Even considering the fact that it also serves as an AirbornAircraftCarrier for regular-sized bombers, the extreme difference in size shows that it's still considerably larger than it needs to be.
11th Oct '16 1:54:27 AM BrokenEye
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* AirborneAircraftCarrier: The [[SuperPrototype prototype Giant Bomber]] in "Japoteurs" is shown to also be one of these.


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* CoolPlane: The aptly named Giant Bomber in "Japoteurs", which dwarfs its own air traffic control tower and [[AirborneAircraftCarrier has a rapid-fire runway for normal-sized bombers on its back]].


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* GratuitousAnimalSidekick: The titular scientist's crow... vulture... [[ViewerSpeciesConfusion thing]] in "The Mad Scientist"
11th Oct '16 1:40:09 AM BrokenEye
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** Briefly and [[UncannyValley somewhat unsettlingly]] averted for an action closeup during the climax of "Terror on the Midway".
11th Oct '16 1:37:41 AM BrokenEye
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* {{Hammerspace}}: Subtly subverted in "Showdown". Initially it's unclear where the spandax-clad impostor is carrying the stolen jewels (and [[ShootingSuperman the gun that he pulls on the real Superman]]), but after losing his cape, he can be clearly seen to be wearing a hip-satchel.



* KryptoniteFactor: While never named outright, Superman finds himself powerless against the comet in ''Magnetic Telescope'', which constantly emits a SicklyGreenGlow and hurls Superman back to earth unconscious every time he attempts to attack it directly, strongly implying that the comet is made of the trope-naming mineral.

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* KryptoniteFactor: While never named outright, Superman finds himself powerless against the comet in ''Magnetic Telescope'', ''"Magnetic Telescope", which constantly emits a SicklyGreenGlow and hurls Superman back to earth unconscious every time he attempts to attack it directly, strongly implying that the comet is made of the trope-naming mineral.


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** Also attempted by the impostor Superman in "Showdown"
11th Oct '16 1:29:37 AM BrokenEye
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* EvilKnockoff: The villain of "Showdown", although he's just a non-powered thief using a Superman costume to catch people off guard.
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