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''I'm a Marvel... and I'm a DC'' is a popular FanFilm series on Website/YouTube, created by [[http://www.youtube.com/user/ItsJustSomeRandomGuy ItsJustSomeRandomGuy]] and his former collaborator, who goes by [=ItsJustSomeRandomGal=]. The videos feature popular MarvelComics and DCComics characters (well, action figure versions of them, anyway) dealing with the successes and failures of their respective movies and comics, sometimes humorously, sometimes dramatically.

There are five main sub-series of videos in this series:
* '''I'm A Marvel... And I'm A DC''': The original series, focusing on Marvel and DC Comics characters arguing about their respective movies in the style of Apple's popular "I'm a Mac and I'm A PC" ads.
** '''ComicBook/{{Superman}} v. ComicBook/{{Spider-Man}}''': Some time after the release of ''Film/SupermanReturns'', and before the release of the then-highly anticipated ''Film/SpiderMan3'', [=RandomGuy=] made these first short films, contrasting DC's movie adaptations with Marvel's. Mainly, the videos focused on the more disappointing aspects of ''Superman Returns'' in comparison with the more successful parts of the ''Spider-Man'' films. Once it was a video with the villains (SelfDemonstrating/LexLuthor and Green Goblin). Eventually, other Marvel and DC characters were brought in to put in their two cents, like Franchise/{{Batman}} (who scoffed at the supposed "[[{{Wangst}} darkness]]" of ''Spider-Man 3''), ComicBook/TheIncredibleHulk (who reminisced with Superman about "the good old days", namely the 70s/80s), [[ComicBook/{{X-Men}} Wolverine]] (who argued with Superman over whether or not the Man of Steel "stole our [[BryanSinger director]]") and the ComicBook/FantasticFour and the ComicBook/SilverSurfer who beat out DC that year due to lack of "[[Franchise/{{Batman}} competition]]".
** '''Franchise/{{Batman}} v. ComicBook/TheIncredibleHulk and ComicBook/IronMan''': In the summer of 2008, [=RandomGuy=] took a break from the more dramatic storylines of "After Hours" to take advantage of the number of comic book movies coming out that summer (namely, ''Film/TheIncredibleHulk'', ''Film/IronMan'', and ''Film/TheDarkKnight''). This series focused on Batman facing off against either Iron Man or the Hulk. Since ''HellboyIITheGoldenArmy'' also came out that summer, ComicBook/{{Hellboy}} himself briefly joined in (he didn't quite fit in, though).
** '''{{Wolverine}} v. Comicbook/{{Watchmen}}''': During the first half of 2009, both the ''Film/{{Watchmen}}'' film and ''[[Film/{{X-Men}} X-Men Origins: Wolverine]]'' came out. So, [=RandomGuy=] made a series of videos where Wolverine debated with members of the Watchmen cast such as Rorschach, Dr. Manhattan, and the Comedian over their respective movies and source material. Eventually, Wolverine got bored with them, so he had Cyclops debate with Nite Owl, which led to both of them [[WhatMeasureIsANonBadass lamenting being the "nice guys" on their team]]. Wolvie came back, only to find out that he had to butt heads with last year's box-office winner, Batman, since the Watchmen movie tanked. There was also a brief PSA urging people not to watch the illegally-uploaded workprint of ''Wolverine''. Finally, all the previously-seen ''Watchmen'' characters had to face off against one more cast member from ''Wolverine''... {{Deadpool}}. HilarityEnsues.
** '''{{Deadpool}} vs. Comicbook/GreenLantern''': After the news broke that RyanReynolds was cast as Hal Jordan in the Film/GreenLantern film, Wade Wilson and Hal Jordan start comparing and contrasting themselves with each other. Then Hal tells Wade that Ryan Reynolds is going to play both of them, which Wade did not know. Wade doesn't take the news too well, and HilarityEnsues. ''Again''.
** '''Film/IronMan vs. ComicBook/JonahHex''': In May of 2010, Jonah Hex was brought on to go against Iron Man, in the wake of the ''Film/JonahHex'' movie and ''[[Film/IronMan Iron Man 2]]'' both coming out that month. Iron Man questioned Jonah about his movie's commercials making it seem like "Film/{{Constantine}} [[Comicbook/GhostRider The Ghost Rider]] [[InSpace In the Wild Wild West]]" instead of a gritty realistic Western like in the comic, while Jonah pointed out the insane amount of ProductPlacement present in the Iron Man 2 ads. It doesn't go much further than that though, as Jonah Hex doesn't think there's any honor in [[LampshadeHanging trashing the competition's movies before they even come out]].
** '''Comicbook/GreenLantern vs. TheMightyThor''': Hal Jordan and the God of Thunder square off, with Hal initially having a hard time competing with Thor's numerous titles and [[LargeHam faux-Shakespearean]] dialogue (luckily, his film "hath screenwriters that toneth things down substantially for thine MTV generation"). They nearly come to blows before admitting that they're both just covering their nervousness, and it looks like they've resolved their differences until Deadpool claims Jordan stole his actor, sparking some company loyalty in Thor.
** '''Comicbook/GreenLantern vs. [[Film/{{X-Men}} X-Men: First Class]]:''' Hal Jordan tries to debate with Magneto, only to be slammed by a locker repeatedly for twenty seconds before Hal strikes back. Then they argue about their franchises. Xavier tags in and uses a JediMindTrick to end the debate. Hal realizes this and demands another go, and he gets Mystique. This is interrupted when he notices the [[CallBack blue person is naked]].
** '''Comicbook/GreenLantern vs. The Critics:''' Hal Jordan is confused when the other superheroes are all nice to him, ''Deadpool'' then shows him his films page on ''RottenTomatoes''. Hal is shocked and angered by this, and eventually saddened. The rest of the superheroes cheer him up by reminding him that the fans are still on his side whether or not they liked the film. Deadpool then has a 'Reynoldsing' after Hal answers that he'll be fine with losing Reynolds, Hal now resigned to the fact that ''Film/GreenLantern'' probably won't get a sequel. This is now HilariousInHindsight due to the fact that if Wikipedia is to be believed, it just ''might'' get one after ''Justice League''. Assuming Justice League ever comes out.
** '''Comicbook/GreenLantern vs. ComicBook/CaptainAmerica''': Hal Jordan at first didn't really want to debate with Captain America and quickly left before Cap stops him. Hal explained that he didn't want to be demonized for insulting the resident CaptainPatriotic before Cap assures him that he won't take his insults personally. Instead, it was Thor, Iron Man, Hulk, and Deadpool who did and rushed to Cap's assistance, [[StopHelpingMe much to his chagrin]].
** '''[[Film/TheDarkKnightSaga Batman]] vs. Film/TheAvengers''': Tony is maybe a little too happy about the odds possibly being in his favor against his perennial box-office opponent, while ButtMonkey [[Film/TheAmazingSpiderMan Spider-Man]] is ignored.
** '''Film/SpiderMan and...?''': While on the spiked milkshakes, Spidey finds himself face-to-face with [[Film/TheAmazingSpiderMan his rebooted self]], both versions ready to tear into each other's mistakes. It finally ends when Professor X (by the suggestion of Batman and Iron Man) channels in some degree of guilt. Once his two selves find common ground, it allows him to realize that the shortcomings of both movies were out of his control. However, when he declares that his film just might outgross [[Film/TheDarkKnightRises Batman's]], Batman just offers the webhead yet another milkshake.
** '''[[Film/ManOfSteel Superman]] vs. [[Film/IronMan3 Iron Man]]''' and '''[[Film/TheWolverine Wolverine]]''': It starts out rather easy-going for one of these videos since Superman isn't making any negative remarks against Tony, but then Batman decides to backup his fellow DC character and Captain America shows up to reign in Tony. Batman and Ironman end up fighting while Superman and Captain America stand on the sidelines commenting about being the NiceGuy. Superman later gets a little better at making critical remarks, but then Wolverine starts pointing out problems in ManOfSteel that were considered good things in his own film. Once again, Batman and Tony get involved in the discussion and start fighting each other.
