History YMMV / Superfriends

24th Apr '18 10:04:24 PM JakeDSnake
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* ReplacementScrappy: Averted with the Wonder Twins for replacing Wendy and Marvin, who are considered to be one of the Scrappies of the show, though they're nowadays considered to be MemeticLosers.

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* ReplacementScrappy: Averted with the Wonder Twins for replacing Wendy and Marvin, who are considered to be one of the Scrappies of the show, though they're nowadays considered to be MemeticLosers.[[MemeticLoser Memetic Losers]].
2nd Apr '18 1:13:44 AM CASCHero
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** ''History of Doom'' in which Luthor and the League inadvertently killed the Earth when the former tries use some solar flares to fired at the latter and the League's shield which tried to block it, ended up merging with it and making a radioactive belt around the Earth. Granted the visiting head alien's reset button prevents this but still...just wow.
22nd Mar '18 1:05:08 PM Technomaru
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** Some viewers might see "The Ghost" as this due to the appearance of Gentleman Ghost (called "Gentleman Jim") and his plan for revenge involves turning world leaders, Superman, and Wonder Woman into ghastly looking ghosts.
15th Jun '17 3:21:45 AM TitoMosquito
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*** Before that, he was also a member of the Post-ComicBook/InfiniteCrisis incarnation.

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*** Before that, he Cyborg was also a member of joined the Post-ComicBook/InfiniteCrisis incarnation.team Post-ComicBook/InfiniteCrisis.
8th Mar '17 3:56:16 PM GlitteringFlowers
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** No, not for anything in the show here. Creator/DCComics hired Creator/JackKirby to redesign his characters, leading to an unprecedented deal where he '''finally''' got royalties for his characters, as well as publishing the last major Kirby comics work in the "Super Powers" comics.

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** No, not for anything in the show here. Meta example: Creator/DCComics hired Creator/JackKirby to redesign his characters, leading to an unprecedented deal where he '''finally''' got royalties for his characters, as well as publishing the last major Kirby comics work in the "Super Powers" comics.
1st Mar '17 9:32:02 AM AlternativeCola
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** ComicBook/TheWonderTwins tend to border either this or MemeticLoser.

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** ComicBook/TheWonderTwins The ComicBook/WonderTwins tend to border either this or MemeticLoser.
1st Mar '17 9:31:29 AM AlternativeCola
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** ComicBook/TheWonderTwins tend to border either this or MemeticLoser.



* ReplacementScrappy: Averted with the Wonder Twins for replacing Wendy and Marvin, who are considered to be one of the Scrappies of the show, though they're nowadays considered to be MemeticLoser[=s=].

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* ReplacementScrappy: Averted with the Wonder Twins for replacing Wendy and Marvin, who are considered to be one of the Scrappies of the show, though they're nowadays considered to be MemeticLoser[=s=].MemeticLosers.



** In the "Power Hour" of Superfriends comes El Dorado, a one-Spanish-word-a-sentence hero with vaguely defined powers; Samurai -- a one-Japanese-word-a-sentence fellow who had a horribly stereotyped personality; and Firestorm, who is considered a Scrappy thanks mainly to his MartyStu status of always being the fellow to yank the BigDamnHeroes moment from everyone (especially from a badly {{Chickifi|cation}}ed Franchise/WonderWoman). Like Apache Chief and the Wonder Twins ([[EnsembleDarkhorses who are well liked by fans]]), El Dorado and Samurai would have CaptainErsatz counterparts that fared better with fans in both ''[[WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague Justice League Unlimited]]'' and ''WesternAnimation/YoungJustice'' (as for the latter show, Samurai would get a GenderFlip version in form of Asami Koizumi).

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** In the "Power Hour" of Superfriends comes El Dorado, a one-Spanish-word-a-sentence hero with vaguely defined powers; Samurai -- a one-Japanese-word-a-sentence fellow who had a horribly stereotyped personality; and Firestorm, who is considered a Scrappy thanks mainly to his MartyStu status of always being the fellow to yank the BigDamnHeroes moment from everyone (especially from a badly {{Chickifi|cation}}ed Franchise/WonderWoman). Like Apache Chief and the Wonder Twins ([[EnsembleDarkhorses ([[EnsembleDarkhorse who are well liked by fans]]), El Dorado and Samurai would have CaptainErsatz counterparts that fared better with fans in both ''[[WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague Justice League Unlimited]]'' and ''WesternAnimation/YoungJustice'' (as for the latter show, Samurai would get a GenderFlip version in form of Asami Koizumi).
1st Mar '17 9:29:51 AM AlternativeCola
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* SeasonalRot
** Inverted in that the various incarnations of this series got artistically better with each one. For instance, for all the snickering about the Wonder Twins, at least they could meaningfully contribute to the fights with their superpowers, which is more than Wendy and Marvin could ever manage. Later, the producers gradually began to realize that the original DC Comics characters were usually better than anything they could create themselves and began to act accordingly such as including Firestorm, Cyborg and Jack Kirby's ComicBook/NewGods villains.

