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->''"[[MyCountryRightOrWrong My country, right or wrong]]; if right, to be kept right; and if wrong, to be set right."''
-->-- '''Carl Schurz'''

This superhero is motivated by one thing above all: love of country. He loves everything it symbolizes, all its values, and is damn proud of its history.

[[IdealHero He's heroic]], maybe TheCape, and will normally follow ThouShaltNotKill. Unless it's war, then you can expect him to be on the front line, taking down as many of ThoseWackyNazis and DirtyCommunists as he can. He is a master of the RousingSpeech or can give somebody a powerful GetAHoldOfYourselfMan moment. If he becomes OlderAndWiser, he will almost always end as TheMentor.

No matter how near the cynical end of SlidingScaleOfIdealismVersusCynicism the major premise is, he will be idealistic. In the FiveManBand he is TheHero, on a SuperTeam or any other kind of [[TheSquad super group]] he will be TheCaptain. He can be very [[GoodIsNotNice harsh and strict]] - TheCowl may not get along with him. The AntiHero should not expect to see him among his fans. If you are a NinetiesAntiHero, better stay the hell away from him if you don't want to get your butt kicked. On the other hand, he is respectful of true patriots, no matter what country they serve - he will quickly recognize that their patriotism is akin to his own. The same goes with dissenters with his government's policies and/or his nation's current public sentiments, if their ultimate principles are in keeping with the larger ideals he values. For instance, if a historical 1960s American Captain Patriotic heard growls accusing UsefulNotes/MartinLutherKingJr of being a traitor simply because he is making the nation look bad by opposing its injustice, he'd be first to answer, "No, he is a true American patriot!"

However, all [[GeneralRipper Mad Generals]], [[ObstructiveBureaucrat crooked politicians]], [[PresidentEvil Evil Presidents]], and [[TheMole infiltrators]] from TheIlluminati must remember that he's not [[MyCountryRightOrWrong loyal to government, law or army]]. He may serve them, but his true loyalty is to his country's spirit and ideals. Attack his values, use the symbols he values as a hypocritical excuse to commit injustice, or limit people's freedom with law, and he will be the first to [[ScrewTheRulesImDoingWhatsRight kick you in the face]].

Discovering that his country has fallen and become corrupt is the best way to cause his HeroicBSOD. This is temporary. You can be damn sure he will stand again to restore his fatherland to glory. In case he is forced to [[TurnInYourBadge give up his costume and secret identity]], he will join the army or the police, or adapt a similar superhero identity. He knows there are many ways to serve his country.

Plenty of them, but not all, are {{Captain Geographic}}s. Just because they [[WearingAFlagOnYourHead wear their country on their sleeves]] doesn't mean they're good guys. Comicbook/{{Daredevil}}'s enemy Nuke, for instance, who has the flag tattooed on his head, is just a psycho who believes he's CaptainGeographic and of course is no match for the real Captain America.

This archetype was most popular in UsefulNotes/TheGoldenAgeOfComicBooks and almost vanished during UsefulNotes/TheDarkAgeOfComicBooks. Compare TheCape; often there is overlap, sometimes he is both.

Compare PatrioticFervor, TheParagon, CaptainSuperhero, PropagandaHero, AllAmericanFace.

Note: Many of the [[UsefulNotes/TheGoldenAgeOfComicBooks Golden Age]] superheroes mentioned here, who have entered the public domain, have been repackaged in ''ComicBook/TomStrong'' and ''ComicBook/ProjectSuperpowers'' comics.



[[folder:Anime & Manga]]
* Played straight, parodied, played for laughs, lampshaded, ''and'' justified with America in ''Webcomic/AxisPowersHetalia''. As he is the (admittedly stereotypical) personification of the US, he is deeply loyal to it. He hates Communists and Nazis, and claims, [[CatchPhrase "I'm the Hero!"]] However, he is completely clueless (giving him the nickname AKY in the Japanese fandom, short for Aete Kuuki Yomenai, which roughly means "Doesn't read the atmosphere") and orders his allies to be his backup. [[note]]Although, perhaps his ego is a little justified considering he was swinging ''a full-grown bison'' over his head. ''As a baby.''[[/note]]
* ''Franchise/{{Gundam}}'':
** Played with in one of the ''Anime/MobileSuitGundam'' sourcebooks, styled as a collection of news photos from the One Year War, featuring a shot of war orphans watching a ''[[PropagandaMachine Captain ]][[TheEmpire Zeon]]'' cartoon.
** Also ''Anime/MobileFighterGGundam'' as each fighter is characterized along national stereotypes.
* All Might from ''Manga/MyHeroAcademia'' looks like the result of ComicBook/{{Superman}} and ComicBook/CaptainAmerica performing the FusionDance: He's a [[HeroicBuild tall, muscular]] [[PhenotypeStereotype blonde man with blue eyes]] who wears a hero costume that's primarily red, white, and blue, is TheCape through and through, and his [[CallingYourAttacks special attacks]] are all named for the 50 States (i.e. "Texas Smash")...and he's also 100% Japanese (real name: Toshinori Yagi). He's just '''really''' fond of America.

