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[[caption-width-right:350: The Franchise/FantasticFour won't rest until they find whoever tagged The Thing (Pssst: It was Johnny!)]]

A 2006 animated adaptation of Marvel's First Family: The ComicBook/FantasticFour, meant to market the team to a new audience who were coming off the 2005 movie and heading into its 2007 sequel (which probably ended up working against the show during its initial broadcast). Produced by French Animation Company "Moonscoop". The name "World's Greatest Heroes" refers to the comics' original tagline, "Worlds Greatest Comic Magazine".

The series as a whole was LighterAndSofter, focusing much more on the Franchise/FantasticFour as a sitcom family who happened to go on adventures rather than a team of superheroes who were also a family.

It was story edited by Christopher Yost.

Click [[Recap/FantasticFourWorldsGreatestHeroes here]] for the recap page.

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!!''Fantastic Four: World's Greatest Heroes'' provides examples of the following tropes:

* {{Animesque}}
* AnimatedAdaptation
* AllYourPowersCombined
** Iron Doom in "Shell Games". Johnny even lampshades it "Double armor, dude isn't that ''heavy''?"
** Done also with Super Skrull who has ''all'' the powers of the FF.
* AnimeHair: Johnny suffers the most.
* AttackOfThe50FootWhatever: Giant monsters were many in this series.
* AttentionDeficitOohShiny
** Reed has the ForScience variant of this. His teammates have to occasionally remind him to focus on the bad guys.
** Sue also suffers from this on occasion. Most notable was in "Shell Game", when she was distracted by Stark's chandelier.
* BadassBoast: [[AllYourPowersCombined Super-Skrull]] is full of them.
-->"You cannot win. It is as simple as that. I have mastered your powers. I have studied your patterns. There is nothing you can do that I am not prepared for!"
-->"I've been training for months, studying the four of you. I've fought this fight a thousand times in simulation. [I haven't already won] Because I want to ''savor'' this moment."
* BadassLongcoat: Doom's green longcoat.
* BarrierWarrior: Susan in this continuity is a frequent practitioner, even using the edge of her force-fields to cut on occasion.
* [[BigBrotherInstinct Big Sister Instinct]]: In "Trial by Fire" Johnny gets captured by the Kree and a very angry Susan demands that Reed find him. She refuses to listen to his reason and TechnoBabble. She just wants to find her brother and kick the ass of whoever's responsible.
* BlueAndOrangeMorality: What the Impossible Man runs on.
* BluffTheImpostor: To a ludicrous extreme when Skrulls impersonate everyone in the Baxter Building; Reed asks questions like "How was it we first met? Five hundred years ago... it was on the moon, wasn't it?"
* ButForMeItWasTuesday: Ronan the Accuser is disgraced and exiled thanks to Johnny in the first episode, 14 later when the Super Skull appears it turns out he allied with this Kree to become a Super Skull, Johnny's reaction even while he and the Kree fight, "You'd be surprised how many blue guys we fight." He NEVER recognizes him.
* ButtMonkey: HERBIE
* BrainwashedAndCrazy: Johnny in "Johnny Storm And The Potion Of Fire"
* BrattyHalfPint: A popular child star hangs out at the Baxter Building for an episode.
* ConspicuousCG: The holographic "4", The Fantasticar and other vehicles
* TheCameo
** Several in "The Cure"; ComicBook/SquirrelGirl even makes an appearance!
** In one episode, Johnny hires a photographer to improve the FF's image; he's never named, but it's obviously [[Franchise/SpiderMan Peter Parker]].
** Another episode features a ''very'' good-looking [[ComicBook/IronMan Tony Stark]].
** And yet another one has [[ComicBook/{{Ant-Man}} Hank Pym]].
** A subtle one is the girl Johnny accidentally traps in the Negative Zone who is named Frankie. Frankie Raye in the comics is also known as Nova, one of Galactus' heralds and a FlyingFirepower in her own right.
* ChestInsignia: Ben is the only one who doesn't have one. So Johnny painted one on his chest.
* CoolCar: Johnny has many flame-decaled cars, plus the Fantasticar.