** '''[[Film/ManOfSteel Superman]] vs. [[Film/ThorTheDarkWorld Thor]]''': Thor fires the first real shot by calling Superman boring and predicting he'll be overshadowed by Batman again. Superman reminds him of how much extra screentime Loki got and how one-dimensional his main villain was. Right on cue, Batman and Loki show up to kibitz - at which point Supes and Thor throw up their hands and leave the SpotlightStealingSquad to fight it out themselves.
** '''[[Film/ManOfSteel Superman]] vs. [[Film/TheAmazingSpiderMan2 Spider-Man]]''' (again): Seven years after the first video, the two flagship heroes reunite to discuss how far things have come. [[Film/SupermanReturns A Superman reboot]], a Justice League movie [[DevelopmentHell being discussed]], [[Film/SpiderMan3 a Spidey sequel chock full of villains]]...[[HistoryRepeats wait a minute]]...
** '''[[Film/ManOfSteel Superman]]''' vs. '''[[Film/XMenDaysOfFuturePast Wolverine]]''': Superman and Wolverine start out complaining about [[Creator/BryanSinger Bryan Sing]] -- TechnicalDifficulties -- and how so many of their problems could have been solved if the director never left the X-Men movies to work on Film/SupermanReturns before they reluctantly decide that there is no point complaining about the past now... Then Wolverine mentions his latest movie is about going back in time specifically to change the past. One time travel trip later and the Marvel and DC comic-based movies have changed. Thanks to Deadpool's BreakingTheFourthWall abilities, he's able to fill them in on what's happened: The Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse doesn't exist, there is a Justice League movie based on the work of Creator/MichaelBay, and Deadpool has three films. The pair quickly have second thoughts about the new timeline.
* '''Parodies''': During the second half of 2009, the comic book movies stopped coming out. For lack of anything else to do, Spidey started making pitches of the cast as part of parodies of the other movies. Some of these are because Hulk spikes his milkshake.
*** Some of the parody trailers include: ''Film/StarTrek'', ''Film/TerminatorSalvation'', ''Film/DragMeToHell'', ''WesternAnimation/{{Up}}'', ''Film/TheHangover'', ''TheProposal'', ''Film/HarryPotterAndTheHalfBloodPrince'', ''Film/InglouriousBasterds'', ''Film/{{District 9}}'', and ''[[Literature/{{Twilight}} New Moon]]''. The heroes (and antiheroes) wanted a parody of ''Film/{{Transformers}}: Revenge of the Fallen'', but [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=siGtn_SxKbs that didn't exactly work out]].
*** It seems that the spiked milkshake can even get ComicBook/JonahHex to [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R8o8Tf3u9Sc parody movies.]]
*** The 2011 parody season included ''Franchise/PiratesOfTheCaribbean'', ''WesternAnimation/KungFuPanda'', and ''Film/TheHangover 2''.
* '''After Hours''': Originally an excuse to depict pretty much all the Marvel and DC characters hanging out together and arguing over their movies ''without'' sticking to the Mac/PC format, this series eventually gained its own storyline, filled to the brim with suspense, humor, and the occasional [[CrowningMomentofAwesome CMOA]].
** '''Season One''': Season One begins with various Marvel and DC heroes hanging out in a superhero bar, discussing previous, current, and upcoming film projects. Eventually, a plot starts to form as, at a nearby villains' bar, SelfDemonstrating/LexLuthor tries to convince Marvel villains such as [[ComicBook/FantasticFour Doctor Doom]], [[ComicBook/{{X-Men}} Magneto]], and [[ComicBook/{{Spider-Man}} Venom]] to join him in altering the past so their movies would turn out better. Failing that, Luthor goes with a second plan - to wipe out all Marvel comics. Throughout all this, Superman tries to come to grips with people perceiving him as too powerful, and not being as flawed and relatable as other heroes.
** '''Season Two: Happy Hour''': "Happy Hour," the second season, centers around a plan by the Joker to control all superheroes and make them like his "straight man" - Batman. The Joker's plan has one flaw, though: [[spoiler:Spider-Man's immune to his mind control, due to his view of reality already being changed by Mephisto.]] Subplots include Spider-Man's eagerness to join Batman in crimefighting, the [[ComicBook/{{Spider-Man}} Green Goblin]] trying desperately to win [[Franchise/{{Batman}} Harley Quinn's]] heart, and both the Goblin and Lex Luthor tripping out on sedatives.
** '''Season Three: Zero Hour''': The third and currently longest season, picking up where "Happy Hour" left off. All seems fine in the Randomverse: The bad guys are dealing with another loss, the hero bar ("{{Stan|Lee}}'s Place") is expanding, and [[spoiler:Goblin and Harley are together following Joker's disappearance.]] All hell breaks loose, however, when [[spoiler:Lance's head appears.]] Meanwhile, Lex Luthor is trying to make a vision he had come true, which predicted the good guys on the ground beaten and humiliated -- but no one seems interesting in helping him besides Lars, the European Douche.
*** '''Rorschach & Deadpool''': A tie-in series to Season 3. After being teased back in May 2009 and subsequently becoming a minor internet meme, the SitCom featuring everyone's favorite Sociopath and The Merc With The Mouth as an OddCouple is finally here! Rorschach is looking for a man "behind everything," but [[HisNameIs every lead he can find keeps getting shot by Deadpool before they talk]]. It originally appeared that the entire thing was, as Deadpool put it, an excuse to "give the people what they want," but now seems to have tied into the main plot with Rorschach's discovery of a Plan Q folder on the desk of [[spoiler:Dark Future Joker]].
* '''Goblin Bloggin'''': This [[VlogSeries faux video blog]], taking place within the continuity of "After Hours", takes a look into the life of the Green Goblin...or [=RandomGuy=]'s extremely popular version of him, anyway. Viewers get to learn more about Gobby's life of crime, his parenting skills, his love life, and his odd obsession with Willem Dafoe. (''Dafoe!'')
* '''Sh*t Superheroes Say''': Each of these videos runs a minute and ten seconds. The superhero in question spouts several quotes, which define his respective philosophies, pivotal events, and relationships with other characters in a satirical and humorous manner.

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!This series contains examples of:

* [[InkSuitActor Action Figure Actor]]: His natural voice is uncannily similar to the one he uses for Clark. He definitely has Clark's wholesome personality, as revealed in behind the scenes commentary and video greetings.
* ActionFigureSpeech: All the time.
* AdaptationDistillation: This series takes everything that's good and awesome about all of our favorite comic book characters and brings them all together under one roof.
* AffectionateParody: The whole series is built around these.
* AfterTheEnd: [[spoiler:Where Green Goblin and Deadpool end up in Zero Hour.]]
* AnalogyBackfire: A variation in ''After Hours''.
-->'''Lex Luthor''': "Who was it that said 'better to reign in hell than to serve in heaven'?"
-->'''Batman''': "[[{{Satan}} The devil]]. You're in good company."
* ArcWords: "Plan Q blows."
* ArentYouForgettingSomeone: In the {{Franchise/Batman}} vs Film/TheAvengers video, everyone seems to forget that poor Spidey has a [[Film/TheAmazingSpiderMan summer blockbuster]] coming out too...and that he's even standing there.
* ArsonMurderAndJaywalking: Deadpool running down the many uses of his guns.
-->'''Deadpool''': My guns allow me to kill for money, shoot fleeing suspects, and get free [=DVDs=] from Best Buy!
** And when the Joker confronts [[spoiler:Darkseid]] with [[spoiler:the truth about their fictional existence]].
--->'''Joker''': Oh, I was mad long before you came along, oh Master of Pain and Suffering and... Blue Shorts.
