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->''"There was an idea. To bring together a group of remarkable people. So when we needed them, they could fight the battles that we never could."''
-->-- '''Nick Fury''', ''Film/TheAvengers''

A mish-mash team of superheroes, who don't really have anything in common except that they fight as a team. They probably don't share philosophies, world-views, moral codes, or origins; they may or may not even ''like'' each other very much (or at all). The only thing that matters is that the members show up when they're needed.

A Super Team may all live in the same place (if they do, the audience can expect occasional friction from ''that''). There is often an overarching organization they've all been recruited by, or work for, to help explain why such different characters band together despite their differences.

If the team does get all "I'll do anything for you man! You're like family to me," then they've become a BadassCrew, and probably have to come up some BadassCreed and the like. If they're actually related, they're a SuperFamilyTeam. If the team all has related powers and color-coded outfits, you're probably looking at a {{Sentai}}.

Contrast LegionOfDoom and VillainTeamUp.

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!!Examples:

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[[folder:AnimeAndManga]]
* ''LightNovel/ProblemChildrenAreComingFromAnotherWorldArentThey'', has the team gathered by [[TheLeader Kuro Usagi]] to aid her No Name country. they are Izayoi Sakamaki, a boy from a present timeline with the power to supercharge any movement he does to [[BeyondTheImpossible do things that are impossible]] . Asuka Kudou, a girl from a past timeline who has CompellingVoice, and You Kasukabe a girl from the future who's capable of PowerCopying animals' abilities.
* ''VisualNovel/ElevenEyes'' has the six students who get trapped in the [[TheHiddenHour Red Night]], a monster infested DarkWorld version of their world. Once they found each other, they decided to band together to increase their chances of surviving the world every time they cross over to it,
* ''Manga/FairyTail''. Pick any Mage Guild. Despite them being called "mages" they're just like a regular {{Super Hero}}es and everyone has a unique power.
* ''Manga/YuYuHakusho'' has the Team Urameshi. consisting of a half demon, two demons, and a BadassNormal. they became a team due to certain circumstances involving the demon world being too much for one Spirit Detective to handle.
* ''Manga/FlameOfRecca'' has team Hokage, and every other team in Ura Butou Satsujin. Who each have a unique [[NamedWeapon Madogou]] imbued with a unique power.
* ''Manga/MakenKi'''s literal AbsurdlyPowerfulStudentCouncil is a team of Maken users (who were apparently voted into position just like a normal Student Council). "Maken" are AppliedPhlebotinum weapons each with a unique power.
* ''Manga/{{NEEDLESS}}'' The other [[DifferentlyPoweredIndividual Needless]] gathered by [[PedophilePriest Adam]] [[TheHero Blade]] to fight the MegaCorp Simeon is this, same goes for Simeon's own QuirkyMinibossSquad. They got their powers from being survivors of [[MassSuperEmpoweringEvent Black Spots]].
* ''Anime/StarDriver'''s [[GenericEvilOrganizationSquad Glittering Crux]] is this. While they're not exactly "empowered" at a glance. they each have a civilian SecretIdentity. and they are capable of piloting HumongousMecha from within a different dimension. Uncovering their plot is one of the main motivations for the main character.
* The eponymous ''Anime/StrikeWitches'' are this. they are WitchSpecies girls gathered together and trained for their valuable magic prowess. they are the only ones effective enough to fight off the [[EldritchAbomination Neuroi]].
* In ''Anime/SkyGirls''. little girls are the only ones capable of wearing the LatexSpaceSuit and MiniMecha ideal for fighting [[EldritchAbomination WORMs]] who recently reappeared. so they make a team of them and gave them the name [[TitleDrop Sky Girls]].
* ''LightNovel/TheMelancholyOfHaruhiSuzumiya'''s SOS-dan is this. TheTeam consist of a TeamNormal human, an alien, an Esper, and a Time Traveller, and a PhysicalGod. Though with the genre being SliceOfLife, most action happens within TheMasquerade and they're mostly a team of supers who [[ThePiratesWhoDontDoAnything do nothing but have fun]].