[[folder:Comic Books]]
* ComicBook/CaptainAmerica, a.k.a. Steve Rogers, [[UrExample is the most famous, and greatest embodiment of this trope ever]]. If you need to sum up his deepest values with one line, it's "I am loyal to nothing... except the [American] Dream." The "River of Truth" speech in ''Amazing Spider-Man'' #537 makes it clear that Cap is ''not'' guilty of blind jingoism; he says (paraphrased) that if someone else, or even the whole country, decides something wrong is something right and tells you to move out of the way, "your job is to plant yourself like a tree beside the river of truth, and tell the whole world -- 'No, '''''you''''' move.'"
* UltimateUniverse Captain America in ''ComicBook/TheUltimates'' seemed to be a subversion of this, where he is portrayed as more a {{Jerkass}} than anything else (patriotic, yes, but to the point of xenophobia), but Creator/WarrenEllis managed to make him a little more sympathetic, as evidenced here:
-->'''Ultimate Captain America''' to Commie Super-Soldier: Yeah, I'm gonna fight you. You know why? Because I fought beside Russians during World War II. They were good and decent men, and they made terrible painful sacrifices to save their country. And for their country to then turn around and put monsters in prisons with nuclear landmines... to see people like you, proudly complicit in this nightmare... Yeah, I'll fight you. You've waited forty years for me in this hellhole, I feel it'd be impolite not to kick your head in.
* Other Marvel examples include: Miss America, Citizen V, Josiah X or Patriot from ''ComicBook/YoungAvengers'' (the latter two are actually the son and grandson of one of the guys to wear the mantle of Captain America after Steve Rogers). Also the [=Superpatriot=]/[=USAgent=], the original Patriot, the Spirit of '76, the Defender, Jack Flagg, Free Spirit, American Eagle, etc. The first three especially, since at one point or another they were Captain America themselves! Of course, there are dozens of failed attempts at replicating the Captain America formula for success (or prototypical attempts that didn't fare well either). Anti-Cap (the Navy's Super-Sailor), Protocide (failed early attempt), GI Max, Nuke, the 50s Cap who went crazy, etc.
* [[ComicBook/DarkAvengers Iron]] [[ComicBook/DarkReign Patriot]] is supposed to [[AmericanRobot look like one]], but is the ultimate perversion of this. The MCU treatment of "Iron Patriot" carried over back to the comics: Rhodey now wears an Iron Patriot armor more like the one in the movie, while Ultimate Tony Stark took on the moniker in a new suit with a paint job similar to Norman Osborn's. In MC 2, this role is occupied by [[LegacyCharacter American]] [[DistaffCounterpart Dream]].
* Another Marvel example is Captain Britain, who represents the best and noblest values of Great Britain, as do all his alternate counterparts from parallel universes. His only {{Evil Twin}}s are from worlds where Britain is an evil empire. The best example of this is Captain Airstrip-One, the ultimate government tool with nothing resembling a will of his own. He fights for the glory of [[Literature/NineteenEightyFour Ingsoc]].
* And we cannot forget about ComicBook/TheFalcon, the biggest Captain Patriotic not dressed in the flag. ...Until the All-New Marvel NOW!, that is.
* [[ComicBook/AlphaFlight James MacDonald Hudson]] once pointed out in discussing [[CaptainGeographic his own costume]] that Cap's costume was meant to be a loose interpretation due to U.S. restrictions on flag-wearing, while his own costume as Weapon Alpha/Vindicator/Guardian was essentially the Canadian flag wrapped around him.
* And then there's Comicbook/BlackPanther, the king and national hero of Wakanda, a fictonal super-scientific nation in Africa.
* ComicBook/SilverSable is a European example, hailing from the fictional country of [[{{Ruritania}} Symkaria]]. Notably more TrueNeutral, with a dose of MyCountryRightOrWrong for good measure.
* Doctor Doom is arguably an inversion of this trope, because he has forced the fictional European nation of Latveria to reflect his image instead of the other way around. Ironically, in-universe, the people of Latveria ''like'' him and think of him as a good ruler. And while he may be a tyrant, he honestly loves his country and people and protects and provides for them.
* Another villainous Captain Patriotic was the Tarantula, who was hyped as this trope but was mainly TheDragon to the murderous dictator who ruled his South American country.
* Hauptmann Deutschland ("Captain Germany") was introduced in the Captain America series as modern Germany's Captain Patriotic. However, Marvel's German licensee balked at using the name, because it sounded far too nationalistic, right-wing and even vaguely Nazi to postwar German ears. As such, in German translation Hauptmann Deutschland became Freiheitskämpfer ("Freedom Fighter" or "Freedom's Warrior").