* AsideGlance: Iron Man gives one during the Spider-Man reboot video when he suggests one way to let studios know what mistakes to avoid is a "fair use parody video".
* AwesomenessIsVolatile: "So does that mean both our movies together will make people's skulls cave in from sheer awesomeness?"
* BadFuture: [[spoiler:Green Goblin and Deadpool get sent to one at the end of Zero Hour #3, where Future-Lex was waiting for Superman to arrive. He is not amused.]]
** [[spoiler:Apparently the Bad Future is the result of 'Plan Q' and as Lex can attest, "Plan Q blows."]]
* BackFromTheDead: [[spoiler:The Joker is back in Rorschach and Deadpool #2, possibly under the name of Joe Polachi.]]
* BatmanGambit: By Batman. One in particular happens in Zero Hour #2, when Batman convinces the heroes to [[VillainExitStageLeft let the villains leave with]] [[spoiler:Lance's head]]. The villains teleport away, but they leave [[spoiler:Lance's head]]; Batman correctly deduced that it was immune to teleportation.
** Another example is from Happy Hour #5, when Batman realized that Spider-man's perception of reality was altered by Supernatural means, he let Lance try to brainwash Spidey, correctly deducing that Science and Supernatural would clash.
* BerserkButton: Never, ''ever'' insult Willem Dafoe in front of the Green Goblin. Not even if you're SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker.
** Also, don't talk about herpes or Creator/RobertDowneyJr's contract around Iron Man.
** Also, don't mock [[spoiler:Darkseid by claiming he doesn't understand the reality he lives in. Or saying that Stan Lee controls it more than him.]]
** And don't try to mock CaptainAmerica's movie. The other Avengers will get you.
** In regards to Deadpool, don't [[spoiler:kill Rorschach. There aren't a lot of people that he cares about them being alive or dead. He ''does'' care about Rorschach being killed]].
* BigNo: Darkseid gets one after [[spoiler:discovering he is a fictional character and an action figure]] in ''Zero Hour''.
* BoisterousBruiser: In the second season, Green Goblin becomes one to Batman and Spider-Man.
* BondingOverMissingParents: Batman and Spider-Man settle their differences over this trope.
-->'''Batman''': Your parents, ''and'' your uncle?
-->'''Spider-Man''': Yeah...
-->'''Batman''': [[ItNeverGetsAnyEasier Never gets any easier, does it?]]
-->'''Spider-Man''': No, it doesn't.
* BoringInvincibleHero: Superman ({{deconstructed|Trope}})
* BrainwashedAndCrazy: This is the Joker's plan in Happy Hour.
* BreakingTheFourthWall: In this universe, it's not just reserved for Deadpool, though he is still able to go a step further than everyone else by acknowledging that he is an action figure and commenting on the show's animation.
** When there was a six month gap between the release of two episodes of Zero Hour, Deadpool has the line "I've waited 6 months for this!" even though in their world maybe two minutes passed between the two episodes.
* BreakingSpeech: SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker delivers a brutal one to [[spoiler:Darkseid]] with a bonus of a TomatoInTheMirror revelation. Seen [[http://www.youtube.com/user/ItsJustSomeRandomGuy#p/u/1/s4qySWZA8kY here]] starting at around 2:35.
* BreadEggsBreadedEggs: Hal brings an American flag, an apple pie, and an apple flag pie to his sketch with Captain America.
** In their parody trailer for ''Film/InglouriousBasterds'', Deadpool gives us quite the gem when he's giving the "Fear Speech." "And the Skrull will grow to fear the pain they will feel at our hands, and at the edge of our knives *camera cut to Wolverine* and at the edge of our knives that come from our hands."
* BreakoutCharacter: Ever since his fist appearance, Deadpool has become a major character in all the shorts; he's now used more than what series main characters Spiderman, Superman, and Batman generally are.
** And before him there was Green Goblin, to the point of getting his own spinoff.
* ButtMonkey: The Green Goblin tends to get the most abuse out of any villain or hero.
** Spider-Man is a close second. He's on the receiving end of Tony Stark's electrical arc blasts very often, gets his milkshake spiked all the time, and when he appears amidst the Avengers and Batman's argument, nobody even notices him.
* CanonForeigner: Lance, the bartender and "the perfect douche".
* CallBack: Deadpool's "WOAH!" joke regarding [[Comicbook/{{Watchmen}} Dr. Manhattan]] is repeated with Hal Jordan regarding Mystique.
* CameBackWrong: [[spoiler:The Joker, done intentionally by Darksied to make him his slave.]]
* CatchPhrase: "Hi, I'm a Marvel" "And I'm a DC". Other characters have their own interpretation, with Batman merely stating "I'm Batman", Hulk saying "Hulk Marvel", and [[Comicbook/{{Watchmen}} Rorschach]] going "''(hrmm)''...DC". It didn't work out with Hellboy, who was, by his own words, "Independently owned by [his] creator who distributes his work through Dark Horse".
** Also, with Iron Monger and the Joker: "Hi, I'm a Marvel." "And I'm the Joker."
* CerebusSyndrome: What eventually happened to "After Hours".
* CharacterBlog: "Goblin Bloggin'"
* CharacterDevelopment: Actually a plot point in Zero Hour. [[spoiler:Darkseid notes that Goblin is unique compared to the other comic book characters as he's shifted from his character in the comics to one that actively blogs and has, more or less, a steady relationship.]]
* CharacterExaggeration: Impressively, this version of Harley comes across as even ''more'' obsessed with the Joker than the original - no mean feat. It can be a little striking if you rewatch something like [[WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries Harley's Holiday]].
* ChekhovsGun: [[spoiler:"Bats, I think I might have been married and forgot about it..."]]
* ChekhovsGunman: [[spoiler:ThePunisher, naturally.]]
** [[spoiler:Also, Lance M. Donovan]]
** [[spoiler:The guy who works for Joe Polachi, someone previously mentioned in the 'Rorschach & Deadpool' segment.]]
* ChristmasEpisode: "Twas the Dark Knight Before Christmas"
* ClapYourHandsIfYouBelieve: Deadpool tries to invoke to this get more ammo during his fight with the Goblin. When it fails, [[CrossesTheLineTwice he asks if the audience is a bunch of amputees.]]
* CloseEnoughTimeline: Used to introduce the new camera at the end of the ''Futures Past'' mini-arc.
* TheComicallySerious: Batman, very much so.
* ColdBloodedTorture: The Joker puts Goblin through this in ''Happy Hour'', using Lance to forcibly teach Goblin multiple languages so that his mind would eventually suffer from information overload and collapse.
* ContinuityNod: [[spoiler:Captain America's shield]] hanging up on one of the walls in the superhero bar in the first episode of "Happy Hour".
** References to OneMoreDay.
** "This isn't the first dismembered head I've had to take care of!" - Said by Deadpool, a reference to him carrying around the head of Alternate Zombie Deadpool in his comic.
*** As well as his own severed head at the end of the movie.
** The 100th episode was one giant musical number about how it didn't matter whether or not critics liked ''Film/IronMan 2'' because it laid the ground for continuity in upcoming Marvel films.
** And now Deadpool has taken to pointing out continuity exposition in the series itself.
* ContinuityReboot: In-universe example. [[spoiler:Darkseid's plan is to use it to reboot all comic book universes, so he can conquer them easily.]]
* CoolCar: The Tumbler Batmobile's first appearance is accompanied by cool lighting and the DannyElfman ''Batman'' theme.
* CrazyPrepared: Deadpool keeps extra uniforms around because he goes through them so fast.
** Doom was prepared for Lex's treachery in After Hours, while Lex was prepared for Doom's preparation, and Doom was prepared for that, and Lex for that. It could go on.
** Batman, obviously. Spidey annoys him by quizzing him on the contents of his belt.
--> '''Spidey:''' And that pocket?