* In ''Anime/{{Beyblade}}'', The various World Tournaments held all had the participating teams who's [[KidWithTheLeash members]] each own a [[{{Mons}} Bit Beast]]. Yes, this does mean they are all capable of weaponizing their BattleTops to the point they can scream commands at their tops so they will spin faster and ''create blackholes or encase the stadium with ice''. Which is why they're the ones in the tournament since the ones with ordinary BattleTops simply don't stand a chance.
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[[folder:Comic Books]]
* DCComics' JusticeLeagueOfAmerica, which not only popularized the idea but over its various incarnations has not only featured pretty much every single major character DCComics has. Also they made a few {{Series}} based on it ranging from the [[JusticeLeagueUnlimited awesome]] to the [[SuperFriends not so awesome]].
* The first SuperTeam was the JusticeSocietyOfAmerica and the [[SevenSoldiers Seven Soldiers of Victory]], both created in the [[TheGoldenAgeOfComicBooks 1940s]].
* The latest incarnation of the Seven Soldiers stretches the very idea of a super team to its limits; In order to keep the new Soldiers from being killed by the Sheeda like the previous team, they have to be sure that ''none of them ever meet each other''. Seven people who don't know one another even exist have to accidentally work together to save the world from a threat they aren't aware of.
* The Creator/MarvelComics' initial answer to The JusticeLeague was The Comicbook/{{Fantastic Four}}, a [[MeaningfulName quartet]] (sometimes) of {{Super Hero}}es that had more in common with a ScienceFiction dysfunctional family then with a crime fighting organization.
* [[MarvelUniverse Marvel]] also has Comicbook/TheAvengers (in some continuities called TheUltimates) a collection of that universe's best and brightest [[SuperHero Super Heroes]], much closer in style and set up to the JusticeLeague.
* The Comicbook/{{X-Men}} is probably [[MarvelUniverse Marvel]]'s most popular team, which several {{Series}} based on it, and a few [[Film/{{X-Men}} movies]] too. There are a gazillion [[WestCoastTeam spin off teams]] of The Comicbook/{{X-Men}} including the NewMutants, [[XFactor X-Factor, X-Factor Investigations]], various incarnations of [[{{X-Force}} X-Force and X-Statix]].
* DCComics also has the Comicbook/TeenTitans, a collection of {{Sidekick}}s and other teenage superheroes.
* TheAuthority [[{{Deconstruction}} deconstructed]] the idea of the SuperTeam by featuring a team that doesn't have those pesky [[MoralDissonance Moral Codes]] against [[ThouShaltNotKill killing]] or such. Also one of the earlier examples of {{Decompressed Comic}}s in America.
* Deconstructed twice in ''Comicbook/{{Watchmen}}''.
** In "Under the Hood" (a book-within-a-book written by the first Nite Owl chronicling his time as a superhero) Nite Owl said that "it takes an extreme personality to put on a costume and fight crime and the chance of eight such personalities getting along is a million to one." Then, of course, there's the fact that after the Comedian tried to rape the first Silk Spectre, the Minutemen began to distrust each other and subsequently collapsed.
** Later when Captain Metropolis (a member of the last super team, "The Minutemen") tries to form another Super Team, "The Crimebusters", the Comedian denounces the whole idea as bullshit, claiming Captain Metropolis is trying to play "Cowboys and Indians". He further explains that [[ShootTheShaggyDog whatever heroic deeds they accomplish will be undone by]] [[TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt an impending nuclear war]]. Rorschach agrees, complaining that "a group this size seems more like a publicity exercise,", adding that "it's too big and unwieldy." The first meeting of the group is the last because of this.
* ''TheLeagueOfExtraordinaryGentlemen'' is a SuperTeam with a twist - it features {{public domain character}}s from Victorian literature teaming up to battle other threats from other public domain works (and one villain who ''wasn't'' in the public domain yet, forcing the writers to be careful with what they called him).
* DCComics also has:
** The ''Comicbook/DoomPatrol'', who during Creator/GrantMorrison's run fought some of the most surreal villains ever, including The Brotherhood of Dada, who used an LSD-powered bicycle to run for president.
** The ''Comicbook/SuicideSquad'', a group of {{super villain}}s who are given an offer of a pardon if they complete ridiculously dangerous (one might say suicidal) tasks.
** And ''many'' others. There are at least 100 listed at the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_DC_Comics_teams_and_organizations other Wiki]].