** In later American Marvel appearances he was sometimes called Freiheitskämpfer and sometimes Vormund, which translates as "Guardian", ''but only in the legal sense of someone who has parental responsibility for a child''. The dangers of relying on Google Translate.
** Captain America's arch-enemy ComicBook/RedSkull, meanwhile, is a ''villainous'' example, being a more overtly militaristic Nazi super-soldier wearing the colors of the World War II German war flag and a Prussian/Nazi symbol, his eponymous skull mask.[[note]]Skulls and bones symbolizing "loyalty unto death" in Prussian iconography, which the Nazi SS later took over.[[/note]] While his characterization varies somewhat as DependingOnTheWriter, usually at least he is a fanatically devoted German nationalist and Nazi. In-universe he was actually a sort of prototype for Cap, and thus the Captain Patriotic kind of character generally: FDR approved the project to create an American super-soldier specifically in order to produce something to counter Germany's Red Skull.
** Every major nation on Marvel Earth seems to have at least one official CaptainPatriotic. The U.S. has ComicBook/CaptainAmerica. Britain has ComicBook/CaptainBritain. Canada has [[Comicbook/AlphaFlight Guardian.]] Russia has Vanguard. Japan has [[Comicbook/BigHero6 Sunfire.]] France has Adamantine. Germany has Freiheitskämpfer. Ireland has Shamrock. Saudi Arabia has the Arabian Knight (both of them[[note]]though the current Arabian Knight is from Nazareth, a predominantly Muslim city in Israel[[/note]]). Israel has Sabra. Argentina has Defensor. China has the Collective Man. Even make-believe countries have them. Wakanda has the Comicbook/BlackPanther. Symkaria has Silver Sable. And Latveria has... Character/DoctorDoom.
*** Speaking of Captain Britain, his Ultimate Universe counterpart portrays him as part of an EU-sponsored task force, rather than being empowered magically and being a living representation of the UK. Among his teammates, there's Captain France, Captain Italy and Captain Spain.
** According to Walt Simonson, this is why Steve Rogers cannot wield Thor's hammer Mjolnir. Though he's worthy of it in most respects, Steve's identity is too deeply rooted in America and its values -- he cannot be considered "worthy" by a Norse artifact. Mjolnir can only be wielded by a worthy warrior -- Steve is a ''soldier'' of the USA.
* Franchise/ArchieComics character The Shield, created fourteen months before Captain America, brought back for a while by Creator/DCComics, and [[BadassGrandpa who is now the mentor]] to the ''Comicbook/NewCrusaders''. He is also a LegacyCharacter. The modern day version of the character is a woman.
* There have been several different versions of Richard Comely's Canadian superhero Comicbook/CaptainCanuck, originally published by Comely Comix in the 1970's, and rebooted in 2015 by Chapterhouse Comics.
* Earlier Canadian Captain Patriotics include the World War II-era heroes Comicbook/JohnnyCanuck published by Bell Features, and his competitor Comicbook/CanadaJack from Educational Projects. Comicbook/NelvanaOfTheNorthernLights, who predated both of them, is a borderline case, as she was arguably more of a spirit of the Canadian Arctic and the native peoples than of Canada as a whole.
* In the 1970's, several months before Captain Canuck premiered, James Waley's alien-fighting Canadian superhero the Comicbook/NorthernLight was published in ''Orb Magazine''. Later, in the 1980's, the independent superhero series Comicbook/{{Northguard}} gave us an Alan Moore-influenced "realistic" take on the Canadian Captain Patriotic.
* In the early 2000's, the webcomic series Webcomic/{{Canadiana}} introduced the first female Canadian-flag superhero with her own series.
* In ''ComicBook/{{Stormwatch}}: Team Achilles'' (the {{Creator/Wildstorm}} Universe, now integrated into the main DCU), Citizen Soldier is so much a super-patriot that he renounced death itself to protect America. In fact, he's George Washington (yes, ''that'' George Washington), constantly reincarnating thanks to a magic ritual designed by Franklin, Jefferson, and the other Freemason sorcerers.
* Nedor Comics had a few of those, like Liberator and American Eagle, but its best example was Fighting Yank, powered by the American Spirit itself and with the ghost of a World War I hero as TheMentor. Since Nedor's characters fell into the public domain, they've seen several revamped uses in recent years, including ''Terra Obscura'' and ''Project Superpowers''.
* Fighting American, who quickly turned into parody when Joe Simon and Creator/JackKirby realized he was not as popular as they expected. Even when Creator/RobLiefeld bought the rights to this character in order to turn him into a Captain America rip-off it didn't work.
* Creator/DCComics takes it [[UpToEleven up to 11]], having its equivalent of Captain America as [[Comicbook/FreedomFighters Uncle Sam]] - the AnthropomorphicPersonification of the American Spirit - himself.