--> '''Batman:''' [[spoiler:Meow Mix.]]
--> *{{Beat}}*
--> '''Batman:''' [[DatingCatwoman It's personal]].
* CrossoverShip: In-universe, the Green Goblin has a ''huge'' crush on [[Franchise/{{Batman}} Harley Quinn]], [[spoiler:and they get together during the finale of "Happy Hour"]]. Poison Ivy and [[Comicbook/{{Spider-Man}} Sandman]] hooking up counts, too.
* CurseCutShort: Repeatedly, to the point of a RunningGag.
-->'''Lex''': Wow, this is good shi--
-->'''Green Goblin''': Guys? Guys? [[OhCrap Oh, shi-]]
** Also Luthor's SophisticatedAsHell PrecisionFStrike:
-->'''Lex''' (to IronMan and the Green Goblin, holding the box with [[spoiler:Lance's head]]): I would explain the importance of this item, but I'm afraid it would be too difficult to to comprehend, even for esteemed scientists such as yourselves. No, only someone as intelligent and sophisticated as me could- (discovers box is empty) MOTHERF-!!!!!
** And again, after [[spoiler:Future Lex gets {{Deadpool}} and Goblin out of the past instead of {{Superman}}.]]
* DarkReprise: Of the "Rorschach and Deadpool" ThemeSong during [[spoiler:their second spin-off video]]. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ah90KBnYgL0 Starts at 3:01]].
* DarkerAndEdgier: The Joker's Plan in Happy Hour is to do this to all the heroes. Goblin deconstructs this by saying that if all heroes are dark with no LighterAndSofter heroes, then they [[DarknessInducedAudienceApathy lose what makes them interesting]] since there will be no contrast whatsoever.
* DarknessInducedAudienceApathy: An {{In-Universe}} example, as provided by the Green Goblin. He states that if all heroes were to be as dark as Batman, not only would the heroes lose what makes them interesting, since there is no LighterAndSofter heroes for contrast, comics would get so depressing that the audience might as well kill themselves.
* DayDreamSurprise: Green Goblin beats up all the heroes and frees him and Spider-Man... not. Shows up again in Zero Hour with Green Goblin [[spoiler:and Deadpool's awesome epic nuclear fight to the death, complete with an announcer and an audience... not]].
* {{Deconstruction}}: Every season of After Hours takes a trope and examines its effects on the superhero genre. Tropes explored so far are...
** Season 1: BoringInvincibleHero
** Season 2: DarkerAndEdgier
** Season 3: ContinuityReboot
* DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment: In the Spiderman Reboot parody:
-->'''Announcer''': {{Sony}} presents Sony's Spiderman. By Sony!
* DigitalPiracyIsEvil: Played straight in "Public Service Announcement".
* DisneyDeath: [[spoiler:Rorschach at the end of Zero Hour]]
* DoAnythingRobot: The [=LMD=]s that Lex employs. Their powers include teleportation, electrical beams, instantaneous knowledge transfer, and nanobot control.
* DullSurprise: At the end of the first ''After Hours'', when Iron Man passes out and crashes through the floor of the bar.
-->'''Spider-Man''': Huh.\\
'''Batman''': What?\\
'''Spider-Man''': Nah, I just...never knew this place had a basement...
* DyingMomentofAwesome: [[spoiler:The Joker gets teleported to Apokolips and runs into Darkseid at the end of Happy Hour]], and he tries to explain what Stan's Place is. Naturally, his captor loses his patience and sees it as insignificant fiction, stating he is only interested in reality's conquest. Cue [[spoiler:his naturally very amused reaction and a surprisingly amazing speech on reality, explaining that the reality they live in IS fiction. It ends with the line "If there's anyone dominating reality around here, it's StanLee, not you." This is what ultimately gets him killed, but it's chilling in an absolutely awesome way.]]
** [[spoiler:The Joker's back, well, sort of, in Rorschach and Deadpool #2, possibly under the pseudonym Joe Polachi.]]
* DynamicEntry: Batman pulls one off, even saying the same quote as he did in ''Film/TheDarkKnight''.
* ElectricTorture: The standard villain torture technique. Justified in that it's kind of hard to show action figures in pain.
* EraSpecificPersonality: {{Lampshaded}} more than once.
** Batman and Superman briefly revert to their Golden Age "bestest friends in the whole world" dynamic due to time travel. ** During the first round of the "movie tournament", Cap is confused when Superman starts acting smug and over-patriotic. He explains that he's ''50s'' Superman and tells Cap to look up {{Superdickery}}.
* EvenEvilHasStandards: Even [[ComicBook/OneMoreDay Mephisto]] thinks ComicBook/SuperiorSpiderMan is messed up.
* EvilCounterpart: Lars to Lance.
* ExcusePlot: Deadpool thinks the whole setup for the "Rorschach & Deadpool" Sitcom might be:
-->'''Rorschach''': What are you doing here?\\
'''Deadpool''': Well I think I'm supposed to say I got hired to pop this guy's boss, but personally I think I'm here because our ThemeSong became a minor internet meme. [[NoFourthWall Gotta give the people what they want]]! \\
'''Rorschach''': What?\\
'''Deadpool''': I know, right? You wanna put us together, fine, but at least justify it! I mean, where are we, anyway? Is this my world, is it yours? Does this have ''anything'' to do with the Hero Bar?\\
'''Rorschach''': Spider-Man and the others don't seem to think so, but something about this man we're looking for feels off to me. \\
'''Deadpool''': Ooo, Continuty!
* FacePalm: Goblin's antics while drugged force Spider-Man into doing this.
** Goblin's antics also caused Batman to do this. With Bats, he doesn't even need to be drugged.
** Comicbook/GreenLantern did this when {{Deadpool}} was singing to RyanReynolds.
* FanonDiscontinuity: Invoked in the third [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U57i4D5X2gc Happy New Year video]]. Wolverine looks forward to his first [[Film/TheWolverine solo movie]]. Superman tries to point out that he already [[Film/XMenOriginsWolverine had one]] but Wolverine responds with a firm "No".
* FantasticRacism: {{Wolverine}} accuses Superman of being an 'anti-Mutite' because Bryan Singer jumped ship from the ''Film/{{X-Men}}'' movies to direct ''SupermanReturns''.
* {{Filler}}: "Zero Hour" contains over a year's worth, much to the frustration of viewers.
* FirstNameBasis: Most of the superhero community call each other by their real names, even spanning across universes, such as Batman and Iron Man calling each other Bruce and Tony respectively and Superman calling Wolverine Logan.
** A [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming heartwarming]] example comes when Batman calls Spiderman "Peter".
* FluffyCloudHeaven: [[spoiler:Superman ends up in one of these (and meets up with CaptainAmerica) during a near-death experience. It's not his time yet, though.]]
* {{Foreshadowing}}: An especially nice bit comes in "Happy Hour #1", when Harley suspects someone else than Batman might have a chance to ruin the Joker's plan. The Joker tells her "Name one who could possibly stop me" -- and the scene immediately cuts to Spider-Man, who indeed proves vital in stopping the Joker.
** If you think carefully, the miniseries' titles also foreshadow [[spoiler:the main villains]], with ''Happy Hour'' referring to [[spoiler:TheJoker ('happy' = 'Joker')]], and ''Zero Hour'' referring to [[spoiler:Darkseid ('zero' = 'omega').]]
* ForWantOfANail: When Superman and Wolverine go back in time to stop Bryan Singer leaving X-Men, ''Film/SupermanReturns'' is given to Creator/MichaelBay and becomes a huge hit which spawns a whole DC Cinematic Universe, Fox continues to have success with X-Men and other Marvel films, which stops Marvel from opening their own studio, and [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking bowler hats come back into fashion.]]
* FourthWallMailSlot: Goblin Bloggin.
* FramedForHeroism: [[spoiler:When the BigBad dares the heroes to kill him...]]
