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->''"If I could be a superhero\\
I would be... Awesome Man\\
I'd fly around the world fighting crime\\
According to my awesome plan\\
And if I saw criminals trying to lie\\
Hurting other people and making them cry\\
I'd haul them off to jail in my awesome van\\
'Cause I would be Awesome Man"''
-->-- '''Music/StephenLynch''', "Superhero"

''For a list of tropes common to the genre, see SuperheroTropes.''

A series where the main character has powers and/or abilities that set them aside from other people. Usually (unless they're NotWearingTights) they are a costumed do-gooder with a colourful outfit (which likely sports a ChestInsignia), a SecretIdentity and often unusual and useful superpowers or equipment. Sometimes they're a loner trying to deal with the hand that fate dealt them. Usually their reason for existence is to defeat their nemesis or arch-enemy the {{Supervillain}}. Sometimes the show focuses on a [[SuperTeam team or other grouping]] of powered individuals. The setting tends to a combined FantasyKitchenSink and SciFiKitchenSink with a merry indifference to coherence.

In a broader sense, superheroes can be considered old as the superhuman heroes of ancient mythology, with [[Literature/TheEpicOfGilgamesh Gilgamesh]] being the UrExample. Other examples include [[Characters/ClassicalMythology Hercules, Perseus]], [[Literature/{{Mahabharata}} Krishna]], [[Literature/SamsonAndDelilah Samson]], [[Literature/{{Ramayana}} Hanuman]], and [[Literature/JourneyToTheWest Sun Wukong]] (a.k.a. [[Characters/DragonBallSonGoku Son Goku]]). In classical times, that's what being a "hero" ''meant''; it was a statement on a demigod's power, not necessarily their actions. Only later did heroism come to be associated with moral purity, becoming the modern superhero.

[[TropeMaker The original]] modern superheroes are arguably Anime/GoldenBat (first debuted 1930), [[https://web.archive.org/web/20150104164648/www.animevice.com/prince-of-gamma/18-31482/ Prince of Gamma]] (debuted early 1930s), and Radio/TheShadow (first published April 1, 1931 in ''The Shadow Magazine'', years before ''Action Comics'' #1 introduced Franchise/{{Superman}}). Golden Bat was the first illustrated superhero, and the first with all the FlyingBrick ingredients of the modern superhero: StockSuperpowers such as SuperStrength and SuperSpeed, {{Flight}}, TheCape, XRayVision, BatSignal. Prince of Gamma had superpowers, a SecretIdentity, and an [[SuperheroOrigin origin story]] resembling Superman and [[Characters/DragonBallSonGoku Goku]]. Though The Shadow did not initially have have super powers other than being a master hypnotist, he gains psychic abilities beginning in 1937 that let him induce [[http://www.bmoviecomic.com/index.php?cid=53 psychological]] [[http://www.bmoviecomic.com/index.php?cid=54 invisibility]] in the radio series. He was inspired by previous fictional adventurers and crime fighters, such as Literature/TheScarletPimpernel or Franchise/{{Zorro}} (who may be the UrExample). In turn, he has inspired many future superheroes, most notably Batman who was a blatant {{Expy}} at first before being becoming the character we recognize today.

The first ''comic strip'' superhero would have been ComicStrip/MandrakeTheMagician (June 11, 1934) and the first spandex-type costumed Super Hero is arguably ComicStrip/ThePhantom (first published Feb. 17, 1936), who wore a skin-tight purple outfit with a mask. The TropeCodifier is arguably Franchise/{{Superman}}, who remains doubtlessly the world's most recognized superhero character and the TropeCodifier for countless future superhero stories; similar characters that came before are often classified as a ProtoSuperhero. After Superman's debut, the concept was [[FollowTheLeader repeated]] numerous times, eventually spawning the ComicBook/JusticeSocietyOfAmerica which was the first superhero team.

Note that not all [=superheroes=] are super-powered; Franchise/{{Batman}} is often considered a [=superhero=] despite having nothing but training, intelligence, willpower, minor gadgetry and the writers on his side; Phantom is in peak physical fitness, has excellent reflexes and is a sharpshooter. They are generally considered superheroes, partly because of the costume. In trope terms, they go under NonPoweredCostumedHero.

Sooner or later, all [=superheroes=] have an [[SuperheroOrigin origin story]]. If the series lasts long enough, the SortingAlgorithmOfEvil will introduce the bigger threat of a [=Supervillain=], possibly an ArchEnemy. If the superhero fights enough of them [[RecurringCharacter often enough]], they may gather a RoguesGallery.

Superheroes are ''not'' limited merely to comic books and their derivations. ''Literature/{{Gladiator}}'', ''Anime/GoldenBat'', ''Prince of Gamma'', ''Radio/TheLoneRanger'' and ''Franchise/TheGreenHornet'' predate all comic format superheroes. ''Series/TheSixMillionDollarMan'' and ''Series/DoctorWho'' are television examples that (with the exception of ''Series/DoctorWho'') partake in fairly little of the comic book medium. On Japanese television, the tokusatsu has a long and proud tradition of superheroism, most famously Series/{{Ultraman}} and Franchise/KamenRider, serving as the national image of superheroes. {{Anime}} is also chock full of superheroes from Manga/AstroBoy to Franchise/SailorMoon; {{Sentai}} and MagicalGirlWarrior are two Japanese genres that are an outgrowth of this, not to mention SuperRobot, which is a [[AttackOfTheFiftyFootWhatever gigantic]], [[HumongousMecha armored]] variant of the superhero.

In some continuities they may be called [[DifferentlyPoweredIndividual something other than superhero]], but they're usually still recognizable as such. See also SuperheroPrevalenceStages and StandardSuperheroSetting.

See also TheCape, StockSuperpowers, FormFittingWardrobe, and of course the MostCommonSuperPower. The exact opposite would be the UnSorcerer.

If you feel you have a handle on the elements of a [=superhero=] comic book, hop on over to [[SoYouWantTo/WriteASuperheroComic So You Want To Write A Superhero Comic]] and see what you can contribute.