** Other DC characters who embody this trope are Major Victory, Lady Liberty, the first Star-Spangled Kid, and [[Comicbook/StarsAndSTRIPE Stargirl and S.T.R.I.P.E.]]
** DC Comics also has ComicBook/UnknownSoldier; and Dynamite has [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Unknown_Soldier_(Ace_Comics) Soldier Unknown]] based on a different "Unknown Soldier" character.
** DC's Spirit of America went through a metamorphosis from Minuteman (Revolutionary War) to Brother Johnathan (antebellum period), then splitting into Billy Yank and Johnny Reb (the Civil War), then merging again and becoming Uncle Sam (post-Civil War to today). Well, okay, he was also briefly the Patriot circa 2002, but went back to Uncle Sam after only one or two appearances in that form.
** Franchise/WonderWoman was this initially, but her character has developed significantly over time. In her first stories she was a foreigner dressed in a costume that Americans would interpret as "patriotic", apparently as conscious propaganda. These days, she's too integrated with Myth/ClassicalMythology to be a straight-up patriot (Superman being a better fit for this role, what with the whole "truth, justice and the American way" thing).
** American Eagle in ''[[Comicbook/CaptainCarrotAndHisAmazingZooCrew Captain Carrot And The Final Ark]]'' is a parody of the trope; a right-wing radio host who talks entirely in patriotic cliches. He has [[BadassNormal no powers]] "except those granted to me by the Constitution". Yankee Poodle has attraction and repulsion abilities based on the stars-and-stripes theme of the American flag.
** Don't forget ComicBook/{{Steel}}, who started off as an embodiment of this trope, but became a subversion when his grandson [[LegacyCharacter took up the mantle]] as a member of the [[Franchise/JusticeLeagueOfAmerica JLA]]. The original Steel was now shown to be an ultra-conservative and a bit of a bigot, and [[{{Deconstruction}} his patriotism was played as a negative character trait]].
** Miss Liberty from ''ComicBook/{{Tomahawk}}'', who was a patriotic heroine of the Revoutionary war.
** The (now defunct) ComicBook/GlobalGuardians were essentially a whole ''team'' of [[CaptainPatriotic Captain Patriotics]] from around the world.
** And as a twisted example, Stalnoivolk ("Steel Wolf", or perhaps "Stalin's Wolf"). Fiercely loyal to the USSR--but that's the USSR of ''UsefulNotes/JosefStalin'', who created him. He'll work for later Soviet leaders, but he considers them, at best, to be poor and unworthy implementers of Stalin's glorious vision.
** Another evil example with Captain Nazi, a [[ComicBook/{{Shazam}} Marvel Family]] villain. His Golden Age version (originally created by Fawcett Comics) was a Nazi given powers by a SuperSerum; Comicbook/PostCrisis he was a neo-Nazi, though a later line about him never dying as long as Nazism exists may have been meant to RetCon him into some kind of AnthropomorphicPersonification.
* Image Comics has Super Patriot, who was in his heyday a direct CaptainErsatz version of Captain America. His kids with the superhero clone names Liberty & Justice also qualify.
* In ''Comicbook/{{Watchmen}}'', the government tries to portray The Comedian as one of these, but he's [[{{Deconstruction}} very obviously not]] [[VillainProtagonist a hero]] of this type.
** A milder {{Deconstruction}} also in Watchmen is Dollar Bill: he has the most overtly patriotic costume of any character in the book, and he's also the only character who's a corporate mascot.
* The Flag from Ace Publications, who was informed he was America's ChosenOne by UsefulNotes/GeorgeWashington and UsefulNotes/AbrahamLincoln.
* [[http://www.comicbookdb.com/character.php?ID=18837 Man of War]]
%%* Minuteman from ''VideoGame/FreedomForce''.
* In ''ComicBook/RisingStars'', corporate superhero [[CaptainGeographic Flagg]] (who later changes his name to Patriot) is working on his reputation as one. However, the real Captain Patriotic in this universe is officer Matthew Bright. Bright wanted to serve America and its people so much he joined the police force. He has to hide his powers, because Specials cannot be members of any force. And when the government found out and was trying to kick him out, his fellow police officers protested so much, they had to give up and try to use a LegalLoophole to forbid him from wearing a police uniform and badge, thus making it impossible for him to work. They underestimated his friends from the Police Department, who just brought an uniform and badge designed only for him.
* In ''ComicBook/PS238,'' the school has two: US Patriot Act (a boy named Dillon [[SuddenNameChange or Darnel]]) and American Eagle (a girl named Jenny). They're each in training to replacing the aging Freedom Fighter, are each sponsored by a major political party, and their constant attempts at out-patriot each other are really, ''really'' annoying to everyone around them, and keeps them from ever getting much done. [[SarcasmMode Political commentary? Where?]]
* Franchise/{{Superman}}. "Truth, justice and the American way." Superman, being an alien, adopted the USA as his country.
