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Many {{Super Team}}s are made up of unrelated individuals who chose to answer TheCall, others at least share a MassSuperEmpoweringEvent or some form of YouAllShareMyStory. Then there's super teams that arise from, or create their own, Super Family Team. These heroes or villains may have a familial relationship before they gain their powers and choose to stay together because they know and trust each other. On the other hand, a team of unrelated supers may become a super family around a core couple (usually TheHero and TheChick) while the rest become TrueCompanions and family by extension. This second one is especially common for the SecretProjectRefugeeFamily or social outcasts made up of unrelated experimental subjects.

It's not uncommon for both versions of this trope to coincide when new supers (or even {{Muggles}}) marry into the family or get "adopted". Sometimes the children are raised without knowing their parent's real day job, and receive their SecretLegacy. Other times the kids grow up amidst alien invasions and time travel shenanigans. Though most Super Family Teams are comprised of a NuclearFamily structure (not necessarily with atomic powers, mind), they may substitute an actual mother or father with a PromotionToParent, MamaBear and/or AFatherToHisMen, or go without and simply have a "big bro/sis" as team leader.

This trope is morality neutral, it's just as easy to have a family of crime as it is to have a family of crime ''fighters''. The Super Family Team is likely to use a whole lot of the FamilyTropes, and range from being a happy family with occasional scrapes to a BigScrewedUpFamily that is a snide remark away from family-cide. Evil Super Family Teams tend to have a much more dysfunctional dynamic than that presented in good super family teams. It's not surprising to see evil families fall apart or fail at their missions. That said, it's not impossible for an evil family to actually have ''better'' intra-familial relationships than their good counterparts. Still, the general norm is that a good family of supers will have a better chance of success and life expectancy (both as teams and as people) because [[CaptainObvious happy families get along]] and stick together.

To keep this trope from being a recounting of "these two supers [[SuperpowerfulGenetics had a kid with powers]]", at least two relations [[TheyFightCrime have to fight crime]], explore {{Alternate Universe}}s or some other team-based activity.

Usually a BadassFamily[=/=]BadassCrew.


[[folder: Comic Books ]]