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* ''ComicBook/{{Witchblade}}''
* ''ComicBook/{{Wolverine}}''
* ''ComicBook/WonderGirl''
* ''ComicBook/WonderMan'' (Marvel Comics' character)
* ''[[ComicBook/WillEisnersWonderMan Wonder Man]]'' (Will Eisner's character)
* ''Franchise/WonderWoman''
* ''ComicBook/WorldsFinest''
* ''ComicBook/TheWraith''
* ''ComicBook/{{X}}''
* ''ComicBook/{{X 23}}''
* ''ComicBook/XMan''
* ''ComicBook/XMen''
** ''ComicBook/GenerationX''
** ''ComicBook/MutantX''
** ''ComicBook/NewMutants''
** ''ComicBook/UltimateXMen''
** ''ComicBook/XFactor''
** ''ComicBook/XMenForever''
* ''ComicBook/{{Yellowjacket}}''
* ''ComicBook/YoungAvengers''
** ''ComicBook/KateBishop''
*** ''ComicBook/HawkeyeKateBishop''
* ''ComicBook/YoungJustice''
* ''ComicBook/{{Youngblood}}''
** ''ComicBook/YoungbloodJudgmentDay''
* ''ComicBook/{{Zatanna}}''
* ''ComicBook/ZodiacStarforce''
* ''ComicBook/ZsazsaZaturnnah''
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Comic Strips]]
* ''ComicStrip/MandrakeTheMagician''
* ''ComicStrip/ThePhantom''
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Eastern Animation]]
* ''Animation/HappyHeroes''
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Fan Works]]
* ''Fanfic/AdorableMurderbeasts''
* ''Fanfic/AForceOfFour''
* ''Fanfic/CallMeKara''
* ''Fanfic/CardinalKing''
* ''Fanfic/CelestialWarriorMoon''
* ''Fanfic/ChildrenOfAnElderGod''
* ''Fanfic/CosmicWarriors''
* ''Fanfic/HeroesOnCampus''
* ''Fanfic/LastChildOfKrypton''
* [[/index]]''FanWorks/PrettyCure''[[index]]
** ''Fanfic/FutariWaPrettyCureBlueMoon''
** ''Fanfic/FutariWaPrettyCureFlashFire''
** ''Fanfic/PrettyCureMagicalCards''
** ''Fanfic/PrettyCurePerfumePreppy''
** ''Fanfic/ShiningPrettyCure''
** ''Fanfic/SolarPrettyCure''
** ''Fanfic/ZoomorphPrettyCure''
* ''Fanfic/SaiyanInBrockton''
* ''Fanfic/SupermanOf2499TheGreatConfrontation''
* ''Fanfic/SuperwomenOfEva''
** ''Fanfic/SOE2LoneHeirOfKrypton''
* ''WebVideo/SuperPowerBeatDown''
* ''WebVideo/SuperTherapy''
* ''Fanfic/{{Survivors}}''
* ''Fanfic/ThousandShinji''
* ''Fanfic/TheVampireOfSteel''
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Films -- Animation]]
* ''WesternAnimation/TheAdventuresOfTheAmericanRabbit''
* ''WesternAnimation/BarbieInPrincessPower''
* ''Franchise/DCAnimatedUniverse''
** ''WesternAnimation/BatmanMaskOfThePhantasm''
** ''WesternAnimation/BatmanAndMisterFreezeSubZero''
** ''WesternAnimation/BatmanMysteryOfTheBatwoman''
** ''WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyondReturnOfTheJoker''
* ''WesternAnimation/TheBatmanVsDracula''
* ''Disney/BigHero6''
* ''WesternAnimation/CaptainUnderpantsTheFirstEpicMovie''
* ''WesternAnimation/DCUniverseAnimatedOriginalMovies''
** ''WesternAnimation/SupermanDoomsday''
** ''[[ComicBook/DCTheNewFrontier Justice League: The New Frontier]]''
** ''WesternAnimation/BatmanGothamKnight''
** ''WesternAnimation/WonderWoman2009''
** ''WesternAnimation/GreenLanternFirstFlight''
** ''WesternAnimation/SupermanBatmanPublicEnemies''
** ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeagueCrisisOnTwoEarths''
** ''WesternAnimation/BatmanUnderTheRedHood ''
** ''WesternAnimation/SupermanBatmanApocalypse''
** ''WesternAnimation/AllStarSuperman''
** ''WesternAnimation/GreenLanternEmeraldKnights''
** ''WesternAnimation/BatmanYearOne''
** ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeagueDoom''
** ''WesternAnimation/SupermanVsTheElite''
** ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheDarkKnightReturns''
** ''WesternAnimation/SupermanUnbound ''
** ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeagueTheFlashpointParadox''
** ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeagueWar''
** ''WesternAnimation/SonOfBatman''
** ''WesternAnimation/BatmanAssaultOnArkham''
** ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeagueThroneOfAtlantis''
** ''WesternAnimation/BatmanVsRobin''
* ''ComicBook/{{Firebreather}}''
* ''WesternAnimation/TheHauntedWorldOfElSuperbeasto''
* ''WesternAnimation/TheIncredibles''
** ''WesternAnimation/Incredibles2''
* ''Creator/MarvelAnimation''
** ''WesternAnimation/UltimateAvengers''
** ''WesternAnimation/TheInvincibleIronMan''
** ''WesternAnimation/DoctorStrangeTheSorcererSupreme''
** ''WesternAnimation/NextAvengersHeroesOfTomorrow''
** ''WesternAnimation/HulkVs''
** ''WesternAnimation/PlanetHulk''
** ''WesternAnimation/ThorTalesOfAsgard''
** ''Anime/IronManRiseOfTechnovore''
** ''WesternAnimation/IronManAndHulkHeroesUnited''
** ''WesternAnimation/IronManAndCaptainAmericaHeroesUnited''
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Megamind}}''