** Spoofed in the ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'' sketch "[[http://snltranscripts.jt.org/78/78jwhatif.phtml What If?]]". With the statement, "What if Superman had grown up in Germany instead of America?". Superman becomes Uberman.
*** Done deadly serious in Creator/KimNewman's "Ubermensch!".
*** Overman of DC's [[TheMultiverse Earth-10]] is a TragicVillain--a Superman adopted by Nazi Germany in a world where the Nazis went on to win World War II, who has abiding guilt over their atrocities.
** A different Overman (a native of the DarkerAndEdgier Earth-17) wore an American flag cape.
** And then there's ''ComicBook/SupermanRedSon'', an {{Elseworld}} where Superman's adopted country is the USSR.
** And ''Superman: True Brit'', in which he is raised by an incredibly bland and none too bright British family; he's still a defender of Truth, Justice, and the British Way, but is kind of a nitwit.
** Earth-23 has a black Superman who, in his secret identity, became U.S. President. Naturally enough, solicits and fans call him President Superman.
** In ''ComicBook/JLAAvengers'', Superman had to carry Cap's shield at some point. He felt honored.
* Socialist Red Guardsman of China's ''ComicBook/GreatTen''. While August General in Iron and Immortal Man in Darkness are also true patriots, Socialist Red Guardsman is the only member of the team to actually have ''Das Kapital'' and ''The Little Red Book'' committed to memory. Socialist Red Guardsman believes he ''is'' the revolution, and has frequently broken his back to ensure that his teammates toe the party line with his endless rants and lectures. He even attempted to quit the team in disgust at his country's growing commercialism.
* ''ComicBook/TomorrowStories'' features the parodic First American and his sidekick U.S.Angel as it is, but one issue sees FA consulting with other national heroes - Captain Uzbekistan, Le Premier Francais, Deutschlander Zahlein, and the Fightin' Limey ("who sleeps in my garage").
* Parodied with [[ComicBook/{{Superlopez}} Capitán Hispania]], who carries a shield with the colours of the Spanish flag, but never says anything that can be considered patriotic.
* American Eagle is a C-List Marvel hero who combines this trope with AnimalThemedSuperbeing and MagicalNativeAmerican.
* ''ComicBook/{{Superdupont}}'', by Jacques Lob and Creator/{{Gotlib}}, is a French parody of the concept, defending France from Strawman Foreigners (an organization known as Anti-France, who speak in almost entirely non-French words and try to denature French-made products or steal the Eiffel Tower). Unfortunately, the concept was quite popular among xenophobic far-righters, causing the series to be cancelled.
* Ritter Germania, from the ''ComicBook/{{Block 109}}'' series. A InUniverse [[PropagandaMachine nazi propaganda]] hero, with InUniverse movies and comics to boot. He actually reflects ALighterShadeOfBlack within an [[AlternateHistory alternate]] UsefulNotes/NaziGermany, since he represents the New Teutonic Order, which is in an InterserviceRivalry with the SS and didn't take part to the monstrous crimes nazis were infamous for (which went UpToEleven as the war lasted longer than in reality).
* Tarn from ''ComicBook/TheTransformersMoreThanMeetsTheEye'' is wholly devoted to the Decepticon cause, fully believing in Megatron's Peace through Tyranny (he named his ship the Peaceful Tyranny). So great is his devotion, he crafted several masks resembling the Decepticon symbol, wears them constantly, and he changed his name to Tarn, which is Megatron's home city.
* Miss (later Ms.) Victory of ''ComicBook/{{Femforce}}''.
* {{Deconstruct|ion}}ed by Reuben Flagg in ''ComicBook/AmericanFlagg''; while the Plexus Ranger uniforms look patriotic, the Plex itself and the Rangers as a corps are as corrupt as could be imagined. Reuben is often shown as the ''only'' one who takes his work and his patriotic stance seriously (if somewhat pragmatically), and is constantly derided for it. In the end, he stages a revolution to get Chicago and other surviving parts of the former US out from under the Plex's thumb.
* [[http://www.laborinquena.somosarte.com/ La Borinqueña]] from UsefulNotes/PuertoRico. She is named after the Puerto Rican anthem, empowered by the gods of the ancient Puerto Ricans, wears a costume based on the Puerto Rican flag, and is fiercely proud of her people and heritage.
* ComicBook/ElKuraan is an interesting case, since he's this for ''his tribe'', the Santar, instead of his country, Egypt. Still, he fits due to being a defender of his people.
* ''ComicBook/PatPatriotAmericasJoanOfArc'': Pat becomes this due to a perfect coincidence of her having been in a costume she wore for a patriotic play at the time of her first adventure, and her real surname sounding so similar to the word "Patriot."
* ComicBook/SuperAmerican has the most Captain Patriotic codename ever, and was specifically sent from the future to defend the United States.
* ComicBook/TheSteelFist is literally empowered by Lady Liberty to fight evil.
* ''ComicBook/TheBoys'' has at least two: the Homelander and Soldier Boy, ersazten of Superman and Captain America respectively. Being super"heroes" in a Creator/GarthEnnis comic, the first is naturally a hedonistic mass-murderer [[spoiler:gaslit into insanity by his secret clone]], and the second an easily-manipulated idiot who yells out a random state every time he ShieldBashes someone. [[spoiler:When Billy kills him, he makes his contempt for claiming to be a veteran (as a LegacyCharacter, the first one wasn't much smarter and got killed during his first deployment) clear, saying it's an insult to the dead soldiers of World War II]].

