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[[caption-width-right:200:[-Clockwise from top: Strong Man, Diaper Man, Tornado Man, Cuckoo Man, and Rope Man.-] ]]

''The Mighty Heroes'' is a lighthearted SuperHero {{Parody}} cartoon that originally aired on Creator/{{CBS}} in 1966, reportedly created on-the-spot by animator Creator/RalphBakshi. The show featured a team of five misfit heroes -- Strong Man, Cuckoo Man, Diaper Man, Rope Man and Tornado Man -- protectors of the city of Good Haven. The show featured a fair amount of skewering of superhero tropes, and is seen by some as a precursor to Bakshi's work on ''[[WesternAnimation/MightyMouseTheNewAdventures Mighty Mouse: The New Adventures]]''.

Dell Comics published a comic about the characters in 1967; decades later, one-shots with the characters were printed by Creator/MarvelComics and Spotlight Comics.

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!!''The Mighty Heroes'' provides examples of:

* AtrociousAlias: Okay, "Strong Man" and "Tornado Man" might be passable, but there's no excuse for the rest.
* BadassNormal: The Junker. He has no special powers other than his mechanical ingenuity, yet he briefly won a scuffle against Diaper Man, and is one of the few villains to achieve ''any'' sort of success against the heroes in the second half of the episode.
* TheBigGuy: Strong Man, as the name implies, is the biggest, strongest member of the team.
* BlowYouAway: Tornado Man, who can turn his body into a vortex to grab and throw villains.
* BrainyBaby: Diaper Man, the team's leader, is the smartest of the lot despite being a baby.
* ButtMonkey: Each of the Heroes suffered from the ineptitude of each of their teammates at least once, but Cuckoo Man and Diaper Man in particular seemed to get the worst of it.
* CatchPhrase: During the opening AND ending of each episode, and sometimes during the episodes themselves.
** Diaper Man: "Up, and AWAY!"
** Strong Man: "Yeah HOOOOO!"
** Cuckoo Man: "Cuckoo, eh, cuckoo!"
** Tornado Man: "Wheeeeee!"
** Rope Man: "Gung HO!"
* ChainedToARailway: The Shrinker laid the tied up heroes on the rails in "The Dusters"
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: Cuckoo Man, appropriately enough.
* CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass: Given how ineffective the heroes are in the first half of each episode, you'd be forgiven for forgetting that they ''always'' save the day in the end.
* DeathTrap: The midway point of each episode, and right before the heroes [[LetsGetDangerous began their comeback]].
* FelonyMisdemeanor: The Time Keeper for using Cuckoo Man in his giant clock, and The Shocker for trying to take Diaper Man's bottle.
* FlyingBrick: Strong Man, the Franchise/{{Superman}} {{expy}}, is big and strong and can fly ... and that's pretty much all there is to him.
* FullyAbsorbedFinale: One episode of ''[[WesternAnimation/MightyMouseTheNewAdventures Mighty Mouse: The New Adventures]]'' (produced by Bakshi Animation), "Heroes and Zeroes", is a "guest star" story revealing that the Heroes had retired from super-heroics because they "got tired of life in the fast lane" and started the chartered accounting firm of Man, Man, Man, Man and Man. Mighty Mouse convinces them to come out of retirement and beat the bad guys once more.
* TheLeader: Diaper Man, the smartest of the lot, leads the team into action and contrives their strategy, such as it is.
* HurricaneOfPuns: The heroes AND the villains spout multiple puns throughout several episodes, befitting the show's genre parody nature.
* LetsGetDangerous: Any supervillain better pray his DeathTrap works, because when the team breaks free and regroups in the episode's second half, ''nothing'' can stop them!
* MonsterClown[=/=]VillainousHarlequin: The Toy Man
* NoOntologicalInertia: Destroying a villain's device would usually undo its effects.
* PintSizedPowerhouse: Diaper Man is literally a baby, yet his physical strength is not far from Strong Man's.
* PowerUpFood: Both Diaper Man and Strong Man can drink from Diaper Man's milk bottle when extra strength is needed.
* RubberMan:
** Rope Man, whose body is an unending length of rope.
** Even More so, the villain known as "The Stretcher"
* SesquipedalianLoquaciousness: Rope Man.
* ShockAndAwe: The Shocker, unsurprisingly.
* SomethingPerson: All of the heroes, naturally.
* SuperheroSpeciation: The team is [[DownplayedTrope mostly]] defined by its members having different powers, although both Strong Man and Diaper Man have super strength and all the Heroes can fly.
* SuperheroesWearCapes: All the team wear blue capes as part of their superhero costumes, although Tornado Man's is nearly invisible because it's very short and the same color as the rest of his costume.
* SuperZeroes: They don't seem all that impressive...
* BatmanCanBreatheInSpace: Apparently, breathing in space is no problem for the Mighty Heroes .
* TeamSpirit: Pretty much the only way the heroes achieve success.
* TopHeavyGuy: Strong Man has an exaggeratedly mesomorphic build with disproportionately small legs.
* TornadoMove: Tornado Man could turn himself into a tornado. He would suck villains into his vortex and shoot them into the nearest wall.
* TransformationSequence: In the lengthy[[note]]a full minute in a 7+ minute episode[[/note]] opening titles, the Heroes quickly shed their "day job" clothing for their superhero costumes.
* UnwantedAssistance: The first half of each episode is just the heroes interfering in each other's efforts and falling prey to one another's bungling. Honestly, they'd be more effective if they ''didn't'' team up. [[LetsGetDangerous Until the second half, that is.]]
* UpUpAndAway: Strong Man, Rope Man and Diaper Man fly in the classic pose, with no apparent effort. Averted with Cuckoo Man, who must continually flap his arms to fly, and Tornado Man, who flies in his tornado form.
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