* ''WesternAnimation/Mighty7''
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Mosaic}}''
* ''Franchise/MyLittlePonyEquestriaGirls''
* ''Animation/TheReturnOfHanuman''
* ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitansTroubleInTokyo''
* ''WesternAnimation/VipMyBrotherSuperman''
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Films -- Live-Action]]
* ''Film/TwentyEightMinuteEpic''
* ''Film/TheAdventuresOfCaptainMarvel''
* ''Film/AllSuperheroesMustDie''
** ''Film/AWorldWithoutSuperheroes''
* ''Film/TheBatman''
** ''Film/BatmanAndRobinSerial''
* ''Film/{{Batman}}''
** ''Film/BatmanReturns''
** ''Film/BatmanForever''
** ''Film/BatmanAndRobin''
* ''Film/BatmanTheMovie''
* ''Film/BlackScorpion''
** ''[[Film/BlackScorpion Black Scorpion: Aftershock]]''
* ''Film/BladeTrilogy''
** ''Film/{{Blade}}''
** ''Film/BladeII''
** ''Film/BladeTrinity''
* ''Film/{{Blankman}}''
* ''Film/{{Catwoman}}''
* ''Film/CaptainAmerica1979''
* ''Film/CaptainAmerica1990''
* ''Film/CaptainBerlin''
* ''Film/{{Condorman}}''
* ''Film/{{Daredevil}}''
** ''Film/{{Elektra}}''
* ''Film/TheDarkKnightTrilogy''
** ''Film/BatmanBegins''
** ''Film/TheDarkKnight''
** ''Film/TheDarkKnightRises''
* ''Film/{{Darkman}}''
** ''Film/DarkmanIITheReturnOfDurant''
** ''Film/DarkmanIIIDieDarkmanDie''
* ''Film/DCExtendedUniverse''
** ''Film/ManOfSteel''
** ''Film/BatmanVSupermanDawnOfJustice''
** ''Film/{{Suicide Squad|2016}}''
** ''Film/{{Wonder Woman|2017}}''
** ''Film/{{Justice League|2017}}''
** ''Film/{{Aquaman|2018}}''
* ''Film/{{Defendor}}''
* ''Film/DragonballEvolution''
* ''Film/FantasticFour2005''
** ''Film/FantasticFourRiseOfTheSilverSurfer''
* ''Film/TheFantasticFour''
* ''Film/FantasticFour2015''
* ''Film/TheFlyingMan''
* ''Film/GarudaSuperhero''
* ''Film/GhostRider''
** ''Film/GhostRiderSpiritOfVengeance''
* ''Film/TheGreenHornet''
* ''Film/GreenLantern''
* ''Film/GuyverDarkHero''
* ''Film/{{Guardians}}''
* ''Film/{{Hancock}}''
* ''Film/TheHebrewHammer''
* ''Film/{{Hellboy}}''
* ''Film/{{Hulk}}''
* ''Film/IlRagazzoInvisibile''
* ''Film/JusticeLeagueOfAmerica (1997)''
* ''Film/KaizokuSentaiGokaigerTheMovieTheFlyingGhostShip''
** ''Film/KaizokuSentaiGokaigerVsSpaceSheriffGavanTheMovie''
* ''Film/KamenRiderTheFirst''
** ''Film/KamenRiderTheNext''
** ''Film/KamenRiderG''
** ''Film/KamenRiderXSuperSentaiSuperHeroTaisen''
* ''Film/KickAss''
** ''Film/KickAss2''
* ''Film/TheMachineGirl''
* ''Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse''
** ''Film/IronMan''
*** ''Film/IronMan1''
*** ''Film/IronMan2''
*** ''Film/IronMan3''
** ''Film/TheIncredibleHulk''
** ''Thor''
*** ''Film/{{Thor}}''
*** ''Film/ThorTheDarkWorld''
*** ''Film/ThorRagnarok''
** ''Captain America''
*** ''Film/CaptainAmericaTheFirstAvenger''
*** ''Film/CaptainAmericaTheWinterSoldier''
*** ''Film/CaptainAmericaCivilWar''
** ''The Avengers''
*** ''Film/{{The Avengers|2012}}''
*** ''Film/AvengersAgeOfUltron''
*** ''Film/AvengersInfinityWar''
** ''Guardians of the Galaxy''
*** ''Film/GuardiansOfTheGalaxy''
*** ''Film/GuardiansOfTheGalaxyVol2''
** ''Film/AntMan''
*** ''Film/AntManAndTheWasp''
** ''Film/DoctorStrange2016''
** ''Film/{{Black Panther|2018}}''
** ''Film/SpiderManHomecoming''
** ''Film/CaptainMarvel''
** ''Inhumans''
** ''Film/MarvelOneShots''
* ''Film/MegaMonsterBattleUltraGalaxyLegends''
* ''Film/MercuryMan''
* ''Film/TheMeteorMan''
* ''Film/MySuperExGirlfriend''
* ''Film/MysteryMen''
* ''Franchise/PowerRangers''
** ''Film/MightyMorphinPowerRangersTheMovie''
** '' Film/TurboAPowerRangersMovie''
* ''Film/PumaMan''
* ''Film/ThePunisher1989''
* ''Film/ThePunisher2004''
* ''Film/PunisherWarZone''
* ''Film/TheReturnOfCaptainInvincible''
* ''Franchise/RoboCop''
** ''Film/RoboCop1987''
** ''Film/RoboCop2''
** ''Film/RoboCop3''
** ''Film/RoboCop2014''
* ''Film/TheShadow''
* ''Film/SkyHigh2005''
* ''Film/{{Spawn}}''
* ''Film/TheSpecials''
* ''Franchise/SpiderMan''
** ''Film/SpiderManTrilogy''
*** ''Film/SpiderMan1''
*** ''Film/SpiderMan2''
*** ''Film/SpiderMan3''
** ''Film/TheAmazingSpiderManSeries''
*** ''Film/TheAmazingSpiderMan''
*** ''Film/TheAmazingSpiderMan2 ''
*** ''Script/SinisterSix''
* ''Film/StarKid''
* ''Film/{{Steel}}''
* ''Film/{{Super}}''
* ''Film/SuperCapers''
* ''Film/SuperFuzz''
* ''Film/SuperGiant'' (Japan's first movie superhero.)