[[folder:Fan Works]]
* Captain America is parodied in ''ComicStrip/TwistedToyfareTheatre'': where he's a jingoistic Ugly American, sometimes even indulging in BlackComedyRape. And other people who were carrying the name of Captain America, like Patriot's grandfather, 1950s Cap or Bucky (who, in an inversion of CaptainGeographic, wore a costume that looked more like the flag of Puerto Rico). Captain America's original costume, bearing only one star on the chest and back, looks more like the flag of Liberia than the Stars and Stripes. At least Puerto Rico is US territory! It gets hilarious when you consider that, under this logic, Osborn's Iron Patriot armor looks more like the flag of ''Cuba'' (white star on red field + blue and white stripes).

* Michael A. Stackpole's superhero short story ''Peer Review'' has one, Colonel Constitution, who's got his own shield and whose real name is [[PunnyName Bill Wright]]. Unfortunately for the characters he's an Expy of, ''his'' character is of the 'overzealous, letter of the law chomping at the bit soldier' type.
* The Commander in ''Literature/ThePosterChildren'' is ''portrayed'' as this to the public, more or less. He's said to be America's favorite hero by June. As is later deconstructed, he does answer to the BPHA, which unfortunately leads to [[spoiler:the imprisonment of his wife.]]

[[folder:Films -- Live-Action]]
* ''Film/CaptainAmericaTheFirstAvenger'' downplays his PatrioticFervor and emphasizes him being TheCape ("I don't like bullies. I don't care where they're from.") Prior to becoming a hero, he plays a hokey parody of this concept while touring with the USO. That's not to say he doesn't love his country, though.
-->'''ComicBook/RedSkull:''' I have seen the future, Captain! There are no flags!\\
'''Steve Rogers:''' Not in my future!
* In ''Film/IronMan3'', the Iron Patriot is simply ComicBook/WarMachine repainted in star-spangled colors as a means to boost the nation's morale in response to the terrorist threat posed by [[BigBad The Mandarin]]. Since Rhodey is as patriotic as Steve, he still plays the role straight.
* In ''Film/{{Wonder Woman}}'', Diana's outfit is color coordinated to evoke a patriotic feeling in the country where she will be visiting (red, white and blue works for both the U.S. and the U.K.) Unfortunately, it's 1914, and women don't walk around wearing a one-piece bathing-suit and above-the-knee boots.