* FranchiseZombie: At the release of ''Film/TheAmazingSpiderMan2'', Spidey is worried that Sony will just keep rebooting him as many times as it takes to hold onto the rights, until they can do an adaptation of the 2099 series because it actually ''is'' 2099.
* FreezeFrameBonus: During the scene in the continuity song where different Marvel characters hold signs spelling the word, "continuity", Deadpool actually holds his decapitated head, with the letter Y located where his head should usually go.
* GenreSavvy: There are FAR too many examples to put here.
* GoodCopBadCop: Rorschach & Deadpool. Who's the good cop in this situation? It's [[spoiler:Rorschach.]]
* GroinAttack: A variation - the Joker straps a bomb to the Green Goblin's crotch.
-->'''Batman''': So, you went after Harley, huh?\\
'''Green Goblin''': Yeah. The Joker tends to go for the really obvious jokes, doesn't he?
* FromBadToWorse:
-->'''Batman''' (on the Hulk spiking Alfred's tea to get an "Authentic" Literature/HarryPotter parody): I can't imagine how you can possibly humiliate him any more than this!\\
'''Alfred''': {{Bruno}}! Rated R...\\
'''Hulk''': He fluent in German too.
* HaveIMentionedIAmHeterosexualToday: Golden Age Superman and Golden Age Batman's mutual admiration-fest begins to take on this edge.
* HeroicBSOD: Superman suffers through one in ''After Hours'' when Luthor captured him, Batman, and Spider-Man and he feels that his powers are superficial and he can't do anything.
* HeroicComedicSociopath: parodied in "Inglourious Heeroes".
* HeroWorshipper: Spider-Man to Batman. Back in the day, he was a pretty big fan of Superman as well. Goblin has this going on with Willem Defoe.
* HeterosexualLifePartners: [[spoiler:When Batman and Superman revert to their older forms due to Luthor's time travel]].
-->'''Batman:''' Best friends!
-->'''Superman:''' Best friends in a completely platonic way!
-->'''Batman:''' [[HaveIMentionedIAmHeterosexualToday Best friends possible for two friends to be without going over any boundaries that would be indicative of being more than friends]]!
-->'''Superman:''' That's right, partner!
* HisNameIs: Deadpool keeps killing Rorschach's informants before they can talk. Rorschach is not amused.
* [[HumanoidAnimals Humanoid Cat]]: You know Random Cat, the producer? Yeah, [[http://www.blogtv.com/Shows/614880/date/bm3FY2PHaeZDYeTHbP that's an actual cat]].
* HumanShield: Harley believes that the Joker's [[spoiler:apparent death]] at the end of Season 2 came about because of her failure as a Human Shield.
* ICallItVera:
-->'''Deadpool''': No, no, no, no, no, wait! Not the guitar -- ''*crash*'' Lucille!
** Also a ShoutOut to legendary blues musician B. B. King's guitar, which he named Lucille.
* IHaveYourWife: Darkseid reveals that he has taken [[spoiler:Harley Quinn and Rorschach]] hostage to convince [[spoiler:Green Gobin and Deadpool]] to take him seriously.
* INeedAFreakingDrink: In the first ''After Hours'' segment, when Iron Man makes the mistake of asking Batman about his past movies.
-->'''Iron Man''': ''(to bartender)'' Club soda, my good man! ''(to Batman)'' This is awesome! I'm in a ''movie''! I've got a big-time movie and a big-time movie star! What are you drinkin', Bruce? My treat!\\
'''Batman''': Water.\\
'''Iron Man''': Oh come on, Bruce! Live a little! I mean, how often do you get a movie made about you?\\
'''Batman''': [[TheLongList Well]], there was Creator/AdamWest, Creator/MichaelKeaton, Creator/ValKilmer, Creator/GeorgeClooney, [[WesternAnimation/BatmanMaskOfThePhantasm the animated movie]], Creator/ChristianBale... ''({{beat}})'' And [[Film/TheDarkKnight the sequel]]... ''({{beat}})'' Unless you count [[Film/TheBatman the movie serial from the 1940s]], then--\\
'''Iron Man''': ''Gonna need some cognac over here!'' ''And leave the bottle!''
* ImagineSpot: One Batman vs. Iron Man video featured Iron Man mulling over the success of ''Film/TheDarkKnight''. He imagines it to be so popular that people not only pre-order tickets, but also cryonically freeze themselves and go back in time from the future (where it's ''still'' sold out) just to see it. Even aliens, SantaClaus, and ''Jesus Christ'' get in line to see it.
* ImGoingToHellForThis: One of the 2010 C2E2 videos. Putting subtitles under Daredevil saying "Does Daredevil not know what this says?" Ghost Rider himself says "Take it from me."
* ImStandingRightHere: During Batman vs the Avengers.
--> '''Fury:''' We're expanding ''our'' universe, while you'll probably end up rebooting and retelling your origin story after just three films. And really, who needs to see that?
--> '''Spider-Man:''' Aw, guys, come on, I'm standing right here.
* ImprobableWeaponUser: The Stark Platinum Credit Card can shoot lightning. Goblin uses it to fight monsters.
* IncomingHam: When the Green Goblin attacks [[spoiler:future!]]Lex in Zero Hour #4:
-->'''Green Goblin''': ''AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHH!!!!!'' GET OUT OF MY '''LIFE'''!!!!"
* InnBetweenTheWorlds: Stan's Place is revealed to be this.
* InnerMonologueConversation: Used in a competition between Wolverine and Rorschach. As the characters' mouths never move, this is only noted by stating that it's occuring and a slight change in inflection.
* IntoxicationEnsues: Any part of the Green Goblin and Lex Luthor's sedative trips that ''doesn't'' fall under MushroomSamba.
* ItsAllMyFault: Batman realizes this is the one thing both versions of Spidey will agree on, and tells Professor X to give it everything he's got. Cue increasingly-garbled wails of "It's all my fault!"
--> "Okay, just give it ''ten percent'' of all you've got, Professor, ten percent."
* ItSucksToBeTheChosenOne: Lampshaded during the ''Harry Potter'' parody.
* JustBetweenYouAndMe: [[spoiler:Darkseid reveals his plans to Goblin and Deadpool. It's justified in that he'd learned of the nature of his existence at that point and believed it to be what he was supposed to do.]]
* JokerImmunity: Referenced in regards to the TropeNamer himself:
-->'''Green Goblin''': Harley, we've been through this! He's not coming back!\\
'''Harley Quinn''': But he always comes back! Every time he faked his death he always came and found me!
** Possibly subverted in ''Zero Hour 1 of 2'' -- [[spoiler:after the Joker tells Darkseid that StanLee has the power that Darkseid wants, Darkseid zaps the Joker. It's then double subverted, with him returning using the alias Joe Palachi.]]
* KilledMidSentence: {{Deadpool}} did this to [[Comicbook/{{Watchmen}} The Comedian]] when The Comedian made the mistake of explaining the skit as "We basically just fight over our movies".
-->'''Deadpool''': I'm a Marvel.\\
'''The Comedian''': And I'm a... *gunshot to the face* \\
'''Deadpool''': [[ShoutOut And boom goes the dynamite]]. [''Striking VictoryPose''] Deadpool: Wins!
* LargeHam: Green Goblin and Deadpool are the standouts. Thor also qualifies.
** There are also a few in the "Comic Book Movie Championships":
-->'''[[Film/{{BatmanTheMovie}} Adam West's Batman]]''': So, my fowl friend, how do you expect to win this over[[DramaticPause ...]] Me?\\
'''Film/HowardTheDuck''': Maybe I'll avoiding sounding like a cross between [[Creator/WilliamShatner Shatner]] and a smooth Jazz DJ.
* LateArrivalSpoiler: It's hard to talk about the plot of After Hours Season 3, which revolves around [[spoiler:Lance's head]], without revealing the twist in Season 1 that [[spoiler:Lance the bartender is actually an android]].