* ''Film/{{Supergirl}}''
* ''Film/SupermanTheMovie''
** ''Film/SupermanII''
** ''Film/SupermanIII''
** ''Film/SupermanIVTheQuestForPeace''
** ''Film/SupermanReturns''
* ''Film/SupersonicMan''
* ''Film/SwampThing''
** ''Film/TheReturnOfSwampThing''
* ''Film/TheRocketeer''
* ''Film/TheToxicAvenger''
* ''Film/UltramanTheNext''
* ''Film/UltramanSaga''
* ''Film/UltramanZeroTheRevengeOfBelial''
* ''Film/{{Unbreakable}}''
* ''Film/UpUpAndAway''
* ''Film/{{Watchmen}}''
* ''Film/XMenFilmSeries''
** ''Film/XMen1''
** ''Film/X2XMenUnited''
** ''Film/XMenTheLastStand''
** ''Film/XMenOriginsWolverine''
** ''Film/XMenFirstClass''
** ''Film/TheWolverine''
** ''Film/XMenDaysOfFuturePast''
** ''Film/Deadpool2016''
** ''Film/XMenApocalypse''
** ''Film/{{Logan}}''
** ''Film/TheUntitledDeadpoolSequel''
** ''Film/XMenDarkPhoenix''
** ''Film/TheNewMutants''
* ''Film/ZoomAcademyForSuperheroes''
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Live-Action TV]]
* ''Series/TheAdventuresOfSuperboy''
* ''Series/TheAdventuresOfSuperman''
* ''Series/{{Alphas}}''
* ''Series/TheAmazingExtraordinaryFriends''
* ''Series/{{Arrowverse}}''
** ''Series/{{Arrow}}''
** ''Series/{{The Flash|2014}}''
** ''Series/LegendsOfTomorrow''
* ''Series/{{Automan}}''
* ''Series/{{Batman}}''
* ''Series/{{Beetleborgs}}''
* ''Series/{{Bibleman}}''
* ''Series/BIMASatriaGaruda''
* ''Series/TheBionicWoman''
* ''Series/BirdsOfPrey''
* ''Manga/ChoujinBarom1''
* ''Series/BlackLightning''
* ''Series/{{Blade}}''
* ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer''
* ''Series/TheCape''
* ''Series/CaptainNice''
* ''Series/{{Cybergirl}}''
* ''Series/DenjinZaboga''
* ''Series/DenkouChoujinGridman''
* ''Series/DoctorWho''
* ''Series/ElectraWomanAndDynaGirl''
* ''Series/{{Fireman}}''
* ''Series/TheFlash1990''
* ''Series/TheFlash2014''
* ''Series/{{The Gifted|2017}}''
* ''Series/{{Gotham}}''
* ''Series/TheGreatestAmericanHero''
* ''Series/HenryDanger''
* ''Series/HeroCorp''
* ''Series/{{Heroes}}''
** ''Series/HeroesReborn2015''
* ''Series/TheIncredibleHulk''
* ''Series/TheInvisibleMan''
* ''Series/LoisAndClark''
* ''Radio/TheLoneRanger''
* ''Series/KaiketsuZubat''
* ''Franchise/KamenRider''
** ''Series/KamenRider''
** ''Series/KamenRiderV3''
** ''Series/KamenRiderX''
** ''Series/KamenRiderAmazon''
** ''Series/KamenRiderStronger''
** ''Series/KamenRiderSkyrider''
** ''Series/KamenRiderSuper1''
** ''Film/KamenRiderZX''
** ''Series/KamenRiderBlack''
*** ''Series/KamenRiderBlackRX''
** ''Film/KamenRiderZO''
** ''Film/KamenRiderJ''
** ''Series/KamenRiderKuuga''
** ''Series/KamenRiderAgito''
** ''Series/KamenRiderRyuki''
** ''Series/KamenRiderFaiz''
** ''Series/KamenRiderBlade''
** ''Series/KamenRiderHibiki''
** ''Series/KamenRiderDenO''
** ''Series/KamenRiderKiva''
** ''Series/KamenRiderDecade''
** ''Series/KamenRiderDouble''
** ''Series/KamenRiderOOO''
** ''Series/KamenRiderFourze''
** ''Series/KamenRiderWizard''
** ''Series/KamenRiderGaim''
** ''Series/KamenRiderDrive''
** ''Series/KamenRiderGhost''
** ''Series/KamenRiderAmazons''
** ''Series/KamenRiderExAid''
** ''Series/KamenRiderBuild''
** ''Series/KamenRiderDragonKnight''
* ''Series/{{Kikaider}}''
* ''Series/{{Krypton}}''
* ''Series/{{Legion|2017}}''
* ''Series/{{Manimal}}''
* ''Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse:''
** ''Series/AgentsOfSHIELD''
** ''Series/AgentCarter''
** ''Series/CloakAndDagger2018''
** ''Series/{{Daredevil|2015}}''
** ''Series/JessicaJones2015''
** ''Series/LukeCage2016''
** ''Series/IronFist2017''
** ''Series/TheDefenders2017''
** ''Series/NewWarriors''
** ''Series/{{The Punisher|2017}}''
** ''Series/{{Runaways|2017}}''
** ''Series/{{Inhumans}}''
* ''Franchise/MetalHeroes''
** ''Series/SpaceSheriffGavan''
** ''Series/SpaceSheriffSharivan''
** ''Series/SpaceSheriffShaider''
** ''Series/KyojuuTokusouJuspion''
** ''Series/JikuuSenshiSpielban''
** ''Series/ChoujinkiMetalder''
** ''Series/SekaiNinjaSenJiraiya''
** ''Series/KidouKeijiJiban''
** ''Series/TokkeiWinspector''
** ''Series/TokkyuuShireiSolbrain''
** ''Series/TokusouExceedraft''
** ''Series/TokusouRoboJanperson''
** ''Series/BlueSWAT''
** ''Series/JuukouBFighter''
** ''Series/BFighterKabuto''
** ''Series/BRoboKabutack''
** ''Series/TetsuwanTanteiRobotack''
* ''Series/{{MANTIS}}''
* ''Series/MaskedRider''
* ''Series/{{Misfits}}''
* ''Series/MisfitsOfScience''
* ''Series/MoonlightMask''
* ''Series/MutantX''
* ''Series/MyHero''
* ''Series/NightMan''
* ''WebVideo/NinjakVsTheValiantUniverse''
* ''Series/NoHeroics''
* ''Series/NoOrdinaryFamily''
* ''Series/OceanGirl''
* ''Series/{{Powerless|2017}}''
* ''Franchise/PowerRangers''
** ''Series/MightyMorphinPowerRangers''
** ''Series/PowerRangersZeo''
** ''Series/PowerRangersTurbo''
** ''Series/PowerRangersInSpace''
** ''Series/PowerRangersLostGalaxy''
** ''Series/PowerRangersLightspeedRescue''
** ''Series/PowerRangersTimeForce''
** ''Series/PowerRangersWildForce''
** ''Series/PowerRangersNinjaStorm''
** ''Series/PowerRangersDinoThunder''
** ''Series/PowerRangersSPD''
** ''Series/PowerRangersMysticForce''
** ''Series/PowerRangersOperationOverdrive''
** ''Series/PowerRangersJungleFury''
** ''Series/PowerRangersRPM''
** ''Series/PowerRangersSamurai''
** ''Series/PowerRangersMegaforce''
** ''Series/PowerRangersDinoCharge''
** ''Series/PowerRangersNinjaSteel''
* ''Series/{{Powers}}''
* ''Series/PrettyGuardianSailorMoon''
* ''Series/RobotDetective''
* ''Series/TheSecretsOfIsis''
* ''Series/TheSecretWorldOfAlexMack''
* ''Series/{{Shazam}}!''