[[folder:Live-Action TV]]
* ''Series/WonderWoman'':
-->'''Opening theme:''' "Wonder Woman! / All the world's been waiting for you / And the power you possess / In your satin tights / Fighting for our rights / [[PatrioticFervor And the old red, white, and blue!]]"
* The ''Franchise/SuperSentai'' series ''Series/BattleFeverJ'' had a whole ''team'' of these themed around dance and sport.
** TheHero - Battle Japan
** TheLancer - Battle Cossack (Soviet Union)
** TheBigGuy - Battle Kenya
** TheSmartGuy - Battle France
** TheChick - Miss America
* Captain Freedom on ''Series/HillStreetBlues''
* In ''Series/WeirdScience'', Chett becomes invincible for a short period of time and becomes The Star-Spangled Butt-Kicker.
* Deconstructed in ''Series/TheGrandTour'''s racing driver, The American. He criticizes anything un-American and likely believes cars, things, and concepts not made in the U.S.A. to be communist.
* Series/ElChapulinColorado is frequently mentioned in-universe as "the hero of Latin America", yes, not only Mexico. Which is TruthInTelevision in any case. His bitter rival is a superhero version of UncleSam. TakeThat as you wish.

[[folder:Pro Wrestling]]
* While wrestling has plenty of {{All American Face}}s, only one man can cross the line into a full-blown Captain Patriotic -- The Patriot.
** Wrestling/KurtAngle could be seen as a {{Subversion}} of this, especially at the beginning of his career. He even adopted The Patriot's old music, which is now known as the "You Suck" theme.

[[folder:Tabletop Games]]
* Lady Liberty and the Patriot in ''TabletopGame/FreedomCity'' setting for ''TabletopGame/MutantsAndMasterminds''.
* Steel Commando in the ''TabletopGame/HaltEvilDoer'' setting for the same.
* Kapten Sverige (Captain Sweden) in the Swedish superhero RPG ''Supergänget'' (''Supercrew'' in the English translation).
* ''TabletopGame/IronKingdoms'' Cygnar's Commander Coleman Stryker is described in-universe as such : "Coleman in a word ? Patriot."
* ''TabletopGame/AdeptusEvangelion'' has an attribute called "Flagship" for your giant cyborg of choice. Your Evangelion was built and/or funded by a country and is a source of national pride.
* Legacy in ''TabletopGame/SentinelsOfTheMultiverse'' is a fusion of Captain America and Superman. His entire family, from the Revolutionary War onward, have used their genetic superhuman powers to protect America and the rest of the world from various villainous threats. While their outfits tend toward the red, white and blue, their ChestInsignia is a little unique, not being the stars and stripes or any combination thereof -- it's a stylized lantern, as in "One if by land, two if by sea," because the first Legacy's SpiderSense was what alerted the colonies to the British arrival.

[[folder:Video Games]]
* Statesman, Hero One and Hero 1 from ''VideoGame/CityOfHeroes''.
** Miss Liberty and Ms. Liberty (the daughter and granddaughter of Statesman) would also count.
** The robust character creator also allows many players to make their own Captain Patriotic.
* ''VideoGame/FreedomForce'':
** Minuteman and Liberty Lad are basically ComicBook/CaptainAmerica, but different enough to not pay copyright fees. "I don't know what will come from all of this, but I must use these new powers to help my country fight her enemies -- within and without. Those reds might have killed Frank Stiles, but they're about to meet... The Minuteman!" He also happens to be a GeniusBruiser, having been a nuclear physicist working on the Manhatten Project.
** For one of those rare patriotic superheroes who are not from English speaking countries, [[MeaningfulName Tricolour]] from ''Freedom Force vs The Third Reich''. As her name indicates, she is French (the French flag is often referred as "Les Trois Couleurs" (The Three Colours). She broke out of a BrainwashedAndCrazy state hearing a member of the [[LaResistance French resistance]] about to be executed after she was forced to capture him sing the French National Anthem (La Marseillaise), triggering her IntrinsicVow and prompting her to dispatch the Wehrmacht troopers about to shoot.
* Guile of ''Franchise/StreetFighter'', so much so that as part of the [[MemeticMutation Guile Theme Goes with Everything]] a significant portion of the comments will relate the action in the video to [[MemeticMutation FOR AMERICA!]] (or [[MemeticMutation being a family man]]).
* The Liberty Prime robot in ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 3}}'' is a perfect blend of Captain Patriotic and [[Franchise/{{Transformers}} Optimus Prime]]. It wasn't enough to create a HumongousMecha that could [[BeamSpam shoot lasers]] and [[SlapOnTheWristNuke throw nuclear bomb footballs]] everywhere, he also spouts jingoistic [[PatrioticFervor pro-American phrases]] while attacking.

[[folder: Web Comics]]
* In ''Webcomic/TheNonAdventuresOfWonderella'' there's Patrianna, a fairly obvious GenderFlip {{Expy}} for Captain America, fitting for a parody about superheroes. To a lesser extent, there's Lady Liberty, a superhero with the Statue of Liberty as her theme. It's deconstructed with Patrianna's predecessor (and implied father) Uncle Slam, who's supposed to embody the spirit of America. Problem is that the America of 2016 is so divisive and polarized that it's more or less left Uncle Slam with a split personality disorder.
-->'''Uncle Slam:''' I have a gun and I'm not afraid to use it! But I won't, because we cling to our guns too much as a society already!