* LittleNo: Superman utters this twice in ''After Hours'', first when [[spoiler:Spider-man disappears from existence]] and again when [[spoiler:Batman disappears too.]]
* LongList: The Green Goblin's description of what happened to him during Happy Hour.
-->"I had my heart broken, my bones broken, I was shot, electrocuted, a victim of attempted crotch bombing, run over, drugged, drugged again, ''really'' drugged, fake drugged, electrocuted while learning Spanish and Portuguese, defeated the Joker, got defeated ''by'' the Joker, was inexplicably rescued by the guy I helped put in prison, and then reunited, and it feels so good. So all in all, a pretty average Wednesday."
** Also, when the "take away the armor" scene from ''Film/TheAvengers'' is applied to Batman.
** And in the first ''After Hours'', when Batman decides to list off all of the movies that he's been in.
* LosingYourHead: [[spoiler:Lance]]
** Deadpool also, though he (and many others) would argue that it's not really his head. Currently uses it to shut up other heroes who angst about idiotic choices made in their films. So far, it's worked.
** It also happened to Deadpool himself in Zero Hour #4. [[GoodThingYouCanHeal Good thing Deadpool can heal.]]
* MadLove: Between Harley and Joker. It's impressively well-executed, and not romanticized at all.
* ManOfAThousandVoices: All of the voices are provided by [=ItsJustSomeRandomGuy=] and [=ItsJustSomeRandomGirl=]. ''All'' of them.
* MassiveMultiplayerCrossover
* MeanwhileInTheFuture: Justified in that the time travel devices of Zero Hour can only send the user back and forth a very specific amount of time instead of to an exact point.
* MediumAwareness: All of the characters are aware of their status as comic book characters who has movies based upon their stories, and discusses how well their movies are doing both in box office, in the press, and amongst the fans. Deadpool takes it all a step further, and is fully aware that he is a stop-motion animated action-figure in a fanmade show.
--> '''Deadpool:''' Hey! This is no time to be cryptic, [[ScheduleSlip I waited six months for this episode]]. Now give me some damn answers!
* MexicanStandoff: Happens in the beginning of season 3 between the heroes and villains over [[spoiler:Lance's head]].
* MidBattleTeaBreak: Seen in the middle of Lex and Doom's zap battle in After Hours.
* MilkingTheGiantCow: The Adam West Batman's on-camera movements, as seen in his showdown with HowardTheDuck.
* MissedTheCall: Superman in Season 3. Who got the call instead? [[spoiler:Green Goblin and Deadpool]].
* MistakenForGay: Rorschach decides in his Internal Monologue that Wolverine is gay.
* TheMole: [[spoiler:Lance the bartender]]
* MoodWhiplash: PlayedForLaughs in the ''Parodies'' series, when they start with an ''Film/InglouriousBasterds'' parody with the Skrulls serving as the Nazi-analogue complete with the scalping speech, causing the bar patrons to cheer at the violence, then move to a ''Film/{{District 9}}'' parody where the Skrulls are the Prawns-analogue (but they kept the scalping reference from the previous parody), and the bar patrons are all horrified at Man's Inhumanity to... Skrull.
* MoralityChain / MoralityPet: Deadpool considers Rorschach to be his.
* MushroomSamba: The Green Goblin, after being given a ''really powerful'' sedative, goes through one of these.
* MusicalEpisode: In celebration of 100 videos.
* MyHovercraftIsFullOfEels: After having the entire languages of Spanish and Portuguese zapped into his brain, the Green Goblin threatens the Joker with a foreign phrase even Gobby himself doesn't understand. It turns out to translate to "What a nice dress. May I try it on?"
** This was in fact a NightCourt shout-out, wherein Dan Fielding uttered almost exactly the same line as the Goblin.
* NaiveNewcomer: ComicBook/{{Hellboy}}, who didn't really know how the series works.
* NiceJobFixingItVillain: [[spoiler:Darkseid's plan would have gone off without a hitch, if only he didn't push Deadpool and Goblin's [[BerserkButton Berserk Buttons.]]]]
* NoFourthWall: The Randomverse as it's known is designed so the characters are aware they are comic book heroes and movie stars. Naturally though, Deadpool seems to be the only one aware that they are in fact ''toys'' ("I always wanted my own action figure. Now I ''am'' my own action figure!"). Nite Owl, who is next to him, has no idea what he's talking about. He also calls attention to the style of animation used in the series, via [[ShoutOut yellow subtitles]].
** He also tries to use the yellow subtitles as a weapon against [[Comicbook/GreenLantern Hal Jordan]], who will also be played by Ryan Reynolds in the upcoming movie.
** One guy uses it to make a hilarious joke at Daredevil's expense. He then asks if he's going to Hell for making it (Comicbook/GhostRider: "Take it from me...")
* NonSequiturThud: Iron Man, Green Goblin and Spider-Man have all uttered at least one.
* NoodleImplements: Batman's meow mix. It's personal, apparently.
** Which later gets a CallBack in his video with Film/{{Hellboy}}, when Hellboy asks him why he keeps catnip in his utility belt. It's also personal, apparently.
* NoodleIncident:
-->'''Spider-Man''': ''[about Green Goblin]'' Honestly, who's stupid enough to get that drunk?\\
'''Iron Man''': Look, Comic-Con went really well, all right? I've been very good, everybody was celebrating, everyone was doing it, we ''thought'' we could make it to Tijuana, they dropped the charges, so just ''shut up'', okay?!\\
''[awkward silence]''
* NotSoDifferent: Iron Man and Batman discover they are both rich, orphaned millionaire playboys with high-tech toys, a butler, a sidekick, and hot love interests, despite Batman's insistence that he is completely different from Iron Man.
* NotSoSimilar: Wolverine decides that he is more this than NotSoDifferent with [[Comicbook/{{Watchmen}} Eddie Blake]], who he deems more similar to {{Daken}}.
* NotSoStoic: Batman when Joker was torturing Spiderman [[spoiler:though this may have been part of his plan]]. Also when the Joker shot Harley.
* ObfuscatingInsanity: The Green Goblin in Happy Hour, after the sedatives have actually worn off, has to ''pretend'' to still be drugged.
* OddCouple: Used quite often.
** The second season of ''After Hours'' was preceded by a short parody of [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G1mhr1Gb5sY a buddy-cop movie]] with Spiderman as the idealistic rookie and Batman as the hard-bitten, reluctant mentor.
** This is taken to its most logical extreme when {{Deadpool}} gets the crazy idea that he should be in a sitcom with, who else? [[Comicbook/{{Watchmen}} Rorschach]]. HilarityEnsues.
** Deadpool then tries to do a OddCouple SitCom ThemeSong with Rorschach and Wolverine. He quickly realizes that both Wolverine and Rorschach have way too much in common for the premise to work.
* OnlySaneMan:
** Green Lantern comes off as this in his segments but considering who he's up against, not suprising.
** Whenever he shows up in the Marvel/DC shorts Batman seems to be the only superhero who isn't obsessing over how his movies are doing.
* TheOnlyOneAllowedToDefeatYou: Green Goblin's motivation for [[spoiler:turning on Lex Luthor]] at the end of ''After Hours''.
-->'''Green Goblin''': You threatened to wipe out Spider-Man and everything he stands for! That's ''my'' job!
* OffhandBackhand: Batman gives one to Green Goblin in Happy Hour #2.
* PacingProblems: A huge amount of season 3 has been spent ''just'' explaining the plot.
* PerspectiveMagic: Many of the action figures are scaled differently, so they are placed different distances from the camera to appear that they are in the same scale - sometimes backfires when one of the two figures is out of focus because of this.
* PlayingDrunk: Goblin pretends to appear high, long after his sedatives have actually worn off in order to avoid being brainwashed by the Joker.
--> '''Superman''' "You sure Goblin's really drugged up?"