* ''Series/TheSixMillionDollarMan''
* ''Series/{{Smallville}}''
* ''Series/SpiderManJapan''
* ''Series/{{Supergirl|2015}}''
* ''Series/{{Superhjaltejul}}''
* ''Franchise/SuperSentai''
** ''Series/HimitsuSentaiGoranger''
** ''Series/JAKQDengekitai''
** ''Series/BattleFeverJ''
** ''Series/DenshiSentaiDenziman''
** ''Series/TaiyouSentaiSunVulcan''
** ''Series/DaiSentaiGoggleFive''
** ''Series/KagakuSentaiDynaman''
** ''Series/ChoudenshiBioman''
** ''Series/DengekiSentaiChangeman''
** ''Series/ChoushinseiFlashman''
** ''Series/HikariSentaiMaskman''
** ''Series/ChoujuuSentaiLiveman''
** ''Series/KousokuSentaiTurboranger''
** ''Series/ChikyuuSentaiFiveman''
** ''Series/ChoujinSentaiJetman''
** ''Series/KyoryuSentaiZyuranger''
** ''Series/GoseiSentaiDairanger''
** ''Series/NinjaSentaiKakuranger''
** ''Series/ChourikiSentaiOhranger''
** ''Series/GekisouSentaiCarranger''
** ''Series/DenjiSentaiMegaranger''
** ''Series/SeijuuSentaiGingaman''
** ''Series/KyukyuSentaiGoGoV''
** ''Series/MiraiSentaiTimeranger''
** ''Series/HyakujuuSentaiGaoranger''
** ''Series/NinpuuSentaiHurricaneger''
** ''Series/BakuryuuSentaiAbaranger''
** ''Series/TokusouSentaiDekaranger''
** ''Series/MahouSentaiMagiranger''
** ''Series/GoGoSentaiBoukenger''
** ''Series/JukenSentaiGekiranger''
** ''Series/EngineSentaiGoOnger''
** ''Series/SamuraiSentaiShinkenger''
** ''Series/TensouSentaiGoseiger''
** ''Series/KaizokuSentaiGokaiger''
** ''Series/TokumeiSentaiGobusters''
** ''Series/HikoninSentaiAkibaranger''
** ''Series/ZyudenSentaiKyoryuger''
*** ''Series/PowerRangersDinoForceBrave''
** ''Series/ResshaSentaiToQger''
** ''Series/ShurikenSentaiNinninger''
** ''Series/DoubutsuSentaiZyuohger''
** ''Series/UchuSentaiKyuranger''
* ''Franchise/ToeiFushigiComedySeries''
** ''Robot 8-chan'' (1981 - 1982)
** ''Batten Robomaru'' (1982 - 1983)
** ''Pettonton'' (1983 - 1984)
** ''Dokincho! Nemurin'' (1984 - 1985)
** ''Katteni! Kamitaman'' (1985 - 1986)
** ''Morimori Bokkun'' (1986)
** ''Omoikkiri Tanteidan Hadogumi'' (1987)
** ''Jaman Tanteidan Maringumi'' (1988 - 1989)
** ''Chukana Paipai'' (1989)
** ''Chukana Ipanema'' (1989)
** ''Series/BishoujoKamenPoitrine'' (1990)
** ''Mysterious Girl Thutmose of the Nile'' (1991)
** ''Utau! Dairyugujo'' (1992)
** ''Series/YuugenJikkouSistersShushutorian'' (1993)
* ''Series/TheThundermans''
* ''Series/TheTick''
** ''Series/TheTick2016''
* ''Series/{{Titans|2018}}''
* ''Franchise/UltraSeries''
** ''Series/{{Ultraman}}''
** ''Series/UltraSeven''
** ''Series/ReturnOfUltraman'' (a.k.a. ''Ultraman Jack'')
** ''Series/UltramanAce''
** ''Series/UltramanTaro''
** ''Series/UltramanLeo''
** ''Series/UltramanEighty''
** ''Series/UltramanTiga''
** ''Series/UltramanDyna''
** ''Series/UltramanGaia''
** ''Series/UltramanNeos''
** ''Series/UltramanCosmos''
** ''Series/UltramanNexus''
** ''Series/UltramanMax''
** ''Series/UltramanMebius''
** ''Series/UltraSevenX''
** ''Series/UltraGalaxyMegaMonsterBattle''
** ''Series/UltramanGinga''
** ''Series/UltramanX''
** ''Series/UltramanOrb''
** ''Series/UltramanGeed''
* ''Series/LosUnicos''
* ''Series/VRTroopers''
* ''Series/WarriorOfLoveRainbowman''
* ''Series/{{Witchblade}} ''
* ''Series/WonderWoman''
* ''Series/WonderWoman2011Pilot''
* ''Series/{{Zorro}}''
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Pro Wrestling]]
* Wrestling/JushinThunderLiger, as his whole gimmick is a ShoutOut to the anime ''Anime/JushinLiger''.