[[folder:Web Original]]
* ''Literature/WhateleyUniverse'':
** Captain Patriot. He leads a super-team in Cincinnati.
** Cerebrex dearly ''wants'' to be "Captain Canada"... and can't, because he's only a student yet and using a rank he doesn't actually hold would be against school rules.
** [[UnreliableNarrator Mephisto]] explains at one point that the large number of 'flag heroes' during UsefulNotes/WorldWarII were mostly the result of a broad-spectrum series of SuperSoldier experiments by the US military (as every major power were dabbling in things like that at the time) - every inductee was given a test to see if they might be a suitable candidate for one or another of the processes, and the 2% who were would become guinea pigs. The surviving 'heroes' were then sent into action on the home front against saboteurs and criminals, to test whether they would go psycho in the thick of the fight; those who didn't, and lived through the fight itself, were swept them off to train for some deep-cover mission, while those who did were pumped up with speed and painkillers for a glorious suicide attack on the front lines. Either way, the costume would then be handed over to the next schmuck to survive the experimental processes...
* In the ''Roleplay/LeagueOfIntergalacticCosmicChampions'' The Great Emancipator.
* In the ''Roleplay/GlobalGuardiansPBEMUniverse'', there's Captain Texas, Ultra-Man, the Citizen, Doc Liberty, Independence, Uncle Sam, and every single member of the Arsenal of Democracy.
** Interestingly enough, the otherwise appropriately-named hero known as "The Patriot" is not a Captain Patriotic, as he is themed after the New England Patriots football team, and not on patriotism. Despite the correct color scheme, he's definitely Captain Sporting-Goods, not Captain Patriotic.
* ''Literature/{{Worm}}'' provides Miss Militia, whose ImmigrantPatriotism leads her to lobby (successfully) for the right to include an [[WearingAFlagOnYourHead American flag scarf]] in her costume.
* Liberty is an {{Expy}} of ComicBook/CaptainAmerica from the WebSerialNovel ''Literature/{{Curveball}}'', so this is pretty much expected.
* ''Podcast/TheThrillingAdventureHour'' gives us a Captain America expy in Jefferson Reid, Ace American, proclaimed to be precisely as American as momís apple pie and his nationís favorite pastime. His stories are framed as a PropagandaPiece radio program in which he, his girl Abbey Adams, and his sidekick of the week fight Nazi supervillains.

[[folder:Western Animation]]
* ''WesternAnimation/TheTick'' has American Maid, and the LiveActionAdaptation has Captain Liberty.
* Major Glory from ''WesternAnimation/DextersLaboratory'' is a spoof of this. He even hawks a snack named "[[DeliciousFruitPies Justice Fruit Pies]]," and periodically recites lyrics or lines from famous American works (such as the national anthem, the Constitution, and the Pledge of Allegiance). However, the jabs are entirely [[AffectionateParody affectionate]].
* In the ''Mr. Incredible and Pals'' spoof on the ''WesternAnimation/TheIncredibles'' [=DVD=], Mr. Incredible is portrayed as one of these.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheAdventuresOfTheAmericanRabbit'' features a Captain Patriotic who's [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin also a rabbit.]]
* Blossom of ''WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls'' once reinvented herself as Liberty Belle in the episode "Super Zeroes", complete with a "[[CoolCar Freedom Mobile]]" and a "Lariat of Guilt". Inspired by her favorite superhero, Freedom Gal, also a Captain Patriotic and a Wonder Woman parody.
-->'''Blossom/Liberty Belle:''' [[InTheNameOfTheMoon Evildoers beware, for when the Liberty Belle tolls, it tolls for thee!]]
* With so many examples Marvel has under their belt (see the Comic Books section above), you bet ''WesternAnimation/TheSuperHeroSquadShow'' would parody this. In the episode "O Captain, My Captain!", Wolverine decides to leave the team and takes on the mantle of "Captain Canada" (whose uniform is a cross of his and Guardian's) to join the All-Captains Squad, whose members include Captain Britain, plus {{Original Generation}}s Captain Australia, Captain Brazil (a heroine) and even Captain Liechtenstein (tiny, but prosperous!).
* On ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'', Varrick creates propaganda films in order to compel Republic City to go to war with the Northern Water Tribe. These "movers" star Nuktuk, an overly buff Southern Water Tribesman[[note]]Actually played by Bolin, an Earthbender[[/note]] who fits this trope.