* [[Franchise/MarvelUniverse Marvel]] also has many many other teams, including but not limited to:
** ComicBook/TheDefenders, a team usually featuring several of Marvel's most popular or least (depending on the incarnation) examples of MisunderstoodLonerWithAHeartOfGold, banded together to save the world from [[EldritchAbomination powerful]] and often [[OurMonstersAreWeird strange]] threats.
** The Marvel Knights, a SuperTeam led by Comicbook/{{Daredevil}} that has shown up in [[Franchise/MarvelUniverse Marvel's]] [[DarkerAndEdgier mature]] line as well as their [[UltimateUniverse Ultimate]] line.
** Comicbook/{{Thunderbolts}}, a SuperTeam created by Comicbook/TheAvengers villains, Masters of Evil but ultimately thanks to the HeelFaceRevolvingDoor they started to do good. Various incarnations of the team have come about all featuring former or current villains.
** A full list can be found at [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Marvel_Comics_teams_and_organizations the other Wiki]] beware, it's ridiculously complete.
* ''ComicBook/GoldDigger'' has Agency Zero, formerly the Wonder Friends, a super team of heroes who decided they were tired of villains showing up to [[AllYourBaseAreBelongToUs try and trash their base]] or concoct schemes just to target the heroes, and decided to go under cover to prevent that. Now they're still a team of "superheroes" that does the job as usual -- they just [[TheMenInBlack don't tell villains they exist and do the job in black suits]].
* The Invincible Universe has several, [[PunchClockHero Punch Clock Heroes]] Capes Inc, the The Guardians of the Globe (two versions thereof) and the Teen Team (disbanded when most of it's members got too old)
* The Seven in GarthEnnis' ''Comicbook/TheBoys''. They are a super team who aren't together to fight greater foes or even because they LIKE each other. They're together purely because they make more money of merchandising that way. In fact none of them can stand each other.
* ''Comicbook/KickAss2'' sees Dave joining a group of like-minded superheroes called Justice Forever.
* The somewhat obscure ''Cla$$War'' by Trevor Hairsine and Travel Foreman features Enola Gay, yet another JusticeLeague pastiche.
* Another DC team, the ''Inferior Five'' poked fun at the concept of a team consisting of people who save the world by themselves pretty much every other day of the week. The ''Five'' were all so weak that they wouldn't be able to do anything if they ''didn't'' work together.
* PrideHigh has:
** Poseidon Preparatory Academy's Inter-Squad Championship teams (Pride High, the Argonauts, Maka Koa, Teh H4xx0rz, the Vixxens, Five Fold Path, Umoja, La Raza, Feral Force, and the Masterminds)
** The World Warriors, who can be assumed to be the universe's Justice League/Avengers
** The Champions of Atlantis
** [[http://www.luckylegendary.com/ The Legends]]
* In ''ComicBook/AllFallDown'', we have the Pantheon, a group of A-listers named Portia, Paradigm, Pronto, Phylum and Plymouth.
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[[folder:Toys]]
* The Toa in {{Bionicle}} are Mata Nui's heroes, sent to protect Matoran.
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[[folder:Live-Action TV]]
* The ''{{Smallville}}'' version of the JusticeLeague.
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[[folder:Professional Wrestling]]
* Super Eric, [[Wrestling/ChristopherDaniels Curry Man]] and Stone Cold Shark Boy, Wrestling/{{TNA}}'s Prince Justice Brotherhood, embody that particular bit about having little in common.
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[[folder:VideoGames]]
* ''VideoGame/RivalSchools'' has each of the playable schools' representative characters be either a BadassNormal or someone who can use a {{Ki Attack|s}}. they are {{Cast Herd}}ed as teams.
* In ''VideoGame/GodEaterBurst'', The God Eaters are {{Super Soldier}}s imbued with [[HordeOfalienLocusts Aragami]] cells that allows them to fight the creatures. grouped into teams consisting of the five-member First Unit (which is also your main characters' team). a three member City Defense unit and a three member Support unit.
* No mention of ''VideoGame/FreedomForce''? For shame.