* ''The ComicBook/FantasticFour'', which originally consisted of an engaged couple (Sue and Reed), her brother and his best friend. Once they had kids, they were unofficially included, and Johnny's various superpowered girlfriends are often brought in unofficially. Alicia, Ben's blind girlfriend, is also an unofficial non-superpowered inclusion.
** The First Family of the Future Foundation consists of Reed, Sue, Ben, [[ComicBook/SpiderMan Peter Parker]] (Johnny's friend and rival), Franklin and Valeria (Reed and Sue's kids), Nathaniel (Reed's dad), Leech (a housemate of the Fantastic Four who keeps Franklin's SuperPowerLottery in check), and Victor Von Doom (the archenemy of the Fantastic Four, who helped deliver Valeria and once made her his {{familiar}}).
* ''[[ComicBook/{{Shazam}} The Marvel Family]]''. (''Not'' [[IAmNotShazam the Shazam Family]]). Captain Marvel (Billy) and Mary Marvel are twins and they "adopted" Freddy into the Marvel Family. They're [[ParentalAbandonment orphans]], so the team consists of just the three of them.
** Black Adam created the AntiHero / AntiVillain version of this when he created the Black Marvel Family with Isis, his beloved, and her younger brother.
** The ComicBook/{{New 52}} version of the ''now''-it's-the-Shazam-Family has Billy sharing his powers with Mary and Freddy, alongside three new kids, Eugene, Pedro, and Darla, all six of whom have been adopted by the same couple. In fact, Billy's able to share his powers with the others ''because'' he sees them as family.
* The First Family in ''ComicBook/AstroCity'', an {{Expy}} of the ''ComicBook/FantasticFour''. At the time of this writing, the family spans three generations, with brothers [[ScienceHero Augustus]] and [[BadassNormal Julius Furst]], Augustus' adopted children [[HandBlast Nick]] and [[SizeShifter Natalie]], Natalie's husband [[TheReptilians Rex]], their daughter [[EnergyBeings Astra]], and Nick's children [[ShapeShifter Sasha]] and [[RubberMan Karl Furst]].
* Creator/MarvelComics' powers literally run in the family, which facilitates this.
** ''Comicbook/XMen'' member Nightcrawler, and stepsister Rogue and their mother Mystique. This is a borderline case because only Nightcrawler and Rogue teamed up with any regularity.
** Also from the ''Comicbook/XMen'', the Summers brothers Scott, Alex, and Gabriel.
*** Scott's time-displaced children Nathan, Nate, and Rachel. (Yes, Nathan AND Nate.) Alternate universe versions of the same guy; lack of TimeTravel shenanigans means Nate Grey/[[Comicbook/XMan X-Man]] is much younger than Nathan Summers/Comicbook/{{Cable}}.
*** Note that this means Scott and Jean have three kids... but each is an only child. [[TimeyWimeyBall Alterations to history]] means ''each'' grew up in a future that is incompatible with the other two.
** A minor example from the ''Comicbook/XMen'' is the Kleinstock brothers, a group of siblings whose power involves a {{Squick}}y FusionDance.
** Also from ''X-Men'', the Guthrie family (Cannonball, Icarus, and Husk). There was a story that reveals that mutants run in the family; more of the non-superhero members than not are mutants too.
** Though Monet is the only one who's stood the test of time, the whole St Croix family was heavily featured in ''ComicBook/{{Generation X}}.'' Monet, her sisters Claudette and Nicole, and their brother Marius, aka BigBad Emplate, are all quite powerful individually and have the power to combine into all new people who are more than the sum of their parts. Then there's Penance, though we're not sure how her current incarnation is related.[[note]]Penny's complicated even by comic standards, but you might want to skip the details if you've never read Generation X and ''ever'' plan to, we're talking ''that'' class of spoiler. [[spoiler:The Monet we knew for most of Gen X was a fusion of Claudette and Nicole, hence some of her odder moments and habits. The true Monet had been transformed into the until-then-mysterious Penance, who could not talk and had difficulty otherwise communicating, and whose WolverineClaws-level razor-sharp skin makes ''Rogue''' seem to have minor problems in the touching-people department. Not long after her identity was revealed, the twins took her place in the Penance body so Monet could be free; ''this'' is the Monet of the rest of Gen-X, and nowadays X-Factor. Eventually the girls were freed of the Penance body, and have presumably lived happily ever after since their departure from the story. The Penance body should not have remained, but it did, left behind as an empty shell... and then it turned out to be not so empty]]. This is the Penance (and "Hollow," when Speedball was calling himself Penance during his [[DorkAge "Bleedball" phase,]] as per the OneSteveLimit) that currently exists, and she should ''probably'' be considered the fifth St. Croix sibling, as she is either [[spoiler:the Penance body, originally created from Monet, having gained sentience, or a new personality shoved in there as can only happen, as far as we know, through the St. Croix's family "merge and be more than the sum of your parts" ability.]][[/note]]
** Most of the main [[ComicBook/TheInhumans Inhumans]] are of the royal family.
** Brother and Sister Quicksilver and The Scarlet Witch, both initially of ''X-Men'' but more frequently in ''ComicBook/TheAvengers''.