* [[Wrestling/MikeBucci Super Nova]] had this as his original [[TheGimmick gimmick]].
* In [[Wrestling/{{FMW}} Frontier Martial-Arts Wrestling]], Kodo Fuyuki embarked on a campaign to tarnish the legacy of Hayabusa, insisting the promotion did not need "superheroes".
* Former WWE wrestler [[Wrestling/GregoryHelms The Hurricane]], with his {{Sidekick}}s [[Wrestling/MollyHolly Mighty Molly]] and Rosey.
* Wrestling/{{CHIKARA}}'s Wrestling/{{UltraMantis Black}} started out as this as plain [=UltraMantis=] before his FaceHeelTurn. In fact, after he turned, a child in the audience could be heard saying, "You're supposed to be a [=superhero=]."
* In Chicago, Pro Championship Wrestling first women's champion, Super J. Pro Wrestling is one of her powers, and if she were to reveal any other, then she'd have to kill the witnesses.
* Wrestling/{{TNA}}'s Prince Justice Brotherhood ([[Wrestling/ChristopherDaniels Curry Man [Christopher Daniels]]], Shark Boy and Super Eric [Young]) was an AffectionateParody of [=superheroes=]. The name itself is a call back to Prince Justice, who also had this gimmick.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Theater]]
* Theatre/GoldenBat: UsefulNotes/{{Japan}}'s first superhero, debuting in 1930 (in [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kamishibai Kamishibai]] paper theatre), 8 years before Franchise/{{Superman}} and 9 years before Franchise/{{Batman}}. Golden Bat was the first illustrated superhero, and the first superhero with all the ingredients of the modern superhero archetype: StockSuperpowers such as SuperStrength and SuperSpeed, {{Flight}}, TheCape, etc. He was the TropeMaker for Japanese superheroes, including the {{Sentai}} superheroes of {{Tokusatsu}} films and shows, and {{Manga}} and {{Anime}} superheroes ranging from Manga/AstroBoy and [[Characters/DragonBallSonGoku Goku]] to [[MagicalGirlWarrior Magical Girls]] like Franchise/SailorMoon and even [[SuperRobot Super Robots]].
* [[https://web.archive.org/web/20150104164648/www.animevice.com/prince-of-gamma/18-31482/ Prince of Gamma]] - Japan's second major superhero, debuting in early 1930s [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kamishibai Kamishibai]] paper theater. An intergalactic alien prince orphaned on Earth, he lives in UsefulNotes/{{Tokyo}} in the guise of an [[SecretIdentity alter-ego]], a poor street urchin. When danger calls, he becomes a [[TheCape caped]] superhero with [[StockSuperpowers Powers]] such as {{Flight}} and SuperStrength to fight threats to Japan. His [[SuperheroOrigin Origin Story]] resembles the origin stories of later superheroes like Franchise/{{Superman}} and [[Characters/DragonBallSonGoku Goku]].
* Theatre/MrsHawking: A series of plays about a Victorian era society widow with a secret life as a covert agent for otherwise helpless women in London. Heavily influenced by both SherlockHolmes and Franchise/{{Batman}}.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Theme Parks]]
* Marvel Super Hero Island at Universal's Islands of Adventure:
** ''Ride/TheAmazingAdventuresOfSpiderMan''
** ''Ride/DoctorDoomsFearfall''
** ''Ride/TheIncredibleHulkCoaster''
** ''Ride/StormForceAccelatron''
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Tabletop Games]]
* ''TabletopGame/{{Aberrant}}''
* ''TabletopGame/{{Champions}}''
* ''TabletopGame/DCHeroes''
* ''TabletopGame/MarvelSuperHeroes''
* ''TabletopGame/MasksANewGeneration''
* ''TabletopGame/MutantsAndMasterminds''
* ''TabletopGame/SentinelsOfTheMultiverse''
* ''TabletopGame/SilverAgeSentinels''
* ''TabletopGame/VillainsAndVigilantes''
* ''TabletopGame/WildTalents''
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Video Games]]
* ''VideoGame/TheAmazingSpiderMan''
** ''VideoGame/TheAmazingSpiderMan2''
* ''Videogame/BatmanArkhamSeries''
** ''VideoGame/BatmanArkhamAsylum''
** ''VideoGame/BatmanArkhamCity''
** ''VideoGame/BatmanArkhamOrigins''
** ''VideoGame/BatmanArkhamKnight''
** ''VideoGame/BatmanArkhamVR''
* ''VideoGame/BatmanVengeance''
** ''VideoGame/BatmanRiseOfSinTzu''
* ''VideoGame/BlazBlue''
* ''VideoGame/CaptainAmericaAndTheAvengers''
* ''VideoGame/CaptainAmericaSuperSoldier''
* ''VideoGame/CaptainCommando''
* ''VideoGame/CaptainNovolin''
* ''VideoGame/ChampionsOnline''
* ''VideoGame/CityOfHeroes''
* ''VideoGame/CityOfTitans''
* ''VideoGame/{{Deadpool}}''
* ''VideoGame/DefendersOfDynatronCity''
* ''VideoGame/DCUniverseOnline''