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[[folder:Web Comics]]
* In ''Webcomic/TheAdventuresOfDrMcNinja'', it turns out Dr McNinja was in one of these back in college. They broke up when the resident Incredible Hulk CaptainErsatz sold out their secret identities, resulting in their leader being killed.
* As with so many other tropes, ''PerryBibleFellowship'' has [[http://www.pbfcomics.com/?cid=PBF136-Super_League.jpg its own unique spin]] on this concept.
* "Homeland Insecurity" i.e. ''{{Heist}}'' #1 introduces Pax Americana, a loose JusticeLeague/[[Comicbook/TheAvengers Avengers]] expy. In [[http://www.brendanmcginley.com/heist/2-broken-bonds/ the second issue]], they come into conflict with the VillainProtagonist Geist.
* Many chapters of ''Webcomic/{{Accidentals}}'' abound with teams. The first government sanctioned team was formed by [[ThoseWackyNazis the Nazis]] during WWII. British and American government sponsored teams were formed as a response.
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[[folder:Web Originals]]
* Team Kimba, of the Literature/WhateleyUniverse. They're only teenagers at SuperheroSchool Whateley Academy, but they've already beaten superpowered ninjas from the Yama Dojo, the Necromancer and his team The Children of the Night, and Lovecraftian horrors. Plus, they're not supposed to be superheroing, so they keep getting detention for this stuff.
** Most of the students at Whateley are on training teams or are in groups that can put up some sort of superfight in a pinch, the chief exception being the Underdogs.
* The ''LeagueOfIntergalacticCosmicChampions'' was a group of [[SuperHero super heroes]] (more or less) crossed with ''Franchise/StarTrek'' zipping around the universe in a CoolShip fighting evil.
* Most of the campaigns in the ''GlobalGuardiansPBEMUniverse'' were based around a SuperTeam of one sort or another. Notable exceptions were the ''Big Easy'' campaign and the aptly titled ''Solo'' campaign, both of which were about a single hero, and the ''Hyperion Academy'' and ''Venture Institute'' campaigns, both of which were about [[SuperheroSchool schools for superhumans]].
* Many, some lasting longer than others, in MarvelsRPG, including the Ultimates, the Avengers, Generation X, the Crusaders, the Guardsmen, even if some are starting to become BadAssCrew or TrueCompanions.
* ASH from ''TheAcademyOfSuperHeroes'' is the big-league super team of that universe. STRAFE is more of a superpowered covert ops team.
* ''Literature/{{Worm}}'' has several, mostly government-sponsored. The Triumvirate consists of the three most powerful superhumans in the world.
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[[folder:Western Animation]]
* The Justice Force from ''[[WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles2003 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles]]'' (2003).
* The Teen Team from ''WesternAnimation/MyLifeAsATeenageRobot'', of which Jenny was temporarily a member. They have subsequently disbanded.
* The Team Teen from ''HiHiPuffyAmiYumi'', which Ami and Yumi were members of until they were kicked off for unnecessary roughness.
* The Justice Friends (an {{expy}} of both Justice League and Avengers) from ''WesternAnimation/DextersLaboratory''.
** The Association of World Super Men from ''WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls''.
* WesternAnimation/YoungJustice features a group simply named "The Team"- although they have quite a lot in common with the Teen Titans, whose name was already taken by another cartoon. In universe, the reason for this is that they're a covert ops group, and there's no need to bring extra attention to themselves.
* ''WesternAnimation/XiaolinShowdown'' is a MultinationalTeam consisting of a [[PlayingWithFire Japanese]] [[TheChick chick]], a [[BlowYouAway Brazilian]] SurferDude, An [[DishingOutDirt All American Cowboy]], a [[MakingASplash Chinese Apprentice Monk]]... and a size-shifting Eastern [[OurDragonsAreDifferent Dragon]]. They were assembled to gather [[MacGuffin Shen Gong Wu]].
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Ninjago}}'' is about four ninjas who can control Fire, Lightning, Earth, and Ice. they were assembled to protect the Green Ninja. TheChosenOne to wield all four elements and TheHero of the verse itself.
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[[folder:Real Life]]
* The [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rain_City_Superhero_Movement Rain City Superhero Movement]] is an attempt to create such a team in RealLife. Of course, the members don't have superpowers, but they use superhero costumes and nicknames.
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