* CoolOldLady: Mrs. Monet, a tenant in the Baxter Building who gets a kick of rocketing through space and takes on alien bugs with bug spray in an awesome manner.
* CompetitiveBalance: The Fantastic Four
* CutenessProximity: In "World's Tiniest Heroes", Sue's wrath is completely diffused by the timely appearance of a dog.
-->'''Susan:''' PUPPY!
* CutLexLuthorACheck: Certain supervillians, including Doom, Trapper and the Wizard could be making a lot of money with the technology they created, which includes antigravity, various glues and energy blasts.
* DarkSkinnedRedhead: Alicia
* DoomyDoomsOfDoom: [[spoiler:The frikkin Mole-Man, [[SelfDemonstrating/DoctorDoom who did you think]]?]]
* TheDragon: Lucia von Bardas
* DullSurprise: Reed's voice just sounds uninterested in anything going on.
* {{Dumb Blond|e}}: Johnny
* FanNickname: [=EmoDoom=] because of his tendency to brood (well, moreso than usual), and because his design kind of looks like a skinny kid in a hoodie.
* FlyingFirepower: Johnny, what with the flying and the fire balling.
* FreakyFridayFlip: Reed and Doom in "Doomed".
* {{Foreshadowing}}: While the show never got another season, the Impossible Man's hope about what would happen to Earth is an obvious allusion to a big part of the Fantastic Four's RoguesGallery, what does he say?
-->'''Impossible Man:''' [[spoiler:I hope [[{{Galactus}} your planet gets eaten!]]]]
* {{Gainaxing}}: In "Worlds Tiniest Heroes", when one of the monsters jump at Susan, if you look close enough, you can see a bit of a bounce.
* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: Impossible Man briefly poses as a chair Sue is sitting in. Guess where his face was? Needless to say, she was less than pleased.
* GreatGazoo: Impossible Man.
* [[GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff He's Big in Japan]] Quoted in-universe by the Human torch in ''Frightful''.
-->'''Johnny:''' I'm moving to Japan, I'm big in Japan.
* HarmlessVillain: Mole Man
* HeroDoesPublicService: "Molehattan" finds Reed, Susan, and Johnny playfully using their powers for the amusement of a kid soccer team until Ben turns up to coach them.
* HeyYouHaymaker: Thing to Namor the ComicBook/SubMariner.
* HulkSpeak: The TropeNamer himself shows up to provide it.
* HypocriticalHeartwarming:
-->'''Mole Man:''' (''to Reed'') ''Must'' you prattle on?\\
'''Ben:''' Hey! Only we get to say stuff like that.
* IAmAMonster: Thing as usual considers himself this. In "Hard Knocks," [[ComicBook/IncredibleHulk Bruce Banner]] says otherwise -- calling the Hulk "a force of nature," but the Thing a hero to be looked up to.
* IdiosyncraticWipes: Variations of the "4" logo.
* InconvenientItch: Reed while being held captive by the Mole Man's {{Mooks}}. Also the other members of the team in "Strings".
* InstantAIJustAddWater: Bruiser in "Doom's Word Is Law". Reed insists that HERBIE isn't sentient, but it's hard to believe when HERBIE is doing things like going on strike because he feels insulted..
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Johnny Storm, of course.
* KilledOffForReal: Dr. Doom, apparently. The last time we see him he get's suicide-bombed by one of his former Doombots ("Bruiser") and vanishes in a great explosion.
* LargeHam: Dr. Doom, natch.
* LaserGuidedAmnesia: In one episode Reed finds a way to turn Ben back to normal, but at the cost of erasing his memories of everything that happened since he became the Thing.
* LawyerFriendlyCameo: Johnny hires a freelance photographer and cuts him off before he can introduce himself. [[SpiderMan he resembles a certain freelance photographer of superheroes Marvel was not allowed to use because of a contract with]] {{Sony}} [[SpiderMan at the time]].
* LogicBomb: Destroys Doom's Robots.
** Memorably subverted in one episode. Doom tells them not to obey any orders given to them by anyone, not even him. When Reed is {{Freaky Friday Flip}}ped into Doom's body, he tells them to self-destruct. Aside from a minor protest (Doom had the foresight to order them not to obey his orders), they ultimately comply because "the word of Doom is law".
* MagicVersusScience: Reed vs. Diablo in "Johnny Storm and the Potion of Fire".