** The Scarlet Witch's marriage to the Vision -- now defunct -- connected a large number of Avengers, Young Avengers, and X-book characters, and even a few of their villains with ''their own'' superhuman families into one sprawling DysfunctionJunction in which characters bounced from team to team. At various points, the Vision, Wanda, Wonder Man, Quicksilver, Jocasta, and Hank and Janet Pym were all Avengers and were treated as related in various (often fantastic) ways. However, as much as half the family tree may or may not count depending on how you and/or [[DependingOnTheWriter the writer]] view the Vision's connections to other androids and the humans on whom they're based. Even on her own, Wanda's (sorta) kids are superheroes Speed and Wiccan, her estranged father is Magneto, her sister (or half-sister) is Polaris, and her brother Quicksilver was once married into the Inhumans. However, only Magneto, Wanda, and Quicksilver were ever simultaneously on one team; Quicksilver and Polaris were both in X-Factor at a time when continuity said they weren't actually related, and they didn't interact much.
** ''ComicBook/SpiderGirl'', from the "Marvel Comics 2" future-verse, provides a villainous version, with AxCrazy villainess [[FluffyTheTerrible Angel Face]] as the mother of villainous siblings Crazy Eight and Funny-Face.
** ''ComicBook/RenewYourVows'' begins with an AlternateUniverse Franchise/SpiderMan (who is still married to Mary Jane, unlike the Spider-Man of the main Marvel universe) retiring as a superhero to become a FamilyMan. Certain circumstances had him come back into action as Spider-Man, but this time the rest of the family joins him, with Mary Jane as Spinneret and their daughter, Anna-May, as Spiderling.
* ''ComicBook/RelativeHeroes'' in Franchise/TheDCU; a team consisting of four siblings (two adopted) and their babysitter.
** Another 1970s DCU comic, ''Super-Team Family'', is [[AvertedTrope NOT an example of this trope]].
* [[ComicBook/{{Miracleman}} Marvelman, Young Marvelman and Kid Marvelman]] -- which were {{Alternate Company Equivalent}}s of Captain Marvel et al.
* ''The Incredible Hulks'' is about the ComicBook/IncredibleHulk and all his Hulk-like friends & relations: ComicBook/SheHulk, Red She-Hulk, A-Bomb (Rick Jones), his son Skaar, and another She-Hulk which is his daughter from an alternate future. ComicBook/RedHulk is off on his own most of the time, so he's not generally involved.
* Team Superman, comprising [[Franchise/{{Superman}} Clark]], [[ComicBook/{{Supergirl}} his cousin]], [[ComicBook/{{Superboy}} his clone]] and ComicBook/{{Steel}}. After ''ComicBook/DCRebirth'', it includes [[ComicBook/{{Superboy}} Clark's son]].
* ComicBook/TheFlash Family, which comprised Barry Allen, his nephew, his grandson and his great-niece for a time pre-''ComicBook/{{Flashpoint}}''.
* ''Comicbook/ClanDestine'' probably counts, although Walter in particular would protest the "superhero team" part. All of the Destine siblings have powers, as does their father (Mom is a genie); only the core cast act as superheroes, and most of them would say they're just doing it to keep the twins from getting into trouble by crime-fighting on their own.
* The ComicBook/JusticeSocietyOfAmerica when it returned in the late nineties. With the Justice League now filling the role of prime super team, they decided to fill a different niche by becoming an extended super family team to help their legacies, descendants of various original Justice Society members, along the path to heroism and when needed simply to give them a home and community.
* The four siblings of ''ComicBook/PowerPack'' in the Marvel-verse.
* The Strong family from ComicBook/TomStrong, consisting of the nominal ScienceHero GeniusBruiser, Dhuala, his JunglePrincess wife, Tesla, their KidHero teenage daughter, robot butler Pneuman and pet [[EveryThingsBetterWithMonkeys sapient gorilla King Solomon]].
* The [[Characters/BatmanAndBatFamily Bat-Family]] is an extended family of choice (save Damian, who actually is Bruce's biological son). Bruce has officially adopted Dick, Jason, Tim and Cass (the latter two before the Flashpoint reboot). That's not counting various other heroes who, while not Bruce's wards, are still TrueCompanions and part of the group dynamic. There's a reason Bruce is such an InformedLoner.
* The premise of ''Comicbook/{{Dynamo5}}'' is that the world's greatest superhero dies, at which point his wife discovers that he had [[ReallyGetsAround numerous affairs]] and illegitimate children. She gathers five of them together to form a team, which each kid having one of [[SuperpowerLottery their father's powers]].
* ''Comicbook/PS238'' has the Nuclear Family, which includes Suzi and Julie. As their name suggests, most have nuclear-themed powers; Julie is a FlyingBrick, but then her parents seem to be {{Muggle}}s, so apparently her powers just cropped up randomly.
** Tyler is a MuggleBornOfMages, son of two world-famous superheroes. Eventually, they're joined by Tyler's [[spoiler:clone/"brother," Toby]], who ''does'' have powers after getting TouchedByVorlons.
** There's also the Von Fogg family of super''villains,'' all of whom have super-intelligence. They rule a massive airship that is legally recognized as its own country. They mostly work separately, but kids Victor and Alexandria are shown to work together sometimes.