* ''VideoGame/FreedomForce''
* ''VideoGame/GravityRush''
** ''VideoGame/GravityRush2''
* ''VideoGame/GuiltyGear''
* ''VideoGame/HeroSmash''
* ''VideoGame/{{Hulk}}''
* ''VideoGame/{{Infamous}}''
** ''VideoGame/Infamous2''
** ''VideoGame/InfamousSecondSon''
** ''VideoGame/InfamousFirstLight''
* ''VideoGame/InjusticeGodsAmongUs''
** ''VideoGame/Injustice2''
* ''VideoGame/JusticeLeagueHeroes''
* ''VideoGame/JusticeLeagueHeroesTheFlash''
* ''VideoGame/MarvelAvengersAlliance''
** ''VideoGame/MarvelAvengersAllianceTactics''
* ''VideoGame/MarvelFutureFight ''
* ''VideoGame/MarvelHeroes''
* ''VideoGame/MarvelUltimateAlliance''
* ''VideoGame/MiddleManagerOfJustice''
* ''VideoGame/{{Overwatch}}''
* ''VideoGame/{{Prototype}}''
** ''VideoGame/Prototype2''
* ''VideoGame/RentAHero''
* ''VideoGame/SouthParkTheFracturedButWhole''
* ''VideoGame/SpiderMan''
** ''VideoGame/SpiderMan2EnterElectro''
* ''VideoGame/SpiderManTrilogy''
** ''VideoGame/SpiderManTheMovie''
** ''VideoGame/SpiderMan2''
** ''VideoGame/SpiderMan3''
* ''VideoGame/SuperheroCity''
* ''VideoGame/SuperheroLeagueOfHoboken''
* ''VideoGame/SuperHeroSquadOnline''
* ''VideoGame/Superman64''
* ''VideoGame/TwilightHeroes''
* ''VideoGame/ViewtifulJoe''
* ''VideoGame/TheWonderful101''
* ''VideoGame/XMen''
* ''VideoGame/XMen1993''
* ''VideoGame/XMen2CloneWars''
* ''VideoGame/XMenDestiny''
* ''[[VideoGame/ZettaiHeroProject Zettai Hero Project: Unlosing Ranger vs. Darkdeath Evilman]]''
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Web Comics]]
* ''Webcomic/TheAdventuresOfDrMcNinja''
* ''Webcomic/TheAdventuresOfGynoStar''
* ''Webcomic/TheAdventuresOfSuperheroGirl''
* ''Webcomic/AntiheroForHire''
* ''Webcomic/AxeCop''
* ''Webcomic/BecomingHero''
* ''Webcomic/{{Bladechick}}''
* ''Webcomic/BlueYonder''
* ''Webcomic/TheCrossoverlord''
** ''Webcomic/{{Crossoverkill}}''
* ''Webcomic/DeviantUniverse''
* ''Webcomic/EternalKnights''
* ''Webcomic/EvilInc''
* ''Webcomic/TheGreenAvenger''
* ''Webcomic/GrrlPower''
* ''Webcomic/{{Heist}}''
* ''Webcomic/{{Henchgirl}}''
* ''Webcomic/HeroesUnite''
** ''Webcomic/{{Acrobat}}''
** ''Webcomic/TheBlondeMarvel''
** ''Webcomic/{{Dasien}}''
** ''Webcomic/{{Energize}}''
* ''Webcomic/IronVioletTheShyTitan''
* ''Webcomic/IrregularElis''
* ''Webcomic/TheJupiterPalladium''
* ''Webcomic/KarabearComicsUnlimited''
* ''Webcomic/KiwiBlitz''
* ''Webcomic/KongTower''
* ''Webcomic/LadySpectraAndSparky''
* ''Webcomic/LeagueOfSuperRedundantHeroes''
* ''Webcomic/{{Lightbringer}}''
* ''Webcomic/LoveAndCapes''
* ''Webcomic/M9Girls''
* ''Webcomic/{{Magellan}}''
* ''Webcomic/MallvilleRules''
* ''Webcomic/MindMistress''
* ''Webcomic/MinorActsOfHeroism''
* ''Webcomic/MissMelee''
* ''Webcomic/{{Mouton}}''
* ''Webcomic/TheNonAdventuresOfWonderella''
* ''Webcomic/OnceStung''
* ''Webcomic/{{Pulse}}''
* ''Webcomic/RevolutionOfTheMask''
* ''Webcomic/RubyNation''
* ''Webcomic/SidekickGirl''
* ''Webcomic/{{Snowflame}}''
* ''Webcomic/TheSpecialists''
* ''Webcomic/SpecialSchool''
* ''Webcomic/SparklingGenerationValkyrieYuuki''
* ''Webcomic/{{Spinnerette}}''
* ''Webcomic/{{Supercrash}}''
* ''Webcomic/{{Supermom}}''
* ''Webcomic/{{Supervillainous}}''
* ''Webcomic/{{Snowflame}}''
* ''Webcomic/Switch2016''
* ''Webcomic/{{Syrens}}''
* ''Webcomic/UnionOfHeroes''
* ''Webcomic/WorkingDoodles''
* ''Webcomic/WonderWeenies''
* ''Webcomic/{{Wootlabs}}''
* ''Webcomic/TheYoungProtectors''
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Web Original]]
* ''WebOriginal/AcademyOfSuperheroes''
* ''WebVideo/AgentsOfSHIELDSlingshot''
* ''Literature/{{Anathema}}''
* ''WebAnimation/BadDays''
* ''WebVideo/BatgirlSpoiled''
* ''WebOriginal/{{Blackburn}}''
* ''Literature/BraveNewWorldUniverse''
* ''Literature/{{Brennus}}''
* ''Podcast/TheBrightSessions''
* ''Literature/{{Citadel}}''
* ''Literature/CallingAllHeroes''
* ''WebVideo/{{Caper}}''
* ''Roleplay/{{Crinoverse}}''
* ''Literature/{{Defection}}''
* ''Literature/TheDescendants''
* ''WebVideo/DoctorHorriblesSingAlongBlog''
* ''Literature/FearsomeFuture''
* ''Roleplay/FreedomCityPlayByPost''
* ''Literature/{{Gamer Girl|2016}}''
* ''Roleplay/GlobalGuardiansPBEMUniverse''
* ''WebAnimation/GothamGirls''
* ''ComicBook/TheGuardianProject (When comic book superheroes meet ice hockey.)''
* ''Literature/HeroesSaveTheWorld''
* ''Literature/{{Hotfoot}}''
* ''Literature/InterviewingLeather (A writer is sent to interview a [=supervillain=] for an entertainment magazine.)''