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* SeasonalRot
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ReplacementScrappy: Averted with the Wonder Twins for replacing Wendy and Marvin, who are considered to be one of the Scrappies of the show, though they're nowadays considered to be MemeticLoser[=s=].
* SeasonalRot:
Inverted in that the various incarnations of this series got artistically better with each one. For instance, for all the snickering about the Wonder Twins, at least they could meaningfully contribute to the fights with their superpowers, which is more than Wendy and Marvin could ever manage. Later, the producers gradually began to realize that the original DC Comics characters were usually better than anything they could create themselves and began to act accordingly such as including Firestorm, Cyborg and Jack Kirby's ComicBook/NewGods villains.


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* TheScrappy: Marvin, Wendy and Wonderdog, two ordinary teenagers and their pet who dressed in [[ClothesMakeTheSuperman superhero drag]] and whose roles in the series (especially Marvin's) were to do stupid but plot-enabling things. The characters were so annoying to even the pre-teens who were the primary audience of the show that they were replaced by the only marginally more acceptable ComicBook/WonderTwins, a pair of teenaged alien superheroes and their pet [[CallARabbitASmeerp space monkey]] Gleek, who filled the "get captured by the MonsterOfTheWeek" and "cause trouble through [[IdiotBall abject stupidity]]" roles until the series finally dumped them too and redid the format into a more traditional superhero show.
** In the "Power Hour" of Superfriends comes El Dorado, a one-Spanish-word-a-sentence hero with vaguely defined powers; Samurai -- a one-Japanese-word-a-sentence fellow who had a horribly stereotyped personality; and Firestorm, who is considered a Scrappy thanks mainly to his MartyStu status of always being the fellow to yank the BigDamnHeroes moment from everyone (especially from a badly {{Chickifi|cation}}ed Franchise/WonderWoman). Like Apache Chief and the Wonder Twins ([[EnsembleDarkhorses who are well liked by fans]]), El Dorado and Samurai would have CaptainErsatz counterparts that fared better with fans in both ''[[WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague Justice League Unlimited]]'' and ''WesternAnimation/YoungJustice'' (as for the latter show, Samurai would get a GenderFlip version in form of Asami Koizumi).
** Mixed with NeverLiveItDown and AudienceColoringAdaptation, Aquaman due to most of the time, his powers are useless owing to the series' extreme CastSpeciation limiting him to aquatic abilities in a land-based series.
** Hawkman didn't fare much better than Aquaman. On this series, his powers was {{flight}}... and that's it. All the situations that made the comic book Hawkman heroic were entirely absent, leaving him basically useless. The all-time low in the Scrappy department probably came in the episode "Secret Origins of the Superfriends", which showed Superman getting erased from history in the middle of a "Superman Day" celebration... and replaced it with "Hawkman Day".
15th Jan '17 2:31:18 PM DustSnitch
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** NONE of the Super Friends is particularly cool in hindsight, not even the ones based on agreed upon {{Badass}}es like Batman, even if they were all busy saving the world OnceAnEpisode. It's common in parodies for the Super Friends to be portrayed as overly friendly, old-fashioned, cheesy heroes that wouldn't be able to hold a candle to the DarkerAndEdgier later interpretations of the Justice League and what they go up against.

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** NONE of the Super Friends is particularly cool in hindsight, not even the ones based on agreed upon {{Badass}}es badasses like Batman, even if they were all busy saving the world OnceAnEpisode. It's common in parodies for the Super Friends to be portrayed as overly friendly, old-fashioned, cheesy heroes that wouldn't be able to hold a candle to the DarkerAndEdgier later interpretations of the Justice League and what they go up against.
1st Jan '17 9:32:47 AM Whitewings
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* GeniusBonus: El Dorado, a particularly subtle example. El Dorado's best known power is the ability to teleport in a cloud of golden sparkles. The original El Dorado of legend was not a city, but a man, el hombre dorado, who would be ritually coated with gold dust in a regular ceremony.
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