[[folder: Fan Fiction ]]

* "Superfamily" is a popular category of ''ComicBook/TheAvengers'' fanfiction. Some of these fics involve slash in order to pair all the heroes together; others simply have the team take on a family dynamic. In many of these fics, Spider-Man is either the child of one or more of the Avengers or is adopted/mentored by the team.


[[folder: Films -- Animated ]]

* The trope image is the Parr family, otherwise known as ''WesternAnimation/TheIncredibles''.


[[folder: Films -- Live-Action ]]

* The Stronghold family in ''Film/SkyHigh2005''.
* This is the premise of many of the ''Film/SpyKids'' films, and becomes a superhero genre example in one of the three-D installments.


[[folder: Literature ]]

* Many noble families in ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'' qualify at least partially, having most or all of their male members be fighters. The Mormonts are probably the straightest example. Since Lord Jeor Mormont joined the Night's Watch, and then Ser Jorah Mormont went into exile, the family consists entirely of ActionGirls. They also get bonus points for refusing to bend the knee to either the Boltons or Stannis Baratheon, and still claim loyalty to House Stark.


[[folder: Live Action TV ]]

* The Petrelli family in ''Series/{{Heroes}}''. The patriarch, Arthur Petrelli, is an evolved human but he's evil. Mom's an evolved human too and she's sometimes a team player, it depends on the objective and what's at stake. Their sons, Nathan and Peter, as well as Nathan's daughter, Claire, all have super-human abilities too. Claire has teamed up with her equally idealistic uncle, Peter, to save the world several times and their family (Nathan, Peter, Claire, Angela, and by extension, Noah) have gone on a few missions together.
* The premise behind ''Series/NoOrdinaryFamily''.
* ''Franchise/SuperSentai'' / ''Franchise/PowerRangers'':
** ''Super Sentai'' occasionally has an all-sibling FiveManBand, with one parent (the other often [[MissingMom inexplicably]] [[DisappearedDad absent]]) as MissionControl. There are the Hoshikawas of ''Series/ChikyuuSentaiFiveman'', the Tatsumis of ''Series/RescueSentaiGoGoFive'', and the Ozus of ''Series/MahouSentaiMagiranger''. ''Magiranger'' eventually had both parents return and fight alongside their kids, and the SixthRanger married into the family. ''Series/ShurikenSentaiNinninger'' is a variant, as the heroes are all cousins with a shared grandfather (except for Takaharu and Fuka, who are siblings, and SixthRanger Kinji, who is unrelated); and like with ''Magiranger'' the grandpa and Takaharu and Fuka's dad join in near the end.
** ''Franchise/PowerRangers'' has not yet used any of ''Sentai'''s five-sibling structures (presumably to maintain the FiveTokenBand), but ''Series/PowerRangersMysticForce'' had a smaller version of the one from ''Magiranger'' with Vida and Madison as siblings, and as it turns out, [[spoiler:Red Ranger Nick and his [[LongLostRelative long-lost biological parents]] Udonna and Leanbow]]. Udonna's niece [[spoiler:(and therefore Nick's cousin)]] Claire has also helped out, just not on the field alongside the Rangers.
** Also, ''Series/PowerRangersLightspeedRescue'' has the Pink and Titanium Rangers as siblings, and their dad as MissionControl.
* Series/TheThundermans is about a family of superheros.
* ''Series/BlackLightning'' is moving in that direction. Already, we have Jefferson (Black Lightning) and his oldest daughter Anissa (Thunder) acting as a father-daughter team. While his other daughter Jennifer (who is supposed to become Lightning, according to the comics) is reluctant to use her newfound powers, it's likely all three will end up fighting the bad guys at some point. Averted with the girls' mother, who is a normal person.


[[folder: Tabletop Games ]]

* The Atom Family in ''TabletopGame/FreedomCity'', another FF {{Expy}}.


[[folder: Web Original ]]

* Literature/WhateleyUniverse: When Flashlight and Weasel met and got married, everyone said it wouldn't work. They were both mutants working for the C.I.A. and how could they raise a family? They managed. Three kids, ''all'' of them turning out ot be mutants. The oldest and youngest are now in training with the C.I.A. and work with mom and dad. The middle one is PersonOfMassDestruction Tennyo who is in training at SuperheroSchool Whateley Academy and dwarfs everyone else's power sets.


[[folder: Western Animation ]]

* ''WesternAnimation/BionicSix.''
* ''[[WesternAnimation/KimPossible Kim Possible's]]'' Team Go!, Shego's not-so-successful [[spoiler:without her]] do-gooding family.
* The family in ''WesternAnimation/NormanNormal''.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheXs'' are a family of super-spies.
* For a while in the 1970s, ComicBook/PlasticMan had a cartoon where he fought crime alongside his wife and their offspring Baby-Plas. Decades later, the comics introduced Plas's estranged son Offspring, but they never worked on the same team.
* The Crystal Gems from WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse is a team consisting of three nigh-immortal alien superheroes, and Steven, a relatively ordinary human kid whose mother, the fourth alien on the team, decided to die in order to give birth to him. While none of them are technically related (Steven's dad was a human), the three older Gems raised Steven and tend to act as parents or siblings for him, and are occasionally mistaken as such by the locals.
* The ''WesternAnimation/DefendersOfTheEarth'' are a team comprising four classic comic book heroes and their respective children. The youngsters in question are Rick and LJ, the sons of Flash Gordon and Lothar; Jedda, the Phantom's daughter and Kshin, a young orphan whom Mandrake the Magician is raising as a son.