* ''WebVideo/ItalianSpiderman''
* ''Literature/LegionOfNetHeroes''
* ''Literature/LegionOfNothing''
* ''WebVideo/ManateeGirlTheMovie''
* ''Roleplay/MarvelsRPG''
* ''Literature/MetroCityChronicles''
* ''Podcast/RedPandaAdventures''
* ''Literature/StarHarborNights''
* ''Literature/StoneBurners''
* ''Literature/SuperPowereds''
* ''Roleplay/SuperTeensStuff''
* ''TightsAndFights''
* ''Literature/TrintonChronicles''
* ''Literature/WhateleyUniverse''
* ''Literature/WhenTheHuntingPartyCame''
* ''Literature/WonderCityStories''
* ''Literature/WorldDominationInRetrospect''
* ''Literature/{{Worm}}''
* ''WebAnimation/XRayAndVav''
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Western Animation]]
* ''WesternAnimation/TheAdventuresOfBatman''
* ''WesternAnimation/AtomicBetty''
* ''WesternAnimation/AtomicPuppet''
* ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender''
** ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra''
* ''WesternAnimation/AvengersAssemble''
* ''WesternAnimation/TheAvengersEarthsMightiestHeroes''
* ''WesternAnimation/TheAvengersUnitedTheyStand''
* ''WesternAnimation/TheAwesomes''
* ''WesternAnimation/TheBatman''
* ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries''
* ''WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyond''
* ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheBraveAndTheBold''
* ''Franchise/Ben10''
** ''WesternAnimation/Ben10''
** ''WesternAnimation/Ben10AlienForce''
** ''WesternAnimation/Ben10UltimateAlien''
** ''WesternAnimation/Ben10Omniverse''
** ''WesternAnimation/Ben102016''
* ''WesternAnimation/BewareTheBatman''
* ''WesternAnimation/BigHero6TheSeries''
* ''WesternAnimation/BlackPanther''
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Birdman}}''
* ''WesternAnimation/CaptainFlamingo''
* ''WesternAnimation/TheCondor''
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Cybersix}}''
* ''WesternAnimation/DannyPhantom''
* ''WesternAnimation/DarkwingDuck''
* ''WebAnimation/DCSuperHeroGirls''
* ''WesternAnimation/DefendersOfTheEarth''
* ''WesternAnimation/DrDimensionpants''
* ''WesternAnimation/FantasticFour''
* ''WesternAnimation/TheFantasticFour1967''
* ''WesternAnimation/TheFantasticFour1978''
* ''WesternAnimation/FantasticFourWorldsGreatestHeroes''
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Freakazoid}}''
* ''WesternAnimation/FrankensteinJr''
* ''WesternAnimation/TheGalaxyTrio''
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Gargoyles}}''
* ''WesternAnimation/GreenLanternTheAnimatedSeries''
* ''WesternAnimation/HarveyBirdmanAttorneyAtLaw''
* ''WesternAnimation/TheIncredibleHulk''
* ''WesternAnimation/TheHauntedWorldOfElSuperbeasto''
* ''WesternAnimation/HulkAndTheAgentsOfSMASH''
* ''WesternAnimation/IronMan''
* ''WesternAnimation/IronManArmoredAdventures''
* ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague''
* ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeagueAction''
* ''WesternAnimation/LeagueOfSuperEvil''
* ''WesternAnimation/LegionOfSuperHeroes''
* ''WesternAnimation/LoonaticsUnleashed''
* ''WesternAnimation/TheMagician''
* ''WesternAnimation/TheMarvelSuperHeroes''
* ''WesternAnimation/TheMightyHeroes''
* ''WesternAnimation/MightyMightor''
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Minoriteam}}''
* ''WesternAnimation/MiraculousLadybug''
* ''WesternAnimation/MyLifeAsATeenageRobot''
* ''WesternAnimation/TheNewAdventuresOfBatman''
* ''WesternAnimation/TheNewAdventuresOfSuperman''
* ''WesternAnimation/Phantom2040''
* ''[[WesternAnimation/TheSchnookumsAndMeatFunnyCartoonShow Pith Possum]]''
* ''WesternAnimation/PJMasks''
* ''WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls''
* ''WesternAnimation/RandyCunninghamNinthGradeNinja''
* ''WesternAnimation/TheRippingFriends''
* ''WesternAnimation/RogerRamjet''
* ''WesternAnimation/SheZow''
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Sidekick}}''
* ''WesternAnimation/SilverSurfer''
* ''WesternAnimation/SkysurferStrikeForce''
* ''WesternAnimation/SpaceGhost''
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Spawn}}''
* ''WesternAnimation/TheSpectacularSpiderMan''
* ''WesternAnimation/SpiderMan1967''
* ''WesternAnimation/SpiderManAndHisAmazingFriends''
* ''WesternAnimation/SpiderManTheAnimatedSeries''
* ''WesternAnimation/SpiderManTheNewAnimatedSeries''
* ''WesternAnimation/SpiderManUnlimited''
* ''WesternAnimation/StaticShock''
* ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse''
* ''WesternAnimation/StretchArmstrongAndTheFlexFighters''
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Stripperella}}''
* ''WesternAnimation/TheSuperGlobetrotters''
* ''WesternAnimation/SuperRobotMonkeyTeamHyperforceGo''
* ''WesternAnimation/TheSuper6''
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Superfriends}}''
* ''WesternAnimation/TheSuperheroSquadShow''
* ''WesternAnimation/RubySpearsSuperman''
* ''WesternAnimation/SuperMansion''
* ''WesternAnimation/SupermanTheAnimatedSeries''
* ''WesternAnimation/SupermanTheatricalCartoons''
* ''WesternAnimation/SWATKats''
* ''WesternAnimation/TeamoSupremo''
* ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitans''
** ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitansGo''
* ''WesternAnimation/TheTick''
* ''WesternAnimation/ElTigreTheAdventuresOfMannyRivera''
* ''WesternAnimation/ToxicCrusaders''
* ''WesternAnimation/UltimateSpiderMan''
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Underdog}}''
* ''WesternAnimation/{{WITCH}}''
* ''WesternAnimation/WolverineAndTheXMen''
* ''WesternAnimation/WordGirl''
* ''WesternAnimation/XMen''
* ''WesternAnimation/XMenEvolution''
* ''WesternAnimation/YoungJustice''
* ''WesternAnimation/Zevo3''
[[/folder]]


[[folder: Real Life]]
* Wiki/{{Wikipedia}} has an entire page [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Real-life_superhero listing real-life super-heroes]].
[[/folder]]
[[/index]]
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