--> '''Ironman''' "Trust me, no one sings GratefulDead songs like him without being on something"
--> '''Superman''' "I don't know, whatever trip he's on, it seems king of... generic"
--> '''Goblin''' (Dancing wildly) "Jeeze, [[CaptainObvious you'd have to be on drugs to be this high!]]"
* PottyFailure: But with another bodily function: Spidey's "Please don't tell anyone I webbed myself".
* PowerEchoes: Comicbook/GhostRider, Venom, Darkseid, and [[spoiler:[[TheGrimReaper Death]]]] all have echoey voices.
* PrecisionFStrike: in Zero Hour #2. Still managed to be awesome even with the CurseCutShort.
** Lex gets another two in Zero Hour #3: one of which is ''not'' CurseCutShort, but is still bleeped.
* PsychicStatic:
-->Batman: What about Lance's mind?
-->Professor X: All I got was a loop of 'My Humps' by the BlackEyedPeas
* PublicServiceAnnouncement: The respective casts of ''Wolverine'' and ''Watchmen'' deliver one to discourage people from seeing the workprint of ''Wolverine'' someone uploaded online. Why? See SpoofAesop below...
* {{Reconstruction}}: Despite doing deconstruction on things, the series also reconstructed BoringInvincibleHero as well, and gave new credence to why DarkerAndEdgier Batman is still [[TheDeterminator so cool.]]
* ResetButton: Used at the end of Season One of "After Hours". Spider-Man was hoping for something more climactic, though, and goes on a rant about this trope. Batman gets in on the act with him as they debate the pros and cons of it.
* RightWayWrongWayPair: The original concept of the videos, as a parody of the Im A Mac / Im A PC commercials.
* RunningGag: Both Lance and Lex sing "My Humps" while being interrogated. And Goblin's bizarre statements while tripped out on sedatives.
** Also, Rorschach shooting Deadpool is turning into one.
** Batman's utility belt contains a pouch filled with Meow Mix. When asked, Batman will respond that "[[DatingCatwoman It's personal.]]"
** "That's not a pocket."
** "___ You're in the movie too, you know?" *blank stare* "I'm sorry, what?"
** Iron Man loves to blast Spiderman.
** Deadpool now likes to point out the series' continuity after breaks between subplots or individual videos.
** --> '''Lars''': "Ya?"
--> '''Someone else''': "Yes."
--> '''Lars''': "Ya?"
-->'''Someone else''': "Yes!"
-->'''Lars''': "Ya?"
-->'''Someone else''':'''"YES!"'''
--> '''Lars''': "Ooo-kay!"
* SafeWord: Apparently, Green Goblin's word is "pumpkins", which he uses on a brainwashed Wonder Woman, as she breaks his wrist.
** Hilariously, he uses it again when Batman grabbed his wrist.
* SayMyName: Perhaps in one of the most [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming touching]] moments, Batman calls Spiderman "Peter" to convince him to [[spoiler: let go of Lance's head.]]
* SceneryCensor: Deadpool was not expecting [[Comicbook/{{Watchmen}} Dr. Manhattan]] to... well, let's just be grateful they only shot the two from the waist up.
-->'''Deadpool''': Hi, I'm a Marv--''WHOA!''
* ScrewTheRulesIHaveSupernaturalPowers: Hal Jordan does his second "I'm a Marvel..." with {{Magneto}} for ''X Men: First Class'', but instead of giving Hal a chance to take part Magneto [[DroppedABridgeOnHim keeps whacking him with a metal locker]] and tries to use the episode to give an EvilSpeechOfEvil to his human audience.HilarityEnsues.
* SeinfeldianConversation: Green Goblin and Lex discuss whether or not different days of the week have "a feel" to them.
** What makes it funnier is that it's actually the same skit dialogue taken right ''from'' Seinfield, making it double as a genuine ShoutOut.
* SeriousBusiness: At least as how Iron Man imagined it, ''Film/TheDarkKnight'' was ''so'' good it made Jesus want to see it.
* SesquipedalianLoquaciousness: Professor Xavier has it.
-->'''Comicbook/GreenLantern''' "The hell?"
** Also Dr. Manhattan.
-->'''{{Wolverine}}''': "Wow, who wouldn't pay to [[Film/{{Watchmen}} see that for 3 hours]]?"
* SetRightWhatOnceWentWrong: Logan tries to rewrite history to prevent Bryan Singer leaving the X-Men franchise. Superman points out that they spent the whole first season trying to stop Luthor from meddling with time, but Logan says it's okay for ''them'' to do it because they're the good guys. Naturally, they end up undoing all their changes anyway.
* ShipTease: Batman/Wonder Woman in the Mastercard commercial parody and the "Sh*it Batman Says" video.
* ShootingSuperman: [[LampshadeHanging Hilariously lampshaded]] with Rorschach realizing in annoyance that shooting Deadpool is essentially pointless.
-->'''Rorschach''': You don't die, do you?\\
'''Deadpool''': Nope!
** A variant of this is used with Wolverine, who finds out that even with adamantium claws, Stabbing Superman isn't going to work.
-->'''Superman''': It's OK Logan, I've got you.\\
'''Wolverine''': Oh, you've got me, eh? * claws pop out* Guess who's got you!\\
'''Superman''': I wouldn't do that if I were you.\\
'''Wolverine''': Oh you wouldn't eh? Well-* clanging sound is heard offscreen* DAAHHH!!! SONUVA-
* ShoutOut: [[ShoutOut/ImAMarvelAndImADC Moved to its own page, there are so many.]]
* SomethingCompletelyDifferent: The ''Series/TrueBlood'/''Literature/{{Twilight}}'' [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G2ENznSexo8 episode.]]
* ShutUpKirk: While the Green Goblin is not exactly a hero, he might as well be when he was lecturing the Joker on why he shouldn't turn every superhero to be like Batman. The latter simply electrocuted the former in the middle of his speech.
* SpinOff: The Rorschach & Deadpool sitcom.
* SpoofAesop: If you watch the ''Wolverine'' workprint before the film is released, ''Matthew [=McConhaughey=] and his crappy romantic comedy will win''.
** HilariousInHindsight when it turns out the heroes would've hated the Wolverine movie.
* StealthPun: Pointed out by Deadpool.
-->'''Deadpool''': He was a douche and now he's in a bag? Come on, people, the jokes practically write themselves!
* TheStinger: At the end of each season of After Hours / Happy Hours. [[spoiler: First season : The Joker comments and laughs at the failure of Luthor's plan. Second season : the Joker teleports on Apokolips and gets captured by Darkseid, who shows great interest in Stan's Place...]]
* SubvertedRhymeEveryOccasion: In {{Deadpool}}'s [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5xcMxnNzp2I song]] about why he's better than Comicbook/GreenLantern:
-->I'm sure that his power ring's a lot of fun/ but can it ever really be as cool as my [[{{BFG}} M16 with laser sided scope]] oh my ''GOD I'' love this thing.
* SuicideAsComedy: The Green Goblin attempts to hang himself in the Spider-Man reboot video over dispair over Willam Dafoe. He survives due to a combination of his enhanced physiology and being the EnsembleDarkHorse.
* SurveillanceAsThePlotDemands: Luthor does this a lot. {{Lampshaded}} in Zero Hour #2 when Iron Man and Goblin are watching live feed of the heroes from Luthor's laptop:
-->'''Iron Man''': How many cameras do you have?\\
'''Green Goblin''': What, did you buy out Google Earth?
* SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute: Lampshaded and parodied in the prelude to Season 3 with [[spoiler:Lars M. Dusseldorf, aka "Euro-Lance"]]
* SuspiciouslySpecificDenial: In the {{Deadpool}} and Comicbook/GreenLantern segment, Deadpool's call number for his advertisement: 1-800-DEADPOO is [[MotorMouth immediately followed by]]: "Because Deadpool has one too many letters. Seriously! We're not [[ToiletHumor trying to be juvenile]]. It just turned out that way! Boom."