-->'''Reed Richards:''' HA! Take that, MAGIC! [[BeatPanel Hem.]] [[ArbitrarySkepticism It was all scientifically explained.]]
* MamaBear: Susan takes attacks against the Four, especially Johnny, ''very'' personally.
* MostCommonSuperpower: Susan has a more modest version of the trope, but [[FreezeFrameBonus some of the female extras in the background]] have it to the point of GagBoobs. May be a case of GettingCrapPastTheRadar.
* MythologyGag: The show's title, and a few other references.
** "Strings" has a beautiful one, with a brief gag involving several Skrulls masquerading as cows, homaging the Skrulls' very first appearance where Reed hypnotized them into believing they were cows.
** A lot of the episode plots are lifted wholesale from the very early Lee-Kirby run.
** Thing briefly threatens to pull off Annihilus's wings, like he did in Ultimate.
* NerdsAreSexy: SEXIEST. REED RICHARDS. EVER.
* NosyNeighbor: Many.
* NoIndoorVoice: HERBIE!
* TheNotableNumeral: Guess.
* NotQuiteFlight: Susan uses her force-fields to make discs to fly around on.
* NotSoAboveItAll: Reed at the end of "Frightful"
-->'''Reed:''' "Smartest man on earth." ''Please!''
** Upon defeating the magician Diablo:
-->'''Reed:''' YEAH! [[MagicVersusScience Take that, magic!]]
* ParentalSubstitute: Susan seems more like this to Johnny than a CoolBigSis, in addition to being the TeamMom to the Four.
* PowersAsPrograms: In "Bait and Switch", the characters' powers all get swapped, with a mild dose of PersonalitySwap into the bargain.
* PragmaticAdaptation: At best, it's more accurate than the movie.
* PreciousPuppies
* RaceLift: Alicia (and by extension, the Puppet Master.)
* RoboticReveal: Von Bardas
* ScreamsLikeALittleGirl: Johnny and HERBIE.
* SelflessWish: By Ben in "Contest of Champions."
* ShipTease
** One of the few FF adaptations where Reed and Sue aren't a couple... quite yet. (In the GrandTheftMe episode, one of the things that tips Sue off is that "Reed" is flirting with her.)
** Likewise Ben and Alicia haven't ''quite'' made the RelationshipUpgrade, but she is his closest confidant.
* ShoutOut
** Johnny calls Reed "[[Film/AustinPowers Dr. Evil]]" when he and Ben think Reed intentionally caused their transformations.
** When Johnny is brought to trial before the blue-skinned Kree:
--->'''Johnny:''' Franchise/TheSmurfs got big... (''when he meets Ronan The Accuser'') You must be Angry Smurf!
* SmallNameBigEgo: Puppet Master.
* SplitScreen: Used frequently and cleverly.
* TastesLikeChicken: In the first Skrull episode, one of the clues that something is wrong is that everything tastes like chicken. Even the soda.
* TerribleIntervieweesMontage: In "The Cure", Johnny, Susan and Reed interview various Cameos of Marvel heroes to replace Thing. In the end they engage ComicBook/SheHulk.
* ThereWasADoor: After Johnny burns through the window of Tony Stark's office:
-->'''Tony:''' You know, this is a very high-tech building. We have things called doors.
* {{Tsundere}}: Sue
* TimmStyle: And not {{Animesque}}.
* TrueCompanions: Ben spells it out in the very first episode.
-->'''Ben''': If you attack one of us, Doom...you attack all of us.
* UnmovingPlaid: The Thing's rocky skin is created with this technique.
* ViolentlyProtectiveGirlfriend: When Dr. Doom wipes Reed from existence in "Out of Time", the devastated Susan goes berserk on him, forcing Ben to ''literally'' have to pick her up and carry her away.
* WasntThatFun: In one episode, Dr. Doom sends the Baxter Building into space. Reed has to fly it like a spaceship, using Doombots as thrusters, before crashing it into the Latverian Embasssy. Most of the building's residents are terrified by all this, but one dotty old lady wants to do it again.
* WhatKindOfLamePowerIsHeartAnyway: Johnny once lampshaded the fact that Susan used to only be able to turn invisible.
* WhatMeasureIsANonHuman: "Bruiser" and HERBIE from "Doom's Word is Law."
* WorstWhateverEver
-->'''Sue:''' I know, I know: we're the Worst. Neighbors. Ever. Right?
* WronglyAccused: Reed, during "Doomsday".

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