* TakeMyHand: [[spoiler: Happens in Happy Hour #5 -- First between Spidey and Harley, then Batman and Spidey.]]
** The whole scene in fact is a {{Homage}} to ''Film/TheLastCrusade.''
* TakeThat: The whole thing started as a TakeThat against the business decisions the makers of the DC movies were making, what with the cancellations of ''TheFlash'' and ''WonderWoman'' movies.
** Deadpool beating on the head of the Wolverine: Origins movie. Then beating it some more. Then stomping on it. [[OverlyLongGag Then shooting it]].
-->'''Deadpool''': ''[mutters to self]'' Tell ''me'' to shut up...
** Superman delivers one against One More Day after discovering the truth:
-->'''Superman''': "He sold his marriage to the Devil? My God, that's so... lame."
** "♪ But if they write [[Literature/{{Twilight}} a teen vampire]] into your reboot, ''* bzzap* '' stay the '''HELL''' away from me, and my CONTINUITY! ♫"
** The second Happy New Year video had a big one towards Comicbook/SuperiorSpiderMan, with [[Comicbook/OneMoreDay Mephisto himself]] saying that it's messed up.
** There's this gem from the "Hulk and Batman" video directed at the Batman & Robin soundtrack.
-->'''Hulk''': Oh, Hulk sorry. Hulk just listening to R. Kelly sing about how peaceful Gotham City is.
* {{Tearjerker}} - Lex Luthor, standing in the midst of a world he accidentally destroyed, filled with regret.
-->"I never thought it possible it would be initiated, but it was. Not by my hand, perhaps, but, that hardly matters. It was my android. My plan. My fault."
** The final quote could also have been a small ShoutOut to ''BatmanUnderTheRedHood.''
* TemptingFate: The Season 3 Promo, where Superman asks what the odds are of another catastrophe will happen as seen in the previous two seasons.
* ThatCameOutWrong: Shortly after the heroes meet Lars.
-->'''Spider-Man''': So, you finally went and changed your douche. Good ''Lord'', that came out horribly.
* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: There have been 2 prominent ones in the After Hours and Happy Hour segments.
** The first where Lex Luthor taunts Superman about how [[TheCape inspirational heroes]] like him are irrelevant due to the Marvel heroes people can relate to.
** The second is a mock salute to Franchise/{{Batman}} by SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker about making most of the heroes on earth DarkerAndEdgier in order to make them BrainwashedAndCrazy while working for him.
*** Although this one is later turned back on the Joker by Green Goblin, when he points out at length how very stupid and tedious this idea is. [[{{Metaphorgotten}} He starts to lose it a bit when he begins rambling about snowflakes, though.]]
* ThemeSong: Parodied with '' Rorschach And Deadpool''
** Along with ''Rorschach And Wolverine'' later on.
** Played straight at the end of Happy Hour #2 when the [[WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries BTAS]] Batman theme plays while Batman kicks superhero butt.
* ThisIsThePartWhere: [[spoiler:Darkseid says this before revealing his plans.]]
* ThoseTwoGuys: Professor X and Magneto, they both always played cards or board games in the hero bar. Despite the fact that Magneto is a ''villain''.
* TimeForPlanB: [[spoiler: The Joker invokes Plan Q when Lance tells him that it's one that can teleport him out of harms way. It teleports him right into Darkseid's hands. Plan Q blows, apparently.]]
* TimeMarchesOn: A few of the earlier videos suffer from this when the characters make jokes about upcoming movies that later turn out differently than people expected they would. In one of the '''Batman vs. Iron Man''' videos, for example, Batman quips that Iron Man shouldn't be expecting any tie-in deals from Panda Express, since his movie features him beating up a diabolical Chinese mastermind named "The Mandarin" (at the time, Marvel had announced that the Mandarin would be the villain of ''Film/IronMan2'').
** Now that the Mandarin has been announced as the villain for ''Film/IronMan3'', the above quip is no longer outdated, if suspiciously far-sighted.
** Also the line "If Marvel and Edward Norton simply can't agree, we'll see Bruce Banner being played by David Duchovny" from the 100th episode musical. We wound up actually seeing Bruce Banner being played by Mark Ruffalo.
** Getting back to the first Iron Man/Batman video, Tony states "Of course, if I had lost my parents like you did, I might have grown a conscience much earlier." Bruce responds " And it would be nice to have my parents around and still be a hero." This is before we all saw the Iron Man movie and learned that Howard and Maria Stark died in Tony's youth. (RandomGuy might possibly have been referencing the 2007 Invincible Iron Man animated film, in which Howard Stark was alive and well.)
** And then there's the first one just a few videos in, where Spider-Man talks about his upcoming third film having three villains as if that's a good thing. This is pointed out in the commentary.
* TimeTravel: Lex Luthor's plan in Season One of "After Hours" centers on this.
** Time Travel also shows up in season 3: [[spoiler:Lance's head is from the future]].
* TrainingMontage: The last Batman vs. Iron Man video.
* TranquilFury - Darkseid, after Joker tells him to his face he's just a meaningless comic book villain, and howling with laughter to his face.
-->"That's. Not. Funny."
* VitriolicBestBuds: Batman and Superman.
-->'''Spiderman''': "Wow. Supes must mean a lot to you for you to go all this trouble to find him."
-->'''Batman''': " 'Supes' is a heastrong, naive idiot without the least bit of common sense for these situations."
-->(''Spiderman laughs'')
-->'''Batman''': "But only ''I'm'' allowed to say that."
* TheVoice: Harry Osborn has only appeared as an off-screen voice during Goblin Bloggin segments and an episode of Zero Hour.
* WeAreExperiencingTechnicalDifficulties:
** Parodied in the first ComicBook/JonahHex video, where Iron Man is about to explain [[TheOtherDarrin what happened to Rhodey's first actor]], but the video cuts to a screen with the message "Whoops! Technical Difficulties." Turns out Iron Man didn't actually tell Jonah what happened, and instead just stood there for a few seconds while the Technical Difficulties screen popped up before saying "That's why!"
** Then Lampshaded by Hex.
-->'''Hex''': But all you did was just stand there for a few seconds and then say "that's why."
** This became a RunningGag regarding the "allegations" surrounding Bryan Singer. Any time he's mentioned, the technical difficulties sign appears, followed closely by lawyers (even if they're in another dimension).
* WeMeetAgain: "Eh, Bruce? Except this time, I'm not alone!"
* WhatMeasureIsANonbadass: Discussed by Nite Owl II and Cyclops.
* WhatYouAreInTheDark : Happens to Superman in ''After Hours''.
* WolverinePublicity: Deadpool. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7LXzWgZaSWU Case in point. This video announcing the Harry Potter parody because of a Youtube glitch is just a picture of Deadpool.]] This isn't always [[TropesAreTools a bad thing]] however.
* WorldOfSnark: It started with disputes. And one-liners continue to permeate the series.
* YouAreNotAlone: Invoked in the ending of "Happy Hour" when Spider-man explains that he can't let go of [[spoiler: Lance's head]] because he's not as strong or dedicated as Batman and that he's all alone. Batman promptly shows him that he is not.
* YouRemindMeOfX: Parodied when Wolverine and The Comedian are talking.
-->'''Wolverine''': Except I've got ethics, and I'm not a sociopath... or a rapist... you know what, maybe you remind me of [[EvilCounterpart someone else...]]
* YourHeadASplode: [[spoiler: Lance's head blows off his body in Happy Hour #5.]]
* YouAreWorthHell: [[spoiler:Harley Quinn chooses to join the Green Goblin in the rebooted universe rather than stay with the Joker at the end of Zero Hour]]
** [[spoiler:KickTheDog: Both of them immediately revert back to their normal selves, as if they had never met each other.]]

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